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VMware TAM Source 9.07

Posted by nisserow Feb 23, 2017

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, I hope you have all had a productive week. As a TAM it is one of our responsibilities to ensure that our customers get the best level of support from VMware. We do this by sometimes being the middle man to help communication flow, we also provide management of the support case. Because of this, it is always a really good idea to include your VMware TAM on your support case when you log it. This is very simple to do. When you open a new case on the web there is a section for "alternative contacts". Simply include your TAMs email address in this area and he will be part of all communications related to the SR. It also helps to do things in this way so that the TAM can respond on your behalf if that is appropriate and necessary, directly into the SR ensuring the response is captured as part of the current SR. We are always trying to go above and beyond for our customers as a VMware TAM and managing open SRs is just one way that we do this. I encourage you to discuss this with your TAM if you haven't already had the conversation.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Updated White Paper: Organizing for the Cloud
By Kevin Lees An updated version of my “ Organizing for the Cloud ” white paper is now available. The update to the white paper was based around a major update to our service-oriented operating model, which we use to help our customers optimize the way they deliver services in a VMware supported ...

 

Deploying WordPress in vSphere Integrated Containers
This article is from Cheng Wang, a Member of Technical Staff on the vSphere Integrated Containers team. WordPress is a popular, open-source tool for the agile deployment of a blogging system. In this article, we offer a step-by-step guide for deploying WordPress in vSphere Integrated Containers. ...

 

VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 Book Available!
VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is available for free download ! VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is a concise book that provides the necessary information to guide organizations interested in bolstering their security posture through the implementation of micro-segmentation. VMware NSX Mi...

 

Streamline Your SMB with AirWatch Express & Apple Deployment Programs
You already have a lot on your plate figuring out your entire IT strategy with constrained budget and resources. Mobility is our expertise, and we’re here to help. AirWatch Express makes mobile device management (MDM) simple and affordable for your organization with intuitive workflows to set up ...

 

AirWatch Mobility Services Now Available Through vCAN Program
The vCloud Air Network (vCAN) program has been expanded to offer AirWatch’s industry-leading enterprise mobility management technology through our MSP offering . Leverage AirWatch to offer differentiated, value-added managed services to solve your customers’ mobility challenges, including data lo...

 

5 Ways to Partner Profits with HCI
This blog , by Lee Caswell, highlights 5 ways Hyperconverged Infrastructure (powered by VMware vSAN) increases a partner’s profitability. So, who says HCI is not profitable? The post 5 Ways to Partner Profits with HCI appeared first on Partner News .

 

VMware Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) has Launched
Learn more about this new assessment tool that provides cloud cost data and insights (including installation and configuration) in fewer than three hours. It relies on VMware vRealize Business for Cloud 7.2 capabilities to analyze the cost of customers’ private clouds. The benefits to you include...

 

10 Top Moments from EUC Insights 2017 — Americas
Thank you to everyone who joined our popular online event, EUC Insights 2017—Americas! It was one of our most successful virtual conferences yet. And the best news? You can watch the product sessions, dive into best practices and take our Hands-On Labs at any time on demand! Just click here to ge...

 

Are You One of the 99.6%?
Are you one of the 99.6%? The Verge reported this week that Apple and Google claimed a “duopoly” on the Q4 smartphone market. According to a new Gartner report, 99.6% of all new smartphones sales ran either Android or iOS operating systems (OS). Here’s the breakdown: Android: 81.7% iOS: 17.9% Win...

 

Prepare Your Organization for Enterprise Wearables & Things
More than 20 billion things will be connected to the internet by 2020, recently estimated analyst firm Gartner . In 2017 alone, Gartner estimates the Internet of Things (IoT) could reach 8.4 billion devices—as ZDNet pointed out, that means IoT could outnumber the global population for the first t...

 

Redesigning the VMware AirWatch Privacy Policy
VMware AirWatch can be installed on corporate and personal devices to access company resources such as email, documents and productivity apps. When a company tells employees to install AirWatch on their phones to access company email, they might ask, “What can my manager see? Will my company know...

 

VMware User Environment Manager and ADMX Settings
by Jeffrey Davidson In this blog entry, I will walk through how to configure ADMX settings within the VMware® User Environment Manager™ Management Console. Additionally, I will discuss how User Environment Manager ADMX settings work together with existing Group Policy configurations. In this exam...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Potential ESXi Host Preparation issues with NSX 6.3
While working on updating my vGhetto Automated vSphere Lab Deployment script to add support for NSX 6.3 with vSphere 6.5, I ran into an issue with the Host Preparation step. Although the resolution turned out to be quite simple, it was very difficult to diagnose the problem. I suspect this scenar...

 

Enabling vCenter High Availability - Advanced
This video demonstrates how to enable vCenter Server High Availability using the Advanced workflow on the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.  Enabling vCenter High Availability - Basic

 

Basics of PowerCLI
This is a session on basics of PowerShell and PowerCLI. If you are starting with PowerShell and wants to know how to get started then this session is for you.

 

Technology Short Take #78
Welcome to Technology Short Take #78! Here’s another collection of links and articles from around the Internet discussing various data center-focused technologies. Networking The rise of the disaggregated network operating system (NOS) marches on: this time, it’s Big Switch Networks announcing ex...

 

Kubernetes on vSphere with kubernetes-anywhere
I already described how you can get started with Kubernetes natively on vSphere using the kube-up/kube-down mechanism. This was pretty straight-forward, but not ideal as it was not very reliable or easy to follow. Since writing that piece, Kubernetes have moved on to a new deployment mechanism ca...

 

Happy Birthday VxRail! What a “year one”!
It’s official, VxRail is the most bad-a$$ 1 year old I’ve ever seen. Yup – 1 year ago, VxRail was born. It’s a long origin story (which you can read here ) – but honestly, I always knew that customers would love a highly integrated, highly focused VMware-biased HCI Appliance. This is how I visual...

 

VMware powered Enterprise Hybrid Cloud just got 3x easier, and 3x smaller, 5x lower entry point… and now runs on VxRail.
First – I want to repeat the headline, because a headline this good shouldn’t be buried: Today, a turnkey Enterprise Hybrid Cloud got 3x easier, 3x smaller, and has an entry price point 5x lower. This makes the number of customers for which it’s an interesting option for 10x more customers – doub...

 

Fixing Double Sublime Text Icons on Fedora 25
In my previous post on how to install Sublime Text 3 (ST3) on Fedora 25 , I mentioned that I have observed instances where launching ST3 via the subl command creates an additional icon in the Dash. While searching for a solution to an issue with LibreOffice icons, I found a fix for this problem. ...

 

Correlating OVS and Guest Domain Interfaces
I’ve written a fair amount about Open vSwitch (OVS) , including some articles on using it with KVM and Libvirt . One thing I haven’t discussed in such environments, though, is the potential challenge of mapping network interfaces in a guest domain to the corresponding OVS interface (for the purpo...

 

Update on Intel NUC 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) & ESXi 6.x
Intel just started shipping their i3 7th Gen (Kaby Lake) Intel NUCs and no surprise, Florian of virten.net has already gotten his hands on a unit for testing. The Intel NUCs is a very popular platform for running vSphere/vSAN-based home labs, especially for their price point and footprint. Last w...

 

Using the vSphere API in vCenter Server to collect ESXTOP & vscsiStats metrics
Back in 2013, I wrote two articles here and here on how to use the Service Manager API that was introduced in vSphere 5.1 to remotely collect ESXTOP and vscsiStats metrics. At the time, I was told that this API was only available when connecting directly to an ESXi host using the vSphere API. Thi...

 

Storage for containers with VMware? You got it!
Last week during a visit to VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, I had the opportunity to catch up with our engineering team who are responsible for developing storage solutions for Docker and Kubernetes running on vSphere. I have written about our Docker volume driver for vSphere and Kubernetes on ...

 

Free e-learning course - VMware Cloud Foundation Fundamentals
This eLearning course provides information about managing a software-defined data center using the VMware Cloud Foundation unified SDDC platform. The course explains how Cloud Foundation helps in managing the physical and virtual infrastructure, managing users, configuring and deploying service o...

 

VMware UEM 9.1.x Deploy and Configure
This is a Two Part Video Walk-through Series of VMware User Environment Manager (UEM) 9.1.x Watch this video series if you; Want to know how to configure VMware User Environment Manager (9.1.x) as a Proof of Concept environment.  Want to understand how to configure the pre-requisites (GPO & Share...

 

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 8
In Part 8, we are going to take a look how services are managed in a VCSA or PSC node which is provided by the vCenter Server Lifecycle Management system also referred to internally as vMon. You can interact with the vMon service using either the service-control utility which is only available vi...

 

A closer look at Rubrik Cloud Data Management v3.1
When I started to write this post, I looked back over my notes from previous conversations with the team at Rubrik and realized that my first conversation with them was almost 2 years ago. How time flies! I still remember meeting Rubrik at one of our VMware Partner Exchanges (PEX) in 2015 , and g...

 

NSX Application Rule Manager - Simplifying Microsegmentation
Demo of the Application Rule Manager functionality introduced in NSX 6.3.0 that, as stated on the release notes, simplifies the process of creating Security Groups and whitelisting firewall rules for existing applications.

 

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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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9,.06

Posted by nisserow Feb 23, 2017

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this past week we saw the announcement of the VMware vExpert's for 2017. This is a very prestigious program, we use many of the vExperts blog's for the newsletter on a regular basis. For the full list and announcement go here.

 

On behalf of the VMware TAM Source Newsletter we send our congratulations to all of the 2017 vExperts and look forward to your continued contribution to this excellent program.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
VMware Knowledge and Skills Assessment – Setting Your Customer Up For Success

I have been a TAM with VMware for a little over a year now. During this time, I have been working closely with my customers on some large-scale deployments of VMware’s EUC products. These projects have high visibility within my customer’s organization, affecting almost all end-user endpoints. My job as a VMware TAM is to make sure major projects like these have the desired business outcomes.

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
VMware Knowledge and Skills Assessment – Setting Your Customer Up For Success
At the 2015 Datacenter Conference, Gartner stated that the CIOs they surveyed ranked skills as the number one barrier to achieving their objectives. – CLEAR report By Heath Johnson I have been a TAM with VMware for a little over a year now. During this time, I have been working closely with my cu...

 

Big Data and Virtualization: A joint Cloudera and VMware Technical Talk
This technical talk was given at the VMworld conference events in the US and Europe in the past few months. In case you missed it when it occurred live, we thought we would give you a recording of it here. The joint talk (VIRT7709 at VMworld) was created and delivered jointly by members of techni...

 

Free eBook Shows How to Advance Your Career with HCI
Many organizations are turning to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as a smart alternative when architecting a modern data center due to its reduced management complexity, increased agility, and lower costs. But while moving to HCI can help ease the burden on IT professionals, it does bring al...

 

Save 20% off VCP Exams at Dell EMC World 2017
Making plans to attend Dell EMC World in Las Vegas this May? Include time to earn or renew your VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification while you’re there. Start here to schedule your discounted VCP elective exam at the conference, then follow these steps: On the test center search scre...

 

VMware Experts Database Program 2016 Events
The VMware Experts Database Program The program started in 2013 and sponsored by the Cloud Platform Business Unit boasts completed six successful workshop events. The program, thus far has focused on gathering MS SQL Server and Oracle experts in either Palo Alto or Sofia Bulgaria (Cork Ireland an...

 

A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes Shape
This is a cross-promoted blog post, originally posted on the VMware Radius blog. View the original blog post here . Last October, when VMware unveiled a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), many in the tech industry were surprised. The two companies, once spirited competitors, an...

 

Connecting Containers Directly to External Networks
This article comes from Hasan Mahmood, a staff engineer on the vSphere Integrated Containers team. With v Sphere Integrated Containers (VIC), containers can be connected to any existing vSphere network, allowing for services running on those containers to be exposed directly, and not through the ...

 

NSX-V 6.3: Cross-VC NSX Security Enhancements
NSX-V 6.2 introduced the Cross-NSX feature to allow for NSX logical networking and security across multiple vCenter domains. The ability to apply consistent networking and security across vCenter domains provides for mulitple use cases for Cross-VC NSX : workload mobility, resource pooling, multi...

 

iOS 10.3 & Android Wear 2.0 Top Mobile News
iOS 10.3 betas are now available. Before you sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program, you “beta” read these recommendations for VMware AirWatch customers. Find your getting started guide here. Introducing Android Wear 2.0. Google introduced Android Wear 2.0 this week. Features like a new, on-...

 

2017 Mobile & Tech Conferences for IT Coming Soon
Want to give your company a competitive advantage with a new tech strategy? Want to exchange ideas with technology pros in your industry? Here are 14 essential 2017 conferences for business and tech leaders in education, enterprises, financial services, government, healthcare and retail this wint...

 

[Podcast] VMware End-User Computing on Frontline Chatter
What’s next for VMware End-User Computing (EUC)? Pat Lee , vice president of product management for cloud apps and desktops at VMware, recently talked about this and much more on EUC podcast Frontline Chatter . “We’re always going to be improving and making constant changes each quarter to addres...

 

iOS 10.3 Betas Available
Recently, Apple released public betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and tvOS 10.2. Available through the Apple Beta Software Program , each public beta comes with a built-in Feedback Assistant to provide feedback to Apple. VMware AirWatch is working to support the new features in iOS, macOS a...

 

Jump (JMP), Radio & a Pony: Your Journey to Modern Workspace Management
Much like our industry’s tech evolution toward the digital workspace, the world is on a journey to digital radio. In 2017, Norway will become the first country to begin the journey of turning off FM radio and going completely digital. There are many questions and concerns, but the destination is ...

 

The Next Horizon! Introducing Horizon 7.1, Horizon Apps & Horizon Cloud
If you took a look at desktop and application virtualization in the past and thought, “This is just too complex and costly to make the move,” now is the time to revisit your decision. Today, we are excited to announce new technologies and offerings that drive the cost and complexity out of gettin...

 

Here Comes … Horizon Cloud
Today, I’m excited to announce VMware’s Horizon Cloud service. This new cloud-scale offering enables organizations to deploy feature-rich virtual desktops and applications in the cloud, on-premises or in a combination of the two. Horizon Cloud uniquely allows customers to bring-your-own (BYO) inf...

 

VMware Horizon 7.1 & Horizon Apps: Raising the Bar for User Experience & Published Applications
VMware Horizon 7 is the premier platform for virtual desktops and applications, and we continually strive to make it even better. Today, we are excited to announce Horizon 7.1 . In this release, we innovated in two key areas to raise the bar in delivering a great user experience and change the ap...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
How to forward other VCSA 6.5 logs to remote syslog server?
As mentioned in my previous article (which I strongly recommend you review before continuing further), the VCSA 6.5 no longer uses syslog-ng as the syslog client and it has been replaced with rsyslog. This means the instructions outlined in my old article here is no longer valid on forwarding log...

 

Another recovery from multiple failures in a vSAN stretched cluster
In a previous post related to multiple failures in a vSAN stretched cluster, we showed that if a failure caused the data components to be out of sync, the most recent copy of the data needs to recover before the object becomes accessible again. This is true even if there are a majority of objects...

 

SDS and HCI – Part 1: Start from the Start.
I’m not going to bury the lead: Software Defined Storage is ready for the majority of x86 workloads (by volume) as hyper-converged infrastructure or pooled storage. SANs are best suited for specific workloads that demand very high capacity or performance, or have complex data protection needs. Fo...

 

New Technical White Paper - Introducing the NSX-T Platform
This technical white paper is focused on VMware NSX-T architecture, components, and related capabilities. It also explains the technical advantages and benefits of the NSX-T architecture. This white paper is primarily for data center and cloud architects and engineers.  VMware NSX-T is designed t...

 

No suitable disk was found when upgrading to ESXi 6.5 on USB?
I got a question from my buddy Paudie O'Riordan this morning where he was noticing a strange issue while trying to upgrade his ESXi hosts from 6.0 to 6.5 (all on the VMware HCL). Like many of our customers, he runs ESXi on USB device and when he attempted to upgrade using ESXi Scripted Install (G...

 

What logs do I get when I enable syslog in VCSA 6.5?
The native remote syslog functionality in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) for vSphere 6.5 introduces several new changes from vSphere 6.0. With some of the questions that I have been receiving on this topic, I figure it would be useful to take a closer look at some of the different behaviors ...

 

Understanding recovery from multiple failures in a vSAN stretched cluster
Sometime back I wrote an article that described what happens when an object deployed on a vSAN datastore has a policy of Number of Failures to Tolerate set to 1 (FTT=1), and multiple failures are introduced. For simplicity, lets label the three components that make up our object with FTT=1 as A, ...

 

Rubrik Announces Cloud Data Management 3.1
Every so often I take a break from rambling on about PowerShell and automation to share some fun Rubrik news. In my last Rubrik post , I showcased a combination of funding announcements and technical enhancements slated for the Firefly (3.0) release. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working wi...

