VMware vSphere 5.1 now supports View 5.1.x

VMware has released an update for ESXi 5.1 (ESXI510-201210001) that addresses two issues related to PowerPath/VE 5.7 and an issue with the View Storage Accelerator and View 5.1. The issues that are resolved with the update have been highlighted on VMware’s website since they were identified.

Knowledge Base article KB:2034548 has the details for the update.

In addition to the online or offline patches, VMware has also provided an updated ESXi 5.1.0 ISO image available here.

VMware Partner Exchange 2010

I just booked my flight to Las Vegas for VMware’s Partner Exchange. I will be attending the partner “Post-Sales Accreditation Bootcamp” on the weekend and staying for a couple of VMware View 4 design session on Tuesday. I have a cousin who lives in Las Vegas and Friday is his birthday. If I can locate him I will look him up! Thanks to my boss for picking up the tab! I will make sure he and the rest of our company gets a great return on the investment!

VMware View 4 Beta/POC

Today, I had the good fortune to work with Todd Dayton, A VMware specialist on all things VDI/View related. The client I am working for had been accepted into the View 4 beta and Todd was onsite to help with the install and config of View and some thin clients.
We relearned a pretty common lesson in IT that a clean install is generally better than an upgrade. In an effort to save a few minutes, we decided to upgrade existing View 3 components. The connection server worked well, and the View composer worked, but the View 3 agent and the VMware tools from ESX 3.5 caused us to have problems with PCoIP connections. After removing the new agent, then removing the old VMware tools, we reinstalled the VMware tools for ESX 4 and finally the View 4 agent. After this remediation things worked like a charm!
If you haven’t tried PCoIP, you must! It blows the doors off RDP. I can’t wait to get the released bits and get this into production. Thanks Todd for the assistance!