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VMware TAM Source 9.39

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



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Hi everyone, after a very busy week, with lots of VMware updates, product and service related we are pleased to bring you all a wrap up of this past weeks VMware news. As regular readers will be aware, we try and provide a balanced digest of news from around the VMware world from the past week or so. The best way to keep updates is to check our weekly newsletter, and chat tp your TAM, who is always there to help you.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • VMware’s Cloud Strategy: Connecting People to Any App and Service
    Cloud is fundamentally reshaping the enterprise, leaving both disruption and opportunity in its wake. “Everywhere you look,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, “tech innovation is reshaping our expectations as new tech-driven models transform every aspect of business. Cloud lies at the heart of this tra...
  • VMware Global Impact Report: Annual Progress Update
    By Nicola Acutt, VP, Sustainability Strategy, VMware Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, VMware VMware has a reputation for tackling big challenges boldly. Nowhere is this more evident than in our journey to leave ahead a better future, particularly when it comes to the enviro...
  • Ensuring Application Security With VMware AppDefense
    “Cybersecurity today is very similar to the way parents approach child development,” declared VMware’s Senior Vice President, Security Products Group, Tom Corn, as he kicked off his spotlight session at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. The session was designed to highlight VMware’s new security solution, ...

Open Source @VMware

  • 4 Vital Steps to Open Source Success in Your Company
    Open source software is gaining serious traction throughout many industries. A 2016 survey conducted by Black Duck Software found virtually all companies rely on open source software in their product development. This indicates that open source is widely adopted and is becoming a strategic part of e...
  • Watch On-Demand: Tiejun Chen Talks “Unikernels and Explorations” at Open Source Summit North America
    Earlier this month, The Linux Foundation hosted Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles. The technical conference hosted more than 2,000 technologists and open source community members who collaborated and shared insights across a wide variety of topics. Tiejun Chen, an open source expert a...
  • A Maintainer’s Perspective: What Is Software Made Of?
    What is a software project made of? What are the components? Ask software engineers of various disciplines and language expertise, and you’ll likely receive a fairly predictable set of responses: Software is comprised of source files, a build system and, if you’re lucky, documentation. Digging a ...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Key Manager Concepts and Topology Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption
    At VMworld 2017 VM and vSAN Encryption and security of vSphere in general became VERY popular topics. And in those discussions the topic of Key Managers came up and specifically “How many key managers should I have?” was a recurring question. This blog article will give you two examples of key ...
  • Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
    There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Beha...

Network Virtualization

  • Kubernetes in the enterprise with VMware NSX-T and vRealize Automation
    This post is written by Hany Michaels, Senior Staff Architect at VMware – Personal blog: www.hanymichaels.com We’ve all seen the VMware PKS announcement at VMworld 2017, and we are all excited about it. The idea of provisioning Kubernetes clusters in an easy way, with day-2 operations, inside your ...
  • Recapping the Incredible Presentations at future:net 2017
    For those of you unable to attend future:net 2017 in Las Vegas, NV last month, fear not—what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas! That’s right, thanks to the wonder that is YouTube, there are video recordings available of the amazing keynote speakers and presentations that took place at t...
  • Demo: Multi-site Active-Active with NSX, F5 Networks GSLB, and Palo Alto Networks Security
    I wrote this post prior on my personal blog at HumairAhmed.com. You can also see many of my prior blogs on multisite and Cross-vCenter NSX here on the VMware Network Virtualization blog site. This post expands on my prior post, Multi-site Active-Active Solutions with NSX-V and F5 BIG-IP DNS. Specifi...

Virtual Blocks

  • 3 Key Reasons Why You Must Attend the Modernize Data Centers Track At vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN
    At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 stu...
  • vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017
    Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in ...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Harbor Private Registry: Image Vulnerability Scanning Demo
    By Henry Zhang, Chief Architect of R&D, VMware China The popular open source Harbor registry recently released its latest version, 1.2, which introduces a new feature called Vulnerability Scanning. This feature allows users to scan through the images stored in Harbor and report any vulnerability fo...
  • Developer Sandboxes with VIC 1.2
    By Patrick Daigle, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud-Native Apps Introduction In version 1.2, vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) introduced the concept of the native Docker Container Host (DCH). This is a built-in Docker image containing a full-fledged Docker engine that runs using VIC. DC...
  • Join VMware at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe
    When it comes to picking a host city for an event like Cloud Foundry Summit Europe—the premier event for enterprise app developers—Basel, Switzerland probably isn’t the obvious choice that comes to mind. However, Basel has a reputation for being a historical, international place, making it a perfect...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Creating a Shared Vision of the Digital Workspace: Are We There, Yet?
    Exploring Part 2 of the *New* Digital Workspace Story Map IT organizations might have something quite remarkable in mind for the digital workspace, but if they can’t share it with colleagues, build excitement and align goals and objectives, they’re just left tinkering by themselves. I began this ser...
  • vForum Online Sneak Peek: 5 Empower Digital Workspace Event Spotlights
    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and mobile workflows are hallmarks of the modern workforce. Employees expect flexibility, ease of use and the ability to work from anywhere on any device. To meet these demands, IT must shift from traditional models for application and device management to s...
  • What’s New in VMware Horizon 7.3.1 & Horizon Client 4.6
    VMware has released VMware Horizon 7.3.1 and Horizon Client 4.6! With this new release, Horizon 7.3 enhances key platform features, including Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business, VMware Instant Clone Technology and the Horizon Help Desk Tool. Many new items have been introduced, such ...

AirWatch Blog

  • Unlock the Power of APIs with VMware AirWatch
    As the volume and variety of mobile devices in the enterprise expands, the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect devices to the internet has increased tenfold. APIs, which enable third-party software systems to interact with applications, have revolutionized how companies acros...
  • Deliver Magical Onboarding Experiences with VMware Workspace ONE & Windows AutoPilot
    Of all the day-to-day tasks of IT administrators, the process of imaging and configuring PCs has been one of the most time intensive and mundane. Historically, companies either dedicated internal resources or paid third-party companies to handle this process, which resulted in long delays for the av...
  • 6 New PCLM Capabilities for Windows 10 + Unified Endpoint Management
    As part of the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) mobile team, I am completely humbled seeing the level of enthusiasm from customers, media and analysts for our innovations in workspace and unified endpoint management (UEM). At VMworld 2017, top customers, spanning industries and locations, talked abou...

The Support Insider

  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for September 2017
    Unable to save pool settings or create new pools in VMware View Changing the name of a VMware Horizon View Connection Server Connecting to VMware Horizon View desktops fails with the error: Tunnel server presented a certificate that didn’t match the expected certificate Audio issues with the VMware...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for September 2017
    Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products How to configure Data Retention in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Ensuring adequate free disk space is available on VMw...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for September 2017
    FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware product Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vRealize Log Insight Converting from Active Directory to VMware Identity Manager in vRealize Log Insight Upgrade to vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0 fails wit...
  • Top vRealize Automation articles for September 2017
    Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client  Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products  Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA  Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials...
  • Top 20 VSAN articles for September 2017
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 displays on non-vSAN enabled ESXi hosts displays the message: Retrieve a ticket to register the vSAN VASA Provider vSphere Web Client displays alerts for network partitions of a vSAN cluster vSAN 6.2 hybrid d...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • VMware Fusion Powershell community module
    During the VMware Fusion 2017 Tech Preview, I was experimenting around with the new Fusion REST API and I had built a small prototype PowerShell Module as a way for me to learn how the API works. This allowed me to provide valuable feedback back to the Fusion Engineering team on improving the REST A...
  • VMworld Hackathon Hardware/Software BOM
    I know many of you have been asking about the hardware setup that we had used in this years VMworld Hackathon. I finally got a chance to document the details and you can find the complete hardware and software BOM below. For VMworld US, we had two different HW configurations, one for the primary Hac...
  • How to enable remote REST API access for VMware Fusion 10
    In case you did not hear the good news, VMware Fusion 10 along with its older brother VMware Workstation 14 just GA'ed a few days ago and there are a TON of cool new features (like new Network Simulator) for both product lines. I am personally excited about the Automation capabilities that have been...
  • Automating VM keystrokes using the vSphere API & PowerCLI
    I am constantly amazed at the number of new use cases that can now be enabled with some of the new and updated capabilities of our vSphere Platform. I recently discovered a new vSphere API that was introduced in vSphere 6.5 called PutUsbScanCodes() which may sound a little strange but it enables som...
  • VMworld Hackathon vSphere Client Login UI Theme
    For those of you who attended this years VMworld Hackathon (US/Europe), you may have noticed something different when logging into the vSphere Web/H5 Client? In case you missed it or could not attend, here is a GIF demonstrating what you would have saw: via GIPHY No, the VMworld Hackathon environmen...

ESX Virtualization

  • LPAR2RRD – Free Monitoring Software Review
    Today we write about another Czech company called Xorux and their Free performance monitoring software for VMware and IBM Power Systems. Their product’s name is LPAR2RRD. The same virtual appliance for VMware has a second product built-in called STOR2RRD which does performance monitoring for enterpr...
  • VMware Horizon View 7.3.1 Released
    A few days back VMware has released their flagship product for VDI – VMware Horizon View 7.3. The latest release brought some improvements and new features such as dedicated instant-clone desktop pools (previously only non-persistent desktop pools could be created via instant-clones). Also, instant-...
  • Veeam Backup for Office 365 Released
    Finally, Veeam has released Veeam Backup for Office 365 yesterday. After a long time being in beta (and 1.0), we can see this product going GA, in it’s version 1.5. While many users are still running Exchange On-Premises, organizations with hybrid deployments and full cloud deployments are able to u...
  • VMware Virtual Hardware Performance Optimization Tips
    This post will try to outline some performance optimization tips for virtual hardware within VMware infrastructure. Performance is one of the topics which is crucial. How far can you go to optimize each and every VM within your infrastructure? There are few guidelines from VMware, we’ll focus on opt...
  • Microsoft Windows Server Management Challenges – Project Honolulu
    It seems that Microsoft hasn’t said their last word concerning GUI management for Microsoft Server systems. In this post we will discuss the new Project Honolulu but get back to Nano Server which seems to be dying fast. In fact, after trying to develop Nano server for some time, a very lightweight s...

CormacHogan.com

  • 2-node vSAN – witness network design considerations
    It seems that 2-node vSAN for ROBO (remote office/branch office) deployments are becoming more and more popular. The fact that one can now connect the 2 vSAN hosts at the remote office directly back-to-back without needing a 10Gb switch has reduced the cost extensively. And with the introduction of ...
  • Upcoming speaker session at the Poland/Polska VMUG (Warsaw)
    I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited back to present at the next Poland/Polska VMUG, which will take place in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. I have been asked to deliver the keynote at this VMware User Group meeting, and I will be using the opportunity to present on Storage P...
  • Supporting Fault Tolerance VMs on vSAN Stretched Cluster
    During one of our many discussions at VMworld 2017, I was asked about supporting Fault Tolerance on vSAN Stretched Clusters, more specifically SMP-FT. Now to be clear, we can support SMP-FT on vSAN since version 6.1. The difficulty with supporting SMP-FT on vSAN stretched cluster has always been the...
  • How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?
    Many of you who are well versed in vSAN will realize that we released a Secondary Failures To Tolerate (SFTT) feature with vSAN 6.6. This meant that not only could we tolerate failures across sites, but that we could also add another layer of redundancy to each copy of the data maintained at each of...
  • Slides from my VMworld 2017 sessions are now available
    All three of my sessions from VMworld 2017 are now available on slide share. Lots of folks have been asking me for the content, so this is the easiest way of making them accessible. I just want to say thanks once more to my great co-speakers/co-presenters. I’m grateful to Cody Hosterman of Pure Stor...

Scott's Weblog

  • Upcoming Spousetivities Events
    Long-time readers/followers know that my wife, Crystal, runs a program called Spousetivities. This program organizes events for spouses/partners/significant others at IT industry conferences. This fall is a particularly busy season for Crystal and Spousetivities, as she’ll be organizing events...
  • Technology Short Take #87
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #87! I have a mix of newer and older items for you this time around. While I’m a bit short on links in some areas, hopefully this is outweighed by some good content in other areas. Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking Vincent Bernat has ...
  • Some Static Site Resources
    Over the last few days—prompted perhaps by my article with some additional information on my site migration—a few folks in the community have reached out to me to share some resources they thought I might find useful. In turn, I’d like to share them with you, my readers, in the eve...
  • HashiConf 2017 Wrap Up
    HashiConf 2017 is a wrap for me, and as I’m sitting here at the airport lounge in Austin I’d thought I’d post links back to the liveblogs I published as well as a few thoughts on the conference overall. Liveblogs First, here are links to the liveblogs published during the event: ...
  • Liveblog: Cloud Native Infrastructure
    This is a liveblog of the HashiConf 2017 session titled “Cloud Native Infrastructure.” The speaker is Kris Nova, a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Kris, along with Justin Garrison, authored the O’Reilly Cloud Native Infrastructure book (more information here). As one of the...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...
  • New report from IDC highlights the many benefits of VMware VVols
    I find one of the biggest barriers to VVols adoption is lack of customer understanding of what VVols is and what it will do for them. Many customers are happy with VMFS and the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mind-sight is prevalent which keeps them using what they are comf...
  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
    I’ve known the VVols roadmap for quite a while but haven’t been able to share that publicly but VMware recently just shared it in a VMworld VVols session that is publicly available on YouTube so I though I would comment on that. If you watch the STO2446BU – VMware Virtual Volumes T...
  • My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2017
    Another year, another VMworld in the books, this is number 10 for me (there have been 14 VMworld events total) and how fast the event flies by never changes. I’m posting this a little late this year as the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t hold true for...
  • Get your Top vBlog 2017 virtual logos
    Hot off the presses are new logos for your blog/website to show off how you did in Top vBlog 2017. I was going for a new look this year and hence had to find a new designer which was no easy task. I use Fiverr which is a huge community of freelance designers for hire … Continue reading »...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017
    The VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017 course introduces the concept of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).  The course is designed to introduce basic and fundamental concepts associated with SDDC, Network Virtualization, Security, and the types of business challenges the solution...
  • Performance Characterization of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 6.5
    In this paper, an online transaction processing (OLTP) benchmark, DVD Store 3, is used to characterize performance and power across five generations of 4-socket Intel servers hosting monster-sized Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database VMs. The results show vSphere is capable of fully utilizing cu...
  • New Free eLearning Course: vSphere Integrated Container Fundamentals
    This course covers a series of topics on cloud native basics such as container technology, Kubernetes, and container related infrastructure technologies.   What is a Container? In this lightboard talk, Ben Corrie explains what a container is for beginners.    The Benefits of Containers  I...
  • Configuring SSL Certificates for View Servers
    VMware strongly recommends that you configure SSL certificates for authentication of View Connection Server instances, security servers, and View Composer service instances. A default SSL server certificate is generated when you install View Connection Server instances, security servers, or ...
  • Performance of Enterprise Web Applications in Docker Containers on VMware vSphere 6.5
    In this paper, VMware explores the performance characteristics of a large enterprise web application running in Docker containers deployed in VMware vSphere 6.5 virtual machines. The paper includes: Performance metrics of the web application running in the Docker virtual and physical environm...

Virten.net

  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...
  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell functions are aimed at helping you to identify the version at which your ESXi is currently running, and whether updates are available. Both are using a JSON based ESXi Build database which is also the backend …Read more »...
  • Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell Function
    The Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell function decodes SCSI sense codes found in the vmkernel.log from ESXi hosts. It uses a JSON based SCSI Code database provided by virten.net. The function works just like my web-based SCSI Sense Code Decoder but allows you to integrate …Read more »...
  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017
    VeeamON is the big event from Veeam (actually only in the US) and VeeamON Tour is usually a smallest (one day) event around the world. But, like happened in the past year, on December 5 there will be also a VeeamON Tour Virtual event: coming right to your desktop, an event on the future of Availabil...
  • Issue during PSC 6.5 deployment
    If you choose to install the vCSA 6.5 in two different components, you may have an error during the PSC custominization (happens also on latest 6.5U1): An error occurred while starting service ‘pschealth’ This it’s related to a failure of identity management service error on first ...
  • October 2017 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: GOTO 2017 – Copenhagen (Oct, 1-3) IoT Solutions World Congress – Barcelona (Oct, 3-5) IP Expo Europe – London (Oct, 4-5) SDN NFV World Congress 2017 – Den Haag (Oct, 9-13) O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference – London (Oct, 16–18) Do...
  • VMware Workstation 14 and VMware Fusion 10
    After a technical preview period and the official announce, now both VMware Workstation 14 and VMware Fusion 10 are available for the download. This is a good news, considering that one year ago there were some rumors and doubts about the future of Workstation and Fusion product, due to the laying o...
  • Nested virtualization on Google Compute Engine
    Seems that nested virtualization is becoming popular on public cloud: first with Ravello, this year also on Azure, and now Google Compute Engine supports nested virtualization in beta. This feature allows you to run one or more virtual machines inside a Compute Engine Linux virtual machine by levera...

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 9.38

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, I hope that you are all getting lots of value still from VMware and have managed to check out all of the videos from both VMworld Europe and VMworld USA on the www.vmworld.com website. If you haven't managed to do so, go and check it out.

I’d like to highlight that VMware’s largest virtual IT event is coming up on October 18thvForum Online Fall 2017. vForum Online is a MUST-ATTEND event for IT professionals who want to learn how to lead their digital transformation by:

  • Modernizing data centers
  • Empowering digital workspaces
  • Transforming security

Agenda is here. Register here.

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VMware Radius

  • Synergy and Opportunity: VMware Embraces Open Source
    VMware is open to open source. VMware Vice President and Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel believes VMware and the open source community share a common commitment to collaboration that results in engineering excellence. Hohndel, one of the pioneering leaders of open source, says he sees many s...
  • Digitally Transforming a Rural US School District Pro Bono
    “Rural school districts in the U.S. struggle to deliver the same educational experiences provided by their larger suburban and urban peers…Technology…holds great promise for rural communities working to improve outcomes for students and leverage their existing resources toward even greater impact.”1...
  • Security in the Age of Internet Separation
    It was just one year ago that the very idea of separating from the internet was met with much scrutiny. When the Singapore government announced in 2016 it was separating its government systems from the internet this was proved to be true. Wasn’t it a step backwards? Why would such a smart system cho...

Open Source @VMware

  • A Maintainer’s Perspective: What Is Software Made Of?
    What is a software project made of? What are the components? Ask software engineers of various disciplines and language expertise, and you’ll likely receive a fairly predictable set of responses: Software is comprised of source files, a build system and, if you’re lucky, documentation. Digging a ...
  • Growing a Community for a New Open Source Project
    by Ben Pfaff,  principal engineer, and Justin Pettit, senior staff engineer, VMware Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) R&D We traveled to Beijing this summer to present two talks at LinuxCon China June 19–20. Our first talk, “The Open vSwitch and OVN Projects,” was a technical talk about ...
  • A Look Inside the vRealize Operations Export Tool, VMware’s Latest Open Source Fling
    We sat down with Principal System Engineer Pontus Rydin to discuss his open source project: the VMware vRealize Operations Export Tool. Pontus focuses on VMware’s global accounts and specializes in vRealize and other management products. Read on for his expert insights. Q: What was your inspi...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
    There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Beha...
  • Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance
    The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become the recommended deployment type starting with vSphere 6.5. The three main components of the VCSA – operating system, database, and application – now all fall under VMware’s umbrella. The VCSA now uses Photon OS which is a custom operating system built f...
  • Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017
    After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit has assembled in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This p...

Network Virtualization

  • Micro-segmentation of the Epic Electronic Health Records System with VMware NSX
    authors – Geoff Wilmington, Mike Lonze Healthcare organizations are focusing more and more on securing patient data.  With Healthcare breaches on the rise, penalties and fines for lost or stolen PHI and PII data is not only devastating to the patients but to the Healthcare organization as well.  Th...
  • 5 Reasons Why Attending the Transform Security Track at vForum Online is a Must
    If you’ve been working in IT for the past few years, you know how much the security landscape has changed recently. Application infrastructures — once hosted in on-premises data centers — now sit in highly dynamic public and private multicloud environments. With the rise of mobile devices, bring-you...
  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions at VMworld Europe
    At VMworld Europe 2016, we showed that network virtualization is mainstream and that NSX will illuminate the path to bring your data center into the future with robust security, speed, and agility. One year later, NSX is out to show that it’s not just in the data center anymore… it’s everywhere. ...

Virtual Blocks

  • 3 Key Reasons Why You Must Attend the Modernize Data Centers Track At vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN
    At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 stu...
  • vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017
    Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in ...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Kubernetes 1.8: Stability, Security, Simplicity
    By Wendy Cartee, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud-Native Applications Kubernetes 1.8 is released with a total of 39 features across security, storage, networking, APIs, scheduling, cluster lifecycle management and more. Out of the 39 features, 19 are in alpha, 16 in beta and four moved to s...
  • How to Deploy Jenkins Using vSphere Integrated Containers
    By Ben Corrie, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware Introduction  Do you ever find yourself actually installing an operating system these days? If so, stop right now. Ever found yourself manually deploying and configuring a database? Manually setting up and configuring language frameworks for an applicat...
  • VMware Increases CNCF Sponsorship to Platinum
    By Wendy Cartee, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud-Native Applications Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that VMware has increased its participation to the Platinum level and Pivotal has joined as a Platinum member. This is a significant commitment to the CNCF com...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Network Ports in VMware Horizon 7
    Understanding network traffic flows and ports is critical to designing and implementing any infrastructure for a solution, and a VMware Horizon 7-based solution is no exception. With all the features and enhancements VMware has put into Horizon 7, including the many improvements and changes to Blast...
  • Storytelling in UX Design
    I want to tell you a story about the importance of storytelling in design, not just because it’s a good story, but also so I can gain a better understanding of how to use these skills in a large enterprise UX team. So, here we go … Exposition I am a User Experience Designer at VMware AirWatch. As pa...
  • Now Shipping: VMware Workstation 14 & VMware Fusion 10
    Today, after two years of tireless work by teams on multiple continents, we deliver VMware Workstation 14 Pro, VMware Fusion 10 Pro, Workstation 14 Player and Fusion 10 to our expectant fans. You will not be disappointed. Here’s what you need to know: All contain Hardware Version 14. This means th...

