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Hi everyone, this week I wanted to share the VMware Labs or "Flings" that are often part of this newsletter. This is a very interesting site which can be accessed by going to https://labs.vmware.com/flings. It is important to point out that "Flings" are not supported by VMware however, they are created to provide additional usage scenarios for many of our existing tools and services. They are really well worth checking out. This week a new fling was released called DRS Doctor. These and other flings are well worth checking out.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

GENERAL NEWS

(this article was originally posted on virtualjad.com) Networking and security automation — and specifically the use of on-demand services — will continue to play a more significant role as NSX (and network virtualization in general) continues to become more and more prominent. Customers

Intro to Networking and Security Automation with vRA

Jun 27, 2016 4:01:38 PM

DRS is a very powerful vSphere feature that has been around for years. It’s constantly monitoring host performance to ensure that VM demand is satisfied. When DRS determines that another host in a cluster could better suit a VM, a migration recommendation is generated, and the VM will vMotion to ...

New Fling: DRS Doctor

Jun 27, 2016 5:29:43 PM

End of General Support for VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1.x has been extended by 3 months to January 15th, 2017 . This is to allow customers to have time to upgrade from NSX for vSphere 6.1.7, which contains an important security patch improving input validation of the system, to the latest 6.2.x rel...

NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – June 2016 Edition

Jun 27, 2016 6:24:18 PM

There is an exciting new development in the big data space! VMware is collaborating with Cloudera to jointly develop a new Plugin for the Cloudera Director management environment to deploy and manage Cloudera’s software on to vSphere. For those who are not familiar with it, Cloudera Director is a...

An Exciting Innovation in Big Data: A New Cloudera Director Plugin for VMware vSphere

Jun 30, 2016 3:47:51 PM

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month: VMware vRealize Log Insight: The Benefits of VMware vSphere Integration VMware vRealize LogInsig...

New Training Videos on vRealize, NSX, and vSphere

Jul 1, 2016 12:59:39 AM

Hi Everyone, I have good news to share with you: The VCAP6 Deployment Lab beta exams are being extended to additional Pearson Vue centers in North America and expanded to roughly 175 centers in Europe, the MiddleEast and Africa. Additionally, the beta end-date has been moved out to July 13th. We...

VCAP6 Deployment Lab Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!

Jul 1, 2016 3:50:48 PM

We want to improve the way we communicate and share information about the VMware Certification program. Please use this poll to tell us what source works for you. The post We want to hear from you! appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .

We want to hear from you!arestil...

Jul 2,2016 5:01:52 AM

The Current Status of City and State IT: Time for an Upgrade

As consumers, people use all the amenities of the 21 st century in their daily lives, from mobile banking to ridesharing applications. But behind the scenes, a lot of work goes into making sure these services function. Addressing people’s needs as citizens is no different. Technology is essential...

Jul 1, 2016 4:00:12 PM

Don’t Miss Chances to Showcase Your vCloud Air Skills for a Free VR Kit

IT admins sure are excited about the vCloud Air Challenge . Many have participated in the first round, whether motivated by the chance to test their knowledge or take the VR Kit prize. Luckily, if you haven’t heard of it until now, there are still opportunities to join. The vCloud Air Challenge c...

Jun 30, 2016 4:29:54 PM

Node Africa Deploys Greenfield Data Center Infrastructure, Leads Africa to be Cloud First Continent

Node Africa is a cloud service provider and cloud broker. One of very few hybrid to public cloud providers in Africa, it offers its customers bespoke cloud infrastructure and services including consulting, design, build, and deployment of complex solutions. When the organization launched in Kenya...

Jun 30, 2016 8:00:54 AM

DRS Doctor is here to diagnose your DRS clusters

Mystery revealed, DRS for VMware vSphere is no more a black box! DRS Doctor will tell you all you need to know about your DRS clusters. Our latest fling, DRS Doctor, will monitor your DRS clustersforvirtual machine and host resource usage data, DRS-recommended migrations, and the reason behind ...

Jun 30, 2016 7:00:49 AM

Virtual SAN 6.2 Performance with OLTP and VDI Workloads

Virtual SAN is a VMware storage solution that is tightly integrated with vSphere—making storage setup and maintenance in a vSphere virtualized environment fast and flexible. Virtual SAN 6.2 adds several features and improvements, including additional data integrity with software checksum , space ...

Jun 29, 2016 12:11:32 AM

F5 and Blue Medora deliver a new F5 Content Pack for vRO!

By Matt, Quill, F5 Networks Data center automation is one of the hottest trends in IT. Given ever tightening CIO demand to ‘do more with less’ IT organizations need to automate their deployment and configurations as much as possible. The vRealize suite ofproductsform VMware is one of the most c...

Jun 28, 2016 7:00:19 PM

Capacity Remaining Badges in vROps – Know When Your Database Will Be Full

Brian Williams, Blue Medora Today we are going to take a close look at the Capacity Analysis Badge available in VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). To access the analysis page, select your chosen database; forthisblog we will be looking at a Microsoft SQL Server Instance object that I a...

