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Environment (Cisco UCS B200 M4 Blade Server) disconnected from vcenter server.

This is bug where we got such type of error on vmkernel log.


vmhba2

2017-02-17T14:49:04.019Z cpu20:996690)<7>fnic : 1 :: Abort Cmd called FCID 0xffffffff, LUN 0x4 TAG 3c6 flags 3

2017-02-17T14:49:04.019Z cpu20:996690)<7>fnic : 1 :: Returning from abort cmd type 0 FAILED

2017-02-17T14:49:04.019Z cpu20:996690)WARNING: LinScsi: SCSILinuxAbortCommands:1882: Failed, Driver fnic, for vmhba1

 

Check FNIC firmware if it should be Cisco recommended vHBA driver version 1.6.0.28

In this scenario first involve storage team for checking pool size from storage side , if its near to full then ask them reclaim space.

In my case vcenter server version was lower then ESXi build. Upgrade vcenter server also.

I upgrade it as vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3e Build 4180647.

 

Storage error :- VMAX Recovery team identified Pool 005 Prod-GP-R531 was 100% full. Errors "2A39" that logged for the devices means that "write failing as it can’t get space

1. Identify the disk which we want to convert

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2. Identify the raw disk which we are going to point this VMDK.(in this example we are using iscsi target). We need to copy naa id

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3. Convert vmdk using vmkfstools command. This will create new vmdk pointer to rdm file

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4. Remove existing vmdk file and map new RDM to the vm

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VMware Identity Manager is part of VMware Workspace ONE. As part of Workspace ONE, VMware Identity Manager provides enterprise identity integration and web/mobile single sign-on services.

 

This guide provides step-by-step instructions to configure and test VMware Identity Manager as a trusted federation Service Provider with Centrify. Centrify acts as the Identity Provider.

GP Exception 13 in world 187416:vmm3:XXXXXXXX @ 0x418021d8adc7
xxxx-xx-xxTxx:xx:xx.xxxZ cpu16:187416)Backtrace for current CPU #16, worldID=187416, fp=0x0
xxxx-xx-xxTxx:xx:xx.xxxZ cpu16:187416)0x4393e0c1bf20:[0x418021d8adc7]VmAnon_AllocVmmPages@vmkernel#nover+0x3b stack: 0x100008785, 0x192d6c43b, 0x4393e84a7000, 0x6, 0x4393e84a7100
xxxx-xx-xxTxx:xx:xx.xxxZ cpu16:187416)0x4393e0c1bf80:[0x418021d18ad7]VMMVMKCall_Call@vmkernel#nover+0x157 stack: 0x4393e0c1bfec, 0x4024600000000, 0x418021d4a64b, 0xfffffffffc606d00, 0x0
xxxx-xx-xxTxx:xx:xx.xxxZ cpu16:187416)0x4393e0c1bfe0:[0x418021d4a6d2]VMKVMM_ArchEnterVMKernel@vmkernel#nover+0xe stack: 0x0, 0xfffffffffc4074b3, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
xxxx-xx-xxTxx:xx:xx.xxxZ cpu16:187416)Panic: 623: Halting PCPU 16.
xxxx-xx-xxTxx:xx:xx.xxxZ cpu20:187418)Panic: 514: Panic from another CPU (cpu 20, world 187418): ip=0x418021d4a2e2 randomOff=0x21c00000:

 

If you are getting same entry in core dump then follow this solution

 

This issue is resolved in ESX 6.5.0a

 

Work around

 

To work around this issue for virtual machines migrated to an ESXi 6.5 host from previous version, recover the virtual machine from the ESXi 6.5 host and set Numa.FollowCoresPerSocket to 1 on all ESXi 6.5 hosts.

 

For further information refer this KB.

 

ESXi 6.5 host fails with PSOD: GP Exception 13 in multiple VMM world at VmAnon_AllocVmmPages (2147958) | VMware KB

 

In the Avamar Administrator interface a Virtual Machine is labeled with its VMX file location instead of

 

its VM name (000485609)

 

Avamar Client for VMware

 

 

Issue: The VM name is displayed incorrectly for random VMs on the Avamar GUI.

 

The VM name can be seen similar to:

 

"%2fvmfs%2fvolumes%2f5124e1c8-f4fd5839-7764-b8ac6f8a9883%2fpoi%2fpoi1.vmx"

 

In vpxd log file, you see many references to VmRemovedEvent and VMRenamedEvent:

 

grep "Invalid host event" vpxd-*.log | grep "vim.event.VmRenamedEvent"
grep "Invalid host event" vpxd-*.log | grep "vim.event.VmRemovedEvent"

Resolution

 

Currently, there is no resolution.

