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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 ...

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