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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.13

Posted by nisserow Apr 5, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the April edition of the VMware TAM newsletter. The first 3 months of 2016 have flown by and we have had so many updates, new solutions and news updates. If you want to catch up on the newsletters we have them all archived online starting from 2009 onwards. These are usually updated every month so many be a bit behind but they always catch up. It is also a great way to find anything related to VMware that we have put in the newsletter over the past 7+ years. There are over 300 newsletters available for you to review and search. These can all be found here at our Newsletter Archive. In addition we do support a number of other Social Media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (group) and our TAM blog so please check these out today and join any or all of them as appropriate to you. We always try and bring the most relevant news and updates only to these sites to ensure that you are not overwhelmed with unnecessary information.

I wish you all a successful start to Q2 2016 and a fantastic week ahead.

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Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead
San Francisco, CA

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Leave your mark on #VMworld 2016! Call for papers open thru April 12th bit.ly/1Rz3i7Tpic.twitter.com/Mi6Y6ZDtd5
#VSAN Stretched Clusters - Click Click done! (via VSANteam.info) bit.ly/1RECkik pic.twitter.com/JZFfKEuhbv
New Fling: #vSphere HTML5 Web Client #h5client bit.ly/1RFqD7M pic.twitter.com/5rdKycYDKS
VIO and #vRealize bring VMware cloud strategy up to speed bit.ly/1UsdCCm pic.twitter.com/jtPne59BSq
@AirWatch Grabs the Top Spot in New Radicati EMM Quadrant #build2016 bit.ly/1UtPJdApic.twitter.com/MKJCO9Y9pn

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
By Petr McAllister
As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity?
For the first time, VMware has brought VCSA in parity with vCenter Server for Windows in terms of scale and functionality in vSphere 6. Take a look at the diagram below: [Continue reading...]

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

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

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.12

Posted by nisserow Apr 5, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

 

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Have a fantastic week everyone.

 

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

VMware @AirWatch Supports #iOS 9.3 bit.ly/1Ry1grG pic.twitter.com/SuvbVcWPQn

Read the @VMware commissioned report from @TheEconomist about cyber-attacks bit.ly/1RyrWZwpic.twitter.com/aOFBnNQ3Ha

VMware 'Photon' Cloud Development Platform Moves Closer to Version 1.0 (via @VirtReview) bit.ly/1RzLrRdpic.twitter.com/z2pQrkKgMv
Build a custom automated
#ESXi installer image bit.ly/1RmDvzz pic.twitter.com/d6CXZNIUZr

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience
By Amy Chalifoux

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

[Continue Reading...]

 

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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:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

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

http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

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

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

Mar 26, 2016 3:42:02 AM

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

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

Mar 25, 2016 3:23:32 PM

The CAP Aftermath: Return of the Silos!

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

Mar 25, 2016 2:00:48 PM

Fling Developer Spotlight- Ryan Klumph

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

Mar 24, 2016 9:11:59 PM

VCAP6-DTM Design Beta Exam Available

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

Mar 24, 2016 5:16:48 PM

IT Service Strategy: Catalogs and Portals

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

Mar 24, 2016 4:17:27 PM

4 Exam Retirements in June

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

Mar 23, 2016 3:45:25 PM

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

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

Mar 22, 2016 1:39:09 PM

 

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

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

Mar 26, 2016 6:52:55 PM

Call for papers open for VMworld 2016

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

Mar 25, 2016 8:01:03 PM

VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 – What’s New

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

Mar 24, 2016 6:53:03 PM

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

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

Mar 24, 2016 4:50:10 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight: ISO 9001

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

Mar 24, 2016 4:00:29 PM

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

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

Mar 24, 2016 10:01:40 AM

Watch How Advanced Networking Services Makes Life Easier

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

Mar 23, 2016 6:00:40 PM

VMware vCloud Air is the Nine Iron of Public Clouds

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

Mar 23, 2016 4:00:57 PM

VMware Google Cloud Platform NEXT 16 – San Francisco

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

Mar 23, 2016 12:25:02 AM

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

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

Mar 22, 2016 4:00:50 PM

VMware Horizon 7 New Features

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

Mar 22, 2016 3:40:36 PM

Blast Off: Advanced Usage of the vRealize Operations REST API

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

Mar 22, 2016 10:01:23 AM

 

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Top Mobile News from Apple’s March Event and More

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

Mar 25, 2016 5:00:40 PM

Lufthansa Cargo Accelerates Takeoff with Business Mobility & Electronic Flight Bags

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

Mar 24, 2016 2:32:35 PM

How Banks and Financial Advisors Can Win Millennials and Gen Xers

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

Mar 23, 2016 5:00:34 PM

Insights into Higher Education IT: A Renewed Focus on Students

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

Mar 23, 2016 3:45:30 PM

Network Ports Diagram Updated for Horizon 7

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

Mar 23, 2016 1:06:01 AM

What’s New with VMware Horizon 7

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

Mar 22, 2016 5:33:44 PM

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

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

Mar 22, 2016 12:36:12 PM

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.11

Posted by nisserow Apr 5, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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THIS WEEK
- Updates to many VMware solutions here: http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases1
- VMUG Virtual Event

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

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

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

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

EMC, VMware Release ‘State of IT Transformation’ Report blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/2016/…

VMware Infrastructure Navigator blogs.vmware.com/tam/2016/03/vm…

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience

By Amy Chalifoux

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

 

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO

By Steve Tilkens

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

 

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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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

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

http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Make the Most of Your VMware Support Experience

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

Mar 18, 2016 3:35:02 PM

Mobility Solution Strategy: Desktop Evolution to IoT Revolution

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

Mar 17, 2016 6:38:45 PM

Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0 Update 2

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

Mar 17, 2016 5:17:18 PM

Systems of Intimacy- Science Fiction Made Real

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

Mar 17, 2016 3:13:59 PM

The Challenge of the Next Generation CIO

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

Mar 16, 2016 3:22:46 PM

VMware Host Client 1.0 is now GA

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

Mar 16, 2016 1:23:47 PM

EMC, VMware Release ‘State of IT Transformation’ Report

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

Mar 15, 2016 8:31:54 PM

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

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

Mar 15, 2016 3:43:49 PM

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

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

Mar 15, 2016 6:31:38 AM

Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

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

Mar 18, 2016 4:00:22 PM

The Catalog Service Menu Strategy for Cloud Providers — Part 2

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

Mar 17, 2016 4:00:06 PM

Network Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

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

Mar 17, 2016 2:53:20 PM

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

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

Mar 17, 2016 12:00:59 PM

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 1

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

Mar 16, 2016 10:01:52 AM

Released Today: vRealize Suite 7 New Features

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

Mar 15, 2016 10:30:35 PM

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

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

Mar 15, 2016 4:00:52 PM

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

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

Mar 15, 2016 4:00:34 PM

3 Reasons VMware Horizon 7 Will Make You Smile

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

Mar 15, 2016 3:24:11 PM

Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud the New Normal

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

Mar 15, 2016 10:01:58 AM

Rent-a-Center Manages Well with vRealize

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

Mar 14, 2016 11:51:32 PM

Updated: Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices Guide

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

Mar 14, 2016 7:33:10 PM

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

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

Mar 14, 2016 3:55:26 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

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

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

Mar 18, 2016 2:52:23 PM

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

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

Mar 17, 2016 10:23:45 PM

3 Reasons You Never Get Great Ideas out of Meetings

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

Mar 17, 2016 5:05:44 PM

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

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

Mar 17, 2016 1:00:50 PM

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

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

Mar 17, 2016 12:30:53 PM

AppConfig Panel: We Can Do Better on Mobile App Development

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

Mar 16, 2016 4:35:40 PM

5 Examples of IoT in Business

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

Mar 16, 2016 3:40:47 PM

Provisioning Office 365 with App Volumes AppStacks

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

Mar 15, 2016 2:42:27 PM

3 Trends to Watch in Enterprise Mobility from Nick McQuire

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

Mar 15, 2016 1:50:10 PM

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

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

Mar 14, 2016 3:23:35 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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)

Uses VMware Data Centre To Control Torpedoes (via @TechWeekEurope) bit.ly/1SGrZkN pic.twitter.com/Q48SM9UYkX

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

Achieving Micro segmentation with Log Insight bit.ly/1nt3nik pic.twitter.com/eJwdHCL3GH

VMware Pledges for Parity Through VMwomen #IWD2016 bit.ly/1SylkJy pic.twitter.com/5pLmzZdgF7

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

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

VMware Infrastructure Navigator
By Antonin Perron

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

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

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

 

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

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

http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Cloud Services Definition

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

Mar 10, 2016 8:51:51 PM

VMware Infrastructure Navigator

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

Mar 9, 2016 4:02:03 PM

VMware Virtual SAN: The Technology And Its Future

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

Mar 8, 2016 11:17:50 PM

Simplified Exam Registration Process

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

Mar 7, 2016 7:43:01 PM

Important KB updates for current NSX for vSphere users

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

Mar 7, 2016 3:30:45 PM

Get More Out of Advanced Networking Services in Two Webinars

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

Mar 11, 2016 5:19:41 PM

Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

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

Mar 11, 2016 3:14:11 PM

Meta-Monitoring: Microsoft SCOM in VMware vRealize Operations

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

Mar 11, 2016 11:01:01 AM

Announcing the 2016 VMware Partner Innovation Award Winners!

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

Mar 10, 2016 5:00:05 PM

The New vRealize Suite 7.0: Kicking the Tires

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

Mar 10, 2016 11:00:32 AM

Flex Your Pods with vRealize Operations

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

Mar 9, 2016 11:00:19 AM

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

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

Mar 8, 2016 5:00:19 PM

Demystifying vRealize Automation Network Profiles

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

Mar 8, 2016 11:01:50 AM

vRealize Automation 7 Extends Cloud Management Market Leadership

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

Mar 7, 2016 10:13:39 PM

vRA 7 – Windows templates for Software Deployments

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

Mar 7, 2016 11:01:48 AM

 

END USER COMPUTING

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

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

Mar 11, 2016 7:31:44 PM

Apple Watch Productivity and Android N Top Mobile News

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

Mar 11, 2016 6:00:39 PM

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

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

Mar 11, 2016 2:00:44 PM

7 Productivity Tips for Using Your Apple Watch at Work

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

Mar 10, 2016 3:32:46 PM

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

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

Mar 10, 2016 2:00:15 PM

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

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

Mar 9, 2016 5:32:01 PM

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

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

Mar 9, 2016 2:51:21 PM

Take a Closer Look at VMware User Environment Manager 9.0

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

Mar 9, 2016 1:00:53 PM

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

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

Mar 9, 2016 1:00:31 PM

6 Ways Windows 10 is Changing the Enterprise

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

Mar 8, 2016 3:50:31 PM

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

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

Mar 8, 2016 1:46:36 PM

28 Questions Answered about AirWatch 8.3

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

Mar 7, 2016 8:04:09 PM

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

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

Mar 7, 2016 4:50:21 PM

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

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

Mar 7, 2016 3:33:10 PM

 

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Posted by nisserow Mar 20, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

 

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

 

I wish you all a very successful week.