 

SAP and VMware NSX Micro Segmentation Example
This demo shows a NSX micro segmentation example for a 3-tier SAP system. The demo starts in vRealize Operations where the Blue Medora SAP Management Pack has been configured to monitor the SAP system. Data collection fails due to activation of the NSX firewall. The NSX configuration is shown and...

 

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 7
In the previous article (Part 6), we demonstrated how you can easily associate the list of VMDKs to their respective OS partitions within a VCSA or PSC node, which is useful when you need to increase the disk capacity for a specific OS partition. In Part 7, we are now going to drill down a bit fu...

 

Antivirus Considerations for VMware Horizon 7
One of the consequences of running antivirus software is that operating system performance can suffer. There is a balance between an acceptable level of security and an acceptable level of performance, and this varies from one environment to the next. This whitepaper discusses the use of antiviru...

 

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.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.05

Posted by nisserow Feb 23, 2017

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, last week VMware held its annual Kick-Off event which I was privileged to attend as a VMware TAM with many of my colleagues. This was the opportunity for us to celebrate what was a fantastic 2016 and engage on our new solutions that we will be bringing to you in 2017 and beyond.

 

This week I would like to ask for your help to shape PowerCLI's future. The team has a blog post and poll here. Please take a look and let the team know your thoughts on this and be a part of deciding how the future of PowerCLI will look.

 

Looking for NSX resources? This week a fantastic book was released free as an "eBook - NSX Microsegmentation - Day1" get it here

 

I look forward to speaking to you again next week. In the meantime enjoy all of the goodness of this week's newsletter.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
New Interface for On Demand Training
By Guest Author Chris Sullivan VMware Education Services is proud to announce the roll-out of a new content interface for our On Demand courses. Built to provide the simplest, most intuitive access, the new interface offers an entirely “flat” view of the modules, lessons, and course content. You ...

 

Learn about the new capabilities of vSphere HA
Among the new features in vSphere 6.5 , there are a set of significant enhancements to the venerable vSphere HA capability. I am excited to announce a new set of content aimed at helping you learn more about these new features. In particular, these resources go over Orchestrated Restart and HA Ad...

 

VCP7-DTM Exam Available for Registration
Due to the ongoing efforts of our extended certification team while many people were enjoying year-end vacations, today we released the VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM) certification exam. Earning your VCP7-DTM validates your skills and abilities installing, confi...

 

Updated Version of the Deployment Guide for Hadoop on VMware vSphere
The new Deployment Guide for Virtualizing Hadoop on VMware vSphere describes the technical choices for running Hadoop and Spark-based applications in virtual machines on vSphere. Innovative technologies and design approaches are appearing very regularly in the big data market; the pace of innovat...

 

2nd Exam Option Available for VCP6-NV Certification
I am pleased to release the latest exam for VCP6-NV based on VMware NSX v6.2 . This new exam (#2V0-642) gives you a second option for earning your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization certification. Thank you to all of the exam developers, item writers, and beta exam tester wh...

 

SQLPass SQL Server user group DBTA vSphere usage survey
This blog follows (and uses some of the same text) the earlier blog entry which reported on the 2016 IOUG survey. The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical ...

 

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough
vCenter Server migrations have typically taken massive planning, a lot of effort, and time. The new Migration Tool included in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is a game changer. No longer requiring scripts and many long nights of moving hosts one cluster at a time. The Migration Tool does...

 

Over 20 Videos Have Arrived in the VMware Learning Zone!
The VMware Learning Zone has rung in the new year with tons of new video trainings taught by our top VMware experts. These include but aren’t limited to the vAdmin Primer Series as well as vSphere Troubleshooting Concepts. They are all available for Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware ...

 

Save on Training in ASEAN and Australia/New Zealand
Now through 5 May you have two ways to save on training courses: Australia & New Zealand Save 15% on VMware Design and Deploy Courses Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Save 10% on our Advanced vSphere Classes The post Save on Training in ASEAN and Australia/New Zealan...

 

Supporting Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server) with App Volumes
By Mark Ma With the recent release of App Volumes 2.12, we officially support Microsoft SQL Server Always On Availability Groups. SQL Always On Availability Groups is a great way to provide high availability and disaster recovery because live copies of your databases reside on secondary servers. ...

 

Architecting the Digital Workspace for Service Providers with Horizon 7
I recently published a white paper aimed at service providers offering VMware Horizon 7 for tenants adopting the digital workspace. Horizon 7 is a single-tenanted VDI and application platform, allowing IT administrators to manage not only desktop pools, but application delivery to their end-users...

 

Introducing VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 & VMware NSX-T 1.1
This past week at VMware has been quite exciting! Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, reported on the Q4 2016 earnings call that VMware NSX has more than 2,400 customers exiting 2016. Today, we continue that momentum by announcing new releases of our two different VMware NSX platforms – VMware NSX™ for vS...

 

NSX Growth and Success in 2016
Last week VMware hosted its Q4 2016 earnings call and shared financial results . VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and the executive team have frequently highlighted VMware NSX growth and success on these calls. For Q4, NSX license bookings grew over 50 percent year-over-year. Annualizing our Q4 total boo...

 

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4, Part 3: New Application-Crash Alerts for Desktop Applications and New Dashbo...
Introduction This blog post addresses two new features of VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4 . The first is application-crash alerts for desktop applications. The second is a dashboard for root-cause analysis. Part 1 of the blog-post series described what is new...

 

10 Best Win 10 Features, AirWatch Update & More Top Mobile News
10 for 10 with Windows 10. (Say that five times fast.) CNET this week updated its “10 Best Features Coming to Windows 10” list. In anticipation of the Creators Update, reporter Matt Elliott ranks a smarter settings layout—particularly simplifying the pairing of new devices—at the top of his list....

 

Inside the Mind of a UX Designer
Quite often, people think of user experience (UX) simply in terms of the end product, (i.e., the page layout, the buttons, the labels, etc.—essentially, the elements you see onscreen). However, as UX designers, we often view our role in the UX process similar to that of a building architect. Much...

 

[Whitepaper] Unified Endpoint Management—You’re Already Behind
First came mobile device management (MDM), a way for companies to remotely configure and control mobile devices to provide employees with basic resources for work. Then, enterprise mobility management (EMM) evolved in response to the demand for increased access to corporate data and business-crit...

 

Top 10 Reasons to Join EUC Insights 2017 on Feb. 15
With digital workspaces, new possibilities for productivity, security and enablement help businesses transform like never before. With technology innovations and product updates moving faster than ever, it’s easy to get left behind. That’s why there’s no better time than now to join our EUC Insig...

 

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4, Part 2: New Support for Monitoring VMware App Volumes, View in VMware Horizo...
Introduction This blog post introduces new support for monitoring VMware App Volumes , View in VMware Horizon 7 , and VMware Access Point . The first blog in this series introduced what is new in VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4 . Part 3 discusses new applicat...

 

Highlighting Customer Success with VMware App Volumes
What do LCMC Health , BDP International , ANZ Bank and Maastricht University all have in common? They all turned to VMware App Volumes to take the complexity out of application delivery and lifecycle management in VDI and published applications environments. These organizations transformed the wa...

 

AirWatch Product Update: Simplifying App Management for IT Admins
In November, we announced general availability of the VMware AirWatch 9.0 release. This exciting release delivered major AirWatch product updates , including streamlined setup and configuration across multiple console modules. We constantly look at how we can build automated workflows and system ...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Technology Short Take #77
Welcome to Technology Short Take #77. I’ve got a new collection of links and articles from around the Web on various data center-focused technologies. Networking Mark Brookfield takes a moment to remind everyone that you shouldn’t use the (deprecated) C# vSphere Client to manage NSX environments....

 

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 6
In Part 6, we will take a look at how we can use the new VAMI APIs to easily associate the underlying VMDKs to their respective OS disk partitions for a VCSA or PSC node. In addition, the workflow of increasing the disk capacity for a specific partition has also been simplified further with the n...

 

Free e-book - VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1
VMware NSX Micro-segmentation – Day 1 o ffers guidance to security architects and practitioners planning to implement NSX for additional security and visibility through micro-segmentation. VMware NSX Micro-segmentation – Day 1 provides the information needed to plan a security strategy around mic...

 

How to purge all logs in vRealize Log Insight?
I had just deployed a new vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) 4.0 instance in my home lab environment to investigate a behavior that I was seeing with another product, non-vRLI related. Due to the nature of the work, I needed to have a pristine vRLI environment each time to study the results. I had alrea...

 

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 5
In Part 5, we are now going to have a look at networking section of the VAMI UI. VAMI UI Area of Focus In the Networking tab, under the "Manage" sub-tab, you can find details about the system Hostname (PNID), DNS servers as well as the configurations for each network interface (in the case of a V...

 

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 4
In Part 4, we are now going to shift our attention to a very important topic which often gets overlooked and is also usually one of the culprits for many infrastructure issues. What am I referring to? Time Synchronization! You would not believe the number of times that I hear about an issue (not ...

 

Looking Ahead: My 2017 Projects
For the last few years, I’ve been sharing my list of projects for each year (here’s the list for 2012 , the list for 2013 , 2015’s list , and last year’s list —I didn’t do a list for 2014). Toward the end of each year, I also publish a “report card” assessing my performance against that year’s li...

 

Altaro VM Backup V7 Released
Download the 30-day trial: http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/download.php Product Info: http://www.altaro.com/vm-backup/ Hi there, and thanks for reading this blog post about Altaro VM Backup. I was asked by the guys at Altaro to take a look at their latest release. I said yes, and I also managed t...

 

Review: Dell Latitude E7370
As part of my Linux migration (see my initial progress report ), late this past week I started setting up my first non-Apple laptop since 2003. In this post, I’d like to share my thoughts on my new laptop, a Dell Latitude E7370. First, let’s get the specs—the “speeds and feeds”—out of the way: In...

 

vSAN Whiteboard
Learn more about VMware vSAN in this White Board video.

 

The vSAN Deepdive
Learn more about vSAN's value propositions, use cases and customers in this great educational video.

 

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.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.04

Posted by nisserow Feb 5, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, well January 2017 is already completed and I hope your beginning to 2017 has been as productive as mine. This week we have a new TAM Blog to present to you. The VMware TAM Blog is our VMware TAM exclusive blog dedicated to providing information and services that are most useful for our TAM customers. We provide a new post regularly that fall within these guidelines. Many of the blog posts come directly from our TAMs in the field based on what they have encountered with their customer in the field and are therefore based on real life experience. You can find the TAM blog at blogs/vmware.com/tam and it will always be featured in our newsletter.

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow | VMware TAM

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Quick Guide – Best Practices for Uploading Your Logs to VMware Support
By Philip Bardaville
When you have a problem that needs immediate attention, successful uploads of logs from your system are the best way to a speedy resolution. I’ve laid out, below, some best practices that you will find useful.

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES | VMWARE KB DIGEST

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage
The Business Critical Applications (BCA) Homepage now has 8 sections each focused on a specific area of applications and relational database management systems discipline. The newest section to be added to the broader BCA space is “Big Data and
High Performance Computing Solutions”. Although both...

Quick Guide – Best Practices for Uploading Your Logs to VMware Support
By Philip Bardaville When you have a problem that needs immediate attention, successful uploads of logs from your system are the best way to a speedy resolution. I’ve laid out, below, some best practices that you will find useful. Firstly, be proactive. Always open a support ticket immediately wi...

Getting Your Team Ready for Network Virtualization
Network virtualization with VMware NSX can bring enormous benefits to your organization: stronger security, a bridge to the hybrid cloud, support for your future vision for SDDC. One way to smooth the adoption process is by considering how people,
processes and technologies will interact with the...

Volume Support with vSphere Integrated Containers
This post comes from Matthew Avery, a member of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team. I am excited to discuss volume support with vSphere Integrated Containers and its differences from standard Docker deployments. The important difference to note between VIC and Docker is that VIC l...

Prescient or Not: 2016 IT Predictions
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware and Dell In the spirit of Moore’s law,
average isn’t good enough. And I’d give myself a solid C – an average grade for what came of my 2016 predictions. Basically, we’ve got some work to do. While I don’t think any of my past predictions were wrong, we definitely haven’t...

vSphere 6.5 Security Product Walkthroughs
Are you aware of the VMware Product Walkthrough site? If not, you’re missing out on some really great content. A product walkthrough is a guided “tour” of many of VMware’s products. They are helpful when you want to do a dry run of a task, like encrypting a VM for example, so that you can become ...

New vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Walkthroughs
vSphere 6.5 takes the VCSA deployment experience to the next level. The VCSA 6.5 installer no longer requires a plugin, making it browser agnostic. If that wasn’t enough, the VCSA installer now supports use on
macOS, Linux, and Window. The VMware Feature Walkthrough site has two new VCSA 6.5 depl...

New KB articles published for week ending 01/21/17
VMware App Volumes Reprovisioning fails with AppStacks set to
computer based assignments (2147910) Date Published: 1/17/2017 VMware ESXi vSphere 6.0 HA does not reset Virtual Machine when VMware tools are not in running state (2146528) Date Published: 1/16/2017 Uninstalling VMware tools in window...

Hybrid Container Management for vCloud Director with Photon OS and Admiral
Running Photon OS and Admiral in a vCloud Air Network Environment Overview VMware’s container story is growing and maturing every day. Many and their customers are looking to see how VMware’s container strategy maps to vCloud Air Network providers. This is the first in a series of blog posts to h...

The Last Mile – Helping Accelerate NSX Adoption through Solution Providers
VMware NSX is a network virtualization platform with use cases encompassing
security , automation and application continuity . This allows the solution to address the needs of the business today as well as in the future, as new projects and use cases are explored. The VMware Networking and Securi...

Data Privacy, IoT & AI Top of IT’s Mind in This Week’s Mobile News
Can you see my personal data? Tomorrow is Data Privacy Day, but with stricter regulations to meet, data privacy is on IT’s mind 365 days out of the year. Privacy-first, modern management helps IT answer end users, “We couldn’t see it even if we wanted to.” Read how privacy is built into VMware Ai...

Data Privacy in 2017: From Project to Priority
I remember the first time my personal data was hacked. Back in 2006, I received a startling letter saying my bank info may have been involved in a data breach. The bank kindly offered one free year of credit monitoring for my troubles. Nowadays, this story sounds archaic, more like my grandpa’s y...

Customer Focus: College Students Learn Anywhere,
Any Time with Spartan GreenSky
At the University of South Carolina
Upstate , with campuses in Spartanburg and Greenville, a lot of students take a non-traditional path to college, combining higher ed with work, family and Real Life 101. To increase availability of University resources for online and on-demand education, USC Up...

[Video] Here’s What Enterprise Mobility Looks Like at United Bank
“Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It’s like a computer that you buy at the store.” That’s how Willem Bagchus approaches enterprise mobility for United
Bank .Indeed, mobile devices become whatever the Bank needs—from an executive’s secure, mobil...

Automating VMware Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5
With VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1, the automation of VMware Horizon 7 matures and we get integrated PowerShell support for the View component of Horizon 7 built into VMware PowerCLI. We have a proper Horizon 7 module that is distributed and ships with the core VMware PowerCLI installation. For i...

[Video] Make Legacy Application Access Simple with VMware & F5
Your end users leverage consumer apps every day that
deliver just what they want, just when they need it. These consumer apps and app delivery platforms—the App Store, Google Play—have raised expectations for users: all important apps should be available anywhere. For your IT organization, this p...

EXTERNAL BLOG POSTS (3rd party)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Product Walkthrough - Migration Assistant
The VMware Migration Assistant facilitates the migration of the Windows vCenter server configuration, performance
statistics and database to the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. In this walkthrough, you can see the two-stage process that is involved when switching and upgrading from a Windows based ...

The continued rise of HCI, and especially vSAN
This morning, twitter is alive with VMware’s Q4 2016
results . In a nutshell, its been a phenomenal quarter. Of course, the first thing I wanted to check out was how vSAN did. “Outstanding” is the word. At VMworld 2016 in Barcelona, we were somewhere around 5,500 vSAN customers. Today, that numbe...

Reviewer's Guide for View in Horizon 7: Smart Policies
The Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7: Smart Policies is one of a series of guides to help you evaluate the View component of Horizon 7. This guide provides exercises to demonstrate the process of creating Horizon Smart Policies and applying them based on conditions such as user group...

Lucky 7k, go vSAN!
Advertise here with BSA VMware announced the Q4 earnings last night, one of the things I was most interested
about was how vSAN did in Q4. Here is what was announced yesterday, for those interested in more detail check the full earnings call . (Hint, it isn’t just vSAN doing well.) We’ve reached ...

