Raspbian-based SD card image released

For those who have an UBER cool Raspberry Pi, The makers released their first SD card image based on the Raspbian distribution. This is the result of an enormous amount of hard work by Alex and Dom over the past couple of months, and replaces the existing Debian squeeze image as our recommended install. Notably, … Read more

VMware Launched vCloud Certification: VCPVCD511

Some individuals are about to be invited to participate in a new beta certification program launched by VMware. The rumor goes that the public exam should be live late July. The VCPVCD511 VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service beta exam tests potential VCP5-IaaS candidates on their skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a vCloud environment.
Successful candidates demonstrate mastery of these skills and abilities. The VCPVCD511 beta exam consists of 115 questions and a short pre-exam survey consisting of 8 questions. The passing score for this exam is 300, using a scaled scoring method.

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VMware View Persona Management

I stumbled upon a great post from Simon Long:

View Persona Management is NOW (with View 5.1) also supported on physical computers

Persona Management, previously called RTO Virtual Profiles. A sleeping giant in my eyes. It’s soo simple to install and configure but can offer you riches beyond your wildest dreams. OK, maybe a little over the top, but it is a really cool product and very underrated.

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VMware Certification Announces Upgrade Path from VCDX4 to VCDX5

Following the release of the VCAP5-DCD Beta exam results, the VMware Certification Team is pleased to announce the upgrade path from VCDX4 to VCDX5. Current VCDX4 holders in good standing will be able to upgrade their certification to VCDX5 by successfully passing the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5- Datacenter Design (VDCD510) exam. The VCAP5-DCD exam … Read more

Login VSI enhanced with Client Side Performance Testing

Login Consultants today announced the new Client Side Performance Testing module for Login VSI, the industry standard benchmarking tool for SBC and VDI environments. This new module allows performance testers to objectively measure and analyze the performance of remoting protocols such as VMware PCoIP, Citrix ICA/HDX, Microsoft RDP, Quest EOP and others. The existing test … Read more

VMware SRM 5.0 GA

VMware is excited and very pleased to announce that vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0 has shipped and is now generally available for download. What’s New in SRM 5.0? vSphere Replication Built-in, simple and cost-efficient VM replication across vSphere clusters and sites, as an alternative as well as complementary to array-based replication. More specifically, this … Read more