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Welcome to the vmWIKI

The vmWiki was founded on April 21, 2015 by Michelle Laverick. The Wiki was born as an attempt to create an online encyclopedia that is maintained by the VMware Community (vCommunity) and seeded with content from those who have been recognized with high-quality content. We welcome contributions from all people regardless of experience.

For a time it resided on michellelaverick.com before being ported over the VMware User Group. At that stage Michelle took a sabbatical which lasted two years. Without a keystaker holder the vmWIKI rather withered and wasn't developed or maintained. In Feb, 2018 - Michelle was able resecure the vmWIKI files and restored its to original home on michellelaverick.com.

The intention of vmWiki is to be a platform for the (vCommunity) for the creation and maintenance of product information concerning all VMware Technologies, independent of the company - and independent of interference by vendors who may wish to co-opt it for the promotion their products. While we welcome coverage of complementary technologies and even competing ones, the content should remain technical and should assume the customer has already bought the technology – therefore there is nothing to sell to them.


Beginners - How to Start

Learn how to use the Wiki functionality by reading through these articles.


What's New?


This Months's Featured vmWiki Topic

vSphere5: Installing VMware Single Sign On in a High Availability Configuration

The installation and configuration of vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 in a highly available (HA) configuration requires the use of an external load balancer; it also requires that the various components are implemented in the correct sequence. Failing to follow the documented sequence can create unpredictable consequences and/or dependencies on other components where dependencies should not be placed. The following list illustrates the high level process that must be followed:

  • Environment Preparation
  • Install Node 1 vCenter Single Sign-on Server
  • Install Node 2 vCenter Single Sign-on Server
  • Setup vCenter Single Sign-On System Environment
  • Create Single Sign-On Certificate Authority Signed Certificates
  • Update the VMwareSTS Service to Load Balancer Address
  • Updating Certificates on Node 1 vCenter Single Sign-On Server
  • Update the Admin & GC Service to Load Balancer Address
  • Updating Certificates on Node 2 vCenter Single Sign-On Server

Read On...

This Month's Feature Blog Article

VMware Horizon 7 Details – Instant Clones, Blast Extreme ++ by Vladen Seget

VMware Horizon 7 announced today is a real (re)evolution of the product. Just-in-time desktops are in! Feature known as Project Fargo (it’s a very lightweight VM because it shares all memory and disk with the original.) or also called vmFork technology which allows to provision desktop from parent desktop in just few seconds…. So in Horizon View 7 there is no more composer, and no more recomposing operations. Desktop admin folks know what this is about… Also Blast get’s enhanced with Blast Extreme allowing up to 4K resolutions on client’s devices...

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