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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, as VMworld gets closer and closer we will begin to focus on information that will help you plan your visit to the best virtualization conference in the world. So it is appropriate that this week's VMware TAM Blog Post is all about TAM activities at VMworld. Every year the TAM organization has a number of activities which are exclusive to TAM customer. There are not only special sessions but also an entire Day dedicated to TAM customers as well as an entire area dedicated to our TAM customers. Please read the blog post and talk to your TAM so that they can arrange for you the most appropriate sessions and meetings to ensure that your VMworld experience is the best it can be.

 

I look forward to speaking to you all again next week.

 

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
By Cheryl Eagan

Late August into early September—my favorite time of the year. Why? Because it’s time for VMworld, which means it’s also time for TAM Customer Day and TAM Customer Central.

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TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

4 New Courses: Horizon 7, VCP6-NV Exam Prep, HCI, and vRealize

In the last month VMware Education Services released three new courses designed to help you get the most value from your VMware investment. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Educatio...

Jul 15, 2016 2:17:05 PM

Introducing the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster

As we talk to customers on a daily basis, there are many questions about the vCenter Server Appliance. We wanted to provide a quick reference to help answer questions and guide them. Introducing the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster. The poster structure is to help guide not only new,...

Jul 15, 2016 8:00:35 AM

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Cheryl Eagan Late August into early September—my favorite time of the year. Why? Because it’s time for VMworld , which means it’s also time for TAM Customer Day and TAM Customer Central. I know people laugh when I call this my favorite time of year, but it’s true. TAM events at VMworld are som...

Jul 14, 2016 6:09:32 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vRealize Automation 7.X Manager Service extensibility callouts to Event Broker f...

Jul 14, 2016 5:31:11 PM

Enabling the Business: Grassroots Innovation in IT

By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware I am very proud of my team here at VMware. Our IT organization is full of incredibly talented people around the world. What I love especially about them is their drive and passion to innovate and make a difference to the business. If my team was an R&D team, their charte...

Jul 13, 2016 7:48:25 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Creating low disk space alerts for the virtual machine guest file systems in V...

Jul 11, 2016 3:08:31 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vSphere 5.5 Virtual SAN requirements Adding a host back to a Virtual SAN cluster after an ESXi host r...

Jul 11, 2016 2:32:35 PM

Explore the Benefits of Extending Your vSphere Workloads to the Cloud on July 21st

If you’re frustrated with the shortcomings of your physical data center or would like to stop spending money on managed services, then now’s the perfect time for you to consider moving your vSphere workloads to the cloud. Sign up for our free, 30-minute webcast on July 21st to discover how you ca...

Jul 15, 2016 4:00:07 PM

Move to the Cloud with Confidence with the vCloud Air Network – Your Partner in the Cloud

In today’s fast-moving world, businesses need more than a few things to succeed. Thatincludes: Advanced networking that integrates with your vSphere environment Workload portability, seamless networking and common management, making it easy to extend to the cloud from on-premise environments Bro...

Jul 14, 2016 4:30:09 PM

Last Call: Prove Your Cloud Mastery and Get a Free VR Kit

It’s time for the final round of the vCloud Air Challenge! If you’re just joining now, it’s not too late. Put your cloud skills to the test and you may walk away with a free VR kit. The vCloud Air Challenge is a quiz designed to check the knowledge of top network architects. Questions cover topic...

Jul 14, 2016 4:11:37 PM

In Recognition of Embrace your Geekness Day, We’re Talking Tech About the Data Center Modernization

Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day – a whole 24 hours dedicated to dorks like us. In recognition of this day, we’ve curated a few of our favorite vTech Talks highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things VMware® vCloud Air™. vCloud Air isthe ready to run public cloud purpose-built for V...

Jul 13, 2016 5:00:29 PM

Spin Up, Test and Evaluate VMware Products in Just a Few Minutes

Not enough time in the day to test and evaluate new solutions? Guess again. In the sametime it takes you to microwave popcorn, you could load, test and evaluate VMware products. The VMware Hands-On Labs are the best way to determine which VMware product is the right fit for your organization. Ac...

Jul 11, 2016 4:32:44 PM

OpenStack + VMware Light Board Series

Still confused on how VMware software works with OpenStack? This lightboard series on VMware + OpenStack is just what you need. From basic 101 level content to deeper dives discussing NSX integration, these videos will help you understand how VMware technologies can enhance and stabilize an OpenS...

Jul 11, 2016 12:00:34 PM

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Achieves Reliable, Secure, High-Performance Cloud Services with VMware NSX

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology’s (KACST) Internet Services Unit (ISU) needed to build a reliable, secure, scalable Public Cloud service that is automated and on demand. It also needed to provide seamless operations for their customers, which includes all of the academic institutions...

Jul 11, 2016 8:00:21 AM

 

END USER COMPUTING

In Case You Were Busy Catching Pokémon, Here’s This Week’s Top Mobile News

Microsoft rolls out “Surface as a Service.” At their Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced a big push to get more Surface hybrid tablets into the hands of workers. The “Surface as a Service” subscription-based program offers enterprises the devices alongside Office 365 and Windows 10....

Jul 15, 2016 4:30:44 PM

What’s New in VMware Identity Manager June 2016 Release

We’re excited to announce general availability of following new features to the cloud and on-premises versions of VMware Identity Manager (IDM) . VMware Workspace ONE app updates to provide standalone mobile device management (MAM) and adaptive management features One-touch single sign-on (SSO) a...

Jul 15, 2016 3:30:58 PM

Introducing VMware Verify Two-Factor Authentication

We’re excited to release VMware Verify, a brand new two-factor authentication (2FA) app for securing your digital workspace, available for free with VMware Identity Manager . Download the Verify app for iOS and Android . VMware Identity Manager (IDM) integrated with third-party 2FA solutions for ...

Jul 14, 2016 1:04:57 PM

BYOD 2.0: Unification of EMM and Identity Management Makes Securing Personal Devices Easier

Last month, VMware announced some great new innovations in Workspace ONE . This blog provides more details on how Workspace ONE helps IT roll out bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, secure enterprise data and protect employee privacy. With simplified onboarding, a unified app catalog and true ...

Jul 14, 2016 12:00:18 PM

What’s New in the Workspace ONE App 2.0?

We released the VMware Workspace ONE app in February. The Workspace ONE app provides a convenient digital workspace to users across iOS , Android and Windows 10 devices. Users no longer have to remember individual app names and URLs. They simply launch the Workspace ONE app to find the apps they ...

Jul 13, 2016 1:00:21 PM

The Evolution of Device Management

Featured Guest Blogger Mark Dunkerley Coca-Cola Company Device management within the enterprise is ready to evolve and disrupt current models. Changes over the last several years in the demand and usage of technology has changed the way we need to manage and deploy technology to users in theenteIn episode 7 of the popular free tech podcast Echo ONE , VMware mobile security expert John Britton joins to the show to get cyber-scary about the real truth about mobile security. Subscribe and listen to Echo ONE on SoundCloud , iTunes and Google Play Music . In this episode, John shares his

Free Tech Podcast: The Real Truth about Mobile Security

Jul 12, 2016 5:42:29 PM

In episode 7 of the popular free tech podcast Echo ONE , VMware mobile security expert John Britton joins to the show to get cyber-scary about the real truth about mobile security. Subscribe and listen to Echo ONE on SoundCloud , iTunes and Google Play Music . In this Echo ONE episode, John share...

Free Tech Podcast: The Real Truth about Mobile Security | Echo ONE #7

Jul 13, 2016 12:00:22 PM

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Jul 12, 2016 5:15:56 PM

Q&A: Sanjay Poonen Explains the Magic of the Digital Workspace

The past month has been incredibly busy for Sanjay Poonen and our VMware End-User Computing team. We announced updates to our digital workspace offerings (VMware Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4 and Identity Manager); expanded our partnership with IBM ; added partnerships with key cloud security playe...

Jul 11, 2016 4:00:53 PM

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Attend Connect Atlanta 2016

Connect Atlanta 2016—the only event you need to attend for everything on business mobility—is quickly coming up Oct. 2–6. Here are 10 really good reasons to save the date . Reason #1: Learn what it takes to build a mobile center of excellence —best practices and standards to drive your mobile str...

Jul 11, 2016 1:50:01 PM

 

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While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologize for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week's newsletter is a day later than usual but it is still packed with loads of goodness for you. As usual we have the full compliment of VMware updates from our news and other areas of interest around the VMware world.

