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

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San Francisco, CA

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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

 

 

END USER COMPUTING

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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