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Hi everyone, a reminder again abut our upcoming events that I think you will find interesting to attend. Please also note that due to the timing of the newsletter publication I am not always able to include the latest KB articles. Please bear that in mind and ensure that you do a weekly check on these. I will always provide the link at the end of the newsletter for you.

 

Business Mobility: Enabling Business Process Innovation with Mobile-First Strategies
Online Event
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT

There's an exciting world of new opportunities evolving — a world where early movers can take advantage and winners will be defined by mobile-first or mobile-only strategies.
VMware has created a comprehensive, secure business mobility platform, working with customers across many industries and partnering with a rich ecosystem to deliver apps and services specific to customers' needs.
Register Now: http://www.vmware.com/go/businessmobility?cid=70134000000NvD1&src=Email_BusnMob_FieldEM_EUC_US

vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage!
Wednesday, June 17
8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 EST
Cormac Hogan will give an overview of new storage features in vSphere 6.0, including core storage, VVols and VSAN. In this presentation, we will look at enhancements made to core vSphere storage, look at the new, highly anticipated Virtual Volumes and the changes they will bring to the way vSphere Admins work with storage, and a look at the new enhancements made to VSAN 6.0.
Registration:
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=977640&s=1&k=4CA3A3EB10F649D6DA4F707F2D299F71

 

I will be traveling again next week but I will be sure to bring you all of the latest news from VMware.

 

Have a great week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • NEW: On-Demand: What’s New with vSphere and Operations Management 6
  • NEW: On-Demand: New Video from HP Discover: VMware and HP’s Global Innovation Center
  • On-Demand: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015
  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • On-Demand: Datacenter Refresh: Traditional vs Converged vs Hyper-Converged (VMUG)
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
  • What’s new in vSphere 6 Security?  Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.
  • Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
Operations Management:
  • NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Cloud Business Management (vRealize Business)
  • NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Integrate with Anything
  • NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Introduction to Customization and Extending
  • NEW: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: 6.2 Installation and Configuration
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • NEW: Lots of new releases this week in the vRealize Suite.  If you’re looking for details, contact your TAM.
    • There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test.  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get latest version 1.1 here. Read more about it here
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
    • This infographic shows how automating private cloud infrastructure management can improve the efficiency of cloud operations, resource management, accelerated virtualization, and deliver enormous CapEx and OpEx savings.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (VMUG)
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
    • Product walk-through demo on NSX can be found here.
    • There are security threats imminent for customers who will not migrate off of Windows 2003 by mid-July, when support ends.  Read more here.  You can use NSX help you through this transition.
Storage:
  • NEW: On-Demand: Lower Storage Costs with VMware Virtual SAN
  • On-Demand: VMware Virtual Volumes and their Impact on the Datacenter
  • On-Demand: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SAN
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
  • On-Demand: Overcoming Performance Limitations with Dell Flash Storage (VMUG)
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
  • On-Demand: Not Your Grandfather’s Data Protection (VMUG)
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • NEW: On-Demand: IT Security does not have to End where the Public Cloud Begins
  • On-Demand: Check out VMware and Fujitsu joint solutions that bring a “Hybrid IT” model to optimize the cloud and support innovation and growth.
  • On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • NEW: EMC accounted that they are buying Virtustream, a cloud services provider focused on the managed private cloud.  With the addition of Virtustream, the EMC Federation of companies will be able to offer customers a comprehensive set of hybrid cloud offerings, including private, managed, and public cloud solutions.  Read more here.
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
Desktop:
  • On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • NEW: AirWatch by VMware is recognized in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management here.  This is VMware’s fifth consecutive year of being named a leader, and our third consecutive year with the highest position on the ability to execute.
    • NEW: Click here to see Dell’s new Engineered Solutions for EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition (HE).
    • Have you heard about the new VMware User Environment Manager (UEM), which offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment?  Read more about it here.
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
    • Learn about how a TAM views Troubleshooting 101 for Server Ops here.
Scheduled Webinar Events:Jun 16: Business Mobility: Enabling Business Process Innovation with Mobile-First Strategies (hosted by CEO Pat Gelsinger and EVP Sanjay Poonen)Jun 17: vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage! (led by Cormac Hogan) (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series)Jun 18: IT Security Does Not Have to End Where the Public Cloud BeginsJun 23: Tips and Tricks for Building a Mobile Secure Workspace with VMware HorizonJun 23: vCloud Air Google+ HangoutJun 25: Business-critical MySQL with DR in vCloud AirJul 7: vRealize Operations v6.0: Installation, Sizing, and Migration (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Registration: here.
    • Pricing: here.
      • Early Bird pricing has been extended to Sunday June 14th.  Early bird pricing is $300 off the price of a pass. 
    • PSO Credits:  Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket.  FAQ’s are here.  10 ticket limit per organization.  Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
    • TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm.  These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues.  Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section.  Read more here. (Already > 60% full.  Sign up now here if you think you’ll be going to VMworld this year to reserve your space.)
    • Training Discount: You can maximize savings on training classes by signing up for pre-conference training courses or discounted self-paced courses during VMworld registration.  Get more details here and here.  View more on PearsonVue’s site here.

 

VMUG100,000 members strong!  This vibrant VMware community welcomes you to network, learn best practices, and share ideas about VMware solutions.Program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!- VMUG Feed4ward mentor program.  Learn more here.- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- VMUG wiki: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)

 

Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:None Scheduled. VMware Education:
  • Lots of new releases this week in the vRealize Suite.  If you’re looking for details, contact your TAM.
  • Great article on PowerShell security Deep Dive can be found here.
  • VMware Learning Zone: Continuous learning where YOU set the schedule. This new subscription-based service is currently 50% off.  Click here to review this limited time offer.
If you missed it last week….

 

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GENERAL NEWS

 

vSphere 6 Security Webinar

 

Just a reminder on the vSphere 6 Webcast series. The next webcast will be on the topic of vSphere 6 Security happening on June 16 at 9am PST. Security at the top of mind? Learn about security in vSphere 6 including considerations for Platform Services Controller. Mike Foley our security guru will...

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VMware News Recap 6/12/15: What We Read This Week

 

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Jun 12, 2015 4:34:36 PM

 

vSphere with Operations Management Product Walkthroughs

 

If you’ve ever tried to watch a product demo video, or tried to use it to show a product to someone else, often times you find yourself trying to pause the video at the exact right moment, and then having scrub backwards or forwards because you missed the timing. At VMware we’ve created an altern...

Jun 12, 2015 4:12:21 PM

 

EVO:RAIL Hands-on Lab Challenge: VMware Announces First Winners

 

By Michael Gandy, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, EVO:RAIL, VMware In the spirit of competition, we are excited to announce the winners of the EVO:RAIL Hands-on Lab Challenge for May. In the contest, you are faced with three challenges and have 60 minutes to complete them. We have seen a lot of en...

Jun 12, 2015 3:37:46 PM

 

Tips for vSphere Datacenter Design — Plus More Top Posts from VMware Professional Services

 

Our friends from around the VMware blogosphere publish everything from how-to content to put your skills to the test, to strategic concepts that can help you think differently about how you work. Check out the latest posts and try something new! vSphere Datacenter Design – vCenter Architecture Ch...

Jun 12, 2015 3:00:59 PM

 

Leadership Perspectives with Bask Iyer - Part One

 

In the first of this two-part edition of Leadership Perspectives, VMware CIO Bask Iyer talks to Tribal Knowledge about the biggest changes he's seen in the tech industry in the past 12 months. Comment below with your take on the biggest changes in the tech industry in the past twelve months. Then...

Jun 11, 2015 4:03:29 PM

 

Top 5 Tips for Organizing the Cloud

 

You’re ready to reap the rewards. Is your organization ready to deliver? The technical and business advantages of the software-defined cloud era are well understood. But all too often a critical aspect of adopting the cloud model is overlooked: the organizational impact. The fact is the transitio...

Jun 10, 2015 5:09:35 PM

 

Save on Training and Certification at VMworld EMEA

 

Maximize your VMworld 2015 EMEA experience with discounted training and certification offers. 1) Join us in Barcelona the week before VMworld and take advantage of these discounted pre-conference training courses. VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V6] VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]...

Jun 10, 2015 4:44:04 PM

 

Business Mobility & the Future of End-User Computing [VIDEO]

 

As we gear up for VMware’s Business Mobility Online Event next week, check out this new video featuring an interview with VMware EVP and General Manager of End-User Computing Sanjay Poonen. Maribel Lopez, Conference Chair of Lopez Research LLC guides the discussion with Sanjay in front of an audi...

Jun 10, 2015 4:00:16 PM

 

2015 InformationWeek Conference: Future of the Data Center

 

The transformation of the data center and the role of cloud services in the enterprise are front and center for every CIO. Last week at the 2015 InformationWeek Conference (#IWConference), VMware’s EVP and GM of Cloud Services Bill Fathers joined Mike Stothers, IT Infrastructure Director at Boein...

Jun 9, 2015 4:09:37 PM

 

VM Component Protection (VMCP)

 

vSphere 6.0 introduces a powerful new feature as part of vSphere HA called VM Component Protection (VMCP). VMCP protects virtual machines from storage related events, specifically Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All Paths Down (APD) incidents. Permanent Device Loss (PDL) A PDL event occurs when t...

Jun 9, 2015 3:00:32 PM

 

I Know You’re Not Safe from a Cyber Attack

 

I Know You’re Not Safe from a Cyber Attack By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware Benjamin Franklin famously said, “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I would add enterprise network breaches to that list. If you think “cyber-attacks can’t breach my network security,” or more humbly, ...

Jun 8, 2015 7:54:21 PM

 

New Configurations for VMware EVO:RAIL to Provide Greater Customer Choice

 

By Mornay van der Walt, vice president, EVO:RAIL Group, VMware Since the general availability of VMware EVO:RAIL™, we have moved quickly to offer EVO:RAIL customers greater choice and value with new programs, functionality and scale capabilities. Today, we continue this trend. I’m happy to announ...

Jun 8, 2015 4:00:45 PM

 

Big Data Extensions Version 2.2 - What's New? A summary of the new features.

 

The new vSphere Big Data Extensions Version 2.2 shipped on the 5th June 2015! Here is a quick summary of the new features that appear in the 2.2 release. This is an exciting and much-awaited release. As always, refer to the technical documents and the release notes to get more detail on these sub...

Jun 6, 2015 1:25:13 AM

 

Training Courses for VMware AirWatch, vSphere 6, and More Top Posts from May 2015

 

AirWatch Training Courses Available Register for the VMware AirWatch training courses where you’ll get access to hands-on labs and gain the skills and knowledge needed to address the most common issues of managing mobility. Registration is currently open for the following AirWatch Training Course...

Jun 5, 2015 3:00:21 PM

 

History Repeats Itself

 

PaaS, BaaS, Microservices, APIs – Lessons learned in the past and how to apply them now By: Rahul Srivastava “History Repeats Itself” is not the catchiest heading for a blog. These are heady times in our industry and its much more exciting to talk about The Next Big Thing than revisiting the past...

Jun 12, 2015 4:00:31 PM

 

Guided Remediation with vRealize Operations

 

Written by Chima Njaka, vRealize Operations Product Line Manager Like many in the SF Bay Area, I’ve been caught up in the epic NBA Final championship series between the local Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. As of this writing, 3 exciting games of the best-of-seven series have b...

Jun 12, 2015 10:00:08 AM

 

vCloud Air Dev/Test Blog Series: Test New Applications with Bitnami

 

By: Mike Roy and Roshni Pary Last week in Part 1 of vCloud Air Dev/Test Blog Series , we saw how to easily perform upgrades to Windows Server 2003 VMs in an isolated VMware vCloud® Air™ Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand environment, without posing any risk to production apps or infrastructure. This ...

Jun 11, 2015 4:00:02 PM

 

Capacity Management in SDDC - Part 7

 

In Part 5, I explained a new concept, where we use Contention as the basis of Capacity Management in SDDC. In Part 6, I provided the super metric equation for each charts. In this part, I will provide example of the super metric formula and dashboard screenshots. Tier 1 (Highest) To recap, we nee...

Jun 11, 2015 8:00:49 AM

 

Extend Your Security Framework to the Cloud with Confidence. Join the 6/18 Webcast!

 

Wondering how your business can tap into the flexible scalability of cloud-based IT while still maintaining data security and data sovereignty? You’re not alone. Like most IT professionals, your primary concern is still security. Join us Thursday, June 18 th from 11 AM – 1 PM (PST) as we demonstr...

Jun 10, 2015 4:24:39 PM

 

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0004

 

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2015-0004 VMware Workstation, Fusion and Horizon View Client updates address critical security issues - CVE-2012-0897, CVE-2015-2336, CVE-2015-2337, CVE-2015-2338, CVE-2015-2339, CVE-2015-2340, CVE-2015-2341. Please sign up to th...

