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Posted by nisserow Jul 14, 2015

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. First I would like to mention that as next week is the 4th of July and a holiday weekend that there will be no newsletter as I take a break with some time off.

We are always trying to tweak the newsletter format as much as possible. I hope that the small changes that we make on a fiarly regular basis bake the newsletter easier and clearer to read. We always appreciate your feedback.

If you are a TAM customer please dont forget to discuss VMworld and TAM Day with your TAM and ensure that you are aware of the activities taking place specifically for our TAM customers this year.

I would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. See you again in 2 weeks.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE


GENERAL NEWS

vSphere Business Continuity Webcast

Next up in the vSphere 6 Webcast Series is the very important topic of business continuity. For many, business continuity equals business productivity and application downtime needs to be minimized or eliminated. Learn how vSphere 6 reduces downtime for applications and maximizes productivity for...

Jun 26, 2015 8:34:38 PM

Tuning ESXi for NFV Workloads

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) enables the efficiency and agility benefits that come from untethering network functions from proprietary appliances and moving them to a virtualized infrastructure running over hypervisors and COTS hardware. Enterprise IT departments have been realizing suc...

Jun 26, 2015 7:37:37 PM

3 Simple Steps for Benefits Realization throughout Your IT Transformation Program

By Keng Leong Choong An IT Transformation initiative to build a Software Defined Data Center or cloud does not end with the completion of technical delivery (i.e. deployment and migration to the new infrastructure and automation tools). Many organizations have invested huge sums on their IT trans...

Jun 25, 2015 10:27:43 PM

vSphere 6 Troubleshooting Questions Answered

The ViewPoint Webinar Series connects you directly with VMware’s own expert training team of VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs), making it easier to take full advantage of VMware products, from data center virtualization and hybrid cloud to software-defined data center. Our most recent webinar o...

Jun 25, 2015 4:07:31 PM

Updated version of the vMSC white paper for vSphere 6.0 available now!

One of the most popular white papers of the last couple of year has definitely been the vSphere Metro Storage Cluster best practices white paper (vMSC). Over the past 12 months we have received many emails asking if there were changes that needed to be taken in to account for vSphere 5.5. More re...

Jun 25, 2015 2:05:56 PM

Why All Levels of Managers SHOULD Go to VMworld – and Why You Should Want Your Manager There

    By Joe DePasquale “Too busy.” “More pressing matters.” “The engineers and admins will update me when they return.” We’ve all heard these reasons before. But this conference is not just for the techies. Yes, there is plenty to dive into, and if you are a techie you can go as deep as you want, ...

Jun 24, 2015 2:13:08 PM

Beyond BYOD: The Inevitability of Business Mobility

Beyond BYOD: The Inevitability of Business Mobility By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware Two news stories from the last year come to mind whenever I think of the ever-rising tide of business mobility. In the first one, an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, faced a critica...

Jun 24, 2015 1:12:27 PM

The "One Cloud, Any App, Any Device" Vision: An Interview with VMware’s Robin Matlock

Last month at EMC World 2015 in Las Vegas, SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down with Robin Matlock, CMO of VMware, for a discussion about the state of the cloud, VMware’s latest initiatives (including Projects Photon and Lightwave), and how the “One Cloud, Any App, Any Device” v...

Jun 23, 2015 4:28:30 PM

AirWatch Training Class added to VMworld 2015 US Schedule

The schedule of training courses available the week before VMworld has expanded. The new course is an exclusive, partner-only offering of an AirWatch Boot Camp for a discounted price of just $2,500. This course comprises the three AirWatch technical training modules and prepares you to take the t...

Jun 23, 2015 3:36:56 PM

Introduction to the VMware Research Group

Dahlia Malkhi is a Principal Researcher with the newly formed VMware Research Group. She is an applied and foundational researcher in broad aspects of reliability and security in distributed systems. She joined VMware Research as a founding member in December 2014. Prior to that she worked at Mic...

Jun 23, 2015 3:25:39 PM

VMware on List of Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT - Again!

I was delighted to learn that VMware's IT organization has again been selected to the Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2015. This i s the second year VMware has been recognized by Computerworld for this distinction, and we moved up to an impressive #17 (from #26 last year in the large ...

Jun 23, 2015 5:35:32 AM

VMware Again on List of Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT!

By Bask Iyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, VMware I'm delighted to announce that VMware's IT organization has again been selected to the Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2015. Congratulations to all of the organizations that made this prestigious list! This is t...

Jun 22, 2015 4:27:38 PM

Congratulations to our 10 New VCDXs - Now there are 200+

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of certification offered by VMware. VCDXs are part of an elite group of architects leading virtualization solution design and implementation around the world, and last week we welcomed ten new ones: Kevin Barrass, VCDX-NV #191 Larus Hjart...

Jun 22, 2015 3:34:39 PM

What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

What's the correct answer to this question? Where did Intel decide to put the memory sockets on its latest motherboard - the 4-socket S4600LH2? If you're curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here , but that's not the correct answer. The right answer is: Who Cares?!!! Long ago...

Jun 22, 2015 3:01:57 PM

ALERT: Support for Leap Seconds in VMware Products

The world’s next leap second adjustment is scheduled for 30th of June 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC. System administrators need to be aware that this may cause issues on NTP synchronized devices and operating systems. For information on Leap Second and its impact on VMware products, please review the KB a...

Jun 22, 2015 12:38:51 PM

KBTV Webinars - SSL certificate handling in VMware vSphere 6

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the tenth webinar titled SSL certificate handling in VMware vSphere 6 and it goes through what has changed since the vSphere 5.5 product release and what is new in vSphere 6.

Jun 22, 2015 12:14:25 PM

Extending the Data Center with VMware AppCatalyst and Project Bonneville

By Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware The Cloud-Native Apps team at VMware is excited to announce two new tech previews today: VMware AppCatalyst and Project Bonneville. VMware AppCatalyst is an API- and CLI-driven hypervisor purpose-built for developer Project Bonneville is an ex...

