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VMware TAM Source 9.23

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, vFORUM Online is live on June 28. Here are the details. Be sure to register.

VMware vFORUM Online 2017
When: June 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm PT
Keynote Speaker: Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
If your time is scarce, travelling to an IT conference may be unrealistic. That’s why we’ve packed vForum Online with an all-inclusive agenda full of technical breakout sessions, live chats with experts and hands-on labs.

Attend vForum Online for the expert guidance to support your digital transformation. Learn about VMware’s proven, practical solutions that can help you:

  • Modernize Data Centers
  • Integrate Public Clouds
  • Empower Digital Workspace
  • Transform Security

If you don’t have the time to travel, fire up your web browser and join us at vForum Online and discover new ideas and leadership strategies for game-changing IT.

View: Agenda-at-a-Glance
Register: Register Now

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, enjoy this weeks newsletter.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
New KB articles published for week ending 3rd June 2017
VMware App Volumes Two writable volumes are created for a user Date of Published : 2017/05/31 VMware Horizon Horizon 7 Supported Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Date of Published: 2017/05/31 VMware Horizon 7 Sizing Limits and Recommendations Date of Published : 2017/05/31 Deployment of M...

Creating Effective SRs
Recently we have been doing analysis of Customer SR data in an attempt to determine ways to provide quicker resolution to our Customers. In many of the SRs we have reviewed we observed a trend. When customers open an SR many of the times their environments are down and/or projects are impacted an...

Creative Calculations: VMware RADIO 2017 MathWall Results
Josh Simons and Na Zhang At the recent RADIO conference, engineers were challenged to create mathematical expressions for each number from 1 to 100 using only the digits in ‘1998’ (the year VMware was founded) combined with mathematical operators of their choice. What follows is the summary of th...

Top vRealize Log Insight articles for May 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Authentication to VMware vRealize Log Insight fails with the error: DuplicateUserException: A matching user alread...

Top 20 Horizon View articles for May 2017
Administration dashboard in VMware Horizon View reports the error: Server’s certificate cannot be checked The View virtual machine is not accessible and the View Administration console shows the virtual machine status as Already Used Creating or recomposing a pool fails with error: Invalid value ...

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for May 2017
After cancelling the selected alerts in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x, one or more of the selected alerts remain active Gemfire report certificate path errors in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Change the IP address on a vRealize Operations Manager 6.0.x single-node deployment Web pages, produc...

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for May 2017
Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials fails in vRA 6.2.x Joining the VMWare vCenter Server Appliance or VMware vRealize Automation Identity Appliance to a domain fails with the error: Error trying to join AD, error code [31] “Hard disk x’ ExternalDiskI...

Top 20 vSAN articles for May 2017
Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Cannot view or add vSAN Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client “Host cannot communicate with all other nodes in vSAN enabled cluster” error A virtual machine on a vSAN datastore might be renamed when vSAN becomes inaccessible Dyi...

Top 20 NSX articles for May 2017
“The backing EAM agency for this deployment could not be found” error after restore from backup ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Duplicate VTEPs in ESXi hosts after rebooting vCenter Server NAT does not translate IP addresses when NSX Edge firewall is disabl...

Top 20 ESXi articles for May 2017
ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI PSOD on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers Unable to delete the virtual machine snapshots Snapshot removal task stops at 99% in ESXi/ESX Unable to power off the virtual machine in an ESXi host ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI purple diagnostic screen on HP Gen8 se...

Top 20 vCenter Server articles for May 2017
storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Purging old data from the database used by vCenter Server Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated Windows vCenter S...

VMware NSX and Check Point vSEC
One of the current challenges of data center security is the East-West traffic that has become so pervasive as modern applications communicate a great deal between their different components. Conventional perimeter security is poorly placed to secure these lateral flows, to promote a zero-trust m...

vCAN LIVE 2017: Equipping Our Partners to Offer Customers Secure, Agile Clouds Now and In the Future
Market pressures to accelerate digital transformation and remain competitive have caused organizations to look for a cloud environment that will give them the freedom to innovate and also improve responsiveness to market conditions. Whether they need an environment that will give them additional ...
Jun 9, 2017 4:59:53 PM
New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0011
Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory: “ VMSA-2017-0011 – Horizon View Client update addresses a command injection vulnerability” This documents an important severity command injection vulnerability ( CVE-2017-4918 ) in the service startup script that affects VMware Horiz...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0010 and Updated Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0024.1
On 6th of June 2017, VMware released the following new and updated security advisories: VMSA-2017-0010 – vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address multiple security issues. This new security advisory documents two issues. VDP contains a deserialization issue ( CVE-2017-4914 ). Exploitation of...

Manage Existing vCenter Servers via vCloud Director
Are you a service provider managing multiple clients and their vCenter servers? Have you developed your own custom tooling or a web based portal to manage your clients to individual vcenter servers/resource pools in your datacenter? Would you like to break free of the operational overhead of main...

VMware Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
VMware was named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). “The EMM landscape has changed considerably over the past seven years and we have maintained a rapid pace of innovation to help customers prepare for the next generation of digital transformation,” said ...

VMware Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management
For the seventh consecutive year, Gartner named VMware a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). [Download the report: 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management ] The independent research firm’s Magic Quadrant market report positions EMM...

WannaCry Fallout: Implement ‘Least Privilege’ Now
Co-Author: Sisimon Soman is a senior member of the technical staff for VMware EUC, responsible for VMware User Environment Manager R&D. Having worked at Bromium, Citrix, EMC and others, he is well versed in end-user security and threat remediation. It’s been a few weeks since WannaCry ransomware ...

Exclusive Event: VMUG EUC Explore New York City
After a great turnout at the huge Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, VMUG is hitting the road again! Don’t miss the exclusive end-user computing (EUC) experience at the New York City roadshow on Friday, June 16: VMUG EUC Explore New York City . Throughout the one-day conference, attendees will join tech...

VMware AirWatch 101: XML Preferences for macOS Custom Settings Profile
Um … yeah, if you could go ahead and create some macOS custom XML preferences … that’d be great. In the cult-classic film “Office Space,” Peter, the protagonist, finds himself backed into a corner cubicle. Bill Lumbergh, his boss and archnemesis, confronts Peter for ignoring a company-wide memo a...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Please vote for NTPRO.NL at the top vBlog 2017
Enter the vBlog 2017 voting contest now!

How to push data in vRealize Operations Manager
Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At t...

Fun with Kubernetes on Photon Platform v1.2
In this post, I’m simply going to show you a few useful tips and tricks to see the power of Kubernetes on Photon Platform v1.2. For someone who is well versed in Kubernetes, there won’t be anything ground-breaking for you in this post. However, if you are new to K8s as I am (K8s is short hand for...

VMware vRealise Operations – What’s New
Last week I was fortunate enough to be briefed by VMware on there new “Intelligent Operations” offering, and given a view of what’s new, and the rationale about the changes. The changes are spread amongst the vRealise suite/portfolio of products including: vRealise Operation 6.6 vRealise Log Insi...

