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Leave your mark on #VMworld 2016! Call for papers open thru April 12th
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New Fling: #vSphere HTML5 Web Client #h5client
VIO and #vRealize bring VMware cloud strategy up to speed
@AirWatch Grabs the Top Spot in New Radicati EMM Quadrant #build2016

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Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
By Petr McAllister
As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity?
For the first time, VMware has brought VCSA in parity with vCenter Server for Windows in terms of scale and functionality in vSphere 6. Take a look at the diagram below: [Continue reading...]

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Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID – Part 1
Introduction This is Part 1 of a 2 part blog series. In this post we’ll talk about setting up RSA SecurID Authentication Manager, some architectural assumptions and what you’ll need to take with you to Part 2. Two Factor Authentication Two factor authentication (2FA) has become ubiquitous nowaday...
Apr 1, 2016 7:04:20 PM
The IT Landscape Is Changing: Are You Ready
The landscape of IT is shifting. As cloud computing, mobile, and other technologies that enable “anytime, anywhere” business continue to claim a more central role in organizations of all types, the need for IT to transform from a strictly “keep the lights on” service organization to an integrated...
Apr 1, 2016 3:35:20 PM
Important NSX for vSphere KB Updates – March 2016
vCloud Networking and Security will reach end of availability and end of support on September 19, 2016. KB 2144733 – End of Availability and End of Support Life for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.x See the fully updated vCNS to NSX Upgrade Guide See also KB 2144620 – VMware vCloud Netw...
Apr 1, 2016 12:44:15 PM
New vSphere, NSX and vRealize Orchestrator Videos in the Learning Zone
VMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. Including all the latest videos we release each month, like these: In vSphere 6 – Virtual Volumes (Part 1 – Presentation) , Andy Cary takes you through many of...
Mar 31, 2016 4:10:45 PM
Surviving Change: 12 Organisation Transformation Principles to Help You Cope
By Craig Savage: In my role as an Operations Transformation Architect, I get the privilege of working with many different organisations in many different markets and geographies, and as our team are closely knit, we share a lot of knowledge and experience amongst ourselves and globally after each...
Mar 30, 2016 6:10:09 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling – Getting Started
Update 3/30/16 – Added requirement of IP Pool for vSphere Client VMware announced the first step towards making a HTML5 Web Client a reality, the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling . This first release of the Fling will focus primarily on VM management, with more updates coming. Here is a list of the...
Mar 30, 2016 2:00:27 PM
Virtual SAN 6.2 – Deduplication And Compression Deep Dive
Virtual SAN 6.2 introduced several highly anticipated product features and in this blog, we’ll focus on some of the coolest ones: Dedupe & Compression . These features were requested by VMware customers and I am glad that we listened to the customer. When talking about Dedupe and Compression, one...
Mar 29, 2016 8:57:14 PM
Third-party Plug-ins and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
By Petr McAllister As a consumer of VMware technology, would you prefer to install an OS on a virtual machine (VM), then deploy an external database, then install vCenter Server bits – or would it be more logical and enjoyable to deploy and maintain VCSA as a single entity? For the first time, VM...
Mar 29, 2016 5:47:48 PM
vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling
Today we are excited to announce the release of the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling. The decision to go with Flash was made years ago, before HTML5 and developer tools were ready. The situation has changed, and we’ve been working very hard on removing the dependency on Flash to improve performance...
Mar 28, 2016 5:00:15 PM
How to Hyperlink KB articles
There are many, many, blogs, forums, videos channels out there that cover various VMware topics, and we commonly see our KB articles being linked from those sites. We wanted to help those doing this with a couple of quick tips that will make your links easier to read and more resilient to potenti...
Mar 28, 2016 3:39:35 PM
Understand the Compute Layer in vRealize Operations
By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Monitoring, understanding, and optimizing compute performance is a crucial aspect of any IT environment, and it becomes even more important with virtualization. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) helps you realize the benefits of virtualization without sacrificing vi...
Apr 1, 2016 8:49:45 PM
Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API
pre { width: 80%; max-height: 400px; color: #444; padding: 10px; background: #eee; border: 1px solid #ccc; border-radius: 5px; word-wrap: normal; overflow: auto; } As we’ve seen in many of the prior posts, VMware NSX is a powerful platform decoupling networking services from physical infrastructu...
Apr 1, 2016 12:00:02 PM
Replacing Your Data Center is Simple with vCloud Air
Last week, we described how vCloud Air is a public cloud designed especially for IT , solving a unique set of problems that cannot be addressed by other public clouds. In this blog, we will take a closer look at one of these use cases: Data Center Replacement. Replacing an existing data center is...
