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VMware TAM Source 9.45

Posted by nisserow Nov 28, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, we are closing in on the end of 2017, which has been ana amazing year for VMware. There have been so many announcements, too many to mention. You can always catch up on our newsletters on our newsletter archive site where every newsletter eventually goes to be kept as a place to search for the many articles we have published over the past, almost 9 years. Yes we will celebrate our 9 year anniversary next year so stay tuned for that, and other news for 2018. In the meantime we still have a few editions left so check out all the news from the past week below.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Transforming Cybersecurity as We Know It: A New Security Model
    The current security model is a failure. According to Gartner, Inc., worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 7 percent over 2016, but the cost of data breaches significantly exceeds that amount. By the year 2019, Forbes pred...
  • ACI Specialty Benefits Supports its Growth With VMware Technologies
    ACI Specialty Benefits (ACI) offers best-in-class benefit solutions to engage the new workforce and drive business performance. By offering services like employee assistance, corporate concierge, work-life balance, wellness, and student assistance programs to customers worldwide, ACI helps customers...
  • VMware Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index
    VMware has received a perfect score of 100% on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) – a national benchmarking tool on corporate practices and policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Fortune...

Open Source @VMware

  • Printk(), x86, Unikernals & ftrace: Here’s What You Missed at Open Source Summit Europe
    Earlier this year, LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen all combined for one massive umbrella event: Open Source Summit. After a successful North America launch, Prague hosted over 4,000 open source experts and enthusiasts at Open Source Summit Europe last month. Community members and technologists ...
  • Start Your Journey Toward Kubernetes Certification Today
    The Rise of Containers & Kubernetes Containers quickly rose in popularity, but what are they and how can they be optimized for your developers’ needs? Containers are lightweight, self-contained packages of executable software, but unless specifically instructed, they do not interact with each other...
  • Top 7 Things You Need to Read About Project Harbor
    Project Harbor is having a momentous year. The open source enterprise-class registry server for storing and distributing container images has risen the ranks to become one of VMware’s most popular and widely used open source projects. Between unveiling new security features to earning 3,000 stars ...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Key Manager Concepts and Topology Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption
    At VMworld 2017 VM and vSAN Encryption and security of vSphere in general became VERY popular topics. And in those discussions the topic of Key Managers came up and specifically “How many key managers should I have?” was a recurring question. This blog article will give you two examples of key ...
  • Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
    There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Beha...

Network Virtualization

  • Terminology Tuesday Presents: Microservices
    Microservices is the philosophy of designing software programs by breaking what used to be a singular function or command into multiple components, known as services.  The ultimate goal is to reduce complexity and increase speed (basically the goal of anything nowadays).   Think of Thanksgiving.  ...
  • Remote User Authentication and RBAC with NSX-T
    Remote user authentication and role based access control (RBAC) is an important requirement when deploying new systems in an organization, particularly in the networking world. For that matter, systems typically leverage RADIUS or Active Directory (AD) servers, to name a few. NSX-T integrates with ...
  • Top 5 From The Last 3 Months
      In the year 2017, news comes at you fast. So, it’s easy to miss the important or informational items that just weren’t on your radar when they first arrived. While we believe VMware NSX should be firmly on everyone’s virtualization radar, we understand that you may miss a few items from time to...

Virtual Blocks

  • 3 Key Reasons Why You Must Attend the Modernize Data Centers Track At vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN
    At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 stu...
  • vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017
    Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in ...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud-Native Apps

  • How Cloud Foundry Container Runtime Tackles Both Day 1 & Day 2 Operations for Production Kubernetes
    by Merlin Glynn, Technical Product Manager, VMware Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR), formerly known as Project KUBO, is an open source project that delivers the functionality of both Day 1 (deployment) and Day 2 (operations) tasks for Kubernetes clusters. The initial genesis behind CFCR was t...
  • Connect with VMware Around Containers at DockerCon EU
    Copenhagen is one of Europe’s leading cities around information technology, making it the perfect locale for this year’s DockerCon EU, taking place October 16-19 at the Bella Centre in Denmark’s capital city. DockerCon is the leading container conference for practitioners to learn from other contain...
  • Join VMware at China Kubernetes End User Conference
    On October 15, the China Kubernetes End User Conference, a joint venture put on by Caicloud, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the “K8sMeetup China Community,” will celebrate the tremendous technological impact of Kubernetes, unveil the latest updates and enhancements around it and provide top-l...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Announcing the Reviewer’s Guide for Cloud-Based VMware Workspace ONE Series
    The Reviewer’s Guide series for cloud-based VMware Workspace ONE is now available to download. This series focuses on a cloud-based VMware Workspace ONE deployment and discusses major Workspace ONE features, and architecture and components. These guides provide practical exercises to walk you throug...
  • The War for Talent & Access Management: What Do These Have in Common?
    Employee talent is one of the strongest differentiators a business can have. Talented employees ensure your organization thrives through good and bad times. Without the right employees with the right talent, your organization may miss opportunities and struggle to adapt to trends. Because talent is ...
  • [Video] An Overview of VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management
    New technologies, from mobile, cloud to the Internet of Things (IoT), have taken the business world by storm. Employees desire choice of apps, devices and even the places they work. The result: IT relies on disparate tools and processes to deploy, manage and secure endpoints and apps. This fragmenta...

AirWatch Blog

  • 3 Enterprise Use Cases for Chrome OS
    Now that VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch technology, industry-first unified endpoint management (UEM) support for Chrome OS is officially available, let’s talk about how this operating system can be leveraged in your organization. This support allows your organization to manage your...
  • It’s Time to Solve IT’s Windows Software Distribution Challenges
    PC lifecycle management (PCLM) was originally designed for PCs moored to the corporate network. It has not changed much in decades—until the introduction of unified endpoint management (UEM). UEM technology—a pillar for our VMware AirWatch 9.2 console release—extends the concepts of enterprise mobil...
  • Meet the Apple iPhone X: A Phone Ready for Your Business Case
    In addition to the larger Super Retina screen, greater power efficiency and wireless charging capabilities, the iPhone X provides amazing intelligence and computing power—a true work productivity catalyst. With the new A11 Bionic chip, faster CPU and Apple-designed GPU, this phone quickly predicts y...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 12th November 2017
    VMware vCenter Server Installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 6.5 fails on the Windows server that uses 53/TCP port (DNS Service) Date Published: 2017/11/06 VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Edit General Settings Date Published: 2017/11/06 VMware vSphere Data Protection Unable to dep...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 5th November 2017
    VMware vRealize Business Standard vRA VMs that are deleted in the current month before upgrade will be missing in the current month’s vRA reports Date Published: 2017/10/31 VMware ESXi Unexpected VM crash with signal: 11 on svga Date Published: 2017/11/2 vMotion fails when running heavy 3D workload ...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for October 2017
    Touch screen compatibility in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Resetting the Administrator password in vRealize Operations Manager 5.x and 6.x Adding additional storage to vCenter Operations Manager Analytics or UI virtual machine Change the IP Address of a vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Multi Node...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for October 2017
    Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Unable to verify vCenter certificate in VMware View Administrator Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Configuring VMware View Event database on an SQL server fails with the error: An error occurred while attempt...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for October 2017
    Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Unable to log in to Log Insight as a member of an AD group defined in Log Insight Creating a firewall rule to block the JMX port 7199 on VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 (CV...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Using PowerCLI & vSAN Management API to list VMs w/Thick VM swap
    Earlier this year, I had put together a Python script using the vSAN Management API to help customers easily identify Virtual Machines which have Thick VM swap while running on vSAN. You can find the full details in Duncan's blog post here. The reason I had chosen Python over something like PowerCLI...
  • Changing "Password will expire in X days" notification for Active Directory users in vSphere Web/H5 Client
    When logging into the vCenter Server using either the vSphere Web (Flex) or H5 Client, one of the validation checks that is automatically performed by the server is to check the current users password expiry. If you account expiry is less than the current password expiry configuration, then you will...
  • External replication of vSphere Content Library
    As the adoption of vSphere Content Library continues to grow, I am seeing more questions from our field and customers around content distribution. In case you did not know, vSphere Content Library (CL as I will be refering to it going forward) has its own built-in native replication mechanism which ...
  • Moving ESXi hosts with LACP/LAG between vCenter Servers?
    At VMworld this year, I had received several questions from customers asking whether it was possible to move an ESXi host configured using LACP/LAG from one vCenter Server to another, similar to the workflows outlined here or here. Not having spent much time with LACP/LAG, I reached out to a fellow ...
  • Workarounds for deploying PhotonOS 2.0 on vSphere, Fusion & Workstation
    PhotonOS 2.0 was just released last week and it includes a number of exciting new enhancements which you can read more about here. Over the last few days, I had noticed quite a few folks having issues deploying the latest PhotonOS OVA, including myself. I figure I would share the current workarounds...

ESX Virtualization

  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 2 – Secure ESXi and vCenter Server
    Another new post today with another Objective to study towards VMware VCP6.5-DCV Certification Exam. We have put on a new page centralizing those topics – VCP6.5-DCV Study Guide [Unofficial] Page. Today’s topic will cover VCP6.5-DCV Objective 2 – Secure ESXi and vCenter Server. Funny because we have...
  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1 – Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control
    This is the first VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1 from the exam guide for preparation for VMware VCP6.5-DCV Datacenter virtualization exam. Find all exam topics directly on our new VCP6.5-DCV Study Guide Page. Note that it is a work in progress which started just recently so we need to add more content to it...
  • Performance Optimized VM of Windows Server 2016 On ESXi 6.5 Creation Steps [Guide]
    While it’s fairly simple to take the defaults, for VM hardware components, It’s not always the best ones when it comes to performance. In this post, we will explore the different possibilities to give you the opportunity to create performance Optimized VM of Windows Server 2016 On ESXi 6.5 directly ...
  • Veeam Availability Console Released (VAC)
    Veeam Veeam Availability Console (VAC) 2.0 released a few days back brings simplification for service providers. While the main target is service providers, the solution can also be installed within an enterprise, on-premises, locally. The product has been in beta stage for a while, but the good new...
  • What Is VMware ESXi Lockdown Mode?
    In order to make your ESXi hosts more secure, you can put them what’s called Lockdown mode. This post will explain What is VMware ESXi Lockdown Mode, what’s the main benefits and the configuration steps. The config is a simple radio button via vSphere web client, but there is also a possibility to a...

CormacHogan.com

  • Upcoming VMUG webinar – vSphere 6.5 Core Storage
    A quick note to let you know that I am co-presenting on an upcoming VMUG webinar with my good pal, Cody Hosterman, from Pure Storage. The subject is vSphere 6.5 Core Storage, and this is very much the same topic that we presented at VMworld 2017. We will cover new limits, deed dive into VMFS-6 and V...
  • Preventing selection of certain datastores with SPBM
    One of the great things about presenting at VMware User Group meetings is actually talking to customers and finding out about what their pain points are, and how  VMware can improve on our products and features. At the most recent VMUG I attended (in Poland), I was asked a question about storage pol...
  • Does Storage vMotion rename Virtual Volumes also?
    I had another question recently about whether or not the Storage vMotion behaviour of renaming VM files on a VMFS or NFS datastore also worked with Virtual Volumes or VVols? After a quick test, I can state categorically that the answer is yes. I created a VM on a Nimble Storage appliance, presented ...
  • Guest OS space reuse on vSAN
    This post came about after a brief discussion with my pal, Lee Dilworth. Although the outcome of this test has really nothing to do with vSAN, the behaviour was observed on certain Guest OS which were running on vSAN. I guess the first thing that needs to be made clear is that there is no support fo...
  • Changing policies on-the-fly with VVols
    Last week, I was presenting at the VMware User Group (VMUG) event in Poland. My topic was SPBM, Storage Policy Based Management. This is the framework for consuming data services, whether these are provided from vSAN, Virtual Volumes or VAIO (IO Filters). You can get the presentation from here. One ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Installing Postman on Fedora 27
    I recently had a need to install the Postman native app on Fedora 27. The Postman site itself only provides a link to the download and a rather generic set of instructions for installing the Postman native app (a link to these instructions for Ubuntu 16.04 is also provided). There were not, however,...
  • Making AWS re:Invent More Family-Friendly
    AWS re:Invent is just around the corner, and Spousetivities will be there to help bring a new level of family friendliness to the event. If you’re thinking of bringing a spouse, partner, or significant other with you to Las Vegas, I’d encourage you to strongly consider getting him or her...
  • Technology Short Take 90
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 90! This post is a bit shorter than most, as I’ve been on the road quite a bit recently. Nevertheless, there’s hopefully something here you’ll find useful. Networking VMware recently released an updated to PowerCLI (version 6.5.3), and with it co...
  • How to Tag Docker Images with Git Commit Information
    I’ve recently been working on a very simple Flask application that can be used as a demo application in containerized environments (here’s the GitHub repo). It’s nothing special, but it’s been useful for me as a learning exercise—both from a Docker image creation perspe...
  • Deep Dive into Container Images in Kolla
    This is a liveblog of my last session at the Sydney OpenStack Summit. The session title is “OpenStack images that fit your imagination: deep dive into container images in Kolla.” The presenters are Vikram Hosakote and Rich Wellum, from Cisco and Lenovo, respectively. Hosakote starts wit...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • A new update on VVols customer adoption
    It’s been a while since I last reported on the customer telemetry data that we capture to track VVol adoption with 3PAR customers and wanted to provide an update. Before I share that I want to relay what I’ve seen and heard around VVols adoption in general. VVols adoption is trending upw...
  • How Pat Gelsinger saved VMware
    I ran across this recent article in the SF Business Times and thought I would share it along with my thoughts. The article highlights VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger as one of the most admired CEO’s and how he helped right the VMware ship adrift in stormy seas during his tenure. You can read ...
  • 30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2017
    I was recently honored to be included in a list of 30 must read SMB IT blogs and wanted to say thank you to BizTech for including me in that list. I looked through the blogs in that list and there is a lot of diversity in it with everything from credit card blogs to … Continue reading » ...
  • How VVols impacts storage protocol choices with vSphere
    File vs. Block, why choose one over the other with vSphere. They both have their pros and cons which has influenced decision making when it comes to picking your storage with vSphere but VVols has changed the game of how storage protocols interact with vSphere which may also impact your decision mak...
  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...

Virtual Geek

  • Seriously DIY HCI or HCI Systems are you SURE?
    I want to be clear – I see REAL cases where customers cover the full spectrum for real reasons – from DIY to turnkey systems.    I know that we as Dell Technologies need to provide great choices for builders of IT, and consumers of IT. That said – I see some bad examples of self-inflicted pain by ...
  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...

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  • Available for pre order - Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5
    Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 written by Andrea Mauro, Paolo Valsecchi and Karel Novak is available to pre-order now and is expected to be published in February 2018.   ...
  • VMware vSAN 6.6 Witnesses, Components and Votes
    Each object is composed of a set of components, determined by capabilities that are in use in the VM Storage Policy. For example, with Primary level of failures to tolerate set to 1, vSAN ensures that the protection components, such as replicas and witnesses, are placed on separate hosts in t...
  • Free e-book: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Deep Dive
    The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts. A book that people can’t put down. Written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of C...
  • Network Ports in Horizon 7
    The VMware Horizon 7 Network Ports document lists port requirements for connectivity between the various components and servers in a Horizon 7 deployment. Included are detailed Horizon 7 Network Ports diagrams. Links from the thumbnail diagrams take you to larger PDF layouts of the diagrams ...
  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals
    In the free VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals course, you will learn how VMware supports the open-source and industry standard OpenStack framework for managing public and private clouds. This course covers the features and advantages of VMware Integrated OpenStack. It also covers the ba...

Virten.net

  • Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
    After Hewlett Packard Enterprise has missed offering a Microserver in their 9th Generation, it is now back in Gen10. The Microserver series provides affordable servers intended to be used in SMB and as home servers. Due to its low price and …Read more »...
  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
    When you try to install FreeNAS 11 on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3216, the installer stops booting and appears to be stuck at: pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0 pcib0: _OSC returned error 0x10 pci0: <ACPI PCI …Read more »...
  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...
  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell functions are aimed at helping you to identify the version at which your ESXi is currently running, and whether updates are available. Both are using a JSON based ESXi Build database which is also the backend …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017
    VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But, like happened in the past year, on December 5 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availabil...
  • Broadcom complete the acquisition of Brocade
    Finally, one year after Broadcom announced the intention acquire Brocade the deal is completed: Broadcom Limited announced that it has completed its acquisition of Brocade. With the close of this transaction, Brocade’s storage area networking (SAN) business is now a highly strategic part of Broadcom...
  • The rise of KVM
    In the server virtualization area the main type 1 (or bare-metal) hypervisors are: VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen and KVM. For the public cloud IaaS solutions the most used are Xen (AWS use a custom version) and Hyper-V (in Azure). For the on-prem infrastructure, ESXi is the most used, followed...
  • Free vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive book
    One of the best virtualization related book of 2017, in my opinion, is the VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive written by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort. It’s main target is for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the element...
  • Next VMUG events in Europe
    November will be a rich month for VMUG UserCon in Europe. There will be two big UserCon : Italian VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 14th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/Italy-VMUG-UserCon-2017 UK VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 16th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/United-Ki...

 

 

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VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.43

Posted by nisserow Nov 21, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to another feature packed edition of the TAM newsletter. As we head into winter in the USA and towards the end of the year most of our events are completed for this year. There is however still plenty of news and action from us on many different fronts as we execute on our promises from VMworld and other events around the world. While it might seem like it is a slower time of the year, here ate VMware we are moving forward with so many of our new solutions, such as VMW on AWS for example. The best way to keep updated with all of these is via your TAM and this weekly newsletter, so I will step out of the way and let you enjoy this weeks update.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Realizing the Vision: Accelerating the Multi-Cloud Future
    “For every company considering and planning for a multi-cloud future, there is a common endgame,” said Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, Products and Cloud Services. The goal is to be able to develop and deploy any app, old or new, on any cloud and any device. A VMworld 2017 keynote present...
  • Leading our Industry into a Software-Defined Future with Strategic M&A
    By Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development & GM Telco NFV Group, VMware  Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development & GM, Telco NFV Group At VMware, we’ve been a pioneer and leading innovator in “software defined” for nearly two decades. To get there, we have championed ou...
  • VMware Showcases Healthcare IT Transformation at CHIME, AEHIS
    Healthcare IT is undergoing a massive transformation. Once left in the farthest recesses of the basement, it has quickly emerged as a strategic differentiator for the business and a center for enabling cutting-edge research projects, delivering distributed patient care across connected healthcare or...

Open Source @VMware

  • The Open vSwitch Fall 2017 Conference is Here
    VMware is hosting the fourth annual Open vSwitch Fall Conference (OVSCon), the conference for all things Open vSwitch and beyond. We have a new home this year at the Club Auto Sport venue located in San Jose, Calif. On November 16-17, you can expect 25 25-minute talks and six lightning talks last...
  • Open Source Project Harbor: Efficient & Secure Container Image Management
    One of VMware’s most popular open source projects is Project Harbor, an enterprise-class registry server with hundreds of users worldwide. At VMworld, Henry Zhang, chief architect of Project Harbor, delivered a vBrownBag presentation on efficient and secure container image management using Harbor. ...
  • 7 Questions with Alan Renouf on Open Source, SDKs & Community at VMware
    We sat down with Alan Renouf, VMware Senior Product Line Manager, to discuss his involvement in the evolving open source community at VMware. As part of the VMware vSphere and, more recently, VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) teams, Alan focuses on: Application programmable interfaces (AP...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Key Manager Concepts and Topology Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption
    At VMworld 2017 VM and vSAN Encryption and security of vSphere in general became VERY popular topics. And in those discussions the topic of Key Managers came up and specifically “How many key managers should I have?” was a recurring question. This blog article will give you two examples of key ...
  • Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
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Network Virtualization

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Virtual Blocks

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VMware Cloud Management

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Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

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    by Merlin Glynn, Technical Product Manager, VMware Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR), formerly known as Project KUBO, is an open source project that delivers the functionality of both Day 1 (deployment) and Day 2 (operations) tasks for Kubernetes clusters. The initial genesis behind CFCR was t...
  • Connect with VMware Around Containers at DockerCon EU
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  • Join VMware at China Kubernetes End User Conference
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VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • How KRACK Affects Your Mobile Workforce & What You Can Do About It
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  • 4 Reasons to Consider Cloud-Hosted VDI for Business Continuity & Desktop DR
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  • VMware Unified Access Gateway Technical Deep Dive
    The VMware Unified Access Gateway (formerly called Access Point) is a platform that provides secure edge services and access to defined resources that reside in the internal network. This allows authorized, external users to access internally located resources in a secure manner. This blog and the a...

AirWatch Blog

  • 10 Best Practices for Migrating From Windows 7 to Windows 10
    I recently spoke to many customers at VMworld in Las Vegas on Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration projects and had the opportunity to present this topic to more than 500 attendees—proof that Windows remains top of mind for many customers. For those not in attendance, consider the following 10 best pra...
  • The Revolution Begins: VMware Named a Leader in Inaugural IDC Marketscape for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
    I’ve been talking for the past month, leading up to VMworld 2017, about how VMware Workspace ONE powered by VMware AirWatch is leading the PC lifecycle management (PCLM) revolution with a modern, real-time, over-the-air approach. And then at VMworld, we announced even more unique Windows 10 PCLM fea...
  • Reflections From Microsoft Ignite 2017
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The Support Insider

  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for October 2017
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  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for October 2017
    Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Unable to verify vCenter certificate in VMware View Administrator Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Configuring VMware View Event database on an SQL server fails with the error: An error occurred while attempt...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for October 2017
    Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Unable to log in to Log Insight as a member of an AD group defined in Log Insight Creating a firewall rule to block the JMX port 7199 on VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 (CV...
  • Top vRealize Automation articles for October 2017
    Directory sync in vRA 7.x fails with error ‘Connector Communication failed with Response’ Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials fails in vRA 6.2.x Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Requests get stuck at ‘In Progre...
  • Top VSAN articles for October 2017
    Diskgroups fail to mount due to heap exhaustion Adding additional hosts to an existing vSAN cluster Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vCenter Server task list shows several erroneous messages stating: Update vSAN configuration VMware vSAN witness appliance may be using ...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Updating OVF properties for a VM using vSphere API and PowerCLI
    Deploying a new OVA/OVF containing OVF properties that need to be configured is super easy using PowerCLI's Get-OvfConfiguration and Import-VApp cmdlets. Many examples can be found online including the PowerCLI Deployment Github repository. However, once an OVA/OVF has been deployed and running as a...
  • NSX-T PowerCLI community module
    During the development of my automated NSX-T 2.0 lab deployment script, I had created several PowerCLI functions using the new NSX-T cmdlets and NSX-T APIs to help me test and troubleshoot. I finally got a chance to clean up the code as well as package them all up into an NSXT.psm1 module which hope...
  • When to use Move-VM cmdlet vs xMove.ps1 script for performing Cross vCenter vMotions?
    Since publishing my Automating Cross vCenter vMotion between the same and different SSO Domain article back in early 2016, I have had a large number of customers reach out to me and share their success stories of allowing them to perform datacenter migrations to consolidating vCenter Servers all due...
  • vGhetto Automated NSX-T 2.0 Lab Deployment
    Last week, I had spent some time exploring and getting myself more familiar with NSX-T, which is the next generation release of the NSX platform from VMware. One of the first thing I do when learning about a new product is to setup a lab environment that I can using. Having gone through the deployme...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS - VM Creation Date available in vSphere API
    I was recently doing some work with my VMware Cloud on AWS instance and I needed to verify something in the vSphere API. Since I already had a browser open, rather than context switch, I decided to quickly open up the vSphere MOB which is a debugging tool that provides a browser interface to the vSp...

ESX Virtualization

  • Replication of VMs to Remote Site via Seeding Option
    Virtualization admins which manage virtual infrastructures running VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V often use external backup and replication tools. This is mainly due to a reliability and performance. VMware’s core replication technology works with a VMware vSphere Replication (VR) product, but ...
  • MTPuTTy Free Tabbed Add-On For Putty
    If you work with SSH and using a Putty software (which is great btw), you might miss out not using this awesome Add-on for Putty which creates a tabbed session with each connection. The software is called MTPuTTy and it works as an Add-on for Putty, which is a very popular and free SSH client. This ...
  • VMware vSphere Client Download Page
    VMware vSphere Client for Windows is officially dead for vSphere 6.5 but for earlier versions you can still use it. Many VMware and IT consultants are still using it when they visit their clients on older vSphere infrastructures. You perhaps still prefer the old vSphere Windows client for Free ESXi ...
  • Intel Optane 900P Low Price NVMe might Be a Perfect Fit For a Home Lab
    This news came from a fellow blogger Erik Bussink with who I had a conversation on Twitter last week. Erik has a MEGA homelab and he put me in a right direction when it comes to a choice of NVMe SSD for a VSAN cache tier. We’ll talk about Intel Optane 900p which might be a game […] Read the fu...
  • Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 U2 Released
    There is a new update to very popular Replication software from Zerto. In fact, Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 U2 Released this week, brings some additional enhancements and bug fixes which we will talk about today but stays more or less just a maintenance release. As you know, Zerto is one of the co...