 

Please enjoy the newsletter, don't forget to check the KBs each week and also check in with your TAM on anything that you need or have concerns about.

 

Virtually Yours

 

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

A day in the Life of a Cloud Service Owner bit.ly/29rdotdpic.twitter.com/MbnpUvn47h

VMware among India's Best Companies to Work For 2016 bit.ly/29pxh4apic.twitter.com/2MMOUQ2InU

VMware CEO Says It’s a ‘Good Time’ to Be Looking at Acquisitions -- Bloomberg bit.ly/29px94K pic.twitter.com/D28ulJ5yqN

VMware Hires Longtime Intel Linux Exec As Its First-Ever Chief Open Source Officer -- CRN bit.ly/29o80Ga pic.twitter.com/tPlCcujtjP

Compare and Contrast: Photon Controller v VIC (vSphere Integrated Containers)--CormacHogan bit.ly/296nig6 pic.twitter.com/3jtP0tojXX

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Introducing VMware TAM “Customer Intelligence.Next”

 

By Eric Crossley

 

As a Senior Solution Architect for the VMware TAM Program, I’m always looking for new ways to deliver best-in-industry services to you, our customer. So, I’m thrilled to let you know about a new process we’ve put in place to help us keep doing just that.

 

Read more at: blogs.vmware.com/tam

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Adding additional storage to the VMware vRealize Operations Manager Analytics ...

Jul 11, 2016 3:08:31 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vSphere 5.5 Virtual SAN requirements Adding a host back to a Virtual SAN cluster after an ESXi host r...

Jul 11, 2016 2:32:35 PM

VCAP6 Deployment Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!

Updated on July 6, 2016 Hi Everyone, We have expanded the availability of the lab exams again today. Pearson Vue has opened up the VCAP6 Deployment Lab exams in roughly 75 centers in Asia Pacific and Japan and in 32 centers in Central and South America. If you have been waiting to take one of the...

Jul 6, 2016 8:59:39 PM

Introducing VMware TAM “Customer Intelligence.Next”

By Eric Crossley As a Senior Solution Architect for the VMware TAM Program, I’m always looking for new ways to deliver best-in-industry services to you, our customer. So, I’m thrilled to let you know about a new process we’ve put in place to help us keep doing just that. VMware Customer Intellige...

Jul 6, 2016 6:22:16 PM

A Day in the Life of a Cloud Service Owner

By Pierre Moncassin Customers often tell me, “I totally get the principles behind the role of Cloud Service Owner – but can you describe what do they actually do throughout their work day?” Let me start with a caveat: we are all aware that in a knowledge economy few roles have the luxury (or burd...

Jul 6, 2016 4:45:20 PM

Top 20 Horizon View articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer dat...

Jul 6, 2016 1:35:32 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. NSX is unavailable from the vSphere Web Client Plug-in after taking a backup of NSX Manager with quies...

Jul 5, 2016 5:00:07 PM

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later host...

Jul 5, 2016 2:01:31 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx...

Jul 5, 2016 12:51:58 P

Spin Up, Test and Evaluate VMware Products in Just a Few Minutes

Not enough time in the day to test and evaluate new solutions? Guess again. In the same time it takes you to microwave popcorn, you could load, test and evaluate VMware products. The VMware Hands-On Labs are the best way to determine which VMware product is the right fit for your organization. Ac...

Jul 11, 2016 4:32:44 PM

OpenStack + VMware Light Board Series

Still confused on how VMware software works with OpenStack? This lightboard series on VMware + OpenStack is just what you need. From basic 101 level content to deeper dives discussing NSX integration, these videos will help you understand how VMware technologies can enhance and stabilize an OpenS...

Jul 11, 2016 12:00:34 PM

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Achieves Reliable, Secure, High-Performance Cloud Services with VMware NSX

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology’s (KACST) Internet Services Unit (ISU) needed to build a reliable, secure, scalable Public Cloud service that is automated and on demand. It also needed to provide seamless operations for their customers, which includes all of the academic institutions...

Jul 11, 2016 8:00:21 AM

Modernize Your Enterprise with vCloud Air for the Public Cloud – Learn Why on 7/14!

The average enterprise data center runs more legacy on-premises applications that are virtualized by VMware vSphere® than “born in the cloud” applications. However, these existing applications can benefit from the agility and flexibility of a public cloud platform. Sign up for our VMware vCloud® ...

Jul 8, 2016 4:00:23 PM

Operations Management – Driving Incremental Service Provider Benefits

To keep customers happy, it’s vital for any service provider to stay ahead of the curve. That means staying on top of the latest public and hybrid cloud innovations, driving internal efficiencies and delivering new service offerings to generate new revenue streams. To help with this task, we’re o...

Jul 8, 2016 4:00:17 PM

The vCloud Air Network and NIFTY, Always Connected

With over 4,000 cloud providers offering services validated by VMware, the vCloud Air Network allows you to choose a service provider that gives you the security, reliability, and performance you know and trust. Additionally, the vCloud Air Network also has providers located across more than 100 ...

Jul 7, 2016 4:30:24 PM

In Recognition of National Tell the Truth Day, We’re Debunking Cloud Myths

It’s no lie – today is National Tell the Truth Day . In honor of these 24 hours of national honesty, we’re taking on the topic of IT infrastructure, and we’re here to debunk some of the false truths we’ve been hearing about the public cloud and its ability to modernize vSphere datacenters. Accord...

Jul 7, 2016 4:00:48 PM

Configuring VMware Identity Manager and VMware Horizon 7 Cloud Pod Architecture

By Dale Carter With the release of VMware Horizon ® 7 and VMware Identity Manager™ 2.6, it is now possible to configure VMware Identity Manager to work with Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture when deploying your desktop and application pools over multiple data centers or locations. Using VMware Ident...

Jul 7, 2016 3:52:21 PM

Poland’s Poznań Science and Technology Park Upgrades Its Infrastructure-as-a-Service Model with VMware NSX

Poznań Science and Technology Park—known in Polish as Poznańskiego Parku Naukowo-Technologicznego, or PPNT—supports the incubation of start-ups and technology companies in Poland through co-operation with science, business, and technology enterprises. Its facilities and services include laborato...

Jul 6, 2016 8:00:02 A

 

END USER COMPUTING

Q&A: Sanjay Poonen Explains the Magic of the Digital Workspace

The past month has been incredibly busy for Sanjay Poonen and our VMware End-User Computing team. We announced updates to our digital workspace offerings (VMware Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4 and Identity Manager); expanded our partnership with IBM ; added partnerships with key cloud security playe...

Jul 11, 2016 4:00:53 PM

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Attend Connect Atlanta 2016

Connect Atlanta 2016—the only event you need to attend for everything on business mobility—is quickly coming up Oct. 2–6. Here are 10 really good reasons to save the date . Reason #1: Learn what it takes to build a mobile center of excellence —best practices and standards to drive your mobile str...

Jul 11, 2016 1:50:01 PM

Mirage and MongoDB, Part 4: Troubleshooting

By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This concludes a 4-part series discussing the addition of MongoDB to Mirage . Part 1 introduced the benefits of adding MongoDB to Mirage to enhance the performance of Mirage when working with a large number of small files. Part 2 discussed new c...

Jul 8, 2016 5:26:14 PM

Q2 in Review: Top 12 VMware EUC Headlines

Our approach to end-user computing (EUC) at VMware is a little like Pam’s race strategy on “The Office”: start fast, run fast and end fast. We made big headlines at the start of 2016 with the reveal of VMware Workspace ONE, Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode, Horizon 7 and many other new product releases. W...

Jul 8, 2016 2:44:28 PM

Top 10 Mobile News Headlines of 2016 — So Far

The first half of 2016 has been a doozy, giving us mobility enthusiasts some of the biggest mobile news headlines and innovations EVER. Here are the top 10 mobile news headlines of 2016 so far. 1. The digital workspace hit the scene in a big way . With the February launch of VMware Workspace ONE—...