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 Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.24

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, another great week of updates awaits you below. There were also many product updates this past week. Here is a short list of a number of these that may be of interest to you depending on your current environment. I suggest a chat to your TAM to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled and the upgrade goes smoothly.

vSphere 6.5 e
Download:
Download Page
Release Notes: Release Notes

vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.0
Download:  Download Link for vRBC 7.3
Release Notes:  Release Notes for vRBC 7.3
Documentation Link:  Documentation for vRBC 7.3

vRealize Service Discovery Management Pack 1.0.1
Download, Binaries, and Documentation:  https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/vrealize-operations-service-discovery-management-pack

vRealize Log Insight 4.5.0
Download:  https://my.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VRLI-450&productId=598&rPId=12336
Release Notes:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/LogInsight/45/VMwarevRealizeLogInsight45ReleaseNotes.html

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6
Release Notes - http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrops/66/vrops-66-release-notes.html
Download Page - http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VROPS-660
Documentationhttp://bit.ly/vmHAD_vROps6_6Docs

I wish you a successful week ahead!

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in Solution
Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in Solution Capabilities: Huawei Storage Next Generation Client Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client, integrating with VMware vSphere platform, enabling VMware administrators to independently and centrally manage Huawei storage resources via VMware vSph...

New KB articles published for week ending 10th June 2017
VMware App Volumes When running background jobs, errors may occur Date of Published: 2017/06/06 VMware ESXi ESXi 6.5 Host Fails With a Purple Screen Diagnostic, Indicating That CPU XX / World XXXXXX Tried to Re-Acquire a Lock Date of Published: 2017/06/06 “ACPI Warning: 32/64X length mismatch….” ...

Application Workload Guidance and Design for Virtualized SAP S/4HANA® on vSphere (Part 1/4)
SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (or SAP S/4HANA ) is the SAP Business Suite that is built on SAP’s in memory columnar database platform SAP HANA. SAP HANA ® , the in-memory real-time platform, was initially introduced as a physical appliance and has steadily evolved to include support for virtualiz...

Oracle on VMware vSphere & vSAN – Preparing for an the Oracle Audit
In the last post , we addressed the Licensing fuds and myths when it comes to addressing Oracle Licensing on VMware vSphere / VSAN technologies and explained how Oracle licensing DOES NOT change from a licensing perspective, whether you run Oracle workloads on a classic vSphere environment or Hyp...

Instem Brings Life-Changing Products to Market Faster with VMware and Datapipe
Instem is a global life sciences IT company. This puts them in the unique position that they need to meet strict compliance standards while being able to scale as needed. When looking for a cloud partner that allowed them to do all that and more, Instem turned to Datapipe and the VMware vCloud® A...

Announcing Availability of VxRail by VMware and Dell EMC Through VMware vCloud® Air™ Network Program
Together, with Dell EMC, we’re excited to announce the availability of VxRail – the industry’s broadest HCI Appliance portfolio – through the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network program. This exclusive partnership brings to market the ultimate appliance delivering virtualization, compute, storage, and da...

5 Reasons to Embrace iOS in Business
iOS touches the networks of 99% of Fortune 500 companies, according to Apple , and businesses can now find more than 230,000 enterprise apps for iOS. Those figures aren’t just a result of Apple’s popularity with users. Apple’s strategic programs ensure the mobile operating system meets IT’s expec...

Driving Toward a Digital Workspace? 6 Reasons to Attend vForum Online Summer 2017 (With 2 Bonuses)
Thanks to the modern workforce, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps and mobile workflows, traditional ways of managing and securing users, apps and devices (and all that associated data) are starting to show some cracks in effectiveness. While this presents a challenge for IT, it also presents an o...

Have Connected Devices Become a Cybersecurity Nightmare?
By Michelle Base-Bursey , Product and Partner Marketing Manager at Wandera The vast majority of people in the tech industry today have come to know and love the term “Internet of Things” ( IoT ). In case you’ve heard it so much that it’s starting to lose its meaning, IoT is defined as “the interc...

Don’t Leave Holes in Your Office 365 Access Control Strategy
Secure every access point to Microsoft Office 365 emails and data with VMware Workspace ONE. If your organization is like most, you’re either using Microsoft Office 365 or thinking about an Office 365 implementation. Since the data and email in Office 365 are vital to your business, you’ve probab...

WWDC 2017: Apple News Roundup for Businesses
Last week, the world watched as Apple announced the next major updates and a new product during the Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ). Our VMware team also had a productive week attending the keynote, focused breakout sessions and technical deep dives, and we met with Apple engineers to pl...

Congratulations to our Partner Innovation Award Winners
Winners were recognized and honored at Partner Leadership Summit for their outstanding achievement in 21 categories, including routes to market and more. Read full post . The post Congratulations to our Partner Innovation Award Winners appeared first on Partner News .

What’s Ahead for Marketing? Find out on June 21…
Register now and join in on the discussion with our Partner Marketing Leadership team on June 21 at 8am Pacific. They will cover upcoming partner events along with how you can leverage the strategic IT priorities’ marketing campaigns and packages (content, programs, and integrated campaigns). The...

VMware vRealize Updates Bring Opportunities
VMware’s recent product updates make it easier to accelerate your customers’ digital transformation by modernizing their existing data center environment and simplifying management of heterogeneous, multi-vendor cloud environments. The updated VMware vRealize® Cloud Management Platform brings opp...

EoA of VMware vCenter Host Gateway
Read our Knowledge Base for more information on VMware’s announcement of the End of Availability (EoA) of VMware vCenter Host Gateway effective with VMware vCenter Server 6.5 release, and all future releases. Impacted customers have been notified. The post EoA of VMware vCenter Host Gateway appea...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Working with Virtual SAN Storage Policies
This video shows you how to create or modify a Virtual SAN storage policy, how to assign a policy to VMs and other objects, and how to check policy compliance.

New Training Course - VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6]
In this three-day course , you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the ...

How to move vSAN Datastore into a Folder?
A question came up the other day from a customer that wanted to move a vSAN-based datastore into a vSphere Folder, but was having some trouble with this operation. vSphere Folders are commonly used by administrators for organizational purposes and/or permission delegation. When the customer tried...

Please vote for NTPRO.NL at the top vBlog 2017
Enter the vBlog 2017 voting contest now!
Jun 14, 2017 6:45:00 AM
Workload Balance in vROps 6.6
Welcome to your lights-out datacenter! With vRealize Operation 6.6 automated workload balance is easier and more controllable than ever. This latest release of vRealize Operation gives you the ability to balance workloads across clusters and datastores, simple controls to govern how much balance ...

Technical White Paper - RDSH Session Load-Balancing in Horizon 6 and Horizon 7
Horizon 6 and Horizon 7 offer Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) features that address the scalability and availability of applications across data centers in different locations. This white paper provides best practices for using these new features. This white paper is for administrators who wan...

Introducing Alexa to a few more VMware APIs
Over the weekend, while taking a break from putting together some furniture as it was my time for my daughters nap, I got that the chance to explore and create a new Alexa Skill which integrates with a few of VMware's APIs. This has been something I wanted to try out for some time but have not […]

How to push data in vRealize Operations Manager
Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At t...

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 Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.22

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, this week I have 3 items to bring your attention to so please read on for more info.

