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VMware Newsletter 6.28

Posted by nisserow Jul 27, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the VMware Newsletter. A number of people have been asking me how I compile the newsletter and I thought it would be a good idea to explain.

 

The newsletter is designed first and foremost to be a digest of the weekly news from a number of VMware sources. These are sources that I have selected over the past few years and I try and ensure that I keep these relevant. The first section is all about local information, events and training. Then the blogs that I follow are summarised with links for the past week. These are blogs from official VMware sources and not from external sources. The next section is from external sources and this is where I use my discretion in terms of who and what content gets in. This can be a bit of a difficult one but I try and keep it as open and unbiased as possible. Finally a link or the actual weekly KB articles are listed.

 

So as you can see this is a very simple process and allows for a very concise, summarised weekly view of the VMware world and what is going on.

 

I am always on the lookout for new blogs so please feel free to send me any suggestion and I will do my best to include them in upcoming newsletters.

 

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

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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VMware Newsletter 6.27

Posted by nisserow Jul 27, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi Everyone, I hope your week has been productive. I have been spending some more time on ITBM and really trying to get as much knowledge as I can in this area. I wrote a short blog post on LinkedIn a while back specifically on this subject as it is something I am passionate about.

 

I hope you have a productive week and thank you for reading the newsletter.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

Local Events

 

Local Training Classes

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]  21-25 July

 

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]  04-08 Aug

 

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VMware Newsletter 6.26

Posted by nisserow Jul 21, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, I had a very busy week. I was lucky enough to attend a course on vCloud Automation Centre (vCAC). We not only did vCAC but also App Director and also ITBM. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I see such possibilities for the technology. I can't wait to do more work on this with my customers in the coming weeks.

 

I hope you have all had a good week and I look forward to speaking to you all again next week. Enjoy the newsletter and please feel free to get in touch anytime.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

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VMware Newsletter 6.25

Posted by nisserow Jul 21, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, well it has been a bit of a quiet week for me this week, unfortunately I got a bit sick and ended up having to rest. It did give me some time to catch up though on a few things and with my course next week on VCAC I am feeling quite well prepared.

Next week it will be July and the middle of the year already, it has been an amazingly quick year and one that I have found particularly productive.

For those of you that do not know I have started blogging on LinkedIn. Here is a recent article I wrote and I hope to wrote more. Feel free to follow me or add me as a connection if we are not already connected.

http://tinyurl.com/kmdnvkh

Thanks to everyone who has helped contribute to the newsletter over the past 6 months. As you can see I am doing some remodelling with the addition of a few new section I introduced you to last week so I hope the new format as it evolves works out better for you. I have added a new section this week called GLOBAL EVENTS which is where I will sit events that are of a global nature. They may not be in your timezone but they will we on Webex which should allow you to participate if you are able to

Please send me your feedback on the new changes or anything you wish.

Have a great week everyone.

Neil Isserow (Newsletter Editor)
Senior Technical Account Manager
VMware Australia

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Global Events

- TAM Day at VMworld

- VMware Roadmap: Infrastructure Controller and Appliance Container

    TAM Customer Webcast Series

   Wednesday, July 23, 2014

   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST 11:00 AM – 12:30 EST

    Register: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=780822&s=1&k=CD241D74883D5485BF85CE817C4E2AE7

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] 21-25 Jul

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VMware Newsletter 6.24

Posted by nisserow Jul 21, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, it is nearly the end of the first half of 2014. I have had a very busy week with customers and I was also lucky enough to get a day off to spend doing some work/life balance stuff.

 

I have been finalising most of my customers vSphere 5.5 and their related components upgrade which we have tried to ensure were completed by the end of the half. For the most part this has been very successful and I have personally learnt a lot about the process and how easy it can be to make assumptions that can cause many issues. One of the big ticket items was certificates and ensuring that you are fully aware of their implications and how they will be used and required in the upgraded environment. This caused us some anxious moments in some cases but with the help of the VMware support staff and many online articles and KBs we were always able to sort the issue out and move forward.

 

I am hoping to go on some training in July, specifically VCAC and vCenter Operations Manager. These are two solutions amongst a number of others such as ITBM that I am very interested in and think provide my customers with immense value in their environments. If you are keen on training then take a look at these courses and for my customers in Brisbane we have both of these scheduled for early July so please be quick and book your space (details below).

 

I have also updated many of the blogs this week so there is loads more news for you. There may be duplicate entries while I get this new process in pace and you will also note a few new sections as follows under the VMWARE BLOGGERS:

  • GENERAL
  • DESKTOP
  • PARTNER
  • VERTICALS
  • REGIONS

More sections will be added and I hope you find this to be even more useful.I hope you have a wonderful week and look forward to speaking to you all again in a week.Virtually YoursNeil IsserowSenior Technical Account ManagerVMware AustraliaLocal EventsLocal Training ClassesVMware Bloggers
General

  1.  

    VMware Weekly News Recap, June 20, 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2608)VMware News This week in VMware news, VMware’s Bill Fathers joined GigaOm’s Barb Darrow for a “Fireside Chat” about several Hybrid Cloud topics including the advantages of “hybridity” and openness; what is top of mind for CIOs when considering public cloud; data privacy and the Snowden impact and the power of network virtualization. Read more […]

     

  2.  

    VMware Named One of the “Top Workplaces” in the Bay Area (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2602)It gives us great pleasure to announce that VMware has been named one of The Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces. We ranked #10! In an area so full of incredible innovation and opportunity, what an honor to be recognized, particularly as the judges were our employees. The Top Workplaces list is determined by the […]

     

  3.  

    How Will VMware’s Storage Vision Unfold? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2596)The announcement earlier this year of VMware® Virtual SAN™, VMware’s radically simple approach to software-defined storage, addresses customer needs to lower the costs of application storage and infrastructure while protecting data. Just recently Virtual SAN won the Best of Microsoft’s Tech Ed Awards for its category. Find out what’s in store for Virtual SAN and […]

     

  4.  

    Why I Joined VMware (http://blogs.vmware.com/cio/?p=50)by Tony Scott, CIO VMware I have been at VMware for less than a year, and I can truly say that I am delighted to be here. As CIO, I lead VMware’s Global Information Technology Group, which manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. My team is also responsible for advancing and […]

     

  5.  

    The People and Process Behind the Service Portal (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=968)By David Crane As more IT organizations move away from the traditional, siloed model of IT and toward becoming a service provider, new questions arise. Running a smooth, cost-effective, efficient service portal can ease a number of the issues that IT faces, but only if done correctly. The portal serves as the interface that helps […]

     

  6.  

    Experience Horizon 6 with View today ( http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=998 )We are excited to announce that the first lab in the 2014 Hands-on Labs content catalog is the Horizon 6 with View Introduction. VMware Horizon 6 with View is an important product release that brings advanced features to your end-user experience. As the first release in the 2014 Hands-on Labs development cycle, HOL-MBL-1451 brings exciting […]]> We are excited to announce that the first lab in the 2014 Hands-on Labs content catalog is the Horizon 6 with View…

     

  7.  

    Visit AirWatch at HITEC 2014 ( http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29774 )AirWatch representatives are speaking and exhibiting at HITEC 2014, the conference for hospitality financial and technology professionals, June 24-26 in Los Angeles. To learn about AirWatch’s hospitality-specific enterprise mobility solutions, visit AirWatch at booth #1319 or attend one of the following sessions: TechTalk with AirWatch June 26, 11 a.m., HFTP booth #455 AirWatch representative Andrew […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/06/visit-airwatch-hitec-2014/feed/

     

  8.  

    Save 25% on Hot Training Topics at VMworld US ( http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4265 )Come to VMworld US early and take advantage of these pre-conference training courses at 25% off the regular price. These special course offerings are your chance to hone your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions. New this year! Some of theseclasses will offer “hybrid” deliverywhich gives you the option to attend in person […]]> Come to VMworld US early and take advantage of these pre-conference training courses at 25% off the regular price. These…

     

  9.  

    SAP HANA on the VMware Platform: Agility, Simplicity, and Speed of Cloud ( http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1189 )SAP now supports SAP HANA for productive use on vSphere 5.5 and part of vCloud Suite for scale up to 1TB virtual SAP HANA appliances. Enable your customers to combine the power of the SAP HANA in-memory platform with VMware vCloud Suite to achieve lower TCO, faster time-to-value, and higher service levels for SAP HANA […]]> SAP now supports SAP HANA for productive use on vSphere 5.5 and part of vCloud Suite for scale up to 1TB virtual SAP HANA appliances. Enable your…

     

  10.  

    Using Active Directory? Worried About Performance & Security? ( http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3950 )Today we are announcing our next Log Insight Content Pack, for Active Directory. In this Content Pack we have 8 dashboard groups, 37 Widgets, 5 Queries, 11 Alerts and 67 extracted fields. Dashboard Groups include: Overview, Directory Service – Overview, Directory Service – Replication, Directory Service – Data, DFS Replication, DNS Server, Security – Overview […]]> Today we are announcing our next Log Insight Content Pack, for Active Directory. In this Content…

     

  11.  