Jun 22, 2015 12:00:30 PM

Capacity Management in SDDC – Part 9

If you land into this Part 9 directly, I'd recommend that you at least review from Part 5 first. If you want to review from the conceptual stage, then go to Part 1. This is a series of blog post on Capacity Management in SDDC. Network (all tiers) To recap, we need to create the […]

Jun 26, 2015 1:00:32 PM

Complex Apps

By Jeremy Wheeler From time to time we all come across that extremely complicated application that an organization needs packaged – and of course, it has a lot of moving parts. In this blog entry I will walk through a proven process that has worked successfully, unlike the typical packaging style...

Jun 25, 2015 2:23:27 PM

VMware CP&C releases PCI DSS 3.1 Compliance toolkit in VCM for VMware vSphere 6.0 and other platforms!

The VMware Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) team is pleased to announce the release of PCI DSS 3.1 compliance toolkits for VMware vSphere 6.0 and other platforms – Windows, *NIX, and VMware vSphere 5.5, 5.1 and 5.0 in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager ( VCM ). The toolkits consists of aut...

Jun 25, 2015 5:59:34 AM

DISA Certifies Level 2 DoD Mission Data on VMware vCloud Government Service

By: Angelos Kottas, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud, VMware Building on the foundation of the FedRAMP P-ATO certification, VMware and Carpathia announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a combat support agency for the US government, has granted a Department of Defense (Do...

Jun 24, 2015 11:17:40 PM

Help is Here: Streamlining Cloud Deployments with the VMware vCloud Air Network

About 46 percent of IT executives say that cloud computing is most likely to increase IT’s reliance on outsourcers and managed service providers. The same number of executives also say that cloud computing is more likely to require restructuring departments than any other technology or trend. But...

Jun 24, 2015 4:00:26 PM

For IT Executives, Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery is Looking More and More Appealing

Businesses can’t afford downtime in the global market. It’s not just about lost productivity and revenue, it’s also about losing partner and customer trust. To keep downtime to a minimum and to preserve brand trust, IT executives are eyeing the power of cloud-based Disaster Recovery (DR). That’s ...

Jun 23, 2015 4:34:07 PM

A Stronger Case For Virtualizing Exchange Server 2013 - Think "Performance"

VMware is glad to see that the Microsoft Exchange Server (and Performance) teams appear to have identified the prevalent cause of performance-related issues in an Exchange Server 2013 infrastructure. We have been aware for several years that Microsoft's sizing recommendation for Exchange Server 2...

Jun 22, 2015 10:46:15 PM

VMware and Docker Deliver Greater Speeds through the Right Controls

This post was co-authored by Guido Appenzeller, CTSO of Networking and Security ( @appenz ), and Scott Lowe, Engineering Architect, Networking and Security Business Unit (@scott_lowe ) In today’s business environment, companies are being asked to go faster than ever before: faster time to market,...

Jun 22, 2015 5:00:37 PM

TOSCA Blueprints at vCloud Air

By: Paco Gómez This is a repost from Paco Gómez's personal blog. The VMware vCloud® Air™ Command Line Interface is a traditional solution for interactive, text-based operations, which allows scripting and lightweight automation. In this post I'm going to talk about another approach to automation ...

Jun 22, 2015 4:00:08 PM

 

DESKTOP

Video: Enterprise mobility news recap: June 22-26

Thanks for tuning in today on the Weekly Recap of the AirWatch Blog. Today we will review recent announcements made at the VMware Business Mobility event, cover a possible $500 million e-commerce investment and highlight enterprise features from the announcements made at the Apple WWDC event. To ...

Jun 26, 2015 7:44:02 PM

What the enterprise needs to know about iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

For the first time in iOS and OS X history, Apple announced at WWDC 2015 that it is launching a public beta of its newest platforms. Available in July, the public beta will provide users a sneak-peek of the updated software. At the “What’s New in Managing Apple Devices” session during WWDC, Todd ...

Jun 26, 2015 7:14:25 PM

Video: Recap of the Business Mobility Summit

By Morgan O’Leary and Maddie Cook At the Business Mobility Summit last week, VMware’s Pat Gelsinger, Sanjay Poonen, Noah Wasmer and Robin Matlock described the current mobility challenges, the most important technologies to the future of IT and VMware’s value in enabling business transformation t...

Jun 24, 2015 10:42:33 PM

Everything You Need to Get Up and Running with Mirage

By Alexander West, Technical Writer, End-User Computing, VMware Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage is hot off the presses. Written with a single goal in mind—to help you get up and running with Mirage—this brand-new white paper boils down a complex deployment process into two ...

Jun 24, 2015 10:03:28 PM

Need More VDI? Look to the Cloud.

by Josue Fontanez, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon Air If yours is one of many companies with virtual desktop deployments, I probably don’t have to sing its praises. You already know how easy it is to manage virtual desktops from a central location, and the money that can be saved by ...

Jun 24, 2015 4:00:55 PM

Estimating Value in End-User Computing

By Brian Gammage, Chief Market Technologist, End-User Computing, VMware The last few years have seen a major shift in the way organizations plan, select and deploy technology capabilities to their workers. The range of choice has expanded at every level; in devices, applications, ways of working,...

Jun 24, 2015 3:00:29 PM

Horizon FLEX 1.5 now shipping!

By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, End-User Computing, VMware Andy here again. I'm delighted to announce that Horizon FLEX 1.5 is now shipping. This update is huge. We've got server side improvements, client side improvements, probably even improvements in the bit t...

Jun 24, 2015 1:00:10 PM

Need More VDI? Look to the Cloud. New Blog from the Horizon Air Team

If yours is one of many companies with virtual desktop deployments, I probably don’t have to sing its praises. You already know how easy it is to manage virtual desktops from a central location, and the money that can be saved by extending the life of aging PCs by using them to access corporate a...