Latest TAM Blog - Call Before you Dig
It is an axiom of the IT business that all the scary stuff we do seems to happen on nights, holidays, and weekends.  Through custom and habit, our data center migrations, software upgrades, hardware upgrades, and just about anything else nerve-wracking and transformation-related never seems to take place during normal working daylight hours. Continue reading here...

VMUG Virtual Event 6.0
With easy admission from your desk or home office, VMUG Virtual Event 6.0 will provide you with keynote and breakout sessions, a virtual trade show floor, and opportunities to engage with other attendees at the click of a button. Not to mention access to webcasts, white papers, and case studies available for download. Head over to the website to learn more and register - https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/VirtualEvent

TOP vBLOG for 2017
For those that don’t know.  vSphere-Land is a great resource for VMware virtualization information.  Mainly this site is known for various lists around VMware products and information.  Every year they host a voting session to help promote the VMware blogging community.  Soon after the voting concludes vSphere-Land post the TOP vBLOGs for 2017.  This list helps to support the hard work bloggers do to support VMware community. If you’d be so kind to take some time to vote for your favorite blog I know the blogging community would apreciate it.
Simply start by going to this link -- http://topvblog2017.questionpro.com/
Voting will close on 06/30

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
VMware Technologists Join Forces for Annual R&D Innovation Offsite
By Laetitia Farrugia, Program Manager, Office of the CTO at VMware and Sarah Shvil, Senior Manager, Innovation Programs PMO, Office of the CTO at VMware Last week in May, VMware held its 13th flagship internal R&D conference called RADIO (R&D Innovation Offsite). This annual event, sponsored by R...

New KB articles published for week ending 27th May 2017
VMware Workstation “serial0: Unable to launch virtual printer proxy” error after upgrading Workstation Pro 12.5.5 to 12.5.6 Date of Published:2017/05/24 Cannot launch VMware Workstation on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Date of Published:2017/05/22 VMware vRe...

Don’t Miss out on These 5 Spotlights on Security at vForum Online Summer 2017
You’ve likely heard it before: “All businesses are now digital businesses.” But since the business has expanded into digital space, shouldn’t something as critical as business security digitally expand too? That’s where the VMware ubiquitous software layer comes into play — sitting across the app...

NEW VMworld 2017 Bootcamp – vSphere Advanced Performance Design, Configuration and Troubleshooting
New this year for VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, we will be offering a pre-VMworld bootcamp focused on vSphere platform performance. Specific SQL and Oracle bootcamps will still be offered, but we have had many requests for a workload agnostic program. This bootcamp will enable you to confidently sup...

NSX Load Balancing – Accelerated Layer 4 Virtual Servers
In the previous blog , we investigated the basic feature set of NSX Load Balancing, some of the business reasons to use it, and deployed an ESG (Edge Services Gateway), the NSX load balancing platform. Today, we are going to setup our first virtual server. When we look at load balancing, it opera...

Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS
I’ve written several prior blogs on multi-site solutions with NSX-V discussing topics such as fundamentals, design options, multi-site security, and disaster recovery; see below links to review some of the prior material. In this post, I’ll discuss how VMware NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS (prior known ...

VMware vCloud Director: 451 Research Impact Report Explores Expanded Capabilities for Service Providers
The introduction of vCloud Director 8.20 received analyst coverage from 451 Research, which took a closer look at the platform and the expanded capabilities enabling service providers to manage and operate virtual data centers (VDCs) for multiple customers.   Because vCloud Director is VMware’s s...

Enabling Organization Rights in vCloud Director
vCloud Director 8.20 introduced new services that Tenants can consume from the self-service tenant portal, for e.g., Distributed Firewall configurations, Dynamic Routing, L2 and SSL VPN, etc. By default, these new services are restricted by tenants/organizations. This allows service providers to ...

Run your Cloud Native Applications in production with vRealize Automation XaaS scalable components
Cloud Native Applications are getting some momentum. Still there is some reticence to run these in production on premise, particularly for the applications that could become business critical. VMware mission is to be here to help. As part of our container portfolio we do have Photon OS to run con...

Progressive Dutch Municipality Protects Citizen Data and Meets Compliance with VMware NSX
Summary: Municipality of Zoetermeer implements Zero-Trust model with VMware NSX-enabled micro-segmentation for advanced security inside data centers. Zoetermeer follows the Dutch BIG ( Baseline Information Security Dutch Municipalities) regulations Zoetermeer is a modern, fast-growing municipalit...

[Video] Western Carolina University Extends Digital Workspace Solutions Campus-Wide
Nestled in the mountain town of Cullowhee, Western Carolina University (WCU) is the westernmost school in the University of North Carolina system. From the residence hall to the science lab, the school is extending digital workspace solutions to all corners of the campus and beyond. WCU was the f...

Using VMware Identity Manager to transform users between Active Directory domains..
I get a lot of questions about how to solve Single Sign-On (SSO) of users between two Active Directories without trust. Using the federation protocol SAML and VMware Identity Manager this is easy to achieve. In my example we have two Domains, A and B. Users in Domain A wants to access resources i...

VMworld 2017: Here’s What AirWatch Customers Can Expect
Experience EUC at VMworld Join us at VMworld 2017 to experience end-user computing (EUC) like never before. Learn how VMware products and solutions come together to drive a consumer simple, enterprise secure digital workspace that delivers value and efficiency across your organization. Hear expan...

Announcing VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure: Networking Overview
I am excited to announce a new white paper: VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure: Networking Overview . This white paper extends the recently posted VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure: Deployment Considerations paper, and delves deeper into the networking details t...

Mosaic Life Care Transforms Healthcare Services with VMware Mobility & Security
The post Mosaic Life Care Transforms Healthcare Services with VMware Mobility & Security appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Routing with NSX using multiple sites (eBGP)
There are many options to configure routing with VMware NSX components. Especially when multiple sites come into play this can be challenging. This video created by Iwan Hoogendoorn will explain how to configure multi-site routing with eBGP and it uses the one primary site for all the north / sou...

Managing ESXi Embedded Host Client settings
There was a question the other day about managing ESXi Embedded Host Client (EHC) settings which you can find by click on the logged-in username and navigating to the "Settings" section as shown in the screenshot below. Customers can manage things like the default VM Console used whether that is ...

Whats new vSphere High Availability
This video covers Whats new vSphere High Availability.

Deploy Kubernetes on Photon Platform 1.2 and VSAN
To complete my series of posts on Photon Platform version 1.2, my next step is to deploy Kubernetes (version 1.6) and use my vSAN datastore as the storage destination. The previous posts covered the new Photon Platform v1.2 deployment model , and I also covered how to setup vSAN and make the data...

Introduction to the vSphere Client 6.5
This video is an introduction to some new features in the vSphere Client 6.5

Sizing a vSAN Stretched Cluster
Advertise here with BSA I have had this question a couple of times already, how many hosts do I need per site when the Primary FTT is set to 1 and the Secondary FTT is set to 1 and RAID-5 is used as the Failure Tolerance Method? The answer is straight forward, you have a local RAID-5 set locally ...

Deploying vSAN with Photon Platform v1.2
This is a bit of a long post, but there is a lot to cover. In a previous post, I walked through the deployment of Photon Platform v1.2 , which included the Photon Installer, followed by the Photon Controller, Load-Balancer and Lightwave appliances. If you’ve read the previous post, you will have ...

