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VMware TAM Source 7.19

Posted by nisserow May 23, 2015

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Hi everyone, I hope you have had a fantastic week. This week I would like to remind everyone about VMworld and TAM Day which happens in San Francisco every year. As par to our regular VMworld event we also have a special day for our TAM customers. This event is only for TAM customers and is always a highlight of the event. Please can you ensure that if you are attending that you have registered for TAM day before spaces run out as they are very limited.

 

TAM DAY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015
10:00 AM PST to 6:00 PM PST

Register Here: http://tinyurl.com/lomy6lf



These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues. TAM Day is a great opportunity to:
checkmark-wh  Interact with VMware experts and leaders
checkmark-wh  Network with peers and industry professionals
checkmark-wh  Learn about VMware best practices, future planning and strategies

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, I hope you enjoy this weeks newsletter as much as we did putting it together for you.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

image011.png LOCAL TRAINING CLASSES

 

San Fran

tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

 

VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
  • What’s new in vSphere 6 Security?  Learn here about the new security features in vSphere 6, and also the vSphere Hardening Guide.Top 5 Tips when considering vCenter Architecture Design in vSphere v6.0 are here.
Operations Management:
  • On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • New: The new VMware PowerCLI blog here has it’s first Customer Spotlight on our own homegrown Josh Atwell!  This blog series will spotlight PowerCLI users and give the community some insight around how they got started, how PowerCLI has helped them, and other words of wisdom.
    • New: There is now a new content pack for Docker containers in vCM.  This is the first industry solution to have security and compliance for Docker containers.
    • New: VMware just released our PCI DSS v3.1 Compliance toolkit for *NIX, Windows, and vSphere.  Click here to read about it.
    • New:  Here are 12 reasons why you should use the Log Insight integrated load balancer.
    • There is a new Health Monitoring tool for vRealize Suite deployments called vRealize Production Test.  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get it here. Read more about it here
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • On-Demand: Listen to Martin Casado explain NSX and Microsegmentation
  • On-Demand: A 3-minute summary of NSX and Microsegmentation
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
Storage:
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
    • New: VMware Virtual SAN Health Check plug-in is now available.  Read more here.
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
Desktop:
  • On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • If you’re interested in VDI and Security, read this article: Thanks to Horizon 6.1, VDI finally has some inherent security benefits over physical desktops. 
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
Scheduled Webinar Events:May 13: Organizing for the Cloud: Practical Tips to Develop the Skills You Need (TAM Customer Webcast Series)May 20: vR Automation: Integrate with Anything (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)May 21: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015 (From your desk, explore What’s New from VMware, test-drive Hands on Labs, attend up to 16 breakout sessions, engage in technical chat sessions, and win prizes)May 22: The Myths and Realities of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 3: vR Automation: Cloud Business Management with vRealize Business (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC. Agenda is here.Jun 15: VVOLs, Storage – led by Cormac Hogan (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Registration: here.
    • Pricing: here.
    • PSO Credits:  Use 22 PSO Credits to buy your ticket.  FAQ’s are here.  10 ticket limit per organization.  Credits must not expire before the end of VMworld.
    • TAM Day: Sunday Aug 30th, 10am-6pm.  These invitation-only, customer sessions will focus on the most timely and pressing business and technical issues.  Select the TAM Day Package by entering TAM2015 in the promotion code section.  Read more here.

 

VMUG100,000 members strong!  This vibrant VMware community welcomes you to network, learn best practices, and share ideas about VMware solutions.Program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!- VMUG Feed4ward mentor program.  Learn more here.- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- VMUG wiki: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)- On-Demand: VMUG 2015 Virtual Event (available until May 17)

 

Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:May 19: Extend the Benefits of Workspace Environment Management to Virtual Desktops and Apps Using VMware App Volumes, UEM, vRealize Ops, and More (VMware)Jun 2: The Potential Business Value of Low-Latency Flash (tegile)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC.  Agenda is here. VMware Education:
  • New Hands-on Lab for AirWatch!  This new Hands-on Lab is designed to give you an introduction to AirWatch and Mobile Device Management (MDM).  Read more about it here.
  • New KB: VMware Product now support of leap seconds.  Click here to read about it.
  • Fling! See the Top 10 Flings of April here on the Stats tab.
If you missed it last week….
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GENERAL NEWS

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    AirWatch Training Courses Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5633)Next-generation mobile solutions are unlocking new levels of workforce productivity, introducing new ways to connect and build relationships with customers while helping organizations to grow and transform their markets. AirWatch by VMware is the global leader in enterprise-grade mobility solutions across every device, every operating system and every mobile deployment. These training courses will give you […]

     

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    Why VMware Integrated OpenStack (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3365)Jonathan Cham is a Global Solutions Consultant who helps global companies transform and accelerate the way IT is delivered to their customers. He focuses on open source, cloud operations and management solutions.  He currently consults with organizations on how to approach the software defined datacenter model and create business value for the IT organization.   Jonathan has a MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and MBA from USC and has worked in various technical roles in his career.…

     

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    App Volumes: Storage Migration for AppStacks (http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/?p=2236)By Jeremy Wheeler Inside of App Volumes you can accomplish a storage migration between different SANs using the feature called 'Storage Groups,' provided you have shared storage between App Volume Managers. If you don't, I recommend creating a temporary LUN/Volume to accomplish this migration. If you are performing a migration on a large scale, such […]

     

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    Manually Copying an App Volumes AppStack (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7621)By Gina Daly, Technical Writer for Technical Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware, and Dean Flaming, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager | Lighthouse and End-User-Computing Enablement, VMware Perhaps you have migrated or installed a new App Volumes Manager server, and want to know how you can import or share AppStacks. There are two scenarios to consider. Scenario 1: […]

     

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    AirWatch supports Samsung KNOX Mobile Enrollment (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36178)Samsung has announced KNOX Mobile Enrollment. This enrollment program will allow IT administrators to program devices into an MDM system in bulk. Prior to this setup IT administrators were tasked with setting up each individual device separately. Each device had to be unpacked, charged and connected to Wi-Fi. After these steps, the MDM software had […]

     


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    Introducing...VMware Collaboration Bundle (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1744)Read up on how this will help your customers embrace the mobile cloud era by bringing secure content collaboration to their work place. This powerful integration of Socialcast by VMware, AirWatch Video, and AirWatch Content Locker aggregates content, drives organizational alignment, discovers experts, and connects applications and people with content, social networking, and video services.

     

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MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

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    VMUG Wiki Update and Thank You (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6113)This blogpost is really one long thank you to individual who helped me get the VMUG Wiki of the ground. His name is Jack Collins and I met him via friend of mine in the town where I live. Jack’s been very helpful to me and the VMUG Wiki project by painstakingly converting the many […]

     

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    Bonjour, je m’appelle EVO:RAIL (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6102)One of my favorite gags at UK VMUGs when I’m asked to present on EVO:RAIL is to start a demo off in a different language. It’s largely to put the wind up my fellow Brits, as we are somewhat notorious for not being able to speak other European languages. Generally, the British response to being […]

     

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    Introducing the Top vBlog 2015 Virtual Coin (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5879)The physical Top vBlog 2015 commemorative coins are being mailed out to the Top 50 winners this year. If you don’t have your coin yet you should in the next 1-2 weeks. I’ve had people ask about logos to display on their blogs so I’ve hired a graphic designer to P2V the coins for me. … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Upcoming webinar: Boosting Storage Performance from the Server Side (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5882)Join Infinio and the mad chief scientist from Deep Storage himself, Howard Marks for a webinar on May 7th at 10:00am PST to find out how using compute server resources to accelerate storage access can bring greater levels of storage performance and flexibility to the modern data center while simultaneously helping to keep costs under control. The always … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    vBlogger Spotlight: Jason Boche (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5875)Follow @jasonboche Top vBlog 2015 is over but I’m still continuing my vBlogger Spotlight series to shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on Jason Boche, a good friend of mine from way back to the days when we were VMTN … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    Scheduling Veeam Backup Free Edition backups (http://blog.mwpreston.net/?p=4441)As you might be aware Veeam has released Update 2 for it’s Backup and Replication software.  With that comes a slew of updates, integration with Endpoint Backup, vSphere 6 support, features, enhancements, bug fixes – you know the usual suspects that you might find inside of an update pack – you can see them all

     

 

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KB ARTICLES

VMware App Volumes
Installation prompt appears when browsing SharePoint WebApp Components for Office (2111247)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Manually copying an AppStack to a new or migrated App Volumes Manager server (2115440)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
App Volumes Manager fails to launch after initial install with remote SQL Database using Windows Authentication (2108131)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data
Continuent Replicator fails to connect after updating replication user’s database password (2111395)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
Preparing Triggers for Row-Based Replication (2112599)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
The Continuent Replicator service fails with the error: Event application failed: Error writing file (2113223)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware Continuent for Disaster Recovery
VMware Continuent process fails to start and does not write anything to the log file (2112233)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware ESXi
Quiescing operations cause a Windows virtual machine to panic with a Stop 24 error on ntfs.sys (2115997)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504401-BG: Updates esx-base (2114246)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504403-BG: Updates net-ixgbe (2114248)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150404001-standard (2114251)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504101-SG: Updates esx-base (2114255)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
Implementing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster using Hitachi Storage Cluster for VMware vSphere and the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (2115494)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Creating a quiesced snapshot of a Windows 2012 R2 virtual machine generates Event ID157 (2115932)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201504002 (2114245)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504402-BG: Updates tools-light (2114247)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504404-BG: Updates misc-drivers (2114250)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150404001-no-tools (2114253)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150401001s-standard (2114256)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150401001s-no-tools (2114257)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
ESXi 5.5 host loses network connectivity with Broadcom 10 GB Nics and bnx2x driver loaded (2114957)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
Creating a VMFS volume using the Add Storage wizard times out on a SolidFire iSCSI SSD Array (2115292)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware EVO:RAIL
Updating a license on a second VMware EVO:RAIL appliance (2101839)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Configuring VMware EVO:RAIL fails at 96% with the error: “An error has occurred: Try again.” (2108787)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Replacing a hardware component in VMware EVO:RAIL does not reset the hardware alarm (2113427)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware Horizon 6
Ctrl + Alt + Insert is not sent to the View Agent (2113860)
Date Published: 4/27/2015
Unable to retrieve a license for the display protocol. Please contact your system administrator (2114579)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware Horizon Mirage
Mirage Management/Mirage Server fails to install because of FIPS compliant algorithms group policy (2110171)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Mirage Client Service starts and stops immediately due to .NET Framework bitness misconfiguration (2110436)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware IT Business Management Advanced
Cannot change the length property of UDF field Phone Number for Object user in VMware IT Business Management Enterprise (2114739)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware Mirage
Mirage endpoint machines with Sophos SafeGuard may display blue diagnostic screen with error 0x0000007B (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE) after Pivot (2111573)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Mirage logs auto uploaded to FTP using WinSCP (2115300)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