Jul 8, 2016 2:33:04 PM

Meet the VMware Workstation & Fusion Team

One of our signs at our Palo Alto campus. The VMware Fusion and Workstation teams are having a very busy year. Since we shipped Fusion 8 and Workstation

 

KB ARTICLES

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VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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DISCLAIMER

While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologise for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week I wanted to share the VMware Labs or "Flings" that are often part of this newsletter. This is a very interesting site which can be accessed by going to https://labs.vmware.com/flings. It is important to point out that "Flings" are not supported by VMware however, they are created to provide additional usage scenarios for many of our existing tools and services. They are really well worth checking out. This week a new fling was released called DRS Doctor. These and other flings are well worth checking out.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

 

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Compare and Contrast: Photon Controller v VIC (vSphere Integrated Containers)--CormacHogan bit.ly/296nig6pic.twitter.com/3jtP0tojXX

Docker Performance on top of VMware vSphere bit.ly/28WK6yN pic.twitter.com/oTbJLrlRJq

What does the acquisition of Arkin Net mean for VMware? -- TechTarget bit.ly/29100bv pic.twitter.com/VNuW5KZ7sA

VMware Fling Diagnoses DRS -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/295Hqmr pic.twitter.com/TeTRkGNPd9

vROps Webinar 2016 - Part 6 : Understanding vROps SuperMetric & Views bit.ly/293N5pu pic.twitter.com/Q90qcpP9eA

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

(this article was originally posted on virtualjad.com) Networking and security automation — and specifically the use of on-demand services — will continue to play a more significant role as NSX (and network virtualization in general) continues to become more and more prominent. Customers

Intro to Networking and Security Automation with vRA

Jun 27, 2016 4:01:38 PM

DRS is a very powerful vSphere feature that has been around for years. It’s constantly monitoring host performance to ensure that VM demand is satisfied. When DRS determines that another host in a cluster could better suit a VM, a migration recommendation is generated, and the VM will vMotion to ...

New Fling: DRS Doctor

Jun 27, 2016 5:29:43 PM

End of General Support for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x has been extended by 3 months to January 15th, 2017 . This is to allow customers to have time to upgrade from NSX for vSphere 6.1.7, which contains an important security patch improving input validation of the system, to the latest 6.2.x rel...

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – June 2016 Edition

Jun 27, 2016 6:24:18 PM

There is an exciting new development in the big data space! VMware is collaborating with Cloudera to jointly develop a new Plugin for the Cloudera Director management environment to deploy and manage Cloudera’s software on to vSphere. For those who are not familiar with it, Cloudera Director is a...

An Exciting Innovation in Big Data: A New Cloudera Director Plugin for VMware vSphere

Jun 30, 2016 3:47:51 PM

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month: VMware vRealize Log Insight: The Benefits of VMware vSphere Integration VMware vRealize LogInsig...

New Training Videos on vRealize, NSX, and vSphere

Jul 1, 2016 12:59:39 AM

Hi Everyone, I have good news to share with you: The VCAP6 Deployment Lab beta exams are being extended to additional Pearson Vue centers in North America and expanded to roughly 175 centers in Europe, the MiddleEast and Africa. Additionally, the beta end-date has been moved out to July 13th. We...

VCAP6 Deployment Lab Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!

Jul 1, 2016 3:50:48 PM

We want to improve the way we communicate and share information about the VMware Certification program. Please use this poll to tell us what source works for you. The post We want to hear from you! appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .

We want to hear from you!arestil...

Jul 2,2016 5:01:52 AM

The Current Status of City and State IT: Time for an Upgrade

As consumers, people use all the amenities of the 21 st century in their daily lives, from mobile banking to ridesharing applications. But behind the scenes, a lot of work goes into making sure these services function. Addressing people’s needs as citizens is no different. Technology is essential...

Jul 1, 2016 4:00:12 PM

Don’t Miss Chances to Showcase Your vCloud Air Skills for a Free VR Kit

IT admins sure are excited about the vCloud Air Challenge . Many have participated in the first round, whether motivated by the chance to test their knowledge or take the VR Kit prize. Luckily, if you haven’t heard of it until now, there are still opportunities to join. The vCloud Air Challenge c...

Jun 30, 2016 4:29:54 PM

Node Africa Deploys Greenfield Data Center Infrastructure, Leads Africa to be Cloud First Continent

Node Africa is a cloud service provider and cloud broker. One of very few hybrid to public cloud providers in Africa, it offers its customers bespoke cloud infrastructure and services including consulting, design, build, and deployment of complex solutions. When the organization launched in Kenya...

Jun 30, 2016 8:00:54 AM

DRS Doctor is here to diagnose your DRS clusters

Mystery revealed, DRS for VMware vSphere is no more a black box! DRS Doctor will tell you all you need to know about your DRS clusters. Our latest fling, DRS Doctor, will monitor your DRS clustersforvirtual machine and host resource usage data, DRS-recommended migrations, and the reason behind ...

Jun 30, 2016 7:00:49 AM

Virtual SAN 6.2 Performance with OLTP and VDI Workloads

Virtual SAN is a VMware storage solution that is tightly integrated with vSphere—making storage setup and maintenance in a vSphere virtualized environment fast and flexible. Virtual SAN 6.2 adds several features and improvements, including additional data integrity with software checksum , space ...

Jun 29, 2016 12:11:32 AM

F5 and Blue Medora deliver a new F5 Content Pack for vRO!

By Matt, Quill, F5 Networks Data center automation is one of the hottest trends in IT. Given ever tightening CIO demand to ‘do more with less’ IT organizations need to automate their deployment and configurations as much as possible. The vRealize suite ofproductsform VMware is one of the most c...

Jun 28, 2016 7:00:19 PM

Capacity Remaining Badges in vROps – Know When Your Database Will Be Full

Brian Williams, Blue Medora Today we are going to take a close look at the Capacity Analysis Badge available in VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). To access the analysis page, select your chosen database; forthisblog we will be looking at a Microsoft SQL Server Instance object that I a...

Jun 28, 2016 10:00:26 AM

vRealize Automation Configuration with CloudClient for vCloud Air Network

As a number of vCloud Air Network service providers start to enhance their existing hosting offerings, VMwareare seeing some demand from service providers to offer a dedicated vRealize Automation implementation to their end-customers to enable them to offer application services, heterogeneous cl...

Jun 27, 2016 9:02:14 PM

Barden Produce Stays Fresh With the Right Cloud Partner

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Background

 

VMware Access Point is a virtual appliance used by several End-User Computing products to support remote access from the Internet into applications and virtual desktops running in corporate data centres or in the cloud. It is a security appliance used to protect this form of access. You can read more details of this here Technical Introduction to Access Point for Secure Remote Access - VMware End-User Computing Blog - VMware Blogs

 

Access Point allows very precise configuration of SSL and TLS settings to allow customers to use exactly the right versions of SSL/TLS and use a very specific set of encryption cyphers to balance the needs of support for older End-User Computing clients with the need to use the most up-to-date algorithms. By default, the set of SSL/TLS protocols and cyphers are considered strong at the time of Access Point release, but if a security vulnerability is detected, these settings can be altered by the administrator to remove support for the vulnerable protocol or cipher. When the SSL 3.0 POODLE attack vulnerability was identified in 2014, administrators disabled SSL 3.0 on all SSL terminating servers in order to protect against POODLE. Similarly, a cipher such as TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA is required by certain older Java versions and by Microsoft Windows XP, but since 2015 is now considered to be weak. Administrators are advised to remove this cipher if support for these older clients is no longer needed.

 

The DROWN attack vulnerability

 

In March 2016, the DROWN vulnerability was identified. Refer to https://blog.qualys.com/securitylabs/2016/03/04/ssl-labs-drown-test-implementation-details

 

This is a vulnerability with SSL 2.0.

 

If DROWN is only an SSL 2.0 vulnerability how can Access Point be affected?

 

This is exactly the question I had! When I originally read about this vulnerability, I wasn't concerned as Access Point has SSL 2.0 disabled by default. It also has SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 disabled.

 

I then worked with a VMware customer who reported to us that Access Point had this vulnerability and what could they do to protect against it.

 

Their Qualys SSL Labs scan against Access Point showed the following report.

 

DROWN.png

 

My first step was to look at the SSL/TLS protocol list configured on Access Point. As expected SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 were all disabled. Just TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 were enabled. The Qualys SSL scan report showed what the problem was. Even though Access Point was set up securely, the customer had another unrelated email Web Server on their network exposed to the Internet that still had SSL 2.0 enabled. It also turned out that the customer had used the same wildcard SSL/TLS server certificate on this vulnerable email server as on the Access Point appliances. An attacker can therefore exploit the DROWN attack via this vulnerable email server even though SSL 2.0 is disabled on Access Point.

