VMware vCenter Log Insight Announcement

On June 11, VMware announced their entry into the fast growing log management market. VMware vCenter Log Insight is an exciting new offering in analytics-based IT Operations. It delivers superior technology for automated log management through log analytics, aggregation, and search, and an easy to use user interface. Key Features: Extends Analytics to Log Data … Read more

VMware and Pearson Announce VMware Press

Those of you trying to ramp up your knowledge of VMware products will want to take note of this announcement: VMware Press is the official publisher of VMware books and training materials that provide guidance for the critical topics facing today’s technology professionals and students. With books, certification and study guides, video training, and learning … Read more

Maximum vSphere

I just got my hands on Eric Siebert’s new book Maximum vSphere. This is Eric’s second book, and this goes deep into best practices specific to this release of vSphere. It’s also a great reference to keep on hand when those questions pop into your head. Whether you’re implementing or managing vSphere 4, upgrading from … Read more

vSphere 4.1 Launched!

With this release, the VMware virtual datacenter operating system continues to transform x86 IT infrastructure into the most efficient, shared, on-demand utility, with built-in availability, scalability, and security services for all applications and simple, proactive automated management. New and enhanced features in vSphere 4.1 are listed below (with links). Installation and Deployment Storage Network Availability … Read more

Upgrading ESX 4.0 to Update 1 using Update Manager

Who is affected: Customers who are using VMware vSphere ESX 4.0 and are wanting to install update 1, via VMware Update Manager (VUM). Problem description: Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 U1 using VUM fails or times out. Rebooting host results in a PSOD and the host has to be re-installed. Workaround: Please disable any 3rd … Read more