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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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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE
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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