Jun 24, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Video: Wandera brings granular security to enterprise

To keep mobile devices safe, AirWatch and Wandera agree that granular control is paramount. Wandera is a mobile security platform that provides malware threat control and cellular data management for enterprises. At AirWatch Connect Barcelona 2015, Will Fisher, enterprise sales manager at Wandera...

Jun 23, 2015 7:57:50 PM

VMware App Volumes and Microsoft Office, Part 1: Choosing the Correct Office Version

By Denis Gundarev, Application Solutions Architect, App Volumes R&D, VMware This article is the first in a series of blog posts about using Microsoft Office with VMware App Volumes . Microsoft Office is one of the most popular application suites deployed on Windows enterprise desktops. Microsoft ...

Jun 23, 2015 7:15:32 PM

Horizon FLEX 1.5 now shipping

Horizon FLEX 1.5 Andy here again. I'm delighted to announce that Horizon FLEX 1.5 is now shipping. This update is huge. We've got server side improvements, client side improvements, probably even improvements in the bit that connects the two! Sorry, I'll try and be serious, this is after all a ve...

Jun 23, 2015 2:00:38 PM

Faster performance, new platform support, and more in VMware Mirage 5.4 – now available!

By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware I’m delighted to announce the general availability of VMware Mirage 5.4! This is the second release of Mirage this year and includes many enhancements that our customers have been asking for. Feel free to download the latest bits fro...

Jun 23, 2015 2:00:06 PM

Making NSX for Horizon 6 More Approachable

By Tristan Todd, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware I love riding bikes! For years I have served as my own bike mechanic. And for about the last 10 years I have hand-built my own bicycle wheels. I do this because I like to choose my parts, I like the quality of the finished product, and I like...

Jun 23, 2015 12:55:23 AM

AirWatch and Saaswedo team up for real time enterprise telecom expense management

Saaswedo is a telecom expense management software that specialises in the tracking, mediation and collection of telecom expenses for enterprise mobility clients. With access to 27 international carriers, the SaaS-based company monitors telecom and mobile data usage for 10,000 international enterp...

Jun 22, 2015 9:01:09 PM

PARTNER

SV Competency Updated with vSphere & vSphere with Operations Management V6

Update or obtain your accreditation today. The Server Virtualization (SV) Solution Competency has been updated to the latest product release (V6) to enable and rewards partners for their demonstrated ability in virtualizing server environments and providing insight into IT capacity and performance.

Jun 26, 2015 4:36:26 PM

Creating a Hybrid Infrastructure with VMware and HP

Your customers are challenged to deliver the responsive services their customers and employees demand. VMware and HP hybrid infrastructures help them modernize, converge, hyper-converge, and even reach for the cloud when they are ready. This new solution brief explains the steps on the journey an...

Jun 25, 2015 11:04:16 PM

Learn About Emerging Demand Creation Technologies for Direct/Indirect Models - July 14th

Register now and join us on July 14 at 9:30AM PDT for a Marketing vmLIVE. SiriusDecisions, a leading research and advisory firm, will present real-life examples of how companies are employing new technologies that offer better insights into data, greater capabilities to drive buyer engagement, an...

Jun 24, 2015 4:49:08 PM

The VMworld 2015 Content Catalog Is At Your Service

Consider the VMworld 2015 Content Catalog your sneak peek into the event that is sure to blow your technical socks off. Browse through the site and decide which breakout sessions, labs, boot camps, group discussions, quick talks and expert speakers you would like to add to your conference agenda....

Jun 24, 2015 3:08:04 PM

New Social Marketing Offerings via Partner Demand Center - Marketing Services Store

The Partner Demand Center now offers new social marketing offerings from Channel Maven Consulting in the North America Marketing Services Store - see below. Semi-custom social marketing: Get expert help in mastering content creation to create blogs, case studies, or video scripts using pre-define...

Jun 24, 2015 1:10:15 AM

Several VMware Certified Associate (VCA) 6 Accreditations - Now Available

• VCA 6 – Cloud Management and Automation • VCA 6 – Hybrid Cloud • VCA 6 – Network Virtualization • VCA 6 – Data Center Virtualization • VCA 6 – Desktop and Mobility

Jun 22, 2015 1:00:59 PM

 

MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

NSX Firewall Demo

Default firewall settings apply to traffic that does not match any of the user-defined firewall rules. The default Edge firewall policy blocks all incoming traffic. You can change the default action and logging settings. You can add an NSX Edge firewall rule for traffic flowing from or to an NSX ...

Jun 28, 2015 9:49:00 AM

Ansible Up & Running – A Book Review

Just over a month ago, I purchased a paperback copy of Lorin Hochstein’s Ansible Up & Running book from O’Reilly. Encouragement from Matt Oswalt’s Network Automation With Ansible and Python workshop is to blame, as it gave me the bug to go deeper with Ansible. While Matt was able to provide an ex...

Jun 27, 2015 2:20:41 PM

My VMworld 2015 (#STO4572, #STO6228, #HOL1608)

Is it just me, or does VMworld seem to come around quicker these days? Anyway, it great to have a couple of sessions in again this year, and yes – you guessed it, these are VSAN sessions once again. STO4572 – Successful Virtual SAN Evaluation/Proof-Of-Concepts This is an update on last year’s VSA...

Jun 26, 2015 1:00:42 PM

EVO:RAIL – Under The Covers – What happens when EVO:RAIL Configures (Part 1)

One of the things EVO:RAIL excels at is automating stuff. As you might know EVO:RAIL automates the deployment of VMware ESXi, vCenter, Log Insight as well as carrying out many countless configuration steps that allow for a VMware High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VS...

Jun 26, 2015 9:56:43 AM

Free e-learning course - EVO:RAIL Fundamentals

This free eLearning course on EVO:RAIL provides an overview on EVO:RAIL and explains its features and benefits. The course will also describe the deployment, configuration, and management of EVO:RAIL in a software-defined data center (SDDC). Objectives, at the end of this course, you should be ab...