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 3
In Part 3, we are going to look at auditing the different ways you can access the VCSA which includes direct console access (TTY1), Direct-Console UI (TTY2), whether the Bash Shell is enabled and remote SSH access. This is especially useful if you need to ensure certain interfaces like SSH is
alw...

What's new in vSphere 6.5 Host Profiles
Eric Gray walks you through what's new in vSphere 6.5 Host Profiles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.02

Posted by nisserow Feb 5, 2017

 

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

 

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow | VMware TAM

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
By Ryan Klumph

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

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES | VMWARE KB DIGEST

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Using PowerCLI to vMotion VM between different…
Using PowerCLI to vMotion VM between different SSO domains – via cloudmaniac.net Using PowerCLI to vMotion VM between different… This was me when I saw the Spotlight on the Move-VM Cmdlet including PowerCLI 6.5 Enhancements article as I spotted the new Move-VM native capabilities a couple months back. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI
Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI – via Virtu-Al.Net Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI Recently I was contacted by a customer who needed to be able to update their VSAN Hardware Compatibility List in the VSAN Health Check but was unable to do so via the GUI as their vCenter servers did not have internet access. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

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

 

There’s no better time to start your journey…
There’s no better time to start your journey towards a Network Virtualization certification from VMware There’s no better time to start your journey… VMware Network Virtualization certifications are designed to gauge your level of skill designing, implementing, and managing a VMware NSX environment. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Credit to VMware Certification
Credit to VMware Certification Credit to VMware Certification A blog regarding virtualization, cloud computing, VMware, Microsoft related technology. Including news of certifications. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017
Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017 Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017 http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2016/12/key-cloud-management-predictions-2017.html?src=so_5703fb3d92c20&cid=70134000001M5td&utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=CMBU-social-efforts VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VMware VCIX Certification Clarification
VMware VCIX Certification Clarification VMware VCIX Certification Clarification A blog regarding virtualization, cloud computing, VMware, Microsoft related technology. Including news of certifications. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VMware 2017 predictions for Hyper-Converged…
VMware 2017 predictions for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure VMware 2017 predictions for Hyper-Converged… Over the course of 2016, we’ve seen the rapid adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)—powered by the latest release of VMware vSAN 6.5 and VMware vSphere 6.5—shape VMware’s vision of the Cross-Cloud Architecture and serve as a building block to the software-defined data center (SDDC)...

 

The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift,…
The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift, And Consolidate! The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift,… Enterprise IT is evolving quicker than ever before. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know most companies are leaning into digital transformation in order to stay accessible and relevant to customers. With its hybrid and “always on” capabilities, cloud is destined to usher i...

 

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI Here are my top ten tips and tricks for a smoother deployment of VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition. These suggestions are informed after spending several years as a Technical Support Engineer. This is not a complete list, so please refer to the official Horizon View Documentation when planning your deployment...

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS…
The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS Certifications – via vMiss.net The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS… More and and more people are beginning to get on board with Amazon Web Services (AWS), especially the certifications. For many, a certification is a great way to get started with a new technology, by studying for the certification one will be exposed to many different aspects of the technol...

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation
VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation You can use the CLI installer to perform a silent deployment of a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller appliance on an ESXi host or vCenter Server instance. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine…
vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine Files (Part-8) – My Virtual Journey vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine… When a virtual machine is created, a set of files for that specific virtual machine are created. Virtual machine files are stored in either the virtual machines VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

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

 

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

 

Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error
Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error vSphere (as do some other hypervisors) make use of a handy format known as Open Virtualization Format, or OVF for short. It is an open standard that is used for packaging up virtual machines, namel… Read More VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client -…
Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client – My Virtual Journey Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client -… NTP is a Network Time Protocol which is used to sync time of hosts with NTP server. NTP is also used to set correct time so that you cannot have issues with the VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization…
vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization Review vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization… VMware’s updated software-defined storage product mostly finds its mark. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template…
New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template Manager New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template… This Fling helps vRealize Operations Manager users better manage custom email notification templates. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Brisbane VMUG – February 2017
Brisbane VMUG – February 2017 Brisbane VMUG – February 2017 The February 2017 edition of the Brisbane VMUG meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st February at the Fox Hotel (71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101) from 2pm. It’s sponsored by Veeam and promises to be a great afternoon. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps
Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps When it comes to understanding how your hosts and systems are performing, Nagios serves as one of the best infrastructure monitoring tools in the industry. Now, with the launch of the Blue Medora Nagios Management Pack for vRealize Operations, you can extend your monitoring to a deeper level so you have essential in...

 

VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation
VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation Deliver and manage any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management with VMware Workspace ONE. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Join VMware on our Diversity and Inclusion Journey
Join VMware on our Diversity and Inclusion Journey – VMware Radius Join VMware on our Diversity and Inclusion Journey To accelerate the company’s global commitment to diversity and inclusion, today VMware is sharing details of its journey along with its diversity data. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VSAN Permanent Disk Failure Detection – Health…
VSAN Permanent Disk Failure Detection – Health Status vs Hardware Status – VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! VSAN Permanent Disk Failure Detection – Health… A month or so ago I had one of our VSAN Management Clusters Health Status flag that there was a failed disk in one of the hosts disk groups. VSAN worked quickly and very efficiently to start an evacuation of the data on the impacted host by triggerin...

 

VMware NSX vExpert program the latest in…
VMware NSX vExpert program the latest in network virtualization growth VMware NSX vExpert program the latest in… VMware created the NSX vExpert program in the hope that loyal customers will lead the charge for NSX in the data center. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 6.5
Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 6.5 Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 6.5 There have been so many documents, white papers, videos and blog posts about the vSphere 6.5 release that it’s hard to keep up with them all. Fortunately you don’t have to as I have over 300 links gathered in my vSphere 6.5 Link-O-Rama and it is still growing. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX…
Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX by running the advanced hands-on lab! Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX… Build on the basics you learned in the intro lab. Explore multi-site virtual networking and security, NSX automation, and more. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

5 Weird & Wonderful Things We’ve Learned from…
5 Weird & Wonderful Things We’ve Learned from CES 2017 – VMware News and Updates 5 Weird & Wonderful Things We’ve Learned from… From the latest AirWatch Newsletter: Augmented reality (AR) is huge. “Voice is the next computer interface.” Android devices now include cars and bikes. Wearables aren’t just health trackers. VR comes in your shoe size. 1. Augmented reality (AR) is huge. Enterprise sma...

 

Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free…
Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free… As the mobile-cloud era unfolds, IT organizations must keep pace with accelerating business expectations. But with more and more users to serve, endpoints to manage, and data to protect, in some cases those expectations are outpacing IT’s ability to stay in step. So, how do you close the...

 

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.

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.03

Posted by nisserow Feb 5, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week we will be bringing back our blog posts from non-VMware sources. This marks a welcome return of this particular section which was part of the newsletter for many years. As we transition this section back please be aware that there may be some posts that may seem out of place. We will be working to make this section as useful as we can and hopefully mirror the quality of the official VMware Blogs. I hope that you enjoy what will now be an extended newsletter with even more for you to read and enjoy each week. Please be aware of course that these blog posts are not necessarily representative of VMware or the TAM program but do provide a really great opportunity to expand the amount of knowledge and information around the world of Virtualization in general which we all enjoy.

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow | VMware TAM

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
By Ryan Klumph
Here are my top ten tips and tricks for a smoother deployment of VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition. These suggestions are informed after spending several years as a Technical Support Engineer. This is not a complete list, so please refer to the official Horizon View Documentation when planning your deployment.

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES | VMWARE KB DIGEST

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Certification Insights: VCP Recertification
One of the most commonly asked questions we get is “Is there a grace period if my VCP expires?” And the answer is NO. There are no grace periods, VMware does not provide exceptions or extensions to our Recertification policy. Once your VCP recertification date passes, and if you did not renew it,...

Free Workspace ONE Troubleshooting and Best Practices Webcast Next Week
Interested in the architectural components of VMware Workspace ONE ? Join our free Webcast on January 26th, 2017 as VMware’s Technical Instructor, Máté Barany, highlights the foundational components of the solution and offers multiple deployment scenarios. Máté Barany will also share best practic...

Learning more about Predictive DRS
Predictive DRS is a new feature in vSphere 6.5 that leverages the predictive analytics of vRealize Operations Manager with the powerful resource scheduler algorithm of vSphere DRS. Together, these two products enable workload balancing for certain VMs before resource utilization spikes occur, pot...

NSX Field Advisory – January 2017 Edition
Important Note Subscribe to RSS Feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/NSX for up-to-date information on new products, patches, and fix announcements for VMware NSX for vSphere. Minimum Recommended Release NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 and vSphere 6.0 Update 2 remains the recommended release combination. For m...

New KB articles published for week ending 01/14/17
VMware vCenter Orchestrator API vRO REST API authorization using Oauth2.0 Authentication (2148518) Date Published: 1/11/2017 VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance Error “UNLICENSED!” shows in vRealize Orchestrator Client when a license is applied (2148519) Date Published: 1/9/2017 VMware vCenter ...

New Product Walkthrough – Hybrid vSphere SSL Certificate Replacement
The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) was first introduced in vSphere 6.0 to improve the lifecycle management of SSL Certificates. This post will explain a little bit about the VMCA and its capabilities while also making a recommendation on how to deploy certificates in your environment. Finall...

Basic Network Configuration with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine
The following is article was written by Andrew Chin of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team at VMware This post will discuss basic network configuration options when deploying a Virtual Container Host (VCH) to use vSphere Integrated Containers Engine (VICE). For general information ...

vRO Architecture Considerations When Digitally Signing Packages
By Spas Kaloferov In this blog post we will take a look at how digitally signing packages in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ (vRO) may affect the way you deploy vRO in your environment. In some use cases, digitally signing workflow packages may affect your vRO architecture and deployment. Let’s co...

New Architecture Guidelines and Best Practices for Deployments of SAP HANA on VMware vSphere Guide, now available!
I am happy to announce that after a very long review and publication cycle the “Architecture Guidelines and Best Practices for Deployments of SAP HANA on VMware vSphere Guide” is now published. The guide can be downloaded from our central VMware SAP page . Direct link to the document: https://www...

New Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7 – A Series of Mini-Guides
By Cindy Heyer Carroll, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware I am very happy to announce that we just posted the first four mini-guides in a series of seven to bring you the latest update of View, the main component of VMware Horizon 7! Unlike previous Reviewer’s Guide...

Apple AR? Platform Acceleration? Here’s the Top Mobile News!
Apple’s next big thing could be augmented reality (AR). Nothing is confirmed, but Forbes has a roundup of signs that Apple AR could be coming soon. 3 more hot predictions about mobile in 2017: 1. Platform acceleration: 2016 was the year of platform vision for VMware End-User Computing, General Ma...

[Study] Total Impact of Modern Windows 10 & Content Management with VMware
IT admins using legacy PC lifecycle management solutions spend an inordinate amount of time imaging endpoints and responding to tickets from end users. Meanwhile, organizations waste an inane amount of money printing materials to equip employees to do their jobs. Windows 10 changes the game with ...

NEW! User Experience Series: Your Guide to Delighting End Users
The VMware UX blog series is a new resource that explores the continually evolving discipline of user experience (UX) across a myriad of topics, from design and methodology to user research and new trends. As our field continues to grow in size and scope, we aim to publish a steady stream of enga...

Registration Is Open! EUC Insights 2017
Our popular EUC Insights online event. And for 2017, it’s bigger than ever. Click here to register today! Join us online Feb. 15 to be the first to experience the latest and greatest product innovations, plus: Action-packed keynote starring companies on the bleeding edge of the digital workspace ...

What Is an Identity-Defined Security Perimeter?
In my recent blog post , I touched upon the common, or single, experience strategy and how identity is the new perimeter for that strategy in the enterprise. Today, I want to take a deeper dive into what it means. How exactly does identity define your users’ experiences? How can companies take ad...

Using Fusion to securely browse the Internet
Hey everyone =) Did you know that today’s Internet is more than just web pages? Shocker, right? Well… did you know that VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation can help protect you when browsing the wide-open Internet? How so, you might ask? When you surf online you are being tracked in a number of ...

VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Complementing Mandatory Profiles with VMware User Environment Manager
By Josh Spencer, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware With significant contributions from Stéphane Asselin, Lead Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Customer Success Team, VMware Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Pim Van De Vis, Produc...

[SlideShare] Gotta Secure Them All—Enterprise Apps!
Here are 10 facts about the unrelenting flood of apps at work and IT’s daunting task to secure them all. 10 Facts About Secure Enterprise Apps Enterprise Mobile Apps 1. 80% of employees say mobile technology is critical to their job. ( CCS Insight ) 2. IT is strained to deliver mobile apps. Only ...

VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Easier, Faster Windows Logins with Mandatory Profiles
By Stéphane Asselin, Lead Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Customer Success Team, VMware and Josh Spencer, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware With significant contributions from Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Introduction In th...

World’s Better Mobile Email: 7 Reasons to Give Your Workers VMware Boxer
In October 2015, we announced the acquisition of Boxer—a smarter, better mobile email app. A year and some change later, we took the best of the consumer-centric features and spun off a secure and enterprise-ready mobile email solution: VMware Boxer. Our teams remain committed to developing a bes...
Jan 16, 2017 1:00:36 PM

FROM THE WORLD OF VIRTUALIZATION (EXTERNAL BLOGS)
Retrieving NVMe details through PowerCLI
Recently I was contacted and asked if there was a way to retrieve information about the NVMe Drives in an ESXi host, this information is easily accessible via ESXCLI using the “nvme” namespaces. Through PowerCLI this can be easily called and then each feature can be called under this namespace to...

Reviewer's Guide for View in Horizon 7: Install and Configure
The Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7: Installation and Configuration is one of a series of guides to help you evaluate the View component of Horizon 7. This guide provides exercises to guide you through the basic installation and initial configuration process. 

VMware NSX - Dynamic protection against threats
This demo shows how NSX reacts to better protect resources when threats are detected, by dynamically applying security policies owned by the security team, which could be VM isolation (quarantine), traffic redirection to and IDS/IPS, to a NGFW, etc

Minimum permissions to view VM Storage Policies
Any way to allow vCenter users to see #SPBM policies without using global permissions?No pol visible w/cluster level permissions #vmware — Aaron Patten (@Jedimt) January 18, 2017 I saw this question from Aaron yesterday while scrolling through my Twitter timeline and after answering it, I figure ...

SPBM APIs are now included in pyvmomi (vSphere SDK for Python)
I have been spending quite a bit of time lately with PowerCLI Core, especially with one of my pet projects. One of the limitations that PowerCLI Core has today is that the Storage cmdlets which includes vSAN and VVol functionality has not been ported over yet. This means that if you need to do so...

New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations
Last month we announced the release of a new vROps Management Pack specifically for vSAN. Previously the vSAN Management Pack was bundled with the MPSD – Management Pack for Storage Devices. I wrote about this when it entered beta, way back in 2015. Well, for those customers who are only interest...

API Commands in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
The API commands in the vCenter Server Appliance let you perform various administrative tasks in the vCenter Server Appliance. The API commands are provided by appliance management service in the vCenter Server Appliance. You can edit time synchronization settings, monitor processes and services,...

vRealize Code Stream 2 2 Overview and What's New
This video give an overview of what's new in vRealize Code Stream 2.2

Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Netboot ESXi onto Apple Mac Hardware
Last week I published an article that demonstrated for the first time on how to netboot an ESXi installation onto Apple Mac Hardware. As you can imagine, this was very exciting news for our VMware/Apple customers, who historically have not had this capability before. Customers can now automate an...

How to disable DRS for a single host in the cluster
Advertise here with BSA I saw a question today which was interesting, how do I disable DRS for a single host in the cluster? I thought about it, and you cannot do this within the UI, at least… there is no “disable DRS” option on a host level. You can enable/disable it on a cluster level but that ...

vSAN Stretched Cluster – Partition behavior changes
My good pal Paudie and I are back in full customer[0] mode these past few weeks, testing out lots of new and upcoming features in future release of vSAN. Our testing led us to building a new vSAN stretched cluster, with 5 nodes on the preferred site, 5 nodes on the secondary site, and of course t...

Using a PowerShell Requires Statement to Efficiently Load PowerCLI Modules
Since the release of PowerShell version 3, the ability to automatically load modules has been an exciting feature for those using the console. Prior to this, getting access to the cmdlets and functions buried inside of a module (or snappin) needed to be explicitly imported. However, not all modul...

Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard license?
Advertise here with BSA As I get the following question a lot I figured I would share the answer here as well: Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard license? Many of you have seen the change in licensing when 6.5 was introduced. No longer is vSAN licenses based on storage hardware used, sp...

