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Developing through containers is not only a fashion wave for coding in your PC/MAC (aka devbox) using library limitless, but a real opportunity to operate from dev to production environemnts without system administration knowledge. With vcloud air and docker, any developers will get all application controls in your devbox.

Sometimes people things: << vcloud director and vcloud air are only cloud infrastruscture as a Service... Platform as a Service is another thing>>. Well! It's time di think different stating with a little vcloud vdatacenter and docker-machine (Suggest to use docker-toolbox which contains  docker environment, docker-machine, kitematik...)

 

 

Setup vCloud Air (vchs)!

The first thing is: start pay vdatacenter and wait for activation: VMware vcloud air personell could help you to acheive it without blocks or fears!

One of the important thing to do is to write down available ip, because there is a 1:1 relationship between docker host and public ip and 1:many between public ip and containers. From behind docker machine will works by ip: in some scenarios the use of routed ip's could be enough to start using containers without the need of public ip.

In summary these parameters are mandatory to deliver a docker host in cloud:

  1. vcloud id (or tenant id)
  2. public ip (be sure that edge gateway has a vaild dns)
  3. vcloud tenant with vm creation permissions:

...and after user confirmation don't forget to assign vDC resource: http://pubs.vmware.com/vca/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vca.ug.doc%2FGUID-A6EDBE95-24CA-4AA6-9C1E-AF0A3D8CE57A.html

 

Install docker toolbox (with kitemitik)

This is the devbox side, and I don't wont to tell how to double click the install file and follow the clear installation instruction provided in the official website. I leave your play with https://www.docker.com/products/docker-toolbox.

Another things to do is the creation of a docker-hub and a git-hub accounts (if you don't have one of these):

  1. https://hub.docker.com/
  2. https://github.com/

 

Deploy and use docker-host

Finally this is the coolest part of the show: run your first container host.

To acheive this simply run this command from your cmd (or shell) in the devbox machine:

docker-machine create --driver vmwarevcloudair --vmwarevcloudair-username=xxxxxxxxxx \--vmwarevcloudair-password=xxxxxxxx --vmwarevcloudair-vdcid=mxxxxxxx-xxxx \--vmwarevcloudair-publicip=aa.bb.cc.dd docker-vchs-01

After few minutes system must go on (you could check vm operations simply opening vchs console via vcloud director portal)

In some cases default catalog could be return many errors generated during docker installation problem... this is due a ubuntu catalog problem.

To solve this you shoud ssh into machine using docker-machine ssh command... then remove (or better move out) vchs repository under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

then launch the provision command:

... well system is up and running with this effort:

  • 1 user creation and or login in vcloud air
  • a piece of notepad
  • 1 command
  • 1 problem that hope could be solved by waiting vchs team or changing catalog.
  • no sysadmin intervention

 

Simplify application delivery from dev to prod

Now it's time to devel your first application in devbox and in production simply using docker-machine command and moving between these 2 environment:

devbox

& "C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\docker-machine.exe" env default | Invoke-Expression

then deliver your first application like drupal:

docker run --name druapl-dev -p 8080:80 -d drupal

production

& "C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\docker-machine.exe" env docker-vchs-01 | Invoke-Expression

then deploy drupal in production

docker run --name druapl-prod -p 80:80 -d drupal

 

Now it's time to enjoy these 2 apps and start developing components, modify something and working with containers without limits, without vpn, and from your dev machine!

...and wow!!! No sysadmin has aided you during these operations! Dear devops welcome to your new working environment.

 

 

NSX の Distributed Load Balancing(DLB)を試してみます。


概要は Part 1 をどうぞ。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 1(準備編)


前回の投稿はこちらです。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 4(動作確認)

 

今回は、設定した DLB の vNIC でのフィルタを、ESXi に SSH ログインして見てみます。

win8-01a と web-02a が配置されている、ESXi「esx-02a」 に SSH ログインしています。

 

DVFilter の情報を表示できる summarize-dvfilter コマンドを、FW ルール適用の前後で実行してみました。

VIP 構成(FW ルール適用)前の状態。summarize-dvfilter コマンドの抜粋です。

web-02a と win8-01a の情報が表示されています。

nsx-dlb-p5-01.png

 

そして、VIP 構成(FW ルール適用)後の状態です。

DLR クライアントになる win8-01a に、フィルタが追加されています。

nsx-dlb-p5-02.png

 

vsipioctl コマンドで、追加されたフィルタのルール設定を確認してみます。

DNAT rulees に、 下記の設定のルールが追加されています。

  • out protocol: tcp(HTTP Service)
  • from addrset: ip-securitygroup-10
  • to ip: 172.16.10.9
  • port: 80(HTTP Service)
  • dnat addrset: ip-securitygroup-11
  • round-robin

nsx-dlb-p5-03.png

 

よい確認方法がまだ見つけられませんが、

このフィルタで指定されているオブジェクトの ID をもとに、NSX API でオブジェクト名を見てみました。

(当然ですが)NSX Firewall で指定したものと一致するようです。

※ラボの vCenter(vcsa-01a)から、NSX Manager(192.168.110.15) にアクセスして情報取得しています。


securitygroup-10 の name

curl -k -s -u 'admin:VMware1!' https://192.168.110.15/api/2.0/services/securitygroup/scope/globalroot-0 | xmllint --xpath '//securitygroup[objectId="securitygroup-10"]/name' - | more

 

securitygroup-11 の name

curl -k -s -u 'admin:VMware1!' https://192.168.110.15/api/2.0/services/securitygroup/scope/globalroot-0 | xmllint --xpath '//securitygroup[objectId="securitygroup-11"]/name' - | more

 

ip-securitygroup-~ というオブジェクトは、NSX Firewall で指定したセキュリティ グ ループと対応しているようです。

nsx-dlb-p5-04.png

 

serviceprofile-1 は、名前だけに絞らず見てみました。

curl -k -s -u 'admin:VMware1!' https://192.168.110.15/api/4.0/firewall/globalroot-0/config | xmllint --xpath '//*[objectId="serviceprofile-1"]' - | xmllint --format -

 

「serviceprofile-1」は、NSX Firewall で指定した Service Profile 「DLB-Service」です。

nsx-dlb-p5-05.png

 

NSX の DLB を設定してみたところ、既存のものを例に出すと

なんとなく vNIC レイヤで設定できる iptables DNAT ルールのような印象を受けました。

現状の DLB では SSL オフロードや URL Rewrite などができないそうですが、

DC 内の East-West 通信での利用を想定している機能のようなので、

シンプルなルール設定で利用するとよさそうに思いました。


以上、NSX の DLB を試してみる話でした。

NSX の Distributed Load Balancing(DLB)を試してみます。


概要は Part 1 をどうぞ。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 3(VIP 構成)

 

DLB クライアントになる VM からアクセス確認。


今回は、DLB クライアントとなる VM 「win8-01a」 の Webブラウザから、DLB の VIP にアクセスしてみます。

 

win8-01a に Remote Desktop Connection で接続します。

nsx-dlb-p4-01.png

 

CORP\Administrator ユーザで、HoL 共通のパスワードでログインできます。

nsx-dlb-p4-02.png

 

win8-01a の IE を開いて、リアル IP でそれぞれの Web サーバのページが表示されることを確認しておきます。

 

web-01a の 172.16.10.11 のページが表示できます。

nsx-dlb-p4-03.png

 

web-02a の 172.16.10.12 のページが表示できます。

nsx-dlb-p4-04.png

 

つづいて、DLB で設定した VIP である、172.16.10.9 にアクセスしてみます。

 

ちゃんと web-01a のページが表示されます。

nsx-dlb-p4-05.png

 

Roud-Robin で振り分けているので、

Web ページを開きなおすと、web-02a のページも表示されます。

※更新ボタンより、 IE を開きなおしたほうがよいかもしれません。

nsx-dlb-p4-06.png

 

East-West 通信(たとえば Web ~ App サーバ間など)むけの機能のようですが、

North-South 通信っぽい今回の構成(分散ルーティングもされていない)でも、いちおう動作しました。


まだつづく。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 5(ESXi から見た DLB Filter)

NSX の Distributed Load Balancing(DLB)を試してみます。

 

概要は Part 1 をどうぞ。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 1(準備編)

 

前回の投稿はこちらです。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 2(DLB 有効化)

 

手順について。

 

今回は、DLB で使用する VIP を構成します。

DLB の VIP は、NSX Firewall のルールとして設定することになります。

  1. Service Instance への Service Profile 適用。
  2. NSX Firewall での Balance ルール設定。

 

今回の構成では、このような感じになります。

※Part 1 と同じ絵です。

nsx-dlb-img-02.png

 

1. Service Instance への Service Profile 適用。

 

Web Client の Network & Security →

Service Definitions → Services → NSX-DLB をダブルクリックで開きます。

nsx-dlb-p3-01.png

 

Service Instances → NSX-DLB-GlobalInstance → Related Objects を開きます。

Service Profile「DLB-Service」が選択された状態で、「Apply to Objects」ボタンをクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p3-02.png

 

Object Type で「Security Group」 を選択したあと、DLB-Client-SG を選択して「OK」 をクリックします。

※ちなみに、「Object Type」は下記から選択できます。

  • Distributed Port Group
  • Security Group
  • Logical Switch

nsx-dlb-p3-03.png

 

Service Instance「NSX-DLB-GlobalInstance」 の画面のまま、

Manage → Setting を開いて「Publish」をクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p3-04.png

 

2. NSX Firewall での Balance ルール設定。


NSX Firewall で、VIP を設定するためのルールを追加します。

Partner security services の Default セクションに、下記の Blanace ルールを追加します。

  • Name: VIP-Web
  • Source: DLB-Client-SG
  • Destination: Web-SG
  • Service: HTTP
  • Action: balance + DLB-Service

 

Web Client の Network & Security →

Firewall → Configuration → Partner security services を開きます。

※画面を広く使うため、左側の画面のピンを外しておきます。

nsx-dlb-p3-05.png

 

Default Section で、「+」ボタンをクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p3-06.png

 

FW ルールの各項目の編集ボタンをクリックして、設定していきます。

 

Name

  • Rule Name: VIP-Web

nsx-dlb-p3-07.png

 

Source

  • Security Group の DLB-Client-SG を選択。

nsx-dlb-p3-08.png

 

Destination

  • Security Group の Web-SG を選択。

nsx-dlb-p3-09.png


Service

  • Object Type で、Service を選択して、HTTP を選択。

nsx-dlb-p3-10.png

 

Action には、下記を設定します。

VIP(Virtual Server IP)は、Web サーバの IP レンジから使用されていないものを適当に選定しました。

  • Action: Blanace
  • RedirectTo: DLB-Service
  • Direction: Out
  • Log: Do not log
  • Virtual Server IP: 172.16.10.9

nsx-dlb-p3-11.png


ルール追加したら、「Publish Changes」で設定反映します。

nsx-dlb-p3-12.png

 

