Archives for January 24, 2013

EMC Releases VNXe Update with SRM, Writeable Snapshots, Encryption and More!

EMC released VNXe Operating Environment MR4 (version 2.4.20932) on January 7th.  The upgrade brings a few significant enhancements to the VNXe platform.  Before I cover the new features, let’s have a quick look at the VNXe series for those not familiar with it.   The EMC VNXe Series, a part of EMC’s VNX family, is an affordable unified storage platform designed for smaller businesses.  The unified platform provides both file and block services – iSCSI on block, and CIFS and NFS on file, with a nice base feature set including File Dedupe, Block Compression, Thin Provisioning, and Snapshots, … [Read more...]

Blank QuickLaunch Icons on View Desktop

I've been doing a several VMware View installs for customers this month.  During one of the engagements I ran into a strange issue where the Quick Launch icons on the Windows Taskbar of provisioned Linked Clones were blank.  Here's what it looked like: Clicking on the icons resulted in a warning: "Can't open this item.  It might have been moved, renamed, or deleted.  Do you want to remove this item?"  No, Windows; I don't want you to remove it, I just want you to fix it, thank you very much. I did a bit of digging and found another user on the VMware Communities forum had the … [Read more...]

EMC Releases Upgraded OE Code for VNXe with Great New Features

By Josh Townsend EMC released VNXe Operating Environment MR4 (version 2.4.20932) on January 7th. The upgrade brings a few significant enhancements to the VNXe platform. Before I cover the new features, let’s have a quick look at the VNXe series for those not familiar with it. The EMC VNXe Series, a part of EMC’s VNX family, is an affordable unified storage platform designed for smaller businesses. The unified platform provides both file and block services – iSCSI on block, and CIFS and NFS on file, with a nice base feature set including File Dedupe, Block Compression, Thin Provisioning, … [Read more...]