CormacHogan.com

  • Does Storage vMotion rename Virtual Volumes also?
    I had another question recently about whether or not the Storage vMotion behaviour of renaming VM files on a VMFS or NFS datastore also worked with Virtual Volumes or VVols? After a quick test, I can state categorically that the answer is yes. I created a VM on a Nimble Storage appliance, presented ...
  • Guest OS space reuse on vSAN
    This post came about after a brief discussion with my pal, Lee Dilworth. Although the outcome of this test has really nothing to do with vSAN, the behaviour was observed on certain Guest OS which were running on vSAN. I guess the first thing that needs to be made clear is that there is no support fo...
  • Changing policies on-the-fly with VVols
    Last week, I was presenting at the VMware User Group (VMUG) event in Poland. My topic was SPBM, Storage Policy Based Management. This is the framework for consuming data services, whether these are provided from vSAN, Virtual Volumes or VAIO (IO Filters). You can get the presentation from here. One ...
  • Slides from my Storage Policy Based Management presentation now available
    My Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) presentation slide deck is now available online. This is the presentation that I delivered at a number of VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings this year in Europe, primarily Norway and Poland. SPBM is an integral part of VMware’s software defined storage vision...
  • Getting to grips with NFSv4.1 and Kerberos
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking to update some of our older white papers on core storage topics. One of the outdated papers was on NFS, and a lot had changed in this space since the paper was last updated. Most notably, was the introduction of support for NFS v41 in vSphere 6.0, along wit...

Scott's Weblog

  • Kubernetes on OpenStack: The Technical Details
    This is a liveblog of the OpenStack Summit session titled “Kubernetes on OpenStack: The Technical Details”. The speaker is Angus Lees from Bitnami. This is listed as an Advanced session, so I’m hoping we’ll get into some real depth in the session. Lees starts out with a quic...
  • Issues with OpenStack That Are Not OpenStack Issues
    This is a liveblog of OpenStack Summit session on Monday afternoon titled “Issues with OpenStack that are not OpenStack Issues”. The speaker for the session is Sven Michels. The premise of the session, as I understand it, is to discuss issues that arise during OpenStack deployments that ...
  • To K8s or Not to K8s Your OpenStack Control Plane
    This is a liveblog of the Monday afternoon OpenStack Summit session titled “To K8s or Not to K8s Your OpenStack Control Plane”. The speaker is Robert Starmer of Kumulus Technologies. This session is listed as a Beginner-level session, so I’m hoping it’s not too basic for me (...
  • OpenStack Summit Sydney Day 1 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 1 keynote here at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney, Australia. I think this is my third or fourth trip to Sydney, and this is the first time I’ve run into inclement weather; it’s cloudy, rainy, and wet here, and forecasted to remain that way for most of the Su...
  • A Sublime Text Keymap for Bracketeer
    I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a fan of Sublime Text (ST). I’ve evaluated other editors, like Atom, but still find that ST offers the right blend of performance, functionality, customizability, and cross-platform support. One nice thing about ST (other editors have this t...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • 30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2017
    I was recently honored to be included in a list of 30 must read SMB IT blogs and wanted to say thank you to BizTech for including me in that list. I looked through the blogs in that list and there is a lot of diversity in it with everything from credit card blogs to … Continue reading » ...
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  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
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Virtual Geek

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  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
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  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Network Ports in Horizon 7
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  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals
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  • Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Desktop Watermark
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  • Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication
    The NAKIVO Virtual Appliance (VA) has two disks: the first one (20 GB) contains the Linux OS with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, and the second one (500 GB) is used as a backup repository. If you deploy the Virtual Appliance disks using the Thin Provision option, then the disks will not reserv...
  • Tech Support (root) Access in NSX for vSphere 6.x
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Virten.net

  • Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
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  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
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  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
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  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
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  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
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vInfrastructure Blog

  • Next VMUG events in Europe
    November will be a rich month for VMUG UserCon in Europe. There will be two big UserCon : Italian VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 14th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/Italy-VMUG-UserCon-2017 UK VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 16th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/United-Ki...
  • Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.3 beta
    After the release of Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.2, now it’s time for the new version, actually in beta, that offers a new type of backup repository, which is optimized for data deduplication appliances (such as EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, NEC Hydrastor, Quantum DXi, and others) with...
  • #Blogtober results
    October 2017 was the Blogtober Tech Edition month, thanks to the interesting #Blogtober campaign for the tech / virtualization community started by Matt Heldstab – (@mattheldstab on Twitter). Now he has publish some interesting data and results on this page: http://tcwd.net/vblog/2017/11/01/blogtobe...
  • November 2017 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: Chief Data Officer Summit – London (Nov, 2-3) Gartner Symposium/ITxpo – Barcelona (Nov, 5-9) IBM Power Systems and System Storage Technical University – Prague (Nov, 6-10) TechUG – London (Nov, 9) AIFORSE Conference – Barcelona (Nov, 10) ...
  • VMware vExpert Cloud 2017
    After the VMware vExpert vSAN 2017 and VMware vExpert NSX 2017 awards, this year a new vExpert category has been added: the VMware vExpert Cloud. Like for other technologies vertical, these vExperts has demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertis...

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 9.44

Posted by nisserow Nov 21, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Do you regularly check the VMware Security Advisories? Your TAM is constantly checking these to understand their potential impact on your environment and will work with you to ensure the risk is highlighted as well as the path to remediation. This is just one of the many things that we do for you as your TAM.

 

This week we do have a new security advisory that I want you to be aware of and urge you to discuss with your TAM to ensure you understand the potential impact of this vulnerability!

 

VMSA-2017-0017
VMware vCenter Server update resolves LDAP DoS, SSRF and CRLF injection issues

1.Summary
VMware vCenter Server update resolves LDAP DoS, SSRF and CRLF injection issues
2. Relevant Products
VMware vCenter Server
3. Problem Description
a. VMware vCenter Server LDAP Denial of Service (DoS).
VMware vCenter Server doesn't correctly handle specially crafted LDAP network packets which may allow for remote DoS.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4927 to this issue.

 

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The Support Insider

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  • #Blogtober results
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  • November 2017 IT events
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Hi everyone, one of the major announcements that we made at VMworld and garnered a lot of attention was VMware Cloud on AWS. We provided many sessions on this and over the past weeks since VMworld there have been numerous articles and other information pieces related to this. I find this to be particularly interesting and looking forward to seeing much of this in action. Well now you can test this using the VMware Hand On Labs (HOL) with a newly released lab "VMware Cloud on AWS Hands-on Lab".

"See the new VMware on AWS solution. Interact with the VMware Cloud interface to perform basic tasks and manage your public cloud capacity." This is the premise behind the newly released lab and I hope that you will take it for a test run today. Have a chat to your VMware TAM or rep if you need any further information as I am sure there will be questions during and after running through this lab which you will need answered and they will be able to provide you with more insight.

You can also head over to our VMware Cloud landing page to see more on this and all of our other cloud offerings that are powered by VMware vSphere.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead, please do not hesitate to provide feedback on the newsletter.

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    I’ve been talking for the past month, leading up to VMworld 2017, about how VMware Workspace ONE powered by VMware AirWatch is leading the PC lifecycle management (PCLM) revolution with a modern, real-time, over-the-air approach. And then at VMworld, we announced even more unique Windows 10 PCLM fea...
  • Reflections From Microsoft Ignite 2017
    The shift in momentum for both Microsoft and VMware over the past year has been dramatic. The response from customers and partners has been overwhelmingly positive across Microsoft Inspire, VMworld and Microsoft Ignite. If stock price alone were an indicator, both companies are up between 25 and 50 ...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 22th October 2017
    VMware App Volumes Supported computer and user assignments combinations for AppStacks and Writable Volumes Date Published: 2017/10/20 User session disconnected in some instances of large-scale App Volumes deployment Date Published: 2017/10/19 VMware Cloud on AWS VMware Cloud on AWS Troubleshooting H...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 15th October 2017
    VMware SDDC Manager The VMware Cloud Foundation SOS utility does not collect all requested logs Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation HDD_DOWN_ALERT alert may be generated in when an ESXi host is rebooted Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers environme...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 8th October 2017
    VMware ESXi ESXi host fails with PSOD after upgrading to 6.5 Update 1 Date Published: 2017/10/03 VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201710301 Date Published: 2017/10/05 VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201710301-BG: Updates esx-base, vsan and vsanhealth VIBs Date Published: 2017/10/05 VMwa...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for September 2017
    Unable to save pool settings or create new pools in VMware View Changing the name of a VMware Horizon View Connection Server Connecting to VMware Horizon View desktops fails with the error: Tunnel server presented a certificate that didn’t match the expected certificate Audio issues with the VMware...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for September 2017
    Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products How to configure Data Retention in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Ensuring adequate free disk space is available on VMw...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • NSX-T PowerCLI community module
    During the development of my automated NSX-T 2.0 lab deployment script, I had created several PowerCLI functions using the new NSX-T cmdlets and NSX-T APIs to help me test and troubleshoot. I finally got a chance to clean up the code as well as package them all up into an NSXT.psm1 module which hope...
  • When to use Move-VM cmdlet vs xMove.ps1 script for performing Cross vCenter vMotions?
    Since publishing my Automating Cross vCenter vMotion between the same and different SSO Domain article back in early 2016, I have had a large number of customers reach out to me and share their success stories of allowing them to perform datacenter migrations to consolidating vCenter Servers all due...
  • vGhetto Automated NSX-T 2.0 Lab Deployment
    Last week, I had spent some time exploring and getting myself more familiar with NSX-T, which is the next generation release of the NSX platform from VMware. One of the first thing I do when learning about a new product is to setup a lab environment that I can using. Having gone through the deployme...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS - VM Creation Date available in vSphere API
    I was recently doing some work with my VMware Cloud on AWS instance and I needed to verify something in the vSphere API. Since I already had a browser open, rather than context switch, I decided to quickly open up the vSphere MOB which is a debugging tool that provides a browser interface to the vSp...
  • Tip from Engineering - Use UEFI firmware for Windows 10 & Server 2016
    Several weeks back I was chatting with a few of our Engineers from the Core Platform Team (vSphere) and they had shared an interesting tidbit which I thought I was worth mentioning to my readers. When creating a Virtual Machine in either vSphere or Fusion/Workstation, customers have the option to ov...

ESX Virtualization

  • Intel Optane 900P Low Price NVMe might Be a Perfect Fit For a Home Lab
    This news came from a fellow blogger Erik Bussink with who I had a conversation on Twitter last week. Erik has a MEGA homelab and he put me in a right direction when it comes to a choice of NVMe SSD for a VSAN cache tier. We’ll talk about Intel Optane 900p which might be a game […] Read the fu...
  • Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 U2 Released
    There is a new update to very popular Replication software from Zerto. In fact, Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 U2 Released this week, brings some additional enhancements and bug fixes which we will talk about today but stays more or less just a maintenance release. As you know, Zerto is one of the co...
  • Ditch Your HDDs For ACloudA Gateway
    An interesting concept from a company called ACloudA. Their hardware device replaces spinning media in your server by connecting to remote storage in a public or private cloud, via an iSCSI or SMB3 protocol. The server, which can run any OS, sees it as a local disk. Spinning media is unreliable, gen...
  • Patch vCenter Server Appliance configured with High Availability (HA)
    One of the questions I received recently from a reader was a question concerning how to patch vCenter Server Appliance configured with High Availability (HA). If you’re still on Windows based vCenter, on an older version of VMware vsphere (5.5 or 6.0) then you might listen up. As you know, the lates...
  • VMware API Explorer Is a Free Built-in Utility in VCSA
    VMware bundles a tool along with vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). Update: Also for Windows-based vCenter. If you have followed our blog over time you know that we have published quite a few posts about what’s new within vCSA 6.5, what’s has been added (Backup of vCSA DB and config, vCSA HA, but also...

CormacHogan.com

  • Slides from my Storage Policy Based Management presentation now available
    My Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) presentation slide deck is now available online. This is the presentation that I delivered at a number of VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings this year in Europe, primarily Norway and Poland. SPBM is an integral part of VMware’s software defined storage vision...
  • Getting to grips with NFSv4.1 and Kerberos
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking to update some of our older white papers on core storage topics. One of the outdated papers was on NFS, and a lot had changed in this space since the paper was last updated. Most notably, was the introduction of support for NFS v41 in vSphere 6.0, along wit...
  • 2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations
    It seems that 2-node vSAN for ROBO (remote office/branch office) deployments are becoming more and more popular. The fact that one can now connect the 2 vSAN hosts at the remote office directly back-to-back without needing a 10Gb switch has reduced the cost extensively. And with the introduction of ...
  • Upcoming speaker session at the Poland/Polska VMUG (Warsaw)
    I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited back to present at the next Poland/Polska VMUG, which will take place in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. I have been asked to deliver the keynote at this VMware User Group meeting, and I will be using the opportunity to present on Storage P...
  • Supporting Fault Tolerance VMs on vSAN Stretched Cluster
    During one of our many discussions at VMworld 2017, I was asked about supporting Fault Tolerance on vSAN Stretched Clusters, more specifically SMP-FT. Now to be clear, we can support SMP-FT on vSAN since version 6.1. The difficulty with supporting SMP-FT on vSAN stretched cluster has always been the...

Scott's Weblog

  • Technology Short Take 89
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 89! I have a collection of newer materials and some older materials this time around, but hopefully all of them are still useful. (I needed to do some housekeeping on my Instapaper account, which is where I bookmark stuff that frequently lands here.) Enjoy! Networki...
  • Posts from the Past, October 2017
    After over 12 years of writing here, I’ve accumulated a pretty fair amount of content. To help folks discover older content, I thought it might be fun to revisit what I’ve published in October in years past. Here are some “posts from the past,” all from October of previous ye...
  • The Linux Migration: Wrap-Up
    As many readers are probably already aware, I embarked on a journey earlier this year to make Linux my primary laptop OS (see this update from April of this year). That journey ended (for now) when I ordered a new 13” MacBook Pro just before VMworld US. In this post, I’d like to reflect ...
  • Denver Network Programmability User Group Meeting
    If you live (or will be) in Denver next week—specifically, on Wednesday, November 1—I’ll be joining the Denver Network Programmability User Group (NPUG) to talk about network programmability and my recent book with Jason Edelman and Matt Oswalt around network programmability and au...
  • A Sample Makefile for Publishing Blog Articles
    As some readers may already know, this site has been running on a static site generator since late 2014/early 2015, when I migrated from WordPress to Jekyll on GitHub Pages. I’ve since migrated again, this time to Hugo on S3/CloudFront. Along the way, I’ve taken an interest in using make...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • How VVols impacts storage protocol choices with vSphere
    File vs. Block, why choose one over the other with vSphere. They both have their pros and cons which has influenced decision making when it comes to picking your storage with vSphere but VVols has changed the game of how storage protocols interact with vSphere which may also impact your decision mak...
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  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
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Virtual Geek

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  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
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  • Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Desktop Watermark
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  • Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication
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  • Tech Support (root) Access in NSX for vSphere 6.x
    The NSX Manager contains many tools to help customers in conjunction with Global Support Services to resolve operational issues. The NSX for vSphere 6.x product features a customized command line interface that covers most of the basics that the user interface does and a little bit more. On ...
  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017
    The VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017 course introduces the concept of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).  The course is designed to introduce basic and fundamental concepts associated with SDDC, Network Virtualization, Security, and the types of business challenges the solution...
  • Performance Characterization of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 6.5
    In this paper, an online transaction processing (OLTP) benchmark, DVD Store 3, is used to characterize performance and power across five generations of 4-socket Intel servers hosting monster-sized Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database VMs. The results show vSphere is capable of fully utilizing cu...

Virten.net

  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
    When you try to install FreeNAS 11 on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3216, the installer stops booting and appears to be stuck at: pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0 pcib0: _OSC returned error 0x10 pci0: <ACPI PCI …Read more »...
  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...
  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell functions are aimed at helping you to identify the version at which your ESXi is currently running, and whether updates are available. Both are using a JSON based ESXi Build database which is also the backend …Read more »...
  • Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell Function
    The Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell function decodes SCSI sense codes found in the vmkernel.log from ESXi hosts. It uses a JSON based SCSI Code database provided by virten.net. The function works just like my web-based SCSI Sense Code Decoder but allows you to integrate …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • ESXi 6.5 host fails with PSOD
    Seems that there are still some issues with vSphere 6.5, with a possible PSOD (Purple Screen Of the Death) after upgrade to 6.5U1 on ESXi hosts using 10 Gbps NICs. The VMware KB 2151749 describe this issue and explains that this occurs because Netqueue commit phase abruptly stop due to the failure o...
  • VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017
    VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But, like happened in the past year, on December 5 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availabil...
  • Cisco CCNA lab guide
    Neil Anderson, from Flackbox, has build an amazing free Cisco CCNA Lab Guide recently which can be used to pass the CCNA exam or as a configuration reference for Cisco routers and switches. There’s a few free guides online but they all cover old out of date exam topics and aren’t great quality, but ...
  • Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book
    One of the reasons why my blog is starving in the last months is that I’ve started a huge personal project that consumes all my spare free time. This project is a book on VMware vSphere 6.5, really ambitious considering that will be a “Mastering” book, but the title and part of the...
  • Flash issue with vSphere Web Client
    The latest Adobe Flash update (note that the update has been included also in Microsoft Update) with v 27.0.0.170 make the vSphere Web Client no more usable with all browsers. With Chrome and Firefox you will recognize that the Flash plugin hangs, in Internet Explorer you will have a simple generic ...

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Last week the TAM Blog posted an article on the TAM Buddy Program. As part of the VMware TAM program we have many specialized programs in place for our valued TAM customers. There are many programs in different areas that can be provided to you as a TAM customer. How do you find out about these? I suggest that you have a meet up with your TAM and ensure you are discussing your objectives. As a TAM it is our responsibility to bring to you the appropriate programs and resources to ensure that you are getting the correct services at the right time. While the TAM Buddy Program is just one of our many different service offerings as part of the TAM Program, it is worthwhile having the conversation with your TAM, and highlighting what is important to you and your business, now and in the future. Then let us find the right people and programs, that are also changing and being added to all the time for you.

Please don't forget to discuss any SRs and important KBs with your TAM on a regular basis. This is another important aspect to ensure that you are getting the right level of management of all of your critical items that are in play.

With that I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, and thank you for your loyal readership.

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VMware Radius

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Virtual Blocks

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VMware Cloud Management

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Cloud-Native Apps

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EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • VMware Cloud on AWS - VM Creation Date available in vSphere API
    I was recently doing some work with my VMware Cloud on AWS instance and I needed to verify something in the vSphere API. Since I already had a browser open, rather than context switch, I decided to quickly open up the vSphere MOB which is a debugging tool that provides a browser interface to the vSp...
  • Tip from Engineering - Use UEFI firmware for Windows 10 & Server 2016
    Several weeks back I was chatting with a few of our Engineers from the Core Platform Team (vSphere) and they had shared an interesting tidbit which I thought I was worth mentioning to my readers. When creating a Virtual Machine in either vSphere or Fusion/Workstation, customers have the option to ov...
  • "Shockwave Flash has crashed" workaround for vSphere Web (Flash) Client
    On Saturday, I started to notice that logins to the vSphere Web (Flex) Client stopped working with Google Chrome. Upon a successful logon, it would immediately crash with "Shockwave Flash has crashed" message. I had seen this message plenty of times in the past and usually restarting Chrome would re...
  • VPN Configuration to VMware Cloud on AWS using pfSense
    Provisioning a new SDDC on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) is not an operation that I perform on a regular basis. Usually, one of the first tasks after a new SDDC deployment is setting up a VPN connection between your on-premises datacenter and your VMC environment. Given this is not a frequent activity, ...
  • Enabling shell access for Active Directory users via SSH to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
    I had a question the other day on whether it was possible to enable shell access for Active Directory users when logging into the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) via SSH? The answer is yes and though this is documented here, it is not very clear whether this is only applicable to SSO-based users onl...

ESX Virtualization

  • Increase Inactivity Timeout on VMware ESXi Host Client
    One of the challenges when working with individual ESXi hosts not managed via vCenter server might be the Inactivity timeout interval. VMware ESXi host client has a default inactivity interval pretty low so after 15 minutes of inactivity you’ll find yourself locked out and you have to reidentify aga...
  • Increase Boot Delay to Edit the BIOS of a VM
    This is a quick tip to Increase Startup Delay to Edit the BIOS of a VM. We will show you that it can be done different ways as we have multiple tools from VMware for managing their virtual infrastructure. A very easy tip everyone knows already, for this Friday. Check our Tips or How-to categories fo...
  • Top 5 Backup Features for VMware and Hyper-V Infrastructures
    In this post, we’ll explore and think of few things when it comes to backup software, their features. What are the main benefits or features you can’t live without, or what are Top 5 Backup Features for VMware and Hyper-V Infrastructures? There is a number of choices of backup software. Backup softw...
  • VMware Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) Explained
    This post is another addition to our Tips category. Today we’ll tackle another VMware vSphere Memory Management topic called VMware Transparent Page Sharing (TPS). VMware ESXi hypervisor is capable of tracking identical memory pages within VMs with the same OS. ESXi assigns a hash value to pages and...
  • What is VMware Memory Ballooning?
    This post will detail and explains some basic concept about ESXi memory reclamation technique called ballooning. What is VMware Memory Ballooning is the name of today’s post. We’ll put it again in our Tips Category. You might already pass your VCP exam and (or) you might know this topic well. We can...

CormacHogan.com

  • Getting to grips with NFSv4.1 and Kerberos
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking to update some of our older white papers on core storage topics. One of the outdated papers was on NFS, and a lot had changed in this space since the paper was last updated. Most notably, was the introduction of support for NFS v41 in vSphere 6.0, along wit...
  • 2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations
    It seems that 2-node vSAN for ROBO (remote office/branch office) deployments are becoming more and more popular. The fact that one can now connect the 2 vSAN hosts at the remote office directly back-to-back without needing a 10Gb switch has reduced the cost extensively. And with the introduction of ...
  • Upcoming speaker session at the Poland/Polska VMUG (Warsaw)
    I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited back to present at the next Poland/Polska VMUG, which will take place in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. I have been asked to deliver the keynote at this VMware User Group meeting, and I will be using the opportunity to present on Storage P...
  • Supporting Fault Tolerance VMs on vSAN Stretched Cluster
    During one of our many discussions at VMworld 2017, I was asked about supporting Fault Tolerance on vSAN Stretched Clusters, more specifically SMP-FT. Now to be clear, we can support SMP-FT on vSAN since version 6.1. The difficulty with supporting SMP-FT on vSAN stretched cluster has always been the...
  • How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?
    Many of you who are well versed in vSAN will realize that we released a Secondary Failures To Tolerate (SFTT) feature with vSAN 6.6. This meant that not only could we tolerate failures across sites, but that we could also add another layer of redundancy to each copy of the data maintained at each of...

