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VMware TAM Source 8.06

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, it has been an amazing week of announcements I am sure you will agree. There is so much going on and I hope that much of this is captured for you in this weeks newsletter. One of the announcements that I wanted to bring to your attention was the new package suites. The official white paper is here:http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vrealize/vmware-vrealize-suite-vcloud-suite-licensing-packaging-whitepaper.pdf.

 

We also had announcements regarding VSAN 6.2, Log Insight 3.3, Workspace One and much much more. Please take a look at the newsletter for all of the latest information is provided for you below.

 

Have a really good week ahead everyone.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

VSAN 6.2 – Things Just Got Interesting! bit.ly/1KFUi0L pic.twitter.com/rLPzGSwQoa
2016 Award Announcement bit.ly/1nTj7Mh pic.twitter.com/dawZH6dXtT
VMware vSphere Licensing Simplified bit.ly/1KIMHhN pic.twitter.com/IZEy5Ns7sv
VMware to sponsor the first annual Women Transforming Technology conference on Feb 23 bit.ly/1nRbc1V pic.twitter.com/ZaZzD09tcV
VMware products empower end users while keeping IT happy (via @TechRepublic)bit.ly/1KDMHQh pic.twitter.com/bKDlFSpWPA

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Network Troubleshooting with VMware Native Tools

By Petr McAllister

Recently, a network team of one of my customers expressed interest in getting gradual statistics of workloads in the virtual environment. Any network interface cards (NICs) – physical or virtual – were under the definition of virtual environment. However, the focus was more on physical uplinks.

 

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NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

Introducing VMware Hyper-Converged Software

VMware Hyper-Converged Software Powering the industry’s largest Hyper-Converged Infrastructure ecosystem Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is transforming the way private datacenter infrastructure is being built – see this post for an overview of HCI . It eliminates the traditional hardware si...

Feb 11, 2016 11:28:34 PM

ALERT: vRealize Automation patch to prevent potential data loss when using bulk import

Using bulk import, customers can bring unmanaged machines under management of vRealize Automation. However, if transient issues occur while performing the import operation, this may result in destruction of the machine being imported and data loss. To guard against such data loss, customers are u...

Feb 11, 2016 8:35:13 PM

Network Troubleshooting with VMware Native Tools

By Petr McAllister Recently, a network team of one of my customers expressed interest in getting gradual statistics of workloads in the virtual environment. Any network interface cards (NICs) – physical or virtual – were under the definition of virtual environment. However, the focus was more on ...

Feb 11, 2016 8:25:00 PM

VMware Simplifies its Lineup of Core Virtualization Offerings

By Michael Adams, director of vSphere product marketing, VMware VMware today made changes to simplify its lineup of core VMware vSphere and VMware vSphere with Operations Management offerings. VMware is reducing the number of offerings ranging from VMware vSphere Standard to VMware vSphere with O...

Feb 10, 2016 4:30:09 PM

Hardening Guide Risk Profiles Explained

A customer asked me recently “Why were the Risk Profile definitions pulled out of the vSphere 6 Hardening Guide?” When we moved to the more streamlined Hardening Guide for 6.0 , the intent was that the spreadsheet would be consumable by automated methods. It’s a bit of a pain to programatically p...

Feb 9, 2016 9:42:35 PM

Q&A from Our Recent NSX Webinar

A few weeks ago we offered a free webinar called Yes, You Really Need VMware NSX based on the very popular session VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) John Kreuger delivered at VMworld US 2015. As always when we present on VMware NSX, there were lots of good questions from the audience and we wante...

Feb 8, 2016 4:35:46 PM

3 Reasons Why Your Security Strategy is not Mobile-Cloud Era Ready (Webcast)

Geoff Huang, VMware As technology evolves, companies adapt and grow. We are no longer confined to conducting business within brick and mortar offices. We can hold a meeting on our tablet in a coffee shop or organize our schedules in our smartphones at the grocery store. Even storage has travelled...

Feb 12, 2016 1:00:04 PM

Using vRealize Operations Policies to Disable Alerts on Certain Objects

By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is a powerful platform that assists enterprise operations teams in proactively identifying and resolving issues. One way it does this is by allowing for policy-driven capacity planning, alerting, and reporting functionality. In this...

Feb 12, 2016 11:01:17 AM

“Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for Dummies” Blog Series – Part 2

Common Use Cases for the Transition to NFV By Gary Hamilton In my previous blog posting I discussed the question – What is NFV? This blog post looks at the network functions that will be delivered as virtual network functions (VNFs), instead of as hardware appliances. SDx Central offers a nice ar...

Feb 11, 2016 7:26:25 PM

Fusion Business Solutions Turns to iland and VMware to Round Out IT Offerings

Fusion is a global IT services company solving IT operations problems for many Fortune 500 companies. In most cases, Fusion uses world-class IT management software to deliver superior services. But when it comes to building out cloud infrastructure, Fusion turns to iland, a VMware vCloud Air Netw...

Feb 11, 2016 5:00:09 PM

Getting More Out of Your VMware Investments

Did you know that at VMware we have an elite group of talented individuals known as Cloud Management Specialist Systems Engineers who help facilitate your journey to the software-defined data center by optimizing the software in your environment? These are seasoned VMware veterans as well as VCP’...

Feb 11, 2016 11:01:43 AM

Leveraging Virtual SAN for Highly Available Management Clusters

A pivotal element in each Cloud Service Provider service plan is the class of service being offered to the tenants. The amount of moving parts in a data center raises legitimate questions about the reliability of each component and its influence on the overall solution. Cloud infrastructure and s...

Feb 10, 2016 11:07:09 PM

Cloud Computing is Here to Stay

When cloud computing first came on the scene, it was viewed primarily as a way to cut capital and operating expenses. Now, IT is beginning to realize the advantage of the cloud lies in its ability to drive business agility and innovation. The powerful advantages of the cloud are creating a whole ...

Feb 10, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Introducing VMware vCloud Suite 7 and vRealize Suite 7

vRealize Suite 7: Cloud Management Platform Reloaded! VMware is unveiling the new VMware vCloud Suite 7 and vRealize Suite 7 today! We have revamped the entire Cloud Management Platform (CMP) line up in the past couple of months, and there are a lot of exciting updates in this launch. This blog w...

Feb 10, 2016 4:10:56 PM

vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Changes: 2016

vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Changes Q1 2016 vRealize Suite 7.0 and vCloud Suite 7.0 Licensing, Packaging and Pricing Updates To better serve our customers managing today’s cloud environment, we have vastly simplified the packaging of our cloud management and c...

Feb 10, 2016 4:01:19 PM

Changes to vRealize Business Pricing and Packaging

VMware vRealize Business delivers the IT Business Management capabilities that allow IT organizations to understand the cost of services, to budget and forecast IT expenses, and to provide line of business counterparts with consumption reporting ranging from simple showback to full bill-of-IT inv...

Feb 10, 2016 4:00:30 PM

What’s New in Log Insight 3.3

I am happy to announce Log Insight 3.3! While the download will be available later, you can sign up here to be notified once released. One of the big announcements with this release is that everyone with a vCenter Server license gets a free version of Log Insight! To learn more, be sure to check ...