AirWatch Blog

  • Unlock the Power of APIs with VMware AirWatch
    As the volume and variety of mobile devices in the enterprise expands, the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect devices to the internet has increased tenfold. APIs, which enable third-party software systems to interact with applications, have revolutionized how companies acros...
  • Deliver Magical Onboarding Experiences with VMware Workspace ONE & Windows AutoPilot
    Of all the day-to-day tasks of IT administrators, the process of imaging and configuring PCs has been one of the most time intensive and mundane. Historically, companies either dedicated internal resources or paid third-party companies to handle this process, which resulted in long delays for the av...
  • 6 New PCLM Capabilities for Windows 10 + Unified Endpoint Management
    As part of the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) mobile team, I am completely humbled seeing the level of enthusiasm from customers, media and analysts for our innovations in workspace and unified endpoint management (UEM). At VMworld 2017, top customers, spanning industries and locations, talked abou...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 24th September 2017
    VMware vCenter Server vCenter HA failover does not start services set to manual Date Published: 2017/09/20 VMware vRealize Operations Manager vRealize Suite 2017 Fulfillment Date Published: 2017/09/19 VMware Horizon Configure a supported desktop environment for Horizon 7 version 7.3 Linux desktops o...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 17th September 2017
    VMware Horizon Unable to deploy Tenant appliance in DaaS 7.0 Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware vRealize Orchestrator Unable to log in to the vRealize Orchestrator control center after changing the tenant for authentication Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware Cloud on AWS VMC on AWS Creating VM from .i...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 9th September 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA Date Published: 2017/09/06 “Machine XXX: No reservation is available to allocate within the group XXX. Total XX GB of storage was requested” error when you request a machine in vRA Date Published: 2017...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for August 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment “An error occurred during OAuth2 operation” while accessing the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Connecting to a resour...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for August 2017
    Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6 Item...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • How to enable remote REST API access for VMware Fusion 10
    In case you did not hear the good news, VMware Fusion 10 along with its older brother VMware Workstation 14 just GA'ed a few days ago and there are a TON of cool new features (like new Network Simulator) for both product lines. I am personally excited about the Automation capabilities that have been...
  • Automating VM keystrokes using the vSphere API & PowerCLI
    I am constantly amazed at the number of new use cases that can now be enabled with some of the new and updated capabilities of our vSphere Platform. I recently discovered a new vSphere API that was introduced in vSphere 6.5 called PutUsbScanCodes() which may sound a little strange but it enables som...
  • VMworld Hackathon vSphere Client Login UI Theme
    For those of you who attended this years VMworld Hackathon (US/Europe), you may have noticed something different when logging into the vSphere Web/H5 Client? In case you missed it or could not attend, here is a GIF demonstrating what you would have saw: via GIPHY No, the VMworld Hackathon environmen...
  • Reporting vSAN Object distribution across vSAN Disk Groups using PowerCLI
    Several weeks back, I was cleaning up my scratch space, where I store all my random code snippets for various questions which I receive on a regular basis and I came across a nifty little script that I had put together for a particular customer request. I had completely forgotten about it and I thou...
  • Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) vs Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM)
    In the last few weeks, albeit due to VMworld, I have seen a large number of inquiries from customers regarding the existing vCenter Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) as it compares to the newly announced Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM) feature. In some cases, certain assumptions were being made based on what was ...

ESX Virtualization

  • Remote Desktop Services For IT Administrators – New Book
    A fellow Spanish blogger Xavier Genestos, which I already encouraged my audience last year to check one of his other books about Windows 2016 Server. Xavier just published another book. This time it is about Remote Desktop Services within Windows Server 2016. The book’s name: Remote Desktop Services...
  • VMware vSphere Standard vs Enterprise Plus
    In this post, we will go into details between VMware vSphere Standard vs Enterprise Plus license. We have already touched a little bit on VMware licensing questions and covered VMware vCenter Standard vs Essentials. But vCenter server and ESXi are different products, with different licensing options...
  • Turbonomic 6.0 Released – HTML5 UI is GA
    Turbonomic has released Turbonomic Operations Manager 6.0 which is a major release of their flagship product for virtualized and hybrid cloud environments. The previous 5.9 release has embraced the public cloud and especially the cost of those public clouds which can be predicted and controlled. So ...
  • VMware Workstation 14 And VMware Fusion 10 Released
    Today, after few months of Tech preview, VMware is releasing their flagship products for desktop virtualization – VMware Workstation 14 And VMware Fusion 10. Note that part of the release is also VMware Player, which is free (and paid also). VMware Workstation 2017 tech preview runs on my desktop si...
  • What is VMware Instant Clone Technology?
    Today’s quick tip will talk about clones, cloning, but not traditional way, slow, slow, slow. We will expose What is VMware Instant Clone Technology and how that works in today’s modern data centers. Instant clone technology has been announced as project Fargo back during VMworld 2014 and first prod...

 

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Security in the Age of Internet Separation
    It was just one year ago that the very idea of separating from the internet was met with much scrutiny. When the Singapore government announced in 2016 it was separating its government systems from the internet this was proved to be true. Wasn’t it a step backwards? Why would such a smart system cho...
  • VMware Helps Swisscom to Enhance and Manage Its Cloud Services
    Swisscom is a leading telecoms and IT company offering cloud, Internet, TV, and mobile services to residential and multinational business customers across Switzerland and Italy. The company is renowned as a companion to its multinational customers in the digital world and has strengthened this relat...
  • VMworld 2017 US—It’s a Wrap!
    Change was the operative word as VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger welcomed more than 20,000 makers, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and technologists to Las Vegas for VMworld 2017 US. The jam-packed week was full of surprise announcements and new possibilities. Here are the highlights: Day One VMworld op...

Open Source @VMware

  • Growing a Community for a New Open Source Project
    by Ben Pfaff,  principal engineer, and Justin Pettit, senior staff engineer, VMware Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) R&D We traveled to Beijing this summer to present two talks at LinuxCon China June 19–20. Our first talk, “The Open vSwitch and OVN Projects,” was a technical talk about ...
  • A Look Inside the vRealize Operations Export Tool, VMware’s Latest Open Source Fling
    We sat down with Principal System Engineer Pontus Rydin to discuss his open source project: the VMware vRealize Operations Export Tool. Pontus focuses on VMware’s global accounts and specializes in vRealize and other management products. Read on for his expert insights. Q: What was your inspi...
  • Learn All About ‘SCHED_DEADLINE’ from Steven Rostedt at Open Source Summit 2017
    The Open Source Summit North America touches down in the City of Angels this year, taking place September 11-14 at the JW Marriot LA Live in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Open Source Summit 2017 boasts the combined might of LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and Open Community C...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance
    The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become the recommended deployment type starting with vSphere 6.5. The three main components of the VCSA – operating system, database, and application – now all fall under VMware’s umbrella. The VCSA now uses Photon OS which is a custom operating system built f...
  • Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017
    After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit has assembled in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This p...
  • Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.
    Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will...

Network Virtualization

  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions at VMworld Europe
    At VMworld Europe 2016, we showed that network virtualization is mainstream and that NSX will illuminate the path to bring your data center into the future with robust security, speed, and agility. One year later, NSX is out to show that it’s not just in the data center anymore… it’s everywhere. ...
  • NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1)
      Network virtualization has come a long way. NSX has played a key role in redefining and modernizing networking in a datacenter. Providing an optimal routing path for the traffic has been one of the topmost priorities of Network Architects. Thanks to NSX distributed routing, the routing betw...
  • Ensuring Good with VMware AppDefense
    co-author Geoff Wilmington Traditional data center endpoint security products focus on detecting and responding to known bad behavior. There are hundreds of millions of disparate malware attacks, with over a million getting added every day.  In addition, there is the threat of zero-day attacks expl...

Virtual Blocks

  • At DTECH Labs, Tiny, Powerful Technology is Built on vSAN
    DTECH Labs, a CUBIC company, is in the business of making the seemingly impossible possible. The company’s groundbreaking communications technologies support everything from enabling high-quality radio and video connections in mobile missions with fast-moving vehicles to building an explosive-proof ...
  • vSAN Operations: Use Out-of-Band Management to view vSphere DCUI During Host Restarts
    Visibility to vSphere hosts through out-of-band management has always been a convenient way to access the vSphere Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).  Traditionally, remote management using Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) or some other method, provided the pre-boot visibility and ...
  • vSAN Partner Awards at VMworld US
    As Partner Exchange was winding down in Las Vegas, we ended on a high note with our first vSAN Partner Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening – August 27th.  Over 100 guests joined us for the over-subscribed event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to recognize our leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) par...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • EMA Recommends VMware vSphere Integrated Containers for Enterprise Integration
    By Susan Wu, Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware As digital transformation continues to rapidly reshape many enterprises, the growth of containerized applications should come as no surprise. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) reported that 68 percent of North American enterprises surveyed ...
  • Choosing the Right Tool for Your App Modernization Project
    By Paul Dul, VP Product Management, Cloud-Native Applications Often, the key to a successful deployment is choosing the right tool for the job. Certainly, choosing the wrong tool is a recipe for frustration. This is especially true when it comes to digital transformation and the move to cloud-nativ...
  • vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 Introduces Support for Native Docker Container Hosts
    By Patrick Daigle, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud-Native Apps Today, we are pleased to announce the newest release of vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). As part of vSphere 6.5, vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 will deliver significant new capabilities, including the ability to provisi...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Who Built a Better EMM Mousetrap?
    New report claims VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management, delivered a better user experience, had more features and saved time on management tasks, compared to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S). Download Now In my blog post last month, I provided s...
  • [Whitepaper] Secure Mobile Endpoints with NSX Network Virtualization
    New Whitepaper Hot Off the Press! We’re excited to announce the publication of the VMware Tunnel™ and VMware NSX® Micro-Segmentation Integration Guide! This guide explains how NSX network virtualization and VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™ work together. Read it now to learn how to s...
  • [Whitepaper] Desktop & App Virtualization Makes Migrating to Windows 10 a Breeze
    The deadline to migrate to Windows 10 is fast approaching, with extended support for Windows 7 ending in January 2020. Luckily, the majority of enterprises already started piloting Windows 10 and plan to migrate to the latest Microsoft operating system (OS) in the next year. According to a survey co...

AirWatch Blog

  • VMware AirWatch Day Zero Support for Android Zero Touch Enrollment
    Today, Google announced zero-touch enrollment for Android devices. Our VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management team is excited to announce same-day support for Android zero touch enrollment. Earlier in the year, Google added a few alternative ways to provision work managed devices with an identi...
  • It’s Finally Here! VMware AirWatch Supports iOS 11
    VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management customers can find custom profiles to support new Apple iOS 11 features on myAirWatch. Look out for AirWatch console updates in an upcoming release. New iOS 11 Features Supported by AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management AirWatch supports iOS 11 features and...
  • Securing the Enterprise Against the Spectrum of Mobile Risk Requires a Comprehensive Solution
    Enterprise security risk management is an increasingly complex job in the mobile world. As I discussed in my previous blog, risks can come at you from a wide variety of directions: devices, apps and even user behaviors that inadvertently open employees (and your entire organization) to unexpected th...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 17th September 2017
    VMware Horizon Unable to deploy Tenant appliance in DaaS 7.0 Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware vRealize Orchestrator Unable to log in to the vRealize Orchestrator control center after changing the tenant for authentication Date Published: 2017/09/11 VMware Cloud on AWS VMC on AWS Creating VM from .i...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 9th September 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA Date Published: 2017/09/06 “Machine XXX: No reservation is available to allocate within the group XXX. Total XX GB of storage was requested” error when you request a machine in vRA Date Published: 2017...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for August 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment “An error occurred during OAuth2 operation” while accessing the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Connecting to a resour...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for August 2017
    Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6 Item...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for August 2017
    Support Contracts FAQs Collecting VMware Horizon View logs and diagnostic information Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails VMware View ports and network connectivity requirements Licensing VMware View 4.x, 5.x and 6.x Recommended restart cycle of the VMware Horizon View env...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Direct playback URLs for all VMworld 2017 US & EU Sessions
    This is probably the shortest blog post ever but I have just published the direct playback URLs for all VMworld 2017 US and EU Sessions which can be found by visiting http://vmwa.re/vmworld2017 Enjoy!...
  • Automating vRealize stack based on VVD using new vRealize Suite Lifecycle Management
    Our Cloud Management Business Unit (CMBU) at VMware just GA'ed the highly anticipated vRealize Suite Lifecycle Management or vRSLCM for short. As the name suggests, this new solution provides customers a simple and consistent mechanism for managing the entire lifecycle management (Day 0 to Day N) fo...
  • VMworld Hackathon 2017 Highlights
    This was our second year running the Hackathon at VMworld and Alan and I could not have been more pleased with all the positive and supportive feedback that we have received. The Hackathon was definitely a highlight for us as it was for many other VMworld attendees. Having said that, the Hackathon d...
  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...

ESX Virtualization

  • What Are VMware Virtual CPU Performance Monitoring Counters (vPMCs)?
    This kind of strange name is simple to explain, but some people might not know about it. Hence this post. In this post, we will talk about What Are VMware Virtual CPU Performance Monitoring Counters (vPMCs). This feature can be enabled on a per-VM basis (by editing a virtual hardware of a VM) and al...
  • VMware vCenter Server Standard vs Foundation – Differences
    A few months back VMware has changed a little bit the VMware vCenter Foundation offer allowing to have 4 ESXi hosts instead of just 3 previously. This is mainly because customers wanted to run VMware vSAN with 4 hosts with this edition. This post will go into the differences between VMware vCenter S...
  • What Is VMware User Environment Manager?
    With so many VMware products around sometimes, people do not know which product is for what usage. It is normal. One cannot follow all of those VMware products whether it is for data center virtualization, end user computing or products for cloud computing. So this post will simply explain What Is V...
  • What is VMware CEIP Program And How It Helps An IT Admin With Troubleshooting vSphere
    Many people do not know what is VMware CEIP program and they’re missing out. I’ll go into details in today’s post, show you what is VMware Customer Experience Program (CEIP) and what’s the main benefit for the IT admin or the end user. The post will further have a video from VMworld 2017 in Barcelon...
  • VMworld Barcelona 2017 is The Biggest One
    During the general session today at VMworld Barcelona 2017, Pat Gelsinger announced that this European VMworld is the biggest event from the audience perspective. There is over 11000 people attending this year. From my point of few after walking through the solution exchange, I have the feeling that...

CormacHogan.com

  • How many hosts are needed to implement SFTT in vSAN Stretched Cluster?
    Many of you who are well versed in vSAN will realize that we released a Secondary Failures To Tolerate (SFTT) feature with vSAN 6.6. This meant that not only could we tolerate failures across sites, but that we could also add another layer of redundancy to each copy of the data maintained at each of...
  • Slides from my VMworld 2017 sessions are now available
    All three of my sessions from VMworld 2017 are now available on slide share. Lots of folks have been asking me for the content, so this is the easiest way of making them accessible. I just want to say thanks once more to my great co-speakers/co-presenters. I’m grateful to Cody Hosterman of Pure Stor...
  • VMworld 2017 session on vSAN Networking Design now available
    The last of my VMworld 2017 sessions is now available for viewing. This is the vSAN Networking session, which I co-presented with Andreas Scherr. Andreas is responsible for taking care of all of our vSAN proof-of-concept deployments in EMEA. In this session we cover many aspects of vSAN networking d...
  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSAN Top 10 things to know now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that a recorded version of the VMworld 2017 session “Top 10 things to know about vSAN” is now available on YouTube. I delivered this with my colleague, Duncan Epping and in this recording we talk about a bunch of things that we feel are important to know about vSAN, but ...
  • New vSAN Stretched Cluster Topology now supported
    After publishing the vSAN Networking Guide earlier this year, Paudie O’Riordain and I received numerous questions regarding support on having different stretched clusters hosting each other’s witness appliances. These queries arose because we discussed a 2-node (ROBO) topology which allowed this to ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Technology Short Take #87
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #87! I have a mix of newer and older items for you this time around. While I’m a bit short on links in some areas, hopefully this is outweighed by some good content in other areas. Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking Vincent Bernat has ...
  • Some Static Site Resources
    Over the last few days—prompted perhaps by my article with some additional information on my site migration—a few folks in the community have reached out to me to share some resources they thought I might find useful. In turn, I’d like to share them with you, my readers, in the eve...
  • HashiConf 2017 Wrap Up
    HashiConf 2017 is a wrap for me, and as I’m sitting here at the airport lounge in Austin I’d thought I’d post links back to the liveblogs I published as well as a few thoughts on the conference overall. Liveblogs First, here are links to the liveblogs published during the event: ...
  • Liveblog: Cloud Native Infrastructure
    This is a liveblog of the HashiConf 2017 session titled “Cloud Native Infrastructure.” The speaker is Kris Nova, a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Kris, along with Justin Garrison, authored the O’Reilly Cloud Native Infrastructure book (more information here). As one of the...
  • HashiConf 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote (general session) at HashiConf 2017 in Austin, TX. Speakers today will (apparently, based on the schedule) include someone from Amazon Web Services and Kelsey Hightower from Google. The keynote starts off with a photo montage of attendees, sessions, and speak...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...
  • New report from IDC highlights the many benefits of VMware VVols
    I find one of the biggest barriers to VVols adoption is lack of customer understanding of what VVols is and what it will do for them. Many customers are happy with VMFS and the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mind-sight is prevalent which keeps them using what they are comf...
  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
    I’ve known the VVols roadmap for quite a while but haven’t been able to share that publicly but VMware recently just shared it in a VMworld VVols session that is publicly available on YouTube so I though I would comment on that. If you watch the STO2446BU – VMware Virtual Volumes T...
  • My thoughts and observations on VMworld 2017
    Another year, another VMworld in the books, this is number 10 for me (there have been 14 VMworld events total) and how fast the event flies by never changes. I’m posting this a little late this year as the old adage “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t hold true for...
  • Get your Top vBlog 2017 virtual logos
    Hot off the presses are new logos for your blog/website to show off how you did in Top vBlog 2017. I was going for a new look this year and hence had to find a new designer which was no easy task. I use Fiverr which is a huge community of freelance designers for hire … Continue reading »...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

  • Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell Function
    The Convert-ScsiCode PowerShell function decodes SCSI sense codes found in the vmkernel.log from ESXi hosts. It uses a JSON based SCSI Code database provided by virten.net. The function works just like my web-based SCSI Sense Code Decoder but allows you to integrate …Read more »...
  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...
  • Using the first 3D Xpoint based Intel Optane SSD with ESXi
    I could get my hands on Intel's first 3D XPoint based SSD to figure out how it performs. 3D XPoint is a new non-volatile memory technology that has been developed by Intel and Micron. With 32GB, it doesn't make sense …Read more »...
  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • My experience with vSAN 2017 Specialist exam
    During the last VMworld EU, on Monday I’ve tried the new VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist exam, just to see how difficult was and which kind of contents where covered by the exam. This specialist exam it’s something outside the traditional VMware certification paths, but it’s classified...
  • What’s happened during VMworld EU 2017
    Now also VMworld EU 2017 is concluded, so finally it’s possible to give the takeovers of this event, there was something new compared to VMworld US 2017? Let’s start from the general sessions that where unfortunately too much similar (in some part identical) as the US edition… have...
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2
    One of the announce at last VMworld EU 2017 is the new version of VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). This new version will deliver significant new capabilities, major security enhancements and the the ability to provision native Docker container hosts using a unified management portal. VMwa...
  • VMware NSX-T v2.0
    VMware has just released the new major version of NSX-T 2.0 to provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments. When Nicira product has been released was for Linux and physical platform, but after the VMware’s acquisition has been re-engineered ...
  • Dell Boot Optimized Storage Solution (BOSS)
    The new Dell-EMC PowerEdge G14 Server series it’s finally out and it’s not only the first line with the new logo (and a new bezel), but has really a lot of new features and capabilities. I’ve already talk about the PAT option, now let’s see another one, now valuable also for ...

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 9.36

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, after almost 2 weeks of VMworld's in Las Vegas and now Barcelona brought us so much great news and announcements. We have tried to bring you great coverage from our dedicated VMware TAM Twitter account for both events. We provided some great coverage, updates, competitions and highlights on our @VMwareTAM Twitter account. The newsletter too has played its part and continues to do so with more updates this week and beyond as we continue on our journey together. I look forward to the next year of innovation towards VMworld 2018. Chat to your TAM if you need any information on anything from VMworld US and Europe and they will be able to assist you.

 

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VMware Radius

  • Security in the Age of Internet Separation
    It was just one year ago that the very idea of separating from the internet was met with much scrutiny. When the Singapore government announced in 2016 it was separating its government systems from the internet this was proved to be true. Wasn’t it a step backwards? Why would such a smart system cho...
  • VMware Helps Swisscom to Enhance and Manage Its Cloud Services
    Swisscom is a leading telecoms and IT company offering cloud, Internet, TV, and mobile services to residential and multinational business customers across Switzerland and Italy. The company is renowned as a companion to its multinational customers in the digital world and has strengthened this relat...
  • VMworld 2017 US—It’s a Wrap!
    Change was the operative word as VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger welcomed more than 20,000 makers, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and technologists to Las Vegas for VMworld 2017 US. The jam-packed week was full of surprise announcements and new possibilities. Here are the highlights: Day One VMworld op...

Open Source @VMware

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017
    After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit has assembled in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This p...
  • Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.
    Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will...
  • Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017
    The Cloud Platform Business Unit is making our final preparations for VMworld US 2017, and we are coming to Vegas with so much to share with you. We’re especially excited to talk with you about the importance of upgrading to vSphere 6.5, and the technical possibilities that are opened up with this v...

Network Virtualization

  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions at VMworld Europe
    At VMworld Europe 2016, we showed that network virtualization is mainstream and that NSX will illuminate the path to bring your data center into the future with robust security, speed, and agility. One year later, NSX is out to show that it’s not just in the data center anymore… it’s everywhere. ...
  • NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1)
      Network virtualization has come a long way. NSX has played a key role in redefining and modernizing networking in a datacenter. Providing an optimal routing path for the traffic has been one of the topmost priorities of Network Architects. Thanks to NSX distributed routing, the routing betw...
  • Ensuring Good with VMware AppDefense
    co-author Geoff Wilmington Traditional data center endpoint security products focus on detecting and responding to known bad behavior. There are hundreds of millions of disparate malware attacks, with over a million getting added every day.  In addition, there is the threat of zero-day attacks expl...

Virtual Blocks

  • vSAN Partner Awards at VMworld US
    As Partner Exchange was winding down in Las Vegas, we ended on a high note with our first vSAN Partner Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening – August 27th.  Over 100 guests joined us for the over-subscribed event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to recognize our leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) par...
  • What’s New in vSAN Management Webinar
    We continue to make enhancements to the management and integration capabilities built into vSAN and our upcoming September 14th webinar “What’s New with vSAN Management,” will focus on how you can optimize your vSAN deployment and operations. Pete Koehler, VMware Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for ...
  • vSAN Operations: Maintain Slack Space for Storage Policy Changes
    vSAN “slack space” is simply free space that is set aside for operations such as host maintenance mode data evacuation, component rebuilds, rebalancing operations, and VM snapshots. Activities such as rebuilds and rebalancing can temporarily consume additional raw capacity. Host maintena...