Scott's Weblog

  • A Sample Makefile for Publishing Blog Articles
    As some readers may already know, this site has been running on a static site generator since late 2014/early 2015, when I migrated from WordPress to Jekyll on GitHub Pages. I’ve since migrated again, this time to Hugo on S3/CloudFront. Along the way, I’ve taken an interest in using make...
  • Looking Under the Hood: containerD
    This is a liveblog of the session titled “Looking Under the Hood: containerD”, presented by Scott Coulton with Puppet (and also a Docker Captain). It’s part of the Edge track here at DockerCon EU 2017, where I’m attending and liveblogging as many sessions as I’m able. ...
  • Building a Secure Supply Chain
    This is a liveblog of the session titled “Building a Secure Supply Chain,” part of the Using Docker track at DockerCon EU 2017 in Copenhagen. The speakers are Ashwini Oruganti (@ashfall on Twitter) and Andy Clemenko (@aclemenko on Twitter), both from Docker. This session was recommended ...
  • Docker EE Deep Dive
    This is a liveblog of the session titled “Docker EE Deep Dive,” part of the Docker Best Practices track here at DockerCon EU 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The speaker is Patrick Devine, a Product Manager at Docker. I had also toyed with the idea of attending the Cilium presentation in the...
  • DockerCon EU 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote/general session here in Copenhagen, Denmark, at DockerCon EU 2017. Yesterday’s keynote (see the liveblog here) featured the hotly-anticipated Kubernetes announcement (I shared some thoughts here), so it will be interesting to see what Docker has in store...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...
  • New report from IDC highlights the many benefits of VMware VVols
    I find one of the biggest barriers to VVols adoption is lack of customer understanding of what VVols is and what it will do for them. Many customers are happy with VMFS and the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mind-sight is prevalent which keeps them using what they are comf...
  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
    I’ve known the VVols roadmap for quite a while but haven’t been able to share that publicly but VMware recently just shared it in a VMworld VVols session that is publicly available on YouTube so I though I would comment on that. If you watch the STO2446BU – VMware Virtual Volumes T...
  • My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2017
    Another year, another VMworld in the books, this is number 10 for me (there have been 14 VMworld events total) and how fast the event flies by never changes. I’m posting this a little late this year as the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t hold true for...
  • Get your Top vBlog 2017 virtual logos
    Hot off the presses are new logos for your blog/website to show off how you did in Top vBlog 2017. I was going for a new look this year and hence had to find a new designer which was no easy task. I use Fiverr which is a huge community of freelance designers for hire … Continue reading »...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication
    The NAKIVO Virtual Appliance (VA) has two disks: the first one (20 GB) contains the Linux OS with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, and the second one (500 GB) is used as a backup repository. If you deploy the Virtual Appliance disks using the Thin Provision option, then the disks will not reserv...
  • Tech Support (root) Access in NSX for vSphere 6.x
    The NSX Manager contains many tools to help customers in conjunction with Global Support Services to resolve operational issues. The NSX for vSphere 6.x product features a customized command line interface that covers most of the basics that the user interface does and a little bit more. On ...
  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017
    The VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017 course introduces the concept of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).  The course is designed to introduce basic and fundamental concepts associated with SDDC, Network Virtualization, Security, and the types of business challenges the solution...
  • Performance Characterization of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 6.5
    In this paper, an online transaction processing (OLTP) benchmark, DVD Store 3, is used to characterize performance and power across five generations of 4-socket Intel servers hosting monster-sized Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database VMs. The results show vSphere is capable of fully utilizing cu...
  • New Free eLearning Course: vSphere Integrated Container Fundamentals
    This course covers a series of topics on cloud native basics such as container technology, Kubernetes, and container related infrastructure technologies.   What is a Container? In this lightboard talk, Ben Corrie explains what a container is for beginners.    The Benefits of Containers  I...

Virten.net

  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...
  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell functions are aimed at helping you to identify the version at which your ESXi is currently running, and whether updates are available. Both are using a JSON based ESXi Build database which is also the backend …Read more »...
  • Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell Function
    The Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell function decodes SCSI sense codes found in the vmkernel.log from ESXi hosts. It uses a JSON based SCSI Code database provided by virten.net. The function works just like my web-based SCSI Sense Code Decoder but allows you to integrate …Read more »...
  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • ESXi 6.5 host fails with PSOD
    Seems that there are still some issues with vSphere 6.5, with a possible PSOD (Purple Screen Of the Death) after upgrade to 6.5U1 on ESXi hosts using 10 Gbps NICs. The VMware KB 2151749 describe this issue and explains that this occurs because Netqueue commit phase abruptly stop due to the failure o...
  • VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017
    VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But, like happened in the past year, on December 5 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availabil...
  • Cisco CCNA lab guide
    Neil Anderson, from Flackbox, has build an amazing free Cisco CCNA Lab Guide recently which can be used to pass the CCNA exam or as a configuration reference for Cisco routers and switches. There’s a few free guides online but they all cover old out of date exam topics and aren’t great quality, but ...
  • Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book
    One of the reasons why my blog is starving in the last months is that I’ve started a huge personal project that consumes all my spare free time. This project is a book on VMware vSphere 6.5, really ambitious considering that will be a “Mastering” book, but the title and part of the...
  • Flash issue with vSphere Web Client
    The latest Adobe Flash update (note that the update has been included also in Microsoft Update) with v 27.0.0.170 make the vSphere Web Client no more usable with all browsers. With Chrome and Firefox you will recognize that the Flash plugin hangs, in Internet Explorer you will have a simple generic ...


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Hi everyone, welcome to the 40th newsletter for 2017. It has been an epic year thus far. With 2 of our major conferences behind us and so many announcements, new solutions and enhancements to our VMware products. The year is not over and there are still many opportunities for you to attend one of our events, online or in-person. Check out the VMUG website for events online and in your local city. Register online and get reminded of local events that you can attend as well as online events.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • VMware Empowers Digital Leaders Across Industries
    VMware empowers leaders in all industries, from healthcare to retail to finance. Some are hospitality giants aiming to revolutionize the way people travel, others are hospitals focusing on providing quality individual patient care. No matter what type of organization, one thing is consistent: these ...
  • VMware Renews Support for Channel Partners
    On Day 2 of VMworld 2017, VMware reinforced its commitment to helping its channel partners help their customers “Realize What’s Possible” with training and other programs designed to improve partner cloud services expertise and support. “We intend to keep the pedal to the metal,” VMware promised the...
  • VMware and SAP Collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT)
    VMware today announced that it is collaborating with SAP to create an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solution that supports the implementation and management of IoT use cases across devices, infrastructure, edge, cloud and application domains. The goal is to enable fast deployment, scalability ...

Open Source @VMware

  • What It Means to Be a Good Open Source Citizen
    By Tim Pepper Our team recently discussed the word choice in our VMware Open Source Technology Center (OSTC) mission statement. Our goals are to: Establish VMware as a good open source citizen. Build VMware’s presence and influence in relevant projects through meaningful contributions and parti...
  • 7 of the Best Open Source Quotes from VMworld 2017
    VMworld 2017 was VMware’s biggest showing of open source at VMworld to date! Here is a collection of our top seven favorite quotes from VMworld’s open source sessions. 1. Open Source at VMware: A Key Ingredient to Our Success and Yours [LDT1844BU] “Open source is a powerful methodology for innovat...
  • 4 Vital Steps to Open Source Success in Your Company
    Open source software is gaining serious traction throughout many industries. A 2016 survey conducted by Black Duck Software found virtually all companies rely on open source software in their product development. This indicates that open source is widely adopted and is becoming a strategic part of e...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Key Manager Concepts and Topology Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption
    At VMworld 2017 VM and vSAN Encryption and security of vSphere in general became VERY popular topics. And in those discussions the topic of Key Managers came up and specifically “How many key managers should I have?” was a recurring question. This blog article will give you two examples of key ...
  • Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
    There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Beha...

Network Virtualization

  • Kubernetes in the enterprise with VMware NSX-T and vRealize Automation
    This post is written by Hany Michaels, Senior Staff Architect at VMware – Personal blog: www.hanymichaels.com We’ve all seen the VMware PKS announcement at VMworld 2017, and we are all excited about it. The idea of provisioning Kubernetes clusters in an easy way, with day-2 operations, inside your ...
  • Recapping the Incredible Presentations at future:net 2017
    For those of you unable to attend future:net 2017 in Las Vegas, NV last month, fear not—what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas! That’s right, thanks to the wonder that is YouTube, there are video recordings available of the amazing keynote speakers and presentations that took place at t...
  • Demo: Multi-site Active-Active with NSX, F5 Networks GSLB, and Palo Alto Networks Security
    I wrote this post prior on my personal blog at HumairAhmed.com. You can also see many of my prior blogs on multisite and Cross-vCenter NSX here on the VMware Network Virtualization blog site. This post expands on my prior post, Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS. Specifi...

Virtual Blocks

  • 3 Key Reasons Why You Must Attend the Modernize Data Centers Track At vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN
    At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 stu...
  • vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017
    Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in ...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Connect with VMware Around Containers at DockerCon EU
    Copenhagen is one of Europe’s leading cities around information technology, making it the perfect locale for this year’s DockerCon EU, taking place October 16-19 at the Bella Centre in Denmark’s capital city. DockerCon is the leading container conference for practitioners to learn from other contain...
  • Join VMware at China Kubernetes End User Conference
    On October 15, the China Kubernetes End User Conference, a joint venture put on by Caicloud, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the “K8sMeetup China Community,” will celebrate the tremendous technological impact of Kubernetes, unveil the latest updates and enhancements around it and provide top-l...
  • Using vSphere Integrated Containers to Solve Container Networking Challenges
    By Eduardo Meirelles, Consulting Architect, VMware The image below shows a high-level view of the networks that vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) use and how they connect to your vSphere environment, the Registry and Management Portal and to public registries, such as Docker Hub. As you can se...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure—Now Available
    Delivering on the Promise of Cross-Cloud Strategy As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. In May, we announced our intent to release the VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure. This summer, an exclusive group of customers participated in our beta program, and finally, this A...
  • Try the New VMware Horizon Cloud Hands-on Lab
    What is desktop as a service (DaaS), and how is DaaS different from virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)? Try the new VMware Horizon Cloud Hands-on Lab to find out! Click here to sign up. This lab is a guided tour of Horizon Cloud and is designed to introduce you to the Horizon Cloud Service. We de...
  • Your Comprehensive Guide to Transforming Security with Desktop Virtualization
    Not a day goes by without a data breach or a cyber-attack. No one seems to be immune, from government agencies to retailers, Big Four accounting firms, fast food chains and now credit reporting agencies. Whether the breach is due to lax security on the part of the organization, insiders going rogue ...

AirWatch Blog

  • 10 Best Practices for Migrating From Windows 7 to Windows 10
    I recently spoke to many customers at VMworld in Las Vegas on Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration projects and had the opportunity to present this topic to more than 500 attendees—proof that Windows remains top of mind for many customers. For those not in attendance, consider the following 10 best pra...
  • The Revolution Begins: VMware Named a Leader in Inaugural IDC Marketscape for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
    I’ve been talking for the past month, leading up to VMworld 2017, about how VMware Workspace ONE powered by VMware AirWatch is leading the PC lifecycle management (PCLM) revolution with a modern, real-time, over-the-air approach. And then at VMworld, we announced even more unique Windows 10 PCLM fea...
  • Reflections From Microsoft Ignite 2017
    The shift in momentum for both Microsoft and VMware over the past year has been dramatic. The response from customers and partners has been overwhelmingly positive across Microsoft Inspire, VMworld and Microsoft Ignite. If stock price alone were an indicator, both companies are up between 25 and 50 ...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 8th October 2017
    VMware ESXi ESXi host fails with PSOD after upgrading to 6.5 Update 1 Date Published: 2017/10/03 VMware Identity Manager Upgrading from VMware Identity Manager 2.7.1 to VMware Identity Manager 3.0 Date Published: 2017/10/03 VMware vRealize Business for Cloud vRA VMs that are deleted in the current m...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for September 2017
    Unable to save pool settings or create new pools in VMware View Changing the name of a VMware Horizon View Connection Server Connecting to VMware Horizon View desktops fails with the error: Tunnel server presented a certificate that didn’t match the expected certificate Audio issues with the VMware...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for September 2017
    Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products How to configure Data Retention in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Ensuring adequate free disk space is available on VMw...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for September 2017
    FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware product Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vRealize Log Insight Converting from Active Directory to VMware Identity Manager in vRealize Log Insight Upgrade to vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0 fails wit...
  • Top vRealize Automation articles for September 2017
    Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client  Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products  Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA  Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • "Shockwave Flash has crashed" workaround for vSphere Web (Flash) Client
    On Saturday, I started to notice that logins to the vSphere Web (Flex) Client stopped working with Google Chrome. Upon a successful logon, it would immediately crash with "Shockwave Flash has crashed" message. I had seen this message plenty of times in the past and usually restarting Chrome would re...
  • VPN Configuration to VMware Cloud on AWS using pfSense
    Provisioning a new SDDC on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) is not an operation that I perform on a regular basis. Usually, one of the first tasks after a new SDDC deployment is setting up a VPN connection between your on-premises datacenter and your VMC environment. Given this is not a frequent activity, ...
  • Enabling shell access for Active Directory users via SSH to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
    I had a question the other day on whether it was possible to enable shell access for Active Directory users when logging into the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) via SSH? The answer is yes and though this is documented here, it is not very clear whether this is only applicable to SSO-based users onl...
  • VMware Fusion Powershell community module
    During the VMware Fusion 2017 Tech Preview, I was experimenting around with the new Fusion REST API and I had built a small prototype PowerShell Module as a way for me to learn how the API works. This allowed me to provide valuable feedback back to the Fusion Engineering team on improving the REST A...
  • VMworld Hackathon Hardware/Software BOM
    I know many of you have been asking about the hardware setup that we had used in this years VMworld Hackathon. I finally got a chance to document the details and you can find the complete hardware and software BOM below. For VMworld US, we had two different HW configurations, one for the primary Hac...

ESX Virtualization

  • What is VMware Memory Ballooning?
    This post will detail and explains some basic concept about ESXi memory reclamation technique called ballooning. What is VMware Memory Ballooning is the name of today’s post. We’ll put it again in our Tips Category. You might already pass your VCP exam and (or) you might know this topic well. We can...
  • VM Explorer 6.6 Released – Backup Software for VMware and Hyper- V
    VM Explorer is a well-known product to my readers, and I had a pleasure to cover VM Explorer’s features during a number of occasions. The product has evolved from small, very simple and easy to deploy, into something which is now more robust, more “enterprise” class product. The latest release was V...
  • Free Cisco CCNA Lab Guide PDF from Neil Anderson
    Neil Anderson is a fellow blogger and our readers know him for his Free How-To Guide To Build Your Own NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab. Today he contacted me about another project which he just finished, and it is also useful for a virtualization admins. This time he is focusing on networking, and especially on ...
  • What is VMware vSphere Update Manager?
    Today’s topic is another good one which covers VMware technology, and particularly the patching and upgrades. We’ll learn What is VMware vSphere Update Manager and some basic principles to use this free tool, which is part of vCenter. As you know, patching and upgrades are not always the most favori...
  • What is VMware VMFS Locking Mechanism?
    Today we’ll learn What is VMware VMFS Locking Mechanism. It is another post within our Tips category, so if you know your way, just skip. New people coming to learn VMware technology usually need this information to understand how VMFS locking works within the shared storage environment. And it is e...

CormacHogan.com

  • Getting to grips with NFSv4.1 and Kerberos
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking to update some of our older white papers on core storage topics. One of the outdated papers was on NFS, and a lot had changed in this space since the paper was last updated. Most notably, was the introduction of support for NFS v41 in vSphere 6.0, along wit...
  • 2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations
    It seems that 2-node vSAN for ROBO (remote office/branch office) deployments are becoming more and more popular. The fact that one can now connect the 2 vSAN hosts at the remote office directly back-to-back without needing a 10Gb switch has reduced the cost extensively. And with the introduction of ...
  • Upcoming speaker session at the Poland/Polska VMUG (Warsaw)
    I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited back to present at the next Poland/Polska VMUG, which will take place in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. I have been asked to deliver the keynote at this VMware User Group meeting, and I will be using the opportunity to present on Storage P...
  • Supporting Fault Tolerance VMs on vSAN Stretched Cluster
    During one of our many discussions at VMworld 2017, I was asked about supporting Fault Tolerance on vSAN Stretched Clusters, more specifically SMP-FT. Now to be clear, we can support SMP-FT on vSAN since version 6.1. The difficulty with supporting SMP-FT on vSAN stretched cluster has always been the...
  • How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?
    Many of you who are well versed in vSAN will realize that we released a Secondary Failures To Tolerate (SFTT) feature with vSAN 6.6. This meant that not only could we tolerate failures across sites, but that we could also add another layer of redundancy to each copy of the data maintained at each of...

Scott's Weblog

  • Technology Short Take 88
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #88! Travel is keeping me pretty busy this fall (so much for things slowing down after VMworld EMEA), and this has made it a bit more difficult to stick to my self-imposed biweekly schedule for the Technology Short Takes (heck, I couldn’t even get this one publ...
  • Upcoming Spousetivities Events
    Long-time readers/followers know that my wife, Crystal, runs a program called Spousetivities. This program organizes events for spouses/partners/significant others at IT industry conferences. This fall is a particularly busy season for Crystal and Spousetivities, as she’ll be organizing events...
  • Technology Short Take 87
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #87! I have a mix of newer and older items for you this time around. While I’m a bit short on links in some areas, hopefully this is outweighed by some good content in other areas. Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking Vincent Bernat has ...
  • Some Static Site Resources
    Over the last few days—prompted perhaps by my article with some additional information on my site migration—a few folks in the community have reached out to me to share some resources they thought I might find useful. In turn, I’d like to share them with you, my readers, in the eve...
  • HashiConf 2017 Wrap Up
    HashiConf 2017 is a wrap for me, and as I’m sitting here at the airport lounge in Austin I’d thought I’d post links back to the liveblogs I published as well as a few thoughts on the conference overall. Liveblogs First, here are links to the liveblogs published during the event: ...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...
  • New report from IDC highlights the many benefits of VMware VVols
    I find one of the biggest barriers to VVols adoption is lack of customer understanding of what VVols is and what it will do for them. Many customers are happy with VMFS and the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mind-sight is prevalent which keeps them using what they are comf...
  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
    I’ve known the VVols roadmap for quite a while but haven’t been able to share that publicly but VMware recently just shared it in a VMworld VVols session that is publicly available on YouTube so I though I would comment on that. If you watch the STO2446BU – VMware Virtual Volumes T...
  • My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2017
    Another year, another VMworld in the books, this is number 10 for me (there have been 14 VMworld events total) and how fast the event flies by never changes. I’m posting this a little late this year as the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t hold true for...
  • Get your Top vBlog 2017 virtual logos
    Hot off the presses are new logos for your blog/website to show off how you did in Top vBlog 2017. I was going for a new look this year and hence had to find a new designer which was no easy task. I use Fiverr which is a huge community of freelance designers for hire … Continue reading »...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication
    The NAKIVO Virtual Appliance (VA) has two disks: the first one (20 GB) contains the Linux OS with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, and the second one (500 GB) is used as a backup repository. If you deploy the Virtual Appliance disks using the Thin Provision option, then the disks will not reserv...
  • Tech Support (root) Access in NSX for vSphere 6.x
    The NSX Manager contains many tools to help customers in conjunction with Global Support Services to resolve operational issues. The NSX for vSphere 6.x product features a customized command line interface that covers most of the basics that the user interface does and a little bit more. On ...
  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017
    The VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017 course introduces the concept of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).  The course is designed to introduce basic and fundamental concepts associated with SDDC, Network Virtualization, Security, and the types of business challenges the solution...
  • Performance Characterization of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 6.5
    In this paper, an online transaction processing (OLTP) benchmark, DVD Store 3, is used to characterize performance and power across five generations of 4-socket Intel servers hosting monster-sized Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database VMs. The results show vSphere is capable of fully utilizing cu...
  • New Free eLearning Course: vSphere Integrated Container Fundamentals
    This course covers a series of topics on cloud native basics such as container technology, Kubernetes, and container related infrastructure technologies.   What is a Container? In this lightboard talk, Ben Corrie explains what a container is for beginners.    The Benefits of Containers  I...

Virten.net

  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...
  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell functions are aimed at helping you to identify the version at which your ESXi is currently running, and whether updates are available. Both are using a JSON based ESXi Build database which is also the backend …Read more »...
  • Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell Function
    The Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell function decodes SCSI sense codes found in the vmkernel.log from ESXi hosts. It uses a JSON based SCSI Code database provided by virten.net. The function works just like my web-based SCSI Sense Code Decoder but allows you to integrate …Read more »...
  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • Blogtober Tech Edition
    There is an interesting #Blogtober campaign for the tech / virtualization community started on October 2017. You can have more information on http://www.blogtober.net web site or on this post (actually the web site just point to this post). The rules are simple: If you would like to participate in B...
  • Enable proxy in VMware vCSA
    One of the big advantages of the virtual appliance version of VMware vCenter (vCSA) is the ability to update both the OS components and the VMware parts with a simple menu. Just use the administrative UI available at https://vCSA_IP:5480 and login with user root and the password that you have choose...
  • Issues when VMware vSAN 6.6 is in multicast mode
    VMware vSAN 6.6 works only in unicast mode, if you have upgrade all the disks to the last v5 format. But recently I’ve got a new cluster, build totally from scratch with latest version, that has switched to multicast mode, with the result of all hosts partitioned at network level. The issue ha...
  • VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017
    VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But, like happened in the past year, on December 5 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availabil...
  • Issue during PSC 6.5 deployment
    If you choose to install the vCSA 6.5 in two different components, you may have an error during the PSC custominization (happens also on latest 6.5U1): An error occurred while starting service ‘pschealth’ This it’s related to a failure of identity management service error on first ...

 

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • VMware’s Cloud Strategy: Connecting People to Any App and Service
    Cloud is fundamentally reshaping the enterprise, leaving both disruption and opportunity in its wake. “Everywhere you look,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, “tech innovation is reshaping our expectations as new tech-driven models transform every aspect of business. Cloud lies at the heart of this tra...
  • VMware Global Impact Report: Annual Progress Update
    By Nicola Acutt, VP, Sustainability Strategy, VMware Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, VMware VMware has a reputation for tackling big challenges boldly. Nowhere is this more evident than in our journey to leave ahead a better future, particularly when it comes to the enviro...
  • Ensuring Application Security With VMware AppDefense
    “Cybersecurity today is very similar to the way parents approach child development,” declared VMware’s Senior Vice President, Security Products Group, Tom Corn, as he kicked off his spotlight session at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. The session was designed to highlight VMware’s new security solution, ...

Open Source @VMware

  • 4 Vital Steps to Open Source Success in Your Company
    Open source software is gaining serious traction throughout many industries. A 2016 survey conducted by Black Duck Software found virtually all companies rely on open source software in their product development. This indicates that open source is widely adopted and is becoming a strategic part of e...
  • Watch On-Demand: Tiejun Chen Talks “Unikernels and Explorations” at Open Source Summit North America
    Earlier this month, The Linux Foundation hosted Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles. The technical conference hosted more than 2,000 technologists and open source community members who collaborated and shared insights across a wide variety of topics. Tiejun Chen, an open source expert a...
  • A Maintainer’s Perspective: What Is Software Made Of?
    What is a software project made of? What are the components? Ask software engineers of various disciplines and language expertise, and you’ll likely receive a fairly predictable set of responses: Software is comprised of source files, a build system and, if you’re lucky, documentation. Digging a ...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Key Manager Concepts and Topology Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption
    At VMworld 2017 VM and vSAN Encryption and security of vSphere in general became VERY popular topics. And in those discussions the topic of Key Managers came up and specifically “How many key managers should I have?” was a recurring question. This blog article will give you two examples of key ...
  • Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
    There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Beha...

Network Virtualization

  • Kubernetes in the enterprise with VMware NSX-T and vRealize Automation
    This post is written by Hany Michaels, Senior Staff Architect at VMware – Personal blog: www.hanymichaels.com We’ve all seen the VMware PKS announcement at VMworld 2017, and we are all excited about it. The idea of provisioning Kubernetes clusters in an easy way, with day-2 operations, inside your ...
  • Recapping the Incredible Presentations at future:net 2017
    For those of you unable to attend future:net 2017 in Las Vegas, NV last month, fear not—what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas! That’s right, thanks to the wonder that is YouTube, there are video recordings available of the amazing keynote speakers and presentations that took place at t...
  • Demo: Multi-site Active-Active with NSX, F5 Networks GSLB, and Palo Alto Networks Security
    I wrote this post prior on my personal blog at HumairAhmed.com. You can also see many of my prior blogs on multisite and Cross-vCenter NSX here on the VMware Network Virtualization blog site. This post expands on my prior post, Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS. Specifi...

