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Posted by nisserow Feb 19, 2015

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Hi everyone, well it was a very busy week with al of the awesome VMware announcements. Here is a summary for you:

 

- VMware vSphere 6 - a new, major-version platform release with 650+ new features, and the foundation of our unified platform
- VMware vCloud Suite and vSphere with Operations Management have both been updated to vSphere 6, along with other updates to our management offerings
- Internally, VMware has been “dogfooding” vSphere 6 since last March, using early and iterative versions
- Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes, both representing the next major phase of VMware’s software defined storage strategy
- VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) distribution - this is OpenStack on VMware, installable in a few clicks and fully supported by VMware
- A new technology preview that bridges the public and private cloud through the combination of VMware NSX network virtualization and VMware vCloud Air, enabling a single, - secure network domain which includes both private and public clouds
- An expanded agreement with Google to deliver greater enterprise access to public cloud services via VMware vCloud Air

 

We also announced the VMware vExperts for 2015. Congratulations to all who were nominated and I am sure you will hear more from the vExperts in 2015 in the TAM Source Newsletter each week, we thank them for their contribution - http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2015/02/vexpert-2014-announcement-2.html

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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San Fran

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VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

VMware Software Manager - Managing the Lifecycle of VMware's SDDC
Wednesday, February 25, 8:00 a.m. PST (Webex)
Join us for an interactive discussion on how VMware’s SDDC will be downloaded, installed, upgraded, and patched in the future.  During this session, Bob Perugini, Senior Product Manager will share VMware’s Install and Update strategy, provide you with an early preview of the products, and participate in an active discussion on the user interface, features, functionality, and priorities.

 


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GENERAL NEWS

 

  • Ghost – glibc gethostbyname* buffer overflow (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6399)In case you missed it, on January 27th, 2015 a buffer overflow vulnerability in the glibc gethostbyname() function was disclosed. The issue is identified by CVE-2015-0235 and was given the name “Ghost.” The VMware Security Engineering, Communications, and Response group (vSECR) began investigating this issue immediately. The security blog at VMware released a blog post […]

     

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    Top 20 Articles for January 2015 (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6397)Here is our Top 20 KB list for January 2015. This list is ranked by the number of times a VMware Support Request was resolved by following the steps in a published Knowledge Base article. 1. ESXi host cannot initiate vMotion or enable services and reports the error: Heap globalCartel-1 already at its maximum size.Cannot […]

     

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    VMware vCloud Government Service Meets FedRAMP Requirements (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3615)Summary: VMware vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia Achieves Provisional Authority to Operate through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) vCloud Government Service Now Generally Available Today, VMware announced that VMware vCloud® Government Service™ provided by Carpathia has achieved the Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk […]

     

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    VMware Acquires Immidio (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3587)By Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing, VMware We are excited to announce that VMware has acquired Immidio, a privately held company that offers a user environment management (UEM) solution. The Immidio UEM solution provides a consistent and dynamic desktop experience that is independent of operating system, device and location. […]

     

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    Top Posts from VMware Global Support Services (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5235)Each month, we’ll share the top VMware Global Support Services (GSS) news, alerts, and announcements from our sister blog VMware Support Insider. Read on to find out what you might have missed last month. VMware Horizon (with View) Pilot GSS is continuing their pilot around the VMware Horizon (with View) product. The pilot kicked off last September […]

     

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    VMware Certification Builds Knowledge and Credibility (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5218)VMware is a recognized leader for delivering innovative software solutions that enable a software-defined enterprise. Organizations need IT professionals with the cloud and virtualization skills required to support these environments. VMware has introduced a new Certification roadmap that sets the standard for IT professionals. The new roadmap offers increased flexibility and career growth, and helps […]

     

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    New VMware vSphere 6 Training Courses (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5214)VMware vSphere® is the world’s leading server virtualization platform, and is the foundation of the Software-Defined Data Center. The new vSphere 6 builds on the success of prior versions of vSphere and extends your ability to virtualize scale-up and scale-out applications, redefine availability, and simplify your virtual data center. Gain more value from your investment […]

     

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    One Platform, Any Application – and Getting There with Cloud-Native (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3298)Today’s an exciting day for VMware as we hold our biggest launch ever for a plethora of new products. While Pat and Ben are unveiling all the new features, I wanted to give the Cloud-Native Apps perspective.  As you guys know, our focus is on helping customers develop next-gen applications and operate them in production. It’s about helping our customers get applications to market faster.  VMware’s recent product announcements provide key technology building blocks to realizing this goal. VMware’s…

     

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    vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16231)I’ve been fortunate to have one of our super sharp product line managers, Alex Jauch (twitter @ajauch), spend some time explaining to me one of the new enabling technologies of vSphere 6.0: VAIO.  Let’s take a look at this really powerful capability and see what types of things it can enable and an overview of […]

     

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    VMware’s 64-node All-Flash VSAN demo at PEX (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16220)Another productive VMware Partner Exchange day for our partners and we had another great turnout at the Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Pavilion, where we demoed VDI boot storm on VMware’s 64-node All-Flash VSAN and we continue to have multiple ecosystem partners showcasing their joint solutions with Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes. If you missed it, on […]

     

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    vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide – Overview of coming changes (https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16181)The vSphere Hardening Guide provides guidance on how to securely deploy VMware vSphere in a production environment. The vSphere Hardening Guide also serves as a foundation upon which regulatory compliance objectives are built. These organizations map compliance guidelines with vSphere Hardening Guide guidelines. Hardening Guides are an industry recognized method of implementing stricter security to […]

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16084)It is with great pleasure and joy that I like to announce the official launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, one of VMware’s most innovative software-defined storage products and the best hypervisor-converged storage platform for virtual machines. Virtual SAN 6.0 delivers a vast variety of enhancements, new features to the as well as performance and scalability […]

     

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    vSphere Virtual Volumes (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16104)Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 6.0 and with this announcement comes the official release of vSphere Virtual Volumes. vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) is VMware’s new management & integration framework designed to deliver a more efficient operational model for external storage. vSphere Virtual Volumes implements the core tenants of the VMware SDS vision to […]

     

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    Understanding View Disposable Disks (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=2023)By Travis Wood, VCDX-97 When VMware introduced Linked-Clones in View 4.5 there was a new type of disk included called the Disposable Disk. The purpose of this disk was to redirect certain volatile files away from the OS Disk to help reduce linked-clone growth.  I have read a lot of designs that utilize disposable disks but it […]

     

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    VMware vCloud Government Service Meets FedRAMP Requirements (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4883)Today, VMware announced that VMware vCloud® Government Service™ provided by Carpathia has achieved the Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO) through the U.S. Government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). vCloud Government Service – an infrastructure-as-a-service hybrid cloud – is based on the award-winning VMware vSphere® platform. As a result, government and defense agencies can […]

     

