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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
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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!
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Making 2 go to 1: Choosing simplification in Vblock/VxBlock.
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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
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Auditing/Logging vCenter Server authentication & authorization activities
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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
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