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vCloud Air On Demand Beta – Available Now

VMware just announced at VMworld the creation of the Amazon attacker called vCloud Air On Demand. Read more about the release here: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-newsfeed/VMware-Unveils-New-vCloud-Air-Mobile-and-Hybrid-Cloud-Services/1872978 Sign up for the beta here: http://vcloud.vmware.com/service-offering/core-compute-services/ondemand

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Gearing up for VMworld 2014 Part 3: Before the Conference Begins

There’s a lot to do for an attendee before VMworld 2014 begins… Schedule your sessions Meet with Vendors (both new and existing) Plan to visit every booth in the solutions exchange Stay connected at the event Schedule Builder Advice:  Don’t schedule too many sessions.  I can only handle about 3 a day.  All conference attendees have access […]

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Gearing up for VMworld 2014 Part 2: San Fran for Dummies

This post is not meant for dummies, but as a few simple reminders about visiting San Francisco for either the newbies or the regulars. Transportation Getting to and from SFO International Airport is easy with multiple options – you’ve got traditional Taxis (about $40-50 to downtown), shuttles like Supershuttle, or public Transportation (i.e, Bart). Once […]

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Gearing up for VMworld 2014 Part 1: Conference Overview

VMworld 2014 is right around the corner.  This will by 5th straight VMworld Conference and I’m pretty pumped! VMworld 2014 will be great for several reasons: Slammed agenda full of amazing content. Conversations and networking with industry experts. Networking and relationship building with new and existing vendors you work with. Learning the direction of VMware […]

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Integrate Cisco UCS with Microsoft AD LDAP

Hat tip to @UCSGuru for making this very informative video for integrating Cisco UCS with Microsoft Active Directory. Easy as pie! http://ucsguru.com/2012/06/26/cisco-ucs-active-directory-integration/  

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NEWS: Teradici announces partnership to deliver UC VoIP to PCoIP Desktops!

This is a follow up to my earlier post regarding the ability to use VoIP Softphones through a Zero Client running PCoIP protocol using VMware View. (Here)   For those of us managing a zero-client desktop environment utilizing VMware View, this is huge news.  We now have some concrete information from Teradici about a partnership […]

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VMworld 2013 – What’s new in vSphere 5.5

What’s new in vSphere 5.5? Supports 2X the number of CPU, RAM, VMs, etc. Single Sign-on gets fixed!  FINALLY! The web interface is improved! (Good – I never used that anyhow) VSAN – mmmm VMware NSX vFlash Updates for vCloud Director and SRM You can also update directly from vSphere 5.0 or 5.1 to 5.5. […]

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VMworld 2013 Agenda

Whew hoo!  VMworld 2013 is here – the 10th VMworld! Here’s my schedule!  Tweet me @philvirtual if you want to meet up. Monday: 9-10:30 – General Session with Pat Gelsinger 11-12 – SEC5428 – VMWare Compliance Reference Architecture Framework Overview 12:30 – Lunch in Moscone West 1:30-2:30 – ERT1000 – Executive Roundtable 2:30-4PM – Solutions […]

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View: Black Screen after Windows Updates?

Has anyone else experienced black screen/protocol errors (externally) after doing mid-July Windows Updates on an internal connection server and my manual VM? I think the issue is related to: KB2840631 (on WinSvr2008) and KB2844286 (on Windows 7). My manual VM stopped connecting immediately after I installed this update and tried to connect to it externally. […]

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VoIP on PCoIP VMware View – Some Concrete Information

UPDATE: June 5, 2014 – NEWS: Teradici announces partnership to deliver UC to PCoIP Desktops!   Are you running VMware View on Zero Clients?  If so, you’re using the Teradici PCoIP protocol to transmit these desktops. Teradici has had the Tera1 Zero Clients for quite some time but recently released the Tera2 Zero Clients.  Along with […]

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