Feb 10, 2016 1:05:17 PM

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter FAQ

Log Insight for vCenter FAQ Q: What was announced? A: VMware announced that all users with a vCenter Server License are entitled to use their vCenter Server License to get a 25-OSI pack for vRealize Log Insight for vCenter, at no charge. To be notified when vRealize Log Insight for vCenter is ava...

Feb 10, 2016 1:00:48 PM

vCloud Air Academy: Check Out Our Exclusive vCloud Air eBook Featuring Dilbert

Just like the vCloud Air Community , the vCloud Air Academy is a one-stop shop for all things vCloud Air, including access to our most popular webcast series, interactive documents and more. This week, we’re highlighting our exclusive vCloud Air eBook featuring Dilbert cartoons by Scott Adams. Th...

Feb 9, 2016 5:00:07 PM

E-Rate Dollars Can Now Be Used To Take Advantage of SDN with VMware NSX

The need for substantive network security in schools has never been greater. According to ID Analytics, more than 140,000 minors are victims of identity fraud per year—and when their data is exposed, it is misused more frequently. One reason for this is that minors’ clean credit reports can make ...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:55 PM

vRealize Operations 6.2: Intelligent Workload Placement with DRS

Today I want to discuss VMware vRealize Operations Manager v6.2 and specifically its Intelligent Workload Placement feature. This feature works in conjunction with, and compliments DRS to help VMs get the required resources they need, ensuring better performance of the environment and application...

Feb 9, 2016 11:01:14 AM

vRealize Operations 6.2: What’s New

VMware vRealize Operations (a.k.a. vROPS) 6.2 is now GA and available on vmware.com. This has been a long awaited update and covers all major areas of the product including installation, configuration, licensing, alerting, dashboards, reports, and policies. Here is what you need to know: Enhanced...

Feb 8, 2016 11:01:21 AM

Updated for vSphere 6 – SAP on VMware Best Practices guide

SAP production support for vSphere 6 was available from the latter half of last year – see http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-27384 . The best practices guide has been updated with the latest vSphere 6 information to help you with virtualizing SAP. Some of the new content includes: Estimating SAPS of vi...

Feb 8, 2016 4:37:24 AM

 

 

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VMware’s Digital Workspace Tops This Week’s Mobile News

Big reveal: the #DigitalWorkspace . Here’s everything you need to know about VMware’s groundbreaking news this week: Register now to watch the replay of the major announcements in “Enabling the Digital Enterprise” with our CEO Pat Gelsinger and our EUC General Manager Sanjay Poonen. Read our AirW...

Feb 12, 2016 5:00:31 PM

Here’s Why Workers Have Fallen Out of Love with Work

About two-thirds of the U.S. workforce is not engaged at work, and globally, that number rises to 87 percent. And that only speaks to the contentment and commitment workers have at their jobs. Even less employees have passion for their work. Driven from within, these employees go above and beyond...

Feb 11, 2016 4:19:37 PM

VMware Instant Clone Technology for Just-In-Time Desktop Delivery in Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition

By Fred Schimscheimer, Staff Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware Just-in-time desktops? Really? Are you kidding me? No! What Is Instant Clone Technology? Instant Clone Technology is all about delivering VDI desktops just in time. For those of you who follow project names, think of vmFork and Pro...

Feb 11, 2016 4:00:10 PM

10 Things You Can’t Miss at Mobile World Congress

We’re less than two weeks away from the biggest mobility event of the year, the annual celebration of all-things mobility. Mobile World Congress 2016 promises to be full of cool new tech, mobile reveals and huge industry names (well, hi, Zuck). If you’re heading to Barcelona, I’m breaking MWC dow...

Feb 10, 2016 8:02:10 PM

5 Small Changes You Can Make to Fall in Love with Work

Is it really possible to fall in love with work? What’s there to love about waking up early every day and being herded through traffic, only to stare at grey walls and click through emails? As much as we love to bash and whine about work, many workers actually enjoy their jobs. About 67 percent o...

Feb 10, 2016 4:46:23 PM

10 Things You Can’t Miss at Mobile World Congress

We’re less than two weeks away from the biggest mobility event of the year, the annual celebration of all-things mobility. Mobile World Congress 2016 promises to be full of cool new tech, mobile reveals and huge industry names (well, hi, Zuck). If you’re heading to Barcelona, I’m breaking MWC dow...

Feb 10, 2016 4:11:20 PM

The Next Step in Converged Infrastructure Solutions with Dell and VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode

By Jeff McNaught, Executive Director of Marketing, and Chief Strategy Officer, Dell Cloud Client-Computing In today’s workplace, flexibility is key. Whether it is flexibility in how employees choose to work, or in how IT departments manage and scale resources to meet changing business needs, deli...

Feb 9, 2016 9:02:44 PM

The Next Level of Mobility for VDI

by Gil Shneorson, vice president and general manager, Hyper-Converged Appliance, EMC Virtual desktops continue to transform organizations of all sizes. We journey from meeting room to meeting room, home office to local café, building to building. No matter where we go, our applications and system...

Feb 9, 2016 9:00:51 PM

Embracing Consumerization For the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE

Introducing Workspace ONE VMware is proud to announce Workspace ONE , the simple and secure enterprise platform that delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management (EMM). The introduction of Workspace ONE is the result of over tw...

Feb 9, 2016 1:20:14 PM

Say Goodbye to Cost and Complexity: Introducing Next Generation Cloud-Scale Horizon Air Service for Hybrid Desktop and App Virtualization Deployments

By Josue Fontanez, senior product line marketing manager, VMware Horizon Air, End-User Computing, VMware For many years, enterprise organizations around the world have been interested in using virtual desktops and apps to address a wide range of use cases including branch offices, call centers, c...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:59 PM

Embracing Consumerization for the Digital Workspace: VMware Introduces Workspace ONE

By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware Introducing Workspace ONE VMware is proud to announce Workspace ONE , the simple and secure enterprise platform that delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application, and enterprise ...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:41 PM

VMware Horizon 7: Your High Performance, Ultra-Secure, Throwaway Laptop Is Waiting For You

By Tony Paikeday, senior product line manager, End-User Computing, VMware Don’t you love it when your brand new laptop finally arrives – pristine, unspoiled by corrupted registry, malware, or app bloat. It just hums along perfectly, lightning fast, super responsive, snappy graphics. All your apps...

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:11 PM

Deploy & Secure Office 365 with AirWatch

Last month, Microsoft rolled out an update that features 3D touch and Apple Pencil support for its Office 365 apps on iPhone and iPad Pro. Users can now quickly open Office documents they receive over email or connected cloud storage, review the files in the Office mobile apps and mark changes wi...

Feb 8, 2016 8:05:23 PM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.07

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, well another fantastic week of news from the world of virtualization and we have tried to capture as much of this as possible in the newsletter. We also had a number of announcements for instance the VCE VxRail as well as more information on our updates solutions such as NSX and VSAN. We also announcedAirwatch 8.3.

 

If you missed the webcasts here is more information on how you can watch them here.