    Five Reasons to Move to Desktops as a Service ( http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2870 )When it comes to accessing business services, employees want their data and apps now. Gone are the days when workers expected to be tied to a desktop PC. In the age of mobility, they want to access their desktops on any device, at any time, and from anywhere. This is all a strong argument for […]]> When it comes to accessing business services, employees want their data and apps now. Gone are the days when workers expected to be tied to a desktop PC. In the age of…

     

  12.  

    VMware Bests Red Hat In OpenStack Performance, Cost Study (http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/?p=658)While the operating assumption is that the OpenStack framework works best on open source components such as KVM, a just completed study by Principled Technologies and commissioned by VMware showed otherwise. Tests showed remarkably higher performance and substantially reduced costs when using OpenStack with VMware technology including vSphere when compared to OpenStack with Red Hat […]

     

  13.  

    Question of the Week: (Data Center Virtualization) (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4258)This week’s question comes from the VCA-DCV Official Cert Guide: VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization by Matt Vandenbeld and Jonathan MacDonald. Which of the following is an availability challenge? A) Consolidation of hardware resources B) Priority of network traffic C) A failure in the datacenter D) Predicting when more hardware is needed Click through […]

     

  14.  

    Save 25% on Hot Training Topics at VMworld US (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4265)Come to VMworld US early and take advantage of these pre-conference training courses at 25% off the regular price. These special course offerings are your chance to hone your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions. New this year! Some of these classes will offer “hybrid” delivery which gives you the option to attend in person […]

     

  1.  

    Why I Joined VMware (http://blogs.vmware.com/cio/?p=50)by Tony Scott, CIO VMware I have been at VMware for less than a year, and I can truly say that I am delighted to be here. As CIO, I lead VMware’s Global Information Technology Group, which manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. My team is also responsible for advancing and […]

     

  2.  

    VMware Weekly News Recap, June 20, 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2608)VMware News This week in VMware news, VMware’s Bill Fathers joined GigaOm’s Barb Darrow for a “Fireside Chat” about several Hybrid Cloud topics including the advantages of “hybridity” and openness; what is top of mind for CIOs when considering public cloud; data privacy and the Snowden impact and the power of network virtualization. Read more […]

     

  3.  

    VMware Named One of the “Top Workplaces” in the Bay Area (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2602)It gives us great pleasure to announce that VMware has been named one of The Bay Area News Group’s Top Workplaces. We ranked #10! In an area so full of incredible innovation and opportunity, what an honor to be recognized, particularly as the judges were our employees. The Top Workplaces list is determined by the […]

     

  4.  

    How Will VMware’s Storage Vision Unfold? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2596)The announcement earlier this year of VMware® Virtual SAN™, VMware’s radically simple approach to software-defined storage, addresses customer needs to lower the costs of application storage and infrastructure while protecting data. Just recently Virtual SAN won the Best of Microsoft’s Tech Ed Awards for its category. Find out what’s in store for Virtual SAN and […]

     

  5.  

    The People and Process Behind the Service Portal (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=968)By David Crane As more IT organizations move away from the traditional, siloed model of IT and toward becoming a service provider, new questions arise. Running a smooth, cost-effective, efficient service portal can ease a number of the issues that IT faces, but only if done correctly. The portal serves as the interface that helps […]

     

  6.  

    Experience Horizon 6 with View today ( http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/?p=998 )We are excited to announce that the first lab in the 2014 Hands-on Labs content catalog is the Horizon 6 with View Introduction. VMware Horizon 6 with View is an important product release that brings advanced features to your end-user experience. As the first release in the 2014 Hands-on Labs development cycle, HOL-MBL-1451 brings exciting […]]> We are excited to announce that the first lab in the 2014 Hands-on Labs content catalog is the Horizon 6 with View…

     

  7.  

    Visit AirWatch at HITEC 2014 ( http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29774 )AirWatch representatives are speaking and exhibiting at HITEC 2014, the conference for hospitality financial and technology professionals, June 24-26 in Los Angeles. To learn about AirWatch’s hospitality-specific enterprise mobility solutions, visit AirWatch at booth #1319 or attend one of the following sessions: TechTalk with AirWatch June 26, 11 a.m., HFTP booth #455 AirWatch representative Andrew […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2014/06/visit-airwatch-hitec-2014/feed/

     

  8.  

    Save 25% on Hot Training Topics at VMworld US ( http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4265 )Come to VMworld US early and take advantage of these pre-conference training courses at 25% off the regular price. These special course offerings are your chance to hone your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions. New this year! Some of theseclasses will offer “hybrid” deliverywhich gives you the option to attend in person […]]> Come to VMworld US early and take advantage of these pre-conference training courses at 25% off the regular price. These…

     

  9.  

    SAP HANA on the VMware Platform: Agility, Simplicity, and Speed of Cloud ( http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1189 )SAP now supports SAP HANA for productive use on vSphere 5.5 and part of vCloud Suite for scale up to 1TB virtual SAP HANA appliances. Enable your customers to combine the power of the SAP HANA in-memory platform with VMware vCloud Suite to achieve lower TCO, faster time-to-value, and higher service levels for SAP HANA […]]> SAP now supports SAP HANA for productive use on vSphere 5.5 and part of vCloud Suite for scale up to 1TB virtual SAP HANA appliances. Enable your…

     

  10.  

    Using Active Directory? Worried About Performance & Security? ( http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3950 )Today we are announcing our next Log Insight Content Pack, for Active Directory. In this Content Pack we have 8 dashboard groups, 37 Widgets, 5 Queries, 11 Alerts and 67 extracted fields. Dashboard Groups include: Overview, Directory Service – Overview, Directory Service – Replication, Directory Service – Data, DFS Replication, DNS Server, Security – Overview […]]> Today we are announcing our next Log Insight Content Pack, for Active Directory. In this Content…

     

  11.  

    Five Reasons to Move to Desktops as a Service ( http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2870 )When it comes to accessing business services, employees want their data and apps now. Gone are the days when workers expected to be tied to a desktop PC. In the age of mobility, they want to access their desktops on any device, at any time, and from anywhere. This is all a strong argument for […]]> When it comes to accessing business services, employees want their data and apps now. Gone are the days when workers expected to be tied to a desktop PC. In the age of…

     

  12.  

    Question of the Week: (Data Center Virtualization) (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4258)This week’s question comes from the VCA-DCV Official Cert Guide: VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization by Matt Vandenbeld and Jonathan MacDonald. Which of the following is an availability challenge? A) Consolidation of hardware resources B) Priority of network traffic C) A failure in the datacenter D) Predicting when more hardware is needed Click through […]

     

  13.  

    Save 25% on Hot Training Topics at VMworld US (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4265)Come to VMworld US early and take advantage of these pre-conference training courses at 25% off the regular price. These special course offerings are your chance to hone your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions. New this year! Some of these classes will offer “hybrid” delivery which gives you the option to attend in person […]

     

  14.  

    VMware Bests Red Hat In OpenStack Performance, Cost Study (http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/?p=658)While the operating assumption is that the OpenStack framework works best on open source components such as KVM, a just completed study by Principled Technologies and commissioned by VMware showed otherwise. Tests showed remarkably higher performance and substantially reduced costs when using OpenStack with VMware technology including vSphere when compared to OpenStack with Red Hat […]

     

  1. Cooking With vCloud Automation Center and Chef (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3955)By Rich Bourdeau vCloud Automation Center does not claim to be the best tool for automating all your IT functions.  Sometimes you may have existing investments in automation tools that perform specific functions for example automated deployment of application software or server configuration. In those cases vCloud Automation Center can work with your existing tools […]
  2. Using Active Directory? Worried About Performance & Security? (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3950)Today we are announcing our next Log Insight Content Pack, for Active Directory. In this Content Pack we have 8 dashboard groups, 37 Widgets, 5 Queries, 11 Alerts and 67 extracted fields.  Dashboard Groups include:  Overview, Directory Service – Overview, Directory Service – Replication, Directory Service – Data, DFS Replication, DNS Server, Security – Overview […]
  3. David Davis on vCenter Operations – Post #11 – Understanding and Configuring Alerts (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3905)In my last article in this series, Configuring Policies and Groups, I covered how to configure vCenter Operations Manager Policies and Groups. Once you have done a bit of customization to your vC Ops install, telling it what objects should be grouped together and how they should be treated, it’s a good time to learn about alerts. According […]
  4. Announcing the Windows Content Pack for Log Insight (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3900)Our last blog on Log Insight by Jon Herlocker went into great depth about the innovation that has gone into our latest release of Log Insight.  This highlights the need for both core product and solution content innovations.   Both VMware and our partners are embarking on a focused content creation effort which results in customers […]
  5. Blue Medora releases Beta vCenter Operations Management Pack for SAP HANA (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3911)When talking to customers this past week,  the recurring theme in many of my conversations was the need for the Virtual Infrastructure / Cloud Administrator to have visibility into Mission Critical Applications and Workloads with vCenter Operations.  SAP is just one of these workloads. SAP first introduced the SAP HANA In-Memory database in 2010.  Since […]
  6. How vCloud Hybrid Service is Different: 10 Cloud Capabilities on vCloud Hybrid Service that Don’t Exist on AWS (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3694)By: Mathew Lodge, Vice President of Cloud Services at VMware We first published this blog back in March, but since it’s been our most popular post to-date, we are sharing it again in case you missed it. Since March, we have shipped updates to vCloud Hybrid Service every 3-4 weeks, including a simple, cost-effective Disaster Recovery […]
  7. Bill Fathers’ “Fireside Chat” at GigaOM Structure (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3675)GigaOM Structure kicked off yesterday with an overarching focus on what the infrastructure powering next-generation applications will look like. VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit’s GM and SVP Bill Fathers joined in on the conversation during a “Fireside Chat” with GigaOM’s Barb Darrow to discuss: The advantages of “hybridity” and openness; what is top of […]
  8. Integrating vCloud Hybrid Service with Your Existing VMware Environment (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3666)By Josh Gwyther, Senior Cloud Strategist at VMware Everyday more of the customers I speak with are planning to migrate workloads to the cloud. I’m continually asked how vCloud Hybrid Service ranks among other cloud providers. It seems like almost weekly another vendor enters the cloud arena, making the right choice more and more foggy. As […]

