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DevOps: Not Just for Open Source and Unicorns, Thursday, April 13 @12 pm CT
Topic: DevOps is sweeping the IT industry like no other movement since server virtualization. It's changing the way IT is operating, how it delivers value, and the economics around IT. A prevailing view is that DevOps is only happening in the most open and unique places.

NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide (Hardening Guide) Release Candidate
Security Configuration Guide? What’s that you ask? That’s what now used to be called the vSphere Hardening Guide. Well, I didn’t come up with that name, folks who created it many, many years ago called it that. But like everything else in this world, change comes and change is good. History When ...

vRealize Operations Manager—Avoiding an Out-of-Space Situation
by Petr McAllister There is no doubt that vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is a very powerful tool that helps you with monitoring, troubleshooting, and planning your datacenter workloads and components. You can find a lot of blog posts, webcasts, presentations, and recordings on how the produc...

Where in the World are VCPs? [Infographic]
It’s that time of year! 2016’s “Where in the World are VCPs” infographic was such a hit, we decided to refresh it for 2017. The VMware Education Services team is proud to announce that the VCP community grew (11%) to represent a total of 190 countries this year. Which country do you represent?   ...

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for March 2017
Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0 Back up and restore vCenter Server Appliance/vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database Resetting the...

Top 20 NSX articles for March 2017
ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products vCenter Server certificate validation error for external solutions in environments with Embedded Platform Services Controller vCenter Server or Platform Servi...

Top 20 ESXi articles for March 2017
ESXi host fails with PSOD when using Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4, E7 v4, and D-1500 families Creating a persistent scratch location for ESXi 4.x/5.x/6.x Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0 Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi Permanent Devic...

Top 20 vRealize Log Insight articles for March 2017
Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insight Event Forwarding with SSL stops working after upgrading vRealize Log Insight Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Authentication to VMwar...

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for March 2017
Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insigh Event Forwarding with SSL stops working after upgrading vRealize Log Insight Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Authentication to VMware...

Top 20 Horizon View articles for March 2017
Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails VMware View ports and network connectivity requirements Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions Using Microsoft Certreq to generate signed SSL certifica...

Top 20 vSAN articles for March 2017
Using Oracle RAC on a vSphere 6.x vSAN Datastore Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers “Virtual SAN objects available for provisioning” task fails Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vSAN disk group creation may f...

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Add Training & Certification to your VMworld Registration
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University finds Proactive Security and PCI Compliance through NSX
The University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions in the country, dating to 1787 when it was founded as the Pittsburgh Academy. The University has produced the pioneers of the MRI and the television, winners of Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, Super Bowl and NBA champions, and best-selling...

DRS Cluster Resource Management with Reservation and Shares
Resource management in vSphere is very robust and sophisticated. It provides settings like reservation, limits and shares (a.k.a. RLS), which can be applied on virtual machines (VMs) and resource pools. These settings can be used as knobs to isolate resources, prioritize them, or to guarantee ava...

Cloud Migration Essentials for vCloud Air
As organizations look ahead to where they want to be in 10-15 years, they recognize the need to fundamentally change how they operate IT and truly embrace the pubic cloud. Many are looking to accelerate their public cloud adoption in the most cost efficient and timely manner . Many have already m...

IBM InterConnect Recap
This year, VMware sponsored IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas as a Gold Sponsor. From the showroom floor to breakout sessions, the VMware presence throughout the week was strong. If you weren’t able to attend, here are a few key highlights from the event.   IBM Cloud Secure Virtualization On the firs...

Developer-Ready Infrastructure: NSX and Pivotal
Organizations across industries are embarking on their journey of Digital Transformation. Time-to-market has become very crucial to the bottom-line and companies need to accelerate their application/services delivery and go from concept to production in record time. Organizations are embracing co...

Micro-segmentation of Applications using Application Rule Manager
“ Micro-Segmentation provides a way to build a zero-trust network – where all networks, perimeters and application are inherently untrusted. ” – declared Forrester Consulting in 2015 with their white paper Leveraging Micro-Segmentation to build zero-trust model. The last mile in creating a truly ...