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.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.01

Posted by nisserow Feb 5, 2017


FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the first VMware TAM Source Newsletter of 2017. I hope that you all had a fantastic break over the holidays and the first week of 2017 has been productive. I am very excited to share with you a brand new initiative for 2017. As you are aware as part of the TAM program we have a number of Social Media channels. These include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This year we are launching a new aggregated news service which will essentially carry all of the same news items that we post to Twitter and Facebook, however, it is just a simple Wordpress site so no subscription is necessary. You will also be able to subscribe to this site if you wish as well as obtain the articles we post via RSS if that is more convenient. I hope that you will avail yourself of these services to keep updated with everything that is going on in the would of VMware and virtualization in general during 2017.

Click here for the new VMware TAM News Service

I look forward to bringing you all of the latest news in the VMware TAM Source Newsletter each week during 2017.

Happy 2017, I wish you a successful week ahead.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team


TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
The Future of Networking and the Net Effect for Enterprises - VMware Radius http://bit.ly/2iSCNid
Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief http://bit.ly/2iSuHZ9
Channel Trends and Generating Demand in 2017 http://bit.ly/2iSz0Uq
VMUG Announces President and New Board Appointees http://bit.ly/2iSFK2z

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
blogs.vmware.com/tam

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief
As the mobile-cloud era unfolds, IT organizations must keep pace with accelerating business expectations. But with more and more users to serve, endpoints to manage, and data to protect, in some cases
those expectations are outpacing IT’s ability to stay in step. So, how do you close the gap when...

Top 20 ESXi articles for December 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for December 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Product offerings for vSphere 6.x Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP How to
pu...

Planning Highly Available, Mission Critical SQL Server Deployments with VMware vSphere
The VMware Experts Database program (MS SQL Server and Oracle editions) invites the specially selected industry Experts to contribute to the breath of VMware industry knowledge by presenting sessions at VMware events to and developing white papers. Often these papers are commissioned by VMware (s...

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on HPE
Hyper Converged Infrastructure using VMware vSphere
As part of the continuing effort to develop joint VMW-Partner collateral in the broad space of Business Critical Applications running on vSphere or what we are in 2017 referring to as Enterprise Critical Solutions HPE and VMware have just completed a joint paper. This work is focused on Microsoft...

VCP6-DCV Beta Exam on vSphere 6.5 Open for Registration
Last month I announced the availability of the vSphere 6.5 Foundations Beta exam, and now I’m happy to announce that we are working on a vSphere 6.5 based exam to meet the second exam requirement for VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV). The VCP6-DCV (v6.5) Beta...

What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Paper
Ever since we announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016, the reaction we’ve heard has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s easy to see why, with major new features in areas ranging from vCenter Server and the
VCSA , to Security ,to the new developer and automation APIs and CLIs . vSphere 6.5 al...

Mini Post; How to Change the Package Signing Certificate of a vRO Appliance for update
By Spas Kaloferov Importing Digitally Signed Packages to a Different Destination vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) Server What we did in the previous
changer was to change the PSC certificate on a vRO server to match our company requirements. The certificate will be used to digitally sign packages we e...

Oracle on VMware vSAN – Dispelling the Licensing myths
Introduction to VMware vSphere & vSAN Some key things to keep in mind when we talk about VMware vSphere
Platform , ESXi hypervisor and vSAN: VMware vSphere is a platform of virtualized hardware that creates a total abstraction layer between the O/S and the Hardware ESXi, is a non-Para virtualized...

Hot Off The Press: NSX Light Board Videos
At the start of
2016 we began a series of VMware NSX light board videos. The goal has been to highlight the use cases and capabilities driving the adoption of network virtualization today. Through the use of a light board, these NSX experts quickly sketch out the technology and business drivers a...

END USER COMPUTING
5 Top Mobile News Headlines from CES 2017
1. Augmented reality (AR) is huge. Enterprise smart glasses vendors ODG and Vuzix showcased sleek, powerful new products aimed at consumers and light enterprise users. ASUS revealed new smartphones with AR and virtual reality (VR) support with Google Tango and Google Daydream. And standalone “
mer...

[Video] Q&A with Mobile Banking Leader Scotiabank
International Scotiabank, based in Canada, is betting big on mobile banking and the digital transformation of financial services. Scotiabank has invested $100 million in technology like iPads to improve the customer experience in bank branches. The company even has its own tech hub, the Digital F...

Your Problem’s Solved: Enable Secure Native Mobile App SSO on Any Device
The advent of mobile phones put enormous amounts of computing power in the hands—quite literally—of end users. “
Anyness” (any app, any device, anywhere) is now expectation, but it needs to happen in a secure way. Several recent technological advances have made this possible, including mobile devi...

These 5 Mobile Tech Trends Will Reshape IT in 2017, Say IT Influencers
We asked enterprise mobility experts and IT influencers, “In honor of the New Year, which mobile computing trends do you think will reshape IT in 2017?” The most popular answer: Security will be a bigger priority, of course. [Related: VMware AirWatch Security: Year in Review ] See what else the p...

You Asked, VMware AirWatch 9.0 Delivered New Capabilities for iOS
AirWatch 9.0, now generally available , includes new features and functionality for iOS. There is a new validation process for new or updated Apple Push Notification service (APNs) certificates, eliminating the need for admins to reassign devices and apps the certificate. We’ve also introduced aw...

KB ARTICLES
http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

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.

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, as 2016 draws to a close I wanted to bring you one last newsletter for the year. This is our 50th newsletter for 2016 and wraps up what I think was a fantastic and very exciting year for VMware and virtualization. We had some amazing events from local and online VMUGs to VMworld in the USA and Europe. Across the globe, vForums were held attracting thousands of dedicated VMware fans. We had some exciting announcements such as our AWS partnership which will take shape in 2017. And of course this year we became part of Dell Technologies, a huge milestone for VMware and the IT industry at large.

 

I want to thank everyone who takes the time to receive and read this weekly newsletter because without you there would be no newsletter. This final edition for 2016 is therefore dedicated to our loyal newsletter readers wherever you are in the world.

 

I wish you a peaceful New Year and 2017.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Getting Started with vSphere Integrated Containers using vRealize Automation -- orchestration.io http://bit.ly/2hp2o05

The Portable SDDC - 123Virt http://dy.si/VhEiW

vSphere 6.5 – How to reset root password on VCSA 6.5 via EnterpriseDaddy http://bit.ly/2hlAstT

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Basic VMware Security Tools and Practices

By Melba Lopez

 

I had the pleasure of joining my first ever internal security conference called MooseCon (Making Our Organization Security Experts Conference). There were a variety of topics discussed, but one particular talk by Noah Wasmer, Senior Vice President of Mobile Products, stayed with me the most. Noah discussed recent cyber attacks in the news, and he asked, “If you were on the front page of the Wall Street Journal because of a security breach, what would that do to your business?”

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

What’s Coming in 2017? Here’s What the VMware Magic 8 Ball Says

  As 2016 wraps up, predictions are flying on what’s ahead for the coming year. What can we expect to see in security? How will networking look 12 months from now? What changes are on the horizon for the cloud? To help answer some of these questions, we asked VMware’s all-knowing magic 8ball (i....

 

New Walkthroughs for vCenter High Availability

I am excited to announce two new walkthroughs for vCenter High availability on the VMware Feature Walkthroughs site! These two new click-by-click product walkthroughs will show you how to enable vCenter High Availability (also known as vCenter HA) and give you the confidence you need to use this ...

 

Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more with these videos.

This year at VMworld Barcelona we provided a technical preview of the VMware Cloud on AWS service. With this partnership, we’re bringing the most trusted private cloud and the most used public cloud together for a seamless and integrated software-defined data center experience. It allows customer...

 

Congratulations to the Newest VCDXs!

I am very happy to officially announce the names of everyone who achieved VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification in the past six months. VCDX is the highest level of certification offered by VMware and is achieved through the unique application and design defense process. All VCDXs h...

 

Answering Questions about What’s New in vSphere 6.5

Last month’s free webcast on vSphere 6.5 Training: What’s New gave viewers a high level look at the new features in vSphere 6.5 and why they are important in today’s data centers. It also provided an overview of our new vSphere 6.5instructor led classes designed to help you and your organization...

 

Hybrid Cloud Manager Deployment Considerations

by Michael Francis VMware Hybrid Cloud Manager™ is VMware’s management extension for VMware vSphere ® and VMware vCloud ® Air™. Hybrid Cloud Manager aims to simplify the implementation of a true hybrid cloud. My Definition of Hybrid Cloud What is hybrid cloud? In my mind, hybrid cloud meansexten...

 

VMSA-2016-0023 and VMSA-2016-0024

Greetings from the VMware Security ResponseCenter ! Today we released VMSA-2016-0023 and VMSA-2016-0024 . VMSA-2016-0023 – VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue These updates address a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2016-7463) in the ESXi Host Client which we h...

 

Migrating VMware vCloud Director vApps across Distributed Virtual Switches

An interesting topic that came to our attention is how to migrate VMware vCloud Director® vApps from one distributed virtual switch to another. Recently, from the experience of one of our field consultants, Aleksander Bukowinski, we received a detailed procedure to overcome the possible service d...

 

END USER COMPUTING

10 Most Popular VMware EUC Blogs of 2016

Want to see the biggest VMware End-User Computing (EUC) headlines from 2016? Look no further. This round-up highlights the most popular 2016 EUC blogs for product news, customer use cases and technical documentation. Agree with this list or think your favorite blog should have made the list? Shar...

 

3 Things You Missed at the AirWatch SDK Workshop

Missed the VMware AirWatch Software Development Kit (SDK) workshop this year at Connect? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top three things you missed: 1. AirWatch SDK: Getting Started The AirWatch SDK is a code library mobile app developers can reference to build advanced security...

 

[Video] The Impact of Mobile Devices at Hackensack Meridian Health

Watch this new VMware TV interview with Timothy Pan, of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), to learn the impact of mobile devices on business at this leading healthcare organization. Q: Walk us through your mobile journey and the challenges that led up to it. Timothy: It was pretty tough to begin. ...

 

Configuring VMware Identity Manager for High Availability in Multiple Data Centers

By Gary Sloane, VMware Consulting Editor We are happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, Configuring VMware Identity Manager for Multiple DataCenters . VMware Identity Manager offers major convenience features, such as single sign-on and a self-service app store. Some organization...

 

Gooligan Malware: What You Need to Know | Mobile Security Alert

Two weeks ago, mobile security firm Check Point Software announced they found a new piece of malware used to generate ad revenue on the Android platform.Gooligan , as reported by Check Point, roots infected devices. Once rooted, Gooligan stole “authentication tokens that can be used to access da...

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

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.

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.49

Posted by nisserow Dec 28, 2016


FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the final newsletter of 2016. It has been an amazing year and I have enjoyed bringing you the latest VMware and industry related news for the past year. This is our 49th newsletter of the year and if you have missed any they are all available on our archive here. In fact we have every newsletter for almost 8 years archived here so feel free to browse or search for anything that you might have missed.

Before I sign off I wanted to give you all a reminder of our TAM Social Media channels which we provide updates on almost daily and sometimes even more than that. We are very proud of these and treat our customers and partners on these channels to as much breaking and important news as possible in the most timely of manner.

Twitter: @VMwareTAM | twitter.com/VMwareTAM
Facebook: fb.com/VMwareTAM
TAM Source Newsletter Archive:  communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmwaretam
View our TAM blog at: blogs.vmware.com/tam

Finally, as a TAM it is always my responsibility to ensure that my customers are well taken care of. Many may be taking PTO but their systems and services will still be operating and it is always my pleasure during this time of the year to not only wish all of my customers a wonderful holiday season but also to ensure them that their systems are always in good hands with the VMware TAM service.

Happy holidays everyone, thank you all for your support and I look forward to bringing you a bumper news edition in the new year.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team


TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Amazon deal is not the be-all, end-all in VMware's cloud strategy, says CMO - SiliconANGLEbit.ly/2gxT0Xy pic.twitter.com/53qu057Yq8
What’s New With vRealize Network 3.2? - VMware Cloud Management Blog bit.ly/2hwPjq6pic.twitter.com/BNqh0V6sf5
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers - VMware vSphere Blogbit.ly/2hx6qYA pic.twitter.com/nh44QLfmJo
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Now Generally Available - VMware Radiusbit.ly/2hwJ9WX pic.twitter.com/caT60DbWY7
vSphere 6.5: A Real-World Review -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2hKFWDipic.twitter.com/okoCwXPOKM

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Our Latest Resources for vSAN Troubleshooting
Are you getting the most out of your VMware vSAN experience? Curious about how to effectively troubleshoot common issues? Have questions concerning design, requirements, or compatibility? Do you ever wish there was a one-stop shop where you could get all your questions answered, learn new things,...

Why the Data Scientist and Data Engineer Need to Understand Virtualization in the Cloud
More and more application workloads are moving to the different cloud platforms, whether they be public, private or hybrid clouds. Big data and analytics application workloads are on the move too. It is important that the data science/data engineering users of big data platforms and analytics app...

4 New AirWatch Courses + vRealize Network Insights
Each month the VMware Education Services teams expand the list of courses available to help you maximize your productivity and get the most out of your solutions. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, plea...

VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 is now embedded into the vCenter Server Appliance
If you are responsible for keeping a VMware vSphere environment properly patched, you most likely use Update Manager to quickly and easily download patches from the Internet and apply them to your clusters according to baseline policies. Until now, even environments that have adopted the vCenter ...

Top 20 Horizon View articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for November 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Cleaning up after an inco...

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for November 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Certificate troubleshooting, supportability, and trust requirements for vRea...

PowerCLI for VM Encryption
Hi everyone, I’m happy (ok, beyond happy!) to announce that our VM Encryption engineering team has released a PowerCLI module for VM Encryption! In case you weren’t aware, there’s a Github repository of VMware PowerShell modules . Check them out! Included in there is the new PowerCLI Module for V...

Visually Learn About Exciting New Capabilities of Auto Deploy in vSphere 6.5
Auto Deploy in VMware vSphere 6.5 has many significant enhancements for the management as well as operation of stateless compute resources – it might be just the thing for you to consider in that upcoming datacenter design! By combining industry-standard PXE boot technology with innovative policy...

Top 20 vSAN articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for November 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Shutting down and powering on a VSAN 6.x Cluster when vCenter Server is running on top of VSAN Vi...

Top 20 ESXi articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for November 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Using the VMware Knowledge Base How to purchase and file Pay Per Incident support for VMware prod...

Top 20 NSX articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for November 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. “The pending transaction requires xxx MB free space” error when installing VIBs Downloading and en...

Quickly See the Major Enhancements to Host Profiles in vSphere 6.5
Whether you are a vSphere administrator or designing the architecture for the next major SDDC deployment, there are many exciting new enhancements to Host Profiles in the latest release of VMware vSphere that you should be aware of! Host Profiles is a configuration management and compliance featu...

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for November 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products After c...

Updating patches on an ESXi host using “esxcli software vib” commands
This video demonstrates how to update patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host using “esxcli software vib” commands. Patches can either be installed or updated on an ESXi host using esxcli vib commands. Caution : The install method has the possibility of overwriting existing drivers. If you are using thir...

Peak UpTime’s Cloud-Based Service Delivery Grows 50% with VMware and Faction Partnership
With offerings in areas such as Unified Communications, Security & Networking, as well as Cloud & Managed Services, Peak UpTime has over 30 years of business experience when it comes to delivering seamless technology solutions. They provide customized cutting-edge solutions, with the personal att...

Troubleshooting SAP Performance with VMware vRealize Operations
Over the years VMware support has investigated numerous performance escalations of virtualized tier 1 applications. One of the more challenging aspects of this task is coordinating all the key performance monitoring metrics across the different technology layers from the application down to the h...

How to Configure vRealize Orchestrator to Use SSL to Connect to a SQL Server Database
by Spas Kaloferov Microsoft® SQL Server® can use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt data that is transmitted across a network between an instance of SQL Server and a client application. SSL can be used for server validation when a client connection requests encryption. If the instance of SQL S...

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App Volumes Deployment Considerations: Updated for VMware App Volumes 2.12
The following people authored the white paper: Jason Marshall, Tina de Benedictis, Tristan Todd, Stéphane Asselin, Dean Flaming, Jim Yanik, and Samir Patel. Guy Klages and Gina Daly contributed additional assistance. For App Volumes 2.12 , we have just published an update to the VMware App Volume...

Super Mario Run Breaks Records, Google’s New Android Things & More Top Mobile News
It’s-a me, Mario! I’m a-gonna win! The much-anticipated Super Mario Run debuted in the Apple App Store on Thursday and promptly rocketed to No. 1 on the highest grossing list, according to Apple Insider . The mad rush to get the free-to-download app temporarily crashed Apple’s online storefronts....

2017: The Year of the Digital Workspace & User Experience Technology
It’s incredible the amount of mobile innovation and digital transformation we’ve witnessed in 2016. How will 2017 top it? I believe we’ll see these five business and IT trends: A new market will emerge called the digital workspace . Senior IT leaders will take on more digital innovation roles. IT...

