We’ve just released a website that has more than 50 videos about vSphere, vCloud Director, vFabric, Site Recovery Manager, and more. It’s a great introduction to VMware solutions to help you learn more about what we’ve got to offer.
I’ve been watching a few of them in my spare time to learn more about some of our products that I haven’t yet had a chance to touch, as well as to see how we’re talking about our products to our users. They’ve been pretty useful to me, I hope they are to you too.
This makes my little Mac heart go pitter-pat. The Mac Pro is now officially supported for ESXi 5.1. Go check out our hardware compatibility list, and there it is.
Hmmm, does that mean that I need a Mac Pro at home?
Want to kick the tires of vCloud before committing? We’re rolling out a beta of vCloud Service Evaluation, where you can check out vCloud. You can either run one of our templates, or you can bring your own VM.
There’s lots of details, including how to sign up for the invite-only beta, in our vCloud blog post “Try Your Own vCloud in Minutes”.
I’m conducting some user research in the coming months, and I need virtual infrastructure architects and senior admins to participate in it. At a high level, I’m looking for virtual infrastructure architects and senior admins who do tasks such as manage and monitor virtual infrastructure, plan capacity, create VMs, migrate VMs, or deal with virtual infrastructure help tickets. If you’re local to Palo Alto, then you can come to my usability lab and participate in person; if you’re outside of Palo Alto (including outside of the US), then we’ll conduct the studies remotely via WebEx.
This user research is a little different than usual: I’m going to be doing a lot of research on a related group of topics in the coming months, and so I’m putting together a small pool of people who will participate in multiple studies over that amount of time. Every 6-8 weeks, I’ll run another usability study, and I’ll pull from this small pool of participants for it. You don’t need to participate in each study, but you do need to commit to participating in at least one study. The first study begins on Monday, August 13. You will be compensated for participating in each study, and your level of compensation grows with each study you participate in.
If you’re interested in participating, then fill out this survey to tell me a bit more about what you do and what your virtual environment looks like. And if you’ve got any questions, feel free to ping me.
Dave Hill over at virtual-blog has a screen-by-screen walkthrough of how to configure the new vCloud Client for iPad. The post is long, but it’s got every screen covered! Check it out if you want to see the new app in action.
In our continuing effort to VMware-ify your iPad, we have a new application available today: vCloud Client for iPad. You can do quite a lot with it:
- connect to your VM via RDP, SSH, or VNC
- create and deploy vApps
- power apps on and off
- monitor tasks that are currently running or have recently completed
- … and more! Check out this blog post for more details.
vCloud Client for iPad joins our other two iPad apps, vSphere Client for iPad and View for iPad.