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nisserow Hot Shot

VMware TAM Source 9.23

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, vFORUM Online is live on June 28. Here are the details. Be sure to register.

VMware vFORUM Online 2017
When: June 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm PT
Keynote Speaker: Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
If your time is scarce, travelling to an IT conference may be unrealistic. That’s why we’ve packed vForum Online with an all-inclusive agenda full of technical breakout sessions, live chats with experts and hands-on labs.

Attend vForum Online for the expert guidance to support your digital transformation. Learn about VMware’s proven, practical solutions that can help you:

  • Modernize Data Centers
  • Integrate Public Clouds
  • Empower Digital Workspace
  • Transform Security

If you don’t have the time to travel, fire up your web browser and join us at vForum Online and discover new ideas and leadership strategies for game-changing IT.

View: Agenda-at-a-Glance
Register: Register Now

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

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
New KB articles published for week ending 3rd June 2017
VMware App Volumes Two writable volumes are created for a user Date of Published : 2017/05/31 VMware Horizon Horizon 7 Supported Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Date of Published: 2017/05/31 VMware Horizon 7 Sizing Limits and Recommendations Date of Published : 2017/05/31 Deployment of M...

Creating Effective SRs
Recently we have been doing analysis of Customer SR data in an attempt to determine ways to provide quicker resolution to our Customers. In many of the SRs we have reviewed we observed a trend. When customers open an SR many of the times their environments are down and/or projects are impacted an...

Creative Calculations: VMware RADIO 2017 MathWall Results
Josh Simons and Na Zhang At the recent RADIO conference, engineers were challenged to create mathematical expressions for each number from 1 to 100 using only the digits in ‘1998’ (the year VMware was founded) combined with mathematical operators of their choice. What follows is the summary of th...

Top vRealize Log Insight articles for May 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Authentication to VMware vRealize Log Insight fails with the error: DuplicateUserException: A matching user alread...

Top 20 Horizon View articles for May 2017
Administration dashboard in VMware Horizon View reports the error: Server’s certificate cannot be checked The View virtual machine is not accessible and the View Administration console shows the virtual machine status as Already Used Creating or recomposing a pool fails with error: Invalid value ...

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for May 2017
After cancelling the selected alerts in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x, one or more of the selected alerts remain active Gemfire report certificate path errors in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Change the IP address on a vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x single-node deployment Web pages, produc...

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for May 2017
Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials fails in vRA 6.2.x Joining the VMWare vCenter Server Appliance or VMware vRealize Automation Identity Appliance to a domain fails with the error: Error trying to join AD, error code [31] “Hard disk x’ ExternalDiskI...

Top 20 vSAN articles for May 2017
Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Cannot view or add vSAN Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error A virtual machine on a vSAN datastore might be renamed when vSAN becomes inaccessible Dyi...

Top 20 NSX articles for May 2017
“The backing EAM agency for this deployment could not be found” error after restore from backup ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Duplicate VTEPs in ESXi hosts after rebooting vCenter Server NAT does not translate IP addresses when NSX Edge firewall is disabl...

Top 20 ESXi articles for May 2017
ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI PSOD on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers Unable to delete the virtual machine snapshots Snapshot removal task stops at 99% in ESXi/ESX Unable to power off the virtual machine in an ESXi host ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI purple diagnostic screen on HP Gen8 se...

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for May 2017
storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated Windows vCenter S...

VMware NSX and Check Point vSEC
One of the current challenges of data center security is the East-West traffic that has become so pervasive as modern applications communicate a great deal between their different components. Conventional perimeter security is poorly placed to secure these lateral flows, to promote a zero-trust m...

vCAN LIVE 2017: Equipping Our Partners to Offer Customers Secure, Agile Clouds Now and In the Future
Market pressures to accelerate digital transformation and remain competitive have caused organizations to look for a cloud environment that will give them the freedom to innovate and also improve responsiveness to market conditions. Whether they need an environment that will give them additional ...
Jun 9, 2017 4:59:53 PM
New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0011
Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory: “ VMSA-2017-0011 – Horizon View Client update addresses a command injection vulnerability” This documents an important severity command injection vulnerability ( CVE-2017-4918 ) in the service startup script that affects VMware Horiz...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0010 and Updated Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0024.1
On 6th of June 2017, VMware released the following new and updated security advisories: VMSA-2017-0010 – vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues. This new security advisory documents two issues. VDP contains a deserialization issue ( CVE-2017-4914 ). Exploitation of...

Manage Existing vCenter Servers via vCloud Director
Are you a service provider managing multiple clients and their vCenter servers? Have you developed your own custom tooling or a web based portal to manage your clients to individual vcenter servers/resource pools in your datacenter? Would you like to break free of the operational overhead of main...

VMware Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
VMware was named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). “The EMM landscape has changed considerably over the past seven years and we have maintained a rapid pace of innovation to help customers prepare for the next generation of digital transformation,” said ...

VMware Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management
For the seventh consecutive year, Gartner named VMware a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management ] The independent research firm’s Magic Quadrant market report positions EMM...

WannaCry Fallout: Implement ‘Least Privilege’ Now
Co-Author: Sisimon Soman is a senior member of the technical staff for VMware EUC, responsible for VMware User Environment Manager R&D. Having worked at Bromium, Citrix, EMC and others, he is well versed in end-user security and threat remediation. It’s been a few weeks since WannaCry ransomware ...

Exclusive Event: VMUG EUC Explore New York City
After a great turnout at the huge Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, VMUG is hitting the road again! Don’t miss the exclusive end-user computing (EUC) experience at the New York City roadshow on Friday, June 16: VMUG EUC Explore New York City . Throughout the one-day conference, attendees will join tech...

VMware AirWatch 101: XML Preferences for macOS Custom Settings Profile
Um … yeah, if you could go ahead and create some macOS custom XML preferences … that’d be great. In the cult-classic film “Office Space,” Peter, the protagonist, finds himself backed into a corner cubicle. Bill Lumbergh, his boss and archnemesis, confronts Peter for ignoring a company-wide memo a...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Please vote for NTPRO.NL at the top vBlog 2017
Enter the vBlog 2017 voting contest now!

How to push data in vRealize Operations Manager
Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At t...

Fun with Kubernetes on Photon Platform v1.2
In this post, I’m simply going to show you a few useful tips and tricks to see the power of Kubernetes on Photon Platform v1.2. For someone who is well versed in Kubernetes, there won’t be anything ground-breaking for you in this post. However, if you are new to K8s as I am (K8s is short hand for...

VMware vRealise Operations – What’s New
Last week I was fortunate enough to be briefed by VMware on there new “Intelligent Operations” offering, and given a view of what’s new, and the rationale about the changes. The changes are spread amongst the vRealise suite/portfolio of products including: vRealise Operation 6.6 vRealise Log Insi...

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

© 2017 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

nisserow Hot Shot

VMware TAM Source 9.24

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, another great week of updates awaits you below. There were also many product updates this past week. Here is a short list of a number of these that may be of interest to you depending on your current environment. I suggest a chat to your TAM to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled and the upgrade goes smoothly.

vSphere 6.5 e
Download:
Download Page
Release Notes: Release Notes

vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.0
Download:  Download Link for vRBC 7.3
Release Notes:  Release Notes for vRBC 7.3
Documentation Link:  Documentation for vRBC 7.3

vRealize Service Discovery Management Pack 1.0.1
Download, Binaries, and Documentation:  https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/vrealize-operations-service-discovery-management-pack

vRealize Log Insight 4.5.0
Download:  https://my.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VRLI-450&productId=598&rPId=12336
Release Notes:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/LogInsight/45/VMwarevRealizeLogInsight45ReleaseNotes.html

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6
Release Notes - http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrops/66/vrops-66-release-notes.html
Download Page - http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VROPS-660
Documentationhttp://bit.ly/vmHAD_vROps6_6Docs

I wish you a successful week ahead!

Virtually Yours
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in Solution
Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in Solution Capabilities: Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client, integrating with VMware vSphere platform, enabling VMware administrators to independently and centrally manage Huawei storage resources via VMware vSph...

New KB articles published for week ending 10th June 2017
VMware App Volumes When running background jobs, errors may occur Date of Published: 2017/06/06 VMware ESXi ESXi 6.5 Host Fails With a Purple Screen Diagnostic, Indicating That CPU XX / World XXXXXX Tried to Re-Acquire a Lock Date of Published: 2017/06/06 “ACPI Warning: 32/64X length mismatch….” ...

Application Workload Guidance and Design for Virtualized SAP S/4HANA® on vSphere (Part 1/4)
SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (or SAP S/4HANA ) is the SAP Business Suite that is built on SAP’s in memory columnar database platform SAP HANA. SAP HANA ® , the in-memory real-time platform, was initially introduced as a physical appliance and has steadily evolved to include support for virtualiz...

Oracle on VMware vSphere & vSAN – Preparing for an the Oracle Audit
In the last post , we addressed the Licensing fuds and myths when it comes to addressing Oracle Licensing on VMware vSphere / VSAN technologies and explained how Oracle licensing DOES NOT change from a licensing perspective, whether you run Oracle workloads on a classic vSphere environment or Hyp...

Instem Brings Life-Changing Products to Market Faster with VMware and Datapipe
Instem is a global life sciences IT company. This puts them in the unique position that they need to meet strict compliance standards while being able to scale as needed. When looking for a cloud partner that allowed them to do all that and more, Instem turned to Datapipe and the VMware vCloud® A...

Announcing Availability of VxRail by VMware and Dell EMC Through VMware vCloud® Air™ Network Program
Together, with Dell EMC, we’re excited to announce the availability of VxRail – the industry’s broadest HCI Appliance portfolio – through the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network program. This exclusive partnership brings to market the ultimate appliance delivering virtualization, compute, storage, and da...

5 Reasons to Embrace iOS in Business
iOS touches the networks of 99% of Fortune 500 companies, according to Apple , and businesses can now find more than 230,000 enterprise apps for iOS. Those figures aren’t just a result of Apple’s popularity with users. Apple’s strategic programs ensure the mobile operating system meets IT’s expec...

Driving Toward a Digital Workspace? 6 Reasons to Attend vForum Online Summer 2017 (With 2 Bonuses)
Thanks to the modern workforce, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps and mobile workflows, traditional ways of managing and securing users, apps and devices (and all that associated data) are starting to show some cracks in effectiveness. While this presents a challenge for IT, it also presents an o...

Have Connected Devices Become a Cybersecurity Nightmare?
By Michelle Base-Bursey , Product and Partner Marketing Manager at Wandera The vast majority of people in the tech industry today have come to know and love the term “Internet of Things” ( IoT ). In case you’ve heard it so much that it’s starting to lose its meaning, IoT is defined as “the interc...

Don’t Leave Holes in Your Office 365 Access Control Strategy
Secure every access point to Microsoft Office 365 emails and data with VMware Workspace ONE. If your organization is like most, you’re either using Microsoft Office 365 or thinking about an Office 365 implementation. Since the data and email in Office 365 are vital to your business, you’ve probab...

WWDC 2017: Apple News Roundup for Businesses
Last week, the world watched as Apple announced the next major updates and a new product during the Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ). Our VMware team also had a productive week attending the keynote, focused breakout sessions and technical deep dives, and we met with Apple engineers to pl...

Congratulations to our Partner Innovation Award Winners
Winners were recognized and honored at Partner Leadership Summit for their outstanding achievement in 21 categories, including routes to market and more. Read full post . The post Congratulations to our Partner Innovation Award Winners appeared first on Partner News .

What’s Ahead for Marketing? Find out on June 21…
Register now and join in on the discussion with our Partner Marketing Leadership team on June 21 at 8am Pacific. They will cover upcoming partner events along with how you can leverage the strategic IT priorities’ marketing campaigns and packages (content, programs, and integrated campaigns). The...

VMware vRealize Updates Bring Opportunities
VMware’s recent product updates make it easier to accelerate your customers’ digital transformation by modernizing their existing data center environment and simplifying management of heterogeneous, multi-vendor cloud environments. The updated VMware vRealize® Cloud Management Platform brings opp...

EoA of VMware vCenter Host Gateway
Read our Knowledge Base for more information on VMware’s announcement of the End of Availability (EoA) of VMware vCenter Host Gateway effective with VMware vCenter Server 6.5 release, and all future releases. Impacted customers have been notified. The post EoA of VMware vCenter Host Gateway appea...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Working with Virtual SAN Storage Policies
This video shows you how to create or modify a Virtual SAN storage policy, how to assign a policy to VMs and other objects, and how to check policy compliance.

New Training Course - VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6]
In this three-day course , you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the ...

How to move vSAN Datastore into a Folder?
A question came up the other day from a customer that wanted to move a vSAN-based datastore into a vSphere Folder, but was having some trouble with this operation. vSphere Folders are commonly used by administrators for organizational purposes and/or permission delegation. When the customer tried...

Please vote for NTPRO.NL at the top vBlog 2017
Enter the vBlog 2017 voting contest now!
Jun 14, 2017 6:45:00 AM
Workload Balance in vROps 6.6
Welcome to your lights-out datacenter! With vRealize Operation 6.6 automated workload balance is easier and more controllable than ever. This latest release of vRealize Operation gives you the ability to balance workloads across clusters and datastores, simple controls to govern how much balance ...

Technical White Paper - RDSH Session Load-Balancing in Horizon 6 and Horizon 7
Horizon 6 and Horizon 7 offer Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) features that address the scalability and availability of applications across data centers in different locations. This white paper provides best practices for using these new features. This white paper is for administrators who wan...

Introducing Alexa to a few more VMware APIs
Over the weekend, while taking a break from putting together some furniture as it was my time for my daughters nap, I got that the chance to explore and create a new Alexa Skill which integrates with a few of VMware's APIs. This has been something I wanted to try out for some time but have not […]

How to push data in vRealize Operations Manager
Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At t...

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

© 2017 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

nisserow Hot Shot

VMware TAM Source 9.22

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I have 3 items to bring your attention to so please read on for more info.

Latest TAM Blog - Call Before you Dig
It is an axiom of the IT business that all the scary stuff we do seems to happen on nights, holidays, and weekends.  Through custom and habit, our data center migrations, software upgrades, hardware upgrades, and just about anything else nerve-wracking and transformation-related never seems to take place during normal working daylight hours. Continue reading here...

VMUG Virtual Event 6.0
With easy admission from your desk or home office, VMUG Virtual Event 6.0 will provide you with keynote and breakout sessions, a virtual trade show floor, and opportunities to engage with other attendees at the click of a button. Not to mention access to webcasts, white papers, and case studies available for download. Head over to the website to learn more and register - https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/VirtualEvent

TOP vBLOG for 2017
For those that don’t know.  vSphere-Land is a great resource for VMware virtualization information.  Mainly this site is known for various lists around VMware products and information.  Every year they host a voting session to help promote the VMware blogging community.  Soon after the voting concludes vSphere-Land post the TOP vBLOGs for 2017.  This list helps to support the hard work bloggers do to support VMware community. If you’d be so kind to take some time to vote for your favorite blog I know the blogging community would apreciate it.
Simply start by going to this link -- http://topvblog2017.questionpro.com/
Voting will close on 06/30

Virtually Yours
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
VMware Technologists Join Forces for Annual R&D Innovation Offsite
By Laetitia Farrugia, Program Manager, Office of the CTO at VMware and Sarah Shvil, Senior Manager, Innovation Programs PMO, Office of the CTO at VMware Last week in May, VMware held its 13th flagship internal R&D conference called RADIO (R&D Innovation Offsite). This annual event, sponsored by R...

New KB articles published for week ending 27th May 2017
VMware Workstation “serial0: Unable to launch virtual printer proxy” error after upgrading Workstation Pro 12.5.5 to 12.5.6 Date of Published:2017/05/24 Cannot launch VMware Workstation on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Date of Published:2017/05/22 VMware vRe...

Don’t Miss out on These 5 Spotlights on Security at vForum Online Summer 2017
You’ve likely heard it before: “All businesses are now digital businesses.” But since the business has expanded into digital space, shouldn’t something as critical as business security digitally expand too? That’s where the VMware ubiquitous software layer comes into play — sitting across the app...

NEW VMworld 2017 Bootcamp – vSphere Advanced Performance Design, Configuration and Troubleshooting
New this year for VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, we will be offering a pre-VMworld bootcamp focused on vSphere platform performance. Specific SQL and Oracle bootcamps will still be offered, but we have had many requests for a workload agnostic program. This bootcamp will enable you to confidently sup...

NSX Load Balancing – Accelerated Layer 4 Virtual Servers
In the previous blog , we investigated the basic feature set of NSX Load Balancing, some of the business reasons to use it, and deployed an ESG (Edge Services Gateway), the NSX load balancing platform. Today, we are going to setup our first virtual server. When we look at load balancing, it opera...

Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS
I’ve written several prior blogs on multi-site solutions with NSX-V discussing topics such as fundamentals, design options, multi-site security, and disaster recovery; see below links to review some of the prior material. In this post, I’ll discuss how VMware NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS (prior known ...

VMware vCloud Director: 451 Research Impact Report Explores Expanded Capabilities for Service Providers
The introduction of vCloud Director 8.20 received analyst coverage from 451 Research, which took a closer look at the platform and the expanded capabilities enabling service providers to manage and operate virtual data centers (VDCs) for multiple customers.   Because vCloud Director is VMware’s s...

Enabling Organization Rights in vCloud Director
vCloud Director 8.20 introduced new services that Tenants can consume from the self-service tenant portal, for e.g., Distributed Firewall configurations, Dynamic Routing, L2 and SSL VPN, etc. By default, these new services are restricted by tenants/organizations. This allows service providers to ...

Run your Cloud Native Applications in production with vRealize Automation XaaS scalable components
Cloud Native Applications are getting some momentum. Still there is some reticence to run these in production on premise, particularly for the applications that could become business critical. VMware mission is to be here to help. As part of our container portfolio we do have Photon OS to run con...

Progressive Dutch Municipality Protects Citizen Data and Meets Compliance with VMware NSX
Summary: Municipality of Zoetermeer implements Zero-Trust model with VMware NSX-enabled micro-segmentation for advanced security inside data centers. Zoetermeer follows the Dutch BIG ( Baseline Information Security Dutch Municipalities) regulations Zoetermeer is a modern, fast-growing municipalit...

[Video] Western Carolina University Extends Digital Workspace Solutions Campus-Wide
Nestled in the mountain town of Cullowhee, Western Carolina University (WCU) is the westernmost school in the University of North Carolina system. From the residence hall to the science lab, the school is extending digital workspace solutions to all corners of the campus and beyond. WCU was the f...

Using VMware Identity Manager to transform users between Active Directory domains..
I get a lot of questions about how to solve Single Sign-On (SSO) of users between two Active Directories without trust. Using the federation protocol SAML and VMware Identity Manager this is easy to achieve. In my example we have two Domains, A and B. Users in Domain A wants to access resources i...

