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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

As we head towards the middle of 2016 I want to reflect on our weekly TAM newsletter. Each week the TAM newsletter is produced and provided to our audience of TAMs and customers. This has been going on now for 7 and a half years almost every week. We are on the 19th newsletter of the year and come rain or shine we try and put out the news that matter to your our TAM customer. Of course sometimes we make mistakes, include the wrong articles or miss out on articles that are important altogether but without fail you can rely on receiving this newsletter in your inbox each week. We rely on a number of news sources such as the TAM Twitter Account and TAM Blog to provide the many articles and other news to you.

The newsletter of course is nothing without it's readers and that is where YOU the TAM Customer comes in. We want you to tell us what you like about the newsletter and what you don't like. We want to get feedback from you on what you would like to see more of or less of and what you don't see any of but feel is important to cover.

So please feel free to email us with your comments and suggestions via your TAM and we promise that you will be heard and we will always do our best to accommodate every request that we get.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Kit Colbert interview with theCUBE at #EMCWorld 2016 in Las Vegas bit.ly/24Bq9Jg
#VMworld 2016 US Public Session Voting open thru May 24th bit.ly/21PHCIH pic.twitter.com/ldbdyWXB3T
Working Together – UCS Management and VMware vRealize Operations (via #Cisco Blogs) bit.ly/21XKKm1pic.twitter.com/D3MtuJpanx
Can Combining Virtual Machines and Containers Get You to ‘Cloud Native Nirvana?’ bit.ly/21Vj80Npic.twitter.com/tcUnQ00BAI
Enterprise Networking: Top 10 Trends (via #CIO Vantage) bit.ly/24SuRCp pic.twitter.com/Ot8WHCTNfC

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Improving the VMware User Experience Every Day
By Kelly Dare
I recently spoke with Steve Wehrend, our VP of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI), about his role and the impact his group is making on the VMware customer experience.

Steve’s objective is to make VMware UIs as transparent as possible. He describes his vision this way: “The best tools let you focus on your work. They become part of what you’re doing. You don’t think about them. You just use them. You become lost in the task, not in the tool.” Speaking with Steve, you realize that this vision drives all that he does here.

Steve described how he was drawn to UX and UI. “At their most basic, user experience problems are people problems,” he explains. “I love being able to understand people and how to make things work for them. I enjoy that part of problem solving, which is why UX and UI are my passions”
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TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

VCAP5 Exam Retirements Suspended – Registration Remains Open
Since we announced the retirement of the remaining VCAP5 exams in late March, we have heard from quite a number of you who have requested additional time to prepare for and take those exams. Additionally, we are still working on the development and refinement of the VCAP6 exams (which will replac...
May 13, 2016 4:00:20 PM
Improving the VMware User Experience Every Day
By Kelly Dare I recently spoke with Steve Wehrend, our VP of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI), about his role and the impact his group is making on the VMware customer experience. Steve’s objective is to make VMware UIs as transparent as possible. He describes his vision this way: “Th...
May 12, 2016 7:16:36 PM
Performance of RDMA and HPC Applications in VMs using FDR InfiniBand on VMware vSphere
Customers often ask whether InfiniBand (IB) can be used with vSphere. The short answer is, yes. VM Direct Path I/O (passthrough) allows InfiniBand cards to be made directly visible within a virtual machine so the guest operating system can directly access the device. With this approach, no ESX-sp...
May 12, 2016 6:49:24 PM
It’s All in the Context: Practical Advice for Using IT Benchmarking
By Ton van Tubergen In my role as an Operations Transformation Architect, I have been involved in many large and small IT Transformations, addressing people, process, technology, governance and organizational aspects and their dependencies. As a responsible IT leader, managing uncertainty and ris...
May 12, 2016 5:48:33 PM
New Courses covering NSX, Horizon 7 and more
VMware Education Services continually releases new courses designed to grow your skills so you can exploit the opportunities provided by VMware technologies. New this month: VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2] This course teaches you to troubleshoot and operate a VMware NSX® deploym...
May 12, 2016 3:39:51 PM
Save on Training & Certification at VMworld US 2016
Take advantage of our special training and certification offers at VMworld 2016 US to hone and validate your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions: Save 25% off our best-selling classes offered the week before VMworld. Save 25% off our On Demand course and complete your training ...
May 9, 2016 4:25:57 PM
SAP HANA on VMware vSphere – Sizing (Compute)
This is the second blog of my SAP HANA on vSphere blog series and will provide information on SAP HANA on VMware vSphere compute resource sizing . This blog does not describe how to perform the actual SAP HANA system RAM sizing. For this please refer to the SAP documentation. A good start is to r...
May 13, 2016 6:07:22 PM
VMware NSX Fundamentals Live is Coming to a City Near You
Sometimes a webcast isn’t enough – that’s why when VMware brings an NSX seminar to your hometown, you say “yes.” VMware is kicking off the NSX Fundamentals Live U.S. tour, so register now to secure your spot in one of these seminars when it gets to your town. VMware experts will start off with a ...
May 13, 2016 5:53:58 PM
Storage Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack
By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora As the storage market transitions to all-flash, hybrid array storage providers strategically work to accelerate performance and utilization. In doing so, it becomes more difficult to categorize hot data, dynamic and agile storage capacities, and other new age concept...
May 13, 2016 10:01:34 AM
Troubleshooting Tips: Orchestrator PowerShell Plug-in
By Spas Kaloferov Background and General Considerations In this post will we will take a look at some common issues one might experience when using the VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) PowerShell Plug-In, especially when using HTTPS protocol or Kerberos authentication for the PowerShell Host (P...
May 12, 2016 7:18:57 PM
VMware and Cirrity Help U.S. Auto Sales to Speed Past Sales Records with Virtual Desktops
U.S. Auto Sales needed to update its IT infrastructure after an unprecedented ice storm slammed the Southeastern United States, knocking its payment collection system offline. The company, specializing in preowned high-end vehicles for customers without access to traditional financing, could not ...
May 12, 2016 4:00:49 PM
vRealize Suite Customer Results
VMware’s vRealize Suite delivers the industry’s most complete solution for building and managing multi-vendor private, public or hybrid cloud environments See proven results from our customers and learn how you can do more with your data center too from our vRealize Suite Infographic. Key Benefit...
May 12, 2016 11:00:47 AM
Reinvent Cloud Security with vCloud Air
Let’s say your business is expanding rapidly. You’ll need an infrastructure that can expand with the business, right? One cost-effective option is the public cloud. However, based on what you know of the public cloud, you might not see it as the best choice. After all, the cloud works differently...
May 11, 2016 4:00:52 PM
Infographic: Survey Reveals IT Organizations Underestimate Security Threats
Did you know the average organization’s security has been compromised an average of four times over the past year? If that seems like a lot, well, that’s because it is—especially considering that, according to a survey conducted by Forrester of 210 IT risk and compliance decision-makers, the vast...
May 11, 2016 12:00:35 PM
Project Cava, Dogfooding the vRealize Suite
Caution Dogfooding in Progress! For the past eternity it seems, what would become the vRealize Automation team has been dogfooding their own product. This allows them to deploy Virtual Machines for a variety of purposes. Until vRealize Automation 7 brought the Converged Blueprint and Software Pro...
May 11, 2016 10:00:25 AM
vTech Talk: vCloud Air Template Options
In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, answers a top vCloud Air Community question from our recent AVCA Community event. During the event, Community member Sebasti...
May 10, 2016 4:02:08 PM
Moving VMs is not solving your SDDC Management Problems!
In my last blog article, “What is Intelligent Operations Management in the SDDC” , I discussed how intelligent operations management of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) can be broken down into three (3) areas of focus: Topology Scope, Data Collection and Management Functions. We also talke...
May 10, 2016 10:01:44 AM
DevOps Ready IT achieved at VMware IT
Success in the new economy requires companies to rethink traditional processes and approaches. Enterprises that embrace digital solutions and automation to accelerate innovation are rewarded. Recognizing the opportunity to increase IT agility and be a better partner to lines of business, VMware I...
May 9, 2016 11:00:27 AM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Rise of the Bots & Big Data in Top Mobile News This Week
Every-bot-y’s talking about this hitting the enterprise. They’re smart. They’re helpful. They’re about to change the way you work. They’re bots. Head to Workspace Central to read how these little helpers could soon save you time on the job. Think you’re ready for Big Data? How fast can you swim? ...
May 13, 2016 5:00:47 PM
3 Tips for Managing Data in the IoT Context
Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is gaining major momentum in the enterprise . As companies get ready to harness the power of IoT in their businesses, they need to account for the next big challenge that comes with this initiative: how to manage the billions of bits of data generated by these mi...
May 12, 2016 4:49:35 PM
Developing a Mobile App for People with Too Many Passwords
Recently, we introduced you to EZ Link , our new Socialcast login feature. Right from your Socialcast web or mobile app, you just click a button to send yourself an email with a link that logs you into the Socialcast mobile app. Today, we all have more passwords to remember than ever. We develope...
May 12, 2016 1:46:29 PM
[Webinar] Understanding the Benefits of Offline VDI: Introducing Horizon FLEX
Nobody wants to provision physical machines anymore. It’s a time-consuming, costly exercise fraught with user downtime. But what do you do when you can’t give virtual desktops (VDI) to contractors, offshore developers or field workers? That’s where VMware Horizon FLEX comes in. FLEX is the secure...
May 12, 2016 12:29:05 PM
NetApp Hikes Engineers’ Productivity on Virtual Desktops
Fortune 500 company (and VMware partner ) NetApp brings in more than $6 billion in revenue by providing big businesses with technology to store and manage data. NetApp’s customers are major innovators, using data management to its fullest potential to grow their businesses. And NetApp’s engineers...
May 11, 2016 2:39:34 PM
[Infographic] The Undeniably Mobile Consumer | Retail Technology Trends
Dive into the biggest consumer and retail technology trends, including business mobility, omnichannel engagement, digital workspaces and more, in our new infographic.   The Mobile, Connected Consumer The modern consumer is undeniably mobile, with 70% of those surveyed citing access to a smartphon...
May 11, 2016 12:31:44 PM
Preview of Our EZ Link Login Flow for the Socialcast Mobile App
In our February 2016 new features update , we introduced EZ Link, which lets a user log into the Socialcast mobile app without having to manually enter a password. Last time, we previewed the desktop web version. To recap, a logged-in Socialcast user simply clicks on a handy EZ Link icon to recei...
May 10, 2016 2:00:19 PM
Is Financial Services IT Leaving the Wrong Kind of Legacy?
There’s an old saying in software application development: “Legacy software is fine. It’s just old software that still works.” In banking, “legacy” has made financial services IT leaders cringe for years. The word conjures visions of aged IBM mainframes and green screens, piles of COBOL program p...
May 10, 2016 12:10:17 PM
[SlideShare] See Your Industry’s Digital Workspace In Action
Driven by explosive growth in mobility, changing demographics and a new scale of security breaches, industries worldwide are shifting IT budgets for digital workspaces . These new, integrated technologies combine desktop virtualization with identity, application and enterprise mobility management...
May 9, 2016 5:00:33 PM
[Video] Want to See How Windows 10 Management Actually Works?
Windows 10 is a huge talking point for IT departments in every company of any size all over the world. Windows’ first truly mobile operating system is designed to work seamlessly across mobile devices and PCs, making unified endpoint management more than a possibility. Now, combined with VMware A...
May 9, 2016 1:16:21 PM
[WEBINAR] The Rising Threat of Insider-led Security Breaches
An escalating proportion of threats come from insider-led breaches. One recent survey reveals that 40% of organizations sampled are expecting an insider-led attack within the next 12 months. Another study suggests that such breaches cost companies an average of $3.79 million per breach, with an a...
May 9, 2016 1:12:24 PM

 

 

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DISCLAIMER

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, more news and a busy time in our industry. Every week I see numerous articles related to cloud, be it hybrid cloud, public cloud or of course the now ubiquitous private cloud. One thing that strikes me is how much press public cloud gets versus the rest which I do not think is fair. While the benefit of public cloud is obvious there are still and will continue to be use cases for both private and hybrid cloud in our industry for years to come if not forever. There are many reasons for this and most are tied to how organizations work with the data. I look forward to these discussions with my customers which I get to have on a regular basis and always happy to share with them my honest opinion on how they should work with their data be it in public or private clouds. Being able to help them get the best possible result is one of the things that as a TAM I get to go and I am always keeping up with current and new trends for that very reason.

Please enjoy this weeks newsletter and I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours


TAM SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS (Owner: Neil Isserow)
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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Log Insight for #vCenter Server Facts bit.ly/1VV2sqy pic.twitter.com/VxvtZX9pIv
How #VMware’s NSX Will Set the Pace for Its Future Growth (via Yahoo Finance) bit.ly/1pDisiB pic.twitter.com/Eak6wuxbau
In the news this morning: Accelerate Digital Transformation with Pivotal and #VMwarebit.ly/1pCe57m pic.twitter.com/nEeFAtnHo6
5 #VMware Flings Worth Your Time (via Virtualization Review) bit.ly/21d6BW7pic.twitter.com/jCiX89GX3c
VCP6-NV Exam (via vmwarevelocity.weebly.com) bit.ly/1VT7EeBpic.twitter.com/wSLGbDEkH0

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare) - http://blogs.vmware.com/tam
TAMs Supersizing Resource Usage – or DNA vSequencing Power
By Peter van den Bosch


In conversations with customers, I often hear awesome ideas, and I would like to share one. Recently, I started a new TAM engagement at a large academic hospital in the Netherlands ErasmusMC in Rotterdam. During the TAM kickoff and introduction meetings, one of the architects Marco Reitsma mentioned one of these awesome ideas.


TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc
SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 


TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Log Insight and Admission Control Videos added to the Learning Zone
VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. This subscription includes all the latest videos we release each month, like these two new series covering vRealize Log Insight and vSphere Admission Control. ...
Apr 30, 2016 4:17:51 PM
TAMs Supersizing Resource Usage – or DNA vSequencing Power
By Peter van den Bosch In conversations with customers, I often hear awesome ideas, and I would like to share one. Recently, I started a new TAM engagement at a large academic hospital in the Netherlands ErasmusMC in Rotterdam. During the TAM kickoff and introduction meetings, one of the architec...
Apr 28, 2016 6:11:09 PM
The Network Virtualization Certification: A Career-Building Essential! [Infographic]
There’s no question about it: Network Virtualization is the future. As virtualization moves in to replace the hardware-centric networks of yesterday and today, the most sought after IT practitioners will be those who know Network Virtualization inside and out. Staying competitive in IT means grow...
Apr 28, 2016 3:49:25 PM
Less than a month away VMware Expert Forum 2016
VMware Expert Forum is heading to the UK on May 23-25 th , 2016 . Taking place at VMware EMEA Headquarters in Staines, London, this is an opportunity to experience VMware’s vision firsthand and discuss the evolving IT market with like-minded peers and experts. Unlike any other classroom training ...
Apr 26, 2016 3:56:36 PM
VMware Experts Database Workshop – Oracle Edition – April 2016
The most recent edition of the VMware Experts Database Workshop completed last week in Palo Alto. This event was focused on Oracle as the Cloud Platform Business Unit and VMware Execs partnered with Pure Storage to host 11 prominent and specially selected Oracle technology technical experts for a...
Apr 25, 2016 10:57:49 PM
User account locked in vCenter Server Appliance
We’ve recently noticed a number of cases where vSphere administrators become locked out of their accounts or receive reports of incorrect passwords in the vCenter Server Appliance. If you find yourself in this position, here are two articles that address these issues: KB 2034608 When attempting t...
Apr 25, 2016 2:27:16 PM
VMWorld 2016 Preview – The Software-Defined Data Center – Mission Critical Applications & Databases
Continuing on the theme of making the VMware Software-Defined Data Center real, here is a preview of my abstracts for VMWorld 2016 submitted along with our partners Hitachi Data Systems and NetApp. One session will feature SAP HANA with the Dynamic Tiering option and the other session will featur...
Apr 25, 2016 9:05:38 AM

Blog Recap: Rediscovering How VMware vCloud Air Delivers on the Cloud Promise
Over the last several weeks we’ve detailed how VMware vCloud Air can help you enhance your data center investments. We’ve covered everything from data center replacement to data center extension, disaster recovery and more. We’ll continue to add more customer stories and examples of how these cus...
Apr 29, 2016 6:07:33 PM
vRealize Automation 7 converged blueprints
vRealize Automation 7 feature a new Blueprint format. A converged blueprint can have one to many components including: Machines : vCenter, vCloud Air, vCloud Director, Amazon, KVM, Openstack, Citrix Xen, HyperV, SCVMM Network & Security: Security Group, Load balancer, NAT, Routed networks. Softwa...
Apr 29, 2016 12:22:07 PM
Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 2
By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed how you can monitor vCenter’s vPostgres database remotely using Blue Medora’s Management Pack for PostgreSQL. For those of you with larger environments with Oracle or MS SQL databases supporting vCenter, you’ll want to monitor thos...
Apr 29, 2016 10:01:02 AM
vCloud Air Network Provider Carrenza Helps The Jockey Club Race to Success
The Jockey Club is the largest commercial horse racing entity in the United Kingdom. It owns and operates about 15 race courses and hosts about 3 million people annually. But The Jockey Club doesn’t race year-round, which means it experiences both periods of rest and high-demand. That’s what brou...
Apr 28, 2016 5:42:52 PM
VMware and IBM Team Up to Deliver the Enterprise Cloud
VMware has teamed up with IBM to bring the cloud to enterprises everywhere. To do this, we’ve jointly designed an architecture and cloud offering that’ll allow customers to automatically provision software-defined data center (SDDC) environments, like VMware vSphere, NSX, and Virtual SAN on the I...
Apr 27, 2016 4:00:32 PM
vTech Talk: vCloud Connector Tool Overview
Looking into vCloud Air, vCloud Connector and its system requirements and compatibility? In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, answers a top vCloud Air Community q...
Apr 26, 2016 4:32:52 PM
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Secures Cloud Services with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation
by Rich Bourdeau The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology’s Internet Services Unit (ISU) is responsible for providing networking and compute resources to academic and government institutions in Saudi Arabia. In order to satisfy this demand the ISU was looking to deploy a public cloud de...
Apr 26, 2016 8:36:31 AM
May 4th – Get Ready for Next-Generation Cloud Security with NSX and Armor
Shopping for cloud solutions used to mean choosing between performance, elasticity and security — you could get one, maybe two, but never all three. With the help of VMware NSX, Armor Active Cyber Defense has proven that you can achieve the highest level of cloud security while maintaining the hi...
Apr 25, 2016 4:31:50 PM
Finally, An Answer for Legacy App Headaches: The Cloud
Legacy applications are an office fixture. You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. As businesses move forward, these old technologies hold people back like uncomfortable chairs that can’t be replaced. Everyone wants an upgrade, but is that possible while maintaining core busine...
Apr 25, 2016 4:00:00 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News for Android, Microsoft, Samsung, Dropbox and More
Security alert! Don’t let this new ransomware hold up your Android end users. Here’s what you need to know about Dogspectus from our security expert John Britton. Microsoft got you a 1-year anniversary present (and it’s better than paper). If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, you’re pro...
Apr 29, 2016 4:30:25 PM
[Video] How Essilor Raised Sales Productivity with iPads
Nearly 56 percent of people who cannot properly see the world around them don’t receive the visual correction they need. Essilor International , world leader for corrective lenses, has been working to change that for 160 years. This mission, and their ongoing innovations in lenses technology to e...
Apr 28, 2016 2:51:35 PM
Mirage and MongoDB, Part 2: Installing and Upgrading
By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This 4-part blog post series discusses the addition of MongoDB to Mirage. Part 1 introduced the benefits of adding MongoDB to Mirage to enhance the performance of Mirage when working with a large number of small files. This blog post discusses n...
Apr 28, 2016 2:23:03 PM
Mirage and MongoDB, Part 1: Introduction
By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This four-part blog-post series discusses the addition of MongoDB to Mirage. This blog post discusses MongoDB and how it optimizes Mirage performance. Why MongoDB? VMware Mirage requires many components, including servers, management consoles, g...
Apr 28, 2016 2:22:46 PM
8 Most Popular VMware EUC Product Diagrams & Charts, According to Social
Thanks to recent product releases and the expertise of our VMware End-User Computing (EUC) technical and creative teams, we’ve developed some great resources for our @VMwareHorizon social followers in the past month or so. And thanks to social media, we can always tell when we’re providing you, o...
Apr 27, 2016 6:33:42 PM
What You Need to Know About Dogspectus
On April 25, Andrew Brandt, director of threat research at Blue Coat Systems, published an article about the ransomware “Dogspectus” that they had come across in their lab environment. You can read the details on the Dogspectus here . Dogspectus is unique in that it requires no end-user interacti...
Apr 27, 2016 12:00:35 PM
Top Horizon 7 Insights and IT Best Practices From Our Pros
We’ve talked a lot about the newest capabilities introduced in VMware Horizon 7 , but how does it change the roles within your IT organization or impact your long-term end-user computing strategy? No one has better IT best practices and technical insights than our very own VMware consultants. Our...
Apr 26, 2016 5:00:49 PM
What Social Collaboration Looks Like IRL
No more boundaries, soaring productivity, infinitely faster innovation— enterprise social networks (ESNs) sound like the quickest way to solve some of your biggest problems. In reality, a lot of time and ongoing effort goes into creating successful ESN communities, and sometimes, ESN platforms ne...
Apr 26, 2016 5:00:07 PM
Fusion 8.1.1 Available Now with Important Networking fixes!
Hi Everyone, Over the weekend we rolled out an update to Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro that brings our version to 8.1.1. The important fix has resolved a NAT port forwarding and DNS lookup issues that some users have been experiencing, particularly those who work with Hashicorp’s Vagrant plugin for V...
Apr 25, 2016 10:22:01 PM
5 Next-Gen IT Priorities: Highlights from VMware vForum Online
“The role of IT is more critical than ever,” said our CEO at VMware, Pat Gelsinger, last week at VMware vForum Online. “As businesses are looking to their digital transformation, the role that you play, the role that IT offers to the business, is more critical than ever. It’s also more challengin...
Apr 25, 2016 5:00:03 PM
[VIDEO] Why Your Business’ Mobile App Strategy Will Probably Fail (If It Hasn’t Already)
The reality is, for a lot of IT buyers and IT shops, they understand what it means to be enterprise secure. And they have a checklist of enterprise features in terms of what they really require. But when it comes to consumer simplicity, typically what we hear is, ‘Well, my end users just don’t li...
Apr 25, 2016 4:38:14 PM

 

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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


FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to this weeks VMware TAM Newsletter. One of the changes that occurred in the past week is the change with our NSX, Network Virtualization solution. We now offer the solution in Standard, Advanced and Enterprise editions. These are each designed to make it easier for organizations to choose and consume NSX using the edition that is right for them. There is information in the newsletter or please visit our NSX page for more information.

