Articles In Virtualization

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Virtualization

A new infrastructure component appears with vSphere 5.1: Single Sign On (SSO). This component is designed to provide SSO across all the vSphere products, particularly in the vCloud Suite. Not all vSphere products use SSO at this moment, but VMware plans to integrate it with all vSphere products. However, as of version 5.1, vCenter no longer passes the login user authentication request to Active Directory - SSO does this. If SSO 5.1 is not available, then one cannot log into vCenter 5.1. Planning your... read more.

  • March 12, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From Techopedia: The application layer is the seventh layer of the OSI model and the only one that directly interacts with the end user. The application layer provides full end-user access to a variety of shared network services for efficient OSI model data flow. This layer has many responsibilities, including error handling and recovery, data flow over a network and full network flow. It is also used to develop network-based applications. More than 15 protocols are used in the application layer, including... read more.

  • March 06, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From Techopedia: The application layer is the seventh layer of the OSI model and the only one that directly interacts with the end user. The application layer provides full end-user access to a variety of shared network services for efficient OSI model data flow. This layer has many responsibilities, including error handling and recovery, data flow over a network and full network flow. It is also used to develop network-based applications. More than 15 protocols are used in the application layer, including... read more.

  • March 06, 2013

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) is a chance for VMware to deliver the new vision and associated message to Partners. This year it was clear...they are focused on two areas: VMware vCloud Suite VMware Horizon Suite So, what are these? The vCloud Suite is basically vSphere and the following addons: vCloud Director vCloud Connector vCloud Networking and Security vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) vCenter Operations Management Suite vFabric Application Director vCloud Automation Center The sui... read more.

  • March 05, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: For the third time in a month, Adobe issued a patch for Flash. This most recent emergency update addressed three vulnerabilities, two of which were already being exploited in the wild. Computerworld revealed details about MiniDuke, the cyber-espionage campaign that used the recent Adobe Reader zero-day exploit to compromise computers belonging to governments, organizations, and companies in 23 countries. ZDNet explained why the... read more.

  • March 01, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Apple, Twitter and Facebook were the victims of malware attacks. Bloomberg linked all three attacks to a group of Eastern European hackers. CNET reported that most of the recent cyberattacks against the New York Times and other US corporations, government agencies, and organizations originated from an office building connected to China’s People’s Liberation Army. Oracle patched five Java vulnerabilities not addressed in this mon... read more.

  • February 22, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Adobe confirmed that critical vulnerabilities are being exploited in Reader and Acrobat XI. The company is currently working on a fix. CNET reported that recent cyber espionage attempts against the U.S. have sparked the House Intelligence Committee to re-introduce CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Network World examined the new security challenges posed by hybrid clouds. InfoWorld detailed why PCI Secu... read more.

  • February 15, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Weeks after issuing a quick fix, Microsoft released a patch to fully resolve the Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability that allowed remote code execution in older versions of the web browser. Microsoft also announced the availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which helps enterprise customers manage hybrid cloud services. On its blog, Centrix discussed the impact of Windows XP’s end of life on IT departments’ plans for 2013. On Sunday, Oracle released an emergency fix for two Java zer... read more.

  • January 18, 2013

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

For the last few years, IT planning has been a limited endeavor. Since the economic collapse of 2008, IT departments have struggled to simply keep the lights on and reactively deal with new issues as they’ve arisen. This really isn’t a surprise or necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, triage is the best strategy. If you’re bleeding to death, then by all means, bring on the bandages. One of my all-time favorite business books is Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning by Henry Mintzberg. Let me sum up Mr. Mi... read more.

  • January 15, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

VMware View is VMware’s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) product – View virtual desktops are hosted on VMware ESXi. I recently upgraded a customer’s environment to VMware View 5.1, which was released in May 2012 (click here for a list of new features), and the customer wanted to extend the VMware environment for remote access. The best way to do this is to implement VMware View Security Server. The installation is fairly straightforward; however there are a few configuration gotchas to look out for.... read more.

  • January 15, 2013