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nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 11.18

Posted by nisserow Oct 22, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I want to provide some information on a great event coming your way on October 16. The event is vFORUM Online. A purely online event with so much content:

  • Exclusive thoughts and observations from the Office of the CTO Expert Panel and guest customers.
  • 38 technical breakouts on building, running, managing, and securing business-critical applications on any cloud; deploying network and security virtualization; and delivering seamless access to apps and services with a secure, integrated digital workspace.
  • Live Q&A video chats with over 130 experts in cloud migration, networking, security, storage, and the digital workspace, ready to answer your toughest questions in real time.
  • 10 instructor-led Hands-On Labs where you can test drive vSphere, vSAN, VMware Cloud on AWS, NSX, and Workspace ONE.

Register HERE! and check out the AGENDA!As always thank you for your loyal support, please contact your VMware TAM or Account Executive for any related items, and of course we are always available via tamsource@vmware.com. Have a great week ahead, don't forget to register for the upcoming events, and check the new KBs at the end of the newsletter.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM@VMWARE EVENTS
October 2019 – Log Insight
Date: Thursday, October 10th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Synopsis:
How to Get More from vRealize Log Insight – Leveraging the power of Content Packs and the vRealize Suite
Guest speaker:
Kim Delgado is a Customer Success Architect in VMware’s Global Services Advanced Customer Engagements organization, focusing on automation, orchestration, and integrations as well as an Ambassador to the Office of the CTO.
Registration Link: https://vmware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qbG_L3ZpTO6ng_qoDgzTtw

What’s New: VMware Skyline
We are excited to share that 4,000 customers have adopted Skyline, and are receiving proactive support from VMware.
New features!

  • New Automated Proactive Features
  • Consolidated Recommendations with Software Interoperability Checks
  • Automatic Interoperability Checks
  • Horizon Support for Skyline Log Assist
  • VMware Skyline & Dell EMC SupportAssist Integration
  • Skyline and VMware’s New Premier Support

Read the full post here!
Skyline home page here!

EDUCATION @ VMWARE
Take Advantage of a Complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA)
Your business is committed to capitalizing on cloud and virtualization technologies.  Is your IT Team ready with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the software defined data center environment?  VMware Education Services can help you evaluate the strengths and development opportunities of every member of your IT team with our complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA).   The VMware Education Services KSA follows a 3-pronged approach, purpose-built to gauge necessary skills and gaps then recommend customized development plans.  First, we inform what critical knowledge and skills are required based on your installed VMware solution.  Second, we identify strengths and opportunities for development segmented by job role and technology.  Third, we present a customized report with skill assessments and recommended learning paths for each member of your IT Team.  Ready to get started with your KSA?

Maximize your VMware Investment with an Enterprise Learning Subscription (ELS)
A VMware Enterprise Learning Subscription (ELS) is like a “all-you-can eat-buffet” that nourishes your business with 24/7 access to all our official VMware software training and VMware Certification Exam Preparation content.   This is an ideal, cost-efficient solution for IT Departments with distributed data centers and teams located across several locations.  Your teams will be able to take advantage of 1,000+ hours of video content, 50+ eLearning modules, all certification exam preparation lessons and 30+ exclusive on demand courses.  ELS content spans all VMware supported software solutions including vSphere, NSX, vSAN, vRealize, Horizon, AirWatch, Workspace One.  Please contact your VMware Education Sales Executive to learn more.


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

Cloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vEducate.co.uk

vSwitchZero

vNinja

VMExplorer

KB Articles

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

© 2019 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 11.19

Posted by nisserow Oct 22, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, by the time the next newsletter is out VMworld Europe in Barcelona will probably be in full swing. This is the premier VMware event in Europe and one that I am sure many of you are looking forward to. There will be many sessions from the VMworld US event as well as many others for this special event. In addition adding to the many announcements and keynote sessions from VMworld US, expect even more in the lead up and during VMworld Europe. Make sure you keep informed about the many different tracks and events here.

During VMworld US one of the key announcements was for Project Pacific, Kubernetes in vSphere. I have had many questions on this since the event from interested people due to the increasing popularity of Kubernetes as a technology. If you are looking for more information on this I suggest heading over to the blog post by Joe Beda here as well as the Project Pacific landing page here. In addition to this you should also read about VMware Tanzu, Modern Application architecture, here, also announced at VMworld US.

Don't forget that all of the content from VMworld US is available on the VMworld website. I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and planning your VMworld Europe trip if you are attending.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM EVENTS @ VMWARE
November 2019 – Bitfusion Technical Overview
Date: Thursday, November 14th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1 Hour

Synopsis:
This session will provide a technical overview of the Bitfusion product along with a timeline of how the product will move forward at VMware. In the overview and demo, our tech team will discuss and show how Bitfusion’s FlexDirect provides network-attached GPUs (full or partial) in order to create an elastic infrastructure for today’s AI/ML workloads. VMware plans to integrate this technology into the core vSphere platform and use it as an entry point for integration with other hardware acceleration technologies (for example – FPGAs). Bitfusion was acquired by VMware in August of 2019.