NSX Data Sheet:
https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/nsx/VMware-NSX-Datasheet.pdf

I wish you a successful week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

 

TAM SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS (Owner: Neil Isserow)
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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

VMware at #Interop 2016 - sessions, booth, social media info bit.ly/24rSiSZ pic.twitter.com/4eN73JNdXY
#VMware sessions, offerings and social media at #EMCworld 2016 bit.ly/1pT6VeX pic.twitter.com/njShRykEuZ
Dell-EMC Reveals Its New Name (via Fortune) bit.ly/24kA2uN pic.twitter.com/2CLfygsOhG
5 Free #VMware Flings for your Virtualization Toolbox (via vmblog.com) bit.ly/24wes6Cpic.twitter.com/RAp90tCAPN
#VMware KB articles published for week ending 4/30/16 bit.ly/24jPmYq

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
TAM Customer Day US Registration is Now Open
By Victoria Phillips


Last year’s TAM Customer Day event was an enormous success with an amazing turnout. We have some exciting changes for 2016 and hope you can join us! TAM Customer Day will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas.
https://blogs.vmware.com/tam/2016/05/tam-customer-day-us-registration-now-open.html

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc
SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Get Special “Rough Cut” Access to New Official Cert Guides
Want a preview of the official VMware certification exams study guides before they hit the presses? “Rough Cuts” from VMware Press are now available through Safari . Rough Cuts are manuscripts that have been developed, but not yet published. They allow you to get access to the newest information ...
May 6, 2016 1:53:17 PM
TAM Customer Day US Registration is Now Open
    By Victoria Phillips Last year’s TAM Customer Day event was an enormous success with an amazing turnout. We have some exciting changes for 2016 and hope you can join us! TAM Customer Day will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas. These invitation-only, ...
May 5, 2016 9:02:58 PM
Attend VMware Expert Forum for just €999 – Offer ends soon!
Don’t miss the introductory €999 registration rate to VMware’s Expert Forum. The Expert Forum goes beyond the standard content of classroom training, giving you a unique opportunity to engage with experts for a practical deep dives and networking with like-minded peers. The experts engaged in the...
May 5, 2016 9:16:26 AM
Important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere users -May 2016 Edition
Our NSX support team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending- Please take note of key updates to the following important End of General Support and End of Availability events: vCloud Networking and Secur...
May 4, 2016 5:17:08 PM
Virtualized HPC at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) has deployed a virtualized HPC solution on vSphere to run Monte Carlo simulations for the US Air Force. The idea was conceived and implemented by Edmond DeMattia at JHUAPL, and has been presented by Edmond and his colleague Michael Chin...
May 4, 2016 4:42:34 PM
VMware NSX & Horizon 7 Troubleshooting Beta Classes in June
Two beta training classes are scheduled for 20-24 June in San Jose, California: VMware Horizon 7: Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization – During this five-day, hands-on course you will gain the advanced knowledge, methodology, and ability to troubleshoot the View component of VMware Horizo...
May 4, 2016 4:23:21 PM
Load Balancing vSphere Clusters with DRS
Recently, a customer reported that DRS was not working to load balance the cluster. Under normal circumstances, a minor imbalance is nothing to be concerned about. This is because the main objective for DRS is not to balance the load perfectly across every host. Rather, DRS monitors the resource ...
May 2, 2016 5:53:48 PM
Q&A from our Virtual SAN Webinar
Virtual SAN is always a popular topic in our webinar series, and during last week’s What’s New in VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 Senior Technical Instructor Javier Menendez answered a lot of questions from the audience. Here is a small sampling, and you can hear the rest in the recording . Q: If one need...
May 2, 2016 2:44:55 PM
Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for April 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. After upgrading to VMware vRealize Operations 6.2.0a, vCenter adapters remain...
May 2, 2016 2:02:46 PM
Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for April 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Repairing or updating the trust between all components within a VMware vRealize...
May 2, 2016 1:57:03 PM
Top 20 vSAN articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for April 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Certification of Dell PERC H730 and FD332-PERC Controllers with VSAN 6.x Best practices for Virtual ...
May 2, 2016 1:50:06 PM
Top 20 vCenter articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for April 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server After upgrading an ESXi host to ...
May 2, 2016 1:41:52 PM
Top 20 NSX articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for April 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Virtual machine performance issues after upgrading VMware tools version to 10.0.x in NSX/VMware vClou...
May 2, 2016 1:24:50 PM
Top 20 ESXi articles for April 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for April 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevR...
May 2, 2016 1:02:03 PM
DevOps Ready IT achieved at VMware IT
Success in the new economy requires companies to rethink traditional processes and approaches. Enterprises that embrace digital solutions and automation to accelerate innovation are rewarded. Recognizing the opportunity to increase IT agility and be a better partner to lines of business, VMware I...
May 9, 2016 11:00:27 AM
Adjusting vRealize Operations Root Logging Levels
By: Dylan Isom, Blue Medora Root logging levels are primarily used for troubleshooting and diagnosing issues within VMware‘s various software and applications. Today we will focus on the root logging levels within VMware’s vRealize Operations Management software otherwise known as vROps. We will ...
May 7, 2016 10:01:50 AM
Extend Your vSphere Workloads to the Public Cloud with vCloud Air
Even though vSphere is the ideal foundation for any cloud environment, giving you the best performance, availability and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications, you might find yourself running into some common “growing pains.” Let’s see – Are you having difficulty scaling your vSphe...
May 6, 2016 3:54:49 PM
VMware NSX SociaLab is Coming to a City Near You!
VMware NSX is indisputably the most widely deployed software network overlay on the market today, and many companies are realizing the valuable payoff that comes with virtualizing the network to improve security, IT automation and application continuity. Now is your chance to be taught by VMware ...
May 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM
vRealize Operations Tech Tip: Building Interactive Dashboards
vRealize Operations ships with a number of predefined dashboards to help visualize the infrastructure from day one of deployment, but a powerful feature of vRealize Operations is the ability to build your own custom dashboards. Dashboards are built up from widgets, which are part of the product a...
May 6, 2016 10:01:32 AM
Virtualization and VMware Virtual SAN … the Old Married Couple
Don’t Mistake These Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Technologies as Mutually Exclusive By Jonathan McDonald I have not posted many blogs recently as I’ve been in South Africa. I have however been hard at work on the latest release of VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. Some ama...
May 5, 2016 6:02:43 PM
vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: Node Africa
Node Africa is making a splash in the specialized hybrid cloud provider market, and businesses are taking notice. The company’s low latency environments, security, redundancy and quality service are desirable markers for its clientele, as well as its status as a member of the VMware vCloud Air Ne...
May 5, 2016 4:16:48 PM
Log Insight 3.3: Query API
A great new addition to Log Insight 3.3 is the introduction of a query API. While the initial documentation for the feature has not been posted yet, it is in progress and should be available soon. In the meantime, I have included the latest information so you can start leveraging the API today. R...
May 5, 2016 10:00:48 AM
Another VMware Cloud in Action – How vCloud Gave Lumeta Agility at Scale
By Joe Sorial, VP of Products, Lumeta Corporation Everyday, we hear a story about a small, innovative company disrupting an industry. The IT industry can feel like a cat and mouse game between established players and hungry startups. Every organization wants to be agile. But in this context, it’s...
May 4, 2016 4:00:15 PM
Log Insight 3.3: Authentication API
Log Insight 3.3 introduced an authentication API. In this post I would like to discuss what it, why do you need it, and how do you use it. Read on to learn more! What is it? Enables remote client to programmatically authenticate with the Log Insight platform to perform certain operations. Why do ...
May 4, 2016 10:45:38 AM
vTech Talk: vCloud Air’s Reserved Capacity Offerings
Wanting to know more about vCloud Air’s reserved capacity offerings? In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things vCloud Air, David Hill, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, answers a top vCloud Air Community question from our re...
May 3, 2016 7:35:34 PM
VMware NSX: From Turning Point to Tipping Point
I’m very excited that I get the opportunity to report on another exceptional quarter for VMware NSX. As a company, we’re demonstrating that NSX will be an important growth driver for the foreseeable future. We added more than 200 new NSX customers in the quarter, and have more than 120 customers ...
May 3, 2016 4:00:05 PM
Getting More Out of vRealize Operations 6.x: Optimizing Your Existing Capacity
By: Ryan Cartwright & Mark Monce, VMware Senior Systems Engineers On May 11th, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar about Optimizing your Existing Capacity using vRealize Operations (vR Ops). It will be structured around eight steps that I’d like to preview for you now. Effecti...
May 3, 2016 2:10:08 PM
Are You Making the Right Security Choices for Your Hybrid Cloud Environments?
By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker The hybrid cloud conversation is changing. It’s no longer simply about whether or not to make use of public cloud resources. It has evolved to the question of how much workload should be migrated. For needs ran...
May 2, 2016 3:57:20 PM
DevOps-Ready IT: Continuous Delivery of vRealize Automation Blueprints
There are lots of opinions out there about what DevOps is, and probably even more about what it isn’t, but one thing that tends to be agreed on is that it involves the coming together of development and operations functions within a business, and having them collaborate in order to ship software ...
May 2, 2016 10:00:07 AM

 

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Top Mobile News This Week: Apple Pay, SharePoint Revamp, New Tech Podcast & More
Microsoft reveals the “Future of SharePoint.” On Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a long-awaited revamp to SharePoint. The mobile app is due later this summer. Read the color commentary on CIO Today or Microsoft’s official announcement here . Does your credit card have a chip on i...
May 6, 2016 2:36:19 PM
VMware Horizon VDI Powers WCH’s New Hospital of the Future
Electronic medical records (EMR) have become a quintessential part of modern healthcare. Doctors and nurses are busy. Patients want more personalized care. So the ability to quickly access accurate patient records online, without losing facetime, is transformative. What’s more, clinicians increas...
May 5, 2016 1:51:52 PM
The New Role of Gateways in Enterprise Mobility Management
The term “gateway” has many different meanings in computer networking: protocol translator, proxy server, firewall server, signal translator, etc. In the enterprise, a gateway is typically deployed on-premises and more often than not sits in the DMZ, accepting incoming traffic on a specified port...
May 5, 2016 4:10:31 AM
See VMware AirWatch Content Locker in Action in 5 Fast GIFs
Mobile content collaboration can be a messy process between the growing content repositories companies use, never-ending edits and ever-changing collaborators involved. We think it can be better with VMware AirWatch Content Locker , our secure content collaboration solution. Here’s a quick, GIF-p...
May 4, 2016 1:16:01 PM
Delivering a Transformational User Experience with NVIDIA GRID & VMware Horizon 7
Workstations are the way work gets done in many industries around the world, such as aerospace, automotive, space exploration, oil and gas. Engineers and designers have traditionally relied on dedicated graphics workstations to perform the most demanding tasks, such as manipulating 3D models and ...
May 4, 2016 12:06:01 PM
Driving Productivity in Retail Operations with Intelligent Digital Workspaces
As retail continues to transform, the retail IT infrastructure continues to grow in complexity. Retailers find it increasingly difficult to streamline operations and enhance workflows, while maintaining a highly available infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to equip retail employees with dependa...
May 3, 2016 12:33:52 PM
Introducing the Echo ONE Podcast
What is a digital workspace? And why are businesses doubling down on this new way to work? This trend is so transformational that we launched a brand new podcast dedicated to all things digital workspace and business mobility. Subscribe to Echo ONE on SoundCloud , iTunes and Google Play Music . E...
May 2, 2016 5:12:11 PM
Introducing the New Echo ONE Podcast
Drumroll, please! We’ve been hard at work gathering the who’s who in digital workspace tech and business mobility trends to bring you the brand new podcast, Echo ONE. To satisfy your binge-listening needs, we’ve loaded our first three episodes into SoundCloud , iTunes , Google Play and Workspace ...
May 2, 2016 5:11:10 PM

 

 

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Every week for the past 7+ years the VMware TAM newsletter has tried to bring you a summary of the week's news from around the VMware world. This can often be a challenge with so many items published as well as trying to ensure that we only  provide news that we believe you will find useful. We are continually changing the newsletter format and in the past year we have put more and more of our news either online or as part of our social media assets. I would like to ask you to please check out our social media which includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TAM Blog, Apple News and more. These are ideal for you to receive regular updates on interesting news and any important late breaking information that might affect your environment. We try and ensure that on these channels we also only provide news that is timely and useful to our community.


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#VMware Sales Climb Thanks to New Software (via @Fortune) bit.ly/1QlL7yl pic.twitter.com/yqijWgkHrA
How To Deploy An AutoDeploy Server bit.ly/1MDUezZ pic.twitter.com/dewrQ7os7z
How healthy is your #vSphere environment? bit.ly/1MIMBbf pic.twitter.com/QxuhWt6abQ
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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Some Clarity on VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
By Rob Yeichner


The “End of General Support” Date Does Not Mean “Not Supported”
When customers hear the term “End of General Support” relating to products they use, you can see the anxiety on their face. While there are many benefits to maintaining up-to-date software, if a product in use slips past the End of General Support date, it isn’t the end of the world.
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

4 Exam Retirements in June, New Courses Released and Exam Registration Simplified
4 Exam Retirements in June This June we will be retiring some of our older version 5 certification exams. Check out the 4 upcoming exam retirements details in this blog post . 4 New Courses Released: NSX, Virtual SAN, vRealize Operations Manager, & App Volumes VMware Education Services released 4...
Apr 22, 2016 5:21:12 PM
6 Nifty And Versatile Tools To Get You Started With VMware Virtual SAN
I was so excited to see that the Hands-On-Labs (HOL) had finally been updated to Virtual SAN 6.2 that it prompted this blog. I just couldn’t stop at HOL! The VMware storage & availability team offers many other nifty tools to get you started with VMware Virtual SAN. If you haven’t yet, check out ...
Apr 21, 2016 10:55:03 PM
Some Clarity on VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
By Rob Yeichner The “End of General Support” Date Does Not Mean “Not Supported” When customers hear the term “End of General Support” relating to products they use, you can see the anxiety on their face. While there are many benefits to maintaining up-to-date software, if a product in use slips p...
Apr 21, 2016 5:41:31 PM
Flings Gets a Facelift
We are excited to announce a new Flings site. While the previous site had the base features we needed, we wanted to improve the functionality and the look. We didn’t want to change the site too drastically, as that can be frustrating. So, you’ll see a front page you are used to but with a […] The...
Apr 20, 2016 1:44:05 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.2 (h5client) – Moving away from Client Integration Plugin (CIP)
Today we’re pleased to announce our second full update to the h5client fling. Once again, in case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsph...
Apr 19, 2016 3:53:27 PM
Supported vSphere vCenter and ESXi Ciphers
Hi everyone, One question that comes up regularly is “What ciphers are supported on vCenter and ESXi?”. I’m happy to share that we have published a VMware Knowledge Base article outlining the supported ciphers ! With all of the challenges around SSL/TLS the past year or two, having a solid idea o...
Apr 19, 2016 3:24:43 PM
Network Virtualization: Why Get Certified?
As a networking professional, you know there’s only one certainty in today’s business landscape: change. As technology continues to grow and evolve, so has the way we operate and manage the network. Throughout most of the data center, hardware-centric infrastructure has been replaced with more ag...
Apr 22, 2016 7:00:55 AM
What’s New in the Management Pack for Cisco UCS
By: Matthew Rumph, Blue Medora One of the most popular management packs for VMware vRealize Operations has received another update this week. Blue Medora’s vRealize Operations Management Pack for Cisco UCS has been updated to include many additional features such as new resource kinds, relationsh...
Apr 21, 2016 10:22:43 PM
vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – FedRAMP
This is the latest blog in our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight blog series. Previously in this series, we’ve discussed: SSAE 16 PCI-DSS HIPAA ISO 27001 ISO 9001 In this month’s edition of our compliance spotlight, we focus on FedRAMP , or the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Prog...
Apr 21, 2016 4:00:56 PM
VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Introduction
First published on VMware’s End-User Computing blog By Dale Carter, Chris Halstead and Stéphane Asselin In December 2014, VMware released VMware App Volumes , and since then, lots of new features have been added, and people love using App Volumes. Organizations use App Volumes not only in VMware ...
Apr 21, 2016 3:11:20 PM
Enhanced Disaster Recovery with Cross-VC NSX and SRM
Check-out the new Disaster Recovery with NSX and SRM whitepaper that explains how Cross-VC NSX + VMware’s SRM offers an Enhanced Disaster Recovery (DR) solution and solves many of the challenges related to traditional DR solutions. This solution provides consistent logical networking and security...
Apr 21, 2016 12:00:01 PM
Cloud Management Platform Key to Private Cloud Benefits
Leverage a Cloud Management Platform to Convert Your Data Center There was an article in InformationWeek recently that caught my attention. Written by Andrew Froehlich, “7 Reasons to Convert to a Private Cloud” highlights some solid benefits you should consider as the rationale for embracing a mo...
Apr 20, 2016 10:01:27 AM
vTech Talk: Disaster Recovery With vCloud Air
If disaster were to strike your data center, what would be the impact of losing your critical IT operations? How much data would you lose? And how fast would you be able to get your communications systems and customer-facing applications up and running again? In this episode of vTech Talk, our se...
Apr 19, 2016 4:04:28 PM
Designer Pages Draws Up Better Customer Service with VMware vCloud Air
It’s hard to imagine a modern architecture firm working without today’s digital technologies. Everything from 3D modeling and printing, to shadow analysis, right down to project renderings depends on digital innovations. However, some areas in the architecture field, particularly in sourcing and ...
Apr 18, 2016 4:00:22 PM
Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) Embraces Cloud Efficiency
by Rich Bourdeau Modernizes IT Infrastructure with vSphere and vRealize Suite Management Like most companies, when demand exceeds the ability to deliver you need to take a look at how to improve your current processes. The IT department at the Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV) was ...
Apr 18, 2016 8:00:53 AM

 

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Happy Earth Day, Techies! Here’s Your Top Mobile News
Greetings, Earthlings. In honor of Earth Day, did you know that virtualization can help companies reduce energy use by up to 90%? Get inspired to go green at your company with 20 more stats about our eco-innovations here at VMware. Check out the infographic here. Nine ways to think outside the in...
Apr 22, 2016 6:00:00 PM
[VIDEO] CIO Bask Iyer Reveals VMware’s Internal Digital Workspace Strategy
From selling refrigerators to leading the strategic technology infrastructure of one of the world’s largest technology companies, VMware CIO Bask Iyer has watched the fast-paced evolution of technology throughout his career. We had the opportunity to capture his insights on how he is enabling the...
Apr 21, 2016 5:03:40 PM
Need a Lift and a Baguette? Contact #MobileGameChanger Allocab
Next time you need a ride to the Eiffel Tower, call French taxi company Allocab . They’ll give you a fixed rate, fast service and snacks—and it’s all managed by VMware AirWatch technology. Except for the snacks, of course. In 2011, Allocab founder Yanis Kiansky discovered how easy it is to get th...
Apr 21, 2016 2:36:06 PM
Want to Work On the Holodeck? 5 Examples of Business Using Virtual Reality
A Google Cardboard headset and a smartphone now can take you to exotic locations without leaving your desk. As virtual reality technology gets more affordable and accessible, you can expect to see a growing number of business use cases, too. Let’s grab a Romulan ale (if you’re reading this at the...
Apr 20, 2016 2:34:39 PM
5 Key Insights for Designing, Securing & Implementing IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay—and rapidly evolving. As we try to make sense of IoT’s impact on our lives and businesses, we also continue grappling with the security challenges. As the IoT security landscape evolves, here are five key insights for designing and implementing IoT dep...
Apr 19, 2016 7:12:26 PM
5 Workforce Stats That Prove You’re a Remote Worker, Too
Just about everyone is a remote worker these days thanks to innovations in technology. You’re probably still commuting to the office, but not every day. Most companies today offer at least some flexibility to work outside the office, reported FlexJobs . Interest in telecommuting isn’t the only th...
Apr 19, 2016 7:08:50 PM
5 Reasons to Come to vForum Online Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the big day: End-user computing (EUC) experts from all over the world will gather virtually at vForum Online 2016 . It’s guaranteed to be the biggest EUC event this spring. Not sure you want to attend? Here are five huge reasons to join vForum Online tomorrow (for free!): 1. 5 CIO Pri...
Apr 18, 2016 3:36:43 PM
Why “All In” on BYOD is the Ideal Strategy for Retailers
A recent study found that rather than break or lose their mobile phone, 1-in-3 (34%) U.S. adults would prefer to lose other important items, including their bed, keys and even friends. In fact, 27% of respondents admitted they would cry if they lost their phone. This level of interest in safeguar...
Apr 18, 2016 12:26:23 PM

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest VMware TAM newsletter. This weeks TAM Blog is on one of our solutions that many of our customers are now starting to work with. This is the VCSA (vCenter 6 Appliance). This is just one of many blog posts and other information that the VMware TAM program communicates on a regular basis to it's customers.