Mirage Client removal with the cleanstate option may cause permission change in folders (2113859)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor
VMware NSX for Multi Hypervisor 4.x Manager Updates section displays Current Version: Unknown (2111196)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware NSX for vSphere
NSX Manager version 6.x becomes non-responsive (2115459)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware ThinApp
Testing a native application with a virtual command prompt (2114114)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware User Environment Manager
In the VMware User Environment Manager Management Console text-less buttons appears on Native Asian Windows installation (2115814)
Date Published: 4/29/2015
Fulfillment of VMware User Environment Manager 8.6 for Horizon 6 Enterprise Edition Customers (2115597)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vCenter Server
Launching a console connection to a virtual machine fails with the error: Unable to connect to the MKS: Could not connect to pipe \\.\pipe\vmware-authdpipe within retry period (2115126)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Upgrading VMware vCenter Server with an Oracle Database from 5.x to 6.0 fails with the error: The user associated with the DSN has insufficient privileges (2115398)
Date Published: 4/28/2015
Storage DRS automation task reverts disk rules to default (2112843)
Date Published: 4/27/2015
Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: “Source vCenter Server schema validation found an issue.” (2113439)
Date Published: 4/27/2015

VMware vCenter Server Appliance
The Autodeploy TFTP Service is unreachable on vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2116018)
Date Published: 5/1/2015

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Heartbeat datastores get unmounted during a VMware Site Recovery Manager failover operation causing a HA error (2115919)
Date Published: 5/1/2015

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Running Data Collection on a new VMware vRealize Orchestrator endpoint in VMware vRealize Automation fails with the error: full authentication is required to access this resource (2112093)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vCloud Networking and Security
vShield Manager version 5.5.4.x becomes non-responsive (2114813)
Date Published: 4/30/2015
VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Configuring Oracle 11g for monitoring in VMware vCenter Hyperic Server and VMware vFabric Hyperic Server (2114740)
Date Published: 4/28/2015

VMware vRealize Business Advanced
Redirecting an HTTP page to HTTPS in VMware vRealize Business Advanced/Enterprise (2115573)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager
VMware vRealize Operations Manager performs unreliably after a data node crashes (2116021)
Date Published: 5/1/2015
VMware vRealize Operations Manager SCOM 3.1 adapter fails collecting for all objects with the CommVault alert reporting as: :{0} (2115866)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware vRealize Orchestrator
WebViews missing from VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6.x (2114405)
Date Published: 4/29/2015

VMware vShield Edge
Enabling and disabling SSLv3 encryption on VMware vShield Edge (CVE-2014-3566) (2115288)
Date Published: 4/30/2015

VMware vSphere Data Protection
Collecting VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.x diagnostic information (2115293)
Date Published: 5/1/2015

DISCLAIMER

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

nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 7.18

Posted by nisserow May 23, 2015

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Hie everyone, welcome to this weeks TAM Source Newsletter where we try and bring you the latest news from around the VMware world. This week we have another excellent blog post from our resident TAM Jason Gaudreau titled “The Importance of Business Outcomes”.

 

The Importance of Business Outcomes

As technologists, most IT professionals have a hard time connecting the dots between technology solutions and business value. This predicament isn’t something relegated only to system engineers and middle managers; it can extend to IT directors and CIOs, too. When working with business leadership, it can be difficult for most IT professionals to describe the benefits of deploying IT solutions. [Read More…]

 

I hope you have a fantastic and productive week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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San Fran

tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

 

VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

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GENERAL NEWS

 

 

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Miscellaneous

Protecting datacenters using GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender on VMware vSphere 5.x infrastructure (2115059)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware App Volumes

F1-Help option failing while using MS visio appstack created with Office in the base image on App Volume deployment. (2114831)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data

Fixing MySQL error: Too many connections (2108632)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Continuent tpm commend fails with the error: Unable to find any host configurations for the data service specified (2111874)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware Continuent for Clustering

Troubleshooting Continuent cctrl lists a Manager in a stopped state (2109630)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Changing Continuent Manager Ping method (2108752)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware Continuent for Disaster Recovery

Continuent Replicator fails after a slave database is restored (2111490)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware ESXi

Moving an existing RDM to a different VM (2107923)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

dvUplinks are inconsistent after adding hosts to the Nexus 1000V causing host profile compliance problems (2109651)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Identifying supported firmware for Emulex adapters and VMware ESXi (2113294)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Virtual Machine Messages are automatically dismissed after 4 minutes (2113542)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Backing up a virtual machine with Change Block Tracking (CBT) enabled fails after upgrading to VMware ESXi 6.0 (2114076)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Windows Failover Clustering on VMware ESXi Cluster Across Box using shared physical mode RDM reports a critical error in the Windows event logs (2114741)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Configuring CA signed certificates for ESXi 6.0 hosts (2113926)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Installing or Upgrading VMware tools version 9.10.0 (ESXi 6.0GA) on a Dutch version of Windows Server 2008 R2 fails with the error: VMware Tools Setup Wizard ended prematurely (2114476)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

VMware Horizon

Restricting remote desktop access using tags is not yet implemented in a Cloud Pod architecture (2111440)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware Horizon View Client for Windows

Mouse focus jumps to the center of a Horizon View Client window after minimizing or closing an application (2112346)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware User Environment Manager

Licensing for VMware User Environment Manager 8.6 (2114909)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware vCenter Server

vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client fail to start after upgrading the operating system from to Windows Server 2012 R2 (2112741)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Silent installation of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with external SQL database using Windows Authentication fails at pre-install check (2113799)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Powering on a virtual machine fails with error: Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU (2113838)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 6.0 fails during pre-install check (2113819)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Administrator access is downgraded to read-only in vCenter Server 6.0 (2114561)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Upgrading VMware vCenter Server from 5.x to 6.0 fails with the error: The user associated with the DSN has insufficient privileges. (2114754)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Attempting to join an Appliance-based Platform Services Controller or vCenter Server to a vSphere domain fails with error: ERROR_TOO_MANY_NAMES (2114233)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory Service’s Individual Data Providers (2113435)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Upgrading VMware Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8, causes SRM to disappear from the Virtual Infrastructure Client (thick client) (2108303)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 plug-in is not accessible in the vSphere Web Client (2108307)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware vCenter Update Manager

Security scan is reporting an issue with MSXML4.dll that is used by VMware Update Manager 5.5 (2113837)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

Restoring the VMware vShield Manager configuration fails with the error: Global lock aquisition failed (2112342)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware View

Cannot launch IE8 when UAC is enabled with the View Agent 6.0.2 installed (2109274)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware Virtual Disk Development

Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 5.5.3 initialization fails when triggering backup/restore through rsh server of Windows SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications) (2114752)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

VMware Virtual SAN

Upgrading the VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) on-disk format version from 1 to 2 (2113221)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Change the date, time, or time zone of a vApp-based vRealize Operations Manager node (2108686)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

Change a vApp-based vRealize Operations Manager node hostname (2108689)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

VMware vSphere Data Protection

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 5.5.x and later reports false completion status of Never for backup jobs (2114404)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Running VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) backup fails with the error: Error 10058 (2107789)

Date Published: 4/24/2015

VMware vSphere Replication

Disabling virtual machine replication from the command line (2106946)

Date Published: 4/23/2015

Registering or re-registering the VMware vSphere Replication 6.0 appliance fails with the error: The vCenter Server is not correctly registered in LookupService after replacing the vCenter Server certificates (2112332)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance

Upgrading vSphere VSA completes with the error: Appliance upgrade completed successfully but VSA Cluster Service upgrade failed. You must manually upgrade this component to ensure the cluster remains fully functional. Refer to VSA Upgrade KB for details. (2105515)

Date Published: 4/20/2015

VMware vSphere Web Client

After updating Google Chrome to Version 42 or later, vSphere Web Client Integration Plugin 5.x no longer functions (2114800)

Date Published: 4/22/2015

VMware vSphere Web Services SDK

Re-configuring two vNICs simultaneously by invoking reconfigVM_Task() API causes Virtual Machine network disconnect in ESXi 5.5 (2114609)

Date Published: 4/21/2015

 

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VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 7.17

Posted by nisserow May 23, 2015

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Hi everyone, and welcome to the last edition of the VMware TAM Source Newsletter. This week we have a very interesting TAM related blog post of you to read. As a TAM we are mostly generalist’s knowing all there is at a very broad level as well as some subject matter expertise. What happens if you want a specific skill for your organization. This week we introduce you to our NSX TAM offering which is exclusively focused around our NSX solution.

 

Ensuring Success with VMware NSX TAM Services
By Curtis Miller

 

For networking, VMware NSX is a game-changer in the same way VMware vSphere was for data center servers. NSX virtualizes and consolidates legacy networking functionality back into a hypervisor. As a result, adding or changing network capabilities no longer requires the costly replacement of networking gear. It’s all software based—so upgrades are now just a right-click away. [more…]

 

I hope you have a productive week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

image011.png LOCAL TRAINING CLASSES

 

San Fran

tinyurl.com/m4wmen5 for full list

 

VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

  • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
  • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
  • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
    • New: Take the vSphere Feature Usage 2.0 Survey here.
    • New: The vSphere 6 Hardening Guide public beta 1 is now available here.  Feedback will be received here.
Operations Management:
  • New: On-Demand: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • New: vRealize Operations Management Pack for vCloud Director v3.0 is now available from the Solutions Exchange here.
    • New: As illustrated in this infographic, vRealize Operations Insight is a unified solution that delivers intelligent IT operations management — from apps to storage — for businesses of all sizes.
    • What is vRealize Air Compliance?  Learn about it here.
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
    • Approval Policies: It’s All About the People – click here
    • Top 10 Tips for Cloud-Based Service Automation can be found here.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
    • New: VMware transforms hybrid cloud security for mobile users by integrating micro-segmentation.  Read morehere.
    • New: Reference design for deploying NSX with Cisco UCS and Nexus 9000 infrastructure is here.
    • New: Managing VMware NSX Edge and Manager Certificates: click here.
Storage:
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
    • New: Learn about All Paths Down (APD) and Permanent Device Loss (PDL) here.
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
    • New: Read the DR-to-the-Cloud Best Practices white paper here.
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • New: On-Demand: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
    • Why Service Owners are Integral to IT-as-a-Service Delivery – click here
Desktop:
  • New:On-Demand: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and Management
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    • New:If you’re interested in VDI and Security, read this article: Thanks to Horizon 6.1, VDI finally has some inherent security benefits over physical desktops. 
      • Quote: "So congrats, VMware. You've made VDI inherently more secure than physical desktops.* (* When using Horizon 6.1 and NSX.) I haven’t seen a lot of VDI platform things that are really exciting lately, but I like this a lot. "
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
Scheduled Webinar Events:Apr 28: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SANMay 5: An Introduction to Customizing and Extending vRealize Automation (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series)May 13: Organizing for the Cloud: Practical Tips to Develop the Skills You Need (TAM Customer Webcast Series)May 20: vR Automation: Integrate with Anything (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)May 21: VMware vForum Online Spring 2015 (From your desk, explore What’s New from VMware, test-drive Hands on Labs, attend up to 16 breakout sessions, engage in technical chat sessions, and win prizes)May 22: The Myths and Realities of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 3: vR Automation: Cloud Business Management with vRealize Business (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NCJun 15: VVOLs, Storage – led by Cormac Hogan (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Mar 24: Call for Papers opened (closes Apr 28)
  • May 5: Registration opens

 

VMUG100,000 members strong!  This vibrant VMware community welcomes you to network, learn best practices, and share ideas about VMware solutions.Program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!  (Product license keys now support three hosts.)- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- VMUG wiki: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)- On-Demand: VMUG 2015 Virtual Event (available until May 17)

 