VMware is aware of this issue and is co-working with Backup solution teams to provide a solution.

To work around the issue, use these options:

  • Avoid vMotion for the backed up virtual machines.
  • Correct the backup set when necessary.
  • KB (2148378)

 

If you see this error when running esxcli command

 

Error interacting with configuration file /etc/vmware/lunTimestamps.log: Timeout while waiting for lock, /etc/vmware/lunTimestamps.log.LOCK, to be released. Another process has kept this file locked for more than 30 seconds. The process currently holding the lock is smartd(PID). This is likely a temporary condition. Please try your operation again


ESXi host showing as Disconnected in vCenter Server is a known issue in ESXi 6.0. 



Solution


his is a known issue affecting ESXi 6.0.  

Currently, there is no resolution.

 

To work around this issue, disable smartd daemon on the host.

 

To disable smartd daemon:

 

  1. Connect to the affected ESXi host with an SSH session.
  2. Run this command to stop the smartd service:

    /etc/init.d/smartd stop

  3. Run this command to stop the smartd service from starting on reboot:

    chkconfig smartd off

 



This issue mostly occurred when user try v-motion by vc-client  in vmware vsphere6 environment there are two solution.

 

Try Vmotion/svmotion by using Web-Client If it failed then try this method but it is risky.

 

To resolve this issue, reset the CPUID Mask settings on the affected virtual machine.

 

To reset the CPUID Mask settings:

  1. Using the vSphere Client, connect to the vCenter Server and locate the affected virtual machine.
  2. Power off the virtual machine.
  3. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings > Options > CPUID Mask > Advanced.
  4. Click Reset All to Default to reset the CPUID Mask.
  5. Click OK > OK, then power on the virtual machine.

    The virtual machine now shows the correct EVC mode

If the issue persists, upgrade the virtual machine's virtual hardware to the latest version.


Blockchains technology has been a topic of discussion from past few years in industry. The distributed and immutable nature of blockchains coupled with strong cryptography is assumed useful in almost every field of technology from finance to IoT.  In this post, we would like to share our learning acquired during setting up hyperledger on photon OS. I will walk through the steps to install hyperledger on Photon VM and then connecting three peer nodes that includes two validating nodes and one member service node. Prior to going to installation, we will first go through a brief discussion on what is hyperledger blockchain.

Hyperledger is termed as Distributed Permissioned Ledger where validators can be whitelisted and blacklisted. Unlike other blockchains, hyperledger project allows developers to create their own digital assets with a distributed ledger powered by nodes built on the principle of PBFT. The system could be used to digitally back a real asset (such as a house), create new coins, or form a fault-tolerant system of consensus.  Hyperledger blockchain allows user to write chaincode, a business rules script executed within a transaction.

Following are the steps to install and configure three-node hyperledger blockchain on Photon OS using Docker virtualization tools for development purpose. The entire installation and configurations takes less than 60 minutes.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Download and install photon OS. Click here to download Photon OS. We recommend the minimum of 4GB memory and 10 GB hard disk to be allocated for the VM. Select "Photo Full" option while installing the operating system. Click here for more details.
  • Enable SSH in photon OS, to do this change "PermitRootLogin no" to "PermitRootLogin yes" in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. This is required as we need to open multiple terminal for the VM to run chain code and peer nodes.
  • Check for updates and verify that latest version of Docker is available.
    • # docker -v
    • # tdnf update docker,  output of the command should look something like below

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  • Since hyperledger fabric project is written using go lang, make sure latest version of go is installed by updating it.

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  • Install docker-compose using following curl command

 

# curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.9.0/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

# chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Check docker-compose version using command,

# docker-compose version

 

  • Start Docker by executing following commands

 

# systemctl start docker

# systemctl enable docker

 

Pulling the Hyperledger Fabric images and running peer nodes

Use following commands to pull in latest images for hyperledger fabric and membership services from DockerHub.

 

# docker pull hyperledger/fabric-peer:latest

# docker pull hyperledger/fabric-membersrvc:latest

 

Now run the peer node and member service using docker-compose, to do that we need to build a docker-compose.yml file.