Jun 9, 2015 5:33:10 PM

 

Advanced Architecture Design for Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

 

By: David Hill Recently a new solution brief for VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery was published on VMware.com. This solution brief talks specifically about how to build an end-to-end disaster recovery solution incorporating authentication and lookup. Here is a quick preview of what to expect...

Jun 9, 2015 11:21:35 AM

 

Using vRealize Operations Manager to Monitor the Cluster Nodes

 

In the past, I have written about the Architecture of vRealize Operations Manager which allows you to have Master and Replica nodes in a vROps Cluster. This not only allows you to distribute the adapters or solutions to more than one collectors present on each host, but also gives you resiliency ...

Jun 9, 2015 10:00:42 AM

 

ACI Specialty Benefits: vSOM Customer Spotlight

 

We are proud to shine the spotlight this week on a VMware customer success story. Here’s proof that even smaller organizations can benefit greatly by upgrading from a naked vSphere environment to vSphere with Operations Management. This is especially true for a company like ACI Specialty Benefits...

Jun 8, 2015 5:39:51 PM

 

Extend Your Potential with our new vCloud Air for Managed Services Provider Model on 6/17

 

VMware vCloud® Air™ is our premier public and hybrid cloud platform. Supporting over 5,000 applications and over 90 operating systems, its prominence in the IT industry is unsurpassed. And, now, we’re bringing it to the vCloud Air Network. That’s right: vCloud Air is now available for Managed Ser...

Jun 8, 2015 4:45:20 PM

 

Find the Right Provider. Find the Right Cloud. Take a Test Drive Today!

 

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Jun 5, 2015 4:00:17 PM

 

Management Pack for Storage Devices (now with VSAN): Beta

 

We're pleased to announce signups for the beta program for the vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices (MPSD), as reported on the VMware Storage Blog. This iterations of the program includes features to manage the latest version of Virtual SAN (VSAN). We're looking for folks who'd...

Jun 5, 2015 10:00:46 AM

 

IPAM Automation for Cloud

 

by Rich Bourdeau Many companies use InfoBlox IP address Management (IPAM) to manage their IP addresses and DNS host records. InfoBlox has recently updated their vRealize Automation plug-in that allows IP Addresses and DNS configurations to be automatically assigned as part of the automated provis...

Jun 5, 2015 8:00:33 AM

 

Capacity Management in SDDC - Part 6

 

In Part 5, I explained a new concept, where we use Contention as the basis of Capacity Management in SDDC. In this part 6, I will now provide the super metric formula for each charts. We will cover Tier 1, followed by Tier 2 and 3. Tier 1 (Highest) To recap, we do not have […]

Jun 5, 2015 8:00:14 AM

 

 

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AirWatch receives highest Global Enterprise Deployment use case score in 2015 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

 

This week, Gartner released its 2015 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites report. AirWatch received the top score in the Global Enterprise Deployment use case, reflecting 1 of 6 use cases. The report analyzed identified critical use cases among the nine EMM vend...

Jun 12, 2015 3:02:55 PM

 

Enterprise mobility news recap: June 8-12

 

This past week was full of big events and announcements. Apple hosted developers from around the world at WWDC and unveiled its newest platforms, Gartner published its latest evaluation of EMM vendors and Box surprised Wall Street with stronger than expected Q1 results. Earlier this week, Apple h...

Jun 12, 2015 1:00:41 PM

 

Horizon FLEX: powerful policy controls

 

Hello again, Andy here. Last time I showed you how to build a Horizon FLEX image for mass sharing. This time, I’m going to show you the simple steps needed to ensure that image is securely used. You’ll be happy to note that there’s significantly less of my shiny red face in this video. The video ...

Jun 11, 2015 3:00:04 PM

 

HOT OFF THE PRESSES – VMware and F5 Hands-On-Lab Now Available!

 

Guest Blog by Justin Venezia, Sr. Solutions Architect - VMware Alliances, F5 Networks VMware and F5 are proud to announce the availability of one of the first partner-centric labs utilizing VMware’s global Hands-On-Lab infrastructure. In close collaboration with the VMware End-User Computing Tech...

Jun 11, 2015 2:00:56 PM

 

VMware and AirWatch customers share success in “What’s New at VMware?” webcast

 

VMware recently hosted a webcast featuring Sanjay Poonen, VMware executive vice president and general manager of End-User Computing (EUC) alongside customers during the “What’s New at VMware?” investor relations call. The call focused on VMware’s vision of software innovation and customers who sa...

Jun 11, 2015 1:00:30 PM

 

Thank you Macworld

 

Mac World Party At WWDC 15 It was a great honor to be able to support the Apple Developer's Community by sponsoring last night's Macworld party at WWDC 15 . It's great to meet so many developers keen to build future Apple based products. And humbling to hear stories of how many of them used Fusio...

Jun 10, 2015 4:46:25 PM

 

So, you want to use RSA SecurID with Access Policy Manager's PCoIP Proxy Module…

 

Guest Blog by Justin Venezia, Sr. Solutions Architect - VMware Alliances, F5 Networks Customers who leverage Access Policy Manager (APM) for remote access to VMware Horizon 6 (formerly known as VMware View) typically have some level of two-factor authentication (2FA) as an added layer of authenti...

Jun 10, 2015 2:00:52 PM

 

Visit the AirWatch booth and panel at HITEC 2015

 

AirWatch will be attending HITEC 2015 this June 15-18. The Hospitality, Finance and Technology Professionals will be hosting the event in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. To learn about AirWatch’s innovations and solutions for the hospitality industry, visit the AirWatch by VMware B...

Jun 10, 2015 1:01:24 PM

 

Watch video: Gartner positions AirWatch as a ‘Leader’ and highest in Ability to Execute in Magic Quadrant

 

Industry analyst firm Gartner positioned AirWatch as a leader in the 2015 Enterprise Mobility Management Suites Magic Quadrant. AirWatch has been named a ‘Leader’ since the inception of the report in 2011. Out of the 12 vendors evaluated, Gartner positioned AirWatch highest on the ability to exec...

Jun 9, 2015 6:50:16 PM

 

Horizon FLEX: remote image management and policy enforcement

 

Hi, I’m Andy from VMware. Today I’d like to show you something exciting from VMware that may not have made it on to your radar – remotely managed policies for Fusion users! Back in December we launched a new product called Horizon FLEX. The concept behind FLEX is simple, Fusion is fantastic for y...

Jun 9, 2015 3:00:59 PM

 

The Power of ‘Just Right’: Nutanix and VMware Solutions for End-User Computing

 

Guest Blog by Sachin Chheda, Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix The Swedish language has a word “lagom” that means “not too much, not too little”, or loosely interpreted as “just right.” There is probably not a better word out there to describe IT architects’ and administrators’ goals for the...

Jun 9, 2015 2:00:20 PM

 

Infographic: Why attend Connect 2015?

 

AirWatch Connect is back on September 21-24 in Atlanta to provide IT pros with tools and technology to drive innovation across their business and create opportunities to stregthen mobile ecosystems. The leading event in enterprise mobility allows attendees to gain insight from key players and mob...

Jun 9, 2015 12:13:53 PM

 

Citrix XenApp and VMware ThinApp Working Hand-In-Hand to Improve Your World

 

By Debra Perrin Coltoff, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware You already have a Citrix XenApp implementation, and it is working for you. Why not maximize the return on that investment by using XenApp with VMware ThinApp ? Paired, the two solutions solve many of the pr...

Jun 9, 2015 1:21:30 AM

 

Rapid Reaction: Apple WWDC shares vision of three platforms; one experience

 

Today’s WWDC 2015 keynote brought together Apple’s vision of a unified ecosystem across platforms. With the combination of OS X, iOS and watchOS, Apple is more tightly integrating the experience between a user’s computer, tablet, phone and watch. Here’s a rapid reaction to the WWDC keynote. Craig...

Jun 8, 2015 9:02:41 PM

 

Supporting Temporary Use Cases with Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS)

 

By Josue Fontanez, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon Air The coming of summer makes me think of that big truism “the only constant is change,” and its counterpart, “it’s how you handle change that matters.” When it comes to IT infrastructure, the ability to effectively manage unforeseen...

Jun 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM

 

Expanding Beyond Windows with VMware Horizon 6 for Linux

 

By Pat Lee, Senior Director of Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware I am pleased to announce the general availability of VMware Horizon 6 for Linux. The release of VMware Horizon 6 for Linux builds on the success of our Early Access program where over 400 customers were able to test and...

Jun 8, 2015 12:00:58 PM

 

A New Platter Of Releases Ready for Summer!

 

By Shankar Iyer, VP of Product Management, Desktop Solutions, End-User Computing, VMware It’s not yet summer but we’re already serving up some hot updates to several EUC products. We introduced VMware Horizon 6.1 last quarter and we’re back on our regular quarterly cadence of updates with innovat...

Jun 8, 2015 12:00:17 PM

 

The Only Constant is Change: a Truism for IT Infrastructure and Desktops as a Service

 

Supporting Temporary Use Cases with Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) The coming of summer makes me think of that big truism “the only constant is change,” and its counterpart, “it’s how you handle change that matters.” When it comes to IT infrastructure, the ability to effectively manage unforeseen b...

Jun 8, 2015 12:00:00 PM

 

Video: Enterprise mobility news recap: June 1- 5

 

Welcome back to AirWatch Weekly Recap! Today we will review the upcoming Business Mobility event, spotlight a few of the Windows 10 enterprise features and share a company’s use of MDM for the household. To start off the recap today, let’s talk about the VMware Business Mobility Summit. Business ...

Jun 5, 2015 9:41:52 PM

 

451 Research provides insight on the top five enterprise mobility management vendors, including AirWatch

 

451 Research released its report titled “The top five enterprise mobility management vendors: product focus and financials” that analyzes the largest enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors by revenue. The IT research company detailed the leading vendors in the EMM market that exceeded $150 ...

Jun 5, 2015 2:00:00 AM

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VMware and HP’s Global Innovation Center

 

Watch and share this video featuring Jim Greaney (VMware) and Rick Boyett (HP) to learn how together, we are putting the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) within your customers’ immediate reach, with the new Global Innovation Center. From End User computing solutions to the new SDDC, the Innova...

Jun 12, 2015 3:19:03 PM

 

Promos to Help You Sell vSphere with Operations Management End this Month

 

Act on these promos now... the 25% off promotion for upgrading from vSphere to the equivalent or higher edition of vSphere with Operations Management ends 24 June, 2015. You can also earn up to 20% in additional partner incentives through 30 June, 2015 for selling vSphere. And, if your customers ...

Jun 12, 2015 8:00:13 AM

 

New Sales Playbook for Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for VMware EVO:RAIL

 

Increase your pipeline and win rate of Converged & Hyper-Converged Infrastructure projects with Fujitsu. This recently released sales playbook is a comprehensive tool designed by sales for sales.

Jun 11, 2015 2:58:46 PM

 

LIVE Business Mobility Online Event - June 16th from 9-10am Pacific

 

View the agenda and register today for the upcoming online event. There's an exciting world of new opportunities evolving—a world where early movers can take advantage and winners will be defined by mobile-first or mobile-only strategies. VMware has created a comprehensive, secure business mobili...

Jun 10, 2015 9:29:31 PM

 

Driving Customized Security Services Webinar - June 15th from 8-9am Pacific

 

Join us to learn how you can deploy scalable micro-segmentation and use a unified policy model to enable advanced security services to move with your customers’ specific application workloads anywhere in the data center. The Software Defined Data Center with VMware NSX network virtualization plat...

Jun 10, 2015 9:27:43 PM

 

VMworld 2015 Europe Registration Is Now Open

 

Join us at VMworld Europe 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, 12-15 October to gain the essential tools, partner roadmap, training, and real solutions you need to innovate and excel with VMware. Register now and save €200 with our Early Bird pricing. Don’t miss these NEW and improved content areas at this ...

Jun 10, 2015 8:46:03 PM

 

Syndication Tools Will Strengthen Your Marketing Efforts

 

Visit the Partner Demand Center to learn more about our syndication tools. Social Media Syndication offers daily social content that is published directly to your corporate Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. The Website Content Syndication module makes it easy to showcase the latest and mos...

Jun 9, 2015 6:25:33 PM

 

Don't Miss the Americas Partner Organization Town Hall - June 9th (8-9am PT)

 

Register and join Vice President Frank Rauch, along with other key Business Unit leaders tomorrow, for our quarterly virtual Town Hall. They'll share the latest news in terms of strategy, programs, and incentives to help you win more business.

Jun 8, 2015 6:39:41 PM

 

Early Bird Pricing for VMworld 2015 US ends June 9th

 

Early Bird pricing for VMworld 2015 US ends on June 9. This is your last chance to save $300 on the virtualization and cloud technology event of the year– Register now . You can't afford to miss out on the inaugural Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2015. This two-day event will serve up all the Boot Ca...

