With the release of VMware Horizon View 5.2, comes the Feature Pack 1 which allows Web Access through browsers and as well as Touch Utility found on Horizon View mobile client on Android and Apple. You can view all these nice features from my previous post on Horizon Suite.
Today I will summarize some of the requirements to get the Feature Pack 1 installed. I would not go into much details as the documentation provided on Horizon View are sufficient to do any simple installation and as my previous post there reviewer's guide provide a very detailed step by step which you can refer to.
Please note that HTML Access is only enabled for all PC and Mac specific browsers supporting HTML5. iPad running iOS6 or higher with Safari is also possible however if your iPad is installed with mobile Horizon View Client, the default action is to use the Horizon View Client instead unless it is not available
Also HTML Access has only image projection, there is no audio. Functions and features …
With the release of vSphere 5.1 Web Client and Horizon View 5.2 there came about some integration which was not really mentioned and talked about.
However for those techies who are eager to try or test out new functionality there is something "hidden" in the installation folders of Horizon View Connection Server and the folder is named TechPreview.
So what is this about? Typically you do not get Tech Preview codes in the public. This is actually a Horizon View Desktops Plug-in integration with vSphere Web Client.
With the release of vSphere 5.1, VMware have announce a new backup appliance based on EMC Avamar. However there are also some limitations to the free vApp have.
Recently Data Protection has release an Advanced version which was announced on the blog.
To help everyone have a better understanding of the two I have done a summary as below.
Here is some of the FAQ which you can read from here for more information.
Below is a summary of the two editions.
VDPVDP AdvancedPer CPU licensed Included with vSphere Essential Plus and above Included in vSphere Enterprise with Operation Management and above Max deduplicated
storage per appliance 3 favours of 0.5TB, 1TB, 2TB Dynamically provisioned up to 8TB Max supported VMs
per appliance 100 400 Max appliances per
One of my customer brought sent this this to me and I thought I should share this.
After the installation of vSphere5.1 and the setup of vCenter, we started migrating machines onto this new ESX Cluster (we have a 12 node 4.1 Cluster)
What we noticed was that when vMotion the VMs from one host to another, we got inconsistent CPU values. These VMs have clean windows install.
The spike in CPU is after it has migrated to ESX hosts 3,4,5 or 6 and when we moved it back to 1 and 2 it went back down. We were thinking it was doing some work but after one hour, the CPU stays at a constant 20-30% with these processes. Also the Hosts had only 1 machine running on it so it could not be a lack of resources.
Automatically we assumed that it was VMware Tools but the issue still persisted after we uninstalled VMware tools.
After much troubleshooting, we found out the cause and it is the power settings of the HP server which has to be set in BIOS.