FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the second newsletter for 2015. It has been a very busy week as everyone returns from their well deserved vacation and starts getting back into work. If you have just returned to work welcome back.
I have been continuing on my learning path with VMware Airwatch. My goal over the next few months is to learn as much as possible about this great technology as mobile becomes more pervasive.
Here are some links to help you with more information:
http://www.air-watch.com/ - Home Page
http://www.air-watch.com/resources/videos - Airwatch TV (lots of great video’s here)
http://www.air-watch.com/resources/webinars - Airwatch webinars (online live and recorded learning resources)
http://www.air-watch.com/services/training - Training and certification information including Airwatch Academy
I hope that you all have a fantastic week and look forward to bringing you many more newsletters of the course of 2015.
VMware Staff Technical Account Manager and Team Lead (Norcal)
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
- Top 20 Articles for December 2014 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6372)Here is our Top 20 KB list for December 2014. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053) Installing async drivers on VMware ESXi […]
- VMware Weekly News Recap, Jan. 9, 2015 (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3513)VMware News Happy New Year! This week in VMware news, the company announced that recently appointed VMware Fellows Martin Casado and Raj Yavatkar are being honored by endowments of $800,000 in each of their names to Northern Arizona University (Martin’s alma mater) and Scripps University (where Raj’s daughter graduated). You may know that managing a […]
- VMware to Grant $1.6 Million in Endowments for Technology Education (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3503)VMware Fellows Are Recognized for Exceptional Leadership and Technology Contributions VMware, Inc. today announced that recently appointed VMware Fellows, Martin Casado and Raj Yavatkar, are being honored by endowments of $800,000 in each of their names to Northern Arizona University, Martin’s alma mater, and Scripps University, where Raj’s daughter graduated. The VMware Fellows program recognizes […]
- Infographic: Good Management Goes a Long Way in the Hybrid Cloud (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3306)You’re a fast-growing vSphere shop with a thriving private cloud. As your company’s IT demands increase, you take the next logical step and start to deploy certain workloads off-prem in the public cloud. Everything runs smoothly for a while as you gain experience and confidence with hybrid cloud. But before you know it, your admin […]
- VMware Foundation: Mission Possible (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3488)VMware might be known best as the first software firm to succeed in virtualizing x86 architecture, but the idea of Citizen Philanthropy may not be as well known. Here at VMware, our giving is called Citizen Philanthropy—an idea that promotes choice in where and how to contribute, as well as the belief that individual actions […]
- Incorporating DevOps, Agile, and Cloud Capabilities into Service Design (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=1341)By Reg Lo Shadow IT is becoming more prevalent because the business demands faster time-to-market and the latest innovations—and business stakeholders believe their internal IT department is behind the times or hard to deal with (or both!). The new IT requires new ways of designing and quickly deploying services that will meet and exceed customer […]
- 3 Key Trends for 2015: How to Keep Pace with the Rapidly Changing IT Landscape (http://blogs.vmware.com/cloudops/?p=1339)By Craig Dobson So much happened in 2014, and as the New Year begins, I’m looking forward to finding out what 2015 holds—both from a market and an industry perspective. One thing is for certain: the rapid changes we have seen in our industry will continue into the New Year. In fact, the pace of […]
- Question of the Week (vSphere [5.0]) (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5157)This week’s question comes from the vSphere [5.0] video series. A. Host failures B. Guest OS failures C. Application failures D. All of the above Click through to the comments for the answer. Follow @VMwareEducation on Instagram to see more #TechTrivia every Friday and visual updates from the VMware Education and Certification community.