 

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead
San Francisco, CA
TAM SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS (Owner: Neil Isserow)

 

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Is VMware NSX more than just a security platform? (via @TechRepublic)bit.ly/21AgD7L pic.twitter.com/qIrdKAhPUr

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

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

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

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

 

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How to Operationalize vRealize Operations Manager (A Case Study)

By Joe DePasquale

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

 

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GENERAL NEWS

3 Common Mistakes when Breaking Organizational Silos for Cloud and DevOps

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

Mar 3, 2016 11:41:31 PM

GPGPU Computing with the nVidia K80 on VMware vSphere 6

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

Mar 3, 2016 7:28:44 PM

How to Operationalize vRealize Operations Manager (A Case Study)

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

Mar 3, 2016 4:29:58 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for February 2016

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

Mar 2, 2016 1:30:39 PM

Six Methods for Keeping VM Tools Up to Date

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

Mar 2, 2016 1:15:05 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for February 2016

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

Mar 2, 2016 1:00:24 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for February 2016

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

Mar 1, 2016 7:36:49 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for February 2016

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

Mar 1, 2016 3:17:43 PM

Top 20 vCenter articles for February 2016

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

Mar 1, 2016 3:05:36 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for February 2016

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

Mar 1, 2016 2:57:38 PM

Newest Additions to the Learning Zone Video Library

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

Feb 29, 2016 5:10:45 PM

Understanding the Three Types of VM Tools

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

Feb 29, 2016 1:15:47 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

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

Mar 5, 2016 5:00:59 PM

Questions to Ask When Evaluating Public Cloud

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

Mar 4, 2016 5:26:50 PM

F5 Content pack for vRealize Log Insight

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

Mar 4, 2016 9:57:06 AM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: OVH

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

Mar 3, 2016 5:00:40 PM

The Link between Digitalization and IT Service Delivery

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

Mar 3, 2016 11:01:43 AM

Using vROps to Understand Your HP Server Landscapes

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

Mar 3, 2016 1:01:04 AM

EMC-XtremIO content pack for vRealize Log Insight

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

Mar 2, 2016 6:56:18 PM

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

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

Mar 2, 2016 5:00:31 PM

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

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

Mar 1, 2016 5:00:14 PM

See vCloud Air at HIMSS

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

Feb 29, 2016 11:34:01 PM

3 Reasons a Centralized Monitoring Platform is Important

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

Feb 29, 2016 5:27:51 PM

WEBCAST: Protect Your Environment with Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

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

Feb 29, 2016 5:00:03 PM

 

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

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

Mar 4, 2016 7:11:48 PM

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

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

Mar 4, 2016 2:33:53 PM

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

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

Mar 3, 2016 2:53:05 PM

How Do We Secure Mobility at the Speed of Innovation?

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

Mar 3, 2016 2:47:24 PM

VMware + GNS3: The Great Topology Challenge!

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

Mar 3, 2016 1:56:52 AM

What’s Really Behind the Deceleration of Enterprise Innovation?

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

Mar 2, 2016 7:18:19 PM

3 Big Takeaways from Sanjay Poonen at MWC 2016

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

Mar 2, 2016 5:44:12 PM

See the New Industry Templates for iOS at HIMSS

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

Mar 2, 2016 1:00:45 PM

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

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

Mar 1, 2016 8:00:22 PM

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

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

Mar 1, 2016 5:00:07 PM

Securing Your Enterprise Perimeter with AirWatch Tunnel

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

Feb 29, 2016 10:29:56 PM

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

 

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

 

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

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

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TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

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

http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

DevOps: The Operations Side

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

Feb 17, 2016 5:37:53 PM

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

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

Feb 16, 2016 7:00:41 PM

Knowledgebase improvements

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

Feb 16, 2016 4:03:22 PM

How to configure VMware vRO integration with vRA – KBTV Webinars

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

Feb 16, 2016 3:59:18 PM

New vRealize and NSX Training Courses

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

Feb 15, 2016 4:50:43 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

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

Feb 20, 2016 5:00:25 PM

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

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

Feb 20, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Applications

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

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:17 PM

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

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

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:19 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – SSAE 16

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

Feb 18, 2016 5:00:44 PM

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

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

Feb 17, 2016 5:31:57 PM

Peeking At The Future with Giant Monster Virtual Machines

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

Feb 16, 2016 8:16:54 PM

vCloud Tech Talk: Object Storage Integration for vCloud Air

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

Feb 16, 2016 5:00:24 PM

VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

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

Feb 16, 2016 11:01:09 AM

Better Understand Your Dell PowerEdge Server Landscapes Using vRealize Operations

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

Feb 15, 2016 11:01:03 AM

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News This Week: Special AirWatch 8.3 Edition

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

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:58 PM

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

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

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:47 PM

3 Ideas to Get More Creative Input from Group Brainstorming

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

Feb 19, 2016 4:33:59 PM

Introducing Industry Templates for iOS

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

Feb 19, 2016 1:00:57 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

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

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:02 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

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

Feb 18, 2016 7:00:50 PM

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

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

Feb 18, 2016 2:11:37 PM

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

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

Feb 18, 2016 1:09:47 PM

How to Minimize Distractions on Enterprise Social Networks

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

Feb 17, 2016 4:02:43 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

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

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:57 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

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

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:24 PM

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

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

Feb 16, 2016 2:28:11 PM

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

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

Feb 16, 2016 1:30:41 PM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.08

Posted by nisserow Mar 20, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

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

 

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

 

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

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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

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

VMware Demonstrates vCloud NFV Momentum at Mobile World Congress #MWC16bit.ly/1QBm29m pic.twitter.com/RpLDT5CT1A
On Demand Courses
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How to Prepare for Your VCP6 Exam
By Daniel Mizrahi

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

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

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TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

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GENERAL NEWS

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

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

Feb 25, 2016 7:25:53 PM

How to Prepare for Your VCP6 Exam

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

Feb 24, 2016 8:23:32 PM

Virtual SAN 6.2 Licensing Guide

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

Feb 22, 2016 10:20:45 PM

Virtualize SAP HANA with Confidence in Application Availability

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

Feb 22, 2016 4:50:30 PM

vCloud Air: This Past Week in Review

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

Feb 27, 2016 5:00:04 PM

vForum Live Atlanta on 3/8

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

Feb 26, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Straight-Up Flying with the vRealize Operations REST API

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

Feb 26, 2016 11:00:52 AM

The Catalog Service Menu Strategy for Cloud Providers – Part 1

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

Feb 25, 2016 5:00:13 PM

Introducing VMware NSX Fundamentals LiveLesson from VMware Press

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

Feb 25, 2016 1:00:15 PM

Configuring NSX SSL VPN-Plus

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

Feb 24, 2016 9:10:15 PM

And So…

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

Feb 24, 2016 9:00:34 PM

How a Cloud Partnership Can Deliver Trust

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

Feb 24, 2016 5:00:44 PM

Configuring vRA 7 for 2 Factor Authentication

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

Feb 24, 2016 11:00:34 AM

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

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

Feb 23, 2016 5:00:45 PM

Cross Continental vMotion with VMware NSX and IBM SoftLayer Cloud

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

Feb 23, 2016 1:00:26 PM

Private Cloud Is Dead; Long Live…

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

Feb 23, 2016 11:00:05 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0002

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

Feb 23, 2016 6:54:27 AM

Extending Existing Apps Made Easier

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

Feb 22, 2016 5:00:21 PM

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

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

Feb 22, 2016 1:00:40 PM

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Feature and Mobile Updates: February 2016

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

Feb 26, 2016 11:52:54 PM

Sumit Dhawan Discusses the Digital Workspace Impact

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

Feb 26, 2016 2:15:54 PM

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

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

Feb 26, 2016 2:11:18 PM

Why You Need to Deposit Creative Ideas into a Digital Bank

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

Feb 25, 2016 7:26:21 PM

VMware Horizon Blast Extreme Acceleration with NVIDIA GRID

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

Feb 25, 2016 1:00:21 PM

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

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

Feb 25, 2016 1:00:14 PM

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

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

Feb 24, 2016 6:00:47 PM

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

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

Feb 24, 2016 2:10:56 PM

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

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

Feb 24, 2016 2:00:26 PM

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

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

Feb 23, 2016 6:04:29 PM

Explore Next Generation Mobile Security with VMware NSX for AirWatch

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

Feb 23, 2016 6:00:19 PM

Is Your Enterprise Prepared for Chat to Dethrone Email?

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

Feb 23, 2016 4:37:31 PM

What Is #AppConfig?

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

Feb 23, 2016 2:00:32 PM

 

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

 

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

 

Have a really good week ahead everyone.

 

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Introducing VMware Hyper-Converged Software

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

Feb 11, 2016 11:28:34 PM

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

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

Feb 11, 2016 8:35:13 PM

Network Troubleshooting with VMware Native Tools

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

Feb 11, 2016 8:25:00 PM

VMware Simplifies its Lineup of Core Virtualization Offerings

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

Feb 10, 2016 4:30:09 PM

Hardening Guide Risk Profiles Explained

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

Feb 9, 2016 9:42:35 PM

Q&A from Our Recent NSX Webinar

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

Feb 8, 2016 4:35:46 PM

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

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

Feb 12, 2016 1:00:04 PM

Using vRealize Operations Policies to Disable Alerts on Certain Objects

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

Feb 12, 2016 11:01:17 AM

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

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

Feb 11, 2016 7:26:25 PM

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

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

Feb 11, 2016 5:00:09 PM

Getting More Out of Your VMware Investments

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

Feb 11, 2016 11:01:43 AM

Leveraging Virtual SAN for Highly Available Management Clusters

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

Feb 10, 2016 11:07:09 PM

Cloud Computing is Here to Stay

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

Feb 10, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Introducing VMware vCloud Suite 7 and vRealize Suite 7

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

Feb 10, 2016 4:10:56 PM

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

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

Feb 10, 2016 4:01:19 PM

Changes to vRealize Business Pricing and Packaging

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

Feb 10, 2016 4:00:30 PM

What’s New in Log Insight 3.3

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

Feb 10, 2016 1:05:17 PM

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter FAQ

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

Feb 10, 2016 1:00:48 PM

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

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

Feb 9, 2016 5:00:07 PM

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

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

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:55 PM

vRealize Operations 6.2: Intelligent Workload Placement with DRS

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

Feb 9, 2016 11:01:14 AM

vRealize Operations 6.2: What’s New

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

Feb 8, 2016 11:01:21 AM

Updated for vSphere 6 – SAP on VMware Best Practices guide

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

Feb 8, 2016 4:37:24 AM

 

 

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

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

Feb 12, 2016 5:00:31 PM

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

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

Feb 11, 2016 4:19:37 PM

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

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

Feb 11, 2016 4:00:10 PM

10 Things You Can’t Miss at Mobile World Congress

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

Feb 10, 2016 8:02:10 PM

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

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

Feb 10, 2016 4:46:23 PM

10 Things You Can’t Miss at Mobile World Congress

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

Feb 10, 2016 4:11:20 PM

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

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

Feb 9, 2016 9:02:44 PM

The Next Level of Mobility for VDI

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

Feb 9, 2016 9:00:51 PM

Embracing Consumerization For the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE

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

Feb 9, 2016 1:20:14 PM

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

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

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:59 PM

Embracing Consumerization for the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE

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

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:41 PM

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

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

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:11 PM

Deploy & Secure Office 365 with AirWatch

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

Feb 8, 2016 8:05:23 PM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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DevOps: The Operations Side

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

Feb 17, 2016 5:37:53 PM

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

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

Feb 16, 2016 7:00:41 PM

Knowledgebase improvements

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

Feb 16, 2016 4:03:22 PM

How to configure VMware vRO integration with vRA – KBTV Webinars

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

Feb 16, 2016 3:59:18 PM

New vRealize and NSX Training Courses

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

Feb 15, 2016 4:50:43 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

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

Feb 20, 2016 5:00:25 PM

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

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

Feb 20, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Applications

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

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:17 PM

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

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

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:19 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – SSAE 16

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

Feb 18, 2016 5:00:44 PM

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

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

Feb 17, 2016 5:31:57 PM

Peeking At The Future with Giant Monster Virtual Machines

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

Feb 16, 2016 8:16:54 PM

vCloud Tech Talk: Object Storage Integration for vCloud Air

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

Feb 16, 2016 5:00:24 PM

VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

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

Feb 16, 2016 11:01:09 AM

Better Understand Your Dell PowerEdge Server Landscapes Using vRealize Operations

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

Feb 15, 2016 11:01:03 AM

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News This Week: Special AirWatch 8.3 Edition

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

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:58 PM

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

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

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:47 PM

3 Ideas to Get More Creative Input from Group Brainstorming

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

Feb 19, 2016 4:33:59 PM

Introducing Industry Templates for iOS

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

Feb 19, 2016 1:00:57 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

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

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:02 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

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

Feb 18, 2016 7:00:50 PM

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

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

Feb 18, 2016 2:11:37 PM

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

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

Feb 18, 2016 1:09:47 PM

How to Minimize Distractions on Enterprise Social Networks

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

Feb 17, 2016 4:02:43 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

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

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:57 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

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

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:24 PM

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

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

Feb 16, 2016 2:28:11 PM

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

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

Feb 16, 2016 1:30:41 PM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.05

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, we have had a very busy week with plans and preparations for the annual Super Bowl competition taking place. Of course many of us are involved in this event but let's take a moment to discuss how having a VMware TAM works in your favor during these critical times.