 

Practical steps to avoid this vulnerability

 

There are really only two options:

 

  1. The most important thing to do is to regularly scan Internet facing servers using a respected SSL/TLS scanner such as the scanner from Qualys SSL Labs. This will highlight these vulnerabilities. SSL 2.0 should definitely be disabled. SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 should also be disabled unless there is a very good reason to keep them enabled to support old client systems.
  2. This vulnerability has also highlighted the benefit of using separate SSL/TLS certificates for different systems exposed to the Internet. Instead of using a certificate with *.myco.com for all services, consider dividing these into specific certificates with say horizon.myco.com and email.myco.com. This way, any future vulnerability of this nature with the email servers will then not affect other correctly configured servers on the network.

 

This particular customer tightened up the configuration of their email servers to disable SSL 2.0 and a rescan of Access Point confirmed that they were no longer vulnerable. No changes were needed on Access Point.

Will take a brief look at new features added in version 3.0.0 of Active Directory plugin for vRealize Orchestrator.

 

Here is brief list of newly added features and fixes.

  • Added support for non-persistent LDAP connections.
  • Added generic LDAP client (LdapClient).
  • Added support for SimplePagedResultsControl. It allows the client to iterate through a potentially large set of search results in subsets of a specified

number of entries (i.e., "pages").

  • Added User.getSID() and UserGroup.getSID() scripting methods for retrieving objectSID attribute in following format format 'S-1-IdentifierAuthority-SubAuthority1-SubAuthority2-...-SubAuthorityn'
  • Added getGUID() support for retrieving objectGUID formatted as dashed string
  • Fix: ActiveDriectory.search() methods discards configured LDAP base
  • Removed sub-domain entries from inventory tree of parent domain. (Deprecated since 2.0)

 

Let's go trough above list and see what those mean in more details...


Added support for non-persistent LDAP connections

What does that mean?

It means that is no longer needed to add Active Directory server using one of the configuration workflows ('Add an Active Directory server ") in order to invoke operation on it.

Starting with version 3.0 of the plugin you can create connection  toward LDAP server without registering it as inventory item.

Here is brief example how this can be achieved. Below example will create a connection toward given LDAP host and will seach for specific LDAP entey by it's DN.

     var ldapClient = null; 
     try {
        System.log("Initializing ldap client...");
        ldapClient = LdapClientFactory.newLdapClient(host, port, username, password, false);
        System.log("Searching for entry with dn ["+ lookupDn +"]");
        entry = ldapClient.getEntry(lookupDn);
        if (entry != null) {
               System.log("Found entry with dn[" + entry.getDN() + "]");
               attrs = entry.getAttributes();
               for ( i in attrs){
                    System.log(" name :" + attrs[i].getName());
                    System.log(" values :" + attrs[i].getValues());
               }
        } else {
               System.log("Nothing found!!!");
        }
     } finally {
        if (ldapClient != null){
               ldapClient.close();
        }
     }



Added generic LDAP client (LdapClient).

What does that mean?

Previous version of the plugin supported connecting to Active Directory LDAP server only. New version of plugin introduces support of generic LDAP client which can be connected to any server supporting LDAP protocol.

Newly added  generic LdapClient is fully functional and support searches and modification of arbitrary LDAP entry. It also supports lookup of specific entry by it's DN.

For more details regarding available functionality you can refer to vRO API explorer under AD plugin you should see number of new scripting objects available starting with LdapXXXX prefix

LdapClientAPI.PNG

 

Added support for SimplePagedResultsControl.

What does that mean?

Newly added LdapClient support also SimplePagedResultsControl. It allows the client to iterate through a potentially large set of search results in subsets of a specified number of entries (pages).





var ldapClient = LdapClientFactory.newLdapClient(host, port, username, password, false);
// Perform a search to retrieve all users in the server, but only retrieving 2 at a time.
var numSearches = 0;
var totalEntriesReturned = 0;
var searchRequest = LdapSearchRequest.createRequest(
  baseDn,
  "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=organizationalPerson))",
  LdapSearchScope.SUB,
  null, //attributes
  LdapDereferencePolicy.ALWAYS);


var resumeCookie = null;
while (true)
{
  System.log('--------------------------------------------');
  System.log("More results found. Continuing with page " + numSearches)


  // Create SimplePagedResultsControl configured to return at most 2 entries
  // on initiali request resumeCookie must be null
  pagedSearchControl=  new LdapSimplePagedResultsControl(2, resumeCookie,true)
  // Make sure there is no another control registered with same OID
  searchRequest.removeControlByOid(pagedSearchControl.getOID());
  // add SimplePagedResultsControl to current search control
  searchRequest.addControl(pagedSearchControl);


  // execute search request
  var searchResult = ldapClient.searchBySearchRequest(searchRequest);
  numSearches++;
  totalEntriesReturned += searchResult.getEntryCount();


  // Traverse trough result set
  entries = searchResult.getSearchEntries()
  for (var e in  entries)
  {
  System.log(entries[e].getParsedDN().toNormalizedString());
  }
  // Check if htere are more results
  responseControl = LdapSimplePagedResultsControl.get(searchResult);
  if (responseControl.moreResultsToReturn()) {
  // The resume cookie can be included in the simple paged results
  // control included in the next search to get the next page of results.
  resumeCookie = responseControl.getCookieBytes();
  } else {
  break;
  }
}



 

Added User.getSID() and UserGroup.getSID()

 

System.log("User " + user.distinguishedName + " objectSID [" + user.getSID() + "]");



Produces following output  :

[2016-07-18 18:00:29.725] [I] User CN=demo user,CN=Users,DC=gia,DC=net objectSID [S-1-5-21-124928778-1889607053-1629036291-4274]

 


Added getGUID()

 

System.log("User " + user.distinguishedName + " objectGUID [" + user.getGUID() + "]");



Produces following output  :

[2016-07-18 18:03:29.867] [I] User CN=demo user,CN=Users,DC=gia,DC=net objectGUID [efc97a06-7a3b-47df-b630-7b814e8a1cc6]


Removed sub-domain entries from inventory tree of parent domain. (Deprecated since 2.0)

In Version 1.x of Active Directory there was support for single AD server. To mitigate to same degree this limitation was added  possibility for showing sub-domains inventory tree as part of configured AD server. Version 2.x of the plugin introduced support for multiple AD server and starting with this version recommended approach for handling sub domain is to register them as separate AD server configuration. Showing sub-domain entries as part of parent domain inventory tree was deprecated in favor of creating separate AD server configuration for each domain. in version 3.0 of the plugin sub-domain are no longer shown as items in parent domain inventory tree.

本日、新宿のピアソン試験会場で VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam を受験。

300 点台の 333 点で、なんとか、一発 合格Pass しました。

その記念に、本日ここに記したいと思いました。

vCenter Server Appliance(VCSA) 6.0 の仮想アプライアンスは、

vSphere / Web Clinet からではなく Web ベースのウィザードからデプロイするようになりました。

 

そして CLI ベースのインストーラも提供されているので、

ためしに Windows 10 の PC からデプロイしてみました。

 

Command-Line Deployment and Upgrade of

VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 1

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/vsphere/VMware-vsphere-601-vcenter-server-appliance-cmdline-deploy-and-upgrade.pdf

 

今回は、VCSA 6.0 Update 2 を使用しました。

下記の ISO ファイルを、デプロイを実行する Windows の D: にマウントしています。

 

VMware-VCSA-all-6.0.0-3634788.iso

 

CLI ベースのインストーラは、ISO ファイル直下の vcsa-cli-installer フォルダにあります。

インストーラは、Windows / MAC / Linux それぞれに用意されています。

PS> dir D:\vcsa-cli-installer\ | select Name

 

Name

----

dbchecker

lin64  ★Linux 用

mac  ★MAC 用

templates

win32 ★Windows用

 

CLI インストールでは、パラメータを JSON ファイルで指定します。

templates フォルダ配下には、JSON ファイルのサンプルが配置されています。

install / upgrade それぞれに対応したサンプルが用意されています。

PS> dir D:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\ | select Name

 

Name

----

install

upgrade

 

 

PS> dir D:\vcsa-cli-installer\templates\install\ | select Name

 

Name

----

PSC_on_ESXi.json

PSC_on_VC.json

PSC_replication_on_ESXi.json

PSC_replication_on_VC.json

VC_on_ESXi.json

VC_on_VC.json

embedded_vCSA_on_ESXi.json

embedded_vCSA_on_VC.json

 