Cool Tool - VMware Tools Client
VMware Tools Client allows you to interact with your vSphere VMs without network connectivity, it executes scripts and transfer files to the vSphere Virtual Machines through VMware Tools. Main features: Commands / Scripts execution Scripts stored in exportable ".db" file Download file from virtua...

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 Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.21

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks TAM newsletter packed full of VMware and industry related news. This week we are closing in on the VMUG Virtual Event 6 which happens on June 8th. This is a fantastic event that I want to make sure you are all aware of. Here are all of the details:
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017 Time: 9 AM – 5 PM Central Standard Time
With easy admission from your desk or home office, VMUG Virtual Event 6.0 will provide you with keynote and breakout sessions, a virtual trade show floor, and opportunities to engage with other attendees at the click of a button. Not to mention access to webcasts, white papers, and case studies available for download. For more information and event details please visit: https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/VirtualEvent
Register today! VMware experts, VMUG leaders, and partners are waiting to educate you.

 

I hope you will take advantage of this event, register and catch all of the goodness that the VMUG Virtual Event brings.

 

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Apply the Latest VMware ESXi Security Patches to OEM Custom Images and Visualize the Differences
VMware vSphere customers often rely on custom VMware ESXi images from server OEM partners, such as Cisco, Dell, and HPE, to ensure support for the specific devices that each of those manufacturers include with their hardware. This arrangement makes initial deployment easier, because all the requi...

 

The VMware Certified Lenovo XClarity Web Client Plug-In Solution
The VMware Certified Lenovo XClarity Solution Capabilities Lenovo recently certified their X Clarity vSphere web client plugin solution. Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a new centralized resource management solution that enables administrators to deploy infrastructure faster and with less effort...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 20th May 2017
VMware Identity Manager VMware Identity Manager – Messaging Connection failure in a clustered environment Date Published: 2017/05/14 VMware ESXi VLAN Tagging issues with Intel X710 network adapters Date Published: 2017/05/18 Minimal amount of Reliable Memory in ESXi Date Published: 2017/05/16 VMw...

 

Progressive Dutch Municipality Protects Citizen Data and Meets Compliance with VMware NSX
Summary: Municipality of Zoetermeer implements Zero-Trust model with VMware NSX-enabled micro-segmentation for advanced security inside data centers. Zoetermeer follows the Dutch BIG ( Baseline Information Security Dutch Municipalities) regulations Zoetermeer is a modern, fast-growing municipalit...

 

Speed, Power, Performance: NSX & Memorial Day Motorsports
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, for me, it’s all about hot dogs, hamburgers, and fast car racing. I am huge Formula 1 fanatic, but Memorial Day is a bonanza of racing from the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, to NASCAR’s Coke 600, and of course the Indianapolis 500 all on the same day! The raw speed an...

 

The 5 Trends Every Cloud Evangelist Has on Their Mind
Even though the future of IT belongs to the cloud, much of the enterprise world is still clinging to legacy systems. In fact, 90 percent of workloads today are completed outside of the public cloud . With this continued resistance to cloud adoption at the enterprise level, today’s “cloud evangeli...

 

Introducing TPCx-HS Version 2 – An Industry Standard Benchmark for Apache Spark and Hadoop clusters deployed on premise or in the cloud
Since its release on August 2014, the TPCx-HS Hadoop benchmark has helped drive competition in the Big Data marketplace, generating 23 publications spanning 5 Hadoop distributions, 3 hardware vendors, 2 OS distributions and 1 virtualization platform. By all measures, it has proven to be a success...

 

PhoenixNAP Outmaneuvers The Competition With vCloud Director
Competition has a way of forcing change in any business. How a business navigates that change can determine who wins and who loses. So when competitive pressure forced cloud infrastructure provider PhoenixNAP to make changes to their product, they turned to VMware’s vCloud Director.   In a new wh...

 

Switching from ACC to VMware IDM Connector made easy!
If you have been integrating VMware IDM with Active Directory using AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC), and need to switch to IDM connector to take advantage of various features such as MFA integration, Horizon & Citrix desktops/apps integration and others, then we have made it easier to switch witho...

 

Introducing VMware Enterprise Systems Connector
You asked for it, and we delivered. Happy to announce availability of VMware Enterprise Systems Connector (VESC), a unified installer to install both VMware IDM connector and AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC) on the Windows platform starting with AirWatch 9.1 release. You can download the VESC insta...

 

The Latest Mobile News on Apple, Android & Windows 10
You asked. We answered. Readers frequently ask about the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) on the AirWatch Blog. This week, we updated one of our most popular posts to answer the top questions on DEP. Read it here . Concerned about Android app security? During the Google I/O developer festiva...

 

Welcome to VMware: A New Hire’s True Story of Lost Luggage, Bug Registers & Workspace ONE
My first week at VMware was daunting: flying from Ireland to our head office in Palo Alto, losing my luggage and credit cards not working. On my first day, I ran around like a headless chicken trying to meet with my new team with nothing but worn clothes and trainers. In all, it was an absolute n...

 

Building Great Products Starts with Building a Great Team, Part 2
In the first of our two-part interview with Paul Young, VP of Products at Pragmatic Marketing , we discussed the fundamentals of the Pragmatic Marketing Framework™ and some cross-functional challenges that product development and user experience (UX) teams face when it comes to building great pro...

 

[Case Study] Halton Healthcare Modernizes Data Centers & Expands with New Hospital
Award-winning Halton Healthcare operates three community hospitals in the Region of Halton in southern Ontario, Canada. The organization is expanding to meet the needs of the growing area it serves. Old IT systems could not adequately serve a patient population expected to double by 2031. Buildin...

 

Memorial Healthcare Protects Patient Data with a Secure Digital Clinical Workspace
Memorial Healthcare , a top-rated community hospital in Michigan that’s won awards for patient engagement, sees technology as a key to advancing healthcare in its region. Their secure clinical digital workspace allows staff to access the apps and data they need anytime, anywhere. To transform sec...

 

VMware Horizon FIRST Certified VDI Solution with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
We are excited to announce that VMware Horizon 7 is the first certified VDI solution with Dassault Systèmes’ 3D EXPERIENCE Platform R2016x and R2017x. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages Dassault Systèmes’ world-class 3D software applications that transform the way products are designed, produced...

 

VMware AirWatch 101: AirWatch REST APIs
  Do you ever wish the productivity apps your end-users love had more security features? VMware AirWatch REST APIs can help make this idea a reality by integrating AirWatch REST APIs with existing IT infrastructures and third-party applications. AirWatch API integration extends enterprise mobilit...

 

7 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple
This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness. What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple? The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your ...

 


EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Intro to VMware NSX-T
This video shows an introduction to the VMware NSX-T platform. Additional information can be found here:  Kubernetes and VMware NSX  and  VMware NSX-T Documentation

 

Photon Platform revisited – checking out v1.2
Its been a while since I had a chance to look at our Photon Platform product. Version 1.2 launched last month, with a bunch of new features. You can read about those here . I really just wanted to have a look at what changed from a deployment perspective. I’d heard that the whole process has now ...