If a TAM has a customer that is involved in the event, the TAM will work with the customer to understand many aspects of how the event will affect their business. This could be from change freeze's to special projects, security and many other items. Of course any of our customers that play a supporting role during the event will also need special attention as they want to ensure that their systems stay up and running. As TAMs we work with the customer and our support services to update them on the details and ensure that the customer is provided with the required timely support, but additional details as required for this event are also well communicated to our support services.

The VMware TAM Service is a partnership, one that we all take very seriously and understanding our customers business and objectives goes a long way in ensuring that they have the highest level of support during these critical times.

I hope you have a successful week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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VMware Announces VMware App Volumes 3.0 bit.ly/1QFvTHK pic.twitter.com/uLPFBf1kz5
vRealize Automation 7.0 (GA) is LIVE! bit.ly/1TAYbpN pic.twitter.com/LIEfyizjKI
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Using Ansible to Run Powershell Scripts bit.ly/1PoAQCn pic.twitter.com/Fy8IGVjn5n

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Why I Think vRealize Automation 7.0 is a Game Changer

 

By Gavin Lees VMware vRealize Automation is VMware’s Cloud Management Platform for automating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and custom IT services. In this blog, I will talk about why the latest edition – vRealize Automation 7.0 – is a game changer. I cover some of the exciting new...


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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

 

VMware vSphere Beta – Indicate your interest!

 

We are excited to announce the upcoming VMware vSphere Beta Program . This program enables participants to help define the direction of the most widely adopted industry-leading virtualization platform. Folks who want to participate in the program can now indicate their interest by filling out thi...

Feb 5, 2016 6:05:30 PM

 

VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extension, 2016 VCDX Workshops and 4 New eLearning Courses

 

  VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended We decided to extend the availability date for the VCP5-DCV exam until March 31, 2016 due to continued popularity! In this blog post , you can discover more about the exam’s key advantages to decide if it’s the right fit for you. 2016 VCDX Workshop Loca...

Feb 5, 2016 4:53:51 PM

 

Why I Think vRealize Automation 7.0 is a Game Changer

 

By Gavin Lees VMware vRealize Automation is VMware’s Cloud Management Platform for automating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and custom IT services. In this blog, I will talk about why the latest edition – vRealize Automation 7.0 – is a game changer. I cover some of the exciting new...

Feb 4, 2016 4:39:03 PM

 

Oracle U2VL With Virtual SAN And The Batch Processing Use Case

 

Unix to Virtualized Linux (U2VL) is a critical step towards SDDC, it targets to migrate applications and data from physical Unix servers to Linux virtual machines running on x86 virtualized infrastructure. These applications are typically business critical, therefore, customers normally take a ve...

Feb 4, 2016 12:25:51 AM

 

Cloud Business Strategy

 

Part Two of the Cloud Business Management Series By Khalid Hakim, Charlie McVeigh and Reg Lo At VMware we have the good fortune of working with many different customers on driving and implementing a Cloud Business Strategy. As we have discussed in some of our prior Cloud Business Management blogs...

Feb 3, 2016 9:38:01 PM

 

Top 20 NSX KBs for January 2016

 

Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products How to license VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Downloading and enabling VMware vShield Endpoint 5.x on supported VMware vSphere platforms Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 NSX is unavailable from the vSphere Web Cli...

Feb 3, 2016 2:00:47 PM

 

New VCAP6 Beta Exams Now Available

 

Editors note (2/5/16): Please note that we have reached our capacity for the VCAP6-DCV Design beta exam and registration has closed. There is still room in the VCAP6-CMA Design exam. A s we announced in December , we have been hard at work on the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 (VCAP6) b...

Feb 2, 2016 7:31:49 PM

 

Important Updates to NSX for vSphere KB Articles

 

Here is a list of currently trending KB articles for NSX for vSphere. NSX Distributed Firewall unfiltered rules may be deleted during the firewall rule publish operation in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2141155) Symptoms: In Distributed Firewall Apply Filter mode in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, when...

Feb 2, 2016 4:52:09 PM

 

Top 20 VSAN KBs for January 2016

 

Following maintenance, hosts in a Virtual SAN cluster may erroneously report the error: Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in virtual SAN enabled cluster VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Requirements Support statement for 512e and 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere and VSAN Virtual SAN enabled D...

Feb 2, 2016 2:14:48 PM

 

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager KBs for January 2016

 

Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 and 6.2 Sizing Guidelines Resetting the Administrator password in VMware vRealize Operations Manager appliance Upgrading VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 fails on one or more nodes with the er...

Feb 2, 2016 2:00:24 PM

 

Top 20 vRealize Automation KBs for January 2016

 

Various tasks fail after upgrading or migrating to VMware vRealize Automation 6.1.x or 6.2 VMware vRealize Automation workflows fail with the error: System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriterException: Failed to create a “PointCollection” Migrating to a new SSO or recovering from a reinstallation of SSO in VMw...

Feb 2, 2016 1:30:29 PM

 

Top 20 vCenter KBs for January 2016

 

Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x Unlocking and resetting the VMware vCenter Single Sign-On administrator password Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 best practices Updating vCenter Server 5.5 ...

Feb 1, 2016 5:36:34 PM

 

Top 20 ESXi articles for January 2016

 

VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x, ESXi 5.x, and ESXi 6.x Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-...

Feb 1, 2016 4:51:45 PM

 

Fling Developer Spotlight- Nan Wang

 

VMware engineers come up with all the great ideas for Flings, and they do all the work for these tools whenever they can squeeze time into their busy schedules. In addition to the quarterly Flings trend blogs I post, I am going to spotlight some of our Fling developers so you can meet the amazing...

Feb 1, 2016 4:29:53 PM

 

Training Unlocks the Power of Your Business Mobility Solution

 

Today’s increasingly mobile workforce needs easy and secure access to business applications and data. An IT task made more difficult as workers insist on using their own devices, meaning personal and corporate data must coexist on the same device. Plus, users need a consistent experience across a...

Feb 1, 2016 4:01:41 PM

 

Top 20 Articles for January 2016

 

Here is our Top 20 KB list for January 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. Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual des...

Feb 1, 2016 3:18:37 PM

 

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

 

Wow, it was quite a week on the VMware vCloud Air Blog! Now you can catch up on everything that’s been happening in one place. Here’s the past week in review: Another VMware Cloud in Action – Seventy Seven Energy Achieves a Scalable Infrastructure with vCloud Air With the help of vCloud Air, Seve...

Feb 6, 2016 5:00:21 PM

 

Another VMware Cloud in Action – Seventy Seven Energy Achieves a Scalable Infrastructure with vCloud Air

 

Planning for the ups and downs of the business cycle is a challenge for everyone. As Warren Buffet says, “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” So how do smart companies plan for the inevitable highs and lows? For oilfield services company Seventy Seve...

Feb 5, 2016 5:00:17 PM

 

The Future State of Security Starts with Virtualization: VMware at the 2016 RSA Conference

 

It’s no secret that by transforming networking into a software industry, network virtualization has accelerated innovation. But what does virtualization mean for security more broadly? Can virtualization be a key weapon in the arsenal for improving IT security? If so, how? Tom Corn, & Guido Appen...

Feb 4, 2016 5:51:33 PM

 

Ease the Transition to the Cloud with a Free Test Drive!

 

In past blogs , we’ve discussed how easy and simple it is to find a cloud provider that fits you . Not quite ready to take the plunge? That’s no problem – we understand this reluctance. That’s why the vCloud Air Network is here to ease the transition to the public and hybrid cloud by offering a f...

Feb 4, 2016 5:00:27 PM

 

Planning a DRP Solution for VMware Mirage Infrastructure

 

By Eric Monjoin When I first heard about VMware Mirage in 2012—when Wanova was acquired by VMware and Mirage was integrated into our portfolio—it was seen more as a backup solution for desktops, or a tool for migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. And, with an extension, it was possible to easil...

Feb 4, 2016 3:47:19 PM

 

Identity Management in vRealize Automation 7

 

One of the major new enhancements in vRealize Automation 7 involves the replacement of the underlying identity management system. vRA 7 will now leverage vIDM, and it’s integrated directly into the vRA appliance. Reduced Footprint and Ability to Scale In vRA 6, identity management was handled via...

Feb 4, 2016 11:01:25 AM

 

Build 1,000 VMs on vCloud Air in as Little as 16 Minutes!

 

By: Prashant Suri , vCloud Air Scale & Performance Engineer As part of an annual analyst review of vCloud Air, we needed to test how long it takes to power on 1,000 virtual machines without any failures. This provided a great opportunity to build an automated workflow to see what we could achieve...

Feb 3, 2016 5:00:01 PM

 

Advanced VMware NSX Security Services with Check Point vSEC

 

VMware NSX provides an integrated Distributed Firewall (DFW), which offers L2-L4 security at the vNIC level and protects East-West traffic, and an Edge Firewall provided by the Edge Services Gateway (ESG), which offers L2-L4 security at the edge and protects North-South traffic in and out of the ...

Feb 3, 2016 4:26:24 PM

 

Custom Alerting in vRealize Operations

 

By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora Alerts are a key feature of VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). While third-party management packs usually provide pre-defined alerts out of the box, custom alerts are a must for comprehensive monitoring. In this blog, I’ll be creating a custom alert for MyS...

Feb 3, 2016 11:01:16 AM

 

When Things Go Down, Recovery Time Matters—Here’s What You Need to Know When Setting Your RTO with vCloud Air

 

Keeping the lights on is a little more complicated when you’re talking about business continuity. Thankfully, VMware vCloud Air offers one of the best BC/Disaster Recovery options on the market today. But what about setting your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO)? Wi...

Feb 2, 2016 11:05:55 PM

 

Tutorial Session on Performance Debugging on VMware vSphere

 

Ever wondered what it takes to debug performance issues on a VMware stack? How do you figure out if the performance issue is in your virtual machine, or the network layer, or the storage layer, or the hypervisor layer? Here’s a handy tutorial that showcases a systematic approach for troubleshooti...

Feb 2, 2016 6:08:25 PM

 

Blueprint Samples for vRealize Automation

 

vRealize Automation 7.0 was released late last year. It introduced several new features and one of the major ones was converged blueprint model. The converged blueprint model provides a single place to design and manage any kind of blueprint. You have can create blueprints for consumption by diff...