Scheduled VMUG Webinar Events:Apr 28: Overcoming Performance Limitations with Flash Storage (Dell)May 5: Deliver High-Performance Graphically-Accelerated VDI (purestorage)May 19: Extend the Benefits of Workspace Environment Management to Virtual Desktops and Apps Using VMware App Volumes, UEM, vRealize Ops, and More (VMware)Jun 2: The Potential Business Value of Low-Latency Flash (tegile)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC
VMware Education:
  • New Courses!
    • VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6] - click here
    • VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.1] - click here
    • On-Demand:
      • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.8] - click here
      • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [6.0] – click here
    • FREE eLearning:
      • Software-Defined Storage eLearning – click here
      • Data Center Virtualization eLearning – click here
  • New VMware Certified Associate (VCA) level certifications!
    • VMware Certified Associate 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCA6-DCV) - click here
    • VMware Certified Associate 6 – Desktop and Mobility (VCA6-DTM) - click here
  • Common Customer Questions Regarding the PSC in vSphere v6.0
  • New VMware Open Source projects will accelerate Enterprise Adoption of cloud-native applications.  Read about Project Lightwave and Project Photon here and here.  In summary:
    • Lightwave is an open-source container identity and access control solution.
    • Photon is an open-source lightweight Linux container host runtime optimized for running containers optimized for VMware’s hypervisor.
  • vRealize Production Test was just released!  This is an add-on component to the vRealize Suite that ensures the operational status of vRealize Suite deployments from their initial deployment stages to ongoing Production Testing.  Emphasis was placed on vRA and vR Ops.  Get it here.
  • Want to brush up on My VMware, Licensing, and Account Management?  Watch this collection of videos that offer How To instructions, troubleshooting, and tips and tricks concerning the My VMware portal.
  • Interested in how VMware “eats it’s own dog food” by using its own tools & solutions?  Read this article to learn how VMware saves $5 million annually by reducing end-to-end provisioning time by employing SDDC internally.
  • FLING! The PowerCLi Cmdlet for NFS Fling is now live here.
  • Hands-on Labs:  The vSphere 6 lab HOL-SDC-1410 – What’s New with vSphere 6 has been updated here.
  • Get new book DevOps for VMware Administrators here.
  • Read about the path to hyper-converged infrastructure for the enterprise here.
If you missed it last week….
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GENERAL NEWS

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    Nested ESXi on vCloud Air (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=5210)One of the benefits of having vSphere as the virtual infrastructure for vCloud Air is ability to run a wide variety of guest operating systems. This includes hypervisors such as ESXi, which can be installed within vCloud Air as a virtual machine. The solution, commonly referred to as Nested ESXi, opens the door to a […]

     

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    Connecting vCloud Air Services (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=5311)VMware vCloud Air offers different ways to purchase and consume cloud resources based on whether you need resources physically isolated from other tenants or on a multi-tenant platform, and whether you purchase via a subscription or based on consumption in a pay-as-you-go manner. However, there are times where you have workloads that are better fit […]

     

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    Enterprise mobility news recap: April 20 – 24 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=36001)This past week was full of significant reports as the earnings from Q1 were reported to the public. Mobile payments are making leeway into innovative companies, and Facebook’s mobile user base is continuing to increase. To celebrate a solid performance in VMware earnings from the first quarter, AirWatch employees in Atlanta and Milton Keynes enjoyed […]

     

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    AirWatch and VMware ready to address security at RSA (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=35914)Beginning today, the AirWatch and VMware booth is ready for RSA! The four-day cyber security conference is hosted at the Moscone Center in San Francisco today through Thursday. This year’s RSA theme is “Change: Challenge today’s security thinking.” To help meet this theme, AirWatch and VMware will be participating in several speaking sessions and events […]

     


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PARTNER

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    Quarterly Partner Briefing Portal Launched (http://blogs.vmware.com/partnernews/?p=1719)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 portal features videos with product launch news and updates around vSphere, Virtual SAN, vCloud Suite, vSphere with Operations Management, VMware Integrated […]

     

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MORE NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM AROUND THE WEB

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    Requirements Driven Data Center (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16166)Advertise here with BSA I’ve been thinking about the term Software Defined Data Center for a while now. It is a great term “software defined” but it seems that many agree that things have been defined by software for a long time now. When talking about SDDC with customers it is typically referred to as the ability to abstract, pool […] " Requirements Driven Data Center " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential…

     

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    Spinning Gold with the PowerCLI Cookbook (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13177)I recently poured through the newly released PowerCLI Cookbook - here's the results of my reading adventures! The post Spinning Gold with the PowerCLI Cookbook appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Writing PowerShell Code Compatible with PowerCLI Modules and Snapins Using GitHub for your PowerCLI Scripts Automating vSphere Replication Bandwidth Limits with PowerCLI Rockin’ VMTurbo’s Operations Manager with UCS Integration New SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 6.1 Creates…

     

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    On vSphere Upgrades, Version Numbers, and Semantic Versioning (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13166)In which I riff a bit on when to upgrade vSphere, the importance of version numbers, and how semantic versioning plays into the mix. The post On vSphere Upgrades, Version Numbers, and Semantic Versioning appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: vSphere Client 5.5 U2 offers Restricted Edit of Hardware Version 10 VMs The Bajillion Spiffy Upgrades to vRealize Operations 6.0 vSphere 6.0 Web Client: Still Flash, But Vastly Better User Experience vSphere 4.x Approaching End of General Support …

     

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    Introducing VMUG’s WIKI (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6069)Hi there, and thank you for reading this. It’s with great delight that I’m able to write to you today about a big project for VMUG and our great community. It’s called “WIKI” and I want to explain what it is and what inspired its creation. Some years ago, John Troyer floated the idea of […]

     

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    My VVols guest post on VMware’s storage blog (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5830)As I’ve been pretty involved with 3PAR support for VVols during my day job at HP, my VMware storage marketing counterpart contacted me and wanted me to write a guest post on their storage blog on implementing VVols on 3PAR. So if you are interested in that head on over there and give it a … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    3 new vendors added to the VMware Virtual Volumes Compatibility Guide (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5816)I posted about a month ago that only 4 vendors supported VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) on Day 1 of the vSphere launch. Now a month later 3 more vendors have completed their certification of VVols with vSphere 6 and have been added to the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide: NetApp, Hitachi (HDS) and Fujitsu. The following … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

     

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    vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 15: VCSA vCenter Install (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2799)Advertise here with BSA If you are a VCSA (vCenter server appliance) convert, and wish to use the vCenter server appliance, this post is for you! It assumes you already have an external VCSA PSC setup, per Part 10. So this post will walk you through a similar deployment process, but this time install vCenter instead of a PSC. If you’ve […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 15: VCSA vCenter Install appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0…

     

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    vRealize Orchestrator service won’t start (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5420)So the other day i ran in to a problem where i couldn’t connect to my vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) formerly known as vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) version 5.5.2 server using the vCO client. It was working perfectly fine before a restart of the Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine (VM), required because of Windows patching. When … Continue reading »

     

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    Problem reading mime attachment in vRealize Orchestrator (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5403)A few days ago i had to create a vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) formerly known as vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) workflow that reads a file. For that you can use the MimeAttachement type. What i didn’t know was that once you read the file its content will be cached internally in vRO and since i need to run the vRO … Continue reading »

     

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    VMware Horizon – Creating shortcut (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16159)Using VMware View was possible set specific shortcuts using the View client CLI in order to automatically open a specific virtual desktop. The CLI has not changed (at least not so much) in the recent Horizon View Client, but starting from version 3.0 there are also new options. The old approach was build a Windows shortcut like this one: "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Client\bin\wswc.exe" -desktopName "RESOURCENAME" -serverURL VIEWPORTAL -userName USER…

     

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    VMware cloud-native applications vision (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16268)It’s not a secret that there are several changes in enterprise, not only in the infrastructure part, but also on how applications are developed and operated (for example with DevOps), how they’re architected (for example with micro-services apps), and how they’re deployed (for example with Docker and containers). The agility of (public) cloud and the possibility that offer brings new type of applications called “cloud-native” as they’re may or must re-designed for the mobile-cloud era. Those…

     

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    vSphere Replication Add-On registration and Folder issue. (http://www.bussink.ch/?p=1647)While deploying recently the vSphere Replication solution on an infrastructure, I found myself confronted with a strange situation. I had deployed the vSphere Replication 6.0 appliance (Management and Replication), I was looking to add a 2nd vSphere Replication appliance to the primary site. Yet, once the Add-On vSphere Replication appliance was deployed, I was not able to […] (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)

     

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    What Makes a Quality VCDX Submission (http://www.chriscolotti.us/?p=4732)I get this question a lot and I plan on updating a few slides for upcoming VCDX Workshops to address it.  In the past the workshop certainly focusses on the defense day, but I am reminded today of some things that make a proper submission.  Actually there is probably a good list of things NOT ... The post What Makes a Quality VCDX Submission appeared first on Chris Colotti's Blog.

     

 

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KB ARTICLES

 

VMware Continuent for Analytics and Big Data

Troubleshooting VMware Continuent (2111836)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Troubleshooting VMware Continuent Installation (2111857)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Collecting Diagnostic Information for VMware Continuent (2111859)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Initializing shell environment for VMware Continuent (2105429)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Troubleshooting VMware Continuent Upgrades (2111858)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

VMware Continuent for Disaster Recovery

Getting Started with VMware Continuent (2111831)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Troubleshooting VMware Continuent Replication (2111856)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

VMware ESXi

RHEL Guest Operating system reports warning: [Gtk] Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: clearlooks (2114439)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Unable to install device drivers when installing VMware Tools on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (2111936)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

Assigning license to an ESXi host fails with the error “A specified parameter was not correct: licenseKey” (2113948)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

Enabling or Disabling VAAI ATS heartbeat (2113956)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

VMware Horizon

Initializing Cloud Pod Architecture fails with the error “no Global instance can be found” (2112753)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

VMware Horizon View

The CBRC status on a host repeatedly toggles between enabled and disabled (2113875)

Date Published: 4/15/2015

VMware IT Business Management Advanced

IT Business Management Advanced and Enterprise JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2112258)

Date Published: 4/13/2015

VMware Mirage

VMware Horizon Mirage is not FIPS complaint (2045286)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

VMware NSX for vSphere

ESXi lockdown mode support with VMware NSX for vSphere (2112867)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)

Steps to Configure and Import Users from LDAP (2112500)

Date Published: 4/13/2015

VMware vCenter Operations Manager for View

Multiple Horizon View connection servers are shown as parent objects for a single Horizon View desktop session (2113969)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vCenter Server 5.5 – VIMPatch-5.5.0-2646481-20150401 (2111333)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

vCenter Single Sign-On and Platform Services Controller High Availability Compatibility Matrix (2112736)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

HostProfiles compliance check for clusters fails with error: A general system error occurred: Runtime fault (2113247)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

Autodeployed ESXi 5.5 host fails to exit Maintenance Mode after changing the serial, BIOS UUID, Product, Vendor, or MAC address while keeping the same IP address for the ESXi host (2113636)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Configuring PSC 6.0 High Availability after upgrading from SSO 5.5 High Availability (2110879)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

Repointing the vCenter Server 6.0 to a Platform Services Controller (2113917)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Upgrading to vCenter Appliance 6.0 fails with the error: Export path provided does not have enough disk space. (2113947)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

Deploying multiple virtual machines in VMware vCenter Server 5.x and 6.0.x from the same template fails with the error: vmdk access error (2114026)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Unable to edit virtual machine settings to connect to CD/DVD image on a local disk in vSphere Web Client 6.0 (2114139)

