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Hi everyone, well it is certainly getting exciting with the build up to VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. There have been some really great articles, many of which we have published to our Twitter and Facebook pages for you to enjoy. We will, of course, include them in the newsletter each week but as we get closer to VMworld 2016 please join our social media such as Twitter and Facebook, details are provided below.

VMUG, the VMware User Group always has a really great presence at VMworld and this year will be no exception. We have added a VMUG section to our newsletter and will be featuring VMworld related activities.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead.

 

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VMUG UPDATE
The VMUG lounge is a great place to connect with the community, take a break, play some games and enter to win prizes. Learn about VMUG Advantage’s exclusive access for 365-evaluation of VMware products. Over 5,000 VMUG members are attending the event, so stop by to connect with others and chill out in the 80s lounge.

The VMUG Member Party on August 28 is at full capacity, but the doors will open at 8:30pm for all guests, so stop by to hang out with the community. To get you in the 80s spirit, show the community your Rock Star moment by sharing #RockOutVMUG.  Anything 80s goes! Share how you’re rocking out in your home lab or a picture of you rocking out in 80s style!

Additionally, anyone who purchases VMUG Advantage during VMworld will be placed in a drawing to win (2) backstage passes to meet Fall Out Boy at the VMworld Closing Party and entered for a chance to win lots of other great prizes! 

Stay tuned for more VMworld details coming next week!
Please contact us at memberservices@vmug.com if you have any questions.

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GENERAL NEWS

 

VMworld US is right around the corner, and we’ve got some really great vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) sessions and labs on tap. If you’re new to vSOM or a seasoned vet, there’s something to attend. All these offerings will enhance your knowledge to better, and more consistently,
VMworld 2016 – Intelligent Operations Management & Automation Session Guide2016 at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. VCDX Wo...
Aug 10, 2016 3:23:30 PM
VMworld 2016 vSphere Host Lifecycle Management Particulars
Whether it’s to keep ahead of security vulnerabilities or add new capabilities, software inevitably requires updating. For those of you tasked with maintaining a Software-Defined Data Center based on VMware vSphere, there will be quite a few pertinent breakout sessions and other events to ensure ...
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Plan Now to Catch these Sessions at VMworld 2016 US
Last week we told you about the breakout sessions that VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) and VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) are delivering at VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas. But did you know there are more opportunities to hear from these great speakers? Once again the Education and Cert...
Aug 9, 2016 4:18:05 PM
Flings, Or Long-Term Relationships
The text above is found on the front page of the Fling website, and is the hallmark of these tools. We discourage use of Flings in production as these tools are experimental. Some Flings have a short shelf-life, as you might expect with “Flings”. However, in the five years I’ve been managing the ...
Aug 9, 2016 2:36:54 PM
Flash Memory Technologies & vSphere Endurance Requirements
Over the past decade or so, flash technologies has evolved in several aspects from a simple uniform technology with limited number of packaging and simple consumer grade use-case to a plethora of various form-factors, interfaces, type of devices, various endurance specification and ever-demanding...
Aug 9, 2016 5:41:37 AM
VMworld 2016: Availability and Resource Management Session Guide
VMworld 2016 US continues to highlight why vSphere is the unparalleled platform for trusted business applications when guaranteed performance and availability are crucial to business success. We are continuing to evolve the vSphere platform to make it possible for enterprise and managed service p...
Aug 9, 2016 3:33:07 AM
NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – July 2016 Edition
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 Update NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 has an issue that can affect both new NSX customers as well as customers upgrading from previous versions of NSX Note : The NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 release has been pulled from distribution. The current version available is NSX for vSphere 6...
Aug 8, 2016 4:29:26 PM
Top 20 ESXi articles for July 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for July 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. Uploading diagnostic information for VMware through the Secure FTP portal Support Contracts FAQs Comm...
Aug 8, 2016 4:16:08 PM
vCloud Air Network Service Provider Spotlight: Protegra and TeraGo Networks
How do you stabilize revenue flow for your company when you’re in an unpredictable field like software consulting? Start a new line of business and position yourself for rapid growth. That’s what Protegra did when they started Blue Canvas, a payroll services business that relies on TeraGo Network...
Aug 11, 2016 6:00:02 PM
In Recognition of Happiness Happens Day, We’re Here to Help You Turn that Frown Upside Down
So your organization is growing by leaps and bounds and now you’ve got more users stretched across the globe that need fast, reliable access to their apps and data. Or maybe a big event is on the calendar – one that will create a one-time burst in workloads – and you need to quickly and cost-effe...
Aug 8, 2016 5:30:28 PMmonitoEnabling Innovation in the SDDC Journey Today we are announcing the open sourcing of an important pillar in
Announcing Open Hardware Management Services (OHMS)
Aug 11, 2016 4:57:56 PM
A cloud management platform (CMP) is core to managing your mix of private and public cloud services. According to Jad El‐Zein and Shobhana Viswanathan, authors of Cloud Management for Dummies … At a broader and more business‐oriented level, a CMP is about much more than enabling the automated pro...
Essential Capabilities of a CMP
Aug 11, 2016 8:46:35 PM
We’ve just updated the VMware TCO Comparison Calculator to help customers see the true Total Cost of Ownership differences between VMware and Microsoft. It’s easy to use – just enter the basic parameters for your virtual infrastructure or private cloud environment, such as the number of VMs, type...
Small Virtual Infrastructure or Large Private Cloud, VMware TCO is Lowest – Here’s Proof
Aug 12, 2016 12:19:00 AM
UPDATE: 7:44pm Pacific Time, Aug 11 We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the v2.0 update. The files did not upload correctly. This should be fixed in the AM on Aug 12, and this post will be updated.   vSphere Client (vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling) Today we are pleased to ann...
vSphere Client (HTML5) v2.0 – Easy upgrade
Aug 12, 2016 4:04:32 AM
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software defined data center (SDDC) story – Open Hardware Management Services (OHMS) available at https://github.com/vmware/OHMS/. Intended to manage both server and switch hardware in ...
Aug 11, 2016 1:38:29 PM
Path failover may not be successful when using Cisco MDS Switches on NX-OS 7.3 and FCoE basedSo I wanted to get this blog post out sooner rather than later as it
HBAsmighteffect a significant number of customers. In a nutshell, if you perform array maintenance that requires you to reboot a storage controller, the probability of successful path failover is low. This is effectively due to sta...
Aug 11, 2016 12:17:54 PM
VCDX Programs at VMworld 2016 US
UPDATED August 10,2016 The location for these events has been changed to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas . Kick off your VMworld 2016 US activities by joining us for VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Day on August 27,

