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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Blog 8.32

Posted by nisserow Aug 19, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well it is certainly getting exciting with the build up to VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. There have been some really great articles, many of which we have published to our Twitter and Facebook pages for you to enjoy. We will, of course, include them in the newsletter each week but as we get closer to VMworld 2016 please join our social media such as Twitter and Facebook, details are provided below.

VMUG, the VMware User Group always has a really great presence at VMworld and this year will be no exception. We have added a VMUG section to our newsletter and will be featuring VMworld related activities.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

 

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Small Virtual Infrastructure or Large Private Cloud, VMware TCO is Lowest – Here’s Proof bit.ly/2aS5Xuhpic.twitter.com/MxFxqBQpXx
The 10 Coolest Software-Defined Networking Technologies Of 2016 (So Far) -- CRN bit.ly/2aH8RCb pic.twitter.com/TD6sBAy2XW
VMware {code} Hackathon @VMworld 2016! bit.ly/2bkld70 pic.twitter.com/P9DfzNJMX3
VMworld 2016 Gatherings, Meetups & Parties bit.ly/2aSHw1q pic.twitter.com/0CVY14zFqD
VMworld 2016 U.S. – vExpert Sessions bit.ly/2aKmiRB pic.twitter.com/l6OYy5dodV

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
http://blogs.vmware.com/tam

VMUG UPDATE
The VMUG lounge is a great place to connect with the community, take a break, play some games and enter to win prizes. Learn about VMUG Advantage’s exclusive access for 365-evaluation of VMware products. Over 5,000 VMUG members are attending the event, so stop by to connect with others and chill out in the 80s lounge.

The VMUG Member Party on August 28 is at full capacity, but the doors will open at 8:30pm for all guests, so stop by to hang out with the community. To get you in the 80s spirit, show the community your Rock Star moment by sharing #RockOutVMUG.  Anything 80s goes! Share how you’re rocking out in your home lab or a picture of you rocking out in 80s style!

Additionally, anyone who purchases VMUG Advantage during VMworld will be placed in a drawing to win (2) backstage passes to meet Fall Out Boy at the VMworld Closing Party and entered for a chance to win lots of other great prizes! 

Stay tuned for more VMworld details coming next week!
Please contact us at memberservices@vmug.com if you have any questions.

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
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GENERAL NEWS

 

VMworld US is right around the corner, and we’ve got some really great vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) sessions and labs on tap. If you’re new to vSOM or a seasoned vet, there’s something to attend. All these offerings will enhance your knowledge to better, and more consistently,
VMworld 2016 – Intelligent Operations Management & Automation Session Guide2016 at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. VCDX Wo...
Aug 10, 2016 3:23:30 PM
VMworld 2016 vSphere Host Lifecycle Management Particulars
Whether it’s to keep ahead of security vulnerabilities or add new capabilities, software inevitably requires updating. For those of you tasked with maintaining a Software-Defined Data Center based on VMware vSphere, there will be quite a few pertinent breakout sessions and other events to ensure ...
Aug 9, 2016 4:58:48 PM
Plan Now to Catch these Sessions at VMworld 2016 US
Last week we told you about the breakout sessions that VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) and VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) are delivering at VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas. But did you know there are more opportunities to hear from these great speakers? Once again the Education and Cert...
Aug 9, 2016 4:18:05 PM
Flings, Or Long-Term Relationships
The text above is found on the front page of the Fling website, and is the hallmark of these tools. We discourage use of Flings in production as these tools are experimental. Some Flings have a short shelf-life, as you might expect with “Flings”. However, in the five years I’ve been managing the ...
Aug 9, 2016 2:36:54 PM
Flash Memory Technologies & vSphere Endurance Requirements
Over the past decade or so, flash technologies has evolved in several aspects from a simple uniform technology with limited number of packaging and simple consumer grade use-case to a plethora of various form-factors, interfaces, type of devices, various endurance specification and ever-demanding...
Aug 9, 2016 5:41:37 AM
VMworld 2016: Availability and Resource Management Session Guide
VMworld 2016 US continues to highlight why vSphere is the unparalleled platform for trusted business applications when guaranteed performance and availability are crucial to business success. We are continuing to evolve the vSphere platform to make it possible for enterprise and managed service p...
Aug 9, 2016 3:33:07 AM
NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – July 2016 Edition
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 Update NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 has an issue that can affect both new NSX customers as well as customers upgrading from previous versions of NSX Note : The NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 release has been pulled from distribution. The current version available is NSX for vSphere 6...
Aug 8, 2016 4:29:26 PM
Top 20 ESXi articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Uploading diagnostic information for VMware through the Secure FTP portal Support Contracts FAQs Comm...
Aug 8, 2016 4:16:08 PM
vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: Protegra and TeraGo Networks
How do you stabilize revenue flow for your company when you’re in an unpredictable field like software consulting? Start a new line of business and position yourself for rapid growth. That’s what Protegra did when they started Blue Canvas, a payroll services business that relies on TeraGo Network...
Aug 11, 2016 6:00:02 PM
In Recognition of Happiness Happens Day, We’re Here to Help You Turn that Frown Upside Down
So your organization is growing by leaps and bounds and now you’ve got more users stretched across the globe that need fast, reliable access to their apps and data. Or maybe a big event is on the calendar – one that will create a one-time burst in workloads – and you need to quickly and cost-effe...
Aug 8, 2016 5:30:28 PMmonitoEnabling Innovation in the SDDC Journey Today we are announcing the open sourcing of an important pillar in
Announcing Open Hardware Management Services (OHMS)
Aug 11, 2016 4:57:56 PM
A cloud management platform (CMP) is core to managing your mix of private and public cloud services. According to Jad El‐Zein and Shobhana Viswanathan, authors of Cloud Management for Dummies … At a broader and more business‐oriented level, a CMP is about much more than enabling the automated pro...
Essential Capabilities of a CMP
Aug 11, 2016 8:46:35 PM
We’ve just updated the VMware TCO Comparison Calculator to help customers see the true Total Cost of Ownership differences between VMware and Microsoft. It’s easy to use – just enter the basic parameters for your virtual infrastructure or private cloud environment, such as the number of VMs, type...
Small Virtual Infrastructure or Large Private Cloud, VMware TCO is Lowest – Here’s Proof
Aug 12, 2016 12:19:00 AM
UPDATE: 7:44pm Pacific Time, Aug 11 We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the v2.0 update. The files did not upload correctly. This should be fixed in the AM on Aug 12, and this post will be updated.   vSphere Client (vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling) Today we are pleased to ann...
vSphere Client (HTML5) v2.0 – Easy upgrade
Aug 12, 2016 4:04:32 AM
... the

software defined data center (SDDC) story – Open Hardware Management Services (OHMS) available at https://github.com/vmware/OHMS/. Intended to manage both server and switch hardware in ...
Aug 11, 2016 1:38:29 PM
Path failover may not be successful when using Cisco MDS Switches on NX-OS 7.3 and FCoE basedSo I wanted to get this blog post out sooner rather than later as it
HBAsmighteffect a significant number of customers. In a nutshell, if you perform array maintenance that requires you to reboot a storage controller, the probability of successful path failover is low. This is effectively due to sta...
Aug 11, 2016 12:17:54 PM
VCDX Programs at VMworld 2016 US
UPDATED August 10,2016 The location for these events has been changed to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas . Kick off your VMworld 2016 US activities by joining us for VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Day on August 27,

 

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We are a little over two weeks away from one of the biggest events in the technology universe: VMworld . For our end-user computing (EUC) pros, VMworld is packed with breakout sessions, expert speakers and
VMworld EUC Keynotes You Don’t Want to Miss
Aug 11, 2016 12:59:08 PM
There are so many awesome reasons to join us Oct. 2-6 at Connect Atlanta 2016 . Mobile experts will dive into the biggest trends facing business mobility—Windows 10, Internet of Things, unified endpoint management, bring-your-own-everything (BYO) and so much more. Connect Atlanta, brought to you ...
[Video] Win10, BYOD & Digital Workspace: Attendees Share Why They Love Connect Atlanta
Aug 12, 2016 5:00:44 PM
A Rio Olympics mobile travel advisory is in effect. Travelers to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, be on the lookout for free Wi-Fi network scams and malicious apps. Mobile security company Skycure identified fake Wi-Fi networks in Rio and fake Olympics apps that are ready to steal your d...
Rio Olympics Cyber Scams, Hacking Election Polls: This Week’s Top Mobile News, Security Editionfintech) providers offer digital alternatives. Digital disruption is forcing banks and other financial services towards one solution: digital transformation. Learn how in the newest ...
Aug 9, 2016 3:13:50 PM
Socialcast Q&A: We Asked Everything You Wanted to Know on the New UX
Last week, VMware launched a completely new Socialcast user experience , a secure enterprise chat and social collaboration platform that is part of the VMware Workspace ONE suite of productivity apps . Today, we’re talking to Ashka Vakil, a senior product manager for Socialcast, about how the new...
Aug 8, 2016 2:03:38 PM
[Infographic] Giving Contractors Laptops Is Expensive. VMware Horizon FLEX Fixes That
I’ve written a few times about the amazing things people can accomplish with VMware Horizon FLEX . Let me quickly recap, and then share something new we’ve just calculated. Horizon FLEX is essentially a centralized management console for the VMware Fusion and Workstation hypervisors. It does way ...
Aug 8, 2016 12:41:01 PM

KB ARTICLEShands on experiences. The biggest news will be shared on the main stage. And you really don...
Aug 11, 2016 12:06:52 PM
5 Reasons Why VMware Horizon on VCE VxRail Is Simply the Simplist
Written in partnership with Arron Lock, VMware Senior Technical Marketing Manager. Simplicity [sim-plis-i-tee], noun: freedom from complexity, intricacy or division into parts You’re kicking off a project to deploy virtual desktops (VDI). It’s a journey that starts with assessing compute, memory ...
Aug 10, 2016 2:00:48 PM
[Infographic] Banking on Digital Transformation
Customers demand more from financial services these days, especially now that software-based financial technology (

 

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DISCLAIMER

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

nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.30

Posted by nisserow Aug 19, 2016


FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this week's TAM Source Newsletter. As we head into August and VMworld I will be trying to include as much VMworld content as possible. As you know VMworld is our premier event and happens every year. This year the event is in Las Vegas, last year was San Francisco and because of this we have much better access to space and all of the benefits that go with it. This means that many activities and events that were in adjacent hotels and buildings in San Francisco last year are all in the same venue this year. This should make for a much more enhanced experience this year so I hope that you already have your tickets. Check out www.vmworld.com for more information.

 

Virtually Yours


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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
VMware Ranks #1 in Cloud Systems Management, Datacenter Automation Software bit.ly/2aeJskwpic.twitter.com/tc6xrMY9PT
Front Gate Rugged Device Management at Lollapalooza bit.ly/2ajPXT8 pic.twitter.com/1zAU6zaqp4
5 (Great) Reasons to Check Out VMware Partner Exchange (via The VAR Guy) bit.ly/2aa69Dgpic.twitter.com/PEt0Ni0Frf
A Brief History of VMworld -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2axpjrT pic.twitter.com/1lCFTyYz7Z
#VMworld (2016 US edition) – vLenzker bit.ly/29ZLPED pic.twitter.com/LqkA1bAiJ6

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Latest Blog: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/

VMUG UPDATE
VMUG UserCon:  https://www.vmug.com/UserCon

 

VMUG Global Announcements

Our recent CTO Ambassador initiatives are gaining momentum!  Working together, Jodi Shely with Raminder Singh and Cedric Rajendran helped get the first Bangalore India VMware UserGroup created!  

Visit the http://myvmug.com website for registration details. They will have VMUG Advantage discounts and a jammed pack scheduled.

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

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

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


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

NSX Backup & Restore + vRealize Log Insight Videos Added to Learning Zone
VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month: VMware NSX Backup and Restore Series Summary Tips What to Back Up Architecture Backup Approaches ...
Jul 29, 2016 3:17:49 PM
VCAP6 Deployment Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!
Updated on July 28th, 2016 Hi Everyone, Here is an update on the lab exam beta availability.
Beta exam has closed for: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Deployment Beta Exam (3V0-623) has concluded. Beta exams are still open for: VMware Certified Advanced Profe...
Jul 28, 2016 10:00:39 PM
Going to VMworld? Reserve Your Seat for Education Breakout Sessions.
We are just one month from kicking off VMworld 2016 US! If you are registered to attend, the VMworld 2016 US Schedule Builder is your pass for getting a seat at the hottest sessions, labs,
demos and discussions. It’s very easy to get started: Go to Content Catalog and browse for sessions of inter...
Jul 28, 2016 1:04:26 PM
VCAP6-DTM Deployment Exam Available
Last week I told you about two new VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams that we released. Today, I’m happy to announce a third new exam: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Deployment Beta Exam This exam can now be scheduled and taken at any
participatin...
Jul 26, 2016 4:33:57 PM
SaaS – The Next Frontier
Insights from customer conversations Enterprise software applications are increasingly being delivered as software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) applications. The concept of SaaS has been around since the early 2000’s, but it has gained great momentum and customer adoption in recent years. In its
Worldwi...
Jul 26, 2016 3:33:25 PM
Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part IV
Welcome to part 4 in the Micro-Segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. Today we will cover the role of NSX as a foundational security platform through NSX Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion. Previous topics covered in this series includes Part I – Micro-segmentation Defi...
Jul 29, 2016 12:00:40 PM
vCloud Air Network at VMworld 2016 – be_TOMORROW
Where can you find industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals – all in one place? The answer: VMworld! At VMworld 2016, you’ll embark on a journey full of innovation to help accelerate your path to a software-defined business. The vCloud Air Network team has an agenda ...
Jul 28, 2016 4:00:54 PM
Guest post: Secure Cloud is Officially on the Menu for Healthcare Organisations
Repost from VMware EMEA Blog. By Tim Hearn, Director, UK Government and Public Services, VMware It’s an important national institution that makes us proud to be British – yet the NHS is struggling. The NHS is lacking the funding to do all the things that it wants to do and the public
expect it to...
Jul 25, 2016 6:10:10 PM
Operationalizing Micro-segmentation – NSX Securing “Anywhere” – Part III
Welcome to part 3 of the Micro-Segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. This installment covers how to operationalize NSX Micro-Segmentation. Be sure to check out Part 1 on the definition of micro-segmentation and Part 2 on securing physical workloads with NSX. This blog covers...
Jul 25, 2016 1:00:26 PM

 

