Installing SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.1.1 in a vSphere 5.x environment

Today I am installing SolarWinds Virtualization Manager v6.1.1 in our lab here at vBrainstorm.  If you are not sure what Virtualization Manager is, here is a quick blurb from the Solarwinds website: Virtualization Manager Comprehensive Virtualization Management for VMware ® & Hyper-V ® – From VM to Storage Real-time dashboards simplify identification & troubleshooting of performance,…

Infino : An VMware Cache Acceleration kit, in a Virtual box

This year at VMworld, I was able to attend the VMworld Tech Field Day Roundtable. At the VMworld Tech Field Day Roundtable, I thought that Infino offered a great value add to those of us that have more than one hat in our job role. Today I am going to give you an insight to what…

Solid Performance, with a Solid Name: Welcome to Solidfire.

I had the chance to meet with the CEO and Founder of SolidFire Dave Wright while at VMworld this year. Who is SolidFire? Well, I will overview that and share a interview I had with Dave shortly. Solid fire is a all-SSD Architecture platform, that scales and uses raid-less data protection. But if you ask…

VMware and VMware Horizon View 5.3 the advent of View Composer API for Array Integration (VCAI) support in VMware Horizon View

VMware has released VMware Horizon View 5.3 : Read all about it: VMware® Horizon View™ 5.3 with a slew of new features and bug fixes. As always make sure you read the known issues. “There’s a treasure trove of value to be found here. We’re talking about things like full workstation class user experience with…

In my hunt for a way to optimize my new server 2012 build’s I ran across this blog post. In the below post , she talks about using powershell to build a template for VMware ESXi / vSphere. Below are some useful commands. Windows Server 2012: VM template tuning using PowerShell      http://johansenreidar.blogspot.com/2013/06/windows-server-2012-vm-template-tuning.html “…

Dell PowerEdge VRTX : Dell’s Introduction into the future of Compute?

I had the pleasure of Attending Dell Enterprise forum this year. If you have not noticed Dell is growing and increasing it’s server market. “In the past three years, Dell has managed to grow its servers and networking sales from $7.6 billion to $9.3 billion” Source http://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/dell-inc-dell-cisco-systems-inc-csco-are-growing-in-the-declining-global-server-market-168461/ Further stepping into the compute market, Dell announced…

VMware View 5.1 Released, with New Client Support.

  VMware released a new version of VMware View , Here are the release notes.   What’s new?   “ What’s New in View 5.1 VMware View 5.1 delivers important features and enhancements that improve the performance, security, management, and flexibility of virtual desktops. This release of VMware View adds the following new features and…