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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, as 2016 draws to a close I wanted to bring you one last newsletter for the year. This is our 50th newsletter for 2016 and wraps up what I think was a fantastic and very exciting year for VMware and virtualization. We had some amazing events from local and online VMUGs to VMworld in the USA and Europe. Across the globe, vForums were held attracting thousands of dedicated VMware fans. We had some exciting announcements such as our AWS partnership which will take shape in 2017. And of course this year we became part of Dell Technologies, a huge milestone for VMware and the IT industry at large.

 

I want to thank everyone who takes the time to receive and read this weekly newsletter because without you there would be no newsletter. This final edition for 2016 is therefore dedicated to our loyal newsletter readers wherever you are in the world.

 

I wish you a peaceful New Year and 2017.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Getting Started with vSphere Integrated Containers using vRealize Automation -- orchestration.io http://bit.ly/2hp2o05

The Portable SDDC - 123Virt http://dy.si/VhEiW

vSphere 6.5 – How to reset root password on VCSA 6.5 via EnterpriseDaddy http://bit.ly/2hlAstT

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Basic VMware Security Tools and Practices

By Melba Lopez

 

I had the pleasure of joining my first ever internal security conference called MooseCon (Making Our Organization Security Experts Conference). There were a variety of topics discussed, but one particular talk by Noah Wasmer, Senior Vice President of Mobile Products, stayed with me the most. Noah discussed recent cyber attacks in the news, and he asked, “If you were on the front page of the Wall Street Journal because of a security breach, what would that do to your business?”

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

What’s Coming in 2017? Here’s What the VMware Magic 8 Ball Says

  As 2016 wraps up, predictions are flying on what’s ahead for the coming year. What can we expect to see in security? How will networking look 12 months from now? What changes are on the horizon for the cloud? To help answer some of these questions, we asked VMware’s all-knowing magic 8ball (i....

 

New Walkthroughs for vCenter High Availability

I am excited to announce two new walkthroughs for vCenter High availability on the VMware Feature Walkthroughs site! These two new click-by-click product walkthroughs will show you how to enable vCenter High Availability (also known as vCenter HA) and give you the confidence you need to use this ...

 

Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more with these videos.

This year at VMworld Barcelona we provided a technical preview of the VMware Cloud on AWS service. With this partnership, we’re bringing the most trusted private cloud and the most used public cloud together for a seamless and integrated software-defined data center experience. It allows customer...

 

Congratulations to the Newest VCDXs!

I am very happy to officially announce the names of everyone who achieved VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification in the past six months. VCDX is the highest level of certification offered by VMware and is achieved through the unique application and design defense process. All VCDXs h...

 

Answering Questions about What’s New in vSphere 6.5

Last month’s free webcast on vSphere 6.5 Training: What’s New gave viewers a high level look at the new features in vSphere 6.5 and why they are important in today’s data centers. It also provided an overview of our new vSphere 6.5instructor led classes designed to help you and your organization...

 

Hybrid Cloud Manager Deployment Considerations

by Michael Francis VMware Hybrid Cloud Manager™ is VMware’s management extension for VMware vSphere ® and VMware vCloud ® Air™. Hybrid Cloud Manager aims to simplify the implementation of a true hybrid cloud. My Definition of Hybrid Cloud What is hybrid cloud? In my mind, hybrid cloud meansexten...

 

VMSA-2016-0023 and VMSA-2016-0024

Greetings from the VMware Security ResponseCenter ! Today we released VMSA-2016-0023 and VMSA-2016-0024 . VMSA-2016-0023 – VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue These updates address a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2016-7463) in the ESXi Host Client which we h...

 

Migrating VMware vCloud Director vApps across Distributed Virtual Switches

An interesting topic that came to our attention is how to migrate VMware vCloud Director® vApps from one distributed virtual switch to another. Recently, from the experience of one of our field consultants, Aleksander Bukowinski, we received a detailed procedure to overcome the possible service d...

 

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10 Most Popular VMware EUC Blogs of 2016

Want to see the biggest VMware End-User Computing (EUC) headlines from 2016? Look no further. This round-up highlights the most popular 2016 EUC blogs for product news, customer use cases and technical documentation. Agree with this list or think your favorite blog should have made the list? Shar...

 

3 Things You Missed at the AirWatch SDK Workshop

Missed the VMware AirWatch Software Development Kit (SDK) workshop this year at Connect? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top three things you missed: 1. AirWatch SDK: Getting Started The AirWatch SDK is a code library mobile app developers can reference to build advanced security...

 

[Video] The Impact of Mobile Devices at Hackensack Meridian Health

Watch this new VMware TV interview with Timothy Pan, of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), to learn the impact of mobile devices on business at this leading healthcare organization. Q: Walk us through your mobile journey and the challenges that led up to it. Timothy: It was pretty tough to begin. ...

 

Configuring VMware Identity Manager for High Availability in Multiple Data Centers

By Gary Sloane, VMware Consulting Editor We are happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, Configuring VMware Identity Manager for Multiple DataCenters . VMware Identity Manager offers major convenience features, such as single sign-on and a self-service app store. Some organization...

 

Gooligan Malware: What You Need to Know | Mobile Security Alert

Two weeks ago, mobile security firm Check Point Software announced they found a new piece of malware used to generate ad revenue on the Android platform.Gooligan , as reported by Check Point, roots infected devices. Once rooted, Gooligan stole “authentication tokens that can be used to access da...

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.49

Posted by nisserow Dec 28, 2016


FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the final newsletter of 2016. It has been an amazing year and I have enjoyed bringing you the latest VMware and industry related news for the past year. This is our 49th newsletter of the year and if you have missed any they are all available on our archive here. In fact we have every newsletter for almost 8 years archived here so feel free to browse or search for anything that you might have missed.

Before I sign off I wanted to give you all a reminder of our TAM Social Media channels which we provide updates on almost daily and sometimes even more than that. We are very proud of these and treat our customers and partners on these channels to as much breaking and important news as possible in the most timely of manner.

Twitter: @VMwareTAM | twitter.com/VMwareTAM
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View our TAM blog at: blogs.vmware.com/tam

Finally, as a TAM it is always my responsibility to ensure that my customers are well taken care of. Many may be taking PTO but their systems and services will still be operating and it is always my pleasure during this time of the year to not only wish all of my customers a wonderful holiday season but also to ensure them that their systems are always in good hands with the VMware TAM service.

Happy holidays everyone, thank you all for your support and I look forward to bringing you a bumper news edition in the new year.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team


TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Amazon deal is not the be-all, end-all in VMware's cloud strategy, says CMO - SiliconANGLEbit.ly/2gxT0Xy pic.twitter.com/53qu057Yq8
What’s New With vRealize Network 3.2? - VMware Cloud Management Blog bit.ly/2hwPjq6pic.twitter.com/BNqh0V6sf5
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers - VMware vSphere Blogbit.ly/2hx6qYA pic.twitter.com/nh44QLfmJo
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Now Generally Available - VMware Radiusbit.ly/2hwJ9WX pic.twitter.com/caT60DbWY7
vSphere 6.5: A Real-World Review -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2hKFWDipic.twitter.com/okoCwXPOKM

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

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Our Latest Resources for vSAN Troubleshooting
Are you getting the most out of your VMware vSAN experience? Curious about how to effectively troubleshoot common issues? Have questions concerning design, requirements, or compatibility? Do you ever wish there was a one-stop shop where you could get all your questions answered, learn new things,...

Why the Data Scientist and Data Engineer Need to Understand Virtualization in the Cloud
More and more application workloads are moving to the different cloud platforms, whether they be public, private or hybrid clouds. Big data and analytics application workloads are on the move too. It is important that the data science/data engineering users of big data platforms and analytics app...

4 New AirWatch Courses + vRealize Network Insights
Each month the VMware Education Services teams expand the list of courses available to help you maximize your productivity and get the most out of your solutions. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, plea...

VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 is now embedded into the vCenter Server Appliance
If you are responsible for keeping a VMware vSphere environment properly patched, you most likely use Update Manager to quickly and easily download patches from the Internet and apply them to your clusters according to baseline policies. Until now, even environments that have adopted the vCenter ...

Top 20 Horizon View articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for November 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Cleaning up after an inco...

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for November 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. Certificate troubleshooting, supportability, and trust requirements for vRea...

PowerCLI for VM Encryption
Hi everyone, I’m happy (ok, beyond happy!) to announce that our VM Encryption engineering team has released a PowerCLI module for VM Encryption! In case you weren’t aware, there’s a Github repository of VMware PowerShell modules . Check them out! Included in there is the new PowerCLI Module for V...

Visually Learn About Exciting New Capabilities of Auto Deploy in vSphere 6.5
Auto Deploy in VMware vSphere 6.5 has many significant enhancements for the management as well as operation of stateless compute resources – it might be just the thing for you to consider in that upcoming datacenter design! By combining industry-standard PXE boot technology with innovative policy...

Top 20 vSAN articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for November 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. Shutting down and powering on a VSAN 6.x Cluster when vCenter Server is running on top of VSAN Vi...

Top 20 ESXi articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for November 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. Using the VMware Knowledge Base How to purchase and file Pay Per Incident support for VMware prod...

Top 20 NSX articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for November 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. “The pending transaction requires xxx MB free space” error when installing VIBs Downloading and en...

Quickly See the Major Enhancements to Host Profiles in vSphere 6.5
Whether you are a vSphere administrator or designing the architecture for the next major SDDC deployment, there are many exciting new enhancements to Host Profiles in the latest release of VMware vSphere that you should be aware of! Host Profiles is a configuration management and compliance featu...

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for November 2016
Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for November 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 6.5 and its compatible VMware products After c...

Updating patches on an ESXi host using “esxcli software vib” commands
This video demonstrates how to update patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host using “esxcli software vib” commands. Patches can either be installed or updated on an ESXi host using esxcli vib commands. Caution : The install method has the possibility of overwriting existing drivers. If you are using thir...

Peak UpTime’s Cloud-Based Service Delivery Grows 50% with VMware and Faction Partnership
With offerings in areas such as Unified Communications, Security & Networking, as well as Cloud & Managed Services, Peak UpTime has over 30 years of business experience when it comes to delivering seamless technology solutions. They provide customized cutting-edge solutions, with the personal att...

Troubleshooting SAP Performance with VMware vRealize Operations
Over the years VMware support has investigated numerous performance escalations of virtualized tier 1 applications. One of the more challenging aspects of this task is coordinating all the key performance monitoring metrics across the different technology layers from the application down to the h...

How to Configure vRealize Orchestrator to Use SSL to Connect to a SQL Server Database
by Spas Kaloferov Microsoft® SQL Server® can use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt data that is transmitted across a network between an instance of SQL Server and a client application. SSL can be used for server validation when a client connection requests encryption. If the instance of SQL S...

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App Volumes Deployment Considerations: Updated for VMware App Volumes 2.12
The following people authored the white paper: Jason Marshall, Tina de Benedictis, Tristan Todd, Stéphane Asselin, Dean Flaming, Jim Yanik, and Samir Patel. Guy Klages and Gina Daly contributed additional assistance. For App Volumes 2.12 , we have just published an update to the VMware App Volume...

Super Mario Run Breaks Records, Google’s New Android Things & More Top Mobile News
It’s-a me, Mario! I’m a-gonna win! The much-anticipated Super Mario Run debuted in the Apple App Store on Thursday and promptly rocketed to No. 1 on the highest grossing list, according to Apple Insider . The mad rush to get the free-to-download app temporarily crashed Apple’s online storefronts....

2017: The Year of the Digital Workspace & User Experience Technology
It’s incredible the amount of mobile innovation and digital transformation we’ve witnessed in 2016. How will 2017 top it? I believe we’ll see these five business and IT trends: A new market will emerge called the digital workspace . Senior IT leaders will take on more digital innovation roles. IT...

Is Your Business Mobility Strategy Based on a Single Device?
We all work differently. Years ago, “work” meant we went to our office, wherever it was, and we sat at our desk. That’s where we did work. If we had a laptop instead of a desktop, we could work in a variety of places, but that usually meant somewhere with an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. Work was a pl...

VMware AirWatch Security: Year in Review
The market has voted. Over the past year, per IDC , VMware AirWatch experienced year-over-year growth in excess of 80%. Much of this growth came because of VMware’s intense focus on enterprise data security. Here are eight reasons why 2016 was a fantastic year for data security and endpoint prote...

Derived Credentials: What You Need to Know
I’ve been reading a lot recently on passwords. Are they dead? What new technology will replace passwords? Internally, we have been debating biometrics and its place in the enterprise. Someone even questioned if VMware owns my fingerprint once I store it on a company-issued phone. (For the record,...

Challenges & Benefits of Digital Workspace Transformation: Q&A with VMware’s Shankar Iyer
Have questions about the biggest challenges facing IT today when it comes to workspace transformation and end-user computing (EUC)? You won’t want to miss watching this great video interview from VMworld Europe. Shankar Iyer, vice president and general manager of desktop products for VMware EUC, ...

VMware Identity Manager Network Ports
This post documents the Network Ports used by VMware Identity Manager. Most of the ports are only required when using specific features in VMware Identity Manager. Click on the pictures to get the original size. The Ports listed are the defaults. VMware Identity Manager Appliance Ports: For more ...

VMware Identity Manager 2.8 – Office 365 User Provisioning and Federation
With VMware Identity Manager 2.8 we introduced support for User Provisioning in Office 365/Azure AD.. This blog post will walk you through the process of configure VMware Identity Manager to provide both Office 365 User Provisioning and Federation. Prerequisites Office 365 Premium test tenant (ne...

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

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.48

Posted by nisserow Dec 28, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, as we head towards the end of the year and have just a few more newsletters to go there is still so much news coming out regarding VMware and our industry in general. Each week we try and bring you a digest of the latest news but we also add many excellent articles to our Social Media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our TAM blog so please if you haven't already done so check these out and join we keep them all very up to date and you will be provided with the latest and greatest from VMware on these channels, specifically on our Facebook channel.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and please subscribe to our Social Media channels to keep up to date with the latest VMware related news.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Introducing VMware TAM “Customer Intelligence.Next”

By Eric Crossley

 

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

 

VMware Customer Intelligence.Next (CI.Next) enables and builds a new level of partnership between VMware, VMware TAMs, and our valued customers. We just started it this quarter, so if you’re a VMware TAM customer and haven’t heard about it from your TAM yet, you likely will hear it very soon.

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

CRN names VMware vSAN 6.2 the best software-defined technology of 2016 bit.ly/2h3Z8Lmpic.twitter.com/bUQnTqJefW

VMware Cloud Foundation Wins CRN's 2016 Cloud Platform Product of the Year Awardbit.ly/2g7z6SS pic.twitter.com/uwek0CRtft

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent bit.ly/2gbpxCu

vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2h6wOrGpic.twitter.com/rM3k0VnhYV

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

My 2017 Predictions: A CIO Perspective

By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware and Dell Technologies As I look ahead at where market and technology is headed for 2017 and beyond, I am excited about several trends. The key theme across them is one of interconnection. These are not ten independent trends, but instead ten interwoven and increasingly s...

NSX System Admins: Free Webcast on December 15 Covers Advanced Troubleshooting for VMware NSX

Every system needs troubleshooting once in awhile. When it happens, you want to be ready. You need to know how to effectively troubleshoot VMware NSX features. This critical skill helps you heighten and improve security, maintain control over your networking environment, and get the most out of n...

NSX Field Advisory – December 2016 Edition

IMPORTANT NOTE Subscribe to RSS Feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/NSX for an up-to-date information on new product, patches and fix announcements regarding VMware NSX for vSphere. Minimum Recommended Release : NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 and vSphere 6.0 Update 2 remains the recommended release combinati...

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers

Last year we introduced Project Bonneville . The idea behind it, at the high level, is that there is a strong parallel between the constructs Docker uses inside a Linux Docker host and the constructs ESXi uses as a hypervisor. In the final analysis what project Bonneville allowed you to do is to ...

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers

For nearly two decades, we at VMware have been working on helping our customers address the challenge of supporting traditional business critical applications as well as next-generation application. Today, with the General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers, we are proud to announce th...

VCDX6-DCV Application & Blueprint Now Available

You’ve been waiting…and it’s here! VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification, recognizing an elite group of design architects who have demonstrated exceptional skills in VMware enterprise deployments. Earning your VMware Certified Design Expert 6 – Data Ce...

Earn Credit Towards Certification

Chances are that, at some point in your career, you have taken an exam for a certification to give yourself a competitive advantage. Whether attaining certification was a personal goal, a way to make yourself more marketable, or you simply like seeing all the fancy acronyms in your email signatur...

Time is running out to Save 15% off select VMware Training Courses

Stand out from your peers with VMware training and certification programs. From now until December 30, buy selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 15%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will receive a token to enroll via MyLearn. Find out whic...

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent

Whoah. What can we say, AWS knows how to throw a party. When Andy Jassy and company decided to host 30,000 of their closest friends and relatives in Las Vegas, we couldn’t decline the invitation. Last week was a great coming out party for VMware Cloud on AWS. We were able to talk to hundreds of c...

Show off Your Certification with a Digital Badge

If you’re involved with the VMware IT Academy , you may already be familiar with our newest way to share the word about your VMware skills: VMware Digital Badges. Today, VMware is announcing that digital badges are now available for all version 6 certification holders too! Plus, in the new year w...

VMware Cloud on AWS Partner Program Coming in 2017

Earlier this year, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a strategic alliance to build and deliver a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering that will give customers the full software-defined data center (SDDC) experience from the leader in the private cloud, running on the world’s most po...

Happy HOL-idays!

December is a month of many holidays. From Hanukkah to Solstice to Christmas to Boxing Day, to Kwanzaa and then Festivus, we seem to be all in a constant state of eating, decorating, gift-giving and tolerating family members. While everyone you know seems to be firing up their out-of-office respo...

Announcing General Availability of VMware Adapter for SAP Landscape Management version 1.4!

****** THIS BLOG IS POSTED ON BEHALF OF THE AUTHOR NELSON YAN ******* At VMworld EMEA in October 2016, we announced the VMware private cloud solution for SAP and the upcoming release of our Adapter for SAP Landscape Management. To read more about the announcement by my colleague Alberto Farronato...

VMware and Macquarie Cloud Services – A Match Made in the Cloud

Macquarie Cloud Services, Australia’s only dedicated VMware Showcase Service Provider on the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network, offers a cloud that’s built fully on the VMware platform and delivering world-class customer service. Allowing customers to migrate to the cloud easily, without having to swit...

SAP production support for vSphere 6.5

On behalf of the VMware Walldorf based S AP engineering and support team, I am happy to announce that since December 7, 2016, in addition to the already granted SAP HANA support, all other SAP applications and solutions, as of below SAP notes are supported in production on SAP and VMware supporte...