VMware vCloud Air and OVH Group, Here’s What’s Next
By: Allwyn Sequeira, SVP and GM, vCloud Air Today, we are pleased to announce the next step in VMware vCloud Air’s evolution – OVH Group intends to acquire our vCloud Air business including our U.S. and European vCloud Air data centers, customer facing teams, and enterprise-ready cloud operations...

Application Rule Manager (ARM) Practical Implementation – Healthcare
This post originally appears as part of a series of VMware NSX in Healthcare blogs on Geoff Wilmington’s blog, vWilmo . To read more about VMware NSX and its applications in healthcare, check out Geoff’s blog series. VMware NSX 6.3 introduces a new toolset within NSX that can be leveraged for qui...

vCenter 6.5 Performance: what does 6x mean?
At the VMworld 2016 Barcelona keynote, CTO Ray O’Farrell proudly presented the performance improvements in vCenter 6.5. He showed the following slide: Slide from Ray O’Farrell’s keynote at VMworld 2016 Barcelona, showing 2x improvement in scale from 6.0 to 6.5 and 6x improvement in throughput fro...

Troubleshooting VMs Connectivity with vRealize Network Insight
by Julienne Pham Things can be difficult when you don’t know where a network issue may be. In today’s datacentre, the rapid need to deploy business applications in minutes is necessary to keep the business ahead of the game. It is even more crucial to keep security and rapid networking configurat...

How VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers and ISVs Get the Most Out of VMware vCloud Director
Now is the time for ISVs and service providers to join the VMware vCloud Director® partner ecosystem. The opportunities have never been better.   New Training ISVs get streamlined access and certification to vCloud Director. And because service providers get more precertified capabilities with ne...

Announcing the New NSX Community at VMUG!
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. The premise behind this saying is the reason why VMware and VMUG are excited to announce the creation of the NSX community at VMUG. The education, certification, and adoption of new technologies can be met with fear and uncerta...

Choosing the Correct Printing Options with VMware Horizon 7
With contributions from Todd Dayton, Pat Lee, Andrew Morgan, Kiran Rao, Michael Xiaomin Shen, Josh Spencer, and Jim Yanik Printing is a key requirement for both virtual desktops (VDI/RDSH) and RDSH-published applications. VMware Horizon 7 supports both local printer redirection and native network...

macOS vs. Windows: Who’s the Heavyweight Champ in Top Mobile News?
It’s macOS vs. Windows. Mac has close to 100 million active users , Apple revealed to TechCrunch this week. Though sizable, that’s still only a quarter of the estimated Windows 10 user base , as The Verge pointed out. Windows also retains the title of most popular operating system (OS) in terms o...

VMware AirWatch 101: Per-App VPN
With contributions from: Catherine Sanders, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Hannah Jernigan, Technical Writer, End User Computing, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Per-App Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality changes the game...

VMware Horizon 7.1 Technical Deep Dive
With each release of VMware Horizon 7, we introduce more and more new functionality and features. To help you keep abreast of the technical details of what’s new in Horizon 7.1, we have created a series of short videos that cover the technical details and where possible demonstrate the features i...

What’s New for Windows 10 Management with VMware AirWatch 9.1
In case you missed our announcement last month , we are thrilled to expand VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management (UEM) with new innovations across all major operating system (OS) platforms, including Windows 10 . [Read more: VMware Workspace ONE & AirWatch Enhancements Expand the Digital Wo...

Announcing the Completed Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7
The entire Reviewer’s Guide for View in Horizon 7 is now available! Posted as eight slim sections, this white paper series walks you through the setup and exploration of the View component of Horizon 7 . Using easy-to-follow diagrams and screenshots, it examines the major features of View, includ...

Announcing VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure Deployment Considerations
I am very excited to announce a new long-awaited white paper: VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure Deployment Considerations , now available to help you avoid risks that can occur during deployment, and to avoid inadvertently prolonging or delaying the deployment process. Avoid...