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Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/0…
Test driving #VMware Photon Controller Part 1: Installation bit.ly/1MwE37o pic.twitter.com/E8g5dFeHnf
Where in the World are #VCAP's? [Infographic] bit.ly/1MtpH7R pic.twitter.com/5iPQhTA9uD
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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Moving to and Managing the vCenter 6 Appliance – (VCSA)
By Ryan Sadorus

With the release of the vCenter 6 appliance – and having near parity with Windows vCenter features – we are seeing more and more customers taking the plunge and moving in this direction. Also, VMware internally is really focused on developing this platform further, and will continue to serve up new capabilities in the coming year, but with less emphasis on the Windows version of vCenter. Some of the other factors driving customers to move to VCSA are:[Read more...]

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 3 of 3)
In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. In the second part , we looked at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastr...
Apr 15, 2016 9:15:10 PM
Two vRealize Courses Now Open for Registration
Two new instructor-led training courses covering components of the VMware vRealize product suite are now open for registration. Beta versions of these courses may also be available. Beta courses let you participate in finalizing the near-complete course while saving 50% off the course price. For ...
Apr 15, 2016 2:17:08 PM
Building Infrastructure For Third Platform Apps– Top Down Or Bottom Up Approach?
World enterprises are struggling these days with a big question: how should they move forward to next generation third platform applications? In some of these organizations the transition stems from a business need; in others, the development teams are pushing for the change. While many developme...
Apr 15, 2016 12:44:57 PM
Moving to and Managing the vCenter 6 Appliance – (VCSA)
      By Ryan Sadorus With the release of the vCenter 6 appliance – and having near parity with Windows vCenter features – we are seeing more and more customers taking the plunge and moving in this direction. Also, VMware internally is really focused on developing this platform further, and will ...
Apr 14, 2016 7:13:13 PM
Save 15% on Select VMware Training Courses
Grow your skills and seize the opportunities made possible by VMware technology. For a limited time, you can save 15% on select VMware training courses and certification exam vouchers purchased on the VMware online store . This offer ends May 15th, 23:59pm Pacific time and cannot be combined with...
Apr 14, 2016 2:56:40 PM
Reducing Data Center Downtime
In Benchmark Study tests (2014), vSphere® with Operations Management TM users experienced 30% more uptime on tier 1 applications than users of standalone vSphere 1 . Extending their vSphere virtualized environment to include vSphere with Operations Management is the easiest and most direct way fo...
Apr 13, 2016 6:00:23 PM
Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree
There have been several common themes recently when we’ve been talking to Customers, Partners, and our colleagues within VMware. One of those themes is that there has been quite an uptick in Customers planning their move to vSphere 6 . A side effect of this is that there have been a deluge of dis...
Apr 13, 2016 11:55:34 AM
Where in the World are VCAPs? [Infographic]
Our Where in the World are VCPs Infographic at the end of 2015 saw lots of interest. So, we asked Where in the World are the VMware Certified Advanced Professionals? To not much surprise, they are everywhere! Which country do you represent? The post Where in the World are VCAPs? [Infographic] app...
Apr 12, 2016 4:19:58 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling v1.1 – h5client Continuous Improvement
Today we’re pleased to announce our first full update to the h5client fling. In case you missed it, this blog post helps introduce how to install the first version of the fling (These instructions should all still apply if you’re installing from scratch): http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/03/v...
Apr 12, 2016 12:45:07 AM
vSphere 6.0 Update 2 – What’s New
VMware just recently released Update 2 for vSphere 6.0. Update 2 is full of new features and bug fixes for both ESXi and vCenter Server. For a complete list of features and bug fixes make sure to review the release notes for ESXi and vCenter Server . There are few features that stood out to me in...
Apr 11, 2016 8:35:38 PM
Making the Most of Your Virtualized Environment
With basic virtualization technology, IT managers can consolidate physical resources and take a stand against rising CapEx costs. But the full potential of virtualization will remain elusive until you combine virtualization with a strong management platform. In a recent survey of IT managers, Fro...
Apr 11, 2016 6:00:26 PM
Why vCloud Air
It is no longer a question of: Should I consider Public Cloud to be part of my IT Strategy? But more of: Which cloud provider shall I use? The greater elasticity, economies of scale, and efficiency that the public cloud brings to the table when used in the right context are undeniable. On the oth...
Apr 11, 2016 2:16:42 PM
Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 3 of 3)
In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. In the second part , we looked at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastr...
Apr 15, 2016 9:38:25 PM
Three Reasons Enterprises Should Use Object Storage
If you work at a large company, you know that data storage is a problem. Those large quantities of data require more efficient handling methods. It’s too much overhead to keep data in files and constantly expand hierarchies. Then look at the speed at which enterprises are accumulating data. A 50-...
Apr 15, 2016 4:00:43 PM
It’s Here: ‘Network Virtualization For Dummies’
Today, just about all enterprise data centers have virtualized a significant portion of their server resources, and a large percentage are moving to virtualize their storage resources as well.   That’s because the majority of IT organizations are realizing the payoff that comes with virtualizatio...
Apr 15, 2016 7:00:21 AM
New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0004
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: New VMSA-2016-0004 The advisory documents a critical security vulnerability in the way the VMware Client Integration Plugin handles session content (CVE-2016-2076). In order to remediate this issue, both server side and client side wi...
Apr 14, 2016 7:31:08 PM
Protecting Your Data Center and Improving IT Resiliency
Previously, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT , solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In situations like mergers and acquisitions or for data consolidation projects, we talked about how vCloud Air can replace tradi...
Apr 14, 2016 6:39:54 PM
Webinar Announcement: Upgrade Your VMware vSphere to 6.0 and Enterprise+
By: Daniel Valik, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Cloud Service Provider Business, Cloud Native Apps and DevOps at VMware We are excited to announce that next week, on Thursday April 21st, we will have a webinar on VMware vSphere 6.0 and the Enterprise+ license , as well as the upgrade path from ...
Apr 14, 2016 4:00:56 PM
Composite USB Devices Step by Step
By Jeremy Wheeler Users have a love/hate relationship with VDI: they love the ability to access apps and information from any device, at any time, but they hate the usual trade-offs in performance and convenience. If you’re using VMware Horizon View, you’ve already overcome a huge acceptance hurd...
Apr 14, 2016 3:09:14 PM
Converged Monitoring within vRealize Operations
By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Converged infrastructure is becoming commonplace in IT environments, and for good reason. Prevalidated compliance between hardware layers, bundled hardware optimizations, and ease of scalability have numerous benefits to the adopting organizations, both financially a...
Apr 14, 2016 10:01:08 AM
Demo – Dynamically Enforcing Security on a Hot Cloned SQL Server with VMware NSX
VMware NSX is a software defined solution that brings the power of virtualization to network and security. There are many great papers about NSX in general: for example here & here and many others, the purpose of this demo is not to dive into everything that NSX does, Instead I have focused on on...
Apr 13, 2016 6:05:19 PM
Come Out to vForum Montreal on April 21!
Hey IT pros! Do you want to know how to simplify your IT with VMware solutions? Then join us at vForum Montreal on April 21st to discover the latest tips and tricks so that you can transform your IT! Whether you’re just starting out or you already have an advanced deployment plan, we’ll help you ...
Apr 13, 2016 4:35:54 PM
Protecting Citizens, First Responders and Government Employees with VMware NSX
Avondale, Ariz. is a full-service municipality, complete with police and fire departments, public works, utilities, and even a city slogan: “Aspiring. Achieving. Accelerating.” But while any city can aspire, no matter what its capabilities, for Avondale to achieve and accelerate, it needed three ...
Apr 13, 2016 2:57:52 PM
vRealize Orchestrator 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight
The all new vRealize Orchestrator 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight has just been released. Anyone who has used the vRealize Automation 6.1+ Content Pack might recall there was a pretty basic dashboard for vRO workflow calls from the workflow stubs, but no in depth vRO queries. This new content pa...
Apr 13, 2016 10:00:07 AM
April 19th VMware vForum Featuring vRealize Automation 7 Hands-On Lab
Join VMware experts for the April 19th VMware vForum Featuring vRealize Automation 7 Hands-On Lab. You can register now for this virtual event for a half day of breakout sessions, Hands-on Labs, and “Chat with the Experts” to learn more about this new release and take a test drive. vRealize Autom...
Apr 13, 2016 12:46:13 AM
vTech Talk: Extending Data Center Resources With vCloud Air
In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, gives us an overview of the vCloud Air services that allow you to seamlessly extend your on-premises IT infrastructure by addi...
Apr 12, 2016 4:00:00 PM
IAG Achieves Efficiency, Reliability and Speed with vRealize Automation Based Private Cloud
By Rich Bourdeau Located in Wellington New Zealand, Insurance Australia Group Ltd. (IAG) is the largest insurance provider in New Zealand. With growth through acquisition necessitating large scale provisioning of new virtual machines and environments for applications, IT Operation needed to rewor...
Apr 12, 2016 8:00:28 AM
How Cloud IT for Cities Makes a Difference with VMware
By Rob Lloyd, CIO, City of Avondale It’s one thing to lose email service in a business environment, but it’s another for a city’s wastewater treatment to stop functioning, or to lose records on capital crimes. I’ve learned over the years managing the IT infrastructure for a municipality that we a...
Apr 11, 2016 4:00:25 PM

 

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Slow Week? Let’s Watch Some GIFs!
If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing like a good GIF binge to celebrate the end of another long week. Here are seven GIFs to help you beef up work productivity, thanks to VMware’s new email app, Boxer. Watch them here. And just because… Wait, just one more… ICYMI: Here’s to a crazy, innova...
Apr 15, 2016 1:00:09 PM
Architecting App Delivery and User Management for the Present and Future with VMware App Volumes
As we talk to more and more customers managing virtual, physical and cloud-based desktop environments, as well as published application environments, one thing is clear—it’s ALL about the apps. This may seem obvious, but this statement is getting stronger by the year. Customers don’t want to be i...
Apr 14, 2016 1:41:17 PM
[Webinar] Cloud Security for Dummies with VMware AirWatch & Netskope
More than half of all enterprise cloud app activities now occur over mobile devices, with enterprise mobility at the epicenter of business productivity and cybersecurity challenges. As cybersecurity threats increase, protecting business resources in the cloud from compromised mobile endpoints can...
Apr 14, 2016 12:28:21 PM
Our Biggest End-User Computing News of 2016, Yet
We’re constantly working to make your job easier with technology that “just works” and end-user computing solutions that help your IT organization delight users and spend more time where it counts. Catch up on our newest end-user computing solutions and product versions we’ve announced so far in ...
Apr 13, 2016 6:48:35 PM
[VIDEO] Gap Stores Give Employees Mobile Apps to Drive Sales
About two out of every three shoppers can’t find what they need in stores, according to Google research . And too often, when store associates can’t answer customers’ questions, they make a dash to the backroom, disrupting the customer experience. For Gap Inc. , these scenarios are history thanks...
Apr 13, 2016 1:38:46 PM
Spring Toward IT Transformation at vForum Montreal on April 21
Calling all IT professionals! We know you want to transform your current IT, and you can discover how at the VMware vForum Montreal on April 21 ! Whether you’re just starting out or you already have an advanced deployment plan, we’ll help you navigate your cloud journey across cloud, virtualizati...
Apr 12, 2016 2:44:01 PM
[VIDEO] Ticketmaster: Content Locker Delivers Security and Ease of Access
Mobile World Congress 2016 was a great opportunity for VMware TV to talk with mobility project leaders from global businesses, like Ticketmaster Spain . Fernando Maté, IT manager at Ticketmaster Spain, shared his views with VMware TV about the latest mobility trends and explained the process of m...
Apr 11, 2016 9:11:05 PM
VMware Boxer Email App Explained in 7 GIFs
The VMware Boxer mobile email app is now available for VMware AirWatch and Workspace ONE customers on iOS. Get a look at what’s in store for you when you switch to Boxer with these seven GIFs. Secure Browser What it is: Open up links shared via email with the secure VMware AirWatch Browser . Why ...
Apr 11, 2016 1:34:52 PM
How H&R Block Uses VDI to Meet the Tax Season Rush
I almost overlooked the news blurb regarding Emancipation Day , until I saw the word “taxes” in the title and did a double take. Emancipation Day is being celebrated on Friday, pushing the official tax-filing deadline to April 18. Effectively, this gives us three extra days to file our taxes this...
Apr 11, 2016 1:00:48 PM
Load Balancing VMware Identity Manager with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager
By Dean Flaming, EUC Architect , End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware In case you have not been paying attention to the press releases, VMware Identity Manager is the platform that extends your on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless single-sign-o...
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Meet the New Face of Virtualization
If you’re considering virtualization as a means to consolidate your compute resources, to lower CapEx and OpEx costs, or to simplify server and application resources, you’ve got the right idea. But did you know your virtualized data center has even more to offer? With VMware vSphere® with Operati...
Apr 8, 2016 6:35:59 PM
The One-Size-Fits-One Phenomenon
In the past, enterprise storage and data management were driven by the aspiration to be “one-size-fits-all.” These systems were designed to cater to a wide range of workloads and access patterns, in addition to providing interoperability across platforms by complying to standards such as POSIX. T...
Apr 8, 2016 5:57:08 PM
vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Options
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming an industry trend as it offers tremendous cost savings for customers. Establishing a second and/or third datacenter for disaster recovery, maintaining them, and the operational cost of extra sites are all expenses associated with traditional Disa...
Apr 8, 2016 9:40:39 AM
Authorized Keys and ESXi 6.0 Update 2 – Changes to OpenSSH
William Lam brought up some feedback on Socialcast the other day. The story was of a customer who updated to ESXi 6.0 Update 2 and the SSH keys he was using no longer worked. The customer was advocating for changing the file /etc/sshd_config so that he could continue to use the keys on his ESXi s...
Apr 7, 2016 9:45:17 PM
Flings On A Roll in 2016
So far this year we have already had seven Fling updates and three new Flings released. The feedback we get from you helps in a big way so we can fix bugs and add new features to Flings! We kicked off the year with important updates that included bug fixes and new features. Be sure […] The post F...
Apr 7, 2016 3:12:27 PM
Top 5 Virtual SAN Posts From 2016 to-Date
Time doesn’t slow down for anybody, so it’s understandable if you miss some information here and there. Luckily, we’ve got you covered on Virtual Blocks . Take a look back on some of the most popular Virtual SAN posts from the past few months. What’s New-VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 On February 10th, w...
Apr 6, 2016 6:56:04 PM
Server Ops Troubleshooting and Training 101: A Technical Account Manager’s Perspective
By Jodi Shely The ability of your organization to consistently, effectively and efficiently troubleshoot your virtual infrastructure matters, has significant and immediate impacts on your bottom line. Your ability to reduce capital expenditure (CapEx) and improve IT return on investment (ROI) – n...
Apr 6, 2016 3:35:27 PM
Blogger Talk Show–Pilot Episode on PowerCLI
Here at VMware we are always trying to make sure we give you the information you need in a way that you can best consume it. With this in mind, a little while ago I was asked to take part in a pilot for a new talk show VMware is looking to gain feedback on, this gives us the chance to give you mo...
Apr 5, 2016 2:03:37 PM
Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID – Part 2
Introduction In Part 1 of Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID, we configured RSA Authentication Manager to get it ready for adding the PSC as an Authentication Manager agent. In this post, we’ll configure the Platform Services Controller (PSC) itself by uploading the sdconf.rec fi...
Apr 4, 2016 6:38:25 PM
Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for March 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. After upgrading to vRealize Operations 6.2.0a, vCenter adapters remain in Sta...
Apr 4, 2016 2:12:07 PM
Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for March 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Important in...
Apr 4, 2016 1:59:02 PM
Top 20 vSAN articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for March 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Following maintenance, hosts in a Virtual SAN cluster may erroneously report the error: Host cannot ...
Apr 4, 2016 1:35:15 PM
Top 20 vCenter articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for March 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCen...
Apr 4, 2016 1:28:04 PM
Top 20 NSX articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for March 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Downloading and enabling VMware vS...
Apr 4, 2016 1:20:00 PM
Top 20 ESXi articles for March 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for March 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter...
Apr 4, 2016 1:06:31 PM

IT Pros – vForum Montreal on April 21 is Exactly What You’re Looking For
This one’s for you, IT department! Do you want to simplify your IT with the VMware solutions you already have or are thinking about getting? Then join us at vForum Montreal on April 21st to discover the latest tips and tricks so that you can transform your IT! Whether you’re just starting out or ...
Apr 8, 2016 4:00:32 PM
Introducing the vRealize Automation 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight
The vRealize Automation 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight has just been released, and is packed full of content specific to the new version. Those who are familiar with version 7 of vRealize Automation are aware of some significant changes in the product, many of which make the previous content pa...
Apr 8, 2016 10:01:18 AM
How to configure HA LDAP Server with the vRO Active Directory Plug-in Using F5 BIG-IP
By Spas Kaloferov In this post we will demonstrate how to configure a highly availability (HA) LDAP server to use with the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Server (vRO) Active Directory Plug-in. We will accomplish this task using F5 BIG-IP, which can also be used to achieve LDAP load balancing. The P...
Apr 7, 2016 5:08:54 PM
Kirin Techno-System Finds a Solution in Fujitsu That Solves More Than One Problem
When you can’t take your laptop to have drinks with clients, business opportunities get missed. That was the problem facing sales reps at Kirin Techno-System who felt constrained by a strict policy against bringing laptops to any venue serving alcohol. The policy was intended to enhance security ...
Apr 7, 2016 4:00:03 PM
Webinar: Getting More Out of vRealize Operations 6.x: Day 2 Operations
By: David Kruse, VMware Staff Systems Engineer On April 13th, VMware is hosting a webinar about Day 2 operations of vRealize Operations (vR Ops). It will be structured around nine steps that I’d like to preview for you now. Step 1: Policies, Policies, Policies!!! The Policy Editor is arguably one...
Apr 7, 2016 3:42:00 AM
Simplify Cloud Network and Security with vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services
By Roshni Pary, Product Line Marketing Manager, and George Kobar, Senior Technical Marketing Architect Last year we announced general availability of vCloud Air Advanced Networking Services for Dedicated Cloud. Today, we are excited to announce that we are extending Advanced Networking services t...
Apr 6, 2016 9:51:11 PM
Extending the Reach of Your Data Center
Previously, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT , solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In situations like mergers and acquisitions or for data consolidation projects, we talked about how vCloud Air can replace tradi...
Apr 6, 2016 4:16:27 PM
Log Insight Webhook Shims
Recently I talked about the new webhook feature in Log Insight 3.3. One thing I mentioned in that post is that without native support, you need to write shims to translate events into a format that the remote destination understands. In this post, I will demonstrate a sample shim as well as provi...
Apr 6, 2016 10:00:11 AM
vTech Talk: On-Premises Data Center Replacement With vCloud Air
In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, Jim Armstrong, Group Manager for vCloud Air Product Marketing, tells us about how customers are using vCloud Air to replace their on-premises date centers. Replacing on-premises data center...
Apr 5, 2016 4:00:46 PM
Customer Stories: Videos that Tell It All
Why are customer stories so important in Cloud Management? Because we are a technology vendor. Not the technology that’s into your face – like tickets reservations, mobile banking, social media, or games. Our solutions work deep in the data center, facilitating and (often nowadays) driving our cu...
Apr 5, 2016 12:15:39 PM
Log Insight 3.3: Webhooks
In this post, I would like to drill into the new webhook alert option available in Log Insight 3.3. Read on to learn more! Defining webhooks My colleague Alan Castonguay put it well when he said, “Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks. Something happens in an application (e.g. alert fired, cha...
Apr 5, 2016 10:00:38 AM
VMware’s Largest Online Conference is Coming Up on April 19th!
VMware vForum Online is coming April 19th – and you don’t even have to leave your desk! Register today and discover the knowledge, insight, and tools you’ll need to fulfill your 2016 IT goals and inspire IT innovation within your organization. You’ll explore new VMware solutions, engage with expe...
Apr 4, 2016 4:00:46 PM
Forrester Research Studies Show Significant Growth in Private Cloud
Year over Year Private Cloud Adoption up by More Than a Third There is no doubt that the path to value for Private Clouds has been harder and taken more time than anyone first imagined. The good news is that two new reports from Forrester on Private Cloud Adoption in North America and Europe clea...
Apr 4, 2016 10:01:14 AM