Date Published: 4/15/2015

Logging in to VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with a domain user fails with the error: A server error occurred (2111354)

Date Published: 4/15/2015

Full Patch for VMware vCenter Server 6.0 (2111640)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

JRE Patch for VMware vCenter Server 6.0 (2111641)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

Configuring Windows PSC 6.0 High Availability for vSphere 6.0 (2113085)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Installing vCenter Server Appliance 5.x with an external Oracle Database fails with the error: Failed to execute ‘/usr/sbin/vpxd_servicecfg ‘db’ ‘test’ ‘oracle’ (2114010)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

Replacing certificates in an existing Platform Services Controller 6.0 High Availability configuration (2113089)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

Configuring PSC 6.0 High Availability for vSphere 6.0 using vCenter Server 6.0 Appliance (2113315)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

SRM 5.8 recovery plan wizard does not display all VDS network port groups (2113857)

Date Published: 4/13/2015

Site Recovery Manager 5.5.1.5 Express Patch Release (2111994)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

VMware vCenter Update Manager

Exporting VMware vSphere Update Manager logs fail with the error: Error reading registry (2112208)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

VMware vCloud Air

Hardware Version 11 unsupported in VMware vCloud Air (2109778)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

VMware vCloud Connector

vCloud Connector 2.7.1 Patch Release for JRE Update to Fix CVE-2014-6593 (2114446)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

VMware vCloud Director

Viewing allocated IP addresses in VMware vCloud Director appears to display duplicate IP addresses in use. (2113622)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

Powering on deployed a vApp in vCloud Director 5.5 fails with the error: DV portgroup dvs.pg.uuid is not found in the inventory after creation (2113628)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

VMware vCloud Networking and Security

Inactive Virtual NICs view reported for virtual machine network adapter when SpoofGuard is disabled in VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.x and NSX for vSphere 6.x (2112343)

Date Published: 4/13/2015

VMware vCloud Usage Meter

Upgrade for Usage Meter 3.3.3 (2114239)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Uploading a PAK file to VMware vRealize Operations 6.0.x fails if left unattended (2109766)

Date Published: 4/14/2015

Cannot expand an existing cluster when legacy management packs are installed (2114414)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

After upgrading to VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon 6.1 you are unable to pair the Broker Agent with the Horizon adapter (2111238)

Date Published: 4/15/2015

Change a vApp-based vRealize Operations Manager node from static IP to DHCP or vice versa (2108687)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

Change the IP address of a vRealize Operations Manager node in a multiple-node cluster (2108697)

Date Published: 4/16/2015

VMware vSphere Data Protection

Allowing a client to run a backup job for more than 24 hours in VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) (2109662)

Date Published: 4/17/2015

VMware vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication 5.5.1.5 Express Patch Release (2112008)

Date Published: 4/16/2015


 

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VMware TAM Source 7.16

Posted by nisserow May 23, 2015

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Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of the VMware TAM Source Newsletter. Last week we introduced an expanded webcast and training section. I hope you find it useful. We are working on this section to ensure that it is accurate but please be aware that there is always the possibility of errors in this or any of our content. Please let your TAM know if you cannot find anything listed.

 

There have also been a number of new VMware Security Advisories this week. Please take a look at them here: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories and discuss these with your TAM if you have any concerns. Here is a summary:

 

VMSA-2015-0003.4

VMware product updates address critical information disclosure issue in JRE

Issue date: 2015-04-02

Updated on: 2015-04-17

 

I wish you all a fantastic and productive week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

 

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VMware TAM WEBCASTS

 

Official VMware Webcast Site: click here

 

 

On-Demand Webinars:

SDDC:

Operations Management:
  • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
  • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
  • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
  • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
  • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
  • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
  • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
  • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
    • Log Insight SSL Certificate Management – click here
    • Log Insight 2.5: Backup and Recovery:
    • vRealize Operations Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop was just released.  Read about it here.
    • vRealize Operations Management Pack for OpenStack 1.5 is now available from the Solutions Exchange here.
    • vRealize Operations Content Pack for Log Insight 1.0 is now available from the Solutions Exchange here.  Read more about it here.
    • What is vRealize Air Compliance?  Learn about it here.
Automation:
  • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
    • Approval Policies: It’s All About the People – click here
    • Top 10 Tips for Cloud-Based Service Automation can be found here.
Networking:
  • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
  • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
  • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
    • Learn more about VMware’s new NSX TAM Services here.
Storage:
  • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
  • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
    • Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
    • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
Disaster Recovery:
  • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
  • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
    • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
Cloud:
  • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
  • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
    • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
    • Why Service Owners are Integral to IT-as-a-Service Delivery – click here
Desktop:
  • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
Troubleshooting:
  • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
Scheduled Webinar Events:Apr 20: Microservices, Containers, and More: VMware for Next-Generation ApplicationsApr 21: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud AirApr 22: Getting More Out of vRealize Automation, No Scripting Required (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series)Apr 23: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and ManagementApr 28: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SANMay 5: An Introduction to Customizing and Extending vRealize Automation (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)May 13: Organizing for the Cloud (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)May 20: vR Automation: Integrate with Anything (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)May 22: The Myths and Realities of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 3: vR Automation: Cloud Business Management with vRealize Business (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NCJun 15: VVOLs, Storage – led by Cormac Hogan (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)Jun 17: Using vRealize Automation and NSX to Deploy and Secure Multi-tiered Applications (Getting More out of vRealize Operations 6.0 Webinar Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
  • Mar 24: Call for Papers opened (closes Apr 28)
  • May 5: Registration opens

 

VMUG Webcasts scheduled:New program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!  (Product license keys now support three hosts.)- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)- On-Demand: VMUG 2015 Virtual Event (available until May 17)

 

Apr 21: Stimulating NFS Access Using Server Side Resources (pernixdata)May 5: Deliver High-Performance Graphically-Accelerated VDI (purestorage)May 19: Extend the Benefits of Workspace Environment Management to Virtual Desktops and Apps Using VMware App Volumes, UEM, vRealize Ops, and More (VMware)Jun 2: The Potential Business Value of Low-Latency Flash (tegile)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC VMware Education:
  • New VMware Certified Associate (VCA) level certifications:
    • VMware Certified Associate 6 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCA6-CMA) - click here
    • VMware Certified Associate 6 – Hybrid Cloud (VCA6-HC) - click here
    • VMware Certified Associate 6 – Network Virtualization (VCA6-NV) - click here
  • And in case you missed it, these VCP6 certifications were posted last week…  (Read about the new classes here.  Watch this video to review program changes.)
    • VCP6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) - click here
    • VCP6 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP6-CMA) - click here
    • VCP6 - Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM) - click here
    • VCP6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) - click here
  • On Demand Courseware!
    • New courses:
      • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.] (self-service, cloud-based) - clickhere
      • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.8] - click here
    • Find all the latest On Demand courses here
If you missed it last week….
VMware offers many ways to get trained in VMware products and solutions.  These include Classroom, Live Online, Online self-paced, Lab Connect, On Demand, Instructional Videos, ViewPoint Webinar Series, VMware TV on YouTube, Partner University, Hands On Labs, The Learning Zone, SolutionTracks, Demos on Demand, Online Events, Local Events, Beta classes, VMworld, Partner Exchange, Partner Library, vBrownbag, and VMUGs.  If you’d like to learn more about any of these, please reach out and let me know.

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    KB ARTICLES

    VMware ESXi
    VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0 hostd logs sent to an external syslog collector have a timestamp of: NoneZ (2111202)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015
    VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201504001 (2111975)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015
    VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201504401-BG: Updates esx-base (2111976)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015
    VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-standard (2111978)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015
    VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release – ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-no-tools (2111979)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015
    VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504201-BG: Updates esx-base (2112675)
    Date Published: 4/7/2015
    VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150402001-standard (2112676)
    Date Published: 4/7/2015
    VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20150402001-no-tools (2112678)
    Date Published: 4/7/2015
    Versions of Active Directory supported in VMware ESXi (2113023)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015
    Support for Lenovo System x series server CBB Providers on ESXi 5.x and later (2113580)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015
    Support for Lenovo System x series server Firmware Update Provider Broker on ESXi 5.x and later (2113584)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015
    VMFS datastore file locks fail to clear (2113615)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015
    Support for partner integrations with vShield Endpoint and vCloud Networking and Security (2105558)
    Date Published: 4/8/2015
    VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201504001 (2112672)
    Date Published: 4/7/2015
    Support for Lenovo System x series servers IMM providers on ESXi 5.x and later (2113568)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015
    Support for Lenovo Avago Firmware Updater for System x series servers on ESXi 5.x and later (2113583)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015

    VMware Fusion
    Launching VMware Fusion gives an error: File Not Found (2109701)
    Date Published: 4/7/2015

    VMware Horizon
    Enable partners to validate Virtual Volumes at scale with Horizon View workflows (2109267)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015

    VMware Horizon View Client
    Remote application resolution issues in Horizon Client for Mac OS X on an iMac with Retina 5K Display (2111550)
    Date Published: 4/7/2015

    VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
    vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.7 JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2112011)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015
    vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.6 JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2113178)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015
    VMware vCenter Log Insight
    vRealize Log Insight 1.x and 2.x JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2113235)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015

    VMware vCenter Server
    Logging in to a VMware vCenter Server Single Sign-On deployment with the VMware vSphere Web Client results in an error: Client is not authenticated to VMware Inventory Service (2112027)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015Logging into the vCenter Server with Use Sessions Credentials fails with error: User name and password are required (2112731)
    Date Published: 4/6/2015The upgrade or installation of vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: Installation of Component VCSServiceManager failed with error code ’1603′. Check the logs for more details. (2113068)
    Date Published: 4/8/2015Unable to install vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows due to the message: 8176MB of memory is required for the selected deployment type. (2113604)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015

    VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    The VMware VirtualCenter Server service to stop on the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 with a large number of SOAP sessions (2111259)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015
    In the vSphere Web Client in vCenter Server 6.0 the Hardware Status tab reports: No host data available (2112847)
    Date Published: 4/6/2015
    VMware Platform Services Controller 6.0 FAQs (2113115)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015The vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 allows Web Client and Virtual Appliance Management root access while SSH and shell access fails with: permission denied (2111212)
    Date Published: 4/6/2015
    How to configure NTP on the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 (2113610)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015

    VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
    Prerequisites for VMware’s vCloud Air Disaster Recovery (2113424)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015

    VMware vCloud Director
    vApp, virtual machine or allocation pool virtual machine displays a system alert: Virtual Machine’s memory reservation was modified (2112399)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015

    VMware vRealize Automation
    Testing the connection to the embedded VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.x vRealize Orchestrator fails with the error: Cannot connect to Orchestrator server (2112679)
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    VMware vRealize Automation Desktop
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    Date Published: 4/10/2015

    VMware vRealize Operations Manager
    vCenter Server users cannot be deleted or hidden in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x (2112914)
    Date Published: 4/6/2015
    Access control pages display the same information in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x (2112930)
    Date Published: 4/6/2015

    VMware vRealize Operations Manager (Standalone)
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    Date Published: 4/6/2015

    VMware vRealize Operations Manager
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    Date Published: 4/9/2015

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    Hi everyone, expanding the newsletter and providing as much useful information for you to digest each week is our goal. We are therefore really excited to announce that our webcast section has been extensively expanded. There is now many new sections and interesting links and information provided in this expanded section all geared towards helping you get the most out of VMware solutions in your organization.

