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Poor me - F11 key in karenlaw's Blog

Posted by karenlaw Feb 17, 2019

I am using my new macbook to install new nested esxi on top current cluster environment. During installation, it requests me to input F11. I stuck there for long time. I wonder if all keys failed and checking a lot on VMRC version, grading VMRC, using different browsers and even trying out booth vSphere web client and html5 client.

 

Finally, I solved it by holding "fn"+"command"+"F11 on the Touch Bar". What my lovely MacBookPro!

 

Thanks to vmexplorer post.

https://vmexplorer.com/2015/06/30/f11-key-for-nested-esxi-with-mac-os-x/

 

       

EDIT:

Looks like this affects quite a lot of Properties. Just found the same problems with VMware.VirtualCenter.Folder and VirtualMachine.Network0.Name

 

HI all,

you have probably noticed that when you are using vRA custom forms that the ReservationPolicyID  isn't working and throwing you the following error.:

(vRA 7.5 plus https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/59378  )

The following component requests failed: smallRHEL. Allocation request [Composition RequestId: [969dfad8-52b4-4f39-8e68-ba9c6dcba281], CompTypeId: [Infrastructure.CatalogItem.Machine.Virtual.vSphere], BlueprintId: [smallRHEL], CompId: [smallRHEL], BlueprintRequestId: [5cb0a374-982c-454a-8cc7-c38eb0517dd4], RootCafeRequestId: [9da8ba9d-63ef-4a73-8a16-421f51d9fa5a], SubtenantId: [06890147-51f7-4857-98c7-e5b6ca2d9dcd]] with binding id [20fd1dba-3807-4ece-8b1a-6ad5dc1a5ce2] failed with [Infrastructure service provider error: A server error was encountered. Error requesting machine. Guid should contain 32 digits with 4 dashes (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx).].

 

I finally found the workaround that fixes this issue. The problem seems to be caused by  the element coming onto the canvas as an DataGrid, Switching it to DropDown will solve the problem. Here is how to do this:

 

  • Create a ReservationPolicyID Property Definition and link it to the action : com.vmware.vra.reservations/getApplicableReservationPolicies
  • Assign the ReservationPolicyID  to the Blueprint
  • Create a Custom Form
  • Drag the ReservationPolicyID  onto the canvas
  • save the form
  • export the form to JSON
  • Open  the JSON (I use Notepad++ and JSTool)
  • Look in the schema section (scroll down) for your ReservationPolicyID it should look like this:

"CentOS_7~ReservationPolicyID": { "label": "Cluster", "type": { "dataType": "complex", "isMultiple": false }, "default": "", "valueList": { "id": "com.vmware.vra.reservations/getApplicableReservationPolicies", "type": "scriptAction", "parameters": [] }, "placeholder": "No data found", "constraints": { "required": true } },

  • Exhange the "type": { "dataType": "complex", "isMultiple": false } to "type": { "dataType": "string", "isMultiple": false} so only this is left "type": { "dataType": "string"}
  • Save the file
  • Import the JSON into customForms
  • DONE

vSphere 6.0 から vCenter 間での vMotion が可能になりましたが、

標準的な vSphere Web Client / vSphere Client(旧 HTML5 Client)から実行するには

vCenter が同一の PSC / vSphere Single Sign-On(SSO)ドメインに所属している必要があります。

そして vCenter の SSO ドメインが異なる場合の vCenter 間の vMotion は、

API や PowerCLI から実行する必要があります。

vCenter Server インスタンス間の移行の要件

 

そこで、今回は PowerCLI を利用して、できるだけシンプルな構成で

Cross vCenter vMotion を実行してみます。

 

今回の環境。

vCenter 6.7 を 2台用意しました。それぞれ別の SSO ドメインに所属しているので、

それぞれ別の vSphere Client からの管理となっています。

 

移行元の vCenter の名前は、lab-nsxt-vcsa-01.go-lab.jp です。

この vCenter 配下の VM「vm05」を vMotion します。

xvc-vmotion-01.png

 

移行先の vCenter の名前は、infra-vc-01.go-lab.jp です。

xvc-vmotion-02.png

 

PowerCLI 11 を利用します。

PowerCLI> Get-Module -ListAvailable VMware.PowerCLI | select Name,Version

 

Name            Version

----            -------

VMware.PowerCLI 11.0.0.10380590

 

 

PowerCLI による Cross vCenter vMotion の実行。

今回は、PowerCLI のスクリプト実行ではなく、対話的な実行(コマンドラインの手入力)で

できるだけ簡潔に Cross vCenter vMotion を実行してみます。

 