Mar 30, 2016 4:00:46 PM
Unveil VMware Customer Reviews about Cost Savings
Unveil VMware Customer Reviews about Cost Savings using vRealize Operations Wondering how to achieve cost savings with vRealize Operations? Lets take a look at this Data Center environment. Exhibit below. This is a quick snapshot of our data center using vRealize Operations and specifically we ar...
Mar 30, 2016 2:01:36 PM
Cross-VC NSX for Multi-site Solutions
The Cross-VC NSX feature introduced in VMware NSX 6.2, allows for NSX logical networking and security support across multiple vCenters. Logical switches (LS), distributed logical routers (DLR) and distributed firewall (DFW) can now be deployed across multiple vCenter domains. These Cross-VC NSX o...
Mar 30, 2016 12:00:30 PM
EUC Design Series: Horizon 7 Strategy for Desktop Evolution to IoT Revolution
By TJ Vatsa Introduction Mobility and end-user computing (EUC) are evolving at a very rapid pace. With the recent announcements made by VMware around Horizon 7 it becomes all the more important to recalibrate and remap the emerging innovation trends to your existing enterprise EUC and application...
Mar 29, 2016 8:48:03 PM
The Magic of the Cloud and the Muggles of Compliance
This is a guest blog by Lilac Schoenbeck of iland . It has been well over a decade since VMware introduced the magical thing called a hypervisor. Not unlike some fictional charm, it deluded servers, floated them across clusters, and left everyone – myself included – in awe at the delicate dance t...
Mar 29, 2016 4:17:13 PM
Join Networking and Security Sessions at VMware’s Largest Online Conference!
If you missed a VMware vForum in a city near you, you can still join us on April 19th for vForum Online ! At this free digital event, you’ll get practical guidance, and develop new strategies for building a digital success plan across the cloud, the virtualized network, and mobile. At vForum Onli...
Mar 29, 2016 12:00:27 PM
How to Balance your vRealize Web Sessions with F5 BIG-IP
By: Brian Michael Williams Today we’ll walk through how to configure F5 BIG-IP to load balance vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) web traffic. There are many reasons to consider configuring load balancing for these user logins. When your office catches the vRealize Operations fever, you you’ll n...
Mar 29, 2016 10:01:11 AM
SDDC Intelligent Operations Management
I’m fortunate. I get a lot of opportunities to meet with customers to discuss all of the new technologies and products that can help them build a more dynamic and flexible software defined data center (SDDC). We will go around the table talking about how these innovations can make their lives bet...
Mar 28, 2016 10:01:07 AM

Top Mobile News Headlines from March
Want to get the top mobile news headlines in your inbox every Friday? Everybody’s doing it. Simply enter your email into the box on the upper right of this page. “VMware announced AirWatch 8.3, with a focus on security and integration with its Workspace ONE platform. The push toward converging al...
Apr 1, 2016 4:00:13 PM
The Perks of Working from Home
How Telework & the Digital Workspace Support Continuity of Operations in Government Employees at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) are no longer disconnected from the office on a snow day. When this year’s whopper of a winter storm, Jonas, closed government offices across Washington ...
Apr 1, 2016 3:02:18 PM
AirWatch Connect Local Tour Begins April 12 – Register in Your City Today
AirWatch Connect Local 2016 is kicking off soon! Starting on April 12 th in Atlanta, VMware AirWatch experts will embark on our popular conference tour across 28 cities in North America, 15 cities in EMEA and more coming soon in Asia Pacific. We are excited to announce that our 2016 Connect Local...
Apr 1, 2016 12:28:42 PM
Understanding the Benefits of User Environment Manager
by Andy Morris, senior product line marketing manager, End-User Computing, VMware I’m sure you’ve been following VMware’s progress during 2016 and saw our many new and exciting innovations. One of those was VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM). Do you know what’s new in this product? Do you ...
Mar 31, 2016 5:00:46 PM
Feature Updates: March 2016
Happy Spring, everyone! This month, it’s all about the integrations. We’ve added a bunch of new tools to help users collaborate and take team productivity to the next level. Read more about them, as well as our other feature enhancements, below. INTEGRATIONS We’re on a mission to build an ecosyst...
Mar 31, 2016 3:31:15 PM
VIDEO: How Indiana University of Pennsylvania Makes BYOD So Easy
Bring-your-own-device ( BYOD ) programs are typically a result of strategic planning at enterprises, but for college campuses, IT often has no choice but to support a BYOD environment. “The concept of BYOD is baked into higher education,” said Bill Balint, CIO at Indiana University of Pennsylvani...