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VMware Identity Manager On-Premises Deployment Considerations
By Rick Terlep, End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence and Gary Sloane, VMware Consulting Editor The End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence team is happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, VMware Identity Manager On-Premises ...
Jul 31, 2016 2:41:41 AM
Windows 10 Anniversary Preview & the 1 Billionth iPhone Top This Week’s Top Mobile News
For the people and by the people. Microsoft listened to 75 million Windows Insiders opinions and made 5,000 changes to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update based on the feedback, according to Network World . The Anniversary Update isn’t generally available until next Tuesday, but tech reviewers got ...
Jul 29, 2016 4:30:39 PM
New EUC Webcast Series: Enabling the Digital Workspace for the Mobile Cloud
Coming this August, VMware experts gather online to share their unique insights in this fast-evolving world of end-user computing (EUC). Click here to pick and choose the August EUC webcasts that are right for you. Webcast #1: Enabling the Digital Workspace with VMware Workspace ONE When: Aug. 3 ...
Jul 29, 2016 2:15:15 PM
How to Take or Build Your Desktop SOE to VMware Horizon Air
by David Head, cloud services senior architect, VMware End-User Computing When moving your desktop environment to the cloud, many questions arise around how an organization makes the move. The number one technical question we receive is: How do I take my existing Desktop or RDSH SOE to VMware Hor...
Jul 28, 2016 12:35:15 PM
Here’s How You Get
in to Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza kicks off its 25
th anniversary festival tomorrow in Chicago’s Grant Park with a lineup including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Big Boi, Ellie Goulding, Radiohead and festival co-founder Perry Farrell with Jane’s Addiction. Awesome, you say, but why is this on your mobile technology blo...
Jul 28, 2016 12:00:08 PM
Keeping up with End Users: 12 Stats about Mobile Work Productivity
Recently, InfoWorld veteran Bob Lewis told the IT news site , “Do you realize, that over just the past three years IT has pretty much been stood on its head? … The biggest change in IT is the shift from cost reduction to revenue enhancement.” That new charge includes redirecting IT resources to d...
Jul 27, 2016 1:57:12 PM
Everything You Need to Know about the New
Socialcast Experience
Have you heard? Socialcast by VMware, a secure
chat and social collaboration platform, just launched a redesigned user interface, as well as an enhanced chat and mobile experience. It’s here! Check out the redesigned @Socialcast enterprise chat & social platform: https://t.co/fpNtpWS12v pic.twitt...
Jul 27, 2016 1:19:36 PM
Meet Your Work Productivity Hero: 5 GIFs of the New Socialcast
Socialcast by VMware, an integrated
chat and social collaboration platform—hold on, where did I save this file? Got it. Socialcast provides a central, secure space—wait a minute, who chatted me the next important point? Here it is. Work productivity isn’t easy to achieve when you have to leave wh...
Jul 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM
Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture: Validated Integration Design Paper
By Graeme Gordon, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware Opening a restaurant is a romantic notion that many of us have had at some point in our lives. Create a business plan, identify our target market or customers, and then come up with recipes...
Jul 26, 2016 8:02:42 PM
2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of Computing
Standard Operating Environment—what everyone chased after for more than a decade, where the name of the game was standardization to reduce costs. It was the best solution when everyone had the same PC, same monitor, a small set of mega app suites and the same network. Mobile changed everything! T...
Jul 26, 2016 1:14:27 PM
The Government Digital Workspace for Dummies: An Agency Roadmap to Designing and Deploying a Secure Digital Workspace
For very valid reasons, mobile
devices and government agencies typically don’t play too well together. Maintaining data security and cyber hygiene across an agency’s desktop infrastructure is hard enough without allowing agency employees and contractors to remotely access sensitive information an...
Jul 26, 2016 12:00:20 PM
VMware Experts Look Ahead at VDI as BriForum Comes to an End
It’s the end of BriForum as we know it. Here are the highlights on the final agenda. For more than a decade, some of the most experienced IT professionals have presented their vendor-neutral perspectives on all things desktop virtualization at the annual BriForum conference. In its twelfth year, ...
Jul 25, 2016 4:13:47 PM
SlideShare: 12 Quick Stats about Mobile Work Productivity
  Mobile Micro-Moment: When an end user can instantly access information or immediately complete an action when and where they are using mobile-first technology. Americans collectively check their mobile devices 8 billion times per day. ( Deloitte via Forbes) In 2015, 68% of all emails were
opene...
Jul 25, 2016 2:17:36 PM

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DISCLAIMER

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

nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.31

Posted by nisserow Aug 19, 2016


FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of the TAM Source Newsletter. We are heading into VMworld this month so there is a lot of interest and excitement as there always is around this event. There is a lot of information in the newsletter relating to VMworld however, please chat to you TAM who is there to help you make the most of your time at VMworld.


I wish you a fantastic week ahead.

Virtually Yours

 


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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)


TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
VMware TAMs Managing SLAs to Ensure Customer Satisfaction

By Neil Isserow

One of the major hurdles that we come across as VMware Technical Account Managers (TAMs) is dealing with support requests that are urgent from our customers’ perspectives. We always consider our TAM customers to be the most important. As an organization, however, and as part of VMware Support, we do have service level agreements (SLAs) in place, and it’s vital that everyone understands them. This post examines why SLAs are important and how they help to provide customers with the best possible support outcomes.
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VMUG UPDATE
Upcoming UserCons
https://www.vmug.com/Events
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17-Nov- UK
30-Nov- Denmark

 

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

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

by Chris Kunselman A big part of my job at VMware is to help customers transform to an SDDC environment. For VMware Operations Transformation Services, that means understanding the business reasons behind their strategy for an SDDC and Private Cloud, and then defining the roadmap to
How NOT to Fail at Process Automation and Continual Improvement
Aug 5, 2016 7:19:13 PM
A few weeks ago, we shared part 1 of our 2-part blog series highlighting VMware Certified community insights and motivations. Please enjoy more valuable advice from your VMware IT community: Question: What’s your best piece of advice for becoming #VMware certified? Advice for Certifications: Know...
Twitter Responds: How has Certification Benefited your Career? Part 2 of 2
...
Aug 4, 2016 8:15:48 PM
VMware TAMs Managing SLAs to Ensure Customer Satisfaction
By Neil Isserow One of the major hurdles that we come across as VMware Technical Account Managers (TAMs) is dealing with support requests that are urgent from our customers’ perspectives. We always consider our TAM customers to be the most important. As an organization, however, and as part of VM...
Aug 3, 2016 9:45:40 PM
Top 20 Horizon View articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Restart order of the View environment to clear ADLDS (ADAM) synchronization in View 4.5, 4....
Aug 2, 2016 9:32:49 AM
Top 20 NSX articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate validation error for external VMware
Soluti...
Aug 2, 2016 9:22:44 AM
Top 20 vCenter Server articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP Downloading, licensing, and using VMware pro...
Aug 1, 2016 5:39:34 PM
Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Unable to add Active Directory users or groups to vCenter Server Appliance or vR...
Aug 1, 2016 5:28:26 PM
Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Configure a certificate for use with vRealize Operations Manager After
cancell...
Aug 1, 2016 5:00:59 PM
Top 20 vSAN articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for July 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Performance Degradation of Hybrid disk groups on VSAN 6.2 Deployments vSphere 5.5 Virtual SAN require...
Aug 1, 2016 4:49:18 PM
Save 15% on Selected VMware Training Courses
Grow your skills and seize the opportunities made possible by VMware technology. From now until September 30
th , save 15 % when you purchase selected VMware training courses via the VMware online store . Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will receive a token to enroll via ...
Aug 1, 2016 4:25:13 PM
Discover How to Modernize Your vSphere Data Center in Our vCloud Air Webcasts
The explosion of data, mobile devices and the consumerization of IT have placed unprecedented pressure on IT resources. That being said, the cloud is no longer optional – it’s a necessary component in delivering the agility and enabling the innovation required to remain competitive in today’s mar...
Aug 5, 2016 4:46:21 PM
Enterprise Application Migration Technologies – Finding the Right Fit
Introduction When looking at the adoption of public or hybrid cloud, one of the primary considerations must be how to migrate existing workloads to the target platform. Choosing the right migration tool(s) will prove critical in the coaching of customers, mainly their IT and application owners, t...
Aug 5, 2016 3:09:09 PM
VMSA Improvements
Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center! We’ve made some minor improvements in our latest VMSA based on community feedback and I thought we should share what these changes are and why we’ve made them. Added an overall severity to the advisory itself in the header section This is to bet...
Aug 5, 2016 2:34:27 PM
New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0010
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2016-0010 – VMware product updates address multiple important security issues This addresses a DLL hijacking issue in Windows-based VMware Tools “Shared Folders” (HGFS) feature ( CVE-2016-5330 ) and an HTTP Header injection issue...
Aug 5, 2016 7:51:51 AM
How to Change the Package Signing Certificate of a vRealize Orchestrator Appliance (7.0.1)
  By Spas Kaloferov In this post, we will take a look at how to change the Package Signing Certificate (PSC) in a vRealize Orchestrator appliance. To change the PSC, let’s review a few steps first: Ÿ Issue a certificate to meet the company’s requirements. The certificate must
have: Ÿ Digital Sign...
Aug 4, 2016 9:30:50 PM
Success in Software-Defined Networking with Tieto
This is a guest blog post by Joni Leskinen and Marwan Semaan of Tieto , a vCloud Air Network Service Provider. The virtualization journey
begun with the compute layer, then storage, and now, network virtualization. Network virtualization is the most important step in the journey, taking the step ...
Aug 4, 2016 4:00:23 PM
How to correctly test the performance of Virtual SAN 6.2 deduplication feature
In VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, we introduced several features highly requested by customers, such as deduplication and compression. An overview of this feature can be found in the blog: Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication And Compression Deep Dive . The deduplication feature adds the most benefit to an a...
Aug 1, 2016 8:44:03 PM
Securing the SDDC with VMware NSX – Light Board Series
Is VMware the first company that springs to mind when you think about securing your software-defined data center (SDDC)? It should be. In this new light board series, learn about the unique capabilities that VMware NSX brings to your SDDC for securing your virtualized environment . Start out with...
Aug 1, 2016 12:00:58 PM

 

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Top Mobile News: Win10 Anniversary, Apple’s $200K Bug Bounty, Simple MDM & More

Happy first birthday, Windows 10. In case you were living in a van down by the river, the tech-verse was abuzz with news about Microsoft’s much-anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The cool new Windows Ink joins some exciting enterprise updates, like Windows Information Protection. Get the ...
Aug 5, 2016 3:52:31 PM
With Samsung KNOX & AirWatch, New Galaxy Note7 Is a Productivity Work Horse
With the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 , Samsung has delivered an incredibly powerful mobile device for busy workers, who need to balance
their demanding personal and professional lives. Galaxy Note7 is extremely valuable tool for a range of businesses with key features, including: Sams...
Aug 5, 2016 2:44:17 PM
Banking on the Cloud
Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, famously said : “If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.” And this is exactly what banks and financial institutions are aiming fo...
Aug 4, 2016 1:50:09 PM
Moving from Desktop to Mobile Apps: How NOT to Develop ‘Crapplications’
Most companies have developed less than 10 internal apps, according to Gartner (for some, none at all). Yet we increasingly hear that employees want to be more productive using the devices in their pockets, and leaders want to improve business processes and create new streams of revenue through d...
Aug 4, 2016 12:00:04 PM
LCMC Health Plans for a New Era of Patient Care
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed Charity Hospital, a major academic and trauma facility in New Orleans built in 1937, the state of Louisiana decided to build a modern leading-edge facility to serve the community. The result was University Medical Center (UMC) New Orleans, a state-of-the-art acad...
Aug 3, 2016 6:02:32 PM
Announcing AirWatch Express for Easy Mobile Device Management
Today, we are excited to announce the launch of VMware’s new easy mobile device management (MDM) solution AirWatch Express . AirWatch Express is mobile device management (MDM) made simple: Easily manage all your devices: iOS, Android, macOS and Windows. Distribute apps in mere moments. Configure ...
Aug 2, 2016 6:26:28 PM
Enterprise, School or Consumer: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Has Great Things for You!
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is finally here. The update has many exciting and innovative new features for consumers, enterprises and education. Register for our Aug. 4 webinar: Windows 10 Anniversary Updates and Modernizing OS Management. Microsoft has invested in making Windows 10 a truly ...
Aug 2, 2016 4:01:57 PM
Simple MDM in Minutes: Introducing AirWatch Express
We are excited to announce that VMware just launched AirWatch Express for simple mobile device management (MDM) in just a few minutes. Read the official announcement here in our press release . Click here for a free 30-day trial of AirWatch Express . What Is AirWatch Express? AirWatch Express is ...
Aug 2, 2016 12:00:18 PM
Survey Reveals What IT Really Thinks about Windows 10
It is amazing what a difference one year can make. As the industry celebrates the first anniversary of Windows 10, I thought it would be good to gauge customer sentiment,
understandings and priorities associated with a migration to Windows 10 . VMware surveyed nearly 600 existing VMware customers...
Aug 2, 2016 12:00:05 PM
With Business Mobility, It’s Personal & Professional
Apple recently sold the billionth iPhone . At an employee meeting to make the announcement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day.” I couldn’t agree more. For me, it’s my iPhone. For some of my colleagues, i...
Aug 1, 2016 6:29:28 PM
Get a Head Start on the Future of EUC at Connect Atlanta 2016
If unified endpoint management is the future of end-user computing (EUC), then desktop and mobile strategies can no longer operate in silos. The two will inevitably merge, which means if you’re a desktop pro, it’s time you get up to speed on the rapidly changing world of enterprise mobility. Regi...
Aug 1, 2016 2:39:26 PM


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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.29

Posted by nisserow Aug 19, 2016


FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the weekly TAM newsletter where we try and bring you the latest news from around the VMware World. I always try and find new blogs to add and this week I am adding our CTO Blog to the mix. You will find this located at cto.vmware.com and there are some really interesting postings. This one caught my eye and I wanted to share it. Were you wondering what VMware was doing with IoT, well we are doing a lot and here is a preview of something we are already working on: VMware and the Internet of Things: Liota. Yes it is pretty cool stuff, check it out and more on our CTO blog. I will provide further articles from this fantastic blog in future newsletters.

 

Of course we are just 1 month (or thereabout) from VMworld in Las Vegas. Our schedule builder is up and running so head on over to VMworld.com and check out and register for sessions that you are interested in. From a TAM perspective I am running our TAM Blog post from last week again as I think it summarizes our TAM events very well at VMworld.

I wish
everyone of you a fantastic week ahead.

 

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VMworld 2016: What You Can’t Afford to Miss http://bit.ly/2ahk4w5
Only 39 more days until #VMworld 2016! Don't forget to register: http://bit.ly/2ad6fvV

'm excited to tell you we have 4 Flings coming your way over the next few weeks, & updates to some existing Flings!
My first time attending our All-Hands @VMware in person. Awesome energy in
room! Here is @PGelsingerkicking us off!