Jun 5, 2015 9:26:39 PM

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Check Out Our New Podcast – Datanauts!

 

http://media.blubrry.com/packetpushers/p/content.blubrry.com/packetpushers/Datanauts_001-Hyper_Convergence_with_Scott_D_Lowe.mp3 In a recent release of Tech Reckoning , John Troyer states that “ podcasts and newsletters in 2015 feel a lot to me like blogs in 2005 ” due to their personal and intim...

Jun 13, 2015 3:37:19 PM

 

Now available as Rough Cut: Virtualizing Hadoop: How to Install, Deploy, and Optimize Hadoop in a Virtualized Architecture

 

The Rough Cuts service from Safari Books gives you exclusive access to an evolving manuscript that you can read online or download as a PDF and print. A Rough Cuts book is not fully edited or completely formatted, but you'll get access to new versions as they are created. This is the only complet...

Jun 12, 2015 6:28:00 AM

 

How to create custom ESXi boot menu to support multiple Kickstart files?

 

I recently received a question from one of my readers who was looking to migrate from ESXi 4.1 to newer version and one of the challenges they faced was around their ESXi scripted installs, better known as ESXi Kickstart. Previously, they had relied on using a custom syslinux boot menu to be able...

Jun 11, 2015 4:26:34 PM

 

vROps Management Pack for Virtual SAN

 

Virtual SAN already has a number of features and extensions for performance monitoring and real-time diagnostics and troubleshooting. In particular, there is VSAN Observer, which is included as part of the Ruby vSphere Console (RVC). Another new feature is the Health Check Plugin , which was rece...

Jun 11, 2015 1:05:24 PM

 

Synchronet leverages Virtual SAN to provide scale, agility and reduced costs to their customers

 

Advertise here with BSA This week I had the pleasure to talk to John Nicholson who works for one of our partners (Synchronet out of Houston). John has been involved with various Virtual SAN implementations and designs and I felt that it would make for an interesting conversation. John in my opini...

Jun 11, 2015 9:40:47 AM

 

Video - Delivering Secure Role-Based Desktops with VMware NSX and App Volumes

 

VMware NSX with Horizon and App Volumes enables desktop IT to realize the efficiency and savings of a single pool of users combined with role-based security and real-time app delivery.

Jun 10, 2015 10:35:00 AM

 

Free e-learning course - VMware User Environment Manager: Fundamentals

 

This free eLearning course describes the key benefits of VMware User Environment Manager and how it can benefit an organization.   Students will get an overview of the installation and configuration process as well as insight into the key elements of the user interface. At the end of this course,...

Jun 9, 2015 6:49:00 PM

 

vCenter Server 6.0 Tidbits Part 11: Automate SSO Admin password change

 

After publishing my last article around the topic of Automating SSO Admin configurations using some simple LDAP commands which is applicable for both vSphere 5.5 and 6.0. It was pointed out to me by my buddy G. Blair Fritz who works over in our GSS Organization that another handy operation to sha...

Jun 9, 2015 5:04:38 PM

 

Automatic Ansible Inventory with Vagrant

 

Yesterday, I posted about using Vagrant to learn Ansible , in which I showed you one way to combine these two tools to make it easier to learn Ansible . This is a combination I’m currently using as I continue to explore Ansible. Today, I’m going to expand on yesterday’s post by showing you how to...

Jun 9, 2015 2:15:00 PM

 

VIO limitations with VDS networking

 

Earlier this month, I shared a post about my experiences with deploying VIO, VMware integrated OpenStack . One of the issues I highlighted was the fact that when I tried to create a network, it failed with a very unhelpful error message. The reason the network creation failed was due to a limitat...

Jun 9, 2015 1:19:03 PM

 

Using Vagrant to Help Learn Ansible

 

I’ve been spending some time with Ansible recently, and I have to say that it’s really growing on me. While Ansible doesn’t have a steep learning curve, there is still a learning curve—albeit a smaller/less steep curve—so I wanted to share here a “trick” that I found for using Vagrant to help wit...

Jun 8, 2015 11:20:00 PM

 

Quick Tip - Using ovftool to connect to vCloud Director behind a 2-Factor Authentication portal

 

A couple of months back I ran into an issue while trying to upload a couple of files to VMware's internal OneCloud environment which uses vCloud Director. The issue that I encountered was that our OneCloud environment no longer supported basic username/password authentication, which I hoping to a...

Jun 8, 2015 5:25:15 PM

 

Programmatically Discovering and Adding VMware Templates with PowerCLI

 

I received an email asking how to perform a batch import of orphaned VMware Template files into a vSphere environment. You may recall that template files have an extension of VMTX and offer some minor benefits for administrators looking to solidify a golden master virtual machine. I’m not a fan o...

Jun 8, 2015 2:20:41 PM

 

vRealize Operations Management Pack for Virtual SAN Beta

 

VMware has launched a vRealize Operations Management Pack for VSAN Beta early interest signup page. The beta program is designed to give you early access to the new vROPS management pack designed for advanced introspection of VSAN clusters. The management pack will provide: Advanced analytics Rap...

Jun 7, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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Server Ops Troubleshooting 101: A Technical Account Manager’s Perspective
By Jodi Shely

Your ability to consistently, effectively and efficiently troubleshoot your virtual infrastructure matters. It has significant and immediate impacts on your bottom line, including your ability to reduce capital expenditure (CapEx) and improve IT return on investment (ROI) – not to mention minimizing the risk of unpleasant operational experiences.

 

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Business Mobility: Enabling Business Process Innovation with Mobile-First Strategies

Online Event
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT

There's an exciting world of new opportunities evolving — a world where early movers can take advantage and winners will be defined by mobile-first or mobile-only strategies.
VMware has created a comprehensive, secure business mobility platform, working with customers across many industries and partnering with a rich ecosystem to deliver apps and services specific to customers' needs.

Register Now: http://www.vmware.com/go/businessmobility?cid=70134000000NvD1&src=Email_BusnMob_FieldEM_EUC_US

 

vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage!
Wednesday, June 17
8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 EST
Cormac Hogan will give an overview of new storage features in vSphere 6.0, including core storage, VVols and VSAN. In this presentation, we will look at enhancements made to core vSphere storage, look at the new, highly anticipated Virtual Volumes and the changes they will bring to the way vSphere Admins work with storage, and a look at the new enhancements made to VSAN 6.0.
Registration:
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=977640&s=1&k=4CA3A3EB10F649D6DA4F707F2D299F71

 

 

Have a fantastic week everyone.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • On-Demand: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015
  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • On-Demand: Datacenter Refresh: Traditional vs Converged vs Hyper-Converged (VMUG)
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
  • What’s new in vSphere 6 Security?  Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.
  • Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
Operations Management:
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test.  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get latest version 1.1 here. Read more about it here
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
    • This infographic shows how automating private cloud infrastructure management can improve the efficiency of cloud operations, resource management, accelerated virtualization, and deliver enormous CapEx and OpEx savings.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (VMUG)
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
    • NEW: Here’s a vSphere v5.x Network Port Diagram (reference sheet)
    • Product walk-through demo on NSX can be found here.
    • There are security threats imminent for customers who will not migrate off of Windows 2003 by mid-July, when support ends.  Read more here.  You can use NSX help you through this transition.
Storage:
  • NEW: On-Demand: VMware Virtual Volumes and their Impact on the Datacenter
  • On-Demand: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SAN
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
  • On-Demand: Overcoming Performance Limitations with Dell Flash Storage (VMUG)
    • NEW: Virtual Volumes: VM-centricity and Why is it Important?  Click here.
    • NEW: Virtual Blocks Blog Recap: Top Posts from May.  Click here.
    • NEW: Partner Blogs:
      • HP: Implementing VMware Virtual Volumes on HP 3PAR StorServ – click here
      • HDS: Not all VVols are created equal: Hitachi Storage for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes – click here
      • NetApp: NetApp Virtual Storage Console and VASA Provider are changing the Storage Management Landscape – click here
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
  • On-Demand: Not Your Grandfather’s Data Protection (VMUG)
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • On-Demand: Check out VMware and Fujitsu joint solutions that bring a “Hybrid IT” model to optimize the cloud and support innovation and growth.
  • On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
Desktop:
  • On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • NEW: Read this blog about one of our customers leveraging App Volumes in their Citrix environment.
    • Have you heard about the new VMware User Environment Manager (UEM), which offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment?  Read more about it here.
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
    • NEW: Learn about how a TAM views Troubleshooting 101 for Server Ops here.
Scheduled Webinar Events:Jun 16: Business Mobility: Enabling Business Process Innovation with Mobile-First Strategies (hosted by Pat Gelsinger and Sanjay Poonen)Jun 17: vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage! (led by Cormac Hogan) (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Registration: here.
    • Pricing: here.
      • Early Bird pricing in effect until June 9th. 
    • PSO Credits:  Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket.  FAQ’s are here.  10 ticket limit per organization.  Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
    • TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm.  These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues.  Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section.  Read more here. (Already > 50% full.  Sign up now here if you think you’ll be going to VMworld this year to reserve your space.)
    • Training Discount: You can maximize savings on training classes by signing up for pre-conference training courses or discounted self-paced courses during VMworld registration.  Get more details here and here.  View more on PearsonVue’s site here.

 

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Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:None Scheduled. VMware Education:
  • Click here to see how a VMware Professional Services Technical Solution Architect provides some practical guidance and reviews common configuration scenarios.
  • Learn about how Dell ensures a 64% cut in TCO when using VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition here.
  • Lean about how becoming service-oriented can ensure faster provisioning and reduce costs through this VMware Accelerate Blog.
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VMware App Volumes

vMotion fails when App Volumes writable volume is attached (2116782)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data

VMWare Continuent Replicator fails with the error: Event application failed: Duplicate entry (2105427)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

VMware ESXi

VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) operation fails with the error: Sanity check failed for path vmhbaX:Y:Z. The path is to a vVol PE, but it goes out of adapter vmhbaX which is not PE capable. Path dropped (2114975)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

Filtering logs in VMware vSphere ESXi (2118562)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

Powering on a VM configured to use simultaneous write protection provided by VMFS using the multi-writer flag fails with snapshot error (2110452)

Date Published: 6/6/2015

Network Connectivity issues on a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine running on ESXi 5.x and later (2110784)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

Virtual machines appears to be running or registered on multiple ESXi Servers (2119334)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

Backing up VMware vSphere 5.x and 6.0 products (2119754)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

Unable to Upload, Copy or Create Files in a VSAN-backed Datastore (2119776)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

VMware ESXi 5.1 experiences a Purple Diagnostic Screen MCEIntelHandleCMCI (2119023)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

Solaris 11Ux guest operating system with physical mode RDM running on a VMware ESXi 5.x host can experience I/O errors during controller fault or when LUN database changes (2119775)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

Understanding Virtual Volumes (VVols) in VMware vSphere 6.0 (2113013)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

Unsuccessful attempts to migrate a VM with memory snapshots to and from a Virtual Volumes datastore (2116566)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

Viewing a virutal machines real time performance graph for networking in the vSphere Client 6.0 displays the error: No Metric Specified (2119264)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

VMware EVO:RAIL

EVO:RAIL Virtual SAN (VSAN) VLAN Troubleshooting (2118997)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

VMware Horizon

When connected to a Linux desktop from a Mac client, a noise is heard when starting or stopping the playing of an audio file (2118853)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

After upgrading View Agent from 6.0.1 to 6.1.1, the desktop VM shows the VMware Tools status as out-of-date (2119482)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

VLC and NeoKylin media players show black on Horizon 6 for Linux desktops (2114806)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

3D graphics applications on Horizon 6 for Linux desktops do not perform well on Ubuntu 14.04 (2114809)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

On Horizon 6 for Linux desktops, the VLC media player cannot play audio after a pause. (2114810)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

Problems can occur with VMware Tools on Horizon 6 for Linux desktops running on NeoKylin (2114811)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

Ensure That Horizon Clients Can Initiate Client Drive Redirection and Windows Media MMR (2116216)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

NeoKylin 6.0 Update 1 Linux desktop with 2 or more monitors of 2560 x 1920 resolution has issue with login screen (2118854)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

How to recompile the kernel to support 4 monitors of 2560 x 1600 on an Ubuntu View desktop (2119202)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

Folders with non-ASCII names cannot be shared on View remote desktops (2119479)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

VMware Horizon View Client

Cannot use redirected drive or folder after reconnecting to a remote desktop (2116200)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

Cannot create an RTF file in the root-level folder of a shared drive (2116213)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

Incorrect mappings with international keyboards and Horizon Client for Chrome OS (2119613)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

VMware NSX for vSphere

VMware vShield/NSX Manager and all deployed Service Virtual Machines (SVM) are locked down with a restricted console (2119735)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

