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Posted by nisserow Nov 28, 2017



FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, we are closing in on the end of 2017, which has been ana amazing year for VMware. There have been so many announcements, too many to mention. You can always catch up on our newsletters on our newsletter archive site where every newsletter eventually goes to be kept as a place to search for the many articles we have published over the past, almost 9 years. Yes we will celebrate our 9 year anniversary next year so stay tuned for that, and other news for 2018. In the meantime we still have a few editions left so check out all the news from the past week below.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Transforming Cybersecurity as We Know It: A New Security Model
    The current security model is a failure. According to Gartner, Inc., worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 7 percent over 2016, but the cost of data breaches significantly exceeds that amount. By the year 2019, Forbes pred...
  • ACI Specialty Benefits Supports its Growth With VMware Technologies
    ACI Specialty Benefits (ACI) offers best-in-class benefit solutions to engage the new workforce and drive business performance. By offering services like employee assistance, corporate concierge, work-life balance, wellness, and student assistance programs to customers worldwide, ACI helps customers...
  • VMware Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index
    VMware has received a perfect score of 100% on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) – a national benchmarking tool on corporate practices and policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Fortune...

Open Source @VMware

  • Printk(), x86, Unikernals & ftrace: Here’s What You Missed at Open Source Summit Europe
    Earlier this year, LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen all combined for one massive umbrella event: Open Source Summit. After a successful North America launch, Prague hosted over 4,000 open source experts and enthusiasts at Open Source Summit Europe last month. Community members and technologists ...
  • Start Your Journey Toward Kubernetes Certification Today
    The Rise of Containers & Kubernetes Containers quickly rose in popularity, but what are they and how can they be optimized for your developers’ needs? Containers are lightweight, self-contained packages of executable software, but unless specifically instructed, they do not interact with each other...
  • Top 7 Things You Need to Read About Project Harbor
    Project Harbor is having a momentous year. The open source enterprise-class registry server for storing and distributing container images has risen the ranks to become one of VMware’s most popular and widely used open source projects. Between unveiling new security features to earning 3,000 stars ...

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

  • Terminology Tuesday Presents: Microservices
    Microservices is the philosophy of designing software programs by breaking what used to be a singular function or command into multiple components, known as services.  The ultimate goal is to reduce complexity and increase speed (basically the goal of anything nowadays).   Think of Thanksgiving.  ...
  • Remote User Authentication and RBAC with NSX-T
    Remote user authentication and role based access control (RBAC) is an important requirement when deploying new systems in an organization, particularly in the networking world. For that matter, systems typically leverage RADIUS or Active Directory (AD) servers, to name a few. NSX-T integrates with ...
  • Top 5 From The Last 3 Months
      In the year 2017, news comes at you fast. So, it’s easy to miss the important or informational items that just weren’t on your radar when they first arrived. While we believe VMware NSX should be firmly on everyone’s virtualization radar, we understand that you may miss a few items from time to...

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-Native Apps

  • How Cloud Foundry Container Runtime Tackles Both Day 1 & Day 2 Operations for Production Kubernetes
    by Merlin Glynn, Technical Product Manager, VMware Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR), formerly known as Project KUBO, is an open source project that delivers the functionality of both Day 1 (deployment) and Day 2 (operations) tasks for Kubernetes clusters. The initial genesis behind CFCR was t...
  • Connect with VMware Around Containers at DockerCon EU
    Copenhagen is one of Europe’s leading cities around information technology, making it the perfect locale for this year’s DockerCon EU, taking place October 16-19 at the Bella Centre in Denmark’s capital city. DockerCon is the leading container conference for practitioners to learn from other contain...
  • Join VMware at China Kubernetes End User Conference
    On October 15, the China Kubernetes End User Conference, a joint venture put on by Caicloud, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the “K8sMeetup China Community,” will celebrate the tremendous technological impact of Kubernetes, unveil the latest updates and enhancements around it and provide top-l...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • Announcing the Reviewer’s Guide for Cloud-Based VMware Workspace ONE Series
    The Reviewer’s Guide series for cloud-based VMware Workspace ONE is now available to download. This series focuses on a cloud-based VMware Workspace ONE deployment and discusses major Workspace ONE features, and architecture and components. These guides provide practical exercises to walk you throug...
  • The War for Talent & Access Management: What Do These Have in Common?
    Employee talent is one of the strongest differentiators a business can have. Talented employees ensure your organization thrives through good and bad times. Without the right employees with the right talent, your organization may miss opportunities and struggle to adapt to trends. Because talent is ...
  • [Video] An Overview of VMware AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management
    New technologies, from mobile, cloud to the Internet of Things (IoT), have taken the business world by storm. Employees desire choice of apps, devices and even the places they work. The result: IT relies on disparate tools and processes to deploy, manage and secure endpoints and apps. This fragmenta...

