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VMware TAM Source 8.24

Posted by nisserow Jun 26, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of the TAM newsletter. I hope that you have been following on with our VMware TAM Social Media services such as Facebook and our very own TAM Blog. This week I want to highlight the latest blog posting on our VMware TAM Blog. This is a post that resonates with many of our customers and one of the reasons that they engage a TAM in the first place. The blog post is all around how VMware TAMs are able to provide our customers with additional world class service when they have a support request situation.

 

Please take a look below and head over to the blog to read it in full.

 

I wish you all a support free week ahead.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

TAM SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS (Owner: Neil Isserow)

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

VMware launches new service to manage endpoint security networkworld.com/article/308300… via @networkworld

VMware nears completion of $67B Dell-EMC merger -- USA TODAYbit.ly/1sCy0VZ pic.twitter.com/dD9iOBTfoy

VMware’s Photon OS 1.0 Now Available! blogs.vmware.com/cloudnative/vm…

VMware CEO on Tech Deals, Future Under Dell -- Bloomberg bit.ly/1sH0mya pic.twitter.com/VuKpFVLW90

Prepare to get your LAB ON: 100+ HOL stations, 400+ sessions await at VMworld 2016 bit.ly/21oX8ul pic.twitter.com/ayl6pnxn1n

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

VMware TAM Customers Always Travel in First-Class Support

By Neil Isserow

 

As a VMware TAM for many years, I’m often included in customer discussions when they are considering a VMware Technical Account Manager for their organization. During these discussions, I always spend time trying to understand the customer’s wishes and needs, and any potential issues they might have to grapple with. I need to be sure that one of our TAM services is a match for the customer:

 

Traditional TAM

Enterprise TAM

Dedicated TAM

Specialty TAMs, such as our specialized NSX TAM service offering

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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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

VMware TAM Customers Always Travel in First-Class Support

By Neil Isserow As a VMware TAM for many years, I’m often included in customer discussions when they are considering a VMware Technical Account Manager for their organization. During these discussions, I always spend time trying to understand the customer’s wishes and needs, and any potential iss...

Jun 17, 2016 7:06:35 PM

3 Free eLearning Courses Released This Month

In the last month VMware Education Services released three new eLearning courses: Workforce Mobility Fundamentals [2016] – This free eLearning course starts by introducing end-user computing, then reviews the VMware Digital Workspace Portfolio components and the challenges they help resolve. vRea...

Jun 17, 2016 2:59:51 PM

In Recognition of World Juggling Day, We Salute IT leaders like You

World Juggling Day is tomorrow, and to celebrate we’re giving a shout out to some of the best jugglers we know – IT leaders like you. Knives, chainsaws and rings of fire have nothing over scaling workloads, compliance mandates and staffing challenges. One wrong move and….wait, you don’t have to w...

Jun 17, 2016 4:00:33 PM

Monitoring VMware NSX SpoofGuard with REST API and Perl

In some prior blogs, we demonstrated leveraging NSX REST API with Python. See prior blogs, Automating Security Group and Policy Creation with NSX REST API and Automating VMware NSX Security Rules Creation using Splunk and Some Code . In this blog, we demonstrate how NSX REST API can be used with ...

Jun 17, 2016 12:00:38 PM

Seamless Integration of vROps Using Third-Party Management Packs

Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Now more than ever, IT departments are faced with an overwhelming number of avenues to manage and analyze their IT environment. These avenues have a wide range of management options created in-house to vendor-created management interfaces. With so many options to choose ...

Jun 17, 2016 10:00:09 AM

Secure vSphere Workloads: Backup Data with Public Clouds

Data backup is crucial for every organization. It’s essential for IT teams to ensure business continuity—and securing data is a critically important part of that objective. When it comes to methods, however, not everyone is clear on which option is the most reliable and efficient. It’s a matter o...

Jun 16, 2016 7:01:33 PM

Test Your vCloud IQ for the Chance to Win a HTC Vive VR Kit

Sharpen your pencils, it’s time for a quiz. Think you’re the best at solving problems using vCloud Air? Here’s your chance to prove it. We’ve put together a test that only the smartest would dare attempt, full of questions about things like disaster recovery, high availability and application por...