VMworld 2017: Here’s What AirWatch Customers Can Expect
Experience EUC at VMworld Join us at VMworld 2017 to experience end-user computing (EUC) like never before. Learn how VMware products and solutions come together to drive a consumer simple, enterprise secure digital workspace that delivers value and efficiency across your organization. Hear expan...

Announcing VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure: Networking Overview
I am excited to announce a new white paper: VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure: Networking Overview . This white paper extends the recently posted VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure: Deployment Considerations paper, and delves deeper into the networking details t...

Mosaic Life Care Transforms Healthcare Services with VMware Mobility & Security
The post Mosaic Life Care Transforms Healthcare Services with VMware Mobility & Security appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Routing with NSX using multiple sites (eBGP)
There are many options to configure routing with VMware NSX components. Especially when multiple sites come into play this can be challenging. This video created by Iwan Hoogendoorn will explain how to configure multi-site routing with eBGP and it uses the one primary site for all the north / sou...

Managing ESXi Embedded Host Client settings
There was a question the other day about managing ESXi Embedded Host Client (EHC) settings which you can find by click on the logged-in username and navigating to the "Settings" section as shown in the screenshot below. Customers can manage things like the default VM Console used whether that is ...

Whats new vSphere High Availability
This video covers Whats new vSphere High Availability.

Deploy Kubernetes on Photon Platform 1.2 and VSAN
To complete my series of posts on Photon Platform version 1.2, my next step is to deploy Kubernetes (version 1.6) and use my vSAN datastore as the storage destination. The previous posts covered the new Photon Platform v1.2 deployment model , and I also covered how to setup vSAN and make the data...

Introduction to the vSphere Client 6.5
This video is an introduction to some new features in the vSphere Client 6.5

Sizing a vSAN Stretched Cluster
Advertise here with BSA I have had this question a couple of times already, how many hosts do I need per site when the Primary FTT is set to 1 and the Secondary FTT is set to 1 and RAID-5 is used as the Failure Tolerance Method? The answer is straight forward, you have a local RAID-5 set locally ...

Deploying vSAN with Photon Platform v1.2
This is a bit of a long post, but there is a lot to cover. In a previous post, I walked through the deployment of Photon Platform v1.2 , which included the Photon Installer, followed by the Photon Controller, Load-Balancer and Lightwave appliances. If you’ve read the previous post, you will have ...

Cool Tool - VMware Tools Client
VMware Tools Client allows you to interact with your vSphere VMs without network connectivity, it executes scripts and transfer files to the vSphere Virtual Machines through VMware Tools. Main features: Commands / Scripts execution Scripts stored in exportable ".db" file Download file from virtua...

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

© 2017 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

nisserow Hot Shot

VMware TAM Source 9.21

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks TAM newsletter packed full of VMware and industry related news. This week we are closing in on the VMUG Virtual Event 6 which happens on June 8th. This is a fantastic event that I want to make sure you are all aware of. Here are all of the details:
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017 Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Central Standard Time
With easy admission from your desk or home office, VMUG Virtual Event 6.0 will provide you with keynote and breakout sessions, a virtual trade show floor, and opportunities to engage with other attendees at the click of a button. Not to mention access to webcasts, white papers, and case studies available for download. For more information and event details please visit: https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/VirtualEvent
Register today! VMware experts, VMUG leaders, and partners are waiting to educate you.

 

I hope you will take advantage of this event, register and catch all of the goodness that the VMUG Virtual Event brings.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Apply the Latest VMware ESXi Security Patches to OEM Custom Images and Visualize the Differences
VMware vSphere customers often rely on custom VMware ESXi images from server OEM partners, such as Cisco, Dell, and HPE, to ensure support for the specific devices that each of those manufacturers include with their hardware. This arrangement makes initial deployment easier, because all the requi...

 

The VMware Certified Lenovo XClarity Web Client Plug-In Solution
The VMware Certified Lenovo XClarity Solution Capabilities Lenovo recently certified their X Clarity vSphere web client plugin solution. Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a new centralized resource management solution that enables administrators to deploy infrastructure faster and with less effort...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 20th May 2017
VMware Identity Manager VMware Identity Manager – Messaging Connection failure in a clustered environment Date Published: 2017/05/14 VMware ESXi VLAN Tagging issues with Intel X710 network adapters Date Published: 2017/05/18 Minimal amount of Reliable Memory in ESXi Date Published: 2017/05/16 VMw...

 

Progressive Dutch Municipality Protects Citizen Data and Meets Compliance with VMware NSX
Summary: Municipality of Zoetermeer implements Zero-Trust model with VMware NSX-enabled micro-segmentation for advanced security inside data centers. Zoetermeer follows the Dutch BIG ( Baseline Information Security Dutch Municipalities) regulations Zoetermeer is a modern, fast-growing municipalit...

 

Speed, Power, Performance: NSX & Memorial Day Motorsports
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, for me, it’s all about hot dogs, hamburgers, and fast car racing. I am huge Formula 1 fanatic, but Memorial Day is a bonanza of racing from the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, to NASCAR’s Coke 600, and of course the Indianapolis 500 all on the same day! The raw speed an...

 

The 5 Trends Every Cloud Evangelist Has on Their Mind
Even though the future of IT belongs to the cloud, much of the enterprise world is still clinging to legacy systems. In fact, 90 percent of workloads today are completed outside of the public cloud . With this continued resistance to cloud adoption at the enterprise level, today’s “cloud evangeli...

 

Introducing TPCx-HS Version 2 – An Industry Standard Benchmark for Apache Spark and Hadoop clusters deployed on premise or in the cloud
Since its release on August 2014, the TPCx-HS Hadoop benchmark has helped drive competition in the Big Data marketplace, generating 23 publications spanning 5 Hadoop distributions, 3 hardware vendors, 2 OS distributions and 1 virtualization platform. By all measures, it has proven to be a success...

 

PhoenixNAP Outmaneuvers The Competition With vCloud Director
Competition has a way of forcing change in any business. How a business navigates that change can determine who wins and who loses. So when competitive pressure forced cloud infrastructure provider PhoenixNAP to make changes to their product, they turned to VMware’s vCloud Director.   In a new wh...

 

Switching from ACC to VMware IDM Connector made easy!
If you have been integrating VMware IDM with Active Directory using AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC), and need to switch to IDM connector to take advantage of various features such as MFA integration, Horizon & Citrix desktops/apps integration and others, then we have made it easier to switch witho...

 

Introducing VMware Enterprise Systems Connector
You asked for it, and we delivered. Happy to announce availability of VMware Enterprise Systems Connector (VESC), a unified installer to install both VMware IDM connector and AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC) on the Windows platform starting with AirWatch 9.1 release. You can download the VESC insta...

 

The Latest Mobile News on Apple, Android & Windows 10
You asked. We answered. Readers frequently ask about the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) on the AirWatch Blog. This week, we updated one of our most popular posts to answer the top questions on DEP. Read it here . Concerned about Android app security? During the Google I/O developer festiva...

 

Welcome to VMware: A New Hire’s True Story of Lost Luggage, Bug Registers & Workspace ONE
My first week at VMware was daunting: flying from Ireland to our head office in Palo Alto, losing my luggage and credit cards not working. On my first day, I ran around like a headless chicken trying to meet with my new team with nothing but worn clothes and trainers. In all, it was an absolute n...

 

Building Great Products Starts with Building a Great Team, Part 2
In the first of our two-part interview with Paul Young, VP of Products at Pragmatic Marketing , we discussed the fundamentals of the Pragmatic Marketing Framework™ and some cross-functional challenges that product development and user experience (UX) teams face when it comes to building great pro...

 

[Case Study] Halton Healthcare Modernizes Data Centers & Expands with New Hospital
Award-winning Halton Healthcare operates three community hospitals in the Region of Halton in southern Ontario, Canada. The organization is expanding to meet the needs of the growing area it serves. Old IT systems could not adequately serve a patient population expected to double by 2031. Buildin...

 

Memorial Healthcare Protects Patient Data with a Secure Digital Clinical Workspace
Memorial Healthcare , a top-rated community hospital in Michigan that’s won awards for patient engagement, sees technology as a key to advancing healthcare in its region. Their secure clinical digital workspace allows staff to access the apps and data they need anytime, anywhere. To transform sec...

 

VMware Horizon FIRST Certified VDI Solution with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
We are excited to announce that VMware Horizon 7 is the first certified VDI solution with Dassault Systèmes’ 3D EXPERIENCE Platform R2016x and R2017x. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages Dassault Systèmes’ world-class 3D software applications that transform the way products are designed, produced...

 

VMware AirWatch 101: AirWatch REST APIs
  Do you ever wish the productivity apps your end-users love had more security features? VMware AirWatch REST APIs can help make this idea a reality by integrating AirWatch REST APIs with existing IT infrastructures and third-party applications. AirWatch API integration extends enterprise mobilit...

 

7 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple
This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness. What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple? The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your ...

 


EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Intro to VMware NSX-T
This video shows an introduction to the VMware NSX-T platform. Additional information can be found here:  Kubernetes and VMware NSX  and  VMware NSX-T Documentation

 

Photon Platform revisited – checking out v1.2
Its been a while since I had a chance to look at our Photon Platform product. Version 1.2 launched last month, with a bunch of new features. You can read about those here . I really just wanted to have a look at what changed from a deployment perspective. I’d heard that the whole process has now ...

 

LONDON VMUG – JUNE 22ND 2017
Well, I’m all registered for my first VMUG in aaaaaages. It will be good opportunity to network and catch-up with all my fellow vMUGGERS as I like to call them! Its literally being a “yonks” since I was active in the community. A yonk being measure of time that starts with a career break, and end...

 

Ensuring peak configuration for vSphere with Runecast
Back in the day when I could spend time working on vCheck (I miss those days!) I always wished there was a programmatic way to look at the data in the VMware KB articles and be able to mine the information for potential issues or be aware of enhancements to the configuration I had made with my sp...

 

A closer look at the Infinio Cache Accelerator I/O Filter
The folks over at Infinio were kind enough to send me their latest Cache Accelerator I/O Filter so I could set it up in my lab. I must say, this seemed to be the most intuitive of the VAIO plugins (vSphere API for I/O Filters) that I have used to date. In this post, I just want to run run through...

 

Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5
The ability to run extremely large virtual machines on vSphere 6.5 aligns closely with the needs of large databases in the enterprise today. Specifically, Oracle database instances in some cases require large amounts of RAM, many processors, and high-speed flash-based storage to achieve the perfo...

 

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 9.20

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, another fantastic week of VMware news. A quick reminder to please join our Social Media channels (FB and Twitter links below). We send out our latest news on a regular basis on these channels and want to ensure you are included. We will also have special announcements and competitions during VMworld so get involved in our channels now.

We have a new TAM Blog Post for you this week - Reducing Risk in your Enterprise with NSX. There is also lots of news on the VMUG front with the Virtual Event 6.0 conference. The agenda has now been posted here.

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

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
What does the new culture of technology look like?
Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy – Office of the CTO at VMware If you want a glimpse into what the future of technology could look like — and be wowed by the possibilities — you’d have to go back to the Women Who Code (WWCode) premier developer conference, CONNECT 2017, which...

New KB articles published for week ending 13th May 2017
VMware ESXi Duplicate SCSI IDs are seen when running the nhpsa driver on Gen 9 HPE Synergy compute modules with an SATA drive in bay 1 of a D3940 Storage Module Published Date: 2017/05/10 VMware NSX for vSphere Managing NSX Edge from vCloud Director fails after upgrading vCNS 5.5.3 to NSX for vSp...

vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-1
The release of vSphere 6.5 in November 2016 introduced many new features and enhancements. These include the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) now becoming the default deployment. vCenter Server native high availability, which protects vCenter Server from application failure. Built-in File-Based ba...

Beta Launch of docs.vmware.com
Today we are pleased to announce the beta launch of the docs.vmware.com site. This portal unifies the product documentation for all products, versions, and languages into a single site so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly. VMware products offer a wide range of bus...

Catch a Glimpse of Zero-Touch vSphere Auto Deploy Clusters from Tomorrow
If you have ever wanted to deploy stateless VMware vSphere clusters without human intervention, then a new utility that we recently released through VMware Flings program may be of interest. The Host Profiles CLI Fling offers a preview of a new workflow for stateless hosts leveraging Auto Deploy ...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0009
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: “ VMSA-2017-0009 – VMware Workstation update addresses multiple security issues ” This documents an important severity insecure library loading issue via ALSA sound driver configuration files ( CVE-2017-4915 ) and a moderate severity ...

A Guide to Self-Service Deployment with vRealize Automation
Another month and another edition of vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP). Every month we publish a new article in our ongoing series detailing the many exciting use cases of the VMware vCloud Solution and help you take full advantage of the superior cloud solutions found i...

Use a Zero Trust Approach to Protect Against WannaCry
Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX compartmentalizes the data center to contain the lateral spread of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry On May 12 2017, reports began to appear of the WannaCry malware attacking organizations worldwide in one of the largest ransomware cyber incidents to date. The...

Oracle Database Performance on vSphere 6.5 Monster Virtual Machines
We have just published a new whitepaper on the performance of Oracle databases on vSphere 6.5 monster virtual machines. We took a look at the performance of the largest virtual machines possible on the previous four generations of four-socket Intel-based servers. The results show how performance ...

Hybrid Cloud for Australian Government: Virtualisation and Security with VMware NSX
By Akhil Verma, Originally published by Macquarie Government .   Virtualisation technology and cloud services are making it easier for Government agencies to implement their Digital Transformation strategy. Data-centre virtualisation adoption is on the way up. So is the use of software-defined da...

Enabling the Software-Defined Branch with NSX
Reimagining the edge While the importance of the cloud is obvious to anyone, the increasing importance of the edge is often overlooked. As digitization and the Internet of Things are leading to an exponential growth in the number of devices, the amount of data that is being generated by sensors i...

This Week’s Top EUC News Will Blow Your Mind
Never miss an announcement. Get top end-user computing (EUC) news in your inbox every Friday. Sign up to the right. “Microsoft Azure users now have access to genuine desktop as a service solution.” That’s SiliconANGLE on our huge news this week: We’re delivering VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft ...

Coming Soon: VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business GA Release
As a follow up to our previous announcement on VMware Horizon with Skype for Business, we are happy to share that we will be releasing the generally available (GA) version of the VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business next month. The upcoming release of the Horizon Virtualizati...

IT Empire Strikes Back, New iPad Pro Rumors & the App-teligent Digital Workspace
The IT empire strikes back. Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure’s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we’ve all been waiting...

Fusion 8.5.7 Now available with Windows 10 Creators Update support
Team Fusion is proud to announce the availability of VMware Fusion 8.5.7 . A free update for existing users, this release contains bug fixes and adds improved support for the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update . We also resolved an issue when using git to perform a ‘git clone’ from within virtua...

VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 Technical Deep Dive
We are excited about the newest release of VMware User Environment Manager – version 9.2. This release includes some great new features that enhance the product functionality and continue to offer administrators more flexibility in managing the user experience. We have put together a series of vi...

Introducing VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 with Privilege Elevation
I know you’re excited to hear about all the functions and features we’ve crammed into the new release. Bear with me a moment, because not everyone is aware of what VMware User Environment Manager is. What Is User Environment Manager? The easiest way to understand User Environment Manager is to im...

Securing Enterprise Mobility after Shadow IT Strikes
By Brian Duckering, Marketing and Strategy Executive, Skycure For years now, your IT and security admins debated proper methods, tools and policies to mobilize your enterprise. While these official discussions dragged on, your users unofficially started using their mobile devices (#ShadowIT) for ...

Get Ready for VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Businesses today are increasingly mobile, globally distributed and fast paced. While this increasingly diverse workforce expects a consumer-simple interface for accessing work data and applications, IT faces the same challenge as before: securing the enterprise. The number one question facing org...

NEW WHITEPAPER: VMware AirWatch Product Provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS Best Practices
The VMware AirWatch Product Provisioning Office 2016 for macOS document is now available! This white paper provides configuration best practices for provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS. VMware AirWatch product features that can help you Using easy-to-follow steps and screenshots, it walk...

VMware Acquires Apteligent: Analytics for the Digital Workspace
End-to-End Performance Management from Mobile Devices to Infrastructure Across Private and Public Clouds Organizations are increasingly building mobile and cloud applications as part of their digital transformation journey. As they embrace these applications to conduct business and perform missio...

What Happens at Dell EMC World—Gets Shared in Top Mobile News!
VMware, Dell and you. Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies. That’s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the ev...

Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure May 2017 Release Updates
There are several technical updates this quarter to VMware Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure . For more details on this release, see the Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure Release Notes . Support for Cloud-Based Workspace ONE With this release, we now support cloud-...

Google’s New OS, Win10 VR Tech & Breaking VDI Product News
Also in top tech news this week: smarter Chromebook management, Android in the enterprise, separating work/personal and more. Peekaboo, I see … the new Google OS. Top Tech News shared their first impressions following a sneak peek of Google’s new operating system (OS) “Fuchsia.” Writer Jeff Cozza...


EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5
The ability to run extremely large virtual machines on vSphere 6.5 aligns closely with the needs of large databases in the enterprise today. Specifically, Oracle database instances in some cases require large amounts of RAM, many processors, and high-speed flash-based storage to achieve the perfo...

vSAN 6.6 Stretched Cluster Demo
Advertise here with BSA I had one more demo to finish and share and that is the vSAN 6.6 stretched cluster demo. I already did a stretched clustering demo when we initially released it, but with the enhanced functionality around local protection I figured I would re-record it. In this demo (~12 m...

Configure vRealize Automation to use Platform Services Controller as External Identity Provider
I was doing some research on an inquiry that I had received from a customer who was interested in configuring their vRealize Automation (vRA) instance to use vCenter's Platform Services Controller (PSC) as an External Identity Provider (IDP) rather than the default VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) ...

VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 Technical Overview
This brief technical-overview video will introduce you to User Environment Manager 9.2, provide some details about how it works, and examine the architecture. If you are new to the product, or want a short refresher, this is a great place to begin.

Embracing APIs and Network Automation at Interop ITX 2017
Not too long ago, Ethan Banks and I recorded an episode of Datanauts entitled The Current State Of Network Automation & Telemetry with special guest Ryan Booth . If you haven’t heard this show (gasp!) I basically get the rundown on how challenging it is to programmatically control most currently ...

Image management with VIC and Harbor
In this post, I wanted to play a little more with our registry product (Harbor) and how it integrated with vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). The workflow that I am going to show you in this post is using Docker on MAC to pull an image from the docker hub, do whatever I need to do with that ima...

Automating the new native VCSA bootstrap "Easy Install" in vSAN 6.6
In case you missed the previous article, have a read here which goes into greater detail behind the new VCSA bootstrap installer (also known as vSAN Easy Install) which is part of the new vSAN 6.6 release. As I hinted at the end of the previous post, customers not only have a simplified way of bo...