Is Your Business Mobility Strategy Based on a Single Device?
We all work differently. Years ago, “work” meant we went to our office, wherever it was, and we sat at our desk. That’s where we did work. If we had a laptop instead of a desktop, we could work in a variety of places, but that usually meant somewhere with an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. Work was a pl...

VMware AirWatch Security: Year in Review
The market has voted. Over the past year, per IDC , VMware AirWatch experienced year-over-year growth in excess of 80%. Much of this growth came because of VMware’s intense focus on enterprise data security. Here are eight reasons why 2016 was a fantastic year for data security and endpoint prote...

Derived Credentials: What You Need to Know
I’ve been reading a lot recently on passwords. Are they dead? What new technology will replace passwords? Internally, we have been debating biometrics and its place in the enterprise. Someone even questioned if VMware owns my fingerprint once I store it on a company-issued phone. (For the record,...

Challenges & Benefits of Digital Workspace Transformation: Q&A with VMware’s Shankar Iyer
Have questions about the biggest challenges facing IT today when it comes to workspace transformation and end-user computing (EUC)? You won’t want to miss watching this great video interview from VMworld Europe. Shankar Iyer, vice president and general manager of desktop products for VMware EUC, ...

VMware Identity Manager Network Ports
This post documents the Network Ports used by VMware Identity Manager. Most of the ports are only required when using specific features in VMware Identity Manager. Click on the pictures to get the original size. The Ports listed are the defaults. VMware Identity Manager Appliance Ports: For more ...

VMware Identity Manager 2.8 – Office 365 User Provisioning and Federation
With VMware Identity Manager 2.8 we introduced support for User Provisioning in Office 365/Azure AD.. This blog post will walk you through the process of configure VMware Identity Manager to provide both Office 365 User Provisioning and Federation. Prerequisites Office 365 Premium test tenant (ne...

KB ARTICLES
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VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

DISCLAIMER
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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, as we head towards the end of the year and have just a few more newsletters to go there is still so much news coming out regarding VMware and our industry in general. Each week we try and bring you a digest of the latest news but we also add many excellent articles to our Social Media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our TAM blog so please if you haven't already done so check these out and join we keep them all very up to date and you will be provided with the latest and greatest from VMware on these channels, specifically on our Facebook channel.

 

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Introducing VMware TAM “Customer Intelligence.Next”

By Eric Crossley

 

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

 

VMware Customer Intelligence.Next (CI.Next) enables and builds a new level of partnership between VMware, VMware TAMs, and our valued customers. We just started it this quarter, so if you’re a VMware TAM customer and haven’t heard about it from your TAM yet, you likely will hear it very soon.

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

CRN names VMware vSAN 6.2 the best software-defined technology of 2016 bit.ly/2h3Z8Lmpic.twitter.com/bUQnTqJefW

VMware Cloud Foundation Wins CRN's 2016 Cloud Platform Product of the Year Awardbit.ly/2g7z6SS pic.twitter.com/uwek0CRtft

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent bit.ly/2gbpxCu

vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2h6wOrGpic.twitter.com/rM3k0VnhYV

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

My 2017 Predictions: A CIO Perspective

By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware and Dell Technologies As I look ahead at where market and technology is headed for 2017 and beyond, I am excited about several trends. The key theme across them is one of interconnection. These are not ten independent trends, but instead ten interwoven and increasingly s...

NSX System Admins: Free Webcast on December 15 Covers Advanced Troubleshooting for VMware NSX

Every system needs troubleshooting once in awhile. When it happens, you want to be ready. You need to know how to effectively troubleshoot VMware NSX features. This critical skill helps you heighten and improve security, maintain control over your networking environment, and get the most out of n...

NSX Field Advisory – December 2016 Edition

IMPORTANT NOTE Subscribe to RSS Feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/NSX for an up-to-date information on new product, patches and fix announcements regarding VMware NSX for vSphere. Minimum Recommended Release : NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 and vSphere 6.0 Update 2 remains the recommended release combinati...

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers

Last year we introduced Project Bonneville . The idea behind it, at the high level, is that there is a strong parallel between the constructs Docker uses inside a Linux Docker host and the constructs ESXi uses as a hypervisor. In the final analysis what project Bonneville allowed you to do is to ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers

For nearly two decades, we at VMware have been working on helping our customers address the challenge of supporting traditional business critical applications as well as next-generation application. Today, with the General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers, we are proud to announce th...

VCDX6-DCV Application & Blueprint Now Available

You’ve been waiting…and it’s here! VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification, recognizing an elite group of design architects who have demonstrated exceptional skills in VMware enterprise deployments. Earning your VMware Certified Design Expert 6 – Data Ce...

Earn Credit Towards Certification

Chances are that, at some point in your career, you have taken an exam for a certification to give yourself a competitive advantage. Whether attaining certification was a personal goal, a way to make yourself more marketable, or you simply like seeing all the fancy acronyms in your email signatur...

Time is running out to Save 15% off select VMware Training Courses

Stand out from your peers with VMware training and certification programs. From now until December 30, buy selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 15%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will receive a token to enroll via MyLearn. Find out whic...

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent

Whoah. What can we say, AWS knows how to throw a party. When Andy Jassy and company decided to host 30,000 of their closest friends and relatives in Las Vegas, we couldn’t decline the invitation. Last week was a great coming out party for VMware Cloud on AWS. We were able to talk to hundreds of c...

Show off Your Certification with a Digital Badge

If you’re involved with the VMware IT Academy , you may already be familiar with our newest way to share the word about your VMware skills: VMware Digital Badges. Today, VMware is announcing that digital badges are now available for all version 6 certification holders too! Plus, in the new year w...

VMware Cloud on AWS Partner Program Coming in 2017

Earlier this year, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a strategic alliance to build and deliver a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering that will give customers the full software-defined data center (SDDC) experience from the leader in the private cloud, running on the world’s most po...

Happy HOL-idays!

December is a month of many holidays. From Hanukkah to Solstice to Christmas to Boxing Day, to Kwanzaa and then Festivus, we seem to be all in a constant state of eating, decorating, gift-giving and tolerating family members. While everyone you know seems to be firing up their out-of-office respo...

Announcing General Availability of VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management version 1.4!

****** THIS BLOG IS POSTED ON BEHALF OF THE AUTHOR NELSON YAN ******* At VMworld EMEA in October 2016, we announced the VMware private cloud solution for SAP and the upcoming release of our Adapter for SAP Landscape Management. To read more about the announcement by my colleague Alberto Farronato...

VMware and Macquarie Cloud Services – A Match Made in the Cloud

Macquarie Cloud Services, Australia’s only dedicated VMware Showcase Service Provider on the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network, offers a cloud that’s built fully on the VMware platform and delivering world-class customer service. Allowing customers to migrate to the cloud easily, without having to swit...

SAP production support for vSphere 6.5

On behalf of the VMware Walldorf based S AP engineering and support team, I am happy to announce that since December 7, 2016, in addition to the already granted SAP HANA support, all other SAP applications and solutions, as of below SAP notes are supported in production on SAP and VMware supporte...

Service Provider Multi-Tenant vRealize Operations (Managed Service)

VMware vRealize Operations™ is a key component of a vCloud Air Network powered cloud service offering. It provides a simplified yet extensible approach to operations management of the cloud infrastructure. It helps service providers maximize profitability by optimizing efficiency and differentiat...

Journey to the Public Cloud with Reality-Based IT

By Nathan Thaler, Senior Manager of Cloud Platforms, MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a premier research university that prides itself on innovation and forward thinking vision. That willingness to embrace the new, and live on the leadin...

VMware vCloud Air Recovery as a Service at a Glance

Safeguarding all your applications and data without blowing your budget or creating a complex solution that’s not only hard to implement but nearly impossible to manage can be quite the challenge. As a result, many enterprises are only able to protect their most important workloads, and rely on b...

 

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10 Predictions on Next Year’s Top Mobile News

1. You’ll stand in less lines. The Amazon Go grab-and-go retail store may just be a great experiment for now, but demand for mobile-enabled, faster service at brick-and-mortar locations is real. Even bank branches are starting to use iPads to reduce wait times. 2. You’ll see more “world-first” in...

Replacing the Self-Signed Certificate in VMware App Volumes 2.12

By Josh Spencer, End-User-Computing Architect, Technical Marketing, VMware With significant contributions from Graeme Gordon, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Technical Marketing, VMware and Pim van de Vis, Product Engineer, User Environment Manager, R&D, VMware Introduction It is becoming in...

Horizon 7.0.3 and Horizon Client 4.3: The Next Step in Win10, UX, Automation & Availability

The VMware Horizon team continues the push to deliver our vision of any application on any device. We’re pleased to announce that with the general availability of Horizon 7.0.3 and Horizon Client 4.3, we’ve taken the next step on that journey. [Download Horizon 7.0.3 and Horizon Client 4.3 (avail...

The Best Keeps Getting Better: Introducing App Volumes 2.12

“We’ve tested with the new 2.12 version of App Volumes and see a decrease of login time by 30% to 50% dependent on the amount of AppStacks a user has assigned. Stability and flexibility have also been improved in version 2.12. All and all we are happy with how 2.12 works out in our environment.” ...

[Video] The Massive End-User Computing Shift From Assets to People

“These days, it’s not about the assets. It’s about people, and it’s about the things they do,” recently said Brian Gammage, chief market technologist at VMware. During VMworld Europe , Brian sat down with VMware TV to talk about how this shift in end-user computing (EUC) is transforming the entir...

AirWatch Re-Enforces FIPS 140-2 Encryption with Booz Allen Hamilton Inside Validation

VMware AirWatch helps thousands of organizations secure corporate data and applications on devices both at rest and in transit. While AirWatch always implements the latest recommended security processes and parameters by third-party regulatory bodies and analysts, increasingly the industry is see...

3 Predictions on What’s Next for Augmented and Mixed Reality in 2017

Earlier this year, I predicted that augmented reality (AR) would go mainstream in the enterprise before our consumer lives. I continue to believe that this is the case, particularly for AR experiences that are enabled through the use of smart glasses or head-mounted displays. AR still isn’t mains...

#GameChangers: LCMC Health Seizes the Opportunity for Faster Desktop Deployment & Application Delivery with VMware Horizon

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger—but recognize the opportunity.” ― John F. Kennedy Following Hurricane Katrina, LCMC Health , a not-for-profit healthcare system based i...

AirWatch 9.0 Webinar Questions Answered

Our latest VMware AirWatch 9.0 webinar dove into the new capabilities and innovations in our most recent release. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the live event. If you weren’t able to join live, catch the replay here . Due to time constraints, we did not get to all of your ques...

New Quick-Start Guide for Deploying RDS Hosted Applications with VMware Horizon 7

VMware End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is happy to announce the publication of a new quick-start guide, Publishing Applications with VMware Horizon 7 . At just over 50 pages, this guide is full of screenshots that cover the process from start to finish—from installing and setting up the Ho...

IRS Approves VDI & BYO for Remote Access to FTI Systems

Faster, simpler and more secure tax reporting is now achievable for federal, state and local agencies thanks to new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. While virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was previously approved by the IRS for remote access to Federal Tax Information (FTI), the Sept...

4 Trends Driving Mobile Productivity Apps in 2017

2016 was a huge year for mobile productivity. We saw an end user’s average number of devices jump to 3.64 . We also saw that users on average look at their phones 150 times a day for approximately 72 seconds each time. With all this screen attention on mobile devices, companies are looking to opt...

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.47

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, after a short break the newsletter is back on track. As we head towards the end of 2016 there is still so much going on in the world of VMware and Virtualization. Of course, we have had many announcements, one of which was the AWS partnership which I am very excited about. Please reach out to your local TAM or VMware rep for more information as this moves forward into a fully fledged service in 2017.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, just 3 weeks till Christmas and 4 weeks until 2017, we will try and cram as much news as we can into each newsletter until then.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
VMware Named 2016 STAR Award Winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes
VMware’s global Professional Services organization has played an important role in enabling customer successes. Over the last five years, as VMwaretsia-award-2-233x300 has evolved from a single product company to a multi-product solutions provider, the maturation, innovation and transformation of its professional services business has driven new and higher levels of business success and customer satisfaction.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor; Daniel Mizrahi)
VMware Doubles Down on Telco Market - Light Reading bit.ly/2fUP4Avpic.twitter.com/jnBALOaI1r

vRA 7.2 what's new? - virtualizationteam.com bit.ly/2gbb4tY pic.twitter.com/XDOWMfgtjx
vSphere 6.5 what's new - DRS - Yellow Bricks bit.ly/2fYK2Tr pic.twitter.com/sEhJEtkKs7
There's a lab for that! Try VMware products from the convenience of your browser via Hands-on Labs bit.ly/2gpUQxh pic.twitter.com/mrDx9eQeQG
New in VMware vSphere 6.5 - Technical Whitepaper bit.ly/2gy96S3 pic.twitter.com/bbJoZZ8SeQ

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

New Release: vSphere Command-Line Interface 6.5
vSphere’s 6.5 release has brought about many new features and enhancements. One of the features which may have flown under the radar has to be the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) 6.5 release. Overview As a high-level overview, vCLI allows users to run commands from remote systems against vS...
Dec 2, 2016 7:45:20 PM
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter management clients
vSphere 6.5 brings with it significant changes to the vCenter Server management clients including the vSphere Web Client and new HTML5 based vSphere Client. A detailed FAQ can be found here in this KB article ; a summary of the changes are given below in this blog post. vSphere Client (HTML5): VM...
Dec 1, 2016 8:00:31 PM
VCP7-CMA Exam Now Available
The new VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA) certification validates your skills in installing, configuring, and optimizing public, private, and hybrid clouds using the VMware vRealize Suite v7.x. This exam (#2V0-731) is now available for registration at Pe...
Dec 1, 2016 5:05:12 PM
Getting Started with the New Image Builder GUI in vSphere 6.5
In this post, I wanted to provide a quick introduction to the powerful new graphical interface for Image Builder, which is part of the new Auto Deploy GUI. There are many great enhancements in VMware vSphere 6.5, and for an excellent overview please be sure to look at the What’s New whitepaper . ...
Nov 30, 2016 8:08:33 PM
30+ Videos Added to VMware Learning Zone this Month!
The VMware Learning Zone video library added over 30 new videos last month, including an extensive collection on vSAN Troubleshooting. These videos are now fully available to all Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone. VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Series Introduction:
Introdu...
Nov 30, 2016 5:03:50 PM
Claim your Free Trial Subscription to the VMware Learning Zone
Want to get a preview of what’s available in the VMware Learning Zone before you commit to a full subscription? How about free training on the latest VMware technologies? If you answered yes, the new VMware Learning Zone Trial Subscription is just what you’ve been waiting for. Here’s what you get...
Nov 28, 2016 8:11:55 PM
My Ten Leadership Imperatives
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware Our IT leadership team recently had an offsite. This was a team-driven event, and I stayed in the background and actually spoke very little on stage. I was asked to provide some advice and insight for leadership development. Here is what I shared with my team. In my
opin...
Nov 28, 2016 1:30:06 PM
Celebrate Cyber Week with 25% Off Selected VMware Education Courses
In this field, credibility is everything and certification sets you apart from your peers. From now until December 2 nd 9pm Pacific time, you can purchase selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 25%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will
rece...
Nov 27, 2016 5:30:39 PM
What’s the Difference Between Network Virtualization & Software‐Defined Networking?
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization are two of the hottest trends in the IT industry lately. But while they sound like similar concepts on the surface, in reality there are major differences. According to Network Virtualization For Dummies by Mora Gozani: ________________...
Nov 25, 2016 4:32:01 PM
New Release: vSphere Command-Line Interface 6.5
vSphere’s 6.5 release has brought about many new features and enhancements. One of the features which may have flown under the radar has to be the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) 6.5 release. Overview As a high-level overview, vCLI allows users to run commands from remote systems against vS...
Dec 2, 2016 7:45:20 PM
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter management clients
vSphere 6.5 brings with it significant changes to the vCenter Server management clients including the vSphere Web Client and new HTML5 based vSphere Client. A detailed FAQ can be found here in this KB article ; a summary of the changes are given below in this blog post. vSphere Client (HTML5): VM...
Dec 1, 2016 8:00:31 PM
VCP7-CMA Exam Now Available
The new VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA) certification validates your skills in installing, configuring, and optimizing public, private, and hybrid clouds using the VMware vRealize Suite v7.x. This exam (#2V0-731) is now available for registration at Pe...
Dec 1, 2016 5:05:12 PM
Getting Started with the New Image Builder GUI in vSphere 6.5
In this post, I wanted to provide a quick introduction to the powerful new graphical interface for Image Builder, which is part of the new Auto Deploy GUI. There are many great enhancements in VMware vSphere 6.5, and for an excellent overview please be sure to look at the What’s New whitepaper . ...
Nov 30, 2016 8:08:33 PM
30+ Videos Added to VMware Learning Zone this Month!
The VMware Learning Zone video library added over 30 new videos last month, including an extensive collection on vSAN Troubleshooting. These videos are now fully available to all Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone. VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Series Introduction:
Introdu...
Nov 30, 2016 5:03:50 PM
Claim your Free Trial Subscription to the VMware Learning Zone
Want to get a preview of what’s available in the VMware Learning Zone before you commit to a full subscription? How about free training on the latest VMware technologies? If you answered yes, the new VMware Learning Zone Trial Subscription is just what you’ve been waiting for. Here’s what you get...
Nov 28, 2016 8:11:55 PM
My Ten Leadership Imperatives
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware Our IT leadership team recently had an offsite. This was a team-driven event, and I stayed in the background and actually spoke very little on stage. I was asked to provide some advice and insight for leadership development. Here is what I shared with my team. In my
opin...
Nov 28, 2016 1:30:06 PM
Celebrate Cyber Week with 25% Off Selected VMware Education Courses
In this field, credibility is everything and certification sets you apart from your peers. From now until December 2 nd 9pm Pacific time, you can purchase selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 25%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will
rece...
Nov 27, 2016 5:30:39 PM
What’s the Difference Between Network Virtualization & Software‐Defined Networking?
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization are two of the hottest trends in the IT industry lately. But while they sound like similar concepts on the surface, in reality there are major differences. According to Network Virtualization For Dummies by Mora Gozani: ________________...
Nov 25, 2016 4:32:01 PM