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    More ISVs Join the vCloud Air Ecosystem (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4871)VMware vCloud® AirTM continues to gain momentum in the marketplace with customers and ISVs alike. This week at the VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) in San Francisco, six new partners announced their support of the vCloud Air platform, while an existing ISV partner certified an additional solution for their vCloud Air-certified portfolio. These ISVs have joined […]

     

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DESKTOP

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    Enterprise mobility news recap: Feb 2-6 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34405)As we begin the month of February, mobility organizations are making exciting announcements and events are lining up. Ready, set, go! Tony Scott, CIO of VMWare, was tapped by President Obama to serve United States Chief Information Officer. A White House blog post outlines Scott’s objectives, which include securing Federal IT information, further integrating digital technology […]

     

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    AirWatch wins four Compass Intelligence Awards (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34366)At its 2015 awards ceremony, the market research and consulting firm Compass Intelligence named AirWatch the winner of four awards in two categories. For the second year in a row, AirWatch won the awards for Mobile Device Management, Mobile App Management and Integrated Mobile Management. For the first time this year, AirWatch won the award […]

     

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    Announcing the Connect Local spring 2015 tour (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34324)Beginning in Boston, Mass., and Columbus, Ohio, on March 2, AirWatch Connect Local is kicking off another full-fledged tour across 26 North American cities. Registration is now open. Connect Local is a one-day event that gathers AirWatch customers and free trial users for an opportunity to learn more about the product, interact with AirWatch experts […]

     

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PARTNER

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    Continuous Learning on Your Schedule (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1599)The Learning Zone is a new cloud-based service that gives you and your customers a full year of unlimited, 24/7 access to official VMware video-based training on demand. VMware experts and instructors discuss solutions, provide instructions and tips, and give advice on a variety of advanced topics with high-value learning opportunities.

     

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    Quarterly Partner Briefing Portal Launched (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1594)The Quarterly Partner Briefing portal is the forum for us to share with you the latest information on our upcoming product and solution launches, along with other important announcements and programs.  This quarter’s briefing features videos with product launch news and updates around vSphere,  Virtual SAN, vCloud Suite,  vSphere with Operations Management,  VMware Integrated OpenStack,  […]

     

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    What is new for vMotion in vSphere 6.0? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15821)vMotion is probably my favourite VMware feature ever. It is one of those features which revolutionized the world and just when you think they can’t really innovate anymore they take it to a whole new level. So what is new? Cross vSwitch vMotion Cross vCenter vMotion Long Distance vMotion vMotion Network improvements No requirement for […] " What is new for vMotion in vSphere 6.0? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book…

     

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    What’s new for HA in vSphere 6.0? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15835)Instead of one generic post with a bunch of data I picked a couple of features and dug a little bit deeper, today I will be discussing what is new for HA in vSphere 6.0. Lets start with a list and then look at the features / enhancements individually: Support for Virtual Volumes – With […] " What’s new for HA in vSphere 6.0? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    EMC VSPEX Blue aka EVO:RAIL going GA (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15779)EMC just announced the general availability of VSPEX Blue. VSPEX Blue is basically EMC’s version of EVO:RAIL and EMC wouldn’t be EMC if they didn’t do something special with it. First thing that stands out from a hardware perspective is that EMC will offer two models a standard model with the Intel E5-2620 V2 proc […] " EMC VSPEX Blue aka EVO:RAIL going GA " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via…

     

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    What is new for Virtual SAN 6.0? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15803)vSphere 6.0 was just announced and with it a new version of Virtual SAN. I don’t think it is needed to introduce Virtual SAN as I have written many many articles about it in the last 2 years. Personally I am very excited about this release as it adds some really cool functionality if you […] " What is new for Virtual SAN 6.0? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    vSphere 6.0 finally announced! (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15844)Today Pat Gelsinger and Ben Fathi announced vSphere 6.0. (if you missed it you can still sign up for other events) I know many of you have been waiting on this and are ready to start your download engines but please note that this is just the announcement of GA… the bits will follow shortly. […] " vSphere 6.0 finally announced! " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    New fling released: VM Resource and Availability Service (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15858)I have the pleasure of announcing a brand new fling that was released today. This fling is called “VM Resource and Availability Service” and is something that I came up with during a flight to Palo Alto while talking to Frank Denneman. When it comes to HA Admission Control the one thing that always bugged […] " New fling released: VM Resource and Availability Service " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual…

     

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    Automated deployment of vCloud Networking and Security 5.5 (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3277)A while ago I posted a PowerCLI method for deploying vShield 5.0 which can be found here, as mentioned in the comments of that post this did not work for vCNS 5.5, this is... Automated deployment of vCloud Networking and Security 5.5 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

     

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    vSphere 6.0 Link-O-Rama (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5392)Your complete guide to all the essential vSphere 6.0 links from all over the VMware universe. Bookmark this page and keep checking back as it will continue to grow as new links are added everyday. Introducing VMware vSphere 6 – The Foundation for Hybrid Cloud (VMware News Release) VMware Launches New Generation of Enterprise Storage … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    What’s New with VSAN in vSphere 6 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5360)VSAN in vSphere 6 reminds me of Steve Austin, the Bionic Man: “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.” The version of VSAN goes from 1.0 in vSphere 5.5, to … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Summary of What’s New in vSphere 6 (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5329)vSphere 6 is the newest major release of vSphere since vSphere 5.5 and with any major release it comes packed with lots of new and enhanced features along with increased scalability. While the vSphere 6 release is very storage focused with big improvements to VSAN and the launch of the VVOLs architecture there are still … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Multi-CPU Fault Tolerance (FT) (http://techhead.co/?p=8253)One of things holding many companies back from moving their tier 1 business critical applications across to VMware’s vSphere virtualized platform has been its inability to provide fault tolerance (FT) for virtual machines (VMs) running more than one virtual CPU (vCPU), which is a requirement for many applications, particularly those of the tier 1 variety. Up until […] The post VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Multi-CPU Fault Tolerance (FT) appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon…

     

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    VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Maximums (http://techhead.co/?p=8241)  VMware vSphere 6 has finally been announced!  Yes, that’s right folks, after a 3+ year wait since the last major vSphere release, VMware have announced vSphere 6 which will be publically available sometime in Q1 of this year (2015). This is an evolutionary update to the widely adopted vSphere product, with over 650 new […] The post VMware vSphere 6 : What’s New – Maximums appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMware…

     

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    VMware Online Launch Event – February 2015 (http://techhead.co/?p=8224)Just a quick post to make you aware that VMware have an extra-special online launch event happening on Friday 2nd 2015. VMware aren’t giving away any details around what the online launch event will entail, though it wouldn’t be hard to guess what it will likely be about – I’ll let you come to your […] The post VMware Online Launch Event – February 2015 appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMware 12th July Live Online…

     

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KB ARTICLES

 

VMware App Volumes

Assigning AppStack into VDI fails with the error: Access is Denied (2105256)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