Jun 26, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Quick Tip - Determining the vCenter Server OS platform (Windows or VCSA) using vSphere API

The vSphere API is an extensively rich interface for being able to extract all sorts of useful information about your vSphere infrastructure. One useful trick that may come in handy for those requiring to perform operations directly against the vCenter Server guestOS itself is to figure out wheth...

Jun 25, 2015 5:17:52 PM

VLAN Trunking with Cumulus Linux

Following up on my earlier post on Cumulus Linux networking concepts , I wanted to build on that information with a guide on configuring VLAN trunking. This would be useful in a number of different scenarios: supporting multiple (VLAN-backed) port groups on vSphere hosts, or connecting an Open vS...

Jun 25, 2015 4:55:00 PM

Changes in the Wind, Startup Edition

One thing I really love about working in the field of technology is the rapid amount of change . This term covers a wide canvas – changes in how businesses consume technology, the solutions that vendors and manufacturers bring to market, and the skills needed to drive an organization forward. The...

Jun 25, 2015 2:35:54 PM

Virtual SAN enabling PeaSoup to simplify cloud

Advertise here with BSA This week I had the pleasure of talking to fellow dutchy Harold Buter . Harold is the CTO for Peasoup and we had a lively discussion about Virtual SAN and why Peasoup decided to incorporate Virtual SAN in their architecture , w hat struck me was the fact that Peasoup Hosti...

Jun 25, 2015 12:02:46 PM

PernixData announcements at #VFD5

Advertise here with BSA Today PernixData presented at Virtualization Field Day 5 . Excellent presentation by Satyam once again. This week I was fortunate to catch up with Frank Denneman to discuss what was going to be announced and what can be expected in the near future. I want to make it clear ...

Jun 24, 2015 10:34:17 PM

vRealize Operations for Horizon Technical Overview

Jim Yanik, End-User Computing Architect at VMware, presents a technical overview of VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon.

Jun 24, 2015 6:16:00 PM

DockerCon Vendor Briefings

At DockerCon 2015 in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to meet with a few vendors in the Docker ecosystem. Here are some notes from my vendor briefings. StackEngine StackEngine describes themselves as enterprise-grade container application management. They tout features like being able to comp...

Jun 24, 2015 5:15:00 PM

Video - vSphere Network I/O Control Version 3

vSphere network I/O control version 3, available in vSphere 6.0, offers granular network resource reservation and allocation across the entire switch.

Jun 24, 2015 10:25:00 AM

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Proof of Concept Guide

VMware customers love the simplicity, performance, and integration of VMware Virtual SAN since its launch. Most customers choose to evaluate Virtual SAN before using it for production – always a good idea. VMware has made a list of issues occasionally encountered as people go through this process...

Jun 24, 2015 8:06:00 AM

Quickly getting started with VMware AppCatalyst & AppCatalyst Vagrant Plugin

At Dockercon this week, the Cloud-Native Apps team at VMware introduced two new Tech Previews: VMware AppCatalyst and Project Bonneville. In addition, I also found out today that Fabio Rapposelli who works over in the CNA team has also released a Vagrant Plugin for VMware Catalyst as well. Having...

Jun 24, 2015 3:06:55 AM

Liveblog: Scaling New Services

This is a liveblog for the DockerCon 2015 session titled “Scaling New Services: From Container Creation to Automated Deployments”. This session is being led by the Disney Systems Engineering team and will feature a discussion/demo involving Docker, Mesos, Chef, Consul, and HAProxy. The session st...

Jun 23, 2015 11:25:00 PM

Liveblog: DockerCon 2015 Day 2 General Session

This is a liveblog from the day 2 general session at DockerCon 2015. I was running late from some early morning meetings (sorry folks), so I wasn’t able to catch the first part of the general session (about the first 15 minutes or so). Here’s what I was able to capture. Chris Buckley, Director of...

Jun 23, 2015 6:45:00 PM

Hope to see you at VMworld 2015

The VMworld 2015 Content Catalog just went live this morning and I am please to announce that I have two sessions that were accepted at both VMworld US and Europe. The first session will be a Technical Deep Dive on our new Content Library feature which was introduced in vSphere 6.0 and I will be […]

Jun 23, 2015 5:46:10 PM

Say Howdy at VMworld 2015 in These Upcoming Sessions

It’s that time of year again – VMworld approaches! Once again, I’ll be making the hike out west to get my geek on. If you’re out there, make sure to say howdy (because I live in Austin) and snag a sticker from me. I’ll also be presenting in the sessions listed below, and I hear that Pluralsight w...

Jun 23, 2015 1:55:17 PM

New Book - vRealize Operations 6 Administrator's Companion: Performance Monitoring Capacity Planning Right-Sizing

vRealize Operations is the ultrasound of your datacenter. Without proactive monitoring tools, we can only analyze what is on the surface, which means we typically respond to IT system issues only after there is a major incident. When we have vRealize Operations, it gives us a set of tools that he...

Jun 23, 2015 1:16:00 PM

Container Persistence Part 3: Can I have the “easy button please”?

DockerCon is going on monday/tuesday – and no better time to put out some new great tools for people using Containers. This will be a 3 part post – and timed intentionally with DockerCon.  Why?    Well – containers are indeed the buzz du jour, and while the ecosystem is still very vibrant (far fr...

Jun 23, 2015 11:08:15 AM

Container Persistence Part 2: State of the Art of Transactional Systems

DockerCon is going on today and tomorrow – and no better time to put out some new great tools for people using Containers. This will be a 3 part post – and timed intentionally with DockerCon.  Why?    Well – containers are indeed the buzz du jour, and while the ecosystem is still very vibrant (fa...

Jun 23, 2015 8:46:12 AM

Liveblog: Docker Networking

This is a liveblog of the Docker Networking breakout session. This session is led by Madhu Venugopal and Jana Radhakrishnan, both formerly of Socketplane (and now with Docker following the acquisition). They are introduced by John Willis, also formerly of Socketplane and well-known within the Dev...