VMware Cloud Management

  • How Much VMware Cloud on AWS Will I Need?
    There are a number of things to think about before bringing a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC into your business. How do I connect everything together? Which applications and workloads should I move? How do I manage performance, cost and capacity? All of these are GREAT questions and for answers to...
  • Introducing vRealize Suite 2017 – Faster Time to Value and Multi-Cloud Management
    VMware vRealize Suite 2017 is bringing all of the goodness of our industry-leading Cloud Management Platform and making it even more indispensable. From enhanced multi-cloud management capabilities to faster time to value for all users, vRealize Suite 2017 is sure to make an impact on your organizat...
  • Cloud Management Spotlights at VMworld Barcelona 2017
    Upcoming Cloud Management Spotlights, live from VMworld 2017 in Barcelona   See more about these spotlight sessions here- Two spotlights sessions you can’t miss! What’s on the Horizon: Cool Emerging Technologies and Challenges of Managing Them IT and DevOps: Hear from our GM and Customers An...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • EMA Recommends VMware vSphere Integrated Containers for Enterprise Integration
    By Susan Wu, Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware As digital transformation continues to rapidly reshape many enterprises, the growth of containerized applications should come as no surprise. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) reported that 68 percent of North American enterprises surveyed ...
  • Choosing the Right Tool for Your App Modernization Project
    By Paul Dul, VP Product Management, Cloud-Native Applications Often, the key to a successful deployment is choosing the right tool for the job. Certainly, choosing the wrong tool is a recipe for frustration. This is especially true when it comes to digital transformation and the move to cloud-nativ...
  • vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 Introduces Support for Native Docker Container Hosts
    By Patrick Daigle, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud-Native Apps Today, we are pleased to announce the newest release of vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). As part of vSphere 6.5, vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2 will deliver significant new capabilities, including the ability to provisi...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • What’s New in the VMware Workspace ONE App
    I hope you all had the chance to either attend VMworld 2017 in person or catch the live streaming of all the new announcements that we made. Clearly, the team was busy this year working on enhancements that are sure to make you and your users happy. Here is the summary of new features that will soon...
  • Empowering the Digital Workspace: How the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Does It
    On Florida’s Gulf Coast, the 1,000 employees of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office serve and protect anywhere from 396,000 to 500,000 residents, depending on the season. Their digital workspaces extend from the office to the courtroom to the patrol car, ensuring that law enforcement has frictionle...
  • Expanding the Mobile Security Alliance to Secure the Digital Workspace
    Six new Mobile Security Alliance (MSA) partners—Bay Dynamics, CipherCloud, Entrust Datacard, Gurucul, Intercede and Kaymera—help customers fill mobile security gaps for better management, visibility and security across users, apps and endpoints. Our customers are having success in breaking down the ...

AirWatch Blog

  • Enterprise Mobility at VMworld 2017 Europe: Here’s What You Missed
    Today wraps up VMworld 2017 Europe, as well as our flurry of news for the digital workspace. On top of the industry-first announcements from earlier this month, this week we revealed six new members of the VMware Mobile Security Alliance (MSA)! These additions also expand the MSA to include two new ...
  • VMware AirWatch SDK Plugins Now Available for Hybrid App Development Platforms
    Enterprises are digitally transforming and evolving their business models to adopt mobility and apps into almost every aspect of their business. According to Gartner, by 2020, more than 75 percent of enterprises will have adopted at least one platform to accelerate their digital transformation strat...
  • Beyond UEM: Detecting the Onslaught of Mobile Threats With AI
    The advent of mobility within companies opened up the need for enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions (and later, unified endpoint management, or UEM). With EMM, IT could finally manage and secure mobile devices for work. Companies discovered new ways to work, drive innovation and deliver cu...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 9th September 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Requests get stuck at ‘In Progress’ or ‘Pending Approval’ status in vRA Date Published: 2017/09/06 “Machine XXX: No reservation is available to allocate within the group XXX. Total XX GB of storage was requested” error when you request a machine in vRA Date Published: 2017...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for August 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment “An error occurred during OAuth2 operation” while accessing the vRealize Orchestrator Control Center Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Connecting to a resour...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for August 2017
    Collecting diagnostic information from vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6 Item...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for August 2017
    Support Contracts FAQs Collecting VMware Horizon View logs and diagnostic information Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails VMware View ports and network connectivity requirements Licensing VMware View 4.x, 5.x and 6.x Recommended restart cycle of the VMware Horizon View env...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for August 2017
    FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 Custom Active Directory configuration for VMware vRealize Log Insight How to use vRealize Automation 7 content pack with vRealize Log Insight ...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...

ESX Virtualization

  • VMworld Barcelona 2017 is The Biggest One
    During the general session today at VMworld Barcelona 2017, Pat Gelsinger announced that this European VMworld is the biggest event from the audience perspective. There is over 11000 people attending this year. From my point of few after walking through the solution exchange, I have the feeling that...
  • Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2 Released
    Not a long time after 7.1 release which brought protection for Hyper-V clusters, Nakivo software has another release. Nakivo 7.2 released a few days back, enhances the already packed product with other features and functions. And this is today’s post name – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2. One of ...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS is GA
    During the second day of VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas VMware has announced an availability of VMware cloud on AWS. A service which has been announced during last year’s VMworld along with VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud on AWS is actually powered by VMware Cloud Foundation which has vSphere, VMwa...
  • VMware Integrated Openstack 4.0 announced – VMworld 2017
    VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO) 4.0 announced during VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. This is already the fourth release of Openstack (called Ocata) which is managed and supported by VMware. We have reported on the Mitaka release last year and the post was a great success. So again this year, VMware mov...
  • VMware Cloud Services – New PaaS Services for Managing, Securing and Govern Public and Private Cloud Infrastructure
    This is the first announcement for this year’s VMworld 2017 from VMware. Today’s post is about new VMware Cloud Services. VMware is working on a new operation layer which will sit on the top of the public cloud and which will make the apps compatible between different clouds. Currently, when you wan...

CormacHogan.com

  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSAN Top 10 things to know now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that a recorded version of the VMworld 2017 session “Top 10 things to know about vSAN” is now available on YouTube. I delivered this with my colleague, Duncan Epping and in this recording we talk about a bunch of things that we feel are important to know about vSAN, but ...
  • New vSAN Stretched Cluster Topology now supported
    After publishing the vSAN Networking Guide earlier this year, Paudie O’Riordain and I received numerous questions regarding support on having different stretched clusters hosting each other’s witness appliances. These queries arose because we discussed a 2-node (ROBO) topology which allowed this to ...
  • See you at VMworld 2017 Barcelona
    Now that the US VMworld 2017 event in Las Vegas is over for another year, the focus turns to the VMworld 2017 event in Europe. This year, it once again takes place in Barcelona, Spain. A difference this year is that there is not much of a gap between US and European events, with the Europe event tak...
  • Project Hatchway – VMware Persistent Storage for Containers
    Earlier yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit in on a VMworld 2017 session delivered by one of my colleagues, Tushar Thole. Tushar presented “Project Hatchway” to the audience, and like the description of this post suggests, this is all about providing VMware persistent storage to containers. In a...
  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSphere 6.5 Core Storage now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that the session that I delivered on day 1 of VMworld 2017 is now available on YouTube. The session is entitled “A Deep Dive into vSphere 6.5 Core Storage Features and Functionality” and I delivered this with Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage. Judging by the feedback, and t...

Scott's Weblog

  • Using Keybase with GPG on macOS
    During my too-brief stint using Fedora Linux as my primary laptop OS (see here for some details), I became attached to using GPG (GNU Privacy Guard)—in conjunction with Keybase—for signing Git commits and signing e-mail messages. Upon moving back to macOS, I found that I needed to set th...
  • A Brief Look at VMware's Three Cloud Approaches
    I’m at VMworld 2017 this week (obviously, based on my tweets and blog posts), and in the general sessions Monday and yesterday VMware made a big deal about how VMware is approaching cloud computing and cloud services. However, as I’ve been talking to other attendees, it’s become cl...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Unlike yesterday, I wasn’t accosted by the local facilities team trying to get a seat at a table in the bloggers/press/analyst area, so that’s an improvement over yesterday. While I’m aware of (most, if not a...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 1 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 1 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. There was a bit of a kerfluffle regarding seating (the local facilities staff didn’t want to let me sit in the bloggers’ area because “you’re not a blogger”), but I managed to snag a seat anyway. ...
  • Technology Short Take #86
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #86, the latest collection of links, articles, and posts from around the web, focused on major data center technology areas. Enjoy! Networking Csilla Bessenyei has a series of articles on step-by-step automation that you might find helpful. I found the articles at...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • The VVols Gospel according to Pete Flecha
    Recently at VMworld we were fortunate to have Pete Flecha from VMware tech marketing and co-host of the Virtually Speaking podcast in the HPE booth preaching VVols to attendees. I thought Pete did a great job in the 20 min he had to speak about VVols and after it was over he made believers out ̷...
  • My pre-VMworld post mega roll-up
    I’ve done a whole bunch of posts on various topics leading up to VMworld and I thought I would aggregate them all into one post so readers who are either attending VMworld or just listening in remotely can easily read through them. This one is for the 2017 Top vBloggers and vExperts going to V...
  • Top vBloggers and vExperts going to VMworld I have something for you
    For any 2017 Top vBloggers going to VMworld US I have cool Top vBlog magnetic clothing buttons (no pins!) for you. I was able to make them as Top 10/25/50 this year as there was no die fee, I have enough for 2 for each blogger. Come find me at VMworld to pick yours up, … Continue reading  ...
  • Top 30 people I look forward to seeing at VMworld 2017
    Last year I  did a post of the top 25 people that I look forward to seeing at VMworld and I thought I would update it for this year (and expand it to 30) with the top people that I look forward to seeing there as a well. First off, this is no reflection on … Continue reading » [[ This i...
  • Just in time for VMworld, Zerto releases Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5
    Zerto today announced a new release of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), version 5.5 that has some cool new things in it. They have a whole page devoted to what’s new in 5.5 but I thought I’d summarize it for you. Rapid, Automated Recovery To-and-From Microsoft Azure Continuous, bi-direct...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

Virten.net

  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...
  • Using the first 3D Xpoint based Intel Optane SSD with ESXi
    I could get my hands on Intel's first 3D XPoint based SSD to figure out how it performs. 3D XPoint is a new non-volatile memory technology that has been developed by Intel and Micron. With 32GB, it doesn't make sense …Read more »...
  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
    VMware has just released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 including the following producs: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 6.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware Tools 10.1.10 [Release Notes] [...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • My experience with vSAN 2017 Specialist exam
    During the last VMworld EU, on Monday I’ve tried the new VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist exam, just to see how difficult was and which kind of contents where covered by the exam. This specialist exam it’s something outside the traditional VMware certification paths, but it’s classified...
  • What’s happened during VMworld EU 2017
    Now also VMworld EU 2017 is concluded, so finally it’s possible to give the takeovers of this event, there was something new compared to VMworld US 2017? Let’s start from the general sessions that where unfortunately too much similar (in some part identical) as the US edition… have...
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2
    One of the announce at last VMworld EU 2017 is the new version of VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). This new version will deliver significant new capabilities, major security enhancements and the the ability to provision native Docker container hosts using a unified management portal. VMwa...
  • VMware NSX-T v2.0
    VMware has just released the new major version of NSX-T 2.0 to provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments. When Nicira product has been released was for Linux and physical platform, but after the VMware’s acquisition has been re-engineered ...
  • Dell Processor Acceleration Technology (PAT)
    The new Dell-EMC PowerEdge Server generation it’s out (I’ve see a preview at last Dell-EMC World event): the PowerEdge G14 series is not only the first line with the new logo (and a new bezel), but has really a lot of new features and capabilities. One of this the Dell Processor Accelera...

 

 

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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 Employees

VMware TAM Source 9.35

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, depending on when you ready this VMworld Europe may still be in full swing. We have just completed an amazing VMworld US in Las Vegas. There were so many announcements and so much good news. I am sure that everyone has a new story they can share from the event. If you did not get the chance to attend this year take a look at the articles and videos in this weeks newsletter and we will also bring you more from Barcelona next week.

A few fun VMworld US Video's

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VMware Blogs

  • vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things
    “Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.&#rdquo; -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMwor...
  • CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway
    The time is drawing near!Join theCloudCredibility.comteam as they partner again with the experts inHands-On Labsto bring you:CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge& Great Echo GiveawayAt the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at CloudCredibility.com, and in the Hands-On Lab...
  • New VMware Brand Portal
    Register to it now. This Portal replaces the current (One Brand) site and it contains all things VMware brand-related – including templates, guidelines, logos, and brand training. However access is not immediate. After registration you will receive an email with instructions to attend required train...
  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
    By: Lora Johnson  For today&#rsquo;s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and s...
  • Mobilité internationale : les femmes décident de leur avenir
    Chronique par Henri van der Vaeren VP South Europe, Middle East & Africa at VMwareL&#rsquo;époque est aux changements, vivons là comme une opportunité. Nous sommes bousculés dans nos habitudes? Utilisons cela comme une force qui nous pousse vers l&#rsquo;avant. Mobilisons-nous pour participer à cett...
  • We Want to Meet You at SIGCOMM 2017
    &#rsquo;All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.&#rdquo;(Arthur C Aufderheide) Several VMware Research members are headed to the ACM SIGCOMM 2017, the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM 2017), which will take place August 21-25, ...
  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you c...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!In this spotlight session, Sajai Kr...
  • Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the session...
  • Partner Exchange Countdown: Know Before You Go
    The countdown is on to the BIGGEST VMware Partner event of the year.In just 10 days, Partner Exchange will light up Las Vegas. Your Partner Exchange pass gives you access to the Partner Exchange General Session, Business Growth Keynotes, Technical and Sales bootcamps and more. To ensure you make the...

VMware Radius

  • From Mind-Blowing to Mundane: How Tech Is Reshaping Our Expectations
    Remember the Ellen Ripley character in Aliens, strapping on a robotic exoskeleton to battle the alien creature and protect her child? That was science fiction, a creative concept from 30 years ago. Yet here in 2017, it’s becoming science fact. Every day, South Korean ship-builders arrive at work and...
  • VMworld US Day Four Highlights Life-Changing Innovation
    The last day of VMworld traditionally highlights innovation and features individuals and organizations leveraging technology to extend the limits of what’s possible. This year’s keynote showcased three people pushing life-changing ideas to improve humanity. These last-day sessions aren’t limited to ...
  • A Miracle Every Day: VMware’s Culture of Innovation
    At a special fireside chat-style session with press and analysts at VMworld 2017, VMware took the opportunity to share how it embeds a culture of innovation into every aspect of its business. The conversation was moderated by VMware CTO Ray O’Farrell and featured three of VMware’s top technology lea...

Open Source @VMware

  • Learn All About ‘SCHED_DEADLINE’ from Steven Rostedt at Open Source Summit 2017
    The Open Source Summit North America touches down in the City of Angels this year, taking place September 11-14 at the JW Marriot LA Live in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Open Source Summit 2017 boasts the combined might of LinuxCon, ContainerCon, CloudOpen and Open Community C...
  • Open Source Puppies: Love at First Sight Meets Deployment Reality
    Adopting a new puppy is not without surprises. The soft fur, big eyes and playful joy capture your heart in a split second. It’s love at first sight. Day 1 is all fun and games—nothing could be better. Day 2? Well, reality sets in. The teeth marks on the chair leg, your favorite sneakers are destroy...
  • Open Source at VMworld—from Keynotes to Hackathons
    Open source—it’s everywhere! From Tuesday’s VMworld keynote announcement of VMware’s Platinum Membership in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to the afternoon theater presentation on Project Weathervane, VMware’s commitment to open source is more evident than ever. Dirk Hohndel, VP and Chief Ope...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.
    Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will...
  • Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017
    The Cloud Platform Business Unit is making our final preparations for VMworld US 2017, and we are coming to Vegas with so much to share with you. We’re especially excited to talk with you about the importance of upgrading to vSphere 6.5, and the technical possibilities that are opened up with this v...
  • VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem
    VMware plans to deprecate the vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem with the next numbered release (not an update release) of VMware vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vmkLinux APIs and its associated driver ecosystem will be available. VMware vSphe...

Network Virtualization

  • NSX-T: Routing where you need it (Part 1)
      Network virtualization has come a long way. NSX has played a key role in redefining and modernizing networking in a datacenter. Providing an optimal routing path for the traffic has been one of the topmost priorities of Network Architects. Thanks to NSX distributed routing, the routing betw...
  • Ensuring Good with VMware AppDefense
    co-author Geoff Wilmington Traditional data center endpoint security products focus on detecting and responding to known bad behavior. There are hundreds of millions of disparate malware attacks, with over a million getting added every day.  In addition, there is the threat of zero-day attacks expl...
  • Introducing VMware Skyline™
    VMware Skyline™: an innovative support technology, developed entirely by VMware Engineering, that provides VMware technical support engineers with extreme visibility into your (customer’s) environment. Customers with active support subscriptions install the VMware Skyline Collector, a standalone ap...

Virtual Blocks

  • What’s New in vSAN Management Webinar
    We continue to make enhancements to the management and integration capabilities built into vSAN and our upcoming September 14th webinar “What’s New with vSAN Management,” will focus on how you can optimize your vSAN deployment and operations. Pete Koehler, VMware Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for ...
  • vSAN Operations: Maintain Slack Space for Storage Policy Changes
    vSAN “slack space” is simply free space that is set aside for operations such as host maintenance mode data evacuation, component rebuilds, rebalancing operations, and VM snapshots. Activities such as rebuilds and rebalancing can temporarily consume additional raw capacity. Host maintena...
  • DataStax Enterprise on VMware vSAN for Development
    This blog was co-authored by Kathryn Erickson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at DataStax Enterprise DataStax and VMware have been diligently working to deliver on the first fruits of this partnership. Today we outline the first step: DataStax Enterprise (DSE) on vSAN for development environment...

VMware Cloud Management

  • Marketing Internal IT to Line-of-Business
    Public Clouds make marketing internal IT to line-of-business a must do item A couple of weeks ago I posted the first in a series of blogs on big things that IT teams need do to ensure that they remain relevant to their end users.  In that blog, I introduced a list of seven things that IT teams sh...
  • VMworld 2017 – The Ops Perspective Part 3
      That’s a wrap! VMworld US 2017 is officially over. It’s been a very exciting week with all the great announcements such as the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Services, PKS, and App Defense to name just a few!! We’ve heard about the future of operations management and the pres...
  • Ready for a single monitoring console? How to unify Microsoft SCOM and vROps
    By: Lora Johnson   Over the years, Microsoft shops have naturally moved towards Microsoft SCOM as their monitoring tool of choice. While Microsoft SCOM offers significant visibility and management capabilities, it is specific to your Microsoft resources — meaning that these often operate in a silo...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Project Hatchway: Persistent Storage for Cloud-Native Applications
    Customers want to take advantage of container technology for running stateful, data intensive applications, such as databases and modern cloud-native applications. One of the significant barriers they face is the lack of out-of-the-box persistent storage solutions in the container ecosystem. This is...
  • Grab a vBrownBag, Meet Experts and Get Hands-on at VMworld 2017 Europe
    What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Case in point: VMworld. After taking Sin City by storm last month, VMworld Europe will touch down in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-14 at the Fira Gran Via. The Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit will be at VMworld Europe in full-force, with...
  • 12 Must-See Cloud-Native Applications Sessions at VMworld Europe
    VMworld is packing its bags and heading out on a Eurotrip! Bringing all the star power, insight and innovation from Las Vegas overseas, VMworld Europe will touch down at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-14. As was the case during VMworld US, the Cloud-Native Applications Busines...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • New eBook! Your Comprehensive Guide to VMware Horizon Cloud
    We are very excited to announce the release of the VMware Horizon Cloud eBook.  This comprehensive guide gives users an inside look into the Horizon Cloud Service. Horizon Cloud gives organizations the flexibility to deploy virtual desktops and apps on their preferred infrastructure, on-prem or in t...
  • Top EUC News This Week: Horizon 7 + Skype for Business, VMworld Europe & Much More
    In top end-user computing (EUC) news this week: Horizon 7 and Skype for Business, Windows 10 at VMworld Europe, New Horizon Cloud hands-on lab and so much more. Let’s Get Technical A new technical whitepaper for Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype for Business on VMware Horizon 7 is now available. The whi...
  • VMware Horizon 7, Skype for Business, and Lync 2013: Updated Technical White Paper
    As a follow-up to our previous announcement on VMware Horizon 7 with Skype for Business, we are happy to announce that the technical white paper on this topic has been updated. Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype for Business on VMware Horizon 7 is now available to help you with system requirements and th...

AirWatch Blog

  • VMware AirWatch SDK Plugins Now Available for Hybrid App Development Platforms
    Enterprises are digitally transforming and evolving their business models to adopt mobility and apps into almost every aspect of their business. According to Gartner, by 2020, more than 75 percent of enterprises will have adopted at least one platform to accelerate their digital transformation strat...
  • Beyond UEM: Detecting the Onslaught of Mobile Threats With AI
    The advent of mobility within companies opened up the need for enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions (and later, unified endpoint management, or UEM). With EMM, IT could finally manage and secure mobile devices for work. Companies discovered new ways to work, drive innovation and deliver cu...
  • Complete Itinerary for Windows 10 Enthusiasts at VMworld 2017 Europe
    More than 500 million endpoints now run Windows 10, according to Microsoft. The majority of organizations around the world are actively migrating or mapping out their journey to Windows 10. At VMworld 2017 in Barcelona, we’ve built out the largest amount of content for our customers interested in en...

The Support Insider

  • Top 20 vSphere articles for August 2017
    /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Increasing ...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 2nd September 2017
    VMware vCenter Server vAPI Endpoint Service in warning state on vSphere Web Client Date Published: 2017/08/28 VMware vCenter Server Appliance Starting vCenter Server or PSC services fails with error message: INFO:root:'’ startMode is Manual, skipping to start Date Published: 2017/09/01 VMware Horizo...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 26th August 2017
    VMware ESXi Connection to iSCSI Datastore is lost with the error “(inaccessible)”  The vpxd service fails to start after vCenter is migrated from vSphere 6.0 to 6.5   VMware NSX for vSphere Partial firewall rule is seen on the vNIC with ‘Applied To’ configuration set to ‘Policy Security Group’ VMwar...
  • Breakthrough Visibility
    VMware Skyline™ is radically transforming customer support By: Dale Ferrario Customers like you that run business-critical operations on VMware environments need an infrastructure that’s always-on and optimized for peak performance. You expect fast, environment-specific remediation recommendations, ...
  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for July 2017
    VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment  Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client  Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products  Joining the VMWare vCenter Server Appliance or VMwar...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...