Using Tags with Storage Policy Based Management
I was doing some work in the lab with Storage Policy Based Management recently. I was using both vSAN and a Virtual Volume array from Nimble Storage. While I was able to create independent policies for both vSAN and VVols, I was curious to see if I could create a policy where I could be offered b...

It makes me WannaCry….
You don’t know how to ease my pain You don’t know… You don’t know how to ease my pain Don’t you hear any voices cryin’? You don’t know how to play the game You cheat… You lie… You don’t even know how to say goodbye… You make me want to cry…. It’s rare that the world of IT impinges on my friends d...

Using Amazon Route53 and Google Apps Together using Domain Aliases to complete SSL Certificate Requests!
Disclaimer: I’ve got nearly 25 years experience in the IT game with a range of skills that take in this task – DNS, Email, Web-Servers. However, for the last 15 years or more I’ve more or less outsourced the management of this to a third-party, or it simply hasn’t been my job. Once I used to teac...

Introducing the docs.vmware.com beta site
Introducing the new VMware docs.vmware.com beta site, brought to you by the VMware Information Experience team!

Revisiting persistent storage with vSphere Integrated Containers
I’ve been getting back into doing a bit of testing with vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1 (VIC for short) in my lab. One of the things that I am very interested in revisiting is how to do persistence of data with VIC and “Containers as VMs”. I did some work on this in the past , but a lot has cha...

vSAN 6.6 Demo: Configuration Assist
Advertise here with BSA I just noticed I still had a demo recoding on my desktop from a couple of weeks ago. The topic is vSAN 6.6 configuration assist. Hadn’t done anything with it, so I just added the narratives and shared it on youtube. Only a 3 minute video and quickly shows you where Configu...

vSAN 6.6 Config Assist incorrectly reports Physical NIC warning with LACP/LAG
A very short post simply to bring an issue to your attention which a number of folks have pinged me about this week. With vSAN 6.6, there is a new feature called Configuration Assistant. As the name implies, it tries to highlight possible configuration issues with your vSAN infrastructure. A numb...

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Host Profiles CLI
The Host Profiles CLI Fling (hostprofilescli) is a command-line utility that allows vSphere administrators to perform several operations with Host Profiles that are either not currently possible through existing user interfaces, or possible only through graphical interfaces. The hostprofilescli u...

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 9.19

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the weekly TAM newsletter. This week a quick reminder regarding VMUG and upcoming events and conferences. We have a section specifically for the VMUG below and from time to time also include any important VMUG related details. This week a reminder of the upcoming Virtual Event 6.0 which will be held on the 8th of June. This promises to be an amazing event and one you should definitely attend. This year Chris Wolf, VP & CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware will provide the Keynote at this event. I will be sure to provide more updates in the newsletter as we get closer to this event.

 

I wish you a fantastic week, please enjoy this week's newsletter.

 

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VMUG is excited to feature the newly-created EUC Explore: Empower the Digital Workspace experience during four unique events this year.  EUC Explore was created to connect IT professionals, who use or have interest in EUC solutions, to industry experts from VMware, EUC vendors, and community members. Several sessions containing technical deep-dives are available on the EUC products released by VMware. Learn architecture and implementation best practices from worldwide industry experts and global practice leads. For more information visit www.vmug.com/Attend/EUC

 

Also a great blog post about it here!
http://tcwd.net/vblog/2017/05/11/boston-and-new-york-and-more-oh-my-vmug-euc-explore-is-here/

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Beta Launch of docs.vmware.com
Today we are pleased to announce the beta launch of the docs.vmware.com site. This portal unifies the product documentation for all products, versions, and languages into a single site so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly. VMware products offer a wide range of bus...

 

Catch a Glimpse of Zero-Touch vSphere Auto Deploy Clusters from Tomorrow
If you have ever wanted to deploy stateless VMware vSphere clusters without human intervention, then a new utility that we recently released through VMware Flings program may be of interest. The Host Profiles CLI Fling offers a preview of a new workflow for stateless hosts leveraging Auto Deploy ...

 

VMware Sponsors Social Innovation at SF Hacks
By Jackie Rees, Xplorer Senior Manager at VMware On Saturday March 18th, several hundred students from Northern California gathered at San Francisco State University to participate in the first ever SF Hacks event. SF Hacks is San Francisco State University’s 24-hour college hackathon where 350 s...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 6th May 2017
VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Automation 7.2 installation fails on the IaaS database Date Published: 2017/05/02 Migration from vRealize Automation 6.x to 7.x can fail with the error Date Published: 2017/05/03 VMware vRealize Operations Manager Touch Screen Compatibility in vRealize Operatio...

 

VMworld 2017 Oracle Customer Bootcamps
VMworld 2017 Oracle Customer Bootcamps On a mission to arm yourself with the latest knowledge and skills needed to master application virtualization? VMworld Customer bootcamps can get you in shape to lead the virtualization charge in your organization, with Instructor-led demos and In-depth cour...

 

Faster Time-To-Value and Improved Quality, Voyages-SNCF.com Goes Hybrid with OVH and vCloud Air Network
For Voyages-SNCF.com , agility is everything. So when they needed an agile, hybrid infrastructure to tackle peak online volume times they turned to OVH and the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network.   Voyages-sncf.com is the number one seller of European rail tickets.   Voyages, a subsidiary of SNCF the Fr...

 

3 Ways Organizations Use NSX for Application Continuity
Five example customers using NSX to enable application continuity for their business No one looks forward to data center outages. Not the business leaders who fear revenue loss from applications being down, nor the heroic IT admin whose pager is going off at 3:00 AM. Therefore many critical data ...

 

Capturing the Flag for Cloud IaaS Performance with VMware’s vSphere 6.5 and VIO 3.1 on Dell PowerEdge Servers
This week SPEC has published a new SPEC CloudTM IaaS 2016 result for a private cloud configuration built using VMware vSphere 6.5 and VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.1 (VIO 3.1) and Dell PowerEdge Servers. Working with VMware, Dell has pushed their lead in cloud performance even further. This time,...

 

Partner Spotlight: From Stagehand to Star Player, How the Hybrid Cloud Is Putting IT in the Limelight (And What You Should Do About It)
Gone are the days of IT hiding in backroom storage closets. Today, IT is taking center stage. Thanks to the surge of cloud and platform-based solutions , enterprise IT is now a critical area of focus for every industry. For those departments that manage IT, this sudden rise to fame has brought wi...

 

SAP HANA on VMware vSphere, Multi-VM Support Status as of May 2017
Since my last SAP HANA blog in February, our SAP HANA validation and engineering team was busy performing the remaining validation test on the Intel Broadwell platform. Because of the positive results, SAP granted us Multi-SAP HANA VM and NUMA node sharing support for vSphere 6.0 and 6.5 on the 4...

 

What Happens at Dell EMC World—Gets Shared in Top Mobile News!
VMware, Dell and you. Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies. That’s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the ev...

 

Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure May 2017 Release Updates
There are several technical updates this quarter to VMware Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure . For more details on this release, see the Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure Release Notes . Support for Cloud-Based Workspace ONE With this release, we now support cloud-...

 

Google’s New OS, Win10 VR Tech & Breaking VDI Product News
Also in top tech news this week: smarter Chromebook management, Android in the enterprise, separating work/personal and more. Peekaboo, I see … the new Google OS. Top Tech News shared their first impressions following a sneak peek of Google’s new operating system (OS) “Fuchsia.” Writer Jeff Cozza...

 

3BD/2BA with Security & Simplicity: TCAD Streamlines with VMware Digital Workspace Solutions
Home of the University of Texas at Austin, a number of growing companies and almost as many great barbecue joints, Travis County, Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. The entity that determines property taxes there, Travis County Central Appraisal District (TCAD), has seen its wo...

 

VMware AirWatch 9.1: Your Top 12 Questions Answered
Our recent VMware AirWatch 9.1 webinar explored new capabilities introduced in our most recent release. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the live event. If you were not able to join live, check out the replay here . Due to time constraints, we did not get to all of your questions...

 

Dell & VMware Extend PC Management to the Firmware
Greetings from #DellEMCWorld in Las Vegas, where all of the Dell Technologies brands have come together on one stage. These are not only exciting times for us, but also for our mutual customers embarking on their digital transformation journey. Customers are now seeing the collective strength of ...

 

Introducing Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions
Fast. Easy. New VDI Complete all-in-one desktop and virtualization bundles, powered by VMware Horizon, include everything you need started for $8/user/month. We hear you. Certain VDI projects can be complicated and may stall or never even get off the ground. Selling a business case with upfront c...

 

VMware & Google Extend Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Chromebooks
Today at Dell EMC World 2017, VMware announced an expanded partnership with Google to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks. The partnership enhances the existing application accessibility of the devices. VMware Workspace ONE will enable one-click secure authentication and management of applicat...

 

New Android Enterprise Enrollment Flows
The latest release of the VMware AirWatch admin console – AirWatch v9.1 – boasts impressive new Android enterprise enrollment flows. While new functionality is always exciting, evaluating all of the options can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. What’s an admin to do? Today’s post uses a “Wizar...

 

Bring Android to Work with the Latest Enhancements
We’ve received lots of feedback since VMware AirWatch announced support for Android in the enterprise (formerly called Android for Work ) in early 2015. Administrators love the ability to standardize management across any Android device. End users love the separation between work and personal app...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
vSAN 6.6 Config Assist incorrectly reports Physical NIC warning with LACP/LAG
A very short post simply to bring an issue to your attention which a number of folks have pinged me about this week. With vSAN 6.6, there is a new feature called Configuration Assistant. As the name implies, it tries to highlight possible configuration issues with your vSAN infrastructure. A numb...

 

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Host Profiles CLI
The Host Profiles CLI Fling (hostprofilescli) is a command-line utility that allows vSphere administrators to perform several operations with Host Profiles that are either not currently possible through existing user interfaces, or possible only through graphical interfaces. The hostprofilescli u...

 

Project USB to SDDC - Part 3
OK, the wait is finally over! In this final article, we will now walk through the process of getting access to this project as well as how to get this deployed in your own environment. For those that just want to see the code, you can find it at the Github project below: Github Project: https://g...

 

Cloning and Snapshots on vSAN when policy requirements cannot be met
I was looking into some behavior recently to assist one of our partners. He described a situation that they observed during proof-of-concept testing. I thought it would be of benefit to highlight this behavior in case you also observe it, and you are curious as to why it is happening. Let’s begin...

 

Upcoming training courses
If you are interested in joining me at a VMware vRealize Operations Manager [6.2] - Install Configure and Manage or VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale [6.5] training course in Utrecht (the Netherlands), I've got two great oppertunities for you: I still have a few seats left in this awesome vRealiz...

 

Updated Nested ESXi 6.0u3 & 6.5d Virtual Appliances
I finally found a bit of "extra" spare time to update my Nested ESXi Virtual Appliances to support some of the recent releases of ESXi, 6.0 Update 3 and 6.5d, which enables customers to easily and quickly deploy vSAN 6.6 in their environment for testing, development or learning purposes. If you h...

 

Using AzureRM and Rubrik PowerShell Modules to Consume Azure Blob Storage
It’s no secret that I enjoy tinkering around with PowerShell to automate “all the things” and generally make life easier for those in the community. During the 5th Annual PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit (that’s a mouthful, eh?) earlier this year, I was introduced to the AzureRM module for Pow...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: ScaleIO 3.0!
I want you, dear reader, to stop and pay close attention.  I’ve said it before, I will say it again: SDS and HCI architectural approaches are now ready for the majority of x86 workloads.   There is a sustained space for external purpose built storage platforms (think SAN, NAS, Object appliances) ...

 

Change multicast address when running multiple vSAN clusters in same VLAN
Advertise here with BSA Before vSAN 6.6 we would always recommend to change the multicast address when running multiple vSAN clusters in the same VLAN. Now that with vSAN 6.6 we removed multicast, does this best practice/recommendation still apply? I went looking for a clear statement but couldn’...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Ready Node-a-palooza!
Our Dell EMC Ready Node program is cooking with gas.   The most well known, and most popular Ready Node is the VMware vSAN Ready Node program, but there are ScaleIO Ready Nodes (a very popular choice), and here at Dell EMC World – we’re announcing the new Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nod...

 

Open vSwitch Day at OpenStack Summit 2017
This is a “liveblog” (not quite live, but you get the idea) of the Open vSwitch Open Source Day happening at the OpenStack Summit in Boston. Summaries of each of the presentations are included below. Kubernetes and OVN on Windows The first session was led by Cloudbase Solutions, a company out of ...

 

Fluffy Cloudy Amazon Web Services Thoughts (Part N of N)
Disclaimer : I’m not an AWS Expert. I’m learning. I regard myself as a novice. Therefore I reserve the right to make idiotic statements now, which I will later retract. My thoughts on AWS are very much a work in progress. So please don’t beat me up if you don’t agree with me. I’m just as like to ...

 

Auditing & Automating Disabled Protocols (TLS/SSLv3) for ESXi 6.0u3 & 6.5 using PowerCLI
A couple of weeks back, I had received a question from one of our TAMs in regards to automating the disablement of specific TLS/SSL protocols for their ESXi 6.0 Update 3 hosts. As of vSphere 6.0 Update 3 and vSphere 6.5, customers now have the ability to completely disable TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and SS...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: VDI Complete–Ready Bundle!
First – what are Ready Bundles?  Ready Nodes, Ready Bundles, Ready Systems is the taxonomy we use for our program where we bring multiple technology pieces together at Dell EMC.   Ready Nodes = software + server; Ready Bundles = software + servers/network/storage; Ready Systems = software + CI/HC...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: RedHat Ready Bundle Update!
The week before Dell EMC World we released a critical update to the Dell EMC RedHat Ready Bundle – and while many eyes are on Las Vegas, it will figure prominently at the OpenStack Summit occuring in Boston. First – I don’t want to bury the lead: if you’re deploying the RedHat Cloud stack – with ...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Azure Stack Update!
I’m really interested to see what Microsoft and Dell EMC can do together around Azure Stack. I won’t bury the lead: the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is the the easy button for customers looking for the on-premise peer to Azure.   It has common APIs, common semantics, common data servi...

 

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - vCenter Cluster Performance Tool
vCenter Cluster Performance Tool is a Powershell script that uses vSphere PowerCLI to obtain performance data for a cluster by aggregating information from individual hosts. You have the following options to specify in the script. An “interval” of 20s or 300s. The default is 20s, and corresponds ...

 

Liveblog: OpenStack Summit Keynote, Day 2
This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote of the OpenStack Summit in Boston, MA. (I wasn’t able to liveblog yesterday’s keynote due to a schedule conflict.) It looks as if today’s keynote will have an impressive collection of speakers from a variety of companies, and—judging from the number of lapt...

 

Liveblog: Kuryr Project Update
This is a liveblog of an OpenStack Summit session providing an update on the Kuryr project. The speakers are Antoni Segura Puimedon and Irena Berezovsky. Kuryr, if you recall, was a project aimed at making OpenStack Neutron functionality available to Docker containers; it has since expanded to al...

 

Liveblog: Deploying Containerized OpenStack: Challenges & Tools Comparison
This is a liveblog for an OpenStack Summit session on containerized OpenStack and a comparison of the tools used for containerized OpenStack. The speaker is Jaivish Kothari, from NEC Technologies. Two other speakers were listed on the title slide, but were apparently unable to make it to the Summ...

 

Liveblog: AT&T’s Container Strategy and OpenStack’s Role in it
This is a liveblog of the OpenStack Summit session titled “AT&T’s Container Strategy and OpenStack’s Role in it”. The speakers are Kandan Kathirvel and Amit Tank, both from AT&T. I really wanted to sit in on Martin Casado’s presentation next door (happening at the same time), but as much as I lov...

 

VMware {code} Briefing: What’s New with VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1
VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 was released on April 20th and it contained some significant improvements and changes! Whether you’re an occasional PowerCLI user or a power user, you’re not going to want to miss this special briefing! https://blogs.vmware.com/code/2017/05/05/vmware-code-briefing-whats-new-...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: VxRack FLEX Updates!
We’re seeing a ton of growth and demand around VxRack FLEX.  As a reminder – VxRack FLEX can be described in a single sentence: “If you want an insanely scalable and flexible HCI Rack-Scale system, with hypervisor of choice or bare metal… one that can start small and scale out - VxRack FLEX is fo...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Cloud FLEX–I can’t believe we’re doing this!
Seriously, there’s a part of me that doesn’t believe what we’re doing here.   I think it’s ballsy, but I also think it’s awesome.   We could seriously disrupt our business, the industry – that could be good, bad… or GREAT.  I like that we’re playing for all the marbles :-) Michael Dell challenged...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: XC Series Updates!
There are a lot of eyeballs on this topic – within Dell EMC, within Nutanix, within our partner community, and most importantly – within our customer base. So – let me speak plainly: “Dell EMC XC Series and our Nutanix partnership is here to stay”. Now, I don’t want people to read in too much, or...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: VxRail and VxRack SDDC Updates!
The team that works on VxRail and VxRack SDDC have a simple mission – to be the ultimate, most turnkey manifestation of the VMware SDDC stack – including the SDS layer for VxRail, and the SDS and SDN layer for VxRack SDDC. They aren’t just “VMware aligned” – they are one team, led by a single cle...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Get Ready for Blog-a-palooza.
There are a barrage of Virtual Geek posts that will come out today, Tuesday and Wednesday – and as usual, they will be long, detailed, meandering with lots of sidebars and detours – but hopefully interesting, my dear readers ;-) That said – I did a post on Direct 2 Dell today that because unlike ...

 

VMware NSX Technology Overview with Ray Budavari
Ray Budavari, Senior Staff Technical Product Manager, NSBU at VMware, gives a brief technical overview as NSX as a solution. He reviews the idea in NSX of treating the hypervisor as the network edge, and builds upon that by explaining the security and network management features that are put as c...

 

Using a Makefile with Markdown Documents
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of using Markdown (specifically, MultiMarkdown ) for the vast majority of all the text-based content that I create. Over the last few years, I’ve created used various tools and created scripts to help “reduce the friction” involved with outputting Markdown source...
May 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM

 

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VMware TAM Source 9.18

Posted by nisserow May 10, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi TAM Newsletter readers. There has been a lot going on over the past few weeks with new and updated releases and other items which we have been bringing to our customers attention. This week I want to point you attention to our wonderful TAM Blog and the latest post entitled "VMware Compatibility and Order of Upgrade Best Practices Review". This is a very important topic and as many of our TAM customers are upgrading their infrastructure to the latest or later editions of vSphere now is a great time to consult with your TAM on the path that is best to take for your unique situation. This is a really great blog post and I urge you to take a look at this.

 

I hope you enjoy all of the news in this weeks newsletter from general VMware updates to our VMUG partners and more.