Create a file with name docker-compose.yml and copy following contents to the file. Running this file will start a blockchain with three nodes that has one member service node and two validating nodes.


version: '2'

services:

  membersrvc:

    image: hyperledger/fabric-membersrvc:latest

    ports:

    - "7054:7054"

    command: membersrvc

    environment:

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_SERVER=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_CA=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_ECA=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_ECAP=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_ECAA=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_ACA=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_ACAP=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_TCA=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_TCAP=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_TCAA=INFO

      - MEMBERSRVC_CA_LOGGING_TLSCA=INFO

    volumes:

      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock

 

  vp0:

    image: hyperledger/fabric-peer:latest

    ports:

      - "7050:7050"

      - "7051:7051"

      - "7053:7053"

    command: sh -c "sleep 10; peer node start"

    environment:

      - CORE_PEER_ID=vp0

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENROLLID=test_vp0

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENROLLSECRET=MwYpmSRjupbT

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_PERIOD=60s

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_TOUCHPERIOD=61s

      - CORE_PEER_ADDRESSAUTODETECT=true

      - CORE_VM_ENDPOINT=unix:///var/run/docker.sock

      - CORE_LOGGING_LEVEL=DEBUG

      - CORE_PEER_PKI_ECA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054

      - CORE_PEER_PKI_TCA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054

      - CORE_PEER_PKI_TLSCA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENABLED=true

      - CORE_PEER_VALIDATOR_CONSENSUS_PLUGIN=pbft

      - CORE_PBFT_GENERAL_MODE=batch

      - CORE_PBFT_GENERAL_N=4

    volumes:

      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock

    links:

      - membersrvc

 

  vp1:

    image: hyperledger/fabric-peer:latest

    ports:

      - "8050:7050"

      - "8051:7051"

      - "8053:7053"

    command: sh -c "sleep 10; peer node start"

    environment:

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_ROOTNODE=vp0:7051

      - CORE_PEER_ID=vp1

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENROLLID=test_vp1

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENROLLSECRET=5wgHK9qqYaPy

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_PERIOD=60s

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_TOUCHPERIOD=61s

      - CORE_PEER_ADDRESSAUTODETECT=true

      - CORE_VM_ENDPOINT=unix:///var/run/docker.sock

      - CORE_LOGGING_LEVEL=DEBUG

      - CORE_PEER_PKI_ECA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054

      - CORE_PEER_PKI_TCA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054

      - CORE_PEER_PKI_TLSCA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENABLED=true

      - CORE_PEER_VALIDATOR_CONSENSUS_PLUGIN=pbft

      - CORE_PBFT_GENERAL_MODE=batch

      - CORE_PBFT_GENERAL_N=4

    volumes:

      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock

    links:

      - membersrvc

      - vp0

 

  vp2:

    image: hyperledger/fabric-peer:latest

    ports:

      - "9050:7050"

      - "9051:7051"

      - "9053:7053"

    environment:

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_ROOTNODE=vp0:7051

      - CORE_PEER_ID=vp2

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENROLLID=test_vp2

      - CORE_SECURITY_ENROLLSECRET=vQelbRvja7cJ

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_PERIOD=60s

      - CORE_PEER_DISCOVERY_TOUCHPERIOD=61s

      - CORE_PEER_ADDRESSAUTODETECT=true

      - CORE_VM_ENDPOINT=unix:///var/run/docker.sock

      - CORE_LOGGING_LEVEL=DEBUG

      - CORE_PEER_PKI_ECA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054

- CORE_PEER_PKI_TCA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054
- CORE_PEER_PKI_TLSCA_PADDR=membersrvc:7054
- CORE_SECURITY_ENABLED=true
- CORE_PEER_VALIDATOR_CONSENSUS_PLUGIN=pbft
- CORE_PBFT_GENERAL_MODE=batch
- CORE_PBFT_GENERAL_N=4
volumes:
- /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
links:
- membersrvc
- vp0

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

# docker-compose up

 

Running chaincode

Start a new terminal window. We need to download a sample chaincode available in Docker fabric source code repository. Copy the chaincode to src directory in the $GOPATH as shown below.

 

# mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/chaincode_example02/

# cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/chaincode_example02

# curl --request GET https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hyperledger/fabric/master/examples/chaincode/go/chaincode_example02/chaincode_example02.go > chaincode_example02.go


Prior to deploying the chaincode we need to build the chaincode. Clone hyperledger fabric project to $GOPATH folder so that you can build your chaincode.

 

# mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/hyperledger

# cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/hyperledger

# git clone http://gerrit.hyperledger.org/r/fabric


Now build the chaincode using following command


# cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/chaincode_example02

# go build


Deploy Chaincode

Now that you have build the chaincode, it can be deployed using following chaincode command

# CORE_CHAINCODE_ID_NAME=mycc CORE_PEER_ADDRESS=0.0.0.0:7051 ./chaincode_example02

Output of the above command should look something like below:

 

register.pngAs shown above if "Received REGISTERED" message is not received then must be some error.

Once the chaincode is registered you can send requests. Open another terminal and send following basic curl commands to chaincode.


