VMware vSphere 5.1 is now supported with VMware View 5.1 and above

In an earlier post I mentioned that vSphere 5.1 is not compatible with any versions of VMware View. Well I am please to you inform you all that today VMware have released an express patch for ESXi (ESXi510-201210001) which fixes an issue that caused the incompatibility issue. 

The official VMware KB with details on how to get this latest patch can be found here: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2035268

VMware View 3D Gaming Experience

View 3D ExperienceFor those of you who follow me on twitter you may well have seen me tweeting about the View 3D Experience over the duration of both of this years VMworlds.

Myself and a colleague Tim Federwitz (virtuallygeeky.com) had been tasked to showcase VMware's vSGA (Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration) that will be released in the next release of VMware View at some point in H1 2013.

What is vSGA?

Before I go into what we had running at VMworld, I'll just go into a little more detail about vSGA (Virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration).

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VMware View: Microsoft Lync 2010 Support

Further to my VMware View: Microsoft Lync 2013 Support = Yes Sir! article earlier this week which talks about VMware View support with Microsoft Lync 2012, I also wanted to draw your attention to the latest change made to Microsoft's Client Virtualization in Microsoft Lync 2010 document. I have copy/pasted the changes below for your viewing pleasure.   Read the rest of this entry »

VMware View 4.5: Rebalance

Rebalance: A desktop rebalance operation that evenly redistributes linked-clone desktops among available datastores.

When testing this, customers can often see unexpected results. This is often due to their misconception of how this function of View works. 

Rebalancing

Why? View 4.5 looks for the datastore/s that have the highest "weighted available space". The formula that View 4.5 uses to calculate this is:

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Using VMware View Portal in Windows 7

vmwareviewWhilst trying to connect to a VMware View portal on my Windows 7, 64Bit laptop i came across this error.

“VMware View Portal does not support your Operating System”

Well, i wasn’t going to change my OS, so i decided to have a look around to see if anyone else has had this problem. I came across this post on the VMTN Community Forum.

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VMware TechXpress – Auckland 19th March 09

Yesterday i attended my first VMware TechXpress event in Auckland. For those of you who haven’t heard of these events before, here is what VMware says about them;

We created these groups in mid 2007 specifically for pre-sales and post-sales consultants from within our reseller, system integrator and technology alliance partner community. By attending your local TechXpress, you hear about the latest developments from VMware and our vendor partners. Furthermore, the venues have been selected to provide a relaxed, fun and informal environment to facilitate open conversation and provide you with an opportunity to network with your peers.

Well I’m not a pre-sales or post-sales consultant and I’m not a reseller, but i thought i would register my name and see if they would allow me to attend. They Did!

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