 

I hope that you find this weeks newsletter entertaining and look forward to chatting to you again next week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

Getting More Out of vRealize Automation 7 - Building and Managing Blueprints bit.ly/1PHra8lpic.twitter.com/hWgeoSOL5T

Docker networking overview bit.ly/1mHUTUa pic.twitter.com/fTWbDv5x8D

NSX Cluster Sizing – why you need 4 ESXi Hosts bit.ly/1KUGnUI pic.twitter.com/TODyYTxPt1

EMC and VMware introduce VxRail, a new hyper-converged appliance bit.ly/1OfczwNpic.twitter.com/gmgDM3zLQD
8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace
bit.ly/1PKlGd7 pic.twitter.com/rwJDREUMsZ

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

https://blogs.vmware.com/tam/

 

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)

Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.

EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc

SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:

http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

 

 

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases

http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

DevOps: The Operations Side

By Ahmed Al-Buheissi DevOps is about getting Development and Operations to work together and avoid conflicts in how they operate is to achieve their goals. The most commonly noted objective is shifting to Agile processes where applications are released more often and with better quality. While de...

Feb 17, 2016 5:37:53 PM

To Simplify Your Private Cloud, Hyper-Converged Software Solutions Are Your Best Bet

Enterprises in general and CIOs and IT leaders in particular are being challenged to reevaluate their on-premises infrastructure and leverage the power of cloud-based consumption models. They must deliver the best cloud experience to their lines of business. But how do they do that when existing ...

Feb 16, 2016 7:00:41 PM

Knowledgebase improvements

Over the weekend, the VMware Knowledgebase website was upgraded to improve the customer experience in several ways. Main objectives of the upgrade were to: Upgrade the Knowledgebase application software/hardware Improve stability and security of the website Implement Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Im...

Feb 16, 2016 4:03:22 PM

How to configure VMware vRO integration with vRA – KBTV Webinars

In this latest KBTV Webinar you will learn how to configure VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) integration with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). This year we will be continuing our KBTV Webinars video series wherein staff members from our Technical Support teams cover and deep dive into a wide r...

Feb 16, 2016 3:59:18 PM

New vRealize and NSX Training Courses

Last month VMware Education Services released three new courses covering VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Automation, and VMware NSX®. VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators [V6.0] – Teaches you how to use vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive to...

Feb 15, 2016 4:50:43 PM

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

Have you read about our latest vCloud Air event or how cloud-based Disaster Recovery is transforming businesses? Luckily for you, you can catch up on all these updates in one place on the vCloud Air Blog. Here’s the past week in review: Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission ...

Feb 20, 2016 5:00:25 PM

VMware products and CVE-2015-7547, glibc getaddrinfo security issue

Last Tuesday, a stack buffer overflow in the glibc library ( CVE-2015-7547 ) was disclosed. We have reviewed the issue and determined which products are affected. A workaround that blocks malicious traffic has been identified and is being tested on relevant, affected products. VMware Knowledge Ba...

Feb 20, 2016 12:55:00 AM

Businesses Entrust vCloud Air Disaster Recovery for Mission Critical Applications

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker Reliable IT services are crucial to the success of every business. Clients want more data storage, information analytics, processing capability and universal access with security. At times, it is difficult to p...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:17 PM

5 Can’t-Miss VMware Sessions at RSA Conference – Mark Your Calendar Today

This year’s RSA Conference ought to be good—and VMware is well represented among the industry’s security leaders and pioneers who will discuss topics from network virtualization to data center security to Minecraft. Overwhelmed by all RSA has to offer? Start by stopping by the NSX booth #3821. Th...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:19 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – SSAE 16

In our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series, we break down various compliance and certifications to make your search for a cloud provider easier. Previously, we have covered PCI-DSS , HIPAA , and ISO 27001 . This edition of the vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight focuses on Statemen...

Feb 18, 2016 5:00:44 PM

Mark Your Calendar – vCloud Air Community Live with Ask vCloud Air Event

Join us on Wednesday, March 2nd , from 9 to 11 a.m. PST , for the second event in our series: Ask vCloud Air (#AVCA). During the Ask vCloud Air event , VMware vCloud® Air TM experts will be on hand to answer your questions and chat about vCloud Air, all live from our VMware vCloud Air Community f...

Feb 17, 2016 5:31:57 PM

Peeking At The Future with Giant Monster Virtual Machines

Remember that cool project with VMware, HP Enterprise, and IBM where four super huge monster virtual machines (VMs) of 120 vCPUs each were all running at the same time on a single server with great performance? That was Project Capstone , and it was presented at VMworld San Francisco and VMworld ...

Feb 16, 2016 8:16:54 PM

vCloud Tech Talk: Object Storage Integration for vCloud Air

If you put workloads and applications on the cloud, you’ll need to work with Object Storage. But Object Storage can be confusing for those new to it. Thankfully, VMware vCloud Air has a few simple solutions to help you manage storage during your cloud journey. In this episode of vCloud Tech Talk,...

Feb 16, 2016 5:00:24 PM

VMware Cloud Management Platform: The Most Common Use Cases

In my February 10th blog, I highlighted what an Enterprise-Ready Cloud Management Platform is all about. In this blog I want to focus on how customers are actually using, VMware’s CMP, VMware vRealize Suite, to address three specific high value use cases. Primary CMP Use Cases VMware has been wor...

Feb 16, 2016 11:01:09 AM

Better Understand Your Dell PowerEdge Server Landscapes Using vRealize Operations

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Using VMware’s vRealize Operations management tool, we are able to create relationships between different objects for a clear understanding of our IT environment. Today we will create a custom dashboard that will link an Environment Overview to an Alert List in order...

Feb 15, 2016 11:01:03 AM

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Top Mobile News This Week: Special AirWatch 8.3 Edition

“ The end user is at the core of every successful enterprise technology program. ” —Blake Brannon, vice president product management, VMware AirWatch In this special edition of Top Mobile News, we’re giving you the rundown on this week’s VMware AirWatch 8.3 release. In a nutshell… The new (and hu...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:58 PM

Using VMware User Environment Manager to Manage User Profiles with Context-Based Settings

By Stan Hunter, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware One of the most difficult tasks for an IT administrator is managing user profiles and settings. Users have various requirements for applications and settings that change based on location, device, and even time of day. T...

Feb 19, 2016 5:00:47 PM

3 Ideas to Get More Creative Input from Group Brainstorming

In the age of digital disruption, an idea is worth a lot . Nearly all executives among the Fortune 1000 have ranked enterprise innovation as a top priority, as well as a key driver of new growth and continued profitability. In fact, in our enterprise social network, Socialcast, we have a feature ...

Feb 19, 2016 4:33:59 PM

Introducing Industry Templates for iOS

Here at AirWatch, we are constantly inspired by the unique ways our customers use business mobility to change the way work gets done. These innovative programs empower employees, enable new ways to engage customers and transform your business. Maybe you know what you would like to accomplish with...

Feb 19, 2016 1:00:57 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 8:00:02 PM

Flexibility for Mobile Users—While Making Things Easy for IT

by Maryam Zand, senior director Global SISO and Telco Partner Marketing, Alliance Marketing, VMware Business transformations are driven by user experiences. The better the experience, the more creativity gets unleashed and the more collaborative and productive your teams become. Your business can...