VMware User Environment Manager

Migrate VMware Persona Management to VMware User Environment Manager (2118056)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

VMware vCenter Orchestrator

Configuring log rotation by file size in the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Appliance (2119584)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

VMware vCenter Server

Upgrading Single Sign-On 5.5 to 5.5 Update 2d fails with Error 1722 (2118805)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

Web Client login to remote SRM 5.8 server fails with the error: Failed to look up Site Recovery Manager Server (2109769)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

Replacing the Lookup Service SSL certificate on a Platform Services Controller 6.0 (2118939)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

Upgrading vCenter Server 5.x to 6.0 fails during import of the Inventory Service data (2119117)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

Searching with the vSphere Client 5.1 or 5.5 fails with the error: Login to the query service failed. Client is not authenticated to VMware Inventory Service (2119116)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

Error 503: Service Unavailable error while performing vMotion (2119028)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

Installing vCenter Server 6.0 using a Microsoft SQL database fails with the error: An error occurred while starting service ‘invsvc’ (2119169)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

Connecting to embedded vCenter Server 6.0 Postgres database via pgAdmin, Run Queries & View Tables. (2119196)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

Unable to log in with the Use Windows Session Credentials option when connecting to a VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2119332)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory Service database (2119422)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

VMware vCenter Server Service fails to start with the error: Failed to initialize: no element found (2118547)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

Using custom port for Syslog Server in the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 fails with the error: port 514 Connection refused (2119477)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

VMware vCloud Air

Data Protection Services (DPS) Best practices (2119537)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

VMware vRealize Automation

In VMware vRealize Automation when using ExternalWFStubs for Provisioning VMware vRealize Orchestrator multiplies the number of virtual machines being provisioned (2118532)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager

Active Directory Discovery only supports Windows machines in VMware vRealize Configuration Manager (2114664)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

VMware vRealize Operations Manager super metrics do not update if modified. If a new one is created with modifications it calculates properly (2116979)

Date Published: 6/3/2015

Accessing the VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 Appliance MIBs (2118780)

Date Published: 6/4/2015

Best practices for configuring vRealize Operations for Published Applications when HA is enabled (2119460)

Date Published: 6/1/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x displays incorrect time and/or date (2119878)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions

Virtual Update Manager (VUM) is unable to succesfully upgrade Big Data Extensions 2.1 to version 2.2 (2118702)

Date Published: 6/5/2015

VMware vSphere Data Protection

Backing up a virtual machine with multiple virtual disks fails with the error: Disk xxxx ([datastore] vcenter/VMname_1.vmdk) has been intentionally excluded from backup (2117294)

Date Published: 6/2/2015

VMware vSphere Replication

The HMS service does not start after upgrade to vSphere Replication 6.0 when the upgrade process fails to upgrade the embedded database (2112725)

Date Published: 6/6/2015

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 7.22

Posted by nisserow Jun 19, 2015

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Hi everyone, welcome to the latest TAM Source newsletter. This week we have a number of interesting items to bring to your attention.

 

The first is our upcoming Webcast in June.

 

vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage!
Wednesday, June 17
8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 EST
Cormac Hogan will give an overview of new storage features in vSphere 6.0, including core storage, VVols and VSAN. In this presentation, we will look at enhancements made to core vSphere storage, look at the new, highly anticipated Virtual Volumes and the changes they will bring to the way vSphere Admins work with storage, and a look at the new enhancements made to VSAN 6.0.
Registration:
http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=977640&s=1&k=4CA3A3EB10F649D6DA4F707F2D299F71

 

We also have a number of new TAM Blogs Posts to bring to your attention on http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/

 

Improve vRealize Orchestrator Workflows for Efficiency and Scalability
Are you struggling to organize your vRealize scripts or workflows? Ted Spinks—VMware's TAM Tech Lead for Cloud Automation Portfolio—shows you techniques to maximize efficiency and scalability with scripts and workflows. The blog addresses some handy tips, like:

 

 

• How multiple scripts within a workflow can share connections to avoid over-consumption

 

• Applying these techniques to the vSphere Tagging use case addressed in an earlier Cloud Management blog post

• Bonus integration techniques for vRealize Automation

• Setting up error handling to prevent orphaned PS Sessions and vCenter connections from causing issues

 

Better Together: VMware Hands-On Labs and Technical Account Managers
I've been traveling the Midwest lately speaking at VMUGs, USERCons, and vForum events. It's been a whirlwind few months talking to many people and answering questions on various topics, such as, “What's new with VMware vSphere 6?” “What are some new possibilities with technologies like VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Automation?” And—most of all—trying to answer the question, "How does a person keep up with all this new technology?" It certainly isn't easy, but there are tools available that can help. One such tool I've been amazingly lucky to be a part of has been VMware Hands-On Labs (HOLs). In my travels I've been completely amazed at how many people are not yet aware of this really awesome tool.

 

Have a fantastic week, please don’t forget to check the latest KB articles!

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

image011.png LOCAL TRAINING CLASSES

 

San Fran

tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

 

VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • New: On-Demand: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015
  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • On-Demand: Datacenter Refresh: Traditional vs Converged vs Hyper-Converged (VMUG)
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
  • What’s new in vSphere 6 Security?  Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.
  • Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
Operations Management:
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • New: Log Insight + Pager Duty can be found here.
    • New: vCenter Server Locale and Log Insight article here.
    • There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test.  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get latest version 1.1 here. Read more about it here.
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
    • This infographic shows how automating private cloud infrastructure management can improve the efficiency of cloud operations, resource management, accelerated virtualization, and deliver enormous CapEx and OpEx savings.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (VMUG)
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
    • New: Here’s an article about high-tech attacks having a high cost: data breaches cost an average of $3.8 million each.
    • Product walk-through demo on NSX can be found here.
    • There are security threats imminent for customers who will not migrate off of Windows 2003 by mid-July, when support ends.  Read more here.  You can use NSX help you through this transition.
Storage:
  • On-Demand: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SAN
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
  • On-Demand: Overcoming Performance Limitations with Dell Flash Storage (VMUG)
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
  • On-Demand: Not Your Grandfather’s Data Protection (VMUG)
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • New: On-Demand: Check out VMware and Fujitsu joint solutions that bring a “Hybrid IT” model to optimize the cloud and support innovation and growth.
  • On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • Learn how you can use VMware's Hybrid Cloud to extend your existing applications and for development/testing here.
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
Desktop:
  • On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • Watch this video to see how a high-powered graphics workstation looks firsthand with the VMware/NVIDIA TryGrid platform.
    • Have you heard about the new VMware User Environment Manager (UEM), which offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment?  Read more about it here.
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
Scheduled Webinar Events:Jun 3:  Troubleshooting Strategies for vSphere 6 (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)Jun 3: Cloud Business Management with vRealize Business (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC.  Agenda is here.Jun 4: Demo Webcast: Development & Testing from VMwareJun 16: Business Mobility: Enabling Business Process Innovation with Mobile-First Strategies (hosted by Pat Gelsinger and Sanjay Poonen)Jun 17: vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage! (led by Cormac Hogan) (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Registration: here.
    • Pricing: here.
      • Early Bird pricing in effect until June 9th.  See attached for more details.
    • PSO Credits:  Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket.  FAQ’s are here.  10 ticket limit per organization.  Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
    • TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm.  These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues.  Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section.  Read more here. (Already > 25% full.  Sign up now here if you think you’ll be going to VMworld this year to reserve your space.)
    • Training Discount: You can maximize savings on training classes by signing up for pre-conference training courses or discounted self-paced courses during VMworld registration.  Get more details here and here.  View more on PearsonVue’s site here.

 

VMUG100,000 members strong!  This vibrant VMware community welcomes you to network, learn best practices, and share ideas about VMware solutions.Program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!- VMUG Feed4ward mentor program.  Learn more here.- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- VMUG wiki: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)

 

VMware Education:
  • Here’s the VMware Open Source Software page.
  • FLING!  Here’s a PowerCLI Cmdlet for NFS
  • Here’s a Docker Container for building custom ESXi VIBs
  • Learn how to migrate vCenter Server v5.5 to the vCenter Server Appliance here.
  • More news within the Federation: EMC is acquiring Virtustream, which will form EMC’s Managed Cloud Services Business. Read more here.
If you missed it last week….
VMware offers many ways to get trained in VMware products and solutions.  These include Classroom, Live Online, Online self-paced, Lab Connect, On Demand, Instructional Videos, ViewPoint Webinar Series, VMware TV on YouTube, Partner University, Hands On Labs, The Learning Zone, SolutionTracks, Demos on Demand, Online Events, Local Events, Beta classes, VMworld, Partner Exchange, Partner Library, vBrownbag, and VMUGs.  If you’d like to learn more about any of these, please reach out and let me know.

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GENERAL NEWS

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    Bimodal IT, VMware, and Cloud-Native Apps (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3402)Patrick Daigle is a Senior Systems Engineer and CTO Ambassador in Montreal, Canada. As part of VMware’s Technical Services organization, he works with large enterprises across Canada, leveraging the VMware Software-Defined Enterprise to help IT organizations bring quicker value to the business. He is also a contributor to VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps team.        In 2014, Gartner introduced the concept of Bimodal IT , the idea that enterprises need two speeds of doing IT: traditional IT (Gartner calls…

     

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    Let Us Wow You with vSphere 6 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=17437)Not yet on vSphere 6?  Join us for a webcast to learn why you should be.  Starting June 2nd, 2015 and recurring every other Tuesday at 9AM, join the vSphere product experts to learn what’s new and exciting about vSphere 6!  A different topic will be covered each session and time will be allocated at […]

     

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    New Titles added to VMware Learning Zone (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5629)The VMware Learning Zone is a subscription-based service that gives you a full year of unlimited, 24/7 access to VMware video-based training. In addition to the current videos on Site Recovery Manager, VMware Directory Services Database (vmdir), Virtual SAN, and much more, we are constantly adding content from VMware experts and instructors including tips, advice, and how to discussions on […]

     

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    2015 VCDX Advisory Council Survey (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5713)Back in October 2014, we announced that a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Advisory Council was being formed with initial members. It's coming time to rotate out the current members with new members for the second half of 2015. The panel is made up of three internal VMware employee VCDX's and three external VCDX's.  To make […]

     


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DESKTOP

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    Watch video: Enterprise mobility news recap: May 26-29 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36769)Welcome back to AirWatch Weekly Recap! I’m Maddie Cook and today we will highlight the Google I/O event, introduce the Business Mobility event and talk about securing smart cities. To begin today’s enterprise mobility headlines we will highlight the enterprise features announced yesterday at Google I/O. Yesterday at the event, Google revealed its priorities for […]

     

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    Join VMware for online Business Mobility Event (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36748)On June 16, VMware will be bringing together enterprise technology leaders for a virtual Business Mobility event. During the session, CEO Pat Gelsinger and EUC EVP and General Manager Sanjay Poonen will highlight mobility’s impact on the enterprise and share how VMware is poised to help enterprises prepare for the mobile business era. The virtual […]

     

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    Edison keeps employees plugged in with mobility (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36667)As Europe’s oldest energy provider, Edison delivers power to more than 1.5 million businesses and residential customers across the continent. It employs a workforce of more than 3,100 people to develop energy solutions in electricity, hydrocarbons and renewable resources. To improve collaboration across the ten countries where Edison operates, the company equips the workforce with […]

     

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PARTNER

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    VMware Continuent Now Generally Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1776)Access the resources now available to open the door to new revenue opportunities both on-prem and in vCloud Air with existing customers with MySQL deployments. VMware Continuent is a suite of products for clustering and replication for business critical MySQL database applications. Be sure to check out the introductory video on the Quarterly Partner Briefing portal as […]

     

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MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

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    Chinwag Reloaded with Craig Waters (@cswaters1) (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6117)This week’s chinwaggie is Criag Water (@cswaters1). His day job is with Pure Storage, and he used to work for Nutnanix. Prior to switching to vendor-side, Virtualisation Architect and a Data Centre Specialist (Compute/Storage/Network) with over 16 years of experience in the ICT industry. Focusing on virtualisation, Craig has enabled his clients to gain business […]

     

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    A closer look at Rubrik (http://cormachogan.com/?p=5125)A couple of months back, I wrote a short article on Rubrik. They were just coming out of stealth mode and had started an early access program. Since they had not officially launched, there wasn’t a lot that I was Continue reading →

     

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    An Exciting Field Day Filled with Virtualization in Boston (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13342)Check out all the amazing vendors, solutions, delegates, and the gooey virtualization treats in store for you at Virtualization Field Day 5! The post An Exciting Field Day Filled with Virtualization in Boston appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Advance Your Tech Career with Advice from IT Pros SpiceWorld Session and Discount Code Wahl Network at VMworld: Sessions, Books, and Charity How vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO) Changes Everything Now Available – VMware Certified…

     

