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VMware TAM Source 9.04

Posted by nisserow Feb 5, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, well January 2017 is already completed and I hope your beginning to 2017 has been as productive as mine. This week we have a new TAM Blog to present to you. The VMware TAM Blog is our VMware TAM exclusive blog dedicated to providing information and services that are most useful for our TAM customers. We provide a new post regularly that fall within these guidelines. Many of the blog posts come directly from our TAMs in the field based on what they have encountered with their customer in the field and are therefore based on real life experience. You can find the TAM blog at blogs/vmware.com/tam and it will always be featured in our newsletter.

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Neil Isserow | VMware TAM

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Quick Guide – Best Practices for Uploading Your Logs to VMware Support
By Philip Bardaville
When you have a problem that needs immediate attention, successful uploads of logs from your system are the best way to a speedy resolution. I’ve laid out, below, some best practices that you will find useful.

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES | VMWARE KB DIGEST

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage
The Business Critical Applications (BCA) Homepage now has 8 sections each focused on a specific area of applications and relational database management systems discipline. The newest section to be added to the broader BCA space is “Big Data and
High Performance Computing Solutions”. Although both...

Quick Guide – Best Practices for Uploading Your Logs to VMware Support
By Philip Bardaville When you have a problem that needs immediate attention, successful uploads of logs from your system are the best way to a speedy resolution. I’ve laid out, below, some best practices that you will find useful. Firstly, be proactive. Always open a support ticket immediately wi...

Getting Your Team Ready for Network Virtualization
Network virtualization with VMware NSX can bring enormous benefits to your organization: stronger security, a bridge to the hybrid cloud, support for your future vision for SDDC. One way to smooth the adoption process is by considering how people,
processes and technologies will interact with the...

Volume Support with vSphere Integrated Containers
This post comes from Matthew Avery, a member of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team. I am excited to discuss volume support with vSphere Integrated Containers and its differences from standard Docker deployments. The important difference to note between VIC and Docker is that VIC l...

Prescient or Not: 2016 IT Predictions
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware and Dell In the spirit of Moore’s law,
average isn’t good enough. And I’d give myself a solid C – an average grade for what came of my 2016 predictions. Basically, we’ve got some work to do. While I don’t think any of my past predictions were wrong, we definitely haven’t...

vSphere 6.5 Security Product Walkthroughs
Are you aware of the VMware Product Walkthrough site? If not, you’re missing out on some really great content. A product walkthrough is a guided “tour” of many of VMware’s products. They are helpful when you want to do a dry run of a task, like encrypting a VM for example, so that you can become ...

New vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Walkthroughs
vSphere 6.5 takes the VCSA deployment experience to the next level. The VCSA 6.5 installer no longer requires a plugin, making it browser agnostic. If that wasn’t enough, the VCSA installer now supports use on
macOS, Linux, and Window. The VMware Feature Walkthrough site has two new VCSA 6.5 depl...

New KB articles published for week ending 01/21/17
VMware App Volumes Reprovisioning fails with AppStacks set to
computer based assignments (2147910) Date Published: 1/17/2017 VMware ESXi vSphere 6.0 HA does not reset Virtual Machine when VMware tools are not in running state (2146528) Date Published: 1/16/2017 Uninstalling VMware tools in window...

Hybrid Container Management for vCloud Director with Photon OS and Admiral
Running Photon OS and Admiral in a vCloud Air Network Environment Overview VMware’s container story is growing and maturing every day. Many and their customers are looking to see how VMware’s container strategy maps to vCloud Air Network providers. This is the first in a series of blog posts to h...

The Last Mile – Helping Accelerate NSX Adoption through Solution Providers
VMware NSX is a network virtualization platform with use cases encompassing
security , automation and application continuity . This allows the solution to address the needs of the business today as well as in the future, as new projects and use cases are explored. The VMware Networking and Securi...

Data Privacy, IoT & AI Top of IT’s Mind in This Week’s Mobile News
Can you see my personal data? Tomorrow is Data Privacy Day, but with stricter regulations to meet, data privacy is on IT’s mind 365 days out of the year. Privacy-first, modern management helps IT answer end users, “We couldn’t see it even if we wanted to.” Read how privacy is built into VMware Ai...

Data Privacy in 2017: From Project to Priority
I remember the first time my personal data was hacked. Back in 2006, I received a startling letter saying my bank info may have been involved in a data breach. The bank kindly offered one free year of credit monitoring for my troubles. Nowadays, this story sounds archaic, more like my grandpa’s y...