ルールが登録されて、Rule ID が採番されました。

nsx-dlb-p3-13.png

 

これで DLB が動作するようになりました。

 

つづく。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 4(動作確認)

NSX の Distributed Load Balancing(DLB)を試してみます。

 

前回の投稿はこちらです。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 1(準備編)

 

手順について。

 

今回は、NSX で DLB を有効化します。

  1. Service Definition の作成。
  2. Service Instance へのクラスタ追加。
  3. Service Profile の作成。

 

1. Service Definition の作成。

 

Service Definition「NSX-DLB」 を作成します。

この流れで、Service Manager、Service Instance というものも作成されます。

 

Web Client の Network & Security →

Service Definitions → Services を開いて、「+」 ボタンをクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p2-01.png

 

下記を指定して「Next」をクリックします。

  • Name: NSX-DLB
  • Service Manager: Create New Service Manager ※デフォルト
  • Deployment Mechanism: Host based vNIC

nsx-dlb-p2-02.png


Service Categories では Load Balancer を選択して、「Next」 をクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p2-03.png

 

Service Manager は、名前だけ入力して「Next」 をクリックします。

  • Name: DLB-Service-Manager

nsx-dlb-p2-04.png

 

のこりは、流れに従ってデフォルトのまま「Next」 をクリックします。

下記のようになるので、「Finish」 をクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p2-05.png

 

2. Service Instance へのクラスタ追加。

 

DLB を有効化するクラスタを指定します。

作成された「NSX-DLB」 をダブルクリックして開きます。

nsx-dlb-p2-06.png

 

Service Instances → NSX-DLB-GlobalInstance → Manage → Deployment を開いて、

「+」 ボタンをクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p2-07.png

 

DLB を有効化するクラスタ 「Compute Cluster A」 を選択して「OK」 をクリックします。

※現時点では、ここで選択できるのは 1クラスタだけのようです。

nsx-dlb-p2-08.png

 

クラスタが追加されました。

nsx-dlb-p2-09.png

 

3. Service Profile の作成。

 

Service Instance で、Service Profile を作成します。

Related Objects を開いて、「+」ボタンをクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p2-10.png

 

Service Profile の名前を入力して、「OK」 をクリックします。

  • Profile Name: DLB-Service

nsx-dlb-p2-11.png

 

つづく。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 3(VIP 構成)

NSX の Distributed Load Balancing (DLB)を試してみます。

まだ Preview の機能なので商用環境(いわゆる本番環境)への適用はできませんが、

既に NSX-v 6.2 には機能が含まれていて使用することが可能です。

 

VMTN に公開されている Getting Started Guide を参考にしました。

NSX Distributed Load Balancing  - Getting Started Guide

 

今回も、VMware のハンズオンラボ 「HOL-SDC-1603 VMware NSX Introduction」 を使用しています。

 

VMware Hands-on Labs(HoL)

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/

 

今回の構成について。


DLB により、Windows 8 の VM から Web サーバへのアクセスを分散してみます。

ちなみに、NSX の DLB では分散元となる VM の vNIC に設定したフィルタで分散しているようです。

 

今回は、下記のような構成にしています。

  • 分散元/先は、別のネットワークセグメントにしています。
  • 分散ルーティングは使用していません。

nsx-dlb-img-01.png


ESXi と VM は、下記を使用します。

  • DLB の分散元: win8-01a
  • DLB の分散先: web-01a、web-02a(2 VM)
  • DLB を有効にするクラスタ: Compute Cluster A
    • esx-01a、esx-02a が含まれる。
    • NSX はすべての ESXi で構成済み。※ラボのデフォルトの状態。

 

手順の流れ。

 

今回の手順の流れです。長くなるので、5回に分けて投稿します。

  1. HoL での準備 ★この投稿。
    1. VM の停止、移動
    2. セキュリティ グループの作成
  2. DLB 有効化 ★Part 2
    1. Service Definition の作成。
    2. Service Instance へのクラスタ追加。
    3. Service Profile の作成。
  3. VIP の構成(NSX FW のルール作成) ★Part 3
    1. Service Instance への Service Profile 適用。
    2. NSX Firewall での Balance ルール設定。
  4. DLB クライアントになる VM からアクセス確認。 ★Part 4
  5. DLB 元の ESXi の様子を見てみる。 ★Part 5

 

下記のようなイメージになると思います。今回固有の設定(名前など)は赤字にしています。

オレンジ色のセキュリティグループ(DLB-Client-SG)は同一のものです。

nsx-dlb-img-02.png

 

1-1. VM の停止、移動

 

まず、ラボの VM 配置を調整します。

DLB を1つのクラスタ内で検証したいため、Compute Cluster A に関係する VM を移動します。

  • web-03a は使用しないので、シャットダウンします。
  • web-02a と win8-01a を、vMotion で esx-02a に移動します。
  • app-01a と db-01a は、テストページの表示で必要なので起動したままにしておきます。

 

VM 配置は、下記のようになります。

 

ESXi: esx-01a

nsx-dlb-p1-01.png

 

ESXi: esx-02a

nsx-dlb-p1-02.png

 

 

1-2. セキュリティ グループの作成

 

今回の DLB 設定では、仮想サーバの VIP を設定する際にセキュリティ グループを使用します。

そこで、あらかじめ下記のセキュリティ グループ作成しておきます。

  • DLB 分散元: DLB-Client-SG
  • DLB 分散先: Web-SG

 

Web Client の Network & Security →

Service Composer → Security Groups を開いて、「New Security Group」 ボタンをクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p1-07.png

 

名前は、「DLB-Client-SG」 としておきます。

nsx-dlb-p1-08.png

 

「Select objects to include」 を開いて、Object Type で Virtual Machine を選択します。

web8-01a を選択して「Finish」 をクリックします。

nsx-dlb-p1-09.png

 

同様に、「Web-SG」というセキュリティ グループを作成します。

nsx-dlb-p1-10.png

 

このグループには、web-01a と web-02a を含めます。

nsx-dlb-p1-11.png

 

セキュリティ グループ「DLB-Client-SG」と「Web-SG」が作成されました。

nsx-dlb-p1-12.png

 

つづく。

NSX の分散ロードバランシング(DLB)を体験してみる。Part 2(DLB 有効化)

In a most of the vmware infrastructure environment we are using stndard vswitches . the limitation is the standard vsiwtch is when we are doing any modification and when we are creating vswitches, we have to do it manually an individually. If we have multiple port groups its a very difficult this. To avoid this thing, we can use vmware distirbuted switch. but we need to purchase enterprise plus license. To simplify this process i have created small power-shell script. I will explain this script by using my example.

 

i have two esxi host and esx-01. corp.local is already configured with required port groups. now we need to create all the port groups in esx-02. corp.local . therefore first i have created vswitch0 in esx-02. Then Using my scrript i can create all the port groups same as esx-01

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Connect-ViServer vcsa-01a.corp.local  # Connect to Vcenter Server

$strvswitchonhost02=get-virtualswtich -name vswitch0 -vmhost esx-02a.corp.local  # Host 01 have virtual switch named vswitch0, we have to create same switch in host 02. Its already created and $strvSwitchonhost02 variable store that details

$strsovirprgrp= get-virtualporggropu -vmhost esx-01a.corp.local -virtualswitch vswitch0 -standard # Store all the virtual port details in a $strsovirprgrp array

$intcount=$strsovirprgrp.count

For ($a=0 ; $a -le $intcount-1 ; $a++)

{

$strname=$strsovirprgrp[$a].name

$intvlan=$strsovirprgrp[$a].VLANID

New-virtualporggroup -virtualSwitch $strvswitchonhost02 -name $strname -VLANId  $intvlan # create virtual port group/s on second host

}

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I want to share my VCAP5-DCA experience so that it can also help others to pass the exam. Refer to bellow link to know about my experience.

 

http://vmwareinsight.com/Tips/2016/5/5798861/VCAP5-DCA-Exam-Experience

Today marks the official announcement of VMware deprecating the vSphere C # client and officially taking the path towards the HTML5 client.  This means that when new releases of vSphere are released, there will no longer include the C # client and only the HTML5 client will be used.  Here's the official link to the VMware blog post on the subject Goodbye vSphere Client for Windows (C#) – Hello HTML5 - VMware vSphere Blog - VMware Blogs

 

vsphere-login.png

 

This was discussed in a pre-news release with the vExpert community on Monday May 16th and there were mixed reactions to the news.  It's no surprise since VMware has been hinting at this for quite some time now and that eventually this day would come.  Some of the vExpert feedback included 3rd party plugin support and how to publicly make that information known (which included a feature request on the product interop matrix page as a possible solution), performance issues with things like importing multiple OVA files and having to use the C # client due to Web Client's inability to perform, and additional examples similar to a mass cluster exodus of VMs that could only be performed with the C # client due to emergency change related activity.  These were just some of the examples discussed and added to the concerns with the announcement.

 

What does that mean?

Future releases of vSphere will only have the HTML5 client.  If you haven't tried it yet, give it a test drive here vSphere HTML5 Web Client and see if it's the right time to move on.

 

Will I still have support for the existing C # client?

Current versions will still be available and continue to be supported with the supported versions of vSphere available.

 

Need to provide feedback?  Hit the official VMware blog site link above and let them know how you feel or fill out a quick survey here Is it time to let it go?


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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Improving the VMware User Experience Every Day
By Kelly Dare
I recently spoke with Steve Wehrend, our VP of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI), about his role and the impact his group is making on the VMware customer experience.

Steve’s objective is to make VMware UIs as transparent as possible. He describes his vision this way: “The best tools let you focus on your work. They become part of what you’re doing. You don’t think about them. You just use them. You become lost in the task, not in the tool.” Speaking with Steve, you realize that this vision drives all that he does here.

