vNews Podcast – Things you need to know about cloud and virtualisation this month

vnews-smallWith this months vNews we are back to our usual format exploring the latest goings on with the cloud and virtualisation space.  We have news from companies such as Microsoft, Citrix, Veeam and VMware and also from the blogasphere from people such as Eric Sloof, Eric Siebert, Scott Lowe and William Lam.


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Full show Notes to follow soon:

VMworld 2013 Social Media for Barcelona

Save 50% on VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

What’s New and What’s Next for Horizon View

Active Directory authentication fails when vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 runs on Windows Server 2012 and the AD Domain Controller is also on Windows Server 2012 (2060901)

Upgrade from vSphere 5.1 to vSphere 5.5 rolls back after importing Lookup Service data (2060511)

Unable to install or upgrade to VMware vCloud Director to version 5.5.0 when using SQL Server 2005 SP4 (2060068)

New VMware Ready Devices

Next Generation Virtual Desktop as a Service

VMware turns the Big 15 – 15 killer stats from 15 years

The Edge Show: Wrapping up the “What’s New in 2012 R2” Series

Citrix ShareFile Integrates with iManage and Worldox Legal Document Management Systems

Citrix, Keeping Up with Microsoft’s Lump Releases, Unveils XenDesktop 7.1 on October 23, 2013

VEEAM release Patch 1 for VEEAM Backup & Replication 7.0 released in August.VMware Flings contest –

VMware Workstation 10 is out

Microsoft licensing turns the screws


Solarwinds Virtualisation Manager – Eric Siebert –

Introduction to Networking: Part 2, A Few More Basics –

The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, storage, and servers

Is Citrix’s Crystal Palace the next big thing in mobility, or simply an additional feature of ShareFile? Either way I’m intrigued. – Gabe Knuth –

Microsoft should attack Blackberry by allowing Windows Phone to run on a VM next to Android – Brian Madden –

virtuallyGhetto: You no longer can install vSphere C# Client on Windows Domain Controller in vSphere 5.5VMware nested Easter egg!

vNews April 2013 – Bumper issue!

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

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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.


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.

FREE eLearning Available: Security Principles in Virtualized Data Centers

Posted on May 5, 2013 by Elaine Sherwood

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

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

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


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


Socialcast® by VMware Advances Enterprise Social Networking With New Capabilities

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


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


VMware to Announce vCloud Hybrid Service


Windows Azure for IT Professionals Jump Start – May 16th


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


Are You vConfused?

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

Customers Find Value & Savings with Windows Server Hyper-V

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

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

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

Citrix Adds Do-It-Yourself Webcasting to Video Lineup


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

Strong Industry Support Drives Need for Independent Xen Project Initiative


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

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


New Citrix Enterprise Mobility Cloud Report: iOS Leads, App Blacklisting on the Rise–ios-leads–app-blac.html

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


Veeams 5th Birthday


Windows 8.1 blue!


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


Limit a VM from an IOps perspective


VMworld session public voting – vote early and vote often


Dell updates and rebrands Foglight for virtualization management


Frank Denneman leaves VMware for PernixData

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


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