今回は、vCenter と Platform Service Controller(PSC) を別の VM としてデプロイします。

※下記 KB で「外部 Platform Services Controller」と呼ばれる構成です。

VMware Platform Services Controller 6.0 に関する FAQ (2117316) | VMware KB

 

JSON ファイルの作成。

サンプル JSON ファイルのうち下記を参考にして、

C:\work\vcsa\ 配下に 2つ JSON ファイルを作成しました。

※VCSA は、VC 経由ではなく直接 ESXi にデプロイ。

  • PSC_on_ESXi.json
  • VC_on_ESXi.json

 

PSC デプロイで使用した JSON

C:\work\vcsa\PSC_on_ESXi-vcpsc01.json

  • 赤字の部分は、今回のデプロイ環境に合わせて指定しています。
  • 外部 PSC は、deployment.option が「infrastructure」となります。
  • vcpsc01.godc.lab(IP アドレスは 192.168.1.81)という PSC をデプロイします。
  • hv-i13.godc.lab というのは、デプロイ先の ESXi です。

{

    "__version": "1.1",

    "__comments": "Sample template to deploy a Platform Services Controller to an ESXi host.",

    "target.vcsa": {

        "appliance": {

            "deployment.network": "VM Network",

            "deployment.option": "infrastructure",

            "name": "vcpsc01",

            "thin.disk.mode": true

        },

        "esx": {

            "hostname": "hv-i13.godc.lab",

            "username": "root",

            "password": "パスワード",

            "datastore": "ds_hv-i13_01"

        },

        "network": {

            "hostname": "vcpsc01.godc.lab",

            "dns.servers": [

                "192.168.1.254",

                "192.168.0.254"

            ],

            "gateway": "192.168.1.252",

            "ip": "192.168.1.81",

            "ip.family": "ipv4",

            "mode": "static",

            "prefix": "24"

        },

        "os": {

            "password": "パスワード",

            "ssh.enable": true

        },

        "sso": {

            "password": "パスワード",

            "domain-name": "vsphere.local",

            "site-name": "Default-First-Site"

        }

    }

}

 

vCenter デプロイで使用した JSON

C:\work\vcsa\VC_on_ESXi-vc01.json

  • 外部 PSC に参加させる vCenter は、deployment.option が「management-<サイズ>」になります。
  • vc01.godc.lab(IP アドレスは 192.168.1.82)という vCenter をデプロイします。
  • platform.service.controller には、PSC のデプロイで指定した FQDN 「vcpsc01.godc.lab」 を指定します 。

{

    "__version": "1.1",

    "__comments": "Sample template to deploy a vCenter Server to an ESXi host.",

    "target.vcsa": {

        "appliance": {

            "deployment.network": "VM Network",

            "deployment.option": "management-tiny",

            "name": "vc01",

            "thin.disk.mode": true

        },

        "esx": {

            "hostname": "hv-i13.godc.lab",

            "username": "root",

            "password": "パスワード",

            "datastore": "ds_hv-i13_01"

        },

        "network": {

            "hostname": "vc01.godc.lab",

            "dns.servers": [

                "192.168.1.254",

                "192.168.0.254"

            ],

            "gateway": "192.168.1.252",

            "ip": "192.168.1.82",

            "ip.family": "ipv4",

            "mode": "static",

            "prefix": "24"

        },

        "os": {

            "password": "パスワード",

            "platform.service.controller": "vcpsc01.godc.lab",

            "ssh.enable": true

        },

        "sso": {

            "password": "パスワード",

            "domain-name": "vsphere.local",

            "site-name": "Default-First-Site"

        }

    }

}


デプロイの実行。

Windows からデプロイするため、win32 フォルダ配下にある vcsa-deploy.exe でデプロイします。

デプロイ前に、PSC と vCenter の FQDN は DNS に A レコード、PTR レコードを登録して

名前解決できるようにしておきます。

 

最初に PSC をデプロイします。

  • エンドユーザ使用許諾に承諾するため、「--accept-eula」を付けます。
  • SSL 証明書の確認を無視するため、「--no-esx-ssl-verify 」を付けます。
  • 作成した 「C:\work\vcsa\PSC_on_ESXi-vcpsc01.json」 ファイルを指定します。

PS> D:\vcsa-cli-installer\win32\vcsa-deploy.exe --accept-eula --no-esx-ssl-verify C:\work\vcsa\PSC_on_ESXi-vcpsc01.json

Performing basic template verification...

Starting vCenter Server Appliance installer to deploy "vcpsc01"...

This appliance is a Platform Services Controller.

See

c:\users\gowatana\appdata\local\temp\vcsaCliInstaller-2016-07-03-07-21-ga9_gu\vcsa-cli-installer.log

for the installer logs.

Run the installer with "-v" or "--verbose" to log detailed information

Cannot resolve hostname hv-i13.godc.lab: [Errno 11004] host not found

Running OVF Tool to deploy the OVF...

Opening vCenter Server Appliance image: F:\vcsa\vmware-vcsa

Opening VI target: vi://root@hv-i13.godc.lab:443/

Deploying to VI: vi://root@hv-i13.godc.lab:443/

Progress: 99%

Transfer Completed

Powering on VM: vcpsc01

Progress: 98%

Power On completed.

Waiting for IP address...

Received IP address: 192.168.1.5

Installing services...

Retrying file download ...

Retrying file download ...

Retrying file download ...

Retrying file download ...

Retrying file download ...

Retrying file download ...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 5% Setting up storage

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 50% Installing RPMs

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 53% Installed VMware-OpenSSL-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 55% Installed VMware-jmemtool-6.0.0-3545910.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 60% Installed vmware-snmp-1.0.1.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 62% Installed

VMware-unixODBC-2.3.1.vmw.2-6.0.0.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 65% Installed

oracle-instantclient11.2-odbc-11.2.0.2.0.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 70% Installed

VMware-rhttpproxy-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 74% Installed

vmware-certificate-server-6.0.0.2521-3542384.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 75% Installed

vmware-identity-sts-6.0.0.6698-3544973.noarch.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 77% Installed vmware-cm-6.0.0-3545910.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 79% Installed

VMware-cis-license-6.0.0-3545910.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 81% Installed psc-client-6.1.0-3565255.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 84% Installed

applmgmt-cloudvm-1.0.0-3507541.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 95% Configuring the machine

Services installations succeeded.

Configuring services for first time use...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 9% Starting VMware Authentication Framework...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 27% Starting VMware Identity Management Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 36% Starting VMware Single Sign-On User Creation...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 45% Starting VMware Component Manager...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 54% Starting VMware License Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 63% Starting VMware Platform Services Controller

Client...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 72% Starting VMware Service Control Agent...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 81% Starting VMware Appliance Management Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 90% Starting VMware Common Logging Service...

First time configuration succeeded.

vCenter Server Appliance installer finished deploying "vcpsc01".

This appliance is a Platform Services Controller.

    System Name: vcpsc01.godc.lab

    SSO Domain: vsphere.local

Finished successfully.

 

次に vCenter をデプロイします。

  • PSC と同様に 「--accept-eula」 と --no-esx-ssl-verify 」を付けます。
  • 作成した 「C:\work\vcsa\VC_on_ESXi-vc01.json」 ファイルを指定します。

デプロイ先 ESXi(hv-i13.godc.lab)が名前解決できていなそうなエラーが出ていますが、

いちおう実際は名前解決できていて、デプロイできました。

PS> D:\vcsa-cli-installer\win32\vcsa-deploy.exe --accept-eula --no-esx-ssl-verify C:\work\vcsa\VC_on_ESXi-vc01.json

Performing basic template verification...

Starting vCenter Server Appliance installer to deploy "vc01"...

This appliance is a vCenter Server instance.

See

c:\users\gowatana\appdata\local\temp\vcsaCliInstaller-2016-07-03-13-03-6mdxk4\vcsa-cli-installer.log

for the installer logs.

Run the installer with "-v" or "--verbose" to log detailed information

Cannot resolve hostname hv-i13.godc.lab: [Errno 11004] host not found

vCenter Single Sign-On credential verification passed.

Running OVF Tool to deploy the OVF...

Opening vCenter Server Appliance image: F:\vcsa\vmware-vcsa

Opening VI target: vi://root@hv-i13.godc.lab:443/

Deploying to VI: vi://root@hv-i13.godc.lab:443/

Progress: 99%

Transfer Completed

Powering on VM: vc01

Progress: 98%

Power On completed.

Waiting for IP address...