Jun 16, 2016 4:30:23 PM

vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight – ISO 20000

Our vCloud Air Network Compliance Spotlight series focuses on compliance issues that affect journeys to the cloud. A look back at our past spotlights: SSAE 16 PCI-DSS HIPAA ISO 27001 ISO 9001 FedRAMP FERPA In this month’s spotlight, we focus on ISO 20000 . ISO/IEC 20000 is the international stand...

Jun 16, 2016 4:00:44 PM

New Forrester Study Says Virtualization Continues To Grow

VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate current levels of virtualization maturity and the challenges customers have at each level of maturity. In conducting in-depth online surveys with 210 US and European IT decision makers, Forrester found that the journey to greater virtualization...

Jun 16, 2016 10:01:56 AM

Introducing the New vCloud Air Network Cloud Bundles!

As part of the vCloud Air Network (vCAN) team, we are focused on ensuring our network of Service Provider Partners (over 4,000!) are able to enjoy the most flexibility and benefits from the diverse range of VMware products as possible. To make that happen, our team has been working to refine the ...

Jun 15, 2016 4:00:09 PM

How to Get the Perfect Graph in vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Graphs in vROps Graphs can be found throughout VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), from the All Metrics page of a resource to the Metric Charts widget in a dashboard. While simple to use, these graphs are extremely powerful tools for displaying historical data exactly ho...

Jun 15, 2016 10:00:08 AM

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0009 and Updated Advisories

Today, VMware has released the following new and updated security advisories: New VMSA-2016-0009 Updated VMSA-2015-0007.6 VMSA-2015-0009.3 VMSA-2016-0005.4 The new advisory addresses an important cross-site scripting issue in the vSphere Web Client, CVE-2015-6931. The issue is present on the serv...

Jun 15, 2016 5:58:16 AM

 

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Read All This Week’s Top Mobile News in 5 Minutes

VMware claimed this week’s top headlines in business mobility with a flurry of announcements and product updates. Got five minutes? Here’s your cheat sheet to this week’s top mobile news. Watch Sanjay Poonen, our executive vice president and general manager, recap the week in this video: VMware W...

Jun 17, 2016 4:00:27 PM

Read All 6 HUGE VMware EUC Product Announcements Right Here

IBM, TrustPoint, Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4, Mirage, App Volumes and more top off another busy week for VMware End-User Computing (EUC). It’s been a busy week here at VMware End-User Computing (EUC). And we couldn’t be more excited about it. In the video below, our EVP and general manager, Sanja...

Jun 17, 2016 11:47:37 AM

Enabling Just-In-Time Delivery with VMware App Volumes 2.11

When VMware Horizon 7 was introduced to the market just a few months ago, it represented a shift in the way virtual desktops and apps could be delivered and managed. Several new capabilities highlighted the innovations in Horizon 7, including Smart Policies and Blast Extreme . One of the most exc...

Jun 17, 2016 1:45:46 AM

VMware Cited as a Leader among Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions

Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) platforms have become a staple for large organizations to securely store, organize and access huge amounts of corporate data across a variety of devices, either in the cloud or on-premises. Hybrid EFSS platforms offer enterprises the flexibility to connect da...

Jun 16, 2016 2:20:25 PM

New BYOD Adoption Kit: The Missing Piece to BYOD Success

There is no lack of information out there on bring-your-own-device ( BYOD ) programs. A quick Google search of “BYOD” yields over SIX MILLION results. The majority of the entries are related to the technical and privacy considerations that IT admins need to take into account when implementing a c...

Jun 15, 2016 1:00:47 PM

VMware at Citrix Synergy: Quick Recap of a Great Show!

Las Vegas was buzzing a couple weeks ago with customers from all over the world attending Citrix Synergy. Citrix hosted their annual conference, and VMware joined many of our peers and customers in hosting our own booth on the showroom floor. For those who were able to swing by our booth, we demo...

Jun 15, 2016 1:00:16 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

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VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.23

Posted by nisserow Jun 26, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks TAM newsletter. With our VMworld registration in full swing and tickets for VMworld and more specifically the special TAM only event at VMworld selling out fast I wanted to remind you all to ensure that you get your tickets purchased as soon as possible. Chat to your TAM if you have any questions and visit www.vmworld.com for more information.