 

Have a fantastic week everyone.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Secure Boot for ESXi 6.5 – Hypervisor Assurance
I’ve talked about how vSphere has been moving towards a “secure by default” stance over the past few years. This can clearly be seen in the new vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide where the number of “hardening” steps are growing smaller with every release. In this blog post we will go over ...

 

AI – An Important Workload for the New IT
When I meet with customers, I often hear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is presented as “machines making decisions for businesses or individuals,” but my take is that AI is a tool to help people make better decisions. AI helps us connect the dots across huge data sets and gain insights to solv...

 

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for April 2017
vmware-dataservice-sca and vsphere-client status change from green to yellow /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server Unable to log into the root account of vCenter Server Appliance “Failed to verify the SSL certifica...

 

Top 20 NSX articles for April 2017
ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Downloading and enabling VMware vShield Endpoint 5.x on supported VMware vSphere platforms Network ports required to access vCenter Server, ESXi, and ESX hosts vCenter Server certificate validation error for external solution...

 

Top 20 vSAN articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Powering on virtual machines in VMware vSAN 5.5 fails with error: Failed to create swap file vSAN host may encounter a purple diagnostic screen during performance stat...

 

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products How to use JXplorer to update the LDAP string for an identity source for vRA 6.0.x, 6.1.x Directory sync in vRA 7.x fails with error ‘Connector Communication faile...

 

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Resetting the Administrator password in vRealize Operations Manager 5.x and 6.x Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Enabling SSH...

 

Top 20 Horizon View articles for April 2017
Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Restart order of the View environment to clear ADLDS (ADAM) synchronization in Horizon View Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions VMware View ports an...

 

Top 20 vRealize Log Insight articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Authentication with Active Directory is slow in VMware vRealize LogInsight 3.0 when users belong to multiple nested groups Log Insight load balancer incompatible with NSX Distributed Firewall Pr...

 

Top 20 ESXi articles for April 2017
ESXi host fails with PSOD when using Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4, E7 v4, and D-1500 families ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI PSOD on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers Unable to power off the virtual machine in an ESXi host Recreating a missing virtual machine disk descriptor file Permanent Device Los...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 29th April 2017
VMware App Volumes Excluding files and locations from Writable Volumes Published Date: 2017/04/23 VMware ESXi Hosts fails with a purple diagnostic screen when retrieving flows for ALG enabled protocols Published Date: 2017/04/24 VMware ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 may fail with PSOD when IPFIX is disabled Publ...

 

‘May the 4th Be with You’ on Your Journey to the Cloud
The public cloud has stepped out of the shadows and stretched across the solar system as organizations scale their usage of it to extend on-premises infrastructure, consolidate or migrate data centers, and support dynamic capacity requirements.   But many organizations also run apps and manage on...

 

Oracle Database 12c on VMware vSAN — Day 2 Operations and Management
Oracle Database 12c on VMware vSAN — Day 2 Operations and Management Customers deploying production Oracle workloads have stringent requirements to support and maintain critical database operational tasks such as Backup and Recovery, Cloning, Data Refresh for Development/Test environment and Patc...

 

Partner Spotlight: NTT’s Virtual Infrastructure Makes the Switch to the Public Cloud Even Easier
These days, every company has cloud adoption square in their sights. And frankly, it’s a matter of survival . But making the switch to the public cloud is difficult, weighted by legacy systems and incompatible architecture. Fortunately, virtualization may hold the key to success.   In the latest ...

 

The NSX Mindset
The NSX Mindset: one’s mental capability to be a determined leader and catalyst for change in the way a company designs, implements, manages, and operates networking and security. Change isn’t easy. Especially when it involves something personal. Unfortunately, though, it happens whether we like ...

 

Dogfooding the Cloud: How VMware Used vCloud Director to Consolidate Internal IT
By Tina Cressia-Thomas   In Silicon Valley, it’s common to hear of companies, “dogfooding” their product – using their own product internally – to quickly iterate and develop a better user experience before releasing to customers. There’s plenty of famous examples ; however, it’s not every day yo...

 

Apple Takes the Wearables Lead, Decoding Win10 S, Internet 4.0 & More Top Mobile News
Sorry, Fitbit, there’s a new sheriff in town. With nearly 60% growth in shipments in Q1 this year, Apple Watch officially became the king of the consumer wearables castle, according to CNBC . Fitbit, which was the long-time market leader, dropped to second after a 35% decline in Q1. Get the mobil...

 

Top EUC News: Password Misery, Windows 10 S & Dell EMC World, Oh My!
Here’s the first edition of our new series, top end-user computing (EUC) news! Sign up at the top of this page to get the weekly newsletter in your inbox every Friday. The password is … We released the results of a new VMware survey this week that revealed companies’ top 10 identity and access ma...

 

3 Ways Industry 4.0 & Wearables Revolutionize Supply Chains Today
At ProMat 2017, the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference in North and South America, “Industry 4.0” was THE hot topic. But what exactly is Industry 4.0 and how will it revolutionize supply chains? According to Markus Lorenz , partner and managing director at B...

 

Building Great Technology Starts with Building a Great Team, Part 1
Follow the VMware UX Series. Here at VMware AirWatch , we work hard to create a progressive culture that promotes cross-functional collaboration and fosters a strong drive to execute effectively. Last year, Tony Keuh saw an opportunity for our engineering, user experience (UX) and marketing teams...

 

Decoding Windows 10 S & How to Make It a Success in Your Organization
There’s little doubt that Windows 10 adoption is on a roll— 400+ million devices and 54% of global organizations are running Microsoft’s latest operating system (OS). It’s only about a month since the third major upgrade ( Creators Update /v1703) was launched, and Microsoft is continuing to ride ...

 

10 Reasons Why Enabling More than Secure Email for Mobile Workers Is So Hard
Get the 10 reasons in this free eBook. Securely enabling more than email for mobile workers is hard. You know it. We know it. The question thus far is why it’s so hard. IT gives workers the secure work apps they need to securely work from anywhere. Yet for reasons mostly unknown, workers do not a...

 

New Research: Top 10 Identity and Access Management Challenges
As organizations undergo digital transformation, they experience challenges along the way. This is due to the fact that this transformation often requires them to update and/or replace legacy solutions. They also have to implement new ways of securing access from the plethora of devices out there...

 

Azure AD Join with VMware Workspace ONE
Secure, timely support for remote Windows users can be tricky. Imagine your top remote sales rep breaks her laptop before an onsite meeting with a vital client. Does she have time to wait for IT to grab a new laptop, Domain Join it for secure access to corporate resources and then ship it out? Ev...

 

VMware AirWatch – NSX Integration
Integrate VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management with VMware NSX Network Virtualization and Security Platform to extend security policies from the data center to mobile application endpoints. VMware AirWatch – NSX Integration brings speed and simplicity to networking and micro-segmentatio...
May 1, 2017 3:00:24 PM

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Virtually Speaking Podcast: VMW Cloud on AWS
Advertise here with BSA I was on vacation the past two weeks, yesterday I got a message from Frank Denneman and Pete Flecha if I had some time available. I was working in my backyard so dropped my tools and hopped on. Apparently John was sick, so I took his spot and here’s the result. Interesting...

 

x509 error logging into harbor registry via VIC VCH
In my last post, I showed some of the new command line functionality associated with deploying out a new Virtual Container Host (VCH) with vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) . I also highlighted how VIC now includes both Admiral for container orchestration via templates and the harbor registry i...

 

VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough
VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 introduces a new installation method to users. This new method pulls directly from the PowerShell Gallery

 

Correlating vSAN perf metrics from vSphere Web Client to both PowerCLI & vSAN Mgmt API
While going through the PowerCLI 6.5.1 release notes last week, in addition to the new Get-VsanView cmdlet which exposes the complete vSAN Management API through PowerCLI, I had learned that we had also released a new Get-VsanStat cmdlet. This new cmdlet allows customers to easily retrieve the va...

 

vSAN 6.6: Manual vs Automatic Disk Claim Mode
Advertise here with BSA I received this question on Manual vs Automatic disk claim mode in vSAN 6.6. Someone upgraded a cluster from 6.2 to 6.6 and wanted to add a second cluster. They noticed that during the creation of the new cluster there was no option to select “automatic vs manual”. I think...

 

VMware Validated Design (VVD) & VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) Quick References
The other day, I had a customer ask about the latest version of the Ports and Protocols document that was put together by the VMware Validated Design (VVD) team which does a fantastic job of outlining all the connectivity between the products used within the VVD SDDC. It actually took me awhile t...

 

Getting started with VIC v1.1
VMware recently release vSphere Integrated Containers v1.1. I got an opportunity recently to give it a whirl. While I’ve done quite a bit of work with VIC in the past , a number of things have changed, especially in the command line. What I’ve decided to do in the post is highlight some of the ne...

 

vSAN Deep Dive
This session covers basic to advance vSAN topic. Watch this video if you to learn basics and few of the advance areas of vSAN.

 

Welcoming PowerCLI to the PowerShell Gallery
While I’ve always enjoyed using VMware’s PowerCLI module for PowerShell, it has been a bit annoying having to navigate to the official VMware site, log in, download the bits, agree to terms, and do a thick installation on every workstation or server that needs the code. Which is why I’m quite hap...

 

Dell EMC World 2017–here we come!
We are 6 days away from getting together at #DellEMCWorld 2017 with 12,000+ of our closest friends, customers, and partners.   I love that I can say “don’t just listen to me, here’s what attendees say” (click on the below for a LOT more)! So what should you expect?   Product announcements, 3 gene...

 

Can I front vSAN with a VAIO Caching Solution?
Advertise here with BSA I had this question a couple of times already, so I figured I would write a quick post. In short: yes you can put a VAIO Filter in front of vSAN. The question really is, which one would you like to use and why? First of all, the VAIO Filter needs to be certified to be plac...

 

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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 9.17

Posted by nisserow May 10, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I bring you news regarding VMworld and TAM Day, an event that we hold every year for our TAM Customers. We are still a few months away from VMworld however as is customary TAM Day filled up pretty fast and we want to make sure that you are aware of this event if you are planning on attending VMworld this year. If you are intending on going to VMworld this is a not to be missed day focused around the needs of our TAM customers, and a great opportunity to hear first hand from many VMware leaders prior to the actual event itself. So if this is interesting to you then please reach out to your VMware TAM and they can assist you with how to register for TAM Day to ensure that you do not miss a thing.

This past week I was also privileged to attend my local VMUG. If you haven't been to a VMUG before or for a while I suggest you check them out online at www.vmug.com and register to get updates for you local VMUG as well as the many excellent online events that they produce. We also keep a handy link in every newsletter below of the upcoming VMUG webcasts.


I wish you a fantastic week ahead and look forward to the next edition of the TAM Newsletter. In the meantime please enjoy this weeks newsletter and all of its goodness.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Understanding How Host Profiles Handles Host-Specific Configuration Settings Through Customizations
Host Profiles is an advanced capability of VMware vSphere that provides for configuration and compliance checking of multiple VMware ESXi hosts. Although a profile can be attached directly to a single host in vCenter Server, typically, a profile is attached to a vSphere cluster, where all the hos...

Virtual Network Provisioning via the Hypervisor
We’ve shared other resources with you before that discuss what network virtualization is and the essential of micro-segmentation . Today, we’re taking a look at provisioning virtual networks. According to our free whitepaper Network Virtualization Makes Your Life Easier : Virtual networks can be ...

New KB articles published for week ending 22nd April 2017
VMware ESXi “AddVirtualMachine: VM ‘XX’ already registered” warnings keep logging into hostd.log Published Date: 2017/04/18 Platform Erratum messages related to USB controller may be observed on Intel Platforms Published Date: 2017/04/20 The DCUI sometimes displays less memory than is available o...

vRealize Network Insight, NSX and Palo Alto Networks for micro-segmentation
  Data Center cyber security is a fast-moving target where the IT teams need to constantly stay ahead of those that wish to do evil things. As security attacks can come from all directions, externally, and internally as well, the IT teams must fortify all the data, with a zero-trust security appr...

The Public Cloud: The True Next Step in Modern Data Center Control and Evolution
After virtualization itself, the public cloud is considered the natural second step in helping both private and public organizations protect, extend, and replace existing data center infrastructure. And spending trends indicate that many enterprises are keen to jump on the public cloud bandwagon....

White Paper: Aligning vRealize Operations with Business Outcomes
by Peter Tymbel Over the past few years, I have been designing, deploying, and customizing vRealize Operations (vROps) Manager for many VMware customers. Working with different clients, I noticed a common theme emerge among various business and IT leaders. Many customers are looking for IT report...

vTechTalk: Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and VMware vCloud Air Network
The VMware vCloud® Air™ Network is a global network of over 4000 service providers in 116 countries. Together, these providers distribute and deploy over 3 million VMs! It’s an unbelievable scale, but what does this mean for users?   It means giving users the cloud solutions they need at the ente...

Understanding Layer 2 Extensions for the Hybrid Cloud
By Trey Tyler, Sr. Solutions Strategist Taking a VLAN and extending that broadcast domain across two sites can be identified by many names including; Data Center Interconnect (DCI), Data Center Extension (DCE), Extended Layer 2 Network, Stretched Layer 2 Network, Stretched VLAN, Extended VLAN, St...

Revera Delivers Self-Served Excellence with vCloud Director®
By Tina Cressia-Thomas, Senior Product Marketing Manager for vCloud Director     When Revera, a New Zealand-based IT Infrastructure and Platform Services company, needed to supply cloud IT services to government agencies they turned to VMware. With the aid of VMware’s vCloud Director cloud manage...

In Top Mobile News: Windows 10 Smartwatches & Android-Supported Laptops
Windows 10 smartwatches come to the enterprise. It’s 1.54 inches, runs Universal Windows Applications, secure and built to “survive a hard day at work,” said Microsoft . The TrekStor IoT Wearable runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things. Microsoft will revea...

Silent Mobile Threat: How Apps Steal Your Data
Do your personal mobile apps steal data from you, with or without your consent? On the business side, does this mobile surveillance put your company’s data at risk? Read this insightful guest blog from Appthority Co-Founder and President Domingo Guerra. It seems like a fair trade: Get your favori...

New Video! Simplifying App Access & Management with VMware Workspace ONE
In today’s mobile cloud world, it’s all about the apps. Apps are what help your workforce be productive and successful. Unfortunately, employees do not often use the apps their company provides. Studies have shown that with each extra step required for onboarding a new app, you lose 7% of your us...

Experience High-Performance Graphics with Free NVIDIA GRID & VMware Blast Extreme Test Drive
It can be quite challenging for IT administrators to provide great user experience for high-performance desktops remotely. With VMware Blast Extreme and its new adaptive transport capabilities, we made this possible. With all the excitement a few weeks ago around the announcement of VMware Horizo...

VMworld 2017 Registration Is Open: Here’s What EUC Experts Can Expect
Registration is open for VMworld 2017 . For VMware EUC customers and experts, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Experience End-User Computing (EUC) at VMworld Date: Aug. 27-31 Location: Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center Get connected with EUC subject...

Exclusive AirWatch Experience at VMworld 2017: Your Ticket Awaits!
Registration is open for VMworld 2017 . For VMware AirWatch customers and experts, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Experience End-User Computing (EUC) at VMworld Date: Aug. 27-31 Location: Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center Get connected with EUC su...

Better Together: VMware Workspace ONE & Office 365
Consider this: when it comes to securing enterprise applications, you might not have the whole story. You may have heard that an application-only security framework for Office 365 provides adequate protection. However, unless you secure the entire endpoint, applications face security risks. VMwar...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
vSAN and Predictive DRS, Network-Aware DRS and Proactive HA
vSphere 6.5 saw the release of a number of improvements in the areas of DRS. I won’t detail all of the improvements here, since my colleague Brian Graf has done a great job of describing the features in a number of different blog posts. He discussed Network-Aware DRS here , Predictive DRS here an...

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - ESXi Learnswitch
ESXi Learnswitch is a complete implementation of MAC Learning and Filtering and is designed as a wrapper around the host virtual switch. It supports learning multiple source MAC addresses on virtual network interface cards (vNIC) and filters packets from egressing the wrong port based on destinat...

New Technical White Paper - VMware vSAN Network Design
vSAN is a hypervisor-converged, software-defined storage solution for the software-defined data center. It is the first policy-driven storage product designed for VMware vSphere environments that simplifies and streamlines storage provisioning and management. vSAN is a distributed, shared storage...

Where’s the HA enforce VM-Host and Affinity rules option in vSphere 6.5?
Advertise here with BSA Last week on (VMware internal) Socialcast someone asked where the UI option is in vSphere 6.5 that allows you to enable the ability for vSphere HA to respect VM-Host Affinity and VM-VM Anti Affinity rules. In vSphere 6.0 there is an option in the Rules part of the UI as sh...

Norway VMware User Group Meetings – May/June 2017
I’m delighted to report that I’ve been invited to speak at the upcoming Norway VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings. These take place in three different cities over the week of May 29th (week 22), with three meetings in three days. On Tuesday, May 30th, the Oslo VMUG will take place. On May 31st, it...

ESXi Learnswitch – Enhancement to the ESXi MAC Learn DvFilter
The ESXi MAC Learn dvFilter Fling was released a little over two years ago and it has become a must have when it comes to running our ESXi Hypervisor within a VM, also referred to as Nested ESXi. The reason this Fling has become such a popular hit amongst our customers and partners is that […]

Managing & silencing vSAN Health Checks using PowerCLI
One neat capability that was introduced with vSAN 6.6 is the ability to "silence" and disable specific vSAN Health Checks. A recent use for this came up on Duncan's blog where the vMotion health check would fail if you are using a vMotion network stack. As you can imagine, this feature can also c...

Free e-learning course - VMware vSphere: What's New Fundamentals [V6.0 to V6.5]
This course highlights the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6.5. It also presents use cases that describe how the new features align with customer needs. This course begins by discussing VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere administration. To simplify what’s new in vSphere 6.5, we can break ...

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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 9.16

Posted by nisserow Apr 26, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week's newsletter I want to focus on  really great article that has just been posted to our VMware TAM Blog. The blog is titled '9 Tools You Should Be Using in Your VMware Environment' and I think is a really important read. As TAMs we are always stressing the importance of being pro-active, this is part of what we do, try and ensure that we foresee potential issues prior to them occuring and find a solution to mitigate them. There are many tools that we use as TAMs and recommend to our customers, this blog post summarizes many of these. Most of these tools are free, some however are not, however ensuring you gain the knowledge  which tools should be used and when they are most appropriate via your TAM is a great step on the way to being more pro-active and creating a more resiliant, well managed environment.

Please take a look at the blog post here and I wish you all a productive week ahead.

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Certification Insights: Updating your Email and Account Information
Changing jobs is an exciting time, with lots of people to notify and documents to update. If you use your employer email address for your VMware Education & Certification (myLearn) account, you’ll want to make sure you change your account information before your last day. Here’s how: After you lo...