Service Provider Multi-Tenant vRealize Operations (Managed Service)

VMware vRealize Operations™ is a key component of a vCloud Air Network powered cloud service offering. It provides a simplified yet extensible approach to operations management of the cloud infrastructure. It helps service providers maximize profitability by optimizing efficiency and differentiat...

Journey to the Public Cloud with Reality-Based IT

By Nathan Thaler, Senior Manager of Cloud Platforms, MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a premier research university that prides itself on innovation and forward thinking vision. That willingness to embrace the new, and live on the leadin...

VMware vCloud Air Recovery as a Service at a Glance

Safeguarding all your applications and data without blowing your budget or creating a complex solution that’s not only hard to implement but nearly impossible to manage can be quite the challenge. As a result, many enterprises are only able to protect their most important workloads, and rely on b...

 

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10 Predictions on Next Year’s Top Mobile News

1. You’ll stand in less lines. The Amazon Go grab-and-go retail store may just be a great experiment for now, but demand for mobile-enabled, faster service at brick-and-mortar locations is real. Even bank branches are starting to use iPads to reduce wait times. 2. You’ll see more “world-first” in...

Replacing the Self-Signed Certificate in VMware App Volumes 2.12

By Josh Spencer, End-User-Computing Architect, Technical Marketing, VMware With significant contributions from Graeme Gordon, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Technical Marketing, VMware and Pim van de Vis, Product Engineer, User Environment Manager, R&D, VMware Introduction It is becoming in...

Horizon 7.0.3 and Horizon Client 4.3: The Next Step in Win10, UX, Automation & Availability

The VMware Horizon team continues the push to deliver our vision of any application on any device. We’re pleased to announce that with the general availability of Horizon 7.0.3 and Horizon Client 4.3, we’ve taken the next step on that journey. [Download Horizon 7.0.3 and Horizon Client 4.3 (avail...

The Best Keeps Getting Better: Introducing App Volumes 2.12

“We’ve tested with the new 2.12 version of App Volumes and see a decrease of login time by 30% to 50% dependent on the amount of AppStacks a user has assigned. Stability and flexibility have also been improved in version 2.12. All and all we are happy with how 2.12 works out in our environment.” ...

[Video] The Massive End-User Computing Shift From Assets to People

“These days, it’s not about the assets. It’s about people, and it’s about the things they do,” recently said Brian Gammage, chief market technologist at VMware. During VMworld Europe , Brian sat down with VMware TV to talk about how this shift in end-user computing (EUC) is transforming the entir...

AirWatch Re-Enforces FIPS 140-2 Encryption with Booz Allen Hamilton Inside Validation

VMware AirWatch helps thousands of organizations secure corporate data and applications on devices both at rest and in transit. While AirWatch always implements the latest recommended security processes and parameters by third-party regulatory bodies and analysts, increasingly the industry is see...

3 Predictions on What’s Next for Augmented and Mixed Reality in 2017

Earlier this year, I predicted that augmented reality (AR) would go mainstream in the enterprise before our consumer lives. I continue to believe that this is the case, particularly for AR experiences that are enabled through the use of smart glasses or head-mounted displays. AR still isn’t mains...

#GameChangers: LCMC Health Seizes the Opportunity for Faster Desktop Deployment & Application Delivery with VMware Horizon

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger—but recognize the opportunity.” ― John F. Kennedy Following Hurricane Katrina, LCMC Health , a not-for-profit healthcare system based i...

AirWatch 9.0 Webinar Questions Answered

Our latest VMware AirWatch 9.0 webinar dove into the new capabilities and innovations in our most recent release. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the live event. If you weren’t able to join live, catch the replay here . Due to time constraints, we did not get to all of your ques...

New Quick-Start Guide for Deploying RDS Hosted Applications with VMware Horizon 7

VMware End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is happy to announce the publication of a new quick-start guide, Publishing Applications with VMware Horizon 7 . At just over 50 pages, this guide is full of screenshots that cover the process from start to finish—from installing and setting up the Ho...

IRS Approves VDI & BYO for Remote Access to FTI Systems

Faster, simpler and more secure tax reporting is now achievable for federal, state and local agencies thanks to new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. While virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was previously approved by the IRS for remote access to Federal Tax Information (FTI), the Sept...

4 Trends Driving Mobile Productivity Apps in 2017

2016 was a huge year for mobile productivity. We saw an end user’s average number of devices jump to 3.64 . We also saw that users on average look at their phones 150 times a day for approximately 72 seconds each time. With all this screen attention on mobile devices, companies are looking to opt...

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.47

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, after a short break the newsletter is back on track. As we head towards the end of 2016 there is still so much going on in the world of VMware and Virtualization. Of course, we have had many announcements, one of which was the AWS partnership which I am very excited about. Please reach out to your local TAM or VMware rep for more information as this moves forward into a fully fledged service in 2017.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, just 3 weeks till Christmas and 4 weeks until 2017, we will try and cram as much news as we can into each newsletter until then.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
VMware Named 2016 STAR Award Winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes
VMware’s global Professional Services organization has played an important role in enabling customer successes. Over the last five years, as VMwaretsia-award-2-233x300 has evolved from a single product company to a multi-product solutions provider, the maturation, innovation and transformation of its professional services business has driven new and higher levels of business success and customer satisfaction.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor; Daniel Mizrahi)
VMware Doubles Down on Telco Market - Light Reading bit.ly/2fUP4Avpic.twitter.com/jnBALOaI1r

vRA 7.2 what's new? - virtualizationteam.com bit.ly/2gbb4tY pic.twitter.com/XDOWMfgtjx
vSphere 6.5 what's new - DRS - Yellow Bricks bit.ly/2fYK2Tr pic.twitter.com/sEhJEtkKs7
There's a lab for that! Try VMware products from the convenience of your browser via Hands-on Labs bit.ly/2gpUQxh pic.twitter.com/mrDx9eQeQG
New in VMware vSphere 6.5 - Technical Whitepaper bit.ly/2gy96S3 pic.twitter.com/bbJoZZ8SeQ

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

New Release: vSphere Command-Line Interface 6.5
vSphere’s 6.5 release has brought about many new features and enhancements. One of the features which may have flown under the radar has to be the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) 6.5 release. Overview As a high-level overview, vCLI allows users to run commands from remote systems against vS...
Dec 2, 2016 7:45:20 PM
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter management clients
vSphere 6.5 brings with it significant changes to the vCenter Server management clients including the vSphere Web Client and new HTML5 based vSphere Client. A detailed FAQ can be found here in this KB article ; a summary of the changes are given below in this blog post. vSphere Client (HTML5): VM...
Dec 1, 2016 8:00:31 PM
VCP7-CMA Exam Now Available
The new VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA) certification validates your skills in installing, configuring, and optimizing public, private, and hybrid clouds using the VMware vRealize Suite v7.x. This exam (#2V0-731) is now available for registration at Pe...
Dec 1, 2016 5:05:12 PM
Getting Started with the New Image Builder GUI in vSphere 6.5
In this post, I wanted to provide a quick introduction to the powerful new graphical interface for Image Builder, which is part of the new Auto Deploy GUI. There are many great enhancements in VMware vSphere 6.5, and for an excellent overview please be sure to look at the What’s New whitepaper . ...
Nov 30, 2016 8:08:33 PM
30+ Videos Added to VMware Learning Zone this Month!
The VMware Learning Zone video library added over 30 new videos last month, including an extensive collection on vSAN Troubleshooting. These videos are now fully available to all Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone. VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Series Introduction:
Introdu...
Nov 30, 2016 5:03:50 PM
Claim your Free Trial Subscription to the VMware Learning Zone
Want to get a preview of what’s available in the VMware Learning Zone before you commit to a full subscription? How about free training on the latest VMware technologies? If you answered yes, the new VMware Learning Zone Trial Subscription is just what you’ve been waiting for. Here’s what you get...
Nov 28, 2016 8:11:55 PM
My Ten Leadership Imperatives
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware Our IT leadership team recently had an offsite. This was a team-driven event, and I stayed in the background and actually spoke very little on stage. I was asked to provide some advice and insight for leadership development. Here is what I shared with my team. In my
opin...
Nov 28, 2016 1:30:06 PM
Celebrate Cyber Week with 25% Off Selected VMware Education Courses
In this field, credibility is everything and certification sets you apart from your peers. From now until December 2 nd 9pm Pacific time, you can purchase selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 25%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will
rece...
Nov 27, 2016 5:30:39 PM
What’s the Difference Between Network Virtualization & Software‐Defined Networking?
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization are two of the hottest trends in the IT industry lately. But while they sound like similar concepts on the surface, in reality there are major differences. According to Network Virtualization For Dummies by Mora Gozani: ________________...
Nov 25, 2016 4:32:01 PM
New Release: vSphere Command-Line Interface 6.5
vSphere’s 6.5 release has brought about many new features and enhancements. One of the features which may have flown under the radar has to be the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) 6.5 release. Overview As a high-level overview, vCLI allows users to run commands from remote systems against vS...
Dec 2, 2016 7:45:20 PM
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter management clients
vSphere 6.5 brings with it significant changes to the vCenter Server management clients including the vSphere Web Client and new HTML5 based vSphere Client. A detailed FAQ can be found here in this KB article ; a summary of the changes are given below in this blog post. vSphere Client (HTML5): VM...
Dec 1, 2016 8:00:31 PM
VCP7-CMA Exam Now Available
The new VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA) certification validates your skills in installing, configuring, and optimizing public, private, and hybrid clouds using the VMware vRealize Suite v7.x. This exam (#2V0-731) is now available for registration at Pe...
Dec 1, 2016 5:05:12 PM
Getting Started with the New Image Builder GUI in vSphere 6.5
In this post, I wanted to provide a quick introduction to the powerful new graphical interface for Image Builder, which is part of the new Auto Deploy GUI. There are many great enhancements in VMware vSphere 6.5, and for an excellent overview please be sure to look at the What’s New whitepaper . ...
Nov 30, 2016 8:08:33 PM
30+ Videos Added to VMware Learning Zone this Month!
The VMware Learning Zone video library added over 30 new videos last month, including an extensive collection on vSAN Troubleshooting. These videos are now fully available to all Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone. VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Series Introduction:
Introdu...
Nov 30, 2016 5:03:50 PM
Claim your Free Trial Subscription to the VMware Learning Zone
Want to get a preview of what’s available in the VMware Learning Zone before you commit to a full subscription? How about free training on the latest VMware technologies? If you answered yes, the new VMware Learning Zone Trial Subscription is just what you’ve been waiting for. Here’s what you get...
Nov 28, 2016 8:11:55 PM
My Ten Leadership Imperatives
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware Our IT leadership team recently had an offsite. This was a team-driven event, and I stayed in the background and actually spoke very little on stage. I was asked to provide some advice and insight for leadership development. Here is what I shared with my team. In my
opin...
Nov 28, 2016 1:30:06 PM
Celebrate Cyber Week with 25% Off Selected VMware Education Courses
In this field, credibility is everything and certification sets you apart from your peers. From now until December 2 nd 9pm Pacific time, you can purchase selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 25%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will
rece...
Nov 27, 2016 5:30:39 PM
What’s the Difference Between Network Virtualization & Software‐Defined Networking?
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization are two of the hottest trends in the IT industry lately. But while they sound like similar concepts on the surface, in reality there are major differences. According to Network Virtualization For Dummies by Mora Gozani: ________________...
Nov 25, 2016 4:32:01 PM

END USER COMPUTING
VMware Identity Manager using Azure AD as 3rd party Identity Provider
VMware Identity Manager support integration with a wide range of third party Identity Providers such as ADFS, Ping Federate and many, many more. The integration is based on SAML. This blog post will explain how to use Azure AD as a trusted Identity Provider (IdP) in VMware Identity Manager. Step ...
Dec 2, 2016 5:10:16 PM
Apple’s New Drones, Serious Mobile Shopping $$$, 2017 Security Threats & Google Pixel News
Zooming to a street sign near you… Apple is revving its robotics engine with plans for using drones to help update Apple Maps more quickly, Bloomberg reported this week . The increased focus on improving the quality of its navigation app is also signaled by its acquisition of start-up Indoor.io, ...
Dec 2, 2016 1:58:06 PM
AirWatch Tunnel: VMware Makes Secure Access Easier for Windows 10
End users are increasingly detached from the confines of cubicles. Whether at home, on the road or working at the local coffee shop, they need to access corporate resources to do their jobs. Traditionally, IT required employees to use a VPN client and manually connect to the network each time a u...
Dec 1, 2016 6:00:55 PM
[Video] Does Your EMM Provider Have a Strong Mobile Ecosystem?
One way the VMware AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform sets itself apart: the mobile ecosystem . At our annual enterprise mobility conference, Connect Atlanta , more than 60 mobile technology partners showed up at this year’s event. VMware TV got the scoop on the strategy
behin...
Dec 1, 2016 4:05:07 PM
[Video] Work Productivity Reimagined: VMware Workspace ONE + Salesforce
The modern workforce relies on fundamental business apps like Salesforce to get work done. Whether you use Salesforce to service customers, close deals, analyze data and nurture leads, or you rely on apps within the Salesforce App Exchange, Salesforce is a vital component across many teams within...
Dec 1, 2016 2:40:48 PM
New eBook! The 5 Next Big Things in Mobile Security
Strike down new attacks before they happen. Get a free copy of the new eBook from VMware to discover what’s next in mobile security. The state of cybersecurity is scary. Businesses have watched security breaches expose more than 851 million records in the last decade, and nearly 6.2 million
recor...
Nov 30, 2016 7:00:15 PM
Fusion 8.5.3 Released, addresses
macOS 10.12 issues
Using
macOS 10.12 Sierra and VMware Fusion 8.5? It’s time to update! And with the biggest sale of the year going on right now, there’s never been a better time to get up to date if you’re on Fusion 7 or older. Today we’ve released an update to our favourite Mac virtualization product to address s...
Nov 30, 2016 6:44:25 PM
Trend Alert: The 5 Next Big Things in Mobile Security
No CIO wants to hear that their company has been hacked. But for most, network intrusion is the new reality—even if we don’t realize it. In the new eBook, 5 Next Big Things in Mobile Security , we explore the biggest trends and threats facing businesses of all sizes everywhere in the world. Acces...
Nov 30, 2016 4:32:05 PM
Make the Move to Windows 10 Using VMware Mirage
Register for the webinar, “How to simplify and de-risk Windows 10 migrations ,” hosted by Lakeside Software, MigrationStudio and VMware on Dec 7 at 7:45 a.m. (PST). Partners can register for a similar partner-focused webinar on Dec 7 at 9 a.m. (PST). It’s been a little over year since Microsoft r...
Nov 30, 2016 1:00:13 PM
[Video] Good Apps vs. Great Mobile Apps: What’s the Difference?
What’s the difference between a good app and a great app? VMware Vice President of R&D for Applications Tony Kueh talks about this, the innovations happening at VMware and how his team designs apps across every platform. Watch the exclusive VMware TV interview here , and read his responses below....
Nov 29, 2016 4:09:06 PM
Looking to Go Big with Mobility? Join Us at #NRF17
As far as retail IT is concerned, 2016 is over. It’s time to start planning for 2017, and there is no better place to start than Retail’s Big Show on Jan. 15-17 in New York City. Whether you are responsible for a single up-and-coming brand or a portfolio of traditional companies, mobility has the...
Nov 29, 2016 1:08:07 PM
New Webinar! AirWatch 9.0: Transforming the Digital Workspace
Got an hour this Thursday? Then sign up now for an
all new webinar from VMware AirWatch: AirWatch 9.0: Transforming the Digital Workspace on Dec. 1, 1 p.m. (EST). Our AirWatch product expert will give you a deep dive on what’s new, including Unified endpoint management (UEM) for Windows 10; Suppo...
Nov 28, 2016 4:18:39 PM
New Video: How the New Concept of “Work” Changed IT & Computing
The concept of “work” has evolved dramatically over the past decade, and 2016 is the year end-user demands and enterprise IT finally began to come together. Watch the video below as digital workspace expert and VMware End-User Computing vice president Dave Grant explores: The impact of
consumeriz...
Nov 28, 2016 3:40:35 PM
Every Day Is Thanksgiving
Yes, I know that’s a cheesy title, but in the office where we control Fusion and Workstation every day starts with a conversation about you. We talk about things that are trending on Twitter & Facebook , what’s happening on our community forums , and what people are asking us in our inboxes. Some...
Nov 24, 2016 8:21:37 PM

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.46

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, a shorter than usual update this week and a reminder that as next week is Thanksgiving there will not be another newsletter for 2 weeks. This past week has been very exciting with all of the announcements and new product releases. Many of my customers are very excited to start working with these new solutions from VMware and I am already hard at work helping them with a plan on how to get prepared for implementing these in their environments. This is always a really exciting and challenging time where we have to weigh the new product features with the current edition and stability that we have achieved over time. Of course, we will be moving to the new versions but it is all in the planning to ensure that the outcome will be favorable.

 

More details on the new releases here!

This list includes:

  • vSphere 6.5
  • Fusion 8.5.2
  • Site Recovery Manager 6.5
  • vSAN 6.5
  • vRealize Automation 6.2.5
  • vRealize Business for Cloud 7.2
  • vRealize Operations Manager 6.4
  • Workstation Pro 12.5.2
  • Identity Manager 2.8
  • ThinApp 5.2.2
  • vRealize Log Insight 4
  • vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5
  • vSphere Data Protection 6.1.3
  • vSphere Replication 6.5
  • Workstation Player 12.5.2
  • PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1
  • VIX API 1.15.6
  • vRealize Operations Management Pack for NSX for vSphere 3.5

I wish you all a fantastic shorter week ahead if you are in the USA and look forward to speaking to you again in 2 weeks time.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

VMware Named 2016 STAR Award Winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes

VMware’s global Professional Services organization has played an important role in enabling customer successes. Over the last five years, as VMwaretsia-award-2-233x300 has evolved from a single product company to a multi-product solutions provider, the maturation, innovation and transformation of its professional services business has driven new and higher levels of business success and customer satisfaction.

 

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) announced the 2016 STAR Award winners at the Technology Services World Conference held in Las Vegas. VMware Professional Services was named the 2016 STAR Award winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes.

 

Now in its 26th year, the STAR Awards have become one of the highest honors in the technology services industry. The selection process is rigorous, consisting of a thorough evaluation followed by a vote by TSIA’s service discipline advisory board members.

 

Read the full blog here!