 

With that I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and please don't forget to check out our security announcements and knowledge base articles every week.

 

Virtually Yours

Neil Isserow

Staff Technical Account Manager, Team Lead

San Francisco, CA

TAM SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS (Owner: Neil Isserow)

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TAM TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)

opvizor: Docker Performance on top of VMware vSphere bit.ly/1swwe8Npic.twitter.com/7FhE19Bcr0

NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization Design Guide ver 3.0 bit.ly/1t6lbTzpic.twitter.com/b0tzGSSvQM

VMware Introduces Liota – The IoT Developer’s Dream vmware.com/radius/vmware-… via @VMwarenews

OpenStack 2.5: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is GA – What’s New? bit.ly/1t2Oqqz pic.twitter.com/xsDWbdIQdc

CIO commands IoT effort bit.ly/1rfmbne pic.twitter.com/gTpTREmw33

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

- 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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

VCAP6 Deployment Lab Beta Exams: Register Now!

Hi Everyone, I am really excited to announce that registration for the the new VCAP6 Deployment Labs is available now through Pearson Vue, with a first appointment date of June 15, 2016 . The following Lab Exams are available now for registration: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data C...

Jun 10, 2016 12:21:27 AM

Enhancements to the VM Tools Version-Mapping File

VMware ESXi GA releases, and certain patch releases, include VMware Tools installers for the most common guest OSs. A helpful resource that customers have used to map ESXi releases to VM Tools versions is available online at: https://packages.vmware.com/tools/versions Since the decoupling of Tool...

Jun 10, 2016 12:14:15 AM

Log Insight for NSX Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

(Ed. Note: Got a question not covered here? Post them in the comment and we’ll add them.) Q: What was announced? A: VMware announced that all users with a NSX 6.2.3 (and beyond) license are now entitled to vRealize Log Insight for NSX at no additional charge. Read the full NSX 6.2.3 announcement ...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:48 PM

Gain Deep Insight Into Your NSX Network While Simplifying Management and Operations

We’re excited to announce that VMware NSX, version 6.2.3, is now available for all customers with active support. As we evolve the NSX platform, we continue to place a high degree of emphasis on helping customers operationalize NSX, speed-up deployment, and integrate with more systems from our NS...

Jun 10, 2016 12:00:09 PM

5 Database Monitoring Solutions for vROps

Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora Databases are one of the most critical layers in the modern IT stack, making database monitoring a necessity. The need for comprehensive and proactive performance monitoring only increases with virtualization; critical memory and CPU resources are shared with virtual mac...

Jun 10, 2016 10:00:24 AM

New VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2016-0007 and VMSA-2016-0008

Today VMware has released the following new security advisories: VMSA-2016-0007 – VMware NSX and vCNS product updates address a critical information disclosure vulnerability. VMSA-2016-0008 – VMware vRealize Log Insight addresses important and moderate security issues. Information disclosure issu...

Jun 10, 2016 5:46:52 AM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: OnX Managed Services

For LBMX , processing purchase orders for customers can’t go fast enough. As the go-to resource for purchasing cooperatives, buying groups and independent members residing in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia, agility is vital. These groups, seeking to leverage the power of col...

Jun 9, 2016 4:00:16 PM

BCDR: Some Things to Consider When Upgrading Your VMware Disaster Recovery Solution

By Julienne Pham Once upon a time, you protected your VMs with VMware Site Recovery Manager, and now you are wondering how to upgrade your DR solution with minimum impact on the environment. Is it as seamless as you think? During my days in Global Support and working on customer Business Continui...

Jun 9, 2016 3:49:57 PM

Getting More Out of VMware: vRealize Operations for Horizon

On June 22nd, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar on How to Operationalize vRealize Operations for Horizon. In this session, we will demonstrate how to leverage vRealize Operations for Horizon to quickly take control of performance issues impacting End-user experience in your ...

Jun 9, 2016 2:34:13 PM

Modernize Your Enterprise with vCloud Air for the Public Cloud – Learn Why on 6/16!

The average enterprise data center runs more legacy on-premises applications that are virtualized by VMware vSphere® than “born in the cloud” applications. However, these existing applications can benefit from the agility and flexibility of a public cloud platform. Sign up for our VMware vCloud® ...