 

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ICYMI: Top AirWatch News You’ve Missed so Far in 2016
VMware AirWatch is off to a running start in the first quarter of 2016, and we’ve got even more up our sleeves for the remainder of the year. Before we lift off again, we’d like to take a minute to recap our biggest news of the year, thus far. We pushed the envelope in innovation… In the first qu...
Apr 8, 2016 4:28:49 PM
VMware Horizon 7 True SSO: Setting Up In a Lab
In Part 1 of this blog series, we introduced a new feature of VMware Horizon 7 called True SSO (Single Sign-On). In this blog post, we will cover the steps required to implement True SSO in a lab environment. This won’t cover subjects such as High Availability or complex domain trust scenarios (t...
Apr 7, 2016 2:19:34 PM
[VIDEO] Q&A with AstraZeneca on Becoming a Mobile-First Enterprise
When AstraZeneca , a top global biopharmaceutical company, wanted to accelerate their mobile-first enterprise agenda, they standardized on the VMware AirWatch platform to deliver better user experiences and enable productivity on the go. Watch and read the interview below from Mobile World Congre...
Apr 7, 2016 1:00:19 PM
VMware AirWatch Now a FedRAMP In-Process System
Today, FedRAMP listed VMware AirWatch as a FedRAMP In-Process System, meaning AirWatch is actively working with the government through the FedRAMP Security Assessment Framework (SAF) to become fully FedRAMP compliant. Customers can purchase the AirWatch FedRAMP In-Process enterprise mobility mana...
Apr 7, 2016 5:00:11 AM
Email’s Not Dead, It’s Just Getting Better
Ding dong! Email’s dead! You’ve probably heard that phrase more times than you can count in the past years. So are you still sending and reading emails? You’re not alone. No matter how many times email gets flattened by those words, people don’t stop using the standby tool for online communicatio...
Apr 6, 2016 2:52:20 PM
Spring into vForum Online—VMware’s Largest Online Conference—April 19
What better way to kick off the spring season than with a free digital conference full of opportunities to expand your knowledge of VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions? Register now for vForum Online on April 19 . Get practical IT advice from tech experts and hands-on experience working wit...
Apr 6, 2016 12:00:59 PM
IT’s New Role in an Era of Citizen Integrators and Mobile Apps
The traditional way of building enterprise applications has centered on the IT organization. In the past, if an application needed to be built, the IT organization was responsible for the end-to-end development, deployment and governance of that app. However, in today’s era of mobile and cloud ap...
Apr 6, 2016 12:00:32 PM
ANNOUNCING Our 2016 End-User Computing (EUC) Champions
Congratulations to newly added and returning VMware EUC Champions. By Cyndie Zikmund, product marketing group manager, End-User Computing, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Champions is an “Outsiders-who-are-Insiders” Expert Program designed with the help of several EUC experts in the community. Si...
Apr 5, 2016 5:00:18 PM
VMware Boxer: Consumer Simple, Enterprise Secure Mobile Productivity
Last October, VMware announced its intention to acquire popular mobile email app Boxer. The mail, calendar and contacts app inspired mobile productivity for millions of users, making Boxer one of the most popular consumer email solutions in the app stores. Today, VMware announced that Boxer is no...
Apr 5, 2016 12:43:35 PM
VMware Boxer Is Here: Consumer Simple Meets Enterprise Secure
Last October, I was honored to announce that VMware acquired Boxer. As the founder of Boxer, I was proud to be a part of a team that shared my vision to create mobile apps that—above all else—users would love. Driven by the feedback of our customers, Boxer integrated mail, calendar and contacts i...
Apr 5, 2016 12:00:56 PM
VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Instructions
By: Stéphane Asselin, Senior Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware and Chris Halstead, End-User-Computing Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware VMware App Volumes is a great technology that facilitates application d...
Apr 4, 2016 7:02:53 PM
VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Introduction
By Dale Carter, Senior Solutions Architect and Member of the CTO Ambassadors, VMware; Chris Halstead, End-User-Computing Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware; and Stéphane Asselin, Senior Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excelle...
Apr 4, 2016 7:01:05 PM
What You Need to Know about SideStepper
At BlackHat Asia on Friday, our partner, Check Point Software , revealed a new vulnerability and method to deliver rogue configurations to mobile devices. Check Point described the details of SideStepper here . In a nutshell, the SideStepper vulnerability requires some social engineering to take ...
Apr 4, 2016 1:40:19 PM
Bank IT Leaders Reveal 4 Reasons Why They Are Driving Change
Alan Kay, one of the earliest pioneers of personal computing said, “Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” And with due respect to Mr. Kay, I will take it a bit further and say that technology is anything that wasn’t around when you celebrated your last birthday. Given the...
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Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
By Petr McAllister
As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity?
For the first time, VMware has brought VCSA in parity with vCenter Server for Windows in terms of scale and functionality in vSphere 6. Take a look at the diagram below: [Continue reading...]

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Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID – Part 1
Introduction This is Part 1 of a 2 part blog series. In this post we’ll talk about setting up RSA SecurID Authentication Manager, some architectural assumptions and what you’ll need to take with you to Part 2. Two Factor Authentication Two factor authentication (2FA) has become ubiquitous nowaday...
Apr 1, 2016 7:04:20 PM
The IT Landscape Is Changing: Are You Ready
The landscape of IT is shifting. As cloud computing, mobile, and other technologies that enable “anytime, anywhere” business continue to claim a more central role in organizations of all types, the need for IT to transform from a strictly “keep the lights on” service organization to an integrated...
Apr 1, 2016 3:35:20 PM
Important NSX for vSphere KB Updates – March 2016
vCloud Networking and Security will reach end of availability and end of support on September 19, 2016. KB 2144733 – End of Availability and End of Support Life for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x See the fully updated vCNS to NSX Upgrade Guide See also KB 2144620 – VMware vCloud Netw...
Apr 1, 2016 12:44:15 PM
New vSphere, NSX and vRealize Orchestrator Videos in the Learning Zone
VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. Including all the latest videos we release each month, like these: In vSphere 6 – Virtual Volumes (Part 1 – Presentation) , Andy Cary takes you through many of...
Mar 31, 2016 4:10:45 PM
Surviving Change: 12 Organisation Transformation Principles to Help You Cope
By Craig Savage: In my role as an Operations Transformation Architect, I get the privilege of working with many different organisations in many different markets and geographies, and as our team are closely knit, we share a lot of knowledge and experience amongst ourselves and globally after each...
Mar 30, 2016 6:10:09 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling – Getting Started
Update 3/30/16 – Added requirement of IP Pool for vSphere Client VMware announced the first step towards making a HTML5 Web Client a reality, the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling . This first release of the Fling will focus primarily on VM management, with more updates coming. Here is a list of the...
Mar 30, 2016 2:00:27 PM
Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication And Compression Deep Dive
Virtual SAN 6.2 introduced several highly anticipated product features and in this blog, we’ll focus on some of the coolest ones: Dedupe & Compression . These features were requested by VMware customers and I am glad that we listened to the customer. When talking about Dedupe and Compression, one...
Mar 29, 2016 8:57:14 PM
Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
By Petr McAllister As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity? For the first time, VM...
Mar 29, 2016 5:47:48 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling
Today we are excited to announce the release of the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling. The decision to go with Flash was made years ago, before HTML5 and developer tools were ready. The situation has changed, and we’ve been working very hard on removing the dependency on Flash to improve performance...
Mar 28, 2016 5:00:15 PM
How to Hyperlink KB articles
There are many, many, blogs, forums, videos channels out there that cover various VMware topics, and we commonly see our KB articles being linked from those sites. We wanted to help those doing this with a couple of quick tips that will make your links easier to read and more resilient to potenti...
Mar 28, 2016 3:39:35 PM
Understand the Compute Layer in vRealize Operations
By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Monitoring, understanding, and optimizing compute performance is a crucial aspect of any IT environment, and it becomes even more important with virtualization. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) helps you realize the benefits of virtualization without sacrificing vi...
Apr 1, 2016 8:49:45 PM
Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API
pre { width: 80%; max-height: 400px; color: #444; padding: 10px; background: #eee; border: 1px solid #ccc; border-radius: 5px; word-wrap: normal; overflow: auto; } As we’ve seen in many of the prior posts, VMware NSX is a powerful platform decoupling networking services from physical infrastructu...
Apr 1, 2016 12:00:02 PM
Replacing Your Data Center is Simple with vCloud Air
Last week, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT , solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In this blog, we will take a closer look at one of these use cases: Data Center Replacement. Replacing an existing data center is...
Mar 30, 2016 4:00:46 PM
Unveil VMware Customer Reviews about Cost Savings
Unveil VMware Customer Reviews about Cost Savings using vRealize Operations Wondering how to achieve cost savings with vRealize Operations? Lets take a look at this Data Center environment. Exhibit below. This is a quick snapshot of our data center using vRealize Operations and specifically we ar...
Mar 30, 2016 2:01:36 PM
Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions
The Cross-VC NSX feature introduced in VMware NSX 6.2, allows for NSX logical networking and security support across multiple vCenters. Logical switches (LS), distributed logical routers (DLR) and distributed firewall (DFW) can now be deployed across multiple vCenter domains. These Cross-VC NSX o...
Mar 30, 2016 12:00:30 PM
EUC Design Series: Horizon 7 Strategy for Desktop Evolution to IoT Revolution
By TJ Vatsa Introduction Mobility and end-user computing (EUC) are evolving at a very rapid pace. With the recent announcements made by VMware around Horizon 7 it becomes all the more important to recalibrate and remap the emerging innovation trends to your existing enterprise EUC and application...
Mar 29, 2016 8:48:03 PM
The Magic of the Cloud and the Muggles of Compliance
This is a guest blog by Lilac Schoenbeck of iland . It has been well over a decade since VMware introduced the magical thing called a hypervisor. Not unlike some fictional charm, it deluded servers, floated them across clusters, and left everyone – myself included – in awe at the delicate dance t...
Mar 29, 2016 4:17:13 PM
Join Networking and Security Sessions at VMware’s Largest Online Conference!
If you missed a VMware vForum in a city near you, you can still join us on April 19th for vForum Online ! At this free digital event, you’ll get practical guidance, and develop new strategies for building a digital success plan across the cloud, the virtualized network, and mobile. At vForum Onli...
Mar 29, 2016 12:00:27 PM
How to Balance your vRealize Web Sessions with F5 BIG-IP
By: Brian Michael Williams Today we’ll walk through how to configure F5 BIG-IP to load balance vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) web traffic. There are many reasons to consider configuring load balancing for these user logins. When your office catches the vRealize Operations fever, you you’ll n...
Mar 29, 2016 10:01:11 AM
SDDC Intelligent Operations Management
I’m fortunate. I get a lot of opportunities to meet with customers to discuss all of the new technologies and products that can help them build a more dynamic and flexible software defined data center (SDDC). We will go around the table talking about how these innovations can make their lives bet...
Mar 28, 2016 10:01:07 AM

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Top Mobile News Headlines from March
Want to get the top mobile news headlines in your inbox every Friday? Everybody’s doing it. Simply enter your email into the box on the upper right of this page. “VMware announced AirWatch 8.3, with a focus on security and integration with its Workspace ONE platform. The push toward converging al...
Apr 1, 2016 4:00:13 PM
The Perks of Working from Home
How Telework & the Digital Workspace Support Continuity of Operations in Government Employees at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) are no longer disconnected from the office on a snow day. When this year’s whopper of a winter storm, Jonas, closed government offices across Washington ...
Apr 1, 2016 3:02:18 PM
AirWatch Connect Local Tour Begins April 12 – Register in Your City Today
AirWatch Connect Local 2016 is kicking off soon! Starting on April 12 th in Atlanta, VMware AirWatch experts will embark on our popular conference tour across 28 cities in North America, 15 cities in EMEA and more coming soon in Asia Pacific. We are excited to announce that our 2016 Connect Local...
Apr 1, 2016 12:28:42 PM
Understanding the Benefits of User Environment Manager
by Andy Morris, senior product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware I’m sure you’ve been following VMware’s progress during 2016 and saw our many new and exciting innovations. One of those was VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM). Do you know what’s new in this product? Do you ...
Mar 31, 2016 5:00:46 PM
Feature Updates: March 2016
Happy Spring, everyone! This month, it’s all about the integrations. We’ve added a bunch of new tools to help users collaborate and take team productivity to the next level. Read more about them, as well as our other feature enhancements, below. INTEGRATIONS We’re on a mission to build an ecosyst...
Mar 31, 2016 3:31:15 PM
VIDEO: How Indiana University of Pennsylvania Makes BYOD So Easy
Bring-your-own-device ( BYOD ) programs are typically a result of strategic planning at enterprises, but for college campuses, IT often has no choice but to support a BYOD environment. “The concept of BYOD is baked into higher education,” said Bill Balint, CIO at Indiana University of Pennsylvani...
Mar 31, 2016 2:05:51 PM
Your Most Productive NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference Ever! 3 Things to Know Before You Go
April 4th marks the beginning of another great week for GPU enthusiasts and experts. We’ll be congregating in San Jose, California, to learn about everything from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars and graphics workstations delivered in the cloud. If you want to maximize your time at GT...
Mar 31, 2016 1:00:10 PM
Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage 5.7
By Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware and Yaniv Weinberg, R&D Manager, VMware We are happy to announce a new version of the Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage white paper, which brings it up to date for VMware Mirage 5.7 . Mirage provides centralized image manag...
Mar 30, 2016 10:34:50 PM
What We Learned from the Microsoft Build Keynote #Build2016
Microsoft hosted its Build 2016 opening keynote this morning, and the announcements had incredible implications for the enterprise. Microsoft is one of our biggest partners, and we’re excited to see how our customers harness their technology alongside VMware AirWatch to power their increasingly m...
Mar 30, 2016 6:49:19 PM
Radicati Puts VMware AirWatch at the Top of New EMM Quadrant
The Radicati Group released its annual Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Market Quadrant today, with VMware AirWatch continuing its five-year streak at the top of the rankings. Get your complimentary copy of the Radicati EMM Market Quadrant here. Every year, the technology market research lead...
Mar 30, 2016 5:53:29 PM
Top Tech Trends in Retail: IT Leaders Reveal their Biggest Priorities
by Paige Handza, End-User Computing retail solutions, VMware Just the other day, I was asked, “What brought you to VMware?” I was shocked when I did not have an answer right away. Don’t get me wrong; there were lots of reasons going through my head, including the great culture, integrity of the p...
Mar 30, 2016 3:31:30 PM
AirWatch Grabs the Top Spot in New Radicati EMM Quadrant
Today, The Radicati Group released its annual Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Market Quadrant. And for the fifth year in a row, VMware AirWatch is positioned as a “top player” in EMM and business mobility. Access the complimentary report here. The technology market research firm yearly evalu...
Mar 30, 2016 2:02:57 PM
What You Need To Know: Google’s Android Security Advisory
On March 18, Google announced an Android Security Advisory regarding a security patch for its flagship Nexus devices. You can read about that release here . This issue will be addressed in the near future by Google in a security update. The advisory was released before the update because of infor...
Mar 29, 2016 4:00:08 PM
[Webinar] Unify Threat Security with VMware Mobile Security Alliance & AirWatch EMM
As mission-critical business workflows become more mobile, yesterday’s security protocols and measures have become inadequate. As cyber security threats increase, protecting business resources from compromised mobile endpoints is no longer a “nice to have,” but a “must have” for the digital works...
Mar 29, 2016 1:47:30 PM
Manufacturers Increase Productivity & Reduce Time to Market with VMware Horizon & NVIDIA GRID
Security, collaboration and cost barriers reduction allows a focus on design projects—not IT issues. by Claude Robinson , director of enterprise software application and healthcare technology partners, End-User Computing, VMware In today’s business world, manufacturers compete to deliver leading-...
Mar 29, 2016 12:52:21 PM
Preliminary Sizing Tests for Horizon 6 for Linux
By Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware and Judy Wu, Senior Solution Engineer, End-User-Computing, VMware In response to a growing demand in China for small-scale Linux VDI implementations, our End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence team in Beijing ran a series o...
Mar 28, 2016 4:25:38 PM
How to Stop Procrastinators from Holding Back Teamwork
Roughly one out of every five people are chronic procrastinators. For workers, that’s a hard hit to your personal productivity. For project managers, procrastination is a major road block to teamwork . So how do you stop it? Procrastination and You Imagine a “Rational Decision-Maker” at the wheel...
Mar 28, 2016 2:49:31 PM
Introducing VMware User Environment Manager Configuration Templates
by Raymond Wiesemann, product line engineer, R&D, VMware End-User Computing Last week, we launched VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM), with many new features that will help deliver a truly stateless desktop and eliminate the need for point products. UEM 9.0 provides the following new featu...
Mar 28, 2016 2:30:33 PM
5 Real Ways to Enable IoT Success in the Enterprise
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quite the topic these days, and that is no surprise, considering IDC predicts it will generate $7.1 trillion in revenue by 2020 and $255 billion in the enterprise by 2019. A report by Gartner also says 43% of enterprises have already started an IoT project. The fac...
Mar 28, 2016 12:37:49 PM

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I might be biased but I think that VMware is one of the coolest companies around. What we do has such an impact on technology and as an employee of VMware we get to experience and influence this every day. To celebrate this VMware has a very cool video which I would like you to check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQirol4sEE&feature=youtu.be it is called VMware Fun Facts 2016. Check it out, it is a really fun video with some awesome facts as well. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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#VMware Photon Container Platform Closer To Prime Time (via The Next Platform) bit.ly/1RdTNe2pic.twitter.com/mxcjRoto73

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VMware 'Photon' Cloud Development Platform Moves Closer to Version 1.0 (via @VirtReview) bit.ly/1RzLrRdpic.twitter.com/z2pQrkKgMv
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Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience
By Amy Chalifoux

VMware TAMs want to ensure their customers maximize their return on investment with VMware, so they strive to be in tight alignment with our Global Support Services (GSS) group. The short list below is aimed at helping customers have better support experiences. The slide deck linked at the bottom of this post will provide you with additional insight into the organization, support process, and how to make the most of your support experiences with VMware.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 1 of 3)

The cloud transformation is now for real. Customers have a stated long-term goal of running a majority of their applications in the cloud. Gartner predicts that public cloud services to grow by 16.5% in 2016. The highest growth area is cloud infrastructure, which is projected to grow at 38.4% in ...

Mar 26, 2016 3:42:02 AM

Planning a DRP Solution, Network Functions Virtualization for Dummies, and Cloud Business Strategy

The VMware blogosphere is a wealth of knowledge covering everything from how-to content to put your skills to the test, to strategic concepts that can help you think differently about work. Check out a few of the latest posts from the Professional Services bloggers below! Planning a DRP Solution ...

Mar 25, 2016 3:23:32 PM

The CAP Aftermath: Return of the Silos!

Enterprises today employ a variety of specialized NoSQL/NewSQL data platforms for managing documents, key-values, graphs, sparse tables, etc. Developers love the specialized APIs as they increase agility and velocity when delivering their applications. Ops is on the receiving side of this equatio...