Virtual Blocks

  • 3 Key Reasons Why You Must Attend the Modernize Data Centers Track At vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN
    At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 stu...
  • vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017
    Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in ...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Harbor Private Registry: Image Vulnerability Scanning Demo
    By Henry Zhang, Chief Architect of R&D, VMware China The popular open source Harbor registry recently released its latest version, 1.2, which introduces a new feature called Vulnerability Scanning. This feature allows users to scan through the images stored in Harbor and report any vulnerability fo...
  • Developer Sandboxes with VIC 1.2
    By Patrick Daigle, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud-Native Apps Introduction In version 1.2, vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) introduced the concept of the native Docker Container Host (DCH). This is a built-in Docker image containing a full-fledged Docker engine that runs using VIC. DC...
  • Join VMware at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe
    When it comes to picking a host city for an event like Cloud Foundry Summit Europe—the premier event for enterprise app developers—Basel, Switzerland probably isn’t the obvious choice that comes to mind. However, Basel has a reputation for being a historical, international place, making it a perfect...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Creating a Shared Vision of the Digital Workspace: Are We There, Yet?
    Exploring Part 2 of the *New* Digital Workspace Story Map IT organizations might have something quite remarkable in mind for the digital workspace, but if they can’t share it with colleagues, build excitement and align goals and objectives, they’re just left tinkering by themselves. I began this ser...
  • vForum Online Sneak Peek: 5 Empower Digital Workspace Event Spotlights
    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and mobile workflows are hallmarks of the modern workforce. Employees expect flexibility, ease of use and the ability to work from anywhere on any device. To meet these demands, IT must shift from traditional models for application and device management to s...
  • What’s New in VMware Horizon 7.3.1 & Horizon Client 4.6
    VMware has released VMware Horizon 7.3.1 and Horizon Client 4.6! With this new release, Horizon 7.3 enhances key platform features, including Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business, VMware Instant Clone Technology and the Horizon Help Desk Tool. Many new items have been introduced, such ...

AirWatch Blog

  • Unlock the Power of APIs with VMware AirWatch
    As the volume and variety of mobile devices in the enterprise expands, the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect devices to the internet has increased tenfold. APIs, which enable third-party software systems to interact with applications, have revolutionized how companies acros...
  • Deliver Magical Onboarding Experiences with VMware Workspace ONE & Windows AutoPilot
    Of all the day-to-day tasks of IT administrators, the process of imaging and configuring PCs has been one of the most time intensive and mundane. Historically, companies either dedicated internal resources or paid third-party companies to handle this process, which resulted in long delays for the av...
  • 6 New PCLM Capabilities for Windows 10 + Unified Endpoint Management
    As part of the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) mobile team, I am completely humbled seeing the level of enthusiasm from customers, media and analysts for our innovations in workspace and unified endpoint management (UEM). At VMworld 2017, top customers, spanning industries and locations, talked abou...

The Support Insider

  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for September 2017
    Unable to save pool settings or create new pools in VMware View Changing the name of a VMware Horizon View Connection Server Connecting to VMware Horizon View desktops fails with the error: Tunnel server presented a certificate that didn’t match the expected certificate Audio issues with the VMware...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for September 2017
    Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products How to configure Data Retention in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Ensuring adequate free disk space is available on VMw...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for September 2017
    FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware product Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vRealize Log Insight Converting from Active Directory to VMware Identity Manager in vRealize Log Insight Upgrade to vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0 fails wit...
  • Top vRealize Automation articles for September 2017
    Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client  Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products  Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA  Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials...
  • Top 20 VSAN articles for September 2017
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 displays on non-vSAN enabled ESXi hosts displays the message: Retrieve a ticket to register the vSAN VASA Provider vSphere Web Client displays alerts for network partitions of a vSAN cluster vSAN 6.2 hybrid d...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • VMware Fusion Powershell community module
    During the VMware Fusion 2017 Tech Preview, I was experimenting around with the new Fusion REST API and I had built a small prototype PowerShell Module as a way for me to learn how the API works. This allowed me to provide valuable feedback back to the Fusion Engineering team on improving the REST A...
  • VMworld Hackathon Hardware/Software BOM
    I know many of you have been asking about the hardware setup that we had used in this years VMworld Hackathon. I finally got a chance to document the details and you can find the complete hardware and software BOM below. For VMworld US, we had two different HW configurations, one for the primary Hac...
  • How to enable remote REST API access for VMware Fusion 10
    In case you did not hear the good news, VMware Fusion 10 along with its older brother VMware Workstation 14 just GA'ed a few days ago and there are a TON of cool new features (like new Network Simulator) for both product lines. I am personally excited about the Automation capabilities that have been...
  • Automating VM keystrokes using the vSphere API & PowerCLI
    I am constantly amazed at the number of new use cases that can now be enabled with some of the new and updated capabilities of our vSphere Platform. I recently discovered a new vSphere API that was introduced in vSphere 6.5 called PutUsbScanCodes() which may sound a little strange but it enables som...
  • VMworld Hackathon vSphere Client Login UI Theme
    For those of you who attended this years VMworld Hackathon (US/Europe), you may have noticed something different when logging into the vSphere Web/H5 Client? In case you missed it or could not attend, here is a GIF demonstrating what you would have saw: via GIPHY No, the VMworld Hackathon environmen...

ESX Virtualization

  • LPAR2RRD – Free Monitoring Software Review
    Today we write about another Czech company called Xorux and their Free performance monitoring software for VMware and IBM Power Systems. Their product’s name is LPAR2RRD. The same virtual appliance for VMware has a second product built-in called STOR2RRD which does performance monitoring for enterpr...
  • VMware Horizon View 7.3.1 Released
    A few days back VMware has released their flagship product for VDI – VMware Horizon View 7.3. The latest release brought some improvements and new features such as dedicated instant-clone desktop pools (previously only non-persistent desktop pools could be created via instant-clones). Also, instant-...
  • Veeam Backup for Office 365 Released
    Finally, Veeam has released Veeam Backup for Office 365 yesterday. After a long time being in beta (and 1.0), we can see this product going GA, in it’s version 1.5. While many users are still running Exchange On-Premises, organizations with hybrid deployments and full cloud deployments are able to u...
  • VMware Virtual Hardware Performance Optimization Tips
    This post will try to outline some performance optimization tips for virtual hardware within VMware infrastructure. Performance is one of the topics which is crucial. How far can you go to optimize each and every VM within your infrastructure? There are few guidelines from VMware, we’ll focus on opt...
  • Microsoft Windows Server Management Challenges – Project Honolulu
    It seems that Microsoft hasn’t said their last word concerning GUI management for Microsoft Server systems. In this post we will discuss the new Project Honolulu but get back to Nano Server which seems to be dying fast. In fact, after trying to develop Nano server for some time, a very lightweight s...

CormacHogan.com

  • 2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations
    It seems that 2-node vSAN for ROBO (remote office/branch office) deployments are becoming more and more popular. The fact that one can now connect the 2 vSAN hosts at the remote office directly back-to-back without needing a 10Gb switch has reduced the cost extensively. And with the introduction of ...
  • Upcoming speaker session at the Poland/Polska VMUG (Warsaw)
    I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited back to present at the next Poland/Polska VMUG, which will take place in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. I have been asked to deliver the keynote at this VMware User Group meeting, and I will be using the opportunity to present on Storage P...
  • Supporting Fault Tolerance VMs on vSAN Stretched Cluster
    During one of our many discussions at VMworld 2017, I was asked about supporting Fault Tolerance on vSAN Stretched Clusters, more specifically SMP-FT. Now to be clear, we can support SMP-FT on vSAN since version 6.1. The difficulty with supporting SMP-FT on vSAN stretched cluster has always been the...
  • How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?
    Many of you who are well versed in vSAN will realize that we released a Secondary Failures To Tolerate (SFTT) feature with vSAN 6.6. This meant that not only could we tolerate failures across sites, but that we could also add another layer of redundancy to each copy of the data maintained at each of...
  • Slides from my VMworld 2017 sessions are now available
    All three of my sessions from VMworld 2017 are now available on slide share. Lots of folks have been asking me for the content, so this is the easiest way of making them accessible. I just want to say thanks once more to my great co-speakers/co-presenters. I’m grateful to Cody Hosterman of Pure Stor...

Scott's Weblog

  • Upcoming Spousetivities Events
    Long-time readers/followers know that my wife, Crystal, runs a program called Spousetivities. This program organizes events for spouses/partners/significant others at IT industry conferences. This fall is a particularly busy season for Crystal and Spousetivities, as she’ll be organizing events...
  • Technology Short Take #87
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #87! I have a mix of newer and older items for you this time around. While I’m a bit short on links in some areas, hopefully this is outweighed by some good content in other areas. Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking Vincent Bernat has ...
  • Some Static Site Resources
    Over the last few days—prompted perhaps by my article with some additional information on my site migration—a few folks in the community have reached out to me to share some resources they thought I might find useful. In turn, I’d like to share them with you, my readers, in the eve...
  • HashiConf 2017 Wrap Up
    HashiConf 2017 is a wrap for me, and as I’m sitting here at the airport lounge in Austin I’d thought I’d post links back to the liveblogs I published as well as a few thoughts on the conference overall. Liveblogs First, here are links to the liveblogs published during the event: ...
  • Liveblog: Cloud Native Infrastructure
    This is a liveblog of the HashiConf 2017 session titled “Cloud Native Infrastructure.” The speaker is Kris Nova, a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Kris, along with Justin Garrison, authored the O’Reilly Cloud Native Infrastructure book (more information here). As one of the...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...
  • New report from IDC highlights the many benefits of VMware VVols
    I find one of the biggest barriers to VVols adoption is lack of customer understanding of what VVols is and what it will do for them. Many customers are happy with VMFS and the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mind-sight is prevalent which keeps them using what they are comf...
  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
    I’ve known the VVols roadmap for quite a while but haven’t been able to share that publicly but VMware recently just shared it in a VMworld VVols session that is publicly available on YouTube so I though I would comment on that. If you watch the STO2446BU – VMware Virtual Volumes T...
  • My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2017
    Another year, another VMworld in the books, this is number 10 for me (there have been 14 VMworld events total) and how fast the event flies by never changes. I’m posting this a little late this year as the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t hold true for...
  • Get your Top vBlog 2017 virtual logos
    Hot off the presses are new logos for your blog/website to show off how you did in Top vBlog 2017. I was going for a new look this year and hence had to find a new designer which was no easy task. I use Fiverr which is a huge community of freelance designers for hire … Continue reading »...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

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  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017
    The VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017 course introduces the concept of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).  The course is designed to introduce basic and fundamental concepts associated with SDDC, Network Virtualization, Security, and the types of business challenges the solution...
  • Performance Characterization of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 6.5
    In this paper, an online transaction processing (OLTP) benchmark, DVD Store 3, is used to characterize performance and power across five generations of 4-socket Intel servers hosting monster-sized Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database VMs. The results show vSphere is capable of fully utilizing cu...
  • New Free eLearning Course: vSphere Integrated Container Fundamentals
    This course covers a series of topics on cloud native basics such as container technology, Kubernetes, and container related infrastructure technologies.   What is a Container? In this lightboard talk, Ben Corrie explains what a container is for beginners.    The Benefits of Containers  I...
  • Configuring SSL Certificates for View Servers
    VMware strongly recommends that you configure SSL certificates for authentication of View Connection Server instances, security servers, and View Composer service instances. A default SSL server certificate is generated when you install View Connection Server instances, security servers, or ...
  • Performance of Enterprise Web Applications in Docker Containers on VMware vSphere 6.5
    In this paper, VMware explores the performance characteristics of a large enterprise web application running in Docker containers deployed in VMware vSphere 6.5 virtual machines. The paper includes: Performance metrics of the web application running in the Docker virtual and physical environm...

Virten.net

  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...
  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell functions are aimed at helping you to identify the version at which your ESXi is currently running, and whether updates are available. Both are using a JSON based ESXi Build database which is also the backend …Read more »...
  • Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell Function
    The Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell function decodes SCSI sense codes found in the vmkernel.log from ESXi hosts. It uses a JSON based SCSI Code database provided by virten.net. The function works just like my web-based SCSI Sense Code Decoder but allows you to integrate …Read more »...
  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017
    VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But, like happened in the past year, on December 5 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availabil...
  • Issue during PSC 6.5 deployment
    If you choose to install the vCSA 6.5 in two different components, you may have an error during the PSC custominization (happens also on latest 6.5U1): An error occurred while starting service ‘pschealth’ This it’s related to a failure of identity management service error on first ...
  • October 2017 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: GOTO 2017 – Copenhagen (Oct, 1-3) IoT Solutions World Congress – Barcelona (Oct, 3-5) IP Expo Europe – London (Oct, 4-5) SDN NFV World Congress 2017 – Den Haag (Oct, 9-13) O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference – London (Oct, 16–18) Do...
  • VMware Workstation 14 and VMware Fusion 10
    After a technical preview period and the official announce, now both VMware Workstation 14 and VMware Fusion 10 are available for the download. This is a good news, considering that one year ago there were some rumors and doubts about the future of Workstation and Fusion product, due to the laying o...
  • Nested virtualization on Google Compute Engine
    Seems that nested virtualization is becoming popular on public cloud: first with Ravello, this year also on Azure, and now Google Compute Engine supports nested virtualization in beta. This feature allows you to run one or more virtual machines inside a Compute Engine Linux virtual machine by levera...

 

 

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Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, I hope that you are all getting lots of value still from VMware and have managed to check out all of the videos from both VMworld Europe and VMworld USA on the www.vmworld.com website. If you haven't managed to do so, go and check it out.

I’d like to highlight that VMware’s largest virtual IT event is coming up on October 18thvForum Online Fall 2017. vForum Online is a MUST-ATTEND event for IT professionals who want to learn how to lead their digital transformation by:

  • Modernizing data centers
  • Empowering digital workspaces
  • Transforming security

Agenda is here. Register here.

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VMware Radius

  • Synergy and Opportunity: VMware Embraces Open Source
    VMware is open to open source. VMware Vice President and Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel believes VMware and the open source community share a common commitment to collaboration that results in engineering excellence. Hohndel, one of the pioneering leaders of open source, says he sees many s...
  • Digitally Transforming a Rural US School District Pro Bono
    “Rural school districts in the U.S. struggle to deliver the same educational experiences provided by their larger suburban and urban peers…Technology…holds great promise for rural communities working to improve outcomes for students and leverage their existing resources toward even greater impact.”1...
  • Security in the Age of Internet Separation
    It was just one year ago that the very idea of separating from the internet was met with much scrutiny. When the Singapore government announced in 2016 it was separating its government systems from the internet this was proved to be true. Wasn’t it a step backwards? Why would such a smart system cho...

Open Source @VMware

  • A Maintainer’s Perspective: What Is Software Made Of?
    What is a software project made of? What are the components? Ask software engineers of various disciplines and language expertise, and you’ll likely receive a fairly predictable set of responses: Software is comprised of source files, a build system and, if you’re lucky, documentation. Digging a ...
  • Growing a Community for a New Open Source Project
    by Ben Pfaff,  principal engineer, and Justin Pettit, senior staff engineer, VMware Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) R&D We traveled to Beijing this summer to present two talks at LinuxCon China June 19–20. Our first talk, “The Open vSwitch and OVN Projects,” was a technical talk about ...
  • A Look Inside the vRealize Operations Export Tool, VMware’s Latest Open Source Fling
    We sat down with Principal System Engineer Pontus Rydin to discuss his open source project: the VMware vRealize Operations Export Tool. Pontus focuses on VMware’s global accounts and specializes in vRealize and other management products. Read on for his expert insights. Q: What was your inspi...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
    There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Beha...
  • Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance
    The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become the recommended deployment type starting with vSphere 6.5. The three main components of the VCSA – operating system, database, and application – now all fall under VMware’s umbrella. The VCSA now uses Photon OS which is a custom operating system built f...
  • Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017
    After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit has assembled in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This p...

Network Virtualization

  • Micro-segmentation of the Epic Electronic Health Records System with VMware NSX
    authors – Geoff Wilmington, Mike Lonze Healthcare organizations are focusing more and more on securing patient data.  With Healthcare breaches on the rise, penalties and fines for lost or stolen PHI and PII data is not only devastating to the patients but to the Healthcare organization as well.  Th...
  • 5 Reasons Why Attending the Transform Security Track at vForum Online is a Must
    If you’ve been working in IT for the past few years, you know how much the security landscape has changed recently. Application infrastructures — once hosted in on-premises data centers — now sit in highly dynamic public and private multicloud environments. With the rise of mobile devices, bring-you...
  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions at VMworld Europe
    At VMworld Europe 2016, we showed that network virtualization is mainstream and that NSX will illuminate the path to bring your data center into the future with robust security, speed, and agility. One year later, NSX is out to show that it’s not just in the data center anymore… it’s everywhere. ...

Virtual Blocks

  • 3 Key Reasons Why You Must Attend the Modernize Data Centers Track At vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN
    At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 stu...
  • vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017
    Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in ...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Kubernetes 1.8: Stability, Security, Simplicity
    By Wendy Cartee, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud-Native Applications Kubernetes 1.8 is released with a total of 39 features across security, storage, networking, APIs, scheduling, cluster lifecycle management and more. Out of the 39 features, 19 are in alpha, 16 in beta and four moved to s...
  • How to Deploy Jenkins Using vSphere Integrated Containers
    By Ben Corrie, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware Introduction  Do you ever find yourself actually installing an operating system these days? If so, stop right now. Ever found yourself manually deploying and configuring a database? Manually setting up and configuring language frameworks for an applicat...
  • VMware Increases CNCF Sponsorship to Platinum
    By Wendy Cartee, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud-Native Applications Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that VMware has increased its participation to the Platinum level and Pivotal has joined as a Platinum member. This is a significant commitment to the CNCF com...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Network Ports in VMware Horizon 7
    Understanding network traffic flows and ports is critical to designing and implementing any infrastructure for a solution, and a VMware Horizon 7-based solution is no exception. With all the features and enhancements VMware has put into Horizon 7, including the many improvements and changes to Blast...
  • Storytelling in UX Design
    I want to tell you a story about the importance of storytelling in design, not just because it’s a good story, but also so I can gain a better understanding of how to use these skills in a large enterprise UX team. So, here we go … Exposition I am a User Experience Designer at VMware AirWatch. As pa...
  • Now Shipping: VMware Workstation 14 & VMware Fusion 10
    Today, after two years of tireless work by teams on multiple continents, we deliver VMware Workstation 14 Pro, VMware Fusion 10 Pro, Workstation 14 Player and Fusion 10 to our expectant fans. You will not be disappointed. Here’s what you need to know: All contain Hardware Version 14. This means th...

AirWatch Blog

  • Unlock the Power of APIs with VMware AirWatch
    As the volume and variety of mobile devices in the enterprise expands, the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect devices to the internet has increased tenfold. APIs, which enable third-party software systems to interact with applications, have revolutionized how companies acros...
  • Deliver Magical Onboarding Experiences with VMware Workspace ONE & Windows AutoPilot
    Of all the day-to-day tasks of IT administrators, the process of imaging and configuring PCs has been one of the most time intensive and mundane. Historically, companies either dedicated internal resources or paid third-party companies to handle this process, which resulted in long delays for the av...
  • 6 New PCLM Capabilities for Windows 10 + Unified Endpoint Management
    As part of the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) mobile team, I am completely humbled seeing the level of enthusiasm from customers, media and analysts for our innovations in workspace and unified endpoint management (UEM). At VMworld 2017, top customers, spanning industries and locations, talked abou...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 24th September 2017
    VMware vCenter Server vCenter HA failover does not start services set to manual Date Published: 2017/09/20 VMware vRealize Operations Manager vRealize Suite 2017 Fulfillment Date Published: 2017/09/19 VMware Horizon Configure a supported desktop environment for Horizon 7 version 7.3 Linux desktops o...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 17th September 2017
    VMware Horizon Unable to deploy Tenant appliance in DaaS 7.0 Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware vRealize Orchestrator Unable to log in to the vRealize Orchestrator control center after changing the tenant for authentication Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware Cloud on AWS VMC on AWS Creating VM from .i...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 9th September 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA Date Published: 2017/09/06 “Machine XXX: No reservation is available to allocate within the group XXX. Total XX GB of storage was requested” error when you request a machine in vRA Date Published: 2017...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for August 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment “An error occurred during OAuth2 operation” while accessing the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Connecting to a resour...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for August 2017
    Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6 Item...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • How to enable remote REST API access for VMware Fusion 10
    In case you did not hear the good news, VMware Fusion 10 along with its older brother VMware Workstation 14 just GA'ed a few days ago and there are a TON of cool new features (like new Network Simulator) for both product lines. I am personally excited about the Automation capabilities that have been...
  • Automating VM keystrokes using the vSphere API & PowerCLI
    I am constantly amazed at the number of new use cases that can now be enabled with some of the new and updated capabilities of our vSphere Platform. I recently discovered a new vSphere API that was introduced in vSphere 6.5 called PutUsbScanCodes() which may sound a little strange but it enables som...
  • VMworld Hackathon vSphere Client Login UI Theme
    For those of you who attended this years VMworld Hackathon (US/Europe), you may have noticed something different when logging into the vSphere Web/H5 Client? In case you missed it or could not attend, here is a GIF demonstrating what you would have saw: via GIPHY No, the VMworld Hackathon environmen...
  • Reporting vSAN Object distribution across vSAN Disk Groups using PowerCLI
    Several weeks back, I was cleaning up my scratch space, where I store all my random code snippets for various questions which I receive on a regular basis and I came across a nifty little script that I had put together for a particular customer request. I had completely forgotten about it and I thou...
  • Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) vs Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM)
    In the last few weeks, albeit due to VMworld, I have seen a large number of inquiries from customers regarding the existing vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) as it compares to the newly announced Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM) feature. In some cases, certain assumptions were being made based on what was ...

ESX Virtualization

  • Remote Desktop Services For IT Administrators – New Book
    A fellow Spanish blogger Xavier Genestos, which I already encouraged my audience last year to check one of his other books about Windows 2016 Server. Xavier just published another book. This time it is about Remote Desktop Services within Windows Server 2016. The book’s name: Remote Desktop Services...
  • VMware vSphere Standard vs Enterprise Plus
    In this post, we will go into details between VMware vSphere Standard vs Enterprise Plus license. We have already touched a little bit on VMware licensing questions and covered VMware vCenter Standard vs Essentials. But vCenter server and ESXi are different products, with different licensing options...
  • Turbonomic 6.0 Released – HTML5 UI is GA
    Turbonomic has released Turbonomic Operations Manager 6.0 which is a major release of their flagship product for virtualized and hybrid cloud environments. The previous 5.9 release has embraced the public cloud and especially the cost of those public clouds which can be predicted and controlled. So ...
  • VMware Workstation 14 And VMware Fusion 10 Released
    Today, after few months of Tech preview, VMware is releasing their flagship products for desktop virtualization – VMware Workstation 14 And VMware Fusion 10. Note that part of the release is also VMware Player, which is free (and paid also). VMware Workstation 2017 tech preview runs on my desktop si...
  • What is VMware Instant Clone Technology?
    Today’s quick tip will talk about clones, cloning, but not traditional way, slow, slow, slow. We will expose What is VMware Instant Clone Technology and how that works in today’s modern data centers. Instant clone technology has been announced as project Fargo back during VMworld 2014 and first prod...

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 9.36

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, after almost 2 weeks of VMworld's in Las Vegas and now Barcelona brought us so much great news and announcements. We have tried to bring you great coverage from our dedicated VMware TAM Twitter account for both events. We provided some great coverage, updates, competitions and highlights on our @VMwareTAM Twitter account. The newsletter too has played its part and continues to do so with more updates this week and beyond as we continue on our journey together. I look forward to the next year of innovation towards VMworld 2018. Chat to your TAM if you need any information on anything from VMworld US and Europe and they will be able to assist you.

 

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VMware Radius

  • Security in the Age of Internet Separation
    It was just one year ago that the very idea of separating from the internet was met with much scrutiny. When the Singapore government announced in 2016 it was separating its government systems from the internet this was proved to be true. Wasn’t it a step backwards? Why would such a smart system cho...
  • VMware Helps Swisscom to Enhance and Manage Its Cloud Services
    Swisscom is a leading telecoms and IT company offering cloud, Internet, TV, and mobile services to residential and multinational business customers across Switzerland and Italy. The company is renowned as a companion to its multinational customers in the digital world and has strengthened this relat...
  • VMworld 2017 US—It’s a Wrap!
    Change was the operative word as VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger welcomed more than 20,000 makers, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and technologists to Las Vegas for VMworld 2017 US. The jam-packed week was full of surprise announcements and new possibilities. Here are the highlights: Day One VMworld op...

Open Source @VMware

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017
    After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit has assembled in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This p...
  • Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.
    Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will...
  • Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017
    The Cloud Platform Business Unit is making our final preparations for VMworld US 2017, and we are coming to Vegas with so much to share with you. We’re especially excited to talk with you about the importance of upgrading to vSphere 6.5, and the technical possibilities that are opened up with this v...