Jun 8, 2016 3:58:24 PM

A.T. Still University greatly improves firewall performance and security with cost-effective VMware NSX solution

ATSU revolutionized its schools and clinics with the cost-effective security solution, VMware NSX, which increases firewall performance, meets HIPAA compliance, automates services, and improves agility, resulting in more affordable tuition and better healthcare services. Some of the business bene...

Jun 8, 2016 12:00:36 PM

Compute Troubleshooting in a 3-2-1 Hardware Stack

Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Over the years we have watched the datacenter evolve in an effort to commoditize servers. One way this has been accomplished is through the trend of standardizing compute resources. Even as standardization becomes a common practice, datacenters are still faced with compl...

Jun 8, 2016 10:00:35 AM

Creating a Custom Topology Dashboard in vROps

Brian Williams, Blue Medora Today we are going to discuss one of the most powerful and useful features of vRealize Operations Manager: custom dashboards. For this blog, we will be focusing on the Topology Graph widget and how to use it in your own custom dashboards. The widget provides a quick ov...

Jun 7, 2016 7:00:27 PM

Public Clouds Leverage Extreme Automation To Drive Growth

Extreme Automation also the Key to Successful Private Clouds A couple of recent articles in the past few weeks on TechTarget caught my eye. One article, “SAP Cloud embrace helps feed the beast for AWS, Azure”, was focused on the news that both AWS and Azure had just certified SAP Hana on their cl...

Jun 6, 2016 7:01:02 PM

What Can I Do with My Leftover SPP Credits?

By Matt Kwok , Business Planning Leader for Cloud Services, VMware While many customers are familiar with the benefits of VMware’s Subscription Purchasing Program (covered in previous posts ), one question I am commonly asked is, “What can I do with vCloud Air if I only have a few SPP credits lef...

Jun 6, 2016 4:17:42 PM

VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available

We’re pleased to announce that VMware integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available. For more information, read Pete Cruz’s blog on the VIO blog-site. OpenStack 2.5 For those of you not familiar, VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 enables IT administrators to deploy and manage a production grade OpenSta...

Jun 6, 2016 10:10:33 AM

 

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Top Mobile News: We’re Making EMM & IoT History

Breaking EMM news! VMware AirWatch was named a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). This is the first time in the history of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM that a single vendor placed highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of ...

Jun 10, 2016 5:00:26 PM

Getting the Most Out of Your VMware Horizon FLEX Administrator Console

By Chris White, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware Hey! Looking for that next level of administration information in VMware Horizon FLEX ? Frustrated by having to open policies or entitlements by way of the Horizon FLEX console? Well, have I got a secre...

Jun 10, 2016 4:32:55 PM

VMware Horizon Service Installer for NSX – Building Up a Secured Desktop Infrastructure

By Sam Zhao, Manager, End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence, VMware and Tristan Todd, VMware alumnus In an earlier blog, A Deep Dive into VMware Horizon 6 with NSX , Tristan Todd, a VMware alumnus, introduced some VMware technologies that offer wide-ranging capabilities and ...

Jun 10, 2016 3:09:34 PM

Configuring VMware Identity Manager and VMware vRealize Automation 7 Using SAML Integration

By Peter Bjork, Principal Systems Engineer, EMEA End-User-Computing Practice, VMware With the support of Benoit Sarda, Professional Services Organization Consultant in France, VMware This blog post explains how to configure VMware Identity Manager as the identity provider (IdP) in VMware vRealize...

Jun 10, 2016 7:32:20 AM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

AirWatch positioned highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision. For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enter...

Jun 9, 2016 2:57:26 PM

VMware AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management

For the sixth consecutive year, Gartner named VMware AirWatch a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management ] The independent research firm’s Magic Quadrant market report p...

Jun 9, 2016 2:53:45 PM

The Power of User Experience Thinking: Small Change Creates Big Impact for McDonald’s

Over the past several quarters, McDonald’s seems to have reversed course by beating analyst profit and sales expectations. During the latest earnings call , CEO Steve Easterbrook attributed success to a few factors, including all-day breakfast. But another factor Easterbrook mentioned could seem ...

