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.

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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)

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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...
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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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