Knowledge Base Searching… Automated!
WARNING THIS IS NOT A FREE TOOL!!!
BUT THERE IS A FREE TRIAL
VMware is an industry leader in a lot of areas but one place they really excel is their public Knowledge Base (KB) offering. They have one of the most extensive KB repositories publicly available from any major tech firm. All you typically need is an error code and access to Google to get several KB articles which contain relevant information to your issue. However, anyone who has tried this method will know that it leads to a lot of dead ends. Nothing is more frustrating to admins than chasing a dead end…
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I was approached by the gentlemen over at Druva to be a guest on their monthly podcast SOCK(net). They wanted to focus on community with this episode so they asked me on to discuss my experiences with the VMware User Group (VMUG). We spend just under an hour discussing thoughts, trends, and experiences with regards to the tech community.
Go ahead and give it a listen on SoundCloud here
If you would like more information on VMUG take a look here
If you are in the greater Wisconsin area and interested in coming to a local VMUG meeting take a look here
Community is a great way to expand your knowledge and increase your personal and professional network! User Groups are where I have focused here but they are not the only option. Forum communities, volunteer work, meet-and-greets, you name it there are plenty of other options to get involved and grow as a professional.
View Agent 6.2 Video Driver Replacement
Installing a video driver from an earlier version of the VMware View Agent is a valid option for those who would like to run the same version of the Agent as they do on their View infrastructure.
This guide assumes the following:
a. View server infrastructure has already been upgraded to 6.2
b. View Agent 6.2 has already been installed
c. VMtools has already been updated to current or newer on your golden image (or app layer)
d. ESXi version is earlier than 6.0 Update 1a (for a comprehensive interoperability list see VMware’s site here)
If you don’t already have it, go here to download the View 6.1.1 Agent. Creating an account is required to download. Ensure to download the appropriate bit version for the guest OS installed.
This guide is a modified version of an original post by Jeremy Wheeler on the VMware Consulting Blog.
Continue reading VMware View 6.2 issues running on ESXi 5.x: Blackscreens and Disconnects Part 2