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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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