AirWatch Blog

  • 3 Enterprise Use Cases for Chrome OS
    Now that VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch technology, industry-first unified endpoint management (UEM) support for Chrome OS is officially available, let’s talk about how this operating system can be leveraged in your organization. This support allows your organization to manage your...
  • It’s Time to Solve IT’s Windows Software Distribution Challenges
    PC lifecycle management (PCLM) was originally designed for PCs moored to the corporate network. It has not changed much in decades—until the introduction of unified endpoint management (UEM). UEM technology—a pillar for our VMware AirWatch 9.2 console release—extends the concepts of enterprise mobil...
  • Meet the Apple iPhone X: A Phone Ready for Your Business Case
    In addition to the larger Super Retina screen, greater power efficiency and wireless charging capabilities, the iPhone X provides amazing intelligence and computing power—a true work productivity catalyst. With the new A11 Bionic chip, faster CPU and Apple-designed GPU, this phone quickly predicts y...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 12th November 2017
    VMware vCenter Server Installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 6.5 fails on the Windows server that uses 53/TCP port (DNS Service) Date Published: 2017/11/06 VMware Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure Edit General Settings Date Published: 2017/11/06 VMware vSphere Data Protection Unable to dep...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 5th November 2017
    VMware vRealize Business Standard vRA VMs that are deleted in the current month before upgrade will be missing in the current month’s vRA reports Date Published: 2017/10/31 VMware ESXi Unexpected VM crash with signal: 11 on svga Date Published: 2017/11/2 vMotion fails when running heavy 3D workload ...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for October 2017
    Touch screen compatibility in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Resetting the Administrator password in vRealize Operations Manager 5.x and 6.x Adding additional storage to vCenter Operations Manager Analytics or UI virtual machine Change the IP Address of a vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Multi Node...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for October 2017
    Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Unable to verify vCenter certificate in VMware View Administrator Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Configuring VMware View Event database on an SQL server fails with the error: An error occurred while attempt...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for October 2017
    Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Unable to log in to Log Insight as a member of an AD group defined in Log Insight Creating a firewall rule to block the JMX port 7199 on VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 (CV...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Using PowerCLI & vSAN Management API to list VMs w/Thick VM swap
    Earlier this year, I had put together a Python script using the vSAN Management API to help customers easily identify Virtual Machines which have Thick VM swap while running on vSAN. You can find the full details in Duncan's blog post here. The reason I had chosen Python over something like PowerCLI...
  • Changing "Password will expire in X days" notification for Active Directory users in vSphere Web/H5 Client
    When logging into the vCenter Server using either the vSphere Web (Flex) or H5 Client, one of the validation checks that is automatically performed by the server is to check the current users password expiry. If you account expiry is less than the current password expiry configuration, then you will...
  • External replication of vSphere Content Library
    As the adoption of vSphere Content Library continues to grow, I am seeing more questions from our field and customers around content distribution. In case you did not know, vSphere Content Library (CL as I will be refering to it going forward) has its own built-in native replication mechanism which ...
  • Moving ESXi hosts with LACP/LAG between vCenter Servers?
    At VMworld this year, I had received several questions from customers asking whether it was possible to move an ESXi host configured using LACP/LAG from one vCenter Server to another, similar to the workflows outlined here or here. Not having spent much time with LACP/LAG, I reached out to a fellow ...
  • Workarounds for deploying PhotonOS 2.0 on vSphere, Fusion & Workstation
    PhotonOS 2.0 was just released last week and it includes a number of exciting new enhancements which you can read more about here. Over the last few days, I had noticed quite a few folks having issues deploying the latest PhotonOS OVA, including myself. I figure I would share the current workarounds...