- Free Webinar: Demystifying the Software-Defined Data Center (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5154)To meet the changing demands of business, organizations need to implement a flexible infrastructure that can deliver applications and services quickly and at scale. The software-defined data center does exactly that. But what does software-defined mean for your organization? By understanding the architecture of the software-defined enterprise, you can create the ideal environment to run […]
- Start the New Year with Savings on Our Most Popular Courses (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5150)Kick start your year and further your skills by taking advantage of a limited-time offer on our most popular courses. Take one of our hottest courses and get your choice of either an Apple® iPad Air or 15% off the course price. VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility [V6.1] VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5] VMware […]
- Cloud Professionals Stay in Demand (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5141)It comes as no surprise that most experts are predicting continued growth in cloud computing. Adoption has been rapid and widespread—PC World recently reported that 90% of businesses use cloud services to some degree—and it’s not slowing down. Which is why we’re so excited about the opportunities for IT professionals who have top-quality cloud training. […]
- On the Balkanization of Data Storage (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3202) Historical Parallels 2014 marked the centennial of the beginning of the First World War (WWI): an event that had a terrible human cost and paved the way to major political and social changes across the globe. The centennial steered a wave of retrospection around the events and causes that led to WWI (ref. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark , The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman ). Historians have suggested technological advances, especially in engines and…
- Partner Exchange 2015 – Best Practices for installing and upgrading vSphere and vSOM (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=15959)If your attending Partner Exchange 2015 and are interested in planning installs and upgrades for the latest versions of vSphere and vSOM be sure and come check out my session, INF4268. We’re going to start out somewhat high level so everyone knows what the components are that make up the solution and dive deeper into […]
- The Complexity of Data Center Blueprinting (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1898)By Gabor Karakas Data centers are wildly complicated in nature and grow in an organic fashion, which fundamentally means that very few people in the organization understand the IT landscape in its entirety. Part of the problem is that these complex ecosystems are built up over long periods of time (5–10 years) with very little […]
- Integrating vRealize Automation with ServiceNow (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=5739)by Rich Bourdeau Cloud management platforms which automate the delivery of IT services are not standalone applications. In order to automate the deliver an IT service, cloud management platforms need to interact with existing infrastructure, tools and processes. One of the top five external systems customers ask VMware to integrate vRealize Automation (formerly vCloud Automation […]
- vRealize Automation Fast-Tracks IT Service Delivery at University of New Mexico (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=5750)by Rich Bourdeau Sound Familiar? Prior to deploying VMware vRealize Automation it took the University of New Mexico about 20 minutes to create a virtual machine, but about 3 weeks before someone could actually use it. That is because that was just one of about a hundred manual steps divided across six groups that […]
- Set Your Cloud Agenda with vCloud Air (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4730)As the New Year begins, pressure to start embracing the cloud continues to increase. Start this year off right by helping your company adopt a cloud solution that’s right for your business and IT. The benefits of moving to the cloud are clear — seamlessly extend your data center to the cloud, empowering you to […]
- 28 Days Later, Physical to Cloud … Done (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4710)By: Justin Olivier and Valentin Hamburger What if you could go from a physically chained application to a repeatable Hybrid Cloud vApp in 28 days? This is exactly a challenge a customer recently set the vCloud® Air™ EMEA team. To put things into perspective, we’re not talking about a basic two tier web-app here, this is a monolithic […]
- Mirage 5.0 Reviewer’s Guide Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6883)By Judy Wu, End-User-Computing Solution Engineer, VMware The Mirage 5.0 Reviewer’s Guide is available now! Organization of the Reviewer’s Guide This guide consists of the following major sections: Introduction, Architecture and Components, and Hands-On Evaluation Exercises for Mirage: Introduction – Includes major use cases, key features in Mirage, and package and licensing information. Architecture and […]
- Share Your Opinion on Desktop and Application Virtualization (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6876)Remember the days when you had to run virtual Windows 2000/XP VMs and users had to connect via RDP? Or when you used web portals to connect to physical desktops remotely with RDP? Or maybe you can recall when the first VDI brokers were brought into the market in 2007… If you have followed these […]
- F5′s Username Persistence and Cloud Pod Architecture in VMware Horizon (with View) 6 – What’s the Story? (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6872)Guest Blog by Justin Venezia, Sr. Solutions Architect- VMware Alliances at F5 Networks There’s been a lot that has changed with the release of VMware® Horizon® (with View) in June 2014. Aside from the support for RDS hosted desktops and published applications using PCoIP, there is also a new feature called Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA). CPA […]