まず、vMotion 元 / 先それぞれの vCenter に接続します。

PowerCLI> $vc_a = Connect-VIServer lab-nsxt-vcsa-01.go-lab.jp

PowerCLI> $vc_b = Connect-VIServer infra-vc-01.go-lab.jp

 

今回は、vCenter のバージョンがそろっています。

PowerCLI> $vc_a | select Name,Version,Build

 

Name                       Version Build

----                       ------- -----

lab-nsxt-vcsa-01.go-lab.jp 6.7.0   10244857

 

 

PowerCLI> $vc_b | select Name,Version,Build

 

Name                  Version Build

----                  ------- -----

infra-vc-01.go-lab.jp 6.7.0   10244857

 

 

vMotion 先として指定するため、ESXi、データストア、ポートグループを取得して、

それぞれ1件ずつ取得できていることを確認しておきます。

確実に移行先 vCenter から取得するため「-Server」で vCenter を明示的に指定しています。

 

データストアを取得します。

PowerCLI> $ds = Get-Datastore -Server $vc_b -Name "vsanDatastore"

PowerCLI> $ds | select Name,Type

 

Name          Type

----          ----

vsanDatastore vsan

 

 

今回の宛先ポートグループは、vDS の分散仮想スイッチです。

PowerCLI> $pg = Get-VDPortgroup -Server $vc_b -Name "dvpg-infra-0000"

PowerCLI> $pg | select Name

 

Name

----

dvpg-infra-0000

 

 

宛先のESXi です。

ちなみに Cross vCenter vMotion の宛先(Move-VM の -Destination)には、

ESXi(VMHost)かリソースプールを指定できます。

PowerCLI> $hv = Get-VMHost -Server $vc_b -Name "infra-esxi-01.go-lab.jp"

PowerCLI> $hv | select Name

 

Name

----

infra-esxi-01.go-lab.jp

 

 

VM「vm05」の現在の配置を確認しておきます。

「-Server」では、移行元の vCenter を指定しています。

PowerCLI> Get-VM -Server $vc_a -Name vm05 | select Name,PowerState,VMHost,@{N="vCenter";E={$_.Uid -replace ".*@|:.*",""}}| fl

 

Name       : vm05

PowerState : PoweredOn

VMHost     : lab-esxi-21.go-lab.jp

vCenter    : lab-nsxt-vcsa-01.go-lab.jp

 

 

それでは vm05 を vMotion します。

オプションで、あらかじめ取得した ESXi、データストア、ポートグループを指定しています。

PowerCLI> Get-VM -Server $vc_a -Name vm05 | Move-VM -Destination $hv -Datastore $ds -PortGroup $pg

 

vMotion 完了後に VM の配置を確認すると、期待通り vCenter 間で移動されたことがわかります。

PowerCLI> Get-VM -Name vm05 | select Name,PowerState,VMHost,@{N="vCenter";E={$_.Uid -replace ".*@|:.*",""}} | fl

 

Name       : vm05

PowerState : PoweredOn

VMHost     : infra-esxi-01.go-lab.jp

vCenter    : infra-vc-01.go-lab.jp

 

 

今回の処理を vSphere Client から見た様子。

ちなみに vMotion タスクの進捗は、PowerCLI で実行した場合でも

vSphere Client から確認することができます。

 

vMotion 実行中の、移行元 vCenter です。

xvc-vmotion-04.png

 

ほぼ同じタイミングでの、移行先 vCenter です。

タスク ステータスの進捗%は、移行元 / 先で一致するわけではありません。

xvc-vmotion-05.png

 

vCenter をまたいで、指定したホストに vMotion されました。

xvc-vmotion-06.png

 

このように、仮想マシンの vNIC や VMDK の構成がシンプルであれば、

対話的に PowerCLI を利用したとしても(PowerCLI スクリプトを作りこむことをしなくても)

簡単に Cross vCenter vMotion できます。

 

またそれぞれの vCenter / ESXi では、従来の vMotion と同様に

vmkポートでの vMotion トラフィックの有効化や、通信経路でのポート解放などを

済ませておく必要があります。

 

以上、PowerCLI で Cross vCenter vMotion を実行してみる話でした。



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to our second newsletter of 2019. Yes it is almost the end of January already and there has been so much news, updates and other items from our fascinating world of VMware and Virtualization. Please ensure that you interface regularly with your VMware TAM and VMware Team and are well aware of the current editions, patches and security advisories that we have provided to ensure that your environment stays healthy. One of the items that I regularly do with my customers is our TAM Best Practice Review. This is a really important part of our TAM service to provide visibility into the environment with analysis of VMware best practices to ensure that everything is as expected.