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    Using Double-Take’s New Cloud Migration Center (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13297)How to easily shoot VMs into Azure with Double-Take's newest Cloud Migration Center offering. The post Using Double-Take’s New Cloud Migration Center appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Double VCDX (DCV & NV) – What Does It All Mean? The 4 Step Migration from a Standard vSwitch to Distributed vSwitch with LACP Active Directory 2012 R2 Upgrade and DHCP Services Migration to Meraki vCloud Suite, vCloud Air, and vRealize Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Exposed Zerto Announces…

     

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    Rubrik follow up, GA and funding announcement (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16264)Advertise here with BSA Two months ago I published an introduction post on Rubrik. Yesterday Rubrik announced that their platform went GA and they announced a funding round (series B) of 41 million dollars led by Greylock. I want to congratulate Rubrik with this new milestone, major achievement and I am sure we will hear much more from them in […] " Rubrik follow up, GA and funding announcement " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my…

     

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    No one ever got fired for buying IBM/HP/DELL/EMC etc (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16250)Advertise here with BSA Last week on twitter there was a discussion about hyper-converged solutions and how these were not what someone who works in an enterprise environment would buy for their tier 1 workloads. I asked the question: well what about buying Pure Storage, Tintri, Nimble or Solid Fire systems? All non-hyper converged solutions, but relatively new. Answer was straight […] " No one ever got fired for buying IBM/HP/DELL/EMC etc " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow…

     

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KB ARTICLES

 

VMware Continuent for Clustering
VMware Continuent fails with the error: Cannot assign requested address (2108860)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
VMware ESXi
When powering on a nested virtual machine, vSphere Client reports the warning: Running VMware ESX in a virtual machine will result in degraded performance. Do you want to continue? (2108739)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
VMware ESXi 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0 host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning Heap VMKAPI-char-metadata already at its maximum size (2114650)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
The VMware vSphere Web Client does not display scheduled tasks initiated from the VMware vSphere Client (2114651)
Date Published: 5/19/2015
VMware ESXi 5.x host fails with Purple Screen Error: PF Exception 14 in world 32868:helper11-0 IP 0x418008f10260 (2114745)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
Opening a virtual machines console with the vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client connected to vCenter Server 6.0 fails to open (2116542)
Date Published: 5/18/2015
Windows 7 Virtual Machines running on ESXi 6.0 hosts restart unexpectedly (2117244)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
Clearing the DNS cache in VMware ESXi host (2117593)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
Virtual machine lose network connectivity when the command service.sh restart is run on the ESXi host when using Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) LAG on the vSphere Distributed Switch (2117958)
Date Published: 5/19/2015
vSphere 6.0 VI Client shows ‘Revert to Current Snapshot’ enabled even when there is no snapshot present on the virtual machine (2111363)
Date Published: 5/23/2015
Unable to detect iBFT table while booting a Lenovo server in UEFI mode (2116487)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
VMware EVO:RAIL
EVO:RAIL Virtual Machine storage Policy Compliance Status shows Out of Date (2117230)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
VMware Horizon View
User cannot connect to desktop when using Riverbed Load Balancer (2112855)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
VMware NSX for vSphere
Attempting to delete an existing NSX Edge Gateway fails in an environment upgraded from NSX 6.1.3 to NSX 6.1.4 (2117804)
Date Published: 5/18/2015
VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
Modifying the name resolution settings of the VMware vRealize Operations Manager vApp (2115840)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Launching the VMware vCenter Orchestrator client from the vCenter Orchestrator home page fails with the error: Unable to launch the application (2117802)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
VMware vCenter Server
The Storage Monitoring Service plug-in fails to install in VMware vCenter Server 6.0 (2115295)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
Upgrading VMware vCenter Server from 5.x to 6.0 with a Microsoft SQL Server database fails with the error: Error: Internal error occurs during VMware vCenter Server Database pre-upgrade checks (2115567)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
Viewing details of the VMware Certificate Authority within the vSphere Web Client fails with the error: Failed to fetch certificates from VMware Certificate Authority (2115941)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
Modifying webclient url on vCenter Server welcome page (2116070)
Date Published: 5/19/2015
VMware vCenter Server 5.x shows an orphaned or invalid secondary fault tolerance virtual machine (2116109)
Date Published: 5/19/2015
Configuring Citrix NetScaler Load Balancer for use with vSphere Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.0 (2116281)
Date Published: 5/19/2015
Upgrading vCenter Server from 5.0 to 6.0 fails with the error: Incompatible MSSQL version with vCenter Server 6.0 (2117590)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
Enabling Fault Tolerance While a Virtual Machine is Powered On Fails with the Error: Replay is unavailable for the current configuration (2117771)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Increasing the default timeout limits for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (2117274)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
Joining the vCenter Server Appliance 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0 to and Active Directory domain with a large number of trusts fails with the error: Idm client exception: Error trying to join AD, error code [40705] (2117709)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to 6.0 fails with the error: vmodl.fault.system error (2118184)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 performance charts fail to load with the error: Performance Charts service returned an invalid response (2118223)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 failover fails to recover datastores on EMC VNX2 newly created replicated luns. (2117816)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
VMware vCloud Automation Center
IP address changes or additions to hosts files are not retained on appliance restart. (2112582)
Date Published: 5/19/2015
Confirming and bench testing MSDTC communication for VMware vRealize Automation (2117963)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
LDAP connections to Active Directory fail due to signing requirements in VMware vRealize Automation (2113041)
Date Published: 5/19/2015
VMware vCloud Director
Disabling the Firewall service on an Edge in VMware vCloud Director causes packet loss (2117746)
Date Published: 5/18/2015
Adding multiple subnets to an external network in VMware vCloud Director causes packet loss (2117762)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
VMware View
View Agent 6.x installation fails with An error occurred during the installation of assembly component (2113861)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
VMware Virtual Disk Development
Virtual machine backup/restore fails when using VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 6.0 (2115244)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Adding a license to VMware vRealize Operations Manager fails with the error: Unable to validate license key (2117817)
Date Published: 5/20/2015
The VMware Horizon solution is not available when trying to add a license key to vRealize Operations Manager 6.x (2117639)
Date Published: 5/21/2015
VMware vRealize Orchestrator
Configure a Cluster in vRealize Orchestrator (2118344)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
Configure the F5 Load Balancer to Work with an Orchestrator Cluster (2118472)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
Configure the NSX Load Balancer to Work with an Orchestrator Cluster (2118527)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
VMware vShield Edge
Network disruption causes a split-brain scenario on a High Availability configuration of VMware vShield Edge (2117922)
Date Published: 5/18/2015
The vShield Edge Load Balancer health checks fail against servers that do not support SSLv3 (2117443)
Date Published: 5/18/2015
VMware vSphere Replication
Installing VMware vSphere Replication 5.8.x and 6.0.x requires an ESXi host reboot with the message: reboot required (2114801)
Date Published: 5/22/2015
VMware vSphere Web Client
Editing the portgroup of a virtual machine in VMware ESXi 5.1.x using the vSphere Web Client fails with the error: Port does not exist on distributed switch <vDS_Name> (2114589)
Date Published: 5/20/2015

 

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.

nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 7.21

Posted by nisserow Jun 19, 2015

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Hi everyone, this week we continue where we left off last week with part 2 of the blog posting on VMware TAM Metrics.

 

 

VMware Technical Account Manager Customer Intelligence Program (Part 2 of 2)

By Eric Crossley
In a previous post, I introduced the Technical Account Manager (TAM) Customer Intelligence Program, some benefits of participating, and one of the key deliverables: the Customer Intelligence Dashboard. It’s worth reading that post if you haven’t already. In this blog I am introducing another important deliverable of the TAM Customer Intelligence Program: the Customer Usage Report (CUR).

 

This is a shorter week with Monday being Memorial Day so I would like to extend my wishes to everyone on this day.

 

Have a fantastic rest of your week and I look forward to speaking to you again next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

image011.png LOCAL TRAINING CLASSES

 

San Fran

tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

 

VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • On-Demand: Datacenter Refresh: Traditional vs Converged vs Hyper-Converged (VMUG)
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
  • What’s new in vSphere 6 Security?  Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.
  • Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
Operations Management:
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • New: View 3 additional Log Insight clustering use cases here.
    • New: There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test.  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get latest version 1.1 here. Read more about it here.
    • VMworld!  Choose from 17 sessions that include Log Insight here.  Learn the breakdown of which sessions are being offered in this area here.
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
    • This infographic shows how automating private cloud infrastructure management can improve the efficiency of cloud operations, resource management, accelerated virtualization, and deliver enormous CapEx and OpEx savings.
Networking:
  • New: On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (VMUG)
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
    • Product walk-through demo on NSX can be found here.
    • VMware is once again positioned as Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking!  Read more here.
    • There are security threats imminent for customers who will not migrate off of Windows 2003 by mid-July, when support ends.  Read more here.  You can use NSX help you through this transition.
Storage:
  • On-Demand: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SAN
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
  • On-Demand: Overcoming Performance Limitations with Dell Flash Storage (VMUG)
    • New: A VMware Virtual SAN Health Check Plug-in is now available here.
    • New: Virtual SAN: An Ideal Choice for Management Storage.  Read more here.
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
  • On-Demand: Not Your Grandfather’s Data Protection (VMUG)
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • New: Gartner just positioned VMware as Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.  Read more here.
    • New:Learn how you can use VMware's Hybrid Cloud to extend your existing applications and for development/testing here.
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
Desktop:
  • New: On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • New: Watch this video to see how a high-powered graphics workstation looks firsthand with the VMware/NVIDIA TryGrid platform.
    • New: VMware just expanded VMware Horizon Air in the Asia Pacific region.  Now you can take advantage of VMware vCloud Air services for infrastructure-as-a-service and disaster recovery as well as desktop-as-a-service capabilities with Horizon Air.  More here.
    • New:Link Horizon Deployments Together with Cloud Pod Architecture.  Read more here.
    • New: Use Horizon View to Access Virtual Desktops Remotely – without a VPN.  Read about it here.
    • New:Have you heard about the new VMware User Environment Manager (UEM), which offers personalization and dynamic policy configuration across any virtual, physical, and cloud-based environment?  Read more about it here.
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
Scheduled Webinar Events:Jun 3:  Troubleshooting Strategies for vSphere 6 (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)Jun 3: vR Automation: Cloud Business Management with vRealize Business (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC.  Agenda is here.Jun 15: VVOLs, Storage – led by Cormac Hogan (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Registration: here.
    • Pricing: here.
      • Early Bird pricing in effect until June 9th.  See attached for more details.
    • PSO Credits:  Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket.  FAQ’s are here.  10 ticket limit per organization.  Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
    • TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm.  These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues.  Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section.  Read more here. (Already > 25% full.  Sign up now here if you think you’ll be going to VMworld this year to reserve your space.)
    • VMworld Session Voting is now open!  Click here to vote on your favorite sessions.  There are 1413 total sessions from which to choose.  (Please vote for one of our local Raleigh teams  —> 5675 Unleash the Power of vRealize Orchestrator for the Operations Team)
    • Training Discount: You can maximize savings on training classes by signing up for pre-conference training courses or discounted self-paced courses during VMworld registration.  Get more details here and here.