 

LONDON VMUG – JUNE 22ND 2017
Well, I’m all registered for my first VMUG in aaaaaages. It will be good opportunity to network and catch-up with all my fellow vMUGGERS as I like to call them! Its literally being a “yonks” since I was active in the community. A yonk being measure of time that starts with a career break, and end...

 

Ensuring peak configuration for vSphere with Runecast
Back in the day when I could spend time working on vCheck (I miss those days!) I always wished there was a programmatic way to look at the data in the VMware KB articles and be able to mine the information for potential issues or be aware of enhancements to the configuration I had made with my sp...

 

A closer look at the Infinio Cache Accelerator I/O Filter
The folks over at Infinio were kind enough to send me their latest Cache Accelerator I/O Filter so I could set it up in my lab. I must say, this seemed to be the most intuitive of the VAIO plugins (vSphere API for I/O Filters) that I have used to date. In this post, I just want to run run through...

 

Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5
The ability to run extremely large virtual machines on vSphere 6.5 aligns closely with the needs of large databases in the enterprise today. Specifically, Oracle database instances in some cases require large amounts of RAM, many processors, and high-speed flash-based storage to achieve the perfo...

 

DISCLAIMER
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VMware TAM Source 9.20

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, another fantastic week of VMware news. A quick reminder to please join our Social Media channels (FB and Twitter links below). We send out our latest news on a regular basis on these channels and want to ensure you are included. We will also have special announcements and competitions during VMworld so get involved in our channels now.

We have a new TAM Blog Post for you this week - Reducing Risk in your Enterprise with NSX. There is also lots of news on the VMUG front with the Virtual Event 6.0 conference. The agenda has now been posted here.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead and hope that you enjoy this weeks newsletter.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
What does the new culture of technology look like?
Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy – Office of the CTO at VMware If you want a glimpse into what the future of technology could look like — and be wowed by the possibilities — you’d have to go back to the Women Who Code (WWCode) premier developer conference, CONNECT 2017, which...

New KB articles published for week ending 13th May 2017
VMware ESXi Duplicate SCSI IDs are seen when running the nhpsa driver on Gen 9 HPE Synergy compute modules with an SATA drive in bay 1 of a D3940 Storage Module Published Date: 2017/05/10 VMware NSX for vSphere Managing NSX Edge from vCloud Director fails after upgrading vCNS 5.5.3 to NSX for vSp...

vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-1
The release of vSphere 6.5 in November 2016 introduced many new features and enhancements. These include the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) now becoming the default deployment. vCenter Server native high availability, which protects vCenter Server from application failure. Built-in File-Based ba...

Beta Launch of docs.vmware.com
Today we are pleased to announce the beta launch of the docs.vmware.com site. This portal unifies the product documentation for all products, versions, and languages into a single site so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly. VMware products offer a wide range of bus...

Catch a Glimpse of Zero-Touch vSphere Auto Deploy Clusters from Tomorrow
If you have ever wanted to deploy stateless VMware vSphere clusters without human intervention, then a new utility that we recently released through VMware Flings program may be of interest. The Host Profiles CLI Fling offers a preview of a new workflow for stateless hosts leveraging Auto Deploy ...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0009
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: “ VMSA-2017-0009 – VMware Workstation update addresses multiple security issues ” This documents an important severity insecure library loading issue via ALSA sound driver configuration files ( CVE-2017-4915 ) and a moderate severity ...

A Guide to Self-Service Deployment with vRealize Automation
Another month and another edition of vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP). Every month we publish a new article in our ongoing series detailing the many exciting use cases of the VMware vCloud Solution and help you take full advantage of the superior cloud solutions found i...

Use a Zero Trust Approach to Protect Against WannaCry
Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX compartmentalizes the data center to contain the lateral spread of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry On May 12 2017, reports began to appear of the WannaCry malware attacking organizations worldwide in one of the largest ransomware cyber incidents to date. The...

Oracle Database Performance on vSphere 6.5 Monster Virtual Machines
We have just published a new whitepaper on the performance of Oracle databases on vSphere 6.5 monster virtual machines. We took a look at the performance of the largest virtual machines possible on the previous four generations of four-socket Intel-based servers. The results show how performance ...

Hybrid Cloud for Australian Government: Virtualisation and Security with VMware NSX
By Akhil Verma, Originally published by Macquarie Government .   Virtualisation technology and cloud services are making it easier for Government agencies to implement their Digital Transformation strategy. Data-centre virtualisation adoption is on the way up. So is the use of software-defined da...

Enabling the Software-Defined Branch with NSX
Reimagining the edge While the importance of the cloud is obvious to anyone, the increasing importance of the edge is often overlooked. As digitization and the Internet of Things are leading to an exponential growth in the number of devices, the amount of data that is being generated by sensors i...

This Week’s Top EUC News Will Blow Your Mind
Never miss an announcement. Get top end-user computing (EUC) news in your inbox every Friday. Sign up to the right. “Microsoft Azure users now have access to genuine desktop as a service solution.” That’s SiliconANGLE on our huge news this week: We’re delivering VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft ...

Coming Soon: VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business GA Release
As a follow up to our previous announcement on VMware Horizon with Skype for Business, we are happy to share that we will be releasing the generally available (GA) version of the VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business next month. The upcoming release of the Horizon Virtualizati...

IT Empire Strikes Back, New iPad Pro Rumors & the App-teligent Digital Workspace
The IT empire strikes back. Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure’s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we’ve all been waiting...

Fusion 8.5.7 Now available with Windows 10 Creators Update support
Team Fusion is proud to announce the availability of VMware Fusion 8.5.7 . A free update for existing users, this release contains bug fixes and adds improved support for the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update . We also resolved an issue when using git to perform a ‘git clone’ from within virtua...

VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 Technical Deep Dive
We are excited about the newest release of VMware User Environment Manager – version 9.2. This release includes some great new features that enhance the product functionality and continue to offer administrators more flexibility in managing the user experience. We have put together a series of vi...

Introducing VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 with Privilege Elevation
I know you’re excited to hear about all the functions and features we’ve crammed into the new release. Bear with me a moment, because not everyone is aware of what VMware User Environment Manager is. What Is User Environment Manager? The easiest way to understand User Environment Manager is to im...

Securing Enterprise Mobility after Shadow IT Strikes
By Brian Duckering, Marketing and Strategy Executive, Skycure For years now, your IT and security admins debated proper methods, tools and policies to mobilize your enterprise. While these official discussions dragged on, your users unofficially started using their mobile devices (#ShadowIT) for ...

Get Ready for VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Businesses today are increasingly mobile, globally distributed and fast paced. While this increasingly diverse workforce expects a consumer-simple interface for accessing work data and applications, IT faces the same challenge as before: securing the enterprise. The number one question facing org...

NEW WHITEPAPER: VMware AirWatch Product Provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS Best Practices
The VMware AirWatch Product Provisioning Office 2016 for macOS document is now available! This white paper provides configuration best practices for provisioning Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS. VMware AirWatch product features that can help you Using easy-to-follow steps and screenshots, it walk...