Steve described how he was drawn to UX and UI. “At their most basic, user experience problems are people problems,” he explains. “I love being able to understand people and how to make things work for them. I enjoy that part of problem solving, which is why UX and UI are my passions”
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

VCAP5 Exam Retirements Suspended – Registration Remains Open
Since we announced the retirement of the remaining VCAP5 exams in late March, we have heard from quite a number of you who have requested additional time to prepare for and take those exams. Additionally, we are still working on the development and refinement of the VCAP6 exams (which will replac...
May 13, 2016 4:00:20 PM
Improving the VMware User Experience Every Day
By Kelly Dare I recently spoke with Steve Wehrend, our VP of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI), about his role and the impact his group is making on the VMware customer experience. Steve’s objective is to make VMware UIs as transparent as possible. He describes his vision this way: “Th...
May 12, 2016 7:16:36 PM
Performance of RDMA and HPC Applications in VMs using FDR InfiniBand on VMware vSphere
Customers often ask whether InfiniBand (IB) can be used with vSphere. The short answer is, yes. VM Direct Path I/O (passthrough) allows InfiniBand cards to be made directly visible within a virtual machine so the guest operating system can directly access the device. With this approach, no ESX-sp...
May 12, 2016 6:49:24 PM
It’s All in the Context: Practical Advice for Using IT Benchmarking
By Ton van Tubergen In my role as an Operations Transformation Architect, I have been involved in many large and small IT Transformations, addressing people, process, technology, governance and organizational aspects and their dependencies. As a responsible IT leader, managing uncertainty and ris...
May 12, 2016 5:48:33 PM
New Courses covering NSX, Horizon 7 and more
VMware Education Services continually releases new courses designed to grow your skills so you can exploit the opportunities provided by VMware technologies. New this month: VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2] This course teaches you to troubleshoot and operate a VMware NSX® deploym...
May 12, 2016 3:39:51 PM
Save on Training & Certification at VMworld US 2016
Take advantage of our special training and certification offers at VMworld 2016 US to hone and validate your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions: Save 25% off our best-selling classes offered the week before VMworld. Save 25% off our On Demand course and complete your training ...
May 9, 2016 4:25:57 PM
SAP HANA on VMware vSphere – Sizing (Compute)
This is the second blog of my SAP HANA on vSphere blog series and will provide information on SAP HANA on VMware vSphere compute resource sizing . This blog does not describe how to perform the actual SAP HANA system RAM sizing. For this please refer to the SAP documentation. A good start is to r...
May 13, 2016 6:07:22 PM
VMware NSX Fundamentals Live is Coming to a City Near You
Sometimes a webcast isn’t enough – that’s why when VMware brings an NSX seminar to your hometown, you say “yes.” VMware is kicking off the NSX Fundamentals Live U.S. tour, so register now to secure your spot in one of these seminars when it gets to your town. VMware experts will start off with a ...
May 13, 2016 5:53:58 PM
Storage Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack
By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora As the storage market transitions to all-flash, hybrid array storage providers strategically work to accelerate performance and utilization. In doing so, it becomes more difficult to categorize hot data, dynamic and agile storage capacities, and other new age concept...
May 13, 2016 10:01:34 AM
Troubleshooting Tips: Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-in
By Spas Kaloferov Background and General Considerations In this post will we will take a look at some common issues one might experience when using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) PowerShell Plug-In, especially when using HTTPS protocol or Kerberos authentication for the PowerShell Host (P...
May 12, 2016 7:18:57 PM
VMware and Cirrity Help U.S. Auto Sales to Speed Past Sales Records with Virtual Desktops
U.S. Auto Sales needed to update its IT infrastructure after an unprecedented ice storm slammed the Southeastern United States, knocking its payment collection system offline. The company, specializing in preowned high-end vehicles for customers without access to traditional financing, could not ...
May 12, 2016 4:00:49 PM
vRealize Suite Customer Results
VMware’s vRealize Suite delivers the industry’s most complete solution for building and managing multi-vendor private, public or hybrid cloud environments See proven results from our customers and learn how you can do more with your data center too from our vRealize Suite Infographic. Key Benefit...
May 12, 2016 11:00:47 AM
Reinvent Cloud Security with vCloud Air
Let’s say your business is expanding rapidly. You’ll need an infrastructure that can expand with the business, right? One cost-effective option is the public cloud. However, based on what you know of the public cloud, you might not see it as the best choice. After all, the cloud works differently...
May 11, 2016 4:00:52 PM
Infographic: Survey Reveals IT Organizations Underestimate Security Threats
Did you know the average organization’s security has been compromised an average of four times over the past year? If that seems like a lot, well, that’s because it is—especially considering that, according to a survey conducted by Forrester of 210 IT risk and compliance decision-makers, the vast...
May 11, 2016 12:00:35 PM
Project Cava, Dogfooding the vRealize Suite
Caution Dogfooding in Progress! For the past eternity it seems, what would become the vRealize Automation team has been dogfooding their own product. This allows them to deploy Virtual Machines for a variety of purposes. Until vRealize Automation 7 brought the Converged Blueprint and Software Pro...
May 11, 2016 10:00:25 AM
vTech Talk: vCloud Air Template Options
In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, answers a top vCloud Air Community question from our recent AVCA Community event. During the event, Community member Sebasti...
May 10, 2016 4:02:08 PM
Moving VMs is not solving your SDDC Management Problems!
In my last blog article, “What is Intelligent Operations Management in the SDDC” , I discussed how intelligent operations management of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) can be broken down into three (3) areas of focus: Topology Scope, Data Collection and Management Functions. We also talke...
May 10, 2016 10:01:44 AM
DevOps Ready IT achieved at VMware IT
Success in the new economy requires companies to rethink traditional processes and approaches. Enterprises that embrace digital solutions and automation to accelerate innovation are rewarded. Recognizing the opportunity to increase IT agility and be a better partner to lines of business, VMware I...
May 9, 2016 11:00:27 AM

 

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Rise of the Bots & Big Data in Top Mobile News This Week
Every-bot-y’s talking about this hitting the enterprise. They’re smart. They’re helpful. They’re about to change the way you work. They’re bots. Head to Workspace Central to read how these little helpers could soon save you time on the job. Think you’re ready for Big Data? How fast can you swim? ...
May 13, 2016 5:00:47 PM
3 Tips for Managing Data in the IoT Context
Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is gaining major momentum in the enterprise . As companies get ready to harness the power of IoT in their businesses, they need to account for the next big challenge that comes with this initiative: how to manage the billions of bits of data generated by these mi...
May 12, 2016 4:49:35 PM
Developing a Mobile App for People with Too Many Passwords
Recently, we introduced you to EZ Link , our new Socialcast login feature. Right from your Socialcast web or mobile app, you just click a button to send yourself an email with a link that logs you into the Socialcast mobile app. Today, we all have more passwords to remember than ever. We develope...
May 12, 2016 1:46:29 PM
[Webinar] Understanding the Benefits of Offline VDI: Introducing Horizon FLEX
Nobody wants to provision physical machines anymore. It’s a time-consuming, costly exercise fraught with user downtime. But what do you do when you can’t give virtual desktops (VDI) to contractors, offshore developers or field workers? That’s where VMware Horizon FLEX comes in. FLEX is the secure...
May 12, 2016 12:29:05 PM
NetApp Hikes Engineers’ Productivity on Virtual Desktops
Fortune 500 company (and VMware partner ) NetApp brings in more than $6 billion in revenue by providing big businesses with technology to store and manage data. NetApp’s customers are major innovators, using data management to its fullest potential to grow their businesses. And NetApp’s engineers...
May 11, 2016 2:39:34 PM
[Infographic] The Undeniably Mobile Consumer | Retail Technology Trends
Dive into the biggest consumer and retail technology trends, including business mobility, omnichannel engagement, digital workspaces and more, in our new infographic.   The Mobile, Connected Consumer The modern consumer is undeniably mobile, with 70% of those surveyed citing access to a smartphon...
May 11, 2016 12:31:44 PM
Preview of Our EZ Link Login Flow for the Socialcast Mobile App
In our February 2016 new features update , we introduced EZ Link, which lets a user log into the Socialcast mobile app without having to manually enter a password. Last time, we previewed the desktop web version. To recap, a logged-in Socialcast user simply clicks on a handy EZ Link icon to recei...
May 10, 2016 2:00:19 PM
Is Financial Services IT Leaving the Wrong Kind of Legacy?
There’s an old saying in software application development: “Legacy software is fine. It’s just old software that still works.” In banking, “legacy” has made financial services IT leaders cringe for years. The word conjures visions of aged IBM mainframes and green screens, piles of COBOL program p...
May 10, 2016 12:10:17 PM
[SlideShare] See Your Industry’s Digital Workspace In Action
Driven by explosive growth in mobility, changing demographics and a new scale of security breaches, industries worldwide are shifting IT budgets for digital workspaces . These new, integrated technologies combine desktop virtualization with identity, application and enterprise mobility management...
May 9, 2016 5:00:33 PM
[Video] Want to See How Windows 10 Management Actually Works?
Windows 10 is a huge talking point for IT departments in every company of any size all over the world. Windows’ first truly mobile operating system is designed to work seamlessly across mobile devices and PCs, making unified endpoint management more than a possibility. Now, combined with VMware A...
May 9, 2016 1:16:21 PM
[WEBINAR] The Rising Threat of Insider-led Security Breaches
An escalating proportion of threats come from insider-led breaches. One recent survey reveals that 40% of organizations sampled are expecting an insider-led attack within the next 12 months. Another study suggests that such breaches cost companies an average of $3.79 million per breach, with an a...
May 9, 2016 1:12:24 PM

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to this weeks VMware TAM Newsletter. One of the changes that occurred in the past week is the change with our NSX, Network Virtualization solution. We now offer the solution in Standard, Advanced and Enterprise editions. These are each designed to make it easier for organizations to choose and consume NSX using the edition that is right for them. There is information in the newsletter or please visit our NSX page for more information.

NSX Data Sheet:
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I wish you a successful week ahead.

 

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VMware at #Interop 2016 - sessions, booth, social media info bit.ly/24rSiSZ pic.twitter.com/4eN73JNdXY
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5 Free #VMware Flings for your Virtualization Toolbox (via vmblog.com) bit.ly/24wes6Cpic.twitter.com/RAp90tCAPN
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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
TAM Customer Day US Registration is Now Open
By Victoria Phillips