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VMware Identity Manager using Azure AD as 3rd party Identity Provider
VMware Identity Manager support integration with a wide range of third party Identity Providers such as ADFS, Ping Federate and many, many more. The integration is based on SAML. This blog post will explain how to use Azure AD as a trusted Identity Provider (IdP) in VMware Identity Manager. Step ...
Dec 2, 2016 5:10:16 PM
Apple’s New Drones, Serious Mobile Shopping $$$, 2017 Security Threats & Google Pixel News
Zooming to a street sign near you… Apple is revving its robotics engine with plans for using drones to help update Apple Maps more quickly, Bloomberg reported this week . The increased focus on improving the quality of its navigation app is also signaled by its acquisition of start-up Indoor.io, ...
Dec 2, 2016 1:58:06 PM
AirWatch Tunnel: VMware Makes Secure Access Easier for Windows 10
End users are increasingly detached from the confines of cubicles. Whether at home, on the road or working at the local coffee shop, they need to access corporate resources to do their jobs. Traditionally, IT required employees to use a VPN client and manually connect to the network each time a u...
Dec 1, 2016 6:00:55 PM
[Video] Does Your EMM Provider Have a Strong Mobile Ecosystem?
One way the VMware AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform sets itself apart: the mobile ecosystem . At our annual enterprise mobility conference, Connect Atlanta , more than 60 mobile technology partners showed up at this year’s event. VMware TV got the scoop on the strategy
behin...
Dec 1, 2016 4:05:07 PM
[Video] Work Productivity Reimagined: VMware Workspace ONE + Salesforce
The modern workforce relies on fundamental business apps like Salesforce to get work done. Whether you use Salesforce to service customers, close deals, analyze data and nurture leads, or you rely on apps within the Salesforce App Exchange, Salesforce is a vital component across many teams within...
Dec 1, 2016 2:40:48 PM
New eBook! The 5 Next Big Things in Mobile Security
Strike down new attacks before they happen. Get a free copy of the new eBook from VMware to discover what’s next in mobile security. The state of cybersecurity is scary. Businesses have watched security breaches expose more than 851 million records in the last decade, and nearly 6.2 million
recor...
Nov 30, 2016 7:00:15 PM
Fusion 8.5.3 Released, addresses
macOS 10.12 issues
Using
macOS 10.12 Sierra and VMware Fusion 8.5? It’s time to update! And with the biggest sale of the year going on right now, there’s never been a better time to get up to date if you’re on Fusion 7 or older. Today we’ve released an update to our favourite Mac virtualization product to address s...
Nov 30, 2016 6:44:25 PM
Trend Alert: The 5 Next Big Things in Mobile Security
No CIO wants to hear that their company has been hacked. But for most, network intrusion is the new reality—even if we don’t realize it. In the new eBook, 5 Next Big Things in Mobile Security , we explore the biggest trends and threats facing businesses of all sizes everywhere in the world. Acces...
Nov 30, 2016 4:32:05 PM
Make the Move to Windows 10 Using VMware Mirage
Register for the webinar, “How to simplify and de-risk Windows 10 migrations ,” hosted by Lakeside Software, MigrationStudio and VMware on Dec 7 at 7:45 a.m. (PST). Partners can register for a similar partner-focused webinar on Dec 7 at 9 a.m. (PST). It’s been a little over year since Microsoft r...
Nov 30, 2016 1:00:13 PM
[Video] Good Apps vs. Great Mobile Apps: What’s the Difference?
What’s the difference between a good app and a great app? VMware Vice President of R&D for Applications Tony Kueh talks about this, the innovations happening at VMware and how his team designs apps across every platform. Watch the exclusive VMware TV interview here , and read his responses below....
Nov 29, 2016 4:09:06 PM
Looking to Go Big with Mobility? Join Us at #NRF17
As far as retail IT is concerned, 2016 is over. It’s time to start planning for 2017, and there is no better place to start than Retail’s Big Show on Jan. 15-17 in New York City. Whether you are responsible for a single up-and-coming brand or a portfolio of traditional companies, mobility has the...
Nov 29, 2016 1:08:07 PM
New Webinar! AirWatch 9.0: Transforming the Digital Workspace
Got an hour this Thursday? Then sign up now for an
all new webinar from VMware AirWatch: AirWatch 9.0: Transforming the Digital Workspace on Dec. 1, 1 p.m. (EST). Our AirWatch product expert will give you a deep dive on what’s new, including Unified endpoint management (UEM) for Windows 10; Suppo...
Nov 28, 2016 4:18:39 PM
New Video: How the New Concept of “Work” Changed IT & Computing
The concept of “work” has evolved dramatically over the past decade, and 2016 is the year end-user demands and enterprise IT finally began to come together. Watch the video below as digital workspace expert and VMware End-User Computing vice president Dave Grant explores: The impact of
consumeriz...
Nov 28, 2016 3:40:35 PM
Every Day Is Thanksgiving
Yes, I know that’s a cheesy title, but in the office where we control Fusion and Workstation every day starts with a conversation about you. We talk about things that are trending on Twitter & Facebook , what’s happening on our community forums , and what people are asking us in our inboxes. Some...
Nov 24, 2016 8:21:37 PM

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

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.46

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, a shorter than usual update this week and a reminder that as next week is Thanksgiving there will not be another newsletter for 2 weeks. This past week has been very exciting with all of the announcements and new product releases. Many of my customers are very excited to start working with these new solutions from VMware and I am already hard at work helping them with a plan on how to get prepared for implementing these in their environments. This is always a really exciting and challenging time where we have to weigh the new product features with the current edition and stability that we have achieved over time. Of course, we will be moving to the new versions but it is all in the planning to ensure that the outcome will be favorable.

 

More details on the new releases here!

This list includes:

  • vSphere 6.5
  • Fusion 8.5.2
  • Site Recovery Manager 6.5
  • vSAN 6.5
  • vRealize Automation 6.2.5
  • vRealize Business for Cloud 7.2
  • vRealize Operations Manager 6.4
  • Workstation Pro 12.5.2
  • Identity Manager 2.8
  • ThinApp 5.2.2
  • vRealize Log Insight 4
  • vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5
  • vSphere Data Protection 6.1.3
  • vSphere Replication 6.5
  • Workstation Player 12.5.2
  • PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1
  • VIX API 1.15.6
  • vRealize Operations Management Pack for NSX for vSphere 3.5

I wish you all a fantastic shorter week ahead if you are in the USA and look forward to speaking to you again in 2 weeks time.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

VMware Named 2016 STAR Award Winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes

VMware’s global Professional Services organization has played an important role in enabling customer successes. Over the last five years, as VMwaretsia-award-2-233x300 has evolved from a single product company to a multi-product solutions provider, the maturation, innovation and transformation of its professional services business has driven new and higher levels of business success and customer satisfaction.

 

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) announced the 2016 STAR Award winners at the Technology Services World Conference held in Las Vegas. VMware Professional Services was named the 2016 STAR Award winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes.

 

Now in its 26th year, the STAR Awards have become one of the highest honors in the technology services industry. The selection process is rigorous, consisting of a thorough evaluation followed by a vote by TSIA’s service discipline advisory board members.

 

Read the full blog here!

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

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TWEETS OF THE WEEK

VMware AirWatch 9.0 Is Officially GA! - AirWatch Blog bit.ly/2eMf1Ww pic.twitter.com/8kNBijDyhP

Test drive VMware products from the convenience of your browser in minutes with Hands-on Labs bit.ly/2evVpFZpic.twitter.com/tMmCPHTIjh

vSphere 6.5 Feature Preview: vCenter High Availability - have you tried reinstalling? bit.ly/2fgzRcLpic.twitter.com/DAZ8Bg8N5z

A new badge at CloudCred, on Triple-Point Tuesday: VMware Cloud on AWS bit.ly/2ezvAF3pic.twitter.com/ZTYyfrg7rP

VMware vSphere 6.5 - HTML5 Web Client and More - ESX Virtualization bit.ly/2fNAE61pic.twitter.com/VpAjwtz7m1

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

vSphere 6.5 is here! What you need to know

vSphere 6.5 has been released for all to download. We’re sure you vSphere users are all eager to install a copy and start kicking the tires, and we’re just as eager to see that you get started on the right foot. With this in mind, we have created the following list of Knowledge Base articles that...

Nov 16, 2016 5:29:31 PM

Unveiling Project Clarity

Today we’re ecstatic to announce Project Clarity, a design system that combines UX guidelines, patterns, and front-end code in one solution. Clarity is for the designer and developer in each of us.     Bringing it together — UX, HTML/CSS, and Angular Clarity’s designs stem from relentless explora...

Nov 15, 2016 5:00:18 PM

New Courses on vSphere 6.5, Cloud, NSX & More

Last month the Education Services team opened registration for several new instructor-led training courses covering a broad range of topics. For more information on these courses use the links below or contact your local Learning Specialist. vSphere VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] explo...

Nov 15, 2016 4:40:43 PM

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5

vSphere 6.5 is here! Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of VMware vSphere 6.5 along with new releases of other SDDC components: VMware vSAN 6.5, VMware vRealize Log Insight 4 and VMware vRealize Operations 6.4. Together, these products help IT more efficiently run, manage,...

Nov 15, 2016 9:05:41 AM

How to backup and restore the embedded vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vPostgres database

This video demonstrates how to backup and restore an embedded vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vPostgres database. Backing up your database protects the data stored in your database. Of course, Restoring a backup is an essential part of that function. Note : This video is only supported for backup an...

Nov 14, 2016 1:02:48 PM

High Performance Computing with Altitude: SC’16 Begins Tomorrow!

As readers may know, VMware has had a presence in the EMC booth for the last several years at Supercomputing, the HPC community’s largest annual ACM/IEEE conference and exhibition. With the fusion of Dell and EMC into DellEMC and with VMware now under the Dell Technologies umbrella, I am very ple...

Nov 14, 2016 4:27:07 AM

 

Top Ten Ways VMware vCloud Air is Better than Thanksgiving

1. Modernizing your Data Center through vCloud Air won’t gobble your budget. 2. Cloud Migration with Hybrid Cloud Manager supports stretched networks. The elastic in your sweatpants however, notsomuch . 3. Downtime from your tryptophan-induced turkey coma can be tremendous, but there’s zero downt...

Nov 18, 2016 5:00:22 PM

Workload Mobility and Disaster Recovery to VMware vCloud Air Network IaaS Provider

Every third Thursday of the month on the vCloud Blog, we aim to publish blogs around vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers , which is a set of reference documents designed to help you construct a superior working cloud solution leveraging current technologies, recommended practices an...

Nov 17, 2016 5:00:13 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0020 and Updated Advisories

Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2016-0020 Updated VMSA-2016-0016.1 VMSA-2016-0018.1 The new advisory documents a deserialization vulnerability in the vRealize Operation REST API, CVE-2016-7462. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing l...

Nov 16, 2016 6:58:10 AM

vSphere 6.5 DRS Performance – A new white-paper

VMware recently announced the general availability of vSphere 6.5 . Among the many new features in this release are some DRS specific ones like predictive DRS, and network-aware DRS. In vSphere 6.5, DRS also comes with a host of performance improvements like the all-new VM initial placement and t...

Nov 16, 2016 6:43:26 AM

Extend Your Data Center in Less Time Than It Takes to Cook a Turkey

You finally made it to the cloud. Congratulations, you’re among the leading enterprises that recognize the value of this critical tool for business success. In fact, by the end of 2016, 27% of IT workloads will be run in the private and public cloud – 10 years ago it was a mere 2%. Maybe you’re u...

Nov 15, 2016 10:08:42 PM

Game Changing: Day 2 Enterprise Data Management Tasks with VMware NSX and vRealize Operations

As a Staff Partner Architect at VMware, I tend to look at our platform and products through a slightly different lens than some of my colleagues. Rather than focusing solely on our feature rich product sets and platform, I take a top down approach and identify which of these features are most int...

Nov 15, 2016 10:07:52 PM

How Do CIOs Imagine the Future of 2020?

The best leaders are visionaries, and CIOs are no exception. They’ve seen networking evolve substantially over the past decades — naturally, CIOs anticipate big changes ahead. As they envision an ideal future for IT however, business pressures influence their wish-lists. So the question for anyon...

Nov 14, 2016 6:03:24 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Apple Moving iPhone Production to U.S.? Top Mobile News this Week

Rumor has it: Could Apple iPhone production move to the U.S.? A gaggle of rumors abounded this week about iPhone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron potentially, maybe, possibly bring production of Apple’s popular smartphone to the U.S. While Apple declined comment, we’ll definitely watch this rumor ...

Nov 18, 2016 4:17:08 PM

Managing Windows 10 with VMware User Environment Manager

With the introduction of Windows 10 , Microsoft’s new philosophy is for each user to manage his or her own desktop and that every user has his or her own dedicated physical device. All data and settings in Windows 10 are tied to the local device. This also means that Microsoft does not provide wa...

Nov 18, 2016 4:03:50 PM

What’s New in VMware Workspace ONE Nov 2016 Release

Here’s a (pre) Thanksgiving gift to all our VMware Workspace ONE customers, releasing an exciting set of new features generally available for both the cloud and on-premise versions of Workspace ONE . Workspace ONE App Updates Deliver internal enterprise mobile apps to unmanaged devices Adaptive m...

Nov 17, 2016 4:50:06 PM

Are We Finally Getting Better at Mobile Security?

The short answer is we’re getting there, said John Britton, VMware End-User Computing Security Product Marketing Director, when he recently sat down with VMware TV during Connect Atlanta . Find out what he thinks was the worst cybersecurity blow to businesses this year, who’s now responsible for ...

Nov 17, 2016 3:19:57 PM

VMware AirWatch 9.0 Is Officially GA!

In case you missed it, we announced VMware AirWatch 9.0 at Connect Atlanta a little over a month ago. This week, we are excited to share that AirWatch version 9.0 is now generally available. Click here to access all the AirWatch 9.0 documentation on myAirWatch . Join the Webinar & Dive into the A...

Nov 17, 2016 2:28:38 PM

No Enterprise IoT Strategy? Here’s Why Your Company Could Lose

“If enterprises are not looking at IoT today, they will lose in their industry,” recently said VMware IoT expert Mimi Spier. Why do companies suddenly need an enterprise IoT strategy? Connect Atlanta keynote speaker David Pogue, founder of Yahoo Tech, asked Mimi everything enterprises need to kno...

Nov 17, 2016 2:25:58 PM

Mobile Tech Predictions: What Does 2030 Look Like for IT & Mobile Workers?

What does 2030 look like for enterprise IT? And what do we need to do today to prepare for the future of business tech and end-user demands? We’re getting in on the mobile tech predictions action with Brian Katz, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Director of Mobile Strategy and all-around smart guy...

Nov 16, 2016 6:32:24 PM

Mobile Tech Predictions: What Does 2030 Look Like for IT & Mobile Workers?

Listen to this new episode of the digital work podcast, Echo ONE, to hear mobile strategy expert Brian Katz share biggest mobile tech predictions and trends today and into 2030. What does 2030 look like for enterprise IT? And what do we need to do today to prepare for the future of business tech ...