Provisioning an App Volumes AppStack on an RDSH server (2105428)

Date Published: 1/28/2015

VMware ESX

Virtual machines show two datastores in the Summary tab when all virtual machine files are located one datastore (2105343)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

VMware ESXi

Force mounting a LUN on an ESXi 5.x host fails with the error: duplicate extents found (2098762)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201501001 (2099265)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201501401-BG: Updates esx-base (2099266)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201501402-BG: Updates tools-light (2099267)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201501403-BG: Updates misc-drivers (2099268)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201501405-BG: Updates net-igb (2099270)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150104001-no-tools (2099272)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150101001s-standard (2099275)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

Installing VMware Tools fails with the error: Unable to start services for VMware Tools (2102684)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

Deleting a datastore on a host fails with the error: Datastore <VMFS UUID> is in use (2104917)

Date Published: 1/28/2015

SNMP monitoring of VMware ESXi hosts running MSCS virtual machines fail with timeout errors (2105674)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

Performing a kernel dump (kdump) operations on Linux virtual machines with VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers fail with the error: Loading ata_piix.ko module (2104455)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

Setting the CPU limit of virtual machines may impact the ESXi utilization on overcommitted systems (2096897)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201501404-BG: Updates sata-ahci (2099269)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150104001-standard (2099271)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201501101-SG: Updates esx-base (2099273)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150101001s-no-tools (2099276)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

Some Qlogic CNAs experience packet loss and performance issues on older firmware versions (2101577)

Date Published: 1/28/2015

ESXi 5.5 host server reboots unexpectedly followed by Uncorrectable Machine Check Exception error (2104947)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware EVO:RAIL

Understanding Simple Network Management Protocol Timeouts (2100602)

Date Published: 1/26/2015

VMware Horizon View

Intermittent provisioning issues and generic errors when Composer and vCenter Server are co-installed (2105261)

Date Published: 1/28/2015

VMware NSX for vSphere

The status of the NSX Management Service is temporarily shown as Stopped after an NSX Manager upgrade (2101280)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

Changing NSX logical router interface type fails with the error: org.springframework.web.client.HttpClientErrorException: 409 Conflict (2101279)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (Standalone)

Importing a custom SSL certificate into vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 causes the Admin UI or Product UI to become inaccessible (2105229)

Date Published: 1/29/2015

VMware vCenter Server

HTML console cannot be launched with custom port. (2103331)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

vCenter Server 5.5 Performance Data Overview reports the error: Perf Charts service experienced an internal error (2104481)

Date Published: 1/26/2015

Default behavior of DRS has been changed to make the feature less aggressive (2104983)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

SNMP traps sent from VMware vCenter Server 5.1 and 5.5 include the same Object Identifiers (OID) for all traps (2105635)

Date Published: 1/29/2015

vCenter Server performance metrics for Flash Read Cache do not display for virtual machines with CBT enabled (2105755)

Date Published: 1/29/2015

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Optimize Flash Player Settings for vSphere Web Client (2106096)

Date Published: 1/29/2015

VMware vCenter Support Assistant

VMware vCenter Support Assistant fails to upload attachments greater than 100 MB (2105703)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

VMware vCenter Support Assistant fails to upload attachments with the error: Attachment error. Try again (2105257)

Date Published: 1/29/2015

VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand

vCloud Connector Multitenant Node details as per the datacenter location in VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand (2105292)

Date Published: 1/28/2015

VMware vCloud Automation Center

Requesting machines from vCloud Director fails with the error: Could not open/create change tracking file (2103602)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

vRealise Automation data collection against vCloud Director endpoints fails (2104309)

Date Published: 1/30/2015

VMware View

PCoIP Secure gateway logs do not roll off on View 5.x.x Security Server causing the drive to fill (2104182)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware vRealize Automation Desktop

Logging in to the VMware Appliance Management website fails with the error: Unable to authenticate user. Please try again (2103604)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vApp)

Changing a custom certificate in VMware vRealize Operations 6.0 after initial deployment (2100492)

Date Published: 1/26/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager counters shows false dropped packets on vSphere Distributed Switches with the alert: One or more ports are experiencing network contention (2105109)

Date Published: 1/29/2015

VMware vShield App

Best practices for performing a vMotion in VMware vShield App (2101276)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware vSphere Data Protection

Accessing the vdp-configure URL during VDP deployment fails with the error: HTTP Status 404 (2102021)

Date Published: 1/27/2015

VMware vSphere Replication

Registering VMware vSphere Replication to VMware vCenter Server fails with the error: The session is not authenticated (2097812)

Date Published: 1/26/2015


 

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nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 7.5

Posted by nisserow Feb 19, 2015

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Hi everyone, well it is just a few days to go to the VMware Partner Exchange and some big announcements. By the time you read this they may already be announced but if not you will find more information in the newsletter.

 

This week we were surprised by a new vulnerability in the form of CVE-2015-0235 or the Ghost vulnerability. Please read the provided KB and ensure you check back for updated information on this.

 

VMware Response to CVE-2015-0235 - glibc gethostbyname buffer overflow, aka "Ghost” (2105862)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2105862

 

We also released 2 new VMware Security Advisories (VMSA) this January for other identified issues. Please ensure you have read these and discussed the implication and impact with your team and your TAM.

 

VMSA-2015-0001 - http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0001.html
VMware vCenter Server, ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion updates address security issues


VMSA-2015-0002 - http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0002.html
VMware vSphere Data Protection product update addresses a certificate validation vulnerability

 

Of course your TAM will be available to assist and provide further information to you on these vulnerabilities and patches as required.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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San Fran

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VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

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GENERAL NEWS

 

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    Today’s VMware and Google announcement (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3563)By Mathew Lodge, Vice President, Cloud Services at VMware Today Google and VMware announced we’ve reached an agreement to integrate selected Google Cloud Platform services into vCloud® Air™: Google Cloud Storage– Distributed low-cost object storage service Google BigQuery – A real-time analytics service suitable for ad-hoc business intelligence queries across billions of rows of data in […]

     

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    VMware Virtual SAN: File Services with NexentaConnect (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16052)NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN is a software-defined storage solution designed specifically to deliver file service on top of Virtual SAN. This solution complements Virtual SAN by delivering a software-based NAS capabilities that add enterprise-class Windows and UNIX-based file services without the need for any additional hardware purchase to augment the virtual machine storage provided by […]

     

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    Performance Unplugged: vCenter Performance (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16011)Welcome to a new video series I’ve titled “Performance Unplugged” In this video series, I’ll showcase a number of talented performance gurus and cover commonly asked questions and topics. Performance of the Software-Defined Datacenter should no longer be a concern for customers and we’ll explain why. Links to the latest information pertaining to the topic […]

     

