Archive for July, 2011

VMware vSphere 5 Official GA Date?

Posted on July 23rd, 2011 in vSphere | 6 Comments »

VMware vSphere 5.0 have been launched since 12 July 2011 but the official GA still a missing date. For the past 1 week, my colleague or my friend keep ask about the VMware vSphere 5 Official GA date. Sorry I do not have the answer, please refer to VMware Inc.

Today, I just would like share something interesting that I found from one of the VMware document that probably tell us the answer.

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Ethical in IT blogging

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 in Announcement | No Comments »

IT blogging become one of the biggest success platform for all IT Users to communicate, share and collaborate globally. I can’t recall when was the last time I really spend time to read a book that related to IT technology. Most of the time, I will refer to some of the famous and professional IT’s blog to keep myself up to date with IT news and technology changes.

Recently there are many bloggers abuse the influence power they had to miss lead the reader from the blog posts they created. As a blogger, we should always be independent and provide our professional opinion and share about the communities.

I am proud to tell my Friends and Clients that my blog are not sponsor or subsidies by any of the product company. And the group of blogger we have are not relevant to our day to day job. This allow us to be independent and share any opinion we think about. I went through quite a number bloggers website and found the content are purposely bias to certain discussion that commercially benefits to them.They try to miss lead the readers to the direction they can gain benefits.

If I have to blog about something due to financial benefits and not my honest opinion, I will rather not to blog about it at all.  This post is just to share some frustration that I found from some IT blog around the community.

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VMware vSphere 5 Web Client

Posted on July 19th, 2011 in Announcement, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere | No Comments »

If you require to manage a different Virtual Data center with long distance and latency, now you can consider the alternative management tools beside viClient. vSphere 5 come with a new features call vSphere web client. Which allow you to perform the basic administration from the browser level.  It does not allow users to launch the virtual machine console from the web client.

Below are some of the screen shot to share

vSphere 5 Web Client

Option to select vSphere web client for vSphere 5

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Update Manager Changes on vSphere 5

Posted on July 19th, 2011 in Announcement, Virtualization, vSphere | 5 Comments »

There are major change on the up coming version of Update Manager on vSphere 5. I was quite surprise with the change which I found out during the training today. In previous version, the update manager was able to provide patch update to virtual machine and ESX host. Which allow users to patch the virtual machine for both windows and Linux easily without require to purchase additional software management tools. With the new version of update manager, this capability had removed. It will only support the patch capability for ESX host level. You will no longer enjoy the benefits to perform patch update for virtual machine with Update Manager vSphere 5.

I was quite disappointing with this changes as I had used to the patch capability on virtual machines in the previous version. I will need to clarify further with the local representative about the changes on this.

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ESXi 5 is the only to go as VMware remove ESX Console in vSphere 5

Posted on July 19th, 2011 in Announcement | No Comments »

VMware had tried hard to push their existing customer to switch over to ESXi version since vsphere 4. With the up coming vSphere 5, there will no longer provide esx service console as it does in the previous version. vSphere 5 will only come with ESXi edition with leave the users no choice by adopting to it.

For users who plan for an upgrade in the near future or any new deployment, I will suggest you to deploy all your ESX host with ESXi for the ease of upgrade or migration. The upgrade process is pretty straight forward from version 4 to version 5 without any big hassle.

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