VMware Acquires Apteligent: Analytics for the Digital Workspace
End-to-End Performance Management from Mobile Devices to Infrastructure Across Private and Public Clouds Organizations are increasingly building mobile and cloud applications as part of their digital transformation journey. As they embrace these applications to conduct business and perform missio...

What Happens at Dell EMC World—Gets Shared in Top Mobile News!
VMware, Dell and you. Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies. That’s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the ev...

Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure May 2017 Release Updates
There are several technical updates this quarter to VMware Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure . For more details on this release, see the Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure Release Notes . Support for Cloud-Based Workspace ONE With this release, we now support cloud-...

Google’s New OS, Win10 VR Tech & Breaking VDI Product News
Also in top tech news this week: smarter Chromebook management, Android in the enterprise, separating work/personal and more. Peekaboo, I see … the new Google OS. Top Tech News shared their first impressions following a sneak peek of Google’s new operating system (OS) “Fuchsia.” Writer Jeff Cozza...


EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Oracle Monster Virtual Machine Performance on vSphere 6.5
The ability to run extremely large virtual machines on vSphere 6.5 aligns closely with the needs of large databases in the enterprise today. Specifically, Oracle database instances in some cases require large amounts of RAM, many processors, and high-speed flash-based storage to achieve the perfo...

vSAN 6.6 Stretched Cluster Demo
Advertise here with BSA I had one more demo to finish and share and that is the vSAN 6.6 stretched cluster demo. I already did a stretched clustering demo when we initially released it, but with the enhanced functionality around local protection I figured I would re-record it. In this demo (~12 m...

Configure vRealize Automation to use Platform Services Controller as External Identity Provider
I was doing some research on an inquiry that I had received from a customer who was interested in configuring their vRealize Automation (vRA) instance to use vCenter's Platform Services Controller (PSC) as an External Identity Provider (IDP) rather than the default VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) ...

VMware User Environment Manager 9.2 Technical Overview
This brief technical-overview video will introduce you to User Environment Manager 9.2, provide some details about how it works, and examine the architecture. If you are new to the product, or want a short refresher, this is a great place to begin.

Embracing APIs and Network Automation at Interop ITX 2017
Not too long ago, Ethan Banks and I recorded an episode of Datanauts entitled The Current State Of Network Automation & Telemetry with special guest Ryan Booth . If you haven’t heard this show (gasp!) I basically get the rundown on how challenging it is to programmatically control most currently ...

Image management with VIC and Harbor
In this post, I wanted to play a little more with our registry product (Harbor) and how it integrated with vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). The workflow that I am going to show you in this post is using Docker on MAC to pull an image from the docker hub, do whatever I need to do with that ima...

Automating the new native VCSA bootstrap "Easy Install" in vSAN 6.6
In case you missed the previous article, have a read here which goes into greater detail behind the new VCSA bootstrap installer (also known as vSAN Easy Install) which is part of the new vSAN 6.6 release. As I hinted at the end of the previous post, customers not only have a simplified way of bo...

Using Tags with Storage Policy Based Management
I was doing some work in the lab with Storage Policy Based Management recently. I was using both vSAN and a Virtual Volume array from Nimble Storage. While I was able to create independent policies for both vSAN and VVols, I was curious to see if I could create a policy where I could be offered b...

It makes me WannaCry….
You don’t know how to ease my pain You don’t know… You don’t know how to ease my pain Don’t you hear any voices cryin’? You don’t know how to play the game You cheat… You lie… You don’t even know how to say goodbye… You make me want to cry…. It’s rare that the world of IT impinges on my friends d...

Using Amazon Route53 and Google Apps Together using Domain Aliases to complete SSL Certificate Requests!
Disclaimer: I’ve got nearly 25 years experience in the IT game with a range of skills that take in this task – DNS, Email, Web-Servers. However, for the last 15 years or more I’ve more or less outsourced the management of this to a third-party, or it simply hasn’t been my job. Once I used to teac...

Introducing the docs.vmware.com beta site
Introducing the new VMware docs.vmware.com beta site, brought to you by the VMware Information Experience team!

Revisiting persistent storage with vSphere Integrated Containers
I’ve been getting back into doing a bit of testing with vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1 (VIC for short) in my lab. One of the things that I am very interested in revisiting is how to do persistence of data with VIC and “Containers as VMs”. I did some work on this in the past , but a lot has cha...

vSAN 6.6 Demo: Configuration Assist
Advertise here with BSA I just noticed I still had a demo recoding on my desktop from a couple of weeks ago. The topic is vSAN 6.6 configuration assist. Hadn’t done anything with it, so I just added the narratives and shared it on youtube. Only a 3 minute video and quickly shows you where Configu...

vSAN 6.6 Config Assist incorrectly reports Physical NIC warning with LACP/LAG
A very short post simply to bring an issue to your attention which a number of folks have pinged me about this week. With vSAN 6.6, there is a new feature called Configuration Assistant. As the name implies, it tries to highlight possible configuration issues with your vSAN infrastructure. A numb...

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Host Profiles CLI
The Host Profiles CLI Fling (hostprofilescli) is a command-line utility that allows vSphere administrators to perform several operations with Host Profiles that are either not currently possible through existing user interfaces, or possible only through graphical interfaces. The hostprofilescli u...

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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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VMware TAM Source 9.19

Posted by nisserow Jul 2, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to the weekly TAM newsletter. This week a quick reminder regarding VMUG and upcoming events and conferences. We have a section specifically for the VMUG below and from time to time also include any important VMUG related details. This week a reminder of the upcoming Virtual Event 6.0 which will be held on the 8th of June. This promises to be an amazing event and one you should definitely attend. This year Chris Wolf, VP & CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware will provide the Keynote at this event. I will be sure to provide more updates in the newsletter as we get closer to this event.

 

I wish you a fantastic week, please enjoy this week's newsletter.

 

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VMUG is excited to feature the newly-created EUC Explore: Empower the Digital Workspace experience during four unique events this year.  EUC Explore was created to connect IT professionals, who use or have interest in EUC solutions, to industry experts from VMware, EUC vendors, and community members. Several sessions containing technical deep-dives are available on the EUC products released by VMware. Learn architecture and implementation best practices from worldwide industry experts and global practice leads. For more information visit www.vmug.com/Attend/EUC

 

Also a great blog post about it here!
http://tcwd.net/vblog/2017/05/11/boston-and-new-york-and-more-oh-my-vmug-euc-explore-is-here/

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Beta Launch of docs.vmware.com
Today we are pleased to announce the beta launch of the docs.vmware.com site. This portal unifies the product documentation for all products, versions, and languages into a single site so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly. VMware products offer a wide range of bus...

 

Catch a Glimpse of Zero-Touch vSphere Auto Deploy Clusters from Tomorrow
If you have ever wanted to deploy stateless VMware vSphere clusters without human intervention, then a new utility that we recently released through VMware Flings program may be of interest. The Host Profiles CLI Fling offers a preview of a new workflow for stateless hosts leveraging Auto Deploy ...