Feb 2, 2016 2:00:43 PM

 

Live Workload Mobility to a vCloud Air Network IaaS Provider

 

Solution Introduction VMware vCloud Air Network providers are uniquely positioned to become a seamless extension of their existing customers on-premises datacenters, offering a true unified hybrid cloud experience for applications and cloud infrastructure management. With the introduction of NSX ...

Feb 2, 2016 1:52:07 PM

 

Top Motivators for Businesses Switching to Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

 

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker If you work in IT, you know that the phrase “Keep the Business Running” has never been more challenging. Ready access to up-to-date information is critical throughout all parts of your business. Web-based apps ...

Feb 1, 2016 5:00:41 PM

END USER COMPUTING

 

Top Mobile News: Smartwatches in the Enterprise, Mobile Wallets Pay Off

 

Smartwatches in the enterprise—it’s going to be a thing. Despite the initial slow adoption in the enterprise, smartwatches are expected to quickly become the preferred BYOD device soon. InformationWeek reveals how enterprise mobility management companies like AirWatch are preparing to help compan...

Feb 5, 2016 4:06:18 PM

 

5 Awkward Moments You’ll See on Enterprise Social Networks

 

Now that enterprise social networks (ESNs) connect entire companies across the world, employees have more opportunities to learn, network and collaborate than ever. There are also more opportunities to embarrass yourself in front of everyone. 5 Awkward Moments on ESN—and How to Recover Just like ...

Feb 5, 2016 2:57:58 PM

 

Why President Obama Praised this School District’s Mobile Program

 

Technology innovations in education are garnering top-level attention across the world, and we’re delighted to share the story of Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), which earned the praise of President Barack Obama for its innovative mobile strategies that usher in the new era of e...

Feb 4, 2016 1:30:09 PM

 

Five End-User Computing Predictions for 2016

 

by Shawn Bass, CTO, End-User Computing, VMware So many times people make outrageous predictions for what will come in the next year for IT trends that most often are completely and utterly wrong. I think the issue is that people like to be provocative rather than pragmatic. While I’d love to see ...

Feb 4, 2016 1:00:32 PM

 

New Video Exclusive: What is the Digital Workspace?

 

We’re mere days away from VMware’s biggest breaking news event of the year. And we have your exclusive pass to finally answering the question that will transform businesses across the world: What is the digital workspace? On Tuesday, February 9, join VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and EUC SVP and gener...

Feb 3, 2016 11:01:21 PM

 

Video: What is the Digital Workspace?

 

One of the biggest questions in business mobility and end-user computing for 2016 is: What is the digital workspace? On February 9, VMware EUC experts congregate in a breaking news, live streaming event to reveal innovations, market insights and product announcements that finally answer that ques...

Feb 3, 2016 10:57:09 PM

 

The Parallel History of the Smartphone & Mobile World Congress

 

Once upon a time in the smartphone world, there were two major operating systems that dominated the market. End users from the consumer or the corporate world were quickly adopting these devices for personal use, email and/or business needs. These two players seemed to rule that part of the indus...

Feb 3, 2016 8:32:34 PM

 

The Parallel History of the Smartphone & Mobile World Congress

 

by Gregory Lehrer, senior director of technology alliances, VMware End-user Computing Once upon a time in the smartphone world, there were two major operating systems that dominated the market. End users from the consumer or the corporate world were quickly adopting these devices for personal use...

Feb 3, 2016 8:20:19 PM

 

Afternoon Productivity Slump? 10 Lazy Urges to Stop Fighting

 

How many times have you seen an article on how to beat the afternoon slump at work? Do those deskside pushups, third cups of coffee and handfuls of almonds actually work? The truth is, humans aren’t designed to consistently work at a high-energy level all day. Because you’re not a robot, your ene...

Feb 3, 2016 5:22:48 PM

 

VMware Announces App Volumes 3.0: Simplifying Application Lifecycle Management for Todays Digital Workspace

 

By Harry Labana, vice president of products, End-User Computing, VMware If you ask IT administrators, many will tell you that the way they handle application lifecycle management has become very difficult. The proliferation of new and legacy applications is making it more and more complicated to ...

Feb 2, 2016 5:00:13 PM

 

Enterprise Mobile App Development: The Problem of Scalability

 

Scalability is one of the biggest challenges mobile-first businesses now face, according to Kabir Barday , director of product management at VMware AirWatch. That’s because mobile-first business no longer depends only on enabling work on mobile devices. Today, it centers on configuring mobile app...

Feb 2, 2016 4:40:24 PM

 

All of Our Most Popular EMM Blogs, Videos & Resources | 2016 Edition

 

Whether you’re new to enterprise mobility management, launching a business mobility strategy or an EMM expert that’s been traveling down this road since the beginning, here’s a list of our most-read blogs and resources in the past six months. General EMM News: The top analyst reports and the very...

Feb 1, 2016 9:08:37 PM

 

Welcome, 2016 – The Year of Disruption, Digitization & Demand for End-User Computing

 

by Sumit Dhawan, VMware SVP and GM, End-user Computing, Desktop Products In 2016, we expect to see massive changes to the IT industry, and there are no models from the past that can be applied to the multitude of new factors. There will be new ways that will impact how people work and enable the ...

Feb 1, 2016 4:30:38 PM

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.04

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, it has certainly been a week full of news. If you are not already a member of one or more of our social media TAM services please check below and join Twitter or Facebook and check out our TAM blog to keep up to date with our ongoing news. We also try and collate all of these into this newsletter each week as a digest of not only the general VMware news but also TAM specific news.

I wish all of you a fantastic week ahead and for those in the San Francisco Bay Area next week is Super Bowl 50 week, I am sure that there will be so many activities around the city for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Of course during this time we will provide our TAM services to ensure that our customers are kept running smoothly during this event.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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Getting IT involved with the business bit.ly/1PnS5Ht pic.twitter.com/9POAFBgmi1
PowerNSX : PowerCLI module for NSX bit.ly/1Sm8a17 pic.twitter.com/vGUqMhie89
Introduction to the VMware Validated Designs youtu.be/eEKFHXJi0RE via @YouTube
VMware’s 3 Big Bets for 2016 | bit.ly/1UrhShP pic.twitter.com/62mkovpm8j
Got a sec? Want to get smart? Take a free Hands-on Lab by VMware! | vmw.re/1LkqIY3 pic.twitter.com/ByPOnci398

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Federal Security and Compliance Get a BIG Lift from TAM Services
By Michael Hurley

Federal IT security challenges are unique for a variety of reasons, one of which is the rigorously structured approach the government takes to identify and respond to security threats. As a result, the federal government uses VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) Services to both identify and help mitigate threats and deliver solutions in process-friendly ways, so they can be implemented quickly.

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases
http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

 

New Horizon and vSphere Videos Added to the Learning Zone

 

VMware Learning Zone offers one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, with two subscription options available: Standard or Premium subscription. We are constantly releasing new videos to the library, with two new ones added in the last mo...

Jan 29, 2016 4:44:48 PM

 

Federal Security and Compliance Get a BIG Lift from TAM Services

 

By Michael Hurley Federal IT security challenges are unique for a variety of reasons, one of which is the rigorously structured approach the government takes to identify and respond to security threats. As a result, the federal government uses VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) Services to bo...

Jan 28, 2016 10:01:39 PM

 

VMware Virtual SAN Delivers Enterprise Level Availability

 

This post originally appeared on the Storage & Availability blog Virtual Blocks and was written by Rafael Kabesa. Rafael is a product marketing manager at VMware, and is currently working on VMware’s Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings. Rafael has been working in the technology space f...

Jan 28, 2016 12:27:37 AM

 

Making Security Easier – An ESXi Fling for US Federal Customers

 

Running systems in the US Federal Government presents its own unique challenges. From specific system login requirements (CAC/PIV smart cards) to specific regulations like DISA STIG ’s, managing systems in this environment comes with a healthy dose of security. Today we’re taking a small step tow...

Jan 26, 2016 6:33:31 PM

 

See How VMware Certification Helped Other IT Pros

 

Last fall, we asked VMworld 2015 attendees to share their experiences with VMware Certification: how it’s helped their career, how they prepared, and any advice they have for people thinking about getting certified. Five people agreed to share their stories with us, and you: Ariel Sanchez Mora Sh...

Jan 25, 2016 4:08:37 PM

 

New paper on Virtualizing SAP on vSphere on All Flash Storage

 

SAP HANA is the preferred database for all future SAP applications. Columnar databases and the in memory capabilities of SAP HANA make it an excellent platform for all SAP applications. Virtualized SAP HANA (SAP HANA) provides significant advantages over Physical HANA implementations by providing...

Jan 29, 2016 9:23:52 PM

 

Extend the vCloud® API and Enhance Your Experience with VMware vCloud® Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers

 

Since we announced the VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP), our goal was to give service providers the reference documents they need to construct cloud platforms and service offerings built on today’s VMware technologies. Today, we want to give you an update on vCAT...

Jan 28, 2016 5:00:47 PM

 

Fault Tolerance Performance in vSphere 6

 

VMware has published a technical white paper about vSphere 6 Fault Tolerance architecture and performance . The paper describes which types of applications work best in virtual machines with vSphere FT enabled. VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability to virtual machin...

Jan 27, 2016 11:57:11 PM

 

VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager: Most Frequently Asked Questions

 

By: Eiad Al-Aqqad , Consultant Architect and Author of virtualizationteam.com . If you are not familiar with VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager, then please read my following blog post: Hybrid Cloud Manager is your bridge to the Cloud . This post will cover some of the most frequently asked q...

Jan 27, 2016 5:00:03 PM

 

vTech Talk: Register and Watch Our Top Webcasts Now! Part 1

 

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

Jan 26, 2016 5:00:26 PM

 

Finding NetApp Bottlenecks with vRealize Operations

 

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Storage can be difficult to troubleshoot. Maybe the hardest question is, should we even be blaming storage right now? In vRealize Operations, management packs can be tightly integrated with the virtual layer. The Management Pack for NetApp Storage provides a holistic...

Jan 25, 2016 11:01:51 AM

END USER COMPUTING

 

Top Mobile News this Week: Super Bowl Super Cell, Microsoft’s Thumbs Up, EMM Ch-ch-changes

 

Want to get the top mobile news in your inbox every week? Sign up for our Friday newsletter on your right. Verizon gets started on their Super Bowl cell-ebration. Verizon Wireless is turning San Francisco into a sort of super cell for Super Bowl Sunday and moving forward on a 5G network so sports...

Jan 29, 2016 3:39:08 PM

 

2 Massive EMM Changes Every Enterprise Must Know

 

Enterprise mobile management (EMM) may be a common phrase among companies and workers now, but considering the swift of evolution of this concept, EMM is still in its infancy. It was only nearly a decade ago that AirWatch pivoted to focus on managing mobile fleets as smart devices and connectivit...

Jan 28, 2016 3:30:40 PM

 

Saying “No” at Work—without Destroying Team Communication

 

Nowadays, anyone can solve problems, take on new responsibilities and build a reputation as a “yes” employee just by logging on to a team communication tool or enterprise social network. But sometimes, there’s just not enough time to answer every question, join every project or take on every task...

Jan 27, 2016 6:18:03 PM

 

Securing Your EMM Deployment with VMware AirWatch & FireEye

 

Securing your digital workspace in the mobile-cloud era has become critical as cybersecurity threats increase against mobile devices. All signs point to mobile, cloud and IoT dominating cybersecurity threats for 2016. This was bound to happen, as hackers now realize the best way to exploit any or...