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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TWEETS OF THE WEEK

VMware AirWatch 9.0 Is Officially GA! - AirWatch Blog bit.ly/2eMf1Ww pic.twitter.com/8kNBijDyhP

Test drive VMware products from the convenience of your browser in minutes with Hands-on Labs bit.ly/2evVpFZpic.twitter.com/tMmCPHTIjh

vSphere 6.5 Feature Preview: vCenter High Availability - have you tried reinstalling? bit.ly/2fgzRcLpic.twitter.com/DAZ8Bg8N5z

A new badge at CloudCred, on Triple-Point Tuesday: VMware Cloud on AWS bit.ly/2ezvAF3pic.twitter.com/ZTYyfrg7rP

VMware vSphere 6.5 - HTML5 Web Client and More - ESX Virtualization bit.ly/2fNAE61pic.twitter.com/VpAjwtz7m1

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

vSphere 6.5 is here! What you need to know

vSphere 6.5 has been released for all to download. We’re sure you vSphere users are all eager to install a copy and start kicking the tires, and we’re just as eager to see that you get started on the right foot. With this in mind, we have created the following list of Knowledge Base articles that...

Nov 16, 2016 5:29:31 PM

Unveiling Project Clarity

Today we’re ecstatic to announce Project Clarity, a design system that combines UX guidelines, patterns, and front-end code in one solution. Clarity is for the designer and developer in each of us.     Bringing it together — UX, HTML/CSS, and Angular Clarity’s designs stem from relentless explora...

Nov 15, 2016 5:00:18 PM

New Courses on vSphere 6.5, Cloud, NSX & More

Last month the Education Services team opened registration for several new instructor-led training courses covering a broad range of topics. For more information on these courses use the links below or contact your local Learning Specialist. vSphere VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] explo...

Nov 15, 2016 4:40:43 PM

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5

vSphere 6.5 is here! Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of VMware vSphere 6.5 along with new releases of other SDDC components: VMware vSAN 6.5, VMware vRealize Log Insight 4 and VMware vRealize Operations 6.4. Together, these products help IT more efficiently run, manage,...

Nov 15, 2016 9:05:41 AM

How to backup and restore the embedded vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vPostgres database

This video demonstrates how to backup and restore an embedded vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vPostgres database. Backing up your database protects the data stored in your database. Of course, Restoring a backup is an essential part of that function. Note : This video is only supported for backup an...

Nov 14, 2016 1:02:48 PM

High Performance Computing with Altitude: SC’16 Begins Tomorrow!

As readers may know, VMware has had a presence in the EMC booth for the last several years at Supercomputing, the HPC community’s largest annual ACM/IEEE conference and exhibition. With the fusion of Dell and EMC into DellEMC and with VMware now under the Dell Technologies umbrella, I am very ple...

Nov 14, 2016 4:27:07 AM

 

Top Ten Ways VMware vCloud Air is Better than Thanksgiving

1. Modernizing your Data Center through vCloud Air won’t gobble your budget. 2. Cloud Migration with Hybrid Cloud Manager supports stretched networks. The elastic in your sweatpants however, notsomuch . 3. Downtime from your tryptophan-induced turkey coma can be tremendous, but there’s zero downt...

Nov 18, 2016 5:00:22 PM

Workload Mobility and Disaster Recovery to VMware vCloud Air Network IaaS Provider

Every third Thursday of the month on the vCloud Blog, we aim to publish blogs around vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers , which is a set of reference documents designed to help you construct a superior working cloud solution leveraging current technologies, recommended practices an...

Nov 17, 2016 5:00:13 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0020 and Updated Advisories

Today VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2016-0020 Updated VMSA-2016-0016.1 VMSA-2016-0018.1 The new advisory documents a deserialization vulnerability in the vRealize Operation REST API, CVE-2016-7462. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing l...

Nov 16, 2016 6:58:10 AM

vSphere 6.5 DRS Performance – A new white-paper

VMware recently announced the general availability of vSphere 6.5 . Among the many new features in this release are some DRS specific ones like predictive DRS, and network-aware DRS. In vSphere 6.5, DRS also comes with a host of performance improvements like the all-new VM initial placement and t...

Nov 16, 2016 6:43:26 AM

Extend Your Data Center in Less Time Than It Takes to Cook a Turkey

You finally made it to the cloud. Congratulations, you’re among the leading enterprises that recognize the value of this critical tool for business success. In fact, by the end of 2016, 27% of IT workloads will be run in the private and public cloud – 10 years ago it was a mere 2%. Maybe you’re u...

Nov 15, 2016 10:08:42 PM

Game Changing: Day 2 Enterprise Data Management Tasks with VMware NSX and vRealize Operations

As a Staff Partner Architect at VMware, I tend to look at our platform and products through a slightly different lens than some of my colleagues. Rather than focusing solely on our feature rich product sets and platform, I take a top down approach and identify which of these features are most int...

Nov 15, 2016 10:07:52 PM

How Do CIOs Imagine the Future of 2020?

The best leaders are visionaries, and CIOs are no exception. They’ve seen networking evolve substantially over the past decades — naturally, CIOs anticipate big changes ahead. As they envision an ideal future for IT however, business pressures influence their wish-lists. So the question for anyon...

Nov 14, 2016 6:03:24 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Apple Moving iPhone Production to U.S.? Top Mobile News this Week

Rumor has it: Could Apple iPhone production move to the U.S.? A gaggle of rumors abounded this week about iPhone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron potentially, maybe, possibly bring production of Apple’s popular smartphone to the U.S. While Apple declined comment, we’ll definitely watch this rumor ...

Nov 18, 2016 4:17:08 PM

Managing Windows 10 with VMware User Environment Manager

With the introduction of Windows 10 , Microsoft’s new philosophy is for each user to manage his or her own desktop and that every user has his or her own dedicated physical device. All data and settings in Windows 10 are tied to the local device. This also means that Microsoft does not provide wa...

Nov 18, 2016 4:03:50 PM

What’s New in VMware Workspace ONE Nov 2016 Release

Here’s a (pre) Thanksgiving gift to all our VMware Workspace ONE customers, releasing an exciting set of new features generally available for both the cloud and on-premise versions of Workspace ONE . Workspace ONE App Updates Deliver internal enterprise mobile apps to unmanaged devices Adaptive m...

Nov 17, 2016 4:50:06 PM

Are We Finally Getting Better at Mobile Security?

The short answer is we’re getting there, said John Britton, VMware End-User Computing Security Product Marketing Director, when he recently sat down with VMware TV during Connect Atlanta . Find out what he thinks was the worst cybersecurity blow to businesses this year, who’s now responsible for ...

Nov 17, 2016 3:19:57 PM

VMware AirWatch 9.0 Is Officially GA!

In case you missed it, we announced VMware AirWatch 9.0 at Connect Atlanta a little over a month ago. This week, we are excited to share that AirWatch version 9.0 is now generally available. Click here to access all the AirWatch 9.0 documentation on myAirWatch . Join the Webinar & Dive into the A...

Nov 17, 2016 2:28:38 PM

No Enterprise IoT Strategy? Here’s Why Your Company Could Lose

“If enterprises are not looking at IoT today, they will lose in their industry,” recently said VMware IoT expert Mimi Spier. Why do companies suddenly need an enterprise IoT strategy? Connect Atlanta keynote speaker David Pogue, founder of Yahoo Tech, asked Mimi everything enterprises need to kno...

Nov 17, 2016 2:25:58 PM

Mobile Tech Predictions: What Does 2030 Look Like for IT & Mobile Workers?

What does 2030 look like for enterprise IT? And what do we need to do today to prepare for the future of business tech and end-user demands? We’re getting in on the mobile tech predictions action with Brian Katz, VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Director of Mobile Strategy and all-around smart guy...

Nov 16, 2016 6:32:24 PM

Mobile Tech Predictions: What Does 2030 Look Like for IT & Mobile Workers?

Listen to this new episode of the digital work podcast, Echo ONE, to hear mobile strategy expert Brian Katz share biggest mobile tech predictions and trends today and into 2030. What does 2030 look like for enterprise IT? And what do we need to do today to prepare for the future of business tech ...

Nov 16, 2016 6:02:57 PM

[Video] 2017 Tech Trend Alert: Explore the Future of Augmented Reality at Work

“There is a divergence that’s happening in the consumer and enterprise use cases, where AR (augmented reality) is supposed to be content overlaid on the real world. In the enterprise use cases, you’re actually seeing more and more AR applications that deliver contextually relevant data but not an...

Nov 15, 2016 4:14:46 PM

Behind the Scenes of the VMware AirWatch EMM Console

The AirWatch enterprise mobility management ( EMM ) platform makes it possible—and easy—for employees to work in the moment. From a single pane of glass, IT can configure and deliver consumer simple experiences to workers on any app and any device. Behind the scenes, VMware is ramping up efforts ...

Nov 15, 2016 1:00:51 PM

Biggest sale of the year is almost here!

It’s nearly that time again… Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching! We’re going to have our award winning virtualization products on sale at huge discounts just in time for the holidays. If you had been holding off upgrading to Fusion 8.5, our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales a...

Nov 14, 2016 9:37:51 PM

Safelite AutoGlass Has a Window to the Digital Workspace with VMware AirWatch & Workspace ONE

If you’ve ever had a problem with your car’s windshield, chances are that someone from Safelite AutoGlass repaired or replaced it. The Ohio-based company fixes more windshields than any other company in the U.S. Safelite technicians use VMware AirWatch -managed Samsung Android phones that enable ...

Nov 14, 2016 3:10:16 PM

RES and VMware App Volumes in Action: Identity-Driven and Automated AppStacks

By Lacy Gruen, Director of Product Marketing, RES Managing application access and enforcing policies around who should get what set of apps is no easy feat for IT pros. It’s only getting harder to strike the balance between worker productivity by giving the workforce want they want and adhering t...

Nov 14, 2016 2:00:54 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.44

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well a few weeks out from VMworld Europe and VMworld USA and I wanted to share with you a list of many of the products and announcements that were made during these two amazing conferences. I hope that you find them useful. There are of course many other announcements not captured here but would have been in the past few newsletters which are always available online in our archive within a few weeks (https://communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmwaretam )

 

New Products / Services Announced during VMworld Europe 2016

-vSphere 6.5

-Virtual SAN (vSAN) 6.5

-vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.2

-vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) 4.0

-vRealize Operations (vROps) 6.4

-Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.5

-Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Office 365

-Tech Preview:  Skype for Business Integration with Horizon View

-Photon Platform and Kubernetes as a Service

-Workspace One Essentials (standalone digital workspace without device enrollment)

-Workspace One Single Sign-On (SSO) collaboration with F5 Network’s Big IP

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and look forward to providing you with even more VMware news next week as we start the countdown to the end of 2016.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware Brisbane TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Certificates for Dummies – Part Two: Replacing vCenter Server Certificates with VMware Certificate Authority
By Jean Oliveira

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my previous blog post―Certificates for Dummies―where I walked through the process of enabling PSC as a VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). In this blog post I will demonstrate the process for replacing vCenter Server Certificates with those issued by VMCA. Continue Reading here...

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

VMware Honored for Professional Services Innovation and Excellence by the Technology Services Industry Association

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) announced the 2016 STAR Award winners at the Technology Services World Conference held in Las Vegas. VMware Professional Services was named the 2016 STAR Award winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes. “VMware is thrilled to be recogn...

Nov 4, 2016 10:18:39 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for October 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for October 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. vsfwd connection to the NSX Manager fails vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificat...

Nov 4, 2016 9:47:20 AM

Top 20 Horizon View articles for October 2016

Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for October 2016. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article.   Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Restart order of the View ...

Nov 4, 2016 9:28:37 AM

VCAP6-CMA Deploy Exam Now Available

I’m happy to announce that the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment (VCAP6-CMA Deploy) certification exam has completed the beta exam analysis phase, and is now available to be scheduled at participating PearsonVue testing centers. Earning a VCAP6-...

Nov 4, 2016 4:18:49 AM

Is your VCP Recertification Deadline Approaching?

For many of our readers it’s almost time to renew your VMware Certified Professional (VCP) for another two years. Recertifying gives you a chance to demonstrate advanced technical skills and qualifications skills in a new technology that can boost your salary and advance your career your continue...

Nov 2, 2016 3:16:51 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for October 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for October 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. Using the VMware Knowledge Base Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP How to purch...

Nov 2, 2016 2:36:04 PM

Troubleshooting “SSO log directory full” in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0

This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot “SSO log directory full” warnings in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0. This is a known issue affecting vCenter Server Appliance 6.0, and currently, there is no resolution. You see that the /storage/log directory is highly utilized in an Embedded vCenter Ser...

Nov 2, 2016 12:08:26 PM

Save 15% on Selected VMware Training Courses

In this field, credibility is everything and certification sets you apart from your peers. From now until November 22 nd , purchase selected VMware training courses from the VMware online store and save 15%. Once your purchase is completed on the VMware store, you will receive a token to enroll v...

Nov 1, 2016 3:33:44 PM

New vRealize Automation Video Series in the VMware Learning Zone

Taught by top VMware experts, VMware Learning Zone can improve your abilities and your organization’s overall VMware proficiency, adoption rate, and ROI. This month we released a new video series, vRealize Automation 7 Multi-Tenancy and Roles , by VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Sascha Milic. O...

Oct 31, 2016 3:28:13 PM

Software Publishers Akuiteo and Planon Turn to vCloud Air Network Service Provider Claranet to Enable Digital Transformation

In this bold, new era of IT, enabling mobility and digital transformation is more important than ever. Together with VMware, vCloud Air Network service provider Claranet is helping to drive this enable this. Claranet , founded in 1996, is a Managed Service Provider specializing in network and hos...

Nov 3, 2016 4:15:31 PM

Latency Sensitive VMs and vSphere DRS

Some applications are inherently highly latency sensitive, and cannot afford long vMotion times. VMs running such applications are termed as being ‘Latency Sensitive’. These VMs consume resources very actively, so vMotion of such VMs is often a slow process. Such VMs require special care during c...

Nov 3, 2016 11:59:17 AM

Centralized Security and Consolidated Networking Make Hybrid DMZ a Sweet Treat

Security concerns and networking complexity often are cited as key challenges to public cloud adoption. Since most public clouds run on proprietary architectures that are often inconsistent with on-premises environments, IT teams are tasked with managing multiple copies of security appliances and...

Oct 31, 2016 4:36:56 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

What’s New in the Updated Reviewer’s Guide for VMware ThinApp?

The Reviewer’s Guide for VMware ThinApp has been updated for ThinApp 5.2. This guide is for anyone who installs and deploys VMware ThinApp packaged applications, and contains almost everything you need to know about ThinApp. It covers fundamental information about architecture, components, and te...

Nov 4, 2016 5:31:22 PM

Apple Makes Binging SSO Easy, Cyber Threats & VR at Work: It’s the Top Mobile News!

TV binging just got SSO easy. This week, Apple announced single sign-on (SSO) for paid television apps with its new tvOS and iOS 10.2 betas. Soon, you can easily bounce between House of Cards (Netflix) and Veep (HBO Go)—without the password hassle. Read more on Business Insider here . Experts wei...

Nov 4, 2016 1:33:31 PM

VMware AirWatch DISA STIG: What You Need to Know

VMware AirWatch proudly announced the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for AirWatch 9. Lots of folks spent many hours internally collaborating with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to ensure VMware AirWatch version 9.x MDM is configured to allow other U.S. Departme...

Nov 3, 2016 7:30:01 PM

Fusion for Developers

Build the next big thing with Fusion Did you know that thousands of developers use VMware Fusion every day for all kinds of development and testing? Build and test apps for any platform, cloud or desktop, or work with the latest in container technology by deploying VMware’s own PhotonOS. Purpose ...

Nov 3, 2016 6:24:55 PM

10 Awesome Admin Hacks for Enterprise Mobility Management

Now that mobility is mission critical to every business, enterprise mobility is moving at a consumer pace. So how do you streamline massive mobile deployments? Here are 10 hacks for every admin using AirWatch EMM from our Systems Engineer Chase Bradley. To Simplify Your Workflow 1. Change Control...

Nov 3, 2016 4:00:31 PM

Kroll Ontrack Turns Complaints into Compliments by Replacing Citrix XenApp with VMware Horizon

Kroll Ontrack had a big problem: they had lots of users complaining about critical applications running on Citrix XenApp. So, they took a look at VMware Horizon and never looked back after user complaints turned into compliments. Learn how to easily make the switch from Citrix XenApp and XenDeskt...

Nov 3, 2016 1:53:20 PM

VMware AirWatch Achieves FedRAMP Authority to Operate

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program ( FedRAMP ) granted VMware AirWatch with an Authority to Operate (ATO) to deliver federal enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions from the cloud. Read more details in the press release announcement here . Following a rigorous applicatio...

Nov 3, 2016 12:00:27 PM

Echo ONE Podcast #8: Augmented Reality & VR at Work

Welcome to season two of the Echo ONE podcast ! The past three months have been crazy, with AirWatch Connect Atlanta , Microsoft Ignite, Apple’s October special event and VMworld U.S. and Barcelona. There’s been a ton of new buzz around the digital workspace, unified endpoint management, Windows ...

Nov 2, 2016 6:37:21 PM

Echo ONE Podcast #8: VR & Augmented Reality at Work

Welcome to season two of the Echo ONE podcast ! What began years ago around virtual conference call meetings officially changed into something real, something that could completely change the way we communicate, create products and help customers. To dive into the first stages of augmented realit...

Nov 2, 2016 6:07:56 PM

Stronger Customer Connections: What Retailers Want from Mobility

What keeps retail mobility experts up at night? Meeting increasing expectations, personalizing engagement and better satisfying customers, according to Retail Industry Day attendees at Connect Atlanta 2016. This year’s record-breaking crowd of 200-plus retailers focused on retail mobility trends ...

Nov 2, 2016 4:12:51 PM

Watch How Mobile Tech Helps Aviation Giant Boeing Go Faster

“My advice would be do it. And do it fast, it’s going to make a huge difference for your company.” That was Sue Harris, IT Director for End User Infrastructure Services at AirWatch customer Boeing , recommending that companies large and small be willing to embrace the radical change that comes wi...

Nov 1, 2016 2:00:41 PM

Mobile Security Alert: 4 Top Cyber Security Horrors, According to the Experts

Happy Halloween, all! While the world collectively shouts “Trick or Treat!” your friendly neighborhood mobility experts are scared witless by an impending doom, a haunting reality, a terrifying terror looming in every business: mobile security horrors. We talked to four mobile security experts to...

Oct 31, 2016 3:35:11 PM

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VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.45

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to the TAM Weekly Newsletter. Our newsletter is always packed full of the latest VMware related news, however this week I wanted to change gear a bit and provide an update on the VMware Foundation.

