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Apr 22

vCoffee Links Issue #2 – Tuesday 4/22/2014

Good morning! Hey, at least it’s not Monday 🙂

vCoffee Links is a weekly feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.

Grab a cup of coffee and check out the links…


VMware released patches for the HeartBleed bug late last week. Details on the remediation process can be found in this VMware KB. The VMware KB for the patches can be found here.

There was an issue discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that causes APD conditions with NFS connected datastores. Currently there is no fix for this, the work around is to not update to vSphere 5.5 Update 1. VMware is working on a resolution to the problem but for now if you are using NFS it would probably better if you did not update to vSphere 5.5 Update 1.

Looking for information on Citrix XenDesktop 7.5? Here is a nice landing page with links to just about everything you need to get up to date on the latest release from Citrix.

Last week VMware also announced a new product: VMware vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery. This service allows you to run your disaster recovery site on VMware vCHS. Nice marketing video/user case study video on how Planview is using vCHS DR to protect workloads. There are a number of video tutorials on configuring, using, and testing vCHS DR here.

Nice post on identifying which NIC drivers are being used by vmnics in ESXi hosts and determining the latest driver that is supported by VMware. Great post and handy!

Last week there was a little chatter about a new VMware Expert Level Certification for NSX that is in the works. Jason Nash posted his thoughts on the new expert level certs here and Chris Wahl weighed in with his thoughts about the new expert level certifications here.

Ran across this great PowerCLI script that displays VM statistics. The script displays hypervisor statistics such as CPU Ready, Memory used, Memory shared, etc… and the script also display VM OS statistics such as guest CPU usage and memory usage. This is really cool – it also displays the Top 3 processes using memory in the guest OS. Check out the PowerCLI script to get VM Statistics here.


That’s it for this week. Enjoy your coffee. Have a great morning and a fantastic week.

Have anything interesting to add? Post a comment below or hit me up on twitter @herseyc.

About the author

vHersey

Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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