Received IP address: 192.168.1.4

Installing services...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 5% Setting up storage

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 51% Installed VMware-jmemtool-6.0.0-3545910.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 55% Installed

oracle-instantclient11.2-odbc-11.2.0.2.0.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 64% Installed

vmware-certificate-client-6.0.0.2521-3542384.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 68% Installed

vmware-esx-netdumper-6.0.0-0.0.2981910.i386.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 78% Installed

VMware-Postgres-client-jdbc-9.3.9.0-2921310.noarch.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 80% Installed VMware-mbcs-6.0.0-3545910.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 80% Installed VMware-vpxd-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 81% Installed

VMware-vpxd-client-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 83% Installed

VMware-cloudvm-vimtop-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 85% Installed ipxe-1.0.0-1.3348017.vmw.i686.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 86% Installed VMware-sps-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 87% Installed VMware-vdcs-6.0.0-3496935.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 89% Installed vmware-vsm-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 91% Installed

VMware-perfcharts-6.0.0-3634794.x86_64.rpm

Services installations succeeded.

Configuring services for first time use...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 3% Starting VMware Authentication Framework...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 11% Starting VMware Single Sign-On User Creation...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 15% Starting VMware Component Manager...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 19% Starting VMware Service Control Agent...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 23% Starting VMware vAPI Endpoint...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 26% Starting VMware System and Hardware Health

Manager...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 30% Starting VMware Appliance Management Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 38% Starting VMware Common Logging Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 42% Starting VMware Postgres...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 50% Starting VMware Inventory Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 53% Starting VMware Message Bus Configuration

Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 59% Starting VMware vSphere Web Client...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 60% Starting VMware vSphere Web Client...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 61% Starting VMware vSphere Web Client...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 65% Starting VMware ESX Agent Manager...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 69% Starting VMware vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 73% Starting VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage

Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 76% Starting VMware Content Library Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 80% Starting VMware vCenter Workflow Manager...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 84% Starting VMware VSAN Health Service...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 88% Starting VMware vService Manager...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 92% Starting VMware Performance Charts...

vCSA firstboot: Progress: 96% Starting VMware Performance Charts...

First time configuration succeeded.

vCenter Server Appliance installer finished deploying "vc01".

This appliance is a vCenter Server instance.

    System Name: vc01.godc.lab

    Log in as: Administrator@vsphere.local

Finished successfully.

 

これで、 vSphere Web Client で vCenter にログインできるようになります。

VCSA のデプロイは色々な要因で失敗することが多いので、十分なリソースがない検証環境などでは

vCenter デプロイ前に PSC の VM でスナップショットを取得して、

リトライしやすいようにしておくとよいかもしれません。

 

以上、VCSA を CLI デプロイしてみる話でした。


In Virtual SAN 6.2, we introduced key space efficiency features such as Deduplication, Compression, using a four-node All Flash cluster with (4) SQL Servers, a one 200GB database was created with Benchmark Factory for Databases with TPC-E configuration, and a four node AlwaysOn Availability Group was created afterwards.  Given this SQL cluster replicates the data to a second, a third and a fourth node for read-only traffic, it's conceivable to measure the deduplication and compression result.


All-Flash Virtual SAN Specifications & Performance


VMware VSAN Disk Group Specification (per Host)

  • SSD: 2 x 400GB Solid State Drive (Intel SSDSC2BA40) as Cache SSD
  • SSD: 8 x 400GB Solid State Drive (Intel SSDSC2BX40) as Capacity SSD

Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Storage Footprint:
    • 200GB database: 815GB allocated, 750GB used
    • Domain Controller: 100GB allocated, 55GB used

 

Architecture:

architecture.png

SQL Server Testing Configuration (per VM)

 

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Storage Footprint:
    • 200GB database: 815GB allocated, 750GB used
    • Domain Controller: 100GB allocated, 55GB used


Deduplication and Compression Result:


blog-aag.png

 

Server number

Data space usage(GB)

After Deduplication

Saving Times

Single DB (1 server)

852

392

2.17

AAG (2 servers) + DC(1)

1720

695

2.47

AAG(3 servers) + DC (1)

2430

1000

2.43

AAG(4 servers) +DC(1)

3140

1230

2.55

 

Conclusion:

Because VSAN is not aware of application level replicas, therefore more AAG copies may not end up with higher deduplication and compression rate.  The space saving rate ranges from 58 percent to 60 percent.

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Jun 15, 2016 4:00:09 PM

How to Get the Perfect Graph in vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Graphs in vROps Graphs can be found throughout VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), from the All Metrics page of a resource to the Metric Charts widget in a dashboard. While simple to use, these graphs are extremely powerful tools for displaying historical data exactly ho...

Jun 15, 2016 10:00:08 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0009 and Updated Advisories

Today, VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2016-0009 Updated VMSA-2015-0007.6 VMSA-2015-0009.3 VMSA-2016-0005.4 The new advisory addresses an important cross-site scripting issue in the vSphere Web Client, CVE-2015-6931. The issue is present on the serv...

Jun 15, 2016 5:58:16 AM

 

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Read All This Week’s Top Mobile News in 5 Minutes

VMware claimed this week’s top headlines in business mobility with a flurry of announcements and product updates. Got five minutes? Here’s your cheat sheet to this week’s top mobile news. Watch Sanjay Poonen, our executive vice president and general manager, recap the week in this video: VMware W...

Jun 17, 2016 4:00:27 PM

Read All 6 HUGE VMware EUC Product Announcements Right Here

IBM, TrustPoint, Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4, Mirage, App Volumes and more top off another busy week for VMware End-User Computing (EUC). It’s been a busy week here at VMware End-User Computing (EUC). And we couldn’t be more excited about it. In the video below, our EVP and general manager, Sanja...

Jun 17, 2016 11:47:37 AM

Enabling Just-In-Time Delivery with VMware App Volumes 2.11

When VMware Horizon 7 was introduced to the market just a few months ago, it represented a shift in the way virtual desktops and apps could be delivered and managed. Several new capabilities highlighted the innovations in Horizon 7, including Smart Policies and Blast Extreme . One of the most exc...

Jun 17, 2016 1:45:46 AM

VMware Cited as a Leader among Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions

Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) platforms have become a staple for large organizations to securely store, organize and access huge amounts of corporate data across a variety of devices, either in the cloud or on-premises. Hybrid EFSS platforms offer enterprises the flexibility to connect da...

Jun 16, 2016 2:20:25 PM

New BYOD Adoption Kit: The Missing Piece to BYOD Success

There is no lack of information out there on bring-your-own-device ( BYOD ) programs. A quick Google search of “BYOD” yields over SIX MILLION results. The majority of the entries are related to the technical and privacy considerations that IT admins need to take into account when implementing a c...

Jun 15, 2016 1:00:47 PM

VMware at Citrix Synergy: Quick Recap of a Great Show!

Las Vegas was buzzing a couple weeks ago with customers from all over the world attending Citrix Synergy. Citrix hosted their annual conference, and VMware joined many of our peers and customers in hosting our own booth on the showroom floor. For those who were able to swing by our booth, we demo...

Jun 15, 2016 1:00:16 PM

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

VCAP6 Deployment Lab Beta Exams: Register Now!

Hi Everyone, I am really excited to announce that registration for the the new VCAP6 Deployment Labs is available now through Pearson Vue, with a first appointment date of June 15, 2016 . The following Lab Exams are available now for registration: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data C...

Jun 10, 2016 12:21:27 AM

Enhancements to the VM Tools Version-Mapping File

VMware ESXi GA releases, and certain patch releases, include VMware Tools installers for the most common guest OSs. A helpful resource that customers have used to map ESXi releases to VM Tools versions is available online at: https://packages.vmware.com/tools/versions Since the decoupling of Tool...

Jun 10, 2016 12:14:15 AM

Log Insight for NSX Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

(Ed. Note: Got a question not covered here? Post them in the comment and we’ll add them.) Q: What was announced? A: VMware announced that all users with a NSX 6.2.3 (and beyond) license are now entitled to vRealize Log Insight for NSX at no additional charge. Read the full NSX 6.2.3 announcement ...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:48 PM

Gain Deep Insight Into Your NSX Network While Simplifying Management and Operations

We’re excited to announce that VMware NSX, version 6.2.3, is now available for all customers with active support. As we evolve the NSX platform, we continue to place a high degree of emphasis on helping customers operationalize NSX, speed-up deployment, and integrate with more systems from our NS...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:09 PM

5 Database Monitoring Solutions for vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Databases are one of the most critical layers in the modern IT stack, making database monitoring a necessity. The need for comprehensive and proactive performance monitoring only increases with virtualization; critical memory and CPU resources are shared with virtual mac...