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year


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Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

The Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2016
Yes! It’s back, and more performant than ever! The “ Extreme Performance Series ” returns for its 4th year! I’m very excited about this year’s Extreme Performance Series mini-track being hosted at VMworld Las Vegas and Barcelona. These sessions are created and presented by VMware’s best and most ...
Jul 22, 2016 10:01:45 PM
Threepeat!! First Ever Triple VCDX Certification Holder: Matt Vandenbeld
As anyone who’s pursued a VMware certification can attest, holding three VCDXs is quite an achievement. We recently talked with Matt Vandenbeld — the first person to earn three VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certifications — to learn the secrets of his success. (Spoiler alert: Matt really ...
Jul 22, 2016 1:47:04 PM
2 VCAP Design Certification Exams Available
Today we released the
live (aka “GA”) versions of two of our VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 (VCAP6) exams: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design) VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Cloud Management and Automation Design (V...
Jul 21, 2016 4:27:14 PM
Twitter Responds: What’s your motivation for becoming #VMware certified? Part 1 of 2
We recently asked the IT community on Twitter to Direct Message us their motivation for becoming VMware certified for a chance to win a free #vmwcertified t-shirt. As expected the t-shirts were a big hit, and the responses we received were too valuable not to share! Check out Part 1 of our 2-part...
Jul 21, 2016 2:47:08 PM
RADIO@ Bulgaria
At VMware, every year we organize a fascinating internal conference series by and for R&D, called RADIO – “R&D Innovation Offsite”. RADIO is a unique event offering unparalleled networking, educational, and innovation opportunities for the technical community across VMware. We had our flagship RA...
Jul 21, 2016 2:00:43 PM
NSXv License Versions
In NSX 6.2.2 VMware introduced 3 different license editions; Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise. These license editions allow you align NSX with your company’s use case. Standard Edition : Automates IT workflows, bringing agility to the data center network and reducing network operating costs and...
Jul 20, 2016 6:36:59 PM
VCDX Programs at VMworld 2016 US
Kick off your VMworld 2016 US activities by joining us for VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Day on August 27,
2016 at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas. VCDX Workshop – 8:00am – 12:00n Open for anyone interested in learning more about VCDX program and continuing on their path towards earning the...
Jul 20, 2016 4:23:30 PM
NSX-V: Multi-site Options and Cross-VC NSX Design Guide
Check-out the new NSX-V Multi-site Options and Cross-VC NSX Design Guide The goal of this design guide is to outline several NSX solutions available for multi-site data center connectivity before digging deeper into the details of the Cross-VC NSX multi-site solution. Learn how Cross-VC NSX
enabl...
Jul 22, 2016 9:04:59 PM
VMware Validated Design for SDDC 2.0 – Now Available
By Jonathan McDonald Recently I have been involved in a rather cool project inside VMware, aimed at validating and integrating all the different VMware products. The most interesting customer cases I see are related to this work because oftentimes products work independently without issue—but tog...
Jul 22, 2016 1:45:59 PM
Architecting VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.2 to Deliver Hybrid Cloud
For any business, progress and improvement is a daily goal. For a business to work toward that goal, they need to search for ways to not only improve their storage infrastructure and services, but at the same time, increase capacity, simplify
operations, and ensure continuous uptime. In the IT in...
Jul 21, 2016 4:00:53 PM
VMware releases OVAL content editor open source project
Hello Everyone, Today, VMware releases SCAP 1.3 draft spec compliant Open Source project for OVAL content editor . A couple of months back VMware released an SCAP compliance assessment and remediation app for FREE . The security and compliance community loved it and came back to us asking for
an ...
Jul 19, 2016 9:11:42 PM

 

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Top Mobile News: Apple Watch Gets Patriotic, Windows 10 Apps on Xbox ONE & More
Get your national pride on, Apple Watch-style. Apple is churning out some national pride for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil. American runner Trayvon Bromell claimed his red-white-and-blue Apple Watch band already.
Only hitch: you can only buy them in Brazil. Read the full story on The Verge . Re...
Jul 22, 2016 3:47:55 PM
New Socialcast UX for Secure Enterprise Chat and Social Collaboration
Last summer, VMware introduced enterprise chat to the Socialcast social collaboration platform, a secure solution to meet the increasing demand for instant messaging in the enterprise. Today, VMware introduces a new user experience on Socialcast with even more robust chat features for both
the we...
Jul 21, 2016 4:00:09 PM
A Completely New User Experience on Socialcast
Big news: Today, we’re revealing a new user experience on Socialcast by VMware. Socialcast, a
chat and social collaboration platform, is a part of our secure productivity apps suite in VMware Workspace ONE . It provides a central place for companies to connect people, information, conversations, ...
Jul 21, 2016 4:00:01 PM
10 of Our Favorite AirWatch Connect Atlanta Memories over the Years
Connect Atlanta is coming up in less than three months, and we’re feeling a little sentimental here on the AirWatch Blog. In honor of our annual mobility event and all the amazing memories, join us as we take a look back at Connect Atlanta over the years. Don’t forget to claim your early bird
rat...
Jul 20, 2016 2:52:25 PM
VMworld 2016: What You Can’t Afford to Miss
The must-dos, what’s recommended and the biggest buzz around VMworld 2016. Build your personal schedule today! The year’s biggest event is back from
global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility VMware. VMworld 2016 happens Aug. 28–Sept. 1 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. Register for ...
Jul 20, 2016 1:00:07 PM
Build Enterprise-Ready Mobile Apps with AirWatch
We live in an app economy! Who can forget the famous campaign, “There’s an app for that,” trademarked by Apple in 2010? Apps have completely taken over our mobile lives over the last six years, making it easier to get nearly anything done simply with your fingertips. With the impact mobile apps h...
Jul 19, 2016 2:08:50 PM
Why It Is Time to Ditch Legacy Systems & Upgrade Retail Infrastructure with VMware Mirage
When we think about retail as consumers, we think about going shopping, trying on the latest fashions, spending money, treasure hunting and hopefully having a great overall experience. For some of
us this is not always the case. We have all been in a situation where going to the local mall, groce...
Jul 18, 2016 12:43:07 PM
Now Available: iOS 10 & macOS Sierra Public Betas
Last week, Apple released public betas of its highly anticipated operating system (OS) updates: iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Available through the Apple Beta Software Program , each public beta comes with a built-in Feedback Assistant to provide feedback to Apple. VMware AirWatch is working to
suppor...
Jul 18, 2016 12:29:16 PM

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.28

Posted by nisserow Jul 28, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, as VMworld gets closer and closer we will begin to focus on information that will help you plan your visit to the best virtualization conference in the world. So it is appropriate that this week's VMware TAM Blog Post is all about TAM activities at VMworld. Every year the TAM organization has a number of activities which are exclusive to TAM customer. There are not only special sessions but also an entire Day dedicated to TAM customers as well as an entire area dedicated to our TAM customers. Please read the blog post and talk to your TAM so that they can arrange for you the most appropriate sessions and meetings to ensure that your VMworld experience is the best it can be.

 

I look forward to speaking to you all again next week.

 

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Want to work at VMware? We're #hiring in #PaloAlto, CA! Click for details: http://bit.ly/29eMBjl #Job #Finance #Jobs

Receive 25% off our self-paced On Demand courses when you register for VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/2a3sXGE

Whitepaper: Antivirus Considerations in a VMware Horizon 7 Environment http://bit.ly/2a3bPAU

#VMworld 2016: Getting Started and What to Expect (via @VMblog) http://bit.ly/29M6aN0

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
By Cheryl Eagan

Late August into early September—my favorite time of the year. Why? Because it’s time for VMworld, which means it’s also time for TAM Customer Day and TAM Customer Central.

[Continue Reading...]

 

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Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

4 New Courses: Horizon 7, VCP6-NV Exam Prep, HCI, and vRealize

In the last month VMware Education Services released three new courses designed to help you get the most value from your VMware investment. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Educatio...

Jul 15, 2016 2:17:05 PM

Introducing the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster

As we talk to customers on a daily basis, there are many questions about the vCenter Server Appliance. We wanted to provide a quick reference to help answer questions and guide them. Introducing the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster. The poster structure is to help guide not only new,...

Jul 15, 2016 8:00:35 AM

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Cheryl Eagan Late August into early September—my favorite time of the year. Why? Because it’s time for VMworld , which means it’s also time for TAM Customer Day and TAM Customer Central. I know people laugh when I call this my favorite time of year, but it’s true. TAM events at VMworld are som...

Jul 14, 2016 6:09:32 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vRealize Automation 7.X Manager Service extensibility callouts to Event Broker f...

Jul 14, 2016 5:31:11 PM

Enabling the Business: Grassroots Innovation in IT

By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware I am very proud of my team here at VMware. Our IT organization is full of incredibly talented people around the world. What I love especially about them is their drive and passion to innovate and make a difference to the business. If my team was an R&D team, their charte...

Jul 13, 2016 7:48:25 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Creating low disk space alerts for the virtual machine guest file systems in V...

Jul 11, 2016 3:08:31 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vSphere 5.5 Virtual SAN requirements Adding a host back to a Virtual SAN cluster after an ESXi host r...

Jul 11, 2016 2:32:35 PM

Explore the Benefits of Extending Your vSphere Workloads to the Cloud on July 21st

If you’re frustrated with the shortcomings of your physical data center or would like to stop spending money on managed services, then now’s the perfect time for you to consider moving your vSphere workloads to the cloud. Sign up for our free, 30-minute webcast on July 21st to discover how you ca...

Jul 15, 2016 4:00:07 PM

Move to the Cloud with Confidence with the vCloud Air Network – Your Partner in the Cloud

In today’s fast-moving world, businesses need more than a few things to succeed. Thatincludes: Advanced networking that integrates with your vSphere environment Workload portability, seamless networking and common management, making it easy to extend to the cloud from on-premise environments Bro...

Jul 14, 2016 4:30:09 PM

Last Call: Prove Your Cloud Mastery and Get a Free VR Kit

It’s time for the final round of the vCloud Air Challenge! If you’re just joining now, it’s not too late. Put your cloud skills to the test and you may walk away with a free VR kit. The vCloud Air Challenge is a quiz designed to check the knowledge of top network architects. Questions cover topic...

Jul 14, 2016 4:11:37 PM

In Recognition of Embrace your Geekness Day, We’re Talking Tech About the Data Center Modernization

Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day – a whole 24 hours dedicated to dorks like us. In recognition of this day, we’ve curated a few of our favorite vTech Talks highlighting tips, tricks and resources for all things VMware® vCloud Air™. vCloud Air isthe ready to run public cloud purpose-built for V...

Jul 13, 2016 5:00:29 PM

Spin Up, Test and Evaluate VMware Products in Just a Few Minutes

Not enough time in the day to test and evaluate new solutions? Guess again. In the sametime it takes you to microwave popcorn, you could load, test and evaluate VMware products. The VMware Hands-On Labs are the best way to determine which VMware product is the right fit for your organization. Ac...

Jul 11, 2016 4:32:44 PM

OpenStack + VMware Light Board Series

Still confused on how VMware software works with OpenStack? This lightboard series on VMware + OpenStack is just what you need. From basic 101 level content to deeper dives discussing NSX integration, these videos will help you understand how VMware technologies can enhance and stabilize an OpenS...

Jul 11, 2016 12:00:34 PM

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Achieves Reliable, Secure, High-Performance Cloud Services with VMware NSX

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology’s (KACST) Internet Services Unit (ISU) needed to build a reliable, secure, scalable Public Cloud service that is automated and on demand. It also needed to provide seamless operations for their customers, which includes all of the academic institutions...

Jul 11, 2016 8:00:21 AM

 

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In Case You Were Busy Catching Pokémon, Here’s This Week’s Top Mobile News

Microsoft rolls out “Surface as a Service.” At their Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced a big push to get more Surface hybrid tablets into the hands of workers. The “Surface as a Service” subscription-based program offers enterprises the devices alongside Office 365 and Windows 10....

Jul 15, 2016 4:30:44 PM

What’s New in VMware Identity Manager June 2016 Release

We’re excited to announce general availability of following new features to the cloud and on-premises versions of VMware Identity Manager (IDM) . VMware Workspace ONE app updates to provide standalone mobile device management (MAM) and adaptive management features One-touch single sign-on (SSO) a...

Jul 15, 2016 3:30:58 PM

Introducing VMware Verify Two-Factor Authentication

We’re excited to release VMware Verify, a brand new two-factor authentication (2FA) app for securing your digital workspace, available for free with VMware Identity Manager . Download the Verify app for iOS and Android . VMware Identity Manager (IDM) integrated with third-party 2FA solutions for ...

Jul 14, 2016 1:04:57 PM

BYOD 2.0: Unification of EMM and Identity Management Makes Securing Personal Devices Easier

Last month, VMware announced some great new innovations in Workspace ONE . This blog provides more details on how Workspace ONE helps IT roll out bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, secure enterprise data and protect employee privacy. With simplified onboarding, a unified app catalog and true ...

Jul 14, 2016 12:00:18 PM

What’s New in the Workspace ONE App 2.0?

We released the VMware Workspace ONE app in February. The Workspace ONE app provides a convenient digital workspace to users across iOS , Android and Windows 10 devices. Users no longer have to remember individual app names and URLs. They simply launch the Workspace ONE app to find the apps they ...

Jul 13, 2016 1:00:21 PM

The Evolution of Device Management

Featured Guest Blogger Mark Dunkerley Coca-Cola Company Device management within the enterprise is ready to evolve and disrupt current models. Changes over the last several years in the demand and usage of technology has changed the way we need to manage and deploy technology to users in theenteIn episode 7 of the popular free tech podcast Echo ONE , VMware mobile security expert John Britton joins to the show to get cyber-scary about the real truth about mobile security. Subscribe and listen to Echo ONE on SoundCloud , iTunes and Google Play Music . In this episode, John shares his

Free Tech Podcast: The Real Truth about Mobile Security

Jul 12, 2016 5:42:29 PM

In episode 7 of the popular free tech podcast Echo ONE , VMware mobile security expert John Britton joins to the show to get cyber-scary about the real truth about mobile security. Subscribe and listen to Echo ONE on SoundCloud , iTunes and Google Play Music . In this Echo ONE episode, John share...

Free Tech Podcast: The Real Truth about Mobile Security | Echo ONE #7

Jul 13, 2016 12:00:22 PM

... vas...

Jul 12, 2016 5:15:56 PM

Q&A: Sanjay Poonen Explains the Magic of the Digital Workspace

The past month has been incredibly busy for Sanjay Poonen and our VMware End-User Computing team. We announced updates to our digital workspace offerings (VMware Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4 and Identity Manager); expanded our partnership with IBM ; added partnerships with key cloud security playe...

Jul 11, 2016 4:00:53 PM

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Attend Connect Atlanta 2016

Connect Atlanta 2016—the only event you need to attend for everything on business mobility—is quickly coming up Oct. 2–6. Here are 10 really good reasons to save the date . Reason #1: Learn what it takes to build a mobile center of excellence —best practices and standards to drive your mobile str...

Jul 11, 2016 1:50:01 PM

 

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DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.27

Posted by nisserow Jul 28, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week's newsletter is a day later than usual but it is still packed with loads of goodness for you. As usual we have the full compliment of VMware updates from our news and other areas of interest around the VMware world.

 

Please enjoy the newsletter, don't forget to check the KBs each week and also check in with your TAM on anything that you need or have concerns about.

 

Virtually Yours

 

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A day in the Life of a Cloud Service Owner bit.ly/29rdotdpic.twitter.com/MbnpUvn47h

VMware among India's Best Companies to Work For 2016 bit.ly/29pxh4apic.twitter.com/2MMOUQ2InU

VMware CEO Says It’s a ‘Good Time’ to Be Looking at Acquisitions -- Bloomberg bit.ly/29px94K pic.twitter.com/D28ulJ5yqN

VMware Hires Longtime Intel Linux Exec As Its First-Ever Chief Open Source Officer -- CRN bit.ly/29o80Ga pic.twitter.com/tPlCcujtjP

Compare and Contrast: Photon Controller v VIC (vSphere Integrated Containers)--CormacHogan bit.ly/296nig6 pic.twitter.com/3jtP0tojXX

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Introducing VMware TAM “Customer Intelligence.Next”

 

By Eric Crossley

 

As a Senior Solution Architect for the VMware TAM Program, I’m always looking for new ways to deliver best-in-industry services to you, our customer. So, I’m thrilled to let you know about a new process we’ve put in place to help us keep doing just that.

 

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Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Adding additional storage to the VMware vRealize Operations Manager Analytics ...

Jul 11, 2016 3:08:31 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vSphere 5.5 Virtual SAN requirements Adding a host back to a Virtual SAN cluster after an ESXi host r...

Jul 11, 2016 2:32:35 PM

VCAP6 Deployment Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!

Updated on July 6, 2016 Hi Everyone, We have expanded the availability of the lab exams again today. Pearson Vue has opened up the VCAP6 Deployment Lab exams in roughly 75 centers in Asia Pacific and Japan and in 32 centers in Central and South America. If you have been waiting to take one of the...

Jul 6, 2016 8:59:39 PM

Introducing VMware TAM “Customer Intelligence.Next”

By Eric Crossley As a Senior Solution Architect for the VMware TAM Program, I’m always looking for new ways to deliver best-in-industry services to you, our customer. So, I’m thrilled to let you know about a new process we’ve put in place to help us keep doing just that. VMware Customer Intellige...