Jun 22, 2015 11:30:00 PM

Liveblog: Secret Session (Docker Plugins)

This is the “Top Secret Docker Session led by Gordon the Turtle,” which is really a session on Docker Plugins. However, since Docker Plugins were only announced this morning during the general session, the title for this session had to be obscured. On stage are ClusterHQ (Luke Marsden), Glider La...

Jun 22, 2015 11:20:00 PM

Liveblog: Resilient Routing and Discovery

This is a liveblog of the DockerCon 2015 session on resilient routing and discovery, part of the “Advanced Tech” track. Simon Eskilden ( @Sirupsen on Twitter) from Shopify is the speaker for this session. Not surprisingly (you’d understand this if you walked Eskilden’s presentation from DockerCon...

Jun 22, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Liveblog: DockerCon 2015 Day 1 General Session

This is a liveblog for the day 1 general session at DockerCon 2015, taking place this week (today and tomorrow, anyway) at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. This is my first DockerCon, and I’m looking forward to picking up lots of new knowledge. The general session starts with a video (c...

Jun 22, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Using latest PowerActions 1.5.0 to issue VMFS UNMAP API in vSphere 6.0 Web Client

Last week, the popular PowerActions Fling was updated to version 1.5.0 which now finally adds support for vSphere 6.0. PowerActions is a vSphere Web Client Plugin that allows administrators to easily execute PowerCLI scripts against inventory objects within the vSphere Web Client. This is a very ...

Jun 22, 2015 6:11:18 PM

EVO:RAIL Introduces support for Enhanced vMotion Compatibility

It’s my pleasure to say that EVO:RAIL 1.2 has been released with a number of enhancements. In case you don’t know there have been a number of maintenance releases (1.0.1 and 1.0.2 and 1.1) that shipped at the end of last year, and beginning of this. The 1.1 release rolls up all the changes previo...

Jun 22, 2015 4:29:51 PM

A Plethora of Customer Interaction at Nutanix .NEXT 2015

That rowdy hyperconverged startup, Nutanix, recently held .NEXT Conference , their inaugural customer event in Miami. I’ve been watching this space for a number of years, having first witnessed Nutanix at Tech Field Day 8 back in 2011. More recently, I gave a presentation at Interop entitled A No...

Jun 22, 2015 2:20:06 PM

VMware NSX Brownfield Deployment Guide

VMware NSX-v network virtualization solution addresses current challenges with physical network infrastructure and brings flexibility, agility and scale through VXLAN-based logical networks. Along with the ability to create on-demand logical networks using VXLAN, the NSX Edge Services Gateway hel...

Jun 22, 2015 9:18:00 AM

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0 available for dowload

vCenter Converter supports many source physical machines, including Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Server and Linux. It also supports third-party disk images from Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual Server and Virtual PC; Parallels Desktop; Symantec System Recovery; Norton Ghost; Acronis and StorageCra...

Jun 22, 2015 8:42:00 AM

Container Persistence Part 1: State of the Art of Object Stores

[updated June 24th, 11:10am ET – minor typo fixes, one technical catch, fixed links] DockerCon is going on today and tomorrow – and no better time to put out some new great tools for people using Containers. This will be a 3 part post – and timed intentionally with DockerCon.  Why?    Well – cont...

Jun 22, 2015 8:17:43 AM

TAM WEBCASTS

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • On-Demand: vCenter Server (vSphere 6)
  • On-Demand: vSphere Security (vSphere 6)
  • On-Demand: Examining your Security Posture in the Software-Defined Data Center
  • On-Demand: What’s New with vSphere and Operations Management 6
  • 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
  • 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: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications
    • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Cloud Business Management (vRealize Business)
    • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Integrate with Anything
    • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Introduction to Customization and Extending
    • 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
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Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks VMware TAM Source Newsletter. This week we have a new TAM Blog which I wanted to let you all know about. I have chosen to include the entire blog posting this week as this is a really important posting by our TAM Practice Director, Andy Nederveld as it describes the key characteristics of why our TAM program is considered amongst the best in the industry. Please take some time to read this and I hope you find it enjoyable.

 

I also wanted to remind you that I will no longer be including KBs but rather just a link to the KBs which I would like to urge you to check weekly as well as discuss with your TAM to ensure you are fully up to date with any potential issues or updates that may be required in your environment.

 

I also want to give a shout out to a colleague who has just published a really great ebook that is now available. The book is called "vRealize Operations 6 Administrator's Companion: Performance Monitoring Capacity Planning Right-Sizing” by Jason Gaudreau. Take a look here: http://amzn.to/1d6bOef

 

Have a fantastic week everyone and enjoy this weeks newsletter.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

FEATURED BLOG!

Maximizing Your VMware Investment is Just the Beginning

By Andy Nederveld

 

Most of our TAM customers start out wanting to learn more about their VMware investment. And with over 400 highly skilled, experienced, and successful TAMs worldwide, that happens continuously. But down the road our customers report being surprised at how much they’ve learned about their own organization and processes. We’re never surprised to hear that, though, because the entire TAM Services program is designed to make you more successful; it has no other purpose.

 

The Making of a Trusted Partner
First, we choose wisely. Our TAMs embrace a spirit of service and enjoy delving into long-term relationships with customers. We’ve assembled a well-credentialed, diverse group of professionals. All have a strong technical foundation, including VCP certification. Most have 10 to 15 years of industry experience before even joining the TAM program, often as managers, directors, executives, or top architects from large companies. Many have advanced degrees.

 

In the Americas, we have about 200 TAMs, many of whom have been with us for nearly a decade. The average tenure is about three years and climbing, which is high for the industry especially given the growth of the TAM program. When customers get our TAM Service, they tend to keep it.

 

Process and Focus
Second, we use a deeply collaborative process with our customers to understand their technical priorities and desired business outcomes. TAMs ask a lot of questions. That’s important because it lets us become truly proactive—helping to refine and develop strategies and approaches based on what’s working with other customers. Ultimately, TAMs seek to provide an objective, third-party perspective that gives customers an opportunity to look at challenges in ways they never have before.