Feb 18, 2016 7:00:50 PM

3 Things You Need To Know about AirWatch & End User Privacy

Earlier this week, we were excited to announce VMware AirWatch 8.3 . The release is packed with enterprise mobility management (EMM) updates and exciting new functionalities. Today, I want to focus on new 8.3 features dedicated to end-user privacy—a controversial topic that continues to raise eye...

Feb 18, 2016 2:11:37 PM

Deliver Results End Users Expect with App Volumes, User Environment Manager & More

Watch Bootcamp Videos & Download the Free eBook Today ! By Sachin Sharma, product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Just a couple of weeks ago, we announced VMware App Volumes 3.0 . This release marked a huge milestone for the App Volumes team, given the enhancements we made to t...

Feb 18, 2016 1:09:47 PM

How to Minimize Distractions on Enterprise Social Networks

Even with a tool tailor-made for enterprise productivity, it’s easy to get distracted by the wealth of information available on enterprise social networks . You may log in just to check your team’s activity, but by the time you open up another application, you’ve probably thrown your hat into the...

Feb 17, 2016 4:02:43 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between an intuitive end-user experience and IT’s mandate to enable secure ...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:57 PM

AirWatch 8.3: A Smarter, More Secure Digital Workspace

by Blake Brannon, VP product management, End-User Computing, VMware Last week, VMware revealed what we believe is the new era of work: the digital workspace. At its heart, VMware Workspace ONE is the next evolution of end-user computing—an innovative ecosystem designed to strike a balance between...

Feb 17, 2016 1:00:24 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

by Chelsea Curtis, digital marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strat...

Feb 16, 2016 2:28:11 PM

Join Brian Katz on Feb. 24 for a Mobile World Congress Twitter Chat

Mobile World Congress is under a week away, and we’ve got all our devices charged and ready to go! During what promises to be one of the biggest and best mobility events we’ve ever seen, Brian Katz , Director of Mobile Strategy for EUC at VMware, will host a Twitter chat to discuss this year’s mo...

Feb 16, 2016 1:30:41 PM

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.05

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, we have had a very busy week with plans and preparations for the annual Super Bowl competition taking place. Of course many of us are involved in this event but let's take a moment to discuss how having a VMware TAM works in your favor during these critical times.

If a TAM has a customer that is involved in the event, the TAM will work with the customer to understand many aspects of how the event will affect their business. This could be from change freeze's to special projects, security and many other items. Of course any of our customers that play a supporting role during the event will also need special attention as they want to ensure that their systems stay up and running. As TAMs we work with the customer and our support services to update them on the details and ensure that the customer is provided with the required timely support, but additional details as required for this event are also well communicated to our support services.

The VMware TAM Service is a partnership, one that we all take very seriously and understanding our customers business and objectives goes a long way in ensuring that they have the highest level of support during these critical times.

I hope you have a successful week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
VMware Announces VMware App Volumes 3.0 bit.ly/1QFvTHK pic.twitter.com/uLPFBf1kz5
vRealize Automation 7.0 (GA) is LIVE! bit.ly/1TAYbpN pic.twitter.com/LIEfyizjKI
Check out our VMware TAM page on Facebook! | fb.com/VMwareTAM pic.twitter.com/wayhexDRrY
U.S. CIO tells IT leaders to trust the cloud bit.ly/1TvThua pic.twitter.com/bLJT1XiS8H
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Why I Think vRealize Automation 7.0 is a Game Changer

 

By Gavin Lees VMware vRealize Automation is VMware’s Cloud Management Platform for automating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and custom IT services. In this blog, I will talk about why the latest edition – vRealize Automation 7.0 – is a game changer. I cover some of the exciting new...


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GENERAL NEWS

 

VMware vSphere Beta – Indicate your interest!

 

We are excited to announce the upcoming VMware vSphere Beta Program . This program enables participants to help define the direction of the most widely adopted industry-leading virtualization platform. Folks who want to participate in the program can now indicate their interest by filling out thi...

Feb 5, 2016 6:05:30 PM

 

VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extension, 2016 VCDX Workshops and 4 New eLearning Courses

 

  VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended We decided to extend the availability date for the VCP5-DCV exam until March 31, 2016 due to continued popularity! In this blog post , you can discover more about the exam’s key advantages to decide if it’s the right fit for you. 2016 VCDX Workshop Loca...

Feb 5, 2016 4:53:51 PM

 

Why I Think vRealize Automation 7.0 is a Game Changer

 

By Gavin Lees VMware vRealize Automation is VMware’s Cloud Management Platform for automating the delivery of infrastructure, applications and custom IT services. In this blog, I will talk about why the latest edition – vRealize Automation 7.0 – is a game changer. I cover some of the exciting new...

Feb 4, 2016 4:39:03 PM

 

Oracle U2VL With Virtual SAN And The Batch Processing Use Case

 

Unix to Virtualized Linux (U2VL) is a critical step towards SDDC, it targets to migrate applications and data from physical Unix servers to Linux virtual machines running on x86 virtualized infrastructure. These applications are typically business critical, therefore, customers normally take a ve...

Feb 4, 2016 12:25:51 AM

 

Cloud Business Strategy

 

Part Two of the Cloud Business Management Series By Khalid Hakim, Charlie McVeigh and Reg Lo At VMware we have the good fortune of working with many different customers on driving and implementing a Cloud Business Strategy. As we have discussed in some of our prior Cloud Business Management blogs...

Feb 3, 2016 9:38:01 PM

 

Top 20 NSX KBs for January 2016

 

Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products How to license VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x Downloading and enabling VMware vShield Endpoint 5.x on supported VMware vSphere platforms Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 NSX is unavailable from the vSphere Web Cli...

Feb 3, 2016 2:00:47 PM

 

New VCAP6 Beta Exams Now Available

 

Editors note (2/5/16): Please note that we have reached our capacity for the VCAP6-DCV Design beta exam and registration has closed. There is still room in the VCAP6-CMA Design exam. A s we announced in December , we have been hard at work on the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 (VCAP6) b...

Feb 2, 2016 7:31:49 PM

 

Important Updates to NSX for vSphere KB Articles

 

Here is a list of currently trending KB articles for NSX for vSphere. NSX Distributed Firewall unfiltered rules may be deleted during the firewall rule publish operation in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2141155) Symptoms: In Distributed Firewall Apply Filter mode in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x, when...

Feb 2, 2016 4:52:09 PM

 

Top 20 VSAN KBs for January 2016

 

Following maintenance, hosts in a Virtual SAN cluster may erroneously report the error: Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in virtual SAN enabled cluster VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Requirements Support statement for 512e and 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere and VSAN Virtual SAN enabled D...

Feb 2, 2016 2:14:48 PM

 

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager KBs for January 2016

 

Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 and 6.2 Sizing Guidelines Resetting the Administrator password in VMware vRealize Operations Manager appliance Upgrading VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 fails on one or more nodes with the er...

Feb 2, 2016 2:00:24 PM

 

Top 20 vRealize Automation KBs for January 2016

 

Various tasks fail after upgrading or migrating to VMware vRealize Automation 6.1.x or 6.2 VMware vRealize Automation workflows fail with the error: System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriterException: Failed to create a “PointCollection” Migrating to a new SSO or recovering from a reinstallation of SSO in VMw...