 

VMUG100,000 members strong!  This vibrant VMware community welcomes you to network, learn best practices, and share ideas about VMware solutions.Program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!- VMUG Feed4ward mentor program.  Learn more here.- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- VMUG wiki: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)

 

Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:May 27: Examining Your Security Posture in the Software-Defined Data Center (Trend Micro)Jun 2: The Potential Business Value of Low-Latency Flash (tegile)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC.  Agenda is here. VMware Education:
  • New Courses:
    • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] - click here
    • VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6] - click here
  • Have you seen VMware’s new Operations Transformation Videos on VMwareTV?  Watch:
    • Green vs Grey – Rethinking Your IT Operations – here
    • Transforming Your IT Operations - here
    • Blog: Turning IT Operations Management Dreams into Reality – here
    • Blog: VMware vRealize Code Stream: Is DevOps Tools or Transformation? - here
  • Are you working with vCenter Server High Availability?  Check out KB 1024051.  There’s been a re-write of the vCenter HA KB to call out what vSphere HA solutions are supported and available, and what VMware’s stance is on 3rd party HA solutions.
  • Have you heard about VMware’s Project Enzo – a next generation hybrid cloud architecture designed to transform virtual workspaces?  Learn here about how VMware plans to transform desktop computing.
  • In an annual survey of the state of the software market, 91% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that VMware’s applications are easy to manage, apply patches, maintain, and upgrade.  93% agreed or strongly agreed that it is easy for them to understand and manage usage of and spend for VMware’s applications.  Who came out near the bottom?  Clickhere to find out.
If you missed it last week….
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    Introduction to VMware NSX - KBTV Webinars (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6579)Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eighth webinar titled: Introduction to VMware NSX which provides an overview of what NSX is, and how it relates to the SDDC (Software Defined Datacenter). NOTE: This video is roughly 37 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to […]

     

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    Fresh vSphere 6 KB articles! (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6567)vSphere 6.0 has been out now for a few weeks and you early adopters have been busy kicking the tires. We've heard some very encouraging things about this release ie: the web client improvements. It's always interesting and top of mind for us to see what issues emerge in everyone's environments and we monitor support […]

     

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    The CMO-CIO partnership (http://blogs.vmware.com/cio/?p=130)The CMO-CIO partnership Common Goals, Unified Approach, Unique Capabilities By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware There is a lot of chatter about tension and conflict between IT and Lines of Businesses (LOBs)for a variety of reasons. The discussion around bi-modal IT follows this narrative: Traditional IT is slow to respond to business needs; is not at […]

     

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    VMware EVO:RAIL Ships New Software Releases (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3994)By Mornay van der Walt, vice president, EVO:RAIL Group, VMware Today, I’m pleased to announce we have shipped new releases of the VMware EVO:RAIL software. These latest releases address some of the wide-ranging feedback we have received from our customers and partners over the last six months with regards to scale, hardware monitoring, serviceability automation, […]

     

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    DRS Keeps VMs Happy (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=17376)Since the introduction of Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) almost 10 years ago, it has become the most trusted way to ensure virtual machines are running at their peak performance. Over 80% of customers that have introduced DRS use it in fully automated mode, which allows for automatic placement and rebalance operations that simplifies capacity planning […]

     

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    vCenter Server 6.0 Availability Guide (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=17325)vCenter Server has become a mission critical part of most virtual infrastructures. It can be a single point of failure if it is not designed for availability. vCenter Server 6 has many changes relating to vCenter Server and its components and careful consideration has to be made in the design of its architecture. There are […]

     

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    Project Lightwave Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=17361)Project Lightwave Now Available Today, we are happy to announce that Project Lightwave, an identity and access management project for cloud-native apps, has been released as a free, open source project and is now available via GitHub and JFrog Bintray. Project Lightwave was originally introduced last month (read the news release). What is Project Lightwave? […]

     

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    Simple VDI Load Testing with View Planner (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=2261)By Jack McMichael, Solutions Consultant In the last few years it seems the number of customers asking for assistance in re-evaluating their “VDI 1.0” infrastructure is increasing at a faster rate than ever. It makes sense when you consider that in the rush to achieve datacenter consolidation many administrators were under pressure to just “make […]

     

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    Enhance Infoblox DDI control using vRealize Log Insight (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=7088)Networks and networking requirements are rapidly evolving and leading to innovations that are driven by changing trends in security, cloud infrastructure, virtualization, IPv6, and the changing face of the Internet. This impressive trend list requires equally advanced solutions for managing critical network services in the physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Infoblox’s industry leading integrated, centrally […]

     

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    Enterprise mobility news recap: May 18-22 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36634)Welcome back to AirWatch Weekly Recap! Today we will highlight a new Google button, share ACE founding partners’ thoughts on the App Configuration for Enterprise program and provide a mobile wallet update. Google is partnering with retailers like Macy’s to add a “buy button” to some search results. Mobile shoppers will be able to add […]

     

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    Colegio Mirasur prepares students for technology influenced world (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36559)Colegio Mirasur is one of the leading educational institutions located in Madrid, Spain. The education institution teaches students ages 3-18 that ranges in grades kindergarten through high school.  In alignment with Colegio Mirasur’s mission, teachers and administrators prepare students, “for a world defined by technology and globalization,” says Pedro Sampedro, president of Colegio Mirasur. The […]

     

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    VMware Horizon Air set to Expand in Asia Pacific Region ()Today, I’m excited to announce the scheduled expansion of VMware Horizon® Air™ cloud services into two major markets in the Asia Pacific region – Australia and Japan. This is another example of the growing footprint and interest in cloud-hosted services by VMware from customers around the world. Customers can now take advantage of VMware vCloud® Air™ services for infrastructure-as-a-service and disaster recovery as well as desktop-as-a-service capabilities with Horizon Air. With this expansion…

     


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PARTNER

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    New Desktop Assessment Tool (it's Free) (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1772)Leverage this partner kit to accelerate your sales cycle and increase your deal size with SysTrack Desktop Assessment, the latest collaborative offering from Lakeside Software and VMware. This is a free cloud assessment service using vCloud Air to accelerate the assessment of customer environments for VMware Horizon solutions. Use this offering to assess and analyze […]

     

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    The Renewals Train Has Arrived (http://blogs.vmware.com/partner/?p=2483)Attention VMware partners… opportunity is calling. The Renewals Campaign is here. This campaign focuses on current vSphere customers who are approaching the 90 days to renewal date (for their non-ELA transactional business), and are good candidates for the following products aligned with Power Plays: VMware vSphere with Operations Management VMware vSphere with Operations Management + […]

     


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MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

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    Using Mr Meeseeks as an Operations Automation Model (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13285)What can Mr Meeseeks, a magical cartoon gummy guy, teach us about operations automation? Find out in this wacky post! The post Using Mr Meeseeks as an Operations Automation Model appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: vRealize Automation and Operations Play Nice Together Using GitHub for your PowerCLI Scripts Automating and Enforcing a Consistent vSphere Configuration The Bajillion Spiffy Upgrades to vRealize Operations 6.0 Thoughts on vSphere DRS and Data Center Load Balancing

     

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    VAAI support in vSphere Standard and up as of 6.0! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16243)Advertise here with BSA After some internal discussions over the last months it was decided to move VAAI (vSphere APIs for Array Integration) and Multi-Pathing down to vSphere Standard as of 6.0. Main reason for this was that Virtual Volumes, by many considered as the natural evolution of VAAI, is also part of vSphere Standard. So if you have vSphere Standard […] " VAAI support in vSphere Standard and up as of 6.0! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter -…

     

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    This host currently has no network management redundancy (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16231)Advertise here with BSA Bumped in to this a billion times by now, and I wouldn’t recommend applying this in production but for your lab when you need to take clean screenshots it works great. I’ve mentioned this setting before but as it was part of a larger article it doesn’t stand out when searching so I figured I […] " This host currently has no network management redundancy " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book…

     

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    Deploy VCSA 6.0 firstboot error (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16225)Advertise here with BSA I was doing some tests in my lab and while deploying a new VCSA 6.0 I received an error that firstboot was unsuccessful. Not really a great error message if you ask me but okay. I had already validated DNS twice before I got started, but I checked it again just in case… DNS was […] " Deploy VCSA 6.0 firstboot error " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     


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KB ARTICLES

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VMware TAM Source 7.20

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Greeting from New York City. Yes this week I am traveling and the newsletter is brought to you from the wonderful New York City instead of it’s usual home in San Francisco. This week we have a very informative posting by our Senior TAM Services Development Manager, Eric Crossley. As part of the VMware Technical Account Manager program there are a number of deliverables that we provide our customers. One of these is the collection and presentation of customer metrics. Eric provides an explanation of these in his blog post.

 

VMware Technical Account Manager Customer Intelligence Program (Part 1 of 2)

By Eric Crossley

 

VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) Services customers have an opportunity that those without TAMs do not – most notable, participation in the TAM Customer Intelligence Program. Upon opting in (under NDA protection), your TAM will undertake a thorough yet unobtrusive infrastructure interrogation process. The goal is to gather a range of specific data, including infrastructure configuration, types of hosts, and core virtualization achievements, among many others. [Read more…]

 

Enjoy your week everyone and I look forward to bringing you more VMware news next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

image011.png LOCAL TRAINING CLASSES

 

San Fran

tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

 

VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
  • What’s new in vSphere 6 Security?  Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
Operations Management:
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • New: VMworld!  Choose from 17 sessions that include Log Insight here.  Learn the breakdown of which sessions are being offered in this area here.
    • New: Log Insight Ingestion API: Always using the Client Timestamp – click here
    • New: How to change the default ports on Log Insight – click here
    • There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test.  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get it here. Read more about it here
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
    • New: This infographic shows how automating private cloud infrastructure management can improve the efficiency of cloud operations, resource management, accelerated virtualization, and deliver enormous CapEx and OpEx savings.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
    • New: Product walk-through demo on NSX can be found here.
    • New: VMware is once again positioned as Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking!  Read more here.
    • New: There are security threats imminent for customers who will not migrate off of Windows 2003 by mid-July, when support ends.  Read more here.  You can use NSX help you through this transition.
    • New: VMware is combining network virtualization with Enterprise Mobility Management.  Read about it here.
Storage:
  • New: On-Demand: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SAN
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
    • New: Read about storage policy-based management (SPBM) with vSphere 6.0 here.
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • New: Data Center Knowledge Report notes that VMware owns the private, on-premise space.  Read more here.
    • New: Here are Top 5 Tips for marketing your Cloud services.
    • New: VMware channels the spirit of one cloud into new architecture here.
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
Desktop:
  • On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • New: VMware workspace management tool now brings Citrix support.  Read it here.
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
Scheduled Webinar Events:May 20: vR Automation: Integrate with Anything (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) May 21: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015: From your desk, explore What’s New from VMware, test-drive Hands on Labs, attend up to 16 breakout sessions, engage in technical chat sessions, and win prizes!May 22: The Myths and Realities of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 3: vR Automation: Cloud Business Management with vRealize Business (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC.  Agenda is here.Jun 15: VVOLs, Storage – led by Cormac Hogan (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Registration: here.
    • Pricing: here.
    • PSO Credits:  Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket.  FAQ’s are here.  10 ticket limit per organization.  Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
    • TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm.  These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues.  Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section.  Read more here.
    • VMworld Session Voting is now open!  Click here to vote on your favorite sessions.  There are 1413 total sessions from which to choose.  (Please vote for one of our local Raleigh teams  —> 5675 Unleash the Power of vRealize Orchestrator for the Operations Team)
    • Training Discount: You can maximize savings on training classes by signing up for pre-conference training courses or discounted self-paced courses during VMworld registration.  Get more details here and here.
  

 

VMUG100,000 members strong!  This vibrant VMware community welcomes you to network, learn best practices, and share ideas about VMware solutions.Program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!- VMUG Feed4ward mentor program.  Learn more here.- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- VMUG wiki: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)- On-Demand: VMUG 2015 Virtual Event (available until May 17)

 

Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:May 19: Extend the Benefits of Workspace Environment Management to Virtual Desktops and Apps Using VMware App Volumes, UEM, vRealize Ops, and More (VMware)Jun 2: The Potential Business Value of Low-Latency Flash (tegile)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC.  Agenda is here.  VMware Education:
  • New AirWatch training courses are now available.  Read more here.
    • VMware AirWatch: Cloud Deployment – click here
    • VMware AirWatch: On-Premise Deployment – click here
  • New vSOM Product Walkthrough site.  It includes videos for vSphere and vRealize Operations all in one place.  You can access this great reference tool here.
  • Learn about the Customer Intelligence Program that is included as part of the TAM Service here.
  • VMware now supports Cisco Nexus 1000V with vSphere 6.0.  (vSphere requires a minimum NX-OS release of 5.2(1)SV3(1.4).  As in previous vSphere releases, Cisco Nexus 1000V AVS mode is not supported.  Read more here.
  • VMware Education Learning Zone subscribers enjoy continuous learning with 24/7 access to video-based training.  Learn more here.
  • VMware and NVIDIA joint solutions empower you to deliver high-performance 3D graphics.  Watch this video to find out how you can leverage these solutions and deliver a secure, immersive, virtualized graphics environment to your customers.
  • VMware just introduced new open source projects to enable the micro services future.  Read more here and hereRead about Project Lightwave and Project Photon here and here.  In summary:
    • Lightwave is an open-source container identity and access control solution.
    • Photon is an open-source lightweight Linux container host runtime optimized for running containers optimized for VMware’s hypervisor.
  • What is VMware’s vision on where security is going?  Read about it here.
  • Have you heard of Continuent yet?  What can it do for you with respect to database clustering?  Learn more about it inthis video.
  • Here’s a great poster on cryptographic protocols and concepts.
If you missed it last week….
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    My VMUG, My VMUG (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6131)This little post to tell you about the stuff I’m doing to support the VMUG. You know I really don’t enough, you see. North East England VMUG Meeting – 21th May I’m speaking at a couple of VMUGs this year and my first date is with a location that close to my heart in the […]

     

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    EVO:RAIL – The vSphere Environment – The Metadata (Part1) (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6122)One of the most common questions I get is what the vSphere environment looks like after EVO:RAIL has done its configuration magic. I think this is quite understandable. After all many of us, including myself, have spent many years perfecting the build of the vSphere environment and naturally want to know what configuration the EVO:RAIL […]

     

