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VMware TAM Source 9.18

Posted by nisserow May 10, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi TAM Newsletter readers. There has been a lot going on over the past few weeks with new and updated releases and other items which we have been bringing to our customers attention. This week I want to point you attention to our wonderful TAM Blog and the latest post entitled "VMware Compatibility and Order of Upgrade Best Practices Review". This is a very important topic and as many of our TAM customers are upgrading their infrastructure to the latest or later editions of vSphere now is a great time to consult with your TAM on the path that is best to take for your unique situation. This is a really great blog post and I urge you to take a look at this.

 

I hope you enjoy all of the news in this weeks newsletter from general VMware updates to our VMUG partners and more.

 

Have a fantastic week everyone.

 

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Neil Isserow | VMware TAM Team

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Secure Boot for ESXi 6.5 – Hypervisor Assurance
I’ve talked about how vSphere has been moving towards a “secure by default” stance over the past few years. This can clearly be seen in the new vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide where the number of “hardening” steps are growing smaller with every release. In this blog post we will go over ...

 

AI – An Important Workload for the New IT
When I meet with customers, I often hear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is presented as “machines making decisions for businesses or individuals,” but my take is that AI is a tool to help people make better decisions. AI helps us connect the dots across huge data sets and gain insights to solv...

 

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for April 2017
vmware-dataservice-sca and vsphere-client status change from green to yellow /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server Unable to log into the root account of vCenter Server Appliance “Failed to verify the SSL certifica...

 

Top 20 NSX articles for April 2017
ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Downloading and enabling VMware vShield Endpoint 5.x on supported VMware vSphere platforms Network ports required to access vCenter Server, ESXi, and ESX hosts vCenter Server certificate validation error for external solution...

 

Top 20 vSAN articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Powering on virtual machines in VMware vSAN 5.5 fails with error: Failed to create swap file vSAN host may encounter a purple diagnostic screen during performance stat...

 

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products How to use JXplorer to update the LDAP string for an identity source for vRA 6.0.x, 6.1.x Directory sync in vRA 7.x fails with error ‘Connector Communication faile...

 

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Resetting the Administrator password in vRealize Operations Manager 5.x and 6.x Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Enabling SSH...

 

Top 20 Horizon View articles for April 2017
Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Restart order of the View environment to clear ADLDS (ADAM) synchronization in Horizon View Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions VMware View ports an...

 

Top 20 vRealize Log Insight articles for April 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Authentication with Active Directory is slow in VMware vRealize LogInsight 3.0 when users belong to multiple nested groups Log Insight load balancer incompatible with NSX Distributed Firewall Pr...

 

Top 20 ESXi articles for April 2017
ESXi host fails with PSOD when using Intel Xeon Processor E5 v4, E7 v4, and D-1500 families ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI PSOD on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers Unable to power off the virtual machine in an ESXi host Recreating a missing virtual machine disk descriptor file Permanent Device Los...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 29th April 2017
VMware App Volumes Excluding files and locations from Writable Volumes Published Date: 2017/04/23 VMware ESXi Hosts fails with a purple diagnostic screen when retrieving flows for ALG enabled protocols Published Date: 2017/04/24 VMware ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 may fail with PSOD when IPFIX is disabled Publ...

 

‘May the 4th Be with You’ on Your Journey to the Cloud
The public cloud has stepped out of the shadows and stretched across the solar system as organizations scale their usage of it to extend on-premises infrastructure, consolidate or migrate data centers, and support dynamic capacity requirements.   But many organizations also run apps and manage on...

 

Oracle Database 12c on VMware vSAN — Day 2 Operations and Management
Oracle Database 12c on VMware vSAN — Day 2 Operations and Management Customers deploying production Oracle workloads have stringent requirements to support and maintain critical database operational tasks such as Backup and Recovery, Cloning, Data Refresh for Development/Test environment and Patc...