ESX Virtualization

  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 2 – Secure ESXi and vCenter Server
    Another new post today with another Objective to study towards VMware VCP6.5-DCV Certification Exam. We have put on a new page centralizing those topics – VCP6.5-DCV Study Guide [Unofficial] Page. Today’s topic will cover VCP6.5-DCV Objective 2 – Secure ESXi and vCenter Server. Funny because we have...
  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1 – Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control
    This is the first VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1 from the exam guide for preparation for VMware VCP6.5-DCV Datacenter virtualization exam. Find all exam topics directly on our new VCP6.5-DCV Study Guide Page. Note that it is a work in progress which started just recently so we need to add more content to it...
  • Performance Optimized VM of Windows Server 2016 On ESXi 6.5 Creation Steps [Guide]
    While it’s fairly simple to take the defaults, for VM hardware components, It’s not always the best ones when it comes to performance. In this post, we will explore the different possibilities to give you the opportunity to create performance Optimized VM of Windows Server 2016 On ESXi 6.5 directly ...
  • Veeam Availability Console Released (VAC)
    Veeam Veeam Availability Console (VAC) 2.0 released a few days back brings simplification for service providers. While the main target is service providers, the solution can also be installed within an enterprise, on-premises, locally. The product has been in beta stage for a while, but the good new...
  • What Is VMware ESXi Lockdown Mode?
    In order to make your ESXi hosts more secure, you can put them what’s called Lockdown mode. This post will explain What is VMware ESXi Lockdown Mode, what’s the main benefits and the configuration steps. The config is a simple radio button via vSphere web client, but there is also a possibility to a...