Mar 25, 2016 2:00:48 PM

Fling Developer Spotlight- Ryan Klumph

Introducing Fling Developer Ryan Klumph. Ryan is a Technical Accounts Manager, and has been with VMware for five years. He launched his first Fling in 2015: Horizon Collector for Mac automates the collection and archiving of Horizon View Client logs, eliminating the need to manually identify and ...

Mar 24, 2016 9:11:59 PM

VCAP6-DTM Design Beta Exam Available

Last month we announced the availability of our VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Design (VCAP6-CMA Design) beta exams. While those exams have moved to the ...

Mar 24, 2016 5:16:48 PM

IT Service Strategy: Catalogs and Portals

Insight from the EMC and VMware 2016 State of IT Transformation Report Guest Blogger: Denise Partlow, Director, Product Marketing Cloud Professional Services, EMC Corporation IT organizations are experiencing a cultural revolution. CIOs want to run IT like a customer-focused business. They want t...

Mar 24, 2016 4:17:27 PM

4 Exam Retirements in June

Now that we have released most of the version 6 certifications on our roadmap, it is time to retire some of the older version 5 certifications. These exams are based upon older content and by retiring them it allows us – and you – to focus on the newest VMware technology. After the retirement dat...

Mar 23, 2016 3:45:25 PM

Getting Comfortable with vPostgres and the vCenter Server Appliance – Part 1

A High Level Overview of vPostgres This blog post beings a multi-part series which aims to help customers better understand the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) and its vPostgres database. We believe the vCSA should be the deployment model of choice but there are many misconceptions and myths abou...

Mar 22, 2016 1:39:09 PM

 

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 1 of 3)

The cloud transformation is now for real. Customers have a stated long-term goal of running a majority of their applications in the cloud. Gartner predicts that public cloud services to grow by 16.5% in 2016. The highest growth area is cloud infrastructure, which is projected to grow at 38.4% in ...

Mar 26, 2016 6:52:55 PM

Call for papers open for VMworld 2016

It may seem like VMworld 2015 (both San Francisco and Barcelona) was just yesterday, but the reality is that we are already actively preparing for the next one: VMworld 2016. There are couple of changes: 1) the America’s one will take place in Las Vegas; and 2) call for papers is open much sooner...

Mar 25, 2016 8:01:03 PM

VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 – What’s New

By Dale Carter Earlier this month VMware released a new version of User Environment Manager that brings some new and exciting features, not only to User Environment Manager, but also to the Horizon Suite. To learn about the new features in Horizon 7 you can see my blog here . Here, I would like t...

Mar 24, 2016 6:53:03 PM

Expanded Integration between VMware NSX and AirWatch Advances Device-to-Datacenter Security

The latest AirWatch update expands VMware NSX integration, uniting two great technologies to create the foundation of next-generation security. You may already have heard of VMware Workspace ONE , the revamped new end-user computing solution we launched last month. Workspace ONE delivers a digita...

Mar 24, 2016 4:50:10 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight: ISO 9001

Previously, in our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, we’ve discussed: SSAE 16 PCI-DSS HIPAA ISO 27001 In this month’s edition, we focus the compliance spotlight on ISO 9001 . Not to be confused with ISO 27001, which is based around information security, ISO 9001 focuses its standard...

Mar 24, 2016 4:00:29 PM

Re-architecting Infrastructure and Application Delivery at Rent-A-Center

Application Delivery: Rent-a-Center Case Study and Webinar I had the privilege this week of doing a webinar with Rent-A-Center. The webinar addresses how Rent-A-Center is using VMware vRealize Suite and VMware NSX to speed up infrastructure and application delivery. I presented alongside Thomas J...

Mar 24, 2016 10:01:40 AM

Watch How Advanced Networking Services Makes Life Easier

It’s almost like network professionals are married to their systems, nobody else understands their infrastructure better. Only a system administrator truly understands the importance of investing in their network’s future. When discussions of industry practices occur, they’re always adapting tech...

Mar 23, 2016 6:00:40 PM

VMware vCloud Air is the Nine Iron of Public Clouds

By Jenny Fong, Director of Product and Technical Marketing, vCloud Air, VMware Every golfer and golf fan has probably heard the famous Bobby Locke quote , “Drive for show, putt for dough.” [1] While this quote focuses on two of the game’s most practiced parts, it leaves out an equally important g...

Mar 23, 2016 4:00:57 PM

VMware Google Cloud Platform NEXT 16 – San Francisco

This week, VMware will be at the largest gathering of the Google Cloud Platform community to explore the latest developments in cloud technology – and demonstrate our vision of one cloud, any application, any device. What does that mean to developers? It means a new model of IT based on a unified...

Mar 23, 2016 12:25:02 AM

vTech Talk: Can a Resource Region Be Changed After Creation?

In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, George Kobar, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at vCloud Air, discusses how to change a resource region after it’s already been created. Watch this episode of vTech Talk to learn more. ...

Mar 22, 2016 4:00:50 PM

VMware Horizon 7 New Features

By Dale Carter With the release of VMware Horizon 7, I thought I would highlight some of the new features that have been added with this release. Blast Extreme Protocol With the update to Blast Extreme, VMware has upgraded the Blast Extreme protocol to the same level as PCoIP and RDP. Now you wil...

Mar 22, 2016 3:40:36 PM

Blast Off: Advanced Usage of the vRealize Operations REST API

By: Mike Langdon, Blue Medora In an earlier post I showed you the basics of the vRealize Operations Manager REST API. I called that one Straight-up Flying, but mostly showed you how to walk with the API. With this post, we’ll get a lot closer to airborne by reaching into vRealize to create SQL Se...

Mar 22, 2016 10:01:23 AM

 

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Top Mobile News from Apple’s March Event and More

The coolest announcements from the Apple event. Yes, Apple proved again that great things come in small packages with the release of the 4-inch iPhone SE. But here’s the news from Apple’s March event we’re most excited about: Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro drives the tablet forward as a real PC al...

Mar 25, 2016 5:00:40 PM

Lufthansa Cargo Accelerates Takeoff with Business Mobility & Electronic Flight Bags

When international air cargo company Lufthansa Cargo wanted to go paperless with flight operations, the company launched their own desktop-based electronic flight bag (EFB) system. By eliminating the need to manually print updated flight charts, the EFB tool would save printing and fuel costs and...

Mar 24, 2016 2:32:35 PM

How Banks and Financial Advisors Can Win Millennials and Gen Xers

By Manasee Dash, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Financial Services, EUC, VMware Women and Millennials: These two groups top the list of trends influencing the future of wealth management, in a recent CFA Institute article . My first reaction was surprise, but it makes sense. Women currently ...

Mar 23, 2016 5:00:34 PM

Insights into Higher Education IT: A Renewed Focus on Students

Institutions of higher education are complex. Universities with physical campuses have always had to consider how best to support not only traditional curriculum, but also workflows in healthcare, finance, personal banking, retail and even services like security and law enforcement that we think ...

Mar 23, 2016 3:45:30 PM

Network Ports Diagram Updated for Horizon 7

Network Ports Diagram Updated for Horizon 7 By Tina de Benedictis, Group Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware and Ray Heffer, Global Cloud Architect (End-User-Computing Lead), VMware Sometimes VMware gives you something that makes you want to sit by a warm fire and read, along ...

Mar 23, 2016 1:06:01 AM

What’s New with VMware Horizon 7

By Matt Coppinger, Director, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware Today, we announced the general availability of VMware Horizon 7 . Horizon 7 reinvents desktop and application virtualization with a single platform, purpose-built for the mobile-cloud era. Drawing on the b...

Mar 22, 2016 5:33:44 PM

[VIDEO] InformationWeek Expert on IoT, 5G Networks & Future of Enterprise Mobility Management

As the Internet of Things ( IoT ) and business mobility innovations infiltrate companies worldwide—and as 5G cellular networks loom on the horizon—InformationWeek’s Pablo Valerio told VMwareTV: Enterprises will face management challenges. The renowned international business, author and IT consult...

Mar 22, 2016 12:36:12 PM

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.11

Posted by nisserow Apr 5, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week we have 2 TAM blog posts to highlight. I think that this is the first time that this has occurred and I hope not the last. Our TAM Blog and other social assets such as Twitter and Facebook are always the first places to find this information. If you have not subscribed to any of these please check out the information below.

 

We have also had a very large number of product updates this past few weeks. Please check out our TAM Products Update section below where you will find a link to this information detailing all of the updates which is well worth checking out.

 

This week we also have a VMUG news section. I hope to be able to bring an update each week on VMUG in general but it is always good to register and check on your own local VMUG for local happenings.

 

As usual the rest of the newsletter contains news and information related to VMware which I hope you will enjoy.

 

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Compare and Contrast - #VSAN and VVols (via CormacHogan.com) bit.ly/1nHIxvHpic.twitter.com/R53hP0h9WM

VMware adds HTML-5 Host Client to #vSphere 6.0 (via @SiliconANGLE) bit.ly/1nSwj3vpic.twitter.com/r4MvbsTcZ1

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO blogs.vmware.com/tam/2016/03/th…

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Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience

By Amy Chalifoux

VMware TAMs want to ensure their customers maximize their return on investment with VMware, so they strive to be in tight alignment with our Global Support Services (GSS) group. The short list below is aimed at helping customers have better support experiences. The slide deck linked at the bottom of this post will provide you with additional insight into the organization, support process, and how to make the most of your support experiences with VMware.

 

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO

By Steve Tilkens

IT organizations have experienced a dramatic shift over the last 10 years with the widespread adoption of x86 server virtualization. Gone are the days of a server administrator procuring a physical server for a new application, then requesting the necessary network configuration from the network team, and finally requesting the appropriate storage from the storage team. Today’s reality requires a converged engineering skillset, because the Software-Defined Data Center spans all three pillars of the IT organization – compute, network and storage.

 

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Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience

By Amy Chalifoux VMware TAMs want to ensure their customers maximize their return on investment with VMware, so they strive to be in tight alignment with our Global Support Services (GSS) group. The short list below is aimed at helping customers have better support experiences. The slide deck lin...

Mar 18, 2016 3:35:02 PM

Mobility Solution Strategy: Desktop Evolution to IoT Revolution

Introduction Mobility and End User Computing (EUC) are evolving at a very rapid pace. With the recent announcements made by VMware around Horizon 7 it becomes all the more important to recalibrate and map the emerging innovation trends to your existing enterprise EUC and application rationalizati...

Mar 17, 2016 6:38:45 PM

Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0 Update 2

vSphere 6.0 Update 2 has launched and with it comes a very simple change with the way that VMs and Templates are evacuated from hosts that enter Maintenance Mode. In all prior versions, when a host enters Maintenance Mode, DRS will evacuate the host by placing all the running VMs, powered off VMs...

Mar 17, 2016 5:17:18 PM

Systems of Intimacy- Science Fiction Made Real

I’m lucky enough to have one of those jobs where you are meant to be ‘intimate’ with the future. Someone once accused me of being a futurist! Of course prediction is risky as the future is unknowable, at least according to current science. So it’s always fun to explore predicting the future throu...

Mar 17, 2016 3:13:59 PM

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO

By Steve Tilkens IT organizations have experienced a dramatic shift over the last 10 years with the widespread adoption of x86 server virtualization. Gone are the days of a server administrator procuring a physical server for a new application, then requesting the necessary network configuration ...

Mar 16, 2016 3:22:46 PM

VMware Host Client 1.0 is now GA

On behalf of the VMware Host Client team, I am pleased to announce that the VMware Host Client v1.0 is GA and shipping with vSphere update 6.0U2. VMware Host Client overview The VMware Host Client is an HTML5-based UI client that is used to connect to and manage single ESXi hosts. It can be used ...

Mar 16, 2016 1:23:47 PM

EMC, VMware Release ‘State of IT Transformation’ Report

The ‘State of IT Transformation’ report takes a look at more than 660 EMC and VMware enterprise customers across 18 industries, and identifies gaps, progress and goals in their current IT Transformation initiatives. By focusing on data provided by CIOs and their direct reports who participated in...

Mar 15, 2016 8:31:54 PM

4 New Courses Released: NSX, Virtual SAN, vRealize Operations Manager, & App Volumes

In the last month VMware Education Services released four new courses: Designed for experienced VMware vSphere® users, VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] teaches you how to use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ as a forensic and predictive tool, including adv...

Mar 15, 2016 3:43:49 PM

VMware Validated Design with VSAN and NSX running High Workload Oracle 12c

VMware Validated Design for an Al-Flash VSAN with NSX running high workload Oracle – A VMware, Intel and Quanta Project from Principled Technologies The rigorous process of following a VMware Validated Design (V2D) to build a Business Critical Applications (BCA) database architecture was made mor...

Mar 15, 2016 6:31:38 AM

Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

This is a repost from VMware Consulting Blog. Click here to view. By Michael Francis Disclaimer: This blog is not a technical deep dive on Hybrid Cloud Manager; it talks to the components of the product and the design decisions around the product. It assumes the reader has knowledge of the produc...

Mar 18, 2016 4:00:22 PM

The Catalog Service Menu Strategy for Cloud Providers — Part 2

By Guy Bartram In part one of our two-part series, we discussed how a service catalog can bring a cloud provider closer to its consumer. It discussed how VMware approaches catalogs for its platform services and how you, as a service provider, can leverage its approach for an ideal strategy. In pa...

Mar 17, 2016 4:00:06 PM

Network Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Even as information technology trends work toward simplifying architecture, complexities within the hardware stack are still evident. IT teams are often faced with the daunting task of determining where the root cause of an issue resides and, more specifically, what ...

Mar 17, 2016 2:53:20 PM

Securing Access to and from your Jump Box and VDI with VMware NSX

Companies have struggled for years on how to allow third parties access to specific systems that they manage or support? These systems and access requirements range from HVAC and phones systems to full IT outsourcing or development. The problem has always been twofold; one, how to provide secure ...

Mar 17, 2016 12:00:59 PM

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 1

By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora Over the years, vCenter has gained more and more importance. As a command center to central administration and a focal point for API access to your vSphere environment, vCenter is a cog in your virtualization environment that brings everything to a halt if it’s not p...

Mar 16, 2016 10:01:52 AM

Released Today: vRealize Suite 7 New Features

VMware vRealize Suite 7 (with new features) is available today! Check out the new features walkthrough, or get more information and resources here. vRealize Suite 7 (announced on February 10, 2016) is an enterprise-ready, cloud management platform (CMP) that delivers the industry’s most complete ...

Mar 15, 2016 10:30:35 PM

vTech Talk: Protecting and Extending Data Centers With vCloud Air (HIMSS16)

This week’s vTech Talk comes to you from Las Vegas, site of the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Conference (HIMSS16). In this episode of vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all thing vCloud Air, Jenny Fong, Director of Technical Marketing at VMwar...

Mar 15, 2016 4:00:52 PM

VMware vRealize™ Code Stream™ v2.0 is now GA – What’s New?

We are excited to announce that vRealize Code Stream v2.0 is now GA and available for download. Here is an overview of the latest features in this release- Better platform – faster execution engine, smaller footprint Parallel execution of pipeline tasks New out-of-the-box reports v2.0 of vRealize...

Mar 15, 2016 4:00:34 PM

3 Reasons VMware Horizon 7 Will Make You Smile

By Michael Bradley The June 2014 release of VMware Horizon® 6 brought with it a long list of exciting new features. Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA), RDS hosted desktop and applications, and integration with VMware vSAN were just a few of the headlines that sent desktop administrators rushing to upgr...

Mar 15, 2016 3:24:11 PM

Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud the New Normal

Recently VMware commissioned Dimensional Research, a market research firm, to investigate how companies were adopting both private and public clouds. The full report can be found here. Besides looking at adoption patterns the research also examined the benefits companies expected to receive from ...

Mar 15, 2016 10:01:58 AM

Rent-a-Center Manages Well with vRealize

Read it in Baseline. Sign up for a webinar to hear how Rent-a-center bases its business on VMware’s vRealize Suite. There is no higher reward for a software vendor than hearing it first-hand from a customer how they use the product, and how it helps them to run their business. Especially when the...

Mar 14, 2016 11:51:32 PM

Updated: Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices Guide

Microsoft SQL server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency. This gu...

Mar 14, 2016 7:33:10 PM

Sample Script to Create a VDC (and Deploy a Photon Docker Host) in vCloud Air

This blog is a repost from IT 2.0 , by Massimo Re Ferrè. Yesterday I bumped into a semi-draft of code I wrote a while back and that I have never checked in into GitHub. I spent a few hours to polish it, augmenting it with some Docker related stuff (so that it becomes “cool”) and test it a bit. Th...

Mar 14, 2016 3:55:26 PM

 

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Top Mobile News This Week: Best MDM 2016, Race to Transform IT & IoT in Action

Choices, choices… PC Mag published a review of five enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors. The reporter had a demo environment of each EMM and ranked VMware AirWatch the highest among all vendors, awarding AirWatch the “Editor’s Choice” award for Best MDM 2016. Read the full roundup of all...

Mar 18, 2016 2:52:23 PM

Using the VMware App Volumes snapvol.cfg File to Customize Writable Volumes

By Daniel Bakshi, Technical Account Manager, VMware In the previous blog post Why Upgrade to App Volumes 2.10: Experience from the Field , I explained what VMware App Volumes is and why you should upgrade to the latest version. In this blog post, I will focus on how you can customize writable vol...

Mar 17, 2016 10:23:45 PM

3 Reasons You Never Get Great Ideas out of Meetings

Disorganized, unproductive, long and often unnecessary, meetings have gotten way out of control. And here’s one more reason to stop having so many meetings: you never get great ideas out of them. Here are three reasons why: [Related: How 3 Billion Meetings Per Year Waste Time, Money and Productiv...

Mar 17, 2016 5:05:44 PM

AEC Firms Reap the Benefits of Cloud Desktops with NVIDIA GRID & VMware Horizon

Join us at this year’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference on April 4-7. See below for details! By Joanne Clark, Strategic Alliance Manager, Technology Partners, VMware AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) firms around the globe utilize VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID to improve collabora...

Mar 17, 2016 1:00:50 PM

In K-12 Learning, It’s the Experience, Not the Devices

Guest post by Leslie Oldenkamp, Principal Specialist, VMware End-User Computing With the inception of the Apple iPad in 2010 and the shift to tablet computing, students and teachers in K-12 classrooms were promised new frontiers for learning: Those bulky textbooks would be a thing of the past. Mo...

Mar 17, 2016 12:30:53 PM

AppConfig Panel: We Can Do Better on Mobile App Development

Just a year ago, the ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise) community launched at Mobile World Congress to promote an open-standards approach to mobile app development . Since then, more than 60 members of the independent software vendor (ISV) community have joined to simplify app development and...

Mar 16, 2016 4:35:40 PM

5 Examples of IoT in Business

It’s official: the Internet of Things (IoT) is beyond the hype phase. For about 43 percent of enterprises, IoT is now a strategic business initiative either already in place or in the works, according to a 2016 Gartner survey . Just how are huge organizations using connected “things” and the resu...

Mar 16, 2016 3:40:47 PM

Provisioning Office 365 with App Volumes AppStacks

Customers reap great benefits by using VMware App Volumes to provision and deliver applications. From lowering storage capacity with one-to-many provisioning to simplifying application upgrade and patching, App Volumes users ultimately reduce time spent managing apps inside their virtual desktop ...

Mar 15, 2016 2:42:27 PM

3 Trends to Watch in Enterprise Mobility from Nick McQuire

It’s an exciting time to be an enterprise mobile user, according to Nick McQuire , vice president of Enterprise Research at CCS Insight, a market research and analysis firm for the mobile and wireless industries. The expert on the mobile enterprise hosted the panel discussion on the AppConfig Com...

Mar 15, 2016 1:50:10 PM

Mobile World Congress Slideshow: Behind the Scenes with VMware & AirWatch

We’re still buzzing with excitement from what was the biggest Mobile World Congress yet. With nearly 101,000 attendees from 204 countries and territories, MWC 2016 was truly the largest mobility event in the world. VMware and AirWatch were there in full force, joining over 60 of our partners to t...

Mar 14, 2016 3:23:35 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, a very busy week, lots of new updates including our very own TAM blog, lots of tweets from our Twitter account (@VMwareTAM) and more to keep you busy. I have tried to include all of this info in the newsletter this week so please scroll down and enjoy the latest VMware TAM newsletter as we head towards the end of Q1 2016.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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San Francisco, CA

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VMware Certification Program Simplified Exam Registration Process - New Announcement bit.ly/1nqKRaj pic.twitter.com/hdYhtpvRvq

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@VMware named a 2016 Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For #100BestCos bit.ly/1Sv6DXA pic.twitter.com/jpZgT8m9F7

 

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VMware Infrastructure Navigator
By Antonin Perron

Have you ever questioned yourself about the environment you are responsible for and wondered how your servers and applications interact?