Jun 10, 2016 10:00:24 AM

New VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2016-0007 and VMSA-2016-0008

Today VMware has released the following new security advisories: VMSA-2016-0007 – VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability. VMSA-2016-0008 – VMware vRealize Log Insight addresses important and moderate security issues. Information disclosure issu...

Jun 10, 2016 5:46:52 AM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: OnX Managed Services

For LBMX , processing purchase orders for customers can’t go fast enough. As the go-to resource for purchasing cooperatives, buying groups and independent members residing in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia, agility is vital. These groups, seeking to leverage the power of col...

Jun 9, 2016 4:00:16 PM

BCDR: Some Things to Consider When Upgrading Your VMware Disaster Recovery Solution

By Julienne Pham Once upon a time, you protected your VMs with VMware Site Recovery Manager, and now you are wondering how to upgrade your DR solution with minimum impact on the environment. Is it as seamless as you think? During my days in Global Support and working on customer Business Continui...

Jun 9, 2016 3:49:57 PM

Getting More Out of VMware: vRealize Operations for Horizon

On June 22nd, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar on How to Operationalize vRealize Operations for Horizon. In this session, we will demonstrate how to leverage vRealize Operations for Horizon to quickly take control of performance issues impacting End-user experience in your ...

Jun 9, 2016 2:34:13 PM

Modernize Your Enterprise with vCloud Air for the Public Cloud – Learn Why on 6/16!

The average enterprise data center runs more legacy on-premises applications that are virtualized by VMware vSphere® than “born in the cloud” applications. However, these existing applications can benefit from the agility and flexibility of a public cloud platform. Sign up for our VMware vCloud® ...

Jun 8, 2016 3:58:24 PM

A.T. Still University greatly improves firewall performance and security with cost-effective VMware NSX solution

ATSU revolutionized its schools and clinics with the cost-effective security solution, VMware NSX, which increases firewall performance, meets HIPAA compliance, automates services, and improves agility, resulting in more affordable tuition and better healthcare services. Some of the business bene...

Jun 8, 2016 12:00:36 PM

Compute Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Over the years we have watched the datacenter evolve in an effort to commoditize servers. One way this has been accomplished is through the trend of standardizing compute resources. Even as standardization becomes a common practice, datacenters are still faced with compl...

Jun 8, 2016 10:00:35 AM

Creating a Custom Topology Dashboard in vROps

Brian Williams, Blue Medora Today we are going to discuss one of the most powerful and useful features of vRealize Operations Manager: custom dashboards. For this blog, we will be focusing on the Topology Graph widget and how to use it in your own custom dashboards. The widget provides a quick ov...

Jun 7, 2016 7:00:27 PM

Public Clouds Leverage Extreme Automation To Drive Growth

Extreme Automation also the Key to Successful Private Clouds A couple of recent articles in the past few weeks on TechTarget caught my eye. One article, “SAP Cloud embrace helps feed the beast for AWS, Azure”, was focused on the news that both AWS and Azure had just certified SAP Hana on their cl...

Jun 6, 2016 7:01:02 PM

What Can I Do with My Leftover SPP Credits?

By Matt Kwok , Business Planning Leader for Cloud Services, VMware While many customers are familiar with the benefits of VMware’s Subscription Purchasing Program (covered in previous posts ), one question I am commonly asked is, “What can I do with vCloud Air if I only have a few SPP credits lef...

Jun 6, 2016 4:17:42 PM

VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available

We’re pleased to announce that VMware integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available. For more information, read Pete Cruz’s blog on the VIO blog-site. OpenStack 2.5 For those of you not familiar, VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 enables IT administrators to deploy and manage a production grade OpenSta...

Jun 6, 2016 10:10:33 AM

 

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Top Mobile News: We’re Making EMM & IoT History

Breaking EMM news! VMware AirWatch was named a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). This is the first time in the history of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM that a single vendor placed highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of ...

Jun 10, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Getting the Most Out of Your VMware Horizon FLEX Administrator Console

By Chris White, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware Hey! Looking for that next level of administration information in VMware Horizon FLEX ? Frustrated by having to open policies or entitlements by way of the Horizon FLEX console? Well, have I got a secre...

Jun 10, 2016 4:32:55 PM

VMware Horizon Service Installer for NSX – Building Up a Secured Desktop Infrastructure

By Sam Zhao, Manager, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware and Tristan Todd, VMware alumnus In an earlier blog, A Deep Dive into VMware Horizon 6 with NSX , Tristan Todd, a VMware alumnus, introduced some VMware technologies that offer wide-ranging capabilities and ...

Jun 10, 2016 3:09:34 PM

Configuring VMware Identity Manager and VMware vRealize Automation 7 Using SAML Integration

By Peter Bjork, Principal Systems Engineer, EMEA End-User-Computing Practice, VMware With the support of Benoit Sarda, Professional Services Organization Consultant in France, VMware This blog post explains how to configure VMware Identity Manager as the identity provider (IdP) in VMware vRealize...

Jun 10, 2016 7:32:20 AM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

AirWatch positioned highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision. For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enter...

Jun 9, 2016 2:57:26 PM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management ] The independent research firm’s Magic Quadrant market report p...

Jun 9, 2016 2:53:45 PM

The Power of User Experience Thinking: Small Change Creates Big Impact for McDonald’s

Over the past several quarters, McDonald’s seems to have reversed course by beating analyst profit and sales expectations. During the latest earnings call , CEO Steve Easterbrook attributed success to a few factors, including all-day breakfast. But another factor Easterbrook mentioned could seem ...

Jun 8, 2016 1:19:47 PM

Boxer Co-Founder: The Secret of Our Mobile UX Success

LAST CHANCE: Join EUC Insights 2016, happening now! My longtime colleague and friend, Andrew Eye (now VP of product strategy for mobile at VMware) and I co-founded the mobile email application Boxer four years ago. At the time, we were tired of the cumbersome email process. Our coworkers felt the...

Jun 6, 2016 8:00:54 PM

New Podcast: The Accidental Start-up that Reinvented Mobile Email

In episode five of the Echo ONE podcast, we sit down with the “accidental entrepreneur” who reinvented mobile email. Andrew Eye, founder of popular mobile email app, Boxer , shares his unique start-up story. We dive into how Boxer was one of the first apps to use Big Data and analytics in its dev...

Jun 6, 2016 6:38:55 PM

VMware Horizon 7 & FlexPod Data Center: Rethinking Desktop Transformation

For six years, enterprises around the world have depended on FlexPod as their converged infrastructure of choice for delivering mission-critical workloads with greater performance, agility and economic value. In the first five years alone, over 6,300 customers deployed the platform, supported by ...

Jun 6, 2016 1:20:26 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. We are drawing closer to VMworld and this weeks TAM Blog post is a reminder that early bird registrations end soon so if you are considering going to VMworld now is the time to register. As a TAM customer don't forget about TAM Day registration at the same time as well as the many TAM areas and activities that we will have for our TAM customers at VMworld.

 

I wish you all a very productive week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Free e-learning course - #VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2016 bit.ly/1Urmwxl pic.twitter.com/fa7EPgrcgC

#Cisco ACI and #VMware NSX kumbaya? - Network World bit.ly/20I9cGDpic.twitter.com/qbOzYYFGRg

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vExpert 2016 Second Half Applications are Now Open bit.ly/1Uvfbgdpic.twitter.com/HN0H7tc665
Virtualization Review: 5 Great Opportunities at VMworld 2016
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

NEW – Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide

The long awaited update to the Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide is now available. Sudhir Balasubramanian and colleagues have completed the extensive project to update the classic doc for both Oracle and VMware versions. In this doc you will find references to many new features, approaches a...

Jun 3, 2016 3:20:39 PM

Early Bird Registration closes June 6th – Register Now!

    By Victoria Phillips Please join us for TAM Customer Day 2016 on Sunday, August 28 th , from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas! Early Bird Registration closes on June 6 th so register now! TAM Customer Day will give you the opportunity to interact with VMware professionals regarding your hig...

Jun 2, 2016 8:05:02 PM

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – May 2016 Edition

Our NSX support team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending- Important : Upgrades from NSX for vSphere 6.1.6 to 6.2.2 are not supported. See KB 2145543 NSX Controller upgrade fails with the error: 409 (Conflict...