Please enjoy our newsletter and feel free to contact us anytime at tamsource@vmware.com.

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To Troubleshoot Poor vSphere Performance. Below are few questions you should ask :

 

A: Is this Really Unexpected Behavior(Analyze application specific I/O Behavior )

B : Running Latest Product Check HCL;

C: VM Running Vmware Tools ?

D: VM Resource/Share Issue ;

E: Antivirus Software or Recent Changes made on VM/Esxi Host ?

F: Underlying Storage Healthy;

G: ESXI have enough Resources;

H: Verify Networking Front

I : CPU Power management enabled :BIOS Power policies

 

 

Performance issues may be caused by Several different Areas such as :

 

1:CPU

2:Memory

3:Storage

4:Network Latency.

 

 

ESXTOP Command Overview

 

 

 

Things that can cause poor storage performance:

 

– Under sized storage arrays/devices unable to provide the needed performance

– I/O Stack Queue congestion

– I/O Bandwidth saturation, Link/Pipe Saturation

– Host CPU Saturation

– Guest Level Driver and Queuing Interactions

– Incorrectly Tuned Applications

 

 

Storage Stack Components :

 

GAVG (Guest Average Latency) total latency as seen from vSphere

KAVG (Kernel Average Latency) time an I/O request spent waiting inside the vSphere storage stack.

QAVG (Queue Average latency) time spent waiting in a queue inside the vSphere Storage Stack.

DAVG (Device Average Latency) latency coming from the physical hardware, HBA and Storage device.

 

To find out more about the threshold for each Metrics Read : http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/

 

 

Memory Constraints :

 

Examine the MEM overcommit avg on the first line of the command output. This value reflects the ratio of the requested memory to the available memory, minus 1.

If memory is Overcommitted

                                                   A: Increase the amount of physical RAM on the host

                                                   B: Decrease the amount of RAM allocated to the virtual machines

 

Determine whether the virtual machines are ballooning and/or swapping

MCTLSZ (MB) displays the amount of guest physical memory reclaimed by the balloon driver.

SWCUR (MB) displays the current Swap Usage.

ensure that the ballooning and/or swapping is not caused by the memory limit being incorrectly set.

 

 

CPU Constraints :

 

Check For Load Average. A load average of 1.00 means that the ESXi/ESX Server machine’s physical CPUs are fully utilized, and a load average of 0.5 means that they are half utilized.

Examine  %READY percentage of time that the virtual machine was ready but could not be scheduled to run on a physical CPU. It should remain under 5 % If not  Increase number of Physical CPU on the host or Decrease Virtual CPU Allocated to the host (Either by reducing CPU allocated to the Vm running on Esxi host or Reduce Vm running on the host )

 

 

Network Latency :

Network performance can be highly affected by CPU performance. First we have to Rule out a CPU performance issue before investigating network latency.

For Network latency Test the maximum bandwidth from the virtual machine with the Iperf tool

If you identify a bottleneck on the network: Verify VMwre Tools Version ;Verify speed settings for Network adapters; Use multiple nics to increase overall network capacity for port group that contain VM’s.If you are using iSCSI storage and jumbo frames, ensure that everything is properly configured.

 

If you are using Network I/O Control, ensure that the shares and limits are properly configured for your traffic. Also Ensure that traffic shaping is correctly configured.



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the first VMware TAM newsletter of 2019. We are excited to bring you all of the news starting today in the world of VMware and virtualization in general. If you are new to our newsletter the first section of the news is VMware specific, however we also include a 2nd area that is general Virtualization related to ensure that we are able to try and cover as much of interest to you as possible. Our goal with thew newsletter is to be a simple easy to read digest of the news from the world of VMware and virtualization on a regular cadence, usually every 2 weeks. The newsletter is now in its 11th year and we are looking forward to bringing all of the news to you in 2019.

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January 2019 – vSphere 6.7u1 Topology and Converge Tool

Date: Thursday, January 17th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
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Synopsis:
We will be looking at the vSphere 6.7 Topology options and using the Converge tool to convert from an External PSC to and Embedded PSC.

Guest speaker:
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Registration Link:
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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.

