VMware Horizon 7 upgrade planned? Check your crypto!

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, How To Guide, Cloud Computing, IT Solutions, VMware vCenter

Here at Lewan HQ we have a robust internal lab where we demo solutions and hardware for customers and train our team. The lab gives us the opportunity to actually touch and test products before evaluating or installing onsite for clients.

As part of our lab, we have a complete VMware Horizon Enterprise deployment with all the bells and whistles and integrated technologies from our other hardware and software partners. This allows us to do expanded testing beyond what the primary manufacturers can do.

Today that was integration testing for VMware Horizon 7, and I learned a few things I wish I'd known before I started. I hope this post saves you the time I spent troubleshooting cryptographic protocol issues and makes for a more seamless upgrade of your infrastructure!

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VMware 2016 Launch Recap: Feature Changes & Product Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, Networking, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter

As a VMware solutions provider, last week was an important week for announcements of changes to the VMware product line. In a series of launch events titled The IT Agenda for 2016: Enabling the Digital Enterprise, the VMware team from Palo Alto outlined a number of feature changes, major product revisions and improvements to licensing options. If you missed the launches, here's a recap of the highlights and changes you need to know about.

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Three Handy Administrative Features in VMware vCenter

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] August 24, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, How To Guide, VMware vCenter

Working in VMware vCenter Server daily, these are the top three of the admin features I find most useful:

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How to Fix Invalid/Greyed Out Virtual Machines in VMware vSphere Client

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] December 23, 2009 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, How To Guide, Networking, Disk Performance, VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter

If there are disk array or networking issues in VMware ESX 3.x or vSphere, some virtual machines (VMs) may appear in the vSphere Client as being Invalid and are greyed out. The following steps will fix this issue.

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How to Use VMware Converter to Import VM's or VMDK's into vSphere

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] December 22, 2009 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, How To Guide, VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter

When using Virtual Machines (VM's) from other VMware products, the easiest way to get these VM's into ESX/vSphere is to use VMware's product called vCenter Converter Standalone. vCenter Server does include a version of Converter, however I've had better success in using the standalone version to do VM conversions as it is (typically) a newer version with more features than the one included with vCenter. This lesson describes how to use vCenter Converter Standalone to import VM's or VMDK files from other VMware Products, such as VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and VMware Server.

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