Network Virtualization

  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions at VMworld Europe
    At VMworld Europe 2016, we showed that network virtualization is mainstream and that NSX will illuminate the path to bring your data center into the future with robust security, speed, and agility. One year later, NSX is out to show that it’s not just in the data center anymore… it’s everywhere. ...
  • NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1)
      Network virtualization has come a long way. NSX has played a key role in redefining and modernizing networking in a datacenter. Providing an optimal routing path for the traffic has been one of the topmost priorities of Network Architects. Thanks to NSX distributed routing, the routing betw...
  • Ensuring Good with VMware AppDefense
    co-author Geoff Wilmington Traditional data center endpoint security products focus on detecting and responding to known bad behavior. There are hundreds of millions of disparate malware attacks, with over a million getting added every day.  In addition, there is the threat of zero-day attacks expl...

Virtual Blocks

  • vSAN Partner Awards at VMworld US
    As Partner Exchange was winding down in Las Vegas, we ended on a high note with our first vSAN Partner Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening – August 27th.  Over 100 guests joined us for the over-subscribed event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to recognize our leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) par...
  • What’s New in vSAN Management Webinar
    We continue to make enhancements to the management and integration capabilities built into vSAN and our upcoming September 14th webinar “What’s New with vSAN Management,” will focus on how you can optimize your vSAN deployment and operations. Pete Koehler, VMware Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for ...
  • vSAN Operations: Maintain Slack Space for Storage Policy Changes
    vSAN “slack space” is simply free space that is set aside for operations such as host maintenance mode data evacuation, component rebuilds, rebalancing operations, and VM snapshots. Activities such as rebuilds and rebalancing can temporarily consume additional raw capacity. Host maintena...

VMware Cloud Management

  • How Much VMware Cloud on AWS Will I Need?
    There are a number of things to think about before bringing a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC into your business. How do I connect everything together? Which applications and workloads should I move? How do I manage performance, cost and capacity? All of these are GREAT questions and for answers to...
  • Introducing vRealize Suite 2017 – Faster Time to Value and Multi-Cloud Management
    VMware vRealize Suite 2017 is bringing all of the goodness of our industry-leading Cloud Management Platform and making it even more indispensable. From enhanced multi-cloud management capabilities to faster time to value for all users, vRealize Suite 2017 is sure to make an impact on your organizat...
  • Cloud Management Spotlights at VMworld Barcelona 2017
    Upcoming Cloud Management Spotlights, live from VMworld 2017 in Barcelona   See more about these spotlight sessions here- Two spotlights sessions you can’t miss! What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies and Challenges of Managing Them IT and DevOps: Hear from our GM and Customers An...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • EMA Recommends VMware vSphere Integrated Containers for Enterprise Integration
    By Susan Wu, Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware As digital transformation continues to rapidly reshape many enterprises, the growth of containerized applications should come as no surprise. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) reported that 68 percent of North American enterprises surveyed ...
  • Choosing the Right Tool for Your App Modernization Project
    By Paul Dul, VP Product Management, Cloud-Native Applications Often, the key to a successful deployment is choosing the right tool for the job. Certainly, choosing the wrong tool is a recipe for frustration. This is especially true when it comes to digital transformation and the move to cloud-nativ...
  • vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 Introduces Support for Native Docker Container Hosts
    By Patrick Daigle, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud-Native Apps Today, we are pleased to announce the newest release of vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). As part of vSphere 6.5, vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 will deliver significant new capabilities, including the ability to provisi...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • What’s New in the VMware Workspace ONE App
    I hope you all had the chance to either attend VMworld 2017 in person or catch the live streaming of all the new announcements that we made. Clearly, the team was busy this year working on enhancements that are sure to make you and your users happy. Here is the summary of new features that will soon...
  • Empowering the Digital Workspace: How the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Does It
    On Florida’s Gulf Coast, the 1,000 employees of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office serve and protect anywhere from 396,000 to 500,000 residents, depending on the season. Their digital workspaces extend from the office to the courtroom to the patrol car, ensuring that law enforcement has frictionle...
  • Expanding the Mobile Security Alliance to Secure the Digital Workspace
    Six new Mobile Security Alliance (MSA) partners—Bay Dynamics, CipherCloud, Entrust Datacard, Gurucul, Intercede and Kaymera—help customers fill mobile security gaps for better management, visibility and security across users, apps and endpoints. Our customers are having success in breaking down the ...

AirWatch Blog

  • Enterprise Mobility at VMworld 2017 Europe: Here’s What You Missed
    Today wraps up VMworld 2017 Europe, as well as our flurry of news for the digital workspace. On top of the industry-first announcements from earlier this month, this week we revealed six new members of the VMware Mobile Security Alliance (MSA)! These additions also expand the MSA to include two new ...
  • VMware AirWatch SDK Plugins Now Available for Hybrid App Development Platforms
    Enterprises are digitally transforming and evolving their business models to adopt mobility and apps into almost every aspect of their business. According to Gartner, by 2020, more than 75 percent of enterprises will have adopted at least one platform to accelerate their digital transformation strat...
  • Beyond UEM: Detecting the Onslaught of Mobile Threats With AI
    The advent of mobility within companies opened up the need for enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions (and later, unified endpoint management, or UEM). With EMM, IT could finally manage and secure mobile devices for work. Companies discovered new ways to work, drive innovation and deliver cu...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 9th September 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA Date Published: 2017/09/06 “Machine XXX: No reservation is available to allocate within the group XXX. Total XX GB of storage was requested” error when you request a machine in vRA Date Published: 2017...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for August 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment “An error occurred during OAuth2 operation” while accessing the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Connecting to a resour...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for August 2017
    Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6 Item...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for August 2017
    Support Contracts FAQs Collecting VMware Horizon View logs and diagnostic information Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails VMware View ports and network connectivity requirements Licensing VMware View 4.x, 5.x and 6.x Recommended restart cycle of the VMware Horizon View env...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for August 2017
    FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insight How to use vRealize Automation 7 content pack with vRealize Log Insight ...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...

ESX Virtualization

  • VMworld Barcelona 2017 is The Biggest One
    During the general session today at VMworld Barcelona 2017, Pat Gelsinger announced that this European VMworld is the biggest event from the audience perspective. There is over 11000 people attending this year. From my point of few after walking through the solution exchange, I have the feeling that...
  • Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2 Released
    Not a long time after 7.1 release which brought protection for Hyper-V clusters, Nakivo software has another release. Nakivo 7.2 released a few days back, enhances the already packed product with other features and functions. And this is today’s post name – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2. One of ...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS is GA
    During the second day of VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas VMware has announced an availability of VMware cloud on AWS. A service which has been announced during last year’s VMworld along with VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud on AWS is actually powered by VMware Cloud Foundation which has vSphere, VMwa...
  • VMware Integrated Openstack 4.0 announced – VMworld 2017
    VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO) 4.0 announced during VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. This is already the fourth release of Openstack (called Ocata) which is managed and supported by VMware. We have reported on the Mitaka release last year and the post was a great success. So again this year, VMware mov...
  • VMware Cloud Services – New PaaS Services for Managing, Securing and Govern Public and Private Cloud Infrastructure
    This is the first announcement for this year’s VMworld 2017 from VMware. Today’s post is about new VMware Cloud Services. VMware is working on a new operation layer which will sit on the top of the public cloud and which will make the apps compatible between different clouds. Currently, when you wan...

CormacHogan.com

  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSAN Top 10 things to know now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that a recorded version of the VMworld 2017 session “Top 10 things to know about vSAN” is now available on YouTube. I delivered this with my colleague, Duncan Epping and in this recording we talk about a bunch of things that we feel are important to know about vSAN, but ...
  • New vSAN Stretched Cluster Topology now supported
    After publishing the vSAN Networking Guide earlier this year, Paudie O’Riordain and I received numerous questions regarding support on having different stretched clusters hosting each other’s witness appliances. These queries arose because we discussed a 2-node (ROBO) topology which allowed this to ...
  • See you at VMworld 2017 Barcelona
    Now that the US VMworld 2017 event in Las Vegas is over for another year, the focus turns to the VMworld 2017 event in Europe. This year, it once again takes place in Barcelona, Spain. A difference this year is that there is not much of a gap between US and European events, with the Europe event tak...
  • Project Hatchway – VMware Persistent Storage for Containers
    Earlier yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit in on a VMworld 2017 session delivered by one of my colleagues, Tushar Thole. Tushar presented “Project Hatchway” to the audience, and like the description of this post suggests, this is all about providing VMware persistent storage to containers. In a...
  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSphere 6.5 Core Storage now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that the session that I delivered on day 1 of VMworld 2017 is now available on YouTube. The session is entitled “A Deep Dive into vSphere 6.5 Core Storage Features and Functionality” and I delivered this with Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage. Judging by the feedback, and t...

Scott's Weblog

  • Using Keybase with GPG on macOS
    During my too-brief stint using Fedora Linux as my primary laptop OS (see here for some details), I became attached to using GPG (GNU Privacy Guard)—in conjunction with Keybase—for signing Git commits and signing e-mail messages. Upon moving back to macOS, I found that I needed to set th...
  • A Brief Look at VMware's Three Cloud Approaches
    I’m at VMworld 2017 this week (obviously, based on my tweets and blog posts), and in the general sessions Monday and yesterday VMware made a big deal about how VMware is approaching cloud computing and cloud services. However, as I’ve been talking to other attendees, it’s become cl...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Unlike yesterday, I wasn’t accosted by the local facilities team trying to get a seat at a table in the bloggers/press/analyst area, so that’s an improvement over yesterday. While I’m aware of (most, if not a...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 1 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 1 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. There was a bit of a kerfluffle regarding seating (the local facilities staff didn’t want to let me sit in the bloggers’ area because “you’re not a blogger”), but I managed to snag a seat anyway. ...
  • Technology Short Take #86
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #86, the latest collection of links, articles, and posts from around the web, focused on major data center technology areas. Enjoy! Networking Csilla Bessenyei has a series of articles on step-by-step automation that you might find helpful. I found the articles at...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • The VVols Gospel according to Pete Flecha
    Recently at VMworld we were fortunate to have Pete Flecha from VMware tech marketing and co-host of the Virtually Speaking podcast in the HPE booth preaching VVols to attendees. I thought Pete did a great job in the 20 min he had to speak about VVols and after it was over he made believers out ̷...
  • My pre-VMworld post mega roll-up
    I’ve done a whole bunch of posts on various topics leading up to VMworld and I thought I would aggregate them all into one post so readers who are either attending VMworld or just listening in remotely can easily read through them. This one is for the 2017 Top vBloggers and vExperts going to V...
  • Top vBloggers and vExperts going to VMworld I have something for you
    For any 2017 Top vBloggers going to VMworld US I have cool Top vBlog magnetic clothing buttons (no pins!) for you. I was able to make them as Top 10/25/50 this year as there was no die fee, I have enough for 2 for each blogger. Come find me at VMworld to pick yours up, … Continue reading  ...
  • Top 30 people I look forward to seeing at VMworld 2017
    Last year I  did a post of the top 25 people that I look forward to seeing at VMworld and I thought I would update it for this year (and expand it to 30) with the top people that I look forward to seeing there as a well. First off, this is no reflection on … Continue reading » [[ This i...
  • Just in time for VMworld, Zerto releases Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5
    Zerto today announced a new release of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), version 5.5 that has some cool new things in it. They have a whole page devoted to what’s new in 5.5 but I thought I’d summarize it for you. Rapid, Automated Recovery To-and-From Microsoft Azure Continuous, bi-direct...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

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Virten.net

  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...
  • Using the first 3D Xpoint based Intel Optane SSD with ESXi
    I could get my hands on Intel's first 3D XPoint based SSD to figure out how it performs. 3D XPoint is a new non-volatile memory technology that has been developed by Intel and Micron. With 32GB, it doesn't make sense …Read more »...
  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
    VMware has just released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 including the following producs: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 6.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware Tools 10.1.10 [Release Notes] [...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • My experience with vSAN 2017 Specialist exam
    During the last VMworld EU, on Monday I’ve tried the new VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist exam, just to see how difficult was and which kind of contents where covered by the exam. This specialist exam it’s something outside the traditional VMware certification paths, but it’s classified...
  • What’s happened during VMworld EU 2017
    Now also VMworld EU 2017 is concluded, so finally it’s possible to give the takeovers of this event, there was something new compared to VMworld US 2017? Let’s start from the general sessions that where unfortunately too much similar (in some part identical) as the US edition… have...
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2
    One of the announce at last VMworld EU 2017 is the new version of VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). This new version will deliver significant new capabilities, major security enhancements and the the ability to provision native Docker container hosts using a unified management portal. VMwa...
  • VMware NSX-T v2.0
    VMware has just released the new major version of NSX-T 2.0 to provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments. When Nicira product has been released was for Linux and physical platform, but after the VMware’s acquisition has been re-engineered ...
  • Dell Processor Acceleration Technology (PAT)
    The new Dell-EMC PowerEdge Server generation it’s out (I’ve see a preview at last Dell-EMC World event): the PowerEdge G14 series is not only the first line with the new logo (and a new bezel), but has really a lot of new features and capabilities. One of this the Dell Processor Accelera...

 

 

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Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Security in the Age of Internet Separation
    It was just one year ago that the very idea of separating from the internet was met with much scrutiny. When the Singapore government announced in 2016 it was separating its government systems from the internet this was proved to be true. Wasn’t it a step backwards? Why would such a smart system cho...
  • VMware Helps Swisscom to Enhance and Manage Its Cloud Services
    Swisscom is a leading telecoms and IT company offering cloud, Internet, TV, and mobile services to residential and multinational business customers across Switzerland and Italy. The company is renowned as a companion to its multinational customers in the digital world and has strengthened this relat...
  • VMworld 2017 US—It’s a Wrap!
    Change was the operative word as VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger welcomed more than 20,000 makers, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and technologists to Las Vegas for VMworld 2017 US. The jam-packed week was full of surprise announcements and new possibilities. Here are the highlights: Day One VMworld op...

Open Source @VMware

  • Growing a Community for a New Open Source Project
    by Ben Pfaff,  principal engineer, and Justin Pettit, senior staff engineer, VMware Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) R&D We traveled to Beijing this summer to present two talks at LinuxCon China June 19–20. Our first talk, “The Open vSwitch and OVN Projects,” was a technical talk about ...
  • A Look Inside the vRealize Operations Export Tool, VMware’s Latest Open Source Fling
    We sat down with Principal System Engineer Pontus Rydin to discuss his open source project: the VMware vRealize Operations Export Tool. Pontus focuses on VMware’s global accounts and specializes in vRealize and other management products. Read on for his expert insights. Q: What was your inspi...
  • Learn All About ‘SCHED_DEADLINE’ from Steven Rostedt at Open Source Summit 2017
    The Open Source Summit North America touches down in the City of Angels this year, taking place September 11-14 at the JW Marriot LA Live in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Open Source Summit 2017 boasts the combined might of LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and Open Community C...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance
    The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become the recommended deployment type starting with vSphere 6.5. The three main components of the VCSA – operating system, database, and application – now all fall under VMware’s umbrella. The VCSA now uses Photon OS which is a custom operating system built f...
  • Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017
    After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit has assembled in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This p...
  • Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.
    Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will...

Network Virtualization

  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions at VMworld Europe
    At VMworld Europe 2016, we showed that network virtualization is mainstream and that NSX will illuminate the path to bring your data center into the future with robust security, speed, and agility. One year later, NSX is out to show that it’s not just in the data center anymore… it’s everywhere. ...
  • NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1)
      Network virtualization has come a long way. NSX has played a key role in redefining and modernizing networking in a datacenter. Providing an optimal routing path for the traffic has been one of the topmost priorities of Network Architects. Thanks to NSX distributed routing, the routing betw...
  • Ensuring Good with VMware AppDefense
    co-author Geoff Wilmington Traditional data center endpoint security products focus on detecting and responding to known bad behavior. There are hundreds of millions of disparate malware attacks, with over a million getting added every day.  In addition, there is the threat of zero-day attacks expl...

Virtual Blocks

  • At DTECH Labs, Tiny, Powerful Technology is Built on vSAN
    DTECH Labs, a CUBIC company, is in the business of making the seemingly impossible possible. The company’s groundbreaking communications technologies support everything from enabling high-quality radio and video connections in mobile missions with fast-moving vehicles to building an explosive-proof ...
  • vSAN Operations: Use Out-of-Band Management to view vSphere DCUI During Host Restarts
    Visibility to vSphere hosts through out-of-band management has always been a convenient way to access the vSphere Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).  Traditionally, remote management using Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) or some other method, provided the pre-boot visibility and ...
  • vSAN Partner Awards at VMworld US
    As Partner Exchange was winding down in Las Vegas, we ended on a high note with our first vSAN Partner Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening – August 27th.  Over 100 guests joined us for the over-subscribed event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to recognize our leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) par...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • EMA Recommends VMware vSphere Integrated Containers for Enterprise Integration
    By Susan Wu, Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware As digital transformation continues to rapidly reshape many enterprises, the growth of containerized applications should come as no surprise. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) reported that 68 percent of North American enterprises surveyed ...
  • Choosing the Right Tool for Your App Modernization Project
    By Paul Dul, VP Product Management, Cloud-Native Applications Often, the key to a successful deployment is choosing the right tool for the job. Certainly, choosing the wrong tool is a recipe for frustration. This is especially true when it comes to digital transformation and the move to cloud-nativ...
  • vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 Introduces Support for Native Docker Container Hosts
    By Patrick Daigle, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud-Native Apps Today, we are pleased to announce the newest release of vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). As part of vSphere 6.5, vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 will deliver significant new capabilities, including the ability to provisi...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Who Built a Better EMM Mousetrap?
    New report claims VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management, delivered a better user experience, had more features and saved time on management tasks, compared to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S). Download Now In my blog post last month, I provided s...
  • [Whitepaper] Secure Mobile Endpoints with NSX Network Virtualization
    New Whitepaper Hot Off the Press! We’re excited to announce the publication of the VMware Tunnel™ and VMware NSX® Micro-Segmentation Integration Guide! This guide explains how NSX network virtualization and VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™ work together. Read it now to learn how to s...
  • [Whitepaper] Desktop & App Virtualization Makes Migrating to Windows 10 a Breeze
    The deadline to migrate to Windows 10 is fast approaching, with extended support for Windows 7 ending in January 2020. Luckily, the majority of enterprises already started piloting Windows 10 and plan to migrate to the latest Microsoft operating system (OS) in the next year. According to a survey co...

AirWatch Blog

  • VMware AirWatch Day Zero Support for Android Zero Touch Enrollment
    Today, Google announced zero-touch enrollment for Android devices. Our VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management team is excited to announce same-day support for Android zero touch enrollment. Earlier in the year, Google added a few alternative ways to provision work managed devices with an identi...
  • It’s Finally Here! VMware AirWatch Supports iOS 11
    VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management customers can find custom profiles to support new Apple iOS 11 features on myAirWatch. Look out for AirWatch console updates in an upcoming release. New iOS 11 Features Supported by AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management AirWatch supports iOS 11 features and...
  • Securing the Enterprise Against the Spectrum of Mobile Risk Requires a Comprehensive Solution
    Enterprise security risk management is an increasingly complex job in the mobile world. As I discussed in my previous blog, risks can come at you from a wide variety of directions: devices, apps and even user behaviors that inadvertently open employees (and your entire organization) to unexpected th...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 17th September 2017
    VMware Horizon Unable to deploy Tenant appliance in DaaS 7.0 Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware vRealize Orchestrator Unable to log in to the vRealize Orchestrator control center after changing the tenant for authentication Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware Cloud on AWS VMC on AWS Creating VM from .i...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 9th September 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA Date Published: 2017/09/06 “Machine XXX: No reservation is available to allocate within the group XXX. Total XX GB of storage was requested” error when you request a machine in vRA Date Published: 2017...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for August 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment “An error occurred during OAuth2 operation” while accessing the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Connecting to a resour...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for August 2017
    Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6 Item...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for August 2017
    Support Contracts FAQs Collecting VMware Horizon View logs and diagnostic information Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails VMware View ports and network connectivity requirements Licensing VMware View 4.x, 5.x and 6.x Recommended restart cycle of the VMware Horizon View env...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Direct playback URLs for all VMworld 2017 US & EU Sessions
    This is probably the shortest blog post ever but I have just published the direct playback URLs for all VMworld 2017 US and EU Sessions which can be found by visiting http://vmwa.re/vmworld2017 Enjoy!...
  • Automating vRealize stack based on VVD using new vRealize Suite Lifecycle Management
    Our Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU) at VMware just GA'ed the highly anticipated vRealize Suite Lifecycle Management or vRSLCM for short. As the name suggests, this new solution provides customers a simple and consistent mechanism for managing the entire lifecycle management (Day 0 to Day N) fo...
  • VMworld Hackathon 2017 Highlights
    This was our second year running the Hackathon at VMworld and Alan and I could not have been more pleased with all the positive and supportive feedback that we have received. The Hackathon was definitely a highlight for us as it was for many other VMworld attendees. Having said that, the Hackathon d...
  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...

ESX Virtualization

  • What Are VMware Virtual CPU Performance Monitoring Counters (vPMCs)?
    This kind of strange name is simple to explain, but some people might not know about it. Hence this post. In this post, we will talk about What Are VMware Virtual CPU Performance Monitoring Counters (vPMCs). This feature can be enabled on a per-VM basis (by editing a virtual hardware of a VM) and al...
  • VMware vCenter Server Standard vs Foundation – Differences
    A few months back VMware has changed a little bit the VMware vCenter Foundation offer allowing to have 4 ESXi hosts instead of just 3 previously. This is mainly because customers wanted to run VMware vSAN with 4 hosts with this edition. This post will go into the differences between VMware vCenter S...
  • What Is VMware User Environment Manager?
    With so many VMware products around sometimes, people do not know which product is for what usage. It is normal. One cannot follow all of those VMware products whether it is for data center virtualization, end user computing or products for cloud computing. So this post will simply explain What Is V...
  • What is VMware CEIP Program And How It Helps An IT Admin With Troubleshooting vSphere
    Many people do not know what is VMware CEIP program and they’re missing out. I’ll go into details in today’s post, show you what is VMware Customer Experience Program (CEIP) and what’s the main benefit for the IT admin or the end user. The post will further have a video from VMworld 2017 in Barcelon...
  • VMworld Barcelona 2017 is The Biggest One
    During the general session today at VMworld Barcelona 2017, Pat Gelsinger announced that this European VMworld is the biggest event from the audience perspective. There is over 11000 people attending this year. From my point of few after walking through the solution exchange, I have the feeling that...

