The VDI Business Case

I have done a lot of testing with VMware View 5 over the last months in my lab environment and did a lot of researches to dive into the whole VDI topic. By reason I am going to create a VDI business case for my company I wanted to sum up all the facts that […]

My Office

Last week Frank Denneman made a blog post about how he equiped his home office and modifed some furniture to suit his needs. I really enjoyed this post, because it´s “something different” to the normal postings about virtualization etc. and interesting to see how other peoples workplace look like. That´s why I follow Frank and show […]

VMware Forum 2012 – 13. June 2012 Frankfurt

I will also join the event “VMware Forum 2012”, which takes places directly the day after VMware Partner Exchange On Tour on the same place (13. June, Frankfurt). There will be three simultaneous sessions and also a exhibition of partners & sponsors (like EMC, Veeam, Trend Micro, HP etc.). You can register for this event here […]

VMware Partner Exchange On Tour – 12. June 2012 Frankfurt

I just registered for the upcoming event “VMware Partner Exchange On Tour” in Frankfurt (Germany) in June. Of course it´s a quite small event in compare to the “real” Partner Exchange, which took place some month ago in the USA. Due the fact I am living near Frankfurt of course I will join the event. […]

EMC PowerPath/VE – Licensing

In this post I will describe how to license PowerPath/VE on an ESXi 5.0 host. Please note that EMC PowerPath can be licenced / activated in two different ways: SERVED & UNSERVERD. Served licenses require a central licensing server, which provides your ESXi hosts with licenses. To activate a host you just need to assign […]

EMC PowerPath/VE – Installation with VUM

In this post I will describe how to install PowerPath/VE on a ESXi 5.0 host using the VMware Update manager. Also I will show how to verify the installation with a tool provided by EMC. 1.) Download the latest build of PowerPath/VE from your EMC Powerlink account. After you logged into Powerlink follow this menu-path: […]

VMware announced vExperts 2012

VMware just announced the list of vExperts 2012! You can find a list of all names here. Because of the large numbers of applications VMware will add may some names durring the next weeks. Congratulations to all who had made it and thanks for you effort and work to support the community!

Signed up for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

I just signed up for the new official VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] course. After searching for some weeks I gladly found a course here in Germany taking place in May. The first time I requested this course at our distributor last month, they wanted to send me to South Africa […]

VMUG – Germany South: Meeting on April 24th 2012

I just got an invitation to the upcoming Germany South VMUG meeting, which taking place on April 24th in Stuttgart. Meeting Agenda 9:00 Begrüßung – Patrick Häfner, VMUG Leader Germany South 9:30 VMUG News & Quartals-Video – Patrick Häfner, VMUG Leader Germany South 10:00 Optimierung von VMware View mit RES Workspace Manager 11:00 Kaffeepause 11:30 […]

VAAI status “Unknown” on EMC array using > 2TB LUNs (Update)

Today I noticed that some new created LUNs on an EMC Clariion CX4 array stuck on the VAAI status “Unknown” below the storage configuration on vSphere 5. This was quite strange, because I was creating and adding multiple LUNs and only the 2TB LUNs (on SATA drives) seems to have this problem. All other LUNs […]