     

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    • On-Demand: The Software-Defined Data Center: the Future of IT
    • On-Demand: A Practical Roadmap to Moving Beyond Server Virtualization
    • Every Wednesday, 3pm EST: VMware Communities Roundtable
      • NEW: Green vs Grey: Rethinking Your IT Operations – click here
      • Does vSphere v6.0 change the way you architect your environment?  Read more here.
    Operations Management:
    • On-Demand: Log Insight Deep Dive
    • On-Demand: Performance & Troubleshooting – Improving Quality of Service
    • On-Demand: Operational Efficiency – Understanding Waste and Rightsizing your Environment
    • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0 Installation and the Migration from vCenter Operations v5.x
    • On-Demand: What’s New in vRealize Operations 6.0
    • On-Demand: vRealize Operations 6.0: Capacity Management and Planning
    • On-Demand: Four Ways to Maximize the Value of VMware vRealize Operations Manager
    • On-Demand: Take Virtualization to the Next Level with vSphere with Operations Management
    • On-Demand: Take control of your vSphere environment with Operations Management
    • VIDEOS: 50 new vRealize Operations 6 videos available on the vR Ops product website (on the Resources tab), covering Key Concepts, Use Cases, Installation, Analytics Badges, and How To & Tech Tips.
      • NEW:
        • Log Insight SSL Certificate Management – click here
        • Log Insight 2.5: Backup and Recovery:
        • vRealize Operations Management Pack for Citrix XenDesktop was just released.  Read about it here.
        • VMware’s Service Management Transformation Director explains here why IT service design needs to change to take advantage of DevOps, Agile, and cloud, and pointers on how to start your transformation journey.
        • vRealize Operations Management Pack for OpenStack 1.5 is now available from the Solutions Exchange here.
        • vRealize Operations Content Pack for Log Insight 1.0 is now available from the Solutions Exchange here.  Read more about it here.
      • What is vRealize Air Compliance?  Learn about it here.
    Automation:
    • On-Demand: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency – Led by Kevin Lees, VMware Principal Architect and Lead Architect for Global IT Operations Transformation.
      • NEW: Approval Policies: It’s All About the People – click here
      • Top 10 Tips for Cloud-Based Service Automation can be found here.
    Networking:
    • On-Demand: Introduction to NSX  (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
    • On-Demand: VMware NSX – Technical Overview
    • Every other Tuesday, 1pm EST: VMware NSX. Learn how VMware has applied the industry’s leading virtualization operating model to the network through this bi-weekly webinar.
      • Learn more about VMware’s new NSX TAM Services here.
    Storage:
    • On-Demand: What’s All the Buzz about Software-Defined Storage? (Learn about Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes)
    • On-Demand: What’s New in Virtual SAN v6.0 – Seeing What’s New in Storage
      • NEW: Learn about Virtual Volumes here, from Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect.
      • Hands On Lab: "What’s New in Virtual SAN 6?"  Click here!
    Disaster Recovery:
    • On-Demand: Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery in Action
    • On-Demand: Technical Demo: What’s New with vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
      • The VMware Feature Walk-Through site has content covering the vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service.  Watch it here.  (Read more about this new vCloud Air DRaaS offering here.)
    Cloud:
    • On-Demand: Set Your Cloud Agenda with VMware vCloud Air
    • On-Demand: Scale Your Mobile App Development on vCloud Air
      • NEW:
        • Learn about VMware’s “One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device” value proposition here.
        • The Cloud Architect: Change Champion for the New IT – click here
        • Why Service Owners are Integral to IT-as-a-Service Delivery – click here
    Desktop:
    • On-Demand: Accelerate Your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6
    Troubleshooting:
    • On-Demand: Webinar on Troubleshooting  VMware vSphere [V5.5], covering SSL certificates, networking, storage, VMware vCenter SSO, and more.  Read more about it here. (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)
    Scheduled Webinar Events:Apr 15: Operations Transformation: Transitioning from a Project-orientation to a Service-orientnation (TAM Customer Webcast Series) Apr 15: VMware View: Capabilities and Recent Advancements  (Business Critical Support Webinar Series)Apr 15: Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX (VMware ViewPoint Training & Certification Webinar Series)Apr 21: Build Development and Testing Environments on VMware vCloud AirApr 23: VMware Horizon: Transforming Desktop and Application Delivery and ManagementApr 28: Managing Storage Policies with VMware Virtual SANMay 13: Organizing for the Cloud (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)May 22: The Myths and Realities of Desktop as a Service (DaaS)  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NCJun 15: VVOLs, Storage – led by Cormac Hogan (TAM Customer Webcast Series) (Link forthcoming)Jul 23: 5 Ways Cloud Automation Drives Greater Cost and Operational Transparency  (TAM Customer Webcast Series)  (Link forthcoming)
    Aug 30-Sep 3: VMworld 2015
    • Mar 24: Call for Papers opened (closes Apr 28)
    • May 5: Registration opens

     

    VMUG Webcasts scheduled:New program for VMUG Advantage subscribers: EVALExperience by VMware – a renewable 365 day, non-production license so that you can access and evaluate the latest and greatest VMware products.  Click here for the press release, here for the blog, and here to sign up!  (Product license keys now support three hosts.)- VMUG eLearning Webcast Page: Click here- VMUG eLearning Center: Click here- Webcast Archive File Library: Click here  (Latest additions: Keeping Up with VMware Backup & Recovery Challenges of the Software-Defined Virtual Data Center)- On-Demand: VMUG 2015 Virtual Event (available until May 17)

     

    Apr 15: NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive (VMware)Apr 21: Stimulating NFS Access Using Server Side Resources (pernixdata)May 5: Deliver High-Performance Graphically-Accelerated VDI (purestorage)May 19: Extend the Benefits of Workspace Environment Management to Virtual Desktops and Apps Using VMware App Volumes, UEM, vRealize Ops, and More (VMware)Jun 2: The Potential Business Value of Low-Latency Flash (tegile)Jun 4: Annual Carolinas VMUG Summit in Charlotte, NC  VMware Education:
    • FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN!  Review this email’s attached spreadsheet for links to free courses, videos, and hands-on labs (your one-stop-free-training-stop)!
    • NEW KBs that explain how to locate the new vSphere Certificate Manager Utility for certificate management, along with KB articles (with embedded videos!) that provide step-by-step guidance for each of the components:
      • KB 2111219: Implementing CA-signed SSL certificates in vSphere v6.0 (Master SSL KB Article)
      • KB 2112009: Creating the proper templates
      • KB 2112277 and KB 2112278: Replacing Certificates without the VMCA
      • KB 2112016: Replacing Certificates with the VMCA as a subordinate
    • NEW CERTIFICATIONS!  (Read about the new classes here.  Watch this video to review program changes.)
      • VCP6 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP6-CMA) - click here
      • VCP6 - Desktop and Mobility (VCP6-DTM) - click here
      • VCP6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) - click here
    • FLING!
      • Have you seen this article that talks about the new VMware tool — former Fling -- that eases migration from Windows-based vCenter to the vCenter Server Appliance?  It’s called the VCS to VCVA Converter, and you can find it here.
      • VisualEsxtop can be found here.
      • The Certificate Manager Tool for vCenter Server v5.5 is now live here.
    • VMware Insights Survey will launch on 4/14.  This is VMware’s customer relationship survey.  Learn more here.  We are eager to hear from you – your voice drives actions at VMware that will improve your experiences.
    • The latest VMware Education Services ViewPoint Magazine (March 2015) can be found here.
    • Have you wondered if affinity/anti-affinity rules preserved during Cross vCenter vMotion (xVC-vMotion)?  Wonder no more by reading this.
    • More weekly news can be found here.  This week covers “The Future of Telco” Podcast, Columbia Sportswear Saves Millions with Network Virtualization, and the Digital Debate of the Internet of Things.
    If you missed it last week….
    VMware offers many ways to get trained in VMware products and solutions.  These include Classroom, Live Online, Online self-paced, Lab Connect, On Demand, Instructional Videos, ViewPoint Webinar Series, VMware TV on YouTube, Partner University, Hands On Labs, The Learning Zone, SolutionTracks, Demos on Demand, Online Events, Local Events, Beta classes, VMworld, Partner Exchange, Partner Library, vBrownbag, and VMUGs.  If you’d like to learn more about any of these, please reach out and let me know.

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          #75 vBlog Results, Azure, & Super Capacitors (http://www.datacenterdude.com/?p=2757)We review the results of the Top vBlog 2015 contest, spend some time reviewing what is going on at Microsoft Azure, and geek out on some new high-tech known as "Supercapacitors."

           

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          3CX Phone System – Installation (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16197)In the previous post I’ve talk about 3CX and their main product (3CX Phone System), its characteristics and the different users cases. Now it’s the turn to describe the installation, that it’s really simple, easy and fast, and also well describe in the Administrator Manual. As written this product require a Windows operating system, but it support several version, included client edition of Windows. From NT 6.1 (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) almost are supported, but installations on Microsoft…

           

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          3CX Phone System – Introduction (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16173)3CX is a company, founded in 2006 by Nick Galea, with a simple and clear scope: build a software PBX for Microsoft Windows platform. Could be a strange choice, considering that most of PBX are based on Linux (and there are also a lot of distributions or virtual appliance already targeted for the PBX and VoIP world), but the company as grow in those years. They develop 3CX Phone System, the software-based PBX for Microsoft Windows which not only replaces proprietary phone systems, but it also delivers a…

           

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          Login PI 1.0 (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16290)LoginVSI announce that Login PI 1.0, a real-world performance insights on Virtual Desktops, is available and you can start your trial today. Login PI is a new way to measure the user experience of your VDI environment. More than just measuring performance counters, Login PI reports on how the environment is really performing – how long does it take to log in, and what’s the response time of apps. Typical user cases for Login PI are: Monitor the end user experience, without affecting end-user…

           

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          Microsoft unveils new container technologies for the Next Generation Cloud (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16230)Last October, Microsoft and Docker, Inc. jointly announced plans to bring containers to developers across the Docker and Windows ecosystems via Windows Server Containers, available in the next version of Windows Server. This was for sure a big announce, considering also the containers momentum, but was just an announce, considering that no details was avaiable (and of course none is available yet in the the beta code of Windows Next). But finally there are the first details about this new technology and how…

           

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          vCommunity thoughts (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16163)In those days there were some interesting threads directly or indirectly about the vCommunity, the value of it, the credibility and also the criteria of “election” in it for the Top  Blog (but also for the vExpert). They have started independently one from Christian Mohn (The “vCommunity”) and one from Rene Van Den Bedem (#TopvBlog2015 Analysis Part 2) but in both there are some interesting topics (although I don’t agree with all of them). Let’s start from the second one that seems more simple…

           

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          First Nutanix .NEXT event (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15098)Nutanix is a well know hyper-converged company founded in 2009 with the vision of bringing the benefits of web-scale IT to the masses. They have changed the rules of traditional storage (on 2009 mostly SAN based) and become the pioneer of concepts like no-SAN and no-LUNs, hyper-converged and web-scale storage. Recently they have also reach five years of history, were they have made significant progress in their products and solution (and also partnership). And some months ago they have also announced their…

           

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          An introduction to vRA Application Services – part 1 (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=5275)The post An introduction to vRA Application Services – part 1 appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . VMware is all about decoupling. Decoupling servers from your hardware by using vSphere, decoupling the network by using NSX and implementing VSAN to decouple your storage. In the world of automation & orchestration we can decouple an application from the underlying operating system with vRA Application Services. Lately I've been working on some automation…

