Recently AppSense released the latest iteration of their management suite of tools. it is now at version 8, the suite has come a long way in those intervening years, growing from a single application to a very functional Server Based computing and Desktop management product.
This post concerns Environment Manager 8.0 Continue reading “AppSense Environment Manager”
Duncan of YellowBricks fame recently posted the following,
One of the most discussed topics when ESXi was released for free was the fact the the Remote Command Line Interface(RCLI) was read only. Today Rich from VM/ETC.com dropped the news that as of ESXi 3.5 U3 the RCLI is read/write. Why is this important? For ESXi there’s no Service Console. The RCLI contains most Service Console commands which are very useful during maintenance, troubleshooting or automating certain tasks. I haven’t seen an official announcement yet unfortunately. But as soon as it’s up there I will post it here.
Well today I noticed that the page has a 404 error, on futher investigation it seems that the release of a read/write RCLI for ESXi was a mistake, that said I would not expect it to be reversed as that would be playing into the hands of their competitors
Update: Duncan’s post has reappeared 😀
This Just dropped into my Mail Box. So I thought I would post it.
Dear ESX 3.5 customer,
Our records indicate you recently downloaded VMware® ESX Version 3.5 U3 from our product download site. This email is to alert you that an issue with that product version could adversely effect your environment. This email provides steps you can take to correct any issues that you may currently have or prevent you from encountering the issue. Continue reading “VMware ESXi Alert”
Edward Haletky (Texiwill on the Forums) has just released a couple of useful additions to the armoury; the Virtual BookShelf and the Top Virtualization Security Links page. If I know Ed, these will be updated regularly with focused and pertinent information,
Thanks for putting together these lists.
Those people on this weeks Roundtable, my self included had a little shock, VMwares’ John Troyer calmly announced the introduction of the VVP (VMware Virtualization Professional), this is a new invite only certification in a similar mold to MVP status from Microsoft and CVP from Citrix.
Personally I think that this is a good move and can only add value.
once again the HGFS feature has caused problems for users,
see post HGFS Service fails to start
why don’t VMware just change the default for silent install of VMtools for Guests running under ESX. Continue reading “HGFS Service fails to start”
This is the first part of a series of blogs about Application Virtualisation
What is Application Virtualisation?
The idea behind application virtualisation is relatively simple in that an application runs on your desktop without ever having installed it. Continue reading “Application Virtualisation – Part 1”
With the release of View 3 VMware have added a couple of killer features, today I will attempt to explain Linked Clones. first some basics. Continue reading “Linked Clones, what are they”
Duncan of YellowBricks fame has blogged on the sticky and regular question of “Do you convert Domain Controllers?” Myself like the majority of Regulars on the VMware communities forums always advise “create an new Windows server and do a DcPromo or if there is absolutely no other choice, do a cold migration”.
It now seems that both VMware and Microsoft have released KB articles on the subject for futher details read Duncans Blog
As I have already posted, today VMware released their latest VDI software package. VMWare View 3
I have just noticed that to acutally use the new features of Desktop Composer and Offline Desktop current users will have to purchase an upgrade license to Premier View. Continue reading “VMware View 3 – Licensing Nightmare.”