Feb 2, 2016 1:30:29 PM

 

Top 20 vCenter KBs for January 2016

 

Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x Unlocking and resetting the VMware vCenter Single Sign-On administrator password Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 best practices Updating vCenter Server 5.5 ...

Feb 1, 2016 5:36:34 PM

 

Top 20 ESXi articles for January 2016

 

VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x, ESXi 5.x, and ESXi 6.x Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-...

Feb 1, 2016 4:51:45 PM

 

Fling Developer Spotlight- Nan Wang

 

VMware engineers come up with all the great ideas for Flings, and they do all the work for these tools whenever they can squeeze time into their busy schedules. In addition to the quarterly Flings trend blogs I post, I am going to spotlight some of our Fling developers so you can meet the amazing...

Feb 1, 2016 4:29:53 PM

 

Training Unlocks the Power of Your Business Mobility Solution

 

Today’s increasingly mobile workforce needs easy and secure access to business applications and data. An IT task made more difficult as workers insist on using their own devices, meaning personal and corporate data must coexist on the same device. Plus, users need a consistent experience across a...

Feb 1, 2016 4:01:41 PM

 

Top 20 Articles for January 2016

 

Here is our Top 20 KB list for January 2016. 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. Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in VMware ESXi/ESX Manually deleting linked clones or stale virtual des...

Feb 1, 2016 3:18:37 PM

 

vCloud Air: The Past Week in Review

 

Wow, it was quite a week on the VMware vCloud Air Blog! Now you can catch up on everything that’s been happening in one place. Here’s the past week in review: Another VMware Cloud in Action – Seventy Seven Energy Achieves a Scalable Infrastructure with vCloud Air With the help of vCloud Air, Seve...

Feb 6, 2016 5:00:21 PM

 

Another VMware Cloud in Action – Seventy Seven Energy Achieves a Scalable Infrastructure with vCloud Air

 

Planning for the ups and downs of the business cycle is a challenge for everyone. As Warren Buffet says, “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” So how do smart companies plan for the inevitable highs and lows? For oilfield services company Seventy Seve...

Feb 5, 2016 5:00:17 PM

 

The Future State of Security Starts with Virtualization: VMware at the 2016 RSA Conference

 

It’s no secret that by transforming networking into a software industry, network virtualization has accelerated innovation. But what does virtualization mean for security more broadly? Can virtualization be a key weapon in the arsenal for improving IT security? If so, how? Tom Corn, & Guido Appen...

Feb 4, 2016 5:51:33 PM

 

Ease the Transition to the Cloud with a Free Test Drive!

 

In past blogs , we’ve discussed how easy and simple it is to find a cloud provider that fits you . Not quite ready to take the plunge? That’s no problem – we understand this reluctance. That’s why the vCloud Air Network is here to ease the transition to the public and hybrid cloud by offering a f...

Feb 4, 2016 5:00:27 PM

 

Planning a DRP Solution for VMware Mirage Infrastructure

 

By Eric Monjoin When I first heard about VMware Mirage in 2012—when Wanova was acquired by VMware and Mirage was integrated into our portfolio—it was seen more as a backup solution for desktops, or a tool for migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. And, with an extension, it was possible to easil...

Feb 4, 2016 3:47:19 PM

 

Identity Management in vRealize Automation 7

 

One of the major new enhancements in vRealize Automation 7 involves the replacement of the underlying identity management system. vRA 7 will now leverage vIDM, and it’s integrated directly into the vRA appliance. Reduced Footprint and Ability to Scale In vRA 6, identity management was handled via...

Feb 4, 2016 11:01:25 AM

 

Build 1,000 VMs on vCloud Air in as Little as 16 Minutes!

 

By: Prashant Suri , vCloud Air Scale & Performance Engineer As part of an annual analyst review of vCloud Air, we needed to test how long it takes to power on 1,000 virtual machines without any failures. This provided a great opportunity to build an automated workflow to see what we could achieve...

Feb 3, 2016 5:00:01 PM

 

Advanced VMware NSX Security Services with Check Point vSEC

 

VMware NSX provides an integrated Distributed Firewall (DFW), which offers L2-L4 security at the vNIC level and protects East-West traffic, and an Edge Firewall provided by the Edge Services Gateway (ESG), which offers L2-L4 security at the edge and protects North-South traffic in and out of the ...

Feb 3, 2016 4:26:24 PM

 

Custom Alerting in vRealize Operations

 

By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora Alerts are a key feature of VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). While third-party management packs usually provide pre-defined alerts out of the box, custom alerts are a must for comprehensive monitoring. In this blog, I’ll be creating a custom alert for MyS...

Feb 3, 2016 11:01:16 AM

 

When Things Go Down, Recovery Time Matters—Here’s What You Need to Know When Setting Your RTO with vCloud Air

 

Keeping the lights on is a little more complicated when you’re talking about business continuity. Thankfully, VMware vCloud Air offers one of the best BC/Disaster Recovery options on the market today. But what about setting your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO)? Wi...

Feb 2, 2016 11:05:55 PM

 

Tutorial Session on Performance Debugging on VMware vSphere

 

Ever wondered what it takes to debug performance issues on a VMware stack? How do you figure out if the performance issue is in your virtual machine, or the network layer, or the storage layer, or the hypervisor layer? Here’s a handy tutorial that showcases a systematic approach for troubleshooti...

Feb 2, 2016 6:08:25 PM

 

Blueprint Samples for vRealize Automation

 

vRealize Automation 7.0 was released late last year. It introduced several new features and one of the major ones was converged blueprint model. The converged blueprint model provides a single place to design and manage any kind of blueprint. You have can create blueprints for consumption by diff...

Feb 2, 2016 2:00:43 PM

 

Live Workload Mobility to a vCloud Air Network IaaS Provider

 

Solution Introduction VMware vCloud Air Network providers are uniquely positioned to become a seamless extension of their existing customers on-premises datacenters, offering a true unified hybrid cloud experience for applications and cloud infrastructure management. With the introduction of NSX ...

Feb 2, 2016 1:52:07 PM

 

Top Motivators for Businesses Switching to Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

 

By: Penny Collen , Financial Solutions Architect, Thought Leader, Blogger, and Speaker If you work in IT, you know that the phrase “Keep the Business Running” has never been more challenging. Ready access to up-to-date information is critical throughout all parts of your business. Web-based apps ...

Feb 1, 2016 5:00:41 PM

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Top Mobile News: Smartwatches in the Enterprise, Mobile Wallets Pay Off

 

Smartwatches in the enterprise—it’s going to be a thing. Despite the initial slow adoption in the enterprise, smartwatches are expected to quickly become the preferred BYOD device soon. InformationWeek reveals how enterprise mobility management companies like AirWatch are preparing to help compan...

Feb 5, 2016 4:06:18 PM

 

5 Awkward Moments You’ll See on Enterprise Social Networks

 

Now that enterprise social networks (ESNs) connect entire companies across the world, employees have more opportunities to learn, network and collaborate than ever. There are also more opportunities to embarrass yourself in front of everyone. 5 Awkward Moments on ESN—and How to Recover Just like ...

