Trendmicro Deep Security: Filterdriver for vSphere 5.5 Update Manager

It seems that Trendmicro has no updated package of the filterdrivers for Deep Security with vShield Endpoint for vSphere 5.5. At least the zip package you can download from the official site is for vSphere 5.0. The VIB file which is contained within this package works fine with 5.5 and is also supported according to […]

Voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs 2013 opened

Today Eric Siebert started the annual voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs on his blog Eric is doing a great job for the community to put so much effort in this voting every year and his vLauchpad is a great resource for many people. The fact that my blog got also listed […]

How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 2

The second post of this series shows you how to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for the use with VMware vCenter Server. How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 1 How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 2 << 1.) After you installed the […]

VMworld 2012: Interview with Oracle about Licensing

On the VMworld 2012 Eric Sloof did a very interesting interview with Richard Garsthagen (Director of Cloud Business Development EMEA for Oracle) about licensing of Oracle databases running on vSphere. By fact Oracle is quite unreasonable about changing there licensing policies for non-Oracle hypervisors, this topic always gets a lot attention and many people are annoyed […]

How to setup MS SQL 2008 R2 for VMware vCenter – Part 1

In this post I provide a step by step installation guide for MS SQL Server 2008 R2, which provides a database for VMware vCenter. This guide also applies for other VMware products like Site Recovery Manager (SRM), VMware Update Manager (VUM) etc., which requires a database. During the next days a second post will follow […]

Review VMware Forum 2012 – Germany

Yesterday I attended the VMware Forum 2012 in Frankfurt/Germany. For me this was an amazing event, because I won the brand new iPad 3 and as if that wasn’t enough I also won an iPod Nano. So thank you very much VMware for my new iPad and thank you VMturbo for the iPod 🙂 Ok […]

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 […]