Jun 8, 2016 1:19:47 PM

Boxer Co-Founder: The Secret of Our Mobile UX Success

LAST CHANCE: Join EUC Insights 2016, happening now! My longtime colleague and friend, Andrew Eye (now VP of product strategy for mobile at VMware) and I co-founded the mobile email application Boxer four years ago. At the time, we were tired of the cumbersome email process. Our coworkers felt the...

Jun 6, 2016 8:00:54 PM

New Podcast: The Accidental Start-up that Reinvented Mobile Email

In episode five of the Echo ONE podcast, we sit down with the “accidental entrepreneur” who reinvented mobile email. Andrew Eye, founder of popular mobile email app, Boxer , shares his unique start-up story. We dive into how Boxer was one of the first apps to use Big Data and analytics in its dev...

Jun 6, 2016 6:38:55 PM

VMware Horizon 7 & FlexPod Data Center: Rethinking Desktop Transformation

For six years, enterprises around the world have depended on FlexPod as their converged infrastructure of choice for delivering mission-critical workloads with greater performance, agility and economic value. In the first five years alone, over 6,300 customers deployed the platform, supported by ...

Jun 6, 2016 1:20:26 PM

 

KB ARTICLES

http://blogs.vmware.com/kbdigest/

 

VMware Security Announcements (VMSA)

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 8.22

Posted by nisserow Jun 26, 2016

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter. We are drawing closer to VMworld and this weeks TAM Blog post is a reminder that early bird registrations end soon so if you are considering going to VMworld now is the time to register. As a TAM customer don't forget about TAM Day registration at the same time as well as the many TAM areas and activities that we will have for our TAM customers at VMworld.

 

I wish you all a very productive 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)

Free e-learning course - #VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2016 bit.ly/1Urmwxl pic.twitter.com/fa7EPgrcgC

#Cisco ACI and #VMware NSX kumbaya? - Network World bit.ly/20I9cGDpic.twitter.com/qbOzYYFGRg

Automating Cross #vCenter #vMotion (xVC-vMotion) between the same & different SSO Domain bit.ly/1VlWJZD pic.twitter.com/XnLTENILxZ

vExpert 2016 Second Half Applications are Now Open bit.ly/1Uvfbgdpic.twitter.com/HN0H7tc665
Virtualization Review: 5 Great Opportunities at VMworld 2016
bit.ly/1VzWkD5pic.twitter.com/8mhifmfSml

 

TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)

Early Bird Registration closes June 6th – Register Now!

By Victoria Phillips

 

Please join us for TAM Customer Day 2016 on Sunday, August 28th, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas!  Early Bird Registration closes on June 6th so register now!

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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

 

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

NEW – Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide

The long awaited update to the Oracle on vSphere Best Practices Guide is now available. Sudhir Balasubramanian and colleagues have completed the extensive project to update the classic doc for both Oracle and VMware versions. In this doc you will find references to many new features, approaches a...

Jun 3, 2016 3:20:39 PM

Early Bird Registration closes June 6th – Register Now!

    By Victoria Phillips Please join us for TAM Customer Day 2016 on Sunday, August 28 th , from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Las Vegas! Early Bird Registration closes on June 6 th so register now! TAM Customer Day will give you the opportunity to interact with VMware professionals regarding your hig...

Jun 2, 2016 8:05:02 PM

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – May 2016 Edition

Our NSX support team would like all of our customers to know about important KB updates for NSX for vSphere issues. Here’s what’s new and trending- Important : Upgrades from NSX for vSphere 6.1.6 to 6.2.2 are not supported. See KB 2145543 NSX Controller upgrade fails with the error: 409 (Conflict...

Jun 2, 2016 7:18:27 PM

VCDX Defense Process Changes

We are constantly talking to current and potential VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) about ways to improve our processes in order to grow and strengthen the program. Out of those conversations, we have developed two process improvements that will go into effect immediately. New Double VCDX ...

Jun 1, 2016 6:38:57 PM

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles list for May 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. vRealize Operations Manager 6.1, 6.2, and 6.2.1 Sizing Guidelines Update sequen...

Jun 1, 2016 3:18:46 PM

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vRealize Automation (vRA) articles list for May 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. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Repairing or u...