- VMware to Showcase End User Computing for Retail at NRF, Retail’s BIG SHOW (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6861)By Teresa Wingfield, Retail Solutions Marketing for End User Computing Visit VMware at Booth #3235 at NRF, Retail’s BIG SHOW in New York City January 11-14, 2015. Learn how nine of the top ten U.S. retailers use VMware End User Computing to create exceptional customer engagement, modernize store operations and effectively train store associates. You’ll […]
- Enterprise mobility news recap Jan 5 – 9 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=33889)CES announcements surrounded wearables and the growing number of network-connected things. Aside from CES, this week’s news includes tech companies revving their engines [and data centers] for the anticipated innovation of 2015. CES 2015 vendors touted new gadgets, smart sensors and wearables. The Verge lists what was hot in Vegas this week. Also at CES, […]
- Video: Skycure provides protection against mobile malware (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=33865)AirWatch technology partner Skycure uses active detection sensors to identify and protect malicious activities on enterprise networks. Using what the company calls the “Active Honeypot” approach, Skycure conducts continuous behavioral analysis of device and wireless network activity. When it detects a security vulnerability, such as SSL stripping or a malicious profile, active detection sensors trigger […]
- Retail mobility on the horizon (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=33781)Mobility is changing every aspect of retail, from the corporate office to the field; from warehouse operations to customer engagement. According to RIS News, most large chain retailers now rely on wireless devices, with an average fleet of 60 per store that includes smartphones, tablets, rugged devices and peripherals. By harnessing the power of mobility […]
- In case you missed it: The AirWatch Blog’s top five posts of 2014 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=33769)In its first full year online, the AirWatch Blog brought you news about the EMM industry and emerging trends, thoughts from our leaders, stories of your successes with business mobility, and updates on all things AirWatch. In 2015, we’ll be doing more of the same, with a sharpened focus on the types of content our […]
- What’s the new AT&T Work Platform all about? (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=33757)AT&T has just launched the AT&T Work Platform, which enables businesses to separate billing for employee and company use on employee-owned devices. Learn more in this Q&A with Sundhar Annamalai, Executive Director of Integrated Solutions at AT&T.
- Using VMware App Volumes with ThinApp Packages (http://blogs.vmware.com/thinapp/?p=1742)With VMware's acquisition of App Volumes (formerly known as CloudVolumes), customers now have another option for deploying VMware ThinApp packaged applications. With the various ways a ThinApp package may be deployed, what is the easiest way to do this with the best results for success?
MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB
- ScaleIO in the ESXi Kernel, what about the rest of the ecosystem? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15736)Before reading my take on this, please read this great article by Vijay Ramachandran as he explains the difference between ScaleIO and VSAN in the kernel. And before I say anything, let me reinforce that this is my opinion and not VMware’s necessarily. I’ve seen some negative comments around Scale IO / VMware / EMC, most […] " ScaleIO in the ESXi Kernel, what about the rest of the ecosystem? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my…
- Two logical PCIe flash devices for VSAN (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15730)A couple of days ago I was asked whether I would recommend to use two logical PCIe flash devices leveraging a single physical PCIe flash device. The reason for the question was the recommendation from VMware to have two Virtual SAN disk groups instead of (just) one disk group. First of all, I want to make it […] " Two logical PCIe flash devices for VSAN " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson…
- Sneak peek at Top vBlog 2015 blogger prize (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5288)This year I thought I would do something different and designed a custom commemorative coin that each of the top 50 bloggers will receive. The coin is 2″ in size and has a diamond cut edge on it, you can see some sample coins cut the same way here. I had wanted to do separate … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- The annual VMUG Virtual Event is coming to a PC near you (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5283)The VMUG organization is having their annual VMUG virtual event on Tuesday, Feb. 17th which you can attend in your pajamas if you so desire. I know the virtual events don’t compare to the physical ones but I thought they actually did a good job executing it last year and it was definitely worth checking out. … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- You can now signup for VMware’s BIG event on Feb. 2nd (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5279)Still no word about what it’s all about though but I’m sure you can figure it out from this other post I did on it. The banner for the event says Live and Online but the link only takes you to the Online registration page. No word on the Live part and who can attend … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
- Dell Compellent Storage Center Command Set Shell cmdlets (http://www.boche.net/blog/?p=5052)If you manage Dell Compellent storage, you may or may not be aware that Windows PowerShell cmdlets are available to ease management pain by way of automation and consistency. While I am able to recognize when scripting is the right tool for the job, I do not author PowerShell scripts on a regular basis. For […] Post from: boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this post may not be reproduced or republished on another web page or web site without…
- I want to know how YOU feel. (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2015/01/i-want-to-know-how-you-feel.html)Right at the beginning of every year, the EMC leadership (including VMware and Pivotal for a "Federation day") get together for a couple of days. Inevitably, during those days, I end up speaking for many of you that can't be...
