vSphere Single Sign On? Rethink Your Architecture

vSphere Single Sign On (SSO) is a new feature in vSphere 5.1, introducing a standalone service that act as an authentication broker for various VMware products such as vCenter Server, vCloud Director, VCO, vShield Manager or VMware Horizon. SSO is a critical component that is required before any other vSphere 5.1 component is installed or upgraded! Single Sign On (SSO) uses SSL certificates to encrypt network traffic between for example vCenter Server and Horizon. VMware uses standard … [Read more...]

Auto Deploy: Stateful Install mode

I heard about this new feature in vSphere 5.1 auto deploy and wanted to share this with you. Below the demonstration of the new Auto Deploy Stateful Install mode, available in VMware vSphere 5.1, for environments already configured to use Auto Deploy. Auto Deploy Stateful Install simplifies host provisioning with no custom scripting required. Auto Deploy stateful install mode enables administrators to leverage the Auto Deploy infrastructure to provision new vSphere hosts.  With stateful … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.1 What’s New

vSphere 5.1 What's New VMware’s latest release of its industry-leading virtualization platform. This new release contains the following new features and enhancements: Compute Larger virtual machines – Virtual machines can grow two times larger than in any previous release to support even the most advanced applications. Virtual machines can now have up to 64 virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and 1TB of virtual RAM (vRAM). New virtual machine format – New features in the virtual machine format (version … [Read more...]

VMware vCenter 5.0 Update 1a released

vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 Update 1a is the first major update since vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 was released VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a is a patch release and offers the following improvements: vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a introduces support for the following vCenter Databases Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard ONE Edition Release 2 [11.2.0.3] - 64 bit Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard ONE Edition Release 2 [11.2.0.3] - 32 … [Read more...]

A general system error occurred: The virtual machine could not start

Today I was moving some VM’s from my Nexenta FC storage to my QNAP iSCSI storage to play around with the Nexenta VDEV pools. When I moved every VM I suddenly got this error: … [Read more...]