DESKTOP

  1. Hands On Lab: Introduction to VMware Horizon 6 with View (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5824)On behalf of the many folks who helped make this happen, I am proud to announce the release of the Horizon 6 with View Introduction Hands On Lab! This lab is a guided tour of Horizon 6 with View specifically focusing on the new features. With this lab, anyone can walk through the simple installation and configuration of View and learn the major new features including application remoting and Cloud Pod Architecture.
  2. Horizon 6 is Here! (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5904)By: Courtney Burry, Director of Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware It’s here—right in the middle of the World Cup! VMware Horizon 6 is officially shipping at 8pm PST today. With this release, IT can now deliver RDS hosted applications alongside virtual desktops through a single platform. And these desktops and applications—inclusive of packaged ThinApp, SaaS […]
  3. Last Chance to Register for EUC Insights on June 17! (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5892)Don’t miss out on our End-User Computing Insights virtual tradeshow tomorrow! The event kicks off at 8am PT with Sanjay Poonen for an executive-packed keynote and is followed by a half-day of technical training and expert chats on Horizon, Horizon DaaS, AirWatch by VMware, Virtual SAN and more! Register Now 
  4. Hands On Lab: Introduction to VMware Horizon 6 with View (https://blogs.vmware.com/horizontech/?p=350)On behalf of the many various folks and teams which helped make this happen, I am proud to announce the release of the Horizon 6 with View Introduction hands on lab! This lab is a guided tour of Horizon 6 with View specifically focusing on the new features. With this lab, anyone can walk through the simple installation and configuration of View and learn the major new features including Application Remoting and Cloud Pod Architecture.
  5. Enterprise mobility news recap: June 16 – 20 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29822)Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can’t catch it all. Here’s what you might have missed this week: Amazon delivered its long-rumored Fire Phone smartphone, which will run on Fire OS 3.5, Amazon’s forked version of Android which also runs on Kindle Fire tablets. AirWatch will provide same-day support for the […]
  6. Multinational bank transitions to a multi-OS mobile environment (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29789)Brasil Plural, a full-service bank with three offices in Brazil and an affiliate in New York, N.Y., recently offered employees across locations a mobile device upgrade. In response to employee demand in 2013, Brasil Plural’s IT leaders began searching for a solution that would enable a seamless migration to a multi-OS mobile deployment, without interrupting […]
  7. Visit AirWatch at HITEC 2014 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29774)AirWatch representatives are speaking and exhibiting at HITEC 2014, the conference for hospitality financial and technology professionals, June 24-26 in Los Angeles. To learn about AirWatch’s hospitality-specific enterprise mobility solutions, visit AirWatch at booth #1319 or attend one of the following sessions: TechTalk with AirWatch June 26, 11 a.m., HFTP booth #455 AirWatch representative Andrew […]
  8. Mobile devices in the field: Equipping the next-generation police force (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29741)Many industries are reaping the rewards of equipping workers with mobile devices: Streamlined business processes, anywhere access and productivity gains, to name a few. In terms of mobile adoption, highly regulated industries tend to lag behind, but not for a lack of trying. Law enforcement agencies, for example, face stringent requirements to safeguard mobile devices […]
  9. Bridging the gap: Teachers and IT must work together to limit tablet distractions (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29708)Teachers must be masters of multitasking. They must do two things above all else: teach and maintain order – and K12 students can make the latter difficult. Mobile technology, which plays an increasingly influential role in how teachers teach, can help or hinder that goal, depending on how it is used. An overwhelming 81 percent of […]
  10. Enterprise mobility news recap: June 9 – 13 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29687)Mobile technology is changing by the minute; sometimes you just can’t catch it all. Here’s what you might have missed this week: At this year’s Gala IT Future Awards at the Future Expo in Warsaw, Poland last week, AirWatch by VMware won an IT services award, recognizing the most innovative IT and mobile solutions available […]

PARTNER

  1. EoA for vCenter Chargeback Manager (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1193)On June 10, 2014, we announced the End of Availability (EoA) of all versions of vCenter Chargeback Manager for non-Service Provider customers. Customers will no longer be able to purchase this product as a-la-carte or with vCenter Operations Management Advanced and Enterprise. View the FAQ on our products page to learn more.
  2. Management mToolbook Now Available on Partner University (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1191)The Cloud Management mToolbook for Partners is now available on Partner University and as a mobile app for Apple/iOS and Android. This is the very same content our field sales organization relies on. It covers vCloud Automation Center and vCenter Operations Management product differentiators, demos, the conversation, whiteboarding, case studies, and products.
  3. SAP HANA on the VMware Platform: Agility, Simplicity, and Speed of Cloud (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1189)SAP now supports SAP HANA for productive use on vSphere 5.5 and part of vCloud Suite for scale up to 1TB virtual SAP HANA appliances. Enable your customers to combine the power of the SAP HANA in-memory platform with VMware vCloud Suite to achieve lower TCO, faster time-to-value, and higher service levels for SAP HANA […]
  4. Don’t Miss Partner Day at VMworld 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1185)Join us at VMworld, August 24-28th, in San Francisco. This year, we are excited to announce our inaugural Partner Day event on Sunday, August 24th. Partners will have the opportunity to hear directly from channel and business leaders and attend focused breakout sessions on various topics such as SDDC, Hybrid Cloud, End User Computing, pricing, […]
  5. Comply With the New Solution Competency Requirements by Nov. 3rd (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1183)Now that the new Solution Provider and Service Provider program changes are in effect, partners have new solution competency requirements that must be met by November 3, 2014. The program now requires 2 individuals trained in Solution Competency specific VSP and VTSP accreditations. Listen to the vmLIVE and get started with the online Solution Competency […]
  6. Partners Start Your Engines- The VMworld 2014 Content Catalog is Here (http://blogs.vmware.com/partner/?p=2063)We’re putting it in fifth gear so you can take a look at the comprehensive list of breakout sessions, labs, and group discussions that will be taking place at VMworld 2014 and Partner Day. Use the live Content Catalog to plan for the finish line and discover which topics will be on the agenda and who is […]

VERTICALS

  1. Back To Basics: Creating Virtual Machines (Part 1) (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2876)Post by Mike Laverick, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Evangelist, Competitive Team This post originally appeared on Mike Laverick’s blog It might seem odd at this stage to have section introducing virtual machines. Ideally, this something you already know something about – or else why would you be here? But its perhaps worthwhile taking a little history […]
  2. Five Reasons to Move to Desktops as a Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2870)When it comes to accessing business services, employees want their data and apps now. Gone are the days when workers expected to be tied to a desktop PC. In the age of mobility, they want to access their desktops on any device, at any time, and from anywhere. This is all a strong argument for […]
  3. Back to Basics – vCenter Server Appliance (http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/?p=2862)Post by Mike Laverick, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Evangelist, Competitive Team This post originally appeared on Mike Laverick’s blog This post is a bit of funny one – as it really isn’t in series with the rest of my “Back to Basics” posts. It’s more “Lets jump in the TARDIS, and go back to beginning”, shades […]

REGIONAL

  1. It’s a wrap – VMware vForum London 2014 (http://vmwareemeablog.com/uk/?p=837)“The best way to predict your future is to create … Read More
  2. A total game changer – vCHS playlist! (http://vmwareemeablog.com/uk/?p=798)“This has been a total game changer for our company, … Read More
  3. vExpert 2014 Q3 applications are open – Last Chance for 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8449)Applications will be accepted up until September 13th at midnight PST. Applications received after the September 13th deadline will roll into the 2015 Q1 nomination & voting process.   Each year, we bring together in the vExpert Program the people who have made some of the most important contributions to the VMware community. These are […]
  4. VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 282 – @vmloginsight 2.0 & @HPDiscover 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8444)Hosts Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Eric Siebert, HP @ericsiebert Bill Roth, VMware @BillRothVMware News Sign up for VMworld 2014 VMware Introduces VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 HP Discover Las Vegas 2014 – Video Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – Check it today! AdaptingIT – Lauren Malhoit […]
  5. VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 281 – #VMworld 2014 with Anne Yuzzi @dobaer @tony_dunn (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8440)Hosts Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Annie Yuzzi, VMware Tony Dunn, VMware @tony_dunn Doug Baer, VMware @dobaer News Synergent Selects VMware NSX for Network Micro-Segmentation in the Data Center Sign up for VMworld 2014 Save 50% on Certification Exams at VMworld US 2014 Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local […]
  6. VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 280 – NSX with @nikhilkelshikar (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8435)Hosts Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests Nikhil Kelshikar, VMware @nikhilkelshikar News VMware Fusion Technology Preview May 2014 Reducing Power Consumption in the vSphere 5.5 Datacenter VMware and Teradici Introduce Virtual Desktops to Bring Educational Parity to Rural Villages in Malaysia #VMware campus ribbon cutting, a multi- year buildout, now reality […]
  7. VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast 279 – The Show Goes On, Blogs.vmware.com (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/?p=8433)Hosts Eric Nielsen, VMware, Linkedin Mike Gordon Laverick, VMware @Mike_Laverick Guests James Warmkessel, VMware News VMware reveals plan for pay-as-you-go hybrid cloud and hybrid NSX How VMware sees OpenStack as a standard VMware Responds To Cisco’s SDN Bashing, Says NSX Tech Runs Well On VCE Vblocks Around the Community vBrownbag Podcast VMUG Local Meetings – […]