Jul 6, 2016 6:22:16 PM

A Day in the Life of a Cloud Service Owner

By Pierre Moncassin Customers often tell me, “I totally get the principles behind the role of Cloud Service Owner – but can you describe what do they actually do throughout their work day?” Let me start with a caveat: we are all aware that in a knowledge economy few roles have the luxury (or burd...

Jul 6, 2016 4:45:20 PM

Top 20 Horizon View articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Composer dat...

Jul 6, 2016 1:35:32 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. NSX is unavailable from the vSphere Web Client Plug-in after taking a backup of NSX Manager with quies...

Jul 5, 2016 5:00:07 PM

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later host...

Jul 5, 2016 2:01:31 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for June 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for June 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx...

Jul 5, 2016 12:51:58 P

Spin Up, Test and Evaluate VMware Products in Just a Few Minutes

Not enough time in the day to test and evaluate new solutions? Guess again. In the same time it takes you to microwave popcorn, you could load, test and evaluate VMware products. The VMware Hands-On Labs are the best way to determine which VMware product is the right fit for your organization. Ac...

Jul 11, 2016 4:32:44 PM

OpenStack + VMware Light Board Series

Still confused on how VMware software works with OpenStack? This lightboard series on VMware + OpenStack is just what you need. From basic 101 level content to deeper dives discussing NSX integration, these videos will help you understand how VMware technologies can enhance and stabilize an OpenS...

Jul 11, 2016 12:00:34 PM

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Achieves Reliable, Secure, High-Performance Cloud Services with VMware NSX

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology’s (KACST) Internet Services Unit (ISU) needed to build a reliable, secure, scalable Public Cloud service that is automated and on demand. It also needed to provide seamless operations for their customers, which includes all of the academic institutions...

Jul 11, 2016 8:00:21 AM

Modernize Your Enterprise with vCloud Air for the Public Cloud – Learn Why on 7/14!

The average enterprise data center runs more legacy on-premises applications that are virtualized by VMware vSphere® than “born in the cloud” applications. However, these existing applications can benefit from the agility and flexibility of a public cloud platform. Sign up for our VMware vCloud® ...

Jul 8, 2016 4:00:23 PM

Operations Management – Driving Incremental Service Provider Benefits

To keep customers happy, it’s vital for any service provider to stay ahead of the curve. That means staying on top of the latest public and hybrid cloud innovations, driving internal efficiencies and delivering new service offerings to generate new revenue streams. To help with this task, we’re o...

Jul 8, 2016 4:00:17 PM

The vCloud Air Network and NIFTY, Always Connected

With over 4,000 cloud providers offering services validated by VMware, the vCloud Air Network allows you to choose a service provider that gives you the security, reliability, and performance you know and trust. Additionally, the vCloud Air Network also has providers located across more than 100 ...

Jul 7, 2016 4:30:24 PM

In Recognition of National Tell the Truth Day, We’re Debunking Cloud Myths

It’s no lie – today is National Tell the Truth Day . In honor of these 24 hours of national honesty, we’re taking on the topic of IT infrastructure, and we’re here to debunk some of the false truths we’ve been hearing about the public cloud and its ability to modernize vSphere datacenters. Accord...

Jul 7, 2016 4:00:48 PM

Configuring VMware Identity Manager and VMware Horizon 7 Cloud Pod Architecture

By Dale Carter With the release of VMware Horizon ® 7 and VMware Identity Manager™ 2.6, it is now possible to configure VMware Identity Manager to work with Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture when deploying your desktop and application pools over multiple data centers or locations. Using VMware Ident...

Jul 7, 2016 3:52:21 PM

Poland’s Poznań Science and Technology Park Upgrades Its Infrastructure-as-a-Service Model with VMware NSX

Poznań Science and Technology Park—known in Polish as Poznańskiego Parku Naukowo-Technologicznego, or PPNT—supports the incubation of start-ups and technology companies in Poland through co-operation with science, business, and technology enterprises. Its facilities and services include laborato...

Jul 6, 2016 8:00:02 A

 

END USER COMPUTING

Q&A: Sanjay Poonen Explains the Magic of the Digital Workspace

The past month has been incredibly busy for Sanjay Poonen and our VMware End-User Computing team. We announced updates to our digital workspace offerings (VMware Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4 and Identity Manager); expanded our partnership with IBM ; added partnerships with key cloud security playe...

Jul 11, 2016 4:00:53 PM

Infographic: 10 Reasons to Attend Connect Atlanta 2016

Connect Atlanta 2016—the only event you need to attend for everything on business mobility—is quickly coming up Oct. 2–6. Here are 10 really good reasons to save the date . Reason #1: Learn what it takes to build a mobile center of excellence —best practices and standards to drive your mobile str...

Jul 11, 2016 1:50:01 PM

Mirage and MongoDB, Part 4: Troubleshooting

By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This concludes a 4-part series discussing the addition of MongoDB to Mirage . Part 1 introduced the benefits of adding MongoDB to Mirage to enhance the performance of Mirage when working with a large number of small files. Part 2 discussed new c...

Jul 8, 2016 5:26:14 PM

Q2 in Review: Top 12 VMware EUC Headlines

Our approach to end-user computing (EUC) at VMware is a little like Pam’s race strategy on “The Office”: start fast, run fast and end fast. We made big headlines at the start of 2016 with the reveal of VMware Workspace ONE, Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode, Horizon 7 and many other new product releases. W...

Jul 8, 2016 2:44:28 PM

Top 10 Mobile News Headlines of 2016 — So Far

The first half of 2016 has been a doozy, giving us mobility enthusiasts some of the biggest mobile news headlines and innovations EVER. Here are the top 10 mobile news headlines of 2016 so far. 1. The digital workspace hit the scene in a big way . With the February launch of VMware Workspace ONE—...

Jul 8, 2016 2:33:04 PM

Meet the VMware Workstation & Fusion Team

One of our signs at our Palo Alto campus. The VMware Fusion and Workstation teams are having a very busy year. Since we shipped Fusion 8 and Workstation

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.26

Posted by nisserow Jul 28, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week I wanted to share the VMware Labs or "Flings" that are often part of this newsletter. This is a very interesting site which can be accessed by going to https://labs.vmware.com/flings. It is important to point out that "Flings" are not supported by VMware however, they are created to provide additional usage scenarios for many of our existing tools and services. They are really well worth checking out. This week a new fling was released called DRS Doctor. These and other flings are well worth checking out.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

(this article was originally posted on virtualjad.com) Networking and security automation — and specifically the use of on-demand services — will continue to play a more significant role as NSX (and network virtualization in general) continues to become more and more prominent. Customers

Intro to Networking and Security Automation with vRA

Jun 27, 2016 4:01:38 PM

DRS is a very powerful vSphere feature that has been around for years. It’s constantly monitoring host performance to ensure that VM demand is satisfied. When DRS determines that another host in a cluster could better suit a VM, a migration recommendation is generated, and the VM will vMotion to ...

New Fling: DRS Doctor

Jun 27, 2016 5:29:43 PM

End of General Support for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x has been extended by 3 months to January 15th, 2017 . This is to allow customers to have time to upgrade from NSX for vSphere 6.1.7, which contains an important security patch improving input validation of the system, to the latest 6.2.x rel...

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – June 2016 Edition

Jun 27, 2016 6:24:18 PM

There is an exciting new development in the big data space! VMware is collaborating with Cloudera to jointly develop a new Plugin for the Cloudera Director management environment to deploy and manage Cloudera’s software on to vSphere. For those who are not familiar with it, Cloudera Director is a...

An Exciting Innovation in Big Data: A New Cloudera Director Plugin for VMware vSphere

Jun 30, 2016 3:47:51 PM

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month: VMware vRealize Log Insight: The Benefits of VMware vSphere Integration VMware vRealize LogInsig...

New Training Videos on vRealize, NSX, and vSphere

Jul 1, 2016 12:59:39 AM

Hi Everyone, I have good news to share with you: The VCAP6 Deployment Lab beta exams are being extended to additional Pearson Vue centers in North America and expanded to roughly 175 centers in Europe, the MiddleEast and Africa. Additionally, the beta end-date has been moved out to July 13th. We...

VCAP6 Deployment Lab Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!

Jul 1, 2016 3:50:48 PM

We want to improve the way we communicate and share information about the VMware Certification program. Please use this poll to tell us what source works for you. The post We want to hear from you! appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .

We want to hear from you!arestil...

Jul 2,2016 5:01:52 AM

The Current Status of City and State IT: Time for an Upgrade

As consumers, people use all the amenities of the 21 st century in their daily lives, from mobile banking to ridesharing applications. But behind the scenes, a lot of work goes into making sure these services function. Addressing people’s needs as citizens is no different. Technology is essential...

Jul 1, 2016 4:00:12 PM

Don’t Miss Chances to Showcase Your vCloud Air Skills for a Free VR Kit

IT admins sure are excited about the vCloud Air Challenge . Many have participated in the first round, whether motivated by the chance to test their knowledge or take the VR Kit prize. Luckily, if you haven’t heard of it until now, there are still opportunities to join. The vCloud Air Challenge c...

Jun 30, 2016 4:29:54 PM

Node Africa Deploys Greenfield Data Center Infrastructure, Leads Africa to be Cloud First Continent

Node Africa is a cloud service provider and cloud broker. One of very few hybrid to public cloud providers in Africa, it offers its customers bespoke cloud infrastructure and services including consulting, design, build, and deployment of complex solutions. When the organization launched in Kenya...

Jun 30, 2016 8:00:54 AM

DRS Doctor is here to diagnose your DRS clusters

Mystery revealed, DRS for VMware vSphere is no more a black box! DRS Doctor will tell you all you need to know about your DRS clusters. Our latest fling, DRS Doctor, will monitor your DRS clustersforvirtual machine and host resource usage data, DRS-recommended migrations, and the reason behind ...

Jun 30, 2016 7:00:49 AM

Virtual SAN 6.2 Performance with OLTP and VDI Workloads

Virtual SAN is a VMware storage solution that is tightly integrated with vSphere—making storage setup and maintenance in a vSphere virtualized environment fast and flexible. Virtual SAN 6.2 adds several features and improvements, including additional data integrity with software checksum , space ...

Jun 29, 2016 12:11:32 AM

F5 and Blue Medora deliver a new F5 Content Pack for vRO!

By Matt, Quill, F5 Networks Data center automation is one of the hottest trends in IT. Given ever tightening CIO demand to ‘do more with less’ IT organizations need to automate their deployment and configurations as much as possible. The vRealize suite ofproductsform VMware is one of the most c...

Jun 28, 2016 7:00:19 PM

Capacity Remaining Badges in vROps – Know When Your Database Will Be Full

Brian Williams, Blue Medora Today we are going to take a close look at the Capacity Analysis Badge available in VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). To access the analysis page, select your chosen database; forthisblog we will be looking at a Microsoft SQL Server Instance object that I a...

Jun 28, 2016 10:00:26 AM

vRealize Automation Configuration with CloudClient for vCloud Air Network

As a number of vCloud Air Network service providers start to enhance their existing hosting offerings, VMwareare seeing some demand from service providers to offer a dedicated vRealize Automation implementation to their end-customers to enable them to offer application services, heterogeneous cl...

Jun 27, 2016 9:02:14 PM

Barden Produce Stays Fresh With the Right Cloud Partner

Repost from VMware Radius Blog. For more than 20 years, Australian wholesaler Barden Produce has been at the forefront of growing, packaging, and distributing fresh vegetables and herbs to supermarkets and independent grocers, both Down Under and across the globe. As the company grew, it began to...

Jun 27, 2016 4:00:55 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

OneDrive for Business This month, we are excited to announce our newest integration with OneDrive for Business*. This integration will allow users to attach files from their corporate OneDrive for Business file library to any Socialcast message or comment, while preserving the file

Feature Updates: June 2016

Jun 30, 2016 3:10:48 PM

To improve care experiences and cure weak patient engagement, providers are deploying mobile health (mHealth) apps to tablets for patient engagement and education. But how can healthcare IT diagnose with certainty which mHealth apps among thousands are compliant, secure and user-friendly? Explore...

[Infographic] Curing Weak Patient Engagement with mHealth Apps

Jul 1, 2016 5:00:36 PM

Happy anniversary, Windows 10! This week marked the first-year anniversary of Windows 10. To celebrate, Microsoft is releasing an Anniversary Update on Aug. 2, which includes new security features for enterprises and an enhanced experience using Cortana. Read more at TechCrunch. It’s a nougat! An...

Win 10’s Anniversary Update, Nougat on the Way and More Top Mobile Newspermissionsse...

Jun 29, 2016 8:38:45 PM

Fix for installing macOS Sierra as a VM

I love our dev teams. These folks work tirelessly to make sure that the crazy complexity that is Fusion and Workstation are able to support both the latest and greatest as well as the ancient and obsolete. In this particular case, Apple had released a Developer Preview of their latest iteration o...

Jun 29, 2016 6:54:43 PM

Zero to VDI In Just 7 Weeks with VMware Horizon & VCE VxRail

It is no secret that deploying virtual desktops and apps can be challenging. System architects often need to build in features like redundancy,faulttolerance and high availability to avoid system crashes and a resulting mob of unhappy and unproductive users. Accommodating these requirements can...

Jun 29, 2016 4:00:06 PM

Why the Future of the Digital Workspace Hinges on Identity Management

By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director of product marketing for VMware End-user Computing Just months ago, I introduced our much-anticipated digital workspace solution, VMware Workspace ONE . I’m happy to say that our customers love the ability to manage applications and enterprise mobility from a ...

Jun 29, 2016 2:25:17 PM

Surgicorps’ Incredible Social Good & Mobility Story

For the last 22 years, Surgicorps International has been changing lives by providing free surgical and medical care to patients around the globe who can’t afford or don’t have access to medical care. Surgicorps just completed their tenth trip to Bhutan, where they provided life-changing surgeries...

Jun 29, 2016 1:00:59 PM

Innovative Vision for the Computing Future: Frost & Sullivan Honors VMware with Leadership Award

“Unified endpoint management is the most prominent need in today’s EUC market. By successfully addressing this critical industry requirement with Workspace ONE, VMware has raised the bar once again in the EUC market.” — Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Leadership Award, End-User Computing, N...

Jun 28, 2016 4:35:36 PM

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes VMware & Workspace ONE as Visionary Innovation Leader for End-User Computing

When VMware introduced Workspace ONE earlier this year, we recognized that there were significant industry shifts happening in the end-user computing (EUC) market. Those industry shifts centered on three specific areas: Devices Apps People 1. Devices Back in the day, end users were assignedacor...

Jun 28, 2016 4:14:06 PM

[On-Demand Webinar] What’s New in VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch 8.4

Recently, VMware announced major updates to the VMware Workspace ONE platform, integrated with the new VMware AirWatch 8.4: stand-alone mobile application management (MAM) capabilities, adaptive management technology, new two-factor authentication, enhanced Windows 10 support, support for Apple e...

Jun 28, 2016 2:48:35 PM

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace from VMware AirWatch Workers want more devices and modern apps to do their jobs. Demand drives a new business trend: the digital workspace. 60% of employees prefer to work on a personal device. ( VMware ) 30% of employees work on their personal device...

Jun 27, 2016 2:26:20 PM

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace from VMware AirWatch Workers want more devices and modern apps to do their jobs. Demand drives a new business trend: the digital workspace. 60% of employees prefer to work on a personal device. ( VMware ) 30% of employees work on their personal device...