 

Partner Spotlight: NTT’s Virtual Infrastructure Makes the Switch to the Public Cloud Even Easier
These days, every company has cloud adoption square in their sights. And frankly, it’s a matter of survival . But making the switch to the public cloud is difficult, weighted by legacy systems and incompatible architecture. Fortunately, virtualization may hold the key to success.   In the latest ...

 

The NSX Mindset
The NSX Mindset: one’s mental capability to be a determined leader and catalyst for change in the way a company designs, implements, manages, and operates networking and security. Change isn’t easy. Especially when it involves something personal. Unfortunately, though, it happens whether we like ...

 

Dogfooding the Cloud: How VMware Used vCloud Director to Consolidate Internal IT
By Tina Cressia-Thomas   In Silicon Valley, it’s common to hear of companies, “dogfooding” their product – using their own product internally – to quickly iterate and develop a better user experience before releasing to customers. There’s plenty of famous examples ; however, it’s not every day yo...

 

Apple Takes the Wearables Lead, Decoding Win10 S, Internet 4.0 & More Top Mobile News
Sorry, Fitbit, there’s a new sheriff in town. With nearly 60% growth in shipments in Q1 this year, Apple Watch officially became the king of the consumer wearables castle, according to CNBC . Fitbit, which was the long-time market leader, dropped to second after a 35% decline in Q1. Get the mobil...

 

Top EUC News: Password Misery, Windows 10 S & Dell EMC World, Oh My!
Here’s the first edition of our new series, top end-user computing (EUC) news! Sign up at the top of this page to get the weekly newsletter in your inbox every Friday. The password is … We released the results of a new VMware survey this week that revealed companies’ top 10 identity and access ma...

 

3 Ways Industry 4.0 & Wearables Revolutionize Supply Chains Today
At ProMat 2017, the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference in North and South America, “Industry 4.0” was THE hot topic. But what exactly is Industry 4.0 and how will it revolutionize supply chains? According to Markus Lorenz , partner and managing director at B...

 

Building Great Technology Starts with Building a Great Team, Part 1
Follow the VMware UX Series. Here at VMware AirWatch , we work hard to create a progressive culture that promotes cross-functional collaboration and fosters a strong drive to execute effectively. Last year, Tony Keuh saw an opportunity for our engineering, user experience (UX) and marketing teams...

 

Decoding Windows 10 S & How to Make It a Success in Your Organization
There’s little doubt that Windows 10 adoption is on a roll— 400+ million devices and 54% of global organizations are running Microsoft’s latest operating system (OS). It’s only about a month since the third major upgrade ( Creators Update /v1703) was launched, and Microsoft is continuing to ride ...

 

10 Reasons Why Enabling More than Secure Email for Mobile Workers Is So Hard
Get the 10 reasons in this free eBook. Securely enabling more than email for mobile workers is hard. You know it. We know it. The question thus far is why it’s so hard. IT gives workers the secure work apps they need to securely work from anywhere. Yet for reasons mostly unknown, workers do not a...

 

New Research: Top 10 Identity and Access Management Challenges
As organizations undergo digital transformation, they experience challenges along the way. This is due to the fact that this transformation often requires them to update and/or replace legacy solutions. They also have to implement new ways of securing access from the plethora of devices out there...

 

Azure AD Join with VMware Workspace ONE
Secure, timely support for remote Windows users can be tricky. Imagine your top remote sales rep breaks her laptop before an onsite meeting with a vital client. Does she have time to wait for IT to grab a new laptop, Domain Join it for secure access to corporate resources and then ship it out? Ev...

 

VMware AirWatch – NSX Integration
Integrate VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management with VMware NSX Network Virtualization and Security Platform to extend security policies from the data center to mobile application endpoints. VMware AirWatch – NSX Integration brings speed and simplicity to networking and micro-segmentatio...
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EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Virtually Speaking Podcast: VMW Cloud on AWS
Advertise here with BSA I was on vacation the past two weeks, yesterday I got a message from Frank Denneman and Pete Flecha if I had some time available. I was working in my backyard so dropped my tools and hopped on. Apparently John was sick, so I took his spot and here’s the result. Interesting...