External Bloggers

  1. FW: Dear Clouderati Enterprise IT is different… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15039)I hardly ever do this, posting people to a blog post… I was going through my backlog of articles to read when I spotted this article by my colleague Chuck Hollis. I had an article in my draft folder on the subject of web scale myself. Funny enough it so close to Chuck’s that there is […] " FW: Dear Clouderati Enterprise IT is different… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!
  2. Tour through VMware vCloud Hybrid Service part 1 (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15021)Last week I received an account for the VMware vCloud Hybrid Services through one of our internal teams. I wanted to play around with it just to see what it can do and how things work, but also to see what the user experience was like, basically a tour through VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. I received […] " Tour through VMware vCloud Hybrid Service part 1 " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson…
  3. Pre-order Essential Virtual SAN through Pearson… (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15030)Pre-order Essential Virtual SAN through Pearson today, printed version that is: http://bit.ly/1uxLo7x “You’ll learn what VSAN is, exactly what it offers you, how to implement it, and how to maximize the value it delivers. Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping show how VSAN implements object-based storage and a platform for VM storage policies that simplifies VM storage […] " Pre-order Essential Virtual SAN through Pearson… " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter -…
  4. Don’t miss Web-scale Wednesday live on 6/25 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=4754)Nutanix is hosting an online event called Web-scale Wednesday on 6/25 with a great line-up of speakers. You can watch it live beginning at 9:00am PST or on-demand. Not sure what web-scale means or why it’s trending? Check out this Gartner press release which explains what it is and why it will be in 50 [...]
  5. Installing the vCloud Hybrid Service Web Client Plugin (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3186)Recently Duncan Epping over at Yellow-Bricks wrote a great article showing how to get started with the vCHS Web Interface, building on top of his post, one of the things I like about the... Installing the vCloud Hybrid Service Web Client Plugin is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex
  6. Learning NSX, Part 14: Using Logical Routing (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3466)In part 14 of the Learning NSX series, I take a look at logical routing in VMware NSX, including a look at distributed logical routing. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Learning NSX, Part 14: Using Logical Routing
  7. Gotcha Adding Disk to Virtual Oracle RAC Cluster with VMware multi-writer flag (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=3940)While I was working on the Oracle Databases on Web Scale Tech Note for Nutanix I needed a way to quickly add disks to my Oracle RAC VM’s and set the multi-writer flag at the same time. To do this I created a PowerCLI script. It’s quite simple in what it does, but it works, […]
  8. VMware – VMware Health Analyzer (http://www.penguinpunk.net/blog/?p=1988)I was using VMware Health Analyzer the other day to perform a health check at a customer site and needed to change the web port on the Thinapp version I was using. If you’re a VMware person or partner engaged in delivering these kinds of services, vHA is an excellent starting point for delivering health […]
  9. Brisbane VMUG – June 2014 (http://www.penguinpunk.net/blog/?p=1990)The Brisbane VMUG meeting on June 26 promises to be really interesting. Highlights include: End-User Computing Update (Vision and Overview) What’s New in Horizon 6? Cloud Pod Architecture View Hosted Apps Virtual SAN Workspace vCOps for View Horizon 6 Demonstration Q&A with Refreshments It will be held at the EMC office in Brisbane on Thursday, June 26 from 4pm […]
  10. VMware Horizon 6 available for download NOW (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12361)While browsing the VMware site today, we discovered that VMware released the Horizon 6 suite. Horizon 6, as you might already know, not only contains VMware’s VDI solution View. Mirage and Workspace are also part of the productrange. VMware wants to offer a complete set of products to manage end user computing, no matter the device, no matter the location. Horizon 6 is the next version of VMware’s end user computing solution. Download it here. Also, check out the new features of Horizon 6 in this post…
  11. Resolved: VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12275)A new issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. The result is an All Paths Down (APD) of the NFS datastores meaning that vSphere loses connection to the virtual machine files and/or the virtual machines will not be able to do any IO to the datastore. This will result in a BSOD for Windows virtual machine and read-only filesystems for Linux guests. Last friday we encountered this ourselves and already got the confirmation from VMware…
  12. EMC Storage Simulators for your lab – Free! (http://techhead.co/?p=7915)Fancy running your own EMC Isilon, VNX, VNXe or ViPR installation in your own lab environment, to try out, trial and/or educate yourself with?  If so, you’ve come to the right post!  Here I provide the links to virtual instance simulators that are free to download, install, configure and use – plus there are no […] The post EMC Storage Simulators for your lab – Free! appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: EMC VNX and Celerra…
  13. Nutanix named a ‘Visionary’ by Gartner (My take on it!) (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6402)When I decided to join Nutanix  6 months ago I knew exactly what the company ‘grand’ vision was and I also knew that Nutanix had a fantastic engineering team that came from Google, Facebook, Amazon etc. For this reason an award like the one recently announced by Gartner doesn’t surprise me at all. I’ve known … Continue reading »
  14. Nutanix PRISM Central Demo Video (multi-datacenter management) (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6395)Nutanix PRISM Central is a single-stop shop for every Nutanix administrator. PRISM Central consolidates all Nutanix clusters across all data centers into a single intuitive user interface that combines information about storage, hypervisors and VMs; a single-pane-of-glass to manage multiple data centers. PRISM Central avoid administrators from having to sign individually to every Nutanix cluster while … Continue reading »
  15. Horizon 6 Download Available (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35194)VMware made Horizon 6 Download available. Freshly released Horizon 6 Suite binaries are available. Major release of the suite which includes Horizon View 6, Horizon Workspace 2.0  (haven’t seen the Mirage 5.0 yet so the latest release of Mirage is still 4.4.3). Horizon View 6 is a major release of the product with some major […] Read the full post Horizon 6 Download Available at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!
  16. Free PowerShell Script Browser and Script Analyzer (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35188)There is a free utility from Microsoft which allows to browse published PowerShell script on Technet script center repository. A repository where there is over 9000 script samples. The utility lets you search within the environment.  The searches can be done through a window where you can also sort the scripts by date, popularity, author or […] Read the full post Free PowerShell Script Browser and Script Analyzer at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download…
  17. Trust Relationship Between Workstation and Domain Fails – fix without double reboot (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35170)Usually it can hapend after restore operation. You restore an older VM and the Windows VM can’t authenticate with the domain because the Trust Relationship between workstation and domain fails. You can see a nice error saying that “The Trust Relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed”. It can also happens if you restore […] Read the full post Trust Relationship Between Workstation and Domain Fails – fix without double reboot at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3…
  18. Microsoft Windows Operating System Log Insight Content Pack released (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35159)There is a new release -  Microsoft Windows Operating System Log Insight Content Pack. Content packs are free add-ons for Log Insight with predefined dashboards and widgets. I reported in details about what’s new in Log Insight 2.0 here. Quote from the release page: The Microsoft Windows Operating System Log Insight content pack provides actionable data, […] Read the full post Microsoft Windows Operating System Log Insight Content Pack released at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today.…
  19. How-to Change or Disable Session Timeout in LogInsight (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35144)VMware has released Loginsight 2.0 product last week. As I’m testing the product in my lab I was looking on How-to Change or Disable Session Timeout in LogInsight. If not, I think it’s like 30 min by default or something like that. You can do it similar way that I did it in vCOPS where […] Read the full post How-to Change or Disable Session Timeout in LogInsight at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!
  20. Horizon View 6, Horizon Workspace 6 and Mirage 5 Free Learning (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35135)There is a new free learning course from VMware which focuses on Horizon View 6, Workspace 6 and Mirage 5 new features. The training is 1h long. and you’ll get the overview of the major changes in those 3 products of the suite. I reported on a changes that are expected to be present in the new […] Read the full post Horizon View 6, Horizon Workspace 6 and Mirage 5 Free Learning at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!
  21. #vBrownBag Follow-Up VMware VCP-DCV with Simon Eady (@simoneady) (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4561)Simon Eady presents the first session on the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) certification which covers: - Introduction to vSphere components: hosts, vCenter, datastores, virtual switches - Introduction/Navigation to the vSphere C# and Web Client - Introduction to virtual machines, VM hardware versions and review of virtual machine files You can find […]
  22. Tweet your CCNA R&S Question for a chance to win thanks to @scottm32768 #vBrownBag (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4555)Scott McDermott, who recently presented two sessions to help you prepare for the CCNA Routing and Switching exams is running a contest on Twitter and his blog.  Tweet your CCNA R&S related question to @scottm32768 with the #vBrownBag hashtag for a chance to win Networking for VMware Administrators or the CCNA Official Cert Library courtest of VMware […]
  23. Discussing Cloud Foundry Summit on The Cloudcast (http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/discussing-cloud-foundry-summit-on-the-cloudcast.html)Big thanks to Aaron Delp ( @aarondelp ) and Brian Gracely ( @bgracely ) for inviting me to be a guest on The Cloudcast episode #149 . We discussed my time at Cloud Foundry Summit and what it means to enterprises out there. If you are bored with virtualization, you should listen and maybe start seeing the light... i know i did.       A Summary from the show (taken from thecloudcast.net) 
  24. Cloud Foundry Summit 2014 - A Review and Perspective (http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/cloud-foundry-summit-2014-a-review-and-perspective.html)I've lived in a world of VMs for the past few years and since I started learning Ruby on Rails last year, I've seen a whole new light. You hear all the time that software is eating the world but it's starting to really settle in for me. This is where PaaS and Docker start to shine. As applications become less monolithic, the need for VMs diminish. PaaS and Docker are a new frontier.   To put it in perspective, check out this slide below from the opening keynote. Software is disrupting every…
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VMware Employees