ESX Virtualization

  • Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2 Released
    Not a long time after 7.1 release which brought protection for Hyper-V clusters, Nakivo software has another release. Nakivo 7.2 released a few days back, enhances the already packed product with other features and functions. And this is today’s post name – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.2. One of ...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS is GA
    During the second day of VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas VMware has announced an availability of VMware cloud on AWS. A service which has been announced during last year’s VMworld along with VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud on AWS is actually powered by VMware Cloud Foundation which has vSphere, VMwa...
  • VMware Integrated Openstack 4.0 announced – VMworld 2017
    VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO) 4.0 announced during VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. This is already the fourth release of Openstack (called Ocata) which is managed and supported by VMware. We have reported on the Mitaka release last year and the post was a great success. So again this year, VMware mov...
  • VMware Cloud Services – New PaaS Services for Managing, Securing and Govern Public and Private Cloud Infrastructure
    This is the first announcement for this year’s VMworld 2017 from VMware. Today’s post is about new VMware Cloud Services. VMware is working on a new operation layer which will sit on the top of the public cloud and which will make the apps compatible between different clouds. Currently, when you wan...
  • Runecast Analyzer 1.6 with New REST API and vSphere Web Client Plugin
    Runecast Analyzer 1.6 has been released just before VMworld US. The 1.6 version or Runecast has a new vSphere Web client plugin, new (or richier) REST API and also features security compliance standards DISA STIG (Defense Information Systems Agency – Security Technical Implementation Guide), which a...

CormacHogan.com

  • New vSAN Stretched Cluster Topology now supported
    After publishing the vSAN Networking Guide earlier this year, Paudie O’Riordain and I received numerous questions regarding support on having different stretched clusters hosting each other’s witness appliances. These queries arose because we discussed a 2-node (ROBO) topology which allowed this to ...
  • See you at VMworld 2017 Barcelona
    Now that the US VMworld 2017 event in Las Vegas is over for another year, the focus turns to the VMworld 2017 event in Europe. This year, it once again takes place in Barcelona, Spain. A difference this year is that there is not much of a gap between US and European events, with the Europe event tak...
  • Project Hatchway – VMware Persistent Storage for Containers
    Earlier yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit in on a VMworld 2017 session delivered by one of my colleagues, Tushar Thole. Tushar presented “Project Hatchway” to the audience, and like the description of this post suggests, this is all about providing VMware persistent storage to containers. In a...
  • VMworld 2017 Session on vSphere 6.5 Core Storage now on YouTube
    A quick note to let you know that the session that I delivered on day 1 of VMworld 2017 is now available on YouTube. The session is entitled “A Deep Dive into vSphere 6.5 Core Storage Features and Functionality” and I delivered this with Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage. Judging by the feedback, and t...
  • PKS Announcement at VMworld 2017 – Pivotal Container Service
    VMworld always has lots of new announcements about various VMware products and initiatives. VMworld 2017 is no different. This morning we had the announcement of PKS, the Pivotal Container Service. Yes, that is a K instead of a C in the acronym – this is to highlight the fact that this container ser...

Scott's Weblog

  • Using Keybase with GPG on macOS
    During my too-brief stint using Fedora Linux as my primary laptop OS (see here for some details), I became attached to using GPG (GNU Privacy Guard)—in conjunction with Keybase—for signing Git commits and signing e-mail messages. Upon moving back to macOS, I found that I needed to set th...
  • A Brief Look at VMware's Three Cloud Approaches
    I’m at VMworld 2017 this week (obviously, based on my tweets and blog posts), and in the general sessions Monday and yesterday VMware made a big deal about how VMware is approaching cloud computing and cloud services. However, as I’ve been talking to other attendees, it’s become cl...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Unlike yesterday, I wasn’t accosted by the local facilities team trying to get a seat at a table in the bloggers/press/analyst area, so that’s an improvement over yesterday. While I’m aware of (most, if not a...
  • Liveblog: VMworld 2017 Day 1 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 1 keynote at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. There was a bit of a kerfluffle regarding seating (the local facilities staff didn’t want to let me sit in the bloggers’ area because “you’re not a blogger”), but I managed to snag a seat anyway. ...
  • Technology Short Take #86
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #86, the latest collection of links, articles, and posts from around the web, focused on major data center technology areas. Enjoy! Networking Csilla Bessenyei has a series of articles on step-by-step automation that you might find helpful. I found the articles at...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • My pre-VMworld post mega roll-up
    I’ve done a whole bunch of posts on various topics leading up to VMworld and I thought I would aggregate them all into one post so readers who are either attending VMworld or just listening in remotely can easily read through them. This one is for the 2017 Top vBloggers and vExperts going to V...
  • Top vBloggers and vExperts going to VMworld I have something for you
    For any 2017 Top vBloggers going to VMworld US I have cool Top vBlog magnetic clothing buttons (no pins!) for you. I was able to make them as Top 10/25/50 this year as there was no die fee, I have enough for 2 for each blogger. Come find me at VMworld to pick yours up, … Continue reading  ...
  • Top 30 people I look forward to seeing at VMworld 2017
    Last year I  did a post of the top 25 people that I look forward to seeing at VMworld and I thought I would update it for this year (and expand it to 30) with the top people that I look forward to seeing there as a well. First off, this is no reflection on … Continue reading » [[ This i...
  • Just in time for VMworld, Zerto releases Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5
    Zerto today announced a new release of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), version 5.5 that has some cool new things in it. They have a whole page devoted to what’s new in 5.5 but I thought I’d summarize it for you. Rapid, Automated Recovery To-and-From Microsoft Azure Continuous, bi-direct...
  • How to experience VMworld 2017 without attending it
    As much as everyone would love to attend VMworld many people can not go for a variety reasons but you can still get a lot out of the show even if you do not attend. I thought I’d highlight some of the many resources that are available to virtual attendees to be able to participate … Continue ...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: XtremIO X2the best clean-sheet AFA gets better.
    This week marks the launch of the next generation of an incredible successful product – Dell EMC XtremIO. The best way to think of X2 as the 2nd generation of XtremIO – it takes the great foundation of the strengths of XtremIO and builds on them. The core architecture of keeping all the metadata ...
  • VMworld 2017: re-inventing Data Protection for VMware
    This is cool. Every customer needs Data Protection for their VMware environment – local backup and recovery, and protection from disaster recovery. I’ve seen every chapter of this – from the birth of Site Recovery Manager in 2008 (to Jay Judkowitz – shout out to you buddy!, the birth of CBT in 2009...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud DIY Choices
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices.   Also – I strongly recommend reading this “DIY” and “Consume” blog post here – it’s very useful. Ok, with that context ...
  • VMworld 2017: Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    IMO – this is one of the biggest announcements at VMworld this week.   It is a major shift to the Dell Technologies strategic perspective, and important for our customers. It’s something we’ve been spending a lot of time on internally for a while – I’ve spent hours at end with Scott Yara and James...
  • VMworld 2017: Continued Advances in Hybrid Cloud - NHC
    If you’re coming here first – I strongly recommend reading the “Lessons Learnt” post in this series, here.  It will help with context, and understanding your options and choices. Ok, with that context – lets talk about the Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) 1.4  NHC is designed to be a full cloud stack – bu...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Desktop Security with NSX
    Most organisations continue to spend most of their security budget on securing their server infrastructure, implementing things like firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection systems and SIEM solutions. The reason for this is that’s where they consider their most prized possession to be, thei...
  • Configure an External vRealize Orchestrator Server
    You can set up vRealize Automation to use an external vRealize Orchestrator server. System administrators can configure the default vRealize Orchestrator server globally for all tenants. Tenant administrators can configure the vRealize Orchestrator server only for their tenants. ...
  • VMworld 2017 Sessions on YouTube
    VMworld 2017 ADV1587BU VMware NSX + Horizon: Security Architecture for Desktops & Applications VMworld 2017 LHC3159SU Accelerate the Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS VMworld 2017 LHC3371BUS VMware Cloud on AWS – The Painless Path to Hybrid Cloud VMworld 2017 MGT2185BU 360-Degree Tro...
  • Understanding VMware AppDefense: A Tom Corn Perspective
    VMware AppDefense is a new security solution that allows organizations to create least privilege environments around their applications running in virtualized or cloud systems, a key feature according to VMware’s senior vice president for security products, Tom Corn. Watch VMware’s Tom Corn i...
  • AppDefense Blogger Talk Show
    Wade Holms and Geoff Wilmington discuss the release of the new VMware AppDefense for securing data centers. ...

Virten.net

  • JSON Repository Format Update and now with SCSI Codes
    Whenever I create databases with information like ESXi Versions, vCenter Versions or VMware's HCL I try make these available to be used for automation or in scripts. JSON is my data-type of choice but I figured that another structure might be …Read more »...
  • SCSI Sense Code Decoder OP Code Update
    I've added a new feature to my online SCSI Sense Code Decoder. It is now possible to enter the Command that has been reported to be failed into the form. The command is displayed in the error message and can …Read more »...
  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
    VMware has just released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 including the following producs: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 6.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware Tools 10.1.10 [Release Notes] [...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware NSX-T v2.0
    VMware has just released the new major version of NSX-T 2.0 to provides an agile software-defined infrastructure to build cloud-native application environments. When Nicira product has been released was for Linux and physical platform, but after the VMware’s acquisition has been re-engineered ...
  • September 2017 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: CloudSec 2017 – London (Sep, 5) VMworld EU – Barcelona (Sep 11-14) Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2017 – London (Sep, 18-19) Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2017 – London (Sep, 18-19) Techconnect – Berlin (Sep, 19-20) Managed Services & H...
  • What’s happened during VMworld US 2017
    The US edition of VMworld 2017 is finally over and maybe you want to know what’s new (or if there are something news compared to previous year). Of course there are. Again Michael Dell was present during the keynote of the second day, side to side with Pat Gelsinger: Dell Technologies has beco...
  • Choosing the right vCenter platform
    Actually there are two different platform where you can run the vCenter Server components (including the PSC): Windows (both physical or virtual) or Linux (only with the vCSA, based on PhotonOS). Initially there was only a Windows version, then the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) was first introduce...

 

 

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VMware Blogs

  • vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things
    “Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.&#rdquo; -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMwor...
  • CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway
    The time is drawing near!Join theCloudCredibility.comteam as they partner again with the experts inHands-On Labsto bring you:CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge& Great Echo GiveawayAt the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at CloudCredibility.com, and in the Hands-On Lab...
  • New VMware Brand Portal
    Register to it now. This Portal replaces the current (One Brand) site and it contains all things VMware brand-related – including templates, guidelines, logos, and brand training. However access is not immediate. After registration you will receive an email with instructions to attend required train...
  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
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  • We Want to Meet You at SIGCOMM 2017
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  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you c...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!In this spotlight session, Sajai Kr...
  • Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the session...
  • Partner Exchange Countdown: Know Before You Go
    The countdown is on to the BIGGEST VMware Partner event of the year.In just 10 days, Partner Exchange will light up Las Vegas. Your Partner Exchange pass gives you access to the Partner Exchange General Session, Business Growth Keynotes, Technical and Sales bootcamps and more. To ensure you make the...

VMware Radius

  • VMware Cloud Customers to Share Insights at VMworld 2017
    VMworld® 2017 in Las Vegas and Barcelona will serve as the platform for 30 VMware customers to showcase how they gain agility and efficiency across their private and public clouds with VMware cloud management. Box, Credit Suisse, and Polaris Alpha are scheduled to participate. Box’s session will fo...
  • Corona-Norco Unified School District Delivers on Learning With VMware
    Running a school is a challenge. But managing fifty schools across three cities? That is seemingly impossible, yet that is exactly what California-based Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) does. With more than 53,000 students to educate, CNUSD’s goal is to provide these children with a pers...
  • Digital Workspace Ensures Security Isn’t a Barrier to Great Work
    The digital workspace champions flexible, employee-centric technology systems to aid productivity and unlock the potential of individual employees, teams, and organizations. It enables enterprises to deliver easy-to-use, streamlined, and empowering experiences to their most valuable resource: their ...

Open Source @VMware

  • Open Source Global Relay Borathon: Fostering Open Source at VMware
    To continue promoting an active internal open source community, VMware’s Open Source Program Office hosted the first annual Open Source Global Relay Borathon. A Borathon is VMware’s take on a hackathon. The event presents an opportunity for our community to get back to their creative roots and wor...
  • Join Alan Renouf to Talk about Open Source, APIs, SDKs & CLIs at VMworld
    Are you interested in open source at VMware, software development kits (SDKs), vSphere PowerCLI or vSphere APIs? Come join Alan Renouf and his colleagues at these top VMworld open source sessions in the U.S. and Europe to learn more from the experts! Alan Renouf is a Senior Product Line Manager at ...
  • The Hillview Open Source Project: Big Data for the 99% of Enterprises
    As its motto says, the Hillview open source project is “big data for the 99% of enterprises.” And with the torrential influx of “things” entering businesses and homes everywhere, toolsets for big data exploration are in high demand. Fortunately for your IT and operations teams, Hillview can handle d...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!
    VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available. The vSphere GUIs, including the vSphere Web Client and HTML5-based v...
  • Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows
    VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available. Why Is VMware deprecating vCenter Server for Windows? VMware is c...
  • The VMware Certified Big Cloud Fabric Plug-in for vSphere Web Client / HTML5 Client Plug-in Solution by Big Switch
    Big Cloud Fabric plug-in for vSphere Web Client and vSphere HTML5 Client is an important part of the Big Cloud Fabric integrated solution with VMware vSphere, that adds additional benefits for provisioning and visibility specifically for vSphere VM administrators. This plug-in is the industry’s firs...

Network Virtualization

  • VMware NSX-V: Security for VxRAIL Hyper-Converged Solutions
    Check-out the new white paper on leveraging NSX-V for security within the VxRAIL hyper-converged platform. The paper outlines how VxRAIL hyper-converged solutions leveraging NSX-V for security solves many of the security challenges with traditional silo-based architectures. A brief outline is provid...
  • Disaster Recovery with VMware NSX-V and Zerto
    Note, this is a reposting of the blog that I initially posted here on humairahmed.com. In a prior blog, VMware NSX and SRM: Disaster Recovery Overview and Demo, I described and demoed how VMware NSX and SRM with vSphere Replication combined provide for an enhanced disaster recovery (DR) solution. SR...
  • NSX Sessions for the Geeks at VMworld 2017
    This year at VMworld 2017 we have a great agenda full of highly technical sessions around NSX.  Over the past few years NSX has expanded to meet a variety of use cases as our Content Catalog clearly shows. Based on the project your working on today, check out our recommendations for the best technic...

Virtual Blocks

  • HPE Takes Over Vegas at VMworld 2017!
    We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued vSAN partners, HPE. This post previews some of the joint work from our two companies and what you can look forward to at VMworld 2017.  VMworld is happening next week in Las Vegas and for five days HPE will be at the event with The post H...
  • VMworld Sneak-Peak with vSAN and Western Digital
    We are pleased to offer a guest post from one of our valued partners on a number of initiatives, including vSAN: Western Digital. This post previews some of the joint work of our companies and what you can find at VMworld 2017. By Patric Chang, Sr. Director of Strategic Partner Ecosystems, Western D...
  • VMware Runs on vSAN – in a Big Way!
    vSAN has had tremendous customer adoption since its release, and of course people are often quite interested to hear about environments that have had great success and done deployments at a very large scale. What about VMware itself?  Do we use vSAN for mission critical environments?  Absolutely.  O...

VMware Cloud Management

  • Introducing Assessment for VMware Cloud on AWS with vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.1
    Assessment for VMware Cloud on AWS, now available with vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.1   We are delighted to announce the release of vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.1 to support VMware Cloud on AWS. You can download the new release here. vRealize Business for Cloud provides out of the box cloud...
  • Detecting VM Performance Anomalies With Wavefront
    Introduction More than 80% of all workloads run on top of virtualized infrastructures. Monitoring the performance of the virtual machines that comprise this infrastructure, is important for achieving high application performance, improving cluster-utilization, and in lowering costs. To aid per...
  • Identity Manager content pack for Log Insight
    Overview Identity Manager is a service that extends your on-premises directory infrastructure to provide a seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) experience to web, mobile, SaaS, and legacy applications. Identity Manager leverages the same core identity management solution that may be seen powering VMware v...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Learn All About Containers at VMworld
    The ecosystem of frameworks and tools in the container space is rapidly evolving. Navigating this dynamic landscape and choosing the right solution for your IT infrastructure can be intimidating and challenging. A well-architected container infrastructure solution is critical for promoting developer...
  • Deep Dive into Kubernetes at VMworld
    Kubernetes is the leading orchestration framework for containers today. Still, deployment and management of an enterprise-ready Kubernetes system is an ongoing challenge for many enterprises. At this year’s VMworld US, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vega...
  • The Hands-on Labs & Meet the Expert Roundtables You Can’t Miss at VMworld
    Cloud-Native Applications is set to make quite a splash at this year’s VMworld US conference, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Over the course of these five days, the Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit at VMware will be holding sessions, ...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Unlocking Mobile Moments with VMware Workspace ONE Productivity Apps
    Do you wonder how often you pull your smartphone out of your pocket (or purse)? Do you feel “separation anxiety” (and I use that term loosely here) if the smartphone is not within arm’s length, especially if you’re not wearing your smartwatch? If you answered yes to those questions, I don’t believe ...
  • EUC at VMworld 2017 U.S. Checklist: 10 Things to Know Before You Go
    What will Pat announce next on stage at VMworld? What’s in store for Sumit and Shawn’s new end-user-computing (EUC) Showcase Keynote? (Hint: This demo-packed keynote deserves a space on your schedule.) Before we get into the major news, here’s what you, our Vegas-bound mobility pros, need to know be...
  • VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: Learn More at VMworld 2017 U.S.
    Sign up to receive the latest updates about Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure: vmware.com/partners/global-alliances/microsoft.html.  Since we announced our vision for VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure in May, we received tremendous interest from prospective customers. At VMworld 2017 U.S., atte...

AirWatch Blog

The Support Insider

  • Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for July 2017
    VMware vCloud Suite 7 Fulfillment  Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client  Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products  Joining the VMWare vCenter Server Appliance or VMwar...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for July 2017
      Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  Removing the vRealize Operations Manager Plugin from vSphere after upgrading to vROps 6.6  Enabling SSH access in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x  Session Data is missing in vRealize Operations for Horizon  vRealize Operations Ma...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for July 2017
    Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products  FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Upgrade to vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0 fails with error “State mismatch on bucket”  VMware Cloud Foundation deployed ESXi hosts use TCP to communicate with vRealize Log Insight VMware Response to...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for July 2017
    Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Removing invalid linked clone entries automatically using the ViewDBChk tool in VMware Horizon View 5.3 and later versions Removing a standard (replica) connection server or a security server from a cluster of connection/security servers...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 19th August 2017
    VMware vRealize Automation Unable to view any groups in directory Sync Settings “Groups” tab after upgrading from vRA 7.2 to 7.3 Date Published: 2017/08/14 “The current data type SECURE_STRING for the ‘xxxxxxxxx’ field must be STRING with API operation” error when submitting a blueprint in vRA that ...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • ATTO's ESXi Thunderbolt Driver is now officially on VMware HCL
    Last week I had received some great news from our friends over at ATTO Technology that their ESXi Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel Driver has passed the VMware Certification process and is now officially listed on VMware's HCL. I had known the team was planning to certify their driver but was not aware ...
  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...

ESX Virtualization

  • StarWind Virtual SAN 2-Node Tips and Requirements
    StarWind Virtual SAN can be installed in many different scenarios, for different purposes. The most “basic” infrastructure which is highly available (HA) (has redundancy) is an infrastructure with just two nodes, with local storage. Compared to VMware vSAN which needs a third node to host a vSAN Wit...
  • What Is VMware Identity Manager?
    Today we will explain to our audience What Is VMware Identity Manager. One might think that it is a new VMware product, but no, it’s just re-named VMware Workspace Portal. VMware Identity Manager has two editions. Standard and Advanced. VMware Identity Manager Advanced Edition includes AirWatch devi...
  • How to restore Individual File for VMware Mirage Client system
    VMware Mirage Guide is heading to the end. We have successfully installed VMware Mirage cluster with two management servers, one SQL server, one Mirage server, and configured the whole solution. Then we have done few posts concerning the management of the base layers, app layers, and endpoints. The ...

CormacHogan.com

  • ATS Miscompare revisited in vSphere 6.5
    Does anyone remember the ATS Miscompare issue? This blog post from 2 years ago might jog your memory. It is basically an issue that arose when we began using ATS, the VAAI Atomic Test and Set primitive, for maintaining the ‘liveness’ of a heartbeat in vSphere 5.5U2.  After making this change, a numb...
  • Improved block allocation mechanism on VMFS-6
    Along with other improvements to VMFS-6, there is also a new block allocation mechanism which aims to reduce lock contention between hosts sharing the same VMFS-6 filesystem. To understand how lock contention could arise, it is important to understand that resources on VMFS are grouped into resource...
  • A change to sub-blocks on VMFS-6
    Something that I only just recently noticed is that we have made a change to the sub-blocks structure on VMFS-6, compared to VMFS-5. Sub-blocks are small allocations on a VMFS volume, and they are used to back small files. They were introduced as a space-saving measure to prevent using a full file b...
  • VMFS-6 Large and Small File Blocks – what are they?
    When vSphere 6.5 released towards the end of 2016, it introduced a brand new version of VMFS, VMFS-6. VMFS probably needs little in the way of introduction at this stage, it being VMware’s flagship filesystem for over 10 years at this point. There is an older VMFS whitepaper available here if you ar...
  • View 7.1 and vSAN 6.6.1 interop – nice fix
    Last week, I was rolling out Horizon View v7.1 on my new vSAN 6.6.1 all-flash configuration in the lab. Now, one of the pet peeves a few of us have had with this configuration was that a warning was always reported around read cache reservations on all-flash vSAN. Of course, read cache is irrelevant...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • My pre-VMworld post mega roll-up
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  • Top vBloggers and vExperts going to VMworld I have something for you
    For any 2017 Top vBloggers going to VMworld US I have cool Top vBlog magnetic clothing buttons (no pins!) for you. I was able to make them as Top 10/25/50 this year as there was no die fee, I have enough for 2 for each blogger. Come find me at VMworld to pick yours up, … Continue reading  ...
  • Top 30 people I look forward to seeing at VMworld 2017
    Last year I  did a post of the top 25 people that I look forward to seeing at VMworld and I thought I would update it for this year (and expand it to 30) with the top people that I look forward to seeing there as a well. First off, this is no reflection on … Continue reading » [[ This i...
  • How to experience VMworld 2017 without attending it
    As much as everyone would love to attend VMworld many people can not go for a variety reasons but you can still get a lot out of the show even if you do not attend. I thought I’d highlight some of the many resources that are available to virtual attendees to be able to participate … Continue ...

Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: VMware, Dell EMC (and our competitors)get ready to RUMBLE.
    It’s that time of year again, VMworld is around the corner (August 28-31).   This will be my 11th VMworld.   I’ve seen great ones, moderate ones – but never a lame one.   Yes, the vibe has changed over the years – but hey, maybe it’s that I’m getting older :-) It’s funny to think about it – ...
  • Making 2 go to 1: Choosing simplification in Vblock/VxBlock.
    With Cisco Live! next week in Las Vegas (June 25-29th) it’s a good time to provide a quick, but important update on what we’re doing around CI.    Our Dell EMC team will be there in force – and for all of us, I hope it cools down :-) Now, on to the topic of the post.   I deeply, personally believe...
  • 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 applia...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Free e-learning course - VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals
    This course begins with the concept of software-defined datacenter, software-defined storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure, then reviews traditional vSphere’s storage solutions and introduces vSAN as a new addition to the solutions. The course also discusses vSAN’s architecture, relati...
  • vRA + NSX - Delivering App-Centric Networking and Security
    VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is the powerful automation engine in VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Platform (CMP). vRA is designed to automate not just applications and service delivery, but also the infrastructure ecosystem around them, resulting in an app-centric authoring, provisioni...
  • Latest Fling from VMware Labs - DRS Dump Insight
    DRS Dump Insight is a service portal where users can upload drmdump files and it provides a summary of the DRS run, with a breakup of all the possible moves along with the changes in ESX hosts resource consumption before and after DRS run. Users can get answers to questions like: Why did DR...
  • New Certification: VMware vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist
    VMware Education Services has released a new badge, the vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist. This digital badge shows that you can plan, manage, and help scale SDDC and multi-cloud environments through unified monitoring, automated performance management, cloud planning and capacity optimizatio...
  • New Certification: VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist
    VMware Education Services has released a new badge, the VMware vSAN 2017 Specialist. The badge holder is a technical professional who understands the vSAN 6.6 architecture and its complete feature set, knows how to conduct a vSAN design and deployment exercise, can implement a live vSAN hyper-c...

Virten.net

  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
    VMware has just released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 including the following producs: VMware vCenter Server 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 U1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 6.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware Tools 10.1.10 [Release Notes] [...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 6 - Troubleshooting
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 5 - Performance Service
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...
  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 4 - Cluster Health
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware vExpert vSAN 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert vSAN. I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the vSAN award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be ...
  • VMware vExpert NSX 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert NSX and I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the NSX award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be...
  • Top virtualization blog 2017 results
    Also this year the results of the annual contest Voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. This content has become a big reference for all virtualization blogger (it’s not necessary a classificati...
  • ESXi Networking – Disable IPv6?
    Several people are disabling IPv6 support in ESXi for different reasons: because of the minimum privilege principle (if you are not using a service, why you have to keep it enabled?) or simple because they don’t want any IPv6 address in the network. On Linux and Windows systems is become very ...

 

 

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VMware Blogs

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  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
    By: Lora Johnson  For today&#rsquo;s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and s...
  • Mobilité internationale : les femmes décident de leur avenir
    Chronique par Henri van der Vaeren VP South Europe, Middle East & Africa at VMwareL&#rsquo;époque est aux changements, vivons là comme une opportunité. Nous sommes bousculés dans nos habitudes? Utilisons cela comme une force qui nous pousse vers l&#rsquo;avant. Mobilisons-nous pour participer à cett...
  • We Want to Meet You at SIGCOMM 2017
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  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegasis only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you c...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!In this spotlight session, Sajai Kr...
  • Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the session...
  • Partner Exchange Countdown: Know Before You Go
    The countdown is on to the BIGGEST VMware Partner event of the year.In just 10 days, Partner Exchange will light up Las Vegas. Your Partner Exchange pass gives you access to the Partner Exchange General Session, Business Growth Keynotes, Technical and Sales bootcamps and more. To ensure you make the...

VMware Radius

  • The Evolution of Infrastructure Is Driving Digital Transformation
    It’s an exciting time to be in infrastructure. At least that’s the view of Pere Monclus, vice president and CTO for the Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware. His focus is the future of networking, which, he says, is part of the wave of business innovation rippling across the enterprise. ...
  • The Future of the Digital Workspace Revealed at VMworld 2017
    As VMware expands its business, the footprint of VMworld has grown to accommodate its expanded portfolio of solutions and services, and the increased interest among IT professionals. Nowhere is that more evident than in this year’s expansive line-up of end-user computing (EUC) sessions and the enthu...
  • CRN 2017 Annual Report Card: VMware Recognized for Third Year in a Row
    This week, CRN announced its 2017 Annual Report Card Winners, giving top marks to key vendors and VMware has been named the overall winner in the Desktop & Server Virtualization category.  For the Annual Report Card, solution providers scored vendors in 22 technology categories based on their perfo...

Open Source @VMware

  • Join Alan Renouf to Talk about Open Source, APIs, SDKs & CLIs at VMworld
    Are you interested in open source at VMware, software development kits (SDKs), vSphere PowerCLI or vSphere APIs? Come join Alan Renouf and his colleagues at these top VMworld open source sessions in the U.S. and Europe to learn more from the experts! Alan Renouf is a Senior Product Line Manager at ...
  • The Hillview Open Source Project: Big Data for the 99% of Enterprises
    As its motto says, the Hillview open source project is “big data for the 99% of enterprises.” And with the torrential influx of “things” entering businesses and homes everywhere, toolsets for big data exploration are in high demand. Fortunately for your IT and operations teams, Hillview can handle d...
  • How PostgreSQL Became an Overnight Success 30 Years in the Making
    451Research recently estimated that around 30 percent of technology companies use PostgreSQL for core applications. This object-relational, open source database system for enterprises is known for its power, reliability and scalability. VMware engineers Peter Geoghegan, Kevin Grittner and Michael Pa...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Become a design partner for VMware Cloud on AWS
    VMworld is right around the corner and the VMware Cloud on AWS User Experience team is looking for design partners at VMworld US and Europe. Not only will you get to have your voice heard and interact with the product team, we even have swag for you. Here is where we need your help: VMware Cloud o...
  • Big Data Technical Breakout Sessions and Related Events at VMworld 2017
    There are many interesting technical breakout sessions and other discussions on virtualizing big data being given at the VMworld events this year. To give you a time-ordered roadmap to all of these sessions, here is the list we have built along with their times and dates of delivery. Check in at the...
  • vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos
    Today we are releasing a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist, all dedicated to helping customers with vCenter Server 6.5 architecture and design. These videos are a bit different from the previous ones we did, since Adam and I decided to have a more conversational approach. We ...

Network Virtualization

  • NSX Sessions for the Geeks at VMworld 2017
    This year at VMworld 2017 we have a great agenda full of highly technical sessions around NSX.  Over the past few years NSX has expanded to meet a variety of use cases as our Content Catalog clearly shows. Based on the project your working on today, check out our recommendations for the best technic...
  • Top 10 Networking and Security Sessions VMworld 2017
    At VMworld 2016, we showed network virtualization has gone mainstream and that NSX is the sure-fire way for you to bring your data center into the future with unparalleled security, speed, and agility. A year on, NSX is taking its show on the road, and its destination is… everywhere. Not satisfied ...
  • NSX-Powered Credit Union Shifts Focus to Speed and Innovation
    Personal banking sure isn’t what it used to be. Thankfully. When is the last time you went to a bank? My trips are so infrequent that I actually enjoy the experience as a change of pace. That’s because normally, I get to transfer money or deposit a check not only online, but from my phone. And thin...

Virtual Blocks

  • vSpeaking Podcast Episode 55: Automate all the things
    “Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.” -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests this week. With VMworld just...
  • Key Storage and Availability Activities at VMworld 2017
    Hyper-converged Infrastructure is HOT HOT HOT, and we’ve got the only vSphere-native HCI solution available.  Over 8,000 customers have taken the plunge with vSAN, and VMworld is the perfect place to investigate how vSAN can help you too! From the Storage & Availability team at VMware – We...
  • New vSAN 6.6.1 upgrade guide now available
    With the release of vSAN 6.6.1 or vSphere 6.5 U1 we have put together a new upgrade document to assist you with upgrading to vSAN 6.6.1 from previous releases. The guide  provides prescriptive guidance and clarity on vSAN upgrade steps. it also includes step by step guide for new vSAN and vSphere Up...

VMware Cloud Management

  • How to Automate Citrix NetScaler Deployment with vRealize Orchestrator
    By: Lora Johnson     For today’s IT teams, the number of end-user requests can be overwhelming — and extremely time consuming. As a result, it turns IT teams into tactical executors instead of strategic stewards for the organization. However, by leveraging vRealize Orchestrator to automate and st...
  • Automate IT Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas
    VMworld 2017 Las Vegas is only one week ahead! August 27-31 is going to be crazy in Las Vegas. The week will hold a lot of exciting news, a great number of new features and a slew of great talks and sessions. We are all geared up for “Automate IT” related events and activities. Here is the list you ...
  • Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features
    Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party! Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases! In this spotlight session, Saja...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • The Hands-on Labs & Meet the Expert Roundtables You Can’t Miss at VMworld
    Cloud-Native Applications is set to make quite a splash at this year’s VMworld US conference, taking place Aug. 27-31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Over the course of these five days, the Cloud-Native Applications Business Unit at VMware will be holding sessions, ...
  • Top Cloud-Native Applications Sessions You Should Attend at VMworld
    Cloud-native technologies are at the heart of digital disruption in every industry. The need to embrace cloud-native practices has never been more immediate. VMworld 2017 is just around the corner, and we have a comprehensive lineup of sessions tailored to address this expansive topic. In this post,...
  • How the Docker-experience Inspired vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC)
    The old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” did not apply to VMware when it came to developing vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC). Rather, we took the concept of something that was working in spades and created a product with even more functionality. Docker, an open platform for developers a...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • VMware OS Optimization Tool – New App Volumes Packaging Machine Template
    The VMware OS Optimization Tool is a VMware Fling that helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 systems for use with VMware . The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple...
  • VMware Workspace ONE Makes Constellation ShortList for Cloud Identity Management
    For the second year in a row, VMware Workspace ONE has been included in the Constellation ShortList for Cloud Identity Management. We’re proud to accept the award! It highlights our ability to deliver the advanced identity and mobility features early-adopter organizations need to delight end users a...
  • Delivering a Seamless Digital Workspace Experience with Horizon Cloud
    VMware Workspace ONE integrates with VMware Horizon Cloud to provide a simple and secure enterprise platform that allows end users to access their applications, data and services from any device, anywhere. Both platforms were built to integrate with each other, which provides a single user interface...

AirWatch Blog

  • The PCLM Revolution Will Not Be Televised. See It Live at VMworld
    By any measure, VMware AirWatch is the market leader in the enterprise mobility market. To wit, read the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), as well as the recent IDC EMM market share report for 2015. With the largest investments in R&D, the AirWatch team continues ...
  • Q&A: What CISOs Can Do About Mobile Security Threats
    The digital world’s fast becoming a pretty dangerous place. If you think about things like malicious networks, malware and vulnerabilities, digital threats pose a dire risk to a company’s data if the mobile devices are not properly secured. Last week, I reached out to Brian Duckering, head of produc...
  • VMworld Industry Workshops Expand Popular AirWatch Connect Days
    If you’re attending VMworld in Las Vegas, register for a free, pre-conference industry workshop on Aug. 27. Building on the successful format of our VMware AirWatch Connect Industry Days, experts in financial services (#IND6502U), healthcare (#IND6501U), public sector (#IND6500U) or retail (#IND6503...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 12th August 2017
    VMware App Volumes AppVolumes and Multi Domains and Trusts Date Published: 2017/08/06 AppVolumes Assignment using Domain Local Groups and Multi-Domain Date Published: 2017/08/06 VMware ESXi ScratchConfig.CurrentScratchLocation is set to /scratch after upgrading to ESXi 6.x Date Published:2017/08/08 ...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 5th August 2017
    VMware vCenter Server 2400 second timeout error during VM deployment while Storage DRS is enabled Date Published: 2017/08/02 EAM fails to complete VIB operation due to failed VIB payload publish Date Published: 2017/07/31 OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 Date P...
  • Top NSX product articles for July 2017
    Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection Troubleshooting vSphere ESX Agent Manager (EAM) with NSX Best Practices for upgrading NSX for vSphere Guest Introspection USVM reports disk is full Windows VM with NSX Network Introspection driver lose TCP connectivity Troubleshooting NSX f...
  • Top vSAN product articles for July 2017
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Requirements and considerations for the deployment of VMware vSAN vSAN Health Service vSAN HCL Health Controller Driver Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN proactive rebala...
  • Top vSphere product articles for July 2017
    Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version i...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
    I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]...
  • vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
    The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the [R...
  • PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
    I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 01, ...
  • AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
    For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally double...
  • Quick Tip - Locating SRM Placeholder VMs using the vSphere API
    I had received a question the other day from a reader where they were trying to distinguish between the running VM and its placeholder VM due to their use of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Since the VM name is exactly the same in both vCenter Servers, it was not clear how to identify between th...

ESX Virtualization

  • StarWind Virtual SAN 2-Node Tips and Requirements
    StarWind Virtual SAN can be installed in many different scenarios, for different purposes. The most “basic” infrastructure which is highly available (HA) (has redundancy) is an infrastructure with just two nodes, with local storage. Compared to VMware vSAN which needs a third node to host a vSAN Wit...
  • What Is VMware Identity Manager?
    Today we will explain to our audience What Is VMware Identity Manager. One might think that it is a new VMware product, but no, it’s just re-named VMware Workspace Portal. VMware Identity Manager has two editions. Standard and Advanced. VMware Identity Manager Advanced Edition includes AirWatch devi...
  • How to restore Individual File for VMware Mirage Client system
    VMware Mirage Guide is heading to the end. We have successfully installed VMware Mirage cluster with two management servers, one SQL server, one Mirage server, and configured the whole solution. Then we have done few posts concerning the management of the base layers, app layers, and endpoints. The ...
  • What is iSER And Why You Should Care?
    This post will give us some insights on iSER technology which accelerates workloads by using iSCSI extensions for RDMA. the iSER extension has the lowest latency and lowest CPU utilization. It is stable and saves advantages of the iSCSI protocol like security and high availability. The main differen...

CormacHogan.com

  • A change to sub-blocks on VMFS-6
    Something that I only just recently noticed is that we have made a change to the sub-blocks structure on VMFS-6, compared to VMFS-5. Sub-blocks are small allocations on a VMFS volume, and they are used to back small files. They were introduced as a space-saving measure to prevent using a full file b...
  • VMFS-6 Large and Small File Blocks – what are they?
    When vSphere 6.5 released towards the end of 2016, it introduced a brand new version of VMFS, VMFS-6. VMFS probably needs little in the way of introduction at this stage, it being VMware’s flagship filesystem for over 10 years at this point. There is an older VMFS whitepaper available here if you ar...
  • View 7.1 and vSAN 6.6.1 interop – nice fix
    Last week, I was rolling out Horizon View v7.1 on my new vSAN 6.6.1 all-flash configuration in the lab. Now, one of the pet peeves a few of us have had with this configuration was that a warning was always reported around read cache reservations on all-flash vSAN. Of course, read cache is irrelevant...
  • Deploying a new HyTrust KMS on vSphere 6.5
    Many regular readers will be aware of new encryption features added recently to VMware’s portfolio, such as vSAN  data-at-reset encryption and vSphere VM encryption in vSphere 6.5. I had to return to a configuration task that I hadn’t done in a while, which was the deployment of a new Key Management...
  • Some nice new features in vSAN 6.6.1
    For those of you who may have missed it, vSphere 6.5U1 was released very recently. This new release of vSphere also brought along a new release of vSAN, version 6.6.1. Included in this release are a few really nice features that did not make it into the major 6.6 release of vSAN that we had earlier ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Information on the Recent Site Migration
    Earlier this week, I completed the migration of this site to an entirely new platform, marking the third or fourth platform migration for this site in its 12-year history. Prior to the migration, the site was generated using Jekyll and GitHub Pages following a previous migration in late 2014. Prior ...

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  • Top 20 Sessions you must see at VMworld 2017
    I’ve looked through the whole VMworld Content Catalog and picked out my top 20 sessions that I feel are worth seeing and I thought I would share it with you. A few disclaimers though: There is no way you are going to be able to see 20 sessions at VMworld, so pick the ones you … Continue...
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  • Cost of VMworld party bands 2017 edition
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  • vLaunchPad updated with Top vBlog results
    My vLaunchPad were I maintain the huge list of blogs and websites in the VMware universe is now completely up to date following the results of Top vBlog 2017. I moved a few of the prior top 10 blogs that did not participate this year to the top of the other blog list and highlighted … Continu...
  • Get your party on at VMworld
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Virtual Geek

  • VMworld 2017: VMware, Dell EMC (and our competitors)get ready to RUMBLE.
    It’s that time of year again, VMworld is around the corner (August 28-31).   This will be my 11th VMworld.   I’ve seen great ones, moderate ones – but never a lame one.   Yes, the vibe has changed over the years – but hey, maybe it’s that I’m getting older :-) It’s funny to think about it – ...
  • Composable Infra, SDI, RSA WTH is all this stuff and whats the direction?
    I often get asked “what does the future of the datacenter look like?” and often in the context of some buzzwords like “composability”, “software defined infrastructure” (SDI), Rack-Scale Architecture (RSA).   These are real ideas, if less than real “things”.   It’s also often asked around “what com...
  • Making 2 go to 1: Choosing simplification in Vblock/VxBlock.
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  • 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 applia...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Performance of Storage Policy-Based Management in VMware vCenter Server 6.5
    Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) is a storage policy framework that helps administrators match virtual machine workload requirements against storage capabilities. SPBM runs as an independent service in the vCenter Server. This paper covers SPBM performance and is divided into two sectio...
  • Building an App in Xojo that talks to the vSphere 6.5 REST API
    For many years, I was a big fan of Asymetrix Toolbook and Visual Basic. I won’s say I’m an experienced programmer but I knew my way around (remember the vmClient). Since Visual Basic doesn’t run on a Mac, I did some research and have found a good cross platform alternative called Xojo, it’s ...
  • Enable RabbitMQ management on vRealize Automation
    This video explains how to enable the RabbitMQ management interface on the vRealize Automation Appliance and shows how to subscribe to a queue from Orchestrator.  umask 007; rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management  rabbitmqctl add_user esloof VMware1!  rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / es...
  • Reviewer's Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager
    The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager explores VMware Identity Manager and introduces its benefits, key features, architecture, and components. This guide describes the main features and bene ts of VMware Identity Manager, individual components, and interoperability. Th...

Virten.net

  • VCSA 6.5 Broken Filesystem - "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
    Today I managed to crash the storage used in my home lab. After fixing the FreeNAS box, my vCenter Server Appliance (Version 6.5 Update 1) refused to boot and after opening the console, it welcomed me with the following error …Read more »...
  • What's inside VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1
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  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 6 - Troubleshooting
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  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 5 - Performance Service
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  • vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 4 - Cluster Health
    vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide Part 1 - Basic Configuration Part 2 - Cluster-Administration Part 3 - Object Management Part 4 - Cluster Health Part 5 - Performance Service Part 6 - Troubleshooting The "vSAN 6.6 RVC Guide" series explains how to …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware vExpert vSAN 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert vSAN. I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the vSAN award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be ...
  • VMware vExpert NSX 2017
    One year ago, VMware has started new vExpert (sub)programs on different technologies. One was the vExpert NSX and I was honored to part of the first list. Now the list for 2017 vExperts who received the NSX award has been published. The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be...
  • Top virtualization blog 2017 results
    Also this year the results of the annual contest Voting for the top VMware & virtualization blogs are out on vSphere-land web site, after the usual live show where the top 25 were announced. This content has become a big reference for all virtualization blogger (it’s not necessary a classificati...
  • Ravello as a foundation for Oracle Cloud
    In the past, I’ve wrote about Ravello System and it’s unique solution (Smart Labs) that permit self-contained capsules to run your VMware/KVM development, test, training and demo environments in the cloud without migration. Also if the company has been acquired by Oracle (my guess was th...
  • ESXi Networking – Disable IPv6?
    Several people are disabling IPv6 support in ESXi for different reasons: because of the minimum privilege principle (if you are not using a service, why you have to keep it enabled?) or simple because they don’t want any IPv6 address in the network. On Linux and Windows systems is become very ...

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Hi everyone, we are so close to VMworld and there is so much news and excitement already building for the best event of the year. Do you have your tickets? Have you registered for the TAM Events? Please check in with your TAM and they will assist you to ensure that your VMworld experience is the best it can possibly be. From ensuring you get to the right session, have access to the right experts and have knowledge of the TAM spaces available as a TAM customer.

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Get to know VMware’s New CTO of Americas, Cameron Haight
Cameron Haight, VMware VP & CTO, Americas As the new CTO for the Americas, I’d like to shout out a “howdy” (yes, I am a Texan) to everyone reading my first blog post at VMware. I’m very excited to be in this role and I also recognize that I have some huge footsteps to follow-in from  […] The post...

New KB articles published for week ending 5th August 2017
VMware vCenter Server 2400 second timeout error during VM deployment while Storage DRS is enabled Date Published: 2017/08/02 EAM fails to complete VIB operation due to failed VIB payload publish Date Published: 2017/07/31 OVF deployment fails after upgrading to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U1 Dat...

VMware vSphere delivers greater out-of-the-box VM density than Red Hat Virtualization
vSphere supported 160% as many VMs with out-of-the-box settings. A third-party study shows that VMware® vSphere® 6.5 supports more virtual machines with out-of-the-box settings than Red Hat Virtualization 4.1. Higher density, lower CapEx The higher the VM density, the lower the per VM capital cos...

Top NSX product articles for July 2017
Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection Troubleshooting vSphere ESX Agent Manager (EAM) with NSX Best Practices for upgrading NSX for vSphere Guest Introspection USVM reports disk is full Windows VM with NSX Network Introspection driver lose TCP connectivity Troubleshooting NSX...

Top vSAN product articles for July 2017
Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Requirements and considerations for the deployment of VMware vSAN vSAN Health Service vSAN HCL Health Controller Driver Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN proactive reba...

Top vSphere product articles for July 2017
Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESXi /storage/log directory is full in vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products Permanent Device Loss (PDL) and All-Paths-Down (APD) in vSphere 5.x and 6.x Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version...

vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos
Today we are releasing a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist , all dedicated to helping customers with vCenter Server 6.5 architecture and design. These videos are a bit different from the previous ones we did , since Adam and I decided to have a more conversational approach...