Last year’s TAM Customer Day event was an enormous success with an amazing turnout. We have some exciting changes for 2016 and hope you can join us! TAM Customer Day will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas.
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Get Special “Rough Cut” Access to New Official Cert Guides
Want a preview of the official VMware certification exams study guides before they hit the presses? “Rough Cuts” from VMware Press are now available through Safari . Rough Cuts are manuscripts that have been developed, but not yet published. They allow you to get access to the newest information ...
May 6, 2016 1:53:17 PM
TAM Customer Day US Registration is Now Open
    By Victoria Phillips Last year’s TAM Customer Day event was an enormous success with an amazing turnout. We have some exciting changes for 2016 and hope you can join us! TAM Customer Day will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas. These invitation-only, ...
May 5, 2016 9:02:58 PM
Attend VMware Expert Forum for just €999 – Offer ends soon!
Don’t miss the introductory €999 registration rate to VMware’s Expert Forum. The Expert Forum goes beyond the standard content of classroom training, giving you a unique opportunity to engage with experts for a practical deep dives and networking with like-minded peers. The experts engaged in the...
May 5, 2016 9:16:26 AM
Important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere users -May 2016 Edition
Our NSX support team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending- Please take note of key updates to the following important End of General Support and End of Availability events: vCloud Networking and Secur...
May 4, 2016 5:17:08 PM
Virtualized HPC at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) has deployed a virtualized HPC solution on vSphere to run Monte Carlo simulations for the US Air Force. The idea was conceived and implemented by Edmond DeMattia at JHUAPL, and has been presented by Edmond and his colleague Michael Chin...
May 4, 2016 4:42:34 PM
VMware NSX & Horizon 7 Troubleshooting Beta Classes in June
Two beta training classes are scheduled for 20-24 June in San Jose, California: VMware Horizon 7: Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization – During this five-day, hands-on course you will gain the advanced knowledge, methodology, and ability to troubleshoot the View component of VMware Horizo...
May 4, 2016 4:23:21 PM
Load Balancing vSphere Clusters with DRS
Recently, a customer reported that DRS was not working to load balance the cluster. Under normal circumstances, a minor imbalance is nothing to be concerned about. This is because the main objective for DRS is not to balance the load perfectly across every host. Rather, DRS monitors the resource ...
May 2, 2016 5:53:48 PM
Q&A from our Virtual SAN Webinar
Virtual SAN is always a popular topic in our webinar series, and during last week’s What’s New in VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 Senior Technical Instructor Javier Menendez answered a lot of questions from the audience. Here is a small sampling, and you can hear the rest in the recording . Q: If one need...
May 2, 2016 2:44:55 PM
Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for April 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. After upgrading to VMware vRealize Operations 6.2.0a, vCenter adapters remain...
May 2, 2016 2:02:46 PM
Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for April 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. Repairing or updating the trust between all components within a VMware vRealize...
May 2, 2016 1:57:03 PM
Top 20 vSAN articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for April 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. Certification of Dell PERC H730 and FD332-PERC Controllers with VSAN 6.x Best practices for Virtual ...
May 2, 2016 1:50:06 PM
Top 20 vCenter articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for April 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 After upgrading an ESXi host to ...
May 2, 2016 1:41:52 PM
Top 20 NSX articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for April 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. Virtual machine performance issues after upgrading VMware tools version to 10.0.x in NSX/VMware vClou...
May 2, 2016 1:24:50 PM
Top 20 ESXi articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for April 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 E1000DevR...
May 2, 2016 1:02:03 PM
DevOps Ready IT achieved at VMware IT
Success in the new economy requires companies to rethink traditional processes and approaches. Enterprises that embrace digital solutions and automation to accelerate innovation are rewarded. Recognizing the opportunity to increase IT agility and be a better partner to lines of business, VMware I...
May 9, 2016 11:00:27 AM
Adjusting vRealize Operations Root Logging Levels
By: Dylan Isom, Blue Medora Root logging levels are primarily used for troubleshooting and diagnosing issues within VMware‘s various software and applications. Today we will focus on the root logging levels within VMware’s vRealize Operations Management software otherwise known as vROps. We will ...
May 7, 2016 10:01:50 AM
Extend Your vSphere Workloads to the Public Cloud with vCloud Air
Even though vSphere is the ideal foundation for any cloud environment, giving you the best performance, availability and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications, you might find yourself running into some common “growing pains.” Let’s see – Are you having difficulty scaling your vSphe...
May 6, 2016 3:54:49 PM
VMware NSX SociaLab is Coming to a City Near You!
VMware NSX is indisputably the most widely deployed software network overlay on the market today, and many companies are realizing the valuable payoff that comes with virtualizing the network to improve security, IT automation and application continuity. Now is your chance to be taught by VMware ...
May 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM
vRealize Operations Tech Tip: Building Interactive Dashboards
vRealize Operations ships with a number of predefined dashboards to help visualize the infrastructure from day one of deployment, but a powerful feature of vRealize Operations is the ability to build your own custom dashboards. Dashboards are built up from widgets, which are part of the product a...
May 6, 2016 10:01:32 AM
Virtualization and VMware Virtual SAN … the Old Married Couple
Don’t Mistake These Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Technologies as Mutually Exclusive By Jonathan McDonald I have not posted many blogs recently as I’ve been in South Africa. I have however been hard at work on the latest release of VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. Some ama...
May 5, 2016 6:02:43 PM
vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: Node Africa
Node Africa is making a splash in the specialized hybrid cloud provider market, and businesses are taking notice. The company’s low latency environments, security, redundancy and quality service are desirable markers for its clientele, as well as its status as a member of the VMware vCloud Air Ne...
May 5, 2016 4:16:48 PM
Log Insight 3.3: Query API
A great new addition to Log Insight 3.3 is the introduction of a query API. While the initial documentation for the feature has not been posted yet, it is in progress and should be available soon. In the meantime, I have included the latest information so you can start leveraging the API today. R...
May 5, 2016 10:00:48 AM
Another VMware Cloud in Action – How vCloud Gave Lumeta Agility at Scale
By Joe Sorial, VP of Products, Lumeta Corporation Everyday, we hear a story about a small, innovative company disrupting an industry. The IT industry can feel like a cat and mouse game between established players and hungry startups. Every organization wants to be agile. But in this context, it’s...
May 4, 2016 4:00:15 PM
Log Insight 3.3: Authentication API
Log Insight 3.3 introduced an authentication API. In this post I would like to discuss what it, why do you need it, and how do you use it. Read on to learn more! What is it? Enables remote client to programmatically authenticate with the Log Insight platform to perform certain operations. Why do ...
May 4, 2016 10:45:38 AM
vTech Talk: vCloud Air’s Reserved Capacity Offerings
Wanting to know more about vCloud Air’s reserved capacity offerings? In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, answers a top vCloud Air Community question from our re...
May 3, 2016 7:35:34 PM
VMware NSX: From Turning Point to Tipping Point
I’m very excited that I get the opportunity to report on another exceptional quarter for VMware NSX. As a company, we’re demonstrating that NSX will be an important growth driver for the foreseeable future. We added more than 200 new NSX customers in the quarter, and have more than 120 customers ...
May 3, 2016 4:00:05 PM
Getting More Out of vRealize Operations 6.x: Optimizing Your Existing Capacity
By: Ryan Cartwright & Mark Monce, VMware Senior Systems Engineers On May 11th, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar about Optimizing your Existing Capacity using vRealize Operations (vR Ops). It will be structured around eight steps that I’d like to preview for you now. Effecti...
May 3, 2016 2:10:08 PM
Are You Making the Right Security Choices for Your Hybrid Cloud Environments?
By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker The hybrid cloud conversation is changing. It’s no longer simply about whether or not to make use of public cloud resources. It has evolved to the question of how much workload should be migrated. For needs ran...
May 2, 2016 3:57:20 PM
DevOps-Ready IT: Continuous Delivery of vRealize Automation Blueprints
There are lots of opinions out there about what DevOps is, and probably even more about what it isn’t, but one thing that tends to be agreed on is that it involves the coming together of development and operations functions within a business, and having them collaborate in order to ship software ...
May 2, 2016 10:00:07 AM

 

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Top Mobile News This Week: Apple Pay, SharePoint Revamp, New Tech Podcast & More
Microsoft reveals the “Future of SharePoint.” On Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a long-awaited revamp to SharePoint. The mobile app is due later this summer. Read the color commentary on CIO Today or Microsoft’s official announcement here . Does your credit card have a chip on i...
May 6, 2016 2:36:19 PM
VMware Horizon VDI Powers WCH’s New Hospital of the Future
Electronic medical records (EMR) have become a quintessential part of modern healthcare. Doctors and nurses are busy. Patients want more personalized care. So the ability to quickly access accurate patient records online, without losing facetime, is transformative. What’s more, clinicians increas...
May 5, 2016 1:51:52 PM
The New Role of Gateways in Enterprise Mobility Management
The term “gateway” has many different meanings in computer networking: protocol translator, proxy server, firewall server, signal translator, etc. In the enterprise, a gateway is typically deployed on-premises and more often than not sits in the DMZ, accepting incoming traffic on a specified port...
May 5, 2016 4:10:31 AM
See VMware AirWatch Content Locker in Action in 5 Fast GIFs
Mobile content collaboration can be a messy process between the growing content repositories companies use, never-ending edits and ever-changing collaborators involved. We think it can be better with VMware AirWatch Content Locker , our secure content collaboration solution. Here’s a quick, GIF-p...
May 4, 2016 1:16:01 PM
Delivering a Transformational User Experience with NVIDIA GRID & VMware Horizon 7
Workstations are the way work gets done in many industries around the world, such as aerospace, automotive, space exploration, oil and gas. Engineers and designers have traditionally relied on dedicated graphics workstations to perform the most demanding tasks, such as manipulating 3D models and ...
May 4, 2016 12:06:01 PM
Driving Productivity in Retail Operations with Intelligent Digital Workspaces
As retail continues to transform, the retail IT infrastructure continues to grow in complexity. Retailers find it increasingly difficult to streamline operations and enhance workflows, while maintaining a highly available infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to equip retail employees with dependa...
May 3, 2016 12:33:52 PM
Introducing the Echo ONE Podcast
What is a digital workspace? And why are businesses doubling down on this new way to work? This trend is so transformational that we launched a brand new podcast dedicated to all things digital workspace and business mobility. Subscribe to Echo ONE on SoundCloud , iTunes and Google Play Music . E...
May 2, 2016 5:12:11 PM
Introducing the New Echo ONE Podcast
Drumroll, please! We’ve been hard at work gathering the who’s who in digital workspace tech and business mobility trends to bring you the brand new podcast, Echo ONE. To satisfy your binge-listening needs, we’ve loaded our first three episodes into SoundCloud , iTunes , Google Play and Workspace ...
May 2, 2016 5:11:10 PM

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, more news and a busy time in our industry. Every week I see numerous articles related to cloud, be it hybrid cloud, public cloud or of course the now ubiquitous private cloud. One thing that strikes me is how much press public cloud gets versus the rest which I do not think is fair. While the benefit of public cloud is obvious there are still and will continue to be use cases for both private and hybrid cloud in our industry for years to come if not forever. There are many reasons for this and most are tied to how organizations work with the data. I look forward to these discussions with my customers which I get to have on a regular basis and always happy to share with them my honest opinion on how they should work with their data be it in public or private clouds. Being able to help them get the best possible result is one of the things that as a TAM I get to go and I am always keeping up with current and new trends for that very reason.

Please enjoy this weeks newsletter and I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours


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Log Insight for #vCenter Server Facts bit.ly/1VV2sqy pic.twitter.com/VxvtZX9pIv
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In the news this morning: Accelerate Digital Transformation with Pivotal and #VMwarebit.ly/1pCe57m pic.twitter.com/nEeFAtnHo6
5 #VMware Flings Worth Your Time (via Virtualization Review) bit.ly/21d6BW7pic.twitter.com/jCiX89GX3c
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TAMs Supersizing Resource Usage – or DNA vSequencing Power
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In conversations with customers, I often hear awesome ideas, and I would like to share one. Recently, I started a new TAM engagement at a large academic hospital in the Netherlands ErasmusMC in Rotterdam. During the TAM kickoff and introduction meetings, one of the architects Marco Reitsma mentioned one of these awesome ideas.


