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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...

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