CormacHogan.com

  • Upcoming VMUG webinar – vSphere 6.5 Core Storage
    A quick note to let you know that I am co-presenting on an upcoming VMUG webinar with my good pal, Cody Hosterman, from Pure Storage. The subject is vSphere 6.5 Core Storage, and this is very much the same topic that we presented at VMworld 2017. We will cover new limits, deed dive into VMFS-6 and V...
  • Preventing selection of certain datastores with SPBM
    One of the great things about presenting at VMware User Group meetings is actually talking to customers and finding out about what their pain points are, and how  VMware can improve on our products and features. At the most recent VMUG I attended (in Poland), I was asked a question about storage pol...
  • Does Storage vMotion rename Virtual Volumes also?
    I had another question recently about whether or not the Storage vMotion behaviour of renaming VM files on a VMFS or NFS datastore also worked with Virtual Volumes or VVols? After a quick test, I can state categorically that the answer is yes. I created a VM on a Nimble Storage appliance, presented ...
  • Guest OS space reuse on vSAN
    This post came about after a brief discussion with my pal, Lee Dilworth. Although the outcome of this test has really nothing to do with vSAN, the behaviour was observed on certain Guest OS which were running on vSAN. I guess the first thing that needs to be made clear is that there is no support fo...
  • Changing policies on-the-fly with VVols
    Last week, I was presenting at the VMware User Group (VMUG) event in Poland. My topic was SPBM, Storage Policy Based Management. This is the framework for consuming data services, whether these are provided from vSAN, Virtual Volumes or VAIO (IO Filters). You can get the presentation from here. One ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Installing Postman on Fedora 27
    I recently had a need to install the Postman native app on Fedora 27. The Postman site itself only provides a link to the download and a rather generic set of instructions for installing the Postman native app (a link to these instructions for Ubuntu 16.04 is also provided). There were not, however,...
  • Making AWS re:Invent More Family-Friendly
    AWS re:Invent is just around the corner, and Spousetivities will be there to help bring a new level of family friendliness to the event. If you’re thinking of bringing a spouse, partner, or significant other with you to Las Vegas, I’d encourage you to strongly consider getting him or her...
  • Technology Short Take 90
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 90! This post is a bit shorter than most, as I’ve been on the road quite a bit recently. Nevertheless, there’s hopefully something here you’ll find useful. Networking VMware recently released an updated to PowerCLI (version 6.5.3), and with it co...
  • How to Tag Docker Images with Git Commit Information
    I’ve recently been working on a very simple Flask application that can be used as a demo application in containerized environments (here’s the GitHub repo). It’s nothing special, but it’s been useful for me as a learning exercise—both from a Docker image creation perspe...
  • Deep Dive into Container Images in Kolla
    This is a liveblog of my last session at the Sydney OpenStack Summit. The session title is “OpenStack images that fit your imagination: deep dive into container images in Kolla.” The presenters are Vikram Hosakote and Rich Wellum, from Cisco and Lenovo, respectively. Hosakote starts wit...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • A new update on VVols customer adoption
    It’s been a while since I last reported on the customer telemetry data that we capture to track VVol adoption with 3PAR customers and wanted to provide an update. Before I share that I want to relay what I’ve seen and heard around VVols adoption in general. VVols adoption is trending upw...
  • How Pat Gelsinger saved VMware
    I ran across this recent article in the SF Business Times and thought I would share it along with my thoughts. The article highlights VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger as one of the most admired CEO’s and how he helped right the VMware ship adrift in stormy seas during his tenure. You can read ...
  • 30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2017
    I was recently honored to be included in a list of 30 must read SMB IT blogs and wanted to say thank you to BizTech for including me in that list. I looked through the blogs in that list and there is a lot of diversity in it with everything from credit card blogs to … Continue reading » ...
  • How VVols impacts storage protocol choices with vSphere
    File vs. Block, why choose one over the other with vSphere. They both have their pros and cons which has influenced decision making when it comes to picking your storage with vSphere but VVols has changed the game of how storage protocols interact with vSphere which may also impact your decision mak...
  • 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...

Virtual Geek

  • Seriously DIY HCI or HCI Systems are you SURE?
    I want to be clear – I see REAL cases where customers cover the full spectrum for real reasons – from DIY to turnkey systems.    I know that we as Dell Technologies need to provide great choices for builders of IT, and consumers of IT. That said – I see some bad examples of self-inflicted pain by ...
  • 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...

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  • Available for pre order - Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5
    Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 written by Andrea Mauro, Paolo Valsecchi and Karel Novak is available to pre-order now and is expected to be published in February 2018.   ...
  • VMware vSAN 6.6 Witnesses, Components and Votes
    Each object is composed of a set of components, determined by capabilities that are in use in the VM Storage Policy. For example, with Primary level of failures to tolerate set to 1, vSAN ensures that the protection components, such as replicas and witnesses, are placed on separate hosts in t...
  • Free e-book: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host 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 C...
  • Network Ports in Horizon 7
    The VMware Horizon 7 Network Ports document lists port requirements for connectivity between the various components and servers in a Horizon 7 deployment. Included are detailed Horizon 7 Network Ports diagrams. Links from the thumbnail diagrams take you to larger PDF layouts of the diagrams ...
  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals
    In the free VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals course, you will learn how VMware supports the open-source and industry standard OpenStack framework for managing public and private clouds. This course covers the features and advantages of VMware Integrated OpenStack. It also covers the ba...

Virten.net

  • Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
    After Hewlett Packard Enterprise has missed offering a Microserver in their 9th Generation, it is now back in Gen10. The Microserver series provides affordable servers intended to be used in SMB and as home servers. Due to its low price and …Read more »...
  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
    When you try to install FreeNAS 11 on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3216, the installer stops booting and appears to be stuck at: pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0 pcib0: _OSC returned error 0x10 pci0: <ACPI PCI …Read more »...
  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • 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 »...