Nov 16, 2016 6:02:57 PM

[Video] 2017 Tech Trend Alert: Explore the Future of Augmented Reality at Work

“There is a divergence that’s happening in the consumer and enterprise use cases, where AR (augmented reality) is supposed to be content overlaid on the real world. In the enterprise use cases, you’re actually seeing more and more AR applications that deliver contextually relevant data but not an...

Nov 15, 2016 4:14:46 PM

Behind the Scenes of the VMware AirWatch EMM Console

The AirWatch enterprise mobility management ( EMM ) platform makes it possible—and easy—for employees to work in the moment. From a single pane of glass, IT can configure and deliver consumer simple experiences to workers on any app and any device. Behind the scenes, VMware is ramping up efforts ...

Nov 15, 2016 1:00:51 PM

Biggest sale of the year is almost here!

It’s nearly that time again… Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching! We’re going to have our award winning virtualization products on sale at huge discounts just in time for the holidays. If you had been holding off upgrading to Fusion 8.5, our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales a...

Nov 14, 2016 9:37:51 PM

Safelite AutoGlass Has a Window to the Digital Workspace with VMware AirWatch & Workspace ONE

If you’ve ever had a problem with your car’s windshield, chances are that someone from Safelite AutoGlass repaired or replaced it. The Ohio-based company fixes more windshields than any other company in the U.S. Safelite technicians use VMware AirWatch -managed Samsung Android phones that enable ...

Nov 14, 2016 3:10:16 PM

RES and VMware App Volumes in Action: Identity-Driven and Automated AppStacks

By Lacy Gruen, Director of Product Marketing, RES Managing application access and enforcing policies around who should get what set of apps is no easy feat for IT pros. It’s only getting harder to strike the balance between worker productivity by giving the workforce want they want and adhering t...

Nov 14, 2016 2:00:54 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.44

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well a few weeks out from VMworld Europe and VMworld USA and I wanted to share with you a list of many of the products and announcements that were made during these two amazing conferences. I hope that you find them useful. There are of course many other announcements not captured here but would have been in the past few newsletters which are always available online in our archive within a few weeks (https://communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmwaretam )

 

New Products / Services Announced during VMworld Europe 2016

-vSphere 6.5

-Virtual SAN (vSAN) 6.5

-vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.2

-vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) 4.0

-vRealize Operations (vROps) 6.4

-Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.5

-Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Office 365

-Tech Preview:  Skype for Business Integration with Horizon View

-Photon Platform and Kubernetes as a Service

-Workspace One Essentials (standalone digital workspace without device enrollment)

-Workspace One Single Sign-On (SSO) collaboration with F5 Network’s Big IP

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and look forward to providing you with even more VMware news next week as we start the countdown to the end of 2016.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware Brisbane TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Certificates for Dummies – Part Two: Replacing vCenter Server Certificates with VMware Certificate Authority
By Jean Oliveira

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my previous blog post―Certificates for Dummies―where I walked through the process of enabling PSC as a VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). In this blog post I will demonstrate the process for replacing vCenter Server Certificates with those issued by VMCA. Continue Reading here...

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

VMware Honored for Professional Services Innovation and Excellence by the Technology Services Industry Association

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) announced the 2016 STAR Award winners at the Technology Services World Conference held in Las Vegas. VMware Professional Services was named the 2016 STAR Award winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes. “VMware is thrilled to be recogn...

Nov 4, 2016 10:18:39 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for October 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for October 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vsfwd connection to the NSX Manager fails vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificat...

Nov 4, 2016 9:47:20 AM

Top 20 Horizon View articles for October 2016

Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for October 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Restart order of the View ...

Nov 4, 2016 9:28:37 AM

VCAP6-CMA Deploy Exam Now Available

I’m happy to announce that the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment (VCAP6-CMA Deploy) certification exam has completed the beta exam analysis phase, and is now available to be scheduled at participating PearsonVue testing centers. Earning a VCAP6-...

Nov 4, 2016 4:18:49 AM

Is your VCP Recertification Deadline Approaching?

For many of our readers it’s almost time to renew your VMware Certified Professional (VCP) for another two years. Recertifying gives you a chance to demonstrate advanced technical skills and qualifications skills in a new technology that can boost your salary and advance your career your continue...

Nov 2, 2016 3:16:51 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for October 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for October 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Using the VMware Knowledge Base Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP How to purch...

Nov 2, 2016 2:36:04 PM

Troubleshooting “SSO log directory full” in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0

This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot “SSO log directory full” warnings in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0. This is a known issue affecting vCenter Server Appliance 6.0, and currently, there is no resolution. You see that the /storage/log directory is highly utilized in an Embedded vCenter Ser...

Nov 2, 2016 12:08:26 PM

Save 15% on Selected VMware Training Courses

In this field, credibility is everything and certification sets you apart from your peers. From now until November 22 nd , purchase selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 15%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will receive a token to enroll v...

Nov 1, 2016 3:33:44 PM

New vRealize Automation Video Series in the VMware Learning Zone

Taught by top VMware experts, VMware Learning Zone can improve your abilities and your organization’s overall VMware proficiency, adoption rate, and ROI. This month we released a new video series, vRealize Automation 7 Multi-Tenancy and Roles , by VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Sascha Milic. O...

Oct 31, 2016 3:28:13 PM

Software Publishers Akuiteo and Planon Turn to vCloud Air Network Service Provider Claranet to Enable Digital Transformation

In this bold, new era of IT, enabling mobility and digital transformation is more important than ever. Together with VMware, vCloud Air Network service provider Claranet is helping to drive this enable this. Claranet , founded in 1996, is a Managed Service Provider specializing in network and hos...

Nov 3, 2016 4:15:31 PM

Latency Sensitive VMs and vSphere DRS

Some applications are inherently highly latency sensitive, and cannot afford long vMotion times. VMs running such applications are termed as being ‘Latency Sensitive’. These VMs consume resources very actively, so vMotion of such VMs is often a slow process. Such VMs require special care during c...

Nov 3, 2016 11:59:17 AM

Centralized Security and Consolidated Networking Make Hybrid DMZ a Sweet Treat

Security concerns and networking complexity often are cited as key challenges to public cloud adoption. Since most public clouds run on proprietary architectures that are often inconsistent with on-premises environments, IT teams are tasked with managing multiple copies of security appliances and...

Oct 31, 2016 4:36:56 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

What’s New in the Updated Reviewer’s Guide for VMware ThinApp?

The Reviewer’s Guide for VMware ThinApp has been updated for ThinApp 5.2. This guide is for anyone who installs and deploys VMware ThinApp packaged applications, and contains almost everything you need to know about ThinApp. It covers fundamental information about architecture, components, and te...

Nov 4, 2016 5:31:22 PM

Apple Makes Binging SSO Easy, Cyber Threats & VR at Work: It’s the Top Mobile News!

TV binging just got SSO easy. This week, Apple announced single sign-on (SSO) for paid television apps with its new tvOS and iOS 10.2 betas. Soon, you can easily bounce between House of Cards (Netflix) and Veep (HBO Go)—without the password hassle. Read more on Business Insider here . Experts wei...

Nov 4, 2016 1:33:31 PM

VMware AirWatch DISA STIG: What You Need to Know

VMware AirWatch proudly announced the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for AirWatch 9. Lots of folks spent many hours internally collaborating with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to ensure VMware AirWatch version 9.x MDM is configured to allow other U.S. Departme...

Nov 3, 2016 7:30:01 PM

Fusion for Developers

Build the next big thing with Fusion Did you know that thousands of developers use VMware Fusion every day for all kinds of development and testing? Build and test apps for any platform, cloud or desktop, or work with the latest in container technology by deploying VMware’s own PhotonOS. Purpose ...

Nov 3, 2016 6:24:55 PM

10 Awesome Admin Hacks for Enterprise Mobility Management

Now that mobility is mission critical to every business, enterprise mobility is moving at a consumer pace. So how do you streamline massive mobile deployments? Here are 10 hacks for every admin using AirWatch EMM from our Systems Engineer Chase Bradley. To Simplify Your Workflow 1. Change Control...

Nov 3, 2016 4:00:31 PM

Kroll Ontrack Turns Complaints into Compliments by Replacing Citrix XenApp with VMware Horizon

Kroll Ontrack had a big problem: they had lots of users complaining about critical applications running on Citrix XenApp. So, they took a look at VMware Horizon and never looked back after user complaints turned into compliments. Learn how to easily make the switch from Citrix XenApp and XenDeskt...

Nov 3, 2016 1:53:20 PM

VMware AirWatch Achieves FedRAMP Authority to Operate

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program ( FedRAMP ) granted VMware AirWatch with an Authority to Operate (ATO) to deliver federal enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions from the cloud. Read more details in the press release announcement here . Following a rigorous applicatio...

Nov 3, 2016 12:00:27 PM

Echo ONE Podcast #8: Augmented Reality & VR at Work

Welcome to season two of the Echo ONE podcast ! The past three months have been crazy, with AirWatch Connect Atlanta , Microsoft Ignite, Apple’s October special event and VMworld U.S. and Barcelona. There’s been a ton of new buzz around the digital workspace, unified endpoint management, Windows ...

Nov 2, 2016 6:37:21 PM

Echo ONE Podcast #8: VR & Augmented Reality at Work

Welcome to season two of the Echo ONE podcast ! What began years ago around virtual conference call meetings officially changed into something real, something that could completely change the way we communicate, create products and help customers. To dive into the first stages of augmented realit...

Nov 2, 2016 6:07:56 PM

Stronger Customer Connections: What Retailers Want from Mobility

What keeps retail mobility experts up at night? Meeting increasing expectations, personalizing engagement and better satisfying customers, according to Retail Industry Day attendees at Connect Atlanta 2016. This year’s record-breaking crowd of 200-plus retailers focused on retail mobility trends ...

Nov 2, 2016 4:12:51 PM

Watch How Mobile Tech Helps Aviation Giant Boeing Go Faster

“My advice would be do it. And do it fast, it’s going to make a huge difference for your company.” That was Sue Harris, IT Director for End User Infrastructure Services at AirWatch customer Boeing , recommending that companies large and small be willing to embrace the radical change that comes wi...

Nov 1, 2016 2:00:41 PM

Mobile Security Alert: 4 Top Cyber Security Horrors, According to the Experts

Happy Halloween, all! While the world collectively shouts “Trick or Treat!” your friendly neighborhood mobility experts are scared witless by an impending doom, a haunting reality, a terrifying terror looming in every business: mobile security horrors. We talked to four mobile security experts to...

Oct 31, 2016 3:35:11 PM

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.45

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to the TAM Weekly Newsletter. Our newsletter is always packed full of the latest VMware related news, however this week I wanted to change gear a bit and provide an update on the VMware Foundation.

 

VMware Foundation:

We all want to help and it really only takes a small step to do some good. VMware has so many programs to help us do this. I wanted to share this with you if you haven’t already seen it.

https://www.facebook.com/vmwarecareers/photos/a.425632619203.197429.361013714203/10154664865104204/?type=3&theater

#WeServe – Service Learning Stories

 

“Being able to grant a wish is a humbling, joyful, and transformative experience,” says Hadleigh, Technical Account Manager at VMware in Arizona. Hadleigh and his wife have helped 60 children go on the adventure of their dreams through the Make-A-Wish, which strives to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. Hadleigh contributed his Service Learning time to the organization and volunteers there regularly. “Their work is inspired. Seeing a child’s face light up when they get their wish - whether it’s sitting in a cockpit, or riding in a fire truck - there’s nothing more beautiful than that.”

 

Learn more about Service Learning at VMware. http://bit.ly/2diG9vB

 

Take care everyone until next week.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Keeping Your End-User Computing Deployment on Track with a VMware Horizon TAS

By John Kramer

 

It’s hard to believe it has been just four years since I joined VMware as an End-User Computing (EUC) Consultant. During my time as a consultant―and now as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) and /Technical Account Specialist (TAS) ―I have been fortunate enough to have helped various customers with VMware Horizon EUC deployments across the U.S. and Canada.

 

[continue reading...]

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

The difference between VM Encryption in vSphere 6.5 and vSAN encryption - Yellow Bricks bit.ly/2fNy5Vmpic.twitter.com/6MWwtevgeT

Twice as Nice: New IDC Marketscape Report Places VMware in Leaders Category - VMware EUC Blogbit.ly/2eS455x pic.twitter.com/nUOiUQuKkC

VMware Cloud(s) Dissected: A VMware Public Cloud Platform Comparison- zerotin.org bit.ly/2fyfPLHpic.twitter.com/rVrl9NtNiu

What Does the VMware/AWS Mashup Mean to IT Pros and CIOs? - The New Stack bit.ly/2eA0jgZpic.twitter.com/23AspHFMX3

Puppet tightens links to Docker, Jenkins, VMware - InfoWorld bit.ly/2fqV88a pic.twitter.com/gs0RNckCIB

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Keeping Your End-User Computing Deployment on Track with a VMware Horizon TAS

By John Kramer It’s hard to believe it has been just four years since I joined VMware as an End-User Computing (EUC) Consultant. During my time as a consultant―and now as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) and /Technical Account Specialist (TAS) ―I have been fortunate enough to have helped various...

Nov 10, 2016 7:00:57 PM

Opening Support Requests online

If your first instinct when opening a support request with us is to pick up the phone, we want to tell you about some behind the scenes changes we’ve been up to, to make the alternative — opening your request online — much more appealing. And we’re pretty excited about it! Now, when you login to ...

Nov 10, 2016 6:15:52 PM

Free Book Answers Your Top Application Delivery and Management Questions

According to Charles Barrett, Mark Ewert, and Ben Goodman, authors of the free ebook Applications for Dummies : “Applications are some of the most expensive parts of any IT organization, and they have a profound impact on the performance of the business, either negatively or positively, depending...

Nov 10, 2016 4:34:03 PM

vSphere 6.5 Security – Social Media Links

vSphere 6.5 is announced and the interest for the security features has been off the hook! My phone has been ringing like mad and emails are coming in fast and furious from customers and VMware field folks with “Where can I learn more???”. With that in mind, I’ve created this blog post as a repos...

Nov 8, 2016 9:38:11 PM

Cyber Attacks, Data Security, and Employee Productivity: A Cybersecurity Podcast Series Recap

  In our recent podcast series, West Coghlan, senior editor for technology at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), unpacked the findings of the 2016 EIU study, The Cyber-Chasm: How the Disconnect Between the C-suite and Security Endangers the Enterprise . The study surveyed 1,100 C-suite and se...

Nov 8, 2016 5:30:02 PM

VSAN Troubleshooting Video Series

VMware Technical Support University is very proud to present our Virtual SAN Troubleshooting Video Series , comprising of 26 bite sized videos- not only covering troubleshooting but also design, requirements, compatibility, and upgrades. These were first presented in the VSAN trouble shooting web...

Nov 7, 2016 1:34:19 PM

VMware Workstation target at the PwnFest hacking competition

VMware Workstation is among the targets of the PwnFest hacking competition. At this event, which is organized along the Power of Community security conference in Seoul, security researchers are demonstrating their attack capabilities. The event is modeled after the well-known Pwn2Own competition....

Nov 10, 2016 5:33:06 PM

VMware and IBM Cloud Solutions Help Transform the Guest Experience at Marriott International

Marriott International is one of the world’s leading hospitality companies – spanning 19 brands in over 40 countries, with over 200,000 associates. They have been hyper-focused over the last several years evolving the guest experience and integrating technology in all that Marriott does, which is...

Nov 10, 2016 5:02:16 PM

VMSA-2016-0018

Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center! Today we released VMSA-2016-0018 which documents products affected by CVE-2016-5195 – aka: the ‘Dirty COW’ vulnerability. In addition, we have also released Knowledge Base Article 2147515 which documents unaffected products. There are a few poin...

Nov 9, 2016 10:05:11 PM

In Recognition of International Tongue Twister Day, We Offer Key Cloud Considerations for Conscientious Carl to Contemplate

Sunday is International Tongue Twister Day, and many people might celebrate by saying an old favorite like, “ Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” three times fast. But for IT leaders seeking to modernize their data center using the public cloud, a real-life tongue twister tripping them ...

Nov 9, 2016 8:22:13 PM

The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift, And Consolidate!

Enterprise IT is evolving quicker than ever before. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know most companies are leaning into digital transformation in order to stay accessible and relevant to customers. With its hybrid and “always on” capabilities, cloud is destined to usher in those gran...

Nov 8, 2016 6:53:52 PM

Expandable Reservation for Resource Pools

One of the questions I was often asked about resource pools (RP) is ‘Expandable reservation’. What is expandable reservation, and why should I care about it? Although it sounds intuitive, it can be easily misunderstood. To put it simply, a resource pool with ‘expandable reservation’ can expand it...

Nov 8, 2016 2:36:35 PM

SAP HANA on vSphere 6 on Intel Xeon Broadwell – now supported!