 

VMware Sponsors Social Innovation at SF Hacks
By Jackie Rees, Xplorer Senior Manager at VMware On Saturday March 18th, several hundred students from Northern California gathered at San Francisco State University to participate in the first ever SF Hacks event. SF Hacks is San Francisco State University’s 24-hour college hackathon where 350 s...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 6th May 2017
VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Automation 7.2 installation fails on the IaaS database Date Published: 2017/05/02 Migration from vRealize Automation 6.x to 7.x can fail with the error Date Published: 2017/05/03 VMware vRealize Operations Manager Touch Screen Compatibility in vRealize Operatio...

 

VMworld 2017 Oracle Customer Bootcamps
VMworld 2017 Oracle Customer Bootcamps On a mission to arm yourself with the latest knowledge and skills needed to master application virtualization? VMworld Customer bootcamps can get you in shape to lead the virtualization charge in your organization, with Instructor-led demos and In-depth cour...

 

Faster Time-To-Value and Improved Quality, Voyages-SNCF.com Goes Hybrid with OVH and vCloud Air Network
For Voyages-SNCF.com , agility is everything. So when they needed an agile, hybrid infrastructure to tackle peak online volume times they turned to OVH and the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network.   Voyages-sncf.com is the number one seller of European rail tickets.   Voyages, a subsidiary of SNCF the Fr...

 

3 Ways Organizations Use NSX for Application Continuity
Five example customers using NSX to enable application continuity for their business No one looks forward to data center outages. Not the business leaders who fear revenue loss from applications being down, nor the heroic IT admin whose pager is going off at 3:00 AM. Therefore many critical data ...

 

Capturing the Flag for Cloud IaaS Performance with VMware’s vSphere 6.5 and VIO 3.1 on Dell PowerEdge Servers
This week SPEC has published a new SPEC CloudTM IaaS 2016 result for a private cloud configuration built using VMware vSphere 6.5 and VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.1 (VIO 3.1) and Dell PowerEdge Servers. Working with VMware, Dell has pushed their lead in cloud performance even further. This time,...

 

Partner Spotlight: From Stagehand to Star Player, How the Hybrid Cloud Is Putting IT in the Limelight (And What You Should Do About It)
Gone are the days of IT hiding in backroom storage closets. Today, IT is taking center stage. Thanks to the surge of cloud and platform-based solutions , enterprise IT is now a critical area of focus for every industry. For those departments that manage IT, this sudden rise to fame has brought wi...

 

SAP HANA on VMware vSphere, Multi-VM Support Status as of May 2017
Since my last SAP HANA blog in February, our SAP HANA validation and engineering team was busy performing the remaining validation test on the Intel Broadwell platform. Because of the positive results, SAP granted us Multi-SAP HANA VM and NUMA node sharing support for vSphere 6.0 and 6.5 on the 4...

 

What Happens at Dell EMC World—Gets Shared in Top Mobile News!
VMware, Dell and you. Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies. That’s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the ev...

 

Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure May 2017 Release Updates
There are several technical updates this quarter to VMware Horizon Cloud Service with On-Premises Infrastructure . For more details on this release, see the Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure Release Notes . Support for Cloud-Based Workspace ONE With this release, we now support cloud-...

 

Google’s New OS, Win10 VR Tech & Breaking VDI Product News
Also in top tech news this week: smarter Chromebook management, Android in the enterprise, separating work/personal and more. Peekaboo, I see … the new Google OS. Top Tech News shared their first impressions following a sneak peek of Google’s new operating system (OS) “Fuchsia.” Writer Jeff Cozza...

 

3BD/2BA with Security & Simplicity: TCAD Streamlines with VMware Digital Workspace Solutions
Home of the University of Texas at Austin, a number of growing companies and almost as many great barbecue joints, Travis County, Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. The entity that determines property taxes there, Travis County Central Appraisal District (TCAD), has seen its wo...

 

VMware AirWatch 9.1: Your Top 12 Questions Answered
Our recent VMware AirWatch 9.1 webinar explored new capabilities introduced in our most recent release. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the live event. If you were not able to join live, check out the replay here . Due to time constraints, we did not get to all of your questions...

 

Dell & VMware Extend PC Management to the Firmware
Greetings from #DellEMCWorld in Las Vegas, where all of the Dell Technologies brands have come together on one stage. These are not only exciting times for us, but also for our mutual customers embarking on their digital transformation journey. Customers are now seeing the collective strength of ...

 

Introducing Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions
Fast. Easy. New VDI Complete all-in-one desktop and virtualization bundles, powered by VMware Horizon, include everything you need started for $8/user/month. We hear you. Certain VDI projects can be complicated and may stall or never even get off the ground. Selling a business case with upfront c...

 

VMware & Google Extend Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Chromebooks
Today at Dell EMC World 2017, VMware announced an expanded partnership with Google to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks. The partnership enhances the existing application accessibility of the devices. VMware Workspace ONE will enable one-click secure authentication and management of applicat...

 

New Android Enterprise Enrollment Flows
The latest release of the VMware AirWatch admin console – AirWatch v9.1 – boasts impressive new Android enterprise enrollment flows. While new functionality is always exciting, evaluating all of the options can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. What’s an admin to do? Today’s post uses a “Wizar...

 

Bring Android to Work with the Latest Enhancements
We’ve received lots of feedback since VMware AirWatch announced support for Android in the enterprise (formerly called Android for Work ) in early 2015. Administrators love the ability to standardize management across any Android device. End users love the separation between work and personal app...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
vSAN 6.6 Config Assist incorrectly reports Physical NIC warning with LACP/LAG
A very short post simply to bring an issue to your attention which a number of folks have pinged me about this week. With vSAN 6.6, there is a new feature called Configuration Assistant. As the name implies, it tries to highlight possible configuration issues with your vSAN infrastructure. A numb...

 

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Host Profiles CLI
The Host Profiles CLI Fling (hostprofilescli) is a command-line utility that allows vSphere administrators to perform several operations with Host Profiles that are either not currently possible through existing user interfaces, or possible only through graphical interfaces. The hostprofilescli u...

 

Project USB to SDDC - Part 3
OK, the wait is finally over! In this final article, we will now walk through the process of getting access to this project as well as how to get this deployed in your own environment. For those that just want to see the code, you can find it at the Github project below: Github Project: https://g...

 

Cloning and Snapshots on vSAN when policy requirements cannot be met
I was looking into some behavior recently to assist one of our partners. He described a situation that they observed during proof-of-concept testing. I thought it would be of benefit to highlight this behavior in case you also observe it, and you are curious as to why it is happening. Let’s begin...

 

Upcoming training courses
If you are interested in joining me at a VMware vRealize Operations Manager [6.2] - Install Configure and Manage or VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale [6.5] training course in Utrecht (the Netherlands), I've got two great oppertunities for you: I still have a few seats left in this awesome vRealiz...

 

Updated Nested ESXi 6.0u3 & 6.5d Virtual Appliances
I finally found a bit of "extra" spare time to update my Nested ESXi Virtual Appliances to support some of the recent releases of ESXi, 6.0 Update 3 and 6.5d, which enables customers to easily and quickly deploy vSAN 6.6 in their environment for testing, development or learning purposes. If you h...