3 Reasons To Go Hybrid
Customers often view public clouds as a means to gain the agility to respond to changing business needs or accelerate innovation and align costs. While some customers will be completely based in the public cloud, the reality for many customers, if not most, is that they will have a mix of private...

This Earth Day – find out how much Carbon your virtualization infrastructure is avoiding!
Having pioneered the development of server virtualization, VMware has significantly increased the operational efficiency of IT resources. Server virtualization is a key element of cloud computing. It allows for elasticity through rapid provisioning and de-provisioning of services. By reducing the...

9 Tools You Should Be Using in Your VMware Environment
by Jason Boren One of the many things we do as TAMs is ensure that our customers don’t have “shelfware” lying around. If we spend money on something, we want to use it, right? What about software or tools that are free or included as part of a purchase, but are not well publicized? As we start a ...

Learn about vSphere 6.5 – and Win a Drone!
If you haven’t yet taken the Hands-on Lab for vSphere 6.5, now is the perfect time to do so. When it was originally released during VMworld 2016, this lab was running a pre-release version of vSphere. The HOL team has been hard at work, and they have just updated the lab to the officially release...

How to Reset Single Sign On Password in vSphere 6.x
Periodically we’ll be bringing you tech tips from our Technical Training team on topics they receive questions on from the field. Today’s post comes from Rohit Sachdeva a Technical Training Specialist. Rohit is very passionate about delivering VMware technical training. At VMware, he is responsib...

Globally Consistent Infrastructure-as-Code: Why it Matters
In my Radius post “Dissecting Cloud Architectures – Getting the Best of All Worlds,” I discussed the tradeoffs and use cases for choosing the right architecture for a given application or service. I speak with a lot of IT leaders that want to strategically leverage cloud services when possible, b...

vSphere Management Assistant Deprecation
Do you remember when the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) was introduced? If you do then I’m sure you also remember the reason! Let’s go back to the days when ESXi was not around, remember ESX? ESX had a much larger service console and managing this service console was sometimes harder than it ...

New KB articles published for week ending 15th April 2017
VMware App Volumes Windows 10 Start menu does not work when a Writable Volume is attached Published Date: 2017/04/11 Outlook Search Indexing with App Volumes Published Date: 2017/04/10 VMware ESXi Host client throws Unhandled exception: Error: [$rootScope:inprog] http://errors.angularjs.org/1.3.2...

New Certification & Exams: VCP6.5-DCV
Introducing a new certification: VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization ( VCP6.5-DCV ) VMware vSphere 6.5 enables companies to accelerate their digital transformation to cloud computing and introduces a number of new features and capabilities that increases business agilit...

Journey to the Cloud: Migration Webcast
Your boss is pressuring you about it, every article you read online mentions it, and now your customers expect it. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to make the move – to the cloud .     Of course, as many organizations quickly discover, the realities of migrating to the cloud are not cut a...

ICSA Labs Certifies NSX Micro-segmentation Capabilities
VMware NSX has achieved ICSA labs Corporate Firewall Certification. With the release of NSX for vSphere® 6.3 , VMware has not only introduced several key security features such as Application Rule Manager and Endpoint Monitoring , which provide deep visibility into the application, and enable a r...

Migration Strategies for the Hybrid Cloud: An Essential Hybridity Guide
It’s a new month, and you know what that means: we’re back again with another edition of vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP) blog series! Every third week of the month, we publish a new article in our ongoing series detailing the many exciting use cases of the VMware vClou...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0008.1
Update 04/21/2017: Updated security advisory to clarify the Unified Access Gateway and Horizon View affected versions. Update 04/19/2017: We have corrected the Horizon View Client for Windows version. Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2017-0008.1 – VMware Unified...

401k, ROTH IRA, and NSX, Wait What?
Today is “ tax day ” here in the United States where the deadline to file your personal income taxes is due and many of us are looking at our tax burden, investments, and how to deal with the 4 million words in the U.S. tax code. So why not take this day to compare the complexity of taxes with th...

Taking the Complexity Out of Cloud Adoption with vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager and Hybrid DMZ
According to recent polls , 92% of US IT professionals stated that adopting the cloud is vital to the long-term business success. Yet even with this brimming optimism, a staggering 90% of workloads today are executed outside of the cloud. The reason: cloud migration is complex .     We hear you. ...

VMware NSX Unplugged: Networking Field Day (#NFD15)
Being a product of the 90’s, one of my favorite past times was MTV’s “Unplugged” series. Whether it was Pearl Jam, or 10,000 Maniacs, or Eric Clapton, there was something about the acoustic, raw, uncut nature of the show that drew me in and made me look at my favorite bands in a new way. This is ...

VMware vSAN and the vCloud Air Network: New Features and Capabilities
By David Hill, Technologist & Evangelist for vCloud Service Provider Business Unit Recently VMware announced the general availability of VMware vSAN 6.6 . This release contains several new features and capabilities. At a high level the new features and capabilities are:   vSAN Encryption – Datast...

Weathervane, a benchmarking tool for virtualized infrastructure and the cloud, is now open source.
Weathervane is a performance benchmarking tool developed at VMware. It lets you assess the performance of your virtualized or cloud environment by driving a load against a realistic application and capturing relevant performance metrics. You might use it to compare the performance characteristics...

Firefox & Chrome Threats Top This Week’s Mobile News
Beware, Firefox and Chrome users. Wordfence reported this week that Firefox and Chrome web browsers are vulnerable to a new threat that lulls users into providing log-in credentials and personal information on fake look-alike sites. Read how to identity these fake sites and protect your personal ...

New Browser Security Threat: What You Need to Know
The latest cybersecurity threat to you and your users may just lie on the very browser you are using to read this article. A new attack is making the rounds on both Firefox and Chrome browsers (software details below). The threat uses Unicode to register domains that look completely identical to ...

3 New AirWatch How To Blogs: Apple DEP Enrollment, Per-App VPN 101 & Android Enterprise
Our amazing technical team here at VMware AirWatch is an incredible wealth of how-to knowledge. They spend every day working with architects, product managers and mobile admins like you to uncover top features, develop best practices and share the knowledge across our community. Over the past mon...

Mobile App Consistency by Design
Here’s how we evolved the Boxer mobile email app into VMware Boxer , an effortless enterprise email experience for our digital workspace productivity apps suite. Leveraging Design Fundamentals Follow the VMware UX Series here. Prior to joining VMware as a designer, I was a designer for Boxer , an...

Hot Swaps & Hot Chicken: How Zaxby’s Grows a Restaurant Chain with VDI
Zaxby’s , a fast-casual restaurant chain with locations in 17 U.S. states, opened its 800 th store in October 2016 and shows no sign of slowing down. The corporate franchising arm of the business, based in Athens, Georgia, uses virtual desktops and a business resumption plan powered by VMware Hor...

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 3: Built-In and Custom Exclusions
Co-authored by Pim van de Vis, Product Engineer, User Environment Manager, Research & Development, VMware In Part 1 of this blog series, you were introduced to the VMware User Environment Manager Application Profiler . In Part 2, VLC Media Player was profiled, predefined settings were applied, an...

Unify & Simplify Access Control with VMware Workspace ONE
The New Perimeter for Securing Access from any User or Device Over the last decade, the workforce experienced a phenomenal transformation. This shift, commonly called digital transformation, made it more difficult than ever before to enable secure access to corporate resources. Changes in worksty...

VMware AirWatch Android Enterprise Enhancements
The recent Android enterprise enhancements for VMware AirWatch make setting up an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution easier than ever. Use these improvements to secure an Android bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployment, without sacrificing user experience. To get started, check out our...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
govcsim - Neat incubation project (vCenter Server & ESXi API based simulator)
I know many of my readers have inquired about VCSIM (vCenter Server Simulator) which was a really useful tool that served a variety of use cases, but unfortunately it had stopped working with the VCSA 6.0 release. VCSIM is another topic that is near and dear to me and it is something I continue t...

Getting started w/the new PowerCLI 6.5.1 Get-VsanView cmdlet
One of the things that I am most excited about from an Automation standpoint with the vSAN 6.6 release is that customers using PowerCLI will now have complete access to the vSAN Management API which we had initially introduced back in vSphere 6.0 Update 2. In PowerCLI 6.5R1, customers only had ac...

Configure the Software iSCSI Adapter in the VMware Host Client
This video provides instructions on how to configure the software iSCSI adapter in the VMware Host Client version 1.8.0 and later

vSAN Health Check fails on vMotion check
Advertise here with BSA On Slack someone asked why the vMotion check for vSAN 6.6 Health Check was failing constantly. It was easy to reproduce when using the vMotion IP Stack on your vMotion VMkernel interface. I went ahead and tested it in my lab, and indeed this was the case. I looked around a...

VMware vSAN 6.6 Demo
Great VMware vSAN 6.6 Demo created by Duncan Epping , more info at Yellow-Bricks

Disk format change going from 6.x to vSAN 6.6?
Advertise here with BSA Internally I received a comment around the upgrade to 6.6 and the disk format version change. When you upgrade to 6.6 also the version of disk changes, it goes to version 5. In the past with these on-disk format changes a data move was needed and the whole disk group would...

SMART drive data now available using vSAN Management 6.6 API
One of the major storage enhancements that was introduced in vSphere 5.1 as part of the new I/O Device Management (IODM) framework was the addition of SMART (Self Monitoring, Analysis And Reporting Technology) data for monitoring FC, FCoE, iSCSI, SAS protocol statistics, this is especially useful...

Where to find the Host Client vSAN section?
Advertise here with BSA I had a couple of people asking already, so I figured I would do a short post on where to find the ESXi Host Client vSAN section. It is fairly straight forward, if you know where to click. Open the Host Client by going to https://<ip address of your host>/ui. Next do the f...

vSAN 6.6 available now
Advertise here with BSA vSAN 6.6 is available now. Check the release notes before you upgrade! Also note that for vSAN users currently on 6.0 Update 3 – upgrade to vSAN 6.6 is not yet supported. If you like to learn more about vSAN 6.6 check the following material: vSAN Encryption demo vSAN 6.6 d...

New vSAN Management 6.6 API / SDKs / CLIs
With all the new awesome capabilities that have been introduced in vSAN 6.6, there is just as much Automation goodness that will be available for our customers to consume to help them easily mange and operate at scale. vSAN Management 6.6 API Below are all the new Managed Objects that have been i...

Erasure Coding and Quorum on vSAN
I was looking at the layout of RAID-5 object configuration the other day, and while these objects were deployed on vSAN with 4 components, something caught my eye. It wasn’t the fact that there were 4 components, which is what one would expect since we implement RAID-5 as a 3+1, i.e. 3 data segme...

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VMware TAM Source 9.15

Posted by nisserow Apr 26, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, a few reminders this week regarding VMworld as well as patches for a number of our solutions. I have provided most of this information in prior newsletters however I want to include it all again this week so that you have a reference. These are mainly updates to our security advisories and are important to roll into your patching/maintenance cycle as early as possible. Please reach out to your TAM with any questions or concerns on these or anything else.

Update on VMSA-2017-0007
VMware vCenter Server updates resolve a remote code execution vulnerability via BlazeDS. Please click here for more info. This affects vCenter 6.x (not 5.5).

Update on VMSA-2017-0006
VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address critical and moderate security issues. Please click here for more info. This affects ESXi 6.x (not 5.5) as well as Fusion and Workstation versions.

Update on VMSA-2017-0004.7
A update has been made to this VMSA. This affects vSphere 6.0. Please take a look here and let me know if you have any questions.

VMworld 2017 TAM Day Registration Details!
It’s that time of year again. Registration is now open for VMworld 2017 US hosted at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Dates are August 27th – August 31st. Sunday the 27th kicks off with TAM Customer Day. TAM customers have exclusive access to TAM Customer Day as well as a TAM central sessions. More info to follow from your TAM and in the newsletter over the coming months, and follow us on Social Media (see below) for constant updates prior to and during VMworld (competition giveaways and more).

Have a fantastic week.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide now available
Announcing the GA release of the vSphere Security Configuration Guide!   Rename As I mentioned in my previous blog post where I announced the availability of the Security Configuration Guide (SCG) Release Candidate, the term “Hardening Guide” will no longer be used starting with vSphere 6.5. Only...

New vSphere, Horizon Cloud, and Exam Prep Courses Now Available
This month the VMware Education Services team released several new VMware vSphere® 6.5 courses, a free elearning course on VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™, plus a new video series to help you prepare for the VCP6-NV exam based on NSX v6.2. VMware vSphere: Design Workshop [V6.5] This three-day trai...

Introducing the Next Generation of Testing at VMware
Written by Guest Author Lordes Soler Over the past year, the VMware certification team has been hard at work making enhancements to our development processes, exams, and delivery infrastructure. Since many of these changes are behind the scenes and not immediately apparent, we are going to begin ...

Embracing Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
According to the latest free ebook from VMware on the subject: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) revolutionizes the data center, bringing all the benefits of server virtualization to storage. It is composed of two essential elements: hyper-converged infrastructure software and industry-standar...

New KB articles published for week ending 8th April 2017
VMware ESXi DataCore Metro Storage Solutions Date Published: 2017/04/03 Memory usage alarm triggers for certain types of Virtual Machines in ESXi 6.x Date Published: 2017/04/07 3rd party system management application fails to monitor hardware status after applying ESXi600-201611001 Date Published...

VMware Horizon 7: Instant Clone Pools Delete VMs on Restart
by Joe Graziano One of the observed features of Instant clone pools is that when a VM is logged off it deletes the VM so that any changes are gone. This makes troubleshooting tricky and you cannot set the do not delete at refresh like you can with Full VM and Linked Clones. What is a View admin t...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0007
On Tuesday, 4th of April 2017 a remote code-execution issue in the BlazeDS library ( CVE-2017-5641 ) was disclosed in a US-CERT security advisory. We have reviewed the issue and determined that VMware vCenter Server 6.5 and 6.0 are affected due to the use of BlazeDS to process AMF3 messages. VMwa...

Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day by Future-Proofing Healthcare IT
Sunday is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a holiday devoted to the value of advanced healthcare planning. And just as planning for your future healthcare needs and preferences is important, it is also essential healthcare IT leaders prepare for that future by leveraging the public cloud. This ...

BMSIX Removes Barriers to the Cloud with VMware and IBM
It’s no secret that moving to the cloud at the enterprise level is challenging. Large organizations invest huge amounts of technical resources and employee time crafting on-premise solutions – and no company wants to see that investment go down the drain. That’s where BMSIX comes in.   BMSIX help...

A Four-Part Strategy for Successful Migration to the Cloud
The public cloud has stepped out of the shadows into the limelight as enterprises across industries and geographies scale their usage of it . Running applications in the cloud is no longer the sole responsibility of developers, it’s now a top-of-mind topic among just about everyone in IT – from C...

Getting Started with NSX Load Balancing
In my conversations with customers and peers, load balancing is becoming an increasingly popular discussion. Why you may ask? Simple, load balancing is a critical component for most enterprise applications to provide both availability and scalability to the system. Over the last decade we have mo...

Blogger Blast: VMware vCloud Director 8.20
In light of the recent announcement of OVH acquiring the vCloud Air business from VMware ( vCloud Blog) ( OVH page ) we have received some questions from our Service provider community around the future development of vCloud Director®. We are pleased to confirm that vCloud Director continues to b...

Windows 10 in Top Mobile News: What Enterprises Need to Know
What’s next for Windows 10 in the enterprise? Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update , which includes enhanced security features. Next on the agenda: Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 update due in 2017, Redstone 3. Now, enterprise IT organizations can test such...

AppConfig Community Membership Soars
During Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, VMware joined forces with several enterprise mobility management (EMM) players to launch the AppConfig Community . Our joint mission was simple: to make enterprise app configuration and security less complicated for developers by expanding the use o...

Update to VMware Horizon Client for Linux 4.4 Today
In our 4.4 release, the VMware Horizon Client for Linux has been enhanced with an intuitive user interface (UI) for USB redirection. This is a great improvement over the previous command line option. The new UI not only provides a visually friendly experience but also enables generic USB redirect...

What Does a Digital Workspace Mean to You?
At EUC Insights 2017, we asked attendees, “What is your definition of a digital workspace ?” We received hundreds of responses in our Americas event alone. First, most started with the basics: It’s a digital, virtual, paperless and sometimes cloud-based place, platform or environment. What is it ...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
vSAN 6.6 Technical Overview
Announcing the faster, more cost effective and more secure VMware vSAN 6.6! Learn what's new, the benefits, and incentives.

Easily try out vSAN 6.6 Encryption feature using KMIP Docker Container
One of biggest feature introduced in the upcoming vSAN 6.6 release is the native vSAN Data-at-Rest Encryption capability. My good friend Duncan Epping even posted a video recently demo'ing the feature and showing how easy it is to enable with just a couple of clicks. Just like VM Encryption which...

Project USB to SDDC - Part 2
In the previous article, I provided some background on the origin of the project. In this article, we will now focus on the technical details and how the solution actually works. Hardware This solution was originally developed against an Intel NUC but I had designed it to be generic so that it co...

VMware vSAN 6.6 demo: vSAN Encryption
Advertise here with BSA Yesterday I posted a quick video overview of a couple new features that are part of vSAN 6.6 . (haven’t seen it, go watch that one first!) I mentioned in that demo that I would potentially do one on Encryption. As I had over a dozen people asking already I figured I would ...

Why two stretched clusters cannot cross-host each others witness appliances!
Sorry about the wordy title but this is a question that has come up a number of times. The request is that when I have two data sites and deploy two stretched clusters across these data sites, can the other stretched cluster support the witness appliance for this stretched cluster, and vice-versa...

Exclusive vGhetto discount on homelab hardware from MITXPC
On a regular basis I already receive a number of inquires from both internal VMware folks as well as external partners and customers about VMware homelabs and the type of hardware that can be used. After demo'ing our recent USB to SDDC project, the requests have literally tripled! Most folks are ...

VMware vSAN 6.6 demo
Advertise here with BSA I was playing around with a vSAN 6.6 environment yesterday and I figured I would record a quick demo of some of the new functionality introduced. Took me a bit longer than expected, but here it is. I hope you will find it useful, a 1080p version can be viewed on youtube . ...

What’s new in vSAN 6.6?
vSAN 6.6 is finally here. This sixth iteration of vSAN is the quite a significant release for many reasons, as you will read about shortly. In my opinion, this may be the vSAN release with the most amount of new features. Let’s cut straight to the chase and highlight all the features of this next...

Native VCSA bootstrap installer in vSAN 6.6
Almost four years ago, I documented a really cool vSAN capability here and here, which demonstrates how to bootstrap a vSAN datastore onto a single ESXi host. This powerful capability, which was by design, enables customers to easily standup new infrastructure including the vCenter Server Applian...