- First present of ‘15: Free to use Recoverpoint for VMs! (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2015/01/first-present-of-15-free-to-use-recoverpoint-for-vms.html)Well - here's the first present of '15 (and we've got more coming!) The incredible, the awesome Recoverpoint for Virtual Machines (find out more here) is available for FREE DOWNLOAD: http://www.emc.com/getrecoverpointforvms I want to be CLEAR on what you get...
- Welcome to 2015! (http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2015/01/welcome-to-2015.html)Well - the year is of to a quick start. I hope you all had a GREAT holiday with your friends and family, and are as energized as I am :-) In the spirit of transparency, I want to share...
- Converting URLs to Jekyll References (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/01/08/converting-urls-jekyll-refs/)In my post about the story behind the migration , I mentioned that I made extensive use of regular expressions (“regexes”) to help reformat portions of the Markdown documents that are used by Jekyll to build this site. In this post, I wanted to briefly share one of the regexes I used (and am still using) to convert URLs to Jekyll references. First, let me clarify what I mean by Jekyll references. Jekyll offers a tag (not to be confused with content tags, more like a function) named post_url that will…
- Technology Short Take #47 (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/01/07/technology-short-take-47/)Welcome to Technology Short Take #47! This is the first Technology Short Take for 2015 and the first to be published on the new blog platform. I have quite a bit of information to share this time around, so buckle up and let’s get started! Networking Michael Webster isn’t a name that normally pops up here in the Networking section of my Technology Short Takes, but he recently wrote an article on installing Cumulus Linux from a MacBook Pro that I thought might be handy. I’m particularly jealous that…
- The Story Behind the Migration (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/01/06/the-story-behind-the-migration/)A number of people have asked me why I migrated from WordPress—which powered my blog for 9 years—to Jekyll and GitHub Pages. Now that the migration is finally complete, I can share with you the story behind the migration: why I migrated, the process I followed, and some of the tools I used. Why I Migrated “Why?” is a question I heard quite a bit as I was sharing updates on the progress of the blog migration over the Christmas/New Year holiday. It’s quite simple, really: I needed to walk the…
- Demystifying Web-Scale IT (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=10548)Just like consumerization of IT, mobility, and containers are having a profound impact on the way that applications are architected, developed, accessed, and business value is created. Web Scale IT Infrastructure will have a profound impact on the way enterprise and cloud provider datacenters are built and run, and how smaller business purchase and consume IT. […]
- Register for VMware’s next BIG product launch (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=14969)Join VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, on February 3, 2015 (10:00–11:00 CET), to usher in a new era in IT that will further enable your cloud journey. It’s the ONE industry-defining product launch event you won’t want to miss. REGISTER HERE! All launch event registrants will automatically receive access to additional content, engagement, and activities via our online event platform. The post Register for VMware’s next BIG product launch appeared first on VMGuru .
- Happy New Year and a vFantastic 2015 (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=14956)Happy New Year and a vFantastic 2015 from the VMGuru crew. Lots of things have happened in 2014. The VMGuru crew split up so we could attended both VMworld conferences in San Francisco and Barcelona ! We got the opportunity to acquire VMGuru.com from Scott, so we now can be found through http://www.vmguru.com , http://www.vmguru.org http://www.vmguru.net , http://www.vmguru.eu and ofcourse http://www.vmguru.nl And with a new domain there is the need for new branding materials like stickers and [ … ] …
- 2015, Here We Go! (http://techhead.co/?p=8201)Well here it is… the first official full week back at work for 2015. Firstly, Happy New Year to all my readers! I hope you all had a nice relaxing holiday with family and friends. Now the holiday period is over I’m looking forward to the many inevitable exciting times and challenges this year, in […] The post 2015, Here We Go! appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at these similar posts: Podcast – Ep #2 ‘OpenStack’ with Scott Lowe Video…
- WANTED: Virtual Infrastructure Architect (http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/?p=5076)Fancy a change or a new challenge to kick off the new year? Then maybe this is for you. The OneCloud team within VMware, the team I work in, is looking for a Virtual Infrastructure Architect to join it’s strong architects team (5 VCDX’s). Job Description We are seeking a Virtual Infrastructure Architect with extensive […] " WANTED: Virtual Infrastructure Architect " originally appeared on The SLOG . - Follow Simon Long on Twitter: @SimonLong_ Related posts: Living The American Dream …
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