           

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          Austin VMUG Preso–Disruption (http://www.vtexan.com/?p=3458)  I had the absolute pleasure of delivering the lunch keynote at the April 7th VMware UserGroup Conference in Austin.  I always enjoy presenting and love it even more when I can be vendor neutral and talk about things that are passionate to me.  This presentation is focused on disruption, which interestingly enough is something […]

           

         

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        KB ARTICLES

        Datacenter
        Following upgrade to or installation of ESXi 5.1, repeated message: “SSL_VerifyCbHelper: Certificate verification is disabled, so connection will proceed despite the error” in the host-probe.log (2104475)
        Date Published: 3/31/2015

        VMware ESX
        Two or more virtual machines with the same name appear in the vCenter Server inventory (2108769)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015

        VMware ESXi
        Powering on a virtual machine fails with the error: Could not open/create change tracking file (2111608)
        Date Published: 3/31/2015
        A ESXi 5.5 host entering maintenance mode fails at 67% (2112142)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        Installing VMware Tools on a Solaris 10 virtual machine fails with the error: Could not read vmwlegacy_drv.so (2109829)
        Date Published: 4/3/2015
        During packet tracing, ESXi 5.5 host halts with purple screen showing error: “@BlueScreen: PANIC bora/vmkernel/main/dlmalloc.c:4892 – Usage error in dlmalloc” (2105711)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        VMware vCenter Server reports the event: Alarm Host error on ‘server’ changed from Gray to Gray (2108884)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015
        Virtual Volumes and VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) (2111731)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015

        VMware Horizon
        Video playback performance issue with hardware version 11 VMs in 2D mode (2109650)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015

        VMware Horizon View
        If you attempt to launch a video in full screen mode on a View desktop using PCoIP with the default video RAM, a blank screen is displayed. (2040603)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015

        VMware IT Business Manager Standard
        IT Business Management Standard and vRealize Business Standard JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111802)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015
        Collecting vRealize Business Standard logs (2107649)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware NSX for vSphere
        Adding or Removing single Static Routes using API on VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Edge routers (2111244)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015

        VMware ThinApp
        Thinapp Visio 2013 is not able to save file on a Persona Management Redirected share (2109979)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        Adobe Captivate 8 crash after Adobe License warning message (2109996)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015

        VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
        VMware vRealize Configuration Manager patch exception results fail (2109668)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015

        VMware vCenter Hyperic Agent
        vRealize Hyperic 5.x JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111337)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator
        vSphere Infrastructure Navigator 5.7.x JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111334)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware vCenter Operations Manager (Standalone)
        vCenter Operations Manager 5.7.4 and 5.8.5 JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111172)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware vCenter Server
        VMware vCenter Server login fails and panic halt occurs with the error “Unable to retrieve schema information” in vpxd.log (2104222)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015
        Customization of RHEL6 does not update gateway (2111070)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        Troubleshooting the vSphere 6.0 Client Integration Plugin when it fails to function (2112086)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015
        Adding a VMware ESXi host to VMware vCenter Server fails with the error: “Unable to perform the operation. There is no available vRAM capacity.” (2110307)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015
        Manually reviewing certificates in VMware Endpoint Certificate Store for vSphere 6.0 (2111411)
        Date Published: 3/31/2015
        Replacing a vSphere 6.0 Machine SSL certificate with a Custom Certificate Authority Signed Certificate (2112277)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        Replacing the vSphere 6.0 Solution Users certificates with a Custom Certificate Authority signed certificates (2112278)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        Replacing the vSphere 6.0 Machine SSL certificate with a VMware Certificate Authority issued certificate (2112279)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        Regenerating the vSphere 6.0 certificates using a new self-signed VMware Certificate Authority certificate (2112283)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        How Virtual Volumes and UNMAP primitive interact? (2112333)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015
        After replacing the vCenter Server certificates in vSphere 6.0, the ESX Agent Manager solution user fails to log in (2112577)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015

        VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Upgrading the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.x to vCenter Server 6.0 hangs during the “Connect to source appliance” validation (2112302)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015
        vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 displays the warning: VMware Postgres service memory usage has exceeded allocated quota (2112606)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015
        Reclaiming space on vPostgres databases within the VMware vCenter Server Appliance fails with error: domain socket “/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432 (2111236)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        VMware vCenter Server Appliance fails due to high memory usage (2112303)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015
        Modifying the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 landing page links (2111215)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015
        Replacing the vSphere 6.0 Solution User certificates with VMware Certificate Authority issued certificates (2112281)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015
        The vSphere Web Client 6.0 displays an internal error after upgrading to vSphere 6.0 when using vCenter Support Assistant 5.5 (2112292)
        Date Published: 4/1/2015

        VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
        Create protection group option is grayed out in Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.8 (2105351)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server
        [Security VMRC proxy] – Implement Console Proxy (VMRC and WebMKS) for vSphere for vRA 6.1/6.1.1 (2112382)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015

        VMware vCloud Director
        Accessing media in VMware vCloud Director fails with the error: The VCD entity (com.vmware.vcloud.entity.media:xxxx) does not exist (2112532)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015
        Managing the List of SSL Protocols Allowed by vCloud Director (2112282)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015

        VMware View
        Unable to assign desktop even when unassigned desktops in manual pool are present (2111621)
        Date Published: 4/3/2015

        VMware View Manager
        VMware Horizon View Composer help center (2087379)
        Date Published: 3/31/2015
        Auto-fitting the guest display sometimes does not work when you rotate the iPad (1035510)
        Date Published: 3/30/2015

        VMware Virtual SAN
        Upgrading from VMware vSphere 5.5 EP06 or 5.5 P04 to vSphere 6.0 GA can cause VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) Data Unavailability (DU) (2113024)
        Date Published: 4/3/2015

        VMware vRealize Application Services
        vCloud Application Director and vRealize Automation Application Services JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111981)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware vRealize Automation
        Upgrading VMware vRealize Automation from vCenter SSO 5.5 to Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.0 makes Tenants inaccessible (Linux-based SSO only) (2112030)
        Date Published: 3/31/2015

        VMware vRealize Operations Manager
        Change the IP address on a vRealize Operations Manager single-node deployment (2108696)
        Date Published: 4/3/2015

        VMware vSphere App HA
        vSphere AppHA 1.1.x JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111336)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware vSphere Data Protection
        Configuring the vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Appliance fails during Test Connection with error “Modify your network settings or VDP credentials” (2106706)
        Date Published: 3/31/2015

        VMware vSphere Replication
        Enabling SSH on the VMware vSphere Replication 6.0.x Appliance (2112307)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015
        vSphere Replication 5.6.0.3 Express Patch Release (2112025)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015
        vSphere Replication 5.8.0.2 Express Patch Release (2112022)
        Date Published: 4/2/2015

        VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
        Installing vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) 5.5 fails with error: Cannot create VSA cluster: ESXi host XXX has running VMS that are using CPU features not supported by other ESXi hosts. (2104168)
        Date Published: 3/31/2015

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        Hi everyone, welcome to this weeks newsletter and the 2nd Quarter of 2015. I would like to remind everyone to please check out the VMware TAM Blog at: http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/. It is also important for you to ensure that you are not affected by any of the latest VMware Kbs which we list each week in this newsletter. This should be part of your weekly maintenance and it would be a good idea to discuss this with your VMware TAM during your regular meetings.

         

        I am back in the USA after a short visit to Australia which was really great but I am pleased to be back in San Francisco.

         

        Have a fantastic week.

         

        Virtually Yours

        Neil Isserow

        Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

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        • Top 20 Articles for March 2015 (https://blogs.vmware.com/kb/?p=6514)Here is our Top 20 KB list for March 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. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx (2059053) 2. ESXi host cannot initiate […]

           

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          What’s New with Virtual SAN 6.0? (http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/?p=16971)Software-Defined Storage is making waves in the storage and virtual infrastructure fields. Data and infrastructure are intertwined, and when they’re both brought together, companies can cut down on expenses and increase productivity. Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect, Storage and Availability, recently hosted a webinar, discussing how VMware is approaching Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and virtualization in recently […]

           

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          VCP6-DCV Certification Now Available (http://blogs.vmware.com/education/?p=5463)One of our most popular certifications is now available on vSphere 6 technology: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV). This certification that validates your ability to deploy, configure, administer and scale a vSphere 6 virtualized data center, including administering and troubleshooting virtualization technologies such as: vSphere HA and DRS Clusters storage virtualization using […]

           

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          Providing IT Services with Infrastructure Building Blocks (http://blogs.vmware.com/tam/?p=2055)By Jason Gaudreau Mission-critical applications, such as customer-facing applications and financial systems, are vital to a smooth operation of the company’s business. These applications are core to the company’s mission, and system downtime translates to financial losses to the organization. While other applications, like general-purpose printing, software media libraries and infrastructure monitoring tools don’t require […]

           

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          Telco 2015 – NFV and the Path to the Telco Cloud | #MWC15 (http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/?p=3794)Back in March, Barcelona hosted the world’s greatest mobile event: Mobile World Congress. AirWatch Connect, presented at Mobile World Congress, provided attendees with a business-focused experience, including sessions, certifications, and solution expos focused on business mobility. The AirWatch community of industry leaders, business innovators and technology experts at Mobile World Congress joined attendees to collaborate […]

           

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          Why Object Storage Is Making Inroads Into Enterprise Storage Deployments (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3328)The amount of data stored within an enterprise is growing at a phenomenal rate. In the late ‘90s, a storage system with one petabyte capacity was considered a great accomplishment— you got your name in news articles and also got invited to give conference keynotes! Today, the storage industry talks in terms of exabytes and zettabytes. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, this should come as no surprise— the phenomenal growth rates (50-60% CAGR), coupled with the growing…

           

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          Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Strategy (http://blogs.vmware.com/cto/?p=3334)Today I have the pleasure to present a brand new white paper which was the result of a collaboration between three different teams within VMware. A couple of months ago I stumbled across a great diagram which was developed by Hany Michael, (Consulting Architect, VMware PSO) who is part of the VMware CTO Ambassador program. The CTO Ambassadors are members of a small group of our most experienced and talented customer-facing, individual contributor technologists. The diagram explained an interesting…

           


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          VMSA-2015-0003 (SKIP-TLS) (http://blogs.vmware.com/security/?p=1327)New VMware security advisory VMSA-2015-0003 (SKIP-TLS) Today VMware has released the following new security advisory, VMSA-2015-0003 The advisory documents CVE-2014-6593, which was issued for the incorrect handling of the ChangeCipherSpec in Oracle JRE also known as “SKIP” or “SKIP-TLS”. The issue allows a Man-in-the Middle to manipulate the SSL handshake which may result in impersonation of the […]

           

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          Capacity Management in SDDC – Part 5 (http://blogs.vmware.com/management/?p=6107)Get the best performance and efficiency out of your vSphere infrastructure Conduct a free trial today by installing vSphere with Operations Management in your environment. Capacity Management policy is interlinked to the Performance Management policy and Availability Management policy. As shown in the diagram below, both Performance and Availability management drive your Capacity Management. The Capacity […]

           

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          vCloud Air Meets PowerCLI – Part 2 (http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/?p=5167)In my previous post, I introduced the new PowerCLI 6.0 R1 release as it relates to VMware vCloud® Air™, and how PowerCLI champions and vCloud Air customers can both benefit from this release. At a high level, we introduced the two modules (Cloud and PCloud) that comprise the vCloud Air integration, allowing you to manage […]