What’s new for VMware vSAN 6.6?
Advertise here with BSA Yes this may confuse you a bit, a new VMware vSAN release namely vSAN 6.6 but it doesn’t coincide with a vSphere release. That is right, this is a “patch” release for vSphere but a major version for vSAN! It seems like yesterday that we announced 6.2 with Stretched Cluster...

VM showing that HA failure response is disabled in 6.5?
Advertise here with BSA I had a customer asking me today why on each VM it was showing that all HA responses are disabled. This customer is running vSphere 6.5 and below you can see what the UI showed. Note that it still says the VM is Protected, yet none of the protection mechanisms appeared to ...

Can you spare a few minutes for some feedback on VMware Documentation?
I am always looking for ways in which we can improve our products and documentation should be no different. In fact, documentation should be treated just as important as the product feature itself. I am very interested in your thoughts and comments and this will also help with a project I am doin...

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of the VMware TAM Newsletter. It has been a while since I talked specifically about the newsletter and the TAM assets that accompany it so I thought I would take the opportunity to re-introduce you to these services.

As part of the TAM program we manage a number of external assets that provide TAM customers with specific benefits. One of these is this newsletter which is produced on a weekly basis and sent to our TAM customers. While this is an exclusive TAM service, it does find it's way into the mainstream by way of the newsletter archive.

One of the key assets that we use in the newsletter is the VMware TAM Blog. This blog is managed by the TAM program and contributed to on a regular basis, usually once or twice a month. As soon as this blog is released we try and provide the update on our other social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook. This week's blog is "vRealize Operations Manager—Avoiding an Out-of-Space Situation".

So as a TAM customer there are many ways to connect with us and for us to provide you with as much value and information as we can. Subscribe to these channels (links below) and read the blog and connect with your TAM for more information.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide (Hardening Guide) Release Candidate
Security Configuration Guide? What’s that you ask? That’s what now used to be called the vSphere Hardening Guide. Well, I didn’t come up with that name, folks who created it many, many years ago called it that. But like everything else in this world, change comes and change is good. History When ...

vRealize Operations Manager—Avoiding an Out-of-Space Situation
by Petr McAllister There is no doubt that vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is a very powerful tool that helps you with monitoring, troubleshooting, and planning your datacenter workloads and components. You can find a lot of blog posts, webcasts, presentations, and recordings on how the produc...

Where in the World are VCPs? [Infographic]
It’s that time of year! 2016’s “Where in the World are VCPs” infographic was such a hit, we decided to refresh it for 2017. The VMware Education Services team is proud to announce that the VCP community grew (11%) to represent a total of 190 countries this year. Which country do you represent?   ...

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for March 2017
Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0 Back up and restore vCenter Server Appliance/vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database Resetting the...

Top 20 NSX articles for March 2017
ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products vCenter Server certificate validation error for external solutions in environments with Embedded Platform Services Controller vCenter Server or Platform Servi...

Top 20 ESXi articles for March 2017
ESXi host fails with PSOD when using Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4, E7 v4, and D-1500 families Creating a persistent scratch location for ESXi 4.x/5.x/6.x Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0 Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi Permanent Devic...

Top 20 vRealize Log Insight articles for March 2017
Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insight Event Forwarding with SSL stops working after upgrading vRealize Log Insight Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Authentication to VMwar...

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for March 2017
Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insigh Event Forwarding with SSL stops working after upgrading vRealize Log Insight Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Authentication to VMware...

Top 20 Horizon View articles for March 2017
Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails VMware View ports and network connectivity requirements Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions Using Microsoft Certreq to generate signed SSL certifica...

Top 20 vSAN articles for March 2017
Using Oracle RAC on a vSphere 6.x vSAN Datastore Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers “Virtual SAN objects available for provisioning” task fails Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vSAN disk group creation may f...

Save 15% on Digital VMware Training
VMware training and certification are the best way to energize your career and be your organization’s go-to VMware expert. Book your courses and save 15% today, only on the VMware online store . Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will receive a token to enroll via MyLearn. T...

Add Training & Certification to your VMworld Registration
VMworld 2017 registration opens today. Make the most of your time and get the training and certification you need to advance your career and shape the future of digital business. Add these special training and certification offers to your event registration, and pay for everything at one time: Di...

University finds Proactive Security and PCI Compliance through NSX
The University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions in the country, dating to 1787 when it was founded as the Pittsburgh Academy. The University has produced the pioneers of the MRI and the television, winners of Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, Super Bowl and NBA champions, and best-selling...

DRS Cluster Resource Management with Reservation and Shares
Resource management in vSphere is very robust and sophisticated. It provides settings like reservation, limits and shares (a.k.a. RLS), which can be applied on virtual machines (VMs) and resource pools. These settings can be used as knobs to isolate resources, prioritize them, or to guarantee ava...

Cloud Migration Essentials for vCloud Air
As organizations look ahead to where they want to be in 10-15 years, they recognize the need to fundamentally change how they operate IT and truly embrace the pubic cloud. Many are looking to accelerate their public cloud adoption in the most cost efficient and timely manner . Many have already m...

IBM InterConnect Recap
This year, VMware sponsored IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas as a Gold Sponsor. From the showroom floor to breakout sessions, the VMware presence throughout the week was strong. If you weren’t able to attend, here are a few key highlights from the event.   IBM Cloud Secure Virtualization On the firs...

Developer-Ready Infrastructure: NSX and Pivotal
Organizations across industries are embarking on their journey of Digital Transformation. Time-to-market has become very crucial to the bottom-line and companies need to accelerate their application/services delivery and go from concept to production in record time. Organizations are embracing co...

Micro-segmentation of Applications using Application Rule Manager
“ Micro-Segmentation provides a way to build a zero-trust network – where all networks, perimeters and application are inherently untrusted. ” – declared Forrester Consulting in 2015 with their white paper Leveraging Micro-Segmentation to build zero-trust model. The last mile in creating a truly ...

VMware vCloud Air and OVH Group, Here’s What’s Next
By: Allwyn Sequeira, SVP and GM, vCloud Air Today, we are pleased to announce the next step in VMware vCloud Air’s evolution – OVH Group intends to acquire our vCloud Air business including our U.S. and European vCloud Air data centers, customer facing teams, and enterprise-ready cloud operations...

Application Rule Manager (ARM) Practical Implementation – Healthcare
This post originally appears as part of a series of VMware NSX in Healthcare blogs on Geoff Wilmington’s blog, vWilmo . To read more about VMware NSX and its applications in healthcare, check out Geoff’s blog series. VMware NSX 6.3 introduces a new toolset within NSX that can be leveraged for qui...

vCenter 6.5 Performance: what does 6x mean?
At the VMworld 2016 Barcelona keynote, CTO Ray O’Farrell proudly presented the performance improvements in vCenter 6.5. He showed the following slide: Slide from Ray O’Farrell’s keynote at VMworld 2016 Barcelona, showing 2x improvement in scale from 6.0 to 6.5 and 6x improvement in throughput fro...

Troubleshooting VMs Connectivity with vRealize Network Insight
by Julienne Pham Things can be difficult when you don’t know where a network issue may be. In today’s datacentre, the rapid need to deploy business applications in minutes is necessary to keep the business ahead of the game. It is even more crucial to keep security and rapid networking configurat...

How VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers and ISVs Get the Most Out of VMware vCloud Director
Now is the time for ISVs and service providers to join the VMware vCloud Director® partner ecosystem. The opportunities have never been better.   New Training ISVs get streamlined access and certification to vCloud Director. And because service providers get more precertified capabilities with ne...

Announcing the New NSX Community at VMUG!
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. The premise behind this saying is the reason why VMware and VMUG are excited to announce the creation of the NSX community at VMUG. The education, certification, and adoption of new technologies can be met with fear and uncerta...

Choosing the Correct Printing Options with VMware Horizon 7
With contributions from Todd Dayton, Pat Lee, Andrew Morgan, Kiran Rao, Michael Xiaomin Shen, Josh Spencer, and Jim Yanik Printing is a key requirement for both virtual desktops (VDI/RDSH) and RDSH-published applications. VMware Horizon 7 supports both local printer redirection and native network...

macOS vs. Windows: Who’s the Heavyweight Champ in Top Mobile News?
It’s macOS vs. Windows. Mac has close to 100 million active users , Apple revealed to TechCrunch this week. Though sizable, that’s still only a quarter of the estimated Windows 10 user base , as The Verge pointed out. Windows also retains the title of most popular operating system (OS) in terms o...

VMware AirWatch 101: Per-App VPN
With contributions from: Catherine Sanders, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Hannah Jernigan, Technical Writer, End User Computing, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Per-App Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality changes the game...

VMware Horizon 7.1 Technical Deep Dive
With each release of VMware Horizon 7, we introduce more and more new functionality and features. To help you keep abreast of the technical details of what’s new in Horizon 7.1, we have created a series of short videos that cover the technical details and where possible demonstrate the features i...

What’s New for Windows 10 Management with VMware AirWatch 9.1
In case you missed our announcement last month , we are thrilled to expand VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management (UEM) with new innovations across all major operating system (OS) platforms, including Windows 10 . [Read more: VMware Workspace ONE & AirWatch Enhancements Expand the Digital Wo...

Announcing the Completed Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7
The entire Reviewer’s Guide for View in Horizon 7 is now available! Posted as eight slim sections, this white paper series walks you through the setup and exploration of the View component of Horizon 7 . Using easy-to-follow diagrams and screenshots, it examines the major features of View, includ...

Announcing VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure Deployment Considerations
I am very excited to announce a new long-awaited white paper: VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure Deployment Considerations , now available to help you avoid risks that can occur during deployment, and to avoid inadvertently prolonging or delaying the deployment process. Avoid...

HTML Access in Horizon 7.1: Tech Preview of Dual Monitor Support
Sure, you can live in a studio apartment and use your couch both for sitting and sleeping, but wouldn’t you rather have a one-bedroom apartment and stretch out? That’s the theory behind our dual monitor support. We’ve built a tech preview of dual monitor support into HTML Access in VMware Horizon...

American Red Cross Uses VDI for Faster Disaster Relief through VMware Workspace ONE
“We are a mobile organization, but our technology wasn’t really mobile.” That’s how Dave Bullamore, Vice President of End User Services at American Red Cross, summed up the 135-year-old organization’s pre-VDI computing situation. Volunteers and employees were using a hodgepodge of old hardware an...

How This Company Blocks Over 1,000 Mobile Security Threats Every Month
HomeServe , a home assistance provider, was looking for an integrated mobile security solution to manage both devices and the associated data and keep security executives happy. Since deploying Wandera and VMware AirWatch , HomeServe has identified and blocked more than 1,000 potential mobile sec...

What’s New in VMware Horizon Client for Mac 4.4
Like Usain Bolt with a new pair of shoes, the VMware Horizon Client for Mac is faster than ever. All Horizon Clients now support our faster, more robust update to the Blast Extreme protocol. To take full advantage of it, your administrator will have to be running the latest Horizon agent in the v...

New Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ at Work: Smart & Secure
Last week, Samsung announced their latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8. This new device comes packed with features that will delight both consumers and the enterprise. Here are some features we are especially excited about: Iris scanning and face recognition technology available to unlo...

Don’t Miss These Upcoming VMUG EUC Events!
To create a unique experience for End-User Computing (EUC) members, VMUG is hosting EUC-focused events across the U.S. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with local peers and hear directly from VMware EUC experts! REGISTER TODAY April 4 | 1 p.m. EST | Live Webinar Modernizing Windows 1...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
HA disabled VMs not registered on other hosts after failure?
Advertise here with BSA A couple of weeks ago one of our SEs asked me about vSphere HA functionality that was introduced a while ago, which is the ability to have HA disabled VMs being registered on other healthy hosts in a cluster after a failure. Not only does this apply to “HA disabled VMs” bu...

DRS Cluster Management with Reservation and Shares
Reservation and shares are important resource management knobs in a vSphere DRS cluster. They can be set on cluster objects like VMs and resource pools to isolate resources, prioritize, and/or guarantee their availability. To know when to set them for VMs and when to set them on resource pools, w... 

Instant Clones for RDSH in VMware Horizon 7.1
VMware Horizon 7.1 extends the use of Instant Clones to creating RDSH Farms. As a key component of the JMP (Just-in-Time Management Platform) this provides several key benefits, including simplified RDSH image management, faster delivery and maintenance. Learn about the benefits this brings, how ...

Multi VLAN and vGPU for Instant Clones in VMware Horizon 7.1
This short video and demo will cover two new Instant Clone features as part of VMware Horizon 7.1. The ability to select multiple VLANs allows for the creation of bigger pools of desktops than the physical network subnets support. vGPU with NVIDIA M-series cards to Instant Clones extends their be...

VMware Horizon 7.1 Technical Overview
As an introduction to the technical advancements in Horizon 7.1, this video will review the technical and logical architecture of Horizon, as well as the main components.

Project USB to SDDC - Part 1
A couple of weeks back, Alan Renouf and I co-presented at the Sydney and Melbourne VMUG UserCon, here are some great write-ups about the events here and here. We were very honored to have been invited out and to also deliever the closing keynote. Having traveled halfway around the world, we thoug...

How to determine when a Virtual Machine is ready for additional operations?
This might sound like a pretty simple and basic question, right? However, the answer will actually depend on what you are trying to do. The motivation for this blog post actually stemmed from a conversation I had with one of our Engineers who works over in our core Platform Management Infrastruct...

VMware Says Adios to the Chupacabra – Third Party Virtual Switches are Dead
Back in 2014, Steve Pantol and I published a book entitled Networking for VMware Administrators . In it, we discuss all sorts of physical and virtual networking topics, including one of my favorite passages (credit to Steve) where we were the first to publicly state that no one had ever used the ...

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

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VMware TAM Source 9.13

Posted by nisserow Apr 26, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, as I am sure most of you are now aware VMware have released an urgent update to certain products to address security issues that have been identified recently. For more information please go here. This is a great time to remind you to engage with your TAM on all security related items on a pro-active basis. One of the really great tools that we run on a quarterly basis is the TAM Customer Success Metrics. These are collected and can easily provide your TAM with a quick view of your current environment and the patch levels of your systems. When there is a critical update such as this one that is released it is then easy for your VMware TAM to identify the systems that require the patch and provide you with the detail and a plan to get it done as efficiently as possible. We take security related issues very seriously at VMware and the TAM program is always trying to be as pro-active as possible in this regard. We also provide updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages so please sign up to these to get an even better view of the VMware updates.

 

With that I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Troubleshooting Videos for vRealize Operations Manager, Workspace ONE, and NSX Now Available in the Learning Zone!
This month the Learning Zone was focused on troubleshooting for vRealize, Workspace ONE, and NSX. The following videos can now be accessed by Standard and Premium subscribers: VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks Learn Best Practices and Troubleshooting of Workspac...

 

vSphere 6.5 with RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) and Certification Suite
With vSphere 6.5, we introduced RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is a network protocol that allows remote direct memory access (RDMA) over an Ethernet network. RoCE dramatically accelerates communication between two network end-points leveraging DMA over co...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 25th March 2017
VMware ESXi ESXi IO connectivity issues or PSOD with VT-d interrupt remapper disabled Date Published: 2017/03/20 Quiesced snapshots of Windows 2012/2012R2 VMs with Tools 10.1.0 are sporadically failing Date Published: 2017/03/23 Enable NAT Rules for stateless Hosts so that it does not pass throug...

 

IBM STORAGE ENHANCEMENTS FOR vSPHERE WEB CLIENT PLUG-IN SOLUTION
The recently certified IBM Storage Enhancements for vSphere Web Client Plug-in is one of the most popular VMware integration points that our storage customers use today. Easily deployed, it allows our customers to enable VMware administrators to independently and centrally manage IBM storage reso...

 

Certification Insights: Forgotten Password
In can be tempting to create a new account if you can’t remember your previous information, or if you’ve changed email addresses due to a job change. But, that leads to multiple accounts which causes its own set of problems down the line. Instead, here are some simple ways to find your old accoun...

 

And Now For Something Completely Different
If you’re one of my 1441 twitter followers or an avid reader of trade publications from the Asia-Pacific region, you may have noticed I started a new job last week. After two-plus years as CTO for Networking at VMware, I’ve now taken on the role of CTO for APJ (Asia, Pacific and Japan). My new jo...

 

Presenting Networks Available in a Reservation During Blueprint Request
by Pascal Laroche A common request I get from customers is how to present only the networks applicable to a reservation in a blueprint form. Before VMware vRealize® Automation™ 7.1, you would create a drop-down list of available networks within a property definition. But this method was a bit sta...

 

Online VCDX Workshop Pilot
I am excited to announce that we are going to pilot doing a full length VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Workshop online in roughly two weeks on April 7. Previously all of our VCDX Workshops have occurred at large VMUG UserCons along with both VMworlds. Sadly this model hasn’t allowed us to ...

 

Celebrate World Backup Day by Safeguarding Your Workloads in the Cloud
It’s World Backup Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of data, the increased value it brings to our lives, and the importance of ensuring that it’s protected should the unexpected happen.   Everyday computer users aren’t the only ones who need to be reminded to protect their applications an...

 

Sit Back, Relax, and Get to Know VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager
As our many customers will attest, VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager (HCM) is an extremely powerful tool when it comes to extending your on-premises data center to the cloud and migrating VMs to and from the cloud. But in order to take full advantage of Hybrid Cloud Manager, you’ll first nee...

 

The Security Landscape: Pwn2Own 2017
During the 2017 Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest, two teams succeeded in demonstrating arbitrary host code execution on VMware Workstation. Today, VMware is releasing updated versions of VMware vSphere ESXi, VMware Fusion, and VMware Workstation to address these vulnerabilities. VMSA-2017-0006 c...

 

Kubernetes and VMware NSX
Attending CloudNativeCon / KubeCon this week in Berlin (29 th – 30 th of March)? Please visit us at our booth #G1 and click for more details about what’s happening at the show! IT is undergoing a huge transformation. Organizations are moving away from static infrastructure to full automation on e...

 

Consolidate Sprawling Data Centers, in the Cloud, with VMware vCloud Air
By Aparajita Jas, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Digital Transformation Enabled by Cloud Adoption The world is undergoing a massive digital transformation. This digital revolution is driving innovation across industries and across all lines of business—with more ways of engaging with customers, an...

 

The Security Landscape: Pwn2Own 2017
During the 2017 Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest, two teams succeeded in demonstrating arbitrary host code execution on VMware Workstation. Today, VMware is releasing updated versions of VMware vSphere ESXi, VMware Fusion, and VMware Workstation to address these vulnerabilities. VMSA-2017-0006 c...

 

Tweetosphere Lights Up: #LongLiveVCD
A few weeks ago, we announced the launch of VMware vCloud Director® 8.20 and the tweetosphere lit up with comments (#LongLiveVCD). They came from around the world (Islamabad, Italy, Nigeria). And they came from experts inside VMware and outside (Gajendra Ambi at EMC, Olya Moskovchenko at StarWin...