Mar 31, 2016 2:05:51 PM
Your Most Productive NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference Ever! 3 Things to Know Before You Go
April 4th marks the beginning of another great week for GPU enthusiasts and experts. We’ll be congregating in San Jose, California, to learn about everything from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars and graphics workstations delivered in the cloud. If you want to maximize your time at GT...
Mar 31, 2016 1:00:10 PM
Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage 5.7
By Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware and Yaniv Weinberg, R&D Manager, VMware We are happy to announce a new version of the Deployment and Design Considerations for VMware Mirage white paper, which brings it up to date for VMware Mirage 5.7 . Mirage provides centralized image manag...
Mar 30, 2016 10:34:50 PM
What We Learned from the Microsoft Build Keynote #Build2016
Microsoft hosted its Build 2016 opening keynote this morning, and the announcements had incredible implications for the enterprise. Microsoft is one of our biggest partners, and we’re excited to see how our customers harness their technology alongside VMware AirWatch to power their increasingly m...
Mar 30, 2016 6:49:19 PM
Radicati Puts VMware AirWatch at the Top of New EMM Quadrant
The Radicati Group released its annual Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Market Quadrant today, with VMware AirWatch continuing its five-year streak at the top of the rankings. Get your complimentary copy of the Radicati EMM Market Quadrant here. Every year, the technology market research lead...
Mar 30, 2016 5:53:29 PM
Top Tech Trends in Retail: IT Leaders Reveal their Biggest Priorities
by Paige Handza, End-User Computing retail solutions, VMware Just the other day, I was asked, “What brought you to VMware?” I was shocked when I did not have an answer right away. Don’t get me wrong; there were lots of reasons going through my head, including the great culture, integrity of the p...
Mar 30, 2016 3:31:30 PM
AirWatch Grabs the Top Spot in New Radicati EMM Quadrant
Today, The Radicati Group released its annual Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Market Quadrant. And for the fifth year in a row, VMware AirWatch is positioned as a “top player” in EMM and business mobility. Access the complimentary report here. The technology market research firm yearly evalu...
Mar 30, 2016 2:02:57 PM
What You Need To Know: Google’s Android Security Advisory
On March 18, Google announced an Android Security Advisory regarding a security patch for its flagship Nexus devices. You can read about that release here . This issue will be addressed in the near future by Google in a security update. The advisory was released before the update because of infor...
Mar 29, 2016 4:00:08 PM
[Webinar] Unify Threat Security with VMware Mobile Security Alliance & AirWatch EMM
As mission-critical business workflows become more mobile, yesterday’s security protocols and measures have become inadequate. As cyber security threats increase, protecting business resources from compromised mobile endpoints is no longer a “nice to have,” but a “must have” for the digital works...
Mar 29, 2016 1:47:30 PM
Manufacturers Increase Productivity & Reduce Time to Market with VMware Horizon & NVIDIA GRID
Security, collaboration and cost barriers reduction allows a focus on design projects—not IT issues. by Claude Robinson , director of enterprise software application and healthcare technology partners, End-User Computing, VMware In today’s business world, manufacturers compete to deliver leading-...
Mar 29, 2016 12:52:21 PM
Preliminary Sizing Tests for Horizon 6 for Linux
By Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware and Judy Wu, Senior Solution Engineer, End-User-Computing, VMware In response to a growing demand in China for small-scale Linux VDI implementations, our End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence team in Beijing ran a series o...
Mar 28, 2016 4:25:38 PM
How to Stop Procrastinators from Holding Back Teamwork
Roughly one out of every five people are chronic procrastinators. For workers, that’s a hard hit to your personal productivity. For project managers, procrastination is a major road block to teamwork . So how do you stop it? Procrastination and You Imagine a “Rational Decision-Maker” at the wheel...
Mar 28, 2016 2:49:31 PM
Introducing VMware User Environment Manager Configuration Templates
by Raymond Wiesemann, product line engineer, R&D, VMware End-User Computing Last week, we launched VMware User Environment Manager 9.0 (UEM), with many new features that will help deliver a truly stateless desktop and eliminate the need for point products. UEM 9.0 provides the following new featu...
Mar 28, 2016 2:30:33 PM
5 Real Ways to Enable IoT Success in the Enterprise
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quite the topic these days, and that is no surprise, considering IDC predicts it will generate $7.1 trillion in revenue by 2020 and $255 billion in the enterprise by 2019. A report by Gartner also says 43% of enterprises have already started an IoT project. The fac...
Mar 28, 2016 12:37:49 PM