 

VMware Foundation:

We all want to help and it really only takes a small step to do some good. VMware has so many programs to help us do this. I wanted to share this with you if you haven’t already seen it.

https://www.facebook.com/vmwarecareers/photos/a.425632619203.197429.361013714203/10154664865104204/?type=3&theater

#WeServe – Service Learning Stories

 

“Being able to grant a wish is a humbling, joyful, and transformative experience,” says Hadleigh, Technical Account Manager at VMware in Arizona. Hadleigh and his wife have helped 60 children go on the adventure of their dreams through the Make-A-Wish, which strives to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. Hadleigh contributed his Service Learning time to the organization and volunteers there regularly. “Their work is inspired. Seeing a child’s face light up when they get their wish - whether it’s sitting in a cockpit, or riding in a fire truck - there’s nothing more beautiful than that.”

 

Learn more about Service Learning at VMware. http://bit.ly/2diG9vB

 

Take care everyone until next week.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Keeping Your End-User Computing Deployment on Track with a VMware Horizon TAS

By John Kramer

 

It’s hard to believe it has been just four years since I joined VMware as an End-User Computing (EUC) Consultant. During my time as a consultant―and now as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) and /Technical Account Specialist (TAS) ―I have been fortunate enough to have helped various customers with VMware Horizon EUC deployments across the U.S. and Canada.

 

[continue reading...]

 

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

The difference between VM Encryption in vSphere 6.5 and vSAN encryption - Yellow Bricks bit.ly/2fNy5Vmpic.twitter.com/6MWwtevgeT

Twice as Nice: New IDC Marketscape Report Places VMware in Leaders Category - VMware EUC Blogbit.ly/2eS455x pic.twitter.com/nUOiUQuKkC

VMware Cloud(s) Dissected: A VMware Public Cloud Platform Comparison- zerotin.org bit.ly/2fyfPLHpic.twitter.com/rVrl9NtNiu

What Does the VMware/AWS Mashup Mean to IT Pros and CIOs? - The New Stack bit.ly/2eA0jgZpic.twitter.com/23AspHFMX3

Puppet tightens links to Docker, Jenkins, VMware - InfoWorld bit.ly/2fqV88a pic.twitter.com/gs0RNckCIB

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Keeping Your End-User Computing Deployment on Track with a VMware Horizon TAS

By John Kramer It’s hard to believe it has been just four years since I joined VMware as an End-User Computing (EUC) Consultant. During my time as a consultant―and now as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) and /Technical Account Specialist (TAS) ―I have been fortunate enough to have helped various...

Nov 10, 2016 7:00:57 PM

Opening Support Requests online

If your first instinct when opening a support request with us is to pick up the phone, we want to tell you about some behind the scenes changes we’ve been up to, to make the alternative — opening your request online — much more appealing. And we’re pretty excited about it! Now, when you login to ...

Nov 10, 2016 6:15:52 PM

Free Book Answers Your Top Application Delivery and Management Questions

According to Charles Barrett, Mark Ewert, and Ben Goodman, authors of the free ebook Applications for Dummies : “Applications are some of the most expensive parts of any IT organization, and they have a profound impact on the performance of the business, either negatively or positively, depending...

Nov 10, 2016 4:34:03 PM

vSphere 6.5 Security – Social Media Links

vSphere 6.5 is announced and the interest for the security features has been off the hook! My phone has been ringing like mad and emails are coming in fast and furious from customers and VMware field folks with “Where can I learn more???”. With that in mind, I’ve created this blog post as a repos...

Nov 8, 2016 9:38:11 PM

Cyber Attacks, Data Security, and Employee Productivity: A Cybersecurity Podcast Series Recap

  In our recent podcast series, West Coghlan, senior editor for technology at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), unpacked the findings of the 2016 EIU study, The Cyber-Chasm: How the Disconnect Between the C-suite and Security Endangers the Enterprise . The study surveyed 1,100 C-suite and se...

Nov 8, 2016 5:30:02 PM

VSAN Troubleshooting Video Series

VMware Technical Support University is very proud to present our Virtual SAN Troubleshooting Video Series , comprising of 26 bite sized videos- not only covering troubleshooting but also design, requirements, compatibility, and upgrades. These were first presented in the VSAN trouble shooting web...

Nov 7, 2016 1:34:19 PM

VMware Workstation target at the PwnFest hacking competition

VMware Workstation is among the targets of the PwnFest hacking competition. At this event, which is organized along the Power of Community security conference in Seoul, security researchers are demonstrating their attack capabilities. The event is modeled after the well-known Pwn2Own competition....

Nov 10, 2016 5:33:06 PM

VMware and IBM Cloud Solutions Help Transform the Guest Experience at Marriott International

Marriott International is one of the world’s leading hospitality companies – spanning 19 brands in over 40 countries, with over 200,000 associates. They have been hyper-focused over the last several years evolving the guest experience and integrating technology in all that Marriott does, which is...

Nov 10, 2016 5:02:16 PM

VMSA-2016-0018

Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center! Today we released VMSA-2016-0018 which documents products affected by CVE-2016-5195 – aka: the ‘Dirty COW’ vulnerability. In addition, we have also released Knowledge Base Article 2147515 which documents unaffected products. There are a few poin...

Nov 9, 2016 10:05:11 PM

In Recognition of International Tongue Twister Day, We Offer Key Cloud Considerations for Conscientious Carl to Contemplate

Sunday is International Tongue Twister Day, and many people might celebrate by saying an old favorite like, “ Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” three times fast. But for IT leaders seeking to modernize their data center using the public cloud, a real-life tongue twister tripping them ...

Nov 9, 2016 8:22:13 PM

The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift, And Consolidate!

Enterprise IT is evolving quicker than ever before. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know most companies are leaning into digital transformation in order to stay accessible and relevant to customers. With its hybrid and “always on” capabilities, cloud is destined to usher in those gran...

Nov 8, 2016 6:53:52 PM

Expandable Reservation for Resource Pools

One of the questions I was often asked about resource pools (RP) is ‘Expandable reservation’. What is expandable reservation, and why should I care about it? Although it sounds intuitive, it can be easily misunderstood. To put it simply, a resource pool with ‘expandable reservation’ can expand it...

Nov 8, 2016 2:36:35 PM

SAP HANA on vSphere 6 on Intel Xeon Broadwell – now supported!

Just on time for SAP TechED 2016 in Barcelona, I am happy to announce that we have finished the vSphere 6 SAP HANA on Intel Xeon Broadwell CPU certification ! With this all SAP supported or certified SAP HANA Intel Xeon Broadwell based systems can get virtualized and can run SAP HANA VMs with up ...

Nov 8, 2016 11:51:35 AM

VMware Named 2016 STAR Award Winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes

VMware’s global Professional Services organization has played an important role in enabling customer successes. Over the last five years, as VMware has evolved from a single product company to a multi-product solutions provider, the maturation, innovation and transformation of its professional se...

Nov 7, 2016 7:46:48 PM

Join Our Cloud Journey Webcasts to Make a Business Case for Hybrid Cloud

Before you take your first step in the cloud journey, you’ll need to make a solid business case for the platform. Our “Get Down to Business” webcast series does just that. You’ll discover business imperatives, trends and challenges that will help you decide what solution is best for your organiza...

Nov 7, 2016 5:15:25 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Sank Your Week into the Election? Here’s Top Mobile News You Missed!

It’s time for another U.S. tradition. Snagging discounted tablets, laptops, smartphones and wearables—it’s almost Black Friday! The Verge is rounding up the best deals here. This year’s best stocking stuffers, though, could just be Google’s new $79 virtual reality (VR) headset (that works with Pi...

Nov 11, 2016 4:32:44 PM

The $28/Month Desktop is Real—Going Virtual with Horizon on VxRail

Hyper-converged solutions are rapidly building a reputation for delivering the lowest total cost of ownership for virtual desktop infrastructure ( VDI ), with reasons like faster time to value and the ability to rapidly scale at reducing cost increments. This recently published whitepaper goes in...

Nov 11, 2016 1:21:30 PM

New Video: David Pogue & Noah Wasmer on the Consumerization of IT

Q: For enterprise, who cares? Who cares about how smooth and fluid and good looking the software is? You don’t have to sell it to consumers. Noah: That’s the whole point. If you think about it, that’s the whole market opportunity. Every day you talk about the amazing transformation in our consume...

Nov 10, 2016 3:35:16 PM

Bulletproof RDS: 30 Ways to Secure Remote Desktop Services

Check out our big, bulletproof guide to layered VMware solutions for securing remote desktop services hosts (RDSH). By Barak Nissim, Senior EUC Practice Systems Engineer, VMware EMEA Remote desktop services (RDS) bring users closer to the data center. However, attackers can misuse the infrastruct...

Nov 10, 2016 3:24:13 PM

New Video: Blake Brannon Looks Back at AirWatch’s Top Innovations of 2016

Q: In light of the product announcements at Connect Atlanta, what are the biggest strengths of VMware’s digital workspace solution, Workspace ONE? Blake: You’ve got all these different use cases across your environment. Different users that just need basic access to apps. You have very sophistica...

Nov 9, 2016 7:35:51 PM

New Video: Unified Endpoint Management & Windows 10 Explained

In this new video interview, Sumit Dhawan explores and defines the next phase of end-user computing: unified endpoint management and Windows 10. Q: As companies move from IT silos toward the digital space, how is the IT department changing? Sumit: This is the challenge within IT, because the worl...

Nov 9, 2016 4:14:03 PM

See How Washington Trust Bank Improves Cybersecurity, Reduces Costs & Delivers Better Experiences with VMware Horizon VDI

Washington Trust Bank wanted the best VDI platform to improve cybersecurity, reduce costs and deliver better experiences, so they evaluated both Citrix and VMware. They chose VMware. Imagine for a moment a group of managers sitting in a meeting, using your IT team’s virtual desktop infrastructure...

Nov 8, 2016 3:16:53 PM

Fusion for Business

Did you know that VMware Fusion makes it easy to manage a fleet of Bring Your Own Device users? By adding VMware Horizon FLEX, businesses have more control over local virtual desktops than ever before. Use Fusion or Workstation to create your ‘Gold Master’ templates and then share those with end ...

Nov 7, 2016 4:28:47 PM

[Infographic] 5 Signs Your Business Desperately Needs a Digital Workspace

It’s official: We all spend more time browsing the web on our mobile devices than desktops . It’s further proof that mobility will continue to play a dominant role in our lives, whether at home or at work. But there’s got to be a more simple, secure way to manage all these new devices and apps in...

Nov 7, 2016 2:57:39 PM

[Infographic] 5 Red Flags Your EUC Environment Is Missing This

Notice any of these five red flags in your end-user computing (EUC) environment? Yikes! You could use a digital workspace . Workers use their own devices, whether you OK it or not. Data indicates this is the case for just about every one-in-three employees. Users access corporate data from outsid...

Nov 7, 2016 2:56:55 PM

Twice as Nice: New IDC MarketScape Report Places VMware in Leaders Category

This week, IDC announced that VMware Horizon was named to the leader’s category of the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing (VCC) Software 2016 Vendor Assessment for the second year in a row ! Click here to access an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client C...

Nov 7, 2016 1:00:47 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.43

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the 43rd newsletter for 2016. With November upon us and both VMworld USA and Europe completed we turn our attention to the other events around the world, namely the Forum's. These are held all over the world and are a great learning and networking experience for those that cannot make it to VMworld. Chat to you local TAM or VMware account rep and see if there is one happening near you.

 

One of my favorite parts of vSphere is how our customers interact with their solution to build applications and systems that are uniquely tailored to their needs using our APIs. We have been working pretty hard over the past few releases on this and there is even more in store for you in vSphere 6.5. With that in mind we have recently released a VMware "fling" which allows you to use VMware's Powershell add on calle PowerCLI on Windows, Mac or Linux. Check it out here.

 

Have a fantastic first week of November and remember to check the KB articles each week in case any affect your environment.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Certificates for Dummies – Part Two: Replacing vCenter Server Certificates with VMware Certificate Authority

By Jean Oliveira

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my previous blog post―Certificates for Dummies―where I walked through the process of enabling PSC as a VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). In this blog post I will demonstrate the process for replacing vCenter Server Certificates with those issued by VMCA.

 

VMUG UPDATE

The Latest Issue of VMUG Compass Is Here

Scale up with the latest issue here

 

This month’s cover story takes a look at the explosion of the Internet of Things at the enterprise level, and how new cloud-based innovations are helping developers scale up to meet the onslaught of connected devices.

 

Also in this issue, we address the question: Can we consider containers to be full-on competition for virtualized platforms? In addition, our authors bring you up to speed on log collection and analytics, as well as how to provide better operations visibility for your infrastructure.

 

And don’t miss our exclusive one-on-one with André Leibovici of myvirtualcloud.net, and a recap of VMworld US!

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Certificates for Dummies – Part Two: Replacing vCenter Server Certificates with VMware Certificate Authority

  By Jean Oliveira Thanks for taking the time to read my previous blog post― Certificates for Dummies ―where I walked through the process of enabling PSC as a VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). In this blog post I will demonstrate the process for replacing vCenter Server Certificates with those...

Oct 27, 2016 6:56:50 PM

Introducing VMware Tools 10.1 and 10.0.12

The next major release of VMware Tools – the collection of in-guest drivers and agents that optimize VM performance and increase manageability – will be delivered with VMware vSphere 6.5, and is also downloadable as of today from My VMware . As usual, this version of VMware Tools is compatible wi...

Oct 26, 2016 4:48:52 PM

Can’t make it to vForum Live Near You? Tune in to vForum Online Nov 3rd!

We get it, you can’t physically make it to the vForum Live nearest you. However, you can still take the latest deep dives through VMware solutions across the software-defined data center, end user computing and the hybrid cloud at vForum Online! Sign up to attend vForum Online on November 3rd and...

Oct 25, 2016 2:38:06 PM

New Course Option for Expired VCPs

For candidates who hold an expired VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification, we are adding another option for earning a new VCP. In addition to the option to take the same course as any new candidate, if you have an expired VCP certification, you now have a new option to take a What’s Ne...

Oct 24, 2016 2:55:43 PM

How to recreate a missing vmdk AKA virtual machine disk descriptor file

This video tells you how to recreate a missing virtual machine disk descriptor, also know as the vmdk file. Note : VMware recommends to attempt to restore the missing descriptor file from backups if possible. If this is not possible, proceed with recreating the virtual machine disk descriptor fil...

Oct 21, 2016 6:10:00 PM

2017 VCDX Application & Defense Schedule

Here it is – the new calendar with VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) application deadlines and defense dates for 2017! The calendar will have the most current information soon. Be sure to always confirm the deadline dates as you prepare to submit your application. The dates listed below apply...

Oct 21, 2016 2:41:17 PM

Accelerating Business-Critical Applications

The performance of Business-Critical Applications (BCAs) such as database processing, email servers, and Web 2.0 workloads can help separate your company from the competition. But as you move to more virtualized systems keeping them running smoothly comes with its own set of challenges. BCAs are ...

Oct 20, 2016 4:12:48 PM

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – October 2016 Edition

For more information, see the NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 Release Notes on all issues listed below. There is a security vulnerability issue that was found in OpenSSL that is used in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.4. For more information, see https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2107 . **...

Oct 20, 2016 3:36:00 PM

Protecting workloads in the cloud with minimal effort through VMware vCloud Availability

Among the many challenges an organization and its IT department confront on a daily basis, availability of services is particularly critical for the survival of the businesses that entrust and rely on the technologies on which their services have been built. At the same time, several legislations...

Oct 28, 2016 2:11:08 PM

MythBusters: Debunking Three Common Myths Around vCloud Director

For while now, there’s been some speculation that VMware vCloud Director was no longer a priority for VMware – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With the release of vCloud Director 8.10 this spring , VMware has doubled down on its dedication to enhancing the product, and we’ve even exp...

Oct 27, 2016 4:00:21 PM

Join Our VMware vCloud Air Sessions at vForum Online November 3rd!

You can’t miss this – VMware vForum Online is happening on November 3 rd ! Join our experts at this free, online event to learn more about the cloud, virtualization, and business mobility. At this virtual event, you’ll discover how vCloud Air can seamlessly extend private workloads to the cloud w...

Oct 27, 2016 3:54:15 PM

VMware Horizon 7 Instant Clones Best Practices

By Dale Carter Recently, I have been working with Instant Clones in my lab. Although I have found this easy to get up and running (for more information, see my blog here ), it hasn’t been easy to find best practices around configuring Instant Clones, as they are so new. I reached out to the engin...

Oct 27, 2016 3:42:21 PM

Hello from the Other Side of Data Center Modernization

Architecting and rolling out your cloud-based solution can feel like a daunting task, and your plans can quickly be derailed or delayed by misconceptions about cloud types and the trade-offs among them. If you are running a VMware vSphere®-powered data center, then you can modernize your infrastr...

Oct 26, 2016 4:00:47 PM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0017

Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: “ VMSA-2016-0017 – VMware product updates address multiple information disclosure issues” This addresses multiple information disclosure issues ( CVE-2016-5328 ) in VMware Tools (versions 9.x and 10.x) running on Mac OS X VMs and ( CV...

Oct 26, 2016 5:30:12 AM

How VMware and Equinix Interconnect vCloud Air to the Enterprise

Businesses can now deploy high-performance, secure VMware-based hybrid clouds According to Gartner, by 2020 “hybrid will be the most common usage of the cloud” as more enterprises see the benefits of integrating public and private cloud infrastructures. However, enabling the growth of hybrid clou...

Oct 25, 2016 4:00:48 PM

How VMware NSX Enables Enterprises to Deploy and Operationalize Containerized Applications at Scale

On October 17th, VMware Photon Platform introduced Kubernetes as a Service . Purpose built for cloud-native applications with integrated enterprise container infrastructure support, Photon Platform is a fully API-driven, multi-tenant platform leveraging ESXi, VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN. Gu...

Oct 24, 2016 11:38:39 PM

See If You Have Enough vCloud Air Smarts To Win A Smart Watch

Know what time it is? Time to put your thinking cap on for the vCloud Air Challenge . This is your chance to prove you’re a vCloud Air brainiac and take home a new smart watch! We’ve put together a test that only the cleverest of techies would ever attempt, full of questions about things like clo...

Oct 24, 2016 9:11:37 PM

Five Data Center Modernization Myths–Busted at VMworld

IT experts flocked to Barcelona last week for four days of VMworld Europe, where they could be found on the stage and in the audience for killer keynotes, breakout sessions on breakthrough technologies and helpful hands-on labs. Among the ‘aha moments’ for attendees interested in increasing their...