 

Using AzureRM and Rubrik PowerShell Modules to Consume Azure Blob Storage
It’s no secret that I enjoy tinkering around with PowerShell to automate “all the things” and generally make life easier for those in the community. During the 5th Annual PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit (that’s a mouthful, eh?) earlier this year, I was introduced to the AzureRM module for Pow...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: ScaleIO 3.0!
I want you, dear reader, to stop and pay close attention.  I’ve said it before, I will say it again: SDS and HCI architectural approaches are now ready for the majority of x86 workloads.   There is a sustained space for external purpose built storage platforms (think SAN, NAS, Object appliances) ...

 

Change multicast address when running multiple vSAN clusters in same VLAN
Advertise here with BSA Before vSAN 6.6 we would always recommend to change the multicast address when running multiple vSAN clusters in the same VLAN. Now that with vSAN 6.6 we removed multicast, does this best practice/recommendation still apply? I went looking for a clear statement but couldn’...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Ready Node-a-palooza!
Our Dell EMC Ready Node program is cooking with gas.   The most well known, and most popular Ready Node is the VMware vSAN Ready Node program, but there are ScaleIO Ready Nodes (a very popular choice), and here at Dell EMC World – we’re announcing the new Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nod...

 

Open vSwitch Day at OpenStack Summit 2017
This is a “liveblog” (not quite live, but you get the idea) of the Open vSwitch Open Source Day happening at the OpenStack Summit in Boston. Summaries of each of the presentations are included below. Kubernetes and OVN on Windows The first session was led by Cloudbase Solutions, a company out of ...

 

Fluffy Cloudy Amazon Web Services Thoughts (Part N of N)
Disclaimer : I’m not an AWS Expert. I’m learning. I regard myself as a novice. Therefore I reserve the right to make idiotic statements now, which I will later retract. My thoughts on AWS are very much a work in progress. So please don’t beat me up if you don’t agree with me. I’m just as like to ...

 

Auditing & Automating Disabled Protocols (TLS/SSLv3) for ESXi 6.0u3 & 6.5 using PowerCLI
A couple of weeks back, I had received a question from one of our TAMs in regards to automating the disablement of specific TLS/SSL protocols for their ESXi 6.0 Update 3 hosts. As of vSphere 6.0 Update 3 and vSphere 6.5, customers now have the ability to completely disable TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and SS...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: VDI Complete–Ready Bundle!
First – what are Ready Bundles?  Ready Nodes, Ready Bundles, Ready Systems is the taxonomy we use for our program where we bring multiple technology pieces together at Dell EMC.   Ready Nodes = software + server; Ready Bundles = software + servers/network/storage; Ready Systems = software + CI/HC...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: RedHat Ready Bundle Update!
The week before Dell EMC World we released a critical update to the Dell EMC RedHat Ready Bundle – and while many eyes are on Las Vegas, it will figure prominently at the OpenStack Summit occuring in Boston. First – I don’t want to bury the lead: if you’re deploying the RedHat Cloud stack – with ...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Azure Stack Update!
I’m really interested to see what Microsoft and Dell EMC can do together around Azure Stack. I won’t bury the lead: the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is the the easy button for customers looking for the on-premise peer to Azure.   It has common APIs, common semantics, common data servi...

 

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - vCenter Cluster Performance Tool
vCenter Cluster Performance Tool is a Powershell script that uses vSphere PowerCLI to obtain performance data for a cluster by aggregating information from individual hosts. You have the following options to specify in the script. An “interval” of 20s or 300s. The default is 20s, and corresponds ...

 

Liveblog: OpenStack Summit Keynote, Day 2
This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote of the OpenStack Summit in Boston, MA. (I wasn’t able to liveblog yesterday’s keynote due to a schedule conflict.) It looks as if today’s keynote will have an impressive collection of speakers from a variety of companies, and—judging from the number of lapt...

 

Liveblog: Kuryr Project Update
This is a liveblog of an OpenStack Summit session providing an update on the Kuryr project. The speakers are Antoni Segura Puimedon and Irena Berezovsky. Kuryr, if you recall, was a project aimed at making OpenStack Neutron functionality available to Docker containers; it has since expanded to al...

 

Liveblog: Deploying Containerized OpenStack: Challenges & Tools Comparison
This is a liveblog for an OpenStack Summit session on containerized OpenStack and a comparison of the tools used for containerized OpenStack. The speaker is Jaivish Kothari, from NEC Technologies. Two other speakers were listed on the title slide, but were apparently unable to make it to the Summ...

 

Liveblog: AT&T’s Container Strategy and OpenStack’s Role in it
This is a liveblog of the OpenStack Summit session titled “AT&T’s Container Strategy and OpenStack’s Role in it”. The speakers are Kandan Kathirvel and Amit Tank, both from AT&T. I really wanted to sit in on Martin Casado’s presentation next door (happening at the same time), but as much as I lov...

 

VMware {code} Briefing: What’s New with VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1
VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 was released on April 20th and it contained some significant improvements and changes! Whether you’re an occasional PowerCLI user or a power user, you’re not going to want to miss this special briefing! https://blogs.vmware.com/code/2017/05/05/vmware-code-briefing-whats-new-...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: VxRack FLEX Updates!
We’re seeing a ton of growth and demand around VxRack FLEX.  As a reminder – VxRack FLEX can be described in a single sentence: “If you want an insanely scalable and flexible HCI Rack-Scale system, with hypervisor of choice or bare metal… one that can start small and scale out - VxRack FLEX is fo...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Cloud FLEX–I can’t believe we’re doing this!
Seriously, there’s a part of me that doesn’t believe what we’re doing here.   I think it’s ballsy, but I also think it’s awesome.   We could seriously disrupt our business, the industry – that could be good, bad… or GREAT.  I like that we’re playing for all the marbles :-) Michael Dell challenged...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: XC Series Updates!
There are a lot of eyeballs on this topic – within Dell EMC, within Nutanix, within our partner community, and most importantly – within our customer base. So – let me speak plainly: “Dell EMC XC Series and our Nutanix partnership is here to stay”. Now, I don’t want people to read in too much, or...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: VxRail and VxRack SDDC Updates!
The team that works on VxRail and VxRack SDDC have a simple mission – to be the ultimate, most turnkey manifestation of the VMware SDDC stack – including the SDS layer for VxRail, and the SDS and SDN layer for VxRack SDDC. They aren’t just “VMware aligned” – they are one team, led by a single cle...

 

Dell EMC World 2017: Get Ready for Blog-a-palooza.
There are a barrage of Virtual Geek posts that will come out today, Tuesday and Wednesday – and as usual, they will be long, detailed, meandering with lots of sidebars and detours – but hopefully interesting, my dear readers ;-) That said – I did a post on Direct 2 Dell today that because unlike ...

 

VMware NSX Technology Overview with Ray Budavari
Ray Budavari, Senior Staff Technical Product Manager, NSBU at VMware, gives a brief technical overview as NSX as a solution. He reviews the idea in NSX of treating the hypervisor as the network edge, and builds upon that by explaining the security and network management features that are put as c...

 

Using a Makefile with Markdown Documents
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of using Markdown (specifically, MultiMarkdown ) for the vast majority of all the text-based content that I create. Over the last few years, I’ve created used various tools and created scripts to help “reduce the friction” involved with outputting Markdown source...
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