Jan 27, 2016 1:24:09 PM

 

How CASB Collaboration Helps Enterprises Solve the Mobile Cloud Security Puzzle

 

If you’re using Workday, Salesforce, Google Drive, Dropbox and/or Office365, you are already part of the cloud revolution. If you are doing it on a mobile device, you’re part of the mobile-cloud revolution. Congrats, and welcome! There is no question that businesses are increasingly going mobile ...

Jan 26, 2016 6:00:05 PM

 

Municipal Citation Solutions Advances Mobile Ticketing With AirWatch

 

Municipal Citation Solutions (MCS) created the Violation and Ticketing System (VATS) so companies in the $30 billion U.S. parking industry could help workers in the field more effectively and accurately do their jobs. Find out how the five-year-old, technology-centered parking citation management...

Jan 26, 2016 2:20:45 PM

 

Transforming Education: The Digital Classroom | Apple iOS 9.3

 

With the anticipated features in Apple iOS 9.3, classrooms are poised to take another big step in digital learning transformation. Apple is previewing new education features in the developer beta seed of iOS 9.3 that provide even more opportunities to make it even easier to enable a digital class...

Jan 25, 2016 12:44:00 PM

 

 

KB ARTICLES

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

nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.03

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week we have a new blog posting to share with you on our official TAM Blog. Please check below for the posting. I also wanted to share with you some information on our Open Source projects, many of which were featured at VMworld in 2015 and continue to gain momentum.

Here is a link to the main page and some of our ongoing projects for you to check out:vmware.github.io/
- Photon Controller
- Xenon
- Photon
- Lightwave
- tndf
- many more… https://github.com/vmware/


I wish you all a very successful week ahead and I look forward to speaking to you again next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Photon Platform Devbox: give it a try! | vmw.re/1SScENu pic.twitter.com/PDyb0i8312
VMware Modernizes and Secures Retail Opportunities in the Mobile-Cloud Era | vmw.re/1Wp2ML4 pic.twitter.com/RWCEUnJ7yE
Top five 2016 IT Predictions for CIOs: Bask Iyer, VMware | bit.ly/1nBcgHo pic.twitter.com/de7sVMjARk
Reinvent Cloud Security with vCloud Air youtu.be/bcvlw1jUp68 via @YouTube
Data centre is heading to the cloud: Sanjay Poonen, VMware | bit.ly/1QhbKcV pic.twitter.com/z576rlSHMM

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Why the VMware America’s TAM organization is rated higher than the Apple iPhone
By Martha Bellens-Martin
After being in this business for more than 25 years, I have worked with hundreds of customers—most of them from a pre-sales perspective. That means I have spent a lot of time working with organizations to help them envision how a proposed solution will lower risk and address their pain points.

[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

TAM VCLOUD SUITE RESOURCES ONLINE (Editor: Joseph Suma)
Please check out our ever changing list of resources
http://bit.ly/tamvcsresources

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases
http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

 

Where in the World are VCPs, VCIX6 Certification Announcement and Extending the Cisco Certification Credit

 

Where in the World are VCPs? [Infographic] See where in the World VCPs are in this infographic . Bonus points for commenting which country you represent! VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 3 of 3 In this three-part blog series (see parts one and two ) we roll out all the information you need ...

Jan 22, 2016 4:36:24 PM

 

3 Capabilities Needed for DevOps that You Should Already Have in Your Cloud Organization

 

By Pierre Moncassin A number of enterprise customers have established dedicated organizations to leverage VMware’s cloud technology. As these organizations reach increasing levels of cloud maturity, we are more and more often asked by our customers: “how is our organization going to be impacted b...

Jan 22, 2016 12:35:11 AM

 

Use Your Shelf Space for Industry Awards…Not Unused Software

 

Why the VMware America’s TAM organization is rated higher than the Apple iPhone By Martha Bellens-Martin After being in this business for more than 25 years, I have worked with hundreds of customers—most of them from a pre-sales perspective. That means I have spent a lot of time working with orga...

Jan 21, 2016 6:21:51 PM

 

View Composer DiskFault: Disk customization failed due to an internal error

 

There’s a glitch some customers are encountering whereby a Linked Clone desktop is created on vCenter Ok, but is deleted soon after vCenter complains about either “disposable” or “internal” .vmdk files this desktop. Creating and recomposing linked clone desktops fails on VMware Horizon View 6.1.x...

Jan 20, 2016 2:24:48 PM

 

4 New eLearning Courses Available

 

In addition to instructor-led courses delivered in a traditional classroom environment, VMware Education Services also offers self-paced training delivered online as well. Last month we released four new courses that you can attend whenever and wherever you like. AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Con...

Jan 18, 2016 10:57:40 AM

 

Three Reasons to Choose Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

 

Disasters happen, that doesn’t mean business failure has to. As they say “you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf,” which is why a foolproof Disaster Recovery (DR) solution is crucial to any sound business plan. Furthermore, choosing the right solution for your organization is more im...

Jan 22, 2016 5:00:49 PM

 

Now Updated: Microsoft Exchange Server on VMware vSphere Best Practices Guide

 

Microsoft Exchange Server is one of the mission critical applications most commonly virtualized on the vSphere platform. As customers become more comfortable and familiar with virtualization in general and the VMware vSphere virtualization platform in particular, they become more confident, enoug...

Jan 21, 2016 10:16:13 PM

 

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – ISO 27001 Standard

 

Growth is a natural byproduct of any successful business. However, with any type of growth, come growing pains. As your business grows, one way to ease those growing pains is to have a clear option when it comes to your cloud strategy. The vCloud Air Network makes compliance clear. In our previou...

Jan 21, 2016 5:00:29 PM

 

Another VMware Cloud in Action — SAP’s Martin Heisig on the Benefits of vCloud Air

 

Martin Heisig runs infrastructure services for SAP, the world leader in business applications. As one of the biggest players in its category, SAP depends on flexibility, agility, and scalability to succeed—but being a leader doesn’t come without problems. The organization was having some challeng...

Jan 20, 2016 5:00:58 PM

 

Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 2)

 

By Jonathan McDonald This is the second part of a two blog series as there was just too much detail for a single blog. For Part 1 see: http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2016/01/virtual-san-stretch-clusters-real-world-design-practices-part-1.html . As I mentioned at the beginning of the last blog...

Jan 19, 2016 9:19:39 PM

 

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Options for Backing Up Workloads

 

It’s called a cloud, not a lockbox. It’s your data, so you should have the ability to back it up how you’d like. This week, we answer this question from the vCloud community: “Other than using the Data Protection Service, how are people backing up their workloads in vCloud Air?” There are actuall...

Jan 19, 2016 5:20:21 PM

 

Dashboards and Reports in vRealize Operations Manager 6.1

 

By Troy Bailey, Blue Medora Dashboards are the primary visualization tool for users of VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). This tool provides graphic representation of vROps data and displays overall infrastructure health. Reports are another great way for vROps consumers to use and lever...

Jan 19, 2016 11:01:15 AM

 

vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #2 – Customizing Symptoms and Alerts in vRealize Operations

 

I was recently given a use case by a client who was seeing alert noise from the vR Ops 6.1 alert “One or more virtual machine guest file systems are running out of disk space“. This alert is built from three symptoms: “1. Guest file system space usage at warning level” “2. Guest file system space...

Jan 19, 2016 11:00:42 AM

 

Webcast: Navigating Important Cloud Decisions for 2016

 

We hear this a lot – you’ve been asked to evaluate public clouds by your IT leaders who say, “Cloud is strategic”…but where do you even begin? Should you compare features and functions? Look at analyst ratings? Hire a consultant? Join Angelos Kottas, VMware Senior Director, Product Marketing, for...

Jan 18, 2016 5:00:50 PM

END USER COMPUTING

 

How the Most Productive People Work from Home

 

It’s severe weather season, and even if you’re not a regular telecommuter, chances are high you’ll find yourself skipping icy commutes to work from home at least once this winter. Though working from home is known to increase productivity at work , distractions abound, and it’s easy for the new o...

Jan 22, 2016 4:11:09 PM

 

5 Top Mobile News Headlines This Week

 

Microsoft’s $1B donation, iOS 9.3 “best” feature, banking on IoT and VMware’s big announcement. 1. Microsoft puts its money where the cloud is. Microsoft has pledged to donate $1 billion in cloud services to non-profit groups and university researchers over three years, the Wall Street Journal re...

Jan 22, 2016 2:28:59 PM

 

Product Reveals & Strategy Announcements Expected at VMware Online Event

 

Wonder what VMware has in store for its End-User Computing division and business mobility vision this year? Here’s your exclusive chance to get the VMware news as it breaks. Enabling the Digital Enterprise: Two-part Online Event VMware has opened up registration for what promises to be one of the...

Jan 21, 2016 7:21:13 PM

 

Get Your Exclusive Pass to VMware’s Breaking News Event

 

On February 9 th and 10 th , you have the opportunity to be among the first worldwide to hear VMware’s breaking news. All you have to do is claim your ticket here . Next month, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will host an exclusive virtual event with the breaking news and announcements about VMware’s “O...

Jan 21, 2016 5:54:04 PM

 

Intermountain Healthcare Puts Mobile Security at the Top of 2016 Priorities

 

For many years, we have been pulled into this false sense of mobile security. In early September, that sense of security came crashing down when it was revealed that the App Store had been hit with malicious code known as XcodeGhost. It is malicious code inserted into iOS apps using Xcode, which ...

Jan 21, 2016 3:40:14 PM

 

Expert Predictions: IoT & Mobile Banking Trends 2016

 

This last year was a very exciting one, to say the least. The sheer magnitude of the popularity wave for mobile devices caused a shift in the way we live our everyday lives. This cannot help but take the world of business along with it. In banking, we have seen mobile apps evolve from “nice-to-ha...

Jan 20, 2016 5:17:49 PM

 

Putting Customers at the Forefront of the Retail Experience

 

Over the past several years, we’ve had the unique opportunity to see the transformation of the retail experience firsthand. As technology quickly evolves and ushers in the mobile-cloud era, leading retail organizations have made incredible strides in leveraging tech innovations to deliver better ...

Jan 18, 2016 1:00:57 PM

 

Leading Retailers Use VMware End-User Computing Solutions to Modernize Stores & Improve Customer Experience

 

by Paige Handza, VMware End-User Computing retail vertical marketing manager Here at VMware End-User Computing, we are thrilled to help thousands of retailers—including 19 of the 20 top U.S. retailers—leverage purpose-built technology solutions to boost customer engagement, modernize store operat...

Jan 18, 2016 1:00:54 PM

 

 

KB ARTICLES

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

nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.02

Posted by nisserow Jan 21, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Welcome to the latest edition of the VMware TAM Weekly Newsletter. This week we have 2 items that may be of interest to you apart from the usual news and updates. First off we have a blog posting from the official VMware TAM Blog. This is titled "Platform Services Controller (PCS) and vCenter Server 6 Maximums". A preview of the article is below with a link to the full article. If you are new to vSphere 6 then I suggest that this would be a very good read.

We also have a new section that is actually an old section we are bringing back. This is "Tweets of the Week" and features 5 specifically selected Tweets that our Twitter Account Manager has selected to showcase each week.

There is also a summary of the TAM Social Media Assets now in every newsletter. These include links to our official blog, Twitter, Facebook and more. As we progress we will include other items for you to connect with us on.

