The Excellent and Welcoming VMware and vExpert Community

Generous companies have some generous offering since the vExpert announcement however there are still lots of others out there!  Here’s my list including the vExpert only offerings:

A fellow London VMUG’r, Simon Seagrave over at http://techhead.co has kindly supplied everyone with a link the the EMC VNX and Celerra Virtual Storage Appliance.  An excellent and essential companion to a home lab!

http://techhead.co/emc-vnx-and-celerra-virtual-storage-appliance-vsa-free-download-link/

Veeam is giving away FREE 180-day NFR licenses for 2 sockets of Veeam® Backup Management Suite™ for VMware or Hyper-V for your home or work lab.

http://go.veeam.com/free-nfr-backup-management-suite.html?ad=nfr

FREE Licenses of Backup Exec V-Ray Edition for VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) and VMware Certified Instructors (VCI)

buex.ec/FREE4vExperts

David Davis from Trainsignal.com has made it possible for all 2013 vExperts to get a free one year subscription to their training material.  That’s a very generous gift which I’m sure will help me along the way.

http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/2013-vexperts-trainsignal

The good people at Timtri are offering VMware vExperts a free t-shirt!

http://www.tintri.com/congratulations-2013-vexperts

And always make sure you subscribe to the vNews podcast with following links:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/stu-mchughs-virtualisation/id555945270

http://feeds.feedburner.com/vNewsPodcast

 

 

VMware vExpert 2013 Award

I’m really happy to read John Troyer’s announcement of VMware vExpert 2013 as I’m on the list!

A big thanks to John Mark Troyer and Corey Romero for managing the programme.

It’s great to be recognised for the extra effort I put in outside of my day job and its a good motivator to awarded such a status as vExpert.

vExpert 2013 announcement

P.S.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Podcast!

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vNews April 2013 – Bumper issue!

This months vNews is a bumper packed issue covering oodels of news from VMware, Microsoft, Cirtrix and Veeam.

vnews-smallAll the news in a 1 hour nugget of a free podcast for your commute on the train, car, bike, or honeymoon!?

Click on the link below to add to your favorite podcast app or iTunes!

 

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Show Notes

 vSphere Storage Appliance Manager Installer 5.1.3

25 April 2013 | Build 1090394

Update vSA after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1U1vSA 5.1.1 customers must upgrade to vSA 5.1.3 after upgrading their vCenter Server to 5.1 Update 1.

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsa/doc/vsphere-storage-appliance-513-release-notes.html

 

Cannot log in to vCenter Server using the domain username/password credentials via the vSphere Web Client/vSphere Client after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 (2050941)

Customers with SSO configured with multiple domain-based identity sources along with vCenter Server domain user accounts that are associated with a large number of groups should not upgrade to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2050941

FREE eLearning Available: Security Principles in Virtualized Data Centers

Posted on May 5, 2013 by Elaine Sherwood        

http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2013/05/free-elearning-available-security-principles-in-virtualized-data-centers.html

VMware Strengthens Executive Leadership, Appoints Former Savvis President to Head New Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-exec-bill-fathers-031313.html

Veteran Cloud Services Leader Bill Fathers to Accelerate Growth of VMware Hybrid Cloud

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 13, 2013

VMware Outlines Corporate Strategy, Innovations Across Software-Defined Data Center, Hybrid Cloud and End-User Computing

Company to Expand Hybrid Cloud Business with New Services, Appoints Former Savvis Leader Bill Fathers to Executive Team

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-corp-strategy-031313.html

VMware® Horizon View™ Transforms Legacy Desktops Into A Service At Sutherland Global Services

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) creates private cloud for managing global desktops for a company in hyper-growth mode

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-view-sutherland-032013.html

 

Canonical and VMware Collaborate to Enable OpenStack Clouds with VMware Technologies

Companies Work to Enable Customers to Confidently Use OpenStack with VMware’s Enterprise-Grade Virtualization Technologies

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-canonical-041613.html

 

Socialcast® by VMware Advances Enterprise Social Networking With New Capabilities

New project management, secure instant messaging unlock ideas and collaboration from communication silos

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-socialcast6-041813.html

 

ViaWest Accelerates Customer Adoption of Cloud Services with VMware Network Virtualization

Network Virtualization Helps ViaWest Roll Out New Services with Greater Efficiency, Agility and Control at a Lower Overall Cost

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-viawest-042213.html

 

VMware to Announce vCloud Hybrid Service

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-vcloud-hybrid-webcast-043013.html

 

Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start – May 16th

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/05/06/windows-azure-for-it-professionals-jump-start-may-16th.aspx

 

Why Domino’s Pizza® Decided to Move 10,000 Store Servers to Hyper-V

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/04/10/why-domino-s-pizza-174-decided-to-move-10-000-store-servers-to-hyper-v.aspx

 

Are You vConfused?