Just on time for SAP TechED 2016 in Barcelona, I am happy to announce that we have finished the vSphere 6 SAP HANA on Intel Xeon Broadwell CPU certification ! With this all SAP supported or certified SAP HANA Intel Xeon Broadwell based systems can get virtualized and can run SAP HANA VMs with up ...

Nov 8, 2016 11:51:35 AM

VMware Named 2016 STAR Award Winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes

VMware’s global Professional Services organization has played an important role in enabling customer successes. Over the last five years, as VMware has evolved from a single product company to a multi-product solutions provider, the maturation, innovation and transformation of its professional se...

Nov 7, 2016 7:46:48 PM

Join Our Cloud Journey Webcasts to Make a Business Case for Hybrid Cloud

Before you take your first step in the cloud journey, you’ll need to make a solid business case for the platform. Our “Get Down to Business” webcast series does just that. You’ll discover business imperatives, trends and challenges that will help you decide what solution is best for your organiza...

Nov 7, 2016 5:15:25 PM

 

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Sank Your Week into the Election? Here’s Top Mobile News You Missed!

It’s time for another U.S. tradition. Snagging discounted tablets, laptops, smartphones and wearables—it’s almost Black Friday! The Verge is rounding up the best deals here. This year’s best stocking stuffers, though, could just be Google’s new $79 virtual reality (VR) headset (that works with Pi...

Nov 11, 2016 4:32:44 PM

The $28/Month Desktop is Real—Going Virtual with Horizon on VxRail

Hyper-converged solutions are rapidly building a reputation for delivering the lowest total cost of ownership for virtual desktop infrastructure ( VDI ), with reasons like faster time to value and the ability to rapidly scale at reducing cost increments. This recently published whitepaper goes in...

Nov 11, 2016 1:21:30 PM

New Video: David Pogue & Noah Wasmer on the Consumerization of IT

Q: For enterprise, who cares? Who cares about how smooth and fluid and good looking the software is? You don’t have to sell it to consumers. Noah: That’s the whole point. If you think about it, that’s the whole market opportunity. Every day you talk about the amazing transformation in our consume...

Nov 10, 2016 3:35:16 PM

Bulletproof RDS: 30 Ways to Secure Remote Desktop Services

Check out our big, bulletproof guide to layered VMware solutions for securing remote desktop services hosts (RDSH). By Barak Nissim, Senior EUC Practice Systems Engineer, VMware EMEA Remote desktop services (RDS) bring users closer to the data center. However, attackers can misuse the infrastruct...

Nov 10, 2016 3:24:13 PM

New Video: Blake Brannon Looks Back at AirWatch’s Top Innovations of 2016

Q: In light of the product announcements at Connect Atlanta, what are the biggest strengths of VMware’s digital workspace solution, Workspace ONE? Blake: You’ve got all these different use cases across your environment. Different users that just need basic access to apps. You have very sophistica...

Nov 9, 2016 7:35:51 PM

New Video: Unified Endpoint Management & Windows 10 Explained

In this new video interview, Sumit Dhawan explores and defines the next phase of end-user computing: unified endpoint management and Windows 10. Q: As companies move from IT silos toward the digital space, how is the IT department changing? Sumit: This is the challenge within IT, because the worl...

Nov 9, 2016 4:14:03 PM

See How Washington Trust Bank Improves Cybersecurity, Reduces Costs & Delivers Better Experiences with VMware Horizon VDI

Washington Trust Bank wanted the best VDI platform to improve cybersecurity, reduce costs and deliver better experiences, so they evaluated both Citrix and VMware. They chose VMware. Imagine for a moment a group of managers sitting in a meeting, using your IT team’s virtual desktop infrastructure...

Nov 8, 2016 3:16:53 PM

Fusion for Business

Did you know that VMware Fusion makes it easy to manage a fleet of Bring Your Own Device users? By adding VMware Horizon FLEX, businesses have more control over local virtual desktops than ever before. Use Fusion or Workstation to create your ‘Gold Master’ templates and then share those with end ...

Nov 7, 2016 4:28:47 PM

[Infographic] 5 Signs Your Business Desperately Needs a Digital Workspace

It’s official: We all spend more time browsing the web on our mobile devices than desktops . It’s further proof that mobility will continue to play a dominant role in our lives, whether at home or at work. But there’s got to be a more simple, secure way to manage all these new devices and apps in...

Nov 7, 2016 2:57:39 PM

[Infographic] 5 Red Flags Your EUC Environment Is Missing This

Notice any of these five red flags in your end-user computing (EUC) environment? Yikes! You could use a digital workspace . Workers use their own devices, whether you OK it or not. Data indicates this is the case for just about every one-in-three employees. Users access corporate data from outsid...

Nov 7, 2016 2:56:55 PM

Twice as Nice: New IDC MarketScape Report Places VMware in Leaders Category

This week, IDC announced that VMware Horizon was named to the leader’s category of the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing (VCC) Software 2016 Vendor Assessment for the second year in a row ! Click here to access an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client C...

Nov 7, 2016 1:00:47 PM

 

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Hi everyone, welcome to the 43rd newsletter for 2016. With November upon us and both VMworld USA and Europe completed we turn our attention to the other events around the world, namely the Forum's. These are held all over the world and are a great learning and networking experience for those that cannot make it to VMworld. Chat to you local TAM or VMware account rep and see if there is one happening near you.

 

One of my favorite parts of vSphere is how our customers interact with their solution to build applications and systems that are uniquely tailored to their needs using our APIs. We have been working pretty hard over the past few releases on this and there is even more in store for you in vSphere 6.5. With that in mind we have recently released a VMware "fling" which allows you to use VMware's Powershell add on calle PowerCLI on Windows, Mac or Linux. Check it out here.

 

Have a fantastic first week of November and remember to check the KB articles each week in case any affect your environment.

 

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Certificates for Dummies – Part Two: Replacing vCenter Server Certificates with VMware Certificate Authority

By Jean Oliveira

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my previous blog post―Certificates for Dummies―where I walked through the process of enabling PSC as a VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). In this blog post I will demonstrate the process for replacing vCenter Server Certificates with those issued by VMCA.

 

VMUG UPDATE

The Latest Issue of VMUG Compass Is Here

Scale up with the latest issue here

 

This month’s cover story takes a look at the explosion of the Internet of Things at the enterprise level, and how new cloud-based innovations are helping developers scale up to meet the onslaught of connected devices.

 

Also in this issue, we address the question: Can we consider containers to be full-on competition for virtualized platforms? In addition, our authors bring you up to speed on log collection and analytics, as well as how to provide better operations visibility for your infrastructure.

 

And don’t miss our exclusive one-on-one with André Leibovici of myvirtualcloud.net, and a recap of VMworld US!

 

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Certificates for Dummies – Part Two: Replacing vCenter Server Certificates with VMware Certificate Authority

  By Jean Oliveira Thanks for taking the time to read my previous blog post― Certificates for Dummies ―where I walked through the process of enabling PSC as a VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). In this blog post I will demonstrate the process for replacing vCenter Server Certificates with those...

Oct 27, 2016 6:56:50 PM

Introducing VMware Tools 10.1 and 10.0.12

The next major release of VMware Tools – the collection of in-guest drivers and agents that optimize VM performance and increase manageability – will be delivered with VMware vSphere 6.5, and is also downloadable as of today from My VMware . As usual, this version of VMware Tools is compatible wi...

Oct 26, 2016 4:48:52 PM

Can’t make it to vForum Live Near You? Tune in to vForum Online Nov 3rd!

We get it, you can’t physically make it to the vForum Live nearest you. However, you can still take the latest deep dives through VMware solutions across the software-defined data center, end user computing and the hybrid cloud at vForum Online! Sign up to attend vForum Online on November 3rd and...

Oct 25, 2016 2:38:06 PM

New Course Option for Expired VCPs

For candidates who hold an expired VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification, we are adding another option for earning a new VCP. In addition to the option to take the same course as any new candidate, if you have an expired VCP certification, you now have a new option to take a What’s Ne...

Oct 24, 2016 2:55:43 PM

How to recreate a missing vmdk AKA virtual machine disk descriptor file

This video tells you how to recreate a missing virtual machine disk descriptor, also know as the vmdk file. Note : VMware recommends to attempt to restore the missing descriptor file from backups if possible. If this is not possible, proceed with recreating the virtual machine disk descriptor fil...

Oct 21, 2016 6:10:00 PM

2017 VCDX Application & Defense Schedule

Here it is – the new calendar with VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) application deadlines and defense dates for 2017! The calendar will have the most current information soon. Be sure to always confirm the deadline dates as you prepare to submit your application. The dates listed below apply...

Oct 21, 2016 2:41:17 PM

Accelerating Business-Critical Applications

The performance of Business-Critical Applications (BCAs) such as database processing, email servers, and Web 2.0 workloads can help separate your company from the competition. But as you move to more virtualized systems keeping them running smoothly comes with its own set of challenges. BCAs are ...

Oct 20, 2016 4:12:48 PM

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – October 2016 Edition

For more information, see the NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 Release Notes on all issues listed below. There is a security vulnerability issue that was found in OpenSSL that is used in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.4. For more information, see https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2107 . **...

Oct 20, 2016 3:36:00 PM

Protecting workloads in the cloud with minimal effort through VMware vCloud Availability

Among the many challenges an organization and its IT department confront on a daily basis, availability of services is particularly critical for the survival of the businesses that entrust and rely on the technologies on which their services have been built. At the same time, several legislations...

Oct 28, 2016 2:11:08 PM

MythBusters: Debunking Three Common Myths Around vCloud Director

For while now, there’s been some speculation that VMware vCloud Director was no longer a priority for VMware – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With the release of vCloud Director 8.10 this spring , VMware has doubled down on its dedication to enhancing the product, and we’ve even exp...

Oct 27, 2016 4:00:21 PM

Join Our VMware vCloud Air Sessions at vForum Online November 3rd!

You can’t miss this – VMware vForum Online is happening on November 3 rd ! Join our experts at this free, online event to learn more about the cloud, virtualization, and business mobility. At this virtual event, you’ll discover how vCloud Air can seamlessly extend private workloads to the cloud w...

Oct 27, 2016 3:54:15 PM

VMware Horizon 7 Instant Clones Best Practices

By Dale Carter Recently, I have been working with Instant Clones in my lab. Although I have found this easy to get up and running (for more information, see my blog here ), it hasn’t been easy to find best practices around configuring Instant Clones, as they are so new. I reached out to the engin...

Oct 27, 2016 3:42:21 PM

Hello from the Other Side of Data Center Modernization

Architecting and rolling out your cloud-based solution can feel like a daunting task, and your plans can quickly be derailed or delayed by misconceptions about cloud types and the trade-offs among them. If you are running a VMware vSphere®-powered data center, then you can modernize your infrastr...

Oct 26, 2016 4:00:47 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0017

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: “ VMSA-2016-0017 – VMware product updates address multiple information disclosure issues” This addresses multiple information disclosure issues ( CVE-2016-5328 ) in VMware Tools (versions 9.x and 10.x) running on Mac OS X VMs and ( CV...

Oct 26, 2016 5:30:12 AM

How VMware and Equinix Interconnect vCloud Air to the Enterprise

Businesses can now deploy high-performance, secure VMware-based hybrid clouds According to Gartner, by 2020 “hybrid will be the most common usage of the cloud” as more enterprises see the benefits of integrating public and private cloud infrastructures. However, enabling the growth of hybrid clou...

Oct 25, 2016 4:00:48 PM

How VMware NSX Enables Enterprises to Deploy and Operationalize Containerized Applications at Scale

On October 17th, VMware Photon Platform introduced Kubernetes as a Service . Purpose built for cloud-native applications with integrated enterprise container infrastructure support, Photon Platform is a fully API-driven, multi-tenant platform leveraging ESXi, VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN. Gu...

Oct 24, 2016 11:38:39 PM

See If You Have Enough vCloud Air Smarts To Win A Smart Watch

Know what time it is? Time to put your thinking cap on for the vCloud Air Challenge . This is your chance to prove you’re a vCloud Air brainiac and take home a new smart watch! We’ve put together a test that only the cleverest of techies would ever attempt, full of questions about things like clo...

Oct 24, 2016 9:11:37 PM

Five Data Center Modernization Myths–Busted at VMworld

IT experts flocked to Barcelona last week for four days of VMworld Europe, where they could be found on the stage and in the audience for killer keynotes, breakout sessions on breakthrough technologies and helpful hands-on labs. Among the ‘aha moments’ for attendees interested in increasing their...

Oct 21, 2016 6:00:23 PM

VMware Cloud Foundation Digging Deeper into the Architecture

This has been an exciting time for the IT industry. At VMworld US 2016 (August 29th 2015) we had the announcement of VMware Cloud Foundation becoming an integral part of IBM SoftLayer and then we had the news of the strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware (October 13th 201...

Oct 20, 2016 12:51:38 PM

 

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Apple Delights & DDoS Spooks Online Users | Top Mobile News

Hello, it’s me. Yesterday, a new MacBook Pro told the world, “Hello again,” at an Apple Special Event. The tech giant introduced its cool new Touch Bar technology, newer power ports, a new MacBook Pro and macOS Sierra support for new touch features. Get all the juicy details here . Want to get th...

Oct 28, 2016 1:13:40 PM

Dynamic Digital Learning: Why Universities Will Be Excited about VMware’s New Ellucian Integration

Quickly giving students access to course apps and content is a huge challenge for college and university IT teams. Until now. At EDUCAUSE this week, VMware announced a new integration between the VMware Secure Digital Backpack for Education, powered by VMware Workspace ONE, and Colleague, Ellucia...

Oct 28, 2016 12:02:46 PM

Return of the MacBook Pro: 3 Stand-Out New Features from Apple Special Event

October’s Apple Special Event was short, but certainly sweet for Apple MacBook Pro fans. Alongside a new Apple TV app aptly named TV , Apple’s October event centered on the brand new and much-anticipated MacBook Pro. And it was well worth the wait. 3 Stand-Out Features in the New MacBook Pro It’s...

Oct 27, 2016 9:04:10 PM

The Domino’s Effect: Why Innovation Begins by Taking a Wrecking Ball to IT Silos

A day doesn’t go by when we don’t read an article about how businesses are incorporating digital as a core component for strategic transformation. The most amusing story I’ve heard recently that illustrates this digital business transformation is Domino’s. I’m sure you—like millions of others—hav...

Oct 27, 2016 2:08:49 PM

3D, Mixed Reality and the Microsoft Windows 10 Event

The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to ship for free in early 2017 to every Windows 10 device. The Creators Update, announced at today’s Microsoft event, advances the company’s vision for making mixed reality valuable and accessible to all and enables users to quickly connect and share the...

Oct 26, 2016 6:05:50 PM

How BDP International Changed the Game by Moving from Citrix to VMware

Innovation. Transformation. Results. These are some of the words that describe what our customers look for when trying to solve their end-user computing (EUC) challenges. And once these individuals or organizations are able to solve their challenges and innovate in unique ways, they are truly cha...

Oct 26, 2016 1:33:20 PM

Smart Cities: Improving the Lives of Citizens with the Internet of Things

“Your Tax Dollars at Work!” Nothing is more annoying to me than seeing this sign on the side of a busy highway because inevitably what follows next is a colossal traffic jam. It feels like a bad joke suggesting that not only have we taken a piece of your hard-earned money, in return we are giving...

Oct 25, 2016 3:52:01 PM

New Poll: In the Spirit of Halloween, What Gives You the Biggest Mobile Scare?

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at VMware AirWatch. To celebrate, a new poll might just give you the worst scare of this spooky season. Place your vote on Twitter here to see how your mobility fears stack up against fellow AirWatch fans on Twitter and here on the blog. In the spiri...

Oct 25, 2016 2:28:58 PM

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment into VMware AirWatch

By Dave Dwyer, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware AirWatch Bar code enrollment of the Honeywell Dolphin CT50 (Android), an enterprise-ready 4G/LTE mobile computer, is now available to expedite the VMware AirWatch enrollment process. With the use of two Honeywell software utilities called t...

Oct 24, 2016 8:44:28 PM

Apple MacBook Rumors, NBA Games in VR & More Top Mobile News This Week

Return of the MacBook…? Another Apple event is slated for Oct. 27, and the rumor mill anticipates a new and much-anticipated MacBook Pro. Business Insider also predicts we’ll finally be able to get our hands on the new wireless AirPods headphones. Read more about the rumors and speculation here ....

Oct 21, 2016 2:40:37 PM

[SlideShare] 11 Spectacular Sights at VMworld 2016 Europe

2016 marked the biggest VMworld Europe , yet, and this year also marked the first time VMware co-located AirWatch Connect and VMworld in Europe. With more than 10,000 attendees, VMworld offered a great opportunity for us to share the latest innovations from our end-user computing (EUC) team and h...

Oct 20, 2016 11:42:42 AM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

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