Feb 5, 2016 2:57:58 PM

 

Why President Obama Praised this School District’s Mobile Program

 

Technology innovations in education are garnering top-level attention across the world, and we’re delighted to share the story of Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), which earned the praise of President Barack Obama for its innovative mobile strategies that usher in the new era of e...

Feb 4, 2016 1:30:09 PM

 

Five End-User Computing Predictions for 2016

 

by Shawn Bass, CTO, End-User Computing, VMware So many times people make outrageous predictions for what will come in the next year for IT trends that most often are completely and utterly wrong. I think the issue is that people like to be provocative rather than pragmatic. While I’d love to see ...

Feb 4, 2016 1:00:32 PM

 

New Video Exclusive: What is the Digital Workspace?

 

We’re mere days away from VMware’s biggest breaking news event of the year. And we have your exclusive pass to finally answering the question that will transform businesses across the world: What is the digital workspace? On Tuesday, February 9, join VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and EUC SVP and gener...

Feb 3, 2016 11:01:21 PM

 

Video: What is the Digital Workspace?

 

One of the biggest questions in business mobility and end-user computing for 2016 is: What is the digital workspace? On February 9, VMware EUC experts congregate in a breaking news, live streaming event to reveal innovations, market insights and product announcements that finally answer that ques...

Feb 3, 2016 10:57:09 PM

 

The Parallel History of the Smartphone & Mobile World Congress

 

Once upon a time in the smartphone world, there were two major operating systems that dominated the market. End users from the consumer or the corporate world were quickly adopting these devices for personal use, email and/or business needs. These two players seemed to rule that part of the indus...

Feb 3, 2016 8:32:34 PM

 

The Parallel History of the Smartphone & Mobile World Congress

 

by Gregory Lehrer, senior director of technology alliances, VMware End-user Computing Once upon a time in the smartphone world, there were two major operating systems that dominated the market. End users from the consumer or the corporate world were quickly adopting these devices for personal use...

Feb 3, 2016 8:20:19 PM

 

Afternoon Productivity Slump? 10 Lazy Urges to Stop Fighting

 

How many times have you seen an article on how to beat the afternoon slump at work? Do those deskside pushups, third cups of coffee and handfuls of almonds actually work? The truth is, humans aren’t designed to consistently work at a high-energy level all day. Because you’re not a robot, your ene...

Feb 3, 2016 5:22:48 PM

 

VMware Announces App Volumes 3.0: Simplifying Application Lifecycle Management for Todays Digital Workspace

 

By Harry Labana, vice president of products, End-User Computing, VMware If you ask IT administrators, many will tell you that the way they handle application lifecycle management has become very difficult. The proliferation of new and legacy applications is making it more and more complicated to ...

Feb 2, 2016 5:00:13 PM

 

Enterprise Mobile App Development: The Problem of Scalability

 

Scalability is one of the biggest challenges mobile-first businesses now face, according to Kabir Barday , director of product management at VMware AirWatch. That’s because mobile-first business no longer depends only on enabling work on mobile devices. Today, it centers on configuring mobile app...

Feb 2, 2016 4:40:24 PM

 

All of Our Most Popular EMM Blogs, Videos & Resources | 2016 Edition

 

Whether you’re new to enterprise mobility management, launching a business mobility strategy or an EMM expert that’s been traveling down this road since the beginning, here’s a list of our most-read blogs and resources in the past six months. General EMM News: The top analyst reports and the very...

Feb 1, 2016 9:08:37 PM

 

Welcome, 2016 – The Year of Disruption, Digitization & Demand for End-User Computing

 

by Sumit Dhawan, VMware SVP and GM, End-user Computing, Desktop Products In 2016, we expect to see massive changes to the IT industry, and there are no models from the past that can be applied to the multitude of new factors. There will be new ways that will impact how people work and enable the ...

Feb 1, 2016 4:30:38 PM

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 8.04

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, it has certainly been a week full of news. If you are not already a member of one or more of our social media TAM services please check below and join Twitter or Facebook and check out our TAM blog to keep up to date with our ongoing news. We also try and collate all of these into this newsletter each week as a digest of not only the general VMware news but also TAM specific news.

I wish all of you a fantastic week ahead and for those in the San Francisco Bay Area next week is Super Bowl 50 week, I am sure that there will be so many activities around the city for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Of course during this time we will provide our TAM services to ensure that our customers are kept running smoothly during this event.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Getting IT involved with the business bit.ly/1PnS5Ht pic.twitter.com/9POAFBgmi1
PowerNSX : PowerCLI module for NSX bit.ly/1Sm8a17 pic.twitter.com/vGUqMhie89
Introduction to the VMware Validated Designs youtu.be/eEKFHXJi0RE via @YouTube
VMware’s 3 Big Bets for 2016 | bit.ly/1UrhShP pic.twitter.com/62mkovpm8j
Got a sec? Want to get smart? Take a free Hands-on Lab by VMware! | vmw.re/1LkqIY3 pic.twitter.com/ByPOnci398

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Federal Security and Compliance Get a BIG Lift from TAM Services
By Michael Hurley

Federal IT security challenges are unique for a variety of reasons, one of which is the rigorously structured approach the government takes to identify and respond to security threats. As a result, the federal government uses VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) Services to both identify and help mitigate threats and deliver solutions in process-friendly ways, so they can be implemented quickly.

[continue reading...]

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Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc
SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

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GENERAL NEWS

 

New Horizon and vSphere Videos Added to the Learning Zone

 

VMware Learning Zone offers one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, with two subscription options available: Standard or Premium subscription. We are constantly releasing new videos to the library, with two new ones added in the last mo...

Jan 29, 2016 4:44:48 PM

 

Federal Security and Compliance Get a BIG Lift from TAM Services

 

By Michael Hurley Federal IT security challenges are unique for a variety of reasons, one of which is the rigorously structured approach the government takes to identify and respond to security threats. As a result, the federal government uses VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) Services to bo...

Jan 28, 2016 10:01:39 PM

 

VMware Virtual SAN Delivers Enterprise Level Availability

 

This post originally appeared on the Storage & Availability blog Virtual Blocks and was written by Rafael Kabesa. Rafael is a product marketing manager at VMware, and is currently working on VMware’s Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings. Rafael has been working in the technology space f...

Jan 28, 2016 12:27:37 AM

 

Making Security Easier – An ESXi Fling for US Federal Customers

 

Running systems in the US Federal Government presents its own unique challenges. From specific system login requirements (CAC/PIV smart cards) to specific regulations like DISA STIG ’s, managing systems in this environment comes with a healthy dose of security. Today we’re taking a small step tow...

Jan 26, 2016 6:33:31 PM

 

See How VMware Certification Helped Other IT Pros

 

Last fall, we asked VMworld 2015 attendees to share their experiences with VMware Certification: how it’s helped their career, how they prepared, and any advice they have for people thinking about getting certified. Five people agreed to share their stories with us, and you: Ariel Sanchez Mora Sh...

Jan 25, 2016 4:08:37 PM

 

New paper on Virtualizing SAP on vSphere on All Flash Storage

 

SAP HANA is the preferred database for all future SAP applications. Columnar databases and the in memory capabilities of SAP HANA make it an excellent platform for all SAP applications. Virtualized SAP HANA (SAP HANA) provides significant advantages over Physical HANA implementations by providing...