VMware Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) is a very powerful tool within VMware’s Cloud Management Platform that can answer such questions and provide application dependency mappings across your environment. Unfortunately, VIN is often forgotten in discussions. Why? Great question! VMware needs to do a better job of showing its value and ensuring our customers utilize this forgotten gem in our toolset. Application dependencies mapping is lacking from competitive Cloud Management offerings, so VIN is a differentiator that could provide tremendous value when trying to deploy and secure applications. [Continue Reading...]

 

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Cloud Services Definition

Part 3 of the Cloud Business Management Series By Khalid Hakim, Kai Holthaus and Bill Irvine In our last cloud operations business transformation blog, we talked about the cloud business strategy and its importance in formulating the vision and the plan as to how you want to run your cloud as a b...

Mar 10, 2016 8:51:51 PM

VMware Infrastructure Navigator

By Antonin Perron Have you ever questioned yourself about the environment you are responsible for and wondered how your servers and applications interact? VMware Infrastructure Navigator (VIN) is a very powerful tool within VMware’s Cloud Management Platform that can answer such questions and pro...

Mar 9, 2016 4:02:03 PM

VMware Virtual SAN: The Technology And Its Future

As discussed in earlier posts , the latest version of Virtual SAN (v.6.2) announced on February 10, 2016 is the biggest release of the product since its debut in March 2014. The list of new features is impressive and makes Virtual SAN very competitive against the most sophisticated storage platfo...

Mar 8, 2016 11:17:50 PM

Simplified Exam Registration Process

Over the weekend, VMware and Pearson VUE have made system changes to simplify the certification exam registration process. You will now find that exam registration is a seamless experience when you log into your VMware myLearn account. Just select the “Register Now” button or link while navigatin...

Mar 7, 2016 7:43:01 PM

Important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere users

Our NSX team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending- Recommended minimum version for VMware NSX for vSphere with Guest Introspection Driver, ESXi and vCenter server (KB 2144295 ) NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 ...

Mar 7, 2016 3:30:45 PM

Get More Out of Advanced Networking Services in Two Webinars

Network management is hard. Network management in a cloud environment is even harder. But with VMware® vCloud™ Air, VMware’s virtualized network solution, you can make network management simple. That’s because VMware vCloud Air allows you to extend your data center to the cloud using the same net...

Mar 11, 2016 5:19:41 PM

Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

By Michael Francis Disclaimer: This blog is not a technical deep dive on Hybrid Cloud Manager; it talks to the components of the product and the design decisions around the product. It assumes the reader has knowledge of the product and its architecture. Recently, I have been involved with the de...

Mar 11, 2016 3:14:11 PM

Meta-Monitoring: Microsoft SCOM in VMware vRealize Operations

By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora, Microsoft SCOM expert Let’s face it, your company is probably juggling a few monitoring platforms. With so many balls in the air, it can be tough to agree about what’s going wrong when the clock is ticking on a troubleshoot. Blue Medora, a leader in VMware integrat...

Mar 11, 2016 11:01:01 AM

Announcing the 2016 VMware Partner Innovation Award Winners!

With the VMware vCloud Air Network, you can find a lot of outstanding partners doing great work to help your company complete its cloud journey. To recognize this, we’re announcing the 2016 VMware Partner Innovation award winners for the EMEA, Americas and APJ Service Provider of the year. So who...

Mar 10, 2016 5:00:05 PM

The New vRealize Suite 7.0: Kicking the Tires

By now you should have heard about our latest hybrid CMP, vRealize Suite 7, announced on February 10, 2016. With the new simplified packaging that maps into the three key use cases, all newly-refreshed component products, and significantly enhanced user experience across the board, I am sure you ...

Mar 10, 2016 11:00:32 AM

Flex Your Pods with vRealize Operations

By: Jake Martin, Blue Medora With the introduction of FlexPod solutions, IT efficiency has increased dramatically. Not only does it cut down deployment time, but also administration time. While these improvements are extremely helpful to all IT departments, issues may still arise. Monitoring the ...

Mar 9, 2016 11:00:19 AM

vTech Talk: Register and Watch Our Top Webcasts Now! Part 3

Are you looking for additional resources to get the most out of your vCloud Air service? In addition to the vCloud Air Community , the vCloud Air Cloud Academy is another great place to start. In this vTech Talk series, we’re highlighting top webcasts that you can register for and watch now, all ...

Mar 8, 2016 5:00:19 PM

Demystifying vRealize Automation Network Profiles

Ever wanted to know how to build flexible application network topologies with vRA ? Ever wondered how to model networks using the vRealize Automation Network Profiles concept in vRA and how to configure those? If yes, then this blog article is for you! Readers of this post should be familiar with...

Mar 8, 2016 11:01:50 AM

vRealize Automation 7 Extends Cloud Management Market Leadership

by Rich Bourdeau Last month (Q1-2016) Forrester released its Forrester Wave: Private Cloud Software Suites and Forrester Wave: Hybrid Cloud Software Suites evaluation reports where it named vRealize Automation 6.2 one of the leaders in both the private and hybrid cloud management categories. Alth...

Mar 7, 2016 10:13:39 PM

vRA 7 – Windows templates for Software Deployments

Want an easy way to create Windows templates for software deployment in vRealize Automation 7? If you have spent anytime walking through our process to prepare Windows templates for the power of software deployments you likely saw a difference between Windows and Linux. Ever since the early days ...

Mar 7, 2016 11:01:48 AM

 

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[Webinar] Extending Mobile Security Inside Your Data Center with VMware AirWatch & NSX Integration

Data breaches have become a significant problem for organizations. A single weak link in the chain causes the entire environment to be at risk and compromised, because exploits can expand their footprint across an organization and to multiple systems. Today, security approaches rely on detecting ...

Mar 11, 2016 7:31:44 PM

Apple Watch Productivity and Android N Top Mobile News

Make your Apple Watch work for you at the office. You probably use a smart, connected device to measure your every move and heartbeat. Why aren’t you using the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), then, to help you work smarter? Here are 7 ways to make the Apple Watch your personal assistant at...

Mar 11, 2016 6:00:39 PM

3 Most-asked Questions about Workspace ONE & the Digital Workspace

It has been an amazing month since we first introduced Workspace ONE to the market, and I couldn’t be more excited. Nearly every day, I am having fantastic discussions with customers about the fundamental changes happening among people, apps and devices that are putting more pressure than ever on...

Mar 11, 2016 2:00:44 PM

7 Productivity Tips for Using Your Apple Watch at Work

Talk abounds about the untapped potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) at work, but we’re clearly still in early days. Today, the consumer has a corner on IoT device adoption. A Forrester Research study from last September reported that 1-in-5 surveyed adults use a wearable device. For the maj...

Mar 10, 2016 3:32:46 PM

Take a Closer Look at Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode: Redefining Digital Workspace Delivery

Last month, we announced Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode , a brand new cloud service from VMwar e that combines the best of cloud and hyper-converged infrastructure in a single offering for delivering virtual desktops and apps. This new service is a new approach to desktop and application virtualization ...

Mar 10, 2016 2:00:15 PM

What It Means to Be Productive in the Mobile-Cloud Era

Being productive at work once simply meant transforming paper processes into digital ones. But this was the desktop era, when desktop computers were the primary place work happened. In today’s mobile-cloud era, employees expect work to be even more seamless and speedy. Employees now want to work ...

Mar 9, 2016 5:32:01 PM

vGPU-powered GIS Mapping: Data-Driven Decision Making with VMware, NVIDIA & ESRI ArcGIS

Check us out at this year’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference . See below for details! Geographic information system (GIS) mapping is the go-to, data-driven approach that organizations across the globe use for informed analysis on everything from real estate and transportation systems to managemen...

Mar 9, 2016 2:51:21 PM

Take a Closer Look at VMware User Environment Manager 9.0

By Aaron Black, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware Today, I’m excited to introduce the latest version of VMware’s user environment management solution, VMware User Environment Manager (UEM) 9.0 . As you’ve seen from recent announcements, VMware has been busy and will be launc...

Mar 9, 2016 1:00:53 PM

Powerful New Advancements in Management and Security To Further Simplify The Delivery of User Personas Across Environments in VMware User Environme...

By Harry Labana, vice president of products, End-User Computing, VMware Organizations today have both virtual and physical IT environments. For those organizations that have made the decision to deploy virtual applications and desktops, they have had to choose between a persistent or non-persiste...

Mar 9, 2016 1:00:31 PM

6 Ways Windows 10 is Changing the Enterprise

Here at VMware AirWatch , we are incredibly excited about the transformative power of mobility and the cloud for businesses large and small. Over the years, we have had the opportunity and privilege of supporting and guiding our customers across many industry verticals on their mobile adoption jo...

Mar 8, 2016 3:50:31 PM

[Video] Transforming the Digital Enterprise: A Conversation with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

At Mobile World Congress 2016, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shared what he believes are the biggest technology trends impacting the modern enterprise. On the heels of the VMware Workspace ONE announcement and on the stage at the world’s largest mobility conference, watch the video below to dive into ...

Mar 8, 2016 1:46:36 PM

28 Questions Answered about AirWatch 8.3

Our latest webinar, “First Look: AirWatch 8.3,” was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live event, which gave viewers an in-depth look at the new features, functionalities and innovations in AirWatch 8.3. Couldn’t make it? Watch the on-demand webinar replay here. Since we co...

Mar 7, 2016 8:04:09 PM

Yes, You CAN Use Emoji in Enterprise Collaboration—Here’s How

Nearly 900 are supported across most platforms, and in 2015, they were the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year. Emoji have become a new language for online and mobile communication. But in the corporate landscape, many employees are embarrassed to use them in enterprise collaboration , unsure of...

Mar 7, 2016 4:50:21 PM

VMware AirWatch Ranks as Best in Biz, 2016 MDM Value Leader

The recently released Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) RADAR report for mobile device management ( MDM ) identified 16 leaders in MDM. The report compares the most comprehensive MDM platforms based on both capabilities and costs—essentially weighing how much value customers get for what t...

Mar 7, 2016 3:33:10 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to March 2016 and our ninth newsletter for the year. Yes we have again already had a newsletter each week and just like years gone by we will try our best to provide you with a newsletter with the best VMware news each week. This week I was reading a new blog post by William Lam on the future of the ESXi Embedded Client (The future of the ESXi Embedded Host Client). While this is interesting in it's own right and worth reading it reminded me of why I love working for VMware, there are just so many people at VMware always pushing the boundaries of what we think we can do and surprising us and our customers each and every day.

 

Speaking of which our TAM blog has become very popular. Last weeks blog post on "How to prepare for your VCP6" was very well received and we had over 20,000 views on or TAM Facebook Page (FB TAM Page) and this week we have another excellent blog post for you "How to Operationalize vRealize Operations Manager (A Case Study)" so go check it out and make sure you sign up to our Twitter, Facebook and other social media assets to keep up with the VMware TAM program.

 

I wish you all a very successful week.

 

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead
San Francisco, CA
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Is VMware NSX more than just a security platform? (via @TechRepublic)bit.ly/21AgD7L pic.twitter.com/qIrdKAhPUr

Getting More Out of vRealize Automation 7 - Building and Managing Blueprintsbit.ly/1PHra8l pic.twitter.com/hWgeoSOL5T

VSAN 6.2 – Things Just Got Interesting! bit.ly/1KFUi0L pic.twitter.com/rLPzGSwQoa

VMware vSphere Licensing Simplified bit.ly/1KIMHhN pic.twitter.com/IZEy5Ns7sv

#vExpert 2016 Award Announcement bit.ly/1nTj7Mh pic.twitter.com/dawZH6dXtT

 

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How to Operationalize vRealize Operations Manager (A Case Study)

By Joe DePasquale

It is not uncommon for organizations to end up with “shelfware” – software that was purchased with good intentions, but never fully utilized, maybe never even deployed. One of the responsibilities of the VMware technical account manager (TAM), is to help customers prevent software from becoming shelfware. (continue reading...)

 

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

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GENERAL NEWS

3 Common Mistakes when Breaking Organizational Silos for Cloud and DevOps

By Pierre Moncassin Every customer’s journey to Cloud, DevOps or other transformative initiatives is unique to an extent. Yet all those journeys will come across a similar set of challenges. With the exception of truly green-field projects, each transformation to Cloud/DevOps involves dealing wit...

Mar 3, 2016 11:41:31 PM

GPGPU Computing with the nVidia K80 on VMware vSphere 6

As customer interest in running HPC workloads on vSphere continues to increase, I’ve been receiving more questions about whether compute accelerators like the nVidia K80 or Intel Xeon Phi can be used with vSphere VMs.   The answer is that while VMware supports the VM Direct Path I/O feature (i.e....

Mar 3, 2016 7:28:44 PM

How to Operationalize vRealize Operations Manager (A Case Study)

By Joe DePasquale It is not uncommon for organizations to end up with “shelfware” – software that was purchased with good intentions, but never fully utilized, maybe never even deployed. One of the responsibilities of the VMware technical account manager (TAM), is to help customers prevent softwa...

Mar 3, 2016 4:29:58 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for February 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for February 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Resetting the Administrator password in VMware vRealize Operations Manager...

Mar 2, 2016 1:30:39 PM

Six Methods for Keeping VM Tools Up to Date

When it comes to keeping VM Tools up to date, there are six different approaches that vSphere administrators can use. That may sound like a lot, but after seeing each of the various options, it is clear that the intention is to accommodate nearly any workflow customers require for flexible datace...

Mar 2, 2016 1:15:05 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for February 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for February 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Repairing...

Mar 2, 2016 1:00:24 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for February 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for February 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Following maintenance, hosts in a Virtual SAN cluster may erroneously report the error: Host cann...

Mar 1, 2016 7:36:49 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for February 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for February 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Downloading and enabling VMware vShield Endpoint 5.x on supported VMware vSphere platforms Update ...

Mar 1, 2016 3:17:43 PM

Top 20 vCenter articles for February 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for February 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by v...

Mar 1, 2016 3:05:36 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for February 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for February 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCen...

Mar 1, 2016 2:57:38 PM

Newest Additions to the Learning Zone Video Library

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. Including all the latest videos we release each month, like these: In vRealize Operations: An Introduction and Overview , Ellis Paul guides you through an over...

Feb 29, 2016 5:10:45 PM

Understanding the Three Types of VM Tools

Three different types of VM Tools are available, intended to accommodate the range of workflows required in heterogeneous datacenters. This article provides an overview of these types and the next covers available options for keeping VM Tools up to date . The Classic VM Tools ISOs for all Support...

Feb 29, 2016 1:15:47 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

We’ve been busy this week building partnerships and educating people on the latest cloud technology. See everything that happened on the vCloud Air Blog. Here’s the past week in review. WEBCAST: Protect Your Environment with Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Creating a durable disaster recovery plan ...

Mar 5, 2016 5:00:59 PM

Questions to Ask When Evaluating Public Cloud

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker If you are feeling pressure on your latest IT budget because demand for services keeps climbing, you are not alone. Not only are the requests for more services growing, but the time to deliver those services is...

Mar 4, 2016 5:26:50 PM

F5 Content pack for vRealize Log Insight

F5 Application Delivery Controllers are crucial to ensuring applications are fast, available and secure. As appliance typically sitting in front of application servers and databases the F5 BIG-IP generates tremendous amounts of valuable unstructured data in crucial to diagnose and resolve potenti...

Mar 4, 2016 9:57:06 AM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: OVH

Digital enterprises derive business value by squeezing the most value out of their IT infrastructure. Increasingly, that means turning to a cloud infrastructure. This month’s vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight is on OVH . OVH has combined the best of the distributed cloud with the best...

Mar 3, 2016 5:00:40 PM

The Link between Digitalization and IT Service Delivery

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article from last summer in the MIT Sloan Management Review. Published summer of 2015, the article “Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem”, includes some great stats that help illustrate how enterprises succeed (or fail) in a rapidly changing...

Mar 3, 2016 11:01:43 AM

Using vROps to Understand Your HP Server Landscapes

By: Troy Bailey, Blue Medora When you begin your out-of-the-box deployment of VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), you might find that getting detailed hardware and health information about your server compute environment is more difficult than you expected. Today, I would like to share ...

Mar 3, 2016 1:01:04 AM

EMC-XtremIO content pack for vRealize Log Insight

XtremIO’s all-flash array design was created for maximum performance and consistent low latency response times, and with enterprise grade high availability features, real-time Inline Data Reduction that dramatically lowers costs, and advanced functions such as thin provisioning and a tight integr...

Mar 2, 2016 6:56:18 PM

Another VMware Cloud in Action — ESC Lab Sciences Turns to VMware for Durable Disaster Recovery

When your high tech business is based in a tornado-prone area, you don’t run away from the problem — you innovate your way to a solution. As one of the largest and busiest environmental testing labs in the country, ESC Lab Sciences needed a disaster recovery plan that would minimize the impact of...

Mar 2, 2016 5:00:31 PM

vTech Talk: Backing up VMs on vCloud Air OnDemand Virtual Private Cloud

Backing up Virtual Machines (VMs) to cloud-based products can be a complex, time-consuming problem. However, that problem will soon be easier for users leveraging VMware vCloud Air vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand thanks to an upcoming white paper. In this episode of vTech Talk, our seri...

Mar 1, 2016 5:00:14 PM

See vCloud Air at HIMSS

The vCloud Air team is excited to be participating in the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition starting today through Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada. HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to ...

Feb 29, 2016 11:34:01 PM

3 Reasons a Centralized Monitoring Platform is Important

By: Jon Lake, Blue Medora How many different hardware and software systems do you use in your IT environment? NetApp storage, Dell servers, Cisco Nexus switches, VMware VMs & datastores, and Microsoft SQL databases just start to scratch the surface of what’s available to build out your IT infrast...

Feb 29, 2016 5:27:51 PM

WEBCAST: Protect Your Environment with Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Nobody wants to find out that their disaster recovery plan is inadequate when they’re in the middle of a crisis but all too often, that’s exactly what happens. The complexity and high cost of traditional disaster recovery (DR) solutions causes many companies to protect only mission-critical appli...

Feb 29, 2016 5:00:03 PM

 

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Top Mobile News at HIMSS 2016, the Best in Cyber Security and MDM

Healthcare IT’s getting a wizard. VMware AirWatch announced the arrival of wizard-like, healthcare industry templates for iOS at the 2016 HIMSS conference. The templates help healthcare IT accelerate mobile deployments with smart recommendations on apps, policies and more. Get your first look at ...

Mar 4, 2016 7:11:48 PM

Taking a Closer Look at Horizon 7: Desktop & App Virtualization Reimagined

Last month, we launched VMware Horizon 7 amidst the groundbreaking backdrop of the digital workspace and VMware Workspace ONE. These announcements signal an important evolution in how leading enterprises build, deliver, manage and consume workspace services from cloud, on-premises and hybrid depl...

Mar 4, 2016 2:33:53 PM

Get Up to Speed on End-User Computing at VMware vForum in Atlanta on 3/8

VMware vForum is upon us once again! If you’re an IT professional who has yet to attend one of our free, one-day events, then head to Atlanta on March 8 for this unique opportunity to interface with experts, win prizes and stay up to date on cutting-edge IT for your business. We’ll kick off the d...

Mar 3, 2016 2:53:05 PM

How Do We Secure Mobility at the Speed of Innovation?

Business mobility: it’s an item on the minds of every CIO in every enterprise. IT organizations everywhere are looking for ways to mobilize and streamline their existing business processes. The manager time sheet or vacation approval process no longer involves a cumbersome web application on a la...

Mar 3, 2016 2:47:24 PM

VMware + GNS3: The Great Topology Challenge!

Our good friends at GNS3 are running a really awesome contest for the month of March! “Build the biggest, boldest topology in GNS3 that you can. With the new release of v1.4.x, the ability to build big and bold topologies has never been easier. Leverage the new Local GNS3 VM to help build your to...

Mar 3, 2016 1:56:52 AM

What’s Really Behind the Deceleration of Enterprise Innovation?

The biggest business brains agree: enterprise innovation is the secret sauce for longevity and sustainability, and technology is the key mechanism for enabling radical change in the digital landscape. Through 2016, growth remains a top business priority, and CEOs believe technology-enabled change...

Mar 2, 2016 7:18:19 PM

3 Big Takeaways from Sanjay Poonen at MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 was a record-setting year for the mobile industry’s premier event, with more than 100,000 in attendance. That growing interest and excitement surrounding mobility is fueling the next evolution in end-user computing (EUC), according to Sanjay Poonen , VMware’s general ma...

Mar 2, 2016 5:44:12 PM

See the New Industry Templates for iOS at HIMSS

The VMware AirWatch team is excited to be at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition this week in Las Vegas! HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care ...

Mar 2, 2016 1:00:45 PM

4 Leading Colleges & Universities Transform Engineering Programs with VMware Horizon & NVIDIA GRID

Mobile, Immersive & Flexible 3D Graphics Applications on Any Device, Anywhere by Claude Robinson, director of enterprise software application and healthcare technology partners, End-User Computing, VMware Gone are the days where college students lugged around heavy backpacks full of books. Now, b...