Customer Focus: College Students Learn Anywhere,
Any Time with Spartan GreenSky
At the University of South Carolina
Upstate , with campuses in Spartanburg and Greenville, a lot of students take a non-traditional path to college, combining higher ed with work, family and Real Life 101. To increase availability of University resources for online and on-demand education, USC Up...

[Video] Here’s What Enterprise Mobility Looks Like at United Bank
“Imagine a mobile device: It’s like an empty container that you can do anything with. It’s like a computer that you buy at the store.” That’s how Willem Bagchus approaches enterprise mobility for United
Bank .Indeed, mobile devices become whatever the Bank needs—from an executive’s secure, mobil...

Automating VMware Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5
With VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1, the automation of VMware Horizon 7 matures and we get integrated PowerShell support for the View component of Horizon 7 built into VMware PowerCLI. We have a proper Horizon 7 module that is distributed and ships with the core VMware PowerCLI installation. For i...

[Video] Make Legacy Application Access Simple with VMware & F5
Your end users leverage consumer apps every day that
deliver just what they want, just when they need it. These consumer apps and app delivery platforms—the App Store, Google Play—have raised expectations for users: all important apps should be available anywhere. For your IT organization, this p...

EXTERNAL BLOG POSTS (3rd party)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Product Walkthrough - Migration Assistant
The VMware Migration Assistant facilitates the migration of the Windows vCenter server configuration, performance
statistics and database to the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. In this walkthrough, you can see the two-stage process that is involved when switching and upgrading from a Windows based ...

The continued rise of HCI, and especially vSAN
This morning, twitter is alive with VMware’s Q4 2016
results . In a nutshell, its been a phenomenal quarter. Of course, the first thing I wanted to check out was how vSAN did. “Outstanding” is the word. At VMworld 2016 in Barcelona, we were somewhere around 5,500 vSAN customers. Today, that numbe...

Reviewer's Guide for View in Horizon 7: Smart Policies
The Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7: Smart Policies is one of a series of guides to help you evaluate the View component of Horizon 7. This guide provides exercises to demonstrate the process of creating Horizon Smart Policies and applying them based on conditions such as user group...

Lucky 7k, go vSAN!
Advertise here with BSA VMware announced the Q4 earnings last night, one of the things I was most interested
about was how vSAN did in Q4. Here is what was announced yesterday, for those interested in more detail check the full earnings call . (Hint, it isn’t just vSAN doing well.) We’ve reached ...

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 3
In Part 3, we are going to look at auditing the different ways you can access the VCSA which includes direct console access (TTY1), Direct-Console UI (TTY2), whether the Bash Shell is enabled and remote SSH access. This is especially useful if you need to ensure certain interfaces like SSH is
alw...

What's new in vSphere 6.5 Host Profiles
Eric Gray walks you through what's new in vSphere 6.5 Host Profiles.

Technical Demo - Deploying, Configuring, Backup and Restoring VCSA 6.5
In this demo, Tim Sandy shows you how to deployed the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5. He also shows you how to get started after you download the ISO file and all the way through successfully having the VCSA 6.5 deployed and running. Be sure to watch the next enablement video (Technical ...

What's new in vSphere 6.5 Auto Deploy
Eric Gray discusses what's new in vSphere 6.5 Auto Deploy

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 2
In Part 2 of this series, we take a look at how to monitor the health of your vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) by retrieving some of the health metrics that are exposed by the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI). VAMI UI Area of Focus Regardless if you have an Embedded VCSA, External PSC...

New Technical White Paper - Workspace
ONE Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture
This white paper is a reference architecture for VMware Workspace
ONE Enterprise Edition. It covers the integration of key components of a Workspace ONE implementation—VMware AirWatch, VMware Identity Manager, VMware Horizon 7, and the Workspace ONE mobile apps. The paper discusses high-level des...

XenDesktop/XenApp 7.12 MCS works with vSAN
Advertise here with BSA This is something that has kept me busy for a while. For the past 2
years there were some challenges with regards to the use of MCS and XenDesktop/XenApp in combination with vSAN. In fact, Citrix never supported vSAN and MCS, and it actually did not work either. PVS worked...

Grab Windows Management Framework 5.1 and PowerShell 5.1 For Great Justice!
A while back I shared the release of Windows Management Framework 5.0 for those looking to get their hands on PowerShell 5.0. I felt this was important because of all the snazzy improvements and new features, including access to the PowerShell Gallery. Thus, I have more good news – Microsoft has ...

