VMware Horizon DaaS for Service Providers

Many organizations are nowadays busy with questions regarding the IT Cloud. It's not the question if they want cloud services, but more when and how. Some organizations are still busy with Cloud strategy whilst other organizations are already embracing cloud with services like SaaS or IaaS. One of the cloud related topics is around the virtual Desktop (DaaS). In this blog article we will be focusing on the VMware Horizon DaaS platform and why this platform is interesting for Service Providers … [Read more...]

VMTurbo giving away uber-cool Home Lab!

For their new 5.1 release, VMTurbo is giving away a home lab to 3 lucky winners who sign up for our 5.1 release webinar! Pretty cool right?! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT 1:30 P.M. EST VMTurbo Director of Product Management, Eva Tuczai & CTO,Charles Crouchman, give a sneak peek of 5.1, including brand new Demand-Driven Application Control! So, what’s in the VMTurbo home lab? Check this out! Intel NUC with Intel Core i5-4250U G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (2x8G) 204-Pin DDR3 … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014: VMware VIO – Production Openstack in OVA

Today at VMworld San Francisco, VMware announced the Private beta of a new product named VIO VIO (VMware Integrated OpenStack) VIO empowers VMware Administrators to successfully deliver & operate Production Grade OpenStack. VIO = Openstack + vCloud Suite Production Grade OpenStack delivered as a vApp (OVA) Delivers standard open source OpenStack code, with tools to install and Operate OpenStack. UI based OVA install from vCenter Web Client All OpenStack & other required … [Read more...]

VMware Appliance Default Passwords

Lately I've spend a lot of time searching the internet for the default password of some of the VMware appliances I downloaded… Thought it would be very useful to get a full list together on my own blog of all VMware appliances I use with their default username and password. VMware vCloud Director 5.1.1 Appliance username: root password: vmware VMware vCloud Director Appliance/Oracle Database 11g R2 XE instance username: vcloud password: VCloud vCloud Director Web based … [Read more...]

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...]