Jun 27, 2016 2:07:34 PM

Mirage and MongoDB, Part 3: Deep Dive

By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This 4-part series discusses the addition of MongoDB to Mirage . Part 1 introduced the benefits of adding MongoDB to Mirage to enhance the performance of Mirage when working with a large number of small files. Part 2 discussed new MongoDBcompon...

Jun 27, 2016 1:46:53 PM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.25

Posted by nisserow Jul 28, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, we are half way through 2016. We have told so many stories through the newsletter this year and if you would like to get a recap on any of them please visit our TAM Newsletter Archive which can be found here.

 

We are also getting closer to VMworld which will be held in Las Vegas this year. If you haven't yet secured your ticket to this event go to www.vmworld.com where you will find lots of information about this years event as well as be able to get info on previous events that have been held as well.

 

I wish you a fantastic final few days of H1 2016 and all the best for the start of H2 2016.

 

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Global Teamwork Smooths the Way for a Major vSphere 6 Upgrade

By Robert Codo, Santosh Raju Gumidelly, and Amit Rathod

 

We were recently involved in a major global effort to upgrade a customer to vSphere 6, and want to describe how VMware TAM services can help in scenarios such as this.

 

To set the scene, let’s review the customer and the challenges they faced in upgrading their global infrastructure to vSphere 6. This company has three data centers in North America and three outsourced data centers in Europe. All the support for their outsourced data centers are located in Asia. They have several hundred ESXi hosts, which run thousands of VMs.

 

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GENERAL NEWS

Mind the Gap: Breaking Down Silos

Part 1: Getting Started. By Kevin Lees For IT to truly transform into an effective, business-focused service provider it has to do more than implement an enabling technology like software defined data center, though that’s certainly a great start. In fact, according to the recently published Stat...

Jun 24, 2016 4:44:57 PM

Congratulations to all the new VCDXs!

The VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification is the highest level of certification that we offer at VMware. VCDX architects demonstrate that they have enterprise-class skills in both VMware Solution design and implementation. Please join us in congratulating the 2016 VCDX certification...

Jun 24, 2016 3:35:16 PM

Windows 2008+ incremental backups become full backups in ESXi 6.0 b3825889

VMware is actively working to address a recently discovered issue wherein an incremental backup becomes a full backup when backing up Windows 2008 (or higher) virtual machines with VSS-based application quiesced snapshot. This recent CBT (Changed Block Tracking) issue does not cause any data loss...

Jun 23, 2016 11:20:12 PM

Global Teamwork Smooths the Way for a Major vSphere 6 Upgrade

By Robert Codo, Santosh Raju Gumidelly, and Amit Rathod We were recently involved in a major global effort to upgrade a customer to vSphere 6, and want to describe how VMware TAM services can help in scenarios such as this. To set the scene, let’s review the customer and the challenges they faced...

Jun 23, 2016 6:28:14 PM

Plan Now for VCDX Defense Dates this Fall

We are excited to announce the fall VCDX Defense dates. As announced earlier , we are separating defenses for Data Center Virtualization (DCV) from the other three tracks. Week of 24 October: VCDX5-DCV, VCDX5-DTM in Sydney, Australia Applications are due 12 August Week of 31 October: VCDX5-DCV in...

Jun 23, 2016 9:50:14 AM

VMware and the Internet of Things: Liota

This is my second CTO blog on VMware and the Internet of Things (‘IoT’). I’ll begin by covering our overall IoT strategy, beginning with the Little IoT Agent (‘Liota’). I’ll briefly review my first blog, Motivating the Three-Tier Architecture. Many believe that a three-tier architecture will domi...

Jun 22, 2016 5:45:21 PM

Updated Virtual SAN Book from VMware Press

Here is a brief excerpt from the newly released Second Edition of Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN): Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN by Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping, VCDX #7 from VMware Press. Introducing Virtual SAN VMware’s plan for software-defined storage is to focus on a set of VMwa...

Jun 22, 2016 3:57:27 PM

New and updated KB articles for NSX for vSphere 6.2.3

We’ve just released the bits for NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 and thought all of your making the upgrade would want to be on top of all the ins and outs of this release. Here is a list of new and/or updated articles in our Knowledgebase: NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 | Released 09 June 2016 | Build 3979471 Exte...

Jun 20, 2016 3:30:01 PM

4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2016 Europe

Take advantage of the training and certification programs at VMworld 2016 to gain experience, validate your skills, and learn to design, deploy, and operate the latest VMware technologies and solutions. Add any of these offers to your event registration and make the most of your VMworld 2016 expe...

Jun 20, 2016 11:30:13 AM

Let’s talk about weather… in Log Insight

Just imagine you are an IT guy, working hard in an air conditioned windowless (home-) office – your social life is limited to slack, skype, socialcast or some other social media plattform. Wouldn’t it be nice to pretend, that you participate in the life outside and chat about something not work r...

Jun 24, 2016 7:00:12 PM

The College IT Challenge: Student Demands Are Outstripping Capabilities

College used to be so simple when the only tech students and faculty had to worry about was a typewriter and a telephone. Today’s campus denizens are a much more connected bunch — and they’re making more demands than ever on their institutions. IT decision makers at universities nowadays face the...

Jun 24, 2016 4:10:25 PM

Summertime, and Security is Easy

The following is a guest blog post by iland , a partner on the vCloud Air Network. It’s summer. That conjures classic Norman Rockwell images of cabins by the lake with muddy children running in and out of banging screen doors, scavenging snacks and trailing wet footprints across the floor. In our...

Jun 23, 2016 4:00:53 PM

Relationship Mapping Oracle-VMware in vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora There are two key relationships that need to be identified in order to provide comprehensive Oracle monitoring in VMware vRealize Operations (vROps): relationships within the Oracle stack, and relationships between Oracle and the VMware stack. When combined, these relati...

Jun 23, 2016 10:00:41 AM

Zebra Technologies Unifies Hybrid Cloud with vRealize Suite

by Rich Bourdeau You have seen the surveys, hybrid clouds are everywhere. If you are not using one today you are considering using one or so the experts are telling us. In a March 2016, Tech Pro Research Survey 88% of the respondents said that they were familiar with the concept of hybrid clouds ...

Jun 22, 2016 5:18:51 PM

Physical Security in a Virtual World – NSX Securing “Anywhere”

This is the second blog post in our Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series . This blog post walks through security requirements that exist in environments with mixed workload deployment types. A mixed workload environment is one utilizing multiple application deployment ...

Jun 22, 2016 12:00:30 PM

VMware Welcomes Arkin To The Family

We’re excited to announce we’ve closed our acquisition of Arkin and I want to formally welcome the Arkin employees to VMware! This is an exciting time for both of our companies, and based on market feedback, there is a tremendous amount of energy around this acquisition from customers, partners a...

Jun 22, 2016 12:00:17 PM

Monitor Your Customized Applications in vRealize Operations

Alain Geenrits, Blue Medora If you want to monitor your complete infrastructure today, vRealize Operations (vROps) is second to none. It allows you to watch your whole VMware environment automatically through a vCenter connection. At Blue Medora we broaden your horizon even more. Our management p...

Jun 22, 2016 10:00:03 AM

Hybrid Clouds Can Be as Secure as Your Own Servers

Hybrid has become the dominant cloud model, it allows enterprises to combine the flexibility and performance of the public cloud with the security of onsite data centers. Those currently using it are considering migrating even more workloads, while newcomers are adopting it eagerly. It’s not hard...

Jun 21, 2016 4:42:09 PM

Automation Leveraging NSX REST API Guide

Check-out the new Automation Leveraging NSX REST API Guide . Authors: VMware NSX Technical Product Management Team Thanks to all the contributors and reviewers of this document. A brief overview of the guide is provided below. VMware has helped transform the data center landscape by introducing v...

Jun 21, 2016 12:00:44 PM

User Permissions: Staying Secure with vROps

Jake Martin, Blue Medora VMware’s vRealize Operations (vROps) takes advantage of user accounts and security in a number of different ways. Secure monitoring and varied access to particular sections of information by managing user permissions are just a few of the options available that we will di...

Jun 21, 2016 10:00:48 AM

Maintenance Mode in vRealize Operations

Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora Maintenance mode is a feature of vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), which prevents a resource from presenting misleading data or status during planned changes or unscheduled outages to the system’s software or hardware. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a couple ways ...

Jun 20, 2016 10:00:04 AM

 

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This Week’s Mobile News: Apple to Pull the Plug, Samsung’s IoT $$$ & Windows 10 Apps

Apple reportedly set to pull the plug. The headphone plug, that is. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the tech giant will likely break with its traditional two-year iPhone overhaul. Instead, Apple’s projected to make a few subtle tweaks, including *allegedly* getting rid of their he...

Jun 24, 2016 1:00:13 PM

Conquer Windows App Management: Part 1 (Modern Apps + Windows Store for Business)

Since the onset of personal computers and operating systems (OS), enterprises have been trying to utilize computational capabilities to simplify and get rid of skill-less tasks. There were “programs” written for each of the jobs. From then to the last few years, where companies completely embrace...

Jun 23, 2016 2:34:39 PM

VMware Horizon Air: Utility Server Considerations

By Daniel Berkowitz, Horizon Air Senior Solutions Engineer Managing virtual desktops requires some infrastructure services to support everyday use, services such as: user authentication and entitlement (Active Directory), IP address management (DHCP), Key Management Services and File Services. Th...

Jun 23, 2016 2:26:04 PM

AirWatch 8.4 Transforms Mobile Management for Education

With VMWare AirWatch 8.4 , we are delivering exciting and more intuitive features to manage Apple devices used in the classroom. We added easy ways to sort your students and teachers by the classes they belong to, and then assign devices and apps to those classes. Whether you have 1:1 or shared d...

Jun 22, 2016 2:00:10 PM

Getting a Pulse on Your Smart ATM: Remote Management Is Critical

Increased branch automation requires new concepts and strategies for branch services, including the management of ATMs. On September 2, 1969 , America’s first automatic teller machine ( ATM ) made its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs ...

Jun 22, 2016 12:00:16 PM

vRealize Operations for Horizon & Published Apps 6.3 Now Available!

Drumroll, please: VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon & Published Apps , version 6.3, is now generally available (GA). This new version of vRealize Operations for Horizon & Published Apps introduces a slew of new features that will allow you to: Monitor VMware’s Blast Extreme protocol in VMwar...

Jun 21, 2016 5:00:28 PM

Connect Atlanta Registration Is Open! Claim Your Ticket Today

Connect Atlanta 2016 is now open for registration ! The leading event for enterprise mobility is slated for October 2-6 in Atlanta, often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the South. Click here to save up to $200 with our early-bird rate. New to Connect Atlanta or just want to reminisce on the...

Jun 21, 2016 4:00:07 PM

Gartner: VMware AirWatch Scores Highest in 3 EMM Use Cases

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT Recently, Gartner released its 2016 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites report. This report evaluates critical capabilities of enterprise mobility management vendors based on how well each vendor delivers each capability. VMware AirWatch rec...

Jun 21, 2016 1:31:42 PM

macOS Sierra and VMware Fusion 8

Hot off the heels of WWDC, Apple has made available the next major update to it’s flagship operating system for Mac. With a new name, macOS, Apple seems to be getting away from the OS X moniker and aligning with the rest of the OS’s that it has in it’s bag: tvOS, iOS, watchOS, and now macOS. User...

Jun 20, 2016 10:44:29 PM

New Podcast: Can IoT Live Up to the Hype?

In episode #6 of the free tech podcast, Echo ONE , we hit all the big-name trends facing the digital workspace. My favorite: Can IoT live up to the hype? Shawn Bass, long-time IT consultant and current VMware End-User Computing (EUC) CTO, joins hosts Justin and Blakely to dive into the biggest tr...

Jun 20, 2016 3:46:08 PM

Why Patient Engagement Is Important & How Mobile Technology Drives Adoption

Patient engagement is the process of healthcare providers and patients working together to improve health outcomes. The more a patient engages in their treatment process, the healthier that patient becomes. Simply put, better educated patients make better decisions and choices, which in turn lead...

Jun 20, 2016 1:00:03 PM

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.24

Posted by nisserow Jun 26, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of the TAM newsletter. I hope that you have been following on with our VMware TAM Social Media services such as Facebook and our very own TAM Blog. This week I want to highlight the latest blog posting on our VMware TAM Blog. This is a post that resonates with many of our customers and one of the reasons that they engage a TAM in the first place. The blog post is all around how VMware TAMs are able to provide our customers with additional world class service when they have a support request situation.

 

Please take a look below and head over to the blog to read it in full.

 

I wish you all a support free week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

VMware launches new service to manage endpoint security networkworld.com/article/308300… via @networkworld

VMware nears completion of $67B Dell-EMC merger -- USA TODAYbit.ly/1sCy0VZ pic.twitter.com/dD9iOBTfoy

VMware’s Photon OS 1.0 Now Available! blogs.vmware.com/cloudnative/vm…

VMware CEO on Tech Deals, Future Under Dell -- Bloomberg bit.ly/1sH0mya pic.twitter.com/VuKpFVLW90

Prepare to get your LAB ON: 100+ HOL stations, 400+ sessions await at VMworld 2016 bit.ly/21oX8ul pic.twitter.com/ayl6pnxn1n

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

VMware TAM Customers Always Travel in First-Class Support

By Neil Isserow

 

As a VMware TAM for many years, I’m often included in customer discussions when they are considering a VMware Technical Account Manager for their organization. During these discussions, I always spend time trying to understand the customer’s wishes and needs, and any potential issues they might have to grapple with. I need to be sure that one of our TAM services is a match for the customer:

 

Traditional TAM

Enterprise TAM

Dedicated TAM

Specialty TAMs, such as our specialized NSX TAM service offering

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TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

VMware TAM Customers Always Travel in First-Class Support

By Neil Isserow As a VMware TAM for many years, I’m often included in customer discussions when they are considering a VMware Technical Account Manager for their organization. During these discussions, I always spend time trying to understand the customer’s wishes and needs, and any potential iss...

Jun 17, 2016 7:06:35 PM

3 Free eLearning Courses Released This Month

In the last month VMware Education Services released three new eLearning courses: Workforce Mobility Fundamentals [2016] – This free eLearning course starts by introducing end-user computing, then reviews the VMware Digital Workspace Portfolio components and the challenges they help resolve. vRea...

Jun 17, 2016 2:59:51 PM

In Recognition of World Juggling Day, We Salute IT leaders like You

World Juggling Day is tomorrow, and to celebrate we’re giving a shout out to some of the best jugglers we know – IT leaders like you. Knives, chainsaws and rings of fire have nothing over scaling workloads, compliance mandates and staffing challenges. One wrong move and….wait, you don’t have to w...

Jun 17, 2016 4:00:33 PM

Monitoring VMware NSX SpoofGuard with REST API and Perl

In some prior blogs, we demonstrated leveraging NSX REST API with Python. See prior blogs, Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API and Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation using Splunk and Some Code . In this blog, we demonstrate how NSX REST API can be used with ...

Jun 17, 2016 12:00:38 PM

Seamless Integration of vROps Using Third-Party Management Packs

Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Now more than ever, IT departments are faced with an overwhelming number of avenues to manage and analyze their IT environment. These avenues have a wide range of management options created in-house to vendor-created management interfaces. With so many options to choose ...

Jun 17, 2016 10:00:09 AM

Secure vSphere Workloads: Backup Data with Public Clouds

Data backup is crucial for every organization. It’s essential for IT teams to ensure business continuity—and securing data is a critically important part of that objective. When it comes to methods, however, not everyone is clear on which option is the most reliable and efficient. It’s a matter o...