Borathon: Fostering Greater Innovation at VMware
More than 100 of VMware’s most innovative minds flocked to this year’s Borathon, a two-plus day hacking and learning event held at VMware’s Palo Alto headquarters, last month. Borathon is one of many innovation programs at VMware where people get the opportunity to build upon their creative roots...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0014
Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory: VMSA-2017-0014 – VMware NSX-V Edge updates address OSPF Protocol LSA DoS The advisory documents a hard to exploit denial of service vulnerability in the implementation of the OSPF protocol in NSX-V Edge. This issue is present due to ...

To be “RDM for Oracle RAC”, or not to be, that is the question
Famous words from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Act III, Scene I. This is true even in the Virtualization world for Oracle Business Critical Applications where one wonders which way to go when it comes to provisioning shared disks for Oracle RAC disks, Raw Device Mappings (RDM) or VMDK ? Muc...

Cloud Momentum: VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture
We’re just days away from another VMworld in Las Vegas, and it’s going to be another amazing year, with a packed agenda crammed with sessions on our SDDC stack, including vSAN, NSX and vSphere, in addition to VMware on AWS and Cloud Foundation, all being my favorite topics at the moment. You’ll a...

E-Tailer Frank and Oak Explain Why They Use OVH Powered by VMware
In 2010, we partnered with the French cloud computing company OVH . The goal of our partnership was to “build a hybrid cloud-ready Infrastructure as a Service Solution.” Infrastructure as a Service, also known as IaaS , simplifies infrastructure development. This simplification makes it easier fo...

Reserve Your Seat Today to Learn How vCloud Air Network Partners Can Accelerate Your Success in the Cloud
VMworld is a time for meeting and learning, and that means spending quality time learning about new cloud solutions delivered by our partner ecosystem that will help your business grow. Throughout the conference, our subject matter experts and partners are ready to meet with you through breakou...

6 Criteria That Help You Separate the EMM “Sheep” from “Goats”
Sheep Versus Goats My high school German teacher had a saying: “Midterm exams separate the sheep from the goats.” From a sheep-herder’s perspective, sheep are superior. I grew up in cattle country with little regard for the neighboring county’s sheep-herder population, but I still held onto the i...

VMworld Industry Workshops Expand Popular AirWatch Connect Days
If you’re attending VMworld in Las Vegas, register for a free, pre-conference industry workshop on Aug. 27. Building on the successful format of our VMware AirWatch Connect Industry Days, experts in financial services ( #IND6502U ) , healthcare ( #IND6501U ), public sector ( #IND6500U ) or retail...

Is Standardization IT’s Friend or Foe—or Both?
Exploring Part I of the *New* Digital Workspace Story Map Getting the Digital Workspace Story Map Straight Here at VMware, we have talked about the digital workspace story for years. But if you put 10 people in a room and ask them what a digital workspace is or how to get there, you will get at l...

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure—It Keeps Getting Better!
Don’t you love it when a good thing just gets even better? Like when your smartphone can double as your SLR camera or your thermostat can also water the plants. We at VMware definitely do and recently worked our magic on our VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™ . Earlier this year, we announced the Hor...

Calling Mobility Partners! Don’t Miss EUC Sessions at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017
Want to grow your VMware AirWatch license and services sales and keep up with the digital workspace trend? Curious about what’s new and what’s next for VMware Partners ? Look no further. Partner Exchange (PEX) @ VMworld 2017 is almost here! Join VMware executives, partner teams and fellow technol...

The Complete Itinerary for Windows 10 Enthusiasts at VMworld 2017
More than 500 million endpoints now run Windows 10 , according to Microsoft. The majority of organizations around the world are actively migrating or mapping out their journey to Windows 10. At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, we’ve built out the largest amount of content for our customers interested i...

VMworld’s Mobility Zone Is a Must for AirWatch Connect Alumni
For those who attended our Connect enterprise mobility conference year after year in Atlanta, you know why it was the leading event for enterprise mobility. The one thing that set us apart? We always had the best of the best in mobility represented. Add huge announcements in innovation and networ...

Modernize PC Management: Windows 10 Migration Blueprint
The migration to Windows 10 is a top-of-mind concern for organization’s today. More than just a new version of Windows, Windows 10 is a completely different platform. Part of what makes it so different is its approach to management and security. Designed to use modern IT primitives, Windows 10 ma...

Empower the Digital Workspace: The VMware Customer Perspective
At VMware, we believe that a digital workspace gives you the ultimate freedom to use any app on any device in any place. You should enjoy frictionless access to apps no matter where they reside, from legacy to RDSH and web-based apps, with single sign-on for simple access. Attendees at our recent...

Newly Updated: Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1 has just been updated. This updated Reviewer’s Guide describes the newest features of VMware Identity Manager (formerly called Workspace Portal), such as enhanced Microsoft Office access. Identity Manager has long provided conditi...

Driving Extension to Public Cloud: 4 Factors
With cloud adoption predicted to continue its significant growth curve through 2021, [1] you know the question is not “if” customers will make the leap, but when, how and who will lead their journey to the cloud. Fortunately, VMware partners are uniquely positioned with innovative software and se...

VMware, Cognizant, Capgemini, Accenture, & HCL Technologies to Host Joint Cloud Expert Panel at VMworld 2017 US
Get ready to hear some of the greatest leaders in the cloud industry discuss best practices and insights on navigating the cloud native journey during the Cloud Expert Panel Discussion [CNA3158PU] on Weds, Aug. 30 . Check out the panel participants and be sure to add it to your conference schedul...

Register to Attend AMER’s Quarterly Partner Marketing Workshop on Aug 17
During this interactive, 1-hour workshop we’ll cover Assessment Campaign Overview, Assessment Marketing Program Demo, and throughout you will have the opportunity to collaborate, discuss best practices, and preview marketing resources on VMware’s Partner Demand Center. Register today . The post R...

Recent Updates to the VMware Operations Management Portfolio
VMware announced upcoming releases for its portfolio of operations management products – vRealize Operations 6.6 , vRealize Log Insight 4.5 , vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 and vRealize Network Insight 3.4 . vRealize Operations 6.6 This release delivers several game-changing innovations, redesig...

Deloitte’s Integrated Multi-Cloud Management Solution to be Showcased at VMworld 2017 US
Watch this video to learn more about Deloitte’s iMCM solution. Founded on VMware Validated Design (VVD), it provides a common platform that allows numerous cloud providers to be managed through a single multi-tenant portal for the various stakeholders across an organization. If you’re heading to ...

Become AirWatch Accredited to Broaden Your Mobility Knowledge and Sell Effectively
Access the Education Services website to explore the AirWatch learning paths and register for a 4-day, instructor-led and Live, Online Bootcamp in September or October. The post Become AirWatch Accredited to Broaden Your Mobility Knowledge and Sell Effectively appeared first on Partner News .

Key HPE Sessions at Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is once again headed to Las Vegas for the VMworld 2017 as a Global Diamond Sponsor . Partner Exchange kicks off VMworld on Sunday, August 27, with over 50 partner breakout sessions – one of which is below. Architect Your Business-Critical Databases for Performance...

It’s not too Late to Register for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017
Partner Exchange is our main partner event and the program is held on the first day of VMworld in both the US (August 27 – Las Vegas) and Europe (September 11 – Barcelona) . Don’t miss the opportunity to hear what’s new at VMware before your customers, extend your learning, and develop new relati...

ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August
Register now so you don’t miss Thursday’s call. You’ll gain valuable insight on the latest programs and solutions and our SMEs will share business updates and note-worthy highlights. The post ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August appeared first on Partner News .

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Building an App in Xojo that talks to the vSphere 6.5 REST API
For many years, I was a big fan of Asymetrix Toolbook and Visual Basic. I won’s say I’m an experienced programmer but I knew my way around (remember the vmClient ). Since Visual Basic doesn’t run on a Mac, I did some research and have found a good cross platform alternative called Xojo , it’s a a...

Can you use the management IPs as the isolation address for HA?
Advertise here with BSA There was a question on VMTN this week about the use of the management IP’s in a “smaller” cluster as the isolation address for vSphere HA. The plan was to disable the default isolation address (default gateway) and then add every management IP as an isolation address. In ...

Thank you for voting! (Top vBlog 2017)
I had been in meetings all day today and I had noticed my Twitter notifications was going nuts. It was only until my last meeting of the day, which was with Emad, did I learn what was going on. I had no idea the Top vBlog 2017 results were being announced today and when Emad broke […]

Enable RabbitMQ management on vRealize Automation
This video explains how to enable the RabbitMQ management interface on the vRealize Automation Appliance and shows how to subscribe to a queue from Orchestrator.  umask 007; rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management  rabbitmqctl add_user esloof VMware1!  rabbitmqctl set_permissions -p / esloof ...

Deploying a new HyTrust KMS on vSphere 6.5
Many regular readers will be aware of new encryption features added recently to VMware’s portfolio, such as vSAN data-at-reset encryption and vSphere VM encryption in vSphere 6.5. I had to return to a configuration task that I hadn’t done in a while, which was the deployment of a new Key Manageme...

Reviewer's Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager explores VMware Identity Manager and introduces its benefits, key features, architecture, and components. This guide describes the main features and bene ts of VMware Identity Manager, individual components, and interoperability. This g...

Blast Extreme Display Protocol in View Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7
Blast Extreme is included with the View component of VMware Horizon 7. This display protocol is required for HTML access to View desktops and for Linux virtual desktops, and it is the recommended choice with Horizon Clients. Blast Extreme has feature and performance parity with the PCoIP display ...

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VMware TAM Source 9.31

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, we are on the countdown to the best event of the year, yes VMworld is nearly here. We are just a few weeks away from the US event in beautiful and fun Las Vegas from the 27-31 August. I hope that we will see you there. This year there will be a big focus on Social Media at VMworld. As I have mentioned in previous newsletter, please make sure you are following us on Twitter or Facebook to ensure you ar kept up to date with everything going on at VMworld. We will also be doing really awesome competitions with amazing prizes at the event, but you have to be following us on Social Media to be eligible. So follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

If you are planning on joining us for the TAM events at VMworld then this information is for you:
It’s very important that you ensure you use Schedule Builder to register for BOTH TAM Customer Day (TAM4500U) and the TAM Customer Day Reception (TAM4501U) if you would like to join us for these TAM Customer exclusive events on Sunday.

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

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
vSphere loves vExperts!
The VMware vSphere team loves vExperts! This program is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. It is designed to recognize the incredible work and dedication of VMware customers, partners, and employees who tirelessly share their virtualization knowledge with each other via communities,...

Hillview: A Tool for Browsing Huge Datasets
A key part of the success of many enterprises involves analyzing and understanding data. There is a myriad of commercial and free tools available today to help enterprises do just that. Only a few of the existing tools can handle large-scale datasets, but all of those require deep technical exper...

Announcing the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool
As part of the introduction of vSphere Central , one of the brand new assets we’ve put together is the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool. This tool aims to help customers plan and execute both upgrades to vSphere 6.5 as well as new deployments. With this initial release, the tool is ...

Welcome to vSphere Central!
I am pleased to announce the release of a brand new technical resource center called vSphere Central . This site brings together a variety of technical assets from VMware that helps users understand how vSphere works, how to implement various features, plan upgrades, and more. With content in a r...

Streamlining Oracle on SDDC – VMworld 2017
Interested to find out how to streamline your Business Critical Applications on VMware Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) seamlessly? Come attend our session at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug 31, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m . where Amanda Blevins and Sudhir Balasubramanian will talk about the e...

Oracle on vSAN HCI – VMworld 2017
Interested to find out how VMware HCI vSAN solution provides high availability, workload balancing, seamless site maintenance, stability, resilience, performance and cost effective hardware required to meet critical business SLA’s for running mission critical workloads? Come attend our session at...

Tieto Earns 2016 Regional VMware Partner Innovation Award
Our annual Partner Leadership Summit serves three purposes. First, it introduces VMware executives and industry peers. Second, it provides a forum on cloud solutions technology and integration between industry peers. Third and finally, The Summit also provides us with an opportunity to give thank...

Newly Updated: Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager 2.9.1 has just been updated. This updated Reviewer’s Guide describes the newest features of VMware Identity Manager (formerly called Workspace Portal), such as enhanced Microsoft Office access. VMware Identity Manager has long provided ...

VMware Horizon Virtualization Pack for Skype for Business
Optimizing Skype for EUC Is the Only Way to Go You can run Skype for Business inside Horizon 7 virtual desktops without negatively affecting the virtual infrastructure and overloading the network. During Skype audio and video calls, all media processing takes place on the Windows client machine, ...

Hurry! Our 10 Most Popular EUC Sessions @ VMworld Are Filling Up Fast!
We’re less than one month away from VMworld. And with thousands already registered for what promises to be the biggest end-user computing (EUC) event of the year, space is nearly gone in our top sessions. From an action-packed EUC spotlight keynote to immersive hands-on labs, VMworld promises to ...

3 iOS 11 Features for Enterprises We’re Excited About
With iOS 11 expected in the fall, at VMware AirWatch we’re working to support and ensure our productivity apps are compatible with iOS 11. We’re especially excited about a few key features announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) that will help our customers easily deploy devices...

You Seriously Can’t Miss these 10 EPIC VMware AirWatch Sessions @ VMworld 2017
If you liked AirWatch Connect Atlanta, you won’t believe the incredible experience we have in store for mobility pros at VMworld 2017 . Think: Connect to the 100 th power. You’ll have unprecedented access to our digital workspace and mobile experts. You’ll have unmissable networking experiences w...

ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August
Register now so you don’t miss Thursday’s call. You’ll gain valuable insight on the latest programs and solutions and our SMEs will share business updates and note-worthy highlights. The post ATTN: EMEA Partners – Don’t Miss the Q3’18 Partner Focus Call on 10 August appeared first on Partner News .

Driving Security Transformation: the Virtual Network Assessment
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao Tzu As a trusted partner, helping our customers to modernize their IT security infrastructure can feel like the proverbial journey of a thousand miles. Most traditional IT security architectures are ill equipped to handle the per...

Now Available: vSphere 6.5 Update 1
VMware has announced the general availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1, the first major update to the well-received vSphere 6.5 that was released in November of 2016. With this update release, VMware builds upon the already robust industry-leading virtualization platform and further improves the I...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Reviewer's Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager
The Reviewer’s Guide for On-Premises VMware Identity Manager explores VMware Identity Manager and introduces its benefits, key features, architecture, and components. This guide describes the main features and bene ts of VMware Identity Manager, individual components, and interoperability. This g...

Blast Extreme Display Protocol in View Virtual Desktops in Horizon 7
Blast Extreme is included with the View component of VMware Horizon 7. This display protocol is required for HTML access to View desktops and for Linux virtual desktops, and it is the recommended choice with Horizon Clients. Blast Extreme has feature and performance parity with the PCoIP display ...

New Technical White Paper: VMware NSX-V Control Plane Resiliency with CDO Mode
NSX-V 6.3 introduced many new features. On the VMware Network Virtualization blog post, NSX-V 6.3: Cross-VC NSX Security Enhancements, several new Cross-VC NSX security features are discussed. In this paper , another new feature called Controller Disconnected Operation (CDO) mode, which provides ...

New Training Course - VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.3]
This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX 6.3 environment. In this course, you will be presented with various types of technical problems. You will learn how to identify...

vSphere Client Login UI customizations do not persist in VCSA 6.5 Update 1
The much anticipated release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 just GA'ed late last week and like many in the community, I also went ahead and upgraded my home lab to this latest release. vSphere 6.5 Update 1 contains a ton of fixes as well as several new capabilities which you can read all about in the […]

Some nice new features in vSAN 6.6.1
For those of you who may have missed it, vSphere 6.5U1 was released very recently. This new release of vSphere also brought along a new release of vSAN, version 6.6.1. Included in this release are a few really nice features that did not make it into the major 6.6 release of vSAN that we had earli...

PowerCLI script to help correlate vCenter, ESXi & vSAN build/versions w/o manual VMware KB lookup
I can still remember when I was a VI Admin and how annoying it was to try to correlate the build numbers for my ESX(i) hosts and vCenter Servers that I have deployed with the versions listed on VMware's website. This especially gets challenging when there are multiple patch releases (a, b, c or 0...

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.

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VMware TAM Source 9.30

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017




FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, as we approach VMworld I want to make sure that you are all engaged on our Social Media platforms. We use 2 primary platforms as part of the TAM Program, Twitter and Facebook. For VMworld our primary platform will be Twitter where we will be live tweeting the event, special attractions, cool things going on and also have some great competitions where you can win awesome prizes. The only way you will know about any of this whether you are attending or not is to follow us on either Twitter or Facebook today! Don't miss out, I will keep reminding you until the event as I want to make sure that you are all engaged and able to participate in the fun at VMworld with the TAM Program in 2017 in both the USA and Europe VMworld's.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Second vSphere Client (HTML5) update in vSphere 6.5U1
With the release of vSphere 6.5U1, we are proud to announce the second update to the vSphere Client! Just like last time, with vSphere 6.5.0b , those that have been using our Flings will not be surprised by the list of functionality updates for the vSphere Client. Now for well over a year a year ...

vSphere 6.5 Update 1 – Under the Hood
I’m excited to announce that vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is now available and it has some great enhancements. While we have seen 5 patch releases so far, 6.5 Update 1 rolls all of those updates together as well as includes some long awaited functionality. Without further ado, let’s take a look under the...

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1
vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is the Update You’ve Been Looking For! Today, VMware is excited to announce the general availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1. This is the first major update to the well-received vSphere 6.5 that was released in November of 2016. With this update release, VMware builds upon th...

New KB articles published for week ending 22nd July 2017
VMware ESXi Guest Authentication Service is missing in open-vm -tools package 2:10.1.5-5055683-1ubuntu1 for Ubuntu 17.04 Date Published:2017/07/18 Enabling IOPS limit for one VM causes latencies on other VMs running on the same host and datastore (NFS datastore) Date Published:2017/07/18 Network ...

Innovation and Corporate Responsibility in Bulgaria: RADIO@Sofia
Diana Stefanova, Managing Site Director EMEA R&D & Strategic Business Development VMware Bulgaria sparks a passionate drive for innovation throughout the year by running various companywide programs culminating in a one-day conference. This year’s edition took place on June 7th and was hosted in ...

Learn about vSphere 6.5 at VMworld
Ever since VMware released vSphere 6.5 late last year , the response from customers has been overwhelming positive. Customers have been especially excited by features such as enterprise-grade vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) , built-in encryption features , and a modern API set . Now that people h...

CTO Reflections Four Months In
In my first four months as Field CTO for APJ I’ve crossed the Pacific ocean 7 times and the equator 9 times — living up to the standard line that the T in CTO stands for Travel. My travels have been a mix of customer meetings and VMware events. Some of these were CIO Forums, and I  […] The post C...

Integrating Log Insight Alerts into vSphere with Operations Management
vRealize Log Insight for vCenter is a fantastic utility on all on its own. However, when you combine it with the power of vSphere with Operations Management you really get some fireworks! Alerting is one of the areas where this dynamic combination shines. This happens to be because of Log Insight...

Building Better Partnerships at the vCAN Roadshow
We host the vCloud Air Network Roadshow so our partners can stay abreast of the latest product developments in cloud technology. Recently, we held a series of events across Europe and Asia for our cloud provider partners so they can get hand-on training in our latest software solutions. We also h...

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0013
Today VMware has released the following new security advisory: “ VMSA-2017-0013 – VMware vCenter Server and Tools updates resolve multiple security vulnerabilities” This documents an insecure library loading issue ( CVE-2017-4921 ) and two information disclosure issues ( CVE-2017-4922 and CVE-201...

Guest Access: BlackHat 2017
The Black Hat USA 2017 conference includes a talk by Ofri Ziv of Guardicore Labs about using the VIX API to obtain privileged access to a guest operating system with unexpectedly low VIM API permissions. VMSA-2017-0012 contains details of impacted versions and workarounds. The Common Vulnerabilit...

On-Site Protection: 3 Data Security DRaaS Benefits
In 2013, 1 billion stolen data records were exposed online. Three years later, that figure would reach more than 4.2 billion. The findings, issued by Risk Based Security Data Breach QuickView Report , also highlighted another remarkable statistic: that the business sector makes up for nearly 81 p...

Reduce IT Friction, Boost Government Workforce Productivity
Anyone working in government over the past decade knows that mobile devices have transformed agency workflows, cultures and outcomes. According to a FedScoop survey underwritten by VMware and published in July 2017, more than half of federal government personnel rely heavily on mobile devices—inc...

Sanjay Poonen Wants YOU to Join Him at VMworld 2017
This VMworld, the digital workspace takes center stage . Join industry leaders like VMware COO Sanjay Poonen and VMware End-User Computing (EUC) leaders Sumit Dhawan, Noah Wasmer, Shankar Iyer, Dave Grant, Courtney Burry, Adam Romanowski, Jeff McGrath, Renu Upahdhay and so many more. Get your VMw...

Best Practices for Published Applications and Desktops in VMware Horizon Apps and VMware Horizon 7
The best practices guide for published applications and desktops in Horizon 7 and Horizon Apps is now available! This guide is intended for anyone installing or administering published applications or published desktops in Horizon 7 or Horizon Apps . Readers should already be familiar with basic ...

App Volumes Automated Entitlement Replication
With contributions from Denis Gundarev. Deploying App Volumes in a multi-site scenario takes proper planning and consideration. You need to consider a lot of different factors that will influence the level of availability. For example, how quickly must your users be up and running in case the mai...

5 New VMware Workspace ONE Sessions at VMworld 2017
We are tantalizingly close to VMworld 2017 ! Now that the agenda builder open, the end-user computing (EUC) team is revving up to present some exciting sessions about our award-winning digital workspace platform, VMware Workspace ONE. Whether you are new to the digital workspace or a long-time EU...

Symantec VIP Authentication for VMware Identity Manager
Do you want to integrate 3rd-party identity provider functionality into the VMware Identity Manager authentication workflow? Then you are in luck! Today’s post explains how to enable Symantec VIP authentication for VMware Identity Manager access. Symantec VIP Authentication for VMware Identity Ma...

Can’t Miss Opportunities at VMworld and Partner Exchange 2017
Partner Exchange and VMworld US 2017 are only a month away! At these events, you’ll learn how to better leverage new partner programs, differentiate your business, and make more money with VMware. Meet with a TAP Program Manager Technology Alliance Partners who are planning on attending the annua...

Transforming Security: Addressing Customer Challenges
  Your customers face security threats everywhere, every day. What can you do as a partner to help address the challenges customers face with transforming IT security ? Penton media recently sat down with Chris Campbell, Director of Product Marketing at VMware to talk about just this topic. Liste...

Use Our Updated Solution Enablement Toolkits (SETs)
Our SETs package VMware services, sales, and marketing IP that enable you to capitalize on SDDC, EUC, and Hybrid Cloud services opportunities. To learn more, access the SETs Program Overview Deck and review these FAQ resources: Accessing SETs | Foundation of SETs | Editing SETs . New/Emerging SET...

