Deploying EMC PowerPath/VE 5.7 with Update Manager 5.0 2

Deploying EMC PowerPath/VE 5.7 with Update Manager 5.0
Improvements in vSphere 5 Update Manager makes installation of 3rd party host extensions easier than ever before, no more "esxupdate” or “vihostupdate” in CLI required. Here is example how you can deploy latest PowerPath/VE with Update Manager 5.0 to your brand new vSphere 5 cluster. Download latest PowerPath/VE bundle zip and unzip it, in that ...

VMware Certified Professional 5 exam now available

VMware Certified Professional 5 exam now available
VMware Certified Professional 5 exam (VCP510) is now available in Pearson VUE test centers around the world, you may schedule your exam here http://www.vue.com/vmware/. As I was participating on vSphere 5 beta I received an invite to a VCP5 beta exam which I took in July, unfortunately I am still waiting for my exam score, ...

EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of

EMC Symmetrix VSA is in the works! kind of
I spotted something very unexpected and interesting in the Twitter today, David Robertson (@daverdfw) is working on a EMC Symmetrix virtual storage appliance for VMware vSphere which is actually on display at the VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. Symmetrix VSA is still an unofficial and EMC internal only project but if enough Symmetrix customers show ...

How-to fix vMA 5.0 password complexity issue 10

How-to fix vMA 5.0 password complexity issue
Many admins have already been hit by very strict password complexity requirements of new vSphere Management Assistant 5.0. Having a strict password policy is a good thing to some degree but in vMA 5.0 it goes well above and beyond of just annoying. Fortunately there is a fix so you can get rid of this ...

NexentaStor 3.1 adds second generation VAAI

NexentaStor 3.1 adds second generation VAAI
NexentaStor released version 3.1 of their storage appliance in the end of July, this new version of NexentaStor is very interesting for VMware vSphere users as it adds VAAI support to this already very feature rich ZFS storage appliance. VAAI in NexentaStor 3.1 release is a second generation VAAI implementation which is based on T10 ...
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