© 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Well we made it to the end of 2018, at least as far as our TAM newsletter is concerned. This year we brought you 28 packed editions of the newsletter. Our goal is always to provide our readers with a very easy to read news digest of the latest news in the world of VMware, Virtualization, and the VMware TAM program. We have also tried to keep on top of critical security issues, as well as breaking news throughout 2018. We also covered a number of major conference including VMware 2018 in the US and Europe as well as breaking news from this years AWS re:Invent conference.

If you wish to catch up on any of our prior newsletters for 2018 stretching all the way back to 2009 please head over to the archive. On behalf of the VMware TAM program we wish you a fantastic Holiday Season and look forward to reconnecting with you in January 2019.

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

© 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.




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AWS reinvent Las Vegas:
VMware and AWS CEOs made a HUGE announcement together on stage about the new VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts, and VMware Cloud Foundation for EC2: https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws-outposts  as well as the re:Invent Keynote with Andy Jassy and Pat Gelsinger here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOIkOnW640A (2:28 – VMware Pat Gelsinger!)

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Hi everyone, welcome to another edition of the VMware TAM newsletter. Last week I provided some updates on VMworld Europe and this week we will be wrapping up the event and many of the announcements. This week we will let the newsletter do the talking so please take some time to read through all of the announcements, webinars and of course new security announcements that may affect you. Consider discussing any of these items with your TAM who is always there to help.

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VMware's Intent to Acquire Heptio:

    - Heptio, based in Seattle, was founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, two of the creators of Kubernetes, with a mission to support and advance the open Kubernetes ecosystem. The team has been focused on creating products and services that make it easier to manage multiple clusters across multiple clouds.
    - https://blogs.vmware.com/cloudnative/2018/11/06/welcome-heptio/

VMware Container Offerings:
    - announcement of VMware® PKS - purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multi-cloud enterprises and service providers to significantly simplify the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters
    - announcement of VMware® Cloud PKS - enterprise Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering in the VMware Cloud Services portfolio that provides easy to use, secure by default, cost-effective SaaS-based Kubernetes clusters
    - announcement of VMware Smart ClusterTM - a key feature within VMware Cloud PKS which enables scalable Kubernetes clusters that are constantly optimized to the application needs, and always up to date with the latest release versions

VMware Virtualization at the Edge:
    - check out this presentation on VMware at the Edge of your data center, including the work we've been doing to run ESX on ARM processors, and ESX running on Raspberry Pi.
    - https://videos.vmworld.com/global/2018/videoplayer/26950
               
Project Dimension for the Edge (tech preview):
    - Announced at VMworld US, Project Dimension is a new managed service which enables provisioning, deployment and ongoing operation of VMware-based SDDC infrastructure, via VMware's ability to push aaS devices to the edge (either IoT or Cloud edge).
    - The two main components are, 1 - the cloud management plane using certain technologies from VMware Cloud on AWS, and 2 - integrated SDDC physical offerings purchased and deployed on-premises by customers in conjunction with OEM partners.
    - The service will allow customers to provision new edge locations in a self-service fashion from a cloud interface.
    - Configuration and sizing of compute, storage and networking will be done online, and the hardware will be delivered directly to a specified edge or customer premises location. Once installed, the zero-touch provisioning procedures begin automatically.
                      
VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5:
    - support for any network switch, existing network architecture, any vSAN ReadyNode
    - support for external NFS storage
    - support for multi-cluster workload domains
    - full multi-site support (vSAN, DR, and NSX)
    - NSX-T support and PKS guidance
    - support for flexible workload domain licensing (use editions as needed by use cases)

VMware Cloud on AWS updates: (Oct 25th Release)
    - expansion to multiple new regions - Ireland, N. California, Ohio, Tokyo, Gov Cloud US West
    - unified in-product support experience
    - enhanced VDI support
    - connectivity and migration enhancements
    - software-based data at rest encryption
    - granular network flow, packet level visibility and firewall rule logging
    - SOC 1&2 Type 2 compliance
    - 2X Scale (1000 VM’s per SDDC)               
    - Hybrid Cloud DR with VxRAIL and VMware Site Recovery
    - Run Citrix Virtual Desktop and Apps
    - AWS Direct Connect Interconnectivity
    - Interconnectivity with NSX Edge IPsec Routed VPN
   - Native Connectivity between Workload and Management Infrastructure
    - Elastic DRS
    - Three host SDDC Cluster
    - VM Affinity and Anti-Affinity rules
    - Many other features announced