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...
  • Broadcom complete the acquisition of Brocade
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  • The rise of KVM
    In the server virtualization area the main type 1 (or bare-metal) hypervisors are: VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen and KVM. For the public cloud IaaS solutions the most used are Xen (AWS use a custom version) and Hyper-V (in Azure). For the on-prem infrastructure, ESXi is the most used, followed...
  • Free vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive book
    One of the best virtualization related book of 2017, in my opinion, is the VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive written by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort. It’s main target is for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the element...
  • Next VMUG events in Europe
    November will be a rich month for VMUG UserCon in Europe. There will be two big UserCon : Italian VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 14th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/Italy-VMUG-UserCon-2017 UK VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 16th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/United-Ki...

 

 

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VMware TAM Source 9.44

Posted by nisserow Nov 21, 2017

 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Do you regularly check the VMware Security Advisories? Your TAM is constantly checking these to understand their potential impact on your environment and will work with you to ensure the risk is highlighted as well as the path to remediation. This is just one of the many things that we do for you as your TAM.

 

This week we do have a new security advisory that I want you to be aware of and urge you to discuss with your TAM to ensure you understand the potential impact of this vulnerability!

 

VMSA-2017-0017
VMware vCenter Server update resolves LDAP DoS, SSRF and CRLF injection issues

1.Summary
VMware vCenter Server update resolves LDAP DoS, SSRF and CRLF injection issues
2. Relevant Products
VMware vCenter Server
3. Problem Description
a. VMware vCenter Server LDAP Denial of Service (DoS).
VMware vCenter Server doesn't correctly handle specially crafted LDAP network packets which may allow for remote DoS.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4927 to this issue.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • ACI Specialty Benefits Supports its Growth With VMware Technologies
    ACI Specialty Benefits (ACI) offers best-in-class benefit solutions to engage the new workforce and drive business performance. By offering services like employee assistance, corporate concierge, work-life balance, wellness, and student assistance programs to customers worldwide, ACI helps customers...
  • VMware Earns Top Marks in Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index
    VMware has received a perfect score of 100% on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) – a national benchmarking tool on corporate practices and policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Fortune...
  • Why Tech Has Failed on Cybersecurity
    By Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware It’s time to acknowledge that the tech industry has failed our customers when it comes to cyber security and data protection. Our industry is built on trust. Trust that our software and hardware products work. Trust in...

Open Source @VMware

  • Top 7 Things You Need to Read About Project Harbor
    Project Harbor is having a momentous year. The open source enterprise-class registry server for storing and distributing container images has risen the ranks to become one of VMware’s most popular and widely used open source projects. Between unveiling new security features to earning 3,000 stars ...
  • The Open vSwitch Fall 2017 Conference is Here
    VMware is hosting the fourth annual Open vSwitch Fall Conference (OVSCon), the conference for all things Open vSwitch and beyond. We have a new home this year at the Club Auto Sport venue located in San Jose, Calif. On November 16-17, you can expect 25 25-minute talks and six lightning talks last...
  • Open Source Project Harbor: Efficient & Secure Container Image Management
    One of VMware’s most popular open source projects is Project Harbor, an enterprise-class registry server with hundreds of users worldwide. At VMworld, Henry Zhang, chief architect of Project Harbor, delivered a vBrownBag presentation on efficient and secure container image management using Harbor. ...

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

  • Top 5 From The Last 3 Months
      In the year 2017, news comes at you fast. So, it’s easy to miss the important or informational items that just weren’t on your radar when they first arrived. While we believe VMware NSX should be firmly on everyone’s virtualization radar, we understand that you may miss a few items from time to...
  • Abstract, Automate & Secure — From Data Center to Cloud to Edge
    By Milin Desai, Vice President of Products, NSBU It feels like only yesterday when we started our journey into networking at VMware. Even from the early beginnings in 2011, it became clear to some of us that the abstraction and operations model of virtualization for compute and memory, which comple...
  • VMware NSX/Kubernetes and F5 – A Cloud Native App Integration
    Introduction When Bob Dylan wrote back in the 60’s “times they are a-changin” it’s very possible he knew how true that would be today.  Last week, we saw a few things announced in the container technology space during the DockerCon event in Copenhagen – but one thing that I believe came as a surpri...