 

Software is Eating the Network: Going Native on Network Virtualization
In 2011 Marc Andreessen made his now famous statement, “Software is Eating the World”; a wild claim at the time, but one that proved to be highly prescient. This declaration has become the underpinning of how VMware delivers solutions that enable our customers to be more agile, efficient and inno...

 

RUSH POST: VMware Tools and RSS Incompatibility Issues
VMware is aware of the following reported issues affecting Windows Server 2012 / 2012R2 and newer Guest Operating Systems on VMware vSphere: The Windows Receive Side Scaling (RSS) feature is not functional on virtual machines running VMware Tools versions 9.10.0 up to 10.1.5 Some Windows Virtual ...

 

Announcing the New VMware User Environment Manager Deployment Considerations White Paper
With significant contributions from Pim van de Vis, Product Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware We are excited to announce the release of the VMware User Environment Manager Deployment Considerations white paper . This guide covers VMware User Environment Manager 9.1 and is intended for architec...

 

For Your Own Safety, Read This Week’s Top Mobile News
Apple updates galore—and it’s for your own safety. Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes , warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability. B...

 

Tackling the Top Threats in Cybersecurity with VMware TrustPoint
Searching for the term “cybersecurity” in your favorite search engine yields some interesting and somewhat alarming results. You will see advertisements from security vendors telling you not to become the “next target”. If you search within the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security website wi...

 

Security Matters: Mac Hypervisor Edition
As I’m sure you noticed, we’ve delivered a flurry of patch-releases for Fusion and Workstation in the last few weeks. Want to know why? Because security matters. More visibility The Pwn2Own competition at the CanSecWest conference put a huge bounty on ‘ vmescape ‘. They’re not the first to do t...

 

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 4.4 Updates
HGTV’s Chip Gaines has demolition day; I have launch day. Let’s walk through the VMware Horizon Client for Windows 4.4 updates: Blast Extreme Support: All Horizon Clients now support our faster, more robust update to the Blast Extreme protocol. To take full advantage of it, your administrator wil...

 

Mobile Leaks Are On the Rise: Should You Be Concerned?
Getting Things Done While on the Go The big idea behind mobile technology is exactly that: it is mobile. Employees are no longer tied to a desk. We can now send that customer quote or fix that issue without a mad dash back to the office. We are accustomed to (and somewhat obsessed with) the immed...

 

Announcing the New Reviewer’s Guide for Cloud-Based VMware Workspace ONE
With significant contributions from Kevin Sheehan, End-User-Computing Architect, End-User-Computing Customer Success Team, VMware The new Reviewer’s Guide for Cloud-Based VMware Workspace ONE is now available to download. Use this Reviewer’s Guide to learn about VMware Workspace ONE architecture ...

 

Unifying Desktop & Mobile: Introducing New Samsung Galaxy S8 + VMware Workspace ONE
Here in VMware End-User Computing (EUC), we’re all about the emergence of the digital workspace . The continuing wave of the consumerization of IT is driving enormous change in how end users work… and expect to work . Many people accept it as standard today; we can use our personal phones, tablet...

 

ANNOUNCING: Our 2017 End-User Computing (EUC) Champions
Congratulations to these 28 thought leaders! Thought leadership is easier said than done. It takes hard work and an ear to the ground to stay on top of industry trends. It also takes a certain amount of finesse to influence people in the industry year after year. Many of our 2017 VMware EUC Champ...

 

VMware EUC Is Teaming Up with VMUG! Here’s What You Need to Know
We are excited to announce that VMware End-User Computing (EUC) is teaming up with VMUG. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with industry peers and VMware experts in the all new EUC-focused roadshows and UserCons. What is VMUG? VMUG is the world’s largest independent, customer-led commu...

 

Innovation in User Experience: A Closer Look at New Blast Extreme Protocol
Last year, VMware announced the Blast Extreme protocol with VMware Horizon 7. Based on customer feedback since then, we continue and further improve the user experience. The VMware product teams now extended Blast Extreme with an adaptive transport that pushes the user experience envelope even on...

 

iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered
iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 are officially live! We’re excited to announce VMware AirWatch same-day support for iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.14. Our customers can find custom profiles to support new features on myAirWatch, and look out for updates to the console in AirWatch 9.1 ....

 

VMware AirWatch EMM Branding Capabilities: Getting Started
Do you want an easy way to foster end-user adoption of your VMware AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution? Consider rebranding the AirWatch product to reflect the unique look and feel of your organization’s brand. After all, your brand is more than a name—it is an experience. Leve...

 

Google Buckles Down on Android Security, Plus More Top Mobile News
Google plans to ramp up Android security in 2017. Google shared in a security year in review post this week that, “About half of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in the previous year.” To improve that number, Google plans to make it easier for both man...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
vSphere 6.5 Virtual Machine Encryption Performance
VMware vSphere virtual machine encryption (VM encryption) is a feature introduced in vSphere 6.5 to enable the encryption of virtual machines. VM encryption provides security to VMDK data by encrypting I/Os from a virtual machine (which has the VM encryption feature enabled) before it gets stored...

 

Maximum number of vCenter Servers per Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain
This particular question and its variations have been raised quite a bit lately by our field and customers. For me, this was an opportunity to see if we can provide some additional clarification and help explain some of the nuances that may have been causing some of the confusion around the suppo...

 

vSAN needs 3 fault domains
Advertise here with BSA I have been having discussions with various customers about all sorts of highly available vSAN environments. Now that vSAN has been available for a couple of years customers are starting to become more and more comfortable around designing these infrastructures, which also...

 

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Ubuntu OVA for Horizon
Ubuntu OVA for Horizo n is a pre-packaged OVA built on Ubuntu that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 or later environment. Ubuntu Desktop is the perfect Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) alternative to Win...

 

Is your PowerShell Core up to date?
I have been using PowerShell Core for a while now, its great not to have to spin up a windows VM every time I want to work with PowerShell on Mac! Let’s face it though, not everything is there at the moment, so every time there is an update I want to know. The Microsoft team are doing a great job...

 

Debunking some behavior “myths” in 3 node vSAN cluster
I recently noticed a blog post describing some very strange behaviors in 2-node and 3-node vSAN clusters. I was especially concerned to read that when they introduced a failure and then fixed that failure, they did not experience any auto-recovery. I have reached out to the authors of the post, j...

 

Reviewer's Guide for Cloud-Based Workspace ONE
Mobility is critical to the workforce of today. Yet advancements in IT can challenge continued mobility: How can an organization support existing enterprise applications and new cloud and mobile applications while maintaining simple remote access for its end users? Workspace ONE focuses on end-us...

 

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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 9.12

Posted by nisserow Apr 26, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, a feature packed newsletter for you this week with a new TAM Blog and VMUG announcements. This week's TAM Blog is - Presenting Networks Available in a Reservation During Blueprint Request - presented by by Pascal Laroche.

There is also an update to the VMware Security Advisories (VMSA) this week as follows:
- VMSA-2017-0005 (VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability)
- VMSA-2017-0004.6 (VMware product updates resolve remote code execution vulnerability via Apache Struts 2)

Please take some time to read through this week's newsletter, familiarize yourself with the many items that are provided and let me know if you have any questions as it is a big newsletter this week!

As part of the TAM program we welcome you to join our Social Media where we post intersting VMware and industry related news items on a daily basis. Check out our Facebook and Twitter and join us today.

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- Introducing the new 2017 VMUG and R&D Engineering CTOAs VMUG. We have expanded Globally adding 9 Global VMUG Contacts!

- VMWARE VSPHERE COMPATIBILITY PREDICTOR FLING:
In cloud environments, where a lot of VMware Platform Services Controllers (PSC), vCenter Servers and Solutions are used, it can be tough to see how everything is connected. When we try to upgrade such an infrastructure, it can be even more difficult, as compatibility issues can arise when the infrastructure upgrade is in progress with different components having different versions.

This Fling scans all PSCs connected to a single PSC. It will detect the versions of all the vCenter Servers connected to PSCs and all the Solutions connected to vCenter Servers. It will then depict the connectivity in pictorial form.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
IBM STORAGE ENHANCEMENTS FOR vSPHERE WEB CLIENT PLUG-IN SOLUTION
The recently certified IBM Storage Enhancements for vSphere Web Client Plug-in is one of the most popular VMware integration points that our storage customers use today. Easily deployed, it allows our customers to enable VMware administrators to independently and centrally manage IBM storage reso...

Certification Insights: Forgotten Password
In can be tempting to create a new account if you can’t remember your previous information, or if you’ve changed email addresses due to a job change. But, that leads to multiple accounts which causes its own set of problems down the line. Instead, here are some simple ways to find your old accoun...

And Now For Something Completely Different
If you’re one of my 1441 twitter followers or an avid reader of trade publications from the Asia-Pacific region, you may have noticed I started a new job last week. After two-plus years as CTO for Networking at VMware, I’ve now taken on the role of CTO for APJ (Asia, Pacific and Japan). My new jo...

Presenting Networks Available in a Reservation During Blueprint Request
by Pascal Laroche A common request I get from customers is how to present only the networks applicable to a reservation in a blueprint form. Before VMware vRealize® Automation™ 7.1, you would create a drop-down list of available networks within a property definition. But this method was a bit sta...

Online VCDX Workshop Pilot
I am excited to announce that we are going to pilot doing a full length VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Workshop online in roughly two weeks on April 7. Previously all of our VCDX Workshops have occurred at large VMUG UserCons along with both VMworlds. Sadly this model hasn’t allowed us to ...

What is Network Virtualization?
In Redefining Networking with Network Virtualization network virtualization is defined as: Much as server virtualization recreates the traits of a physical server within software, network virtualization likewise replicates the components of network and security services in a software container. C...

White Board Presentations on new vSphere and PowerCLI capabilities
We have released a new set of videos to help customers understand in greater depth some of the new capabilities of vSphere 6.5 and PowerCLI 6.5. These videos use an innovative format known as the Light Board, which allows a presenter to white board their session while still speaking to the camera...

New KB articles published for week ending 18th March 2017
VMware Horizon Client “Couldn’t resolve proxy name” error occurs during server login in nested mode Date Published: 2017/03/15 File redirection doesn’t work after you upgrade to Horizon Client 4.4 for Windows Date Published: 2017/03/15 Hidden domain information is visible in Horizon Client for iO...

Software is Eating the Network: Going Native on Network Virtualization
In 2011 Marc Andreessen made his now famous statement, “Software is Eating the World”; a wild claim at the time, but one that proved to be highly prescient. This declaration has become the underpinning of how VMware delivers solutions that enable our customers to be more agile, efficient and inno...

RUSH POST: VMware Tools and RSS Incompatibility Issues
VMware is aware of the following reported issues affecting Windows Server 2012 / 2012R2 and newer Guest Operating Systems on VMware vSphere: The Windows Receive Side Scaling (RSS) feature is not functional on virtual machines running VMware Tools versions 9.10.0 up to 10.1.5 Any Windows Virtual M...

What to Consider When Considering Cloud-based Disaster Recovery
According to a recent end-user survey conducted by 451 Research, 64 percent of organizations have already implemented a cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) solution; up from 46 percent in Q4 2014 1 .   While the public cloud can offer a reliable, cost-effective DR option with a ‘pay as you go’ con...

SQL Server VM Performance with VMware vSphere 6.5
Achieving optimal SQL Server performance on vSphere has been a constant focus here at VMware; I’ve published past performance studies with vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 which showed excellent performance up to the maximum VM size supported at the time. Since then, there have been quite a few changes! While...

How Horizon® 7 Is Helping the Enterprise Scale Digital Workspaces
We are back again with another edition of our monthly vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (or vCAT-SP) blog series! On the third week of every month, we take the time to publish a new article in our ongoing series. Each installation highlights helpful documents designed to assist yo...

Updated – Official SQL Server on vSphere best practices guide, March 2017
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. The off...

Three Benefits Cloud Users Continue to Seek in 2017
The utilization of cloud computing has continued to increase and evolve across industries in recent years. In fact, many organizations’ IT departments continue to report the prevalence of an internal “cloud first” mandate when modernizing data center capabilities or making other IT investments. 1...

VMware NSX and vRNI Enabling Customer Operations
Recently, we had a customer challenge our team to prove to them the operational gains and demonstrate the cross-functional tooling VMware provides to assist them in scaling from zero to hundreds of VMs on the platform. Our goal was simple – exhibit a complete lifecycle for any customer to go from...

Driving Cloud Success One API at a Time – iland and VMware
By Monica Brink, iland If there’s a secret to business success in this crazy era of digital transformation, it may come down to just three letters: API. iland has built a business on integrating application program interfaces into our secure cloud platform. In 2008, as we moved to the cloud, we s...

Google Buckles Down on Android Security, Plus More Top Mobile News
Google plans to ramp up Android security in 2017. Google shared in a security year in review post this week that, “About half of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in the previous year.” To improve that number, Google plans to make it easier for both man...

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Applying and Troubleshooting Predefined Settings
In Part 1 of this blog series, you were introduced to the VMware User Environment Manager Application Profiler. In Part 2 we will profile a popular video playback application called VLC Media Player , capture specific application settings, apply these as predefined settings when an end user launc...

VMware AirWatch Achieves NIAP Common Criteria Certification for Mobile Device Management
On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a thi...

Breathing New Life into UX Research
As a user experience (UX) researcher, explaining what I do for a living can be quite a challenge. Often, people confuse my role with quality assurance. They say to me, “Oh, you test software? So, you’re in QA, right?” Or, people think I’m a market researcher, and they say, “So, you study your use...

Fusion is now a part of the VMUG Advantage Program!
Hi folks! Here on the Personal Desktop team (which is the product group containing our Fusion and Workstation products), we love our users. We bend over backwards to make sure the products are secure, and work in a way that our users expect with regular new features and the stability we’ve all co...

Announcing VMware Horizon FLEX 1.10
We aim to introduce a new version of VMware Horizon FLEX every quarter, and so to kick off our 2017 release train, we’re delighted to announce VMware Horizon FLEX 1.10. Before I get into what’s new, here’s a quick recap of what Horizon FLEX does: Horizon FLEX delivers a reliable Windows or Linux ...

7 Simple Ways to Secure Your Smartphone
As we move more of our work and personal lives digital and carry all of it in our pockets, securing our smartphones often feels daunting and confusing. If you follow a few simple steps, you can protect yourself from the vast majority of threats that exist—both physical and digital. Here are seven...

SysTrack Desktop Assessment, Part 2: Drill into Data with SysTrack Visualizer
In Part 1, I explained the basics of the free SysTrack Desktop Assessment tool, from VMware and Lakeside Software . Now, let’s dive into more details on the service and what can be done with the data collected during the assessment. ( If you missed part one, read it here first for an overview of ...

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4, Part 4: Memory Usage, Support, and Enhancements
Introduction This blog post addresses new features in VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4 dealing with memory usage, support, and some enhancements. Previous posts in this series are VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4, Part 1: W...

Explore Sally Beauty’s Innovative Digital Workspace
Sally Beauty Supply needed to secure virtual desktops for employees, contractors and call centers. Temporary workers and others who bring their own devices (BYOD) can now use a non-persistent Sally Beauty desktop run on VMware Horizon 7. Now, data does not save locally when a user logs out, keepi...

Apple DEP Enrollment: 4 Common iOS Configurations with VMware AirWatch
Curiouser and curiouser … the familiar phrase from the Alice in Wonderland story comes to mind while trying to make sense of the litany of Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) configurations for iOS enrollment. Conceptually, DEP serves a simple purpose: mandating mobile device management ( MDM )...

When Will VMware Instant Clones Support High-End 3D Graphics?
New in VMware Horizon 7.1: Instant Clones & NVIDIA GRID vGPU “When will VMware Instant Clones support high-end 3D graphics?” This is the most frequently asked question I got from customers after we launched VMware Instant Clones in VMware Horizon 7. VMware VDI customers had to choose between eith...

VMware + Ellucian: Smart BYOD & Apps with VMware’s Secure Digital Backpack for Education
At EDUCAUSE a few months ago, we announced a new technology integration with Ellucian ’s student information system (SIS). This integration is part of our ongoing commitment to help IT teams evolve the way they enable learning through technology for their students and staff. With VMware’s Secure ...
Mar 20, 2017 12:31:17 PM

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Reviewer's Guide for Cloud-Based Workspace ONE
Mobility is critical to the workforce of today. Yet advancements in IT can challenge continued mobility: How can an organization support existing enterprise applications and new cloud and mobile applications while maintaining simple remote access for its end users? Workspace ONE focuses on end-us...

Sizing for large VMDKs on vSAN
I’ve recently been involved in some design and sizing for very large VMDKs on vSAN. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when doing this, not just the overhead when deciding to go with RAID1, RAID5 or RAID6, but also what this means for component counts. In the following post, I have done...

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - VMware Horizon Toolbox 2.0
VMware Horizon Toolbox 2.0 is a Web portal that acts as an extension to View Administrator in VMware Horizon 6 or above.  Auditing Sessions :  Shows historical concurrent session trend for last 2 days, last week and last month. Shows current virtual desktop connections by desktop pools, and shows...

Intel Optane support for vSAN, first HCI solution to deliver it
Advertise here with BSA I am in Australia this week for the Sydney and Melbourne VMUG UserCon’s. Had a bunch of meetings yesterday and this morning the news was dropped that Intel Optane support was released for vSAN. The performance claims look great, 2.5x more IOPS and 2.5x less latency. (I don...

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 9.11

Posted by nisserow Apr 26, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week we have a really packed newsletter for you. FIrstly we have information from our VMware User Group (VMUG) which I hope to bring you on a more regular basis. We also have a new VMware TAM Blog Post - Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A review of software manufacturer security defects - which I think is a timely post given the stories recently in the news from some very prominent organizations. I also want to bring your attention, while on the subject of security, to the VMware Security Advisories (VMSA) which are regulary updated and have been this past week or so. You can find a link here.

 

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

 

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Full Webcasts List

- Feature Webcast: Building the Best NetworkFunction Virtualization Platform with VMware vCloud NFV Webcast

 

Visit the VMware R&D Engineering Booth at VMUG and more!
What started as a VMware CTO Ambassador Program VMUG pilot in Kansas City in 2015, with two R&D Engineers, has now grown into a Global VMUG R&D Engineer initiative.  By the end of 2015, we had R&D engineering booths at 4 VMUG SuperCons.
By the end of 2016, R&D Engineers have attended 14 additional Supercon’s (vMUGs with greater than 10,000+ VMUG Global Communities) around the globe (UK, Netherlands, Toronto, India, Singapore – expanding to Norway, China and Nepal in 2017).  To date, at least 50 R&D Engineers have benefitted from staffing the booth and this has morphed into other VMUG roundtables and birds of a feather luncheons.

