For quite a while now (years) there had been reports of users having problems with the Shared Folders feature in VMware Fusion and a newer version of Windows (Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8). After clicking around on a shared folder in the tree of Windows Explorer the CPU would go to 100% and lock your VM up for a minute or more. Continue reading
VMware Fusion users with hardware from 2012 that uses the NVidia chipset are probably aware of the problem that occurred after running the Macbook Pro Update 2. You could no longer use 3D in your virtual machines as it tended to crash your virtual machines. As I had to run that update after while as well, I was eagerly waiting for an update from VMware to address this. Continue reading
This is just a quick note on a great deal you can currently get yourself via the site from Mike Laverick.
Apparently he has been able to strike a deal with the people from BareMetalCloud.com that the first 100 people using his discount voucher get a $100,- discount. Please read the details at Mike’s Bare Metal Cloud for your Autolab article.
I have been a little bit remiss with my blog recently due to personal issues, I hope to change that.
These are some of the things that I will be blogging on over the next couple of months.
- P2V – a 101 and how to move it to an industrial scale.
- View 5.2 a 101 and then an advanced series
Further and contrary to popular belief, the world does not know what Cloud is, there are still a lot of gaps in peoples understanding. I will therefore be doing a series on what is cloud and what are the differing aaS’s out there ( and no that is not a naughty statement – it stands for As A Service )
Today I was trying to add a NFS share from a NAS device to my vSphere lab servers. I’ve used these same NFS shares before, but I had a lab setup so did not care too much that the NFS shares were not on an isolated network. This weekend I decided to fix that sloppy setup and move traffic to isolated NIC’s in their own VLAN. Simple I thought, a quick job.
Somehow just moving the shares to a new network segment on another VLAN broke things. I was puzzled and should have asked Tom I suppose.. but as a good IT guy I had to dig until I find out why by myself. Continue reading
This is the third of the advisories, this one relates to the vSphere API and the Service console on legacy ESX hosts.
This is the second of three. This one concerns VMware’s hosted products and the OVF Tool
Once again I have been a little remiss in my posting of these, but fortunately I don’t have my usual backlog of 8 or 9 advisories only 3. So this out further ado, this is the first and this one is related to vCenter Operations and CapacityIQ.
As many of you know, my good friend Jane Rimmer has occasionally guest blogged on Planetvm.net.
Well she has decided that it is time to leave home and set up her own house for blogging. you can now find her at www.rimmergram.com.
We at PlanetVM.Net wish her all the best in her new home, and you will be sadly missed here.