Important Changes to the Partner Code of Conduct
VMware is committed to conducting business ethically and in compliance with current laws and regulations. Partners are required to conduct their business with integrity and to the highest ethical standards. The Partner Code of Conduct is an integral part of the VMware Partner Integrity Initiative...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Unbalanced Stretched vSAN Cluster
Advertise here with BSA I had this question a couple of times the past month so I figured I would write a quick post. The question that was asked is: Can I have an unbalanced stretched cluster? In other words: Can I have 6 hosts in Site A and 4 hosts in site B when using vSAN Stretched Cluster fu...

vSphere 6.5 U1 is out… and it comes with vSAN 6.6.1
Advertise here with BSA vSphere 6.5 U1 was released last night. It has some cool new functionality in there as part of vSAN 6.6.1 (I can’t wait for vSAN 6.6.6 to ship ;-)). There are a lot of fixes of course in 6.6.1 and U1, but as stated, there’s also new functionality: VMware vSphere Update Man...

AHCI (vmw_ahci) performance issue resolved in ESXi 6.5 Update 1
For customers who had SATA controllers that consumed the VMware Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) driver found that after upgrading to ESXi 6.5, the disk performance for those devices were significantly impacted. Basic operations such as cloning or uploading an OVF/OVA would literally dou...

VMworld 2017 Prayer Time
At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, I’m organizing—as I have in previous years—a gathering of Christians for a brief time of prayer while at the conference. If you’re interested in joining us, here are the details. What: A brief time of prayer Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, level 1 (same level ...

Quick Tip - Locating SRM Placeholder VMs using the vSphere API
I had received a question the other day from a reader where they were trying to distinguish between the running VM and its placeholder VM due to their use of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Since the VM name is exactly the same in both vCenter Servers, it was not clear how to identify between...

vSphere Content Library versioning
A question came up the other day on how versioning is handled when using the vSphere Content Library feature and specifically when you update an existing VM template that already exists in the Content Library (CL, which I will be using throughout the article). Having used CL since vSphere 6.0 whi...

View in Horizon 7 Reviewer's Guides
Reviewer's Guide for View in Horizon 7: Overview The Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7: Overview is one of a series of guides to help you evaluate the View component of VMware Horizon 7. This guide introduces View, discusses its benefits, features, and architecture, and describes how ...

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.

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VMware TAM Source 9.29

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, with VMworld fast approaching I wanted go make sure that all TAM customers are getting ready for the most amazing event, and more specifically the TAM portions of VMworld. Each year at VMworld we have a number of exclusive TAM activities and areas for our TAM customers to enjoy. The major part of this is TAM Customer Central (TCC). As a TAM customer this is your one place at VMworld where you will get exclusive access to many activities. For more information on this please check out this link which provides more information.

This week we also have a new TAM Blog to provide to you written by Luciano Gomez, a TAM working in beautiful Brazil. Please check out the blog post entitled "Providing Insight into VM Deployment Status with vRA".

For the past 4 editions of the newsletter I have been providing this from Brisbane, Australia where I started my TAM Career at VMware. It has been a pleasure to be back, however it is now time for me to return to beautiful San Francisco where I will bring you another great newsletter next week.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
VMworld 2017: Introducing the Digital Transformation Track
It’s almost VMworld time of year again! And this year, I’m excited to personally invite all who are now, or will someday be, leaders of IT to our newly introduced “Leading the Digital Transformation” track at this year’s show. Led by VMware IT leaders, practitioners, and customers, the track has ...

Big Data Video – Benefits of Virtualizing Big Data on vSphere
We often get questions from people who are new to big data about the reasons for virtualizing these newer infrastructures and applications. People are also interested in knowing the benefits you can gain from doing so. This video provides a set of answers to those questions. Summarizing the main ...

Using the vCenter Login Banner for RSA SecurID support
In vSphere 6.0 Update 2 we added the capability to use RSA SecurID for two-factor authentication (2FA) in to the web client (only). I wrote about that in a two part blog series. Part 1 and Part 2 I recently got an email from a customer asking me about the implementation of the RSA SecurID Agent i...

New KB articles published for week ending 15th July 2017
VMware vCenter Server “Double register of key” error starting vCenter Server 6.0 Date Published 7/10/2017 Manually increasing the heap memory on vCenter Server components in vCenter 6.x Date Published 7/10/2017 VMware vCenter Appliance [500] SSO error: Could not parse certificate: java.io.IOExcep...

Transforming IT Security in Three Key Steps
Several years ago, the CEO of a Fortune 100 company remarked: “If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Today, these words are more true than ever—but so is the reality that the digital transformation in bus...

Map Out Your Cloud, Offerings and More with our vCloud Architecture Toolkit Poster
When it comes to providing the right service at the right time through the right cloud architecture, vCloud Air Network Service Providers have options. Lots of them. But they all filter through three major elements that serve as the foundation for vCloud Air: our Hybrid-enabled environments, our ...

OpEx is Not a Sunk Cost for Future Business
Written by Guy Bartram, Director, Product Marketing Competitive Intelligence, VMware. This is Part 1 of a two-part series on understanding and calculating your operational cost. For many years, cloud providers have tried to limit their operational costs to keep margins high and healthy. In recent...

Add These 4 EUC Sessions to Your VMworld U.S. Agenda
Join These Sessions Dedicated to the Digital Workspace, Mobility, Desktop Virtualization & App Management With hundreds of VMworld U.S. 2017 breakout sessions, panels, labs and discussion groups—led by the top subject-matter experts—here are four can’t miss end-user computing (EUC) keynotes and s...

Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure – July 2017 Technical Updates
There are several technical updates to the VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure this quarter. The updates for this release focus on expanding capabilities from the initial release in February. VMware will contact all customers individually to schedule the upgrade of their tenan...

9 New VMware AirWatch Code Samples for Windows 10 Management
VMware {code} is a growing community of cloud- and mobile-minded developers. It’s also a hub for finding software development kits (SDKs), certification kits, forums, tools and sample code and documentation. This includes the VMware Sample Exchange , where the VMware community requests and contri...

Updated VMware App Volumes 2.12 Technical FAQ Now Available
We are excited to announce that the VMware App Volumes Technical FAQ has been updated for VMware App Volumes 2.12 . The latest release includes many capabilities and features that improve the end-user experience. Here are some of the feature details included in the updated document: App Volumes 2...

Tech Preview 2017 is here!
Time flies when you’re working hard… It’s been a busy year for us as we’ve been working hard on delivering new compelling features to VMware Fusion. For many years we’ve enjoyed opening things up a bit to get some feedback on what we’ve been working on, and this year we’ve decided to open that pr...

VMware AirWatch Announces Same-Day Support for Google Glass Enterprise Edition
This morning, Google announced Glass Enterprise Edition , the next version of Glass specifically designed for the enterprise. VMware has been working closely with Google since 2015, most recently to provide advanced support for Android enterprise and to accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks , an...

Office 365 Deployment Models
Office 365, the cloud-based version of the well-known enterprise enablement apps is often misunderstood as a single use case with a single form of implementation. However, a variety of factors result influence this use case, resulting in four primary deployment models. Today’s post reviews the av...

Gartner: VMware Scores Highest in 3 Use Cases
Recently, Gartner released the 2017 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites report. This report evaluates critical capabilities of enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors based on their ability to support a wide range of platforms and advanced features. VMware...

Get the Most out of the VMware Solution Exchange
Ted Dunn is the Program Manager of the VMware Solution Exchange. In this post, Ted will provide an overview of the VMware Solution Exchange and share insider tips on how to get the most out of the platform. The VMware Technology Alliance Partner team is excited to introduce our partners and custo...

Partner Exchange: US Schedule Builder Live
  The biggest VMware event of the year is fast approaching so as a valued VMware Partner, prepare yourself to make the most of it. Partner Exchange takes place this year on Sunday, August 27 in Las Vegas with partner boot camps happening on Saturday, August 26. Pass holders can attend a wide rang...

Take Cover – New Marketing Programs Available
We’ve got you covered with marketing programs that span the buyer’s journey. Now available on Partner Demand Center for NSX, vSAN, and and our new strategic IT priority: Modernize Data Centers. The post Take Cover – New Marketing Programs Available appeared first on Partner News .

Check Your VMware Partner Code of Conduct Requirements
View the Partner Integrity resources available . VMware is asking that all enrolled prior to July 2016, acknowledge that they are aware of our current Partner Code of Conduct. This required acknowledgement is easily achieved via a document review and digital signature process sent to the Primary ...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Quick Tip - List all open ports on the VCSA / PSC
The list of required ports for both a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and Platform Services Controller (PSC) are pretty well documented here (6.5), here (6.0) and here (5.5) for customers who require this information to setup external connectivity within their networking infrastructure. Having sa...

New Technical White Paper - VMware Horizon Apps Performance Reference Architecture
VMware Horizon Apps provides a single platform for delivering virtualized Windows applications and shared desktop sessions from Windows Server instances using Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS). With Horizon Apps, you can publish business-critical Windows apps alongside SaaS and mobile apps ...

VMware Fusion 2017 Tech Preview adds REST API support
In case you have not heard the news, the VMware Fusion and Workstation team just released their 2017 Tech Preview releases which you can read more about it here and here. A couple of years back, VMware had released a slimmed down desktop Hypervisor based on VMware Fusion called AppCatalyst which ...

Native OVF support for Fusion/Workstation 2017 Tech Preview
The VMware Fusion and Workstation team just released their 2017 Tech Preview releases and there is a ton of new and awesome capabilities which you can read more about here and here. One of the exciting new features, which I was very fortunate to have been involved with is finally here, native OVF...

Visualizing live network traffic on the vCenter Server Appliance using net-glimpse
Last week I came across a really interesting OSS project called net-glimpse which allows you to easily visualize your network traffic in real-time and making that available using any standard web browser. I thought it would be neat to see what this might look like running on the vCenter Server Ap...

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VMware TAM Source 9.28

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, with VMworld fast aproaching I have 2 call to actions for you. Firstly, if you haven't aleady done so get in contact with your TAM and work with them to create a plan for you while you are at VMworld if you are attanding. If you are unable to attend, you should also speak to your TAM to see what remote options will be made available and any particular asks you may have that they can fulfill on your behalf at the conference.

 

The next most important item is to make sure you are signed up to our TAM Social Media via Facebook and Twitter. This is important as we will be providing information prior to VMworld as well as during VMworld that is most appropriate. We will also have competitions and more during the event that you will miss out on if you have not subscribed. Please visit either or both of these and ensure you are subscribed to them.

 

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Finally please check out our TAM Blog's latest article - HOL vs Home Lab.

 

I wish you all a successful week ahead and look forward to chatting to you next week and on our social media channels throughout the week.

 

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VMUG Member Party - LAS VEGAS
Registration is now open for the VMUG Member Party on Sunday, August 27th from 7:30-9:30 p.m. PST at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Registration is required and limited, so please click here to save your spot!
 
VMUG Member Party - BARCELONA
Save the date for the VMUG Member Party on Monday, September 11th from 20.30 - 00.00 at the Barcelo Raval in Barcelona. Registration details will be posted soon on the VMUG Communities website - stay tuned!

VMUG has created two online communities to help keep you informed of all VMUG activities during VMworld US and VMworld Europe.
Click below to join a community to connect with other attending members, ask questions and stay up to date on all things VMUG during the events:
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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
Three Extreme Performance Talks from the Office of the CTO at VMworld USA
The Office of the CTO will be presenting three talks in the unofficial “Extreme Performance” series at the upcoming VMworld 2017 conference in Las Vegas. In addition, one of these talks will be delivered at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Each of these talks focuses on important aspects of pushing t...

 

New KB articles published for week ending 8th July 2017
VMware vCenter Server External PSC storage/logs gets filled in vCenter Server 6.5 Date of Published:2017/07/05 VMware ESXi NICs using ntg3 driver may experience loss of connectivity Date of Published:2017/07/04 VMware NSX for vSphere Adding NSX Edge to the ‘Applied to’ field of DFW fails Date of ...

 

vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2
The first post in this series covered Phase 1 of the vSphere 6.5 upgrade process. Phase 1 consists of all the upfront work that one should do before starting an upgrade. This includes getting familiar with the new vSphere 6.5 features and the necessary documents. Hopefully, by now you’ve done you...

 

Top 20 Horizon View articles for June 2017
Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Recommended restart cycle of the VMware Horizon View environment Restart order of the View environment to clear ADLDS (ADAM) synchronization in Horizon View Removing a standard (replica) connection server or a security server from a cl...

 

DRS Lens – A new UI dashboard for DRS
DRS Lens provides an alternative UI for a DRS enabled cluster. It gives a simple, yet powerful interface to monitor the cluster real time and provide useful analyses to the users. The UI is comprised of different dashboards in the form of tabs for each cluster being monitored. Cluster Balance Das...

 

Networking Challenges in OpenStack Clouds
Did you decided that it is time to implement OpenStack to build your Cloud? Have you tested in the lab? Evaluated many distributions available and hired specialized OpenStack resources? However, when the environment goes into production, Neutron is not integrating with the physical network? If th...

 

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Dream Payments is Powered by IBM Cloud for VMware
Every year we honor our partners who go out of their way to create new innovative uses for the cloud. There are a lot of successes, but only an exceptional few can receive our Global Partner Innovation Award. IBM is one of those few. IBM has won a VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award in th...

 

vCloud Director 8.20 Hands-on Lab Premiers at VMworld in Las Vegas
VMware continues to innovate and invest in vCloud Director, and with the February 2017 release of vCloud Director 8.20, new features and updates enable Service Providers to deploy even more enterprise-grade public cloud offerings than ever before. In addition to instructor-led courses and a self-...

 

Announcing the VMware Workspace ONE Dev Center on VMware {code}
Developers and app enthusiasts rejoice! We are excited to announce that VMware {code}’s latest addition: the VMware Workspace ONE Dev Center ! VMware {code} will now host a wealth of ongoing developer focused content and support for Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management (U...

 

Mobilizing Learning with VMware AirWatch K–12 Essentials
VMware education solutions enable school systems to embrace the future of education by simplifying the delivery of IT services that support evolving models of teaching and learning. Now, a new offering, VMware AirWatch K–12 Essentials, delivers the crucial management features needed to support mo...

 

What’s New in VMware Horizon 7.2 & Horizon Client 4.5
We just announced the general availability of VMware Horizon 7.2 and Horizon Client 4.5. This is a significant release for our flagship product, with improvements across the board—from scalability and user experience to deep technical innovations and improved policy controls. Let us dive straight...

 

Ultimate Guide to Nurturing Leads with Content
With lead generation at the center of every marketing strategy, we know our Channel Partners go to great lengths to find and convert prospects. And although we all understand successful lead nurturing requires relationship building with potential buyers, it is precisely at this stage that many of...

 

Q2′ FY18 EoQ Close/Cut-off Time
As a reminder, the cut-off time for the end of our second 4-4-5 fiscal quarter (Q2′ FY18) is August 4, 2017, at 6 PM Cork, Ireland local time (for international orders) and 6 PM Pacific time (for orders in the Americas). The post Q2′ FY18 EoQ Close/Cut-off Time appeared first on Partner News .

 

Monthly NSX Customer Advisory – June 2017
In this communication, we detail the top trending issues with VMware NSX for vSphere and provide you with helpful information on how to address the issues while we build a permanent fix. For up-to-date Top Trending NSX issues, previous and current, see KB Article Trending support issues in VMware...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Ten Years of Spousetivities
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (OK, so it was 2008 and it was here in this galaxy—on this very planet, in fact), I posted an article about bringing your spouse to VMworld . That one post sparked a fire that, kindled by my wife’s passion and creativity, culminates this year in ten years...

 

VMware 2017 Cycling Kit
I know many of you have reached out over the years and have expressed interest in the VMware Cycling Kits which I have written about here & here. In fact, I still get pinged about this topic every couple of months even though the last time we had ran an order was back in 2014! Obviously, the […]

 

Latest Fling from VMware Labs - DRS Lens
As VMware vSphere DRS has become more widely adopted now, more and more users are interested in knowing how it works. They need more insights into DRS activity and actions. They want to know the value that DRS provides to their clusters. DRS Lens is an attempt to provide a UI-based solution to he...

 

Uniquely identifying VMs in vSphere Part 3: Enhanced Linked Mode & Cross VC-vMotion
Back in 2012, I had published two articles which provides details and guidance on how to uniquely identify a Virtual Machine for both a vSphere and/or vCloud Director environment. The primary use case for this information was for customers or partners who have developed their own provisioning sol...

 

The Snazzy Secret of PowerShell Parameter Aliases
PowerShell functions are handy for making portable code that contain all of the requirements and workflow bits baked in, such as the parameters that can be passed over via the user or another script. There’s a lot of choice when it comes to designing the parameters: the type (string, int, switch)...

 

Horizon 7.2 Smart Policies for Horizon Applications
This short demo shows Horizon Smart Policies customizing the user experience as they run a Horizon remote application. You will see an example of how Horizon Smart Policies are configured and their impact on user experience.
Jul 8, 2017 1:52:00 PM

 

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.

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VMware TAM Source 9.27

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, I hope you have been enjoying the TAM newsletter recently. This week I wanted to provide a reminder regarding VMworld. If you are attending VMworld or thinking of attending this awesome event as a TAM customer there are many opportunities for you to participate in additional sessions specifically for our TAM customers. Every year at VMworld we have a dedicated area exclusively for TAM customers called TAM Customer Central. I want to encourage you to discuss this with your TAM prior to VMworld and ensure you are well prepared for this amazing event. Over the next few weeks I will be bringing you more information on VMworld as a TAM customer as the event draws ever closer.

I wish you a fantastic and productive week ahead.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2
The first post in this series covered Phase 1 of the vSphere 6.5 upgrade process. Phase 1 consists of all the upfront work that one should do before starting an upgrade. This includes getting familiar with the new vSphere 6.5 features and the necessary documents. Hopefully, by now you’ve done you...

Top 20 Horizon View articles for June 2017
Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Recommended restart cycle of the VMware Horizon View environment Restart order of the View environment to clear ADLDS (ADAM) synchronization in Horizon View Removing a standard (replica) connection server or a security server from a cl...

Top vRealize Log Insight articles for June 2017
FAQ: Log Insight for vCenter Server Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Starting VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 fails with the error: Failed to start Cassandra Server Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 VMware Virtual Appliances and customizations...

Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for June 2017
Enabling SSH access in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.0 After cancelling the selected alerts in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x, one or more of the selected alerts remain active After upgrading to vRealize Operations Manager 6.4 Objects show no...

Top 20 vCenter articles for June 2017
Uploading diagnostic information for VMware through the Secure FTP portal “invalid credentials LDAP Error 49” error when starting Inventory Services in vCenter Server 6.x “Failed to verify the SSL certificate for one or more vCenter Server Systems” error in the vSphere Web Client Cannot extend da...

Top 20 NSX articles for June 2017
Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products Best Practices for upgrading NSX for vSphere Update sequence for vSphere 6.0 and its compatible VMware products vCenter Server certificate validation error for external solutions in environments with Embedded Platform Services Con...

Top 20 ESXi articles for June 2017
Snapshot removal task stops at 99% in ESXi/ESX Contacting a VMware Partner ESXi host fails with intermittent NMI PSOD on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers How to consolidate snapshots in vSphere 5.x/6.x Using the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes Unable to power off the virtual machine in an ESXi h...

Top 20 VSAN articles for June 2017
Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vSphere 5.5 vSAN requirements FAQ: Support statement for 512e and 4K Native drives for VMware vSphere and vSAN Cannot view or add vSAN Storage Providers in the vSphere Web Client VMware vSAN witness appliance may be using evaluation l...

Top 20 vRealize Automation articles for June 2017
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] Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials fails in vRA 6.2.x Repairing or updating the t...

New KB articles published for week ending 1st July 2017
VMware NSX for vSphere Guest Introspection for NSX – Licensing Date Published: 2017/06/26 NSX Manager high CPU utilization triggered by many simultaneous vMotion tasks Date Published: 2017/06/26 No flows shown in Flow Monitoring of VM Date Published: 2017/06/26 Upgrade,redeploy and deleting an NS...

DELL Luminaries Series: Of Risk and Trust . . . in IT with Ray O’Farrell, VMware EVP and CTO
CTO Ray O’Farrell recently sat down with Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr as part of the Dell EMC Luminaries podcast series to discuss how companies are undergoing digital transformation by innovating and adapting to the Internet of Things. Ray takes us from the beginnings of VMware, through the ev...

Around the World with VCAPs
Infographic Update Alert! Given the popularity of last year’s “Where in the World are VCAPs?” infographic, we decided to check out how things look in 2017. Unsurprisingly, VCAPs are everywhere! It’s exciting to see our VCAP community grow and evolve each year! Which country do you represent? The ...

vCloud Director 8.20 Hands-on Lab Premiers at VMworld in Las Vegas
VMware continues to innovate and invest in vCloud Director, and with the February 2017 release of vCloud Director 8.20, new features and updates enable Service Providers to deploy even more enterprise-grade public cloud offerings than ever before. In addition to instructor-led courses and a self-...

NSX Experience Day Planning for Operational Transformation: Key Resources
Our Experience Day is a deep dive into operationalizing NSX. This half-day working session includes breakouts, workbook assignments (summaries, checklists, and Q&A), and deep discussions with peers. To realize the benefits of network virtualization, organizations will want to assess and execute a...

Routed Hosting Boosts Cloud Offerings with VMware Disaster Recovery as a Service
Fast, reliable internet connections have fueled the growth of cloud services and transformed how business is done today. Still, these new services, new models and new business processes need a reliable bedrock to work on regardless of weather and equipment failure. No one knows this better than R...

Mobilizing Learning with VMware AirWatch K–12 Essentials
VMware education solutions enable school systems to embrace the future of education by simplifying the delivery of IT services that support evolving models of teaching and learning. Now, a new offering, VMware AirWatch K–12 Essentials, delivers the crucial management features needed to support mo...

What’s New in VMware Horizon 7.2 & Horizon Client 4.5
We just announced the general availability of VMware Horizon 7.2 and Horizon Client 4.5. This is a significant release for our flagship product, with improvements across the board—from scalability and user experience to deep technical innovations and improved policy controls. Let us dive straight...

Now Available: iOS 11 Public Beta
Recently, Apple released a public beta of its highly-anticipated iOS 11 release and macOS High Sierra, both expected in the fall. And, for the first time, a public beta of tvOS is also available. Prepare for iOS 11 Public Beta Our team is working to support the new features in iOS 11, tvOS 11 and...

Mercy Innovates from the Data Center to the Patient Bedside
Mercy is an integrated healthcare organization with 43 hospitals and more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, serving more than 3 million patients a year. Through technology, Mercy wants to be better partners with their patients, giving them more guidance and preventing proble...