VMware Newsletter 6.23

Posted by nisserow Jul 21, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. It is almost the middle of the year already and I have been looking back at some of the more important solutions that I have been working with. I have also just recently completed doing metrics with my customers for the end of the quarter which is also a time for me to reflect on the growth and the different solutions that my customers are using as well as the state of their environment.

 

I have spent some time again on my VCAC lab and I hope to actually get on a VCAC course in July which I am very excited about.

 

As usual there is loads of news, new KB articles and other items in the newsletter so please enjoy and I look forward to chatting to you all again next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Senior Technical Account Manager

VMware Australia

 

Local Events

 

Local Training Classes

 

VMware Bloggers

Beyond Hype: Transforming IT to Deliver Faster Time to ROI ( http://blogs.vmware.com/accelerate/?p=2049 )

By Ed Hoppitt Phil Richards, Customer CTO for British Telecom’s global arm, BT Global Services, acts as customer champion and provides thought leadership, direction, and strategy to deliver both technical and commercial elegance to his customers. As part of the extended VMware team partnering with BT, I’ve been working with Phil’s team to help identify […]]> By Ed Hoppitt Phil Richards, Customer CTO for British Telecom’s global arm, BT Global Services, acts as…

 

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b released ( http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12965 )

Today VMware released an update to its virtualization management solution, vCenter Server. The update brings several fixes as documented in the release notes which can be reviewed in full here. The new versions are as follows: vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b | 12 JUN 2014 | Build 1891313 vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b Installation Package […]]> Today VMware released an update to its virtualization management solution, vCenter Server. The update brings several fixes as…

 

Understanding vSphere Replication (VR) Scheduling and RPO Violations ( http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12952 )

One of the most common misunderstandings with vSphere Replication (VR) is how it calculates replication schedules and recovery point objective (RPO) violations. Since this is a common question and one that takes a few moments to answer, I thought it made sense to post it in a blog article. I’ll start with the basics:The replication […]]> One of the most common misunderstandings with vSphere Replication (VR) is how it calculates replication schedules and recovery point…

 

EoA for vCenter Server Heartbeat ( http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1180 )

On June 1, 2014, we announced the End of Availability (EoA) of all vCenter Server Heartbeat versions. As a result, all versions of vCenter Server Heartbeat have been removed from the price list and you will no longer be able to sell these products. All support and maintenance for the removed versions will be unaffected […]]> On June 1, 2014, we announced the End of Availability (EoA) of all vCenter Server Heartbeat versions. As a result, all versions of vCenter Server…

 

Identifying Questionable Assumptions in the Amazon TCO Comparison Calculator ( http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/?p=618 )

Amazon recently launched a new version of their Total Cost of Ownerships (TCO) Calculator that compares VMware on-premises solutions to Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings. Our many customers choose us as their infrastructure platform and stay with us because we provide the best value. The Amazon calculator tries to create a different perception by using […]]> Amazon recently launched a new version of their Total Cost of Ownerships (TCO) Calculator that compares VMware…

 

Geneve, VXLAN, and Network Virtualization Encapsulations ( http://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/?p=1414 )

In this post, Bruce Davie and T. Sridhar of VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit take a look at aproposed a new encapsulation protocol that would standardize how traffic is tunneled over the physical infrastructure bynetworkoverlay software. ++++ For as long as wersquo;ve been doing Network Virtualization, there has been debate about how best to […]]> In this post, Bruce Davie and T. Sridhar of VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit take a look at a…

 

 

Question of the Week: (vSphere) ( http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4240 )

This week’s question comes from the VCP5- Data Center Virtualizationpractice exam. A) Auto Deploy server B) vCLI C) vSphere Client D) PowerCLI Click through to thecommentsfor the answer and learn morehere. Follow@VMwareEducationon Instagram to see more #TechTrivia every Friday andvisual updates from the VMware Education and Certification community.   

 

 

Solving the mobile support challenge: MobiChord’s certified integration for ServiceNow + AirWatch ( http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29693 )

By Alexey Klimenko, Co-founder and CTO of MobiChord

 

 

Geneve, VXLAN, and Network Virtualization Encapsulations ( http://cto.vmware.com/?p=2754 )

For as long as wersquo;ve been doing Network Virtualization, there has been debate about how best to encapsulate the data. As we pointed out in an earlier post , itrsquo;s entirely reasonable for multiple encapsulations (e.g. VXLAN and STT ) to co-exist in a single network. With the recent publication of rsquo; Geneve rdquo;, a new proposed encapsulation co-authored by VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat and Intel, we thought it would be helpful to clarify a few points regarding encapsulation for network…

 

 

A New Kind of Hero ( http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=959 )

By Aernoud van de Graaf In every IT organization there is that special person. Letrsquo;s call him Phil. Phil is the kind of person who… - knows everything - can fix anything - knows everybody - and gets things done in hours that would take others days or weeks to accomplish. Phil is a hero. […]]> By Aernoud van de Graaf In every IT organization there is that special person. Letrsquo;s call him Phil. Phil is the kind of person who… - knows everything - can fix…

 

 

Accelerate Your Sales with Storage-as-a-Service using VMware Virtual SAN – Register for the 6/16 vmLIVE Session! ( http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3657 )

Are you a Service Provider looking to increase sales by offering your customers Storage-as-a-Service? On June 16th, 8am PST, VMware will be hosting its next vmLIVE session and demonstrate how you can help accelerate sales using VMware Virtual SAN – a radically simple software-defined storage solution, optimized for virtual environments that brings an application-centric approach […]]> Are you a Service Provider looking to increase sales by offering your customers…

 

 

FREE eLearning: Horizon View V6 and Mirage V5: What’s New ( http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4249 )

The Horizon View V6 and Mirage V5: What’s New is a FREE 1-hour self-paced course which highlights the new features and enhancements in Horizon View V6 and VMware Mirage V5 product. Get to know the key features of Horizon 6 and walk through use cases for each of different product areas that make up this […]]> The Horizon View V6 and Mirage V5: What’s New is a FREE 1-hour self-paced course which highlights the new features and enhancements in Horizon View V6 and VMware…

 

 

Achieving High Availability with a vCloud Service Provider ( http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3651 )

As a rapidly growing company providing sales and telecommunication tax calculation software, SureTax needed to grow its IT infrastructure without making a costly investment in computing hardware. The Atlanta, Georgia-based company needed a solution that ensured both scalability and privacy, as well as a provider that would work with them to develop a strategy that […]]> As a rapidly growing company providing sales and telecommunication tax calculation software, SureTax…

 

 

Watch the video: Blake Brannon addresses AirWatch recognition in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for EMM report ( http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29618 )

AirWatch by VMware has scored highest for the rsquo;global enterprise deploymentrdquo; use case in Gartnerrsquo;s 2014 Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Mobility Management report. In the report, Gartner rated seven vendors’ products against 11 critical capabilities. The capabilities of each vendor were rated for six different use cases: global enterprise deployment, regulated industries, unified endpoint management, […]]> …

 

 

New Customer Upgrade Promotions for Fusion and Workstation ( http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1177 )

Visit our incentives and promotions page often and be sure to download the promotional cheat to learn more about the Fusion and Workstation customer upgrade promotions running through July 31st. For example, Fusion 4.x, 5.x, 5.x Professional, or 6.x customers can upgrade to Fusion 6 Professional for 30% off, and Workstation 8.x or 9.x for […]]> Visit our incentives and promotions page often and be sure to download the promotional cheat to learn more about the Fusion and…

 

 

vCenter Operations Tech Tip #38: vC Ops – The Soccer World Cup 2014 Edition ( http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3879 )

