Archives for June 2013

Lost Your ESXi Root Password? Reset It with Host Profiles!

By Jason Shiplett I’ve run into this situation a couple of times now as a consultant - I go on site, we need to make some changes that require (or would at least benefit from) SSH or console access into an ESXi host, but the root password is unknown for any number of reasons - the old admin who set it left, we forgot, whatever. Rather than rebuild the host, here’s a neat trick with Host Profiles to reset the root password. Since this is using Host Profiles, this assumes your ESXi host(s) are up, available in vCenter Server, and licensed with ...read more From: Clearpath Solutions Group Blog … [Read more...]

Clearpath Sponsored ADA Golf Tournament Exceeds Fundraising Goals

By Abby Balik The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Clearpath Solutions Group wrapped up another successful fundraising golf tournament, raising over twenty-two thousand dollars in funds. The American Diabetes Association Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, June 19th at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia. This is the fourth annual ADA Golf Tournament in which Clearpath has contributed as the primary sponsor. As the 16 foursome teams set out for a shotgun start on the green, Rodney Sampson, Chief Technology Officer for the American Diabetes Association reflected, “It’s such a … [Read more...]

Refer a Friend to the Potomac VMware User Conference and Win!

The Potomac Regional VMware User Conference is just a couple days away.  We still have room for more attendees, so we are offering a Refer-A-Friend reward for folks who get their IT associates to come out to our awesome, free, full-day customer-focused event. The day will offer in-depth technical sessions, demonstrations, exhibits, and networking opportunities that will feature the latest in virtualization, cloud computing and mobility. Refer at least 3 friends, and all 4 of you each have a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card!* Simply have your colleagues enter your name under … [Read more...]

Conccurrent User Licensing for VMware Horizon Suite

VMware has made some changes to the Horizon Suite licensing since my last post about VMware’s Horizon Suite licensing and promotions.  The changes are included in the VMware End-User Computing Licensing, Pricing and Packaging Whitepaper, but are not well called out.  Here’s what you need to know about the licensing changes. Horizon Suite (a combination of Horizon View for virtual desktops, Horizon Mirage for physical desktop management, and Horizon Workspace for application and data presentation and management) is now available in a Concurrent User scheme.  Previously, the Suite was only … [Read more...]

Performing a P2V on a Physical vCenter Server

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