I wish you all a successful week ahead and look forward to bringing you further news and updates next 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) - twitter.com/vmwareTAM
- VMware's five key cloud-native computing investments | https://t.co/fcuXu9av5T https://t.co/zZKwDWst21
- VMware's Casado warns Congress of insufficient national cyber defenses | https://t.co/65tG9zU9GQ https://t.co/C2ZUeTGIED
- Photon Platform Devbox: give it a try! | https://t.co/R8xHs6dC7b https://t.co/PDyb0i8312
- Datacenter Infrastructure Architectural Rules | https://t.co/XeM8VWE6rk https://t.co/vpY7mEbT2o
- VMware sets course on future strategies | https://t.co/axSZAPD32k https://t.co/FM7XbE7LOa

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

TAM VCLOUD SUITE RESOURCES ONLINE (Editor: Joseph Suma)
Please check out our ever changing list of resources
http://bit.ly/tamvcsresources

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases
http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases


NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

vRealize Automation 7.0, Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters, and The Cloud Business Manager Role

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

Jan 15, 2016 4:17:30 PM

Host disconnected from vCenter and VMs showing as inaccessible

Another deep-dive troubleshooting blog today from Nathan Small (twitter account: @vSphereStorage ) Description from customer: Host is getting disconnected from vCenter and VMs are showing as inaccessible. Only one host is affected. Analysis: A quick review of the vmkernel log shows a log spew of ...

Jan 15, 2016 1:30:54 PM

TLDR

By Tim Aines I learned a new acronym yesterday. One apparently invented by in-a-hurry techie Millennials. It showed up in a VMware technical analysis I was reading. In this otherwise extremely useful document was a sentence near the end that started out “TLDR.” A naturally curious type, I sort of...

Jan 14, 2016 8:51:04 PM

How to Overcome the Resistance to Change

By Gordon Hodgson As the New Year begins IT Organizations are beginning to implement their strategies for 2016 which will bring change to their operations that will have impact their staff. Mark Fields, the CEO at Ford addresses strategy when he is quoted as saying, “You can have the best plan in...

Jan 14, 2016 8:45:53 PM

Learn how to upload virtual machines from VMware Workstation 12 to vCloud Air

In our previous video tutorial Learn how to connect VMware Workstation to vCloud Air , we demonstrated how quick and easy it is to connect your VMware Workstation application to a vCloud Air instance. In this video tutorial we show how you can upload a virtual machine from your Workstation instal...

Jan 14, 2016 4:55:25 PM

Learn how to connect VMware Workstation to vCloud Air

Did you know that you can connect your VMware Workstation application to a VMware vCloud Air instance? Well, in this short and snappy video tutorial you will learn how you do just that. For additional information and instructions, see VMware Knowledge Base article Connecting to VMware vCloud Air ...

Jan 14, 2016 4:53:21 PM

2016 VCDX Workshop Locations and Registrations

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. I wanted to provide a quick update on 2016 VCDX Workshops. In 2015, we established a new process that aligned workshops with key VMUG events. This worked out extremely well to combine efforts and combine events. We also learn...

Jan 11, 2016 4:25:05 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

The cloud is constantly changing and it can be hard to keep up, but now you don’t have to miss a beat. Catch up on everything that’s been happening on the VMware vCloud Air Blog in one place! From RAM upgrades to vTech Talks, here’s the past week in review: WEBCAST: Navigating Important Cloud Dec...

Jan 16, 2016 5:00:43 PM

Upcoming Webcast: Expert Panel on Cloud Automation

Join us for a live, online event where Christian Paulus, Director of Product Marketing for Cloud Management will lead an expert panel on cloud automation. The panel will go through a series of demos and questions that will explore how IT teams can automate the delivery and ongoing management of s...

Jan 16, 2016 11:00:52 AM

WEBCAST: Navigating Important Cloud Decisions for 2016

Are you evaluating public clouds but don’t know where to begin? Are you wondering if you should compare features and functions, look at analyst ratings, or hire a consultant? Join Angelos Kottas, VMware Senior Director, Product Marketing, for this hour-long webcast on January 19 th at 11am PST to...

Jan 15, 2016 5:40:14 PM

Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation using Splunk and Some Code

The VMware NSX network virtualization platform allows us to build sophisticated networking and security constructs in software. NSX has a rich RESTful API which allows one to build highly flexible and automated environments. In this blog, we’re going to focus on operations and automation; we’ll d...

Jan 15, 2016 1:00:11 PM

RevenueWell draws on vCloud Air Network partner Armor to Deliver Security and Scalability

RevenueWell provides a patient marketing and communications suite for dentists everywhere. It currently helps over 3,500 dental offices to streamline their day-to-day operations, so they can get back to doing what they do best: provide quality dental care to patients. But part of providing qualit...

Jan 14, 2016 5:00:56 PM

The Best of Both Worlds with Advanced Networking Services

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker Ask CIOs why they move workloads to the cloud and you will hear “cost savings” and “agility.” Ask those same CIOs why they are not using more cloud services and they will probably say security concerns. Securit...

Jan 13, 2016 5:00:37 PM

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Launch and secure applications with Bitnami and vCloud Air

Quick: How is it possible to configure secure, functioning applications and servers in just a few clicks and minutes? If you answered “Bitnami and vCloud Air,” then yeah, you probably read the title. In this episode of vCloud Air vTech Talk, our series highlighting tips, tricks and resources for ...

Jan 12, 2016 5:00:42 PM

Creating a Custom Role for SQL DBAs with the Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server

By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora As you expand the reach of vRealize Operations Manager outside the realm of vSphere and down the stack into your compute, network and storage infrastructure and up the stack in databases, middleware, and applications, you’ll quickly find the need to create custom gro...

Jan 12, 2016 11:01:56 AM

Dedicated Cloud RAM Upgrade

The vCloud Air team is pleased to announce that we have increased the RAM in our Dedicated Cloud service to 240GB per host in all locations. This gives all customers, particularly the early adopters, more RAM and enables all users to create VMs up to 240GB in size. Benefits of this upgrade includ...

Jan 11, 2016 5:00:18 PM

Log Insight for Web Traffic

Happy New Year! You may have noticed in late December some new Log Insight content packs were published to the marketplace. In this post I would like to talk about which content packs were released and the value they provide. Background A total of 5 content packs were released: Apache – CLF Apach...

Jan 11, 2016 2:00:48 PM

END USER COMPUTING

Five Great Reasons for VMware Horizon Air

By Anthony Rizzo – Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware As a VMware End-User-Computing Specialist, I encounter many people who still have not been exposed to the basic concepts of desktop virtualization and desktop as a service (DaaS). After these concepts are explained, the majority of ...

Jan 15, 2016 10:40:52 PM

What’s an Enterprise Social Network Got to Do with Sales?

By Randy Ferree, Mid Market Account Executive at VMware AirWatch Account Executive Randy Ferree shares how the sales team here at VMware AirWatch uses enterprise social network Socialcast to work faster, elevate the customer experience and build camaraderie. As an account executive, it’s my job t...

Jan 15, 2016 4:00:41 PM

mPOS Is the New Barcode: Retail Mobility Expected to Explode

Though it’s difficult to remember a time before it, the barcode actually just took off about 30 years ago after some resistance. Since then, barcodes have sped up checkout lines and provided powerful market data across the entire retail industry, reaching 80-90 percent adoption among the Fortune ...

Jan 15, 2016 4:00:21 PM

This Week’s Top Mobile News: Windows 10, iOS 9.3, CES and MWC 2016

Pretty please, with sugar on top, upgrade to Windows 10? Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 8 last weekend and started pushing users of small business PCs to upgrade to Windows 10 with new notifications. Computerworld noted, this could possibly impact pockets of users at large organiz...

Jan 15, 2016 3:09:37 PM

A Look at Mobile World Congress 2016: It’s Going to Be Epic

Apps, enterprise wearables, smart machines, money…everything’s coming up mobile. And the world’s biggest, annual conference on mobile trends and mobile innovation, Mobile World Congress 2016, is coming up soon, Feb. 22–25 in Barcelona, to cover it all. Mobile World Congress is the place for indus...

Jan 14, 2016 4:29:03 PM

A Look at Mobile World Congress 2016: It’s Going to Be Epic

Apps, enterprise wearables, smart machines, money…everything’s coming up mobile. And the world’s biggest, annual conference on mobile trends and mobile innovation, Mobile World Congress 2016 , is coming up soon, Feb. 22–25 in Barcelona, to cover it all. Mobile World Congress is the place for indu...

Jan 14, 2016 4:07:14 PM

Workaround for the NAT port forwarding issue in Fusion 8.1

We recently discovered that NAT network port forwarding doesn’t work properly in Fusion 8.1. While the VMware Fusion team is working on a fix which will be included in the next update, here is a temporary workaround. Steps: Download the NAT network component from https://www.vmware.com/go/ dl_vmn...

Jan 13, 2016 10:18:20 PM

Sneak Peek: AirWatch Content Locker Gets a New Look & Feel

A new AirWatch Content Locker is officially on the way. Following up on communications sent to AirWatch Content Locker administrators earlier this month, we’re so excited to share that your feedback has helped us develop an exciting new user interface for our popular secure content collaboration ...

Jan 13, 2016 6:21:19 PM

Trash Gets Smart: AirWatch Developers Hack Garbage Collection

Every mobile innovation starts with a problem. Ours was garbage. Our local city civic authorities in India struggle to find the best alternative for efficient garbage collection. Bin pickers constantly make rounds to check how full every garbage bin is, wasting time and resources. My team (Suprit...

Jan 13, 2016 2:01:07 PM

Southern States Transforms Customer Experience by Modernizing Retail Operations | VMware Horizon

Southern States Cooperative asked Steve Tupponce’s team to accomplish two things: improve the customer experience in the field and centralize its point-of-sale and agronomy systems. In the video below, the manager of infrastructure and delivery services shares his journey of evaluating multiple o...

Jan 12, 2016 8:12:31 PM

mPOS Is the New Barcode: Retail Mobility Expected to Explode

Though it’s difficult to remember a time before it, the barcode actually just took off about 30 years ago after some resistance. Since then, barcodes have sped up checkout lines and provided powerful market data across the entire retail industry, reaching 80-90 percent adoption among the Fortune ...

Jan 12, 2016 3:01:42 PM

Look Who’s Talking EUC + Mobile Retail at NRF 2016

Consumers aren’t coming to retail stores as much as they used to, but when they do, they are better educated and expect exceptional service. To stay current in this highly competitive new retail world, retailers are finding innovative ways to deliver delightful customer experiences and the produc...

Jan 11, 2016 12:50:35 PM

Look Who’s Talking Mobile at NRF 2016

Consumers aren’t coming to retail stores as much as they used to, but when they do, they are better educated and expect exceptional service. To stay current in this highly competitive new retail world, retailers are finding innovative ways to deliver delightful customer experiences and the produc...

Jan 11, 2016 12:45:10 PM

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Welcome everyone to the first newsletter of 2016! We are delighted to be back and hope that you had a restful holiday season. As usual we will be bringing you all of the relevant VMware news and related information every week to ensure that you are kept up to date with what is going on in the world of VMware.

 

We also plan on extending the newsletter sections as we did last year but also trying to make the newsletter as easy as possible to navigate and find the information you are looking for.


So with that I look forward to bringing you all of the VMware news in 2016 and I hope that you are able to get value out of the newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you wish to provide any feedback on the newsletter.

 

Wishing you a fantastic start to 2016!

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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Technical Paper: Installing VMware ESXi 6 Using PXE

It’s 2016, are you still installing VMware ESXi by mounting ISO images in a browser-based console? That’s probably fine for one-off efforts, and it sure beats making a trip to the datacenter with physical CDs, but network deployments are the way of the future. If you have not yet made the move to...