Horizon 7:
    - Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS updated to include VDI, RDSH, Full Clones and Instant Clones; App Volumes with the upcoming release of Horizon 7.7
               * this puts Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS at parity with on-premise Horizon 7 (except a few minor features we won’t be supporting. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/58539)
               * Integration of Horizon 7 with Horizon Cloud Service — this brings unified visibility, health monitoring and Helpdesk services
               * preview of the automated installation of Horizon 7 infrastructure
               * support for bursting and DR use cases for Horizon 7 on VMC on AWS
               * https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2018/11/horizon-7-aws.html

Workspace One:
    - New capabilities to improve modern management and security across more apps and devices
                * new automation connector in Workspace One to connect to any ticketing or notification system via API
                * easily push out Win32 app packages from Flexera
                * query any system attribute across software, firmware, BIOS in both Windows (announced at VMworld US) and Mac OS (sensors, announced at VMworld Europe) for building automated workflows
    - New in-platform integrations which tie into Ecosystem Partner Solutions
    - GA of Workspace One Intelligent Hub
                * rebranded AirWatch Agent
                * leverage Gmail through Boxer (Workspace ONE Boxer)
                * visibility in to secure, containerized app performance
                * leverage Blast protocol to remote into physical endpoints
                * new Privacy SDK - allows in-app privacy messaging
                * session collaboration with up to 10 employees at once for Linux and Windows sessions
    - Expanded Partner Integrations - Partnerships with Azure, Apple, AWS, Okta, Carbon Black, Google, Nvidia, Samsung, others

Additional EUC:
    - Integration with AppDefense & Carbon Black to prevent detected threats from traversing the data center (tech preview)
   - NSX now available with Horizon Cloud on Azure, to tag VMs and prevent potential threats on virtual desktops
    - Now able to ingest Identity Intelligence into Workspace One, to look for malicious behavior, and determine which applications are using licenses for license tracking and cost containment needs

Network Insight 4.0:  (Includes on-prem and SAAS versions)
    - traffic analysis and security planning for VMC on AWS workloads
    - hybrid networking path visibility between on-premise and cloud
    - significant underlay support for Cisco ACI to provide end to end visibility; BGP EVPN support; new Checkpoint Scenarios, S-Flow analysis; new analytic support with things like dynamic threshold detection for network metrics

HCX:
    - GA for Cloud Motion with Replication - this is for customers needing to do large scale, parallel live VM migrations into VMC on AWS (brings bulk migration and vMotion into a single solution)

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

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Network Virtualization Blog

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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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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, it has been a while since our last newsletter and of course a lot has happened in the world of VMware and virtualization in general. Please take some time to read through the security announcements, education updates as well as TAM webinars and of course our digest of new articles from this past few weeks.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, until the next newsletter.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES

 

October 16, 2018
VMSA-2018-0026  - VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability

October 09, 2018
VMSA-2018-0025  - VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion workarounds address a denial-of-service vulnerability

 

TAM CUSTOMER WEBINARS

October replay – vRealize Network Insight, recording: https://vmware.zoom.us/recording/share/2P8rKwCzwTzHiQeZnG-lAhxveJ58uAYNPFQCGy746uewIumekTziMw

  • Synopsis: This session is to introduce you to vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) which is VMware’s network & security monitoring & operations platform for SDDC & Cloud. The vRNI product team members will be available to walk you through the product use cases, provide a product demo and answer product and roadmap related questions.

October 24th at 10am – VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and Security Enhancements

  • Register Here: https://bit.ly/2OrPp20
  • Synopsis: VMware Cloud on AWS provides a solution for customers looking to adopt or extend/migrate to the cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS leverages the VMware stack (vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX) customers are already familiar with on-prem to allow for ease of adoption. The new networking and security enhancements coming to VMware Cloud on AWS with NSX-T such as distributed firewall (DFW), grouping object support, connectivity enhancements with VPN and Direct Connect, and new monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities, provides additional robust capabilities and allow customers to support additional use cases. You will learn the networking and security enhancements coming to VMware Cloud on AWS and see a demo of some of the new functionality.


EDUCATION NEWS
Register now for instructor-led VMware Training

Two unique advantages of taking training through VMware Education Services is that the instructor is a designated expert in VMware solutions and the breadth of instructor-led sessions available – no matter where you a located.  We offer four options for instructor-led training:

  • Classroom Training is live, in-person training delivered in a classroom setting that supports leading VMware product offerings. 
  • vFlex Classroom lets you choose to attend the class session remotely or in person.
  • Live Online Training is delivered in a convenient online format available from virtually anywhere. 
  • Private Training is a cost-effective option for training a large number of employees all at once where the curriculum and delivery can be tailored to your IT departmental needs and schedule.