Copying files from a USB (FAT32 or NTFS) device to ESXi
It is not uncommon, especially in troubleshooting scenarios where you might find yourself needing to transfer files to or from an ESXi host using a USB device as it may not be reachable on the network. Another common case for directly attaching a USB device to an ESXi host is to transfer a large ...

vRealize Automation SPBM Integration Solution v2.1.0 is out
Last week I wrote about the new vSAN management pack for vRealize
Operations . This week sees another nice new storage feature/solution released. This time it is a solution to integrate vRealize Automation and Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM). For those of you who saw the VMworld 2016 keyno...

Two
host stretched vSAN cluster with Standard license?
Advertise here with BSA I was asked today if it was possible to create a 2 host stretched cluster using a vSAN Standard license or a ROBO Standard license. First of all, from a licensing point of
view the EULA states you are allowed to do this with a Standard license: A Cluster containing exactly...

Exploring new VCSA VAMI API w/PowerCLI: Part 1
One of the
most most exciting developments in vSphere 6.5 with respect to Automation is the introduction of several new REST APIs included in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). In addition to covering some of the existing capabilities like vSphere Content Library and Tagging, customers will now...

Early Release eBook - Network Programmability and Automation Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer
With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form—the author's raw and unedited content as he or she writes—so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You'll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters a...

DISCLAIMER
While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologize for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

© 2017 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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VMware TAM Source 9.02

Posted by nisserow Feb 5, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of the TAM newsletter. As you might notice from time to time we make some changes to the newsletter. Many of these are very subtle and not as noticeable to you the reader and sometimes they are fairly visible changes. This week we are using our new template which aims to make reading the latest news from the world of VMware even easier. You will notice now that all of our social media links are reflected after the editorial. We then have all of the usual included featured items followed by the news of the week. This is the biggest change as the news is now all from our very own VMware TAM newsfeed. When you click on any of the links to view more information you will be taken to this new site. Every week the top 35 or so posts are included in the newsletter in a simple digest format for you to then simply click on to read. I hope that you find this new format easier to view and use as we try and make changes to keep the newsletter fresh and up to date.

 

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow | VMware TAM

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
By Ryan Klumph

Here are my top ten tips and tricks for a smoother deployment of VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition. These suggestions are informed after spending several years as a Technical Support Engineer. This is not a complete list, so please refer to the official Horizon View Documentation when planning your deployment.

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

 

VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES | VMWARE KB DIGEST

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Using PowerCLI to vMotion VM between different…
Using PowerCLI to vMotion VM between different SSO domains – via cloudmaniac.net Using PowerCLI to vMotion VM between different… This was me when I saw the Spotlight on the Move-VM Cmdlet including PowerCLI 6.5 Enhancements article as I spotted the new Move-VM native capabilities a couple months back. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI
Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI – via Virtu-Al.Net Automating the VSAN HCL with PowerCLI Recently I was contacted by a customer who needed to be able to update their VSAN Hardware Compatibility List in the VSAN Health Check but was unable to do so via the GUI as their vCenter servers did not have internet access. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup…
New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup / Restore Walkthroughs New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup… The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is full of new and exclusive features. One of which is the native file-based backup and restore. I’m happy to announce two new guided walkthroughs on the VMware Feature Walkthrough site. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

There’s no better time to start your journey…
There’s no better time to start your journey towards a Network Virtualization certification from VMware There’s no better time to start your journey… VMware Network Virtualization certifications are designed to gauge your level of skill designing, implementing, and managing a VMware NSX environment. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Credit to VMware Certification
Credit to VMware Certification Credit to VMware Certification A blog regarding virtualization, cloud computing, VMware, Microsoft related technology. Including news of certifications. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017
Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017 Key Cloud Management Predictions for 2017 http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2016/12/key-cloud-management-predictions-2017.html?src=so_5703fb3d92c20&cid=70134000001M5td&utm_source=social&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=CMBU-social-efforts VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VMware VCIX Certification Clarification
VMware VCIX Certification Clarification VMware VCIX Certification Clarification A blog regarding virtualization, cloud computing, VMware, Microsoft related technology. Including news of certifications. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VMware 2017 predictions for Hyper-Converged…
VMware 2017 predictions for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure VMware 2017 predictions for Hyper-Converged… Over the course of 2016, we’ve seen the rapid adoption of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)—powered by the latest release of VMware vSAN 6.5 and VMware vSphere 6.5—shape VMware’s vision of the Cross-Cloud Architecture and serve as a building block to the software-defined data center (SDDC)...

 

The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift,…
The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift, And Consolidate! The Best Way to Secure the Cloud? Lift, Shift,… Enterprise IT is evolving quicker than ever before. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know most companies are leaning into digital transformation in order to stay accessible and relevant to customers. With its hybrid and “always on” capabilities, cloud is destined to usher i...