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    Storage Blog Recap: Top Blogs from December (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16005)In case you missed it, we’ve compiled a list of the top vSphere Storage posts from December for you to digest. Check it out! VMware Virtual SAN and ScaleIO: Fundamentally Two Different Approaches to Software-Defined Storage VMware’s Vijay Ramachandran clarifies how VMware Virtual SAN’s unique approach to software-defined storage stands apart from other SDS competitors. […]

     

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    Top Posts from Professional Services (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5208)Our friends from around the VMware blogosphere publish everything from how-to content to put your skills to the test, to strategic concepts that can help you think differently about how you work. Check out the latest posts and try something new! Automating the Management of the Management Portal Part 1:  Tips on Using vRealize CloudClient […]

     

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    Question of the Week (VSA) (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5211)This week’s question comes from the VMware VSA video series. With which of the following does the vSphere Storage Appliance work? A. vSphere Fault Tolerance B. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) C. Storage vMotion and Storage I/O Control (SIOC) D. All of the above Click through to the comments for the answer. Follow @VMwareEducation on Instagram to see more #TechTrivia […]

     

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    DevOps and Performance Management (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=1993)By Michael Francis Continuing on from Ahmed’s recent blog on DevOps, I thought I would share an experience I had with a customer regarding performance management for development teams. Background I was working with an organization that is essentially an independent software vendor (ISV) in a specific vertical; their business is writing software in the […]

     

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    New VMware security advisory VMSA-2015-0002. (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1306)Today we released a new security advisory, VMSA-2015-0002. The advisory documents CVE-2014-4632, a certificate validation vulnerability in VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP). Customers should review the advisory and direct any question to VMware Support. Please sign up to the Security-Announce mailing list to receive new and updated VMware Security Advisories

     

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    VMware Enables Rapid Development at SAIC (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=5848)by Rich Bourdeau Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is a leading technology integrator that provides full lifecycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise IT markets.  They needed a rapid development platform for creating differentiated solutions offerings for their diverse customers.   They leveraged VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and vRealize Suite™ cloud […]

     

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    Today’s VMware and Google Announcement (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4833)By: Mathew Lodge Today Google and VMware announced an agreement to integrate selected Google Cloud Platform services into VMware vCloud® Air™. Google Cloud Storage– Distributed low-cost object storage service Google BigQuery – A real-time analytics service suitable for ad-hoc business intelligence queries across billions of rows of data in seconds Google Cloud Datastore– A schemaless NoSQL database service Google […]

     

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    Where Has My Subscription Cloud Gone? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=4796)By David Hill This is a re-post from David Hill’s Personal Blog site. I received an email today asking “Hey Dave, where has my subscription cloud gone?” I responded with let me Google that for you… Actually I didn’t because I knew why they were asking. Last week, VMware announced a new service offering, VMware […]

     


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    BYOD’s effect on the IT help desk (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34198)BYOD programs can minimize the technical problems employees experience with their mobile devices and reduce the creation of new help desk tickets, according to a new report. It might seem obvious that employees will be more familiar with their personal devices than with anything corporate-owned, and therefore will be more productive on them. But the […]

     


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MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

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    EZT Disks with VSAN, why would you? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15788)I noticed a tweet today which made a statement around the use of eager zero thick disks in a VSAN setup for running applications like SQL Server. The reason this user felt this was needed was to avoid the hit on “first write to block on VMDK”, it is not the first time I have […] " EZT Disks with VSAN, why would you? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    Why Comments Aren't Available Yet (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/01/28/why-no-comments-yet/)A number of readers have asked—via e-mail, of course, given the subject of this post—why comments aren’t available yet on the new site. I’d like to take a quick moment to explain the current situation. First and foremost, it’s not because I don’t want feedback from readers. I would love to continue to have the outstanding feedback from readers that I’ve had over the last 9 years of this site. It’s also not because it’s too much trouble (too much comment spam, too much time to moderate,…

     

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    Using the Fork-and-Branch Git Workflow (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/01/27/using-fork-branch-git-workflow/)Now that I’ve provided you with an introduction to Git and a brief overview of using Git with GitHub , it’s time to build on that knowledge by taking a closer look at one workflow often used when collaborating with Git. The “fork and branch” workflow is a common way of collaborating on open source projects using Git and GitHub . In this post, I’m going to walk through this workflow (as I understand it—I’m constantly learning), with a focus toward helping those that are new to this sort of…

     

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    Using Git with GitHub (http://blog.scottlowe.org/2015/01/26/using-git-with-github/)Building on my earlier non-programmer’s introduction to Git , I wanted to talk a little bit about using Git with GitHub , a very popular service for hosting Git repositories. This post, in conjunction with the earlier introductory post on Git, will serve as the basis for a future post that talks about how to use Git and GitHub to collaborate with others on an open source project hosted on GitHub. If you aren’t familiar with Git and haven’t yet read the earlier introductory post, I strongly recommend…

     

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    Nutanix SQL Server DB VAAI Clone Performance (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=10572)I’ve been doing work recently with SQL Server performance on the Nutanix platform. As part of this work I wanted to automate the creation of many SQL databases from template, so I could rapidly (within a couple of minutes) create and destroy them across various test iterations. This process is pretty normal for many test […]

     


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    VMware Online Launch Event – February 2015 (http://techhead.co/?p=8224)Just a quick post to make you aware that VMware have an extra-special online launch event happening on Friday 2nd 2015. VMware aren’t giving away any details around what the online launch event will entail, though it wouldn’t be hard to guess what it will likely be about – I’ll let you come to your […] The post VMware Online Launch Event – February 2015 appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: VMware 12th July Live Online…

     

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    Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere a book review (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15048)As VMGuru we are virtualizing all kind of business critical applications since 2005. Virtualizing Oracle Databases on vSphere is often part of those projects. I must express tho that none of us is an Oracle DBA, but we are often involved in virtualization projects were their is Oracle software present in the application stacks. Within such a project, one of the first steps is explaining how virtualization works and which benefits the organization and especially the DBAs get by virtualizing Oracle.…

     

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    VMware and Google team up on Enterprise Clouds (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15060)Pretty amazing news came out today. VMware and Google are to team up to accelerate enterprise clouds! VMware’s vCloud Air will incorporate Google’s Cloud DNS, Cloud Storage, Cloud Datastore and Bigquery. “Our collaboration will provide customers with a unique hybrid solution that combines the power and efficiencies of VMware virtualization and the hyperscale of Google Cloud Platform,” said Murali Sitaram, managing director, Global Partner Strategy & Alliances, Google. “As a result of this…

     

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    vRealize Automation Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager is available now (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15052)VMware just released the vRealize Automation Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager. The Management Pack for vRealize Automation extends operational management capabilities of the vRealize OperationsManager platform to provide tenant-aware operational visibility of the infrastructure supporting private clouds to cloud provider administrators. In addition to the 3 out of box dashboards, this MP extends operational management platform, analytics and custom dashboarding capabilities of vR Ops to…

     