CormacHogan.com

  • How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?
    Many of you who are well versed in vSAN will realize that we released a Secondary Failures To Tolerate (SFTT) feature with vSAN 6.6. This meant that not only could we tolerate failures across sites, but that we could also add another layer of redundancy to each copy of the data maintained at each of...
  • Slides from my VMworld 2017 sessions are now available
    All three of my sessions from VMworld 2017 are now available on slide share. Lots of folks have been asking me for the content, so this is the easiest way of making them accessible. I just want to say thanks once more to my great co-speakers/co-presenters. I’m grateful to Cody Hosterman of Pure Stor...
  • VMworld 2017 session on vSAN Networking Design now available
    The last of my VMworld 2017 sessions is now available for viewing. This is the vSAN Networking session, which I co-presented with Andreas Scherr. Andreas is responsible for taking care of all of our vSAN proof-of-concept deployments in EMEA. In this session we cover many aspects of vSAN networking d...
  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSAN Top 10 things to know now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that a recorded version of the VMworld 2017 session “Top 10 things to know about vSAN” is now available on YouTube. I delivered this with my colleague, Duncan Epping and in this recording we talk about a bunch of things that we feel are important to know about vSAN, but ...
  • New vSAN Stretched Cluster Topology now supported
    After publishing the vSAN Networking Guide earlier this year, Paudie O’Riordain and I received numerous questions regarding support on having different stretched clusters hosting each other’s witness appliances. These queries arose because we discussed a 2-node (ROBO) topology which allowed this to ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Technology Short Take #87
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #87! I have a mix of newer and older items for you this time around. While I’m a bit short on links in some areas, hopefully this is outweighed by some good content in other areas. Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking Vincent Bernat has ...
  • Some Static Site Resources
    Over the last few days—prompted perhaps by my article with some additional information on my site migration—a few folks in the community have reached out to me to share some resources they thought I might find useful. In turn, I’d like to share them with you, my readers, in the eve...
  • HashiConf 2017 Wrap Up
    HashiConf 2017 is a wrap for me, and as I’m sitting here at the airport lounge in Austin I’d thought I’d post links back to the liveblogs I published as well as a few thoughts on the conference overall. Liveblogs First, here are links to the liveblogs published during the event: ...
  • Liveblog: Cloud Native Infrastructure
    This is a liveblog of the HashiConf 2017 session titled “Cloud Native Infrastructure.” The speaker is Kris Nova, a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Kris, along with Justin Garrison, authored the O’Reilly Cloud Native Infrastructure book (more information here). As one of the...
  • HashiConf 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote (general session) at HashiConf 2017 in Austin, TX. Speakers today will (apparently, based on the schedule) include someone from Amazon Web Services and Kelsey Hightower from Google. The keynote starts off with a photo montage of attendees, sessions, and speak...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...
  • New report from IDC highlights the many benefits of VMware VVols
    I find one of the biggest barriers to VVols adoption is lack of customer understanding of what VVols is and what it will do for them. Many customers are happy with VMFS and the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mind-sight is prevalent which keeps them using what they are comf...
  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
    I’ve known the VVols roadmap for quite a while but haven’t been able to share that publicly but VMware recently just shared it in a VMworld VVols session that is publicly available on YouTube so I though I would comment on that. If you watch the STO2446BU – VMware Virtual Volumes T...
  • My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2017
    Another year, another VMworld in the books, this is number 10 for me (there have been 14 VMworld events total) and how fast the event flies by never changes. I’m posting this a little late this year as the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t hold true for...
  • Get your Top vBlog 2017 virtual logos
    Hot off the presses are new logos for your blog/website to show off how you did in Top vBlog 2017. I was going for a new look this year and hence had to find a new designer which was no easy task. I use Fiverr which is a huge community of freelance designers for hire … Continue reading »...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

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Virten.net

  • Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell Function
    The Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell function decodes SCSI sense codes found in the vmkernel.log from ESXi hosts. It uses a JSON based SCSI Code database provided by virten.net. The function works just like my web-based SCSI Sense Code Decoder but allows you to integrate …Read more »...
  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...
  • Using the first 3D Xpoint based Intel Optane SSD with ESXi
    I could get my hands on Intel's first 3D XPoint based SSD to figure out how it performs. 3D XPoint is a new non-volatile memory technology that has been developed by Intel and Micron. With 32GB, it doesn't make sense …Read more »...
  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • My experience with vSAN 2017 Specialist exam
    During the last VMworld EU, on Monday I’ve tried the new VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist exam, just to see how difficult was and which kind of contents where covered by the exam. This specialist exam it’s something outside the traditional VMware certification paths, but it’s classified...
  • What’s happened during VMworld EU 2017
    Now also VMworld EU 2017 is concluded, so finally it’s possible to give the takeovers of this event, there was something new compared to VMworld US 2017? Let’s start from the general sessions that where unfortunately too much similar (in some part identical) as the US edition… have...
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2
    One of the announce at last VMworld EU 2017 is the new version of VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). This new version will deliver significant new capabilities, major security enhancements and the the ability to provision native Docker container hosts using a unified management portal. VMwa...
  • VMware NSX-T v2.0
    VMware has just released the new major version of NSX-T 2.0 to provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments. When Nicira product has been released was for Linux and physical platform, but after the VMware’s acquisition has been re-engineered ...
  • Dell Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS)
    The new Dell-EMC PowerEdge G14 Server series it’s finally out and it’s not only the first line with the new logo (and a new bezel), but has really a lot of new features and capabilities. I’ve already talk about the PAT option, now let’s see another one, now valuable also for ...

 

 

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Hi everyone, depending on when you ready this VMworld Europe may still be in full swing. We have just completed an amazing VMworld US in Las Vegas. There were so many announcements and so much good news. I am sure that everyone has a new story they can share from the event. If you did not get the chance to attend this year take a look at the articles and videos in this weeks newsletter and we will also bring you more from Barcelona next week.

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VMware Blogs

  • vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things
    “Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.&#rdquo; -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMwor...
  • CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway
    The time is drawing near!Join theCloudCredibility.comteam as they partner again with the experts inHands-On Labsto bring you:CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge& Great Echo GiveawayAt the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at CloudCredibility.com, and in the Hands-On Lab...
  • New VMware Brand Portal
    Register to it now. This Portal replaces the current (One Brand) site and it contains all things VMware brand-related – including templates, guidelines, logos, and brand training. However access is not immediate. After registration you will receive an email with instructions to attend required train...
  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
    By: Lora Johnson  For today&#rsquo;s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and s...
  • Mobilité internationale : les femmes décident de leur avenir
    Chronique par Henri van der Vaeren VP South Europe, Middle East & Africa at VMwareL&#rsquo;époque est aux changements, vivons là comme une opportunité. Nous sommes bousculés dans nos habitudes? Utilisons cela comme une force qui nous pousse vers l&#rsquo;avant. Mobilisons-nous pour participer à cett...
  • We Want to Meet You at SIGCOMM 2017
    &#rsquo;All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.&#rdquo;(Arthur C Aufderheide) Several VMware Research members are headed to the ACM SIGCOMM 2017, the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM 2017), which will take place August 21-25, ...
  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you c...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!In this spotlight session, Sajai Kr...
  • Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the session...
  • Partner Exchange Countdown: Know Before You Go
    The countdown is on to the BIGGEST VMware Partner event of the year.In just 10 days, Partner Exchange will light up Las Vegas. Your Partner Exchange pass gives you access to the Partner Exchange General Session, Business Growth Keynotes, Technical and Sales bootcamps and more. To ensure you make the...

VMware Radius

  • From Mind-Blowing to Mundane: How Tech Is Reshaping Our Expectations
    Remember the Ellen Ripley character in Aliens, strapping on a robotic exoskeleton to battle the alien creature and protect her child? That was science fiction, a creative concept from 30 years ago. Yet here in 2017, it’s becoming science fact. Every day, South Korean ship-builders arrive at work and...
  • VMworld US Day Four Highlights Life-Changing Innovation
    The last day of VMworld traditionally highlights innovation and features individuals and organizations leveraging technology to extend the limits of what’s possible. This year’s keynote showcased three people pushing life-changing ideas to improve humanity. These last-day sessions aren’t limited to ...
  • A Miracle Every Day: VMware’s Culture of Innovation
    At a special fireside chat-style session with press and analysts at VMworld 2017, VMware took the opportunity to share how it embeds a culture of innovation into every aspect of its business. The conversation was moderated by VMware CTO Ray O’Farrell and featured three of VMware’s top technology lea...

Open Source @VMware

  • Learn All About ‘SCHED_DEADLINE’ from Steven Rostedt at Open Source Summit 2017
    The Open Source Summit North America touches down in the City of Angels this year, taking place September 11-14 at the JW Marriot LA Live in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Open Source Summit 2017 boasts the combined might of LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and Open Community C...
  • Open Source Puppies: Love at First Sight Meets Deployment Reality
    Adopting a new puppy is not without surprises. The soft fur, big eyes and playful joy capture your heart in a split second. It’s love at first sight. Day 1 is all fun and games—nothing could be better. Day 2? Well, reality sets in. The teeth marks on the chair leg, your favorite sneakers are destroy...
  • Open Source at VMworld—from Keynotes to Hackathons
    Open source—it’s everywhere! From Tuesday’s VMworld keynote announcement of VMware’s Platinum Membership in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to the afternoon theater presentation on Project Weathervane, VMware’s commitment to open source is more evident than ever. Dirk Hohndel, VP and Chief Ope...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.
    Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will...
  • Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017
    The Cloud Platform Business Unit is making our final preparations for VMworld US 2017, and we are coming to Vegas with so much to share with you. We’re especially excited to talk with you about the importance of upgrading to vSphere 6.5, and the technical possibilities that are opened up with this v...
  • VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem
    VMware plans to deprecate the vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem with the next numbered release (not an update release) of VMware vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vmkLinux APIs and its associated driver ecosystem will be available. VMware vSphe...

Network Virtualization

  • NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1)
      Network virtualization has come a long way. NSX has played a key role in redefining and modernizing networking in a datacenter. Providing an optimal routing path for the traffic has been one of the topmost priorities of Network Architects. Thanks to NSX distributed routing, the routing betw...
  • Ensuring Good with VMware AppDefense
    co-author Geoff Wilmington Traditional data center endpoint security products focus on detecting and responding to known bad behavior. There are hundreds of millions of disparate malware attacks, with over a million getting added every day.  In addition, there is the threat of zero-day attacks expl...
  • Introducing VMware Skyline™
    VMware Skyline™: an innovative support technology, developed entirely by VMware Engineering, that provides VMware technical support engineers with extreme visibility into your (customer’s) environment. Customers with active support subscriptions install the VMware Skyline Collector, a standalone ap...

Virtual Blocks

  • What’s New in vSAN Management Webinar
    We continue to make enhancements to the management and integration capabilities built into vSAN and our upcoming September 14th webinar “What’s New with vSAN Management,” will focus on how you can optimize your vSAN deployment and operations. Pete Koehler, VMware Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for ...
  • vSAN Operations: Maintain Slack Space for Storage Policy Changes
    vSAN “slack space” is simply free space that is set aside for operations such as host maintenance mode data evacuation, component rebuilds, rebalancing operations, and VM snapshots. Activities such as rebuilds and rebalancing can temporarily consume additional raw capacity. Host maintena...
  • DataStax Enterprise on VMware vSAN for Development
    This blog was co-authored by Kathryn Erickson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at DataStax Enterprise DataStax and VMware have been diligently working to deliver on the first fruits of this partnership. Today we outline the first step: DataStax Enterprise (DSE) on vSAN for development environment...

VMware Cloud Management

  • Marketing Internal IT to Line-of-Business
    Public Clouds make marketing internal IT to line-of-business a must do item A couple of weeks ago I posted the first in a series of blogs on big things that IT teams need do to ensure that they remain relevant to their end users.  In that blog, I introduced a list of seven things that IT teams sh...
  • VMworld 2017 – The Ops Perspective Part 3
      That’s a wrap! VMworld US 2017 is officially over. It’s been a very exciting week with all the great announcements such as the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Services, PKS, and App Defense to name just a few!! We’ve heard about the future of operations management and the pres...
  • Ready for a single monitoring console? How to unify Microsoft SCOM and vROps
    By: Lora Johnson   Over the years, Microsoft shops have naturally moved towards Microsoft SCOM as their monitoring tool of choice. While Microsoft SCOM offers significant visibility and management capabilities, it is specific to your Microsoft resources — meaning that these often operate in a silo...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Project Hatchway: Persistent Storage for Cloud-Native Applications
    Customers want to take advantage of container technology for running stateful, data intensive applications, such as databases and modern cloud-native applications. One of the significant barriers they face is the lack of out-of-the-box persistent storage solutions in the container ecosystem. This is...
  • Grab a vBrownBag, Meet Experts and Get Hands-on at VMworld 2017 Europe
    What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Case in point: VMworld. After taking Sin City by storm last month, VMworld Europe will touch down in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-14 at the Fira Gran Via. The Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit will be at VMworld Europe in full-force, with...
  • 12 Must-See Cloud-Native Applications Sessions at VMworld Europe
    VMworld is packing its bags and heading out on a Eurotrip! Bringing all the star power, insight and innovation from Las Vegas overseas, VMworld Europe will touch down at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-14. As was the case during VMworld US, the Cloud-Native Applications Busines...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • New eBook! Your Comprehensive Guide to VMware Horizon Cloud
    We are very excited to announce the release of the VMware Horizon Cloud eBook.  This comprehensive guide gives users an inside look into the Horizon Cloud Service. Horizon Cloud gives organizations the flexibility to deploy virtual desktops and apps on their preferred infrastructure, on-prem or in t...
  • Top EUC News This Week: Horizon 7 + Skype for Business, VMworld Europe & Much More
    In top end-user computing (EUC) news this week: Horizon 7 and Skype for Business, Windows 10 at VMworld Europe, New Horizon Cloud hands-on lab and so much more. Let’s Get Technical A new technical whitepaper for Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype for Business on VMware Horizon 7 is now available. The whi...
  • VMware Horizon 7, Skype for Business, and Lync 2013: Updated Technical White Paper
    As a follow-up to our previous announcement on VMware Horizon 7 with Skype for Business, we are happy to announce that the technical white paper on this topic has been updated. Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype for Business on VMware Horizon 7 is now available to help you with system requirements and th...

AirWatch Blog

  • VMware AirWatch SDK Plugins Now Available for Hybrid App Development Platforms
    Enterprises are digitally transforming and evolving their business models to adopt mobility and apps into almost every aspect of their business. According to Gartner, by 2020, more than 75 percent of enterprises will have adopted at least one platform to accelerate their digital transformation strat...
  • Beyond UEM: Detecting the Onslaught of Mobile Threats With AI
    The advent of mobility within companies opened up the need for enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions (and later, unified endpoint management, or UEM). With EMM, IT could finally manage and secure mobile devices for work. Companies discovered new ways to work, drive innovation and deliver cu...
  • Complete Itinerary for Windows 10 Enthusiasts at VMworld 2017 Europe
    More than 500 million endpoints now run Windows 10, according to Microsoft. The majority of organizations around the world are actively migrating or mapping out their journey to Windows 10. At VMworld 2017 in Barcelona, we’ve built out the largest amount of content for our customers interested in en...

The Support Insider

  • Top 20 vSphere articles for August 2017
    /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Increasing ...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 2nd September 2017
    VMware vCenter Server vAPI Endpoint Service in warning state on vSphere Web Client Date Published: 2017/08/28 VMware vCenter Server Appliance Starting vCenter Server or PSC services fails with error message: INFO:root:'’ startMode is Manual, skipping to start Date Published: 2017/09/01 VMware Horizo...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 26th August 2017
    VMware ESXi Connection to iSCSI Datastore is lost with the error “(inaccessible)”  The vpxd service fails to start after vCenter is migrated from vSphere 6.0 to 6.5   VMware NSX for vSphere Partial firewall rule is seen on the vNIC with ‘Applied To’ configuration set to ‘Policy Security Group’ VMwar...
  • Breakthrough Visibility
    VMware Skyline™ is radically transforming customer support By: Dale Ferrario Customers like you that run business-critical operations on VMware environments need an infrastructure that’s always-on and optimized for peak performance. You expect fast, environment-specific remediation recommendations, ...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for July 2017
    VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment  Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client  Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products  Joining the VMWare vCenter Server Appliance or VMwar...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...

ESX Virtualization

  • Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2 Released
    Not a long time after 7.1 release which brought protection for Hyper-V clusters, Nakivo software has another release. Nakivo 7.2 released a few days back, enhances the already packed product with other features and functions. And this is today’s post name – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2. One of ...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS is GA
    During the second day of VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas VMware has announced an availability of VMware cloud on AWS. A service which has been announced during last year’s VMworld along with VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud on AWS is actually powered by VMware Cloud Foundation which has vSphere, VMwa...
  • VMware Integrated Openstack 4.0 announced – VMworld 2017
    VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO) 4.0 announced during VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. This is already the fourth release of Openstack (called Ocata) which is managed and supported by VMware. We have reported on the Mitaka release last year and the post was a great success. So again this year, VMware mov...
  • VMware Cloud Services – New PaaS Services for Managing, Securing and Govern Public and Private Cloud Infrastructure
    This is the first announcement for this year’s VMworld 2017 from VMware. Today’s post is about new VMware Cloud Services. VMware is working on a new operation layer which will sit on the top of the public cloud and which will make the apps compatible between different clouds. Currently, when you wan...
  • Runecast Analyzer 1.6 with New REST API and vSphere Web Client Plugin
    Runecast Analyzer 1.6 has been released just before VMworld US. The 1.6 version or Runecast has a new vSphere Web client plugin, new (or richier) REST API and also features security compliance standards DISA STIG (Defense Information Systems Agency – Security Technical Implementation Guide), which a...

CormacHogan.com

  • New vSAN Stretched Cluster Topology now supported
    After publishing the vSAN Networking Guide earlier this year, Paudie O’Riordain and I received numerous questions regarding support on having different stretched clusters hosting each other’s witness appliances. These queries arose because we discussed a 2-node (ROBO) topology which allowed this to ...
  • See you at VMworld 2017 Barcelona
    Now that the US VMworld 2017 event in Las Vegas is over for another year, the focus turns to the VMworld 2017 event in Europe. This year, it once again takes place in Barcelona, Spain. A difference this year is that there is not much of a gap between US and European events, with the Europe event tak...
  • Project Hatchway – VMware Persistent Storage for Containers
    Earlier yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit in on a VMworld 2017 session delivered by one of my colleagues, Tushar Thole. Tushar presented “Project Hatchway” to the audience, and like the description of this post suggests, this is all about providing VMware persistent storage to containers. In a...
  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSphere 6.5 Core Storage now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that the session that I delivered on day 1 of VMworld 2017 is now available on YouTube. The session is entitled “A Deep Dive into vSphere 6.5 Core Storage Features and Functionality” and I delivered this with Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage. Judging by the feedback, and t...
  • PKS Announcement at VMworld 2017 – Pivotal Container Service
    VMworld always has lots of new announcements about various VMware products and initiatives. VMworld 2017 is no different. This morning we had the announcement of PKS, the Pivotal Container Service. Yes, that is a K instead of a C in the acronym – this is to highlight the fact that this container ser...

Scott's Weblog

  • Using Keybase with GPG on macOS
    During my too-brief stint using Fedora Linux as my primary laptop OS (see here for some details), I became attached to using GPG (GNU Privacy Guard)—in conjunction with Keybase—for signing Git commits and signing e-mail messages. Upon moving back to macOS, I found that I needed to set th...
  • A Brief Look at VMware's Three Cloud Approaches
    I’m at VMworld 2017 this week (obviously, based on my tweets and blog posts), and in the general sessions Monday and yesterday VMware made a big deal about how VMware is approaching cloud computing and cloud services. However, as I’ve been talking to other attendees, it’s become cl...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Unlike yesterday, I wasn’t accosted by the local facilities team trying to get a seat at a table in the bloggers/press/analyst area, so that’s an improvement over yesterday. While I’m aware of (most, if not a...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 1 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 1 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. There was a bit of a kerfluffle regarding seating (the local facilities staff didn’t want to let me sit in the bloggers’ area because “you’re not a blogger”), but I managed to snag a seat anyway. ...
  • Technology Short Take #86
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #86, the latest collection of links, articles, and posts from around the web, focused on major data center technology areas. Enjoy! Networking Csilla Bessenyei has a series of articles on step-by-step automation that you might find helpful. I found the articles at...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • My pre-VMworld post mega roll-up
    I’ve done a whole bunch of posts on various topics leading up to VMworld and I thought I would aggregate them all into one post so readers who are either attending VMworld or just listening in remotely can easily read through them. This one is for the 2017 Top vBloggers and vExperts going to V...
  • Top vBloggers and vExperts going to VMworld I have something for you
    For any 2017 Top vBloggers going to VMworld US I have cool Top vBlog magnetic clothing buttons (no pins!) for you. I was able to make them as Top 10/25/50 this year as there was no die fee, I have enough for 2 for each blogger. Come find me at VMworld to pick yours up, … Continue reading  ...
  • Top 30 people I look forward to seeing at VMworld 2017
    Last year I  did a post of the top 25 people that I look forward to seeing at VMworld and I thought I would update it for this year (and expand it to 30) with the top people that I look forward to seeing there as a well. First off, this is no reflection on … Continue reading » [[ This i...
  • Just in time for VMworld, Zerto releases Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5
    Zerto today announced a new release of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), version 5.5 that has some cool new things in it. They have a whole page devoted to what’s new in 5.5 but I thought I’d summarize it for you. Rapid, Automated Recovery To-and-From Microsoft Azure Continuous, bi-direct...
  • How to experience VMworld 2017 without attending it
    As much as everyone would love to attend VMworld many people can not go for a variety reasons but you can still get a lot out of the show even if you do not attend. I thought I’d highlight some of the many resources that are available to virtual attendees to be able to participate … Continue ...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Desktop Security with NSX
    Most organisations continue to spend most of their security budget on securing their server infrastructure, implementing things like firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection systems and SIEM solutions. The reason for this is that’s where they consider their most prized possession to be, thei...
  • Configure an External vRealize Orchestrator Server
    You can set up vRealize Automation to use an external vRealize Orchestrator server. System administrators can configure the default vRealize Orchestrator server globally for all tenants. Tenant administrators can configure the vRealize Orchestrator server only for their tenants. ...
  • VMworld 2017 Sessions on YouTube
    VMworld 2017 ADV1587BU VMware NSX + Horizon: Security Architecture for Desktops & Applications VMworld 2017 LHC3159SU Accelerate the Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS VMworld 2017 LHC3371BUS VMware Cloud on AWS – The Painless Path to Hybrid Cloud VMworld 2017 MGT2185BU 360-Degree Tro...
  • Understanding VMware AppDefense: A Tom Corn Perspective
    VMware AppDefense is a new security solution that allows organizations to create least privilege environments around their applications running in virtualized or cloud systems, a key feature according to VMware’s senior vice president for security products, Tom Corn. Watch VMware’s Tom Corn i...
  • AppDefense Blogger Talk Show
    Wade Holms and Geoff Wilmington discuss the release of the new VMware AppDefense for securing data centers. ...

Virten.net

  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...
  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
    VMware has just released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 including the following producs: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 6.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware Tools 10.1.10 [Release Notes] [...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware NSX-T v2.0
    VMware has just released the new major version of NSX-T 2.0 to provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments. When Nicira product has been released was for Linux and physical platform, but after the VMware’s acquisition has been re-engineered ...
  • September 2017 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: CloudSec 2017 – London (Sep, 5) VMworld EU – Barcelona (Sep 11-14) Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2017 – London (Sep, 18-19) Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017 – London (Sep, 18-19) Techconnect – Berlin (Sep, 19-20) Managed Services & H...
  • What’s happened during VMworld US 2017
    The US edition of VMworld 2017 is finally over and maybe you want to know what’s new (or if there are something news compared to previous year). Of course there are. Again Michael Dell was present during the keynote of the second day, side to side with Pat Gelsinger: Dell Technologies has beco...
  • Choosing the right vCenter platform
    Actually there are two different platform where you can run the vCenter Server components (including the PSC): Windows (both physical or virtual) or Linux (only with the vCSA, based on PhotonOS). Initially there was only a Windows version, then the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) was first introduce...

 

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Blogs

  • vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things
    “Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.&#rdquo; -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMwor...
  • CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway
    The time is drawing near!Join theCloudCredibility.comteam as they partner again with the experts inHands-On Labsto bring you:CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge& Great Echo GiveawayAt the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at CloudCredibility.com, and in the Hands-On Lab...
  • New VMware Brand Portal
    Register to it now. This Portal replaces the current (One Brand) site and it contains all things VMware brand-related – including templates, guidelines, logos, and brand training. However access is not immediate. After registration you will receive an email with instructions to attend required train...
  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
    By: Lora Johnson  For today&#rsquo;s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and s...
  • Mobilité internationale : les femmes décident de leur avenir
    Chronique par Henri van der Vaeren VP South Europe, Middle East & Africa at VMwareL&#rsquo;époque est aux changements, vivons là comme une opportunité. Nous sommes bousculés dans nos habitudes? Utilisons cela comme une force qui nous pousse vers l&#rsquo;avant. Mobilisons-nous pour participer à cett...
  • We Want to Meet You at SIGCOMM 2017
    &#rsquo;All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.&#rdquo;(Arthur C Aufderheide) Several VMware Research members are headed to the ACM SIGCOMM 2017, the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM 2017), which will take place August 21-25, ...
  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you c...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!In this spotlight session, Sajai Kr...
  • Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the session...
  • Partner Exchange Countdown: Know Before You Go
    The countdown is on to the BIGGEST VMware Partner event of the year.In just 10 days, Partner Exchange will light up Las Vegas. Your Partner Exchange pass gives you access to the Partner Exchange General Session, Business Growth Keynotes, Technical and Sales bootcamps and more. To ensure you make the...

VMware Radius

  • VMware Cloud Customers to Share Insights at VMworld 2017
    VMworld® 2017 in Las Vegas and Barcelona will serve as the platform for 30 VMware customers to showcase how they gain agility and efficiency across their private and public clouds with VMware cloud management. Box, Credit Suisse, and Polaris Alpha are scheduled to participate. Box’s session will fo...
  • Corona-Norco Unified School District Delivers on Learning With VMware
    Running a school is a challenge. But managing fifty schools across three cities? That is seemingly impossible, yet that is exactly what California-based Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) does. With more than 53,000 students to educate, CNUSD’s goal is to provide these children with a pers...
  • Digital Workspace Ensures Security Isn’t a Barrier to Great Work
    The digital workspace champions flexible, employee-centric technology systems to aid productivity and unlock the potential of individual employees, teams, and organizations. It enables enterprises to deliver easy-to-use, streamlined, and empowering experiences to their most valuable resource: their ...