 

x509 error logging into harbor registry via VIC VCH
In my last post, I showed some of the new command line functionality associated with deploying out a new Virtual Container Host (VCH) with vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) . I also highlighted how VIC now includes both Admiral for container orchestration via templates and the harbor registry i...

 

VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough
VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 introduces a new installation method to users. This new method pulls directly from the PowerShell Gallery

 

Correlating vSAN perf metrics from vSphere Web Client to both PowerCLI & vSAN Mgmt API
While going through the PowerCLI 6.5.1 release notes last week, in addition to the new Get-VsanView cmdlet which exposes the complete vSAN Management API through PowerCLI, I had learned that we had also released a new Get-VsanStat cmdlet. This new cmdlet allows customers to easily retrieve the va...

 

vSAN 6.6: Manual vs Automatic Disk Claim Mode
Advertise here with BSA I received this question on Manual vs Automatic disk claim mode in vSAN 6.6. Someone upgraded a cluster from 6.2 to 6.6 and wanted to add a second cluster. They noticed that during the creation of the new cluster there was no option to select “automatic vs manual”. I think...

 

VMware Validated Design (VVD) & VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) Quick References
The other day, I had a customer ask about the latest version of the Ports and Protocols document that was put together by the VMware Validated Design (VVD) team which does a fantastic job of outlining all the connectivity between the products used within the VVD SDDC. It actually took me awhile t...

 

Getting started with VIC v1.1
VMware recently release vSphere Integrated Containers v1.1. I got an opportunity recently to give it a whirl. While I’ve done quite a bit of work with VIC in the past , a number of things have changed, especially in the command line. What I’ve decided to do in the post is highlight some of the ne...

 

vSAN Deep Dive
This session covers basic to advance vSAN topic. Watch this video if you to learn basics and few of the advance areas of vSAN.

 

Welcoming PowerCLI to the PowerShell Gallery
While I’ve always enjoyed using VMware’s PowerCLI module for PowerShell, it has been a bit annoying having to navigate to the official VMware site, log in, download the bits, agree to terms, and do a thick installation on every workstation or server that needs the code. Which is why I’m quite hap...

 

Dell EMC World 2017–here we come!
We are 6 days away from getting together at #DellEMCWorld 2017 with 12,000+ of our closest friends, customers, and partners.   I love that I can say “don’t just listen to me, here’s what attendees say” (click on the below for a LOT more)! So what should you expect?   Product announcements, 3 gene...

 

Can I front vSAN with a VAIO Caching Solution?
Advertise here with BSA I had this question a couple of times already, so I figured I would write a quick post. In short: yes you can put a VAIO Filter in front of vSAN. The question really is, which one would you like to use and why? First of all, the VAIO Filter needs to be certified to be plac...

 

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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.

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nisserow Hot Shot
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VMware TAM Source 9.17

Posted by nisserow May 10, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I bring you news regarding VMworld and TAM Day, an event that we hold every year for our TAM Customers. We are still a few months away from VMworld however as is customary TAM Day filled up pretty fast and we want to make sure that you are aware of this event if you are planning on attending VMworld this year. If you are intending on going to VMworld this is a not to be missed day focused around the needs of our TAM customers, and a great opportunity to hear first hand from many VMware leaders prior to the actual event itself. So if this is interesting to you then please reach out to your VMware TAM and they can assist you with how to register for TAM Day to ensure that you do not miss a thing.

This past week I was also privileged to attend my local VMUG. If you haven't been to a VMUG before or for a while I suggest you check them out online at www.vmug.com and register to get updates for you local VMUG as well as the many excellent online events that they produce. We also keep a handy link in every newsletter below of the upcoming VMUG webcasts.