To view and enroll in an upcoming instructor-led VMware training session, please visit our site for additional details.

The VMware Learning Zone (VLZ), your gateway to success
Whether you are new to VMware software or working your way toward advanced level certifications, the VMware Learning Zone (VLZ) is an invaluable source for our basic and subscription level content.  Here is an overview of what you will discover:

  • Learning options range from short videos on the latest hot topics to full On Demand Courses
  • Subscriptions for individual learners up to enterprise-level customers who need to train global teams
  • Deep dive VMware Certification Exam Prep courses

Getting started on VMware Learning Zone is free with the Basic Learning Subscription.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

vCloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vinfrastructure

Nukescloud


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.

© 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, well this edition as you might have guessed is the beginning of our VMworld Europe 2018 coverage. The event has just begun and I know many of you may be attending the event and seeing and hearing this directly. For those of us that are not attending I hope that next weeks edition will provide a summary of the event, and this edition has much of the pre-VMworld information in it as well as other interesting information.

As usual, please check the latest Security Advisories, your TAM can help you with these and the risk that they may pose to your organization. I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, and if you are attending VMworld have a fantastic time and head over to the TAM area.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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VMWARE TAM CUSTOMER WEBINARS
November 2018 – vSphere Performance
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour

Synopsis:
Each release of vSphere has introduced new features and optimizations to support faster performance, more complex workloads and ever-increasing application demands. This session will cover the latest changes and recommendations on how to get the most out of your platform, including troubleshooting general performance issues.

Guest speakers:
Mark Achtemichuk, VCDX#50, Staff Engineer VMware R&D Operations and Central Services Performance

Registration Link:
https://VMware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C7w8SpMRTlqGbLTdK1U1Cg

VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES
October 16, 2018

VMSA-2018-0026
VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability

October 09, 2018
VMSA-2018-0025
VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion workarounds address a denial-of-service vulnerability

VMWARE EDUCATION
The VMware Learning Zone (VLZ), your gateway to success
Whether you are new to VMware software or working your way toward advanced level certifications, the VMware Learning Zone (VLZ) is an invaluable source for our basic and subscription level content.  Here is an overview of what you will discover:

  • Learning options range from short videos on the latest hot topics to full On Demand Courses
  • Subscriptions for individual learners up to enterprise-level customers who need to train global teams
  • Deep dive VMware Certification Exam Prep courses

Getting started on VMware Learning Zone is free with the Basic Learning Subscription.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

vCloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vinfrastructure

Nukescloud


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.

© 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.




FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, our next major conference is coming up, VMworld Europe, 5 - 8 November in Barcelona. Over the coming weeks we will bring you as much info as we can on this awesome event. We also have many other events happening to compliment VMworld, possibly in a city near you. One of the other ways to enjoy vFORUM is to attend the online version. Here are all the details:

vForum Online Fall 2018


Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm PDT
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT

View: Agenda-at-a-Glance

vForum Online is a must-attend event for IT professionals who are driving their digital transformation and building a hyper-converged IT infrastructure that:

  • Modernizes Data Centers
  • Integrates Public Clouds
  • Transforms Networks and Security
  • Secures Digital Workspaces

vForum Online provides expert insight that can help drive innovation for your organization. Our information-packed agenda includes virtual exhibits, a keynote presentation, multiple breakout sessions, live chat with experts and hands-on labs. And with no travel required, there’s no reason not to attend!

VFORUM ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK
I wish everyone a fantastic week ahead.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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Subscribe to the VSAN Announcements here - https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/11/16/subscribe-vsan-announcements-updates/

VMWARE CLOUD ON TWITCH
VMware Cloud Customer Success Webinars on https://www.twitch.tv/vmwarecloud
The agenda is available here: www.twitch.tv/vmwarecloud/events

VMWARE EDUCATION
Don’t have time to take a full-day of classroom training?  Try our ½-Day Program.
We recognize that sometimes it can be difficult for folks to take a full week from day-to-day responsibilities to participate in training programs.   We are testing a limited time pilot program where we are offering the vSphere 6.7 Fast Track course for 5-hours sessions per day over a two week period.   There are two sessions available for enrollment:

Course Dates: October 22 to November 2, 2018

  • Morning Sessions (weekdays from 8:00a-1:00p CT, Live Online): Register Here

                                                               OR

  • Afternoon Sessions (weekdays from 2:00p -7:00p CT, Live Online):Register Here


Half-day sessions also offer the benefit of enabling you with more time to absorb the vSphere v6.7 Fast Track training, trial lessons learned then come back to the instructor with more specific questions.  If you are interested in exploring additional ½-day classroom courses,please let us know.