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    Technical Preview: CoreOS on vSphere 5.5 (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15043)CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been re-architected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. CoreOS is a new, lightweight Linux distribution that’s designed from the ground up to run containerized applications. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience.  VMware has been working with the CoreOS team to enable the new OS to run on their vSphere platform,…

     

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    vRealize Orchestrator Cisco UCS Plugin is available now (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15039)VMware Orchestrator is a development and process-automation platform that provides a library of extensible workflows that allow you to create and run automated, configurable processes to manage the VMware vSphere infrastructure. Orchestrator uses its open plugin architecture to allow you to integrate with other management and administration solutions. Cisco has done just that and created an Orchestrator plugin for Cisco UCS. The Cisco UCS Manager plugin for VMware Orchestrator leverages the open plugin…

     

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    Coffee as a Service with VMware Orchestrator (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15014)Coffee as a Service, (CaaS?) I guess we all have that in some form. Some have a kind lady bringing coffee, others have a kind collegue.. but that is not what this is about. What this is about, is vCenter Orchestrator, or vRealize Orchestrator as it is recently renamed to. Not many people know that Orchestrator is actually a standard part of their VMware package and that they already have it at their disposal. But it really is! And you can already do amazing things with it, as Rob Shaw proves in his article,…

     

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    Put that USB Scanner in VMware Horizon View (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15020)Putting a USB Scanner to work in a VMware Horizon View environment always was a pain in the butt. Either images came into the session sooooooo slooooooow you had a caffeine shock by the time the scan was finished, or images were garbled and looked like they were send from Mars, or you never got a scan at all. It all was very frustrating, especially if you were trying to get that desk clear of paper to put it into a document management system or when you wanted to add those pictures to your project. The…

     

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    For the Dutchies: 19 March, Dutch VMUG Event – Mark your calendar! (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15003)It has been a long standing tradition: The dutch VMUG event. Last year in March the event was held in Den Bosch for the first time in a new format. And as we dutchies are fanatical lovers of virtualization in almost any form, this year it’s no different! At thursday, the 19th of March, the dutch VMUG Event will take place again in Congrescenter “1931” in Den Bosch, Netherlands. The program will be published soon at the Dutch VMUG website , so stay tuned for that. If you are confident it will fit your…

     

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    VMware Fling: Horizon Toolbox (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=14994)Recently, VMware updated the Horizon Toolbox, a fling for Horizon. The Horizon Toolbox was formally known as the “View auditing portal” and acts as an extension to the Horizon View Administrator (Horizon 6.0 or above is required). This new web portal offers several functions that you, like me, might have missed in the View Administrator. Auditing Some extra Auditing functions are added that should give you extra insight into your Horizon View infrastructure. Sessions:  Shows historical concurrent…

     

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    vRealize Orchestrator Puppet plugin is available now (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=14989)vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Puppet plugin enables vRealize Automation (vRA) and Puppet to work together to achieve infrastructure configuration, application deployment, and lifecycle management. vRO Puppet plugin is a collection of vRO workflows which work with embedded or external vRealize orchestrator, and it supports Puppet enterprise as well as Puppet open source flavors. Workflows available with this plugin can be used in a standalone manner as well as multiple workflows can be combined for desired…

     


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KB ARTICLES

 

My VMware
How to change your password in My VMware (2103054)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Socialcast On Premise
Logging in to Socialcast or launching Socialcast from an Identity Provider fails with invalid SAML SSO response (2105170)
Date Published: 1/22/2015
VMware App Volumes
Increasing timeout for App Volumes Admin (2101667)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
Updating App Volumes Manager by changing the database credential (2101109)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Increasing Logging Level for AppVolumes Manager (2101668)
Date Published: 1/23/2015
VMware App Volumes Manager lists RDSH server as unlicensed (2101881)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
Prompting for restart when assigning an AppStack or Writeable Volume (2103580)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
VMware ESX
Network connection fails during the vMotion of virtual machine on autodeployed stateless host (2101876)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware ESXi
vMotion validation fails with the error: Unable to access file (2013907)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
When using DHCP for NFS vmkernel, datastores do not mount during boot in ESXi 5.5 (2097804)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
Pinging with jumbo frames fail even with correct configuration in ESXi 5.5 and reports the error: sendto() failed (Message too long) (2100502)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
Installation/Configuration of CoreOS vmx+vmdk image (2104303)
Date Published: 1/22/2015
Installing VIB on the ESXi Host fails with the error: The selected transaction requires NNN MB free space, however the maxium supported size is MMM MB (2099845)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
VMware EVO:RAIL
Configuring a new EVO:RAIL appliance fails at around 6% (2101449)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware Horizon DaaS
New users added in Active Directory are not able to login for tenant (2102031)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
VMware Horizon Flex
Downloading an image from the Mirage Flex Server fails with the error: Failed to contact the restrictions management server (2103574)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
VMware Horizon Mirage
Mirage criticalControllerShimValidation failed for the downloaded image or CVD on this device (2102017)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware Horizon View
View Composer Database upgrade completes with warnings (2102189)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
Using SmartCard Authentication by certain users in an Active Directory Group fails with the error: ‘You are not entitled to use this system’ (2103964)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware Mirage
Disabling Mirage Hide System tray notification balloons (2099433)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Mirage migration fails to join machine to organizational unit if the machine name already exists in domain (2095518)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
VMware NSX for vSphere
Viewing the virtual machine Summary tab in the vSphere Web Client fails with the error: status code =403, status message = [Forbidden] (2104443)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Registering NSX Manager to vCenter Server or configuring the SSO Lookup Service fails with the error: nested exception is java.net.UnknownHostException (2102041)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware ThinApp
Google Chrome fails when capturing Google Chrome with VMware ThinApp (2104409)
Date Published: 1/22/2015
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client 5.5 fails when converting a virtual machine in vCenter Server 5.5. (2102484)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
The hostname of a vRealize Operations Manager 6.x node changes after initial deployment (2102200)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware vCenter Orchestrator
Manually disable SSL v3 support (2103393)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware vCenter Server
Understanding the Linked Mode options for vCenter Server 5.1.x and 5.5.x (2097684)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
C:\Windows\TEMP contains a large amount of .krb5 files that continue to grow (2101225)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Disabling the vCenter Server Datastore Browser (2101567)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware vCloud API
Optimizing Storage Placement When Creating VMs and Independent Disks With the vCloud API (2105352)
Date Published: 1/23/2015
VMware vCloud Automation Center
Security escalation while modifying the SAML authorization header and accessing privileged pages on the IAAS server (2105325)
Date Published: 1/22/2015
Security escalation while modifying the SAML authorization header and accessing privileged pages on the IAAS server (2105319)
Date Published: 1/22/2015
VMware vCloud Director
In VMware vCloud Director after creating an Org and provider VDC you get a system alert: Some datastores no longer support the storage profile (2099753)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Deleting media in a VMware vCloud Director catalog fails with the error: The requested operation could not be executed because media “<ISONAME>” is mounted by VMs (2099856)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware View
Logging into the View dashboard in a Cloud Pod Architecture environment fails with the error: You do not have sufficient privilege to view this information (2101801)
Date Published: 1/23/2015
Logging in to View RDS hosted application fails with the error: You are not entitled to use the system (2102037)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Logging in to a VMware Horizon View desktop for the first time fails to download all of the files by Persona Management Profiles (2105270)
Date Published: 1/23/2015
Creating a new linked clone View desktop in a pool causes the View Composer to fail (2102656)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
VMware vRealize Automation
Slow response time is observed on the Items tab (2103923)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
Examples for customizing email templates in VMware vRealize Automation (2102019)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
Slow response time is observed on the Items tab (2103911)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
User Name and Password fields does not appear on the vRealize Automation login page (2102075)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware vRealize Configuration Manager
While comparing machines using Compare Machines under Machine Group Compliance, all machines including ESX/ESXi hosts are displayed for comparison (2103494)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vApp)
Only State and Uptime metrics are received for some or all SCOM resources (2096866)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
VMware vShield Endpoint
Installing VMware vShield Endpoint on the ESXi host fails with VC Error: The installation transaction failed (2104908)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
VMware vSphere Data Protection
Running a manual integrity check in VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) (2067701)
Date Published: 1/20/2015
Deployment of vSphere Data Protection external proxy fails with the error: Failed to Install a new VM Image proxy (2102039)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
VDP appliance goes in to Admin mode and dpnctl reports: gsan status: degraded (2095746)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
Obtaining VDP Error (event) code and description (2102376)
Date Published: 1/21/2015
VMware vSphere Replication
Reprotect fails with the error: VR synchronization failed for VRM group: Remote group is in passive replication state (2095973)
Date Published: 1/19/2015
Replication configuration in vSphere Replication 5.8 fails with the error: Exception Invalid datastore format (2099953)
Date Published: 1/23/2015
Viewing historical data on vSphere Replication 5.8 through the vSphere Web Client fails (2097541)
Date Published: 1/22/2015
VMware Workspace Portal
VMware Workspace 2.1 VA displays Undefined in initial setup with AD if left for 6 hours or more (2102694)
Date Published: 1/22/2015