Oct 21, 2016 6:00:23 PM

VMware Cloud Foundation Digging Deeper into the Architecture

This has been an exciting time for the IT industry. At VMworld US 2016 (August 29th 2015) we had the announcement of VMware Cloud Foundation becoming an integral part of IBM SoftLayer and then we had the news of the strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware (October 13th 201...

Oct 20, 2016 12:51:38 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Apple Delights & DDoS Spooks Online Users | Top Mobile News

Hello, it’s me. Yesterday, a new MacBook Pro told the world, “Hello again,” at an Apple Special Event. The tech giant introduced its cool new Touch Bar technology, newer power ports, a new MacBook Pro and macOS Sierra support for new touch features. Get all the juicy details here . Want to get th...

Oct 28, 2016 1:13:40 PM

Dynamic Digital Learning: Why Universities Will Be Excited about VMware’s New Ellucian Integration

Quickly giving students access to course apps and content is a huge challenge for college and university IT teams. Until now. At EDUCAUSE this week, VMware announced a new integration between the VMware Secure Digital Backpack for Education, powered by VMware Workspace ONE, and Colleague, Ellucia...

Oct 28, 2016 12:02:46 PM

Return of the MacBook Pro: 3 Stand-Out New Features from Apple Special Event

October’s Apple Special Event was short, but certainly sweet for Apple MacBook Pro fans. Alongside a new Apple TV app aptly named TV , Apple’s October event centered on the brand new and much-anticipated MacBook Pro. And it was well worth the wait. 3 Stand-Out Features in the New MacBook Pro It’s...

Oct 27, 2016 9:04:10 PM

The Domino’s Effect: Why Innovation Begins by Taking a Wrecking Ball to IT Silos

A day doesn’t go by when we don’t read an article about how businesses are incorporating digital as a core component for strategic transformation. The most amusing story I’ve heard recently that illustrates this digital business transformation is Domino’s. I’m sure you—like millions of others—hav...

Oct 27, 2016 2:08:49 PM

3D, Mixed Reality and the Microsoft Windows 10 Event

The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to ship for free in early 2017 to every Windows 10 device. The Creators Update, announced at today’s Microsoft event, advances the company’s vision for making mixed reality valuable and accessible to all and enables users to quickly connect and share the...

Oct 26, 2016 6:05:50 PM

How BDP International Changed the Game by Moving from Citrix to VMware

Innovation. Transformation. Results. These are some of the words that describe what our customers look for when trying to solve their end-user computing (EUC) challenges. And once these individuals or organizations are able to solve their challenges and innovate in unique ways, they are truly cha...

Oct 26, 2016 1:33:20 PM

Smart Cities: Improving the Lives of Citizens with the Internet of Things

“Your Tax Dollars at Work!” Nothing is more annoying to me than seeing this sign on the side of a busy highway because inevitably what follows next is a colossal traffic jam. It feels like a bad joke suggesting that not only have we taken a piece of your hard-earned money, in return we are giving...

Oct 25, 2016 3:52:01 PM

New Poll: In the Spirit of Halloween, What Gives You the Biggest Mobile Scare?

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at VMware AirWatch. To celebrate, a new poll might just give you the worst scare of this spooky season. Place your vote on Twitter here to see how your mobility fears stack up against fellow AirWatch fans on Twitter and here on the blog. In the spiri...

Oct 25, 2016 2:28:58 PM

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment into VMware AirWatch

By Dave Dwyer, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware AirWatch Bar code enrollment of the Honeywell Dolphin CT50 (Android), an enterprise-ready 4G/LTE mobile computer, is now available to expedite the VMware AirWatch enrollment process. With the use of two Honeywell software utilities called t...

Oct 24, 2016 8:44:28 PM

Apple MacBook Rumors, NBA Games in VR & More Top Mobile News This Week

Return of the MacBook…? Another Apple event is slated for Oct. 27, and the rumor mill anticipates a new and much-anticipated MacBook Pro. Business Insider also predicts we’ll finally be able to get our hands on the new wireless AirPods headphones. Read more about the rumors and speculation here ....

Oct 21, 2016 2:40:37 PM

[SlideShare] 11 Spectacular Sights at VMworld 2016 Europe

2016 marked the biggest VMworld Europe , yet, and this year also marked the first time VMware co-located AirWatch Connect and VMworld in Europe. With more than 10,000 attendees, VMworld offered a great opportunity for us to share the latest innovations from our end-user computing (EUC) team and h...

Oct 20, 2016 11:42:42 AM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.41

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, next week is VMworld Europe 2016!  The general sessions will give insight on VMware’s vision and strategy for creating a competitive advantage in the multi-cloud era. Read about the session content here. Pre-register for Live Stream reminders and links here.

And are you looking to get the scoop as to what the hottest topics in virtualization are? Take a look here at some of the featured sessions for VMworld Europe 2016.

We are also still continuing with our VMUG information specifically while VMworld is on so don't forget to check that out.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead and if you are attending VMworld in Barcelona have a fantastic week and feel free to tweet and include @vmwaretam and visit the VMware TAM booth at the event and check up on what's going on via Fb.com/vmwaretam or @VMwareTAM on Twitter.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Presenting at VMworld for the First Time—An Insider’s Perspective
By Joe DePasquale

I recently had the privilege of presenting at VMworld 2016 with one of my customers M&T Bank. This was my first presentation at such a large event. For those who don’t know, VMworld has been an annual event since 2004 and now attracts more than 24,000 attendees. My wife likes to call it “the ultimate geek fest.”

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 3
We’re now in the home stretch of this “Preparing for vCenter Migration” blog series. Lots of information has been covered getting us ready for our vCenter Server migration. Let’s review what has been covered so far. Part 1 of the series talked about the vSphere Single Sign-On domain and vCenter d...
Oct 16, 2016 10:29:28 AM
VCP5-DCV Exam and Certification Retirement
Our intention is to make VMware certification the most relevant and active virtualization certification in the market. Part of this includes retiring exams on older versions of our products. And so, we will be retiring the two exams related to the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Vir...
Oct 14, 2016 7:33:06 PM
How to install Windows in VMware Fusion using Easy Install
This video demonstrates how to install Windows guest operating system using the Easy Install feature in VMware Fusion. Before creating a virtual machine, you must obtain the operating system and any necessary product keys for installation in that virtual machine. VMware Fusion does not come with ...
Oct 14, 2016 12:51:10 PM
Troubleshooting Virtual SAN Providers status- Disconnected
This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual SAN Providers which display the status as disconnected in the vSphere Web Client. This issue occurs if the SMS certificate for vCenter server is expired. To resolve this issue, expired certificate will be removed and a new certificate will be ge...
Oct 14, 2016 12:18:52 PM
Implementing an Operating Model for Agility
By Paul Wiggett At VMworld Europe 2016 next week in Barcelona one of the topics you will be hearing a lot about is digital transformation. How must IT organisations adapt to support the changing business models required to remain competitive in a “liquid” business environment? There is constant p...
Oct 13, 2016 10:58:44 PM
VMware Cloud on AWS – A Closer Look
Today, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are announcing a strategic partnership providing the ability to run a full VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) as a cloud service on AWS. This service will include all the enterprise tools you’re familiar with including vSphere, ESXi, VSAN and NS...
Oct 13, 2016 9:00:46 PM
VMware and Amazon Web Services Announce Strategic Partnership
By Mark Lohmeyer, Vice President, Products, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware Today, VMware and AWS are announcing a strategic partnership that brings the two leaders in Enterprise IT together to deliver a vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier for custome...
Oct 13, 2016 8:30:24 PM
Troubleshooting Virtual SAN on-disk format upgrade to 3.0 failures
This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual SAN on-disk format upgrade to 3.0, which may fail in small Virtual SAN clusters or ROBO/stretched clusters. Attempting an on-disk upgrade in certain VSAN configurations may result in failure. Configurations that can cause these errors include: T...
Oct 13, 2016 5:56:48 PM
3 New Free Courses + 1 New On Demand Course
The VMware Education Services team has released four new self-paced training courses in the last month covering Horizon 7, vCloud Air, and VMware User Environment Manager. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your t...
Oct 13, 2016 3:47:49 PM
Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 2
The first post of this series covered pre-migration considerations for both the vSphere Single Sign-On domain and vCenter deployment models. Now it’s time to focus our attention on the two co-stars of the show, the Windows vCenter Server and Database. When it comes to the Windows vCenter Server t...
Oct 12, 2016 5:37:49 PM
Presenting at VMworld for the First Time—An Insider’s Perspective
By Joe DePasquale I recently had the privilege of presenting at VMworld 2016 with one of my customers M&T Bank. This was my first presentation at such a large event. For those who don’t know, VMworld has been an annual event since 2004 and now attracts more than 24,000 attendees. My wife likes to...
Oct 12, 2016 3:23:36 PM
Getting Comfortable with vPostgres and the vCenter Server Appliance – Part 3
Welcome to the third and final part of this introductory series. Rest assured there will be plenty more content to come on the vCenter Server Appliance and vPostgres in the coming months. To review, Part 1 of this blog series talked about vPostgres, some of its features, and why it’s the database...
Oct 11, 2016 3:17:02 PM
The Networking Revolution, Multi-Cloud Strategies, and Mapping the Future: An NSX Recap
During the last few months we’ve heard from Rajiv Ramaswami, EVP and GM of Networking and Security, about how VMware NSX is driving cloud networking for our customers. In case you missed Rajiv’s videos, here’s a quick recap.   The Second Inning of a Nine-Inning Game: NSX Use Cases and the Network...
Oct 10, 2016 9:17:54 PM
VMware vForum Live is Coming to Toronto on 11/9 & Houston on 11/17!
Attention IT professionals – want to discover the benefits of network virtualization, mobility, and cloud? You can at VMware vForum Live! Join our experts in-person for an interactive, all-day event that will take you through technical deep dives of VMware solutions. Sign up today for vForum Live...
Oct 14, 2016 4:00:16 PM
Understanding vSphere DRS Performance – A White Paper
VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) is responsible for placement of Virtual Machines and balancing of resources in a cluster. The key driver for DRS is VM/Application happiness, and it achieves this by effective VM placement and efficient load balancing. We have a new white pape r...
Oct 14, 2016 6:45:02 AM
VMware Security Response Center and Certifications @ VMworld Barcelona
¡Visítenos en VMworld in Barcelona! If you are at VMworld next week, come over to the VMware Security Response and Certification booth at the Solutions Exchange to hear how we keep customers safe. Also, in the same booth we have daily theater presentations on VMware Certifications and VMware Secu...
Oct 14, 2016 5:53:14 AM
Architecting an Internet-of-Things (IoT) Solution
By Andrea Siviero When Luke Skywalker asks Obi-Wan Kenobi, “What is The Force,” the answer was, “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” According to Intel, there are 15 billion devices on the Internet today. In 2020 the...
Oct 13, 2016 5:23:14 PM
vCloud Air Network Spotlight: Neverfail and VMware team up to fuel Clever Device’s Move to the Cloud
Clever Devices is a leading transportation technology provider in North America providing many public transit systems with better fleet control, better fuel economy and better insights into the communities they serve. Through both hardware and software, Clever Devices services over 250 transit ag...
Oct 13, 2016 4:00:02 PM
vSphere and Beyond Webcast Series: Evolve Your Data Center to the Cloud
Are you a VMware vSphere® user seriously thinking about the cloud as a way to scale your infrastructure? Then join us as we go into vSphere…and BEYOND! Sign up for one or all of our vSphere and Beyond webcasts this Fall and explore key considerations and best practices for a successful and seamle...
Oct 12, 2016 4:00:26 PM
VMSA-2016-0016
Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center! Today we released VMSA-2016-0016 which documents CVE-2016-7457 – a Critical severity issue in vRealize Operations (vROps). Due to the severity of this issue we have released emergency patches to resolve the issue in the latest supported versions...
Oct 11, 2016 7:23:10 PM
Here’s What You Don’t Want to Miss at VMworld Europe 2016
Viva la VMworld! We’re just days away from taking off for VMworld Europe in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. In order to help you make the most of your week, the vCloud Air Team has assembled its list of top sessions and labs for you to attend. Stick to this list, and you’ll leave VMworld Europe with ...
Oct 11, 2016 6:12:22 PM
The vCloud Air Fall Webcast Line-up is Here!
Fall is here! Winter is coming. And yes, I may already be on my third pumpkin spice latte today (feel free to judge). Nonetheless, I’m oh so happy to announce that as our air gets cooler, we’ve got some even cooler educational webcasts to help you learn more about vCloud Air (see what we did ther...
Oct 10, 2016 4:00:23 PM

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Is PlayStation VR “The One?” More Top Mobile News
Will we stay in the Matrix or follow Sony into a virtual reality? Is PlayStation VR “The One” (that will go mainstream)? Many think so. Sony released the virtual reality headset yesterday, and onlookers are counting not only hardware but also game sales (VR content is still emerging). Bloomberg h...
Oct 14, 2016 4:00:01 PM
5 Ways to Break the Glass for Women in Tech
Women make up a quarter of the computing workforce and 5% of tech leadership positions. Thanks to increasing funds , events and spotlights for women in tech, the tech industry is seeing new opportunities to grow those numbers. What more can we do on an individual and organizational level to help ...
Oct 13, 2016 2:00:32 PM
VMware Horizon 7 Blast Extreme Primer—Everything an Admin Needs to Know
Everyone watches videos on their phones, tablets, PCs, or laptops, either as part of their daily work or as a break-time activity. Most people like to use more than one type of device to do their work, and they like the flexibility of being able to work from a variety of settings: office, home, h...
Oct 13, 2016 1:50:35 PM
Join vForum Online on Nov. 3 for SociaLabs, Test-Drives & Prizes!
Deep dive into VMware solutions across the software-defined data center (SDDC), end-user computing (EUC) and the hybrid cloud at vForum Online. Sign up to attend vForum Online on Nov. 3 to access over 60 VMware experts across nine content tracks to answer your questions in real-time. Live in Hous...
Oct 13, 2016 1:42:37 PM
New VMware Horizon Air Updates: 11 Feature Enhancements to Boost Cloud-Hosted Desktops & Apps Experience
We’re excited to announce the latest VMware Horizon Air updates . For this release, we focused on both administrative enhancements and end-user experience. Here are 11 key Horizon Air updates and feature enhancements for this release: Administration console improvements Image sync across pods in ...
Oct 12, 2016 2:06:40 PM
8 Recommendations for a Secure Digital Workspace [Whitepaper]
This is the third blog in a series for The Digital Workspace Checklist , a new whitepaper from industry analyst Ovum. Read the first and second blogs here. Access the full checklist here . The digital workspace is the next evolution in end-user computing, but what does it look like? What should y...
Oct 12, 2016 1:14:38 PM
Watch Connect Atlanta 2016 Keynote Presentations On Demand!
Connect Atlanta 2016 was our biggest business mobility event ever! And now you can watch all the keynote presentations on demand from the comfort of your desk. Watch the mainstage keynotes here—for free! Day One Connect Atlanta 2016 Keynote Presentations Sanjay Poonen, VMware End-User Computing S...
Oct 11, 2016 2:22:33 PM
VMware Horizon Security Updates: Common Criteria Certification & Client v4.2.1 for Android
At VMware, we continually strive to provide secure software to our customers. In that spirit, we are pleased to share that VMware Horizon attained Common Criteria certification. This is an internationally accepted standard. To quote from its website : “IT products and protection profiles which ea...
Oct 11, 2016 1:54:45 PM
[Free eBook] Secure Digital Workspace for Dummies Guide
What is the digital workspace? What will a digital workspace do for your IT organization and your business? Get a crash course on the secure digital workspace and how to do it right from the start with a new VMware Special Edition of the Secure Digital Workspace for Dummies , by our own experts P...
Oct 10, 2016 2:35:06 PM
Free Digital Download: Enterprise Mobility Management — EMM for Dummies eBook
Exclusive free digital download for VMware AirWatch Blog readers: new Enterprise Mobility Management for Dummies Guide . This how-to book is loaded with information to help you understand and capitalize on enterprise mobility management (EMM). In plain language, the authors explain: What EMM is; ...
Oct 10, 2016 1:22:47 PM

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

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

Vmware TAM Source 8.42

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, well what an amazing week at VMworld in Barcelona. I have seen so many amazing blog posts, tweets, and updates on my feeds from customers, partners, and VMware. It was an amazing event with so much news and so many announcements. We have been trying to keep track of these and include as many of them as we can. Please scan through this week's newsletter where you will find all sorts of really cool updates from VMworld 2016 in Barcelona.

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

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Presenting at VMworld for the First Time—An Insider’s Perspective
By Joe DePasquale
I recently had the privilege of presenting at VMworld 2016 with one of my customers M&T Bank. This was my first presentation at such a large event. For those who don’t know, VMworld has been an annual event since 2004 and now attracts more than 24,000 attendees. My wife likes to call it “the ultimate
geek fest.”

VMUG UPDATE
As a VMUG
Member you have the opportunity to Connect, Learn, Grow, and Share with other members in the VMUG Community. If you haven’t signed up for your FREE VMUG Membership, register today and get access to benefits like VMUG Advantage which includes exclusive access to 365-evaluation of VMware products.

Already a member? Looking to connect in person with your peers in your local area?  Click here for a meeting near you.