 

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI Here are my top ten tips and tricks for a smoother deployment of VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition. These suggestions are informed after spending several years as a Technical Support Engineer. This is not a complete list, so please refer to the official Horizon View Documentation when planning your deployment...

 

OpBot v2 – next generation user interface for…
OpBot v2 – next generation user interface for VMware vSphere and PowerCLI Core OpBot v2 – next generation user interface for… More than a month ago we released the first version of OpBot, the virtual assistant for VMware vSphere. That incredibly helpful ChatOps Bot allows VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling v3.0 – OVF Deploy…
vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling v3.0 – OVF Deploy (6.5 only), New VM from Content Library, Create Roles vSphere Client (HTML5) Fling v3.0 – OVF Deploy… Today we’re happy to announce version 3.0 of the HTML5 based vSphere Client Fling. For a long while we’ve been running with 2.x, but now there’s a big enough change that warrants a new version. There are a few big things available now (3 new, one v...

 

Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise…
Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Architecture Paper Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise… Organizations want to keep the business operating during an extended or catastrophic technology outage, providing continuity of service and allowing staff to carry out their day-to-day responsibilities. VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Multi-Site Reference Ar...

 

The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS…
The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS Certifications – via vMiss.net The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS… More and and more people are beginning to get on board with Amazon Web Services (AWS), especially the certifications. For many, a certification is a great way to get started with a new technology, by studying for the certification one will be exposed to many different aspects of the technol...

 

Comparison of Cloud Servers with Traditional…
Comparison of Cloud Servers with Traditional Servers – India Host Review Comparison of Cloud Servers with Traditional… Any version of hosting including dedicated, VPS, or cloud hosting can fulfill your objectives of ensuring your website or web based applications is up and running. An in depth knowledge about their features will help you choose the most appropriate solution. VMware Social Media...

 

VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules – ESX…
VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules – ESX Virtualization VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules – ESX… VMware vSphere 6.5 AutoDeploy Rules is wizard driven and via a Graphical user interface. A Previous release allowed that through PowerCLI only VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

How Converged Infrastructure Controls the CIO’s…
You are being redirected… How Converged Infrastructure Controls the CIO’s… In recent years, the CIO role has had to constantly evolve to keep up with the complex IT landscape. This has left modern IT leaders juggling ongoing IT operations, while attempting to fulfil the business’ technology needs. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation
VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation VCSA 6.5 CLI Installation You can use the CLI installer to perform a silent deployment of a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller appliance on an ESXi host or vCenter Server instance. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine…
vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine Files (Part-8) – My Virtual Journey vSphere 6.0: Understanding Virtual Machine… When a virtual machine is created, a set of files for that specific virtual machine are created. Virtual machine files are stored in either the virtual machines VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A…
Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A review of software manufacturer security defects Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A… At the start of the new year, I did some technical housekeeping, starting new notebooks and such. After looking back through my client notes from 2016, I started to become intrigued with the idea of how software companies were viewed, based on perceived...

 

The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017,…
The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017, predicted by ZDNet editors The 4 tech trends that will shape 2017,… The real story behind AI is automation, the Internet of Things platform eludes us, the smartphone holds out for the big one, and virtual reality becomes less virtual and more reality. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error
Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error Solving an “Invalid OVF manifest entry” error vSphere (as do some other hypervisors) make use of a handy format known as Open Virtualization Format, or OVF for short. It is an open standard that is used for packaging up virtual machines, namel… Read More VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client -…
Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client – My Virtual Journey Configure NTP Client Using vSphere Web Client -… NTP is a Network Time Protocol which is used to sync time of hosts with NTP server. NTP is also used to set correct time so that you cannot have issues with the VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization…
vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization Review vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review — Virtualization… VMware’s updated software-defined storage product mostly finds its mark. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template…
New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template Manager New Fling: vRealize Operations Email Template… This Fling helps vRealize Operations Manager users better manage custom email notification templates. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Brisbane VMUG – February 2017
Brisbane VMUG – February 2017 Brisbane VMUG – February 2017 The February 2017 edition of the Brisbane VMUG meeting will be held on Tuesday 21st February at the Fox Hotel (71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101) from 2pm. It’s sponsored by Veeam and promises to be a great afternoon. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps
Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps Next-Level Nagios Monitoring with vROps When it comes to understanding how your hosts and systems are performing, Nagios serves as one of the best infrastructure monitoring tools in the industry. Now, with the launch of the Blue Medora Nagios Management Pack for vRealize Operations, you can extend your monitoring to a deeper level so you have essential in...