Jun 2, 2016 7:18:27 PM

VCDX Defense Process Changes

We are constantly talking to current and potential VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) about ways to improve our processes in order to grow and strengthen the program. Out of those conversations, we have developed two process improvements that will go into effect immediately. New Double VCDX ...

Jun 1, 2016 6:38:57 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vRealize Operations Manager 6.1, 6.2, and 6.2.1 Sizing Guidelines Update sequen...

Jun 1, 2016 3:18:46 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Repairing or u...

Jun 1, 2016 3:12:45 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Best practices for Virtual SAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers ...

Jun 1, 2016 2:47:21 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Downloading and enabling VMware vShi...

Jun 1, 2016 1:51:10 PM

Top 20 vCenter articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later hosts...

Jun 1, 2016 12:51:27 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx ...

Jun 1, 2016 12:37:57 PM

Catch the IoT Wave

We are in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). As technology leaders, if we’re not already thinking “IoT,” it’s time we did. I lay out three action points in this blog post. We need to think beyond basic block-and-tackle systems and reimagine a world enabled by IoT. We require more experimen...

May 31, 2016 10:53:09 PM

New vRealize Log Insight Videos in the Learning Zone

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases. This month, Steve Flanders continued his series on VMware vRealize Log Insight with several new videos: Using Dashboards – teac...

May 31, 2016 4:45:32 PM

We asked, VMware Certified Instructors Answered

We recently interviewed a few VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) to get their best advice for students and to learn more about their experience teaching classes for VMware Education Services. We pulled the best (and surprisingly honest) responses below. Hope you enjoy! What one thing do you wish...

May 30, 2016 3:22:56 PM

Announcing VMware vCloud Air Network Beta for Usage Meter 3.5.0

Keeping track of product usage just got simpler – thanks to VMware Usage Meter (UM) 3.5.0. vCloud Air Network partners can sign up today to participate in the Usage Meter 3.5.0 Beta to help define and test the latest version of the Usage Meter. So what’s new with Usage Meter 3.5.0? 100+ Bug Fixes...

Jun 3, 2016 4:00:05 PM

New Updated Oracle Databases on VMware Best Practices Guide

Business Critical Applications (BCA) are at the heart of an organization; their performance, availability and reliability are vital to the success of the business. Significant advances in hardware are far outpacing the performance requirements of even the most intensive business-critical applicat...

Jun 3, 2016 3:42:59 PM

Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere”

The landscape of the modern data center is rapidly evolving. The migration from physical to virtualized workloads, move towards software-defined data centers, advent of a multi-cloud landscape, proliferation of mobile devices accessing the corporate data center, and adoption of new architectural ...

Jun 3, 2016 12:00:31 PM

Customizing vROps – Creating Relationships and Changing Collection Intervals

Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora Often times what you get out of the box isn’t exactly what you need. The great thing about vRealize Operations is that it is quite customizable – from it’s great dashboarding capabilities, reporting, capacity planning, to policies, which allow for customizing how vRealiz...

Jun 3, 2016 10:00:22 AM

Hitachi Device Manager

Overview Hitachi Device Manager software unifies and simplifies storage management and gives you full control of your storage. Device Manager supports multiple management views, including physical, logical, NAS head, host and virtual server for provisioning, and storage pooling for primary and se...

Jun 2, 2016 7:52:30 PM

Hitachi Server Content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight

Overview Hitachi Server Content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight provides log aggregation and indexing with near real-time search and analytics capabilities. The HDS system is designed to consolidate existing rack-mount systems, for server consolidation and easier operation in a data center. ...

Jun 2, 2016 7:24:55 PM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: TeraGo Networks

When Canadian businesses decide to traverse the path to the hybrid cloud, it’s vital they rely on a provider who is able to guide them on their journey in an efficient manner. It’s also equally important that providers ensure their customer’s information assets stay within Canada and remain prote...

Jun 2, 2016 4:00:39 PM

RUSH POST: Microsoft Convenience Update and VMware VMXNet3 Incompatibilities

Microsoft recently released a “Convenience Update” patch for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update has incompatibility issues with virtual machines running on the VMware vSphere virtualization platform. This incompatibility is confined to one specific configuration scenario – It i...

Jun 1, 2016 9:23:04 PM

Getting More Out of VMware: Distributed Resource Management

On June 8th, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar about Distributed Resource Management using Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS) and vRealize Operations (vR Ops). In this session, we will examine how to combine DRS and vRealize Operations Manager capabilities to deliver the most ...

Jun 1, 2016 8:39:36 PM

Cloud-Based DR: Your Affordable IT Insurance

Like insurance, disaster recovery (DR) provides crucial protection for your IT operations during servedisruptive events. Yet, many organizations still don’t have a reliable DR plan in place. In fact, according to a 451 Research survey, almost 60% of responding companies operate without a DR plan....

Jun 1, 2016 4:00:24 PM

Join a Conversation on Network Virtualization with Leading NSX Industry Experts on June 15th

As technology continues to rapidly evolve, network virtualization is now applied to every aspect of the data center. Before you virtualize your network, it’s important to understand what makes sense for your business, and why. To give you the tools for your next step, we’ve gathered top VMware NS...

Jun 1, 2016 12:00:31 PM

How vRealize Automation Can Provision VMs From an OVF

Provisioning a VM from an OVF is easy with vRealize Automation Since the Project Cava team started writing about how they use vRealize Automation to serve the needs of the VMware teams that work on vRealize Automation, its been clear that customers want to know how we manage to keep a small catal...

Jun 1, 2016 10:00:25 AM

Comprehensively Monitor your Enterprise Stack with vROps Management Packs

By: Ken Hess If you use VMware virtualization products at your company, then you should check out Blue Medora’s management packs. Blue Medora’s solutions extend the capabilities of VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) to provide monitoring solutions for the hardware, software, application...

May 30, 2016 10:00:10 AM

 

 

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Apple Rumors, Elon Musk’s Reality, Droppin’ the EMM Mic and More Top Mobile News

What will watchOS 3.0 look like? Is iOS 10 here? Are the macOS rumors true? Will Siri soon be in our homes? The Independent rounds up everything Apple is expected to announce this month at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Quote of the Week “The odds that we’re in base reality is one in...

Jun 3, 2016 4:00:16 PM

VMware AirWatch Holds Largest Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Share

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market continues to grow. The market grew 26.9 percent, from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new IDC report, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares. [Download the report: IDC, Worldwide Enterpr...

Jun 2, 2016 12:36:22 PM

VMware AirWatch Holds Largest Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Share

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market continues to grow. The market grew 26.9 percent, from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new IDC report, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares. [Download the report: IDC, Worldwide Enterpr...

Jun 2, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Flushing Bank Locks Down Data with VMware Horizon VDI

As many banks face tighter IT budgets, building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a cost-saving alternative to adding hundreds of new desktops. For New York-based Flushing Bank , though, the move to VDI wasn’t just about doing more on less budget. VDI was their best bet to strengthen secu...

Jun 1, 2016 3:01:07 PM

See What’s New in Enterprise Mobility at EUC Insights 2016

Register now for EUC Insights 2016 to see what’s new in enterprise mobility. EUC Insights is the top, free virtual conference for end-user computing (EUC), and in addition to all of the free sessions and resources on EUC, you’ll get to learn about the newest trends and technology in enterprise mo...

Jun 1, 2016 2:17:21 PM

Feature Updates: May 2016

Check out the newest features and enhancements for the month of May* below: 1. WebEx Integration We are excited to announce our newest integration with WebEx for online meetings and video conferencing. Communities will be able to take advantage of the Personal Room feature in WebEx and allow user...

May 31, 2016 9:24:00 PM

Free Listen: Smartphones, but Dumb Apps on the Echo ONE Podcast

Ever wonder: why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps? The hard truth that IT knows all too well is: If you build it, they may not come. Blake Brannon joins the Echo ONE technology podcast to delve into the current business app ecosystem, the consumerization of IT and why users continue to deman...

May 31, 2016 2:46:48 PM

Free Listen: “Smartphones but Dumb Apps” on the Echo ONE Podcast

Ever wonder: why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps? The hard truth that IT knows all too well is: If you build it, they may not come. Blake Brannon joins the Echo ONE technology podcast to delve into the current business app ecosystem, the consumerization of IT and why users continue to deman...

May 31, 2016 2:30:17 PM

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