Jun 1, 2016 3:12:45 PM

Top 20 vSAN articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vSAN articles list for May 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. Best practices for Virtual SAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers ...

Jun 1, 2016 2:47:21 PM

Top 20 NSX articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 NSX articles list for May 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. Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Downloading and enabling VMware vShi...

Jun 1, 2016 1:51:10 PM

Top 20 vCenter articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 vCenter articles list for May 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. Purging old data from the database used by VMware vCenter Server ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later hosts...

Jun 1, 2016 12:51:27 PM

Top 20 ESXi articles for May 2016

Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for May 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. VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx ...

Jun 1, 2016 12:37:57 PM

Catch the IoT Wave

We are in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT). As technology leaders, if we’re not already thinking “IoT,” it’s time we did. I lay out three action points in this blog post. We need to think beyond basic block-and-tackle systems and reimagine a world enabled by IoT. We require more experimen...

May 31, 2016 10:53:09 PM

New vRealize Log Insight 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 our new releases. This month, Steve Flanders continued his series on VMware vRealize Log Insight with several new videos: Using Dashboards – teac...

May 31, 2016 4:45:32 PM

We asked, VMware Certified Instructors Answered

We recently interviewed a few VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) to get their best advice for students and to learn more about their experience teaching classes for VMware Education Services. We pulled the best (and surprisingly honest) responses below. Hope you enjoy! What one thing do you wish...

May 30, 2016 3:22:56 PM

Announcing VMware vCloud Air Network Beta for Usage Meter 3.5.0

Keeping track of product usage just got simpler – thanks to VMware Usage Meter (UM) 3.5.0. vCloud Air Network partners can sign up today to participate in the Usage Meter 3.5.0 Beta to help define and test the latest version of the Usage Meter. So what’s new with Usage Meter 3.5.0? 100+ Bug Fixes...

Jun 3, 2016 4:00:05 PM

New Updated Oracle Databases on VMware Best Practices Guide

Business Critical Applications (BCA) are at the heart of an organization; their performance, availability and reliability are vital to the success of the business. Significant advances in hardware are far outpacing the performance requirements of even the most intensive business-critical applicat...

Jun 3, 2016 3:42:59 PM

Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere”

The landscape of the modern data center is rapidly evolving. The migration from physical to virtualized workloads, move towards software-defined data centers, advent of a multi-cloud landscape, proliferation of mobile devices accessing the corporate data center, and adoption of new architectural ...

Jun 3, 2016 12:00:31 PM

Customizing vROps – Creating Relationships and Changing Collection Intervals

Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora Often times what you get out of the box isn’t exactly what you need. The great thing about vRealize Operations is that it is quite customizable – from it’s great dashboarding capabilities, reporting, capacity planning, to policies, which allow for customizing how vRealiz...

Jun 3, 2016 10:00:22 AM

Hitachi Device Manager

Overview Hitachi Device Manager software unifies and simplifies storage management and gives you full control of your storage. Device Manager supports multiple management views, including physical, logical, NAS head, host and virtual server for provisioning, and storage pooling for primary and se...

Jun 2, 2016 7:52:30 PM

Hitachi Server Content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight

Overview Hitachi Server Content pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight provides log aggregation and indexing with near real-time search and analytics capabilities. The HDS system is designed to consolidate existing rack-mount systems, for server consolidation and easier operation in a data center. ...

Jun 2, 2016 7:24:55 PM

vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: TeraGo Networks

When Canadian businesses decide to traverse the path to the hybrid cloud, it’s vital they rely on a provider who is able to guide them on their journey in an efficient manner. It’s also equally important that providers ensure their customer’s information assets stay within Canada and remain prote...

Jun 2, 2016 4:00:39 PM

RUSH POST: Microsoft Convenience Update and VMware VMXNet3 Incompatibilities

Microsoft recently released a “Convenience Update” patch for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update has incompatibility issues with virtual machines running on the VMware vSphere virtualization platform. This incompatibility is confined to one specific configuration scenario – It i...

Jun 1, 2016 9:23:04 PM

Getting More Out of VMware: Distributed Resource Management

On June 8th, we will be hosting a Getting More Out of VMware webinar about Distributed Resource Management using Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS) and vRealize Operations (vR Ops). In this session, we will examine how to combine DRS and vRealize Operations Manager capabilities to deliver the most ...