 

VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation
VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation VMware Workspace ONE Hosted Evaluation Deliver and manage any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management with VMware Workspace ONE. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Join VMware on our Diversity and Inclusion Journey
Join VMware on our Diversity and Inclusion Journey – VMware Radius Join VMware on our Diversity and Inclusion Journey To accelerate the company’s global commitment to diversity and inclusion, today VMware is sharing details of its journey along with its diversity data. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

VSAN Permanent Disk Failure Detection – Health…
VSAN Permanent Disk Failure Detection – Health Status vs Hardware Status – VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! VSAN Permanent Disk Failure Detection – Health… A month or so ago I had one of our VSAN Management Clusters Health Status flag that there was a failed disk in one of the hosts disk groups. VSAN worked quickly and very efficiently to start an evacuation of the data on the impacted host by triggerin...

 

VMware NSX vExpert program the latest in…
VMware NSX vExpert program the latest in network virtualization growth VMware NSX vExpert program the latest in… VMware created the NSX vExpert program in the hope that loyal customers will lead the charge for NSX in the data center. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 6.5
Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 6.5 Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 6.5 There have been so many documents, white papers, videos and blog posts about the vSphere 6.5 release that it’s hard to keep up with them all. Fortunately you don’t have to as I have over 300 links gathered in my vSphere 6.5 Link-O-Rama and it is still growing. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX…
Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX by running the advanced hands-on lab! Test-drive the full capabilities of VMware NSX… Build on the basics you learned in the intro lab. Explore multi-site virtual networking and security, NSX automation, and more. VMware Social Media Advocacy

 

5 Weird & Wonderful Things We’ve Learned from…
5 Weird & Wonderful Things We’ve Learned from CES 2017 – VMware News and Updates 5 Weird & Wonderful Things We’ve Learned from… From the latest AirWatch Newsletter: Augmented reality (AR) is huge. “Voice is the next computer interface.” Android devices now include cars and bikes. Wearables aren’t just health trackers. VR comes in your shoe size. 1. Augmented reality (AR) is huge. Enterprise sma...

 

Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free…
Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free… As the mobile-cloud era unfolds, IT organizations must keep pace with accelerating business expectations. But with more and more users to serve, endpoints to manage, and data to protect, in some cases those expectations are outpacing IT’s ability to stay in step. So, how do you close the...

 

DISCLAIMER
While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologize for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

© 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.
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VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.03

Posted by nisserow Feb 5, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week we will be bringing back our blog posts from non-VMware sources. This marks a welcome return of this particular section which was part of the newsletter for many years. As we transition this section back please be aware that there may be some posts that may seem out of place. We will be working to make this section as useful as we can and hopefully mirror the quality of the official VMware Blogs. I hope that you enjoy what will now be an extended newsletter with even more for you to read and enjoy each week. Please be aware of course that these blog posts are not necessarily representative of VMware or the TAM program but do provide a really great opportunity to expand the amount of knowledge and information around the world of Virtualization in general which we all enjoy.

Virtually Yours
Neil Isserow | VMware TAM

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TAM BLOG (Editor: Kelly Dare)
Top 10 Tips for a Successful Horizon VDI
By Ryan Klumph
Here are my top ten tips and tricks for a smoother deployment of VMware Horizon® View™ Standard Edition. These suggestions are informed after spending several years as a Technical Support Engineer. This is not a complete list, so please refer to the official Horizon View Documentation when planning your deployment.

TAM WEBCASTS (Editor: Michelle Kaiser)

VMWARE SECURITY ADVISORIES | VMWARE KB DIGEST

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Certification Insights: VCP Recertification
One of the most commonly asked questions we get is “Is there a grace period if my VCP expires?” And the answer is NO. There are no grace periods, VMware does not provide exceptions or extensions to our Recertification policy. Once your VCP recertification date passes, and if you did not renew it,...

Free Workspace ONE Troubleshooting and Best Practices Webcast Next Week
Interested in the architectural components of VMware Workspace ONE ? Join our free Webcast on January 26th, 2017 as VMware’s Technical Instructor, Máté Barany, highlights the foundational components of the solution and offers multiple deployment scenarios. Máté Barany will also share best practic...

Learning more about Predictive DRS
Predictive DRS is a new feature in vSphere 6.5 that leverages the predictive analytics of vRealize Operations Manager with the powerful resource scheduler algorithm of vSphere DRS. Together, these two products enable workload balancing for certain VMs before resource utilization spikes occur, pot...

NSX Field Advisory – January 2017 Edition
Important Note Subscribe to RSS Feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/NSX for up-to-date information on new products, patches, and fix announcements for VMware NSX for vSphere. Minimum Recommended Release NSX for vSphere 6.2.2 and vSphere 6.0 Update 2 remains the recommended release combination. For m...