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    Using Mr Meeseeks as an Operations Automation Model (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13285)What can Mr Meeseeks, a magical cartoon gummy guy, teach us about operations automation? Find out in this wacky post! The post Using Mr Meeseeks as an Operations Automation Model appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: vRealize Automation and Operations Play Nice Together Using GitHub for your PowerCLI Scripts Automating and Enforcing a Consistent vSphere Configuration The Bajillion Spiffy Upgrades to vRealize Operations 6.0 Thoughts on vSphere DRS and Data Center Load Balancing

     

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    Synology’s Snazzy New DSM 5.2 is Now Available (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13276)Make sure to upgrade to Synology DSM 5.2 to take advantage of all the nifty new packages and features! The post Synology’s Snazzy New DSM 5.2 is Now Available appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Running GitLab and Jenkins Containers on Docker in Synology DSM 5.2 Cloud Sync to Google Nearline with Synology’s DSM 5.2 Beta Combining ioSafe and Synology DSM 5.1 for Versioned Network Backups Protecting your Synology NAS from SynoLocker First Glance: Synology’s Sleek New DS414slim…

     

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    Automating and Enforcing a Consistent vSphere Configuration (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13232)Here's a little bit of PowerShell code that can be used to enforce a consistent set of configuration values for your vSphere environment. The post Automating and Enforcing a Consistent vSphere Configuration appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Automating vSphere Replication Bandwidth Limits with PowerCLI Using GitHub for your PowerCLI Scripts Using Try and Catch with PowerShell’s Invoke-WebRequest Use a Synology NAS to Syslog All The Things Common Information Model (CIM) Data for…

     

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    VMworld voting has started… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16221)Advertise here with BSA Every year a percentage of VMworld sessions is selected based on community voting. This voting process has started this week and as I submitted a couple of sessions myself I would like to draw some attention to them and ask you to consider voting for them… that is, if you like the session of course. […] " VMworld voting has started… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via…

     

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    Lego Datacenter (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16213)Advertise here with BSA I am at a VMware R&D offsite this week and I saw an awesome thing I wanted to share (unfortunately the only thing I can share). Our architecture team had a booth which displayed a datacenter created from Lego. Yes someone spent some serious time building this during the weekend considering the detail that went in […] " Lego Datacenter " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via…

     

     
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    Public voting for VMworld 2015 sessions now open! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5903)VMware just opened the public voting on session submissions for VMworld 2015. The way sessions are usually approved is via an independent content committee that reads through and scores each session submission, the ones with the highest scores make it in. I did it one year and it was a very tedious job and it was … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Some Virtual Volumes (VVols) news and tidbits (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5899)I’ve been collecting VVols information and links to add to my VVols link page and ran across some interesting items that I thought I would share. Let’s start with events: Taneja is doing a deep dive webinar with Dell into their implementation on VVols on May 14th at 9:00am PST as a follow-up to the other … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Running Docker on VMware Photon on VMware vCloud Air OnDemand (http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/running-docker-on-vmware-photon-on-vmware-vcloud-air-ondemand.html)Fret not, everyone! VMware still has a chance!   I was given the opportunity to get $500 in free credits for  vCloud Air OnDemand  and decided to put them to use. By the way, if you want $300 in free credits sign-up using this referral link  using code Influencer2015 . For everyone that signs up through  this referral link , you will be put in a drawing to win an additional $200 in free credits. 1 person signing up each week will win an EXTRA $200 in credits chosen by MKG Marketing . Use promo code…

     

 

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Datacenter

VMware products not affected by CVE-2015-3456, aka VENOM (2117469)

Date Published: 5/16/2015

VMware App Volumes

Creating a new App Volumes AppStack template VMDK smaller than 20 GB (2116022)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data

The command tungsten_provision_thl fails when using Percona Server (2111054)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

The MySQL client or the application querying MySQL reports the error: Lost connection to MySQL server during query (2111499)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

A VMware Continuent process reports an Out Of Memory error (2111511)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

Unable to update the configuration of an installed directory (2111868)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

Installing VMware Continuent fails with the Segmentation Fault (2115619)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

VMware Continuent for Replication

Continuent Replicator is in OFFLINE:ERROR state due to OutOfMemoryError (2111515)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 5.5 host experiences a purple diagnostic screen after enabling vFlash Read Cache (2114498)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201505001 (2116125)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201505401-BG: Updates esx-base (2116126)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-no-tools (2116129)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

Trouble Deploying OVF Template from vSphere datastore (2117310)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

ESXi 5.0 host fails with purple diagnostic screen reporting E1000FinalizeZeroCopyPktForTx (2115113)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

Removing a Auto Deployed ESXi host from the vCenter Server the host fails to complete provisioning on first boot (2116320)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

Syslog.log file of Dell hosts shows multiple entries of error message: IpmiIfcRhFruInv: Reading FRU header for 0xc FAILED cc=0xc3 (2116980)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

Understanding the vSphere Autodeploy Stateless/Stateful Caching Disk selection process with the remote parameter selection in Host Profiles (2115896)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

Enabling or disabling virtual machine logging while the virtual machine is powered on fails with the error: The attempted operation cannot be performed in the current state (Powered on) (2114342)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi-6.0.0-20150504001-standard (2116127)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

Adding a vmnic to a VMware ESXi host connected to a vSphere Distributed Switch fails after upgrading from version 5.5 to 6.0 with the error: Unsupported address family (2117308)

Date Published: 5/13/2015

VMware Horizon DaaS

Show all records in Users Mapping Report displays only 100 results in Horizon DaaS (2116393)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

VMware Integrated OpenStack

VMware Integrated Openstack plug-in is not visible in the vSphere Web Client (2112339)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

VMware Mirage

Best practices for Mirage managed VMware View desktops (2104176)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

VMware NSX for vSphere

Re-connecting ESXi hosts to VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x Controllers fails after a complete rebuilt of the Controllers (2112838)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

VMware User Environment Manager

Logging into a Windows 7 system with Immidio FlexPlus 8.2.x installed can result in a black screen and fails (2116399)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator

VMware vRealize Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.4 shows IIS 8.0 or higher as Unknown (2112456)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)

Upgrading hosts that are monitored by vCenter Operations Manager to ESXi 5.1 Update 3 causes some metrics to move to other groups (2117491)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

VMware vCenter Server

vSphere 6.0 Web Client displays the error: Unable to load recent tasks from one or more vCenter Server systems: No matching LinkedVcGroup Found (2116062)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

Disabling Fault Tolerance manually on the ESXi host when vCenter server is not available (2116110)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

vApps in vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 and 6.0 do not obey the shutdown order when the IP allocation policy is set to DHCP (2117445)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

Installation or Upgrade of vCenter Server 6.0 with an external Platform Service Controller fails with the error: install.vmafd.join_vmdir_failed ERROR: 1, join vmdir failed (2117378)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

Creating a virtual machine in vCenter Server 5.5 and 6.0 only displays one datastore option with Storage DRS enabled (2117430)

Date Published: 5/13/2015

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

WinSCP fails to connect to the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance 6.0 with the error: Received too large SFTP packet (2115983)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

VMware vCenter Update Manager

vSphere Web Client 6.0 shows the service status as unknown for the VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.0 (2117305)

Date Published: 5/13/2015

VMware vCloud Automation Center

Logging out of the VMware vRealize Automation portal generates a HTTP Status 403 error (2114612)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

VMware vCloud Director

Attaching an External Network to an Edge in VMware vCloud Director causes packet loss (2117748)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

Enabling HA on a VMware vShield Edge in vCloud Director causes Packet Loss (2117744)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

Adding an Address to a Sub Allocated IP Pool for a Edge in vCloud causes Packet Loss (2117751)

Date Published: 5/15/2015

VMware Virtual SAN

Understanding Virtual SAN 6.0 memory consumption (2113954)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

VMware vRealize Automation

VMware vRealize Operations health badges are not visible after upgrading to vRealize Automation 6.2.x (2116718)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

VMware vRealize Log Insight

VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 startup fails with the error: Unable to gossip with any seeds (2117471)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Operations Manager installation fails in a Linux environment when X11 is not available (2111891)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

Installation of VMware vRealize Operations Manager fails on a Linux system with low free disk space (2112291)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

Configuring VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x Health, Risk and Efficiency badges to be calculated in a similar fashion to VMware vRealize Operations Manager 5.x (2113968)

Date Published: 5/12/2015

In VMware vRealize Operations Manager the Resources in the Object Relationship widget on a custom dashboard cannot be selected (2117284)

Date Published: 5/14/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager fails to upgrade on a Linux system if JRE is not installed (2112290)

Date Published: 5/11/2015

 

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Hi everyone, I hope you have had a fantastic week. This week I would like to remind everyone about VMworld and TAM Day which happens in San Francisco every year. As par to our regular VMworld event we also have a special day for our TAM customers. This event is only for TAM customers and is always a highlight of the event. Please can you ensure that if you are attending that you have registered for TAM day before spaces run out as they are very limited.

 

TAM DAY
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These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues. TAM Day is a great opportunity to:
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I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, I hope you enjoy this weeks newsletter as much as we did putting it together for you.

 

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tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

 

VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

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On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
  • What’s new in vSphere 6 Security?  Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
Operations Management:
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • New: The new VMware PowerCLI blog here has it’s first Customer Spotlight on our own homegrown Josh Atwell!  This blog series will spotlight PowerCLI users and give the community some insight around how they got started, how PowerCLI has helped them, and other words of wisdom.
    • New: There is now a new content pack for Docker containers in vCM.  This is the first industry solution to have security and compliance for Docker containers.
    • New: VMware just released our PCI DSS v3.1 Compliance toolkit for *NIX, Windows, and vSphere.  Click here to read about it.
    • New:  Here are 12 reasons why you should use the Log Insight integrated load balancer.
    • There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test.  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get it here. Read more about it here
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
Storage:
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
    • New: VMware Virtual SAN Health Check plug-in is now available.  Read more here.
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
Desktop:
  • On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • If you’re interested in VDI and Security, read this article: Thanks to Horizon 6.1, VDI finally has some inherent security benefits over physical desktops. 
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
Scheduled Webinar Events:May 13: Organizing for the Cloud: Practical Tips to Develop the Skills You Need (TAM Customer Webcast Series)May 20: vR Automation: Integrate with Anything (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)May 21: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015 (From your desk, explore What’s New from VMware, test-drive Hands on Labs, attend up to 16 breakout sessions, engage in technical chat sessions, and win prizes)May 22: The Myths and Realities of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 3: vR Automation: Cloud Business Management with vRealize Business (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC. Agenda is here.Jun 15: VVOLs, Storage – led by Cormac Hogan (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Registration: here.
    • Pricing: here.
    • PSO Credits:  Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket.  FAQ’s are here.  10 ticket limit per organization.  Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
    • TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm.  These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues.  Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section.  Read more here.

 

VMUG100,000 members strong!  This vibrant VMware community welcomes you to network, learn best practices, and share ideas about VMware solutions.Program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!- VMUG Feed4ward mentor program.  Learn more here.- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- VMUG wiki: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)- On-Demand: VMUG 2015 Virtual Event (available until May 17)

 

Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:May 19: Extend the Benefits of Workspace Environment Management to Virtual Desktops and Apps Using VMware App Volumes, UEM, vRealize Ops, and More (VMware)Jun 2: The Potential Business Value of Low-Latency Flash (tegile)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC.  Agenda is here. VMware Education:
  • New Hands-on Lab for AirWatch!  This new Hands-on Lab is designed to give you an introduction to AirWatch and Mobile Device Management (MDM).  Read more about it here.
  • New KB: VMware Product now support of leap seconds.  Click here to read about it.
  • Fling! See the Top 10 Flings of April here on the Stats tab.
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    AirWatch Training Courses Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5633)Next-generation mobile solutions are unlocking new levels of workforce productivity, introducing new ways to connect and build relationships with customers while helping organizations to grow and transform their markets. AirWatch by VMware is the global leader in enterprise-grade mobility solutions across every device, every operating system and every mobile deployment. These training courses will give you […]

     

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    Why VMware Integrated OpenStack (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3365)Jonathan Cham is a Global Solutions Consultant who helps global companies transform and accelerate the way IT is delivered to their customers. He focuses on open source, cloud operations and management solutions.  He currently consults with organizations on how to approach the software defined datacenter model and create business value for the IT organization.   Jonathan has a MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and MBA from USC and has worked in various technical roles in his career.…

     

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    App Volumes: Storage Migration for AppStacks (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=2236)By Jeremy Wheeler Inside of App Volumes you can accomplish a storage migration between different SANs using the feature called 'Storage Groups,' provided you have shared storage between App Volume Managers. If you don't, I recommend creating a temporary LUN/Volume to accomplish this migration. If you are performing a migration on a large scale, such […]

     

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    Manually Copying an App Volumes AppStack (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7621)By Gina Daly, Technical Writer for Technical Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware, and Dean Flaming, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager | Lighthouse and End-User-Computing Enablement, VMware Perhaps you have migrated or installed a new App Volumes Manager server, and want to know how you can import or share AppStacks. There are two scenarios to consider. Scenario 1: […]

     

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    AirWatch supports Samsung KNOX Mobile Enrollment (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36178)Samsung has announced KNOX Mobile Enrollment. This enrollment program will allow IT administrators to program devices into an MDM system in bulk. Prior to this setup IT administrators were tasked with setting up each individual device separately. Each device had to be unpacked, charged and connected to Wi-Fi. After these steps, the MDM software had […]

     


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    Introducing...VMware Collaboration Bundle (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1744)Read up on how this will help your customers embrace the mobile cloud era by bringing secure content collaboration to their work place. This powerful integration of Socialcast by VMware, AirWatch Video, and AirWatch Content Locker aggregates content, drives organizational alignment, discovers experts, and connects applications and people with content, social networking, and video services.