Guest speakers:
Peter Buckingham – Director of Engineering, VMware (former VP Engineering at Bitfusion)
Jim Brogan – Technical Marketing Manager, VMware (former Technical Engineer for Bitfusion)

Registration Link:
https://VMware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AebrqlmCTHGycFJ8Ij5XKA

What’s New: VMware Skyline
We are excited to share that 4,000 customers have adopted Skyline, and are receiving proactive support from VMware.
New features!

  • New Automated Proactive Features
  • Consolidated Recommendations with Software Interoperability Checks
  • Automatic Interoperability Checks
  • Horizon Support for Skyline Log Assist
  • VMware Skyline & Dell EMC SupportAssist Integration
  • Skyline and VMware’s New Premier Support

Read the full post here!
Skyline home page here!

EDUCATION @ VMWARE
Take Advantage of a Complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA)
Your business is committed to capitalizing on cloud and virtualization technologies.  Is your IT Team ready with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the software defined data center environment?  VMware Education Services can help you evaluate the strengths and development opportunities of every member of your IT team with our complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA).   The VMware Education Services KSA follows a 3-pronged approach, purpose-built to gauge necessary skills and gaps then recommend customized development plans.  First, we inform what critical knowledge and skills are required based on your installed VMware solution.  Second, we identify strengths and opportunities for development segmented by job role and technology.  Third, we present a customized report with skill assessments and recommended learning paths for each member of your IT Team.  Ready to get started with your KSA?

Maximize your VMware Investment with an Enterprise Learning Subscription (ELS)
A VMware Enterprise Learning Subscription (ELS) is like a “all-you-can eat-buffet” that nourishes your business with 24/7 access to all our official VMware software training and VMware Certification Exam Preparation content.   This is an ideal, cost-efficient solution for IT Departments with distributed data centers and teams located across several locations.  Your teams will be able to take advantage of 1,000+ hours of video content, 50+ eLearning modules, all certification exam preparation lessons and 30+ exclusive on demand courses.  ELS content spans all VMware supported software solutions including vSphere, NSX, vSAN, vRealize, Horizon, AirWatch, Workspace One.  Please contact your VMware Education Sales Executive to learn more.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

Cloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vEducate.co.uk

vSwitchZero

vNinja

VMExplorer

KB Articles

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

© 2019 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 11.17

Posted by nisserow Oct 22, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, a quick update on the newsletter and content. A few questions on how often the newsletter is sent. We try and get a newsletter out every 2 weeks unless an event is on such as VMworld for example, in which case we try for a weekly update or as appropriate. Sometimes we are forced to delay a newsletter so it may have a slightly irregular cadence but we will always do our best to get one to you as often as is possible.

Another question we are asked is on content and contributions. Anyone is able to contribute to the newsletter. We prefer pointers to a specific blog post or a specific blogger that we have missed and will always do our best, as appropriate to evaluate and include in the next newsletter, so please feel free to send us any content suggestions anytime.

This week I would like to draw your attention to the updated Skyline features. If you are not running Skyline, please take a look, discuss with your TAM/Account Team/Support Team and consider its use in your organization as we are constantly adding more features and improvements.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM @ VMWARE
What’s New: VMware Skyline
We are excited to share that 4,000 customers have adopted Skyline, and are receiving proactive support from VMware.
New features!

  • New Automated Proactive Features
  • Consolidated Recommendations with Software Interoperability Checks
  • Automatic Interoperability Checks
  • Horizon Support for Skyline Log Assist
  • VMware Skyline & Dell EMC SupportAssist Integration
  • Skyline and VMware’s New Premier Support

Read the full post here!
Skyline home page here!

EDUCATION @ VMWARE
Take Advantage of a Complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA)
Your business is committed to capitalizing on cloud and virtualization technologies.  Is your IT Team ready with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the software defined data center environment?  VMware Education Services can help you evaluate the strengths and development opportunities of every member of your IT team with our complementary Knowledge Skills Assessment (KSA).   The VMware Education Services KSA follows a 3-pronged approach, purpose-built to gauge necessary skills and gaps then recommend customized development plans.  First, we inform what critical knowledge and skills are required based on your installed VMware solution.  Second, we identify strengths and opportunities for development segmented by job role and technology.  Third, we present a customized report with skill assessments and recommended learning paths for each member of your IT Team.  Ready to get started with your KSA?

Maximize your VMware Investment with an Enterprise Learning Subscription (ELS)
A VMware Enterprise Learning Subscription (ELS) is like a “all-you-can eat-buffet” that nourishes your business with 24/7 access to all our official VMware software training and VMware Certification Exam Preparation content.   This is an ideal, cost-efficient solution for IT Departments with distributed data centers and teams located across several locations.  Your teams will be able to take advantage of 1,000+ hours of video content, 50+ eLearning modules, all certification exam preparation lessons and 30+ exclusive on demand courses.  ELS content spans all VMware supported software solutions including vSphere, NSX, vSAN, vRealize, Horizon, AirWatch, Workspace One.  Please contact your VMware Education Sales Executive to learn more.


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

Cloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vEducate.co.uk

vSwitchZero

vNinja

VMExplorer

KB Articles

 

 

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

© 2019 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 11.16

Posted by nisserow Oct 22, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, after all of the excitement of VMworld 2019 in the US we are now on the countdown for VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona. Many of the same great sessions will be presented as well as even more announcements that we will keep track of. A few items this week to take note of.

