vCenter Operations Manager for View is a new VMware product that correlates al kinds of performance figures in a VMware View environment. More info on vCenter Operations Manager for View can be found here
vCenter Operations Manager for View basicaly is a set of front end tools for vCenter Operations Manager 5 that gets info from all View components.
Whenever you connect to the vCenter Operations Manager 5 UI VM, you automatically end up at the default login page for vCenter Operations Manager 5, which made me enter my credentials at the wrong place all the time, since this instance is only used for vCenter Operations Manager for View.
The correct way to access vCenter Operations Manager for View is go to the
https://<UI VM>/vcops-custom url, which off course can be bookmarked, but since I access this system from multiple desktops, I was looking for an easier way to do this, and succeeded.
It’s pretty simple, Continue reading
In the release notes for the View client for iPad version 1.5 I read one of the new features for the client is:
Save password option if administrator enables new VMware View 5.1 policy
Since I already upgraded my Lab/Demo environment to View 5.1, and this would be a very welcome feature for demo purposes (I would not use this in a production environment due to the security issues this might cause) I decided to enable it.
Because the release notes talked about a policy, I kind of expected this option to be either in an ADM template, or in the policy section of the Connection Server.
It was not …. Continue reading
A while ago I decided to purchase an official wildcard ssl certificate to use in my VMware demo/lab environment. Purchasing the certificate turned out to be the easy part. The next step was installing the certificate on different VMware products, like vCenter (which includes Update Manager and some web services nowadays), View connection servers, vCenter operations, and Zimbra.
I went trough the official documentation, and learned very quickly this was not as simple as I had expected. All products have very specific installation instructions, and some are better then others. Continue reading