All quiet before the VMworld storm – vNews August 2014

Welcome to August’s edition of vNews ….

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The world of virtualisation is quiet and calm as all the vendors are keeping their powder dry ready to announce their latest and greatest news at VMware’s annual VMworld Conference which is taking place August 24 – 28, 2014 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. As such vNews is thin on the ground but Steve and I have managed to trawl around the Internet and pulled together this pre-conference Podcast.

Coming up from Steve in this months episode:

  1. Microsoft to give away Windows 9 for free to Vista, XP users?
  2. Software-defined Storage Makes Economic Sense and Frees You From Hardware-defined Lock-in!
  3. VMTurbo Posts 16th Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue
  4. Solar winds Product Blog: Virtualization Manager 6.1.1 Server
  5. Get started backing up to the cloud with SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool
  6. Announcing: Microsoft’s unified technology event for enterprises
  7. Working with vCD Edge Gateway Rules in PowerCLI

Whilst Stuart reports on

  • Hybrid Cloud
  • How fast is you cloud
  • Citrix in the magic quarant
  • EUC
  • PowerCLI

Show Notes

Don’t Be Fooled By Import Tools Disguised as Hybrid Cloud Management

http://cto.vmware.com/dont-be-fooled/

Chris Wolf

Performance Advantages of vCloud Hybrid Service

August 6, 2014  By jasonlochhead

Performance Advantages of vCloud Hybrid Service

Why is vCloud Hybrid Service 35% Cheaper Than Azure and 83% Cheaper Than AWS?

Posted onAugust 6, 2014 byMathew Lodge                       

http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/2014/08/vcloud-hybrid-service-35-cheaper-azure-83-cheaper-aws.html

 

EUC Integration Points

July 23, 2014

Bykitcolbert

Top 3 Scripts and Tools for July 2014

Posted onAugust 6, 2014 byBrian Graf                       

  1. vCheck
  2. Migrate cluster from one vCenter to another vCenter
  3. Get VM ToolsVersion

 

Citrix Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

 

http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1WLOUQV&ct=140702&st=sb

 

IDC Ranks Citrix GoToAssist the #1 Remote Support Software Vendor for Sixth Consecutive Year

Expanded Mobile, Social and Integrated Multi-Channel Support Capabilities Drive Industry Differentiation

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/jul-2014/idc-ranks-citrix-gotoassist-the-number-1-remote-support-software-vendor-for-the-sixth-consecutive-year.html#

 

Steve’s Stuff

Microsoft to give away Windows 9 for free to Vista, XP users? | News | TechRadar http://bit.ly/1v3Jot8

Software-defined Storage Makes Economic Sense and Frees You From Hardware-defined Lock-in! http://bit.ly/1omD9Hd

VMTurbo Posts 16th Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue http://bit.ly/1v3KzZF

Solar winds Product Blog: Virtualization Manager 6.1.1 Server | kiwi http://bit.ly/1v3LeKw

Get started backing up to the cloud with SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool – SQL Server Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://bit.ly/1omE1f2

Announcing: Microsoft’s unified technology event for enterprises – Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://bit.ly/1v3Mbmg

Working with vCD Edge Gateway Rules in PowerCLI http://bit.ly/1v3ONjP

http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsAugust2014.mp3

Error installing vSphere client on Windows 8 RTM – UPDATE 3 – FIXED!

Update 3 – FIXED – 7th January 2013

VMware have finally fixed the problem in the latest release of the vSphere server which time of writing is 5.1b.  Make sure you install build 913577 of which the installation will be something like VMware-viclient-all-5.0.0-913577.exe  Download from www.vmware.com

Update 2 – 27th November 2012

For history please read below but I’m sure this problem is fairly well known now.  The best work around in my opinion is the excellent Xtravirt vSphere RDP plug-in.  Once installed this allows the user to right-click on the guest and RDP to it!  Excellent! Problem solved!  It even lets you specify the “/Admin” switch so you can get straight to the console.  The download does specify that this is for vsphere 4 but seems to work fine ion my vSphere 5.0 client fine.  Link below:

http://xtravirt.com/kb/vsphere-4-rdp-plugin/

I tried to install the vSphere client 5.0 on windows 8 RTM but got the following message:

“This product can only be installed on Windows XP SP2 and above”

That’s weird as it is above Windows XP!  There are a few ways round this but the quickest method I found is too simply download the EXE rather than just running it straight from the website then locating the file usually called “VMware-viclient.exe”.  Now right click on the file and select “Properties”, the click on the “Compatibility” Tab.  In the “Compatibility mode” section tick the box for “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and then select “Windows 7”.  click OK and then run the installer!

You will find it works after that!

Failing that you can always us the ThinApp’s vSphere client Fling over at:

http://labs.vmware.com/flings/thinapp-vsphere

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So after all that you may realise that you can open and use the client fine up until you open the console of a guest.  Then you will receive a message something like “The VMRC console has disconnected… attempting to reconnect”

After some more research others have pointed out that this is because of an issue with the compatibility of IE 10.  The only work around I know of at the moment is to install VMware Workstation and connect to the vCenter server from there.  Using this method does show the console and I have logged in successfully!