Did you see the Oracle announcement? Here it is!

Today, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), announced an expanded partnership to help customers leverage the companies’ enterprise software and cloud solutions to make the move to the cloud. Under this new partnership, customers will be able to support their hybrid cloud strategies by running VMware Cloud Foundation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. With this new solution, customers will be able to easily migrate VMware vSphere workloads to Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure and take advantage of consistent infrastructure and operations. As a part of this partnership, Oracle will also provide technical support for Oracle software running in VMware environments both in customer on-premise data centers and Oracle-certified cloud environments.

 

Here is the press release: https://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-newsfeed.Oracle-and-VMware-Partner-to-Support-Customers-Hybrid-Cloud-Strategies.1916340.html?src=so_5a314d05e49f5&cid=70134000001SkJn

We have new KB articles at the end of the newsletter as always and education and training and TAM Webinar information right below so please take a look and apply as appropriate.

Have a great week ahead, and as always please feel free to get in contact anytime.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM @ VMWARE WEBINAR
October 2019 – Log Insight
Date: Thursday, October 10th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour

Synopsis:
How to Get More from vRealize Log Insight – Leveraging the power of Content Packs and the vRealize Suite.

Guest speakers:
Kim Delgado is a Customer Success Architect in VMware’s Global Services Advanced Customer Engagements organization, focusing on automation, orchestration, and integrations as well as an Ambassador to the Office of the CTO.

Registration Link:
https://vmware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qbG_L3ZpTO6ng_qoDgzTtw

EDUCATION @ VMWARE
Are you ready for Kubernetes and PKS?  Let us help!

VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) on Kubernetes is a purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multi-cloud enterprises and service providers. It significantly simplifies the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters with Day 1 and Day 2 operations support.  With hardened production-grade capabilities, VMware Enterprise PKS takes care of your container deployments from the application layer all the way to the infrastructure layer.  VMware Education Services can accelerate PKS on Kubernetes within your data center environments with three leading-edge courses.

  1. Kubernetes Foundations: This two-day course is the first step in learning about Containers and Kubernetes. Through a series of lectures and lab exercises, the fundamental concepts of Kubernetes will be presented and put to practice by containerizing and deploying a two-tier application into Kubernetes.
  2. Kubernetes Cluster Operations: This one-day course continues the journey of learning Kubernetes. Through a series of lecture and lab exercises, the operational and internal workings of Kubernetes are explored. System administrators and Cluster Operators will learn the skills of operating an existing built cluster.
  3. VMware PKS: Install, Configure, Manage Workshop [V1.2]: This four-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware® PKS 1.2, a purpose-built container solution to operationalize Kubernetes for multicloud enterprises and service providers. VMware PKS significantly simplifies the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters with Day 1 and Day 2 operations support. This course prepares you to install and administer a VMware PKS environment for an organization of any size.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

Cloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

Virten.net

vEducate.co.uk

vNinja

VMExplorer

KB Articles


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

© 2019 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 11.15

Posted by nisserow Oct 22, 2019




FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, what a great week it was with so many announcements from VMworld US 2019 in San Francisco. If you missed any of the announcements I have tried to include as much as possible in this weeks newsletter so without further ado please enjoy this weeks wrap up of VMworld 2019 brought to you by the VMware TAM Service Team.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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VMworld 2019 US Key Announcements:

  • Project Pacific - Project Pacific fuses vSphere with Kubernetes to enable our customers to accelerate development and operation of modern apps on vSphere.
  • Project Tanzu - VMware Tanzu is a new portfolio of products and services to transform the way enterprises build, run and manage software on Kubernetes. VMware Tanzu Mission Control is a single point of control from which customers will manage all their Kubernetes clusters regardless of where they run
  • CloudHealth Hybrid - CloudHealth Hybrid will provide a single platform with visibility into cost, usage, and performance of all hybrid cloud resources. With CloudHealth, organizations will be able to quickly identify optimization opportunities, align cost and usage by business unit for showback, and plan successful migrations.
  • VMware Cloud on Dell EMC - This fully-managed VMware service provides simple, secure, and scalable infrastructure for customer’s on-premises datacenter and edge locations. This unique approach empowers you to focus on business innovation and differentiation, while VMware operates the entire infrastructure end-to-end.
  • NVIDIA / VMware Cloud on AWS - A strategic partnership between NVIDIA and VMware to deliver accelerated GPU services for VMware Cloud on AWS to power modern enterprise applications, including AI, machine learning and data analytics workflows.
  • Workspace ONE and Employee Experience – We had some major EUC announcements including AI- powered Virtual Assistant & Concierge Services, Digital Employee Experience Management, Multi-cloud VDI and App Support, and continuous verification of device and user risk scores.
  • vRealize Operations Cloud - With vRealize Operations Cloud, customers will also align IT operations with a hybrid model using the same capabilities as the on-premises version.
  • vRealize Operations 8.0 – Delivered enhanced capabilities for self-driving operations and multi-cloud environments.
  • vRealize Automation 8.0 – Helping customers solve key automation challenges.
  • vRealize Network Insight 5.0 – A new version of vRNI with more visibility into the cloud.
  • Workspace ONE UEM and Modern Management – Lots of new features including Cross-platform Remote Assistance for IT Help Desks, Workspace ONE AirLift 2.0, Enterprise App Repository, and more.
  • NSX-T 2.5 – NSX now comes with “NSX Intelligence”, a distributed analytics engine that provides continuous data-center wide visibility for network and application security teams.
  • vSAN 6.7 Update 3 - Solving key challenges of cloud-native applications with Hyperconverged infrastructure Powered by vSAN.
  • Project Magna – Automated Performance Optimization using AL & ML.
  • AppDefense and vSphere Platinum - New features include risk-adjusted vulnerability reports for the entire stack, provided directly inside vSphere Platinum and fully available inside the vSphere Client itself. Reception for these features has been very positive, with the promise of improving vulnerability management and lowering risk for IT.
  • NSX Advanced Load Balancer – Avi Networks gives us the next level in software load balancing.
  • Workstation 15.5 and Fusion 11.5 – New features include new OS support, jumbo frames support, local Kubernetes clusters(!), and more.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

Cloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vEducate.co.uk

vSwitchZero

vNinja

VMExplorer

KB Articles

 

 

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

© 2019 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 11.14

Posted by nisserow Aug 19, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, yes we are now less than 2 weeks away from VMworld US 2019 in San Francisco. Have you used schedule builder and reserved the sessions you wish to attend? I always advise my customers to at least be on the waitlist for the sessions they want to attend but are already full in case the session size is expanded and possibly your waitlist becomes an attendance. In addition the same holds true for the special TAM Customer Central session, many of which have already had their capacity expanded in order to accommodate the demand.

This week we continue our VMworld coverage from TAM and Education as well as some tweets that may be of interest via the @VMwareTAM Twitter Account.

In the meantime, please enjoy this weeks newsletter, and chat to your VMware TAM/Sales team representative if you require any further information or feel free to email us at tamsource@vmware.com and we will do our best to answer your question or provide any assistance that we can.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and will be sending a final pre-VMworld update next week before the main event.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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@VMwareTAM Twitter - Tweets of the week
- We're excited to have Doug DeFrank @dougdefrank from HM Health Solutions presenting #HBI1464BUhttps://my.vmworld.com/widget/vmware/vmworld19us/us19catalog?search=HBI1464BU … at @vmworldUS with David Stamen @davidstamen! Their TAM Marc Haines @vmarchaines is proud to work with them! #VMworld

- NSBU is inviting @vmwaretam customers to a great event on Monday, Aug 26, 5-7PM during #VMworld: So you want to be an SRE? https://eventbrite.com/e/vmworld-panel-reception-architecting-it-operations-is-sre-in-your-future-tickets-68372860065 … We have two Google SRE Managers speaking!

- Test Drive vSphere Platinum! #VMware #VMwareTAM

- Hot off the press for @VMwareTAM customers attending #VMworld: A certain TAM Customer Central session on #PowerCLI has been added to the content catalog as a repeat, and as a bonus, it's not at super-early-o'clock either! Get registered for #TAM3212UR before this one fills up too

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TAM @ VMWORLD

TAM Customer Day - TAM Customer Day is Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Join Ray O’Farrell as he moderates a panel discussion with Mark Lohmeyer and Craig McLuckie/Joe Beda, followed by the ever popular Specialist Roundtables, with 1-to-few access to VMware subject matter experts who will be covering 100+ top topics. Be sure to stay and join us for a drink to celebrate the 15th annual TAM Customer Day and meet VMware executives at the TAM Customer Day reception 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

TAM Customer Central – Join us in TAM Customer Central (TCC) all week for TAM customer exclusive Deep Dives on topics ranging from Cloud (Hybrid Cloud Management, VMware Cloud on AWS, Cross-Cloud Data Management and more) to Networking (for example, NSX-T Validated Designs) to vSphere (What’s Next?, SRM and more) to Digital Workspace and much more.  These sessions can be found in Schedule Builder, so sign up as the spaces fill up quickly.

When not attending one of the many Deep Dive sessions enjoy one-to-one interaction with our technology subject matter experts in TCC by attending Office Hours sessions for personalized technical guidance and best practices.  Make sure to visit the Demo Stations and Network and Security Specialists TAMs Table where you can see VMware technology in action and understand how your organization can benefit.
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EDUCATION NEWS
Learn and Earn Your Certification with Special VMworld 2019 Offers

VMworld will be taking place this year from August 25-29 at the Moscone Center, San Francsico.  If you are attending the event, we encourage to visit the VMware Education & Certification Lounge located on Level 3 – Moscone Center West.  Here are a few special offers and programs that you can add to your VMworld 2019 registration.  You can also take advantage of special discounts off select Live Online and On Demand courses.  Visit our site for a list of eligible courses and to register.

  • Save 20% off select Live Online trainings scheduled for the week of August 12
  • Save 25% off On Demand courses which let you train when and where it’s convenient for you
  • Save 50% off a Premium Subscription to the VMware Learning Zone (our 24/7 training hub)
  • Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams as well as practice tests taken at VMworld.