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GENERAL NEWS

Log Insight and Admission Control Videos added to 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. This subscription includes all the latest videos we release each month, like these two new series covering vRealize Log Insight and vSphere Admission Control. ...
Apr 30, 2016 4:17:51 PM
TAMs Supersizing Resource Usage – or DNA vSequencing Power
By Peter van den Bosch In conversations with customers, I often hear awesome ideas, and I would like to share one. Recently, I started a new TAM engagement at a large academic hospital in the Netherlands ErasmusMC in Rotterdam. During the TAM kickoff and introduction meetings, one of the architec...
Apr 28, 2016 6:11:09 PM
The Network Virtualization Certification: A Career-Building Essential! [Infographic]
There’s no question about it: Network Virtualization is the future. As virtualization moves in to replace the hardware-centric networks of yesterday and today, the most sought after IT practitioners will be those who know Network Virtualization inside and out. Staying competitive in IT means grow...
Apr 28, 2016 3:49:25 PM
Less than a month away VMware Expert Forum 2016
VMware Expert Forum is heading to the UK on May 23-25 th , 2016 . Taking place at VMware EMEA Headquarters in Staines, London, this is an opportunity to experience VMware’s vision firsthand and discuss the evolving IT market with like-minded peers and experts. Unlike any other classroom training ...
Apr 26, 2016 3:56:36 PM
VMware Experts Database Workshop – Oracle Edition – April 2016
The most recent edition of the VMware Experts Database Workshop completed last week in Palo Alto. This event was focused on Oracle as the Cloud Platform Business Unit and VMware Execs partnered with Pure Storage to host 11 prominent and specially selected Oracle technology technical experts for a...
Apr 25, 2016 10:57:49 PM
User account locked in vCenter Server Appliance
We’ve recently noticed a number of cases where vSphere administrators become locked out of their accounts or receive reports of incorrect passwords in the vCenter Server Appliance. If you find yourself in this position, here are two articles that address these issues: KB 2034608 When attempting t...
Apr 25, 2016 2:27:16 PM
VMWorld 2016 Preview – The Software-Defined Data Center – Mission Critical Applications & Databases
Continuing on the theme of making the VMware Software-Defined Data Center real, here is a preview of my abstracts for VMWorld 2016 submitted along with our partners Hitachi Data Systems and NetApp. One session will feature SAP HANA with the Dynamic Tiering option and the other session will featur...
Apr 25, 2016 9:05:38 AM

Blog Recap: Rediscovering How VMware vCloud Air Delivers on the Cloud Promise
Over the last several weeks we’ve detailed how VMware vCloud Air can help you enhance your data center investments. We’ve covered everything from data center replacement to data center extension, disaster recovery and more. We’ll continue to add more customer stories and examples of how these cus...
Apr 29, 2016 6:07:33 PM
vRealize Automation 7 converged blueprints
vRealize Automation 7 feature a new Blueprint format. A converged blueprint can have one to many components including: Machines : vCenter, vCloud Air, vCloud Director, Amazon, KVM, Openstack, Citrix Xen, HyperV, SCVMM Network & Security: Security Group, Load balancer, NAT, Routed networks. Softwa...
Apr 29, 2016 12:22:07 PM
Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 2
By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed how you can monitor vCenter’s vPostgres database remotely using Blue Medora’s Management Pack for PostgreSQL. For those of you with larger environments with Oracle or MS SQL databases supporting vCenter, you’ll want to monitor thos...
Apr 29, 2016 10:01:02 AM
vCloud Air Network Provider Carrenza Helps The Jockey Club Race to Success
The Jockey Club is the largest commercial horse racing entity in the United Kingdom. It owns and operates about 15 race courses and hosts about 3 million people annually. But The Jockey Club doesn’t race year-round, which means it experiences both periods of rest and high-demand. That’s what brou...
Apr 28, 2016 5:42:52 PM
VMware and IBM Team Up to Deliver the Enterprise Cloud
VMware has teamed up with IBM to bring the cloud to enterprises everywhere. To do this, we’ve jointly designed an architecture and cloud offering that’ll allow customers to automatically provision software-defined data center (SDDC) environments, like VMware vSphere, NSX, and Virtual SAN on the I...
Apr 27, 2016 4:00:32 PM
vTech Talk: vCloud Connector Tool Overview
Looking into vCloud Air, vCloud Connector and its system requirements and compatibility? In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, answers a top vCloud Air Community q...
Apr 26, 2016 4:32:52 PM
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Secures Cloud Services with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation
by Rich Bourdeau The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology’s Internet Services Unit (ISU) is responsible for providing networking and compute resources to academic and government institutions in Saudi Arabia. In order to satisfy this demand the ISU was looking to deploy a public cloud de...
Apr 26, 2016 8:36:31 AM
May 4th – Get Ready for Next-Generation Cloud Security with NSX and Armor
Shopping for cloud solutions used to mean choosing between performance, elasticity and security — you could get one, maybe two, but never all three. With the help of VMware NSX, Armor Active Cyber Defense has proven that you can achieve the highest level of cloud security while maintaining the hi...
Apr 25, 2016 4:31:50 PM
Finally, An Answer for Legacy App Headaches: The Cloud
Legacy applications are an office fixture. You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. As businesses move forward, these old technologies hold people back like uncomfortable chairs that can’t be replaced. Everyone wants an upgrade, but is that possible while maintaining core busine...
Apr 25, 2016 4:00:00 PM

 

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Top Mobile News for Android, Microsoft, Samsung, Dropbox and More
Security alert! Don’t let this new ransomware hold up your Android end users. Here’s what you need to know about Dogspectus from our security expert John Britton. Microsoft got you a 1-year anniversary present (and it’s better than paper). If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, you’re pro...
Apr 29, 2016 4:30:25 PM
[Video] How Essilor Raised Sales Productivity with iPads
Nearly 56 percent of people who cannot properly see the world around them don’t receive the visual correction they need. Essilor International , world leader for corrective lenses, has been working to change that for 160 years. This mission, and their ongoing innovations in lenses technology to e...
Apr 28, 2016 2:51:35 PM
Mirage and MongoDB, Part 2: Installing and Upgrading
By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This 4-part blog post series discusses 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. This blog post discusses n...
Apr 28, 2016 2:23:03 PM
Mirage and MongoDB, Part 1: Introduction
By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This four-part blog-post series discusses the addition of MongoDB to Mirage. This blog post discusses MongoDB and how it optimizes Mirage performance. Why MongoDB? VMware Mirage requires many components, including servers, management consoles, g...
Apr 28, 2016 2:22:46 PM
8 Most Popular VMware EUC Product Diagrams & Charts, According to Social
Thanks to recent product releases and the expertise of our VMware End-User Computing (EUC) technical and creative teams, we’ve developed some great resources for our @VMwareHorizon social followers in the past month or so. And thanks to social media, we can always tell when we’re providing you, o...
Apr 27, 2016 6:33:42 PM
What You Need to Know About Dogspectus
On April 25, Andrew Brandt, director of threat research at Blue Coat Systems, published an article about the ransomware “Dogspectus” that they had come across in their lab environment. You can read the details on the Dogspectus here . Dogspectus is unique in that it requires no end-user interacti...
Apr 27, 2016 12:00:35 PM
Top Horizon 7 Insights and IT Best Practices From Our Pros
We’ve talked a lot about the newest capabilities introduced in VMware Horizon 7 , but how does it change the roles within your IT organization or impact your long-term end-user computing strategy? No one has better IT best practices and technical insights than our very own VMware consultants. Our...
Apr 26, 2016 5:00:49 PM
What Social Collaboration Looks Like IRL
No more boundaries, soaring productivity, infinitely faster innovation— enterprise social networks (ESNs) sound like the quickest way to solve some of your biggest problems. In reality, a lot of time and ongoing effort goes into creating successful ESN communities, and sometimes, ESN platforms ne...
Apr 26, 2016 5:00:07 PM
Fusion 8.1.1 Available Now with Important Networking fixes!
Hi Everyone, Over the weekend we rolled out an update to Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro that brings our version to 8.1.1. The important fix has resolved a NAT port forwarding and DNS lookup issues that some users have been experiencing, particularly those who work with Hashicorp’s Vagrant plugin for V...
Apr 25, 2016 10:22:01 PM
5 Next-Gen IT Priorities: Highlights from VMware vForum Online
“The role of IT is more critical than ever,” said our CEO at VMware, Pat Gelsinger, last week at VMware vForum Online. “As businesses are looking to their digital transformation, the role that you play, the role that IT offers to the business, is more critical than ever. It’s also more challengin...
Apr 25, 2016 5:00:03 PM
[VIDEO] Why Your Business’ Mobile App Strategy Will Probably Fail (If It Hasn’t Already)
The reality is, for a lot of IT buyers and IT shops, they understand what it means to be enterprise secure. And they have a checklist of enterprise features in terms of what they really require. But when it comes to consumer simplicity, typically what we hear is, ‘Well, my end users just don’t li...
Apr 25, 2016 4:38:14 PM

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Every week for the past 7+ years the VMware TAM newsletter has tried to bring you a summary of the week's news from around the VMware world. This can often be a challenge with so many items published as well as trying to ensure that we only  provide news that we believe you will find useful. We are continually changing the newsletter format and in the past year we have put more and more of our news either online or as part of our social media assets. I would like to ask you to please check out our social media which includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TAM Blog, Apple News and more. These are ideal for you to receive regular updates on interesting news and any important late breaking information that might affect your environment. We try and ensure that on these channels we also only provide news that is timely and useful to our community.