Take advantage of our complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA)
Your business is committed to capitalizing on cloud and virtualization technologies.  Is your IT Team ready with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the software defined data center environment?  VMware Education Services can help you evaluate the strengths and development opportunities of every member of your IT team with our complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA).   The VMware Education Services KSA follows a 3-pronged approach, purpose-built to gauge necessary skills and gaps then recommend customized development plans.  First, we inform what critical knowledge and skills are required based on your installed VMware solution.  Second, we identify strengths and opportunities for development segmented by job role and technology.  Third, we present a customized report with skill assessments and recommended learning paths for each member of your IT Team. Ready to get started with your KSA?

The VMware Learning Zone (VLZ), your gateway to success
Whether you are new to VMware software or working your way toward advanced level certifications, the VMware Learning Zone (VLZ) is an invaluable source for our basic and subscription level content.  Here is an overview of what you will discover:

  • Learning options range from short videos on the latest hot topics to full On Demand Courses
  • Subscriptions for individual learners up to enterprise-level customers who need to train global teams
  • Deep dive VMware Certification Exam Prep courses

Getting started on VMware Learning Zone is free with the Basic Learning Subscription.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

vCloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vinfrastructure

Nukescloud


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.

© 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, after the past few weeks of VMworld excitement we are now heading towards another VMworld in Europe as we do each year. We will be bringing you all of the news and updates over the coming weeks for this fantastic event. As a reminder here are some details from the recent VMworld in the US as well as the upcoming VMworld in Europe.

VMworld US:
- All sessions (Stream/download)

VMworld Europe:
- 5 - 8 NOVEMBER 2018, BARCELONA
- Content Catalog

In addition this week vSphere 5.5 exits its general support phase, please be aware of that and ensure that ay issues are discussed with you TAM and account team!

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM CUSTOMER WEBINARS
Recording Now Available: TAM Customer Webinar: vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.0

For those unable to attend TAM Customer Webinar live, a recording link is now available at:https://vmware.zoom.us/recording/share/nUI-yG3SGBKl9TyjGLZf-PzLq8KpZfYLtU1Bm6J2kE-wIumekTziMw?startTime=1537455615000.

Next Session
October 2018 – vRealize Network Insight
Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour

Synopsis:
This session is to introduce you to vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) which is VMware’s network & security monitoring & operations platform for SDDC & Cloud. The vRNI product team members will be available to walk you through the product use cases, provide a product demo and answer product and roadmap related questions.

Guest speakers:
Umang Soni – Product Manager Network Insight, Cloud Management Business Unit
Sesh Sayani -  Director, Product Management Network Insight, CMBU

Registration Link:
https://VMware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LUPRAjDnSbiZNAbnb2zjFA

VMWARE LEARNING ZONE LIVE
TAM SDDC Delivery – Abstraction, Virtualization and Automation Oh My!

In the journey to building your Software Defined Datacenter, whether public or private, you are embarking on another virtualization journey. Along the way, you will eventually be a part of many discussions on Virtualization of Compute/Network/Storage. This process will include understanding abstraction of many of the underlying SDDC infrastructure. The processes you need to review and change all become a part of the larger picture – Automation! In this webcast, we will discuss areas to start reviewing if you are not already, what you can accomplish with Virtualization of the SDDC layers, and where to start with Automating it all!
Starts: 28 Sep 2018 11:00 PDT
Ends: 28 Sep 2018 12:05 PDT
Presenter Bio: Jodi Shely has over 15 years in IT experience. Jodi has been working with VMware Products, Partners and Community since 2006. Jodi Shely's current position is a Principal Technical Account Manager in the Office of the CTO Global Field. Jodi has been with VMware for over 6.5 years. She currently is a member of the Office of the CTO Global Field, CTO Ambassador Advisory Board, CTO Communications Global Field lead and a Principal Mentor. Her experience with VMware Products is well known throughout the global virtualization community. She has served as the Omaha VMUG Leader for over 4+ years and still on the steering committee; participated on the first Inaugural VMUG Board as a Director for 2 years. She is a part of the vExpert Community for 8+ years now, and still a strong advocate and evangelist at all VMUG’s and Regional VMUG’s actively. Jodi is married with two boys, an actor, a cancer survivor, and a crazy Weimaraner! Lastly, Jodi loves to be busy with Golf, Billiards and anything where the sun shines all year long!
REGISTER!