New KB articles published for week ending 01/14/17
VMware vCenter Orchestrator API vRO REST API authorization using Oauth2.0 Authentication (2148518) Date Published: 1/11/2017 VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance Error “UNLICENSED!” shows in vRealize Orchestrator Client when a license is applied (2148519) Date Published: 1/9/2017 VMware vCenter ...

New Product Walkthrough – Hybrid vSphere SSL Certificate Replacement
The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) was first introduced in vSphere 6.0 to improve the lifecycle management of SSL Certificates. This post will explain a little bit about the VMCA and its capabilities while also making a recommendation on how to deploy certificates in your environment. Finall...

Basic Network Configuration with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine
The following is article was written by Andrew Chin of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team at VMware This post will discuss basic network configuration options when deploying a Virtual Container Host (VCH) to use vSphere Integrated Containers Engine (VICE). For general information ...

vRO Architecture Considerations When Digitally Signing Packages
By Spas Kaloferov In this blog post we will take a look at how digitally signing packages in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ (vRO) may affect the way you deploy vRO in your environment. In some use cases, digitally signing workflow packages may affect your vRO architecture and deployment. Let’s co...

New Architecture Guidelines and Best Practices for Deployments of SAP HANA on VMware vSphere Guide, now available!
I am happy to announce that after a very long review and publication cycle the “Architecture Guidelines and Best Practices for Deployments of SAP HANA on VMware vSphere Guide” is now published. The guide can be downloaded from our central VMware SAP page . Direct link to the document: https://www...

New Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7 – A Series of Mini-Guides
By Cindy Heyer Carroll, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware I am very happy to announce that we just posted the first four mini-guides in a series of seven to bring you the latest update of View, the main component of VMware Horizon 7! Unlike previous Reviewer’s Guide...

Apple AR? Platform Acceleration? Here’s the Top Mobile News!
Apple’s next big thing could be augmented reality (AR). Nothing is confirmed, but Forbes has a roundup of signs that Apple AR could be coming soon. 3 more hot predictions about mobile in 2017: 1. Platform acceleration: 2016 was the year of platform vision for VMware End-User Computing, General Ma...

[Study] Total Impact of Modern Windows 10 & Content Management with VMware
IT admins using legacy PC lifecycle management solutions spend an inordinate amount of time imaging endpoints and responding to tickets from end users. Meanwhile, organizations waste an inane amount of money printing materials to equip employees to do their jobs. Windows 10 changes the game with ...

NEW! User Experience Series: Your Guide to Delighting End Users
The VMware UX blog series is a new resource that explores the continually evolving discipline of user experience (UX) across a myriad of topics, from design and methodology to user research and new trends. As our field continues to grow in size and scope, we aim to publish a steady stream of enga...

Registration Is Open! EUC Insights 2017
Our popular EUC Insights online event. And for 2017, it’s bigger than ever. Click here to register today! Join us online Feb. 15 to be the first to experience the latest and greatest product innovations, plus: Action-packed keynote starring companies on the bleeding edge of the digital workspace ...

What Is an Identity-Defined Security Perimeter?
In my recent blog post , I touched upon the common, or single, experience strategy and how identity is the new perimeter for that strategy in the enterprise. Today, I want to take a deeper dive into what it means. How exactly does identity define your users’ experiences? How can companies take ad...

Using Fusion to securely browse the Internet
Hey everyone =) Did you know that today’s Internet is more than just web pages? Shocker, right? Well… did you know that VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation can help protect you when browsing the wide-open Internet? How so, you might ask? When you surf online you are being tracked in a number of ...

VMware User Environment Manager, Part 2: Complementing Mandatory Profiles with VMware User Environment Manager
By Josh Spencer, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware With significant contributions from Stéphane Asselin, Lead Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Customer Success Team, VMware Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Pim Van De Vis, Produc...

[SlideShare] Gotta Secure Them All—Enterprise Apps!
Here are 10 facts about the unrelenting flood of apps at work and IT’s daunting task to secure them all. 10 Facts About Secure Enterprise Apps Enterprise Mobile Apps 1. 80% of employees say mobile technology is critical to their job. ( CCS Insight ) 2. IT is strained to deliver mobile apps. Only ...

VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Easier, Faster Windows Logins with Mandatory Profiles
By Stéphane Asselin, Lead Senior End-User-Computing Architect, Customer Success Team, VMware and Josh Spencer, Architect, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware With significant contributions from Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Introduction In th...