Attending VMworld 2019?  Register for our Complementary VCDX Workshop.
VMware Education Services will be conducting a complementary VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Workshop on Sunday, August 25.   The session will take place at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Level B2, Golden Gate C1 Conference Room.  Festivities begin with lunch from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM PDT and network with both current VCDXs and the program team. The VCDX Workshop will take place from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT.  This is a great way to prepare yourself for the VCDX certification exam.  Click here to register.
Register for *NEW* NSX-T Data Center V2.4 Training Courses
VMware NSX-T Data Center is focused on providing networking, security, automation, and operational simplicity for emerging application frameworks and architectures that have heterogeneous endpoint environments and technology stacks.  NSX-T Data Center supports cloud-native applications, bare metal workloads, multi-hypervisor environments, public clouds, and multiple clouds.  The latest NSX-T Data Center software release 2.4 is now available.  VMware Education Services is pleased to announce three new courses to help you maximize the power of your NSX-T Data Center instance.

  1. VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V2.4]: This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls. Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.
  2. VMware NSX-T Data Center: Troubleshooting and Operations [V2.4]: This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX-T Data Center environment. In this course, you are introduced to workflows of various networking and security constructs along with several operational and troubleshooting tools that help managing and troubleshooting your NSX-T Data Center. In addition, you are presented with various types of technical problems, which you will identify, analyze, and solve through a systematic process.
  3. VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V2.4]: This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T Data Center™ environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares you with the skills to lead NSX-T Data Center design offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks.  You will gain a deeper understanding of NSX-T Data Center architecture and how this can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

vSphere Blog

Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

Cloud Foundation Blog

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS

Virtually Ghetto

ESX Virtualization

Cormac Hogan

Scott's Weblog

vSphere-land

NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

vinfrastructure

vSwitchZero

vNinja

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VMware TAM Source 11.12

Posted by nisserow Aug 19, 2019

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, well we are less than 1 month away from VMworld US and for TAM customers this is one of our premier event, alongside VMworld Europe. If you are a TAM customer please make sure you are in sync with your VMware TAM, with your corporate goals for the event. If this is your first VMworld, or possibly your first as a TAM customer, you should ensure you and your TAM are working together on a plan for VMworld that takes these goals into account. This is such a great event, it has so many facets, including the especially important TAM specific events such as TAM Customer Day as well as TAM Customer Central, which as a TAM customer you will have access to, and will enhance your experience even more while at VMworld.

 

Breaking news: Google Cloud and VMware Extend Strategic Partnership.
New solution will support VMware workloads running in GCP; empower customers’ hybrid and multi-cloud strategies
PALO ALTO, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Google Cloud and VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announce Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, a new service that will allow organizations to run their VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), providing customers with choice and flexibility to run VMware workloads on-premises, in a hybrid architecture, or in the cloud. The solution will leverage VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure software, deployed on GCP and designed and operated by CloudSimple, a VMware Cloud Verified partner. [Continue reading...]

 

So take the time to plan your VMworld strategy with your VMware TAM's help to maximize your VMworld experience in 2019 in San Francisco.

 

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VMware TAM Source 11.13

Posted by nisserow Aug 19, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, from this week you will notice the newsletter schedule increase to a weekly cadence as we head towards VMworld US in San Francisco. There is always so much news to bring you and VMworld pre-conference news and information is always top of our list so take some time to review the newsletter each week. I always suggest that you discuss your VMworld goals with your VMware account team including your TAM and other relevant people to ensure that you get the most out of the event.

This week we also have some great updates and offers from our education team prior to and during VMworld so please take a read below and contact VMware or visit the referenced pages in the offers.

We also begin our TAM @ VMworld updates with information and must do items for our TAM customers attending VMworld this year.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and will bring you more news again in 1 weeks time so please look out for that.

Virtually Yours
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TAM @ VMWORLD
Where Battlebots, Robot Wars and IT Intersect [TAM3906U]
Are you a fan of BBC TV’s Robot Wars, or ABC’s Battlebots as well as a die-hard VMware fan …. Then we have the session for you as a TAM exclusive. Ed Hoppitt is VMware’s Director of Modern Apps and Cloud Native Platforms by day, and by night is the reigning World Champion from the hit BBC TV Series ‘Robot Wars’ as well as one of the stars of ABC’s ‘Battlebots’. This year the focus for his team at the moment is re-building and re-architecting the core of how his fighting robots work – focusing on using data, telemetry and software for a competitive advantage. Join Ed for a light-hearted discussion of the challenges of designing, building and running a 220lb combat robot and just how the world of DevOps, Agile Development and what he focusses on when trying to build robust, reliable platforms (so not that far away from IT it turns out after all).
SPEAKERS - Ed Hoppitt, Director - Modern Apps and Cloud Native Platforms , VMware

TAM Customer Day - TAM Customer Day is Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Join Ray O’Farrell as he moderates a panel discussion with Mark Lohmeyer and Craig McLuckie/Joe Beda, followed by the ever popular Specialist Roundtables, with 1-to-few access to VMware subject matter experts who will be covering 100+ top topics. Be sure to stay and join us for a drink to celebrate the 15th annual TAM Customer Day and meet VMware executives at the TAM Customer Day reception 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

TAM Customer Central – Join us in TAM Customer Central (TCC) all week for TAM customer exclusive Deep Dives on topics ranging from Cloud (Hybrid Cloud Management, VMware Cloud on AWS, Cross-Cloud Data Management and more) to Networking (for example, NSX-T Validated Designs) to vSphere (What’s Next?, SRM and more) to Digital Workspace and much more.  These sessions can be found in Schedule Builder, so sign up as the spaces fill up quickly.