           

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          How to Deliver Instant Gratification to the Always-On College World with Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) ()If college students had a mantra, I bet it’d be something along the lines of that Queen song: “I want it all and I want it now!”  Students are used to instant, 24×7 access to social media, gaming, music and more in their personal lives. It’s no surprise they expect the same of their computer labs, courseware and IT support at school. And they’re not the only ones with on-demand expectations. Faculty want to be able to innovate in real-time – not wait until next semester to introduce new…

           

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          Enterprise mobility news recap: Mar 30- April 3 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=35506)This week covers more details about AirWatch 8 unified endpoint management features and describes mobility’s importance, even when compared to the Internet. In an interview with TechRepublic, Vox Mobile Chief Strategy Officer Jim Haviland describes mobility’s importance in the enterprise. “[Mobility] is much bigger and faster than the internet revolution,” Haviland says. A recent IDC […]

           

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          VMware Online Technology Forum April 15 (http://www.mikelaverick.com/?p=6042)We are excited to launch the first VMware Online Technology Forum in EMEA; the place to discover how the latest software-defined technologies, approaches and industry best practice can help drive IT success. You can sign up now to this free online event where they can join their peers for technology updates and self-paced hands-on labs […]

           

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          PowerCLI 6.0 and vCloud Air (http://www.virtu-al.net/?p=3349)One of the great enhancements in the recently released PowerCLI 6.0 is the ability to connect to vCloud Air and vCloud Air Networks, Massimo has already started doing a great write-up on these over... PowerCLI 6.0 and vCloud Air 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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          Registering NSX Manager to the New vSphere 6.0 Lookup Service Port (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13019)A simple Lookup Service configuration fix for those upgrading to vSphere 6.0 in an NSX environment. The post Registering NSX Manager to the New vSphere 6.0 Lookup Service Port appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Working With NSX – Deploying NSX Manager Tips for Deploying Palo Alto Networks’ VM-Series Firewall with VMware NSX Creating NSX API Calls with PowerShell Optimizing the Cisco UCS Manager Interface A Caveat to Multi-Cluster VDS Design with NSX

           

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          Thank You for this Donation to Alzheimer’s Association (http://wahlnetwork.com/?p=13071)A HUGE thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy of Networking for VMware Administrators - here's the latest donation to Alzheimer's Association! The post Thank You for this Donation to Alzheimer’s Association appeared first on Wahl Network . Related posts: Wahl Network at VMworld: Sessions, Books, and Charity Advance Your Tech Career with Advice from IT Pros Breaking Silos: An Open Chat on Networking and Virtualization SpiceWorld Session and Discount Code Opening Acts Debuts at…

           

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          VMware EMEA Online Technology Forum 15th of April (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16111)Advertise here with BSA On the 15th of April there is an awesome online event planned called the “Online Technology Forum“. During this day you will hear all about what is new with vSphere 6.0. What can you expect: Sign up now to this free online event where you will be able to engage in a live Q&A with […] " VMware EMEA Online Technology Forum 15th of April " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential Virtual SAN…

           

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          ForceAffinePowerOn what is it? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16105)Advertise here with BSA I’ve seen a lot of confusion around the ForceAffinePowerOn setting, and even the VMware documentation is incorrect around what this feature is / does. First and foremost: ForceAffinePowerOn is an advanced DRS setting (Yes I filed a doc bug for it). I’ve seen many people stating it is an HA setting, but it is not. […] " ForceAffinePowerOn what is it? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential…

           

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          All-flash VSAN configuration example (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16087)Advertise here with BSA I was talking to a customer this week who was looking to deploy various 4 node VSAN configurations. They needed a solution which would provide them performance and wanted to minimize the moving components due to the location and environmental aspects of the deployment, all-flash VSAN is definitely a great choice for this scenario. I looked […] " All-flash VSAN configuration example " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order…

           

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          DRS rules still active when DRS disabled? (http://www.yellow-bricks.com/?p=16081)Advertise here with BSA I just received a question around DRS rules and why they are still active when DRS is disabled. I was under the impression this was something I already blogged about, but I cannot find it. I know some others did, but they reported this behaviour as a bug… which it isn’t actually. Below is a screenshot […] " DRS rules still active when DRS disabled? " originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter - @DuncanYB. Pre-order my upcoming book Essential…

           

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          Top vBlog 2015 Full results (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5743)So the voting has ended, the results have been tabulated and here they are. There were almost 90 new blogs on the ballot this year and 3 new blogs to make the top 25. This year there was over 2200 votes compared to around 1400 last year. You can read more stats about this years voting … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          What Virtual Volumes does not support (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5732)VMware finally released the list of supported and non-supported vSphere features and VMware products with their new Virtual Volumes  (VVols) storage architecture. I’ve been looking for this in their documentation for VVols and have not found it so I’m glad to see it’s finally available so you can see exactly what is supported and more … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          And the winners of Top vBlog 2015 are… (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5719)…not ready to be revealed yet, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out. I’ve tabulated all the votes and applied points to the votes and have computed the results. We’ll announce the winners on a special live Google Hangout tomorrow with David Davis, Rick Vanover, Simon Seagrave, John Troyer and Scott Davis from Infinio. Go here … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          Watch the Top vBlog 2015 Results Show Live! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5689)Join the vChat gang, Eric Siebert from vSphere-land, David Davis from Virtualization Software and Simon Seagrave from TechHead along with special guests Scott Davis from Infinio and John Troyer from TechReckoning as we countdown the top 25 bloggers based on the results from my annual VMware/virtualization blog survey. This event will be broadcast live via Google Hangouts at 9:00am … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          VMTurbo is giving away a great home lab just for watching a webinar (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5683)Register for the VMTurbo 5.1 Release Webcast and get THREE CHANCES to win a Turbostack Home Lab, valued over USD $1,600.00! Now I would encourage you to watch the webcast even if they weren’t giving away a pretty cool home lab kit (that’s what they call it in the UK) as VMTurbo makes a great … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          New paper on VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) from Evaluator Group (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5670)Want to know more about VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and get an analyst perspective of this exciting new VMware storage architecture? Well you can, Evaluator Group has a new paper entitled “Evaluation of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage with VMware VVOLs” that details their experience and opinions after some hands-on experience with VVols running on 3PAR. The … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          vBlogger Spotlight: William Lam (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5674)Follow @lamw While we wait for the Top vBlog results I thought I would shine the spotlight on several prominent bloggers in the community to give you some insight into their experiences with blogging. Today’s spotlight is on William Lam, automation wizard extraordinaire and voted last year as the #2 vBlogger in the world. Let’s face … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          VMworld 2015 Call for Papers now open! (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5663)  It’s that time of year again, time to submit your best session ideas for VMworld for that oh so slight chance that it might get accepted. Below are the timelines for the whole CFP process. Call For Papers opens March 24, closes April 28 June 12 (+/- a few days) Speaker Resource Center opens … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          When it comes to implementing Virtual Volumes (VVols) you better be on time (http://vsphere-land.com/?p=5655)I was conversing with one of our VVol engineers today after he mentioned that we have seen customers experiencing problems with using VVols due to time sync issues in their vSphere environment. These problems could of easily been avoided with some simple RTFMing. VMware’s New Virtual Volumes (VVols) architecture has a lot of moving parts … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

           

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          Top vBlog 2015 results are out (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5372)A few weeks back the yearly top vBlog voting hosted by Eric Siebert at vSphere-land and sponsored by Infinio started and this Tuesday, (March 31) the results were announced during a live session which you can watch here in case you missed it.   Simon Seagrave, John Troyer  and Scott Davis partivipaded in the live session were the … Continue reading »

           

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          vCenter Orchestrator workflow search result not complete (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5289)Today i ran into a situation i have not seen in the past. I was using the vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) version 5.5.2 and the vCO plugin vCenter Orchestrator Plugin for Horizon View version 1.1 which can be found here When configuring the connection between vCO and Horizon View you need to run the workflow “Add Delegated … Continue reading »

           

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          Storage vMotion fails with error Already disconnected (http://vcdx56.com/?p=5337)This blog post applies to vCenter Server version 5.5. U2d and ESXi server version 5.5 U2a. A few days back i got involved in a virtual machine migration (VM) issue. The VMs were suppose to be migrated from one vSphere cluster to another without any chance of mounting one of the vSphere clusters datastore(s) to the other … Continue reading »

           

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          vSphere 6: Using VMCA as a Subordinate CA (http://longwhiteclouds.com/?p=10693)vSphere 6 includes a new certificate authority that issues certificates for all of the different components within your environment to ensure communications are secure. If you want to use VMCA as a Subordinate CA from an Enterprise CA in your environment you need to change the VMCA Root Certificate on the Platform Services Controller (PSC) […]

           

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          Publishing vSphere 6.0 VMCA Signing Certificate (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2774)Advertise here with BSA As mentioned in my vSphere 6.0 installation series, you can configure the new VMCA to be a subordinate to your enterprise CA. This is great, and opens up new certificate management options for organizations that wish to use trusted SSL certificates. However, you may run into a situation where this new root certificate is not […] The post Publishing vSphere 6.0 VMCA Signing Certificate appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere…

           

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          vSphere 6.0 Pt. 12: PSC Machine Certificate (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2745)Advertise here with BSA Back in Part 11 of this series we configured the VMCA to be a subordinate CA to our enterprise CA. This ensures that all certificates which get used by vCenter components are automatically trusted. But as previously mentioned, not all organizations can use the VMCA. The US Federal Government would be a prime example, where […] The post vSphere 6.0 Pt. 12: PSC Machine Certificate appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0…

           

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          vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 11: VMCA as Subordinate (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2675)Advertise here with BSA As mentioned in my vSphere 6.0 install part 3, VMware has introduced a new certificate option in this release. You can now make a built-in VMware certificate authority (VMCA) a subordinate to your enterprise CA. This is great news, as it will allow some automation of the certificate deployment process. However, there are certainly some […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 11: VMCA as Subordinate appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related…

           

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          Top vBloggers Announced! (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2732)Advertise here with BSA Each year Eric Siebert from vSphere-Land.com has an annual voting for the top vBloggers in the world. Competition is fierce and back in 2013 I was honored with getting position #24, for which I was thrilled. Then came along more SSL woes with vSphere 5.5, and my vCenter Toolkit was born. In 2014 I then […] The post Top vBloggers Announced! appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0 Pt. 9: SSL Templates 

           

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          vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 10: Install VCSA PSC (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2693)Advertise here with BSA New to my vSphere installation series is using the pre-packaged vCenter appliance (VCSA). Now that the VCSA is on par with the Windows vCenter server, I suspect more and more people will migrate to the appliance. So to that end, let’s install an external PSC using the VCSA. If you are using a Windows-based external […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 10: Install VCSA PSC appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0…

           

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          vSphere 6.0 Pt. 9: SSL Templates (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2709)Advertise here with BSA VMware has provided new SSL template guidance for vSphere 6.0. New to vSphere 6.0 are machine SSL certificates, solution user certificates, and using the VMCA as a subordinate CA. If you are using an enterprise Microsoft CA, then this article is for you. I’ll show you how to create the new templates and publish them […] The post vSphere 6.0 Pt. 9: SSL Templates appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .                     Related Stories vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 8:…

           

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          vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 8: Toolkit Configuration (http://www.derekseaman.com/?p=2662)Advertise here with BSA Now that we have the PSC installed, it’s time to configure the variables for the Toolkit script, and also make sure we can download our root certificates. Depending on your configuration, you may need to manually download your root public certificates. VMware needs certificates in a specific format, and they need the full certificate chain. […] The post vSphere 6.0 Install Pt. 8: Toolkit Configuration appeared first on Derek Seaman's Blog .    

