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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

 

 

END USER COMPUTING

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