Mar 1, 2016 8:00:22 PM

Need a Windows 10 Provisioning & Disaster Recovery Strategy? Introducing VMware Mirage 5.7

By Sachin Sharma, Product Line Marketing Manager, End-User Computing, VMware Can you believe it’s been nearly three months since we released VMware Mirage 5.6 ? That release signaled the first wave of support for Windows 10 using Mirage, with operating system (OS) migration to Windows 10 being th...

Mar 1, 2016 5:00:07 PM

Securing Your Enterprise Perimeter with AirWatch Tunnel

Organizations today are seeing an increasingly large number of their employees work remote and on the go. These employees often need access to corporate apps, data and systems whether they are at home, a hotel lobby, an airplane or any other place that supports Internet access. Providing end user...

Feb 29, 2016 10:29:56 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well another fantastic week of news from the world of virtualization and we have tried to capture as much of this as possible in the newsletter. We also had a number of announcements for instance the VCE VxRail as well as more information on our updates solutions such as NSX and VSAN. We also announcedAirwatch 8.3.

 

If you missed the webcasts here is more information on how you can watch them here.

 

I hope that you find this weeks newsletter entertaining and look forward to chatting to you again next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

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San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Getting More Out of vRealize Automation 7 - Building and Managing Blueprints bit.ly/1PHra8lpic.twitter.com/hWgeoSOL5T

Docker networking overview bit.ly/1mHUTUa pic.twitter.com/fTWbDv5x8D

NSX Cluster Sizing – why you need 4 ESXi Hosts bit.ly/1KUGnUI pic.twitter.com/TODyYTxPt1

EMC and VMware introduce VxRail, a new hyper-converged appliance bit.ly/1OfczwNpic.twitter.com/gmgDM3zLQD
8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace
bit.ly/1PKlGd7 pic.twitter.com/rwJDREUMsZ

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

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TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases

http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

DevOps: The Operations Side

By Ahmed Al-Buheissi DevOps is about getting Development and Operations to work together and avoid conflicts in how they operate is to achieve their goals. The most commonly noted objective is shifting to Agile processes where applications are released more often and with better quality. While de...

Feb 17, 2016 5:37:53 PM

To Simplify Your Private Cloud, Hyper-Converged Software Solutions Are Your Best Bet

Enterprises in general and CIOs and IT leaders in particular are being challenged to reevaluate their on-premises infrastructure and leverage the power of cloud-based consumption models. They must deliver the best cloud experience to their lines of business. But how do they do that when existing ...

Feb 16, 2016 7:00:41 PM

Knowledgebase improvements

Over the weekend, the VMware Knowledgebase website was upgraded to improve the customer experience in several ways. Main objectives of the upgrade were to: Upgrade the Knowledgebase application software/hardware Improve stability and security of the website Implement Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Im...

Feb 16, 2016 4:03:22 PM

How to configure VMware vRO integration with vRA – KBTV Webinars

In this latest KBTV Webinar you will learn how to configure VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) integration with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). This year we will be continuing our KBTV Webinars video series wherein staff members from our Technical Support teams cover and deep dive into a wide r...

Feb 16, 2016 3:59:18 PM

New vRealize and NSX Training Courses

Last month VMware Education Services released three new courses covering VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Automation, and VMware NSX®. VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators [V6.0] – Teaches you how to use vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive to...

Feb 15, 2016 4:50:43 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

Have you read about our latest vCloud Air event or how cloud-based Disaster Recovery is transforming businesses? Luckily for you, you can catch up on all these updates in one place on the vCloud Air Blog. Here’s the past week in review: Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission ...

Feb 20, 2016 5:00:25 PM

VMware products and CVE-2015-7547, glibc getaddrinfo security issue

Last Tuesday, a stack buffer overflow in the glibc library ( CVE-2015-7547 ) was disclosed. We have reviewed the issue and determined which products are affected. A workaround that blocks malicious traffic has been identified and is being tested on relevant, affected products. VMware Knowledge Ba...

Feb 20, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Applications

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker Reliable IT services are crucial to the success of every business. Clients want more data storage, information analytics, processing capability and universal access with security. At times, it is difficult to p...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:17 PM

5 Can’t-Miss VMware Sessions at RSA Conference – Mark Your Calendar Today

This year’s RSA Conference ought to be good—and VMware is well represented among the industry’s security leaders and pioneers who will discuss topics from network virtualization to data center security to Minecraft. Overwhelmed by all RSA has to offer? Start by stopping by the NSX booth #3821. Th...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:19 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – SSAE 16

In our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, we break down various compliance and certifications to make your search for a cloud provider easier. Previously, we have covered PCI-DSS , HIPAA , and ISO 27001 . This edition of the vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight focuses on Statemen...

Feb 18, 2016 5:00:44 PM

Mark Your Calendar – vCloud Air Community Live with Ask vCloud Air Event

Join us on Wednesday, March 2nd , from 9 to 11 a.m. PST , for the second event in our series: Ask vCloud Air (#AVCA). During the Ask vCloud Air event , VMware vCloud® Air TM experts will be on hand to answer your questions and chat about vCloud Air, all live from our VMware vCloud Air Community f...

Feb 17, 2016 5:31:57 PM

Peeking At The Future with Giant Monster Virtual Machines

Remember that cool project with VMware, HP Enterprise, and IBM where four super huge monster virtual machines (VMs) of 120 vCPUs each were all running at the same time on a single server with great performance? That was Project Capstone , and it was presented at VMworld San Francisco and VMworld ...

Feb 16, 2016 8:16:54 PM

vCloud Tech Talk: Object Storage Integration for vCloud Air

If you put workloads and applications on the cloud, you’ll need to work with Object Storage. But Object Storage can be confusing for those new to it. Thankfully, VMware vCloud Air has a few simple solutions to help you manage storage during your cloud journey. In this episode of vCloud Tech Talk,...

Feb 16, 2016 5:00:24 PM

VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

In my February 10th blog, I highlighted what an Enterprise-Ready Cloud Management Platform is all about. In this blog I want to focus on how customers are actually using, VMware’s CMP, VMware vRealize Suite, to address three specific high value use cases. Primary CMP Use Cases VMware has been wor...

Feb 16, 2016 11:01:09 AM

Better Understand Your Dell PowerEdge Server Landscapes Using vRealize Operations

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Using VMware’s vRealize Operations management tool, we are able to create relationships between different objects for a clear understanding of our IT environment. Today we will create a custom dashboard that will link an Environment Overview to an Alert List in order...

Feb 15, 2016 11:01:03 AM

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Top Mobile News This Week: Special AirWatch 8.3 Edition

“ The end user is at the core of every successful enterprise technology program. ” —Blake Brannon, vice president product management, VMware AirWatch In this special edition of Top Mobile News, we’re giving you the rundown on this week’s VMware AirWatch 8.3 release. In a nutshell… The new (and hu...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:58 PM

Using VMware User Environment Manager to Manage User Profiles with Context-Based Settings

By Stan Hunter, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware One of the most difficult tasks for an IT administrator is managing user profiles and settings. Users have various requirements for applications and settings that change based on location, device, and even time of day. T...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:47 PM

3 Ideas to Get More Creative Input from Group Brainstorming

In the age of digital disruption, an idea is worth a lot . Nearly all executives among the Fortune 1000 have ranked enterprise innovation as a top priority, as well as a key driver of new growth and continued profitability. In fact, in our enterprise social network, Socialcast, we have a feature ...

Feb 19, 2016 4:33:59 PM

Introducing Industry Templates for iOS

Here at AirWatch, we are constantly inspired by the unique ways our customers use business mobility to change the way work gets done. These innovative programs empower employees, enable new ways to engage customers and transform your business. Maybe you know what you would like to accomplish with...

Feb 19, 2016 1:00:57 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:02 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 7:00:50 PM

3 Things You Need To Know about AirWatch & End User Privacy

Earlier this week, we were excited to announce VMware AirWatch 8.3 . The release is packed with enterprise mobility management (EMM) updates and exciting new functionalities. Today, I want to focus on new 8.3 features dedicated to end-user privacy—a controversial topic that continues to raise eye...

Feb 18, 2016 2:11:37 PM

Deliver Results End Users Expect with App Volumes, User Environment Manager & More

Watch Bootcamp Videos & Download the Free eBook Today ! By Sachin Sharma, product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Just a couple of weeks ago, we announced VMware App Volumes 3.0 . This release marked a huge milestone for the App Volumes team, given the enhancements we made to t...

Feb 18, 2016 1:09:47 PM

How to Minimize Distractions on Enterprise Social Networks

Even with a tool tailor-made for enterprise productivity, it’s easy to get distracted by the wealth of information available on enterprise social networks . You may log in just to check your team’s activity, but by the time you open up another application, you’ve probably thrown your hat into the...

Feb 17, 2016 4:02:43 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between an intuitive end-user experience and IT’s mandate to enable secure ...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:57 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

by Blake Brannon, VP product management, End-User Computing, VMware Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:24 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

by Chelsea Curtis, digital marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strat...

Feb 16, 2016 2:28:11 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strategy for EUC at VMware, will host a Twitter chat to discuss this year’s mo...

Feb 16, 2016 1:30:41 PM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.08

Posted by nisserow Mar 20, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, I am a big fan of certification. I think that it is a great way to confirm the skills that I have gained and provide proof of my skills. VMware provides many different certification paths but one of the most well known and still sought after is the VCP. This week our TAM blog focuses on the VCP6 and how to prepare to take this certification. Please take some time to read this and pass it on to your colleagues who might be considering certification as I am certain it will provide them with a good plan to gain this notable certification.

 

I would also like to remind you to sign up for our security announcements. This week we have issued an announcement to one of the issues published New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0002 (critical security issue in the glibc library, CVE-2015-7547).

 

I wish you all a fantastic week and look forward to talking to you again next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

New with VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 – Technical Whitepaper bit.ly/1KOFDAEpic.twitter.com/hsSdGjMNjx

IBM Hopes To Move Millions Of VMware Workloads To Its Cloud In New Partnershipbit.ly/1TB5Nt6 pic.twitter.com/UeFUt8UOPi

How to Prepare for Your VCP6 Exam blogs.vmware.com/tam/2016/02/pr…

VMware Demonstrates vCloud NFV Momentum at Mobile World Congress #MWC16bit.ly/1QBm29m pic.twitter.com/RpLDT5CT1A
On Demand Courses
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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

How to Prepare for Your VCP6 Exam
By Daniel Mizrahi

For many, VCP training and examinations can be a complex, nerve-racking process that often leads to the question, “Where do I start?” If you find yourself already asking this question, you came to the right blog! I will outline my recent experience, which will guide you through your VCP6 in the most efficient and effective way possible. [Continue Reading...]

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

 

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases

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GENERAL NEWS

Building a Holistic IT Strategy Using a Top-Down, Bottom-Up and Middle-Out Approach

Part 2 of the “Cloud Capable – Now What?” Series By Dion Shing The modern business environment is fast, fluid, complex and ambiguous. Businesses in all markets are embattled and face challenges and threats both internally and externally. In order to adapt, survive and thrive, business strategies ...

Feb 25, 2016 7:25:53 PM

How to Prepare for Your VCP6 Exam

By Daniel Mizrahi For many, VCP training and examinations can be a complex, nerve-racking process that often leads to the question, “Where do I start?” If you find yourself already asking this question, you came to the right blog! I will outline my recent experience, which will guide you through ...

Feb 24, 2016 8:23:32 PM

Virtual SAN 6.2 Licensing Guide

VMware, the market leader in powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), enables the lowest cost and highest performance next-generation HCI solutions through proven VMware Hyper-Converged Software. The natively integrated software combines the marketing-leading VMware vSphere hypervisor, the ...

Feb 22, 2016 10:20:45 PM

Virtualize SAP HANA with Confidence in Application Availability

By Damian Bieniek The SAP HANA platform has been surging in popularity, especially since support for virtualization in production environments on VMware vSphere® 5.5 was announced just a year and a half ago. And it’s no wonder, as this in-memory platform helps you run analytics applications smart...

Feb 22, 2016 4:50:30 PM

vCloud Air: This Past Week in Review

Think you’ve had a busy week? You should see how fast the cloud has been moving this week! We’re slowing things down so you can catch up on all the latest updates in one place on the vCloud Air Blog! Here’s the past week in review: vForum Live Atlanta on 3/8 If you’re looking for a chance to inte...

Feb 27, 2016 5:00:04 PM

vForum Live Atlanta on 3/8

vForum Live is upon us once again! If you’re an IT professional who has yet to attend one of our free, 1-day events, then head to Atlanta on March 8 th for this unique opportunity to interface with experts, win prizes and stay up-to-date on cutting edge IT for your business. We’ll kick off the da...

Feb 26, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Straight-Up Flying with the vRealize Operations REST API

By: Mike Langdon, Blue Medora Coming from a background in software development, I get excited when I see the words REST API documentation attached to a platform where the normal interface is graphical. For many users, the highly-configurable web platform that is the face of vRealize Operations Ma...

Feb 26, 2016 11:00:52 AM

The Catalog Service Menu Strategy for Cloud Providers – Part 1

(This is part 1 in a series of blogs for service providers, assisting with go-to-market strategy and services.) By: Guy Bartram, Director of Strategy & Advisory, VMware A service catalog is a core interface between a cloud provider and its consumer, akin to the shop window. Within this blog I wil...

Feb 25, 2016 5:00:13 PM

Introducing VMware NSX Fundamentals LiveLesson from VMware Press

We are pleased to announce the first official video learning opportunity for VMware NSX technology – VMware NSX Fundamentals LiveLesson from VMware Press. This video course will provide viewers the information needed to understand NSX concepts, components and deployment options. As an added benef...

Feb 25, 2016 1:00:15 PM

Configuring NSX SSL VPN-Plus

By Spas Kaloferov One of the worst things you can do is to buy a great product like VMware NSX Manager and not use its vast number of functionalities. If you are one of those people and want to “do better” then this article is for you. Will take a look how to configure SSL VPN-Plus functionality ...

Feb 24, 2016 9:10:15 PM

And So…

I’d like to share some personal news with you, industry watchers and fans of VMware’s network virtualization offering. As network virtualization starts to mature, and it has, I have thought hard about how best to participate in the broader movement of infrastructure to software and services that ...

Feb 24, 2016 9:00:34 PM

How a Cloud Partnership Can Deliver Trust

By Chris Wong, CEO, LifeSite If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that providing a product delivering “peace of mind” is a worthy pursuit. Not only does it affect what you provide for your customers, but extends to many areas of how you run your business. It’s not something you hear everyday, ...

Feb 24, 2016 5:00:44 PM

Configuring vRA 7 for 2 Factor Authentication

One of the most exciting new features in vRealize Automation 7 is the addition of the VMware Identity Manager (or vIDM) to act as the identity provider. This brings a whole host of new capabilities, but one of the key among them is the addition of simple and flexible multi-factor authentication. ...

Feb 24, 2016 11:00:34 AM

vTech Talk: Register and Watch Our Top Webcasts Now! Part 2

Are you looking for additional resources to get the most out of your vCloud Air service? In addition to the vCloud Air Community , the vCloud Air Cloud Academy is another great place to start. In this vTech Talk series, we’re highlighting top webcasts that you can register for and watch now, all ...

Feb 23, 2016 5:00:45 PM

Cross Continental vMotion with VMware NSX and IBM SoftLayer Cloud

Ten years ago, using VMware vMotion to migrate a Virtual Machine from one server to another, even in the same rack without interruption, was considered black magic, prompting raised eyebrows and a flurry of questions. Today, it takes quite a bit more than just a standard host-to-host vMotion to s...

Feb 23, 2016 1:00:26 PM

Private Cloud Is Dead; Long Live…

As someone focused on Hybrid or Multi-Cloud management I spend a lot time reviewing analyst research and talking with analysts from firms like Gartner and Forrester. I was on a call recently and about 2 minutes into a call the analyst says “let’s be clear upfront, the Private Cloud is dead”. That...

Feb 23, 2016 11:00:05 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0002

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: New VMSA-2016-0002 The advisory documents remediation and workarounds for a critical security issue in the glibc library, CVE-2015-7547. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing list to receive new and updated VMware Security A...

Feb 23, 2016 6:54:27 AM

Extending Existing Apps Made Easier

When your CIO gives you the seemingly simple directive to migrate your apps to the cloud, there are a myriad of options and decisions to make. Which apps should we start with? What apps do we need to replace, refactor or rebuild? And what it the right long-term infrastructure service? What is the...

Feb 22, 2016 5:00:21 PM

“Split and smear” your security policies: Static Unidimensional vs. Dynamic Multi-Dimensional Policies

In my previous post I explained why current security architectures aiming at inspecting all inline traffic via hardware appliances are failing to provide proper segmentation and scale in modern day data centers. As I described, this has nothing to do with the type of security technology being dep...

Feb 22, 2016 1:00:40 PM

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Feature and Mobile Updates: February 2016

This month, we have some awesome new features, such as EZ Link and Sameroom integration, enhancements to existing features, and new iOS and Android mobile app updates! Check out what’s new for February* below: 1. Introducing EZ Link In this multi-device era, employees are constantly transitioning...

Feb 26, 2016 11:52:54 PM

Sumit Dhawan Discusses the Digital Workspace Impact

Everyone’s talking about VMware’s big digital workspace announcement, the cutting-edge technological advancements alongside it and the impact the digital workspace will have on end-user computing. Sumit Dhawan , VMware’s senior vice president and general manager of end-user computing desktop prod...

Feb 26, 2016 2:15:54 PM

This Week’s Top Mobile News: MWC 2016′s Coolest Device, IoT, Apps & EMM Reveals

It’s a mobile, Mobile World (Congress). All the top mobile news this week comes through the biggest mobile event of the year, Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona. Get the daily highlights here: Day 0 Day 1 Day 2 Days 3-4 Top 10 coolest tech and toys at MWC. Mashable gives us their top 1...

Feb 26, 2016 2:11:18 PM

Why You Need to Deposit Creative Ideas into a Digital Bank

Is your company facing a creativity crisis today, struggling to generate good ideas, harness group creativity and execute on innovation? One reason you’re not getting anywhere: your company’s great ideas have no place to grow. Whenever you hold a meeting to brainstorm, you probably greenlight a h...

Feb 25, 2016 7:26:21 PM

VMware Horizon Blast Extreme Acceleration with NVIDIA GRID

By Erik Bohnhorst, GRID Performance Architect, NVIDIA When it comes to graphical workloads, users need a crisp, snappy experience or they simply can’t use virtualization. This can be challenging when accessing graphics intense workloads over remote networks due to latency and bandwidth requiremen...

Feb 25, 2016 1:00:21 PM

Television, Tweets & Virtual Reality: Top 5 Moments of MWC Day 3

We’ve been at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for three days now, but with the hours jam-packed with sessions, demos and walking the halls of Fira Gran Via, it feels like it’s been three weeks! For the VMware AirWatch team, Day 3 brought another slew of highlights – read on below for our top f...

Feb 25, 2016 1:00:14 PM

Samsung Announces New Flagship Devices, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, at #MWC16

Samsung just revealed their newest flagship devices Sunday at Mobile World Congress 2016: Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. With enhanced Exchange email, a sleek and curved design, all-day battery life, speech-to-text functionality, secure copy-and-pasting and multi-window viewing, it’s the productive worke...

Feb 24, 2016 6:00:47 PM

Samsung & VMware: Making Virtual Desktops on Mobile a True Reality

by Jonathan Wong, Samsung Enterprise Business Team Do you want seamless enterprise access to Windows desktops and apps from incredibly powerful, secure and beautifully designed mobile devices? Yes, please! But before jumping ahead, let’s start with the basics. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)...

Feb 24, 2016 2:10:56 PM

The Next Frontiers for EMM: Identity, Windows Apps & the Digital Workspace

Enterprise mobility management ( EMM ) has traditionally been about securing, deploying and managing devices, apps and content to enable mobile employee productivity. However, the industry is quickly shifting based on emerging industry trends, including: The increasing number of business apps; Us...

Feb 24, 2016 2:00:26 PM

Ecosystem is the Word: Highlights from Day 2 of Mobile World Congress

“Ecosystem” and “partnership” were the buzzwords of the enterprise mobility community on Day 2 of Mobile World Congress. The mobile ecosystem continues to grow at a staggering rate, and today’s providers are collectively improving at integrating and collaborating with one another. Read on below f...

Feb 23, 2016 6:04:29 PM

Explore Next Generation Mobile Security with VMware NSX for AirWatch

Many organizations implement enterprise mobile management ( EMM ) to secure business workflows, deliver a secure digital workspace and achieve business mobility. Securing mobile devices, apps, data and networks against cyberattacks has become a daunting task, as the evolution of cyber threats hav...