Jan 29, 2016 9:23:52 PM

 

Extend the vCloud® API and Enhance Your Experience with VMware vCloud® Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers

 

Since we announced the VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP), our goal was to give service providers the reference documents they need to construct cloud platforms and service offerings built on today’s VMware technologies. Today, we want to give you an update on vCAT...

Jan 28, 2016 5:00:47 PM

 

Fault Tolerance Performance in vSphere 6

 

VMware has published a technical white paper about vSphere 6 Fault Tolerance architecture and performance . The paper describes which types of applications work best in virtual machines with vSphere FT enabled. VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability to virtual machin...

Jan 27, 2016 11:57:11 PM

 

VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager: Most Frequently Asked Questions

 

By: Eiad Al-Aqqad , Consultant Architect and Author of virtualizationteam.com . If you are not familiar with VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager, then please read my following blog post: Hybrid Cloud Manager is your bridge to the Cloud . This post will cover some of the most frequently asked q...

Jan 27, 2016 5:00:03 PM

 

vTech Talk: Register and Watch Our Top Webcasts Now! Part 1

 

Are you looking for additional resources to get the most out of your vCloud Air service? In addition to the vCloud Air Community , the vCloud Air Cloud Academy is another great place to start. In this new vTech Talk series, we’re highlighting top webcasts that you can register for and watch now, ...

Jan 26, 2016 5:00:26 PM

 

Finding NetApp Bottlenecks with vRealize Operations

 

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Storage can be difficult to troubleshoot. Maybe the hardest question is, should we even be blaming storage right now? In vRealize Operations, management packs can be tightly integrated with the virtual layer. The Management Pack for NetApp Storage provides a holistic...

Jan 25, 2016 11:01:51 AM

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Top Mobile News this Week: Super Bowl Super Cell, Microsoft’s Thumbs Up, EMM Ch-ch-changes

 

Want to get the top mobile news in your inbox every week? Sign up for our Friday newsletter on your right. Verizon gets started on their Super Bowl cell-ebration. Verizon Wireless is turning San Francisco into a sort of super cell for Super Bowl Sunday and moving forward on a 5G network so sports...

Jan 29, 2016 3:39:08 PM

 

2 Massive EMM Changes Every Enterprise Must Know

 

Enterprise mobile management (EMM) may be a common phrase among companies and workers now, but considering the swift of evolution of this concept, EMM is still in its infancy. It was only nearly a decade ago that AirWatch pivoted to focus on managing mobile fleets as smart devices and connectivit...

Jan 28, 2016 3:30:40 PM

 

Saying “No” at Work—without Destroying Team Communication

 

Nowadays, anyone can solve problems, take on new responsibilities and build a reputation as a “yes” employee just by logging on to a team communication tool or enterprise social network. But sometimes, there’s just not enough time to answer every question, join every project or take on every task...

Jan 27, 2016 6:18:03 PM

 

Securing Your EMM Deployment with VMware AirWatch & FireEye

 

Securing your digital workspace in the mobile-cloud era has become critical as cybersecurity threats increase against mobile devices. All signs point to mobile, cloud and IoT dominating cybersecurity threats for 2016. This was bound to happen, as hackers now realize the best way to exploit any or...

Jan 27, 2016 1:24:09 PM

 

How CASB Collaboration Helps Enterprises Solve the Mobile Cloud Security Puzzle

 

If you’re using Workday, Salesforce, Google Drive, Dropbox and/or Office365, you are already part of the cloud revolution. If you are doing it on a mobile device, you’re part of the mobile-cloud revolution. Congrats, and welcome! There is no question that businesses are increasingly going mobile ...

Jan 26, 2016 6:00:05 PM

 

Municipal Citation Solutions Advances Mobile Ticketing With AirWatch

 

Municipal Citation Solutions (MCS) created the Violation and Ticketing System (VATS) so companies in the $30 billion U.S. parking industry could help workers in the field more effectively and accurately do their jobs. Find out how the five-year-old, technology-centered parking citation management...

Jan 26, 2016 2:20:45 PM

 

Transforming Education: The Digital Classroom | Apple iOS 9.3

 

With the anticipated features in Apple iOS 9.3, classrooms are poised to take another big step in digital learning transformation. Apple is previewing new education features in the developer beta seed of iOS 9.3 that provide even more opportunities to make it even easier to enable a digital class...

Jan 25, 2016 12:44:00 PM

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.03

Posted by nisserow Mar 2, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, this week we have a new blog posting to share with you on our official TAM Blog. Please check below for the posting. I also wanted to share with you some information on our Open Source projects, many of which were featured at VMworld in 2015 and continue to gain momentum.

Here is a link to the main page and some of our ongoing projects for you to check out:vmware.github.io/
- Photon Controller
- Xenon
- Photon
- Lightwave
- tndf
- many more… https://github.com/vmware/


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

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA


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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
Photon Platform Devbox: give it a try! | vmw.re/1SScENu pic.twitter.com/PDyb0i8312
VMware Modernizes and Secures Retail Opportunities in the Mobile-Cloud Era | vmw.re/1Wp2ML4 pic.twitter.com/RWCEUnJ7yE
Top five 2016 IT Predictions for CIOs: Bask Iyer, VMware | bit.ly/1nBcgHo pic.twitter.com/de7sVMjARk
Reinvent Cloud Security with vCloud Air youtu.be/bcvlw1jUp68 via @YouTube
Data centre is heading to the cloud: Sanjay Poonen, VMware | bit.ly/1QhbKcV pic.twitter.com/z576rlSHMM

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Why the VMware America’s TAM organization is rated higher than the Apple iPhone
By Martha Bellens-Martin
After being in this business for more than 25 years, I have worked with hundreds of customers—most of them from a pre-sales perspective. That means I have spent a lot of time working with organizations to help them envision how a proposed solution will lower risk and address their pain points.

[continue reading...]

TAM FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING PLAN (Editor: Jodi Shely)
Looking for training resources on VMware Solutions. We have everything you need online and updated regularly.
EUC - bit.ly/tamftpeuc
SDDC - bit.ly/tamftpsddc

 

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

Please head over to our dedicated TAM Webcasts online URL:
http://bit.ly/tamwebcasts

TAM VCLOUD SUITE RESOURCES ONLINE (Editor: Joseph Suma)
Please check out our ever changing list of resources
http://bit.ly/tamvcsresources

NEW AND UPDATES PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
A list of many of our latest updates to existing solutions and any new releases
http://bit.ly/tamnewreleases


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Where in the World are VCPs, VCIX6 Certification Announcement and Extending the Cisco Certification Credit

 

Where in the World are VCPs? [Infographic] See where in the World VCPs are in this infographic . Bonus points for commenting which country you represent! VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 3 of 3 In this three-part blog series (see parts one and two ) we roll out all the information you need ...

Jan 22, 2016 4:36:24 PM

 

3 Capabilities Needed for DevOps that You Should Already Have in Your Cloud Organization

 

By Pierre Moncassin A number of enterprise customers have established dedicated organizations to leverage VMware’s cloud technology. As these organizations reach increasing levels of cloud maturity, we are more and more often asked by our customers: “how is our organization going to be impacted b...