Well, this post is all about pure fun and doing stupid things with smart products. Although Irsquo;m not a huge soccer fan, Irsquo;ve decided to accept the challenge and help all the soccer crazy VI Admins out there! This Custom Dashboard is a very simple one to create; all you need to do is configure […]]> Well, this post is all about pure fun and doing stupid things with smart products. Although Irsquo;m not a huge soccer fan, Irsquo;ve decided to accept the challenge…

 

 

The Quickest Way to Test Drive vCloud Automation Center ( http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=3865 )

By Rich Bourdeau You know that you canrsquo;t continue the way you have been going… You know that you need to become more efficient… You know that you need to become more responsive. But the day to day activities of keeping the lights on in the IT Department has not given you time to look […]]> By Rich Bourdeau You know that you canrsquo;t continue the way you have been going… You know that you need to become more efficient… You know that you need to become more…

 

Creating Reports with PowerCLI ( https://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/?p=1623 )

Following our last video where showed you how to get started with PowerCLI we wanted to take it further and address the next most common use of PowerCLI, after you have connected to your infrastructure people generally want to start learning how PowerCLI works. They are aware of how powerful PowerCLI is so are a […]]> Following our last video where showed you how to get started with PowerCLI we wanted to take it further and address the next most common use of PowerCLI,…

 

 

Which vCenter Server platform should I use – Appliance or Windows? ( http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12861 )

One of the most repetitive questions that I get asked is which version of vCenter Server should I be using. This obviously is based on the decision between using the vCenter Server appliance (VCSA) introduced with vSphere 5.0 or the trusted and proven vCenter Server on Windows. It has been general knowledge that the vCenter […]]> One of the most repetitive questions that I get asked is which version of vCenter Server should I be using. This obviously is based on the…

 

 

EUC Insights Virtual Tradeshow is June 17th ( http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1174 )

Register now for this one-of-a-kind, free, half-day, online event that’s exclusively dedicated to EUC. For the first time, we are bringing the power, content, and experts from VMware – take a look at the keynote speaker lineup. Additionally, you will hear from our technology experts and strategic partners around topics such as Empowering the Mobile […]]> Register now for this one-of-a-kind, free, half-day, online event that’s exclusively dedicated to EUC. For the…

 

 

VMware Leading Again… This Time With “Hybrid Cloud” ( http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3641 )

By:Jay Marshall VMware has a rich history of taking technology buzzwords and making them commonplace. It was five years ago that we started using the term rsquo;private cloud.rdquo; Fast-forward to today and most networking conversations include the term rsquo;software-defined.rdquo; As we approach one full year since the announcement of vCloud Hybrid Service, it looks like […]]> By:Jay Marshall VMware has a rich history of taking technology buzzwords and making them…

 

 

VMware EUC Insights: A One-of-a-Kind Virtual Tradeshow ( http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=5870 )

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST, and join us for VMware EUC Insights, a free, online tradeshow, bringing together the power of VMware Horizon, DaaS, and AirWatch for the first time. Wersquo;ll kick things off with a keynote delivered by four executives responsible for shaping VMwarersquo;s end-user […]]> Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 17 th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST, and join us for VMware EUC Insights , a free,…

 

 

BYOD Best Practices: Perks for employees, tools for IT and a long-term strategy ( http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=29600 )

Our latest whitepaper: "The New BYOD: Best Practices for a Productive BYOD Program" is now available for download!

 

 

Save 50% on Certification Exams at VMworld Europe 2014 ( http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=4245 )

All VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams will be 50% off the regular price during VMworld Europe! This is an excellent opportunity to recertify your certification or validate new skills at a significant savings.Space is limited soreserve your seat today! Conference Testing Hours Monday,October 13 10:00 – 18:00 Tuesday,October 14 […]]> All VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced

 

External Bloggers

Wow. That’s a lot of “oomph” from commodity hardware. (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/06/wow-thats-a-lot-of-oomph-from-commodity-hardware.html)

I’ll keep saying it – I think the potentially most disruptive technology in the whole EMC Federation when it comes to the world of “persistence” is ScaleIO. We are busily disrupting ourselves on many fronts: There are some technologies that...

 

 

Summer Gift Part 3 – XtremIO vCOPS integration (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/06/summer-gift-part-3-xtremio-vcops-integration.html)

This was an internal thread too good to not share. Plus, there’s a huge (and growing like crazy) number of EMC XtremIO AFA customers who will love it! P.S. – ViPR automation integration with XtremIO is also right around the...

 

 

CLOSED: Summer Gift Part 2 – 10 VNXe arrays free to play with for volunteers! (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/06/summer-gift-part-2-10-vnxe-arrays-free-to-play-with-for-volunteers.html)

[UPDATED 6/11/2014 @ 9:43 – all, overwhelming interest (I guess we should do this more!) – thank you! I’ll be closing submissions now, and frankly sorting through the requests. I got some from EMC and VMware folks – FYI, I...

 

 

Summer Gift Part 1 – Project Mercury Beta Open! (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/06/summer-gift-part-1-project-mercury-beta-open.html)

As part of celebrating summer here in the northern hemisphere, I’ve got two pieces of great news… The first one is that the Beta for “Project Mercury” is now open! What is “Project Mercury”? Well – “Project Mecury” is the...

 

 

“What is SDS?” battle card/decoder (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/06/what-is-sds-battle-carddecoder.html)

Perhaps an (intentionally) inflammatory title – this topic rages as furiously as the SDN battles, and the AFA wars… Hey at least things aren’t boring :-) I still think we could have better things to argue about – so many...

 

 

Free Webinar - Introduction to VMware NSX (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2648-guid.html)

 

 

 

Free e-learning course - Horizon View 6 and Mirage 5 What's New (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2647-guid.html)

 

 

 

Reviewer’s Guide for View in Horizon 6 (http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/2646-guid.html)

 

 

 

vCenter 5.5 Update 1b with OpenSSL and SPBM fix! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15015)

For those not monitoring the VMware website like a hawk… VMware just released vCenter 5.5 Update 1b. This update contains a couple of fixes which are critical in my opinion. So make sure to upgrade vCenter as quickly as possible: Update to OpenSSL library addresses security issues OpenSSL libraries have been updated to versions openssl-0.9.8za, […] " vCenter 5.5 Update 1b with OpenSSL and SPBM fix! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

 

 

Disconnect a host from VSAN cluster doesn’t change capacity? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15010)

Someone asked this question on VMTN this week and I received a similar question this week from another user… If you disconnect a host from a VSAN cluster it doesn’t change the total amount of available capacity. The customer was wondering why this was. Well the answer is simple: You are not disconnecting the host from your […] " Disconnect a host from VSAN cluster doesn’t change capacity? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

 

 

Running CoreOS on Fusion (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14996)

I wanted to play around with CoreOs and Docker a bit so I went to the CoreOS website but unfortunately they do not provide an OVF or OVA download. The CoreOS website doesn’t really explain how to do this, they do show how to do it for ESXi where they show how to create an OVF/OVA. […] " Running CoreOS on Fusion " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

 

 

vSphere 5.5 U1 patch released for NFS APD problem! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14991)

On April 19th I wrote about an issue with vSphere 5.1 and NFS based datastores APD ‘ing. People internally at VMware have worked very hard to root cause the issue and fix it. Log entries witnessed are: YYYY-04-01T14:35:08.075Z: [APDCorrelator] 9414268686us: [esx.problem.storage.apd.start] Device or filesystem with identifier [12345678-abcdefg0] has entered the All Paths Down state.YYYY-04-01T14:36:55.274Z: No […] " vSphere 5.5 U1 patch released for NFS APD problem! " originally appeared on…

 

 

Why Queue Depth matters! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14974)

A while ago I wrote an article about the queue depth of certain disk controllers and tried to harvest some of the values and posted those up. William Lam did a “one up” this week and posted a script that can gather the info which then should be posted in a Google Docs spreadsheet, brilliant […] " Why Queue Depth matters! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

 

 

PowerShell your world cup (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3152)

A little Friday night fun here, of course the first thing i thought when i saw the below tweet from Will.I.Lam was, Ooooo that wouldnt take long to use in PowerShell. And of course... PowerShell your world cup is a post from: Virtu-Al . Virtu-Al is one of the authors of VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration" Buy it now from: Amazon USA Amazon UK Sybex

 

 

OpenStack Architecture and Design Book Sprint (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3464)

In a few weeks, I'll be participating in a book sprint to write a book for OpenStack architecture and design in just 5 days. Talk about a challenge! Read the full post for more details. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. OpenStack Architecture and Design Book Sprint

 

 

Technology Short Take #42 (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3460)

This is Technology Short Take #42, in which I ramble aimlessly about various data center-related links, articles, and ideas. Perhaps you'll find something useful! This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Technology Short Take #42

 

 

Docker Making Its Move (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3462)

At the start of DockerCon today, Docker made some announcements indicating an intent to broaden the reach of this already-popular container technology. This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Docker Making Its Move

 

 

Thinking Out Loud: Handling Career Evolution (http://blog.scottlowe.org/?p=3458)

Rather than beating people over the head with the "evolve or die" message, is there a better way we can handle the need for career evolution? This article was originally posted on blog.scottlowe.org . Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Thinking Out Loud: Handling Career Evolution

 

 