     

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    VMUG Wiki Update and Thank You (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6113)This blogpost is really one long thank you to individual who helped me get the VMUG Wiki of the ground. His name is Jack Collins and I met him via friend of mine in the town where I live. Jack’s been very helpful to me and the VMUG Wiki project by painstakingly converting the many […]

     

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    Bonjour, je m’appelle EVO:RAIL (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6102)One of my favorite gags at UK VMUGs when I’m asked to present on EVO:RAIL is to start a demo off in a different language. It’s largely to put the wind up my fellow Brits, as we are somewhat notorious for not being able to speak other European languages. Generally, the British response to being […]

     

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    Introducing the Top vBlog 2015 Virtual Coin (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5879)The physical Top vBlog 2015 commemorative coins are being mailed out to the Top 50 winners this year. If you don’t have your coin yet you should in the next 1-2 weeks. I’ve had people ask about logos to display on their blogs so I’ve hired a graphic designer to P2V the coins for me. … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Upcoming webinar: Boosting Storage Performance from the Server Side (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5882)Join Infinio and the mad chief scientist from Deep Storage himself, Howard Marks for a webinar on May 7th at 10:00am PST to find out how using compute server resources to accelerate storage access can bring greater levels of storage performance and flexibility to the modern data center while simultaneously helping to keep costs under control. The always … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    vBlogger Spotlight: Jason Boche (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5875)Follow @jasonboche Top vBlog 2015 is over but I’m still continuing my vBlogger Spotlight series to shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on Jason Boche, a good friend of mine from way back to the days when we were VMTN … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Scheduling Veeam Backup Free Edition backups (http://blog.mwpreston.net/?p=4441)As you might be aware Veeam has released Update 2 for it’s Backup and Replication software.  With that comes a slew of updates, integration with Endpoint Backup, vSphere 6 support, features, enhancements, bug fixes – you know the usual suspects that you might find inside of an update pack – you can see them all

     

 

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KB ARTICLES

VMware App Volumes
Installation prompt appears when browsing SharePoint WebApp Components for Office (2111247)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Manually copying an AppStack to a new or migrated App Volumes Manager server (2115440)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
App Volumes Manager fails to launch after initial install with remote SQL Database using Windows Authentication (2108131)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data
Continuent Replicator fails to connect after updating replication user’s database password (2111395)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
Preparing Triggers for Row-Based Replication (2112599)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
The Continuent Replicator service fails with the error: Event application failed: Error writing file (2113223)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware Continuent for Disaster Recovery
VMware Continuent process fails to start and does not write anything to the log file (2112233)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware ESXi
Quiescing operations cause a Windows virtual machine to panic with a Stop 24 error on ntfs.sys (2115997)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504401-BG: Updates esx-base (2114246)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504403-BG: Updates net-ixgbe (2114248)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150404001-standard (2114251)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504101-SG: Updates esx-base (2114255)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere and the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (2115494)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Creating a quiesced snapshot of a Windows 2012 R2 virtual machine generates Event ID157 (2115932)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201504002 (2114245)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504402-BG: Updates tools-light (2114247)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504404-BG: Updates misc-drivers (2114250)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150404001-no-tools (2114253)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150401001s-standard (2114256)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150401001s-no-tools (2114257)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
ESXi 5.5 host loses network connectivity with Broadcom 10 GB Nics and bnx2x driver loaded (2114957)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
Creating a VMFS volume using the Add Storage wizard times out on a SolidFire iSCSI SSD Array (2115292)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware EVO:RAIL
Updating a license on a second VMware EVO:RAIL appliance (2101839)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Configuring VMware EVO:RAIL fails at 96% with the error: “An error has occurred: Try again.” (2108787)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Replacing a hardware component in VMware EVO:RAIL does not reset the hardware alarm (2113427)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware Horizon 6
Ctrl + Alt + Insert is not sent to the View Agent (2113860)
Date Published: 4/27/2015
Unable to retrieve a license for the display protocol. Please contact your system administrator (2114579)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware Horizon Mirage
Mirage Management/Mirage Server fails to install because of FIPS compliant algorithms group policy (2110171)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Mirage Client Service starts and stops immediately due to .NET Framework bitness misconfiguration (2110436)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware IT Business Management Advanced
Cannot change the length property of UDF field Phone Number for Object user in VMware IT Business Management Enterprise (2114739)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware Mirage
Mirage endpoint machines with Sophos SafeGuard may display blue diagnostic screen with error 0x0000007B (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE) after Pivot (2111573)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Mirage logs auto uploaded to FTP using WinSCP (2115300)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

Mirage Client removal with the cleanstate option may cause permission change in folders (2113859)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor
VMware NSX for Multi Hypervisor 4.x Manager Updates section displays Current Version: Unknown (2111196)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware NSX for vSphere
NSX Manager version 6.x becomes non-responsive (2115459)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware ThinApp
Testing a native application with a virtual command prompt (2114114)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware User Environment Manager
In the VMware User Environment Manager Management Console text-less buttons appears on Native Asian Windows installation (2115814)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Fulfillment of VMware User Environment Manager 8.6 for Horizon 6 Enterprise Edition Customers (2115597)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vCenter Server
Launching a console connection to a virtual machine fails with the error: Unable to connect to the MKS: Could not connect to pipe \\.\pipe\vmware-authdpipe within retry period (2115126)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Upgrading VMware vCenter Server with an Oracle Database from 5.x to 6.0 fails with the error: The user associated with the DSN has insufficient privileges (2115398)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Storage DRS automation task reverts disk rules to default (2112843)
Date Published: 4/27/2015
Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: “Source vCenter Server schema validation found an issue.” (2113439)
Date Published: 4/27/2015

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
The Autodeploy TFTP Service is unreachable on vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2116018)
Date Published: 5/1/2015

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Heartbeat datastores get unmounted during a VMware Site Recovery Manager failover operation causing a HA error (2115919)
Date Published: 5/1/2015

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Running Data Collection on a new VMware vRealize Orchestrator endpoint in VMware vRealize Automation fails with the error: full authentication is required to access this resource (2112093)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vCloud Networking and Security
vShield Manager version 5.5.4.x becomes non-responsive (2114813)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Configuring Oracle 11g for monitoring in VMware vCenter Hyperic Server and VMware vFabric Hyperic Server (2114740)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware vRealize Business Advanced
Redirecting an HTTP page to HTTPS in VMware vRealize Business Advanced/Enterprise (2115573)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager
VMware vRealize Operations Manager performs unreliably after a data node crashes (2116021)
Date Published: 5/1/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager SCOM 3.1 adapter fails collecting for all objects with the CommVault alert reporting as: :{0} (2115866)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware vRealize Orchestrator
WebViews missing from VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6.x (2114405)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vShield Edge
Enabling and disabling SSLv3 encryption on VMware vShield Edge (CVE-2014-3566) (2115288)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware vSphere Data Protection
Collecting VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.x diagnostic information (2115293)
Date Published: 5/1/2015

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Hie everyone, welcome to this weeks TAM Source Newsletter where we try and bring you the latest news from around the VMware world. This week we have another excellent blog post from our resident TAM Jason Gaudreau titled “The Importance of Business Outcomes”.

 

The Importance of Business Outcomes

As technologists, most IT professionals have a hard time connecting the dots between technology solutions and business value. This predicament isn’t something relegated only to system engineers and middle managers; it can extend to IT directors and CIOs, too. When working with business leadership, it can be difficult for most IT professionals to describe the benefits of deploying IT solutions. [Read More…]

 

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Protecting datacenters using GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender on VMware vSphere 5.x infrastructure (2115059)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware App Volumes

F1-Help option failing while using MS visio appstack created with Office in the base image on App Volume deployment. (2114831)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data

Fixing MySQL error: Too many connections (2108632)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Continuent tpm commend fails with the error: Unable to find any host configurations for the data service specified (2111874)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware Continuent for Clustering

Troubleshooting Continuent cctrl lists a Manager in a stopped state (2109630)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Changing Continuent Manager Ping method (2108752)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware Continuent for Disaster Recovery

Continuent Replicator fails after a slave database is restored (2111490)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware ESXi

Moving an existing RDM to a different VM (2107923)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

dvUplinks are inconsistent after adding hosts to the Nexus 1000V causing host profile compliance problems (2109651)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Identifying supported firmware for Emulex adapters and VMware ESXi (2113294)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Virtual Machine Messages are automatically dismissed after 4 minutes (2113542)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Backing up a virtual machine with Change Block Tracking (CBT) enabled fails after upgrading to VMware ESXi 6.0 (2114076)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Windows Failover Clustering on VMware ESXi Cluster Across Box using shared physical mode RDM reports a critical error in the Windows event logs (2114741)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Configuring CA signed certificates for ESXi 6.0 hosts (2113926)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Installing or Upgrading VMware tools version 9.10.0 (ESXi 6.0GA) on a Dutch version of Windows Server 2008 R2 fails with the error: VMware Tools Setup Wizard ended prematurely (2114476)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

VMware Horizon

Restricting remote desktop access using tags is not yet implemented in a Cloud Pod architecture (2111440)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware Horizon View Client for Windows

Mouse focus jumps to the center of a Horizon View Client window after minimizing or closing an application (2112346)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware User Environment Manager

Licensing for VMware User Environment Manager 8.6 (2114909)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware vCenter Server

vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client fail to start after upgrading the operating system from to Windows Server 2012 R2 (2112741)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Silent installation of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with external SQL database using Windows Authentication fails at pre-install check (2113799)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Powering on a virtual machine fails with error: Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU (2113838)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 6.0 fails during pre-install check (2113819)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Administrator access is downgraded to read-only in vCenter Server 6.0 (2114561)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Upgrading VMware vCenter Server from 5.x to 6.0 fails with the error: The user associated with the DSN has insufficient privileges. (2114754)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Attempting to join an Appliance-based Platform Services Controller or vCenter Server to a vSphere domain fails with error: ERROR_TOO_MANY_NAMES (2114233)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory Service’s Individual Data Providers (2113435)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Upgrading VMware Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8, causes SRM to disappear from the Virtual Infrastructure Client (thick client) (2108303)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 plug-in is not accessible in the vSphere Web Client (2108307)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware vCenter Update Manager

Security scan is reporting an issue with MSXML4.dll that is used by VMware Update Manager 5.5 (2113837)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

Restoring the VMware vShield Manager configuration fails with the error: Global lock aquisition failed (2112342)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware View

Cannot launch IE8 when UAC is enabled with the View Agent 6.0.2 installed (2109274)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware Virtual Disk Development

Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 5.5.3 initialization fails when triggering backup/restore through rsh server of Windows SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications) (2114752)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware Virtual SAN

Upgrading the VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) on-disk format version from 1 to 2 (2113221)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Change the date, time, or time zone of a vApp-based vRealize Operations Manager node (2108686)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

Change a vApp-based vRealize Operations Manager node hostname (2108689)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

VMware vSphere Data Protection

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 5.5.x and later reports false completion status of Never for backup jobs (2114404)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Running VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) backup fails with the error: Error 10058 (2107789)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware vSphere Replication

Disabling virtual machine replication from the command line (2106946)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Registering or re-registering the VMware vSphere Replication 6.0 appliance fails with the error: The vCenter Server is not correctly registered in LookupService after replacing the vCenter Server certificates (2112332)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance

Upgrading vSphere VSA completes with the error: Appliance upgrade completed successfully but VSA Cluster Service upgrade failed. You must manually upgrade this component to ensure the cluster remains fully functional. Refer to VSA Upgrade KB for details. (2105515)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware vSphere Web Client

After updating Google Chrome to Version 42 or later, vSphere Web Client Integration Plugin 5.x no longer functions (2114800)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

VMware vSphere Web Services SDK

Re-configuring two vNICs simultaneously by invoking reconfigVM_Task() API causes Virtual Machine network disconnect in ESXi 5.5 (2114609)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

 

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