 

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Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the VMware TAM Source Newsletter. Each week we try and bring you the latest news from the VMware and Virtualization community that we hope you find useful.

 

 

This week our featured article is one from our VMware TAM Blog which can be found here: http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/

 

Optimize Resources by Right-Sizing Your Virtual Machines - By Jason Gaudreau
http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/2015/01/optimize-resources-right-sizing-virtual-machines.html

Virtualizing helps data centers provide rapid deployment and increased business continuity, and provides a tremendous amount of capital savings with the reduction of hardware. However, with the substantial benefits and ease of deployment comes virtualization sprawl and resource proliferation. “Right-sizing” is the process of reclaiming underutilized resource components, such as compute and memory resources. In conjunction, there should be a process in place to validate that a guest virtual machine is still required by the business—this is typically considered a re-certification…[read more]

 

The VMware TAM Blog is our official TAM blog and we hope to bring you regular updates on this blog so please keep tuning into the newsletter and check out the blog.

 

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  • Troubleshooting Composer for VMware Horizon View (http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6385)At some point, every View administrator who uses a linked clone pool is going to need to do some troubleshooting. Most linked clone troubleshooting involves a component called Composer. Composer is an add-on for VMware Horizon View and is used to build linked clone desktops. Details about linked clones and Composer operations can be found […]

     

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    VMware Weekly News Recap, Jan. 23, 2015 (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3545)VMware News On Tuesday, the vCloud Air team announced new enhanced disaster recovery and advanced networking services for VMware vCloud Air along with the general availability of vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand, which provides customers a quick online sign-up to pay for only those resources that are used. “VMware vCloud Air provides our clients […]

     

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    Optimize Resources by Right-Sizing Your Virtual Machines (http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/?p=1954)By Jason Gaudreau Virtualizing helps data centers provide rapid deployment and increased business continuity, and provides a tremendous amount of capital savings with the reduction of hardware. However, with the substantial benefits and ease of deployment comes virtualization sprawl and resource proliferation. “Right-sizing” is the process of reclaiming underutilized resource components, such as compute and […]

     

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    Taming CAP with Policy-based Management (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3242)Prof. Eric Brewer at UC Berkeley coined the CAP theorem in 1998. It has become the poster child for design trade-off discussions among architects of next generation scale-out storage and data management systems.  Crudely defined, the theorem states that in the event of a network partition (P), the system can be designed to support either Consistency (C) or Availability (A). This theorem is often mistakenly generalized as a black-and-white “2 of 3” rule, and was clarified by a well-written  article…

     

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    Dr. StrangeCloud – Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Hybrid) Cloud! (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3278)Marc Andreesen famously wrote “ Why Software is Eating the World ” in August 2011: “More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurial technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures. Over the next 10 years, I expect many more industries to be disrupted by software, with new world-beating Silicon…

     

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    Cloud-Scale Management “Likes” Social Media (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3274)Managing IT resources across complex enterprises has historically been challenging, and those challenges are only increasing in complexity. We’re adding more variables in terms of clouds, automated processes, and people, to name a few. Consider the steady growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and for many organizations, their management complexity can potentially expand by several orders of magnitude. If that’s not bad enough, there’s one variable that IT has never been able to historically control –…

     

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    In Case You Missed It… The Top Posts from Last Month (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5186)You Asked & It’s Back – VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Returns Need more time to take the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Delta recertification exam? Due to popular demand, this streamlined, online exam will be offered until March 10, 2015. Don’t risk losing your certification; learn more about the VCP5-DCV Delta recertification exam.  New VCP6-DT […]

     

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    Question of the Week (View) (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5191)This week’s question comes from the VMware View video series. The Connection Server comes with: A. a CA-signed certificate B. a self-signed certificate C. a gift certificate D. no certificate 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.