Jun 16, 2016 7:01:33 PM

Test Your vCloud IQ for the Chance to Win a HTC Vive VR Kit

Sharpen your pencils, it’s time for a quiz. Think you’re the best at solving problems using vCloud Air? Here’s your chance to prove it. We’ve put together a test that only the smartest would dare attempt, full of questions about things like disaster recovery, high availability and application por...

Jun 16, 2016 4:30:23 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – ISO 20000

Our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series focuses on compliance issues that affect journeys to the cloud. A look back at our past spotlights: SSAE 16 PCI-DSS HIPAA ISO 27001 ISO 9001 FedRAMP FERPA In this month’s spotlight, we focus on ISO 20000 . ISO/IEC 20000 is the international stand...

Jun 16, 2016 4:00:44 PM

New Forrester Study Says Virtualization Continues To Grow

VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate current levels of virtualization maturity and the challenges customers have at each level of maturity. In conducting in-depth online surveys with 210 US and European IT decision makers, Forrester found that the journey to greater virtualization...

Jun 16, 2016 10:01:56 AM

Introducing the New vCloud Air Network Cloud Bundles!

As part of the vCloud Air Network (vCAN) team, we are focused on ensuring our network of Service Provider Partners (over 4,000!) are able to enjoy the most flexibility and benefits from the diverse range of VMware products as possible. To make that happen, our team has been working to refine the ...

Jun 15, 2016 4:00:09 PM

How to Get the Perfect Graph in vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Graphs in vROps Graphs can be found throughout VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), from the All Metrics page of a resource to the Metric Charts widget in a dashboard. While simple to use, these graphs are extremely powerful tools for displaying historical data exactly ho...

Jun 15, 2016 10:00:08 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0009 and Updated Advisories

Today, VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2016-0009 Updated VMSA-2015-0007.6 VMSA-2015-0009.3 VMSA-2016-0005.4 The new advisory addresses an important cross-site scripting issue in the vSphere Web Client, CVE-2015-6931. The issue is present on the serv...

Jun 15, 2016 5:58:16 AM

 

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Read All This Week’s Top Mobile News in 5 Minutes

VMware claimed this week’s top headlines in business mobility with a flurry of announcements and product updates. Got five minutes? Here’s your cheat sheet to this week’s top mobile news. Watch Sanjay Poonen, our executive vice president and general manager, recap the week in this video: VMware W...

Jun 17, 2016 4:00:27 PM

Read All 6 HUGE VMware EUC Product Announcements Right Here

IBM, TrustPoint, Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4, Mirage, App Volumes and more top off another busy week for VMware End-User Computing (EUC). It’s been a busy week here at VMware End-User Computing (EUC). And we couldn’t be more excited about it. In the video below, our EVP and general manager, Sanja...

Jun 17, 2016 11:47:37 AM

Enabling Just-In-Time Delivery with VMware App Volumes 2.11

When VMware Horizon 7 was introduced to the market just a few months ago, it represented a shift in the way virtual desktops and apps could be delivered and managed. Several new capabilities highlighted the innovations in Horizon 7, including Smart Policies and Blast Extreme . One of the most exc...

Jun 17, 2016 1:45:46 AM

VMware Cited as a Leader among Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions

Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) platforms have become a staple for large organizations to securely store, organize and access huge amounts of corporate data across a variety of devices, either in the cloud or on-premises. Hybrid EFSS platforms offer enterprises the flexibility to connect da...

Jun 16, 2016 2:20:25 PM

New BYOD Adoption Kit: The Missing Piece to BYOD Success

There is no lack of information out there on bring-your-own-device ( BYOD ) programs. A quick Google search of “BYOD” yields over SIX MILLION results. The majority of the entries are related to the technical and privacy considerations that IT admins need to take into account when implementing a c...

Jun 15, 2016 1:00:47 PM

VMware at Citrix Synergy: Quick Recap of a Great Show!

Las Vegas was buzzing a couple weeks ago with customers from all over the world attending Citrix Synergy. Citrix hosted their annual conference, and VMware joined many of our peers and customers in hosting our own booth on the showroom floor. For those who were able to swing by our booth, we demo...

Jun 15, 2016 1:00:16 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.23

Posted by nisserow Jun 26, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks TAM newsletter. With our VMworld registration in full swing and tickets for VMworld and more specifically the special TAM only event at VMworld selling out fast I wanted to remind you all to ensure that you get your tickets purchased as soon as possible. Chat to your TAM if you have any questions and visit www.vmworld.com for more information.

 

With that I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and please don't forget to check out our security announcements and knowledge base articles every week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

opvizor: Docker Performance on top of VMware vSphere bit.ly/1swwe8Npic.twitter.com/7FhE19Bcr0

NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization Design Guide ver 3.0 bit.ly/1t6lbTzpic.twitter.com/b0tzGSSvQM

VMware Introduces Liota – The IoT Developer’s Dream vmware.com/radius/vmware-… via @VMwarenews

OpenStack 2.5: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is GA – What’s New? bit.ly/1t2Oqqz pic.twitter.com/xsDWbdIQdc

CIO commands IoT effort bit.ly/1rfmbne pic.twitter.com/gTpTREmw33

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

- blogs.vmware.com/tam

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

VCAP6 Deployment Lab Beta Exams: Register Now!

Hi Everyone, I am really excited to announce that registration for the the new VCAP6 Deployment Labs is available now through Pearson Vue, with a first appointment date of June 15, 2016 . The following Lab Exams are available now for registration: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data C...

Jun 10, 2016 12:21:27 AM

Enhancements to the VM Tools Version-Mapping File

VMware ESXi GA releases, and certain patch releases, include VMware Tools installers for the most common guest OSs. A helpful resource that customers have used to map ESXi releases to VM Tools versions is available online at: https://packages.vmware.com/tools/versions Since the decoupling of Tool...

Jun 10, 2016 12:14:15 AM

Log Insight for NSX Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

(Ed. Note: Got a question not covered here? Post them in the comment and we’ll add them.) Q: What was announced? A: VMware announced that all users with a NSX 6.2.3 (and beyond) license are now entitled to vRealize Log Insight for NSX at no additional charge. Read the full NSX 6.2.3 announcement ...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:48 PM

Gain Deep Insight Into Your NSX Network While Simplifying Management and Operations

We’re excited to announce that VMware NSX, version 6.2.3, is now available for all customers with active support. As we evolve the NSX platform, we continue to place a high degree of emphasis on helping customers operationalize NSX, speed-up deployment, and integrate with more systems from our NS...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:09 PM

5 Database Monitoring Solutions for vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Databases are one of the most critical layers in the modern IT stack, making database monitoring a necessity. The need for comprehensive and proactive performance monitoring only increases with virtualization; critical memory and CPU resources are shared with virtual mac...

Jun 10, 2016 10:00:24 AM

New VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2016-0007 and VMSA-2016-0008

Today VMware has released the following new security advisories: VMSA-2016-0007 – VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability. VMSA-2016-0008 – VMware vRealize Log Insight addresses important and moderate security issues. Information disclosure issu...

Jun 10, 2016 5:46:52 AM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: OnX Managed Services

For LBMX , processing purchase orders for customers can’t go fast enough. As the go-to resource for purchasing cooperatives, buying groups and independent members residing in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia, agility is vital. These groups, seeking to leverage the power of col...

Jun 9, 2016 4:00:16 PM

BCDR: Some Things to Consider When Upgrading Your VMware Disaster Recovery Solution

By Julienne Pham Once upon a time, you protected your VMs with VMware Site Recovery Manager, and now you are wondering how to upgrade your DR solution with minimum impact on the environment. Is it as seamless as you think? During my days in Global Support and working on customer Business Continui...

Jun 9, 2016 3:49:57 PM

Getting More Out of VMware: vRealize Operations for Horizon

On June 22nd, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar on How to Operationalize vRealize Operations for Horizon. In this session, we will demonstrate how to leverage vRealize Operations for Horizon to quickly take control of performance issues impacting End-user experience in your ...

Jun 9, 2016 2:34:13 PM

Modernize Your Enterprise with vCloud Air for the Public Cloud – Learn Why on 6/16!

The average enterprise data center runs more legacy on-premises applications that are virtualized by VMware vSphere® than “born in the cloud” applications. However, these existing applications can benefit from the agility and flexibility of a public cloud platform. Sign up for our VMware vCloud® ...

Jun 8, 2016 3:58:24 PM

A.T. Still University greatly improves firewall performance and security with cost-effective VMware NSX solution

ATSU revolutionized its schools and clinics with the cost-effective security solution, VMware NSX, which increases firewall performance, meets HIPAA compliance, automates services, and improves agility, resulting in more affordable tuition and better healthcare services. Some of the business bene...

Jun 8, 2016 12:00:36 PM

Compute Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Over the years we have watched the datacenter evolve in an effort to commoditize servers. One way this has been accomplished is through the trend of standardizing compute resources. Even as standardization becomes a common practice, datacenters are still faced with compl...

Jun 8, 2016 10:00:35 AM

Creating a Custom Topology Dashboard in vROps

Brian Williams, Blue Medora Today we are going to discuss one of the most powerful and useful features of vRealize Operations Manager: custom dashboards. For this blog, we will be focusing on the Topology Graph widget and how to use it in your own custom dashboards. The widget provides a quick ov...

Jun 7, 2016 7:00:27 PM

Public Clouds Leverage Extreme Automation To Drive Growth

Extreme Automation also the Key to Successful Private Clouds A couple of recent articles in the past few weeks on TechTarget caught my eye. One article, “SAP Cloud embrace helps feed the beast for AWS, Azure”, was focused on the news that both AWS and Azure had just certified SAP Hana on their cl...

Jun 6, 2016 7:01:02 PM

What Can I Do with My Leftover SPP Credits?

By Matt Kwok , Business Planning Leader for Cloud Services, VMware While many customers are familiar with the benefits of VMware’s Subscription Purchasing Program (covered in previous posts ), one question I am commonly asked is, “What can I do with vCloud Air if I only have a few SPP credits lef...

Jun 6, 2016 4:17:42 PM

VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available

We’re pleased to announce that VMware integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available. For more information, read Pete Cruz’s blog on the VIO blog-site. OpenStack 2.5 For those of you not familiar, VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 enables IT administrators to deploy and manage a production grade OpenSta...

Jun 6, 2016 10:10:33 AM

 

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Top Mobile News: We’re Making EMM & IoT History

Breaking EMM news! VMware AirWatch was named a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). This is the first time in the history of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM that a single vendor placed highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of ...

Jun 10, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Getting the Most Out of Your VMware Horizon FLEX Administrator Console

By Chris White, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware Hey! Looking for that next level of administration information in VMware Horizon FLEX ? Frustrated by having to open policies or entitlements by way of the Horizon FLEX console? Well, have I got a secre...

Jun 10, 2016 4:32:55 PM

VMware Horizon Service Installer for NSX – Building Up a Secured Desktop Infrastructure

By Sam Zhao, Manager, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware and Tristan Todd, VMware alumnus In an earlier blog, A Deep Dive into VMware Horizon 6 with NSX , Tristan Todd, a VMware alumnus, introduced some VMware technologies that offer wide-ranging capabilities and ...

Jun 10, 2016 3:09:34 PM

Configuring VMware Identity Manager and VMware vRealize Automation 7 Using SAML Integration

By Peter Bjork, Principal Systems Engineer, EMEA End-User-Computing Practice, VMware With the support of Benoit Sarda, Professional Services Organization Consultant in France, VMware This blog post explains how to configure VMware Identity Manager as the identity provider (IdP) in VMware vRealize...

Jun 10, 2016 7:32:20 AM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

AirWatch positioned highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision. For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enter...

Jun 9, 2016 2:57:26 PM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management ] The independent research firm’s Magic Quadrant market report p...

Jun 9, 2016 2:53:45 PM

The Power of User Experience Thinking: Small Change Creates Big Impact for McDonald’s

Over the past several quarters, McDonald’s seems to have reversed course by beating analyst profit and sales expectations. During the latest earnings call , CEO Steve Easterbrook attributed success to a few factors, including all-day breakfast. But another factor Easterbrook mentioned could seem ...

Jun 8, 2016 1:19:47 PM

Boxer Co-Founder: The Secret of Our Mobile UX Success

LAST CHANCE: Join EUC Insights 2016, happening now! My longtime colleague and friend, Andrew Eye (now VP of product strategy for mobile at VMware) and I co-founded the mobile email application Boxer four years ago. At the time, we were tired of the cumbersome email process. Our coworkers felt the...

Jun 6, 2016 8:00:54 PM

New Podcast: The Accidental Start-up that Reinvented Mobile Email

In episode five of the Echo ONE podcast, we sit down with the “accidental entrepreneur” who reinvented mobile email. Andrew Eye, founder of popular mobile email app, Boxer , shares his unique start-up story. We dive into how Boxer was one of the first apps to use Big Data and analytics in its dev...

Jun 6, 2016 6:38:55 PM

VMware Horizon 7 & FlexPod Data Center: Rethinking Desktop Transformation

For six years, enterprises around the world have depended on FlexPod as their converged infrastructure of choice for delivering mission-critical workloads with greater performance, agility and economic value. In the first five years alone, over 6,300 customers deployed the platform, supported by ...

Jun 6, 2016 1:20:26 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.22

Posted by nisserow Jun 26, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. We are drawing closer to VMworld and this weeks TAM Blog post is a reminder that early bird registrations end soon so if you are considering going to VMworld now is the time to register. As a TAM customer don't forget about TAM Day registration at the same time as well as the many TAM areas and activities that we will have for our TAM customers at VMworld.

 

I wish you all a very productive week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

TAM SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS (Owner: Neil Isserow)

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Free e-learning course - #VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2016 bit.ly/1Urmwxl pic.twitter.com/fa7EPgrcgC

#Cisco ACI and #VMware NSX kumbaya? - Network World bit.ly/20I9cGDpic.twitter.com/qbOzYYFGRg

Automating Cross #vCenter #vMotion (xVC-vMotion) between the same & different SSO Domain bit.ly/1VlWJZD pic.twitter.com/XnLTENILxZ

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Please join us for TAM Customer Day 2016 on Sunday, August 28th, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas!  Early Bird Registration closes on June 6th so register now!

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

NEW – Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide

The long awaited update to the Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide is now available. Sudhir Balasubramanian and colleagues have completed the extensive project to update the classic doc for both Oracle and VMware versions. In this doc you will find references to many new features, approaches a...

Jun 3, 2016 3:20:39 PM

Early Bird Registration closes June 6th – Register Now!

    By Victoria Phillips Please join us for TAM Customer Day 2016 on Sunday, August 28 th , from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas! Early Bird Registration closes on June 6 th so register now! TAM Customer Day will give you the opportunity to interact with VMware professionals regarding your hig...

Jun 2, 2016 8:05:02 PM

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – May 2016 Edition

Our NSX support team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending- Important : Upgrades from NSX for vSphere 6.1.6 to 6.2.2 are not supported. See KB 2145543 NSX Controller upgrade fails with the error: 409 (Conflict...

Jun 2, 2016 7:18:27 PM

VCDX Defense Process Changes

We are constantly talking to current and potential VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) about ways to improve our processes in order to grow and strengthen the program. Out of those conversations, we have developed two process improvements that will go into effect immediately. New Double VCDX ...

Jun 1, 2016 6:38:57 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. vRealize Operations Manager 6.1, 6.2, and 6.2.1 Sizing Guidelines Update sequen...

Jun 1, 2016 3:18:46 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for May 2016

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

Jun 1, 2016 3:12:45 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Best practices for Virtual SAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers ...

Jun 1, 2016 2:47:21 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Downloading and enabling VMware vShi...

Jun 1, 2016 1:51:10 PM

Top 20 vCenter articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later hosts...