VMWARE EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Register now for instructor-led VMware Training

Two unique advantages of taking training through VMware Education Services is that the instructor is a designated expert in VMware solutions and the breadth of instructor-led sessions available – no matter where you a located.  We offer four options for instructor-led training:

  • Classroom Training is live, in-person training delivered in a classroom setting that supports leading VMware product offerings. 
  • vFlex Classroom lets you choose to attend the class session remotely or in person.
  • Live Online Training is delivered in a convenient online format available from virtually anywhere. 
  • Private Training is a cost-effective option for training a large number of employees all at once where the curriculum and delivery can be tailored to your IT departmental needs and schedule.

To view and enroll in an upcoming instructor-led VMware training session, please visit our site for additional details.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

vCloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vinfrastructure

 

 

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.

© 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

Hi,

 

I was trying to reset root password for PSC . However , the passwords could not initially be changed via VAMI GUI. I do had option to enter current and new password and submit , but the system gave no confirma@tion of change and no error message. The password was not changed and it was possible to re-login using the previous password.

One more thing which i noticed in my GUI was the password expiry date it was "1 Jan 1971" .

 

 

When a PuTTY session was opened, a warning message that the passwords had expired was shown.  I was able to enter the new passwords at this point. Returning to VAMI, the expiration date now showed "24 Jan 2020", and it was now possible to change the passwords via the GUI.

 

 

GUI password change issue not sure if we can address to be a bug which VMware need to look PSC and VC version 6.5.

 

 

 

Regards

Blockchain Applications.jpg

A blockchain can be defined as a distributed ledger that saves the database of transactions and assets done across a peer-to-peer network. It is an open infrastructure that can save different sorts of assets. Nowadays, people and businesses are making transactions via blockchain apps.

Keeping this scenario in mind, we are listing famous software testing tools that can be used to test blockchain apps.

 

1. Kualitee

Kualitee is a dominant could-based test management solution that delivers both manual and automated testing. It offers a powerful dashboard, stress-free project management, requirement planning, test case management, defect management, automated testing, mobile app testing, APIs, zero software hassles, laser focus visibility, flexible user control, various access mediums and formats, test cycles, enhanced security, email notifications, and a user-friendly interface. In addition to this, it provides seamless integration with Jira, Selenium, Bitbucket, and Jenkins. These features enable you to make an outstanding software.

 

2. qTest Manager

qTest manager is a product by QASymphony and it is commonly used among the software testers. The main aim is to help the entire team and the testers in the development phase. Testers suggest that qTest has a simple and user-friendly interface.

Its main functions contain:

•    Creating a test plan- it consists of what, how, and when situations and who can test the functionality.

•    Unfolding, allotting and bringing in the requirements

•    Frequent report substitutions for these requirements

•    Test design – explaining the main test cases

•    Combining and choosing them through various parameters

•    Test implementation and reporting – you can review and report results

•    Unite it with a bug tracking tool

 

3. PractiTest

PractiTest is practice and technology in the area of ALM. It is a protuberant cloud-based software testing tool. It offers its customers with an enhanced end-to-end system to achieve their QA and testing needs. It is technical, flexible, sensibly priced and easy. It permits the organization to confirm communication and prominence at every level. It assists project development teams to form and manage their testing procedures while providing management with a clear and simple view of their project status all the time.

 

4. QAComplete

The main objective of all the testers is to give improved control and visibility of the testing procedures. Nonetheless, they have limited resources and time to apply a multifaceted test management solution or improve the present test processes to adjust a new tool.

A few main features of this test include:

•    Jira Test Management

•    Flexible test management

•    Seamless logging and bug tracking

•    Reporting both manual and automated tests together

 

5. QA coverage

QA coverage is a test management platform to control and manage software test life cycles. The service encompasses the standard set of functions:

•    Demonstrating the product requirements

•    Writing down the test cases

•    Setting and grouping them

•    Testing implementation

•    Reporting module

•    Bug defect tracker module

In addition to this, the developers are allotting more attention on changing all parameters and forums, creating a complete menu tab by the name of Forum Builder. If you do not utilize some field for defect or creating a test case, the admin makes separate forms for every project.

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