VMware PEX, PernixData FVP 1.5 and Atlantis ILIO USX

There’s always a lot of gossip around VMware Partner EXchange (PEX), and it’s not any different during this years edition. It all started about 2 weeks ago when Joe Kovar at CRN posted: VMware Limits Some Storage Vendors Presence At VMware PEX. In the post Joe told us that VMware asked Nutanix and Veeam were asked to stay away from PEX, which VMware hosts this week in San Francisco. My good friend Hans de Leenheer did another post on this: VMware uses its right to bear arms! where the replies are of most interest to me… I’m not choosing sites, but Nutanix and Veeam not being present on this Partner Event is very strange, but as always there are most likely two sites of the story…

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Upload MS Sysprep files to VMware vCSA

After re-installation of my homelab, I decided it was time to use the VMware vCSA instead of the Windows based vCenter Server. Doing some testing on Infinio and , I wanted to install some windows XP machines. After creating a XP template I wanted to use the wizard to customize the XP installations but got the following message: click to enlarge In the old days this was rather easy to solve, but with the VMware vCSA appliance I...

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The SDBB (Software Defined Bla Bla)

Last week i was in San Francisco for VMworld 2013. Loved the show, and most of all loved meeting all my friends VMware Community.  During VMworld, and in the months prior for the event the buzzword seems to be Software Defined (Everything). And although I think highly of innovative and perfectly developed software, hardware is still the driver behind the software force.  Without hardware, there would be no software, and because of the...

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Deep Security 9 Part 3: The Deep Security Manager

In part 1 we installed the VMware vShield part which is needed to get Trend Micro Deep Security up and running. In part 2 we created a database instance that will be used by the Deep Security Manager (DSM). In this part we’ll focus on the installation of the DSM itself. The DSM is the management interface used to manage and monitor the Deep Security environment. You will use this to deploy Deep Security Virtual Appliance (DSVA)...

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The VMware vExpert 2013 nomination

Today VMware (John Troyer) opened the VMware vExpert 2013 application program. As a vExpert 2012 I know how awesome it is to be in this awesome group of people. I’ll quote John for what the vExpert title is all about: Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions to the VMware community. These are the bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool...

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Deep Security 9 Part 2: The Database

Yesterday in the first part of this blog series on installing Trend Micro Deep Security 9 we installed the VMware vShield Manager as well as the vShield Endpoint on the hosts in our environment. The last prerequisite is the setup of the database for the DSM. This Database can be an Microsoft SQL or Oracle Database. While installing the Deep Security Manager you’ll have the option to install a build in that will only be able to...

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