 

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VMworld EUC Keynotes You Don’t Want to Miss
Aug 11, 2016 12:59:08 PM
There are so many awesome reasons to join us Oct. 2-6 at Connect Atlanta 2016 . Mobile experts will dive into the biggest trends facing business mobility—Windows 10, Internet of Things, unified endpoint management, bring-your-own-everything (BYO) and so much more. Connect Atlanta, brought to you ...
[Video] Win10, BYOD & Digital Workspace: Attendees Share Why They Love Connect Atlanta
Aug 12, 2016 5:00:44 PM
A Rio Olympics mobile travel advisory is in effect. Travelers to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, be on the lookout for free Wi-Fi network scams and malicious apps. Mobile security company Skycure identified fake Wi-Fi networks in Rio and fake Olympics apps that are ready to steal your d...
Rio Olympics Cyber Scams, Hacking Election Polls: This Week’s Top Mobile News, Security Editionfintech) providers offer digital alternatives. Digital disruption is forcing banks and other financial services towards one solution: digital transformation. Learn how in the newest ...
Aug 9, 2016 3:13:50 PM
Socialcast Q&A: We Asked Everything You Wanted to Know on the New UX
Last week, VMware launched a completely new Socialcast user experience , a secure enterprise chat and social collaboration platform that is part of the VMware Workspace ONE suite of productivity apps . Today, we’re talking to Ashka Vakil, a senior product manager for Socialcast, about how the new...
Aug 8, 2016 2:03:38 PM
[Infographic] Giving Contractors Laptops Is Expensive. VMware Horizon FLEX Fixes That
I’ve written a few times about the amazing things people can accomplish with VMware Horizon FLEX . Let me quickly recap, and then share something new we’ve just calculated. Horizon FLEX is essentially a centralized management console for the VMware Fusion and Workstation hypervisors. It does way ...
Aug 8, 2016 12:41:01 PM

KB ARTICLEShands on experiences. The biggest news will be shared on the main stage. And you really don...
Aug 11, 2016 12:06:52 PM
5 Reasons Why VMware Horizon on VCE VxRail Is Simply the Simplist
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[Infographic] Banking on Digital Transformation
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