Want a Free Ticket to VMworld USA?! Find out how! (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=3928)

VMworld USA is one of the premier IT industry events. It brings together around 25,000 attendees and all the best partners, vendors, and everything new and up and coming in high tech, cloud, software-defined datacenter and virtualization. It’s held in San Francisco, which is a beautiful city, and brings together some of the best and […]

 

 

VMware vCenter Heartbeat – Dead But Not Forgotten (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=3881)

On 2nd June VMware announced the End of Availability of VMware vCenter Heartbeat. It is no longer available for sale after this date, but existing customers are supported through to 2018. This marks a turning point for availability when it comes to vCenter. Is this another in a line of cases where VMware has killed […]

 

 

Notes 4 Engineers: Oracle RAC Monster VM vMotion on Nutanix (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=3874)

In May 2014 I recorded a short video with Alastair Cooke (@DemitasseNZ) for his new site notes4engineers.com (@N4Engineers). The idea behind the site is to capture a video series that sheds light on dark coreners of the IT infrastructure world. In ten to fifteen minute bites you can learn from people who build and operate infrastructure. […]

 

 

vCenter 5.5 Profile Driven Storage and Storage Monitoring Service Failure (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=3863)

I’d been having a bit of a frustrating time recently with the Profile Driven Storage Service and the Storage Monitoring Service in my vCenter 5.5 system. For some reason they just wouldn’t start. Their health check service would continually fail and give a HTTP 503 Error. The logs were also not very helpful with regard […]

 

Deploy CoreOS into your ESXi lab (http://www.vreference.com/?p=2249)

I’ve being reading about, poking, prodding and playing with CoreOS recently and thought it would good to document how to build a very basic clustered CoreOS setup in your lab.  In this first post I’ll describe the CoreOS building blocks and show how to deploy an instance into your vSphere environment. What the [...]

 

 

Resolved: VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 NFS disconnects (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12275)

A new issue has been discovered with vSphere 5.5 Update 1 that is related to loss of connection of NFS based datastores. The result is an All Paths Down (APD) of the NFS datastores meaning that vSphere loses connection to the virtual machine files and/or the virtual machines will not be able to do any IO to the datastore. This will result in a BSOD for Windows virtual machine and read-only filesystems for Linux guests. Last friday we encountered this ourselves and already got the confirmation from VMware…

 

 

Nutanix Foundation Demo Video (bare-metal to production in minutes) (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6389)

The Nutanix Foundation is a tool that allow administrators to completely bootstrap, deploy and configure a bare-metal Nutanix cluster from start-to-end with minimal interaction in matter of minutes. Foundation will request few general parameters about network and in most cases even detect the Nutanix nodes using multicast Domain Name System (mDNS), also known as BonJour. … Continue reading »

 

 

Nutanix 4.0 PowerShell goes GA (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6382)

One of the big new things for workflows and automation in Nutanix NOS 4.0 are the PowerShell cmdlets to interact with the Nutanix API’s. The POSH library covers the entire extent and functionality of the Nutanix platform and graphical user interface. In other others, anything that can be done via GUI can also be done via … Continue reading »

 

 

Talent Retention in the Virtual World (http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6374)

Are you concerned about retaining your internal virtualization team? You should be! In a tight market, skills and experience in Hypervisors, Storage, VDI, Networking and other related areas are rare and hard to come by. Your predicament is that demand exceeds supply, which is certainly advantageous from an individuals perspective, but can be tough if … Continue reading »

 

 

Horizon View 6, Horizon Workspace 6 and Mirage 5 Free Learning (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35135)

There is a new free learning course from VMware which focuses on Horizon View 6, Workspace 6 and Mirage 5 new features. The training is 1h long. and you’ll get the overview of the major changes in those 3 products of the suite. I reported on a changes that are expected to be present in the new […] Read the full post Horizon View 6, Horizon Workspace 6 and Mirage 5 Free Learning at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

 

 

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 U1b Released as well as vCloud Director 5.5.1.2 (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35125)

VMware has released another major update - vCenter server 5.5 U1b. The release bring a new version of OpenSSL library which in the past was affected by Heartbleed. The release does not bring any new features, it’s just a maintenance release. On the top priority resolved issues is of course OpenSSL library which has been updated […] Read the full post VMware vCenter Server 5.5 U1b Released as well as vCloud Director 5.5.1.2 at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere:…

 

 

VCP And VCAP Exam Discounts – 50% Off During VMworld (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35121)

In case you’re planning to pass a VMware certification exam and your boss is kind enough to send you to VMworld, then you might get tempted by this special promo from VMware which offers 50% off the price during VMworld 2014.  VMworld US is held again in San Francisco (Moscone Center) and VMworld Europe in […] Read the full post VCP And VCAP Exam Discounts – 50% Off During VMworld at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

 

 

vCenter Log Insight 2.0 Released And Available (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35113)

vCenter Log Insight is GA and available for downloads. This new product has been announced about 3 weeks ago and I had reported in details about the new clustered architecture in my post here – VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0 – faster with machine learning capabilities. The product is faster (up to 6 times, with […] Read the full post vCenter Log Insight 2.0 Released And Available at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

 

 

Reviewer’s Guide for View in Horizon 6 Available (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35106)

VMware has recently added a new Reviewer’s Guide for View in Horizon 6. The GA of Horizon 6 is not available yet, but it has been announced since several weeks already. You could read all the details about what’s new in Horizon View 6 in my detailed article here - VMware Horizon 6 – Major evolution […] Read the full post Reviewer’s Guide for View in Horizon 6 Available at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

 

 

How-to safely change from LSI logic SAS into VMware Paravirtual (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35089)

VMware Paravirtual adapters were introduced back in 4.x and at the beginning there were some concerns. There were some issues if used with virtual machines that didn’t do a lot of IOPS, but that was resolved in vSphere 4.1. Otherwise PVSCSI offers 12% improvement in throughput at 18% less CPU. Today we’ll see how-to safely change virtual […] Read the full post How-to safely change from LSI logic SAS into VMware Paravirtual at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware…

 

 

IOMeter 1.1 Release (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35081)

It’s been a while since IOMeter was updated. IOMeter 1.1 has some huge code changes according to the user guide. There are some some bug fixes as well in this new release. Important to note that if comparing the same workload between two different versions of IOMeter, you might not get the same results. It’s because […] Read the full post IOMeter 1.1 Release at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

Cloud APIs and Programmatic Interfaces (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-2814032214149566199)

This is a re-post of my article, originally published on The Ravello Blog. In talking about functionality and how a product works, people don’t always address the question of allowing interfaces into their software. As a product evolves and grows,... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!..

 

 

Recap - Openstack Israel 2014 #OpenStackIL (tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5819640694385843490.post-4953330142781880565)

It was a great event. They were expecting 300+ people at the event, and almost 500 people were there - it was really full - but not crowded. Slide Decks from the whole day can be found here. The slides from my session are embedded below, and I... This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!..

 

 

#vBrownBag Follow-Up Cisco CCNA R&S Part 2 with Scott McDermott (@scottm32768) and contest! (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4552)

On part 2 of the Cisco Certified Network Associate for Routing and Switching Scott McDermott discusses common pitfalls people encounter such as the difference between frames and packets, subnet masks and wild card masks and BPDU. Still have CCNA R&S questions? Tweet your question to Scott @scottm32768 with the #vBrownBag hashtag for a chance to […]

 

 

#vBrownBag Follow-Up VMware VCP-DCV with David Stamen (@davidstamen) (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4550)

David Stamen presents the second session on the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) certification which covers: - ESXi requirements (HCL review), installation, configure management interface, setup ESXi AD auth - Review ESXi services, what they are used for (FDM, SSH, etc…) - Configure ESXi firewall - Install common add-ons; dump collector, syslog […]

 

 

#vBrownBag Follow-Up Cisco CCNA R&S with Scott McDermott (@scottm32768) (http://professionalvmware.com/?p=4546)

Part 1 of the Cisco Certified Network Associate for Routing and Switching with Scott McDermott. Video You can find on Scott on Twitter @scottm32768 Sign up for the live ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag broadcast at http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/ where you can get updates on upcoming Cisco certification track episodes as well as follow some of our past series such […]

 

 

VMware KB Digest – New KB articles published for week ending 6/7/14 (http://vmwaretips.com/wp/?p=2350)

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support. My VMware Impact of OpenSSL Security Advisories CVE-2014-0224, CVE-2014-0221, CVE-2014-0195, CVE-2014-0198, CVE-2010-5298, and CVE-2014-3470 on VMware Customer Portals and web [...]

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VMware Newsletter 6.22

Posted by nisserow Jul 21, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, its been a very busy week for me this week. My main focus has been on a number of health assessments which I try and do for my customers on a regular basis. These are extremely valuable and this time round because many of my customers are either in the process of upgrading to vSphere 5.5 or have just completed their upgrade the health assessment is even more important. These health assessments are available to any VMware customer either via their Technical Account Manager (TAM) or VMware Professional Services (PSO), if you have not had a health assessment done in your environment recently or ever then I suggest a chat with your TAM or VMware rep to see what can be done for you, it is a very worthwhile exercise.