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
New Features Coming to vSphere with Operations Management
This has been a big month for releases, especially for vSphere with Operations Management! Earlier this month, both vRealize Operations (vR Ops) and vRealize Log Insight released updates. Then, just this week, vSphere 6.5.0b was released. Important item of note, vSphere 6.5.0b contains the first ...

 

Hear how VMware Certification has Benefited these IT Professionals
Last month we added four new videos to the Certification Stories series on our YouTube channel. Begun in 2013, the VMware Certification Story series brings you informal interviews with current certification holders about the impact VMware certification has had on their career and their advice for...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 11th March 2017
VMware NSX for vSphere “XXX Uninitialized error” and “Not Ready” Status in host preparation Date Published: 2017/03/10 Palo Alto Networks VM-Series for NSX Edition Date Published: 2017/03/08 VMware Horizon Agent machine gets STOP error or stops responding when you open a local file shared with CD...

 

VMware Workstation target at Pwn2Own 2017
The Pwn2Own competition organized by Trend Micro’s ZDI has just wrapped up at Vancouver. VMware Workstation was a target at this competition. In total, two teams managed to show that they could execute code on the VMware Workstation host from the guest. We are currently investigating these issues...

 

Control-Alt-Delete in the World of VDI
by Mike Erb When I was still working as an Escalation Engineer for VMware® Global Support, there was a time-honored tradition among the Broomfield center’s EUC support group: If you left your computer unlocked and walked out of eyesight, you’d always come back to a surprise. The HR folks would pr...

 

When Moving to the Cloud Think of “House Hunters”
Moving to the cloud has never been easier. There are many solutions available that allow companies to get started with the public cloud quickly. The tough part; however, comes with the initial task of choosing a cloud option that’s right for you. If your company is just starting their move to the...

 

Performance of Storage I/O Control (SIOC) with SSD Datastores – vSphere 6.5
With Storage I/O Control (SIOC), vSphere 6.5 administrators can adjust the storage performance of VMs so that VMs with critical workloads will get the I/Os per second (IOPS) they need. Admins assign shares (the proportion of IOPS allocated to the VM), limits (the upper bound of VM IOPS), and rese...

 

Building a Better Business in the Cloud with VMware and the vCloud Air Network
When it comes to staying ahead of the curve, the strategic business decision to utilize cloud services is a step in the right direction. From hosted virtual desktops, to implementing an off-site cloud environment that can provide failover, moving to the cloud offers your business flexibility and ...

 

Virtualization 2.0: How the Cloud is Evolving the Modern Data Center
In 2003, 80% of Fortune 100 companies worked with VMware and in 2004 the first VMworld conference was held. Since that time, the cloud has gone mainstream. A 2016 IT Trends Report from Solar Wind found that 92% of US IT professionals said adopting cloud technologies is important to their long-ter...

 

Attention IT Leaders – Take a Free Technical Deep Dive on Extending to the Cloud
As you already know, extending your network through public cloud adoption is a definite must in order to evolve your organization’s capabilities and stay competitive. What you might not know, however, is everything you have to consider when making the move. That’s why we’re inviting all you IT le...

 

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0005
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2017-0005 – VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability The advisory documents a critical severity out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability ( CVE-2017-4901 ). Exploitation of the issue...

 

VMSA-2017-0004.4
Update 3/17/17: Several revisions of the advisory have been released which provide more workarounds and fixes for our products including DaaS and vROps. Please see the changelog in section 6. for details. Update 3/14/17: Do not apply the workaround previously provided for vCenter 6.5 as it has be...

 

CenturyLink Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Adoption with VMware
By Chris Kibler, Senior Manager, Service Provider Marketing, VMware To deepen the level of software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies available to enterprise customers, vCloud Air Network service provider CenturyLink has announced it has expanded its global strategic collaboration with VMwa...

 

“Any Device” Promise Gets Real, Apple OS Updates & More Top Mobile News
Give the people what they want. Earlier this week, VMware announced exciting updates to its digital workspace platform. New VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch updates focus on giving the people what they want: simple access on any device—and I mean any device. Check out Blake Brannon’s over...

 

VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business (Beta) Is Now Available!
Co-authored by Frank Anderson, Solutions Architect, Desktop Technical Marketing, VMware The Horizon 7 product team is excited to announce that the VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business (beta release) is now available for download. Organizations can use the virtualization pack ...

 

VMware Horizon 7.1 Is GA! What’s New – Part 2
Co-authored by Graeme Gordon, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware In part 1 of the Horizon 7.1 What New blog article , we looked at the list of new Horizon 7.1 platform features, a sampling of Horizon Client 4.4 features, and an overview of the new remote experien...

 

VMware Horizon 7.1 Is GA! What’s New – Part 1
Co-authored by Graeme Gordon, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical Marketing, VMware. With this new release, VMware Horizon 7.1 extends just-in-time delivery from virtual desktops to published applications by leveraging our Just-in-Time Management Platform ( JMP ). With JMP, the ope...

 

Productivity Apps Spotlight: Updates for VMware Boxer, Content Locker, Browser & Socialcast
Our teams launched some really exciting things in VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch this week! Some of the updates and features we are most thrilled to share with you are around our Workspace ONE productivity apps : V Mware Boxer VMware Browser VMware Content Locker VMware Socialcast With ...

 

SysTrack Desktop Assessment, Part 1: Moving to VDI? Details You Should Know
To successfully move to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)/Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution, assessment is key to properly plan your detailed rollout and also to determine whether VDI/DaaS is the right solution in the first place. With VMware Horizon Cloud , VMware’s DaaS offering, you do...

 

Breaking News! New VMware Workspace ONE & AirWatch Product Innovations
Today, we are excited to announce new product innovations in VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch. Click here to dive into the details on the AirWatch Blog . “As the benefits of digitization extend across the organization to include a broader set of employees and endpoints, there is an urgent...

 

VMware Workspace ONE & AirWatch Enhancements Expand the Digital Workspace
As we look to market trends and our customers’ top-of-mind IT initiatives, one key focus continues to emerge: enabling employees with consumer simple and secure experiences that drive next-level productivity and innovation. With the launch of VMware Workspace ONE last year, VMware ushered in a br...

 

Update Your iOS Apps Now!
As the release of iOS 10.3 approaches, IT admins need to make sure apps are compatible with iOS 10.3. These updates are critical to make sure your users’ apps work when the devices are updated to the latest iOS release. VMware AirWatch has updated applications in the App Store to ensure compatibi...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Cool Tool - vCheck Daily Report for NSX
vCheck is a PowerShell HTML framework script, the script is designed to run as a scheduled task before you get into the office to present you with key information via an email directly to your inbox in a nice easily readable format. This script picks on the key known issues and potential issues s...

 

VMware NSX and vRNI Enabling Customer Operations
VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security Optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. Provide planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation s...

 

How to split vCenter Servers configured in an Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM)?
An interesting question that came up on the VMTN forum the other day (thanks to Andreas Peetz for sharing via Twitter) was how to split two vCenter Servers configured in an Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM)? Due to an organization changes in the customers environment, they needed to separate out their t...

 

VxRack FLEX – who is it for, what’s the latest, and what’s next?
Over the last few months as VxRail has taken off, VxRack SDDC has been launched, the Dell EMC position on the XC platform has become more clear – and finally as people have internalized that HCI and CI (VxBlock) will coexist for years... I’ve started to get a question that is a real head-scratche...

 

Video Guide - Getting Started with vRA 7.2
This guide  created by Ryan Kelly will show you how to quickly stand up a minimal installation of vRealize Automation 7.2 running in your environment. I will also show you how to create and publish your first blueprints so you can begin to evaluate and demonstrate the solution at your organizatio...

 

vSphere 6.5 p01 – Important patch for users of Automated UNMAP
VMware has just announced the release of vSphere 6.5 p01 (Patch ESXi-6.5.0-20170304001-standard). While there are a number of different issues addressed in the patch, there is one in particular that I wanted to bring to your attention. Automated UNMAP is a feature that we introduced in vSphere 6....

 

vSphere 6.5b prevents vSphere Web Client logins for users w/o VC permissions
A patch update was just released for vCenter Server 6.5, dubbed vSphere 6.5b. While glancing through the release notes, I caught one interesting "resolved issue" which I thought was worth sharing. Users with no vCenter Server permissions can log in to the vSphere Web Client Users without permissi...

 

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 10
In Part 10, we are going to take a look at local user management for the VAMI interface. By default, only the root local user exists but customers have the option of creating additional accounts. In vSphere 6.5, the VAMI has been enhanced to support different roles such as Admin, Operator and Sup...

 

Hybrid Cloud Assessment - Overview
In this session, Tim Sandy does an overview of VMware's new Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) for partners. This assessment is extremely helpful when used in conjunction with our vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) to provide costing comparison for running your workloads in your Private Cloud or in...

 

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

© 2017 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot

VMware TAM Source 9.10

Posted by nisserow Apr 26, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I have a really great list of informational video's for you which were kindly put together by Amanda Blevins, Chief Technologist, Office of the CTO. These are all really great and I hope that you find them useful.

 

vSphere Overview Video
https://youtu.be/EvXn2QiL3gs
What is vCenter (Watch the first two minutes)
https://youtu.be/J0pQ2dKFLbg
HTML5 Web Client (This is how vSphere is managed now - no more client. Minute 3 shows you how to create a virtual machine)
https://youtu.be/sLveCbyqrvE
vR Ops Overview
https://youtu.be/0o_xfw4C_bo
Troubleshooting VM Performance in vR Ops
https://youtu.be/ZpidQUZ_8J8
How to Build Blueprints in vRA - Single Machine, Application, and with AWS
https://youtu.be/94ZJqfBIXWI
NSX - Network Concepts Overview (Watch up until minute 4)
https://youtu.be/RQzCEC4ieZE
NSX - Microsegmentation (Watch 2:50 to 4:40)
https://youtu.be/2Un-SrEF5is
vSAN Overview
https://youtu.be/pjU4EnG1mWc

 

I hope to bring you more useful items such as these video's in the coming newsletter, please send feedback on anything that you would like to see in upcoming newsletters.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
VMware is a Really Great Place to Work For
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware and Dell I’ve never hidden the fact I love working at VMware. I certainly think it’s a fantastic place to work. But you don’t have to take my word for it… For the third year in a row VMware was named one of the Fortune Best Companies to Work For. Read more at: https://ww...

 

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

 

VCDX Defense Tips: An Interview with Brett Guarino
The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the holy grail of VMware certification. Those who opt to pursue the VCDX have already achieved at least one VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and two VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certifications. They are truly VMware experts. We had ...

 

How Cloud Management Skills Can Enhance Your Career: Free eBook
Multi-cloud strategies represent the future of IT infrastructure. And the future of cloud management belongs to those who embrace unified management for heterogeneous, multi-cloud environments. IT certifications on cloud systems management platforms provide a twofold opportunity: While you’re car...

 

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0003
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2017-0003 – VMware Workstation update addresses multiple security issues The advisory documents an important severity DLL loading issue ( CVE-2017-4898 ) and two moderate severity security issues ( CVE-2017-4899 and CVE-2017-4900...

 

ESG Lab Review: VMware NSX
“If your organization is interested in improving the agility, security, and economic efficiency of your networks, ESG Lab recommends taking a close look at VMware NSX.” ESG Lab recently reached out to the VMware technical product marketing team about the network virtualization and security platfo...

 

VMware vCloud Air Is Helping Higher Education Leadership Take Control of the Public Cloud
Higher Education faces new challenges as institutions strive to meet the modern demand for 24/7 access to learning and administrative services from students and faculty, pressures that have ultimately pushed the limits of many campus’ data center abilities. In order to effectively re-tool their d...

 

Virtual Machine vCPU and vNUMA Rightsizing – Rules of Thumb
Using virtualization, we have all enjoyed the flexibility to quickly create virtual machines with various virtual CPU (vCPU) configurations for a diverse set of workloads. But as we virtualize larger and more demanding workloads, like databases, on top of the latest generations of processors with...

 

Machine Learning on vSphere 6 with Nvidia GPUs – Episode 2
by Hari Sivaraman, Uday Kurkure , and Lan Vu In a previous blog [1], we looked at how machine learning workloads (MNIST and CIFAR-10) using TensorFlow running in vSphere 6 VMs in an NVIDIA GRID configuration reduced the training time from hours to minutes when compared to the same system running ...

 

VMware at Cloud Expo Europe in London!
It’s the UK’s largest technology event, as well as the world’s largest independent cloud event – and VMware will be there!   Joining an expected number of 18,500 attendees, VMware will have a presence at the Cloud Expo Europe at ExCel in London, taking place 3/15 and 3/16 , respectively.   For IT...

 

Digital Transformation Impact on Enterprise Architecture
Digital transformation is a top business initiative for CIO’s. What does it really mean for IT and how does it impact the business itself? In this post, we will try to cover some of the basics. Digital transformation is a fundamental change to an organization’s product development and product del...

 

VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management 1.4.1 – Automate and manage your VMware virtualized SAP Landscape
On behalf of David Gallant , ISBU, Product Management and the Integrated Systems Business Unit , we are very pleased to announce the General Availability of VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management 1.4.1 . VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management integrates SAP Landscape Management (LaMa) w...

 

Migrate to the Cloud 70% Faster with VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager
The hybrid cloud has obvious advantages. Many enterprises have enjoyed the benefits of being able to easily migrate files, applications and full VMs between on-site data centers and public cloud. The downside is in the downtime. When VMs are unavailable, business productivity becomes problematic....

 

NSX Revenue Planning Calculator
By Guy Bartram The NSX revenue planning calculator is designed to show a service provider how to make additional revenue by upselling component NSX derived services. Many service providers I speak to are asking VMware the age-old question, ‘How can I make money from your bundles?’ Equally we also...

 

New White Paper: Best Practices for Delivering Microsoft Office 365 in VMware Horizon 7 with Published Applications
By Frank Anderson, End-User-Computing Solutions Architect, Desktop Technical Marketing, VMware and Cindy Heyer Carroll, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware We are excited to announce a new white paper, Best Practices for Delivering Microsoft Office 365 in VMware Horiz...

 

Is it Wise to Pursue a Cloud-Only or Cloud-First Strategy? Why Hybrid is Sometimes Best
Enterprise workloads in the cloud are expected to rise to 60% by 2018, according to a recent 451 Research survey . The same survey shows that 38% of enterprises have a cloud-first policy. Over the past few years, we certainly saw organizations fully embrace the cloud. The cloud offered organizati...

 

Top Mobile News: Enterprises Sport Rose-Colored Smart Glasses
Smart glasses are on enterprise IT’s radar. No, augmented reality is not just for catching Pokémon on your smartphone. Ralph Osterhout, founder of wearables company Osterhout Design Group (ODG), explains why smart glasses belong in the enterprise to The Wall Street Journal . Don’t let the opportu...

 

[Video] Windows 10 Enrollment Made Simple | The Redmond Series
Last year, I upgraded to a new Apple iPhone. The transition from my previous model was seamless. I took the phone out of the box, entered my Apple iCloud credentials and all my previous contacts, apps and data synced in minutes. Every time I upgrade my personal smartphone, I think about how painf...

 

Just-in-Time Apps with VMware Horizon 7
With our latest release of VMware Horizon 7, Horizon 7.1 extends just-in-time delivery of virtual desktops to include published applications delivered from Remote Desktop Session Hosts (RDSH) and powered by the Just-in-Time Management Platform , or JMP, bringing increased speed, scale, and simpli...

 

Critical Updates—Preparing Your Apps for iOS 10.3 Compatibility
As we approach the release of iOS 10.3, IT admins need to do a few important things to ensure app compatibility. These updates are critical to make sure users’ devices are compliant—and not flagged as non-compliant—when they upgrade to iOS 10.3. VMware AirWatch released updated and compatible ver...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
2-node vSAN topologies review
There has been a lot of discussion in the past around supported topologies for 2-node vSAN, specifically around where we can host the witness. Now my good pal Duncan has already highlighted some of this in his blog post here , but the questions continue to come up about where I can, and where I c...

 

Running a Witness Appliance on a 2 Node vSAN config with FT
Advertise here with BSA I have had various people asking, and to me it felt like an obvious answer, but as multiple have asked over the past couple of month I figured I would dedicate a post to it. The question is if it is supported to run the vSAN Witness Appliance for a 2 Node vSAN configuratio...

 

Video - vRNI pre-assessment installation
Walkthrough of installation of vRealize Network Insight version 3.2

 

The Linux Migration: Other Users’ Stories, Part 3
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing various users’ stories about their own personal migration to Linux. If you’ve not read them already, I encourage you to check out part 1 and part 2 of this multi-part series to get a feel for why folks are deciding to switch to Linux, the challenges they...

 

Installing the Horizon View Agent on a Domain Controller
A couple of weeks back, a fellow colleague needed to install the Horizon View Agent on a Microsoft Windows Domain Controller to be able to take advantage of the Direct Connect feature to efficiently connect into a lab environment. In general, this is not a recommended practice. In fact, by defaul...

 

PowerCLI module for Proactive HA (including simulation)
Proactive HA is a very cool new feature that was introduced in vSphere 6.5, which enables our hardware vendors to communicate their hardware specific health information directly into vSphere and specifically with vSphere DRS. This hardware health information can then be leveraged by vSphere DRS t...

 

Startup intro: Runecast
Advertise here with BSA I met with Runecast a couple of years ago at VMworld. Actually, I am not sure they already had a name back then, I should probably say I met with the guys who ended up founding Runecast at VMworld. One of them, Stan, is a VCDX and back then he pitched this idea to me aroun...

 

And… With VxRail scale/success… come critical updates.
I mentioned in this post that we just passed the one year anniversary of VxRail, and it is cooking.  8,000+ nodes.  100K cores.   65+ PBs of storage.   70+ countries.    And we’re just getting started.   We’ve resolved some of the “we can’t ship them fast enough” issues.   Believe it or not, we s...

 

Automating vSphere Global Permissions with PowerCLI
vSphere Global Permissions was first introduced in vSphere 6.0, which provides a simple and consistent method for assigning permissions for individual users and/or groups across multiple vCenter Servers joined to the same vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain. Global permissions works in the same w...

 

Video - LogInsight deep dive
This video is aimed towards anyone who does a lot of Log Analysis. In this video I showcased the capabilities of VMware vRealize Log Insight. This will enable you to confidently utilise this tool to not only analyse the diverse logs that you can think of but also visualise the patterns and much m...

 

Photon Platform v1.1 /Photon Controller v1.1.1 is now GA
I spotted this announcement late on Friday afternoon (March 2nd). What is significant about this announcement is that this is the first ever Photon Platform/Controller release available on vmware.com . Previously you could only get it via Github. So what’s in this release? Well, first of all ther...

 

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