HTML Access in Horizon 7.1: Tech Preview of Dual Monitor Support
Sure, you can live in a studio apartment and use your couch both for sitting and sleeping, but wouldn’t you rather have a one-bedroom apartment and stretch out? That’s the theory behind our dual monitor support. We’ve built a tech preview of dual monitor support into HTML Access in VMware Horizon...

American Red Cross Uses VDI for Faster Disaster Relief through VMware Workspace ONE
“We are a mobile organization, but our technology wasn’t really mobile.” That’s how Dave Bullamore, Vice President of End User Services at American Red Cross, summed up the 135-year-old organization’s pre-VDI computing situation. Volunteers and employees were using a hodgepodge of old hardware an...

How This Company Blocks Over 1,000 Mobile Security Threats Every Month
HomeServe , a home assistance provider, was looking for an integrated mobile security solution to manage both devices and the associated data and keep security executives happy. Since deploying Wandera and VMware AirWatch , HomeServe has identified and blocked more than 1,000 potential mobile sec...

What’s New in VMware Horizon Client for Mac 4.4
Like Usain Bolt with a new pair of shoes, the VMware Horizon Client for Mac is faster than ever. All Horizon Clients now support our faster, more robust update to the Blast Extreme protocol. To take full advantage of it, your administrator will have to be running the latest Horizon agent in the v...

New Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ at Work: Smart & Secure
Last week, Samsung announced their latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8. This new device comes packed with features that will delight both consumers and the enterprise. Here are some features we are especially excited about: Iris scanning and face recognition technology available to unlo...

Don’t Miss These Upcoming VMUG EUC Events!
To create a unique experience for End-User Computing (EUC) members, VMUG is hosting EUC-focused events across the U.S. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with local peers and hear directly from VMware EUC experts! REGISTER TODAY April 4 | 1 p.m. EST | Live Webinar Modernizing Windows 1...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
HA disabled VMs not registered on other hosts after failure?
Advertise here with BSA A couple of weeks ago one of our SEs asked me about vSphere HA functionality that was introduced a while ago, which is the ability to have HA disabled VMs being registered on other healthy hosts in a cluster after a failure. Not only does this apply to “HA disabled VMs” bu...

DRS Cluster Management with Reservation and Shares
Reservation and shares are important resource management knobs in a vSphere DRS cluster. They can be set on cluster objects like VMs and resource pools to isolate resources, prioritize, and/or guarantee their availability. To know when to set them for VMs and when to set them on resource pools, w... 

Instant Clones for RDSH in VMware Horizon 7.1
VMware Horizon 7.1 extends the use of Instant Clones to creating RDSH Farms. As a key component of the JMP (Just-in-Time Management Platform) this provides several key benefits, including simplified RDSH image management, faster delivery and maintenance. Learn about the benefits this brings, how ...

Multi VLAN and vGPU for Instant Clones in VMware Horizon 7.1
This short video and demo will cover two new Instant Clone features as part of VMware Horizon 7.1. The ability to select multiple VLANs allows for the creation of bigger pools of desktops than the physical network subnets support. vGPU with NVIDIA M-series cards to Instant Clones extends their be...

VMware Horizon 7.1 Technical Overview
As an introduction to the technical advancements in Horizon 7.1, this video will review the technical and logical architecture of Horizon, as well as the main components.

Project USB to SDDC - Part 1
A couple of weeks back, Alan Renouf and I co-presented at the Sydney and Melbourne VMUG UserCon, here are some great write-ups about the events here and here. We were very honored to have been invited out and to also deliever the closing keynote. Having traveled halfway around the world, we thoug...

How to determine when a Virtual Machine is ready for additional operations?
This might sound like a pretty simple and basic question, right? However, the answer will actually depend on what you are trying to do. The motivation for this blog post actually stemmed from a conversation I had with one of our Engineers who works over in our core Platform Management Infrastruct...

VMware Says Adios to the Chupacabra – Third Party Virtual Switches are Dead
Back in 2014, Steve Pantol and I published a book entitled Networking for VMware Administrators . In it, we discuss all sorts of physical and virtual networking topics, including one of my favorite passages (credit to Steve) where we were the first to publicly state that no one had ever used the ...

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