World’s Better Mobile Email: 7 Reasons to Give Your Workers VMware Boxer
In October 2015, we announced the acquisition of Boxer—a smarter, better mobile email app. A year and some change later, we took the best of the consumer-centric features and spun off a secure and enterprise-ready mobile email solution: VMware Boxer. Our teams remain committed to developing a bes...
Jan 16, 2017 1:00:36 PM

FROM THE WORLD OF VIRTUALIZATION (EXTERNAL BLOGS)
Retrieving NVMe details through PowerCLI
Recently I was contacted and asked if there was a way to retrieve information about the NVMe Drives in an ESXi host, this information is easily accessible via ESXCLI using the “nvme” namespaces. Through PowerCLI this can be easily called and then each feature can be called under this namespace to...

Reviewer's Guide for View in Horizon 7: Install and Configure
The Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7: Installation and Configuration is one of a series of guides to help you evaluate the View component of Horizon 7. This guide provides exercises to guide you through the basic installation and initial configuration process. 

VMware NSX - Dynamic protection against threats
This demo shows how NSX reacts to better protect resources when threats are detected, by dynamically applying security policies owned by the security team, which could be VM isolation (quarantine), traffic redirection to and IDS/IPS, to a NGFW, etc

Minimum permissions to view VM Storage Policies
Any way to allow vCenter users to see #SPBM policies without using global permissions?No pol visible w/cluster level permissions #vmware — Aaron Patten (@Jedimt) January 18, 2017 I saw this question from Aaron yesterday while scrolling through my Twitter timeline and after answering it, I figure ...

SPBM APIs are now included in pyvmomi (vSphere SDK for Python)
I have been spending quite a bit of time lately with PowerCLI Core, especially with one of my pet projects. One of the limitations that PowerCLI Core has today is that the Storage cmdlets which includes vSAN and VVol functionality has not been ported over yet. This means that if you need to do so...

New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations
Last month we announced the release of a new vROps Management Pack specifically for vSAN. Previously the vSAN Management Pack was bundled with the MPSD – Management Pack for Storage Devices. I wrote about this when it entered beta, way back in 2015. Well, for those customers who are only interest...

API Commands in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
The API commands in the vCenter Server Appliance let you perform various administrative tasks in the vCenter Server Appliance. The API commands are provided by appliance management service in the vCenter Server Appliance. You can edit time synchronization settings, monitor processes and services,...

vRealize Code Stream 2 2 Overview and What's New
This video give an overview of what's new in vRealize Code Stream 2.2

Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Netboot ESXi onto Apple Mac Hardware
Last week I published an article that demonstrated for the first time on how to netboot an ESXi installation onto Apple Mac Hardware. As you can imagine, this was very exciting news for our VMware/Apple customers, who historically have not had this capability before. Customers can now automate an...

How to disable DRS for a single host in the cluster
Advertise here with BSA I saw a question today which was interesting, how do I disable DRS for a single host in the cluster? I thought about it, and you cannot do this within the UI, at least… there is no “disable DRS” option on a host level. You can enable/disable it on a cluster level but that ...

vSAN Stretched Cluster – Partition behavior changes
My good pal Paudie and I are back in full customer[0] mode these past few weeks, testing out lots of new and upcoming features in future release of vSAN. Our testing led us to building a new vSAN stretched cluster, with 5 nodes on the preferred site, 5 nodes on the secondary site, and of course t...

Using a PowerShell Requires Statement to Efficiently Load PowerCLI Modules
Since the release of PowerShell version 3, the ability to automatically load modules has been an exciting feature for those using the console. Prior to this, getting access to the cmdlets and functions buried inside of a module (or snappin) needed to be explicitly imported. However, not all modul...

Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard license?
Advertise here with BSA As I get the following question a lot I figured I would share the answer here as well: Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard license? Many of you have seen the change in licensing when 6.5 was introduced. No longer is vSAN licenses based on storage hardware used, sp...

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the first VMware TAM Source Newsletter of 2017. I hope that you all had a fantastic break over the holidays and the first week of 2017 has been productive. I am very excited to share with you a brand new initiative for 2017. As you are aware as part of the TAM program we have a number of Social Media channels. These include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This year we are launching a new aggregated news service which will essentially carry all of the same news items that we post to Twitter and Facebook, however, it is just a simple Wordpress site so no subscription is necessary. You will also be able to subscribe to this site if you wish as well as obtain the articles we post via RSS if that is more convenient. I hope that you will avail yourself of these services to keep updated with everything that is going on in the would of VMware and virtualization in general during 2017.

Click here for the new VMware TAM News Service

I look forward to bringing you all of the latest news in the VMware TAM Source Newsletter each week during 2017.

Happy 2017, I wish you a successful week ahead.

