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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.

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  • Integrate Public Clouds
  • Empower Digital Workspace
  • Transform Security

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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...

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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...

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