When not attending one of the many Deep Dive sessions enjoy one-to-one interaction with our technology subject matter experts in TCC by attending Office Hours sessions for personalized technical guidance and best practices.  Make sure to visit the Demo Stations and Network and Security Specialists TAMs Table where you can see VMware technology in action and understand how your organization can benefit.

EDUCATION NEWS
Learn and Earn Your Certification with Special VMworld 2019 Offers

VMworld will be taking place this year from August 25-29 at the Moscone Center, San Francsico.  If you are attending the event, we encourage to visit the VMware Education & Certification Lounge located on Level 3 – Moscone Center West.  Here are a few special offers and programs that you can add to your VMworld 2019 registration.  You can also take advantage of special discounts off select Live Online and On Demand courses.  Visit our site for a list of eligible courses and to register.

  • Save 20% off select Live Online trainings scheduled for the week of August 12
  • Save 25% off On Demand courses which let you train when and where it’s convenient for you
  • Save 50% off a Premium Subscription to the VMware Learning Zone (our 24/7 training hub)
  • Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams as well as practice tests taken at VMworld.

Attending VMworld 2019?  Register for our Complementary VCDX Workshop.
VMware Education Services will be conducting a complementary VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Workshop on Sunday, August 25.   The session will take place at San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Level B2, Golden Gate C1 Conference Room.  Festivities begin with lunch from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM PDT and network with both current VCDXs and the program team. The VCDX Workshop will take place from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT.  This is a great way to prepare yourself for the VCDX certification exam.  Click here to register.

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VMware TAM Source 11.11

Posted by nisserow Jul 30, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, we are less than 2 months away from VMworld 2019 and the return to the event being held back in San Francisco. If you haven't already done so I suggest heading over to the main VMworld site. There you will find all of the information that you need if you are planning on attending, as well as if you require any further information to justify your attendance at this great event. The main US site is here. In addition to this I hope you are already communicating with your VMware TAM and/or account team and are beginning to plan your VMworld event schedule as this is the best way to ensure that you make full use of your valuable time at the event. Your TAM will be able to help you with many aspects of the event planning from sessions to meetings with VMware.

It has been a few weeks since our last newsletter and we have had a bit of a break for the 4th of July holiday in the US so I hope you take some time to read through the entire newsletter as I am sure you will find lots of really useful information.

Virtually Yours
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TAM Customer Webinar
July 2019 – What’s New in vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager 8.2

Date: Thursday, July  11th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Synopsis:
Join us to learn about the significant changes in the recently released version of vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager 8.2.
Guest speaker:
Cato Grace – Senior Technical Marketing Architect
Registration Link:
https://vmware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hWNQWBbqS7S_JF6FsTtsJA

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VMware TAM Source 11.9

Posted by nisserow Jul 30, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I have something really exciting to share with you. We have just had released the "Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study for VMware TAM". As a TAM this is really great news and I want to make sure that you and your colleagues get this report and share it. This is a fantastic report on how the VMware TAM program delivers unparalleled value to our VMware TAM customers. Here is some more information and direct links.

"The study found a 301% ROI, less than 6 month payback, and $2.8M NPV from the VMware TAM service over a 3 year time period.  Customers cited multiple benefits, including better access to VMware resources, better strategic planning, and better VMware solution utilization and performance." - Andy Nederveld, Americas TAM Practice Lead.

Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study for VMware TAM
Direct link to the full PDF report!

Please download, read and share this valuable resource with your peers and colleagues, and let your VMware TAM or VMware account team know if you wish to receive any further information, or feel free to email us directly at tamsource@vmware.com and we would be pleased to help you in any way that we can.

Onwards to all of the news from the past 2 weeks. Have a fantastic week ahead and thank you for your support.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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WEBINARS
The True Tale of How VMware IT Live-Migrated 4000+ VMs

When: Jun 11, 2019 9:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
VMware IT just completed moving its most critical production workloads to an entirely different physical data center, with a mere four hours of downtime. We will showcase this fascinating story of data center lifecycle including challenges and lessons learned. We will share the critical roles that planning and prioritization play, and our key strategies on moving the related infrastructure and services along with the workload. We will also review how we prepared our network to facilitate this migration, and how we leveraged a minimum of downtime to unravel the complexity.
Register Here

vROps 7.5 Application Monitoring
Date: Thursday, June 13th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Synopsis:
John Dias, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager in the CMBU will demonstrate the big changes in application monitoring that were delivered with vROps 7.5, what’s new, and what you need to be aware of if using EPOPS
Guest speakers:
John Dias – Senior Technical Marketing Manager (Cloud Management Business Unit)
Registration Link:
Register Here