Open Source @VMware

  • Open Source Global Relay Borathon: Fostering Open Source at VMware
    To continue promoting an active internal open source community, VMware’s Open Source Program Office hosted the first annual Open Source Global Relay Borathon. A Borathon is VMware’s take on a hackathon. The event presents an opportunity for our community to get back to their creative roots and wor...
  • Join Alan Renouf to Talk about Open Source, APIs, SDKs & CLIs at VMworld
    Are you interested in open source at VMware, software development kits (SDKs), vSphere PowerCLI or vSphere APIs? Come join Alan Renouf and his colleagues at these top VMworld open source sessions in the U.S. and Europe to learn more from the experts! Alan Renouf is a Senior Product Line Manager at ...
  • The Hillview Open Source Project: Big Data for the 99% of Enterprises
    As its motto says, the Hillview open source project is “big data for the 99% of enterprises.” And with the torrential influx of “things” entering businesses and homes everywhere, toolsets for big data exploration are in high demand. Fortunately for your IT and operations teams, Hillview can handle d...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!
    VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available. The vSphere GUIs, including the vSphere Web Client and HTML5-based v...
  • Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows
    VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available. Why Is VMware deprecating vCenter Server for Windows? VMware is c...
  • The VMware Certified Big Cloud Fabric Plug-in for vSphere Web Client / HTML5 Client Plug-in Solution by Big Switch
    Big Cloud Fabric plug-in for vSphere Web Client and vSphere HTML5 Client is an important part of the Big Cloud Fabric integrated solution with VMware vSphere, that adds additional benefits for provisioning and visibility specifically for vSphere VM administrators. This plug-in is the industry’s firs...

Network Virtualization

  • VMware NSX-V: Security for VxRAIL Hyper-Converged Solutions
    Check-out the new white paper on leveraging NSX-V for security within the VxRAIL hyper-converged platform. The paper outlines how VxRAIL hyper-converged solutions leveraging NSX-V for security solves many of the security challenges with traditional silo-based architectures. A brief outline is provid...
  • Disaster Recovery with VMware NSX-V and Zerto
    Note, this is a reposting of the blog that I initially posted here on humairahmed.com. In a prior blog, VMware NSX and SRM: Disaster Recovery Overview and Demo, I described and demoed how VMware NSX and SRM with vSphere Replication combined provide for an enhanced disaster recovery (DR) solution. SR...
  • NSX Sessions for the Geeks at VMworld 2017
    This year at VMworld 2017 we have a great agenda full of highly technical sessions around NSX.  Over the past few years NSX has expanded to meet a variety of use cases as our Content Catalog clearly shows. Based on the project your working on today, check out our recommendations for the best technic...

Virtual Blocks

  • HPE Takes Over Vegas at VMworld 2017!
    We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, HPE. This post previews some of the joint work from our two companies and what you can look forward to at VMworld 2017.  VMworld is happening next week in Las Vegas and for five days HPE will be at the event with The post H...
  • VMworld Sneak-Peak with vSAN and Western Digital
    We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued partners on a number of initiatives, including vSAN: Western Digital. This post previews some of the joint work of our companies and what you can find at VMworld 2017. By Patric Chang, Sr. Director of Strategic Partner Ecosystems, Western D...
  • VMware Runs on vSAN – in a Big Way!
    vSAN has had tremendous customer adoption since its release, and of course people are often quite interested to hear about environments that have had great success and done deployments at a very large scale. What about VMware itself?  Do we use vSAN for mission critical environments?  Absolutely.  O...

VMware Cloud Management

  • Introducing Assessment for VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.1
    Assessment for VMware Cloud on AWS, now available with vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.1   We are delighted to announce the release of vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.1 to support VMware Cloud on AWS. You can download the new release here. vRealize Business for Cloud provides out of the box cloud...
  • Detecting VM Performance Anomalies With Wavefront
    Introduction More than 80% of all workloads run on top of virtualized infrastructures. Monitoring the performance of the virtual machines that comprise this infrastructure, is important for achieving high application performance, improving cluster-utilization, and in lowering costs. To aid per...
  • Identity Manager content pack for Log Insight
    Overview Identity Manager is a service that extends your on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) experience to web, mobile, SaaS, and legacy applications. Identity Manager leverages the same core identity management solution that may be seen powering VMware v...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Learn All About Containers at VMworld
    The ecosystem of frameworks and tools in the container space is rapidly evolving. Navigating this dynamic landscape and choosing the right solution for your IT infrastructure can be intimidating and challenging. A well-architected container infrastructure solution is critical for promoting developer...
  • Deep Dive into Kubernetes at VMworld
    Kubernetes is the leading orchestration framework for containers today. Still, deployment and management of an enterprise-ready Kubernetes system is an ongoing challenge for many enterprises. At this year’s VMworld US, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vega...
  • The Hands-on Labs & Meet the Expert Roundtables You Can’t Miss at VMworld
    Cloud-Native Applications is set to make quite a splash at this year’s VMworld US conference, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Over the course of these five days, the Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit at VMware will be holding sessions, ...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Unlocking Mobile Moments with VMware Workspace ONE Productivity Apps
    Do you wonder how often you pull your smartphone out of your pocket (or purse)? Do you feel “separation anxiety” (and I use that term loosely here) if the smartphone is not within arm’s length, especially if you’re not wearing your smartwatch? If you answered yes to those questions, I don’t believe ...
  • EUC at VMworld 2017 U.S. Checklist: 10 Things to Know Before You Go
    What will Pat announce next on stage at VMworld? What’s in store for Sumit and Shawn’s new end-user-computing (EUC) Showcase Keynote? (Hint: This demo-packed keynote deserves a space on your schedule.) Before we get into the major news, here’s what you, our Vegas-bound mobility pros, need to know be...
  • VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: Learn More at VMworld 2017 U.S.
    Sign up to receive the latest updates about Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: vmware.com/partners/global-alliances/microsoft.html.  Since we announced our vision for VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure in May, we received tremendous interest from prospective customers. At VMworld 2017 U.S., atte...

AirWatch Blog

The Support Insider

  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for July 2017
    VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment  Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client  Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products  Joining the VMWare vCenter Server Appliance or VMwar...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for July 2017
      Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6  Enabling SSH access in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x  Session Data is missing in vRealize Operations for Horizon  vRealize Operations Ma...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for July 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Upgrade to vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0 fails with error “State mismatch on bucket”  VMware Cloud Foundation deployed ESXi hosts use TCP to communicate with vRealize Log Insight VMware Response to...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for July 2017
    Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions Removing a standard (replica) connection server or a security server from a cluster of connection/security servers...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 19th August 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Unable to view any groups in directory Sync Settings “Groups” tab after upgrading from vRA 7.2 to 7.3 Date Published: 2017/08/14 “The current data type SECURE_STRING for the ‘xxxxxxxxx’ field must be STRING with API operation” error when submitting a blueprint in vRA that ...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...

ESX Virtualization

  • StarWind Virtual SAN 2-Node Tips and Requirements
    StarWind Virtual SAN can be installed in many different scenarios, for different purposes. The most “basic” infrastructure which is highly available (HA) (has redundancy) is an infrastructure with just two nodes, with local storage. Compared to VMware vSAN which needs a third node to host a vSAN Wit...
  • What Is VMware Identity Manager?
    Today we will explain to our audience What Is VMware Identity Manager. One might think that it is a new VMware product, but no, it’s just re-named VMware Workspace Portal. VMware Identity Manager has two editions. Standard and Advanced. VMware Identity Manager Advanced Edition includes AirWatch devi...
  • How to restore Individual File for VMware Mirage Client system
    VMware Mirage Guide is heading to the end. We have successfully installed VMware Mirage cluster with two management servers, one SQL server, one Mirage server, and configured the whole solution. Then we have done few posts concerning the management of the base layers, app layers, and endpoints. The ...

CormacHogan.com

  • ATS Miscompare revisited in vSphere 6.5
    Does anyone remember the ATS Miscompare issue? This blog post from 2 years ago might jog your memory. It is basically an issue that arose when we began using ATS, the VAAI Atomic Test and Set primitive, for maintaining the ‘liveness’ of a heartbeat in vSphere 5.5U2.  After making this change, a numb...
  • Improved block allocation mechanism on VMFS-6
    Along with other improvements to VMFS-6, there is also a new block allocation mechanism which aims to reduce lock contention between hosts sharing the same VMFS-6 filesystem. To understand how lock contention could arise, it is important to understand that resources on VMFS are grouped into resource...
  • A change to sub-blocks on VMFS-6
    Something that I only just recently noticed is that we have made a change to the sub-blocks structure on VMFS-6, compared to VMFS-5. Sub-blocks are small allocations on a VMFS volume, and they are used to back small files. They were introduced as a space-saving measure to prevent using a full file b...
  • VMFS-6 Large and Small File Blocks – what are they?
    When vSphere 6.5 released towards the end of 2016, it introduced a brand new version of VMFS, VMFS-6. VMFS probably needs little in the way of introduction at this stage, it being VMware’s flagship filesystem for over 10 years at this point. There is an older VMFS whitepaper available here if you ar...
  • View 7.1 and vSAN 6.6.1 interop – nice fix
    Last week, I was rolling out Horizon View v7.1 on my new vSAN 6.6.1 all-flash configuration in the lab. Now, one of the pet peeves a few of us have had with this configuration was that a warning was always reported around read cache reservations on all-flash vSAN. Of course, read cache is irrelevant...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • My pre-VMworld post mega roll-up
    I’ve done a whole bunch of posts on various topics leading up to VMworld and I thought I would aggregate them all into one post so readers who are either attending VMworld or just listening in remotely can easily read through them. This one is for the 2017 Top vBloggers and vExperts going to V...
  • Top vBloggers and vExperts going to VMworld I have something for you
    For any 2017 Top vBloggers going to VMworld US I have cool Top vBlog magnetic clothing buttons (no pins!) for you. I was able to make them as Top 10/25/50 this year as there was no die fee, I have enough for 2 for each blogger. Come find me at VMworld to pick yours up, … Continue reading  ...
  • Top 30 people I look forward to seeing at VMworld 2017
    Last year I  did a post of the top 25 people that I look forward to seeing at VMworld and I thought I would update it for this year (and expand it to 30) with the top people that I look forward to seeing there as a well. First off, this is no reflection on … Continue reading » [[ This i...
  • How to experience VMworld 2017 without attending it
    As much as everyone would love to attend VMworld many people can not go for a variety reasons but you can still get a lot out of the show even if you do not attend. I thought I’d highlight some of the many resources that are available to virtual attendees to be able to participate … Continue ...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: VMware, Dell EMC (and our competitors)get ready to RUMBLE.
    It’s that time of year again, VMworld is around the corner (August 28-31).   This will be my 11th VMworld.   I’ve seen great ones, moderate ones – but never a lame one.   Yes, the vibe has changed over the years – but hey, maybe it’s that I’m getting older :-) It’s funny to think about it – ...
  • Making 2 go to 1: Choosing simplification in Vblock/VxBlock.
    With Cisco Live! next week in Las Vegas (June 25-29th) it’s a good time to provide a quick, but important update on what we’re doing around CI.    Our Dell EMC team will be there in force – and for all of us, I hope it cools down :-) Now, on to the topic of the post.   I deeply, personally believe...
  • Dell EMC World 2017: ScaleIO 3.0!
    I want you, dear reader, to stop and pay close attention.  I’ve said it before, I will say it again: SDS and HCI architectural approaches are now ready for the majority of x86 workloads.   There is a sustained space for external purpose built storage platforms (think SAN, NAS, Object applia...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Free e-learning course - VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
    This course begins with the concept of software-defined datacenter, software-defined storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure, then reviews traditional vSphere’s storage solutions and introduces vSAN as a new addition to the solutions. The course also discusses vSAN’s architecture, relati...
  • vRA + NSX - Delivering App-Centric Networking and Security
    VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is the powerful automation engine in VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Platform (CMP). vRA is designed to automate not just applications and service delivery, but also the infrastructure ecosystem around them, resulting in an app-centric authoring, provisioni...
  • Latest Fling from VMware Labs - DRS Dump Insight
    DRS Dump Insight is a service portal where users can upload drmdump files and it provides a summary of the DRS run, with a breakup of all the possible moves along with the changes in ESX hosts resource consumption before and after DRS run. Users can get answers to questions like: Why did DR...
  • New Certification: VMware vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist
    VMware Education Services has released a new badge, the vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist. This digital badge shows that you can plan, manage, and help scale SDDC and multi-cloud environments through unified monitoring, automated performance management, cloud planning and capacity optimizatio...
  • New Certification: VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist
    VMware Education Services has released a new badge, the VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist. The badge holder is a technical professional who understands the vSAN 6.6 architecture and its complete feature set, knows how to conduct a vSAN design and deployment exercise, can implement a live vSAN hyper-c...

Virten.net

  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
    VMware has just released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 including the following producs: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 6.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware Tools 10.1.10 [Release Notes] [...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 6 - Troubleshooting
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 5 - Performance Service
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 4 - Cluster Health
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware vExpert vSAN 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert vSAN. I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the vSAN award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be ...
  • VMware vExpert NSX 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert NSX and I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the NSX award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be...
  • Top virtualization blog 2017 results
    Also this year the results of the annual contest Voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. This content has become a big reference for all virtualization blogger (it’s not necessary a classificati...
  • ESXi Networking – Disable IPv6?
    Several people are disabling IPv6 support in ESXi for different reasons: because of the minimum privilege principle (if you are not using a service, why you have to keep it enabled?) or simple because they don’t want any IPv6 address in the network. On Linux and Windows systems is become very ...

 

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Blogs

  • vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things
    “Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.&#rdquo; -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMwor...
  • CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway
    The time is drawing near!Join theCloudCredibility.comteam as they partner again with the experts inHands-On Labsto bring you:CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge& Great Echo GiveawayAt the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at CloudCredibility.com, and in the Hands-On Lab...
  • New VMware Brand Portal
    Register to it now. This Portal replaces the current (One Brand) site and it contains all things VMware brand-related – including templates, guidelines, logos, and brand training. However access is not immediate. After registration you will receive an email with instructions to attend required train...
  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
    By: Lora Johnson  For today&#rsquo;s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and s...
  • Mobilité internationale : les femmes décident de leur avenir
    Chronique par Henri van der Vaeren VP South Europe, Middle East & Africa at VMwareL&#rsquo;époque est aux changements, vivons là comme une opportunité. Nous sommes bousculés dans nos habitudes? Utilisons cela comme une force qui nous pousse vers l&#rsquo;avant. Mobilisons-nous pour participer à cett...
  • We Want to Meet You at SIGCOMM 2017
    &#rsquo;All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.&#rdquo;(Arthur C Aufderheide) Several VMware Research members are headed to the ACM SIGCOMM 2017, the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM 2017), which will take place August 21-25, ...
  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you c...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!In this spotlight session, Sajai Kr...
  • Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the session...
  • Partner Exchange Countdown: Know Before You Go
    The countdown is on to the BIGGEST VMware Partner event of the year.In just 10 days, Partner Exchange will light up Las Vegas. Your Partner Exchange pass gives you access to the Partner Exchange General Session, Business Growth Keynotes, Technical and Sales bootcamps and more. To ensure you make the...

VMware Radius

  • The Evolution of Infrastructure Is Driving Digital Transformation
    It’s an exciting time to be in infrastructure. At least that’s the view of Pere Monclus, vice president and CTO for the Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware. His focus is the future of networking, which, he says, is part of the wave of business innovation rippling across the enterprise. ...
  • The Future of the Digital Workspace Revealed at VMworld 2017
    As VMware expands its business, the footprint of VMworld has grown to accommodate its expanded portfolio of solutions and services, and the increased interest among IT professionals. Nowhere is that more evident than in this year’s expansive line-up of end-user computing (EUC) sessions and the enthu...
  • CRN 2017 Annual Report Card: VMware Recognized for Third Year in a Row
    This week, CRN announced its 2017 Annual Report Card Winners, giving top marks to key vendors and VMware has been named the overall winner in the Desktop & Server Virtualization category.  For the Annual Report Card, solution providers scored vendors in 22 technology categories based on their perfo...

Open Source @VMware

  • Join Alan Renouf to Talk about Open Source, APIs, SDKs & CLIs at VMworld
    Are you interested in open source at VMware, software development kits (SDKs), vSphere PowerCLI or vSphere APIs? Come join Alan Renouf and his colleagues at these top VMworld open source sessions in the U.S. and Europe to learn more from the experts! Alan Renouf is a Senior Product Line Manager at ...
  • The Hillview Open Source Project: Big Data for the 99% of Enterprises
    As its motto says, the Hillview open source project is “big data for the 99% of enterprises.” And with the torrential influx of “things” entering businesses and homes everywhere, toolsets for big data exploration are in high demand. Fortunately for your IT and operations teams, Hillview can handle d...
  • How PostgreSQL Became an Overnight Success 30 Years in the Making
    451Research recently estimated that around 30 percent of technology companies use PostgreSQL for core applications. This object-relational, open source database system for enterprises is known for its power, reliability and scalability. VMware engineers Peter Geoghegan, Kevin Grittner and Michael Pa...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Become a design partner for VMware Cloud on AWS
    VMworld is right around the corner and the VMware Cloud on AWS User Experience team is looking for design partners at VMworld US and Europe. Not only will you get to have your voice heard and interact with the product team, we even have swag for you. Here is where we need your help: VMware Cloud o...
  • Big Data Technical Breakout Sessions and Related Events at VMworld 2017
    There are many interesting technical breakout sessions and other discussions on virtualizing big data being given at the VMworld events this year. To give you a time-ordered roadmap to all of these sessions, here is the list we have built along with their times and dates of delivery. Check in at the...
  • vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos
    Today we are releasing a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist, all dedicated to helping customers with vCenter Server 6.5 architecture and design. These videos are a bit different from the previous ones we did, since Adam and I decided to have a more conversational approach. We ...

Network Virtualization

  • NSX Sessions for the Geeks at VMworld 2017
    This year at VMworld 2017 we have a great agenda full of highly technical sessions around NSX.  Over the past few years NSX has expanded to meet a variety of use cases as our Content Catalog clearly shows. Based on the project your working on today, check out our recommendations for the best technic...
  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions VMworld 2017
    At VMworld 2016, we showed network virtualization has gone mainstream and that NSX is the sure-fire way for you to bring your data center into the future with unparalleled security, speed, and agility. A year on, NSX is taking its show on the road, and its destination is… everywhere. Not satisfied ...
  • NSX-Powered Credit Union Shifts Focus to Speed and Innovation
    Personal banking sure isn’t what it used to be. Thankfully. When is the last time you went to a bank? My trips are so infrequent that I actually enjoy the experience as a change of pace. That’s because normally, I get to transfer money or deposit a check not only online, but from my phone. And thin...

Virtual Blocks

  • vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things
    “Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.” -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMworld just...
  • Key Storage and Availability Activities at VMworld 2017
    Hyper-converged Infrastructure is HOT HOT HOT, and we’ve got the only vSphere-native HCI solution available.  Over 8,000 customers have taken the plunge with vSAN, and VMworld is the perfect place to investigate how vSAN can help you too! From the Storage & Availability team at VMware – We...
  • New vSAN 6.6.1 upgrade guide now available
    With the release of vSAN 6.6.1 or vSphere 6.5 U1 we have put together a new upgrade document to assist you with upgrading to vSAN 6.6.1 from previous releases. The guide  provides prescriptive guidance and clarity on vSAN upgrade steps. it also includes step by step guide for new vSAN and vSphere Up...

VMware Cloud Management

  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
    By: Lora Johnson     For today’s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and st...
  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegas is only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you ...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party! Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases! In this spotlight session, Saja...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • The Hands-on Labs & Meet the Expert Roundtables You Can’t Miss at VMworld
    Cloud-Native Applications is set to make quite a splash at this year’s VMworld US conference, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Over the course of these five days, the Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit at VMware will be holding sessions, ...
  • Top Cloud-Native Applications Sessions You Should Attend at VMworld
    Cloud-native technologies are at the heart of digital disruption in every industry. The need to embrace cloud-native practices has never been more immediate. VMworld 2017 is just around the corner, and we have a comprehensive lineup of sessions tailored to address this expansive topic. In this post,...
  • How the Docker-experience Inspired vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC)
    The old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” did not apply to VMware when it came to developing vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). Rather, we took the concept of something that was working in spades and created a product with even more functionality. Docker, an open platform for developers a...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • VMware OS Optimization Tool – New App Volumes Packaging Machine Template
    The VMware OS Optimization Tool is a VMware Fling that helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 systems for use with VMware . The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple...
  • VMware Workspace ONE Makes Constellation ShortList for Cloud Identity Management
    For the second year in a row, VMware Workspace ONE has been included in the Constellation ShortList for Cloud Identity Management. We’re proud to accept the award! It highlights our ability to deliver the advanced identity and mobility features early-adopter organizations need to delight end users a...
  • Delivering a Seamless Digital Workspace Experience with Horizon Cloud
    VMware Workspace ONE integrates with VMware Horizon Cloud to provide a simple and secure enterprise platform that allows end users to access their applications, data and services from any device, anywhere. Both platforms were built to integrate with each other, which provides a single user interface...

AirWatch Blog

  • The PCLM Revolution Will Not Be Televised. See It Live at VMworld
    By any measure, VMware AirWatch is the market leader in the enterprise mobility market. To wit, read the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), as well as the recent IDC EMM market share report for 2015. With the largest investments in R&D, the AirWatch team continues ...
  • Q&A: What CISOs Can Do About Mobile Security Threats
    The digital world’s fast becoming a pretty dangerous place. If you think about things like malicious networks, malware and vulnerabilities, digital threats pose a dire risk to a company’s data if the mobile devices are not properly secured. Last week, I reached out to Brian Duckering, head of produc...
  • VMworld Industry Workshops Expand Popular AirWatch Connect Days
    If you’re attending VMworld in Las Vegas, register for a free, pre-conference industry workshop on Aug. 27. Building on the successful format of our VMware AirWatch Connect Industry Days, experts in financial services (#IND6502U), healthcare (#IND6501U), public sector (#IND6500U) or retail (#IND6503...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 12th August 2017
    VMware App Volumes AppVolumes and Multi Domains and Trusts Date Published: 2017/08/06 AppVolumes Assignment using Domain Local Groups and Multi-Domain Date Published: 2017/08/06 VMware ESXi ScratchConfig.CurrentScratchLocation is set to /scratch after upgrading to ESXi 6.x Date Published:2017/08/08 ...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 5th August 2017
    VMware vCenter Server 2400 second timeout error during VM deployment while Storage DRS is enabled Date Published: 2017/08/02 EAM fails to complete VIB operation due to failed VIB payload publish Date Published: 2017/07/31 OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 Date P...
  • Top NSX product articles for July 2017
    Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection Troubleshooting vSphere ESX Agent Manager (EAM) with NSX Best Practices for upgrading NSX for vSphere Guest Introspection USVM reports disk is full Windows VM with NSX Network Introspection driver lose TCP connectivity Troubleshooting NSX f...
  • Top vSAN product articles for July 2017
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Requirements and considerations for the deployment of VMware vSAN vSAN Health Service vSAN HCL Health Controller Driver Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN proactive rebala...
  • Top vSphere product articles for July 2017
    Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version i...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...
  • Quick Tip - Locating SRM Placeholder VMs using the vSphere API
    I had received a question the other day from a reader where they were trying to distinguish between the running VM and its placeholder VM due to their use of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Since the VM name is exactly the same in both vCenter Servers, it was not clear how to identify between th...

ESX Virtualization

  • StarWind Virtual SAN 2-Node Tips and Requirements
    StarWind Virtual SAN can be installed in many different scenarios, for different purposes. The most “basic” infrastructure which is highly available (HA) (has redundancy) is an infrastructure with just two nodes, with local storage. Compared to VMware vSAN which needs a third node to host a vSAN Wit...
  • What Is VMware Identity Manager?
    Today we will explain to our audience What Is VMware Identity Manager. One might think that it is a new VMware product, but no, it’s just re-named VMware Workspace Portal. VMware Identity Manager has two editions. Standard and Advanced. VMware Identity Manager Advanced Edition includes AirWatch devi...
  • How to restore Individual File for VMware Mirage Client system
    VMware Mirage Guide is heading to the end. We have successfully installed VMware Mirage cluster with two management servers, one SQL server, one Mirage server, and configured the whole solution. Then we have done few posts concerning the management of the base layers, app layers, and endpoints. The ...
  • What is iSER And Why You Should Care?
    This post will give us some insights on iSER technology which accelerates workloads by using iSCSI extensions for RDMA. the iSER extension has the lowest latency and lowest CPU utilization. It is stable and saves advantages of the iSCSI protocol like security and high availability. The main differen...

