Amsterdam, 17 January, 2013 – Project Virtual Reality Check (Project VRC) is pleased to announce the release of the long awaited ‘Phase V’ white paper which provides independent insights in the impact and best practices of various antivirus (AV) solutions on VDI performance.

The R&D project ‘Virtual Reality Check’ (VRC) was started in early 2009 by the Dutch IT companies PQR (www.pqr.com) and Login Consultants (www.loginconsultants.com) and focuses on research in the desktop virtualization market. Several white papers were published about the performance and best practices of different hypervisors, application virtualization solutions and Windows Operating Systems in server hosted desktop solutions. More »

Figured I’d upgrade my lab vCenter from 4.1 to 5.1 today.. talk about more than I expected!

First, I had to go and install the vCenter SSO functionality before I could even upgrade the vCenter inventory service.

Second, I had to upgrade the vCenter inventory service.

Third, I had to install the vCenter Web Client so I could configure SSO post install. This was a royal pain as by default, the service would not start.

I had to do the following: More »

To install IBM SmartCloud Entry 2.3 for VMware vCenter, you must have a non-vCenter Windows or Linux server to host the application on.

**You cannot install SmartCloud Entry on a vCenter server by default due to a TCP port conflict.

  1. Run the SmartCloudEntry 2.3 Trial installer
    1. Select Language (English), click Ok

  1. Click Next
  2. Click I accept
  3. Click Next
  4. Click Next
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Next
  7. Click Install

  1. The Installer will now run
  2. Select the “I will configure the User Data Now” and select Next

  1. Set the administrator password and click next
  2. Select the Vcenter radio button, configure the hostname of vcenter, username and password. Click Next.

  1. Now double-click the SmartCloud shortcut that the application installer left on your desktop.
  2. Now log into the SmartCloud using the following URL:
    1. http://172.16.161.245:8080/cloud/web/login.html?preventCache=true
    2. Log in using the admin account
      1. The credentials used in this case

i.     Username: admin

ii.     Password: Passw0rd

  1. Now make sure the certificate to the vCenter server is trusted.
    1. Click Configuration > Cloud Settings. Enter the vCenter account password, click the Trust Certificate checkbox and click Test Connection

  1. The test will then show as successful

  1. Then click Update