Jun 28, 2016 10:00:26 AM

vRealize Automation Configuration with CloudClient for vCloud Air Network

As a number of vCloud Air Network service providers start to enhance their existing hosting offerings, VMwareare seeing some demand from service providers to offer a dedicated vRealize Automation implementation to their end-customers to enable them to offer application services, heterogeneous cl...

Jun 27, 2016 9:02:14 PM

Barden Produce Stays Fresh With the Right Cloud Partner

Repost from VMware Radius Blog. For more than 20 years, Australian wholesaler Barden Produce has been at the forefront of growing, packaging, and distributing fresh vegetables and herbs to supermarkets and independent grocers, both Down Under and across the globe. As the company grew, it began to...

Jun 27, 2016 4:00:55 PM

 

END USER COMPUTING

OneDrive for Business This month, we are excited to announce our newest integration with OneDrive for Business*. This integration will allow users to attach files from their corporate OneDrive for Business file library to any Socialcast message or comment, while preserving the file

Feature Updates: June 2016

Jun 30, 2016 3:10:48 PM

To improve care experiences and cure weak patient engagement, providers are deploying mobile health (mHealth) apps to tablets for patient engagement and education. But how can healthcare IT diagnose with certainty which mHealth apps among thousands are compliant, secure and user-friendly? Explore...

[Infographic] Curing Weak Patient Engagement with mHealth Apps

Jul 1, 2016 5:00:36 PM

Happy anniversary, Windows 10! This week marked the first-year anniversary of Windows 10. To celebrate, Microsoft is releasing an Anniversary Update on Aug. 2, which includes new security features for enterprises and an enhanced experience using Cortana. Read more at TechCrunch. It’s a nougat! An...

Win 10’s Anniversary Update, Nougat on the Way and More Top Mobile Newspermissionsse...

Jun 29, 2016 8:38:45 PM

Fix for installing macOS Sierra as a VM

I love our dev teams. These folks work tirelessly to make sure that the crazy complexity that is Fusion and Workstation are able to support both the latest and greatest as well as the ancient and obsolete. In this particular case, Apple had released a Developer Preview of their latest iteration o...

Jun 29, 2016 6:54:43 PM

Zero to VDI In Just 7 Weeks with VMware Horizon & VCE VxRail

It is no secret that deploying virtual desktops and apps can be challenging. System architects often need to build in features like redundancy,faulttolerance and high availability to avoid system crashes and a resulting mob of unhappy and unproductive users. Accommodating these requirements can...

Jun 29, 2016 4:00:06 PM

Why the Future of the Digital Workspace Hinges on Identity Management

By Kevin Strohmeyer, senior director of product marketing for VMware End-user Computing Just months ago, I introduced our much-anticipated digital workspace solution, VMware Workspace ONE . I’m happy to say that our customers love the ability to manage applications and enterprise mobility from a ...

Jun 29, 2016 2:25:17 PM

Surgicorps’ Incredible Social Good & Mobility Story

For the last 22 years, Surgicorps International has been changing lives by providing free surgical and medical care to patients around the globe who can’t afford or don’t have access to medical care. Surgicorps just completed their tenth trip to Bhutan, where they provided life-changing surgeries...

Jun 29, 2016 1:00:59 PM

Innovative Vision for the Computing Future: Frost & Sullivan Honors VMware with Leadership Award

“Unified endpoint management is the most prominent need in today’s EUC market. By successfully addressing this critical industry requirement with Workspace ONE, VMware has raised the bar once again in the EUC market.” — Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Leadership Award, End-User Computing, N...

Jun 28, 2016 4:35:36 PM

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes VMware & Workspace ONE as Visionary Innovation Leader for End-User Computing

When VMware introduced Workspace ONE earlier this year, we recognized that there were significant industry shifts happening in the end-user computing (EUC) market. Those industry shifts centered on three specific areas: Devices Apps People 1. Devices Back in the day, end users were assignedacor...

Jun 28, 2016 4:14:06 PM

[On-Demand Webinar] What’s New in VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch 8.4

Recently, VMware announced major updates to the VMware Workspace ONE platform, integrated with the new VMware AirWatch 8.4: stand-alone mobile application management (MAM) capabilities, adaptive management technology, new two-factor authentication, enhanced Windows 10 support, support for Apple e...

Jun 28, 2016 2:48:35 PM

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace from VMware AirWatch Workers want more devices and modern apps to do their jobs. Demand drives a new business trend: the digital workspace. 60% of employees prefer to work on a personal device. ( VMware ) 30% of employees work on their personal device...

Jun 27, 2016 2:26:20 PM

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace

14 Stats on the Rise of the Digital Workspace from VMware AirWatch Workers want more devices and modern apps to do their jobs. Demand drives a new business trend: the digital workspace. 60% of employees prefer to work on a personal device. ( VMware ) 30% of employees work on their personal device...

Jun 27, 2016 2:07:34 PM

Mirage and MongoDB, Part 3: Deep Dive

By Yan Aksenfeld, Member of Technical Staff, VMware This 4-part series discusses the addition of MongoDB to Mirage . Part 1 introduced the benefits of adding MongoDB to Mirage to enhance the performance of Mirage when working with a large number of small files. Part 2 discussed new MongoDBcompon...

Jun 27, 2016 1:46:53 PM

 

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