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#VMware Sales Climb Thanks to New Software (via @Fortune) bit.ly/1QlL7yl pic.twitter.com/yqijWgkHrA
How To Deploy An AutoDeploy Server bit.ly/1MDUezZ pic.twitter.com/dewrQ7os7z
How healthy is your #vSphere environment? bit.ly/1MIMBbf pic.twitter.com/QxuhWt6abQ
Join the VMware vSphere Beta Program - Your Opportunity to Shape the Direction : @VMblog:vmblog.com/archive/2016/0…
What’s New in the Management Pack for Cisco UCS bit.ly/1QsJu1S pic.twitter.com/n7H7u8Du4O

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Some Clarity on VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
By Rob Yeichner


The “End of General Support” Date Does Not Mean “Not Supported”
When customers hear the term “End of General Support” relating to products they use, you can see the anxiety on their face. While there are many benefits to maintaining up-to-date software, if a product in use slips past the End of General Support date, it isn’t the end of the world.
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

4 Exam Retirements in June, New Courses Released and Exam Registration Simplified
4 Exam Retirements in June This June we will be retiring some of our older version 5 certification exams. Check out the 4 upcoming exam retirements details in this blog post . 4 New Courses Released: NSX, Virtual SAN, vRealize Operations Manager, & App Volumes VMware Education Services released 4...
Apr 22, 2016 5:21:12 PM
6 Nifty And Versatile Tools To Get You Started With VMware Virtual SAN
I was so excited to see that the Hands-On-Labs (HOL) had finally been updated to Virtual SAN 6.2 that it prompted this blog. I just couldn’t stop at HOL! The VMware storage & availability team offers many other nifty tools to get you started with VMware Virtual SAN. If you haven’t yet, check out ...
Apr 21, 2016 10:55:03 PM
Some Clarity on VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
By Rob Yeichner The “End of General Support” Date Does Not Mean “Not Supported” When customers hear the term “End of General Support” relating to products they use, you can see the anxiety on their face. While there are many benefits to maintaining up-to-date software, if a product in use slips p...
Apr 21, 2016 5:41:31 PM
Flings Gets a Facelift
We are excited to announce a new Flings site. While the previous site had the base features we needed, we wanted to improve the functionality and the look. We didn’t want to change the site too drastically, as that can be frustrating. So, you’ll see a front page you are used to but with a […] The...
Apr 20, 2016 1:44:05 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.2 (h5client) – Moving away from Client Integration Plugin (CIP)
Today we’re pleased to announce our second full update to the h5client fling. Once again, in case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsph...
Apr 19, 2016 3:53:27 PM
Supported vSphere vCenter and ESXi Ciphers
Hi everyone, One question that comes up regularly is “What ciphers are supported on vCenter and ESXi?”. I’m happy to share that we have published a VMware Knowledge Base article outlining the supported ciphers ! With all of the challenges around SSL/TLS the past year or two, having a solid idea o...
Apr 19, 2016 3:24:43 PM
Network Virtualization: Why Get Certified?
As a networking professional, you know there’s only one certainty in today’s business landscape: change. As technology continues to grow and evolve, so has the way we operate and manage the network. Throughout most of the data center, hardware-centric infrastructure has been replaced with more ag...
Apr 22, 2016 7:00:55 AM
What’s New in the Management Pack for Cisco UCS
By: Matthew Rumph, Blue Medora One of the most popular management packs for VMware vRealize Operations has received another update this week. Blue Medora’s vRealize Operations Management Pack for Cisco UCS has been updated to include many additional features such as new resource kinds, relationsh...
Apr 21, 2016 10:22:43 PM
vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – FedRAMP
This is the latest blog in our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight blog series. Previously in this series, we’ve discussed: SSAE 16 PCI-DSS HIPAA ISO 27001 ISO 9001 In this month’s edition of our compliance spotlight, we focus on FedRAMP , or the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Prog...
Apr 21, 2016 4:00:56 PM
VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Introduction
First published on VMware’s End-User Computing blog By Dale Carter, Chris Halstead and Stéphane Asselin In December 2014, VMware released VMware App Volumes , and since then, lots of new features have been added, and people love using App Volumes. Organizations use App Volumes not only in VMware ...
Apr 21, 2016 3:11:20 PM
Enhanced Disaster Recovery with Cross-VC NSX and SRM
Check-out the new Disaster Recovery with NSX and SRM whitepaper that explains how Cross-VC NSX + VMware’s SRM offers an Enhanced Disaster Recovery (DR) solution and solves many of the challenges related to traditional DR solutions. This solution provides consistent logical networking and security...
Apr 21, 2016 12:00:01 PM
Cloud Management Platform Key to Private Cloud Benefits
Leverage a Cloud Management Platform to Convert Your Data Center There was an article in InformationWeek recently that caught my attention. Written by Andrew Froehlich, “7 Reasons to Convert to a Private Cloud” highlights some solid benefits you should consider as the rationale for embracing a mo...
Apr 20, 2016 10:01:27 AM
vTech Talk: Disaster Recovery With vCloud Air
If disaster were to strike your data center, what would be the impact of losing your critical IT operations? How much data would you lose? And how fast would you be able to get your communications systems and customer-facing applications up and running again? In this episode of vTech Talk, our se...
Apr 19, 2016 4:04:28 PM
Designer Pages Draws Up Better Customer Service with VMware vCloud Air
It’s hard to imagine a modern architecture firm working without today’s digital technologies. Everything from 3D modeling and printing, to shadow analysis, right down to project renderings depends on digital innovations. However, some areas in the architecture field, particularly in sourcing and ...
Apr 18, 2016 4:00:22 PM
Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) Embraces Cloud Efficiency
by Rich Bourdeau Modernizes IT Infrastructure with vSphere and vRealize Suite Management Like most companies, when demand exceeds the ability to deliver you need to take a look at how to improve your current processes. The IT department at the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) was ...
Apr 18, 2016 8:00:53 AM

 

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Happy Earth Day, Techies! Here’s Your Top Mobile News
Greetings, Earthlings. In honor of Earth Day, did you know that virtualization can help companies reduce energy use by up to 90%? Get inspired to go green at your company with 20 more stats about our eco-innovations here at VMware. Check out the infographic here. Nine ways to think outside the in...
Apr 22, 2016 6:00:00 PM
[VIDEO] CIO Bask Iyer Reveals VMware’s Internal Digital Workspace Strategy
From selling refrigerators to leading the strategic technology infrastructure of one of the world’s largest technology companies, VMware CIO Bask Iyer has watched the fast-paced evolution of technology throughout his career. We had the opportunity to capture his insights on how he is enabling the...
Apr 21, 2016 5:03:40 PM
Need a Lift and a Baguette? Contact #MobileGameChanger Allocab
Next time you need a ride to the Eiffel Tower, call French taxi company Allocab . They’ll give you a fixed rate, fast service and snacks—and it’s all managed by VMware AirWatch technology. Except for the snacks, of course. In 2011, Allocab founder Yanis Kiansky discovered how easy it is to get th...
Apr 21, 2016 2:36:06 PM
Want to Work On the Holodeck? 5 Examples of Business Using Virtual Reality
A Google Cardboard headset and a smartphone now can take you to exotic locations without leaving your desk. As virtual reality technology gets more affordable and accessible, you can expect to see a growing number of business use cases, too. Let’s grab a Romulan ale (if you’re reading this at the...
Apr 20, 2016 2:34:39 PM
5 Key Insights for Designing, Securing & Implementing IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay—and rapidly evolving. As we try to make sense of IoT’s impact on our lives and businesses, we also continue grappling with the security challenges. As the IoT security landscape evolves, here are five key insights for designing and implementing IoT dep...
Apr 19, 2016 7:12:26 PM
5 Workforce Stats That Prove You’re a Remote Worker, Too
Just about everyone is a remote worker these days thanks to innovations in technology. You’re probably still commuting to the office, but not every day. Most companies today offer at least some flexibility to work outside the office, reported FlexJobs . Interest in telecommuting isn’t the only th...
Apr 19, 2016 7:08:50 PM
5 Reasons to Come to vForum Online Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the big day: End-user computing (EUC) experts from all over the world will gather virtually at vForum Online 2016 . It’s guaranteed to be the biggest EUC event this spring. Not sure you want to attend? Here are five huge reasons to join vForum Online tomorrow (for free!): 1. 5 CIO Pri...
Apr 18, 2016 3:36:43 PM
Why “All In” on BYOD is the Ideal Strategy for Retailers
A recent study found that rather than break or lose their mobile phone, 1-in-3 (34%) U.S. adults would prefer to lose other important items, including their bed, keys and even friends. In fact, 27% of respondents admitted they would cry if they lost their phone. This level of interest in safeguar...
Apr 18, 2016 12:26:23 PM

 

 

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Hi everyone, welcome to the latest VMware TAM newsletter. This weeks TAM Blog is on one of our solutions that many of our customers are now starting to work with. This is the VCSA (vCenter 6 Appliance). This is just one of many blog posts and other information that the VMware TAM program communicates on a regular basis to it's customers.

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Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/0…
Test driving #VMware Photon Controller Part 1: Installation bit.ly/1MwE37o pic.twitter.com/E8g5dFeHnf
Where in the World are #VCAP's? [Infographic] bit.ly/1MtpH7R pic.twitter.com/5iPQhTA9uD
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Moving to and Managing the vCenter 6 Appliance – (VCSA)
By Ryan Sadorus

With the release of the vCenter 6 appliance – and having near parity with Windows vCenter features – we are seeing more and more customers taking the plunge and moving in this direction. Also, VMware internally is really focused on developing this platform further, and will continue to serve up new capabilities in the coming year, but with less emphasis on the Windows version of vCenter. Some of the other factors driving customers to move to VCSA are:[Read more...]