# curl 172.19.0.3:7050/network/peers

# curl 172.19.0.3:7050/chain/blocks/0

# curl 172.19.0.3:7050/chain


CurlFirstCommand.png

CurlSecondCommand.png

CurlThirdCommand.png

Login using REST API:

To log in through the REST API, send a POST request to the /registrar endpoint, containing the enrollmentID and enrollmentPW listed in the eca.users section of the membersrvc.yaml file.

 

curl -i -X POST \

   -d \

'{

  "enrollId": "jim",

  "enrollSecret": "6avZQLwcUe9b"

}' \

  'http://localhost:7050/registrar'

 

UserRegister.png

Chaincode Deploy Operation:

Execute following curl command to initiate deploy transaction, since security is enabled we need to pass "enrollmentID" with the "secureContext" element.

curl -i -X POST    -H "Content-Type:application/json"   -d '{ "jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "deploy", "params": { "type": 1, "chaincodeID":{ "path":https://github.com/masterDev1985/learn-chaincode/finished, “name”: “mycc”     },     "ctorMsg": { "args":["init","a", "100", "b", "200"]    },    "secureContext": "jim"  },  "id": 1}' 'http://localhost:7050/chaincode'

 

CurlPostCommand.png

Chaincode Invoke Operation:

Execute following curl command to send invoke transaction to the chaincode.

curl -i -X POST    -H "Content-Type:application/json"   -d '{ "jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "invoke", "params": { "type": 1, "chaincodeID":{ "path":"https://github.com/masterDev1985/learn-chaincode/finished", "name": "mycc" },     "ctorMsg": {        "args":["invoke", "a", "b", "20"] },    "secureContext": "jim"  },  "id": 1}' 'http://localhost:7050/chaincode'

CurlInvoke.png

Chain code Query Operation

Execute following curl command to send query transaction to the chaincode.

curl -i -X POST    -H "Content-Type:application/json"   -d '{ "jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "query", "params": { "type": 1, "chaincodeID":{ "path":"https://github.com/masterDev1985/learn-chaincode/finished", "name": "mycc" },     "ctorMsg": {        "args":["query", "a"] },    "secureContext": "jim"  },  "id": 1}' 'http://localhost:7050/chaincode

 

Now the blockchain for development and testing purpose is ready, you can now send invoke and query transaction to the chaincode and verify its working !

 

 

 

 

References:

 

[1] fabric/Chaincode-setup.md at master · hyperledger/fabric · GitHub

[2] Fabric Developer Setup - Hyperledger Fabric

[3] Core API - Hyperledger Fabric

 

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In this demo, Tim Sandy shows you how to deployed the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5. He also shows you how to get started after you download the ISO file and all the way through successfully having the VCSA 6.5 deployed and running. Be sure to watch the next enablement video (Technical ...

What's new in vSphere 6.5 Auto Deploy
Eric Gray discusses what's new in vSphere 6.5 Auto Deploy

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 2
In Part 2 of this series, we take a look at how to monitor the health of your vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) by retrieving some of the health metrics that are exposed by the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI). VAMI UI Area of Focus Regardless if you have an Embedded VCSA, External PSC...

New Technical White Paper - Workspace
ONE Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture
This white paper is a reference architecture for VMware Workspace
ONE Enterprise Edition. It covers the integration of key components of a Workspace ONE implementation—VMware AirWatch, VMware Identity Manager, VMware Horizon 7, and the Workspace ONE mobile apps. The paper discusses high-level des...

XenDesktop/XenApp 7.12 MCS works with vSAN
Advertise here with BSA This is something that has kept me busy for a while. For the past 2
years there were some challenges with regards to the use of MCS and XenDesktop/XenApp in combination with vSAN. In fact, Citrix never supported vSAN and MCS, and it actually did not work either. PVS worked...

Grab Windows Management Framework 5.1 and PowerShell 5.1 For Great Justice!
A while back I shared the release of Windows Management Framework 5.0 for those looking to get their hands on PowerShell 5.0. I felt this was important because of all the snazzy improvements and new features, including access to the PowerShell Gallery. Thus, I have more good news – Microsoft has ...

Copying files from a USB (FAT32 or NTFS) device to ESXi
It is not uncommon, especially in troubleshooting scenarios where you might find yourself needing to transfer files to or from an ESXi host using a USB device as it may not be reachable on the network. Another common case for directly attaching a USB device to an ESXi host is to transfer a large ...

vRealize Automation SPBM Integration Solution v2.1.0 is out
Last week I wrote about the new vSAN management pack for vRealize
Operations . This week sees another nice new storage feature/solution released. This time it is a solution to integrate vRealize Automation and Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). For those of you who saw the VMworld 2016 keyno...