Jun 1, 2016 12:51:27 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for May 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx ...

Jun 1, 2016 12:37:57 PM

Catch the IoT Wave

We are in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). As technology leaders, if we’re not already thinking “IoT,” it’s time we did. I lay out three action points in this blog post. We need to think beyond basic block-and-tackle systems and reimagine a world enabled by IoT. We require more experimen...

May 31, 2016 10:53:09 PM

New vRealize Log Insight Videos in the Learning Zone

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases. This month, Steve Flanders continued his series on VMware vRealize Log Insight with several new videos: Using Dashboards – teac...

May 31, 2016 4:45:32 PM

We asked, VMware Certified Instructors Answered

We recently interviewed a few VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) to get their best advice for students and to learn more about their experience teaching classes for VMware Education Services. We pulled the best (and surprisingly honest) responses below. Hope you enjoy! What one thing do you wish...

May 30, 2016 3:22:56 PM

Announcing VMware vCloud Air Network Beta for Usage Meter 3.5.0

Keeping track of product usage just got simpler – thanks to VMware Usage Meter (UM) 3.5.0. vCloud Air Network partners can sign up today to participate in the Usage Meter 3.5.0 Beta to help define and test the latest version of the Usage Meter. So what’s new with Usage Meter 3.5.0? 100+ Bug Fixes...

Jun 3, 2016 4:00:05 PM

New Updated Oracle Databases on VMware Best Practices Guide

Business Critical Applications (BCA) are at the heart of an organization; their performance, availability and reliability are vital to the success of the business. Significant advances in hardware are far outpacing the performance requirements of even the most intensive business-critical applicat...

Jun 3, 2016 3:42:59 PM

Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere”

The landscape of the modern data center is rapidly evolving. The migration from physical to virtualized workloads, move towards software-defined data centers, advent of a multi-cloud landscape, proliferation of mobile devices accessing the corporate data center, and adoption of new architectural ...

Jun 3, 2016 12:00:31 PM

Customizing vROps – Creating Relationships and Changing Collection Intervals

Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora Often times what you get out of the box isn’t exactly what you need. The great thing about vRealize Operations is that it is quite customizable – from it’s great dashboarding capabilities, reporting, capacity planning, to policies, which allow for customizing how vRealiz...

Jun 3, 2016 10:00:22 AM

Hitachi Device Manager

Overview Hitachi Device Manager software unifies and simplifies storage management and gives you full control of your storage. Device Manager supports multiple management views, including physical, logical, NAS head, host and virtual server for provisioning, and storage pooling for primary and se...

Jun 2, 2016 7:52:30 PM

Hitachi Server Content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight

Overview Hitachi Server Content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight provides log aggregation and indexing with near real-time search and analytics capabilities. The HDS system is designed to consolidate existing rack-mount systems, for server consolidation and easier operation in a data center. ...

Jun 2, 2016 7:24:55 PM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: TeraGo Networks

When Canadian businesses decide to traverse the path to the hybrid cloud, it’s vital they rely on a provider who is able to guide them on their journey in an efficient manner. It’s also equally important that providers ensure their customer’s information assets stay within Canada and remain prote...

Jun 2, 2016 4:00:39 PM

RUSH POST: Microsoft Convenience Update and VMware VMXNet3 Incompatibilities

Microsoft recently released a “Convenience Update” patch for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update has incompatibility issues with virtual machines running on the VMware vSphere virtualization platform. This incompatibility is confined to one specific configuration scenario – It i...

Jun 1, 2016 9:23:04 PM

Getting More Out of VMware: Distributed Resource Management

On June 8th, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar about Distributed Resource Management using Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS) and vRealize Operations (vR Ops). In this session, we will examine how to combine DRS and vRealize Operations Manager capabilities to deliver the most ...

Jun 1, 2016 8:39:36 PM

Cloud-Based DR: Your Affordable IT Insurance

Like insurance, disaster recovery (DR) provides crucial protection for your IT operations during servedisruptive events. Yet, many organizations still don’t have a reliable DR plan in place. In fact, according to a 451 Research survey, almost 60% of responding companies operate without a DR plan....

Jun 1, 2016 4:00:24 PM

Join a Conversation on Network Virtualization with Leading NSX Industry Experts on June 15th

As technology continues to rapidly evolve, network virtualization is now applied to every aspect of the data center. Before you virtualize your network, it’s important to understand what makes sense for your business, and why. To give you the tools for your next step, we’ve gathered top VMware NS...

Jun 1, 2016 12:00:31 PM

How vRealize Automation Can Provision VMs From an OVF

Provisioning a VM from an OVF is easy with vRealize Automation Since the Project Cava team started writing about how they use vRealize Automation to serve the needs of the VMware teams that work on vRealize Automation, its been clear that customers want to know how we manage to keep a small catal...

Jun 1, 2016 10:00:25 AM

Comprehensively Monitor your Enterprise Stack with vROps Management Packs

By: Ken Hess If you use VMware virtualization products at your company, then you should check out Blue Medora’s management packs. Blue Medora’s solutions extend the capabilities of VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) to provide monitoring solutions for the hardware, software, application...

May 30, 2016 10:00:10 AM

 

 

END USER COMPUTING

Apple Rumors, Elon Musk’s Reality, Droppin’ the EMM Mic and More Top Mobile News

What will watchOS 3.0 look like? Is iOS 10 here? Are the macOS rumors true? Will Siri soon be in our homes? The Independent rounds up everything Apple is expected to announce this month at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Quote of the Week “The odds that we’re in base reality is one in...

Jun 3, 2016 4:00:16 PM

VMware AirWatch Holds Largest Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Share

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market continues to grow. The market grew 26.9 percent, from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new IDC report, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares. [Download the report: IDC, Worldwide Enterpr...

Jun 2, 2016 12:36:22 PM

VMware AirWatch Holds Largest Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Share

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market continues to grow. The market grew 26.9 percent, from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new IDC report, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares. [Download the report: IDC, Worldwide Enterpr...

Jun 2, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Flushing Bank Locks Down Data with VMware Horizon VDI

As many banks face tighter IT budgets, building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a cost-saving alternative to adding hundreds of new desktops. For New York-based Flushing Bank , though, the move to VDI wasn’t just about doing more on less budget. VDI was their best bet to strengthen secu...

Jun 1, 2016 3:01:07 PM

See What’s New in Enterprise Mobility at EUC Insights 2016

Register now for EUC Insights 2016 to see what’s new in enterprise mobility. EUC Insights is the top, free virtual conference for end-user computing (EUC), and in addition to all of the free sessions and resources on EUC, you’ll get to learn about the newest trends and technology in enterprise mo...

Jun 1, 2016 2:17:21 PM

Feature Updates: May 2016

Check out the newest features and enhancements for the month of May* below: 1. WebEx Integration We are excited to announce our newest integration with WebEx for online meetings and video conferencing. Communities will be able to take advantage of the Personal Room feature in WebEx and allow user...

May 31, 2016 9:24:00 PM

Free Listen: Smartphones, but Dumb Apps on the Echo ONE Podcast

Ever wonder: why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps? The hard truth that IT knows all too well is: If you build it, they may not come. Blake Brannon joins the Echo ONE technology podcast to delve into the current business app ecosystem, the consumerization of IT and why users continue to deman...

May 31, 2016 2:46:48 PM

Free Listen: “Smartphones but Dumb Apps” on the Echo ONE Podcast

Ever wonder: why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps? The hard truth that IT knows all too well is: If you build it, they may not come. Blake Brannon joins the Echo ONE technology podcast to delve into the current business app ecosystem, the consumerization of IT and why users continue to deman...

May 31, 2016 2:30:17 PM

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, as I write this weeks newsletter it is Memorial Day in the USA. I want to share my wishes to everyone on this day. I have been spending a bit more time with our NSX network virtualization solution. This is a fascinating solution that I hope to learn more about in the future and intend on taking a course.

 

This week the featured TAM Blog post is on how TAMs can work for their customers to motivate for enhancements to existing VMware solutions. This is always a really great win for everyone involved, while it takes some effort to do this on both sides the outcome if managed correctly can significantly help our customers.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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Neil Isserow

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San Francisco, CA

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Goodbye vSphere Client for Windows (C#) – Hello HTML5 bit.ly/1OA4Smppic.twitter.com/dpzUCcPgJ7

#VMware gaining ground as VDI market grows (via TechTarget) bit.ly/1OEksgUpic.twitter.com/fnUvvmxMGe

Recognizing Honorees for CRN’s Women of the Channel 2016 (viavmware.com/radius) bit.ly/1OyPNl2 pic.twitter.com/rvNxb7TEFZ

Start planning: #VMworld 2016 to be held in Las Vegas August 28th - September 1st bit.ly/20syeth pic.twitter.com/Vrsk1gMry1

#Cisco ACI and #VMware NSX kumbaya? - Network World bit.ly/20I9cGDpic.twitter.com/qbOzYYFGRg

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

TAMs Enabling Enhancements in VMware Technology for Their Customers’ Success

By Neil Isserow

As a VMware TAM, I get involved in the most critical aspects of my customers’ solutions. I am often the first person my customers turn to when they have a problem, an idea, or have trouble integrating our products with another solution. Most of our problems are easily identified and can be resolved with a solution available via a Knowledge Base article or a VMware patch. In the rarest of cases, the problem requires a fix that will be included in a patch to be released. [Continue reading here...]

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

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Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

We asked, VMware Certified Instructors Answered

We recently interviewed a few VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) to get their best advice for students and to learn more about their experience teaching classes for VMware Education Services. We pulled the best (and surprisingly honest) responses below. Hope you enjoy! What one thing do you wish...

May 30, 2016 3:22:56 PM

TAMs Enabling Enhancements in VMware Technology for Their Customers’ Success

  By Neil Isserow As a VMware TAM, I get involved in the most critical aspects of my customers’ solutions. I am often the first person my customers turn to when they have a problem, an idea, or have trouble integrating our products with another solution. Most of our problems are easily identified...

May 27, 2016 7:17:26 PM

Announcing the Launch of VMware’s Certification Manager Tool

The VMware Certification Program has rolled out a new certification candidate portal that will improve your user experience. VMware Certification Manager offers several features and benefits: Single sign-on to Pearson VUE – saves multiple steps and clicks in the registration process Elimination o...

May 27, 2016 1:00:32 PM

Comprehensively Monitor your Enterprise Stack with vROps Management Packs

By: Ken Hess If you use VMware virtualization products at your company, then you should check out Blue Medora’s management packs. Blue Medora’s solutions extend the capabilities of VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) to provide monitoring solutions for the hardware, software, application...

May 30, 2016 10:00:10 AM

Demo – Dynamically Enforcing Security on a Hot Cloned SQL Server with VMware NSX

Originally posted on the Virtualize Business Critical Applications blog.   By Niran Even-Chen VMware NSX is a software defined solution that brings the power of virtualization to network and security. There are many great papers about NSX in general: for example here & here and many others, the p...

May 27, 2016 3:52:21 PM

Announcing VMware vCloud Director 8.10: A New Way to Orchestrate the Provisioning of Cloud Services

Creating a secure, automated, and well-managed enterprise grade computing environment often takes more unified approach than a public-only or a private-only cloud. Business leaders have begun rapidly transitioning to hybrid cloud environments that leverage both private cloud and public cloud serv...

May 27, 2016 1:00:31 PM

Top 3 Reasons Why You Need Cloud Management

By most accounts, the hybrid cloud approach to IT is not just in ascendancy—it’s ruling the roost. Estimates vary, but computing trend surveys are typically finding an overwhelming number of respondents have established a hybrid cloud strategy, if they aren’t there already. (Cutting to the chase:...

May 27, 2016 10:01:39 AM

Keep Your Business Critical Apps Soaring with Custom Dashboards

By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora As a systems administrator, you are pulled in a million different directions – monitoring this, ordering that, fixing environment issues, keeping up with endless emails; the list never ends. As much as you hate to admit it, at some point you’ve probably overlooked a...

May 26, 2016 10:00:15 AM

Solarwinds NPM content pack for Log Insight

Overview Solarwinds NPM or Network Performance Monitor is a monitoring software that monitors faults, availability, and performance of devices connected to a network which helps in detection, diagnosis, and resolution of network performance issues and outages. SolarWinds can also monitor your dat...

May 26, 2016 8:00:52 AM

Using Software Component Properties for Applications Provisioning via Converged Blueprints in CMBU Project Cava

Software Components – Reusable Building Blocks The Project Cava introduction blog mentions visually simple Converged Blueprints of Virtual Machines and Applications that can be deployed into various target platforms (vCenter, various Clouds etc.) However, there is a complexity behind that simplic...

May 25, 2016 7:54:42 PM

VMware at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 Recap

From May 17 th to May 19 th , SAP welcomed around 30,000 attendees to Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida to its SAPPHIRE NOW conference and provided an overview on what’s new as well as what’s upcoming from SAP in 2016. As Bill McDermott, SAP CEO states during his keynote: “ Run ...

May 25, 2016 6:12:03 PM

Experience the Power of Operations Management with the vSphere Optimization Assessment!

Have you ever wondered about the power of Operations Management? Well, you’re in luck! The vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) for Service Providers is a sales acceleration program that allows you to see the power of operations management. Starting June 2 nd , we’re hosting a webcast series whi...

May 25, 2016 4:33:37 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0006 and Updated Advisories

Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2016-0006 Updated VMSA-2015-0007.5 VMSA-2016-0005.1 The new advisory addresses an important cross-site scripting issue in the vSphere Web Client, CVE-2016-2078. The issue is present on the server side when vCent...

May 24, 2016 10:30:02 PM

Read ’16 Gartner Cloud Management Platform Market Guide FREE from VMware

Cloud Management Platform With the emergence of cloud service providers, the Business now have alternatives to IT. The rise of cloud computing has created IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings allowing vendors to directly target your users. A host of cloud services is available at the swipe of a credit ...

May 24, 2016 7:00:23 PM

5 Common Errors While Installing vRealize Operations Manager

By: Tim Sheldon, Blue Medora Understanding the most common errors associated with installing VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) can drastically improve user experience. Currently, 85% of Blue Medora’s support tickets are related to user error during vRealize Operations installation and ...

May 24, 2016 10:00:35 AM

vRealize Suite Standard: Simplify IT Operations

vRealize Suite Standard: Simplify IT Operations With vRealize Suite Standard, IT organizations of all sizes can boost performance and avoid business disruption. And become more efficient with comprehensive visibility across applications and infrastructure. All in one place. Traditional operations...

May 23, 2016 10:27:47 PM

Packet Pushers Podcast Gets Technical About VMware NSX with Hutto Independent School District

Based in Texas, the Hutto Independent School District comprises more than 6,000 K-12 students on 8 campuses. When they decided to virtualize their network, they had a number of factors to keep in mind. Would the technology support VDI implementation? How would a virtual network affect business as...

May 23, 2016 6:43:41 PM

It’s Time for You to Attend vForum Live Chicago – May 25th!

Calling all IT professionals interested in exploring the benefits of virtualization, mobility, or cloud, VMware vForum Live Chicago is coming soon! Join our experts in-person for an interactive, all-day event that will take you through technical deep dives of VMware solutions. Sign up today to at...

May 23, 2016 4:18:22 PM

vRealize Automation 7 Catalog API In Action

I’ve written before about the improvements we made to the self-service API in vRealize Automation 7.0, but where APIs are concerned, working code is worth a thousand words. I’m pleased to present the vRealize Automation Reference Application, an open source sample application we developed to show...