Feb 23, 2016 6:00:19 PM

Is Your Enterprise Prepared for Chat to Dethrone Email?

Consumers and business professionals alike are chatting online more than ever, giving instant messaging the lead over email as the most commonly used online communication tool. For the first time, instant messages were predicted to outweigh email in 2015, and by 2018, instant messaging is expecte...

Feb 23, 2016 4:37:31 PM

What Is #AppConfig?

It’s been a very exciting week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) already! One of our biggest announcements from the show is the formation of the AppConfig Community , led by the industry leaders in enterprise mobility management (EMM): IBM, MaaS360, JAMF Software, MobileIron and VMware AirWatch. So ...

Feb 23, 2016 2:00:32 PM

 

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Hi everyone, it has been an amazing week of announcements I am sure you will agree. There is so much going on and I hope that much of this is captured for you in this weeks newsletter. One of the announcements that I wanted to bring to your attention was the new package suites. The official white paper is here:http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vrealize/vmware-vrealize-suite-vcloud-suite-licensing-packaging-whitepaper.pdf.

 

We also had announcements regarding VSAN 6.2, Log Insight 3.3, Workspace One and much much more. Please take a look at the newsletter for all of the latest information is provided for you below.

 

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Network Troubleshooting with VMware Native Tools

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Introducing VMware Hyper-Converged Software

VMware Hyper-Converged Software Powering the industry’s largest Hyper-Converged Infrastructure ecosystem Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is transforming the way private datacenter infrastructure is being built – see this post for an overview of HCI . It eliminates the traditional hardware si...

Feb 11, 2016 11:28:34 PM

ALERT: vRealize Automation patch to prevent potential data loss when using bulk import

Using bulk import, customers can bring unmanaged machines under management of vRealize Automation. However, if transient issues occur while performing the import operation, this may result in destruction of the machine being imported and data loss. To guard against such data loss, customers are u...

Feb 11, 2016 8:35:13 PM

Network Troubleshooting with VMware Native Tools

By Petr McAllister Recently, a network team of one of my customers expressed interest in getting gradual statistics of workloads in the virtual environment. Any network interface cards (NICs) – physical or virtual – were under the definition of virtual environment. However, the focus was more on ...

Feb 11, 2016 8:25:00 PM

VMware Simplifies its Lineup of Core Virtualization Offerings

By Michael Adams, director of vSphere product marketing, VMware VMware today made changes to simplify its lineup of core VMware vSphere and VMware vSphere with Operations Management offerings. VMware is reducing the number of offerings ranging from VMware vSphere Standard to VMware vSphere with O...

Feb 10, 2016 4:30:09 PM

Hardening Guide Risk Profiles Explained

A customer asked me recently “Why were the Risk Profile definitions pulled out of the vSphere 6 Hardening Guide?” When we moved to the more streamlined Hardening Guide for 6.0 , the intent was that the spreadsheet would be consumable by automated methods. It’s a bit of a pain to programatically p...

Feb 9, 2016 9:42:35 PM

Q&A from Our Recent NSX Webinar

A few weeks ago we offered a free webinar called Yes, You Really Need VMware NSX based on the very popular session VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) John Kreuger delivered at VMworld US 2015. As always when we present on VMware NSX, there were lots of good questions from the audience and we wante...

Feb 8, 2016 4:35:46 PM

3 Reasons Why Your Security Strategy is not Mobile-Cloud Era Ready (Webcast)

Geoff Huang, VMware As technology evolves, companies adapt and grow. We are no longer confined to conducting business within brick and mortar offices. We can hold a meeting on our tablet in a coffee shop or organize our schedules in our smartphones at the grocery store. Even storage has travelled...

Feb 12, 2016 1:00:04 PM

Using vRealize Operations Policies to Disable Alerts on Certain Objects

By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is a powerful platform that assists enterprise operations teams in proactively identifying and resolving issues. One way it does this is by allowing for policy-driven capacity planning, alerting, and reporting functionality. In this...

Feb 12, 2016 11:01:17 AM

“Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for Dummies” Blog Series – Part 2

Common Use Cases for the Transition to NFV By Gary Hamilton In my previous blog posting I discussed the question – What is NFV? This blog post looks at the network functions that will be delivered as virtual network functions (VNFs), instead of as hardware appliances. SDx Central offers a nice ar...

Feb 11, 2016 7:26:25 PM

Fusion Business Solutions Turns to iland and VMware to Round Out IT Offerings

Fusion is a global IT services company solving IT operations problems for many Fortune 500 companies. In most cases, Fusion uses world-class IT management software to deliver superior services. But when it comes to building out cloud infrastructure, Fusion turns to iland, a VMware vCloud Air Netw...

Feb 11, 2016 5:00:09 PM

Getting More Out of Your VMware Investments

Did you know that at VMware we have an elite group of talented individuals known as Cloud Management Specialist Systems Engineers who help facilitate your journey to the software-defined data center by optimizing the software in your environment? These are seasoned VMware veterans as well as VCP’...

Feb 11, 2016 11:01:43 AM

Leveraging Virtual SAN for Highly Available Management Clusters

A pivotal element in each Cloud Service Provider service plan is the class of service being offered to the tenants. The amount of moving parts in a data center raises legitimate questions about the reliability of each component and its influence on the overall solution. Cloud infrastructure and s...

Feb 10, 2016 11:07:09 PM

Cloud Computing is Here to Stay

When cloud computing first came on the scene, it was viewed primarily as a way to cut capital and operating expenses. Now, IT is beginning to realize the advantage of the cloud lies in its ability to drive business agility and innovation. The powerful advantages of the cloud are creating a whole ...

Feb 10, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Introducing VMware vCloud Suite 7 and vRealize Suite 7

vRealize Suite 7: Cloud Management Platform Reloaded! VMware is unveiling the new VMware vCloud Suite 7 and vRealize Suite 7 today! We have revamped the entire Cloud Management Platform (CMP) line up in the past couple of months, and there are a lot of exciting updates in this launch. This blog w...

Feb 10, 2016 4:10:56 PM

vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Changes: 2016

vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Changes Q1 2016 vRealize Suite 7.0 and vCloud Suite 7.0 Licensing, Packaging and Pricing Updates To better serve our customers managing today’s cloud environment, we have vastly simplified the packaging of our cloud management and c...

Feb 10, 2016 4:01:19 PM

Changes to vRealize Business Pricing and Packaging

VMware vRealize Business delivers the IT Business Management capabilities that allow IT organizations to understand the cost of services, to budget and forecast IT expenses, and to provide line of business counterparts with consumption reporting ranging from simple showback to full bill-of-IT inv...

Feb 10, 2016 4:00:30 PM

What’s New in Log Insight 3.3

I am happy to announce Log Insight 3.3! While the download will be available later, you can sign up here to be notified once released. One of the big announcements with this release is that everyone with a vCenter Server license gets a free version of Log Insight! To learn more, be sure to check ...

Feb 10, 2016 1:05:17 PM

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter FAQ

Log Insight for vCenter FAQ Q: What was announced? A: VMware announced that all users with a vCenter Server License are entitled to use their vCenter Server License to get a 25-OSI pack for vRealize Log Insight for vCenter, at no charge. To be notified when vRealize Log Insight for vCenter is ava...

Feb 10, 2016 1:00:48 PM

vCloud Air Academy: Check Out Our Exclusive vCloud Air eBook Featuring Dilbert

Just like the vCloud Air Community , the vCloud Air Academy is a one-stop shop for all things vCloud Air, including access to our most popular webcast series, interactive documents and more. This week, we’re highlighting our exclusive vCloud Air eBook featuring Dilbert cartoons by Scott Adams. Th...

Feb 9, 2016 5:00:07 PM

E-Rate Dollars Can Now Be Used To Take Advantage of SDN with VMware NSX

The need for substantive network security in schools has never been greater. According to ID Analytics, more than 140,000 minors are victims of identity fraud per year—and when their data is exposed, it is misused more frequently. One reason for this is that minors’ clean credit reports can make ...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:55 PM

vRealize Operations 6.2: Intelligent Workload Placement with DRS

Today I want to discuss VMware vRealize Operations Manager v6.2 and specifically its Intelligent Workload Placement feature. This feature works in conjunction with, and compliments DRS to help VMs get the required resources they need, ensuring better performance of the environment and application...

Feb 9, 2016 11:01:14 AM

vRealize Operations 6.2: What’s New

VMware vRealize Operations (a.k.a. vROPS) 6.2 is now GA and available on vmware.com. This has been a long awaited update and covers all major areas of the product including installation, configuration, licensing, alerting, dashboards, reports, and policies. Here is what you need to know: Enhanced...

Feb 8, 2016 11:01:21 AM

Updated for vSphere 6 – SAP on VMware Best Practices guide

SAP production support for vSphere 6 was available from the latter half of last year – see http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-27384 . The best practices guide has been updated with the latest vSphere 6 information to help you with virtualizing SAP. Some of the new content includes: Estimating SAPS of vi...

Feb 8, 2016 4:37:24 AM

 

 

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VMware’s Digital Workspace Tops This Week’s Mobile News

Big reveal: the #DigitalWorkspace . Here’s everything you need to know about VMware’s groundbreaking news this week: Register now to watch the replay of the major announcements in “Enabling the Digital Enterprise” with our CEO Pat Gelsinger and our EUC General Manager Sanjay Poonen. Read our AirW...

Feb 12, 2016 5:00:31 PM

Here’s Why Workers Have Fallen Out of Love with Work

About two-thirds of the U.S. workforce is not engaged at work, and globally, that number rises to 87 percent. And that only speaks to the contentment and commitment workers have at their jobs. Even less employees have passion for their work. Driven from within, these employees go above and beyond...

Feb 11, 2016 4:19:37 PM

VMware Instant Clone Technology for Just-In-Time Desktop Delivery in Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition

By Fred Schimscheimer, Staff Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware Just-in-time desktops? Really? Are you kidding me? No! What Is Instant Clone Technology? Instant Clone Technology is all about delivering VDI desktops just in time. For those of you who follow project names, think of vmFork and Pro...

Feb 11, 2016 4:00:10 PM

10 Things You Can’t Miss at Mobile World Congress

We’re less than two weeks away from the biggest mobility event of the year, the annual celebration of all-things mobility. Mobile World Congress 2016 promises to be full of cool new tech, mobile reveals and huge industry names (well, hi, Zuck). If you’re heading to Barcelona, I’m breaking MWC dow...

Feb 10, 2016 8:02:10 PM

5 Small Changes You Can Make to Fall in Love with Work

Is it really possible to fall in love with work? What’s there to love about waking up early every day and being herded through traffic, only to stare at grey walls and click through emails? As much as we love to bash and whine about work, many workers actually enjoy their jobs. About 67 percent o...

Feb 10, 2016 4:46:23 PM

10 Things You Can’t Miss at Mobile World Congress

We’re less than two weeks away from the biggest mobility event of the year, the annual celebration of all-things mobility. Mobile World Congress 2016 promises to be full of cool new tech, mobile reveals and huge industry names (well, hi, Zuck). If you’re heading to Barcelona, I’m breaking MWC dow...

Feb 10, 2016 4:11:20 PM

The Next Step in Converged Infrastructure Solutions with Dell and VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode

By Jeff McNaught, Executive Director of Marketing, and Chief Strategy Officer, Dell Cloud Client-Computing In today’s workplace, flexibility is key. Whether it is flexibility in how employees choose to work, or in how IT departments manage and scale resources to meet changing business needs, deli...

Feb 9, 2016 9:02:44 PM

The Next Level of Mobility for VDI

by Gil Shneorson, vice president and general manager, Hyper-Converged Appliance, EMC Virtual desktops continue to transform organizations of all sizes. We journey from meeting room to meeting room, home office to local café, building to building. No matter where we go, our applications and system...

Feb 9, 2016 9:00:51 PM

Embracing Consumerization For the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE

Introducing Workspace ONE VMware is proud to announce Workspace ONE , the simple and secure enterprise platform that delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management (EMM). The introduction of Workspace ONE is the result of over tw...

Feb 9, 2016 1:20:14 PM

Say Goodbye to Cost and Complexity: Introducing Next Generation Cloud-Scale Horizon Air Service for Hybrid Desktop and App Virtualization Deployments

By Josue Fontanez, senior product line marketing manager, VMware Horizon Air, End-User Computing, VMware For many years, enterprise organizations around the world have been interested in using virtual desktops and apps to address a wide range of use cases including branch offices, call centers, c...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:59 PM

Embracing Consumerization for the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE

By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware Introducing Workspace ONE VMware is proud to announce Workspace ONE , the simple and secure enterprise platform that delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application, and enterprise ...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:41 PM

VMware Horizon 7: Your High Performance, Ultra-Secure, Throwaway Laptop Is Waiting For You

By Tony Paikeday, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware Don’t you love it when your brand new laptop finally arrives – pristine, unspoiled by corrupted registry, malware, or app bloat. It just hums along perfectly, lightning fast, super responsive, snappy graphics. All your apps...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:11 PM

Deploy & Secure Office 365 with AirWatch

Last month, Microsoft rolled out an update that features 3D touch and Apple Pencil support for its Office 365 apps on iPhone and iPad Pro. Users can now quickly open Office documents they receive over email or connected cloud storage, review the files in the Office mobile apps and mark changes wi...

Feb 8, 2016 8:05:23 PM

 

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Hi everyone, well another fantastic week of news from the world of virtualization and we have tried to capture as much of this as possible in the newsletter. We also had a number of announcements for instance the VCE VxRail as well as more information on our updates solutions such as NSX and VSAN. We also announcedAirwatch 8.3.

 

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I hope that you find this weeks newsletter entertaining and look forward to chatting to you again next week.

 

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DevOps: The Operations Side

By Ahmed Al-Buheissi DevOps is about getting Development and Operations to work together and avoid conflicts in how they operate is to achieve their goals. The most commonly noted objective is shifting to Agile processes where applications are released more often and with better quality. While de...

Feb 17, 2016 5:37:53 PM

To Simplify Your Private Cloud, Hyper-Converged Software Solutions Are Your Best Bet

Enterprises in general and CIOs and IT leaders in particular are being challenged to reevaluate their on-premises infrastructure and leverage the power of cloud-based consumption models. They must deliver the best cloud experience to their lines of business. But how do they do that when existing ...

Feb 16, 2016 7:00:41 PM

Knowledgebase improvements

Over the weekend, the VMware Knowledgebase website was upgraded to improve the customer experience in several ways. Main objectives of the upgrade were to: Upgrade the Knowledgebase application software/hardware Improve stability and security of the website Implement Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Im...

Feb 16, 2016 4:03:22 PM

How to configure VMware vRO integration with vRA – KBTV Webinars

In this latest KBTV Webinar you will learn how to configure VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) integration with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). This year we will be continuing our KBTV Webinars video series wherein staff members from our Technical Support teams cover and deep dive into a wide r...

Feb 16, 2016 3:59:18 PM

New vRealize and NSX Training Courses

Last month VMware Education Services released three new courses covering VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Automation, and VMware NSX®. VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators [V6.0] – Teaches you how to use vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive to...

Feb 15, 2016 4:50:43 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

Have you read about our latest vCloud Air event or how cloud-based Disaster Recovery is transforming businesses? Luckily for you, you can catch up on all these updates in one place on the vCloud Air Blog. Here’s the past week in review: Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission ...

Feb 20, 2016 5:00:25 PM

VMware products and CVE-2015-7547, glibc getaddrinfo security issue

Last Tuesday, a stack buffer overflow in the glibc library ( CVE-2015-7547 ) was disclosed. We have reviewed the issue and determined which products are affected. A workaround that blocks malicious traffic has been identified and is being tested on relevant, affected products. VMware Knowledge Ba...

Feb 20, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Applications

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker Reliable IT services are crucial to the success of every business. Clients want more data storage, information analytics, processing capability and universal access with security. At times, it is difficult to p...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:17 PM

5 Can’t-Miss VMware Sessions at RSA Conference – Mark Your Calendar Today

This year’s RSA Conference ought to be good—and VMware is well represented among the industry’s security leaders and pioneers who will discuss topics from network virtualization to data center security to Minecraft. Overwhelmed by all RSA has to offer? Start by stopping by the NSX booth #3821. Th...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:19 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – SSAE 16

In our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, we break down various compliance and certifications to make your search for a cloud provider easier. Previously, we have covered PCI-DSS , HIPAA , and ISO 27001 . This edition of the vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight focuses on Statemen...

Feb 18, 2016 5:00:44 PM

Mark Your Calendar – vCloud Air Community Live with Ask vCloud Air Event

Join us on Wednesday, March 2nd , from 9 to 11 a.m. PST , for the second event in our series: Ask vCloud Air (#AVCA). During the Ask vCloud Air event , VMware vCloud® Air TM experts will be on hand to answer your questions and chat about vCloud Air, all live from our VMware vCloud Air Community f...

Feb 17, 2016 5:31:57 PM

Peeking At The Future with Giant Monster Virtual Machines

Remember that cool project with VMware, HP Enterprise, and IBM where four super huge monster virtual machines (VMs) of 120 vCPUs each were all running at the same time on a single server with great performance? That was Project Capstone , and it was presented at VMworld San Francisco and VMworld ...

Feb 16, 2016 8:16:54 PM

vCloud Tech Talk: Object Storage Integration for vCloud Air

If you put workloads and applications on the cloud, you’ll need to work with Object Storage. But Object Storage can be confusing for those new to it. Thankfully, VMware vCloud Air has a few simple solutions to help you manage storage during your cloud journey. In this episode of vCloud Tech Talk,...

Feb 16, 2016 5:00:24 PM

VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

In my February 10th blog, I highlighted what an Enterprise-Ready Cloud Management Platform is all about. In this blog I want to focus on how customers are actually using, VMware’s CMP, VMware vRealize Suite, to address three specific high value use cases. Primary CMP Use Cases VMware has been wor...

Feb 16, 2016 11:01:09 AM

Better Understand Your Dell PowerEdge Server Landscapes Using vRealize Operations

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Using VMware’s vRealize Operations management tool, we are able to create relationships between different objects for a clear understanding of our IT environment. Today we will create a custom dashboard that will link an Environment Overview to an Alert List in order...

Feb 15, 2016 11:01:03 AM

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News This Week: Special AirWatch 8.3 Edition

“ The end user is at the core of every successful enterprise technology program. ” —Blake Brannon, vice president product management, VMware AirWatch In this special edition of Top Mobile News, we’re giving you the rundown on this week’s VMware AirWatch 8.3 release. In a nutshell… The new (and hu...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:58 PM

Using VMware User Environment Manager to Manage User Profiles with Context-Based Settings

By Stan Hunter, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware One of the most difficult tasks for an IT administrator is managing user profiles and settings. Users have various requirements for applications and settings that change based on location, device, and even time of day. T...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:47 PM

3 Ideas to Get More Creative Input from Group Brainstorming

In the age of digital disruption, an idea is worth a lot . Nearly all executives among the Fortune 1000 have ranked enterprise innovation as a top priority, as well as a key driver of new growth and continued profitability. In fact, in our enterprise social network, Socialcast, we have a feature ...

Feb 19, 2016 4:33:59 PM

Introducing Industry Templates for iOS

Here at AirWatch, we are constantly inspired by the unique ways our customers use business mobility to change the way work gets done. These innovative programs empower employees, enable new ways to engage customers and transform your business. Maybe you know what you would like to accomplish with...

Feb 19, 2016 1:00:57 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:02 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 7:00:50 PM

3 Things You Need To Know about AirWatch & End User Privacy

Earlier this week, we were excited to announce VMware AirWatch 8.3 . The release is packed with enterprise mobility management (EMM) updates and exciting new functionalities. Today, I want to focus on new 8.3 features dedicated to end-user privacy—a controversial topic that continues to raise eye...

Feb 18, 2016 2:11:37 PM

Deliver Results End Users Expect with App Volumes, User Environment Manager & More

Watch Bootcamp Videos & Download the Free eBook Today ! By Sachin Sharma, product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Just a couple of weeks ago, we announced VMware App Volumes 3.0 . This release marked a huge milestone for the App Volumes team, given the enhancements we made to t...

Feb 18, 2016 1:09:47 PM

How to Minimize Distractions on Enterprise Social Networks

Even with a tool tailor-made for enterprise productivity, it’s easy to get distracted by the wealth of information available on enterprise social networks . You may log in just to check your team’s activity, but by the time you open up another application, you’ve probably thrown your hat into the...

Feb 17, 2016 4:02:43 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between an intuitive end-user experience and IT’s mandate to enable secure ...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:57 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

by Blake Brannon, VP product management, End-User Computing, VMware Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:24 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

by Chelsea Curtis, digital marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strat...

Feb 16, 2016 2:28:11 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strategy for EUC at VMware, will host a Twitter chat to discuss this year’s mo...

Feb 16, 2016 1:30:41 PM

 

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