Run Containers on vSphere with Project Photon and Project Lightwave

VMware vSphere Blog announcement Project Photon is VMware’s attempt at a lightweight Linux operating system for containerized applications. It completes with Red Hat’s Atomic offering and Canonical’s Ubuntu Snappy. Photon is, understandably, optimized for VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Air environments. Project Lightwave is VMware’s container identity and access management technology. The distributed nature of microservices-based applications makes it difficult for enterprises…

VMware Remote Console for Mac now Available!!

If you use a mac, one of the things you will notice when connecting to a vCenter 5.5 Web console is when connecting to a VM to open a console session, you only had the option to ‘Launch Console’ which would open up a console session in a new browser window or tab depending on…

VMware Horizon 6 View Performance Best Practices Testing

You’ve heard of the movie Inception? Now take it to the next level with server virtualization.  Learn more here.

Upgrade your VMware 5 Certs if you passed the upgrade by the deadlines previously. Get the details here

VMware Horizon 6 Reference Architecture

Link to the PDF Documentation Link to the Blog site Horizon 6 harnesses the capabilities of Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to allow multiple users to connect to a single Windows Server, but have individual desktop instances and applications. The user can connect to an application or a full desktop using PC over IP (PCoIP) for…

Disabling VAAI VMFS Heartbeats in VMware ESXi 5.5U2

We ran into something at work lately that caused some serious issues around PSODs and storage disconnects due to the way that VMware ESXi 5.5U2 changed the way VMFS heartbeats are used. Apparently VAAI now is used to manage the heartbeats in 5.5U2. If you need to disable this feature without turning off VAAI or…