     

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    Technical Preview of CoreOS on vSphere 5.5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=15997)VMware is focused on bringing the value of containers to our customers and helping them streamline application delivery and portability in their virtualized infrastructure. CoreOS is a new, lightweight Linux distribution that’s designed from the ground up to run containerized applications. We’ve been working with the CoreOS team to enable the new OS to run […]

     

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    Performance Unplugged: Demanding Applications (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=15992)Welcome to a new video series I’ve titled “Performance Unplugged” In this video series, I’ll showcase a number of talented performance gurus and cover commonly asked questions and topics. Performance of the Software-Defined Datacenter should no longer be a concern for customers and we’ll explain why. Links to the latest information pertaining to the topic […]

     

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    Using ThinApp Virtual Applications in VMware Mirage App Layers (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=6910)By Stephane Asselin, Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Technical Enablement, End-User Computing, VMware As you all know, VMware ThinApp has been the leading application virtualization solution since 2008. ThinApp is great for application virtualization, for application isolation (enabling multiple versions of the same application on one desktop), and for supporting older applications (legacy apps). Packaging an application […]

     

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    Enterprise mobility news recap Jan 20-23 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34159)This week we learned more about the enterprise features of Windows 10, Facebook’s success in Indonesia, Google’s breakout into the telecom industry and more. Microsoft further elaborated on Windows 10 in a press conference this past Wednesday. While the release date has not yet been revealed, representatives shed light on the concept of “universal apps” […]

     

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    Get a Sneak Preview of Our Q1 Launches (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1568)Want to be ‘in the know’ about this quarter’s launches ahead of Partner Exchange 2015? If so, then access the Quarterly Partner Briefing portal now through Feb. 1st. During this time, you’ll have access to new videos and information on upcoming product and solution launches along with other important announcements and programs. The official launch […]

     

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    Announcing 1H’2015 Power Play Products (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1566)Playback this video to learn more about our global commitment to 3 products focused on driving profitability for you and value for our customers. The 3 products are vSphere with Operations Management, Virtual SAN, and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. Review the additional incentives and get the simplified resources you need to learn, market, and sell […]

     

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    Lego VSAN EVO:RACK (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15783)I know a lot of you guys have home labs and are always looking for that next cool thing. Every once in a while you see something cool floating by on twitter and in this case it was so cool I needed to share it with you guys. Someone posted a picture of his version […] " Lego VSAN EVO:RACK " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    E1000 VMware issues (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15774)Lately I’ve noticed that various people have been hitting my blog through the search string “e1000 VMware issues”, I want to make sure people end up in the right spot so I figured I would write a quick article that points people there. I’ve hit the issues described in the various KB articles myself, and I […] " E1000 VMware issues " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN via Pearson today!

     

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    Platform9 manages private clouds as a service (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=15765)A couple of months ago I introduced you to this new company founded by 4 former VMware employees called Platform9. I have been having discussions with them occasionally about what they were working on and I’ve been very intrigued by what they are building and am very pleased to see there first version go GA and want to congratulate them […] " Platform9 manages private clouds as a service " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming…

     

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    Last call for blog-o-hol before Top vBlog 2015 voting begins (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5311)I’ve added lots of new blogs to my vLaunchpad but I’m sure there are some that I’ve missed. Every year I get emails from bloggers after the voting starts wanting to be added but once it starts its too late as it messes up the ballot. I’ve also archived a bunch of blogs that have not … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Toss your VMs into the clouds and easily get them back again with Boomerang (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5294)Not everyone wants to run their production VMs off premise in a public cloud but there are definitely some situations where leveraging cloud based virtualization for some specific scenarios makes a lot of sense. Let’s look at a few scenarios where you might consider moving some VMs to a public cloud infrastructure and a great … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    The Need To Reboot ESXi Hosts After vCenter Upgrade (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=10559)Most of you will be intimately familiar with vCenter Server. It provides the main management capabilities in a VMware Virtualized Datacenter, including provisioning, monitoring, patching etc for all your hosts and virtual machines. You’ll spend a lot of your time using it if you’re a VMware Admin. But you may not know that it is advisable to […]

     

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    Brisbane VMUG – Febuary 2015 (http://www.penguinpunk.net/blog/?p=2423)The first Brisbane VMUG of the year will be held on Thursday 5th February at the Alliance Hotel in Spring Hill (The Leichardt Room) from 4 – 6 pm. It’s sponsored by SimpliVity. Here’s the agenda: Cloud Economics with Enterprise Capability Guest Speakers: Chris Troiani, Solutions Architect APJ, Simplivity Overview of hyperconverged market. Consideration of Hyperconverged Architectures – Is […]

     

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    Technical Preview: CoreOS on vSphere 5.5 (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15043)CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been re-architected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. CoreOS is a new, lightweight Linux distribution that’s designed from the ground up to run containerized applications. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience.  VMware has been working with the CoreOS team to enable the new OS to run on their vSphere platform,…

     

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    vRealize Orchestrator Cisco UCS Plugin is available now (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15039)VMware Orchestrator is a development and process-automation platform that provides a library of extensible workflows that allow you to create and run automated, configurable processes to manage the VMware vSphere infrastructure. Orchestrator uses its open plugin architecture to allow you to integrate with other management and administration solutions. Cisco has done just that and created an Orchestrator plugin for Cisco UCS. The Cisco UCS Manager plugin for VMware Orchestrator leverages the open plugin…

     

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    Coffee as a Service with VMware Orchestrator (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15014)Coffee as a Service, (CaaS?) I guess we all have that in some form. Some have a kind lady bringing coffee, others have a kind collegue.. but that is not what this is about. What this is about, is vCenter Orchestrator, or vRealize Orchestrator as it is recently renamed to. Not many people know that Orchestrator is actually a standard part of their VMware package and that they already have it at their disposal. But it really is! And you can already do amazing things with it, as Rob Shaw proves in his article,…

     

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    Put that USB Scanner in VMware Horizon View (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15020)Putting a USB Scanner to work in a VMware Horizon View environment always was a pain in the butt. Either images came into the session sooooooo slooooooow you had a caffeine shock by the time the scan was finished, or images were garbled and looked like they were send from Mars, or you never got a scan at all. It all was very frustrating, especially if you were trying to get that desk clear of paper to put it into a document management system or when you wanted to add those pictures to your project. The…

     

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    For the Dutchies: 19 March, Dutch VMUG Event – Mark your calendar! (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=15003)It has been a long standing tradition: The dutch VMUG event. Last year in March the event was held in Den Bosch for the first time in a new format. And as we dutchies are fanatical lovers of virtualization in almost any form, this year it’s no different! At thursday, the 19th of March, the dutch VMUG Event will take place again in Congrescenter “1931” in Den Bosch, Netherlands. The program will be published soon at the Dutch VMUG website , so stay tuned for that. If you are confident it will fit your…

     

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    VMware Fling: Horizon Toolbox (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=14994)Recently, VMware updated the Horizon Toolbox, a fling for Horizon. The Horizon Toolbox was formally known as the “View auditing portal” and acts as an extension to the Horizon View Administrator (Horizon 6.0 or above is required). This new web portal offers several functions that you, like me, might have missed in the View Administrator. Auditing Some extra Auditing functions are added that should give you extra insight into your Horizon View infrastructure. Sessions:  Shows historical concurrent…

     

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    vRealize Orchestrator Puppet plugin is available now (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=14989)vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) Puppet plugin enables vRealize Automation (vRA) and Puppet to work together to achieve infrastructure configuration, application deployment, and lifecycle management. vRO Puppet plugin is a collection of vRO workflows which work with embedded or external vRealize orchestrator, and it supports Puppet enterprise as well as Puppet open source flavors. Workflows available with this plugin can be used in a standalone manner as well as multiple workflows can be combined for desired…