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 3 of 3)
In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. In the second part , we looked at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastr...
Apr 15, 2016 9:15:10 PM
Two vRealize Courses Now Open for Registration
Two new instructor-led training courses covering components of the VMware vRealize product suite are now open for registration. Beta versions of these courses may also be available. Beta courses let you participate in finalizing the near-complete course while saving 50% off the course price. For ...
Apr 15, 2016 2:17:08 PM
Building Infrastructure For Third Platform Apps– Top Down Or Bottom Up Approach?
World enterprises are struggling these days with a big question: how should they move forward to next generation third platform applications? In some of these organizations the transition stems from a business need; in others, the development teams are pushing for the change. While many developme...
Apr 15, 2016 12:44:57 PM
Moving to and Managing the vCenter 6 Appliance – (VCSA)
      By Ryan Sadorus With the release of the vCenter 6 appliance – and having near parity with Windows vCenter features – we are seeing more and more customers taking the plunge and moving in this direction. Also, VMware internally is really focused on developing this platform further, and will ...
Apr 14, 2016 7:13:13 PM
Save 15% on Select VMware Training Courses
Grow your skills and seize the opportunities made possible by VMware technology. For a limited time, you can save 15% on select VMware training courses and certification exam vouchers purchased on the VMware online store . This offer ends May 15th, 23:59pm Pacific time and cannot be combined with...
Apr 14, 2016 2:56:40 PM
Reducing Data Center Downtime
In Benchmark Study tests (2014), vSphere® with Operations Management TM users experienced 30% more uptime on tier 1 applications than users of standalone vSphere 1 . Extending their vSphere virtualized environment to include vSphere with Operations Management is the easiest and most direct way fo...
Apr 13, 2016 6:00:23 PM
Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree
There have been several common themes recently when we’ve been talking to Customers, Partners, and our colleagues within VMware. One of those themes is that there has been quite an uptick in Customers planning their move to vSphere 6 . A side effect of this is that there have been a deluge of dis...
Apr 13, 2016 11:55:34 AM
Where in the World are VCAPs? [Infographic]
Our Where in the World are VCPs Infographic at the end of 2015 saw lots of interest. So, we asked Where in the World are the VMware Certified Advanced Professionals? To not much surprise, they are everywhere! Which country do you represent? The post Where in the World are VCAPs? [Infographic] app...
Apr 12, 2016 4:19:58 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.1 – h5client Continuous Improvement
Today we’re pleased to announce our first full update to the h5client fling. In case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/03/v...
Apr 12, 2016 12:45:07 AM
vSphere 6.0 Update 2 – What’s New
VMware just recently released Update 2 for vSphere 6.0. Update 2 is full of new features and bug fixes for both ESXi and vCenter Server. For a complete list of features and bug fixes make sure to review the release notes for ESXi and vCenter Server . There are few features that stood out to me in...
Apr 11, 2016 8:35:38 PM
Making the Most of Your Virtualized Environment
With basic virtualization technology, IT managers can consolidate physical resources and take a stand against rising CapEx costs. But the full potential of virtualization will remain elusive until you combine virtualization with a strong management platform. In a recent survey of IT managers, Fro...
Apr 11, 2016 6:00:26 PM
Why vCloud Air
It is no longer a question of: Should I consider Public Cloud to be part of my IT Strategy? But more of: Which cloud provider shall I use? The greater elasticity, economies of scale, and efficiency that the public cloud brings to the table when used in the right context are undeniable. On the oth...
Apr 11, 2016 2:16:42 PM
Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 3 of 3)
In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. In the second part , we looked at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastr...
Apr 15, 2016 9:38:25 PM
Three Reasons Enterprises Should Use Object Storage
If you work at a large company, you know that data storage is a problem. Those large quantities of data require more efficient handling methods. It’s too much overhead to keep data in files and constantly expand hierarchies. Then look at the speed at which enterprises are accumulating data. A 50-...
Apr 15, 2016 4:00:43 PM
It’s Here: ‘Network Virtualization For Dummies’
Today, just about all enterprise data centers have virtualized a significant portion of their server resources, and a large percentage are moving to virtualize their storage resources as well.   That’s because the majority of IT organizations are realizing the payoff that comes with virtualizatio...
Apr 15, 2016 7:00:21 AM
New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0004
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: New VMSA-2016-0004 The advisory documents a critical security vulnerability in the way the VMware Client Integration Plugin handles session content (CVE-2016-2076). In order to remediate this issue, both server side and client side wi...
Apr 14, 2016 7:31:08 PM
Protecting Your Data Center and Improving IT Resiliency
Previously, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT , solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In situations like mergers and acquisitions or for data consolidation projects, we talked about how vCloud Air can replace tradi...
Apr 14, 2016 6:39:54 PM
Webinar Announcement: Upgrade Your VMware vSphere to 6.0 and Enterprise+
By: Daniel Valik, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Cloud Service Provider Business, Cloud Native Apps and DevOps at VMware We are excited to announce that next week, on Thursday April 21st, we will have a webinar on VMware vSphere 6.0 and the Enterprise+ license , as well as the upgrade path from ...
Apr 14, 2016 4:00:56 PM
Composite USB Devices Step by Step
By Jeremy Wheeler Users have a love/hate relationship with VDI: they love the ability to access apps and information from any device, at any time, but they hate the usual trade-offs in performance and convenience. If you’re using VMware Horizon View, you’ve already overcome a huge acceptance hurd...
Apr 14, 2016 3:09:14 PM
Converged Monitoring within vRealize Operations
By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Converged infrastructure is becoming commonplace in IT environments, and for good reason. Prevalidated compliance between hardware layers, bundled hardware optimizations, and ease of scalability have numerous benefits to the adopting organizations, both financially a...
Apr 14, 2016 10:01:08 AM
Demo – Dynamically Enforcing Security on a Hot Cloned SQL Server with VMware NSX
VMware NSX is a software defined solution that brings the power of virtualization to network and security. There are many great papers about NSX in general: for example here & here and many others, the purpose of this demo is not to dive into everything that NSX does, Instead I have focused on on...
Apr 13, 2016 6:05:19 PM
Come Out to vForum Montreal on April 21!
Hey IT pros! Do you want to know how to simplify your IT with VMware solutions? Then join us at vForum Montreal on April 21st to discover the latest tips and tricks so that you can transform your IT! Whether you’re just starting out or you already have an advanced deployment plan, we’ll help you ...
Apr 13, 2016 4:35:54 PM
Protecting Citizens, First Responders and Government Employees with VMware NSX
Avondale, Ariz. is a full-service municipality, complete with police and fire departments, public works, utilities, and even a city slogan: “Aspiring. Achieving. Accelerating.” But while any city can aspire, no matter what its capabilities, for Avondale to achieve and accelerate, it needed three ...
Apr 13, 2016 2:57:52 PM
vRealize Orchestrator 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight
The all new vRealize Orchestrator 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight has just been released. Anyone who has used the vRealize Automation 6.1+ Content Pack might recall there was a pretty basic dashboard for vRO workflow calls from the workflow stubs, but no in depth vRO queries. This new content pa...
Apr 13, 2016 10:00:07 AM
April 19th VMware vForum Featuring vRealize Automation 7 Hands-On Lab
Join VMware experts for the April 19th VMware vForum Featuring vRealize Automation 7 Hands-On Lab. You can register now for this virtual event for a half day of breakout sessions, Hands-on Labs, and “Chat with the Experts” to learn more about this new release and take a test drive. vRealize Autom...
Apr 13, 2016 12:46:13 AM
vTech Talk: Extending Data Center Resources With vCloud Air
In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, gives us an overview of the vCloud Air services that allow you to seamlessly extend your on-premises IT infrastructure by addi...
Apr 12, 2016 4:00:00 PM
IAG Achieves Efficiency, Reliability and Speed with vRealize Automation Based Private Cloud
By Rich Bourdeau Located in Wellington New Zealand, Insurance Australia Group Ltd. (IAG) is the largest insurance provider in New Zealand. With growth through acquisition necessitating large scale provisioning of new virtual machines and environments for applications, IT Operation needed to rewor...
Apr 12, 2016 8:00:28 AM
How Cloud IT for Cities Makes a Difference with VMware
By Rob Lloyd, CIO, City of Avondale It’s one thing to lose email service in a business environment, but it’s another for a city’s wastewater treatment to stop functioning, or to lose records on capital crimes. I’ve learned over the years managing the IT infrastructure for a municipality that we a...
Apr 11, 2016 4:00:25 PM

 

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Slow Week? Let’s Watch Some GIFs!
If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing like a good GIF binge to celebrate the end of another long week. Here are seven GIFs to help you beef up work productivity, thanks to VMware’s new email app, Boxer. Watch them here. And just because… Wait, just one more… ICYMI: Here’s to a crazy, innova...
Apr 15, 2016 1:00:09 PM
Architecting App Delivery and User Management for the Present and Future with VMware App Volumes
As we talk to more and more customers managing virtual, physical and cloud-based desktop environments, as well as published application environments, one thing is clear—it’s ALL about the apps. This may seem obvious, but this statement is getting stronger by the year. Customers don’t want to be i...
Apr 14, 2016 1:41:17 PM
[Webinar] Cloud Security for Dummies with VMware AirWatch & Netskope
More than half of all enterprise cloud app activities now occur over mobile devices, with enterprise mobility at the epicenter of business productivity and cybersecurity challenges. As cybersecurity threats increase, protecting business resources in the cloud from compromised mobile endpoints can...
Apr 14, 2016 12:28:21 PM
Our Biggest End-User Computing News of 2016, Yet
We’re constantly working to make your job easier with technology that “just works” and end-user computing solutions that help your IT organization delight users and spend more time where it counts. Catch up on our newest end-user computing solutions and product versions we’ve announced so far in ...
Apr 13, 2016 6:48:35 PM
[VIDEO] Gap Stores Give Employees Mobile Apps to Drive Sales
About two out of every three shoppers can’t find what they need in stores, according to Google research . And too often, when store associates can’t answer customers’ questions, they make a dash to the backroom, disrupting the customer experience. For Gap Inc. , these scenarios are history thanks...
Apr 13, 2016 1:38:46 PM
Spring Toward IT Transformation at vForum Montreal on April 21
Calling all IT professionals! We know you want to transform your current IT, and you can discover how at the VMware vForum Montreal on April 21 ! Whether you’re just starting out or you already have an advanced deployment plan, we’ll help you navigate your cloud journey across cloud, virtualizati...
Apr 12, 2016 2:44:01 PM
[VIDEO] Ticketmaster: Content Locker Delivers Security and Ease of Access
Mobile World Congress 2016 was a great opportunity for VMware TV to talk with mobility project leaders from global businesses, like Ticketmaster Spain . Fernando Maté, IT manager at Ticketmaster Spain, shared his views with VMware TV about the latest mobility trends and explained the process of m...
Apr 11, 2016 9:11:05 PM
VMware Boxer Email App Explained in 7 GIFs
The VMware Boxer mobile email app is now available for VMware AirWatch and Workspace ONE customers on iOS. Get a look at what’s in store for you when you switch to Boxer with these seven GIFs. Secure Browser What it is: Open up links shared via email with the secure VMware AirWatch Browser . Why ...
Apr 11, 2016 1:34:52 PM
How H&R Block Uses VDI to Meet the Tax Season Rush
I almost overlooked the news blurb regarding Emancipation Day , until I saw the word “taxes” in the title and did a double take. Emancipation Day is being celebrated on Friday, pushing the official tax-filing deadline to April 18. Effectively, this gives us three extra days to file our taxes this...
Apr 11, 2016 1:00:48 PM
Load Balancing VMware Identity Manager with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager
By Dean Flaming, EUC Architect , End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware In case you have not been paying attention to the press releases, VMware Identity Manager is the platform that extends your on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless single-sign-o...
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Meet the New Face of Virtualization
If you’re considering virtualization as a means to consolidate your compute resources, to lower CapEx and OpEx costs, or to simplify server and application resources, you’ve got the right idea. But did you know your virtualized data center has even more to offer? With VMware vSphere® with Operati...
Apr 8, 2016 6:35:59 PM
The One-Size-Fits-One Phenomenon
In the past, enterprise storage and data management were driven by the aspiration to be “one-size-fits-all.” These systems were designed to cater to a wide range of workloads and access patterns, in addition to providing interoperability across platforms by complying to standards such as POSIX. T...
Apr 8, 2016 5:57:08 PM
vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Options
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming an industry trend as it offers tremendous cost savings for customers. Establishing a second and/or third datacenter for disaster recovery, maintaining them, and the operational cost of extra sites are all expenses associated with traditional Disa...
Apr 8, 2016 9:40:39 AM
Authorized Keys and ESXi 6.0 Update 2 – Changes to OpenSSH
William Lam brought up some feedback on Socialcast the other day. The story was of a customer who updated to ESXi 6.0 Update 2 and the SSH keys he was using no longer worked. The customer was advocating for changing the file /etc/sshd_config so that he could continue to use the keys on his ESXi s...
Apr 7, 2016 9:45:17 PM
Flings On A Roll in 2016
So far this year we have already had seven Fling updates and three new Flings released. The feedback we get from you helps in a big way so we can fix bugs and add new features to Flings! We kicked off the year with important updates that included bug fixes and new features. Be sure […] The post F...
Apr 7, 2016 3:12:27 PM
Top 5 Virtual SAN Posts From 2016 to-Date
Time doesn’t slow down for anybody, so it’s understandable if you miss some information here and there. Luckily, we’ve got you covered on Virtual Blocks . Take a look back on some of the most popular Virtual SAN posts from the past few months. What’s New-VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 On February 10th, w...
Apr 6, 2016 6:56:04 PM
Server Ops Troubleshooting and Training 101: A Technical Account Manager’s Perspective
By Jodi Shely The ability of your organization to consistently, effectively and efficiently troubleshoot your virtual infrastructure matters, has significant and immediate impacts on your bottom line. Your ability to reduce capital expenditure (CapEx) and improve IT return on investment (ROI) – n...
Apr 6, 2016 3:35:27 PM
Blogger Talk Show–Pilot Episode on PowerCLI
Here at VMware we are always trying to make sure we give you the information you need in a way that you can best consume it. With this in mind, a little while ago I was asked to take part in a pilot for a new talk show VMware is looking to gain feedback on, this gives us the chance to give you mo...
Apr 5, 2016 2:03:37 PM
Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID – Part 2
Introduction In Part 1 of Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID, we configured RSA Authentication Manager to get it ready for adding the PSC as an Authentication Manager agent. In this post, we’ll configure the Platform Services Controller (PSC) itself by uploading the sdconf.rec fi...
Apr 4, 2016 6:38:25 PM
Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for March 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. After upgrading to vRealize Operations 6.2.0a, vCenter adapters remain in Sta...
Apr 4, 2016 2:12:07 PM
Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for March 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 Important in...
Apr 4, 2016 1:59:02 PM
Top 20 vSAN articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for March 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. Following maintenance, hosts in a Virtual SAN cluster may erroneously report the error: Host cannot ...
Apr 4, 2016 1:35:15 PM
Top 20 vCenter articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for March 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. After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCen...
Apr 4, 2016 1:28:04 PM
Top 20 NSX articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for March 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 vS...
Apr 4, 2016 1:20:00 PM
Top 20 ESXi articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for March 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. After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter...
Apr 4, 2016 1:06:31 PM