Jun 1, 2016 8:39:36 PM

Cloud-Based DR: Your Affordable IT Insurance

Like insurance, disaster recovery (DR) provides crucial protection for your IT operations during servedisruptive events. Yet, many organizations still don’t have a reliable DR plan in place. In fact, according to a 451 Research survey, almost 60% of responding companies operate without a DR plan....

Jun 1, 2016 4:00:24 PM

Join a Conversation on Network Virtualization with Leading NSX Industry Experts on June 15th

As technology continues to rapidly evolve, network virtualization is now applied to every aspect of the data center. Before you virtualize your network, it’s important to understand what makes sense for your business, and why. To give you the tools for your next step, we’ve gathered top VMware NS...

Jun 1, 2016 12:00:31 PM

How vRealize Automation Can Provision VMs From an OVF

Provisioning a VM from an OVF is easy with vRealize Automation Since the Project Cava team started writing about how they use vRealize Automation to serve the needs of the VMware teams that work on vRealize Automation, its been clear that customers want to know how we manage to keep a small catal...

Jun 1, 2016 10:00:25 AM

Comprehensively Monitor your Enterprise Stack with vROps Management Packs

By: Ken Hess If you use VMware virtualization products at your company, then you should check out Blue Medora’s management packs. Blue Medora’s solutions extend the capabilities of VMware’s vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) to provide monitoring solutions for the hardware, software, application...

May 30, 2016 10:00:10 AM

 

 

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Apple Rumors, Elon Musk’s Reality, Droppin’ the EMM Mic and More Top Mobile News

What will watchOS 3.0 look like? Is iOS 10 here? Are the macOS rumors true? Will Siri soon be in our homes? The Independent rounds up everything Apple is expected to announce this month at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Quote of the Week “The odds that we’re in base reality is one in...

Jun 3, 2016 4:00:16 PM

VMware AirWatch Holds Largest Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Share

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market continues to grow. The market grew 26.9 percent, from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new IDC report, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares. [Download the report: IDC, Worldwide Enterpr...

Jun 2, 2016 12:36:22 PM

VMware AirWatch Holds Largest Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Share

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) software market continues to grow. The market grew 26.9 percent, from $1.4 billion in 2014 to $1.8 billion in 2015, according to a new IDC report, Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares. [Download the report: IDC, Worldwide Enterpr...

Jun 2, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Flushing Bank Locks Down Data with VMware Horizon VDI

As many banks face tighter IT budgets, building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a cost-saving alternative to adding hundreds of new desktops. For New York-based Flushing Bank , though, the move to VDI wasn’t just about doing more on less budget. VDI was their best bet to strengthen secu...

Jun 1, 2016 3:01:07 PM

See What’s New in Enterprise Mobility at EUC Insights 2016

Register now for EUC Insights 2016 to see what’s new in enterprise mobility. EUC Insights is the top, free virtual conference for end-user computing (EUC), and in addition to all of the free sessions and resources on EUC, you’ll get to learn about the newest trends and technology in enterprise mo...

Jun 1, 2016 2:17:21 PM

Feature Updates: May 2016

Check out the newest features and enhancements for the month of May* below: 1. WebEx Integration We are excited to announce our newest integration with WebEx for online meetings and video conferencing. Communities will be able to take advantage of the Personal Room feature in WebEx and allow user...

May 31, 2016 9:24:00 PM

Free Listen: Smartphones, but Dumb Apps on the Echo ONE Podcast

Ever wonder: why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps? The hard truth that IT knows all too well is: If you build it, they may not come. Blake Brannon joins the Echo ONE technology podcast to delve into the current business app ecosystem, the consumerization of IT and why users continue to deman...

May 31, 2016 2:46:48 PM

Free Listen: “Smartphones but Dumb Apps” on the Echo ONE Podcast

Ever wonder: why do we have smartphones, but dumb apps? The hard truth that IT knows all too well is: If you build it, they may not come. Blake Brannon joins the Echo ONE technology podcast to delve into the current business app ecosystem, the consumerization of IT and why users continue to deman...

May 31, 2016 2:30:17 PM

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