Clearpath’s Blog on IT Infrastructure, Hybrid Clouds and IT Security

NSX Manager Host Preparation Fails When Port 80 on vCenter Already in Use

Posted by Soheil Amiri on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 02:30 PM
We recently implemented NSX in an existing vCenter/vSphere environment and ran across an interesting issue when attempting to prepare the hosts. SQL Server Reporting Services was co-installed with vCenter, so to prevent a conflict on TCP/80 the customer specified a custom HTTP port during vCenter installation. At this point we should have been conflict free on TCP/80 but as we soon found out, that was not the case.
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Topics: VMware, vCenter, EAM, VMware NSX, ESXi

Clearpath Update - April 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 04:28 PM

 

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

May 6, 2016 - Clearpath Movie Event: Captain America: Civil War - Reston, VA
Join us on May 6th for a private viewing of Captain America: Civil War in Reston, VA. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on leveraging an active line of defense against cyber threats. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Captain America: Civil War. Reserve your spot today!

May 6, 2016 - Clearpath Movie Event: Captain America: Civil War - Rockville, MD
Join us on May 6th for a private viewing of Captain America: Civil War in Rockville, MD. The day will start out with breakfast and a brief and informative presentation on EMC’s new hyper-converged appliance, VxRail. Following the presentation and a short break for audience questions, we’ll be viewing Captain America: Civil War. Reserve your spot today!

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Topics: VMware, News & Updates, Cisco, Zerto, AWS

Clearpath Update - March 2016

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 01:24 PM

Upcoming Events, Hosted or Sponsored by Clearpath

AFF_logo-blk-loresMarch 31 - April 3 - Annapolis Film Festival with Nimble and Clearpath - Annapolis, MD
Clearpath is a major sponsor of this year's Annapolis Film Festival and we'd like to invite you to join us for this special event. Tickets must be reserved in advance. We're also offering a limited number of VIP tickets which include access to special receptions, after parties, panel discussions and more. If you're interested in attending, please provide us with your information here and a Clearpath representative will be in touch with you. Learn more and reserve your ticket.

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Topics: VMware, News & Updates, Cisco, AWS

VMware Releases Horizon View 7 and AppVolumes 3.0

Posted by Will Sauter on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 01:39 PM

Earlier this week, VMware released Horizon View 7 and AppVolumes 3.0 to general availability. Over the next few days I’m upgrading Clearpath’s lab environment and running both updates through the ringer. I’ll update this blog with any obstacles I encounter; below are some highlights of the updates that I’ve noted so far. As an FYI, AppVolumes 3.0 requires repackaging all applications just to get started.

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Topics: VMware, End User Computing, VMware Horizon, Virtual Desktops

DR in the SDDC, Part 3: vCHS Disaster Recovery as a Service

Posted by Sean Senior on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

To this point, our list has covered Veeam and Hotlink DR Express as options for disaster recovery solutions in the software defined datacenter (SDDC). Our next candidate is the up and coming power player VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ (vCHS) - Disaster Recovery released just earlier this year. This DR to Cloud offering is completely self-service providing organizations with asynchronous replication and failover for their vSphere virtual environments.

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Topics: VMware, Disaster Recovery, Software Defined Datacenter

vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.5 – Design Considerations

Posted by Jason Shiplett on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 @ 09:57 AM

vCenter Server Heartbeat (vCSHB) is a great mechanism for protecting vCenter Server and related or supporting services, such as its Microsoft SQL database or Horizon View Composer. However, with any solution of this magnitude, there will be points in the design to which careful consideration needs to be applied.

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Topics: VMware, Virtualization, vCenter

VMworld 2013 - Day 3 Recap

Posted by Josh Townsend on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 10:14 PM
Day 3 at VMworld 2013 did not include a keynote session, so there is not much in the way of new products or announcements to talk about in this update.  Our engineers have been busy attending breakout sessions, soaking up knowledge on VMware NSX (network virtualization), storage enhancements in vSphere 5.5 (VSAN, vFlash, Virsto), vCloud Suite best practices for upgrades and operations, and what’s new and next in VMware’s end user computing vision.
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Topics: VMware, VMworld

Veeam v7's New Features Explored at VMworld

Posted by Dave Cedrone on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 08:42 PM

Yesterday on day 2 of VMworld, I attended a deep dive session on Veeam Backup and Replication 7. With this announcement Veeam has included 2 major innovations, 7 new features, and 75 general enhancements.  Veeam was already a top choice in my opinion for backing up your virtual environments. They are completely agentless, entirely virtualization focused, and they provide 26 restore options from a single backup. 

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Topics: VMware, VMworld, Veeam

VMworld 2013 - Day 2 Recap

Posted by Jason Shiplett on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 08:05 PM
Tuesday’s general session was focused on giving a little more of a deep-dive on a few big items – VMware NSX, VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC, pronounced vee-cake), VMware VSAN, and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. Since we covered the high points on these yesterday, I’ll spare you the repetition. Here is what I thought were the highlights of the keynote:
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Topics: VMware, VMworld

VMworld 2013 Day 1 Highlights

Posted by Jason Shiplett on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:31 PM

Welcome to Clearpath’s coverage of VMworld 2013 in San Francisco.  We have a team of engineers in attendance this week, where we’re learning about the latest and greatest releases from VMware as well as bulking up our knowledge of best practices, architecture improvements, and innovations in the industry.  We’ll be providing additional detail over the coming weeks as additional information and documentation becomes available, and as our virtualization team works to upgrade the beta versions of these products in the Clearpath labs to the GA versions.

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Topics: VMware, News & Updates, VMworld

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