 

Results are Everything
Finally, TAMs are evaluated almost exclusively on customer satisfaction. The results from our latest customer survey are outstanding.

• Over 90% of the customers surveyed told us their TAM “understands and helps us achieve our business and IT objectives using VMware technology.”

 

• Over 80% told us their TAM “enables collaboration and aligns planning discussions across my company's functional groups.”

When talking to customers, I frequently hear stories about how our TAMs helped them better understand and refine their own priorities, and even uncover redundant or misaligned initiatives which can distract from more critical efforts. That’s how we measure success.

 

Learn more about VMware TAM Services by visiting www.vmware.com/consulting/technical-account-manager or calling us at 1-877-486-9273.

 

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Jun 19, 2015 2:30:55 PM

 

vRealize Operations for Horizon just got a whole lot better!

 

By Brigitte Skakkebaek, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware Tired of having one tool to manage and monitor XenApp and another to monitor your VMware Horizon environment? Good news! As of today—you can take advantage of vRealize Operations for Horizon to monitor and report ca...

Jun 18, 2015 3:00:52 PM

 

Horizon FLEX: Giving Users the Local Desktop They Need (Part 3 of 3)

 

By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, End-User Computing, VMware It’s finally here, the day you’ve been waiting for, how to define a Horizon FLEX entitlement! Hello, it’s Andy again. Today’s short video once again features a shiny me, but it’s thankfully very short: ju...

Jun 18, 2015 2:00:20 PM

 

Charged and ready to go: AirWatch preps for ISTE 2015

 

The education industry is studying up once again for the ISTE Conference & Expo 2015 conference this year in Philadelphia, PA. The 18,000 plus attendee event brings together K12 leaders in education technology including industry analysts, vendors, thought leaders, and innovators. This year at IST...

Jun 18, 2015 1:45:51 PM

 

Virtual training experience available with AirWatch Labs

 

Written by Barry Langer and Adam Esch, Global Education team members Earlier this year, AirWatch launched AirWatch Labs to supplement on-demand videos and instructor-led training offerings. An educational structure housed within the AirWatch Global Education and myAirWatch teams, AirWatch Labs al...

Jun 17, 2015 3:17:04 PM

 

Horizon FLEX: Powerful Policy Controls (Part 2 of 3)

 

By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, End-User Computing, VMware 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...

Jun 17, 2015 2:00:13 PM

 

Horizon FLEX: giving users the desktop they need

 

It’s finally here, the day you’ve been waiting for, how to define a Horizon FLEX entitlement! Hello, it’s Andy again. Today’s short video once again features a shiny me, but it’s thankfully very short: just over 90 seconds after you skip all the fancy bumpers we put at the front and back of it. T...

Jun 16, 2015 3:00:36 PM

 

Introducing Horizon FLEX (Part 1 of 3)

 

By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, End-User Computing, VMware 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 Mac and Windows users! Back in December we la...

Jun 16, 2015 2:00:13 PM

 

VMware Named A Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Client Computing Software

 

By David Grant, vice president, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware Today the IDC MarketScape report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment” (doc #256606, June 2015), was published and named VMware as a leader. At VMware, we are extremely pr...

Jun 16, 2015 12:00:54 PM

 

VMware Stakes Claim to New Position in IDC Marketscape for Client Computing Software

 

Today the IDC MarketScape report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment” (doc #256606, June 2015), was published and named VMware as a leader. At VMware, we are extremely proud of these results. Over the past 18 months we have aggressively invested in...

Jun 16, 2015 12:00:00 PM

 

VMware Fusion 7.1.2 Update

 

On June 15th we released VMware Fusion 7.1.2, a maintenance release. This update is recommended for all users of VMware Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Professional. To download VMware Fusion 7.1.2, open VMware Fusion and select VMware Fusion > Check for Updates. For more details on Fusion 7.1.2, read the ...

Jun 16, 2015 7:03:42 AM

 

Introducing Identity Management for the Mobile Cloud Era: VMware Identity Manager

 

By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director of product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware I’m very excited to announce today a new solution called, VMware Identity ManagerTM, a unique identity as a service (IDaaS) solution for the mobile-cloud era. The identity management market is heating up again a...

Jun 16, 2015 12:31:58 AM

 

ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise) expands with 15 new members (VIDEO)

 

Today VMware revealed that 15 of the top application industry leaders joined ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise). ACE, launched at this year’s Mobile World Congress by AirWatch, Box, Cisco, Salesforce, Workday and Xamarin, is an open standard approach for managing and securing apps deployed vi...

Jun 16, 2015 12:31:40 AM

 

Breaking News: VMware shares End-User Computing business mobility strategy [VIDEO]

 

This evening, Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager of End-User Computing, outlined VMware’s strategy for the future of business mobility with new solutions and partnerships. The news today marks the first step in executing on VMware’s vision of enabling enterprises to trans...

Jun 16, 2015 12:30:45 AM

 

Introducing VMware Identity Manager – Identity Management for the Mobile Cloud Era

 

By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware I’m very excited to announce today a new solution called, VMware Identity Manager TM , a unique identity as a service (IDaaS) solution for the mobile-cloud. The Identity Management market is heating up again as En...

Jun 16, 2015 12:30:29 AM

 

Serial Port Redirection for Virtual Desktops in Horizon 6

 

By Peter Brown, Director of R&D, VMware, London, UK In December 2014, we gave a sneak peak of the serial port redirection feature in View virtual desktops which we have been working on. We are delighted to announce that we have officially made this function available with our June 2015 Horizon 6 ...

Jun 15, 2015 5:08:15 PM

 

Mobility Pioneers To Speak At VMware Business Mobility Event

 

By Chelsea Curtis, AirWatch Tomorrow VMware is hosting the virtual Business Mobility Summit , where mobile thought leaders will speak to the shifting business landscape and how mobility is redefining the way we work. The event will boast an exciting panel of speakers, including VMware executives ...

Jun 15, 2015 3:58:21 PM

 

App Volumes 2.9 Now Available!

