Category Archives: vCenter

VMware View Failover Automation – Solved!

Last week I spent some time talking to a partner, ByteLife, about a solution that they’ve created for a customer. The customer needed an automated failover solution for their VMware View environment and this is the story on how they … Continue reading

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EMC ViPR give your SDDC superpowers

Its no news that IT operations are transforming with the help of software. VMware talk about the Software Defined Datacenter and how everything is becoming Software Defined. What do this mean in a storage context and how does EMC ViPR … Continue reading

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VMware View Setup – Step by Step Guides – Module 4

The next step in the VMware View Lab Setup Guides will show you how to finalize the configuration of VMware View and deploy your first virtual desktops! From this point on you should understand how to play around with more … Continue reading

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VMware View Setup – Step by Step Guides – Module 3

This next step in the VMware View Lab Setup Guides shows you how to create an optimized Windows 7 Base Image for virtual desktops, and some important things not to forget. The files for this module is one PDF and … Continue reading

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VMware View Setup – Step by Step Guides – Module 1 and 2

I’ve gotten a few requests on sharing my VMware View Lab Setup Guides, so here goes. These guides are step-by-step guides going through all you need to get a lab environment of VMware View up and running. The lab environment … Continue reading

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Installing vCenter 5 on Windows 2008

VMware vCenter 5 comes in two flavours, one that is an “all-included” virtual appliance, and one that is a regular Windows installation package. I would like to take the opportunity to show you how to install the new version of … Continue reading

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EMC Virtual Storage Integrator 4.0

Yesterday EMC released version 4.0 of their Virtual Storage Integrator plug-in for VMware vCenter. It’s a great tool that makes it a great deal easier for an administrator to view and validate the storage back-end through VMware vSphere Client, without … Continue reading

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