Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 24 2011

Five VMware security breaches that should never happen

VMware security breaches should not be taken lightly, especially now that there’s a spotlight on regulatory compliance and the shift toward cloud computing. Virtual hosts house many workloads, and if an unscrupulous individual gains unauthorized access to a host, that person can potentially compromise all of its virtual machines (VMs). That means virtualization administrators should …

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Mar 21 2011

Managing storage for virtual desktops

Implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) involves many critical considerations, but storage may be the most vital. User experience can often determine the success of a VDI implementation, and storage is perhaps the one area that has the most impact on the user experience. If you don’t design, implement and manage your VDI storage properly, …

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Mar 20 2011

Tips for using the iPad vSphere Client

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A few tips and tricks for using the new iPad vSphere Client: 1. The vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA) appliance ┬áis required, the iPad vSphere Client cannot directly connect to hosts and vCenter Servers. The vCMA is needed as a proxy, the iPad vSphere Client connects to the vCMA and the vCMA then connects to the …

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Mar 18 2011

VSphere Client for iPad: VMware management on the go

The new VMware vSphere Client for iPad, a native iOS application that performs basic host and virtual machine (VM) administration and monitoring tasks, hit Apple’s App Store today. The initial release of the VSphere Client for iPad doesn’t have the complete functionality of the vSphere Client. It’s designed to perform approximately 80% of the most …

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Mar 17 2011

Top 10 virtualization management tools

Virtualization vendors such as Citrix Systems, Microsoft and VMware deliver great hypervisors, but they don’t often provide the most robust virtualization management tools. Until recently, vendors such as VMware have traditionally focused their development efforts on the core of their products. This left the door open for third-party vendors to develop virtualization management tools that …

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Mar 17 2011

VSphere Enterprise Plus: Persuading your boss to upgrade your VMware licenses

VSphere Enterprise Plus is the only tier of VMware licenses that provides Host Profiles, which streamline host provisioning and configuration, and Distributed vSwitches, which are advanced virtual switches that span multiple hosts. Enterprise Plus also includes other new features and increased resource limits. As a result, many companies that have Enterprise licenses might consider upgrading …

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Mar 16 2011

vCenter Mobile Access – now with https support

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The vCMA is considered a “Fling” which means it is an experimental app that is not officially supported and more of technology preview. The vCMA has been out for over a year and can be used for mobile devices to provide web-based basic administration of vSphere. I first downloaded the vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA) virtual …

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