 

By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware Since our initial announcement of App Volumes 2.5 late last year, the excitement our customers have displayed for App Volumes has been tremendous. We have released a couple more versions since then, and today I’m pleased to announce ...

Jun 15, 2015 2:00:55 PM

 

Mobility pioneers to speak at VMware Business Mobility event

 

Tomorrow VMware is hosting the virtual Business Mobility event, where mobile thought leaders will speak to the shifting business landscape and how mobility is redefining the way we work. The event will boast an exciting panel of speakers, including VMware executives and customers, who will share ...

Jun 15, 2015 1:00:08 PM

 

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

 

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 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

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New VMware TAP SDDC NDA Roadmap Session Announced

 

The TAP Team is pleased to announce an additional NDA Roadmap Session available online via WebEx on June 25 th . This brief session will run from 9 until 11 a.m. PDT. This session will include discussions on SDDC Developing Successful IT Outcomes with Your Product and SDDC Adding Automation to Yo...

Jun 18, 2015 8:07:39 PM

 

Renewal ELA Order Handling – Change Announcement

 

Take a look ...we recently changed the Purchase Order Requirements for Renewal ELA to align and standardize Global Renewal ELA order processing . This action will boost turnaround times and increase visibility of Renewal ELA orders. All Renewal ELA Purchase Orders must be submitted using the ELA-...

Jun 16, 2015 5:15:06 PM

 

Transform Competitive Ability in the Idea Economy

 

Innovative joint solutions from VMware and HP for Big Data, on-demand IT, and hybrid infrastructure will help your customers leverage exponential innovations to better meet business needs now...and in the future. Watch this video from HP Discover 2015.

Jun 15, 2015 8:08:09 PM

 

Horizon Air Services are Available in Australia-New Zealand & Japan

 

View the data sheet for DaaS Solution Competency requirements and log into Partner University to get started today. Partners must have their VMware DaaS Solution Competency completed in order to transact. Download the assets now available to help you through the various (pre, during, and post) sa...

Jun 15, 2015 7:54:39 PM

 

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

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MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

 

The value of Virtual Volumes (VVols)

 

Regular readers will know that I normally blog about the technical aspects of storage, as opposed to doing opinion pieces. However there have been a number of articles published recently questioning the value of VMware’s Virtual Volumes, commonly referred to as VVols. In general, the pieces I hav...

Jun 19, 2015 12:05:30 PM

 

Conservative vs Aggressive for VMCP APD response

 

Advertise here with BSA I just finished writing the vMSC 6.0 Best Practices paper which is about to be released when a question came in. The question was around the APD scenario and whether the response to an APD should be set to aggressive or conservative. Its a good question and my instinct imm...

Jun 19, 2015 11:35:05 AM

 

Automating installation of VMware Tools for Mac OS X

 

After publishing my recent article on automating the silent installation of VMware Tools for Linux guestOSes, I received a similar question regarding Mac OS X guests and whether the existing script would also apply. The answer is no since Mac OS X packages differ from the Linux installres, but it...

Jun 18, 2015 7:12:28 PM

 

Now THIS is commitment to a gag :-)

 

Has been a really, REALLY busy (but awesome) week with the EMC team, the EMC Partners, and most importantly customers in Brazil.  Sao Paulo and Rio are amazing places – and lots of great people.   Completely spent. Working furiously on some big technical blog posts for Dockercon next week… At the...

Jun 18, 2015 5:19:57 PM

 

vCenter Server 6.0 Tidbits Part 12: New methods of downloading Support Bundles for VCSA / PSC

 

Many of you are probably pretty familiar with the process of generating a VMware Support bundle for vCenter Server when it comes to troubleshooting or filing an SR with VMware GSS by using either the vSphere Web/C# Client UI. With the released of vSphere 6.0 and specifically with the vCenter Serv...

Jun 18, 2015 9:37:12 AM

 

My first week with Pebble Time

 

Advertise here with BSA When Pebble Time was announced I backed the project on kickstarter based on Joe Baguley and Alan Renouf’s stories. Last week I received it and I’ve played with it a lot I must say and have been impressed from the moment it arrived. Simple things like the box it comes in (h...

Jun 17, 2015 5:01:15 PM

 

Automating silent installation of VMware Tools on Linux w/Automatic Kernel Modules

 

There was a recent question that was posted internally looking for a way to automate the silent installation of VMware Tools for Linux guest operating systems which also required enabling additional VMware Tools features like VMware's Automatic Kernel Modules. Currently, there are two options of ...

Jun 17, 2015 3:42:38 PM

 

All replicated Platform Services Controller should be joined to Active Directory

 

Last week a colleague of mines was setting up a new vSphere 6.0 environment which contained a vCenter Server with an external Platform Services Controller (PSC) for our Management vSphere Cluster and another vCenter Server also with an external PSC for our Compute vSphere Cluster. The PSC's were ...

Jun 16, 2015 4:31:10 PM

 

I will see you at VMworld 2015!

 

Advertise here with BSA Just got the word that I am going to be part of three sessions at VMworld this year, and still waiting on news about the quick talks I submitted. So if you are going to VMworld 2015 make sure to note down these session IDs: SDDC5027 – VCDX Unwrapped – Everything You Wanted...

Jun 16, 2015 4:28:03 PM

 

A closer look at Infinio Accelerator 2.0

 

I took the opportunity last week (while I was over in the Boston area) to catch up with Scott Davis . I’ve known Scott a long time, as he had various roles at VMware over a number of years. Scott is currently CTO at Infinio, a company that has developed an I/O acceleration product for virtual mac...

Jun 16, 2015 1:00:12 PM

 

Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage

 

This paper describes best practices for planning a VMware Mirage deployment. It addresses the primary phases of a Mirage deployment, including sizing, design, and the gathering of environmental data. The intended audience includes IT administrators, design architects, and managers who are familia...