We’ve Improved the Partner Central Search
Check it out. The new feature provides an easier, more efficient way to find partner program information, resources, and get answers to your questions. Plus, it includes access to the new self-serve Knowledge Base. The post We’ve Improved the Partner Central Search appeared first on Partner News .

Using Social Media to Boost Demand
Our second article in the marketing best practices blog series will focus on the power of social media to boost demand. Today, 76% of technology marketers use social media in their marketing strategy, which means your competitors, and buyers are likely there. To bolster that thought, a recent IDC...

It’s not too Late to Register for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017
VMworld is the industry’s top cloud infrastructure and digital workspace event that kicks off in Las Vegas with Partner Exchange on August 27. This is VMware’s main partner event and it offers all partners types the content and tools necessary to succeed in partnering with VMware. At Partner Exch...

Content Catalog for Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 is Live
Kickoff the top cloud infrastructure and digital workspace event, VMworld 2017, with Partner Exchange. Partner Exchange is VMware’s main partner event – commencing in 2 locations (Las Vegas or Barcelona) or to offer all of our partners around the world, the content and tools necessary to succeed ...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Horizon 7.2 Smart Policies for Horizon Applications
This short demo shows Horizon Smart Policies customizing the user experience as they run a Horizon remote application. You will see an example of how Horizon Smart Policies are configured and their impact on user experience.

VMkernel Observations (VOBs)
Advertise here with BSA I never really looked at VOBs but as this came up last week during a customer meeting I decided to look in to it a bit. I hadn’t realized there was such a large number of them in the first place. My conversation was in the context of vSAN, but there are many different VOBs...

vSphere Content Library PowerCLI community module
I was recently doing some work with the vSphere Content Library and I needed to extract some information using the Content Library API. I was hoping there were a few out of the box PowerCLI cmdlets but to my surprise, there was only one cmdlet called Get-ContentLibraryItem which did not get into ...

Using vSphere Guest Operations API on macOS Guests?
I have written a number of articles exploring the usage and some of the cool tricks that the vSphere Guest Operations (GuestOps) feature provides which you can be found here, here, here and here. I have been a huge fan and supporter of GuestOps since the early days where it was formally known as ...

Deploying Unified Access Gateway
Here's a video showing you how to deploy configure and test a VMware Unified Access Gateway Appliance in a lab/PoC environment.

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 TAM Source 9.26

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest VMware TAM Newsletter. THis week we have a lot in store for you so please enjoy our  newsletter and always reach out to your TAM with any questions or concerns.

New Releases

ProductVersionRelease DateRelease Notes
vCenter Server6.5e/EP3June 22Click Here
Horizon7.2June 20Click Here
Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure17.1.1June 16Click Here

VMware Docs has been officially launched! VMware Docs will replace the existing documentation centers and enhance the information experience in the following areas:

  • Single point of access for VMware product documentation
  • Powerful new search engines to improve your ability to find information
  • MyLibrary feature for creating and sharing personalized documentation sets
  • New responsive design for mobile and tablet viewing
  • Simple and intuitive feedback mechanisms so you can provide feedback

vRealize Operations 6.6
Follow along with Sunny Dua, VMware's Sr. Member of Technical Staff for the CMBU, as he explores the all-new vROps 6.6 in a series of blog posts ranging from overviewing the new UI, to digging into valuable dashboards. You can view his blog and vROps 6.6 posts here and more info from Alex Muetstege here.

I wish you a fantastic, successful and productiuve week wherever you may be reading this newsletter.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
New KB articles published for week ending 24th June 2017
vSphere ESXi “Unable to set the network parameters\n” error when deploying VCSA 6.5 Date Published: 2017/06/20 Cross-vCenter NFC Actions with offline Storage Migrations or Cloning and ‘Netstack’ with ‘TCP/IP Stack’ Date Published: 2017/06/19 ESXi loses network connectivity, and/or virtual machine...

Opportunities: VMware Shaping IoT
Ray O’Farrell, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Over the last few months, we’ve seen many of the large infrastructure and infrastructure-software companies in the world of IoT releasing new products and announcing new partnerships. This is far from surprising. IoT at its core, ...

The VMWare Certified Dell EMC Networking Plug-in Solution
Dell EMC’s Networking Plug-in Summary Description: The Dell EMC Networking plug-in lets an admin create an inventory of the physical network devices they wish to monitor. After the devices are discovered, the plug-in associates the virtual machine mapping to the physical device and the physical i...

Secure By Default – VM.disable-unexposed-features
I’m super happy to announce that we are showing more progress in our quest for “Secure By Default” for ESXi and vCenter Server. This latest update is one that is near and dear to many of you who live and breath by the Hardening Guide (now called the Security Configuration Guide in 6.5) and its ma...

Introducing docs.vmware.com
Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a ...

Application Workload Guidance and Design for Virtualized SAP S/4HANA® on vSphere (Part 4/4)
In part 1 we introduced the concept of SAP HANA Application Workload guidance and using example business requirements to come up with a workload and vSphere cluster design for the SAP environment. In part 2 we looked at storage, network and security design for the proposed customer environment. I...

Application Workload Guidance and Design for Virtualized SAP S/4HANA® on vSphere (Part 3/4)
In part 1 we introduced the concept of SAP HANA Application Workload guidance and using example business requirements to come up with a workload and vSphere cluster design for the SAP environment. In part 2 we looked at storage, network and security design for the proposed customer environment. I...

VMware Evolve Transform Security is Coming to A City Near You!
Modern IT professionals face significant security challenges. As digital transformation continues to connect applications, users, and data in the cloud, perimeter security models that once offered businesses protection are no longer sufficient. Critical visibility into users and endpoints is miss...

NSX Pooling Manages Multiple Data Centers with Ease
It’s not out of the ordinary that a single company may have multiple data centers spread across the globe. Having several locations to store company data is often a necessary step in enterprise growth, ensuring redundancies in the event of disaster or outage. But moving workloads efficiently betw...

How to Customize vCloud Director UI
This post was originally featured on Tomas Fojita’s Blog. Service providers who are offering additional services beyond vanilla vCloud Director IaaS were asking how to add links to them in the existing (Flex) vCloud Director UI. vCloud Director 8.20 provides very simple way to extend the right co...

Test Driving macOS High Sierra Public Beta: Now Even Easier
Today Apple seeded the first Public beta of macOS 10.13 High Sierra , making it available for all interested Mac users through the Apple Beta Software program. We’ve written about how to run 10.13 in a Virtual Machine before , and previously there was a couple of hacks to do in order to get it ru...

Custom Web Development in a Crunch
(Left to right) Senior UX Architect, Drew Malcolm; Director, User Experience, Nick Sabadosh; Visual Designer, Jeremy DeJiacomo; User Experience Designer, Xi Bi and User Experience Designer, Mithila Tople at Connect 2016. Connecting at Connect Our annual end-user conference (this year, part of VMw...

New @ VMworld: Industry Workshops & Showcase for Financial Services, Healthcare, Government & Retail
Last year, VMworld attendees gave our industry-specific sessions such high marks that we’re taking it up a notch this year. Join us for two VMworld firsts: Complimentary half-day, pre-conference industry workshops on August 27 A full-featured industry showcase August 27–31 Our increased commitmen...

Announcing the Introduction to VMware Horizon 7 for Citrix Administrators
We are excited to announce the Introduction to VMware Horizon 7 for Citrix Administrators white paper. This guide is for Citrix administrators or anyone with a Citrix background who wants to learn about VMware Horizon 7 . It offers a tour of Horizon 7, how the Citrix components map to a Horizon 7...

STEM for All at UMass Lowell
The scientists of the future are embracing consumer-simple, enterprise-secure digital workspace solutions at UMass Lowell . With more than 17,750 students—and a strategic plan to increase enrollment to 20,000 over the next few years—this university is known for its educational initiatives in scie...

Transform IT with VMware Workspace ONE
It’s an age of disruption, of shifting technologies, increasing competition and expanding security threats. Employees have become digital nomads, constantly seeking out new tools and technologies to work successfully from anywhere and demanding more choice and simplicity to compete in a fast-chan...

VMware AirWatch 101: Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment
The bar code enrollment workflow simplifies enrollment into VMware AirWatch for Honeywell Dolphin CT50 mobile devices. While Android Lollipop devices support bar code enrollment, Android Marshmallow devices require slightly different AirWatch console configurations to enable this workflow. Today’...

Blue Medora True Visibility Suite is Also Available to vCAN Partners
Effective May 1, 2017, vCAN partners can now manage their entire IT stack from VMware vRealize by adding the 3rd Party ISV, True Visibility Suite. The editions completely align with VMware’s vRealize Operations editions. Watch a demo . The post Blue Medora True Visibility Suite is Also Available ...

Lead Generation in the Digital Era
Lead generation in the digital era can be daunting. The good news is, there are resources that can immediately help you fill your sales pipeline. To help you stay on top of your customers’ needs our ongoing best practices blog series will focus on lead generation, social media strategies, nurturi...

Announcing the New VMware Solution Exchange Marketplace
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new VMware Solution Exchange Marketplace! The new marketplace is now accessible through the solutionexchange.vmware.com URL as well as the new marketplace.vmware.com URL. Our goal with this new marketplace is to provide our customers and partners an ea...

Dogfooding the Cloud: How VMware Used vCloud Director to Consolidate Internal IT
Powered by VMware vCloud Director cloud management, VMware launched its OneCloud platform in 2012 that now runs more than 100,000 virtual machines (VMs) for internal users. The solution has eliminated the need to manage many small systems, reduced CapEx, improved and automated security, and shift...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
Available for pre order - Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6
Mostafa Khalil haqs been working for two years on this new book which will be released before the VMworld 2017. You can pre-order Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6: A Technology Deep Dive here. Planning and implementing Fibre Channel, FCoE, and iSCSI storage in vSphere virtualized en...

Virtually Speaking Podcast: VMworld 2017 Preview
Advertise here with BSA I had the pleasure to be on the Virtually Speaking Podcast again, this episode is all about VMworld. Which sessions to attend and some general tips as well. Have a listen. Thanks John and Pete for having me on again. " Virtually Speaking Podcast: VMworld 2017 Preview " ori...

See you at VMworld 2017
Like I usually do around this time of year, I wanted to share with you my plans for this year’s VMworld in Las Vegas. Hey, you might even like what you read about my sessions enough to sign up for one Once again, I am completely HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) and storage focused. But what i...

How to convert vSAN RVC commands into PowerCLI and/or other vSphere SDKs?
A common request that I see come up from our field and customers is getting specific vSAN Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) commands to be made more generally available in other vSphere CLI/SDKs like PowerCLI for example. Funny enough, many folks do not realize that this functionality has been there sin...

Does enabling encryption on vSAN require on an-disk format change?
vSAN 6.6 shipped earlier this year. It comes with a new on-disk format to support, among other things, data at rest encryption (also known as DARE). This is version 5 of the on-disk format. I’ve been asked this question a number of times over the past week, so I thought I would quickly write a fe...

Getting the Most Value out of VMworld Technical Sessions
All conferences – even VMworld – have a mixture of great and horrible sessions. The trick is figuring out what content can be gathered by the session and how to subsequently make the most out of that content. While I often hear folks skip sessions with a mindset of watching the recordings later, ...

New Nested ESXi 6.x Content Library
A few years back I had showed how you could create and host your own 3rd Party vSphere Content Library which allows customers to decouple their content from the underlying vSphere environment and centralizing their content and making it available to number of vCenter Servers by simply just having...

VMworld 2017 is around the corner, which sessions should you attend? My tips!
Advertise here with BSA Every year I go over “all” accepted VMworld sessions which are publicly listed and provide my top 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 list of VMworld sessions. (Some sessions won’t be revealed until the day before as they could be on the topic of certain announcements) I have had comments i...

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Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, for the past 8.5 years every week there has been a TAM Newsletter. This newsletter has been delivered to it's intended audience every Sunday evening. From this newsletter onwards however this will change. If you are used to receiving your newsletter on a Sunday evening (or depending on your TZ) then you will notice the change to a Monday. Nothing else is changing and the same great content will be included each week as it has been for 8.5 years.

vForum Online Summer 2017
vForum Online is a must-attend event for IT professionals who want to learn how to lead their digital transformation by:

  • Modernizing data centers
  • Integrating public clouds
  • Empowering digital workspaces
  • Transforming security

When: June 28th 9:00 am - 2:30 pm PT
Register: http://learn.vmware.com/40809_vForumOnline_REG
Agenda: http://resellerideas.com/vmware/agenda-by-track/2017-vForum-track.pdf

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VMUG Launches VMware CTO Feedback Forum
The VMware CTO Ambassadors wants VMUG real-world feedback regarding VMware products and solutions. This forum provides VMUG members a voice in contributing to future changes and enhancements within VMware. www.vmug.com/feedbackforum

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

vSphere with Operations Management Updates!
It’s that time again, release time! This month’s releases feature some great updates to vSphere with Operations Management in the form of vRealize Operations Manager (vR Ops) 6.6 and vRealize Log Insight 4.5. Updates to vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 With this release, the first thing you’ll imm...

How to Enable Compute Accelerators on vSphere 6.5 for Machine Learning and Other HPC Workloads
As our CTO Ray O’Farrell recently mentioned, VMware is committed to helping customers build intelligent infrastructure, which includes the ability to take advantage of Machine Learning within their private and hybrid cloud environments. As part of delivering this vision, the Office of the CTO col...

New KB articles published for week ending 17th June 2017
VMware NSX for vSphere How to determine if vShield or vCloud Networking & Security is installed before deploying NSX Date Published: 2017/06/12 “Disabled” HA Service status on Edge Appliances after enabling HA Date Published: 2017/06/15 VMware Horizon Computer-based Global Policy Objects (GPOs) t...

Oracle on the SDDC – CPBU 2017
Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC Developments 2017H1 Many positive developments have materialized over the past few months pertaining to the subject of Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC. This blog entry will both summarize the individual developments as well as highlight the important aspects of each ...

The VMware Certified IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Plug-in Solution
The VMware Certified IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Plug-in Solution Capabilities: Managing backup and recovery systems can be complex, especially with the volume of data being produced by modern businesses. IBM Spectrum Protect simplifies this process by delivering an intuitive and comprehensive data ...

Reframing Networking (the People Kind of Networking): What I Learned from Being Asked to Talk about It.
Nicola Acutt recently sat on a panel at RADIO 2017 on the topic of “Authentic Networking”. Read more about RADIO 2017 here. Read more for Nicola’s thoughts on the topic: I was recently asked to speak on a panel on the topic of “authentic networking”. After I accepted the invitation, I had an “oh ...

Application Workload Guidance and Design for Virtualized SAP S/4HANA® on vSphere (Part 2/4)
In part 1 we introduced the concept of SAP HANA Application Workload guidance and using example business requirements to come up with a workload and vSphere cluster design for the SAP environment. In the second part we will look at storage, network and security design for the proposed customer en...

Make the Most of Your Storage and Availability with VMware vSAN and vCloud Director
We’re back with another installment of our monthly series: vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP). Each month we share a new article in our ongoing series detailing the numerous use cases of the VMware vCloud Solution. Together, this collection of posts will help you take ful...

The Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2017
I’m excited to announce that the “Extreme Performance Series” is back for its 5th year, and with 7 additional sessions, it’s our largest year ever! These sessions are created and presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. You do not ...

Introducing VMmark3: A highly flexible and easily deployed benchmark for vSphere environments
VMmark 3.0, VMware’s multi-host virtualization benchmark is generally available here . VMmark3 is a free cluster-level benchmark that measures the performance, scalability, and power of virtualization platforms. VMmark3 leverages much of previous VMmark generations’ technologies and design. It co...

Oracle on VMware vSphere & vSAN – Asks the Oracles
In the last post , we endeavored to explain how to go about an Oracle Licensing Audit effectively by meticulously collecting all artifacts needed for the audit. We recommend as artifacts, Proof of Compute Enclosure and Audit Trail entries as part of the lists of artifact to collect and store for ...

Finland, Norway and Sweden Prove the Business Value of Cloud Maturity
Cloud-based services are a relatively new field for many businesses across the globe. Regardless, many organizations are rushing to adopt these solutions. There are some key reasons why. First, these cloud services help relieve internal expenses by offloading the need to adopt, upgrade and mainta...

VMware NSX Achieves Common Criteria EAL 2+ Certification
VMware NSX 6.3 for vSphere has achieved Common Criteria certification at the Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ ( view the certification report )( view the press release ). This marks yet another milestone of our commitment to providing industry leading certified solutions for customers from fed...

VMware AirWatch 101: Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Bar Code Enrollment
The bar code enrollment workflow simplifies enrollment into VMware AirWatch for Honeywell Dolphin CT50 devices. While Android Lollipop devices support bar code enrollment, Android Marshmallow devices require slightly different AirWatch Console configurations to enable this workflow. Today’s post ...

Brand-new Apple MacBook Pro: $3K. VMware Fusion: $160. Running got-to-have-them Windows Apps on my Sweet Setup: Priceless.
Donn Bullock by Donn Bullock, Director of End-User Computing Channel Sales for the Americas. With over 20 years of high-tech sales & marketing experience, Donn has worked at every level of the IT channel including 3 resellers, 2 manufacturers (Compaq & IBM) and a distributor. He started one of th...

One Device for On-the-Go Mobility & Desktop Productivity—Eliminate Compromise with VMware & Samsung
VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Client 4.5 are now available on the Google Play store. Both can be installed on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones and used with Samsung DeX Station , which enables USB connectivity to peripherals. The joint Samsung and VMware solution delivers a unified...

13 Mobile Conferences for IT Leaders & Innovators
Start packing. We’re back with more mobile conferences for the rest of 2017! IT admins, leaders and innovators, here’s your game plan: vForum Online , June 28: This one is coming up soon, but don’t worry—there’s no travel required. Each year, VMware gives IT pros access to experts across the comp...

Master Unified Endpoint Management at VMworld 2017
The complete VMworld 2017 Content Catalog is now live! Go to the VMworld U.S. Catalog online now and filter by the “Empower the Digital Workspace” track to find sessions for mobile experts like you on unified endpoint management (UEM). The Evolution of Endpoint Management within a Digital Workspa...

VMware Mirage Speeds Windows 10 Migration for Physical PCs
You’ve decided that Windows 10 is in your future. Maybe you’ve even got designs on what that future should look like. But how do you get there? How do you move your legacy XP machines? How do you move your 32-bit Windows 7 machines? Your existing PC estate is vast, complex and interlinked. Regard...

Help’s on the Way with the New VMware Horizon Help Desk Tool
Today, I’m very excited to share with you one of the new features in the VMware Horizon 7.2 release: the Horizon Help Desk Tool. I meet with many customers about their day-to-day management of Horizon, and I often get the same feedback. Organizations need a simple tool specifically for level one ...

VMware Horizon 7.2 GA: What’s New with Skype for Business, a New Help Desk Tool & More
Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of VMware Horizon 7.2 , the next release of the premier platform for virtual desktops and applications. With the release of Horizon 7.2, customers get: An improved Microsoft Skype for Business user experience, A new tool to enable general...

5 New EMM How-To Guides for AirWatch Admins
VMware AirWatch helps you digitally transform, no matter where you are on that journey. To help you realize the possibilities, AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) can be integrated and customized in a variety of ways to meet the needs of your specific use cases. Our technical experts re...

VMware AirWatch 101: Windows 10 Custom Settings Profile
Did you opt out of a VMware AirWatch console upgrade, but wish you had access to the profile settings? Do you want Windows Insider devices to take advantage of pre-released configuration service providers ( CSPs )? If so, then say hello to my little friend : the AirWatch enterprise mobility manag...

Receive Proactive Security Advisories on Products Your Company may be Using
Sign up with the VMware Security Response Center (VSRC) to receive security advisories reported in VMware products. The VSRC works with the security research community and leads the analysis and remediation of software security issues in VMware products. The post Receive Proactive Security Adviso...

Advantage+ Enhancements for 2017: What Partners Need to Know
Last August, VMware announced enhancements to Advantage+, our opportunity registration program. This year, we continue the evolution as part of our ongoing commitment to deliver best in class partner programs. We are pleased to announce the following Advantage+ enhancements effective June 19: Lea...

Don’t Forget About Tomorrow’s vmLIVE on What’s Ahead for Marketing
Register and join in on the discussion tomorrow (June 21 at 8am PT) with our Partner Marketing Leadership team. 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 ...

Partner Perspectives on vSAN: Reducing Customer Costs while Increasing Performance
Watch these partner success story videos from SHI , Cloud Carib , and CenturyLink to hear how vSAN solved their customer pain points, in addition to how they’re growing their businesses alongside VMware solutions. The post Partner Perspectives on vSAN: Reducing Customer Costs while Increasing Per...

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS
VMworld 2017 is around the corner, which sessions should you attend? My tips!
Advertise here with BSA Every year I go over “all” accepted VMworld sessions which are publicly listed and provide my top 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 list of VMworld sessions. (Some sessions won’t be revealed until the day before as they could be on the topic of certain announcements) I have had comments i...

Making 2 go to 1: Choosing simplification in Vblock/VxBlock.
With Cisco Live! next week in Las Vegas (June 25-29th) it’s a good time to provide a quick, but important update on what we’re doing around CI.    Our Dell EMC team will be there in force – and for all of us, I hope it cools down :-) Now, on to the topic of the post.   I deeply, personally believ...

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New Book: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive
The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts. A book that people can’t put down. Written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU...

My first look at Unikernels on vSphere
Dear reader, if you are like me, you may only be getting to grips with containers and how they compare to the virtual machine approach of running applications. While there has been a lot of buzz around containers, I’ve heard some rumblings around Unikernels , but to be honest, haven’t really been...

Auditing/Logging vCenter Server authentication & authorization activities
Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of requests from our field and customers inquiring about logging various vCenter Server authentication and authorization activities. The topics vary from identifying which log files contain which activities to to why some of this information is not ...

Workaround to deploy vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1 OVA using PowerCLI (SHA256 not supported)
Last week I had noticed several folks were having issues deploying the latest vSphere Integrated Containers (vIC) 1.1 OVA using PowerCLI. The following error message was observed when using the Get-OvfConfiguration cmdlet which is needed before importing an OVF/OVA: PowerCLI doesn't support SHA25...

What's New in Performance? VMware vSphere 6.5
Underlying each release of VMware vSphere are many performance and scalability improvements. The VMware vSphere 6.5 platform continues to provide industry-leading performance and features to ensure the successful virtualization and management of your entire software-defined datacenter. This paper...

Technology Short Take #84
Welcome to Technology Short Take #84! This episode is a bit late (sorry about that!), but I figured better late than never, right? OK, bring on the links! Networking When I joined the NSX team in early 2013, a big topic at that time was overlay protocols (VXLAN, STT, etc.). Since then, that topic...

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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 9.24

Posted by nisserow Oct 13, 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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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...

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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...

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