     

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    End of Support for old OS-es in VMware Horizon (http://www.vmguru.com/?p=14978)Microsoft retired XP April 8, 2014. Now, 8 months later, it’s time for VMware Horizon to accept that loss and plan a memorial. With Microsoft dropping support, it is time for VMware to align with Microsoft’s decision. Therefor VMware announced End of Support for some old OS-es in VMware Horizon. As Windows XP will not be support, there will be no drivers for new hardware, libraries that our products use will be incompatible and XP will not get the benefits of regular security fixes. For all these…

     

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    Singapore VMware User Conference (23rd Jan 2015) (http://techhead.co/?p=8217)Calling all Singapore TechHeads!  Next week sees the Singapore VMware User Conference hit town, and what a great event it looks to be. I have been kindly asked to speak at the conference, which I am joined by some great speakers such as Scott Lowe, Scott Drummonds and Michael Webster – all of whom I […] The post Singapore VMware User Conference (23rd Jan 2015) appeared first on TechHead and was written by Simon Seagrave . Why not take a look at my other related posts?: Annual UK VMware User Group…

     

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KB ARTICLES

 

VMware App Volumes
Non domain computers does not appear in App Volumes Manager (2101172)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
Installing App Volumes Manager fails with the error: Unable to start App Volumes Manager (2101957)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
Network connectivity requirements for VMware App Volumes 2.5.X and later (2097818)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
VMware ESXi
Warning Event in the vCenter Server: Issue detected on <ESXi host name> in ha-datacenter: failed to create state.tgz (2099765)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
VMware Fusion
Removal of VMware Fusion Pro from VMware Mirage (2104485)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
VMware Horizon View
Starting the desktops automatically fails (2102227)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
VMware Mirage
Changing user throttle idle time in Mirage Client (2101292)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
VMware vCenter Server
VMware vCenter Server 5.1 fails when a host is rebooted (2099964)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
Datastore Browser reports an incorrect size value of virtual disks within the vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client (2101698)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
vSphere Web Client service fails to start with the error: Kernel service unavailable to user region (2102466)
Date Published: 1/14/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x health data is not displayed in the vSphere Web Client (2100533)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
Connecting a vNIC to a vDS fails with the error: Invalid configuration for device ’0? (2099117)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
SRM Testfailover on a vSphere Replication virtual machine fails at stage Power On with the error: “Error – The operation is not allowed in the current state“ (2097923)
Date Published: 1/12/2015
VMware vCloud Air
Migrating virtual machine from one datacenter to another fails in vCloud Air OnDemand (2098338)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
VMware View
Assigning a desktop to a user in a dedicated pool fails with the error: User has already been assigned ownership of a desktop in the pool XXX (2102478)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
Virtual Printing Support with Horizon View 6 (2103111)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
Thinprint does not work in View remote desktop service (RDS) desktop or application sessions (2102034)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
VMware vRealize Configuration Manager
VCM 5.7.3 displays multiple duplicate entries of scheduled jobs (2102887)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
Count mismatch in Compliance posture dashboard with collected data in data grid (2103311)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager (Standalone)
VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x data import fails when the vRealize Operations Manager 5.8.x certificate is expired (2102199)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
The data import in the VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x fails with the error: ERROR source.task.InventoryMigrationTask – Found error in Inventory migration: java.lang.NullPointerException (2102201)
Date Published: 1/12/2015
Using the Set CPU Count for VM Action yields unexpected results in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x (2102505)
Date Published: 1/14/2015
Conflicting object access information in VMware vRealize Operations 6.0.x is displayed for some LDAP users (2102701)
Date Published: 1/14/2015
One or more ESX/ESXi hosts are missing in the vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 inventory (2103600)
Date Published: 1/14/2015
Modify the number of displayed retrieved snapshots when you run delete snapshot actions in vRealize Operations Manager (2101157)
Date Published: 1/15/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vApp)
The vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 General SQL adapter fails to collect data after being imported from a vRealize Operations Manager 5.8.x environment (2102503)
Date Published: 1/14/2015
Accessing the VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 API by LDAP users fails with the error: HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized (2103084)
Date Published: 1/15/2015
VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions
Installing a Cloudera (CDH) or Hortonworks (HDP) Hadoop distributions using YUM in Big Data Extensions (BDE) 2.X fails with an RPM error (2094799)
Date Published: 1/13/2015
VMware vSphere Data Protection
Exchange DAG backups fails in VMware vSphere Data Protection (2097178)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
VMware vSphere Web Client
Unable to attach ISOs in MAC operating system using VMware vSphere Web Client 5.5 (2102191)
Date Published: 1/16/2015
While selecting Plug-In Management within the vSphere Web Client reports the Error # 1009 (2101256)
Date Published: 1/13/2015

 

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Posted by nisserow Feb 19, 2015

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of the TAM Source newsletter brought to you each week by the VMware TAM Source team. Our goal is to provide you with the latest news from the world of VMware that is relevant, and up to date. We also include other items of interest such as local training, webcasts and more.

 

This week we would like to introduce you to a series of blog posts from one of our VMware TAMs, Jason Gaudreau. This series is focused on our latest vRealize solutions and more specifically the vRealize Operations solution.

 

vRealize Operations 6.0 - Under The Hood (Jason Gaudreau)
As this year comes to a close, I thought I would kick off a new series of blog posts on vRealize Operations 6.0. There has been a significant amount of change in vRealize 6.0. It was re-architected from the ground up with over a million lines of new code. With vRealize Operations 6.0, it merges the functionality of the UI virtual machine and the analytics virtual machine into a single scalable platform.

 

continue reading at: http://www.jasongaudreau.com/2014/12/vrealize-operations-60-under-hood.html

 

Thank you for reading and we wish you a very productive week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

VMware Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead - NorCal

 

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VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Topic: How to Build Service-based Cost Models with VMware vRealize Business

 

 

Would you like to be the strategic partner of your organization's CFO and CEO?

 

To accelerate your efforts to align business goals with IT capabilities, you must provide cost transparency both internally and back to the business, and that means your organization requires an in-depth understanding of the costs associated with delivering IT services

 

Today's service managers/owners must be more than tech-savvy; they must also be financially savvy. The ability to quickly re-engineer the cost model to align to a service-oriented and customer-centric model is a critical step in the IT transformation journey.

Khalid Hakim - Operations Transformation Architect  at VMware will help answer the following questions:

 

Are your service managers involved in managing their service financials? Is your current cost model based on expense codes, cost centers, cost by department or cost by customer? Do you do arbitrary cost cutting or allocation? Are you challenged by cost optimization goals? Can your service managers and IT leaders defend their numbers?

 

AM Customer Webcast Series

Tuesday, 20 January, 2015

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Register Now: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=896855&s=1&k=3AEB2486CD5A741E1B6800C5C8686A7D

 

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