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

  • How Cloud Foundry Container Runtime Tackles Both Day 1 & Day 2 Operations for Production Kubernetes
    by Merlin Glynn, Technical Product Manager, VMware Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR), formerly known as Project KUBO, is an open source project that delivers the functionality of both Day 1 (deployment) and Day 2 (operations) tasks for Kubernetes clusters. The initial genesis behind CFCR was t...
  • Connect with VMware Around Containers at DockerCon EU
    Copenhagen is one of Europe’s leading cities around information technology, making it the perfect locale for this year’s DockerCon EU, taking place October 16-19 at the Bella Centre in Denmark’s capital city. DockerCon is the leading container conference for practitioners to learn from other contain...
  • Join VMware at China Kubernetes End User Conference
    On October 15, the China Kubernetes End User Conference, a joint venture put on by Caicloud, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the “K8sMeetup China Community,” will celebrate the tremendous technological impact of Kubernetes, unveil the latest updates and enhancements around it and provide top-l...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • VMware AirWatch 9.2 Feature Spotlight: Bootstrap Packages for macOS
    DIVE, DIVE, DIVE! Much like Jack Ryan in the movie “The Hunt for Red October,” today’s post dives deep into the topic of bootstrap packages for macOS. First, we tackle some of the common questions and points of confusion related to this feature. Then, the video at the end of the post dives into the ...
  • Mitigating the Risks of Cyberattacks
    The unfortunate reality today is that cyberattacks have become common. Not a week goes by without dramatic headlines describing the chaos caused by cyberattacks disrupting business and government operations. We all remember the WannaCry cyberattack on the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NH...
  • [Infographic] What Is a Digital Workspace?
    A new report from VMware reveals what’s empowering employees today: High accessibility to the apps they prefer and need to do their job. Empowered employees collaborate with teams 16% more, make 16% faster decisions and are almost five times more likely to improve their personal productivity. The fi...