Jan 8, 2016 6:46:50 PM

New NSX KBs, What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b and Top 20 KB articles

Each month, we share the top VMware Global Support Services (GSS) news, alerts, and announcements from our sister blog, VMware Support Insider . Read on to find out what you might have missed. New NSX KBs you need to know Check out this blog post for last month’s trending Knowledge Base articles ...

Jan 8, 2016 4:02:10 PM

Platform Services Controller (PCS) and vCenter Server 6 Maximums

By Petr McAllister One of my customers successfully completed the VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6] class. The customer provided a lot of positive feedback in regards to the class, and also about new functionality in vSphere 6. However, one thing was unclear: The instructor stated there is a maximu...

Jan 7, 2016 4:46:33 PM

The Changing Face of Enterprise Data

What constitutes business-critical data for an enterprise today? A decade ago, the answer would be straightforward: the data associated with business-critical applications such as inventory management, email systems, financials, etc. IT was focused primarily on transforming business processes int...

Jan 7, 2016 4:32:15 PM

VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended

After reviewing the continued popularity of the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta exam for candidates to recertify their VCP5-DCV we have decided to extend the availability date until March 31, 2016 . The exam offers some key advantages: It’s based on new material...

Jan 6, 2016 6:43:50 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager KBs for December 2015

Resetting the Administrator password in VMware vRealize Operations Manager appliance Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products The VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon (V4H/V4V) 6.2 Broker Agent fails to pair with the Horizon adapter Public Patch (Build 3294016)...

Jan 6, 2016 6:23:04 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation KBs for December 2015

Repairing or updating the trust between all components within a VMware vRealize Automation environment Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing a virtual machine from Management in VMware vRealize Automation or vCloud Automation Migrating to a new SSO or recover...

Jan 6, 2016 6:18:56 PM

Top 20 vCenter KBs for December 2015

After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter Server Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server Consolidating snapshots in vSphere 5.x/6.0 Unlocking and resetting the VMware vCenter Single Sign-On administrator password ...

Jan 6, 2016 5:22:30 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for December 2015

After upgrading an ESXi host to 5.5 Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter Server Licensing ESXi 5.x and vCenter Server 5.x Licensing ESXi 6.x and vCenter Server 6.x Reverting to a previous version of ESXi Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX Collecti...

Jan 6, 2016 1:48:38 PM

Top 20 Articles for December 2015

Here is our Top 20 KB list for December 2015. 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. Installing VMware Tools in a Fusion virtual machine running Windows Upgrading to Windows 10 using Software U...

vCloud: The Past Week in Review

We’re excited to welcome in the New Year with a fresh round of blogs. Now you can catch up on everything that’s been happening on the VMware vCloud Blog in one place! From Cloud-Native Apps to service provider spotlights, here’s the past week in review: vCloud Air vTech Talk: Take the Quiz, Chart...

Jan 9, 2016 5:00:04 PM

Hybrid Cloud Manager is your Bridge to the Cloud

By: Eiad Al-Aqqad , Consultant Architect and Author of virtualizationteam.com . At VMworld 2015, VMware introduced the Hybrid Cloud Manager, however, with the excitement of the Cross-Cloud VMotion tech-preview that was shown at the same demo, many overlooked the Hybrid Cloud Manager announcement....

Jan 8, 2016 5:13:00 PM

vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #1 – Custom Datacenter object

In vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 we introduced a new construct called Custom Datacenter (CDC). I wanted to describe how to create Custom Datacenter objects, and how you would leverage these objects. The Custom Datacenter object can be created in the vR Ops UI, and you can add one or more Cluste...

Jan 7, 2016 8:25:32 PM

Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 1)

By Jonathan McDonald This is part one of a two blog series as there was just too much detail for a single blog. I want to start off by saying that all of the details here are based on my own personal experiences. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide for setting up stretch clustering for Vi...

Jan 7, 2016 6:41:04 PM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: UOLDIVEO

Acquiring and managing a secure cloud network is difficult no matter where you are. But for those who have operations in Latin America and Brazil, setting up and managing a true hybrid cloud can be especially complicated. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution, and that solution is this edition of...

Jan 7, 2016 5:00:22 PM

vRealize Automation: Tribune Media profile in Baseline Magazine

2016 has started out with substantial fanfare for the vRealize Team. The vRealize suite was called out in the Baseline story as a key component of Tribune Media’s “software-defined everything” approach. The article features great quotes from David Giambruno of Tribune on benefits to date of adopt...

Jan 7, 2016 11:01:55 AM

Completely Disable Time Synchronization for your VM

Some administrative practices, like a bad habit, have more lives than the proverbial cat – they tend to stay around forever. It is, therefore, very comforting when one finds a problematic administrative practice that has not just been universally abandoned by administrators, but is also on the to...

Jan 6, 2016 11:34:18 PM

Cloud Native Apps for the OPs Guy – Pt. 1 What the Hell is CNA Anyway?

By: Kevin Gorman, Cloud Specialist at VMware. Reposted from Zerotin.org . DevOps, containers and every other buzzword bingo concept seem to be severely muddying the waters of understanding the practicality of web-scale application development and it’s relevance to the everyday Operations Team. I’...

Jan 6, 2016 5:00:11 PM

Bringing XenDesktop and XenApp Users and Sessions to vRealize Operations

By: Mike Langdon, Blue Medora If you are a XenDesktop or XenApp admin, an all too common complaint is: “My desktop is so slow.” If one user is complaining, chances are that many more are suffering. This is where vRealize Operations comes in. Using the Management Pack for XenDesktop and XenApp, we...

Jan 6, 2016 11:01:45 AM

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Take the Quiz, Chart Your Course

Happy New Year from the VMware vCloud Air Community! As 2016 gets underway, it’s the perfect time to assess your cloud computing strategy for the coming year. Where are you on the journey to the public cloud? And where do you want to be? In this week’s vTech Talk, we’re highlighting the vCloud Ai...

Jan 5, 2016 5:00:20 PM

VMware NSX and Split and Smear Micro-Segmentation

While external perimeter protection requirements will most likely command hardware acceleration and support for the foreseeable future, the distributed nature of the services inside the data center calls for a totally different set of specifications. Some vendors have recently claimed they can ac...

Jan 5, 2016 1:00:34 PM

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Email’s Stayin’ Alive…and Evolving with Mobile Collaboration

In recent years, businesses have been disaster-prepping for the certain doom and demise of email . The shift seemed inevitable: email is fundamentally flawed (hello, information overload), better technology exists and new generations are ushering in brand new ways of communicating. But 2016 is sh...

Jan 8, 2016 4:00:51 PM

This Week’s Top Mobile News Headlines

VMware and Intel Security alliance helps IT level up mobile security. Two tech giants announced their collaboration to integrate mobile security into the enterprise threat defense lifecycle. What does that mean? Intel + AirWatch customers can now respond to ever-increasing mobile threats faster a...

Jan 8, 2016 2:54:58 PM

Feature and Mobile Updates: December 2015

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 will be a very exciting year for Socialcast and we can’t wait to share all the new things currently in the works. But first, let’s take a look back at all the feature enhancements and mobile apps that were released in December to round out 2015. 1. Improved Search Re...

Jan 7, 2016 11:09:44 PM

Every Business Is a Digital Business. So What’s Next?

In 2013, the phrase “every business is a digital business” sparked an “aha!” moment for every company, across every industry. Two years later, where are we now? As companies reach digital maturity, what’s next? The digital transformation isn’t over, yet, according to Sanjay Poonen , executive vic...

Jan 7, 2016 2:05:40 PM

Transforming Healthcare: VITAS Embraces the Power of Mobile Devices

It’s that time of year again when we begin to pack up holiday decorations and do our level best to set goals for what we want to accomplish in the coming year. As the CIO for VITAS Healthcare—the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care—I have one item that I think should be high on every […]

Jan 7, 2016 12:56:24 PM

Getting Started with VMware Fusion eBook: $5

Happy new year friends! Did you know about this little book I wrote called ‘Getting Started With VMware Fusion’ ? No? Well good news! It’s on sale for $5! Before I moved down here to Silicon Valley, I was a lead on the Fusion / Workstation Support team in Canada, and in 2014 I was asked by the go...

Jan 6, 2016 9:49:18 PM

Want to Look Like a Genius at Work? Grow Your Social Circle

Even great teams grow stale if they never collaborate beyond their inner circle. The most creative contributors and fastest problem-solvers often have the largest social circles at work. If you really want to work smarter and get ahead in 2016, it’s time for your tiny social bubble to pop and to ...

Jan 6, 2016 4:00:50 PM

Every Business Is a Digital Business. So What’s Next?

In 2013, the phrase “every business is a digital business” sparked an “aha!” moment for every company, across every industry. Two years later, where are we now? As companies reach digital maturity, what’s next? The digital transformation isn’t over, yet, according to Sanjay Poonen, executive vice...

Jan 6, 2016 3:56:43 PM

New AirWatch and Intel Alliance Levels up Your Mobile Security

The complex mobile threat defense lifecycle is about to get a lot shorter, thanks to a new partnership announced today between AirWatch and Intel Security. By entering into each other’s security programs—the Intel Security Innovation Alliance™ and the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance (MSA)—mutua...

Jan 5, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Download the 3-Part Guide to Developing a BYOD Strategy

Is your organization ready to take advantage of BYOD, but aren’t sure where to start? Today, we launched a simple 3-part BYOD strategy guide that walks you through specific device- and user-based policy considerations, outline critical areas for content access, security practices, and compliance ...

Jan 5, 2016 2:30:20 PM

Legal Firm’s CIO Makes His 2016 Business Mobility Predictions

2015 was another year of growth in mobility at Dowling Aaron, as we not only reached new mobile users but current users extended their mobility profile. Each year, we add more and more mobile users as they see their peers reach new heights of productivity and collaboration. In the legal industry,...

Jan 4, 2016 1:15:40 PM

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the final newsletter for 2015. This is our 50th Newsletter meaning that we have not missed a single week this year delivering the best VMware related news to you. It has been a very exciting year with the launch of many VMware solutions such as vSphere 6 as well as the many Cloud Native Application (CNA) solutions. We also had VMworld in both the USA and Europe plus the many vForum's around the world ensuring that all of our customers and partners are completely up to date with the latest VMware solutions.

For the final newsletter of 2015 we have an excellent article by the Director of our US West TAM Program on expanded TAM offerings.

I wish all of you a peaceful and happy holiday season and I look forward to bringing your the TAM newsletter again in 2016 for the 8th year.

 

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
VMware Staff TAM, Team Lead and Newsletter Editor
San Francisco, CA

 

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Know What Your Expertise is Worth

VMware Education Services is proud of the successes achieved by IT professionals with VMware certifications. To showcase these achievements to a wider IT audience, please help us accurately represent VMware IT certifications by participating in Certification Magazine’s annual Salary Survey before...

Dec 18, 2015 3:45:52 PM

New NSX KBs you need to know

Here is a list of currently trending KBs for NSX for vSphere Netcpa issues in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2137005) Symptoms: Virtual machines running on the same ESXi host fails to communicate with each other Virtual machine fails to communicate with the NSX Edge Gateway (ESG) Routing does not ap...

Dec 18, 2015 1:56:22 PM

What is a Fast Track course?

When you see Fast Track in a course title, it means the course covers more content than will fit in a regular, weeklong, eight-hour-a-day class. We cover that extra content by extending the class hours per day beyond eight. That’s it. Fast Track classes are a very efficient way to consume trainin...

Dec 17, 2015 4:20:03 PM

Adding More Benefits for Our Valued Customers: 2015 TAM Service Enhancements

By Steve Kemp Our global TAM community works relentlessly to improve TAM Services, and we work relentlessly to improve TAM Service excellence and provide even more value to you, our VMware TAM customers. As 2015 draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the value-added services and pr...

