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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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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)
    Date Published: 4/10/2015

    VMware vRealize Automation Desktop
    Catalog Management Actions are missing in VMware vRealize Automation (2113027)
    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)
    Only 50 dashboards can be accessed in the dashboards pane in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x (2112942)
    Date Published: 4/6/2015

    VMware vRealize Operations Manager
    Upgrade vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.1 JRE to address CVE-2014-6593 (2111898)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015

    VMware vRealize Orchestrator
    vCenter Orchestrator and vRealize Orchestrator JRE update to include a fix for CVE-2014-6593 (2112028)
    Date Published: 4/9/2015

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