AirWatch Blog

  • 10 Best Practices for Migrating From Windows 7 to Windows 10
    I recently spoke to many customers at VMworld in Las Vegas on Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration projects and had the opportunity to present this topic to more than 500 attendees—proof that Windows remains top of mind for many customers. For those not in attendance, consider the following 10 best pra...
  • The Revolution Begins: VMware Named a Leader in Inaugural IDC Marketscape for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
    I’ve been talking for the past month, leading up to VMworld 2017, about how VMware Workspace ONE powered by VMware AirWatch is leading the PC lifecycle management (PCLM) revolution with a modern, real-time, over-the-air approach. And then at VMworld, we announced even more unique Windows 10 PCLM fea...
  • Reflections From Microsoft Ignite 2017
    The shift in momentum for both Microsoft and VMware over the past year has been dramatic. The response from customers and partners has been overwhelmingly positive across Microsoft Inspire, VMworld and Microsoft Ignite. If stock price alone were an indicator, both companies are up between 25 and 50 ...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 5th November 2017
    VMware vRealize Business Standard vRA VMs that are deleted in the current month before upgrade will be missing in the current month’s vRA reports Date Published: 2017/10/31 VMware ESXi Unexpected VM crash with signal: 11 on svga Date Published: 2017/11/2 vMotion fails when running heavy 3D workload ...
  • Top 20 vRealize Operations Manager articles for October 2017
    Touch screen compatibility in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Resetting the Administrator password in vRealize Operations Manager 5.x and 6.x Adding additional storage to vCenter Operations Manager Analytics or UI virtual machine Change the IP Address of a vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Multi Node...
  • Top 20 Horizon View articles for October 2017
    Provisioning or recomposing a linked clone desktop pool fails Unable to verify vCenter certificate in VMware View Administrator Virtual machine application runs slower than expected in ESXi Configuring VMware View Event database on an SQL server fails with the error: An error occurred while attempt...
  • Top vRealize Log Insight articles for October 2017
    Downloading Export Event Results, Export Chart Data, Export Content Pack, and Export Support Bundle fails in Log Insight 3.3.x Unable to log in to Log Insight as a member of an AD group defined in Log Insight Creating a firewall rule to block the JMX port 7199 on VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5 (CV...
  • Top vRealize Automation articles for October 2017
    Directory sync in vRA 7.x fails with error ‘Connector Communication failed with Response’ Logging in to a tenant with verified administrator credentials or user credentials fails in vRA 6.2.x Removing a virtual machine from vRealize Automation 7.x using Cloud Client Requests get stuck at ‘In Progre...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Moving ESXi hosts with LACP/LAG between vCenter Servers?
    At VMworld this year, I had received several questions from customers asking whether it was possible to move an ESXi host configured using LACP/LAG from one vCenter Server to another, similar to the workflows outlined here or here. Not having spent much time with LACP/LAG, I reached out to a fellow ...
  • Workarounds for deploying PhotonOS 2.0 on vSphere, Fusion & Workstation
    PhotonOS 2.0 was just released last week and it includes a number of exciting new enhancements which you can read more about here. Over the last few days, I had noticed quite a few folks having issues deploying the latest PhotonOS OVA, including myself. I figure I would share the current workarounds...
  • Updating OVF properties for a VM using vSphere API and PowerCLI
    Deploying a new OVA/OVF containing OVF properties that need to be configured is super easy using PowerCLI's Get-OvfConfiguration and Import-VApp cmdlets. Many examples can be found online including the PowerCLI Deployment Github repository. However, once an OVA/OVF has been deployed and running as a...
  • NSX-T PowerCLI community module
    During the development of my automated NSX-T 2.0 lab deployment script, I had created several PowerCLI functions using the new NSX-T cmdlets and NSX-T APIs to help me test and troubleshoot. I finally got a chance to clean up the code as well as package them all up into an NSXT.psm1 module which hope...
  • When to use Move-VM cmdlet vs xMove.ps1 script for performing Cross vCenter vMotions?
    Since publishing my Automating Cross vCenter vMotion between the same and different SSO Domain article back in early 2016, I have had a large number of customers reach out to me and share their success stories of allowing them to perform datacenter migrations to consolidating vCenter Servers all due...

ESX Virtualization

  • VMware Updates vCenter Server 6.0 U3c and Other Products
    VMware has released a bunch of new product updates. On the list, there are vCenter Server 6.0 U3C and also VMware SRM 6.1.2.1 update or vCloud Director 9.0.0.1 for Service Providers and vSphere Replication 6.1.2.1. In this post, we’ll have a closer look what’s new in those products. Those updates ar...
  • Free vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive
    Free E-Book (PDF) version of vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive from Niels Hagoort and Frank Denneman is available since few days. A Free book which you can have if you give your E-mail to Rubrik as they partnered with VMUG to offer this book to the IT and virtualization community for free. The bo...
  • Configure VMware Tools Update from Shared ProductLocker Location
    when you want to have the latest VMware tools for larger environments, you don’t have other choices then wait for ESXi upgrade which brings the latest version of VMware tools or Configure VMware Tools Update from Shared ProductLocker Location. If you have VMware Enterprise Plus license, you can use ...
  • V2V Migration with VMware – 5 Top Tips
    Almost everybody knows about P2V migrations. Physical to virtual conversion process. We have all done this at least once in the past. With P2V process you’re able to select a server within your physical infrastructure and convert it into a virtual machine with minimal effort (we all know that time i...
  • An Advanced Remote Connection Session Manager mRemoteNG (Next Generation)
    mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote, an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager. Fork means that it derived from an original project mRemote which hasn’t been updated for a while, to let mRemoteNB being born, to integrate newest features and functions. An advanced Remote Connectio...