           


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          Cloudy with a Chance of Explosive Growth (http://www.datacenterdude.com/?p=2575)The infrastructure of today is almost drowning in choice. There are countless competing platforms and ecosystems that each offer their own unique attributes. The problem with this landscape is simple. Organizations are struggling to realize the economic and competitive advantage that these ecosystems provide for one simple reason. They are far too busy running their business to fully investigate these opportunities. They have fallen into the trap of simply keeping the lights on. This is a travesty for…

           

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          NLVMUG UserCon 2015: Presentations are available for download (http://www.viktorious.nl/?p=5266)The post NLVMUG UserCon 2015: Presentations are available for download appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management . On Thursday March 19 the NLVMUG UserCon 2015 took place at the 1931 Conference Center in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. More than 900 VMUG members attended the event. With Joe Baguley as a keynote speaker, four different parallel tracks and more than 20 sessions it was the biggest VMUG UserCon in Europe. A big thank you to everyone involved in the organization…

           

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          First Nutanix .NEXT event (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15098)Nutanix is a well know hyper-converged company founded in 2009 with the vision of bringing the benefits of web-scale IT to the masses. They have changed the rules of traditional storage (on 2009 mostly SAN based) and become the pioneer of concepts like no-SAN and no-LUNs, hyper-converged and web-scale storage. Recently they have also reach five years of history, were they have made significant progress in their products and solution (and also partnership). And some months ago they have also announced their…

           

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          E2EVC 2015 Berlin (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=14174)After the E2EVC 2014 Brussels and E2EVC 2014 Barcelona events, the next European E2EVC event (and the first one for 2015 year) will be in Berlin: The next Spring E2EVC Virtualization Conference in Europe in summer 2015 will take place in Novotel Berlin Mitte Hotel, Fischerinsel 12, 10179, Berlin, Germany. E2EVC Virtualization Conference is an independent, non-commercial, virtualization community event build from experts to experts. Started in 2003 with just 4 people and after 23 very successful events grown…

           

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          VMware certification roadmap v6 (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16127)With the announce of vSphere 6.0 there are of course a new bunch of certifications, changed not only in the version, but also in some other details. I’ve wrote about the new VMware certifications some weeks ago, and also on the upgrade rules from vSphere 5 based certifications. But finally, with the announce of the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization, now available in beta (so this is the first VMware public beta for an exam?) a new column is going to populating the new…

           

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          APAC #vBrownbag – Mirage overview (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=16118)APAC edition of #vBrownbag is managed by my friend Alastair Cooke (the creator of AutoLab) and actually he is covering the VCP6-Desktop blueprint. One big news of the new version of this certification is the part related to VMware Mirage: the entire section 5 is dedicated to Install, Configure, and Manage VMware Mirage. How don’t know how much will impact the related exams (I’ve not took it yet), but for sure mean a more End User Computing perspective rather that something related only to the View part.…

           

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          April 2015 IT events (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15806)Interesting European IT events: 1st IEEE Conference on Network “Softwarization” NetSoft 2015 – London (April, 13-17) Hadoop Summit Europe - Brussels (April, 15-16) EuroSec 2015 – Bordeaux (April, 21) TECH.unplugged – London (April, 22) Apps World Germany – Berlin (April, 22-23) London VMUG Meeting – London (April, 23) SDN & NFV 2015 – London (April, 29) See also: April 2014 IT events European IT events calendar Disclaimer: usually in this list are not included webinars (because they are…

           

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          Top virtualization blog 2015 results (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15916)Finally the results of the annual contest Voting for the 2015 top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. My guess (but I suppose was almost from all) about the first is confirmed (and cannot be different)… fair enought for the first of each category (it’s a pity that in those case there can be only one… a top 3 for each category could be a good idea for the future). This content is become a big reference for all…

           

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          VMware vExpert 2015 benefits (http://vinfrastructure.it/?p=15230)The primary reason for becoming vExpert certainly should not be related to any possible benefits of the program. And once confirmed (for me is the sixth year in a row) you have to think more about what you can give rather to what is to be expected. But I’d be a hypocrite to deny that there are also practical advantages in being a vExpert! Officially, VMware, according with the vExpert FAQ, say that the biggest benefit of the award is the public recognition as a VMware vExpert Award winner. But benefits…

           

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          Are You A CCIE? Start Your Path To VCDX-NV (http://www.chriscolotti.us/?p=4708)I will admit I just learned about this today for some reason, but if you are a CCIE did you know that you have a slightly quicker way to get off the blocks on the path to VCDX-NV?  Simply put I wanted to make sure that as many current CCIE’s out there knew about this ... The post Are You A CCIE? Start Your Path To VCDX-NV appeared first on Chris Colotti's Blog .               Related Stories Online VCDX Workshop Feedback June VCDX Defense Contingency Plan For Desktop and Cloud How Are Your…

           

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          My 2015 Speaking Engagements (http://www.chriscolotti.us/?p=4678)As we close the first quarter of 2015, which in itself is simply amazing that it is gone, I wanted to start tracking my 2015 speaking engagements which include a mostly some VCDX Workshops, but it also looks like I will be at a VMUG or two presenting a Keynote.  I wanted to provide the ... The post My 2015 Speaking Engagements appeared first on Chris Colotti's Blog .                 Comments Always comes down to budget by Chris Colotti I sure would like you to have one here in SoCal. Think of…

           


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        Date Published: 3/25/2015
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        Date Published: 3/27/2015
        VMware ESXi
        VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch Release ESXi510-201503001 (2099286)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi-5.1.0-20150304001-standard (2099288)
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        Date Published: 3/26/2015
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        Date Published: 3/27/2015
        Creating a virtual machine on a VSAN datastore fails with the error: Cannot complete file operation (2105091)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Upgrading the Fault Domain Manager (FDM) agent on VMware ESXi fails with “Operation Timed Out” (2108417)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201503403-BG: Updates net-vmxnet3 (2108735)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        Windows 2012 virtual machines using E1000/E1000e driver experience loss of network connectivity (2109922)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Increasing the ESXi 6.0 host logging to capture SFTP-based file access (2111248)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        ESXi 6.0 I/O driver information (2111492)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        ESXi ISO provided by VMware does not support HP P440ar RAID controllers (2110557)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        In the Virtual Volumes environment, virtual disks on a virtual datastore should be an even multiple of 1 MB in size (2111914)
        Date Published: 3/25/2015
        VMware Horizon
        Logs contain “Failed to obtain UPN for user” error when the Cloud Pod Architecture feature is enabled (2111547)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Cloud Pod Architecture pod connections fail when View Connection Server instances have multiple NICs (2111559)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        With vDGA enabled, an HTML Access session is disconnected if user sends Ctrl+Alt+Delete (2112236)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        VMware Horizon View
        Daylight saving time (DST) causes group policy not to be immediately updated at VM startup (2111560)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        VMware Mirage
        Mirage Driver Library updates downloaded but not installed (2107723)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        VMware NSX for Multi-Hypervisor
        Collecting diagnostic bundles from VMware NSX for vSphere Multi-Hypervisor (MH) Controller Appliances (2108582)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        VMware NSX for vSphere
        NSX for vSphere 6.1.3 is compatible with vSphere 6.0, but new vSphere 6.0 features have not been tested with NSX (2110197)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
        VMware vRealize Configuration Manager 5.7.3 JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111670)
        Date Published: 3/25/2015
        Daylight Savings cause unusually large file system collections in VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (2109670)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        VMware vCenter Server
        Understanding and using vSphere 6.0 Certificate Manager (2097936)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Host profiles fail to apply when using a FCoE Adapter (2111389)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Incompatibility issues with VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) 5.5.x and 5.8.x with vCenter Server 6.0.x (2111548)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        Obtaining vSphere certificates from a Microsoft Certificate Authority (2112014)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        The vCenter Server Service stops unexpectedly while removing an ESXi/ESX host from the inventory (2109687)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Installing or Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: Incompatible MSSQL version with vCenter Server 6.0 (2111541)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Running the gen-lb-cert.py –upgrade script when configuring the Platform Service Controller for HA displays errors with: The file path_to_root.cer contains more than 1 certificate (2111570)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        Replacing certificates using vSphere 6.0 Certificate Manager fails at 0% with the error: Operation failed, performing automatic rollback (2111571)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        Installing or upgrading vCenter Server 6.0 using an external Platform Service Controller prompts the user to accept the Platform Services Controller Certificate (2111574)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Upgrading vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: Internal error occurs during Import of VMware License Service (2111863)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        Creating a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for SSL certificate creation in vSphere 6.0 (2112009)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        Configuring vSphere 6.0 VMware Certificate Authority as a subordinate Certificate Authority (2112016)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        Upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 fails with: Cannot upload UpgradeRunner via ssh tunnel. (2111869)
        Date Published: 3/25/2015
        After upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 domain user log-in fails with the error: Wrong Username/Password provided (2112017)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        VMware vCloud Air
        Hazlecast Instance is not active! (2108272)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        Login to the VMware vCloud Air portal fails with the error: Missing translation files (2109413)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery
        Connectivity Issue for vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery (2110988)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        VMware vCloud Automation Center
        Repairing or updating trust between all components within a VMware vRealize Automation environment. (2110207)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        vCloud Automation Center, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Code Stream JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2111658)
        Date Published: 3/25/2015
        After updating to VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.1 vRealize Operations Health Badges are not visible on the Items detail pane anymore (2112031)
        Date Published: 3/27/2015
        VMware vCloud Director
        Interoperability considerations for vCloud Director 5.5 with VMware vSphere 6.0 and VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1 (2108913)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        VMware View
        Concurrency issues with SSO and session unlock when multiple users connect to an RDS host using a smart card (2112222)
        Date Published: 3/27/2015
        VMware Virtual SAN
        VMware recommended settings for RAID0 logical volumes on certain 6G LSI based RAID VSAN (2111266)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015
        VMware vRealize Automation
        After updating to VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.1 all custom Advanced Service Designer resource actions are not visible anymore (2111713)
        Date Published: 3/25/2015
        Deployments in VMware vRealize Automation using vRealize Orchestrator and the vRealize Automation Plugin fail when a daylight saving timezone change occurs (2112047)
        Date Published: 3/27/2015
        VMware vRealize Operations Manager
        VMware vRealize Operations Manager fails to install on a Linux system if an admin user or group already exists (2111208)
        Date Published: 3/25/2015
        The VMware vRealize Operations Manager Getting Started wizard is inaccessible on a Linux based installation (2111213)
        Date Published: 3/25/2015
        VMware vSphere Client Plug-ins
        The Hardware Status Tab is no longer available in the vSphere Client after upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 (2111416)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        VMware vSphere Data Protection
        VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8.x backup fails with the error: Datastore does not have enough free space for snapshot (2110746)
        Date Published: 3/23/2015
        Accessing the vdp-configure or FLR portal page in VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.8.x and 6.0.x fails in Google Chrome 40.0.2215.115m and newer versions (2111900)
        Date Published: 3/24/2015
        VMware vSphere PowerCLI
        Installing PowerCLI by using the command-line interface (2111503)
        Date Published: 3/27/2015
        VMware vSphere Web Services SDK
        How to persistently track a disk across releases (2111730)
        Date Published: 3/26/2015

         

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