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VMware TAM Source 11.10

Posted by nisserow Jul 30, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, as we are heading into the 2nd half of 2019 I am pleased to announce that the VMworld US 2019 Content Catalog has been released online. This is great for those wanting to see what sessions they can look forward to at this years VMworld in the US. It is also equally great for those on the fence and not certain if the content they were expecting will be shown. As of this write up there were 700+ sessions listed so I am sure that pretty much every topic possible will be covered, from introductory level 100 thru the most advanced level 400 sessions. Head over to the catalog here and take a look for yourself.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

Virtually Yours
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Open Source Blog

Network Virtualization Blog

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Cloud management Blog

Cloud Native Blog

EUC Blog

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vSphere-land

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Virten.net

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vSwitchZero

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

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VMware TAM Source 11.7

Posted by nisserow Jul 30, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, it has been a while since we had a VMware TAM Newsletter, the 8th of April to be exact. We try and do a newsletter every 2 weeks but sometimes, on rare occasions we have to move that schedule out a bit. But fear not, this week we have a great edition with lots of catch up news for you. One of the items I would like to point out is our TAM Customer Webinar series. We try and promote the latest of these in each newsletter, depending on timing, and this edition is no different. These are amazing sessions which I encourage you to register for and attend, you will not be disappointed.

This week we also have a new VMware Security Advisory since our last update to take note of in case you are affected, and require mitigation. Here is some further info:
VMSA-2019-0006
VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities.
CVE numbers: CVE-2019-5516, CVE-2019-5517, CVE-2019-5520

Today I would like to introduce you to VMware Cloud Solutions omg Azure. There is currently 2 planned services for Azure, with one of these rolling out now and another planned for this year. If you are investigating a cloud strategy and are a VMware customer then this is a great place to start to get more information on this service and how it may benefit you. Head on over here for more, and chat to you VMware TAM or VMware account team who can assist.

Finally VMware made a number of announcements today at Dell World in Last Vegas. Here are the links to the major announcements:
VMware Transforms Data Center and Edge Infrastructure with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC
Dell Technologies Cloud Accelerates Customers’ Multi-Cloud Journey

We will cover these and more in greater detail in an upcoming newsletter.

I wish you all a wonderful week ahed until our next VMware TAM Newsletter.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM CUSTOMER WEBINAR
May 2019 – SDDC Best Practices: Why Use VMware Validated Designs (VVD) and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)

Date: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour

Synopsis:
VMware Validated Designs represent best practices and provide a comprehensive, extensively-tested set of blueprints for building and operating an SDDC. VMware Cloud Foundation offers an integrated platform approach to the creation of an SDDC-based cloud. The speaker for this session will be Eddie Dinel, Senior Director of Product Management for VMware's Integrated Systems Business Unit (ISBU). In this session, Eddie will discuss how the best practices of VVD combined with the capabilities of VCF provide a standardized, scalable private cloud architecture.

Guest speaker:
Eddie Dinel – Senior Director of Product Management (ISBU)

Registration Link:
https://vmware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FCdeR-fqTwCf362mGD2gag

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VMware TAM Source 11.8

Posted by nisserow Jul 30, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, we have so much news and information for you this week so lets get right into it. Firstly I would like to provide information on a number of upcoming webinars that I think you will find interesting to register for and attend. You will find all of the information you need to register for these sessions below.

  • May 2019 SDDC Best Practices: Why Use VMware Validated Designs (VVD) and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
  • Data Center Evacuation with VMware Cloud on AWS: Best Practices from VMware Professional Services
  • VMware Cloud on AWS
  • The True Tale of How VMware IT Live-Migrated 4000+ VMs

In addition I would like to provide you our latest VMware Security Advisory (VMSA)  for reference. Please take the time to check this for any action you might need to take and discuss with your VMware TAM or account team.

VMSA-2019-0008.html
Intel has disclosed details on speculative-execution vulnerabilities known collectively as “Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)" that can occur on Intel microarchitecture prior to 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly known as Cascade Lake). These issues may allow a malicious user who can locally execute code on a system to infer data otherwise protected by architectural mechanisms.

There are four uniquely identifiable vulnerabilities associated with MDS:
·         CVE-2018-12126 - Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS) - CVSSv3 = 6.5
·         CVE-2018-12130 - Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling (MFBDS) - CVSSv3 = 6.5
·         CVE-2018-12127 - Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling (MLPDS) - CVSSv3 = 6.5
·         CVE-2019-11091 - Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM) - CVSSv3 = 3.8

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0008.html

I wish you all a successful week ahead and look forward to sending you more news and other items of interest in the next newsletter.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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WEBINARS
May 2019 – SDDC Best Practices: Why Use VMware Validated Designs (VVD) and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)
Date: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Synopsis:
VMware Validated Designs represent best practices and provide a comprehensive, extensively-tested set of blueprints for building and operating an SDDC. VMware Cloud Foundation offers an integrated platform approach to the creation of an SDDC-based cloud. The speaker for this session will be Eddie Dinel, Senior Director of Product Management for VMware's Integrated Systems Business Unit (ISBU). In this session, Eddie will discuss how the best practices of VVD combined with the capabilities of VCF provide a standardized, scalable private cloud architecture.
Guest speaker:
Eddie Dinel – Senior Director of Product Management (ISBU)