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

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

How to recreate a missing
vmdk AKA virtual machine disk descriptor file
This video tells you how to recreate a missing virtual machine disk descriptor, also know as the
vmdk file. Note : VMware recommends to attempt to restore the missing descriptor file from backups if possible. If this is not possible, proceed with recreating the virtual machine disk descriptor fil...
Oct 21, 2016 6:10:00 PM
2017 VCDX Application & Defense Schedule
Here it is – the new calendar with VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) application deadlines and defense dates for 2017! The calendar will have the most current information soon. Be sure to always confirm the deadline dates as you prepare to submit your application. The dates listed below apply...
Oct 21, 2016 2:41:17 PM
Accelerating Business-Critical Applications
The performance of Business-Critical Applications (BCAs) such as database processing, email servers, and Web 2.0 workloads can help separate your company from the competition. But as you move to more virtualized systems keeping them running smoothly comes with its own set of challenges. BCAs are ...
Oct 20, 2016 4:12:48 PM
NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – October 2016 Edition
For more information, see the NSX for vSphere 6.2.4 Release Notes on all issues listed below. There is a security vulnerability issue that was found in OpenSSL that is used in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.4. For more information, see https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-2107 . **...
Oct 20, 2016 3:36:00 PM
Get Ready for vSphere 6.5: Training Courses Now Open for Registration
VMware vSphere 6.5 is the
next gen infrastructure for next gen apps. With vSphere 6.5 you can now run, manage, connect, and secure your applications in a common operating environment, across clouds and devices. vSphere 6.5 introduces several features that elevate your experience to an entirely ne...
Oct 18, 2016 3:30:55 PM
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter Server
Today VMware announced vSphere 6.5, which is one of the most
feature rich releases of vSphere in quite some time. The vCenter Server Appliance is taking charge in this release with several new features which we’ll cover in this blog article. For starters, the installer has gotten an overhaul with...
Oct 18, 2016 7:02:38 AM
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Host & Resource Management and Operations
vSphere 6.5 brings a number of enhancements to ESXi host lifecycle management as well as some new capabilities to our venerable resource management features, DRS and HA. There are also greatly enhanced developer and automation interfaces, which are a major focus in this release. Last but not leas...
Oct 18, 2016 7:02:07 AM
What’s new in vSphere 6.5: Security
vSphere 6.5 is a turning point in VMware infrastructure security. What was mostly an afterthought by many IT folks only a few short years ago is now one of the top drivers of innovation for vSphere. Security has become a front and center focus of this release and I think you’ll like what we’ve co...
Oct 18, 2016 7:01:34 AM
Introducing vSphere 6.5
Today, VMware announces vSphere 6.5, the latest version of its industry-leading virtualization platform. This new release of vSphere features a dramatically simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, and a universal app platform for running any app. vSphere 6.5 accelerates the custom...
Oct 18, 2016 7:00:56 AM
Accelerate Digital Transformation with VMware’s Private Cloud Solution for SAP
With VMworld Europe 2016 now in full swing, it appears that this will turn out to be one of the most announcement-packed editions of our European user conference of yet. It’s been great to hear how the new release of vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5 have further advanced the maturity and capabilities of ...
Oct 18, 2016 3:59:47 AM
Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 3
We’re now in the home stretch of this “Preparing for vCenter Migration” blog series. Lots of information has been covered getting us ready for our vCenter Server migration. Let’s review what has been covered so far. Part 1 of the series talked about the vSphere Single Sign-On domain and vCenter d...
Oct 16, 2016 10:29:28 AM
Five Data Center Modernization Myths–Busted at VMworld
IT experts flocked to Barcelona last week for four days of VMworld Europe, where they could be found on the stage and in the audience for killer keynotes, breakout sessions on breakthrough technologies and helpful hands-on labs. Among the ‘aha moments’ for attendees interested in increasing their...
Oct 21, 2016 6:00:23 PM
VMware Cloud Foundation Digging Deeper into the Architecture
This has been an exciting time for the IT industry. At VMworld US 2016 (August
29th 2015) we had the announcement of VMware Cloud Foundation becoming an integral part of IBM SoftLayer and then we had the news of the strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware (October 13th 201...
Oct 20, 2016 12:51:38 PM
Looking Ahead – Mobility in the Cross-Cloud Era
This VMworld, there’s been plenty of buzz around new SDDC innovations. Indisputably, cloud adoption is on the rise – but today’s IT teams are looking even further ahead: there’s a dream of anytime, anywhere mobility in the Cross-Cloud era. At the forefront of this, is vCloud Air Network partner O...
Oct 19, 2016 8:30:46 AM
New Disaster Recovery Solutions for the Most Demanding Environments
By Laura Ortman, General Manager, vCloud Air Yesterday we shared some new developments around vCloud Air that address enterprise hybrid cloud requirements including a new VMware Cloud Foundation service and a new offering for Disaster Recovery (DR). The new Disaster Recovery solution, which will ...
Oct 19, 2016 7:01:27 AM
Enterprise Solutions for Hybrid Cloud
By Allwyn Sequeira, Co-General Manager, VMware vCloud Air Analysts currently estimate that 15% of all workloads are now running in the public cloud which means 85% of workloads remain on-premises. With technology paradigms in transition, more customers are seeing the need to embrace the hybrid cl...
Oct 18, 2016 7:00:58 AM

END USER COMPUTING
[SlideShare] 11 Spectacular Sights at VMworld 2016 Europe
2016 marked the biggest VMworld Europe , yet, and this year also marked the first time VMware co-located AirWatch Connect and VMworld in Europe. With more than 10,000 attendees, VMworld offered a great opportunity for us to share the latest innovations from our end-user computing (EUC) team and h...
Oct 20, 2016 11:42:42 AM
vSphere 6.5 & VMware Horizon 7 — What’s Not to Love?
Written in partnership with Henry Robinson and Angela Ge. This week at VMworld Europe, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5 with an eye
on: Simplifying the customer experience; Providing built-in security; and Extending support for traditional and next-gen apps. This great news extends to VM...
Oct 19, 2016 9:59:35 PM
VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode & Hitachi Data Systems Reference Architecture
Last month at VMworld U.S., VMware announced a growing ecosystem of
hyperconverged infrastructure certified partners, including Dell/EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and QCT. Today, we are excited to announce HDS just published a new reference architecture in support of this joint solution. VMware...
Oct 19, 2016 8:00:29 AM
Can’t Decide between Cloud & On-Premises Virtual Desktops & Apps? Go Hybrid!
New VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode features announced at VMworld Europe 2016 help your business embrace a simpler, more cost-effective approach to desktop and app virtualization. Last quarter, we introduced VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode . This innovative new hybrid cloud software service enables...
Oct 19, 2016 7:59:40 AM
[Webinar] Solve the Latest EMM Cyber Threats with VMware AirWatch & Check Point
We spend more time than ever our smartphones and tablets, but can we trust them to keep our sensitive corporate information safe? These devices hold treasure troves of valuable data, which keeps cybercriminals hard at work and sometimes ahead of the curve. Sophisticated attacks that exploit
vulne...
Oct 18, 2016 7:31:34 PM
Hear It First: Top 4 Digital Workspace & Mobile News from VMworld Europe
VMworld 2016 continues its march across the globe, this week in Barcelona. The massive technology conference is in its final annual leg, but the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) team saved some of its biggest news for last. Here are the top 4 digital workspace and mobility news headlines coming ou...
Oct 18, 2016 4:44:35 PM
Enable Consumer Simple, Secure Access to Office 365 with New VMware Workspace ONE
Enhancements
By Microsoft’s account, Office 365 is growing rapidly: Over 70 million commercial customers Almost 60% month-over-month growth No doubt this growth is driven by Microsoft aggressively transitioning customers’ existing on-premises licenses to Office 365. This enables us here at VMware End-User Com...
Oct 18, 2016 7:01:48 AM
Introducing VMware Workspace ONE
Essentials
As we look back over the last year, it’s been an incredible ride for VMware’s End-User Computing team. We introduced VMware Workspace ONE in February to transform the delivery of secure digital workspaces to workers on any device anywhere. The feedback has been extremely positive, with organizati...
Oct 18, 2016 7:01:33 AM
VMware + Microsoft: Delivering an Even Better Skype for Business Experience
At VMworld Europe 2016, VMware and Microsoft collaborate to enable joint VMware Horizon and Skype for Business customers with an even better
experience, improved productivity and lower costs. Around 3 billion minutes of calls go through Skype every single day, and the platform hosts a billion mee...
Oct 18, 2016 7:01:18 AM
Single Sign-On (SSO) to Legacy Apps Using BIG-IP & VMware Workspace ONE
At VMworld Europe 2016, VMware and F5 announce
new collaboration that enables simple and secure single sign-on (SSO) to all business apps—mobile, browser-based, SaaS and legacy applications. Many IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications o...
Oct 18, 2016 7:01:08 AM
Is Your Business Ready for the Internet Of Things? See VMware Take on IoT at VMworld Europe 2016
After an amazing showcase and unveiling of VMware’s Internet of things (IoT) strategy at VMworld U.S. Vegas, we are taking on IoT at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Forbes predicts that by 2020, IoT will increase the services business (40.3%), drive greater revenue with product usage data (28.7%)
an...
Oct 17, 2016 4:19:50 PM

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Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week we are featuring the VMware User Group (VMUG). We have included a VMUG update section periodically over the past 7+ years of the newsletter and this is always one of our favorite sections. With VMworld Barcelona almost upon us our VMUG update this week is focused on happenings at this event. If you are heading to VMworld don't forget to visit the VMUG website for details on their events and keep checking our newsletter for more information on VMUG and VMworld.

 

I wish you a fantastic week.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

See how you can deploy, configure, & manage Virtual SAN in this virtual hands-on lab: http://bit.ly/2dp1Eqw  #GoVSAN

Learning NSX-Part-8-Installing Distributed… http://bit.ly/2dC9lfI

Learn NSX – VMware NSX for vSphere http://bit.ly/2dDcqyI

Move a virtual machine to a given destination http://dlvr.it/MQX2N0

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

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

 

VMUG UPDATE

Over 2100 VMUG members will be in attendance at VMworld Europe.  Be sure to stop the VMUG Booth #V109 in the Solutions Exchange, is a great place to connect with the peers, play some games and enter to win prizes.  Learn about VMUG Advantage exclusive access to 365-evaluation of VMware products.

 

The VMUG Member Party will be held at Club Catwalk, Roof Top Bar.  The doors open at 20:00, come by at kick off the week with the VMUG community.  It’s sure to be a fun evening with food, drinks, music and exciting entertainment. Register now

 

Stay up-to-date with all VMUG activities at VMworld with #RockOutVMUG.  Please contact us at memberservices@vmug.com if you have any questions.

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Big Data Performance and Best Practices: New Spark Application Measurements

The Performance Engineering team at VMware has produced another highly useful report and blog on best practice/performance work they have done in the Big Data area. This new report contains test result data from benchmark tests conducted using Spark-based as well as MapReduce applications. The re...

Oct 7, 2016 9:09:01 PM

They’re Back! Education Lounge Sessions at VMworld 2016 Europe

VMworld 2016 Europe is less than two weeks away! We wanted to make sure you knew about the learning opportunities available from the VMware Education Services team. We have four great VMworld Education Breakout Sessions planned on topics including vSphere and Horizon troubleshooting. And back by ...

Oct 7, 2016 12:31:34 PM

Students: Learn about Clouds and Win a Certification Exam Voucher!

The Academy Cloud Challenge is a fun activity where you accumulate “CloudCred” points by completing tasks, compete with other players, and earn a badge while learning about cloud computing. The Challenge runs through 30 November, 2016 and is open to post-secondary education students exploring or ...

Oct 6, 2016 4:21:02 PM

DRS Migration Thresholds

One of the things that make DRS so elegant is that is so simple to configure. There are not many knobs that an administrator needs to turn when enabling DRS, and for a majority of environments the default settings do not need to be changed. For other environments changing the DRS migration thresh...

Oct 6, 2016 9:15:20 AM

Tips and tricks on Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) for managing a Virtual SAN environment

In this latest KBTV Webinar you will learn some great tips and tricks you can use in Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) for managing a Virtual SAN environment. Covered in this video demonstration are various commands that can be used within Ruby vSphere Console (RVC), including: “vsan.disks_stats” Useful...

Oct 5, 2016 5:10:56 PM

Answering Questions About Certification Inheritance

There have been questions regarding our “inheritance” policy – if candidates who earn a second VCAP in a different technology track would “inherit” the VCP in that same track automatically. We wanted to explain our policy and how we arrived at it to give you some insight into the program. We met ...

Oct 5, 2016 4:13:12 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for September 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for September 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. Troubleshooting VSAN SSD congestion on vSphere 5.5 VSAN 6.2 hybrid disk group performance degrad...

Oct 5, 2016 4:06:21 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for September 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for September 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. Optimization of vRealize Operations Manager generated capacity planning m...

Oct 5, 2016 3:52:32 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for September 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for September 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. Deleting an endpoint in vRealize Automation fails with the error: This endp...

Oct 5, 2016 2:50:59 PM

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for September 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for September 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. Licensing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 5.x Invent...

Oct 5, 2016 2:37:27 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for September 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for September 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. Split-brain scenario on NSX/vShield Edge configured for High Availability (HA) Windows virtual ma...

Oct 5, 2016 2:26:27 PM

Discounted VCP7-DTM Beta Exam for a Limited Time

We need experienced and qualified people to participate and provide feedback on the new VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM) Beta Exam that is now available. There are so many reasons to be among the first to take the new VCP7-DTM Beta Exam! Get certified* on the new ...

Oct 4, 2016 6:30:36 PM

VMworld 2016 Barcelona: Breakout Sessions You Shouldn’t Miss

Download a handy guide. Learn from the Experienced VMware Advisory and Operations Transformation Teams at VMworld 2016 Barcelona VMworld 2016 Barcelona kicks off in less than two weeks on October 17th. Our Operations Transformation Services and Advisory Services teams will be there to extend thei...

Oct 4, 2016 5:49:10 PM

Building vSphere Plugins with the HTML Client SDK Fling

  “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” — Lewis Carroll   But… if you know you are heading toward the new HTML-based vSphere Client and you want to develop a plugin that is compatible with it, then the road you take is the new HTML Client SDK Fling! On August 3, 20...

Oct 3, 2016 11:45:38 PM

A Proactive Approach to Avoiding Chaos in the Data Center

The fast pace of today’s business environment means IT has to provide resources on-demand, quickly push new applications and updates, while still delivering on security, reliability, governance, and savings. Adding private, public, and hybrid clouds to the mix just increases the potential for cha...

Oct 3, 2016 2:52:15 PM

Top 20 Horizon View articles for September 2016

Here is our Top 20 Horizon View articles list for September 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.   Cannot detach a Persistent Disk in VMware View Manager 4.5 and later Provisioning View...

Oct 3, 2016 1:58:48 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for September 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for September 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. Recreating a missing virtual machine disk descriptor file Troubleshooting an ESXi/ESX host in no...

Oct 3, 2016 1:48:21 PM

In Recognition of World Smile Day, We’re Sharing Stories of Customers Who’ve Experienced the Joys of the Public Cloud

Keeping busy business professionals productive is just one of the many reasons that savvy IT pros like you design data centers that provide a reliable, always-on user experience. But scaling up to meet seasonal demand, global expansion or an influx of new users can be an expensive, time-consuming...

Oct 7, 2016 4:58:41 PM

VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0015

Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center! Today we released VMSA-2016-0015 which documents an Important severity issue in VMware Horizon View. During internal discussions the most common question I have been asked about CVE-2016-7087 is why the issue has been classified as Important rat...

Oct 7, 2016 2:28:04 PM

vCloud Air Network at VMworld Europe 2016 – Know Before You Go

With another successful VMworld US and VMware Partner Exchange in the books, the vCloud Air Network team is headed to Barcelona, Spain for VMworld Europe 2016 – held at the Fira Gran Via from 17-20 October. Things to know about before you go: VMware Partner Exchange @ VMworld Europe On Monday, 17...

Oct 6, 2016 5:00:06 PM

Machine Learning on VMware vSphere 6 with NVIDIA GPUs

by Uday Kurkure , Lan Vu , and Hari Sivaraman Machine learning is an exciting area of technology that allows computers to behave without being explicitly programmed, that is, in the way a person might learn. This tech is increasingly applied in many areas like health science, finance, and intelli...

Oct 6, 2016 3:43:15 PM

VMware Validated Design for SDDC 3.0 – Now Available!

By Jonathan McDonald I mentioned all the fun details on the VMware Validated Design in my previous blog post. I am happy to report that we have just released the next revision of it, version 3.0. This takes what everyone already knew and loved about the previous version—and made it better! In cas...

Oct 6, 2016 2:40:45 PM

VMware vForum Live is Coming to Toronto on 11/9 & Houston on 11/17!

Attention IT professionals – want to discover the benefits of network virtualization, mobility, and cloud? You can at VMware vForum Live! Join our experts in-person for an interactive, all-day event that will take you through technical deep dives of VMware solutions. Sign up today for vForum Live...

Oct 6, 2016 2:00:35 PM

Can’t make it to VMware vForum Live Near You? Tune in to vForum Online Nov 3rd!

We get it, you can’t make it to a vForum Live in your town, but you still wish you could tap into the latest technical deep dives through VMware solutions across the hybrid cloud, software-defined data center, and end user computing. vForum Online makes that possible! In total, vForum online offe...

Oct 5, 2016 4:00:35 PM

Your Enterprise VMs Are in the Cloud: Now What?

By Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software, IDC In the last post , we looked at the initial issues around getting existing VMs converted and transferred to a public cloud. Now that the VMs have been successfully moved to the cloud, what other issues do customers enco...

Oct 4, 2016 4:00:43 PM

Moving Enterprise VMs to the Cloud

By Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software, IDC Virtual machines (VMs) are the most common way of consuming Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Some VMs are born on the cloud, as in they are designed from day one to be operated in a cloud environment. But there is a huge ba...

Oct 3, 2016 4:23:49 PM

Automated Deployments of vRealize Automation for vCloud Air Network

In the previous blog post “ Leveraging vRealize CloudClient with vRealize Automation deployments for vCAN ”, we explored the use of VMware vRealize ® CloudClient for the automated configuration of VMware vRealize Automation™ on a per-tenant basis to speed up the deployment of per-tenant instances...

Oct 3, 2016 4:10:59 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News This Week: BI, Smart Glasses at Work, Augmented Reality & MORE!

Connect Atlanta 2016 was huge—the biggest ever—with more than 1,800 attendees across a range of industries and business sizes. The show was packed with education, networking and, of course, big announcements from the VMware AirWatch team. Here’s a top mobile news wrap up of the top 10 announcemen...

Oct 7, 2016 2:22:02 PM

5 Connect Atlanta Attendees Share Their Big Takeaways

We’ve talked a lot this week at Connect Atlanta about what we learned and what excited us most. Now, what did you , Connect attendees, get out of this year’s enterprise mobility event? Take a look at these mini interviews from our woman on the ground at Connect and head of social media, Chelsea C...

Oct 6, 2016 2:20:45 PM

Hack Away with VMware’s Little IoT Agent (Liota) at ELCE in Berlin

Talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere! VMware is taking on IoT, and we invite you to join us on this journey. WHAT: VMware is hosting a hackathon around our Little IoT Agent, Liota. Our goal is to introduce developers to the capabilities of the library, to have some fun and to spa...

Oct 6, 2016 2:12:50 PM

Windows 10 Optimization Test Results for View Desktops in VMware Horizon 7

Written in conjunction with Gary Sloane, Consulting Editor, VMware If you have been thinking of upgrading your virtual desktop environment from Windows 7 to Windows 10—or if you have a need for optimization, or further optimization—you should definitely take a look at Windows 10 Optimization Test...

Oct 5, 2016 9:02:46 PM

10 Things We Learned Today at Connect Atlanta

Gargantuan disruption on the way, new analytics technology, working with smart glasses—here are today’s top 10 takeaways from Connect Atlanta . 1. Swift, Sweeping Change Coming We are entering into the fourth industrial revolution, said Noah Wasmer today, head of mobile products at VMware AirWatc...