May 23, 2016 10:00:17 AM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News: See the First Google Daydream Phone

Here’s the first official Google Daydream phone. Last week, Google revealed their advanced virtual reality (VR) platform, Daydream. The caveat: it only works with certain smartphones. And the first smartphone for Google’s Daydream VR platform is probably one you’ve never heard of. PC Magazine rev...

May 27, 2016 5:00:14 PM

Banking the Unbanked: How Technology Drives Financial Inclusion

A third of the world’s population does not have a bank account. That’s 2.5 billion people! “By 2030, 2 billion people who don’t have a bank account today will be storing money and making payments with their phones.” —Bill Gates in The Verge Back in the 1990s, improving access to financial service...

May 26, 2016 2:00:58 PM

VMware Horizon Remote Applications Just Got Better

It started a few years back with the release of VMware Horizon 6. VMware had entered the Remote Desktop Services (RDS) game. There were doubters, and many pundits wondered if VMware was really serious about making a dent in the RDS market. Naturally, some competitors made cute marketing videos an...

May 26, 2016 1:01:01 PM

Today Is #GeekPrideDay! Here’s How to Win Some Swag

Today is one of my favorite days of the year: Geek Pride Day . All across the world, we connoisseurs of geekdom celebrate our communal fascination with all things science, math, sci-fi/fantasy, video games, tabletop, technology, gadgets—you get the idea. And here at VMware, we want to celebrate r...

May 25, 2016 2:49:21 PM

New Wave of Enterprise Chat Grants You 3 Wishes at Work

Last week, Google showed everyone at the I/O conference that the future of chat is here. Integrated with their popular search engine, new chat app Allo answers your questions, mid-conversation, like your own personal genie. It’s just one of many recent innovations ushering in a new wave of smart ...

May 25, 2016 2:12:25 PM

5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at EUC Insights 2016

A few weeks ago, we opened registration for VMware’s biggest End-User Computing event of the year: EUC Insights 2016 . On June 7, IT leaders from businesses of all sizes all over the world will converge online to talk about all things digital workspace and business mobility. Learn more here . 201...

May 24, 2016 1:33:27 PM

The Mobile Race to the White House

In the U.S., the presidential race to the White House is rising to a fervor as November approaches. And the campaign process, like so many other facets of our modern connected society, is increasingly happening through and on our mobile devices. In the recent Radius blog, On the Campaign Trail: M...

May 24, 2016 12:55:01 PM

Retail Data Security: Protecting Data beyond the Transaction

Retailers are increasingly under pressure from both consumers and regulatory agencies to build security programs that effectively protect customer data. As retailers look to roll out mobile solutions, security for devices, applications and content is a paramount concern in their mobility manageme...

May 23, 2016 2:05:07 PM

Enhancing Your VMware Horizon 7 Implementation with Smart Policies

Written in partnership with Raymond Wiesemann, VMware EUC product engineer. There has been a great deal of enthusiasm around the launch of VMware Horizon 7 and the innovative features delivered by the platform. But sometimes, a big launch can overshadow some of the more practical features in arch...

May 23, 2016 1:00:29 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, every year at VMworld the VMware TAM program hold a full day of activities specifically for our TAM customers. This event is only for current TAM customers and is also made available to a limited number of people. TAM Day is also exclusively for VMworld attendees only as well meaning that to attend this full extra day at VMworld you will need a VMworld ticket as well as be a current TAM customer. This year VMworld is back in Las vegas so get your tickets before they are all gone!

 

There is more information available here: https://www.vmworld.com/en/us/programs/tam.html

 

Please contact your TAM if you require any further assistance with this.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

vSphere Client for Windows (C#) – Hello HTML5 bit.ly/1OA4Smppic.twitter.com/dpzUCcPgJ7

Installing #Docker on VMware Fusion bit.ly/24WIUa6 pic.twitter.com/0C2lEI7odV

Understanding The Layers Of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure - Virtual Blocksbit.ly/257Gd5L pic.twitter.com/TuMu9TE1jz

Recognizing Honorees for CRN’s Women of the Channel 2016 (viavmware.com/radius) bit.ly/1OyPNl2 pic.twitter.com/rvNxb7TEFZ

#VMware gaining ground as VDI market grows (via TechTarget) bit.ly/1OEksgUpic.twitter.com/fnUvvmxMGe

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Managing NSX with Active Directory Domain Accounts
By Petr McAllister

As one of the network and security leads for the VMware TAM program in North America, I was contacted by a colleague whose customer wanted to discuss NSX permissions and rights in detail. The questions from this customer inspired this post. [Continue Reading...]

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Why Get Certified in Network Virtualization?

Networking – the profession and the technology – has evolved quickly. And demand for virtualization is expected to grow so networks are as agile as compute. It is now a necessity to limit hardware-centric infrastructure and increase agility, flexibility and heightened security with network virtua...

May 20, 2016 3:06:41 PM

Getting Comfortable with vPostgres and the vCenter Server Appliance – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series I talked about vPostgres, some of its features, and why it’s the database platform of choice for the vCenter Server Appliance. In this post, Part 2, I’ll dig a bit deeper into the gears of vPostgres. We’ll take a look at some of the key configuration settings and why...

May 20, 2016 1:00:58 PM

Top 40 Horizon View articles for April 2016

Here is an update for the top Horizon View articles list for April 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual desktop entries from the View Co...

May 20, 2016 12:38:27 PM

Inventory objects fail to display in the vSphere Web Client

An issue recently causing a few calls into our support lines happens after installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0. The issue also impacts the vCenter appliance and is not specific to Windows. The issue occurs in the vSphere Web Client due to caching within the VMware Inventory Service. Whe...

May 19, 2016 5:31:49 PM

Managing NSX with Active Directory Domain Accounts

By Petr McAllister As one of the network and security leads for the VMware TAM program in North America, I was contacted by a colleague whose customer wanted to discuss NSX permissions and rights in detail. The questions from this customer inspired this post. In this post, we’ll cover some of the...

May 19, 2016 3:31:53 PM

Goodbye vSphere Client for Windows (C#) – Hello HTML5

Today we have two important announcements. First, the C# client (AKA Desktop Client/thick client/vSphere Client for Windows) will not be available for the next version of vSphere. Current versions of vSphere (6.0, 5.5) will not be affected, as those will follow the standard support period. You’ve...

May 18, 2016 4:59:41 PM

Where in the World are VCAPs, The Changing IT Landscape, and 2 New Training Courses

Where in the World are VCAPs? [Infographic] Where in the World are VMware Certified Advanced Professionals? Answer: everywhere! Check out this blog post for our detailed infographic highlighting the geographical location of VCAPs. The IT Landscape is Changing: Are you Ready This blog post discuss...

May 18, 2016 2:28:31 PM

Understanding The Layers Of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

We’re almost half way through the year, and it is shaping up to be a “tipping-point” year for hyper-convergence and HCI. Combine faster CPUs, lower cost flash (with exciting technologies on the horizon) and software innovation with the majority of data centers standardizing on server virtualizati...

May 17, 2016 5:34:57 PM

Take Part in a Technical Deep Dive and Demonstration of the Hybrid WAN

Now that cloud computing is the new norm, the question you need to ask yourself is, “How many workloads should I be migrating?” If you’re at that stage, and would like VMware experts to guide you through migrating vSphere workloads to the cloud, then join our upcoming webcasts for a deep technica...

May 20, 2016 4:05:31 PM

VMware Software Defined Data Center and vRealize Suite Management Transform IT at CNRA

by Rich Bourdeau The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is made up of 33 different organizations chartered with protecting and managing the historical and natural resources of California. In the past each organization had their own independent IT shop. Over the past few years, CNRA has be...

May 20, 2016 8:00:20 AM

VMware vForum Live Chicago is Here May 25th

VMware vForum Live Chicago is rapidly approaching and if you’re an IT professional interested in exploring the benefits of virtualization, mobility, or cloud, then join our experts in-person for an interactive, all-day event that will take you through technical deep dives of VMware solutions. Sig...

May 19, 2016 9:44:50 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – FERPA

Welcome back to our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, where we explain the compliance issues that affect journeys to the cloud. Previously, we’ve covered: SSAE 16 PCI-DSS HIPAA ISO 27001 ISO 9001 FedRAMP For this blog, the focus shifts to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ...

May 19, 2016 4:00:35 PM

Define SDDC Success Based on IT Outcomes

By Andrea Siviero You’ve just deployed a new technology solution; how do you define whether or not it was a success? People often have difficulty agreeing on the definition of “success” because there are two interconnected dimensions in which a project can be judged as a success or a failure. The...

May 19, 2016 2:26:46 PM

What can we achieve with a simple “uptime” output in Log Insight

If we want to know whether a child is sick, we measure fever. Sure, it’s not a perfect method, but a stuffy nose and the temperature are sufficient for a quick diagnosis. Usually we will not run blood analysis, computer tomography or microbiological tests. Although some doctors and mums may prefe...

May 19, 2016 10:01:30 AM

Discover the Power of VMware vCloud Air in Our Latest Edition of VMware: Hero On Demand

As any IT hero can attest, seasonal workload spikes are no trifling matter. Especially when the demand for limited onsite resources grows out of step with your budget. It’s a growing crisis … but wait! Quick! What’s that in the sky coming to your organization’s virtual rescue? Have no fear, — VMw...

May 18, 2016 4:00:35 PM

Still Using Perimeter Defenses To Protect Your Data Center? Stop, Drop, and Defend—With Micro-Segmentation

There are a lot of reasons that IT organizations are virtualizing their networks more and more—and chief among them is micro-segmentation. Micro-segmentation, which comes hand-in-hand with network virtualization, divides the data center into distinct segments. Each segment can be secured separate...

May 18, 2016 12:00:27 PM

Getting More Out of vRealize Operations 6.x: Full Stack Application Monitoring

On May 25th, the Getting More Out Of webinar series will present a session on vRealize Operations Manager 6.x – Full Stack Application Monitoring. As a preview, here are some highlights from the session and what you can do to prepare and get the most out of this session. First, this session will ...

May 17, 2016 2:36:26 PM

SAP HANA on vSphere – Support Status and Best Practices Summary

Since SAPHIRE 2016, SAP supports now also SAP HANA on vSphere 6 deployments for production workloads, see SAP Note 2315348 for details. The support for vSphere 6 allows customers to increase the RAM to up to 4 TB (4080 GB) of existing virtual SAP HANA systems when migrated to vSphere 6 and allows...

May 17, 2016 11:32:30 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0005

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: New VMSA-2016-0005 The advisory documents remediation for a critical deserialization vulnerability in Oracle JRE, CVE-2016-3427. VCenter Server is one of the affected products however only the local exploit scenario is relevant if the...

May 17, 2016 4:46:47 AM

VMware releases STIG Compliance App for FREE

Hello Everyone, I am pleased to announce the availability of VMware STIG Compliance App . Using this app, you can assess, remediate and harden remote *NIX machines in line with STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide) or any other security configuration benchmark. The app is available as a ...

May 16, 2016 4:06:31 PM

Updated – Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere Availability and Recovery Options

Choosing the right availability configuration for your SQL Server on vSphere can be a bit confusing as there are more than a few options to choose from, questions such as: Should I use vSphere HA if i’m using AlwaysOn? What are the implications of running different availability configurations on ...

May 16, 2016 2:56:42 PM

4 Ways Views Can Improve Your vROps Workflow

By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Customization Empowers the End User VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) offers a significant level of customization to the end user, from alerts to views to dashboards and more. This level of customization empowers the end user to mold the platform to their specific n...

May 16, 2016 10:00:28 AM

 

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Google I/O, Apple Genius Groves & Windows 10 Security Top This Week’s Mobile News

Because everyone loves a top 10. In case you’ve been living in a cave this week, Google announced some pretty nifty tech goodies at its I/O conference. Our faves? New Android N details (plus a naming competition!)—including a new virtual reality (VR) platform called Daydream—plus Home, its new Am...

May 20, 2016 3:00:38 PM

VDI with Horizon Accelerates Workflows at BDP International

BDP International helps chemical producers, major enterprises, pharmaceutical companies, oil and gas suppliers and major retailers track their product shipments around the world. BDP also provides their customers with just-in-time logistics to ensure sensitive shipments get where they need to be ...

May 19, 2016 1:44:40 PM

Exploring Virtual & Augmented Reality in the Enterprise

It seems like every major technology summit these days isn’t complete without the mention of virtual and augmented reality. Consumers and enterprises alike have cause to be excited. While the technologies are still in their infancies, both promise revolutionary new ways by which we will interact ...

May 19, 2016 12:00:11 PM

Enhance & Optimize Your Citrix Environment with VMware

See You In Vegas, Baby! Visit us at Citrix Synergy on May 24-26, where we will demonstrate many new VMware products and innovations that complement and optimize a Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop environment, including: Comprehensive Application Lifecycle Management for XenApp Real-time App Delivery w...

May 18, 2016 6:35:23 PM

9 IoT Influencers Share Smart Tech They’re Most Excited About

We’ve been talking a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) here on the AirWatch Blog lately, and obviously we have our favorite use case picked out. But as IoT continues to grow, it’s getting harder and harder to keep tabs on all the cool things that businesses are doing—so we reached out to som...

May 18, 2016 3:26:16 PM

The End of “Good Enough” User Experiences for the Masses: NVIDIA Tesla M10 + VMware Horizon 7

It used to be that graphics performance was purely the domain of CAD professionals, enthusiasts, creative agencies and the like. For the longest time, a virtual barrier existed between the haves and have-nots. The haves depend on an immersive, high-powered experience to get work done, while the h...

May 18, 2016 12:28:05 PM

Watch Citrix XenDesktops Provision Faster Than Ever Imagined

Have you ever wished you could provision personalized Citrix XenDesktops at the speed of stateless ones? We have been working hard to bring VMware Instant Clone capabilities to XenDesktops. Come see us at Citrix Synergy—booth #520G—as we demonstrate this capability as a technology preview called ...

May 18, 2016 12:00:25 PM

Enterprise App Best Practices for Android Available Today

Enterprise application developers now have an easier way to build Android mobile apps for work. New AppConfig Community enterprise app best practices to develop mobile apps for the Android operating system (OS) are available today. [Press Release: AppConfig Community Announces Android Best Practi...

May 17, 2016 4:00:10 PM

It’s Here! The EUC Insights 2016 Free Online Event

Virtual app and desktop delivery, unified endpoint management, identity and security, mobile productivity apps…the world of end-user computing (EUC) never stops changing. Register today for EUC Insights 2016 , our free virtual tradeshow where you can learn how to tackle EUC’s newest challenges. C...

May 17, 2016 1:50:39 PM

Windows 10 Security Features Built for the Digital Workspace

Anytime, anywhere access to work is now a basic need for the modern employee. As business technology and worker demands evolved, so have IT’s security challenges. Whether remote, in the field or in the office, workers are no longer physically connected to your network or data center. Instead, tod...

May 16, 2016 2:24:53 PM

Now Is the Time to Invest in your Enterprise Mobility Success

When deploying an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, many IT teams feel as though they have to make trade-offs that will result in someone or some group being unhappy. Giving end users all the access they want may raise security issues and regulatory compliance concerns. But locking d...

May 16, 2016 1:28:19 PM

INFOGRAPHIC: Business Mobility Shapes Retail Store of the Future

Mobile payments have increased by four times between 2004 and 2015, and consumers are even paying with their mobile devices. Now that about 70 percent of consumers have access to a smartphone (and 51 percent a tablet), mobile influences the majority of purchases for nearly half of consumers. Reta...

May 16, 2016 1:18:54 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

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

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

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

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

GENERAL NEWS

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

 

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

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

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

 

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


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GENERAL NEWS

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

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

 

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

 

 

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