Jan 22, 2016 12:35:11 AM

 

Use Your Shelf Space for Industry Awards…Not Unused Software

 

Why the VMware America’s TAM organization is rated higher than the Apple iPhone By Martha Bellens-Martin After being in this business for more than 25 years, I have worked with hundreds of customers—most of them from a pre-sales perspective. That means I have spent a lot of time working with orga...

Jan 21, 2016 6:21:51 PM

 

View Composer DiskFault: Disk customization failed due to an internal error

 

There’s a glitch some customers are encountering whereby a Linked Clone desktop is created on vCenter Ok, but is deleted soon after vCenter complains about either “disposable” or “internal” .vmdk files this desktop. Creating and recomposing linked clone desktops fails on VMware Horizon View 6.1.x...

Jan 20, 2016 2:24:48 PM

 

4 New eLearning Courses Available

 

In addition to instructor-led courses delivered in a traditional classroom environment, VMware Education Services also offers self-paced training delivered online as well. Last month we released four new courses that you can attend whenever and wherever you like. AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Con...

Jan 18, 2016 10:57:40 AM

 

Three Reasons to Choose Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

 

Disasters happen, that doesn’t mean business failure has to. As they say “you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf,” which is why a foolproof Disaster Recovery (DR) solution is crucial to any sound business plan. Furthermore, choosing the right solution for your organization is more im...

Jan 22, 2016 5:00:49 PM

 

Now Updated: Microsoft Exchange Server on VMware vSphere Best Practices Guide

 

Microsoft Exchange Server is one of the mission critical applications most commonly virtualized on the vSphere platform. As customers become more comfortable and familiar with virtualization in general and the VMware vSphere virtualization platform in particular, they become more confident, enoug...

Jan 21, 2016 10:16:13 PM

 

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – ISO 27001 Standard

 

Growth is a natural byproduct of any successful business. However, with any type of growth, come growing pains. As your business grows, one way to ease those growing pains is to have a clear option when it comes to your cloud strategy. The vCloud Air Network makes compliance clear. In our previou...

Jan 21, 2016 5:00:29 PM

 

Another VMware Cloud in Action — SAP’s Martin Heisig on the Benefits of vCloud Air

 

Martin Heisig runs infrastructure services for SAP, the world leader in business applications. As one of the biggest players in its category, SAP depends on flexibility, agility, and scalability to succeed—but being a leader doesn’t come without problems. The organization was having some challeng...

Jan 20, 2016 5:00:58 PM

 

Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 2)

 

By Jonathan McDonald This is the second part of a two blog series as there was just too much detail for a single blog. For Part 1 see: http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2016/01/virtual-san-stretch-clusters-real-world-design-practices-part-1.html . As I mentioned at the beginning of the last blog...

Jan 19, 2016 9:19:39 PM

 

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Options for Backing Up Workloads

 

It’s called a cloud, not a lockbox. It’s your data, so you should have the ability to back it up how you’d like. This week, we answer this question from the vCloud community: “Other than using the Data Protection Service, how are people backing up their workloads in vCloud Air?” There are actuall...

Jan 19, 2016 5:20:21 PM

 

Dashboards and Reports in vRealize Operations Manager 6.1

 

By Troy Bailey, Blue Medora Dashboards are the primary visualization tool for users of VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). This tool provides graphic representation of vROps data and displays overall infrastructure health. Reports are another great way for vROps consumers to use and lever...

Jan 19, 2016 11:01:15 AM

 

vRealize Operations Manager Tech Tips: Tip #2 – Customizing Symptoms and Alerts in vRealize Operations

 

I was recently given a use case by a client who was seeing alert noise from the vR Ops 6.1 alert “One or more virtual machine guest file systems are running out of disk space“. This alert is built from three symptoms: “1. Guest file system space usage at warning level” “2. Guest file system space...

Jan 19, 2016 11:00:42 AM

 

Webcast: Navigating Important Cloud Decisions for 2016

 

We hear this a lot – you’ve been asked to evaluate public clouds by your IT leaders who say, “Cloud is strategic”…but where do you even begin? Should you compare features and functions? Look at analyst ratings? Hire a consultant? Join Angelos Kottas, VMware Senior Director, Product Marketing, for...

Jan 18, 2016 5:00:50 PM

END USER COMPUTING

 

How the Most Productive People Work from Home

 

It’s severe weather season, and even if you’re not a regular telecommuter, chances are high you’ll find yourself skipping icy commutes to work from home at least once this winter. Though working from home is known to increase productivity at work , distractions abound, and it’s easy for the new o...

Jan 22, 2016 4:11:09 PM

 

5 Top Mobile News Headlines This Week

 

Microsoft’s $1B donation, iOS 9.3 “best” feature, banking on IoT and VMware’s big announcement. 1. Microsoft puts its money where the cloud is. Microsoft has pledged to donate $1 billion in cloud services to non-profit groups and university researchers over three years, the Wall Street Journal re...

Jan 22, 2016 2:28:59 PM

 

Product Reveals & Strategy Announcements Expected at VMware Online Event

 

Wonder what VMware has in store for its End-User Computing division and business mobility vision this year? Here’s your exclusive chance to get the VMware news as it breaks. Enabling the Digital Enterprise: Two-part Online Event VMware has opened up registration for what promises to be one of the...

Jan 21, 2016 7:21:13 PM

 

Get Your Exclusive Pass to VMware’s Breaking News Event

 

On February 9 th and 10 th , you have the opportunity to be among the first worldwide to hear VMware’s breaking news. All you have to do is claim your ticket here . Next month, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will host an exclusive virtual event with the breaking news and announcements about VMware’s “O...

Jan 21, 2016 5:54:04 PM

 

Intermountain Healthcare Puts Mobile Security at the Top of 2016 Priorities

 

For many years, we have been pulled into this false sense of mobile security. In early September, that sense of security came crashing down when it was revealed that the App Store had been hit with malicious code known as XcodeGhost. It is malicious code inserted into iOS apps using Xcode, which ...

Jan 21, 2016 3:40:14 PM

 

Expert Predictions: IoT & Mobile Banking Trends 2016

 

This last year was a very exciting one, to say the least. The sheer magnitude of the popularity wave for mobile devices caused a shift in the way we live our everyday lives. This cannot help but take the world of business along with it. In banking, we have seen mobile apps evolve from “nice-to-ha...

Jan 20, 2016 5:17:49 PM

 

Putting Customers at the Forefront of the Retail Experience

 

Over the past several years, we’ve had the unique opportunity to see the transformation of the retail experience firsthand. As technology quickly evolves and ushers in the mobile-cloud era, leading retail organizations have made incredible strides in leveraging tech innovations to deliver better ...

Jan 18, 2016 1:00:57 PM

 

Leading Retailers Use VMware End-User Computing Solutions to Modernize Stores & Improve Customer Experience

 

by Paige Handza, VMware End-User Computing retail vertical marketing manager Here at VMware End-User Computing, we are thrilled to help thousands of retailers—including 19 of the 20 top U.S. retailers—leverage purpose-built technology solutions to boost customer engagement, modernize store operat...

Jan 18, 2016 1:00:54 PM

 

 

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