Oct 5, 2016 8:12:20 PM

Must-Watch Video: 3 Questions with David Pogue & Sanjay Poonen

At Connect Atlanta 2016 this week, we had the opportunity to watch Yahoo Tech founder David Pogue sit down with VMware’s Sanjay Poonen. Great news for us all: we caught this powerful moment on camera. In this must-watch video for all end-user computing enthusiasts, David and Sanjay talk about how...

Oct 5, 2016 7:44:06 PM

Getting Familiar with Windows Unified Endpoint Management

Greetings from the largest Connect ever! If you have been following us since VMworld in Vegas and Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta, you heard us talk about our new Windows unified endpoint management (UEM) capabilities. At the Connect Atlanta keynote address, Blake Brannon—VMware End-User Computing (E...

Oct 5, 2016 4:00:07 PM

Big Reveal: VMware’s Vision for AirWatch Analytics & Business Intelligence

What if you could intelligently analyze your company’s entire usage history of an enterprise app? What if you could understand which rugged devices or apps in your warehouse use the most battery and optimize replacements accordingly? What if you could analyze the time your top performing students...

Oct 5, 2016 11:58:12 AM

My Top 10 Mobile Moments So Far at Connect Atlanta

It’s the official opening day of our fifth Connect Atlanta , and I am delighted to finally reveal the many product updates we’ve been working hard to perfect at VMware AirWatch . Here are my top 10 favorite moments so far at Connect. 1. First, I had the pleasure and the honor of kicking off this ...

Oct 4, 2016 6:48:33 PM

AppConfig Community Adds New EMMs to Help Accelerate Business Apps Adoption

When we made the official announcement at Mobile World Congress in February, the AppConfig Community stood at around 60 ISV partners and four major enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers, including: IBM MaaS 360 JAMF Software MobileIron VMware AirWatch Today at Connect Atlanta 2016, the A...

Oct 4, 2016 4:39:23 PM

5 Major Announcements out of Connect Atlanta 2016

UEM, IoT, AR, BYOD, EMM—read about all of the innovations and buzzy acronyms coming out of VMware’s huge end-user computing event. Connect Atlanta 2016, one of the biggest annual events in enterprise mobility from VMware AirWatch , is underway. Today was packed with announcements, breaking news a...

Oct 4, 2016 1:26:51 PM

Monumental AirWatch 9.0 & Workspace ONE Updates Bring the Digital Workspace to Life

Connect Atlanta always serves as the launch pad for new innovations in the world of business mobility. 2016 is no different. In fact, this might be our most memorable Connect ever. Today at Connect Atlanta 2016, we revealed so many new updates and features that I’m floored by the work our R&D tea...

Oct 4, 2016 12:01:00 PM

VMware Offers Safe Passage to BlackBerry Good for Enterprise Customers

VMware today announced an expansion of our Safe Passage Program to Good for Enterprise organizations. This program helps you perform due diligence and plan your migration. We also announced a mobile device management (MDM) migration tool and service to help IT migrate from Good for Enterprise to ...

Oct 4, 2016 12:00:37 PM

Smart Glasses at Work: AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management Now Supports Wearables

Smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) have tremendous potential in the enterprise. Forrester projects that 14.4 million users will use smart glasses in their jobs by 2025. Within that time, organizations would have spent $30 billion on hardware. This revolution is happening today. Early adopte...

Oct 4, 2016 12:00:28 PM

New MDM Migration Tool Automates Transition from Legacy Vendors to AirWatch EMM

Migrating from legacy mobile device management (MDM) to enterprise mobility management (EMM) is a painful process. Often that pain blocks IT from moving to a desired, next-gen EMM platform. To help IT get the EMM tools they need without the hassle, VMware today announced a new automated MDM migra...

Oct 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Top 10 Takeaways on Industry Day at Connect Atlanta 2016

Mobile devices and apps fundamentally changed the way we consume services across every industry: retail, healthcare, education, aviation, financial services and even government. For IT, this means “we have to think differently,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president for VMware End-User Computi...

Oct 3, 2016 8:15:29 PM

Fusion for IT

Did you know… VMware Fusion is a fantastic tool to have in your toolbox if you’re an IT Professional. Why’s that you ask? Take a look at this video and find out…   The post Fusion for IT appeared first on VMware Fusion Blog .

Oct 3, 2016 6:49:00 PM

 

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VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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DISCLAIMER

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nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.39

Posted by nisserow Dec 11, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well it is the start of Q4 2016 already, pretty amazing how quickly the year has gone and how many things have already happened in the world of Virtualization, it is really an exciting time to be in this industry. Of course, we have VMworld in Europe still to look forward to in October with even more announcements to look forward to.

 

This week's TAM Blog post is something that is very interesting to many as we become more mobile and our devices become more powerful so please take a look, more details can be found below.

 

As a VMware TAM one of the really great benefits that we bring to our customers is being able to work and manage issues across multiple vendors. This is something that can be crucial when troubleshooting an issue that is complex and includes many different moving parts and associated technologies. This is something that we are proud to manage for our customers to remove the barriers that may exist during these complex events.

 

I wish you a fantastic first week of Q4 2016.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

vRealize Suite Training Courses -- VMware Education bit.ly/2d6cVi2 pic.twitter.com/L06RWPSscN

VMware Validated Design Documentation for Software-Defined Data Center v3.0 is available -Virtualising Middle Earth bit.ly/2d1GSgy pic.twitter.com/lsj5owMoEu

The Evolution of VMware's vMotion -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2d4sVkI pic.twitter.com/DxbpLti76v

"Photon Controller 1.0 First Look" via VMware Cloud-Native Apps Blog bit.ly/2d3E0m6 pic.twitter.com/LSYrM92G7V

Open source tool uses PowerShell to enable vSphere infrastructure as code -TechRepublic bit.ly/2d1GeiN pic.twitter.com/NfZyK2WE8M

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View
By Ryan Klumph

Mobility means everything these days. Phones and tablets are dominating our world and it’s becoming more and more challenging to avoid them. Just the other day I met a friend at a coffee shop and paid for my drink on the store’s iPad. Later we went out to dinner and every table was equipped with tablets where you could order your food and play games while you waited. [Continue reading...]

 

VMUG UPDATE

VMworld Europe is only 3 weeks away, and we look forward to connecting with you all there! There are several activities for you to engage with the community:

VMUG booth – Stop by the VMUG booth (v109) to play games, win prizes, and connect with the community!  Learn how VMUG members can receive exclusive access to 365 days of testing VMware product licenses.

VMUG T-shirt - Be sure to pick up your annual member t-shirt.

VMUG Member Party – We look forward to seeing you at VMUG’s member party on 17 October 2016. Register now and enjoy great food, live entertainment and connect with more VMUG members. ( Register now)

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Learn to Troubleshoot and Configure Syslogs for NSX

We recently added eight new NSX videos to the VMware Learning Zone : The final chapter in our popular seven-part VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series All seven parts of a new series called VMware NSX Logs : Part #1: Overview of NSX Architecture and Logs Part #2: NSX-Specific Syslog ...

Sep 30, 2016 4:38:21 PM

Windows Server 2016 Support

This week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016. VMware has been testing technical preview releases and is preparing to support Windows Server 2016 on VMware vSphere. Once final validation is complete, VMware will publish support for Windows Server 2016. Please be s...

Sep 30, 2016 7:48:15 AM

Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View

By Ryan Klumph Mobility means everything these days. Phones and tablets are dominating our world and it’s becoming more and more challenging to avoid them. Just the other day I met a friend at a coffee shop and paid for my drink on the store’s iPad. Later we went out to dinner and every table was...

Sep 29, 2016 3:17:21 PM

Reserve Your Seat Now for Education Breakout Sessions at VMworld EMEA

VMworld 2016 Europe kicks off in less than one month! If you are registered to attend, the VMworld 2016 Europe Schedule Builder is your pass for getting a seat at the hottest sessions, labs, demos and discussions. It’s very easy to get started: Go to Content Catalog and browse for sessions of int...

Sep 27, 2016 11:28:29 AM

Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 1

  Recently VMware released vSphere 6.0 Update 2m , an officially supported Migration Tool. The Migration tool will automatically deploy a new vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2 and migrate configuration, inventory, and alarm data by default from a Windows vCenter Server 5.5. If your vSphere en...

Sep 26, 2016 11:04:47 PM

Seven Steps for Getting Started with Desktop Transformation

Physical desktop architectures can be an obstacle to end-user mobility, but cost concerns and fears about complexity stop many organizations from embracing desktop and application virtualization. This brief from the VMware Horizon team offers seven steps you can follow to ease some of these conce...

Sep 26, 2016 3:24:36 PM

Migration Tip: Disaster Recovery is for More Than Disaster Recovery

Guest Post by Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Marketing, iland So you’ve decided to make the strategic move to cloud. As you’re likely aware, you’re not alone, as Gartner predicts the cloud infrastructure market is set to hit $22.4 billion this year. After all, cloud has come a very long way since its in...

Sep 30, 2016 4:00:35 PM

Boost your Bottom Line with DRaaS, Powered by VMware vCloud Availability

It’s clear that Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have a vital role in supporting IT strategy for both on-premises and cloud-based IT investments. Ensuring the security and protection of IT resources is at the top of many lists for MSPs and IT leaders. Disasters happen – there’s no way around that...

Sep 29, 2016 4:00:21 PM

How Peirce College Prepared for Open Enrollment with VMware Public Cloud

Higher education is in the midst of fundamental changes, and as technology helps campuses better reach beyond their traditional physical borders, decision-makers expect IT to offer the solutions and leadership needed to deliver better services to students, staff, and researchers, while simplifyin...

Sep 27, 2016 4:00:08 PM

The Transparent Cloud with vRealize Operations

By Neal Elinski, Solution Strategist IT departments are responsible for every aspect of their cloud-based applications, but without full visibility and control over these workloads, as we often find in cloud environments, how can they fulfill those expectations? Everybody wants the operational be...

Sep 26, 2016 4:07:38 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

The Ultimate Guide to What’s New in VMware End-User Computing

In case you’re still shaking sand out of your shoes, welcome back to work. Here is what you missed in summer’s biggest end-user computing (EUC) news from VMware. What Changed in VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service : Free quantitative analysis to accelerate ...

Sep 30, 2016 3:10:25 PM

What Happened in Top Mobile News in the Past 3 Months

Accelerating business mobility, supporting the mobile ecosystem, empowering end users to be more productive, revolutionizing the way you do business: as leaders in your industries, these are priorities to your mobile strategies. That’s why VMware AirWatch is committed to advancing these goals—eve...

Sep 30, 2016 3:08:00 PM

Breaking Down Unified Endpoint Management

Featured Guest Blogger Mark Dunkerley, Technology Leader The Coca-Cola Company In the last decade, we moved from mobile device management (MDM) into enterprise mobility management (EMM), and now we’re shifting towards a unified endpoint management (UEM) model. You may be asking what exactly is UE...

Sep 29, 2016 1:26:02 PM

Free Whitepaper: Checklist for Digital Workspace Strategy & Innovation

This is the second blog in a series for The Digital Workspace Checklist , a new whitepaper from industry analyst Ovum. Access the full checklist here . A workspace that scales to meet real enterprise requirements: identities, roles, devices, applications and data. The consumerization of enterpris...

Sep 29, 2016 1:13:41 PM

Announcing the New VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide

End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is excited to announce the release of the much-anticipated VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide . The Reviewer’s Guide has something for everyone. Use it to familiarize yourself with VMware App Volumes , learn more about the architecture and workings of the p...

Sep 28, 2016 5:10:33 PM

[SlideShare] 5 Significant Trends in Windows 10 Migrations

Windows 10 now runs on more than 400 million monthly active devices, leadership announced this week at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta. Today a new flipbook, Windows of Opportunity , based on 575 customer and partner responses in a VMware survey, reveals what’s driving adoption and the challenge...

Sep 28, 2016 2:17:40 PM

Windows 10 Adoption Trends: 5 Vital Things You Need to Know NOW

In the new flipbook from VMware, Windows of Opportunity , 575 IT leaders and partners reveal five top Windows 10 adoption and migration trends. Dive deeper into the details of the VMware Windows 10 Adoption & Migration survey here . Ready to learn more? Check out these great resources: A Definiti...

Sep 28, 2016 1:17:17 PM

3 IT Lessons Learned at Microsoft Ignite 2016

Could not make Microsoft Ignite 2016? Here are three things we learned from Scott Guthrie’s keynote. In his famous red shirt yesterday at Microsoft Ignite 2016, Microsoft EVP of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie empowered IT professionals to take the reins of digital transformation at their comp...

Sep 27, 2016 4:04:26 PM

Satya Nadella: We’re Bringing AI to Everything & Everyone—Everywhere

Last year, we created 10 zettabytes of data. (That’s about a billion terabytes, according to TechTarget .) In 2025, experts say we’ll reach 180 zettabytes . It’s impressive. It’s exciting. That massive creation and diffusion of information can be credited all the way back to the printing press, M...

Sep 27, 2016 3:06:34 PM

Free Virtual Event: Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware

Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware Date: Thursday, Sept. 29 Time: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. EDT Host: DABCC’s Douglas Brown, vEXPERT, MVP, CTP Why Attend Sumit Dhawan, VMware expert blogger and End-User Computing (EUC) VP of desktop products, shares VMware’s overall vision and how EUC is a drivin...

Sep 27, 2016 2:21:14 PM

Announcing VMware Horizon FLEX 1.9

Continuing our unbroken tradition of releasing VMware Horizon FLEX every quarter since it debuted in 2014, we are proud to announce the General Availability of version 1.9. For those not fully up to speed on FLEX, Horizon FLEX gives IT the flexibility to meet the needs of BYO (bring your own) and...

Sep 26, 2016 6:32:58 PM

Windows 10 Migration Made Easy: Get Your Free Assessment Today!

Today at Microsoft Ignite 2016, VMware announced a new tool to simplify and accelerate your Windows 10 migration. The SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service provides you with a comprehensive analysis of your end-user computing environment. Read more now at the AirWatch Blog. What will you learn from...

Sep 26, 2016 1:02:11 PM

New! Free Windows 10 Migration Assessment Tool from VMware

VMware just announced a new tool available for customers planning a migration to Windows 10 : SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service . In case you missed the announcement today at Microsoft Ignite 2016, here’s everything you need to know. Click here to read the press release. What Is the SysTrack De...

Sep 26, 2016 12:57:57 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.38

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to this week's VMware TAM Newsletter. In a few weeks time VMworld will descend on Barcelona. If you are planning on attending this great event like so many others you will get front row seats to this amazing event. I suggest that you make sure that your vmworld.com registration is up to date and that your TAM is aware of your travel to this event and is working to ensure that you have a fantastic event. Of course the VMware TAM program will make sure that all of our customers are well taken care of during this event. We will also try and cover as much as we can from the event in the weekly newsletter so make sure that you are receiving yours and checking it out each week.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

Brisbane TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

- Great job @SMFulton3 on http://thenewstack.io/vmware-integrated-containers-may-introduce-docker-enterprise/ . One of the clearest write ups I've yet seen on VIC

- Learn all about leveraging @vRealizeAuto with an API, CLI or build tools come see me @VMworld Europe http://www.vmworld.com/eucatalog.jspa?search=[DEVOP7674 …] #DEVOPS7674

- Amanda Blevins @AmandaBlev  Sep 23: VMware Commits to Achieve Carbon Neutral Emissions by 2020 http://www.vmware.com/radius/vmware-commits-carbon-neutral-emissions-2020/ … via @VMwarenews #Sustainability

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
blogs.vmware.com/tam
Certificates for Dummies – Part One: VCSA and PSC Certificates’ Overview and Configuring PSC with Intermediate VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
By Jean Oliveira

My name is Jean Oliveira, and I’m a Technical Account Manager in Brazil. In this role, I am often asked to assist in areas where I am not an expert, which involves research. For example, I have a customer who planned to replace VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere hosts’ self-signed certificates with internal signed certificates. To complete this task, he wanted to use the VMware Certificate Authority service as an Intermediate CA. My goal for this post is to help others work through this same issue in their environments.

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Share your IT Experience — Start with the IT Skills and Salary Survey

What’s in store for the future of IT? These days, we’re told everything changes quickly. But doesn’t it feel like everything changes just a little more quickly for those of us at the front lines of IT?   As you expand your knowledge base with VMware Training, VCP certifications, and other skills-...

Sep 22, 2016 4:30:18 PM

VMworld 2016 US Highlights

Just like that, VMworld 2016 US is in the books! With over 23,000 attendees from 83 countries and 400+ sessions, it’s safe to say it was another great year. Check out some of VMware Education Service’s favorite moments and highlights below:     Education Services Breakout Sessions Our jam-packed ...

Sep 21, 2016 5:20:51 PM

VMworld and the Future of Networking

VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas was an especially hectic one for me, and ultimately a very satisfying event as well. In addition to my normal schedule of breakouts, customer meetings, and analyst briefings, I was responsible for organizing a new networking event that took place alongside VMworld, calle...

Sep 20, 2016 9:58:00 AM

Become a VMware Identity Manager Expert in this 9/29 Webcast!

  If you’re using Workspace ONE and you’ve got questions about the VMware Identity Manager, we’ve got the webinar for you! Join Máté Barany, Technical Instructor for VMware’s AirWatch Education Services, on September 29 at 8am PDT (11am EDT) for a full introduction to configuration and applicatio...

Sep 19, 2016 7:01:32 PM

Troubleshooting Virtual SAN 6.2 on disk upgrades which fail after 10%

This video demonstrates how to troubleshoot Virtual San 6.2 upgrades which fail after 10% of the upgrade procedure . The resolution provided in this video tutorial will be useful to you if you experience the following symptoms within your VMware Virtual SAN environment: When upgrading VMware Virt...

Sep 19, 2016 1:35:41 PM

How to Add a Linux Machine as PowerShell Host in vRO

By Spas Kaloferov Introduction In this article we will look into the alpha version of Microsoft Windows PowerShell v6 for both Linux and Microsoft Windows. We will show how to execute PowerShell commands between Linux , Windows, and VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO): Linux to Windows Windows to ...

Sep 23, 2016 8:08:21 PM

Drive the Success of Public/Hybrid Clouds with vCloud Air Network Edge!

The VMware vCloud Air Network (vCAN) Program enables partners to invest in VMware infrastructure on a monthly subscription basis, driving the success of public and hybrid clouds. Recently, we launched vCAN Edge , a new site dedicated to vCloud Air Network solutions, products, and the latest infor...

Sep 23, 2016 5:30:26 PM

Developing a Hyper-Converged Storage Strategy for VMware vCloud Director with VMware Virtual SAN

For service providers in the vCloud Air Network, the ability to build secure public clouds is vital. With VMware vCloud Director, service providers can do just that. The ability to build those secure clouds helps to significantly increase virtual data center efficiency for delivering resources to...