Dec 17, 2015 3:52:05 PM

View desktop goes into Already Used state, or Agent Disabled state

In versions 4.6 through 5.0.x View desktops can also go into the Already Used state if a virtual machine is powered on in another ESXi host in the cluster in response to an HA event, or if it was shut down without reporting to the broker that the user had logged out. This is due to a security fea...

Dec 17, 2015 2:23:26 PM

Borathon: A VMware Hackathon

  Susie Flynn is a Program Manager based in Cambridge, MA. She has been with VMware since 2011 and contributes to a variety of programs in the Office of the CTO. Thanks to Susie for authoring this post!   Borathons, two day hacking events, are somewhat of a tradition here at VMware. Hackathons ar...

Dec 17, 2015 2:00:51 PM

Extending the Cisco Certification Credit for Network Virtualization Certification

We spend a lot of time talking to our community of certification-holders about our programs, their structure and their future. One of the more common conversations we’ve had lately is around the “credit” that Cisco certification-holders get towards a VMware Network Virtualization Certification. C...

Dec 16, 2015 5:01:48 PM

VMware and the Internet of Things: Motivating the Three-Tier Architecture

This is the first CTO blog post on VMware and the Internet of Things (‘IoT’) that right now is placed at the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle. In this first post in this series, I’ll lay out the latest thinking on the high-level structure of an IoT Infrastructure we see beginning to be established. ...

Dec 16, 2015 3:04:52 PM

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases

In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can improve the backup and recovery capabilities for business critical ...

Dec 15, 2015 7:21:48 PM

DRS Keeps Admins Happy

DRS is not just about keeping VMs happy . DRS has many other operational benefits that keep your admins happy too. Let’s dive into the top ways that DRS makes the day in the life so much better for the vSphere admin. Host Maintenance Mode Maintenance windows are a part of life. vMotion has made t...

Dec 15, 2015 5:00:19 PM

2015 Flings in Review

2015 was an exciting year for the Flings program in many ways. First, our developers updated 14 Flings after listening to user feedback. Second, we released 19 new Flings (with two more slated to be released before the end of the year). And third, we set the record for downloaded Flings with 125,...

Dec 15, 2015 3:11:51 PM

PCoIP connections suddenly failing?

There is an issue which may occur when you install or upgrade your VMware Tools after having installed your View Agent. The set of VGA drivers shipped with VMware Tools might sometimes be incompatible with VMware View and PCoIP, whereas the VMware View Agent software contains a supported VGA driv...

Dec 14, 2015 7:08:20 PM

VMware NSX: Virtual Network Architecture for SAP HANA and Mission Critical Deployments

SAP HANA Network Design Considerations In keeping with the theme of moving the Software-Defined Data Center from concept to reality, I discussed in my previous blogs why VMware vSphere is the perfect platform to deploy cutting edged technologies like SAP HANA. This is because vSphere enables our ...

Dec 14, 2015 6:49:50 PM

Three Free eLearning Courses Released

VMware offers training on a variety of subjects, in different formats to fit your schedule and budget needs. Last month we add three new courses to our library of free self-paced eLearning offerings: Architecting Desktop Virtualization Solutions Fundamentals – This course describes the architectu...

Dec 14, 2015 4:30:37 PM

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 3 of 3 (Exam Guides)

In this three-part blog series (see parts one and two ) I told you the news about the continuation of the VCAP brand for our advanced v6 certifications and the addition of the VCIX6 designation for those who earn both VCAP6 certifications (Design and Deploy). Now, I want to give you the informati...

Dec 14, 2015 4:02:36 PM

Why It’s Time to Build a Zero Trust Network

Network security, for a long time, has worked off of the old Russian maxim, “trust but verify.” Trust a user, but verify it’s them. However, today’s network landscape — where the Internet of Things, the Cloud, and more are introducing new vulnerabilities — makes the “verify” part of “trust but ve...

Dec 20, 2015 1:57:28 PM

vCloud: The Past Week in Review

Did you catch the most recent vCloud Air blogs? Now we make it easy to get up-to-speed with the latest information! See all the topics we talked about this week, all in one place. vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Advanced Concepts There is a lot your vCloud Air Disaster Recovery solution can do for y...

Dec 19, 2015 5:00:02 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0009

Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2015-0009 : VMware product updates address a critical deserialization vulnerability Updated VMSA-2015-0003.15 : VMware product updates address critical information disclosure issue in JRE VMSA-2015-0008.1 : VMwa...

Dec 18, 2015 11:02:16 PM

vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Advanced Concepts

A lot of the conversations people have about how to leverage cloud based Disaster Recovery focuses on the workloads that need to be protected. This makes sense as they need to make sure that the specific application will work when being run in a different location. However, sometimes critical inf...

Dec 18, 2015 5:00:08 PM

Storage I/O control for critical apps is a great idea

Recently, I have been asked this question: should we enable Storage I/O control on datastores used by our production databases considering it could prevent my VMs from consuming all the resources they need? The answer is yes, SIOC will not harm your performance, actually it can save you from a ve...

Dec 17, 2015 5:54:11 PM

VMware and Connectria Deliver a Seamless Cloud Experience for Lendmark Financial Services

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Covington, Georgia, Lendmark Financial Services is a consumer finance organization, specializing in providing a variety of personal loans, automobile loans, and retail merchant sales finance services. Operating over 182 stores in 13 states, Lendmark had a stra...

Dec 17, 2015 5:00:15 PM

VMware vRealize Automation 7.0 – Finally the most desirable features and capabilities in a VMware Private Cloud Automation Solution have arrived!

By Cory Allen, RadhaKishna (RK) Dasari and Shannon Wilber Anyone who has previously worked with vRealize Automation 6.x or earlier versions of VMware Cloud Automation Center 5.x, understands historically just how challenging it can be to manage the overall planning, design, deployment and archite...

Dec 17, 2015 3:41:52 PM

Jumpstart DevOps with vCloud Air

Companies large and small are adopting DevOps to get faster delivery of new features and capabilities, while also getting faster resolution to problems that arise. Yet one of the more challenging aspects for new organizations adopting DevOps is setting up the tool chain to support Continuous Inte...

Dec 16, 2015 5:00:51 PM

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Top Questions and Answers in 2015

It’s been a busy year for the VMware vCloud® Air™ Community—with a lot of great questions posed and answered. Today we’re taking a look back at the vTech Talk videos that answered some of the most commonly asked questions in 2015. You can find all of these videos and more on our vTech Talk YouTub...

Dec 15, 2015 5:00:10 PM

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases

Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management for Databases In the first part of this series we provided a high level view of the benefits of using Virtual Volumes enabled storage for database operations. In the second part of this series we examined in more detail how Virtual Volumes can i...

Dec 15, 2015 4:45:39 PM

The 5 Themes for Success in the Next Era of Hybrid Cloud

The oldest T-shirt in my collection bears the phrase “The Journey is the Destination”. It has been five years since I started working on cloud automation software for Private and Hybrid clouds, and while we have seen an increasing acceleration of technologies in play, operating models, consolidat...

Dec 15, 2015 2:00:44 PM

VMware Portal Options for vCloud Director

We committed to our vCloud Air Network cloud provider ecosystem to update you on our go-forward strategy for a vCloud Director (VCD-SP) UI prior to the end of the year. Since we stopped development of vCD UI beyond vCD 5.5 and moved towards an API only strategy, we have received many requests fro...

Dec 14, 2015 1:00:33 PM

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New European End-user Privacy Law Headlines This Week’s Mobile News

Wish the top mobile news would magically appear in your inbox every Friday? Tell us where to send it in the upper right of your screen. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The European Union reached a final agreement this week on a new bill that will replace 28 existing digital-privacy laws. Not only are the restrict...

Dec 18, 2015 5:15:50 PM

StarMobile Shines as Example of the New Mobile Ecosystem

In our constantly evolving technology landscape, business mobility isn’t about finding one perfect platform to manage it all. Instead, strategic mobility requires integrations, open standards, simpler delivery, partnerships and a global mobile ecosystem. Enterprise mobility platform StarMobile hi...

Dec 17, 2015 7:10:54 PM

Go Paperless for Productivity with Enterprise App MightyMeeting

Is your company still pushing paper? MightyMeeting Founder Dmitri Tcherevik offers a solution to your printer-obsessed work culture: make the move to mobile. Using the company’s mobile collaboration and content sharing enterprise app, you can transform presentations into multimedia-rich, interact...

Dec 17, 2015 1:00:54 PM

Announcing the Virtual Printing Solutions with View in Horizon 6 White Paper

By Nancy Beckus, Writer and Editor, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware And Judy Wu, Senior Solution Engineer, VMware The ability to access printers from a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and from hosted application environments is crucial for today’s end users. Usually, each desk...

Dec 17, 2015 3:19:08 AM

Discover What’s New with VMware Horizon 6 Toolbox 2.0

By Shengbo Teng, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, VMware With contributions from Nan Wang, Staff Engineer , Technical Marketing and Enablement , VMware Sam Zhao, T echnical Marketing and Enablement Manager , VMware Peter Zhang, Solution Engineer, Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware In...

Dec 17, 2015 3:10:52 AM

Your OOO Game Plan: Don’t Even Think About Work on Vacation

About half of Americans check email and work during vacation, according to studies . No way, not this year, not you. You’re on a mission to get through the holiday break without even thinking about what’s going on at the office. Well, vacation domination can be yours with a little planning before...

Dec 16, 2015 2:34:37 PM

5 Questions with the Socialcast App Team: Enterprise Collaboration at the Next Level

For our 10th enterprise app feature in the AirWatch Blog’s Appy Holidays series, we were delighted to sit down with Jens Koerner, director of product development for the popular business collaboration app, Socialcast. Here’s what Jens had to say about the power of collaboration in the enterprise,...

Dec 16, 2015 1:17:17 PM

New Release: VMware Horizon 6 App-Delivery Decision Maker

By Cindy Heyer Carroll, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement at VMware A new version of the VMware Horizon 6 App-Delivery Decision Maker has just been released. The Decision Maker provides guidance as you make application-delivery decisions for your enterprise. ...

Dec 16, 2015 1:12:14 AM

With VMware App Volumes in a Citrix XenDesktop Environment, Application Management Is a Snap!

By Debra Perrin Coltoff, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware With special thanks to Stephane Asselin, Mark Ewert, Dean Flaming, and Jason Marshall for content assistance. Last summer my family spent a day visiting LEGOLAND Discovery Center in New York. We all loved it...

Dec 15, 2015 10:52:23 PM

Everbridge Q&A: Securing Critical Communication for Mobile

When business communication just isn’t fast enough, many organizations look to multimedia-rich mobile messaging to speed up workflows. And when the information exchanged requires the utmost security via mobile, those companies turn to the Everbridge unified critical communication suite. Vice Pres...

Dec 15, 2015 1:22:14 PM

What’s New in VMware Identity Manager, Cloud – November 2015 Release

By Vikas Jain, Director, Product Management, VMware Identity Manager , VMware This overview of new technology represents no commitment from VMware to deliver these features in any other generally available product or service. In our November release, we are excited to announce the following featu...

Dec 15, 2015 2:11:19 AM

5 Questions with Lua, a Leading Secure Mobile Messaging App for Businesses

In today’s Appy Holidays enterprise app feature, we’re excited to share our Q&A with Austin Lane, Chief Product Officer at AirWatch ACE partner app Lua. Austin discusses his insights into the biggest trends facing his customers in 2016, his favorite Lua features and the innovative ways people are...

Dec 14, 2015 2:04:03 PM

 

 

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