It is a public holiday on Monday in Australia and I may be on leave either next weekend or the weekend after so if there is a bit of a delay in the next couple of newsletters please don't worry they haven't gone anywhere and will continue as normal.

Thanks again to all the Bloggers, vExperts and VMware TAMs for all of the help and support with the newsletter over the past 5 and a half years.

Have a great week everyone.

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow
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VMware Australia

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VMware Newsletter 6.21

Posted by nisserow Jul 21, 2014

From the editors virtual desk

Hi everyone, well it has been a very busy week but unfortunately I did not get more opportunity to work on my vCAC and ITBM project. I was really hoping to do that but I suppose after all of my progress that is what happens. We had our 4th VMware Virtual Cloud Day in our region which was as usual an excellent event which was enjoyed by so many of our awesome customers. I have been kept busy with a number of project and upgrades at customers but also presenting on the VMware strategy and Software Defined Data Centre. I was lucky enough to be asked to present to a number of customers early in the week at a dinner which I attended on behalf of VMware and I think from the conversations afterwards that the presentation and VMware’s strategy in this are in general is being very well accepted. I would like to point you to our main page on this if you would like to read more about it: http://www.vmware.com/software-defined-datacenter.

 

Have a superb week and I look forward to speaking to you again next week and hopefully giving you some further info on my Lab and it’s progress.

 

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Neil Isserow

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  • VMware vCloud Blog: You’re “It” – Hybrid Cloud and an IT Image Make-Over (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3583)We’re having a little fun kicking off a campaign this week in partnership with The Onion, but we have a serious point behind the antics. Your business is trying to do big things, and do them in a hurry, and sometimes business leaders don’t view IT as the strategic partner to get them to their destination. We believe by embracing the hybrid cloud, we can change that relationship, to make IT the “it” crowd, the people who really make things happen. That’s because a hybrid cloud strategy gives IT…

     

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    VMwareTV: The Eye Of The Tiger (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:LX4AoupoUJY)The Eye Of The Tiger Dave DeWalt, CEO of FireEye answers a question from CNBC's Melissa Lee during a panel on the "State of the State of Silicon Valley." He addresses her question: Are you finding it more difficult... From: VMware Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:10 More in Science & Technology

     

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    VMwareTV: Valleys of X (tag:youtube.com,2008:video:KSxZincXg7k)Valleys of X Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder and CEO of Andreessen Horowitz answers a question from CNBC's Melissa Lee during a panel on the "State of the State of Silicon Valley." He addresses her question:... From: VMware Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:06 More in Science & Technology

     

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    VROOM!: Reducing Power Consumption in the vSphere 5.5 Datacenter (http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/?p=1821)Today’s virtualized datacenters consist of several servers connected to shared storage, and this configuration has been necessary to enable the flexibility that virtualization provides and still allow for high performance. However, the power consumption of this setup is a major concern because shared storage can consume as much as 2-3x the power of a single, mid-ranged server. In this blog, we look at the performance impact of replacing shared storage with local disks and PCIe flash storage in a vSphere…

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Announcing Afore CloudLink Encryption for vCloud Hybrid Service (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3592)The cloud holds much promise for enterprises of all sizes, including the promise of improved business agility, lower IT costs and much more. However, medium to large businesses see the “leap” to public cloud as having many issues, especially maintaining same security standards when moving business critical workloads to cloud. That’s why today we’re happy to announce AFORE CloudLink Encryption solution for vCloud Hybrid Service, making it easier for customers to secure & protect their sensitive…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: vSphere Hardening Guide 5.5 Update 1 Beta 2 released (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12684)After a lot of great feedback from the community, here’s Beta 2.1 of the vSphere Hardening Guide for vSphere 5.5 Update 1. There were some editing mishaps (cut off cells in the Excel sheet) that have been fixed since the Beta 1 release. Also, all the *-no-self-signed-certs guidelines have been updated to be more in line with the contents in the ESX Security Whitepaper. You can get the Beta 2.1 of the guide from the Security and Compliance Community . The goal is to release this updated Hardening Guide…

     

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    VMware vSphere Blog: Checking the vNUMA Topology (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=12673)I’ve been asked a few times recently how to determine what virtual topology vNUMA recommended and created for us and besides looking at the obvious guest OS for the final result, you can also check the vmware.log file for more detailed information. Additional background here . Examples: 1) “Wide and “Flat” virtual machine – default configuration This virtual machine was configured with 20 vCPUs (20 sockets and 1 corespersocket) on a 4 socket, 10 core, hyper-threading enabled, host: numa:…

     

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    VMware Support Insider: Resolving OpenSSL Heartbleed for VMware vCenter Server 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6212)This video discusses and demonstrates the resolution procedure for vCenter Server 5.5 in response to the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability . CAUTION : Before attempting the solution provided in this video, familiarize yourself first with the content in VMware Knowledge Base article Resolving OpenSSL Heartbleed for VMware vCenter Server 5.5 (2076692) . While watching this video, follow along with the Resolution section as outlined in the related VMware Knowledge Base article.

     

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    VMware vCloud Blog: Mix and Match Storage Tiers (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=3572)By  David Hill Recently VMware vCloud Hybrid Service released a new storage tier offering named Standard Storage .  Standard Storage is a low-cost storage option available as part of the Dedicated and Virtual Private Cloud services.  In the announcement blog article , we discussed the use cases for the different storage tiers.  In this article, we will look at when you would want to use both storage tiers at the same time, essentially configuring a Virtual Machine with multiple virtual disks on…

     

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    VMware Company Blog: VMware Weekly News Recap, May 23 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vmware/?p=2554)VMware News In VMware news this week, Sajai Krishnan and the Cloud Management Business Unit announced the launch of VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0, a major release of VMware’s big data log management and analytics solution (read the press release). With vCenter Log Insight 2.0, the team introduced a one-two punch of new machine-learning capabilities with query and […]

     

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    New beta of the vSphere 5.5 U1 Hardening Guide released (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=14941)Mike Foley just announced the new release of the vSphere 5.5 U1 Hardening Guide. Note that it is still labeled as a “beta” as Mike is still gathering feedback, however the document should be finalized first week of June. For those concerned about security, this is an absolute must read! As always, before implementing ANY […] " New beta of the vSphere 5.5 U1 Hardening Guide released " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB.

     

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    VMware VCAP-CIA Exam Experience and Recommendations (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=3636)On Wednesday 14th May (NZST) I sat the VMware Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Administration (VCAP-CIA) exam. After receiving my results on Saturday  17th, only 3 days after sitting the exam, I was very relieved to have passed. I would like to thank VMware and the hard work by people including Joshua Andrews and the certification […]

     

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    7 Things You Should Know about Windows 2012R2 Licensing on VMware (http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/?p=12312)Microsoft has adjusted her licensing policy once again regarding the availability of Windows Server 2012R2 in combination with virtualization and cloud environments. I get a lot of questions regarding how they should license Windows Server products with virtualization technologies and specifically with VMware vSphere Clusters. Therefor I compiled a top 7: Things you should know regarding the licensing of Windows 2012R2 in a VMware environment. Even when using Microsoft Windows Datacenter licenses you still…

     

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    vSphere Virtual Machine Management – detailed vSphere book focusing on VMs (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=35008)vSphere Virtual Machine Management – This book focuces in depth on VM management in vSphere. It’s a very detailed book which was written by Rebecca Fitzhugh (@RebeccaFitzhug) and has over 300 pages. Quick look at the content shows you that you’ll get everything you need to know to create and manage VMs on vSphere with detailed […] Read the full post vSphere Virtual Machine Management – detailed vSphere book focusing on VMs at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware…

     

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    How-to Change or disable vCenter Operations Manager default timeout session (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34991)I recently installed the latest VMware vCenter Operations Manager (VCOPS). Nice product but the quite anoying for me was the default timeout session limit which is by default fixed only to 30 min. It means that every time when you want to check VCOPS dashboard you basically have to log back in as you’re logged […] Read the full post How-to Change or disable vCenter Operations Manager default timeout session at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!…

     

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    Free utility – Horizon View Event Notifier (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34986)Horizon View Event Notifier is a new free tool produced by VMware labs enables to establish a DB connection to one or more Horizon view DB and allows to get alerted on events. The types of alerts are customizable (fail, warning, error or informational) and are delivered via e-mail. Horizon View Event Notifier can be installed […] Read the full post Free utility – Horizon View Event Notifier at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

     

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    VSAN and VM storage policy – first impressions (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34971)Since I’m running my test home-brewed VSAN installation, every day I’m able to discover how this solution is actually working and what’s possible and what’s not. You could already read my article how to create your first VM storage policy, as after VSAN’s activation this is the second step - By default VSAN does not show any […] Read the full post VSAN and VM storage policy – first impressions at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere: Download Here!

     

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    Large Memory Pages settings configuration options in VMware vSphere (http://www.vladan.fr/?p=34967)Are you thinking to configure large memory pages in VMware vSphere? There is few things that one has to keep in mind. Large memory pages will not be shared, because chances of finding a 2MB memory pages that are identical are much lower. Transparent page sharing kicks in only when there is a memory contention. Transparent page […] Read the full post Large Memory Pages settings configuration options in VMware vSphere at ESX Virtualization . Pre-Order Surface 3 Today. Free Trial VMware vSphere:…

     

 

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