Register Here

Data Center Evacuation with VMware Cloud on AWS: Best Practices from VMware Professional Services
When: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT  /  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Two principal architects from VMware Professional Services will share what they learned by moving 1,000 workloads in an on-premises data center to VMware Cloud on AWS in 8 weeks. With deep, hands-on experience in creating and executing successful migration plans, they will deliver practical advice on how to get out of a data center quickly, including:

  • How to build a solid strategy and execution team
  • How to accelerate your project timeline and quickly enable network extensibility
  • How to do wave planning and migration execution at scale

Register here

VMware Cloud on AWS
When:
Friday, May 24, 1pm ET
Expert speakers from VMware and Faction will cover high-level business topics, such as dominant use cases, economics and pricing, and purchasing vehicles.
In addition to these topics, our speakers will provide insights into technical concepts, including:

  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Software Defined Data Centers
  • Hybrid Networking
  • How you can easily extend your environment with native AWS Services

Register Here

The True Tale of How VMware IT Live-Migrated 4000+ VMs

When: Jun 11, 2019 9:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
VMware IT just completed moving its most critical production workloads to an entirely different physical data center, with a mere four hours of downtime. We will showcase this fascinating story of data center lifecycle including challenges and lessons learned. We will share the critical roles that planning and prioritization play, and our key strategies on moving the related infrastructure and services along with the workload. We will also review how we prepared our network to facilitate this migration, and how we leveraged a minimum of downtime to unravel the complexity.

Register Here

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

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VMware TAM Source 11.5

Posted by nisserow Jul 30, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, from time to time we add new content in the form of vExperts and other Virtualization bloggers to our regular newsletter. This week I am pleased to add Brian Madden and his expertise as a well known virtualization blogger to our newsletter. You will find links to articles in the newsletter below in the 3rd party bloggers section.

Last newsletter I provided some information that I thought was quite important on thew VMware Cloud on AWS roadmap. This week I would like to extend that to VMware HCX (Hybrid Cloud Extensions) which is perfectly summed up as "Multi Cloud App Mobility And Infrastructure Hybridity Across Any vSphere". Head over to the home page for more info and chat to your TAM or account team for more info.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM CUSTOMER WEBINARS

April 2019 – VMware vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deepdive
Date: Thursday, April 18th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour

Synopsis:
vSphere clustering is a critical component of every VMware based infrastructure. In this session the authors of the bestselling book VMware vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deepdive will take us through some of their favorite features of vSphere Clustering.

Guest speakers:
Duncan Epping - Chief Technologist / Storage & Availability
Frank Denneman - Chief Technologist / Cloud Platform
Niels Hagoort - Technical Marketing Architect / Cloud Platform

Registration Link:
https://vmware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tCZrumuRSN6cKPds--JjAw

 

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    It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’m a huge supporter of Spousetivities, and not just because it was m...
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VMware TAM Source 11.6

Posted by nisserow Jul 30, 2019



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, as TAMs one of our regular activities is to provide our customers with personalized information related to their environment. This is an important task as it ensure that we are providing our customers with timely information on their environment with recommendations on what they should do. This has come to my attention recently with the latest updates on vSphere and vROPS as well as security advisories. These are very important as they address many issues that may affect certain situations, but also contain security fixes that have been made publicly available via our Security Advisories. Our role is to ensure that our TAM customers get this information, specifically the information related to their environment. We do this as part of our regular cadence as we have insight into the environment and are able to provide this specific and valuable information and advice to our TAM customers.

I would also like to point you to VMware Education and the many different and well regarded courses that VMware offers. I have provided information below on the new vSphere Advanced courses so go take a look.

Here are some of the announced updates:
vSphere 6.7 U2
First look at the new features of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 which deliver simplified operations, enhanced security, and support for new applications.

vROps 7.5
The biggest update for 7.5 in the capacity space is the return of the allocation capacity modeling feature that was removed in 7.0.  Check out the full "what's new" post.

Advisories:
VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security issues.
VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers update resolves a Remote Session Hijack vulnerability

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VMWARE TAM CUSTOMER WEBINAR
April 2019 – VMware vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deepdive
Date: Thursday, April 18th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Synopsis:
vSphere clustering is a critical component of every VMware based infrastructure. In this session the authors of the bestselling book VMware vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deepdive will take us through some of their favorite features of vSphere Clustering.
Guest speakers:
Duncan Epping - Chief Technologist / Storage & Availability
Frank Denneman - Chief Technologist / Cloud Platform
Niels Hagoort - Technical Marketing Architect / Cloud Platform
Registration Link:
https://vmware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tCZrumuRSN6cKPds--JjAw

VMWARE EDUCATION
Register Customers for NEW vSphere Advanced Courses

Your customers have invested in maximizing the value of your VMware vSphere investments.  Now VMware Education Services can help your customer teams globally take their vSphere skills even father.  Our new, advanced vSphere courses are designed for Practitioners to drive deeper utilization and value of vSphere across the virtualization lifecycle.  We encourage you share with your customers about these three leading-edge vSphere Advanced Series courses and workshops – now available for registration: VMware vSphere: Advanced Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.7], VMware vSphere: Practitioner Workshop [V6.7], VMware Advanced Skills for vSphere Professional Workshop [V6.7]

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