I wish you a fantastic week ahead and look forward to the next edition of the TAM Newsletter. In the meantime please enjoy this weeks newsletter and all of its goodness.

Virtually Yours
New Isserow | VMware TAM Team

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Understanding How Host Profiles Handles Host-Specific Configuration Settings Through Customizations
Host Profiles is an advanced capability of VMware vSphere that provides for configuration and compliance checking of multiple VMware ESXi hosts. Although a profile can be attached directly to a single host in vCenter Server, typically, a profile is attached to a vSphere cluster, where all the hos...

Virtual Network Provisioning via the Hypervisor
We’ve shared other resources with you before that discuss what network virtualization is and the essential of micro-segmentation . Today, we’re taking a look at provisioning virtual networks. According to our free whitepaper Network Virtualization Makes Your Life Easier : Virtual networks can be ...

New KB articles published for week ending 22nd April 2017
VMware ESXi “AddVirtualMachine: VM ‘XX’ already registered” warnings keep logging into hostd.log Published Date: 2017/04/18 Platform Erratum messages related to USB controller may be observed on Intel Platforms Published Date: 2017/04/20 The DCUI sometimes displays less memory than is available o...

vRealize Network Insight, NSX and Palo Alto Networks for micro-segmentation
  Data Center cyber security is a fast-moving target where the IT teams need to constantly stay ahead of those that wish to do evil things. As security attacks can come from all directions, externally, and internally as well, the IT teams must fortify all the data, with a zero-trust security appr...

The Public Cloud: The True Next Step in Modern Data Center Control and Evolution
After virtualization itself, the public cloud is considered the natural second step in helping both private and public organizations protect, extend, and replace existing data center infrastructure. And spending trends indicate that many enterprises are keen to jump on the public cloud bandwagon....

White Paper: Aligning vRealize Operations with Business Outcomes
by Peter Tymbel Over the past few years, I have been designing, deploying, and customizing vRealize Operations (vROps) Manager for many VMware customers. Working with different clients, I noticed a common theme emerge among various business and IT leaders. Many customers are looking for IT report...

vTechTalk: Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and VMware vCloud Air Network
The VMware vCloud® Air™ Network is a global network of over 4000 service providers in 116 countries. Together, these providers distribute and deploy over 3 million VMs! It’s an unbelievable scale, but what does this mean for users?   It means giving users the cloud solutions they need at the ente...

Understanding Layer 2 Extensions for the Hybrid Cloud
By Trey Tyler, Sr. Solutions Strategist Taking a VLAN and extending that broadcast domain across two sites can be identified by many names including; Data Center Interconnect (DCI), Data Center Extension (DCE), Extended Layer 2 Network, Stretched Layer 2 Network, Stretched VLAN, Extended VLAN, St...

Revera Delivers Self-Served Excellence with vCloud Director®
By Tina Cressia-Thomas, Senior Product Marketing Manager for vCloud Director     When Revera, a New Zealand-based IT Infrastructure and Platform Services company, needed to supply cloud IT services to government agencies they turned to VMware. With the aid of VMware’s vCloud Director cloud manage...

In Top Mobile News: Windows 10 Smartwatches & Android-Supported Laptops
Windows 10 smartwatches come to the enterprise. It’s 1.54 inches, runs Universal Windows Applications, secure and built to “survive a hard day at work,” said Microsoft . The TrekStor IoT Wearable runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things. Microsoft will revea...

Silent Mobile Threat: How Apps Steal Your Data
Do your personal mobile apps steal data from you, with or without your consent? On the business side, does this mobile surveillance put your company’s data at risk? Read this insightful guest blog from Appthority Co-Founder and President Domingo Guerra. It seems like a fair trade: Get your favori...