IT Pros – vForum Montreal on April 21 is Exactly What You’re Looking For
This one’s for you, IT department! Do you want to simplify your IT with the VMware solutions you already have or are thinking about getting? Then join us at vForum Montreal on April 21st to discover the latest tips and tricks so that you can transform your IT! Whether you’re just starting out or ...
Apr 8, 2016 4:00:32 PM
Introducing the vRealize Automation 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight
The vRealize Automation 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight has just been released, and is packed full of content specific to the new version. Those who are familiar with version 7 of vRealize Automation are aware of some significant changes in the product, many of which make the previous content pa...
Apr 8, 2016 10:01:18 AM
How to configure HA LDAP Server with the vRO Active Directory Plug-in Using F5 BIG-IP
By Spas Kaloferov In this post we will demonstrate how to configure a highly availability (HA) LDAP server to use with the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Server (vRO) Active Directory Plug-in. We will accomplish this task using F5 BIG-IP, which can also be used to achieve LDAP load balancing. The P...
Apr 7, 2016 5:08:54 PM
Kirin Techno-System Finds a Solution in Fujitsu That Solves More Than One Problem
When you can’t take your laptop to have drinks with clients, business opportunities get missed. That was the problem facing sales reps at Kirin Techno-System who felt constrained by a strict policy against bringing laptops to any venue serving alcohol. The policy was intended to enhance security ...
Apr 7, 2016 4:00:03 PM
Webinar: Getting More Out of vRealize Operations 6.x: Day 2 Operations
By: David Kruse, VMware Staff Systems Engineer On April 13th, VMware is hosting a webinar about Day 2 operations of vRealize Operations (vR Ops). It will be structured around nine steps that I’d like to preview for you now. Step 1: Policies, Policies, Policies!!! The Policy Editor is arguably one...
Apr 7, 2016 3:42:00 AM
Simplify Cloud Network and Security with vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services
By Roshni Pary, Product Line Marketing Manager, and George Kobar, Senior Technical Marketing Architect Last year we announced general availability of vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services for Dedicated Cloud. Today, we are excited to announce that we are extending Advanced Networking services t...
Apr 6, 2016 9:51:11 PM
Extending the Reach of Your Data Center
Previously, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT , solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In situations like mergers and acquisitions or for data consolidation projects, we talked about how vCloud Air can replace tradi...
Apr 6, 2016 4:16:27 PM
Log Insight Webhook Shims
Recently I talked about the new webhook feature in Log Insight 3.3. One thing I mentioned in that post is that without native support, you need to write shims to translate events into a format that the remote destination understands. In this post, I will demonstrate a sample shim as well as provi...
Apr 6, 2016 10:00:11 AM
vTech Talk: On-Premises Data Center Replacement With vCloud Air
In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, tells us about how customers are using vCloud Air to replace their on-premises date centers. Replacing on-premises data center...
Apr 5, 2016 4:00:46 PM
Customer Stories: Videos that Tell It All
Why are customer stories so important in Cloud Management? Because we are a technology vendor. Not the technology that’s into your face – like tickets reservations, mobile banking, social media, or games. Our solutions work deep in the data center, facilitating and (often nowadays) driving our cu...
Apr 5, 2016 12:15:39 PM
Log Insight 3.3: Webhooks
In this post, I would like to drill into the new webhook alert option available in Log Insight 3.3. Read on to learn more! Defining webhooks My colleague Alan Castonguay put it well when he said, “Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks. Something happens in an application (e.g. alert fired, cha...
Apr 5, 2016 10:00:38 AM
VMware’s Largest Online Conference is Coming Up on April 19th!
VMware vForum Online is coming April 19th – and you don’t even have to leave your desk! Register today and discover the knowledge, insight, and tools you’ll need to fulfill your 2016 IT goals and inspire IT innovation within your organization. You’ll explore new VMware solutions, engage with expe...
Apr 4, 2016 4:00:46 PM
Forrester Research Studies Show Significant Growth in Private Cloud
Year over Year Private Cloud Adoption up by More Than a Third There is no doubt that the path to value for Private Clouds has been harder and taken more time than anyone first imagined. The good news is that two new reports from Forrester on Private Cloud Adoption in North America and Europe clea...
Apr 4, 2016 10:01:14 AM

 

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ICYMI: Top AirWatch News You’ve Missed so Far in 2016
VMware AirWatch is off to a running start in the first quarter of 2016, and we’ve got even more up our sleeves for the remainder of the year. Before we lift off again, we’d like to take a minute to recap our biggest news of the year, thus far. We pushed the envelope in innovation… In the first qu...
Apr 8, 2016 4:28:49 PM
VMware Horizon 7 True SSO: Setting Up In a Lab
In Part 1 of this blog series, we introduced a new feature of VMware Horizon 7 called True SSO (Single Sign-On). In this blog post, we will cover the steps required to implement True SSO in a lab environment. This won’t cover subjects such as High Availability or complex domain trust scenarios (t...
Apr 7, 2016 2:19:34 PM
[VIDEO] Q&A with AstraZeneca on Becoming a Mobile-First Enterprise
When AstraZeneca , a top global biopharmaceutical company, wanted to accelerate their mobile-first enterprise agenda, they standardized on the VMware AirWatch platform to deliver better user experiences and enable productivity on the go. Watch and read the interview below from Mobile World Congre...
Apr 7, 2016 1:00:19 PM
VMware AirWatch Now a FedRAMP In-Process System
Today, FedRAMP listed VMware AirWatch as a FedRAMP In-Process System, meaning AirWatch is actively working with the government through the FedRAMP Security Assessment Framework (SAF) to become fully FedRAMP compliant. Customers can purchase the AirWatch FedRAMP In-Process enterprise mobility mana...
Apr 7, 2016 5:00:11 AM
Email’s Not Dead, It’s Just Getting Better
Ding dong! Email’s dead! You’ve probably heard that phrase more times than you can count in the past years. So are you still sending and reading emails? You’re not alone. No matter how many times email gets flattened by those words, people don’t stop using the standby tool for online communicatio...
Apr 6, 2016 2:52:20 PM
Spring into vForum Online—VMware’s Largest Online Conference—April 19
What better way to kick off the spring season than with a free digital conference full of opportunities to expand your knowledge of VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions? Register now for vForum Online on April 19 . Get practical IT advice from tech experts and hands-on experience working wit...
Apr 6, 2016 12:00:59 PM
IT’s New Role in an Era of Citizen Integrators and Mobile Apps
The traditional way of building enterprise applications has centered on the IT organization. In the past, if an application needed to be built, the IT organization was responsible for the end-to-end development, deployment and governance of that app. However, in today’s era of mobile and cloud ap...
Apr 6, 2016 12:00:32 PM
ANNOUNCING Our 2016 End-User Computing (EUC) Champions
Congratulations to newly added and returning VMware EUC Champions. By Cyndie Zikmund, product marketing group manager, End-User Computing, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Champions is an “Outsiders-who-are-Insiders” Expert Program designed with the help of several EUC experts in the community. Si...
Apr 5, 2016 5:00:18 PM
VMware Boxer: Consumer Simple, Enterprise Secure Mobile Productivity
Last October, VMware announced its intention to acquire popular mobile email app Boxer. The mail, calendar and contacts app inspired mobile productivity for millions of users, making Boxer one of the most popular consumer email solutions in the app stores. Today, VMware announced that Boxer is no...
Apr 5, 2016 12:43:35 PM
VMware Boxer Is Here: Consumer Simple Meets Enterprise Secure
Last October, I was honored to announce that VMware acquired Boxer. As the founder of Boxer, I was proud to be a part of a team that shared my vision to create mobile apps that—above all else—users would love. Driven by the feedback of our customers, Boxer integrated mail, calendar and contacts i...
Apr 5, 2016 12:00:56 PM
VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Instructions
By: Stéphane Asselin, Senior Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware and Chris Halstead, End-User-Computing Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware VMware App Volumes is a great technology that facilitates application d...
Apr 4, 2016 7:02:53 PM
VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Introduction
By Dale Carter, Senior Solutions Architect and Member of the CTO Ambassadors, VMware; Chris Halstead, End-User-Computing Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware; and Stéphane Asselin, Senior Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excelle...
Apr 4, 2016 7:01:05 PM
What You Need to Know about SideStepper
At BlackHat Asia on Friday, our partner, Check Point Software , revealed a new vulnerability and method to deliver rogue configurations to mobile devices. Check Point described the details of SideStepper here . In a nutshell, the SideStepper vulnerability requires some social engineering to take ...
Apr 4, 2016 1:40:19 PM
Bank IT Leaders Reveal 4 Reasons Why They Are Driving Change
Alan Kay, one of the earliest pioneers of personal computing said, “Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” And with due respect to Mr. Kay, I will take it a bit further and say that technology is anything that wasn’t around when you celebrated your last birthday. Given the...
Apr 4, 2016 11:52:55 AM

 

 

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