Archive for the 'VMware' Category
The issue has been reported long time ago since VMware Workstation 6 but unlike it predecessor, I really have a very good experience with version 7. But since yesterday when I upgraded it to version 9.0.1, this well known issue have suddenly came again and put me in disbelief of it overall performance.
First thought, it could be due to my WinXP which is not with the latest SP (i.e SP3) but some other forumer also having the same issue though their machine is up to date. So, unwilling to do a major changes on my machine, I did some checking on my hardware as below:
- AMD-v Capability Athlon X2 64 4000 = Yes
- Bios AMD-v Virtualization = Enable
- Motherboard Latest Bios = Yes
- Latest ATI Display Driver = Yes
So, everything seems alright but why the CPU is going like crazy when there is only one Linux VM has been put online? Some more, the VM has been configured with ONLY 1x vCPU and 128MB of ram. The available physical memory is far more than enough to run another 10x VMs with the same spec. But then surprisingly when I tried searching here and there, accidentally I had clicked a “Home” tab in VMware Workstation 9 and of course this will automatically close the console/screen of your VM. This is when I noticed my CPU usage suddenly getting low and maintain it in between 0% to 3%.
To be honest, until now I don’t have any explanation on this and would appreciate if someone can shed some light on how to permanently overcome this issue.
What a gift and after 3 consecutive years being awarded for vExpert, this is my first time I got a vExpert shirt. Of-course, special thanks goes to Tintri for their kind effort. It’s golf shirt with vExpert 2012 logo + twitter username printed
Just received an email from Zimbra regarding a latest Zimbra’s (Email Collaboration Suite) release which is version 8. Believe in me, I’m still running version 6 at my home and I’m happy with it. Despite new enhancement has been made with the latest version, version 6 really serve my purpose. But don’t let this to hold you back from move to version 8. Try it first and who knows you may like it more than ever especially for below features:
- Click2Call, voicemail, presence, and chat out-of-the-box with Cisco and Mitel
- Flexible and extensible to integrate with other UC providers
- Visual Voicemail with inline playback, management, and MWI status update
- Call Record history of placed, received, and missed calls
- Presence and click to chat from hover over contact card of any address
- SDK to extend or integrate other 3rd party UC solutions
Hyper-v 3 could be released somewhere around Q3 and some of VMware’s enthusiast already started with their own prediction on the future release of vSphere. You can read one of the interesting post regarding this prediction here at up2v and if this is true, I think we should thanks to Microsoft for playing their part in making vSphere a better product. As we know and undeniable, Fault Tolerance for VM with multiple vcpu is one of the feature that we have being waiting for so long and if Hyper-v 3 can push VMware to make it possible, I’m more than happy with it.
p/s: Am also hoping that new vCenter will able to manage Hyper-v host
I’m just back from VMware Champions Bootcamp in Bali, Indonesia and feeling in debt to everyone especially to my Boss for giving me a chances to attended it. This event actually targeted for the South Asia region such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and etc. There were so many interesting topics that have been covered by the speakers (Phil Ballow, Irwan Rahabok) such as vSphere 5 introduction, View Desktop Virtualization and Tech Deep Dive, vCenter Operation Manager 5 and last but not least the Team Building session on the final day of the Bootcamp.No comments
It’s been a week now since me and my colleagues went for vForum event which has been held in Singapore. Although I ONLY managed to join a few technical sessions, it was absolutely an outstanding event. I can see from my colleagues face that they are really passionate and some of them even have got chance to visit all VMware Partner Booths such as Hitachi, Dell Drobo, Veeam & etc. But seriously, I felt something was missing in the event. Probably it’s because there was nothing new has been shared by VMware partners or perhaps, the were too many uncles/auntie in the event
p/s: Don’t forget to attend today vSeminar at Bandar Utama (url).
Well, the licenses have been distributed to all vExpert and make sure you do register the below eval licenses ASAP within 14 days. Else, the licenses will be terminated.
- VMware vSphere, 16 processor (vSphere 4 Enterprise Plus, vCenter Server 4 Standard)
- VMware vCenter Lifecycle Manager EVAL for 16 processor
- VMware Workstation 7 for Linux and Windows, ESD
- VMware vCenter Lab Manager 4.0 EVAL for 16 processor
- VMware Fusion 3, (for Mac OS X) ESD
- VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4 EVAL for 16 processors
- VMware vCenter CapacityIQ EVAL for 16 processor
- VMware View 4 Premier Bundle: 100 Pack
- VMware vCloud Director EVAL (1000 VM Pack)
- VMware vShield App (100 VM Pack) EVAL
- vShield Edge (100 VM Pack) EVAL
- VMware vShield Endpoint (100 VM Pack) EVAL
Please check your mailbox and do locate email from John Troyer on how to register the licenses.