Sep 22, 2016 4:00:10 PM

New White Paper: Best Practices for Optimizing Big Data Performance on vSphere 6

A new white paper is available showing how to best deploy and configure vSphere for Big Data applications such as Hadoop and Spark. Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark. The best practices...

Sep 22, 2016 1:54:49 AM

Industry First Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark Released

The VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark report has been released! As previewed in part six of the Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing Anywhere blog series , independent cyber risk management advisor and assessor Coalfire was sponsored by VMware to create an industry first ...

Sep 21, 2016 7:30:02 AM

Five Ways vCloud Air Helps IT Stay Ahead of Organizational Demands

IT teams running VMware vSphere® workloads have turned to VMware vCloud ® Air™ to integrate the public cloud into their infrastructure and meet the evolving needs of their organizations. Why, you ask? Because with this ready-to-run public cloud that’s built on vSphere, there’s no need to rewrite ...

Sep 20, 2016 5:56:10 PM

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX and Palo Alto Networks Security

In a prior post, Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites , we discussed how Cross-VC NSX provides micro-segmentation and consistent security across multiple sites. We looked at five reasons to seriously consider Cross-VC NSX for a multi-site solution ...

Sep 20, 2016 4:05:04 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

Top Mobile News: Apple-McLaren Rumors, Nike Power Laces & MacOS Sierra

The ever-hungry Apple rumor mill churns on—this time about possible McLaren takeover. Rumors abounded this week about Apple’s takeover talks with McLaren. Read all about it here . The luxury car company, particularly its McLaren Applied Technologies division, could be a nice addition for Apple’s ...

Sep 23, 2016 1:20:39 PM

Free Report: The Aragon Research Globe for Social Software, 2016

Socialcast by VMware was ranked as a Leader in the report, The Aragon Research Globe™ for Social Software, 2016: Shifting to Work and Outcomes . “Leaders have comprehensive strategies that align with industry direction and market demand, and effectively perform against those strategies,” accordin...

Sep 23, 2016 1:00:29 PM

Top 5 Tech Priorities & Concerns for Retail IT Leaders

With 62 days to Black Friday and 65 days to Cyber Monday, retail IT leaders shared their top five end-user computing priorities at VMworld U.S. 2016. “Be Tomorrow.” For some industries, thinking too much about the future is distracting. Not for retailers. Retail brands always look ahead—to the ne...

Sep 23, 2016 12:59:26 PM

VMware Access Point: The One-Stop Shop for Secure Access to VMware Horizon 7, VMware Identity Manager, and VMware AirWatch

Access Point 2.7.2 is one of the components updated as part of the recent VMware Horizon 7.0.2 , VMware Horizon Client 4.2 , and VMware Identity Manager 2.7.1 releases. You can read more about all the great new features and capabilities of the Horizon 7 and Horizon Client releases in VMware Horiz...

Sep 22, 2016 9:25:18 PM

[SlideShare] ‘Mobile’ Is Not a Smartphone

Tech companies are notorious for telling us their products are going to change the world. Count how many times a TechCrunch presenter says they’re “making the world a better place” on HBO’s “ Silicon Valley .” It’s true. Double battery life and curvier phones aren’t shifting the way we live. But ...

Sep 22, 2016 5:49:26 PM

The Story of VMware Blast

The ultimate goal in user interface (UI) remoting is to make the remoted end-user experience as close as possible to local application execution. This is a challenging goal that becomes increasingly more feasible as connection latency (RTT) drops under 50 milliseconds. In addition, there is still...

Sep 22, 2016 12:00:18 PM

10 Things to Do in Atlanta During Connect 2016

With a packed schedule of sessions, workshops and networking, we’re going to keep you pretty busy this Oct. 2–6 at Connect Atlanta . But in case you arrive early, stay late or find time to squeeze in one more activity, here are 10 things that you have to do when you visit Atlanta. ATL Attractions...

Sep 21, 2016 1:29:14 PM

macOS Sierra & iOS 10: Support with VMware Horizon, Fusion & AirWatch

macOS Sierra , Apple’s newest Mac operating system (OS), is officially live—following closely on iOS 10 last week. And VMware End-User Computing (EUC) has your business covered. We’re excited to announce same-day support across our EUC solutions, including VMware VMware Horizon, VMware Fusion and...

Sep 20, 2016 5:17:30 PM

macOS Sierra Has Arrived! VMware AirWatch Is Here to Support

macOS Sierra is officially live! We’re excited to announce VMware AirWatch supports macOS Sierra today. Any eligible devices can upgrade without AirWatch management interruptions. At WWDC in June, Apple previewed upcoming macOS features. Through the public beta, many of our customers tested the l...

Sep 20, 2016 4:11:34 PM

VMware Workspace ONE Reference Architecture: Validated Integration Design White Paper

We have seen business mobility rapidly evolve from “I need my email on my phone” to “I need access to all my apps, data, and services, from any device, anywhere.” While end users have demanded that access, IT concerns about security, compliance, and complexity have made implementation of this goa...

Sep 19, 2016 9:04:19 PM

Network Ports in Horizon 7: Diagram Updated

Written in partnership with Ray Heffer, Global Cloud Architect (End-User-Computing Lead), VMware Ray Heffer has produced another update to the Network Ports Diagram for Horizon 7 . This intricate diagram gives you a lot of vital information in one page. It is not something you will memorize, but ...

Sep 19, 2016 4:51:33 PM

ANZ Bank Reimagines Banking with iPads and Mobility

ANZ is using mobility to completely rethink the banking experience. A fleet of iPads managed by VMware AirWatch help ANZ take the banking experience to where their customers are—online, on their phones, at their workplace or even at digital-enabled spaces within the bank building. To deliver and ...

Sep 19, 2016 2:43:23 PM

ANZ Bank Reimagines Banking with iPads & Mobility

ANZ is using mobility to completely rethink the banking experience. A fleet of iPads managed by VMware AirWatch help ANZ take the banking experience to where their customers are—online, on their phones, at their workplace or even at digital-enabled spaces within the bank building. To deliver and ...

Sep 19, 2016 1:08:22 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.39

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well it is the start of Q4 2016 already, pretty amazing how quickly the year has gone and how many things have already happened in the world of Virtualization, it is really an exciting time to be in this industry. Of course, we have VMworld in Europe still to look forward to in October with even more announcements to look forward to.

 

This week's TAM Blog post is something that is very interesting to many as we become more mobile and our devices become more powerful so please take a look, more details can be found below.

 

As a VMware TAM one of the really great benefits that we bring to our customers is being able to work and manage issues across multiple vendors. This is something that can be crucial when troubleshooting an issue that is complex and includes many different moving parts and associated technologies. This is something that we are proud to manage for our customers to remove the barriers that may exist during these complex events.

 

I wish you a fantastic first week of Q4 2016.

 

Virtually Yours

VMware TAM Team

 

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

vRealize Suite Training Courses -- VMware Education bit.ly/2d6cVi2 pic.twitter.com/L06RWPSscN

VMware Validated Design Documentation for Software-Defined Data Center v3.0 is available -Virtualising Middle Earth bit.ly/2d1GSgy pic.twitter.com/lsj5owMoEu

The Evolution of VMware's vMotion -- Virtualization Review bit.ly/2d4sVkI pic.twitter.com/DxbpLti76v

"Photon Controller 1.0 First Look" via VMware Cloud-Native Apps Blog bit.ly/2d3E0m6 pic.twitter.com/LSYrM92G7V

Open source tool uses PowerShell to enable vSphere infrastructure as code -TechRepublic bit.ly/2d1GeiN pic.twitter.com/NfZyK2WE8M

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View
By Ryan Klumph

Mobility means everything these days. Phones and tablets are dominating our world and it’s becoming more and more challenging to avoid them. Just the other day I met a friend at a coffee shop and paid for my drink on the store’s iPad. Later we went out to dinner and every table was equipped with tablets where you could order your food and play games while you waited. [Continue reading...]

 

VMUG UPDATE

VMworld Europe is only 3 weeks away, and we look forward to connecting with you all there! There are several activities for you to engage with the community:

VMUG booth – Stop by the VMUG booth (v109) to play games, win prizes, and connect with the community!  Learn how VMUG members can receive exclusive access to 365 days of testing VMware product licenses.

VMUG T-shirt - Be sure to pick up your annual member t-shirt.

VMUG Member Party – We look forward to seeing you at VMUG’s member party on 17 October 2016. Register now and enjoy great food, live entertainment and connect with more VMUG members. ( Register now)

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

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

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
GENERAL NEWS

Learn to Troubleshoot and Configure Syslogs for NSX

We recently added eight new NSX videos to the VMware Learning Zone : The final chapter in our popular seven-part VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series All seven parts of a new series called VMware NSX Logs : Part #1: Overview of NSX Architecture and Logs Part #2: NSX-Specific Syslog ...

Sep 30, 2016 4:38:21 PM

Windows Server 2016 Support

This week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016. VMware has been testing technical preview releases and is preparing to support Windows Server 2016 on VMware vSphere. Once final validation is complete, VMware will publish support for Windows Server 2016. Please be s...

Sep 30, 2016 7:48:15 AM

Using iPad in Kiosk Mode with Horizon View

By Ryan Klumph Mobility means everything these days. Phones and tablets are dominating our world and it’s becoming more and more challenging to avoid them. Just the other day I met a friend at a coffee shop and paid for my drink on the store’s iPad. Later we went out to dinner and every table was...

Sep 29, 2016 3:17:21 PM

Reserve Your Seat Now for Education Breakout Sessions at VMworld EMEA

VMworld 2016 Europe kicks off in less than one month! If you are registered to attend, the VMworld 2016 Europe Schedule Builder is your pass for getting a seat at the hottest sessions, labs, demos and discussions. It’s very easy to get started: Go to Content Catalog and browse for sessions of int...

Sep 27, 2016 11:28:29 AM

Preparing for a vCenter Server Migration using the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m Migration Tool – Part 1

  Recently VMware released vSphere 6.0 Update 2m , an officially supported Migration Tool. The Migration tool will automatically deploy a new vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2 and migrate configuration, inventory, and alarm data by default from a Windows vCenter Server 5.5. If your vSphere en...

Sep 26, 2016 11:04:47 PM

Seven Steps for Getting Started with Desktop Transformation

Physical desktop architectures can be an obstacle to end-user mobility, but cost concerns and fears about complexity stop many organizations from embracing desktop and application virtualization. This brief from the VMware Horizon team offers seven steps you can follow to ease some of these conce...

Sep 26, 2016 3:24:36 PM

Migration Tip: Disaster Recovery is for More Than Disaster Recovery

Guest Post by Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Marketing, iland So you’ve decided to make the strategic move to cloud. As you’re likely aware, you’re not alone, as Gartner predicts the cloud infrastructure market is set to hit $22.4 billion this year. After all, cloud has come a very long way since its in...

Sep 30, 2016 4:00:35 PM

Boost your Bottom Line with DRaaS, Powered by VMware vCloud Availability

It’s clear that Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have a vital role in supporting IT strategy for both on-premises and cloud-based IT investments. Ensuring the security and protection of IT resources is at the top of many lists for MSPs and IT leaders. Disasters happen – there’s no way around that...

Sep 29, 2016 4:00:21 PM

How Peirce College Prepared for Open Enrollment with VMware Public Cloud

Higher education is in the midst of fundamental changes, and as technology helps campuses better reach beyond their traditional physical borders, decision-makers expect IT to offer the solutions and leadership needed to deliver better services to students, staff, and researchers, while simplifyin...

Sep 27, 2016 4:00:08 PM

The Transparent Cloud with vRealize Operations

By Neal Elinski, Solution Strategist IT departments are responsible for every aspect of their cloud-based applications, but without full visibility and control over these workloads, as we often find in cloud environments, how can they fulfill those expectations? Everybody wants the operational be...

Sep 26, 2016 4:07:38 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

The Ultimate Guide to What’s New in VMware End-User Computing

In case you’re still shaking sand out of your shoes, welcome back to work. Here is what you missed in summer’s biggest end-user computing (EUC) news from VMware. What Changed in VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service : Free quantitative analysis to accelerate ...

Sep 30, 2016 3:10:25 PM

What Happened in Top Mobile News in the Past 3 Months

Accelerating business mobility, supporting the mobile ecosystem, empowering end users to be more productive, revolutionizing the way you do business: as leaders in your industries, these are priorities to your mobile strategies. That’s why VMware AirWatch is committed to advancing these goals—eve...

Sep 30, 2016 3:08:00 PM

Breaking Down Unified Endpoint Management

Featured Guest Blogger Mark Dunkerley, Technology Leader The Coca-Cola Company In the last decade, we moved from mobile device management (MDM) into enterprise mobility management (EMM), and now we’re shifting towards a unified endpoint management (UEM) model. You may be asking what exactly is UE...

Sep 29, 2016 1:26:02 PM

Free Whitepaper: Checklist for Digital Workspace Strategy & Innovation

This is the second blog in a series for The Digital Workspace Checklist , a new whitepaper from industry analyst Ovum. Access the full checklist here . A workspace that scales to meet real enterprise requirements: identities, roles, devices, applications and data. The consumerization of enterpris...

Sep 29, 2016 1:13:41 PM

Announcing the New VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide

End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is excited to announce the release of the much-anticipated VMware App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide . The Reviewer’s Guide has something for everyone. Use it to familiarize yourself with VMware App Volumes , learn more about the architecture and workings of the p...

Sep 28, 2016 5:10:33 PM

[SlideShare] 5 Significant Trends in Windows 10 Migrations

Windows 10 now runs on more than 400 million monthly active devices, leadership announced this week at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta. Today a new flipbook, Windows of Opportunity , based on 575 customer and partner responses in a VMware survey, reveals what’s driving adoption and the challenge...

Sep 28, 2016 2:17:40 PM

Windows 10 Adoption Trends: 5 Vital Things You Need to Know NOW

In the new flipbook from VMware, Windows of Opportunity , 575 IT leaders and partners reveal five top Windows 10 adoption and migration trends. Dive deeper into the details of the VMware Windows 10 Adoption & Migration survey here . Ready to learn more? Check out these great resources: A Definiti...

Sep 28, 2016 1:17:17 PM

3 IT Lessons Learned at Microsoft Ignite 2016

Could not make Microsoft Ignite 2016? Here are three things we learned from Scott Guthrie’s keynote. In his famous red shirt yesterday at Microsoft Ignite 2016, Microsoft EVP of Cloud and Enterprise Scott Guthrie empowered IT professionals to take the reins of digital transformation at their comp...

Sep 27, 2016 4:04:26 PM

Satya Nadella: We’re Bringing AI to Everything & Everyone—Everywhere

Last year, we created 10 zettabytes of data. (That’s about a billion terabytes, according to TechTarget .) In 2025, experts say we’ll reach 180 zettabytes . It’s impressive. It’s exciting. That massive creation and diffusion of information can be credited all the way back to the printing press, M...

Sep 27, 2016 3:06:34 PM

Free Virtual Event: Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware

Delivering the Digital Workspace with VMware Date: Thursday, Sept. 29 Time: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. EDT Host: DABCC’s Douglas Brown, vEXPERT, MVP, CTP Why Attend Sumit Dhawan, VMware expert blogger and End-User Computing (EUC) VP of desktop products, shares VMware’s overall vision and how EUC is a drivin...

Sep 27, 2016 2:21:14 PM

Announcing VMware Horizon FLEX 1.9

Continuing our unbroken tradition of releasing VMware Horizon FLEX every quarter since it debuted in 2014, we are proud to announce the General Availability of version 1.9. For those not fully up to speed on FLEX, Horizon FLEX gives IT the flexibility to meet the needs of BYO (bring your own) and...

Sep 26, 2016 6:32:58 PM

Windows 10 Migration Made Easy: Get Your Free Assessment Today!

Today at Microsoft Ignite 2016, VMware announced a new tool to simplify and accelerate your Windows 10 migration. The SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service provides you with a comprehensive analysis of your end-user computing environment. Read more now at the AirWatch Blog. What will you learn from...

Sep 26, 2016 1:02:11 PM

New! Free Windows 10 Migration Assessment Tool from VMware

VMware just announced a new tool available for customers planning a migration to Windows 10 : SysTrack Desktop Assessment Service . In case you missed the announcement today at Microsoft Ignite 2016, here’s everything you need to know. Click here to read the press release. What Is the SysTrack De...

Sep 26, 2016 12:57:57 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

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

 

DISCLAIMER

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

 

 

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
nisserow Hot Shot VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.37

Posted by nisserow Oct 10, 2016



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the TAM Source newsletter. Each and every week throughout the year for what is usually 50 out of 52 weeks we do our best to summarize and bring you the latest news from the world of VMware and beyond. This is a newsletter provided by the VMware TAM Service and we hope that you enjoy the newsletter and get some value from it.

This week we would like to include a blog post which was done by a blogger who was at VMworld 2016 in Las vegas. You can find the blog post [here...]. It is really great to have external bloggers noticing and writing about our awesome TAM program. We really try and enhance our
customers experience at VMworld and each year we make this better and better with this year's event being our largest ever from a TAM perspective.

As a TAM we are always trying to keep our customers ahead of the curve in terms of what is coming out next and extend that service to any potential items that we know will be important such as new KB articles so keep in contact with your TAM, get on their regular reporting cycle email and allow them to help you plan ahead for
vmware updates.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
VMworld 2016: Part II - The show continues in Barcelona! bit.ly/2coQPHr pic.twitter.com/8ZGVgLlB8h
New 2017 VMware Hands-on Labs Released! bit.ly/2cu7R6Tpic.twitter.com/jASIAnqQsK
VMworld 2016 Video Roundup: Keynotes, sessions, interviews, tech talks & more! bit.ly/2cHS4is pic.twitter.com/C47MilSeVS
vCenter Server Migration Tool: vSphere 6.0 Update 2m blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/0…
"VMworld VMware Code Hackathon to hit Barcelona 2016" via Virtu-Al.Net bit.ly/2d179MB pic.twitter.com/sF7tO06aK5

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Certificates for Dummies – Part One: VCSA and PSC Certificates’ Overview and Configuring PSC with Intermediate VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
By Jean Oliveira


My name is Jean Oliveira, and I’m a Technical Account Manager in Brazil. In this role, I am often asked to assist in areas where I am not an expert, which involves research. For example, I have a customer who planned to replace VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere hosts’ self-signed certificates with
internal signed certificates. To complete this task, he wanted to use the VMware Certificate Authority service as an Intermediate CA. My goal for this post is to help others work through this same issue in their environments.
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