Two
host stretched vSAN cluster with Standard license?
Advertise here with BSA I was asked today if it was possible to create a 2 host stretched cluster using a vSAN Standard license or a ROBO Standard license. First of all, from a licensing point of
view the EULA states you are allowed to do this with a Standard license: A Cluster containing exactly...

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 1
One of the
most most exciting developments in vSphere 6.5 with respect to Automation is the introduction of several new REST APIs included in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). In addition to covering some of the existing capabilities like vSphere Content Library and Tagging, customers will now...

Early Release eBook - Network Programmability and Automation Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer
With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form—the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes—so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters a...

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Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of the TAM newsletter. As you might notice from time to time we make some changes to the newsletter. Many of these are very subtle and not as noticeable to you the reader and sometimes they are fairly visible changes. This week we are using our new template which aims to make reading the latest news from the world of VMware even easier. You will notice now that all of our social media links are reflected after the editorial. We then have all of the usual included featured items followed by the news of the week. This is the biggest change as the news is now all from our very own VMware TAM newsfeed. When you click on any of the links to view more information you will be taken to this new site. Every week the top 35 or so posts are included in the newsletter in a simple digest format for you to then simply click on to read. I hope that you find this new format easier to view and use as we try and make changes to keep the newsletter fresh and up to date.

 

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Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
By Ryan Klumph

Here are my top ten tips and tricks for a smoother deployment of VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition. These suggestions are informed after spending several years as a Technical Support Engineer. This is not a complete list, so please refer to the official Horizon View Documentation when planning your deployment.

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Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI
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New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup…
New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup / Restore Walkthroughs New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup… The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is full of new and exclusive features. One of which is the native file-based backup and restore. I’m happy to announce two new guided walkthroughs on the VMware Feature Walkthrough site. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

There’s no better time to start your journey…
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Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017
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VMware VCIX Certification Clarification
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The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift, And Consolidate! The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift,… Enterprise IT is evolving quicker than ever before. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know most companies are leaning into digital transformation in order to stay accessible and relevant to customers. With its hybrid and “always on” capabilities, cloud is destined to usher i...

 

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OpBot v2 – next generation user interface for…
OpBot v2 – next generation user interface for VMware vSphere and PowerCLI Core OpBot v2 – next generation user interface for… More than a month ago we released the first version of OpBot, the virtual assistant for VMware vSphere. That incredibly helpful ChatOps Bot allows VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling v3.0 – OVF Deploy…
vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling v3.0 – OVF Deploy (6.5 only), New VM from Content Library, Create Roles vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling v3.0 – OVF Deploy… Today we’re happy to announce version 3.0 of the HTML5 based vSphere Client Fling. For a long while we’ve been running with 2.x, but now there’s a big enough change that warrants a new version. There are a few big things available now (3 new, one v...

 

Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise…
Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture Paper Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise… Organizations want to keep the business operating during an extended or catastrophic technology outage, providing continuity of service and allowing staff to carry out their day-to-day responsibilities. VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Ar...

 

The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS…
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Comparison of Cloud Servers with Traditional…
Comparison of Cloud Servers with Traditional Servers – India Host Review Comparison of Cloud Servers with Traditional… Any version of hosting including dedicated, VPS, or cloud hosting can fulfill your objectives of ensuring your website or web based applications is up and running. An in depth knowledge about their features will help you choose the most appropriate solution. VMware Social Media...

 

VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules – ESX…
VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules – ESX Virtualization VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules – ESX… VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules is wizard driven and via a Graphical user interface. A Previous release allowed that through PowerCLI only VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

How Converged Infrastructure Controls the CIO’s…
You are being redirected… How Converged Infrastructure Controls the CIO’s… In recent years, the CIO role has had to constantly evolve to keep up with the complex IT landscape. This has left modern IT leaders juggling ongoing IT operations, while attempting to fulfil the business’ technology needs. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation
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vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine…
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Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A…
Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A review of software manufacturer security defects Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A… At the start of the new year, I did some technical housekeeping, starting new notebooks and such. After looking back through my client notes from 2016, I started to become intrigued with the idea of how software companies were viewed, based on perceived...

 

The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017,…
The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017, predicted by ZDNet editors The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017,… The real story behind AI is automation, the Internet of Things platform eludes us, the smartphone holds out for the big one, and virtual reality becomes less virtual and more reality. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error
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Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client -…
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vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization…
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New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template…
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Brisbane VMUG – February 2017
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Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps
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VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation
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Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX…
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Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free…
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DISCLAIMER
While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologize for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

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