Jun 16, 2015 5:12:00 AM

 

Virtualizing Microsoft Applications on VMware Virtual SAN

 

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 provides customers and partners with a proven solution, capable of hosting virtualized Microsoft applications at a consistent performance level along with constant availability. This solution has been designed, configured, and tested to be a Proof of Concept of the capabili...

Jun 16, 2015 5:06:00 AM

 

A Tour of Dell’s Dashing Innovation Labs

 

Imagine walking through a technology version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and it would look a lot like Dell’s collection of engineering labs. Thanks to my recent adventures as a Dell Enterprise Innovation Day participant, I spent the day sneaking a peak at Dell’s version of the next everla...

Jun 15, 2015 2:20:23 PM

 

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

 

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

 

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

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VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • NEW: On-Demand: vCenter Server (vSphere 6)
  • NEW: On-Demand: vSphere Security (vSphere 6)
  • NEW: On-Demand: Examining your Security Posture in the Software-Defined Data Center
  • On-Demand: What’s New with vSphere and Operations Management 6
  • 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
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
    • NEW: Install vSphere 6 video here.
    • 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: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Cloud Business Management (vRealize Business)
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Integrate with Anything
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Introduction to Customization and Extending
  • 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.
    • 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:
  • NEW: On-Demand: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications
  • NEW: On-Demand: VMware NSX for Horizon (video series)
  • On-Demand: Learn how NSX delivers a comprehensive security approach for Horizon environments
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX
  • 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
  • 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: vSphere 6.0: All Things Storage! (led by Cormac Hogan)
  • 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
    • NEW: Try out Virtual SAN 6 for free 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
      • NEW: New Disaster Recovery Tutorial Series that covers various areas of how you might set up VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery here.
      • NEW: 60% of businesses don’t have a DR plan in place.  Learn why industry adoption is on the rise here.
      • 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
      • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
    Desktop:
    • NEW: On-Demand: Business Mobility: Enabling Business Process Innovation with Mobile-First Strategies (hosted by CEO Pat Gelsinger and EVP Sanjay Poonen).  In this announcement, these were highlighted:
      • Further commitment to Apple and iOS support
      • VMware Identity Manager - one–touch access to apps from any device.
      • Growing industry support for ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise)
      • Split-Billing solution with AT&T
      • AirWatch integrated with NSX
    • NEW: On-Demand: VMware NSX for Horizon (video series)
    • NEW: On-Demand: Deliver High-Performance Graphically-Accelerated VDI
    • NEW: On-Demand: Extend the Benefits of Workspace Environment Management to Virtual Desktops and Apps Using VMware App Volumes, UEM, vRealize Ops and More
    • 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: Visit The Bridge by VMware here for the latest Business Mobility thought leadership content, including new interactive vertical story graphs showcasing Business Mobility Transformation in Education, Healthcare, Finance, Government, and Retail.
      • NEW: Horizon has been placed in the Lead category of IDC’s latest report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment” here, topping all vendors in both the strategies and capabilities categories.
      • 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.
      • Learn about how a TAM views Troubleshooting 101 for Server Ops here.
    Scheduled Webinar Events:Jun 23: Tips and Tricks for Building a Mobile Secure Workspace with VMware HorizonJun 23: vCloud Air Google+ HangoutJun 23: Agile Big Data (learn how vSphere + Big Data Extensions serves as the platform for increased data agility) (vSphere 6 Webcast)Jun 25: Business-critical MySQL with DR in vCloud AirJun 29: Cloud Security Best Practices with the SANS Institute: Securely Transition to the Cloud – Increase Agility & Reduce RiskJun 30: Business Continuity  (vSphere 6 Webcast)Jul 7: PowerCLI  (vSphere 6 Webcast)Jul 7: vRealize Operations v6.0: Installation, Sizing, and Migration (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 14: Web Client  (vSphere 6 Webcast)Jul 21: vSphere 6 Performance (vSphere 6 Webcast)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
    Jul 28: Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management (vSphere 6 Webcast)Aug 11: vCenter Server Availability (vSphere 6 Webcast) 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. (Already > 70% full.  Sign up now here if you think you’ll be going to VMworld this year to reserve your space before July 1st deadline for complementary reservations.)
      • 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.  View more on PearsonVue’s site here.
      • See last year’s sessions 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!  NEW: VMware vSphere 6, VMware Integrated OpenStack, and VMware Virtual SAN 6 are now available.  Visit here to place an order for the updated products.- 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:Jun 23: Virtualization at the Speed of Flash (Pure Storage)Jul 2: What’s New in VMware vSphere 6: First Look and Upgrade Best Practices (Veeam) VMware Education:
    • ALERT: Leap Second impact to VMware Products that will occur on June 30, 2015. KB 2115818.
    • VMwares Center for Policy and Compliance just released the VMware vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide Compliance Toolkit in vCM here.
    • EDUCATION: Get a free Apple Watch or 15% off your next VMware course here (for a specific list of classes).
    • Learn about VMware’s Project Enzo here, redefining the economics, simplicity, and performance of virtual workspace services delivery.
    • Learn more about the VMware Horizon for Linux Early Access Program 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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    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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    San Fran

    tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

     

    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….

     

    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

     

    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...

    Jun 12, 2015 6:27:43 PM

     

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

     

    This Week in VMware News: The Future of the Data Center, Gartner's EMM Magic Quadrant, An Interview with VMware's CIO and more... Last week at the 2015 InformationWeek Conference (#IWConference), VMware’s EVP and GM of Cloud Services Bill Fathers joined Mike Stothers, IT Infrastructure Director a...

    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!

     

    Finding a car that’s right for you isn’t all that different from finding the right cloud that fits your business needs. You wouldn’t want to buy a car without taking a test drive first, would you? So, to make sure the service you want is the right one for you, take a test drive of the cloud from ...

    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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    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...

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    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

     

     

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    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)
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    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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    image010.png FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

    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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      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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      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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      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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      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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    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

     

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    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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      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

    Latest articles not available at time of going to press please go to http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/ to check for the latest KB articles.

     

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