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TWEETS OF THE WEEK (Editor: Daniel Mizrahi)
The Future of Networking and the Net Effect for Enterprises - VMware Radius http://bit.ly/2iSCNid
Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief http://bit.ly/2iSuHZ9
Channel Trends and Generating Demand in 2017 http://bit.ly/2iSz0Uq
VMUG Announces President and New Board Appointees http://bit.ly/2iSFK2z

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
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Modernizing your Virtualization Platform – Free Trend Brief
As the mobile-cloud era unfolds, IT organizations must keep pace with accelerating business expectations. But with more and more users to serve, endpoints to manage, and data to protect, in some cases
those expectations are outpacing IT’s ability to stay in step. So, how do you close the gap when...

Top 20 ESXi articles for December 2016
Here is our Top 20 ESXi articles list for December 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. Product offerings for vSphere 6.x Uploading diagnostic information for VMware using FTP How to
pu...

Planning Highly Available, Mission Critical SQL Server Deployments with VMware vSphere
The VMware Experts Database program (MS SQL Server and Oracle editions) invites the specially selected industry Experts to contribute to the breath of VMware industry knowledge by presenting sessions at VMware events to and developing white papers. Often these papers are commissioned by VMware (s...

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on HPE
Hyper Converged Infrastructure using VMware vSphere
As part of the continuing effort to develop joint VMW-Partner collateral in the broad space of Business Critical Applications running on vSphere or what we are in 2017 referring to as Enterprise Critical Solutions HPE and VMware have just completed a joint paper. This work is focused on Microsoft...

VCP6-DCV Beta Exam on vSphere 6.5 Open for Registration
Last month I announced the availability of the vSphere 6.5 Foundations Beta exam, and now I’m happy to announce that we are working on a vSphere 6.5 based exam to meet the second exam requirement for VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV). The VCP6-DCV (v6.5) Beta...

What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Paper
Ever since we announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016, the reaction we’ve heard has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s easy to see why, with major new features in areas ranging from vCenter Server and the
VCSA , to Security ,to the new developer and automation APIs and CLIs . vSphere 6.5 al...

Mini Post; How to Change the Package Signing Certificate of a vRO Appliance for update
By Spas Kaloferov Importing Digitally Signed Packages to a Different Destination vRO (vRealize Orchestrator) Server What we did in the previous
changer was to change the PSC certificate on a vRO server to match our company requirements. The certificate will be used to digitally sign packages we e...

Oracle on VMware vSAN – Dispelling the Licensing myths
Introduction to VMware vSphere & vSAN Some key things to keep in mind when we talk about VMware vSphere
Platform , ESXi hypervisor and vSAN: VMware vSphere is a platform of virtualized hardware that creates a total abstraction layer between the O/S and the Hardware ESXi, is a non-Para virtualized...

Hot Off The Press: NSX Light Board Videos
At the start of
2016 we began a series of VMware NSX light board videos. The goal has been to highlight the use cases and capabilities driving the adoption of network virtualization today. Through the use of a light board, these NSX experts quickly sketch out the technology and business drivers a...

END USER COMPUTING
5 Top Mobile News Headlines from CES 2017
1. Augmented reality (AR) is huge. Enterprise smart glasses vendors ODG and Vuzix showcased sleek, powerful new products aimed at consumers and light enterprise users. ASUS revealed new smartphones with AR and virtual reality (VR) support with Google Tango and Google Daydream. And standalone “
mer...

[Video] Q&A with Mobile Banking Leader Scotiabank
International Scotiabank, based in Canada, is betting big on mobile banking and the digital transformation of financial services. Scotiabank has invested $100 million in technology like iPads to improve the customer experience in bank branches. The company even has its own tech hub, the Digital F...

Your Problem’s Solved: Enable Secure Native Mobile App SSO on Any Device
The advent of mobile phones put enormous amounts of computing power in the hands—quite literally—of end users. “
Anyness” (any app, any device, anywhere) is now expectation, but it needs to happen in a secure way. Several recent technological advances have made this possible, including mobile devi...

These 5 Mobile Tech Trends Will Reshape IT in 2017, Say IT Influencers
We asked enterprise mobility experts and IT influencers, “In honor of the New Year, which mobile computing trends do you think will reshape IT in 2017?” The most popular answer: Security will be a bigger priority, of course. [Related: VMware AirWatch Security: Year in Review ] See what else the p...

You Asked, VMware AirWatch 9.0 Delivered New Capabilities for iOS
AirWatch 9.0, now generally available , includes new features and functionality for iOS. There is a new validation process for new or updated Apple Push Notification service (APNs) certificates, eliminating the need for admins to reassign devices and apps the certificate. We’ve also introduced aw...

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