Amy Barzdukas, GM STB Mktg,  14 Mar 2013 4:30 PM

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/03/14/are-you-vconfused.aspx

Customers Find Value & Savings with Windows Server Hyper-V

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team  7 Mar 2013 10:00 AM

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/03/07/customers-find-value-and-savings-with-windows-server-hyper-v.aspx

Citrix Unveils Podio Instant Messaging and Video Chat – 2nd May 2013

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/may-2013/citrix-unveils-podio-instant-messaging-and-video-chat.html

Citrix GoToMyPC Named Leader in Remote Access Market for Fifth Consecutive Year

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/apr-2013/citrix-gotomypc-named-leader-in-remote-access-market-for-fifth-consecutive-year.html

Citrix Adds Do-It-Yourself Webcasting to Video Lineup

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/apr-2013/citrix-adds-do-it-yourself-webcasting-to-video-lineup.html

 

Citrix and Industry Leaders Usher in New Era for Open Source Xen

Strong Industry Support Drives Need for Independent Xen Project Initiative

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/apr-2013/citrix-and-industry-leaders-usher-in-new-era-for-open-source-xen.html

 

Citrix ShareFile Helps Financial Firms Meet Compliance Requirements with New Archiving Capability

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/apr-2013/citrix-sharefile-helps-financial-firms-meet-compliance-requirements-with-new-archiving-capability.html

Citrix Enables Anything-as-a-Service with CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0

Cloud Services Delivery Platform Brings Self-Service IT to Enterprise and Service Providers

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/mar-2013/citrix-enables-anything-as-a-service-with-cloudportal-business-m.html

 

New Citrix Enterprise Mobility Cloud Report: iOS Leads, App Blacklisting on the Rise

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/mar-2013/new-citrix-enterprise-mobility-cloud-report–ios-leads–app-blac.html

Citrix Enhances Podio Apps for iPhone and Android, Adds New Languages

http://www.citrix.com/news/announcements/mar-2013/citrix-enhances-podio-apps-for-iphone-and-android-adds-new-languages.html

 

Veeams 5th Birthday

http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=25601

www.veeam.com/blog/veeam-content-roundup-for-april-2013.html

 

Windows 8.1 blue!

http://www.dabcc.com/article.aspx?id=25578

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-blue-update-to-build-on-and-improve-windows-8-1131737

 

My initial thoughts on SDN (Software defined networking)(VMware NSX, Nicera)

http://ucsguru.com/2013/05/07/my-initial-thoughts-on-sdn

 

Limit a VM from an IOps perspective

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2013/04/29/limit-a-vm-from-an-iops-perspective/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=limit-a-vm-from-an-iops-perspective

 

VMworld session public voting – vote early and vote often

http://vsphere-land.com/news/vmworld-session-public-voting-vote-early-and-vote-often.html

 

Dell updates and rebrands Foglight for virtualization management

http://vmblog.com/archive/2013/05/07/dell-updates-and-rebrands-foglight-for-virtualization-management.aspx

 

Frank Denneman leaves VMware for PernixData

http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2342-Frank-Denneman-leaves-VMware-for-PernixData.html

Craig Waters – “Nu-tanicks” as a Senior Systems Engineer.

http://blog.rack.org.au/2013/05/06/a-new-hope/

 

vCenter 5.1 SSO default domain clashes if domain is added to username for CommVault Auto-Discovery

http://thesaffageek.co.uk/2013/04/18/vcenter-5-1-sso-default-domain-clashes-if-domain-is-added-to-username-for-commvault-auto-discovery/

http://www.stumchugh.com/Media/vNewsApril2013.mp3