CormacHogan.com

  • A change to sub-blocks on VMFS-6
    Something that I only just recently noticed is that we have made a change to the sub-blocks structure on VMFS-6, compared to VMFS-5. Sub-blocks are small allocations on a VMFS volume, and they are used to back small files. They were introduced as a space-saving measure to prevent using a full file b...
  • VMFS-6 Large and Small File Blocks – what are they?
    When vSphere 6.5 released towards the end of 2016, it introduced a brand new version of VMFS, VMFS-6. VMFS probably needs little in the way of introduction at this stage, it being VMware’s flagship filesystem for over 10 years at this point. There is an older VMFS whitepaper available here if you ar...
  • View 7.1 and vSAN 6.6.1 interop – nice fix
    Last week, I was rolling out Horizon View v7.1 on my new vSAN 6.6.1 all-flash configuration in the lab. Now, one of the pet peeves a few of us have had with this configuration was that a warning was always reported around read cache reservations on all-flash vSAN. Of course, read cache is irrelevant...
  • Deploying a new HyTrust KMS on vSphere 6.5
    Many regular readers will be aware of new encryption features added recently to VMware’s portfolio, such as vSAN  data-at-reset encryption and vSphere VM encryption in vSphere 6.5. I had to return to a configuration task that I hadn’t done in a while, which was the deployment of a new Key Management...
  • Some nice new features in vSAN 6.6.1
    For those of you who may have missed it, vSphere 6.5U1 was released very recently. This new release of vSphere also brought along a new release of vSAN, version 6.6.1. Included in this release are a few really nice features that did not make it into the major 6.6 release of vSAN that we had earlier ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Information on the Recent Site Migration
    Earlier this week, I completed the migration of this site to an entirely new platform, marking the third or fourth platform migration for this site in its 12-year history. Prior to the migration, the site was generated using Jekyll and GitHub Pages following a previous migration in late 2014. Prior ...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • Top 20 Sessions you must see at VMworld 2017
    I’ve looked through the whole VMworld Content Catalog and picked out my top 20 sessions that I feel are worth seeing and I thought I would share it with you. A few disclaimers though: There is no way you are going to be able to see 20 sessions at VMworld, so pick the ones you … Continue...
  • Top 10 Companies that “GET” the whole VMware Community thing
    Made up of tens of thousands of users and partners, the VMware community is a huge, vibrant and hyper-active ecosystem and an incredible resource to learn from and engage with. I’d go as far to say that VMware has built a community like no other tech vendor ever has and it continues to grow an...
  • Cost of VMworld party bands 2017 edition
    I did a post a few years ago that detailed the bands that have played at the VMworld party every year with an analysis of how much it would cost to hire those bands. I thought I would do an update to that and include the bands for VMworld 2016 & 2017. If you have … Continue reading »...
  • vLaunchPad updated with Top vBlog results
    My vLaunchPad were I maintain the huge list of blogs and websites in the VMware universe is now completely up to date following the results of Top vBlog 2017. I moved a few of the prior top 10 blogs that did not participate this year to the top of the other blog list and highlighted … Continu...
  • Get your party on at VMworld
    VMworld is a great time to soak in everything you can possibly learn about virtualization from all the many sessions, booths and experts attending the show. It can literally be information overload and at the end of a long day you probably feel a bit mentally exhausted from it all. So what better wa...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: VMware, Dell EMC (and our competitors)get ready to RUMBLE.
    It’s that time of year again, VMworld is around the corner (August 28-31).   This will be my 11th VMworld.   I’ve seen great ones, moderate ones – but never a lame one.   Yes, the vibe has changed over the years – but hey, maybe it’s that I’m getting older :-) It’s funny to think about it – ...
  • Composable Infra, SDI, RSA WTH is all this stuff and whats the direction?
    I often get asked “what does the future of the datacenter look like?” and often in the context of some buzzwords like “composability”, “software defined infrastructure” (SDI), Rack-Scale Architecture (RSA).   These are real ideas, if less than real “things”.   It’s also often asked around “what com...
  • Making 2 go to 1: Choosing simplification in Vblock/VxBlock.
    With Cisco Live! next week in Las Vegas (June 25-29th) it’s a good time to provide a quick, but important update on what we’re doing around CI.    Our Dell EMC team will be there in force – and for all of us, I hope it cools down :-) Now, on to the topic of the post.   I deeply, personally believe...
  • Dell EMC World 2017: ScaleIO 3.0!
    I want you, dear reader, to stop and pay close attention.  I’ve said it before, I will say it again: SDS and HCI architectural approaches are now ready for the majority of x86 workloads.   There is a sustained space for external purpose built storage platforms (think SAN, NAS, Object applia...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Performance of Storage Policy-Based Management in VMware vCenter Server 6.5
    Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) is a storage policy framework that helps administrators match virtual machine workload requirements against storage capabilities. SPBM runs as an independent service in the vCenter Server. This paper covers SPBM performance and is divided into two sectio...
  • Building an App in Xojo that talks to the vSphere 6.5 REST API
    For many years, I was a big fan of Asymetrix Toolbook and Visual Basic. I won’s say I’m an experienced programmer but I knew my way around (remember the vmClient). Since Visual Basic doesn’t run on a Mac, I did some research and have found a good cross platform alternative called Xojo, it’s ...
  • Enable RabbitMQ management on vRealize Automation
    This video explains how to enable the RabbitMQ management interface on the vRealize Automation Appliance and shows how to subscribe to a queue from Orchestrator.  umask 007; rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management  rabbitmqctl add_user esloof VMware1!  rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / es...
  • Reviewer's Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager
    The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager explores VMware Identity Manager and introduces its benefits, key features, architecture, and components. This guide describes the main features and bene ts of VMware Identity Manager, individual components, and interoperability. Th...

Virten.net

  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
    VMware has just released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 including the following producs: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 6.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware Tools 10.1.10 [Release Notes] [...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 6 - Troubleshooting
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 5 - Performance Service
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 4 - Cluster Health
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware vExpert vSAN 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert vSAN. I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the vSAN award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be ...
  • VMware vExpert NSX 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert NSX and I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the NSX award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be...
  • Top virtualization blog 2017 results
    Also this year the results of the annual contest Voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. This content has become a big reference for all virtualization blogger (it’s not necessary a classificati...
  • Ravello as a foundation for Oracle Cloud
    In the past, I’ve wrote about Ravello System and it’s unique solution (Smart Labs) that permit self-contained capsules to run your VMware/KVM development, test, training and demo environments in the cloud without migration. Also if the company has been acquired by Oracle (my guess was th...
  • ESXi Networking – Disable IPv6?
    Several people are disabling IPv6 support in ESXi for different reasons: because of the minimum privilege principle (if you are not using a service, why you have to keep it enabled?) or simple because they don’t want any IPv6 address in the network. On Linux and Windows systems is become very ...

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VMware TAM Source 9.31

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, we are on the countdown to the best event of the year, yes VMworld is nearly here. We are just a few weeks away from the US event in beautiful and fun Las Vegas from the 27-31 August. I hope that we will see you there. This year there will be a big focus on Social Media at VMworld. As I have mentioned in previous newsletter, please make sure you are following us on Twitter or Facebook to ensure you ar kept up to date with everything going on at VMworld. We will also be doing really awesome competitions with amazing prizes at the event, but you have to be following us on Social Media to be eligible. So follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

If you are planning on joining us for the TAM events at VMworld then this information is for you:
It’s very important that you ensure you use Schedule Builder to register for BOTH TAM Customer Day (TAM4500U) and the TAM Customer Day Reception (TAM4501U) if you would like to join us for these TAM Customer exclusive events on Sunday.

With that, I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, and enjoy this weeks newsletter.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
vSphere loves vExperts!
The VMware vSphere team loves vExperts! This program is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. It is designed to recognize the incredible work and dedication of VMware customers, partners, and employees who tirelessly share their virtualization knowledge with each other via communities,...

Hillview: A Tool for Browsing Huge Datasets
A key part of the success of many enterprises involves analyzing and understanding data. There is a myriad of commercial and free tools available today to help enterprises do just that. Only a few of the existing tools can handle large-scale datasets, but all of those require deep technical exper...

Announcing the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool
As part of the introduction of vSphere Central , one of the brand new assets we’ve put together is the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool. This tool aims to help customers plan and execute both upgrades to vSphere 6.5 as well as new deployments. With this initial release, the tool is ...

Welcome to vSphere Central!
I am pleased to announce the release of a brand new technical resource center called vSphere Central . This site brings together a variety of technical assets from VMware that helps users understand how vSphere works, how to implement various features, plan upgrades, and more. With content in a r...

Streamlining Oracle on SDDC – VMworld 2017
Interested to find out how to streamline your Business Critical Applications on VMware Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) seamlessly? Come attend our session at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug 31, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m . where Amanda Blevins and Sudhir Balasubramanian will talk about the e...

Oracle on vSAN HCI – VMworld 2017
Interested to find out how VMware HCI vSAN solution provides high availability, workload balancing, seamless site maintenance, stability, resilience, performance and cost effective hardware required to meet critical business SLA’s for running mission critical workloads? Come attend our session at...

Tieto Earns 2016 Regional VMware Partner Innovation Award
Our annual Partner Leadership Summit serves three purposes. First, it introduces VMware executives and industry peers. Second, it provides a forum on cloud solutions technology and integration between industry peers. Third and finally, The Summit also provides us with an opportunity to give thank...

Newly Updated: Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1 has just been updated. This updated Reviewer’s Guide describes the newest features of VMware Identity Manager (formerly called Workspace Portal), such as enhanced Microsoft Office access. VMware Identity Manager has long provided ...

VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business
Optimizing Skype for EUC Is the Only Way to Go You can run Skype for Business inside Horizon 7 virtual desktops without negatively affecting the virtual infrastructure and overloading the network. During Skype audio and video calls, all media processing takes place on the Windows client machine, ...

Hurry! Our 10 Most Popular EUC Sessions @ VMworld Are Filling Up Fast!
We’re less than one month away from VMworld. And with thousands already registered for what promises to be the biggest end-user computing (EUC) event of the year, space is nearly gone in our top sessions. From an action-packed EUC spotlight keynote to immersive hands-on labs, VMworld promises to ...

3 iOS 11 Features for Enterprises We’re Excited About
With iOS 11 expected in the fall, at VMware AirWatch we’re working to support and ensure our productivity apps are compatible with iOS 11. We’re especially excited about a few key features announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) that will help our customers easily deploy devices...

You Seriously Can’t Miss these 10 EPIC VMware AirWatch Sessions @ VMworld 2017
If you liked AirWatch Connect Atlanta, you won’t believe the incredible experience we have in store for mobility pros at VMworld 2017 . Think: Connect to the 100 th power. You’ll have unprecedented access to our digital workspace and mobile experts. You’ll have unmissable networking experiences w...

ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August
Register now so you don’t miss Thursday’s call. You’ll gain valuable insight on the latest programs and solutions and our SMEs will share business updates and note-worthy highlights. The post ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August appeared first on Partner News .

Driving Security Transformation: the Virtual Network Assessment
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao Tzu As a trusted partner, helping our customers to modernize their IT security infrastructure can feel like the proverbial journey of a thousand miles. Most traditional IT security architectures are ill equipped to handle the per...

Now Available: vSphere 6.5 Update 1
VMware has announced the general availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1, the first major update to the well-received vSphere 6.5 that was released in November of 2016. With this update release, VMware builds upon the already robust industry-leading virtualization platform and further improves the I...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Reviewer's Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager explores VMware Identity Manager and introduces its benefits, key features, architecture, and components. This guide describes the main features and bene ts of VMware Identity Manager, individual components, and interoperability. This g...

Blast Extreme Display Protocol in View Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7
Blast Extreme is included with the View component of VMware Horizon 7. This display protocol is required for HTML access to View desktops and for Linux virtual desktops, and it is the recommended choice with Horizon Clients. Blast Extreme has feature and performance parity with the PCoIP display ...

New Technical White Paper: VMware NSX-V Control Plane Resiliency with CDO Mode
NSX-V 6.3 introduced many new features. On the VMware Network Virtualization blog post, NSX-V 6.3: Cross-VC NSX Security Enhancements, several new Cross-VC NSX security features are discussed. In this paper , another new feature called Controller Disconnected Operation (CDO) mode, which provides ...

New Training Course - VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.3]
This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX 6.3 environment. In this course, you will be presented with various types of technical problems. You will learn how to identify...

vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the […]

Some nice new features in vSAN 6.6.1
For those of you who may have missed it, vSphere 6.5U1 was released very recently. This new release of vSphere also brought along a new release of vSAN, version 6.6.1. Included in this release are a few really nice features that did not make it into the major 6.6 release of vSAN that we had earli...

PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 0...

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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VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.32

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, we are so close to VMworld and there is so much news and excitement already building for the best event of the year. Do you have your tickets? Have you registered for the TAM Events? Please check in with your TAM and they will assist you to ensure that your VMworld experience is the best it can possibly be. From ensuring you get to the right session, have access to the right experts and have knowledge of the TAM spaces available as a TAM customer.

Of course we will also be showcasing VMworld on our social media channels and running awesome competitions at VMworld. You have to be on Twitter to enter so make sure that you are on Twitter and are following @vmwaretam.

I will let this week's newsletter to do all the talking, take care until next week.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Get to know VMware’s New CTO of Americas, Cameron Haight
Cameron Haight, VMware VP & CTO, Americas As the new CTO for the Americas, I’d like to shout out a “howdy” (yes, I am a Texan) to everyone reading my first blog post at VMware. I’m very excited to be in this role and I also recognize that I have some huge footsteps to follow-in from  […] The post...

New KB articles published for week ending 5th August 2017
VMware vCenter Server 2400 second timeout error during VM deployment while Storage DRS is enabled Date Published: 2017/08/02 EAM fails to complete VIB operation due to failed VIB payload publish Date Published: 2017/07/31 OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 Dat...

VMware vSphere delivers greater out-of-the-box VM density than Red Hat Virtualization
vSphere supported 160% as many VMs with out-of-the-box settings. A third-party study shows that VMware® vSphere® 6.5 supports more virtual machines with out-of-the-box settings than Red Hat Virtualization 4.1. Higher density, lower CapEx The higher the VM density, the lower the per VM capital cos...

Top NSX product articles for July 2017
Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection Troubleshooting vSphere ESX Agent Manager (EAM) with NSX Best Practices for upgrading NSX for vSphere Guest Introspection USVM reports disk is full Windows VM with NSX Network Introspection driver lose TCP connectivity Troubleshooting NSX...

Top vSAN product articles for July 2017
Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Requirements and considerations for the deployment of VMware vSAN vSAN Health Service vSAN HCL Health Controller Driver Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN proactive reba...

Top vSphere product articles for July 2017
Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version...

vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos
Today we are releasing a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist , all dedicated to helping customers with vCenter Server 6.5 architecture and design. These videos are a bit different from the previous ones we did , since Adam and I decided to have a more conversational approach...

Borathon: Fostering Greater Innovation at VMware
More than 100 of VMware’s most innovative minds flocked to this year’s Borathon, a two-plus day hacking and learning event held at VMware’s Palo Alto headquarters, last month. Borathon is one of many innovation programs at VMware where people get the opportunity to build upon their creative roots...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0014
Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2017-0014 – VMware NSX-V Edge updates address OSPF Protocol LSA DoS The advisory documents a hard to exploit denial of service vulnerability in the implementation of the OSPF protocol in NSX-V Edge. This issue is present due to ...

To be “RDM for Oracle RAC”, or not to be, that is the question
Famous words from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Act III, Scene I. This is true even in the Virtualization world for Oracle Business Critical Applications where one wonders which way to go when it comes to provisioning shared disks for Oracle RAC disks, Raw Device Mappings (RDM) or VMDK ? Muc...

Cloud Momentum: VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture
We’re just days away from another VMworld in Las Vegas, and it’s going to be another amazing year, with a packed agenda crammed with sessions on our SDDC stack, including vSAN, NSX and vSphere, in addition to VMware on AWS and Cloud Foundation, all being my favorite topics at the moment. You’ll a...

E-Tailer Frank and Oak Explain Why They Use OVH Powered by VMware
In 2010, we partnered with the French cloud computing company OVH . The goal of our partnership was to “build a hybrid cloud-ready Infrastructure as a Service Solution.” Infrastructure as a Service, also known as IaaS , simplifies infrastructure development. This simplification makes it easier fo...

Reserve Your Seat Today to Learn How vCloud Air Network Partners Can Accelerate Your Success in the Cloud
VMworld is a time for meeting and learning, and that means spending quality time learning about new cloud solutions delivered by our partner ecosystem that will help your business grow. Throughout the conference, our subject matter experts and partners are ready to meet with you through breakou...

6 Criteria That Help You Separate the EMM “Sheep” from “Goats”
Sheep Versus Goats My high school German teacher had a saying: “Midterm exams separate the sheep from the goats.” From a sheep-herder’s perspective, sheep are superior. I grew up in cattle country with little regard for the neighboring county’s sheep-herder population, but I still held onto the i...

VMworld Industry Workshops Expand Popular AirWatch Connect Days
If you’re attending VMworld in Las Vegas, register for a free, pre-conference industry workshop on Aug. 27. Building on the successful format of our VMware AirWatch Connect Industry Days, experts in financial services ( #IND6502U ) , healthcare ( #IND6501U ), public sector ( #IND6500U ) or retail...

Is Standardization IT’s Friend or Foe—or Both?
Exploring Part I of the *New* Digital Workspace Story Map Getting the Digital Workspace Story Map Straight Here at VMware, we have talked about the digital workspace story for years. But if you put 10 people in a room and ask them what a digital workspace is or how to get there, you will get at l...

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure—It Keeps Getting Better!
Don’t you love it when a good thing just gets even better? Like when your smartphone can double as your SLR camera or your thermostat can also water the plants. We at VMware definitely do and recently worked our magic on our VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ . Earlier this year, we announced the Hor...

Calling Mobility Partners! Don’t Miss EUC Sessions at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017
Want to grow your VMware AirWatch license and services sales and keep up with the digital workspace trend? Curious about what’s new and what’s next for VMware Partners ? Look no further. Partner Exchange (PEX) @ VMworld 2017 is almost here! Join VMware executives, partner teams and fellow technol...

The Complete Itinerary for Windows 10 Enthusiasts at VMworld 2017
More than 500 million endpoints now run Windows 10 , according to Microsoft. The majority of organizations around the world are actively migrating or mapping out their journey to Windows 10. At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, we’ve built out the largest amount of content for our customers interested i...

VMworld’s Mobility Zone Is a Must for AirWatch Connect Alumni
For those who attended our Connect enterprise mobility conference year after year in Atlanta, you know why it was the leading event for enterprise mobility. The one thing that set us apart? We always had the best of the best in mobility represented. Add huge announcements in innovation and networ...

Modernize PC Management: Windows 10 Migration Blueprint
The migration to Windows 10 is a top-of-mind concern for organization’s today. More than just a new version of Windows, Windows 10 is a completely different platform. Part of what makes it so different is its approach to management and security. Designed to use modern IT primitives, Windows 10 ma...

Empower the Digital Workspace: The VMware Customer Perspective
At VMware, we believe that a digital workspace gives you the ultimate freedom to use any app on any device in any place. You should enjoy frictionless access to apps no matter where they reside, from legacy to RDSH and web-based apps, with single sign-on for simple access. Attendees at our recent...

Newly Updated: Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1 has just been updated. This updated Reviewer’s Guide describes the newest features of VMware Identity Manager (formerly called Workspace Portal), such as enhanced Microsoft Office access. Identity Manager has long provided conditi...

Driving Extension to Public Cloud: 4 Factors
With cloud adoption predicted to continue its significant growth curve through 2021, [1] you know the question is not “if” customers will make the leap, but when, how and who will lead their journey to the cloud. Fortunately, VMware partners are uniquely positioned with innovative software and se...

VMware, Cognizant, Capgemini, Accenture, & HCL Technologies to Host Joint Cloud Expert Panel at VMworld 2017 US
Get ready to hear some of the greatest leaders in the cloud industry discuss best practices and insights on navigating the cloud native journey during the Cloud Expert Panel Discussion [CNA3158PU] on Weds, Aug. 30 . Check out the panel participants and be sure to add it to your conference schedul...

Register to Attend AMER’s Quarterly Partner Marketing Workshop on Aug 17
During this interactive, 1-hour workshop we’ll cover Assessment Campaign Overview, Assessment Marketing Program Demo, and throughout you will have the opportunity to collaborate, discuss best practices, and preview marketing resources on VMware’s Partner Demand Center. Register today . The post R...

Recent Updates to the VMware Operations Management Portfolio
VMware announced upcoming releases for its portfolio of operations management products – vRealize Operations 6.6 , vRealize Log Insight 4.5 , vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 and vRealize Network Insight 3.4 . vRealize Operations 6.6 This release delivers several game-changing innovations, redesig...

Deloitte’s Integrated Multi-Cloud Management Solution to be Showcased at VMworld 2017 US
Watch this video to learn more about Deloitte’s iMCM solution. Founded on VMware Validated Design (VVD), it provides a common platform that allows numerous cloud providers to be managed through a single multi-tenant portal for the various stakeholders across an organization. If you’re heading to ...

Become AirWatch Accredited to Broaden Your Mobility Knowledge and Sell Effectively
Access the Education Services website to explore the AirWatch learning paths and register for a 4-day, instructor-led and Live, Online Bootcamp in September or October. The post Become AirWatch Accredited to Broaden Your Mobility Knowledge and Sell Effectively appeared first on Partner News .

Key HPE Sessions at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is once again headed to Las Vegas for the VMworld 2017 as a Global Diamond Sponsor . Partner Exchange kicks off VMworld on Sunday, August 27, with over 50 partner breakout sessions – one of which is below. Architect Your Business-Critical Databases for Performance...

It’s not too Late to Register for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017
Partner Exchange is our main partner event and the program is held on the first day of VMworld in both the US (August 27 – Las Vegas) and Europe (September 11 – Barcelona) . Don’t miss the opportunity to hear what’s new at VMware before your customers, extend your learning, and develop new relati...

ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August
Register now so you don’t miss Thursday’s call. You’ll gain valuable insight on the latest programs and solutions and our SMEs will share business updates and note-worthy highlights. The post ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August appeared first on Partner News .

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Building an App in Xojo that talks to the vSphere 6.5 REST API
For many years, I was a big fan of Asymetrix Toolbook and Visual Basic. I won’s say I’m an experienced programmer but I knew my way around (remember the vmClient ). Since Visual Basic doesn’t run on a Mac, I did some research and have found a good cross platform alternative called Xojo , it’s a a...

Can you use the management IPs as the isolation address for HA?
Advertise here with BSA There was a question on VMTN this week about the use of the management IP’s in a “smaller” cluster as the isolation address for vSphere HA. The plan was to disable the default isolation address (default gateway) and then add every management IP as an isolation address. In ...

Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]

Enable RabbitMQ management on vRealize Automation
This video explains how to enable the RabbitMQ management interface on the vRealize Automation Appliance and shows how to subscribe to a queue from Orchestrator.  umask 007; rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management  rabbitmqctl add_user esloof VMware1!  rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / esloof ...

Deploying a new HyTrust KMS on vSphere 6.5
Many regular readers will be aware of new encryption features added recently to VMware’s portfolio, such as vSAN data-at-reset encryption and vSphere VM encryption in vSphere 6.5. I had to return to a configuration task that I hadn’t done in a while, which was the deployment of a new Key Manageme...

Reviewer's Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager explores VMware Identity Manager and introduces its benefits, key features, architecture, and components. This guide describes the main features and bene ts of VMware Identity Manager, individual components, and interoperability. This g...

Blast Extreme Display Protocol in View Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7
Blast Extreme is included with the View component of VMware Horizon 7. This display protocol is required for HTML access to View desktops and for Linux virtual desktops, and it is the recommended choice with Horizon Clients. Blast Extreme has feature and performance parity with the PCoIP display ...

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.

© 2017 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.