New Video! Simplifying App Access & Management with VMware Workspace ONE
In today’s mobile cloud world, it’s all about the apps. Apps are what help your workforce be productive and successful. Unfortunately, employees do not often use the apps their company provides. Studies have shown that with each extra step required for onboarding a new app, you lose 7% of your us...

Experience High-Performance Graphics with Free NVIDIA GRID & VMware Blast Extreme Test Drive
It can be quite challenging for IT administrators to provide great user experience for high-performance desktops remotely. With VMware Blast Extreme and its new adaptive transport capabilities, we made this possible. With all the excitement a few weeks ago around the announcement of VMware Horizo...

VMworld 2017 Registration Is Open: Here’s What EUC Experts Can Expect
Registration is open for VMworld 2017 . For VMware EUC customers and experts, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Experience End-User Computing (EUC) at VMworld Date: Aug. 27-31 Location: Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center Get connected with EUC subject...

Exclusive AirWatch Experience at VMworld 2017: Your Ticket Awaits!
Registration is open for VMworld 2017 . For VMware AirWatch customers and experts, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Experience End-User Computing (EUC) at VMworld Date: Aug. 27-31 Location: Las Vegas | Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center Get connected with EUC su...

Better Together: VMware Workspace ONE & Office 365
Consider this: when it comes to securing enterprise applications, you might not have the whole story. You may have heard that an application-only security framework for Office 365 provides adequate protection. However, unless you secure the entire endpoint, applications face security risks. VMwar...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
vSAN and Predictive DRS, Network-Aware DRS and Proactive HA
vSphere 6.5 saw the release of a number of improvements in the areas of DRS. I won’t detail all of the improvements here, since my colleague Brian Graf has done a great job of describing the features in a number of different blog posts. He discussed Network-Aware DRS here , Predictive DRS here an...

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - ESXi Learnswitch
ESXi Learnswitch is a complete implementation of MAC Learning and Filtering and is designed as a wrapper around the host virtual switch. It supports learning multiple source MAC addresses on virtual network interface cards (vNIC) and filters packets from egressing the wrong port based on destinat...

New Technical White Paper - VMware vSAN Network Design
vSAN is a hypervisor-converged, software-defined storage solution for the software-defined data center. It is the first policy-driven storage product designed for VMware vSphere environments that simplifies and streamlines storage provisioning and management. vSAN is a distributed, shared storage...

Where’s the HA enforce VM-Host and Affinity rules option in vSphere 6.5?
Advertise here with BSA Last week on (VMware internal) Socialcast someone asked where the UI option is in vSphere 6.5 that allows you to enable the ability for vSphere HA to respect VM-Host Affinity and VM-VM Anti Affinity rules. In vSphere 6.0 there is an option in the Rules part of the UI as sh...

Norway VMware User Group Meetings – May/June 2017
I’m delighted to report that I’ve been invited to speak at the upcoming Norway VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings. These take place in three different cities over the week of May 29th (week 22), with three meetings in three days. On Tuesday, May 30th, the Oslo VMUG will take place. On May 31st, it...

ESXi Learnswitch – Enhancement to the ESXi MAC Learn DvFilter
The ESXi MAC Learn dvFilter Fling was released a little over two years ago and it has become a must have when it comes to running our ESXi Hypervisor within a VM, also referred to as Nested ESXi. The reason this Fling has become such a popular hit amongst our customers and partners is that […]

Managing & silencing vSAN Health Checks using PowerCLI
One neat capability that was introduced with vSAN 6.6 is the ability to "silence" and disable specific vSAN Health Checks. A recent use for this came up on Duncan's blog where the vMotion health check would fail if you are using a vMotion network stack. As you can imagine, this feature can also c...

Free e-learning course - VMware vSphere: What's New Fundamentals [V6.0 to V6.5]
This course highlights the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6.5. It also presents use cases that describe how the new features align with customer needs. This course begins by discussing VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere administration. To simplify what’s new in vSphere 6.5, we can break ...

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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