I recently bought this device called ScreenBeam. Thought to share it with everyone as its cool product to have.
Actiontec’s ScreenBeam Wireless Display Adapter allows you to wirelessly beam the display from your laptop, tablet or smartphone screens onto almost any HDTV.
I have a Nexus 4 mobile phone which has a built in feature called ‘Wireless Display’ which uses MIRACAST technology. This lets you display your phone on HDTV supports upto 1080p High Definition. Does not require an existing wireless network or line of sight to work.
This also comes with a USB adapter to and software to use it with laptop.
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I came across an issue where storage vmotion is not renaming the vmdk file name but the vm folder name is changed.
This issue seems to be specific to ESX 5.0 and 5.1 as per the KB article below.
Back to blogging after a long time.
Came across this important blog post from VMWare. Thought its worth sharing with others to understand more about VMware Network Virtualization
Back to blogs after a long time..
Here’s a new whitepaper from VMware on Understanding Oracle Certification, Support and Licensing for VMware Environments
This was one of the frustrating thing to wait for the node to boot. Finally found a solution I was looking for.
For ESX and ESXi 4.0 hosts
The Scsi.UWConflictRetries parameter for ESX/ESXi 4 Update 1 hosts have a default value of 1000. This increases the time spent enumerating LUN and VMFS volumes.
To resolve this issue and to speed up the boot process, modify this value to 80.
To modify the Scsi.UWConflictRetries parameter from the GUI:
- Go to Host > Configuration > Advanced settings.
- In the Advanced settings window, select SCSI.
- Change the Scsi.UWConflictRetries value to 80.
For ESX and ESXi 4.1 hosts
To resolve this issue in ESX/ESXi 4.1 hosts, you must modify the Scsi.CRTimeoutDuringBoot parameter from the GUI.
To modify the Scsi.CRTimeoutDuringBoot parameter:
- Go to Host > Configuration > Advanced Settings.
- Select SCSI.
- Change the Scsi.CRTimeoutDuringBoot value to 1.
VMware announced View 4.5 (VDI) at vmworld this week. Some of the new features are..
Windows 7 Support – Full support for Windows 7 desktops as a host OS or guest (virtualized) desktop to help customers with the migration to Windows 7 environments to help customers migrate to Windows 7 at double the speed and half the cost of a traditional physical Windows 7 migration.
View Client with Local Mode – The industry’s first integrated offline virtual desktop solution allowing users to download View desktops onto a local device and execute locally with or without a network connection. View Client with Local Mode helps IT organizations securely enable mobile user, contractor and Employee Owned IT (EOIT) use cases.
View Administrator Enhancements – Including a new look and feel, increased performance, improved scalability and new efficiencies through dashboards and the integration of application assignment to help simplify desktop management.
Kiosk Mode – Allow multiple users to share a published virtual desktop from a kiosk in a public or other shared space. Kiosk Mode helps to enable and simplify the delivery of kiosk based applications to end-users
VMware vCloud Director (vCD) is a software solution that enables enterprises to build secure, multi-tenant private clouds by pooling infrastructure resources into virtual datacenters and presenting them to users through Web-based portals.
- Create virtual datacenters
- Support multi-tenant environments
- Self Service Portals
- vSheild Security
- vCloud API and Automation
Basically sits on top of vCenter/ESX(i) and offers self service portals useful for multi-tenant environments.
Will post more info on this later. Do ask if you have any questions..