CormacHogan.com

  • Upcoming VMUG webinar – vSphere 6.5 Core Storage
    A quick note to let you know that I am co-presenting on an upcoming VMUG webinar with my good pal, Cody Hosterman, from Pure Storage. The subject is vSphere 6.5 Core Storage, and this is very much the same topic that we presented at VMworld 2017. We will cover new limits, deed dive into VMFS-6 and V...
  • Preventing selection of certain datastores with SPBM
    One of the great things about presenting at VMware User Group meetings is actually talking to customers and finding out about what their pain points are, and how  VMware can improve on our products and features. At the most recent VMUG I attended (in Poland), I was asked a question about storage pol...
  • Does Storage vMotion rename Virtual Volumes also?
    I had another question recently about whether or not the Storage vMotion behaviour of renaming VM files on a VMFS or NFS datastore also worked with Virtual Volumes or VVols? After a quick test, I can state categorically that the answer is yes. I created a VM on a Nimble Storage appliance, presented ...
  • Guest OS space reuse on vSAN
    This post came about after a brief discussion with my pal, Lee Dilworth. Although the outcome of this test has really nothing to do with vSAN, the behaviour was observed on certain Guest OS which were running on vSAN. I guess the first thing that needs to be made clear is that there is no support fo...
  • Changing policies on-the-fly with VVols
    Last week, I was presenting at the VMware User Group (VMUG) event in Poland. My topic was SPBM, Storage Policy Based Management. This is the framework for consuming data services, whether these are provided from vSAN, Virtual Volumes or VAIO (IO Filters). You can get the presentation from here. One ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Making AWS re:Invent More Family-Friendly
    AWS re:Invent is just around the corner, and Spousetivities will be there to help bring a new level of family friendliness to the event. If you’re thinking of bringing a spouse, partner, or significant other with you to Las Vegas, I’d encourage you to strongly consider getting him or her...
  • Technology Short Take 90
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 90! This post is a bit shorter than most, as I’ve been on the road quite a bit recently. Nevertheless, there’s hopefully something here you’ll find useful. Networking VMware recently released an updated to PowerCLI (version 6.5.3), and with it co...
  • How to Tag Docker Images with Git Commit Information
    I’ve recently been working on a very simple Flask application that can be used as a demo application in containerized environments (here’s the GitHub repo). It’s nothing special, but it’s been useful for me as a learning exercise—both from a Docker image creation perspe...
  • Deep Dive into Container Images in Kolla
    This is a liveblog of my last session at the Sydney OpenStack Summit. The session title is “OpenStack images that fit your imagination: deep dive into container images in Kolla.” The presenters are Vikram Hosakote and Rich Wellum, from Cisco and Lenovo, respectively. Hosakote starts wit...
  • Carrier-Grade SDN-Based OpenStack Networking Solution
    This session was titled “Carrier-Grade SDN Based OpenStack Networking Solution,” led by Daniel Park and Sangho Shin. Both Park and Shin are from SK Telecom (SKT), and (based on the description) this session is a follow-up to a session from the Boston summit where SK Telecom talked about ...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • 30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2017
    I was recently honored to be included in a list of 30 must read SMB IT blogs and wanted to say thank you to BizTech for including me in that list. I looked through the blogs in that list and there is a lot of diversity in it with everything from credit card blogs to … Continue reading » ...
  • How VVols impacts storage protocol choices with vSphere
    File vs. Block, why choose one over the other with vSphere. They both have their pros and cons which has influenced decision making when it comes to picking your storage with vSphere but VVols has changed the game of how storage protocols interact with vSphere which may also impact your decision mak...
  • 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...

Virtual Geek

  • Seriously DIY HCI or HCI Systems are you SURE?
    I want to be clear – I see REAL cases where customers cover the full spectrum for real reasons – from DIY to turnkey systems.    I know that we as Dell Technologies need to provide great choices for builders of IT, and consumers of IT. That said – I see some bad examples of self-inflicted pain by ...
  • 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...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • VMware vSAN 6.6 Witnesses, Components and Votes
    Each object is composed of a set of components, determined by capabilities that are in use in the VM Storage Policy. For example, with Primary level of failures to tolerate set to 1, vSAN ensures that the protection components, such as replicas and witnesses, are placed on separate hosts in t...
  • Free e-book: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host 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 C...
  • Network Ports in Horizon 7
    The VMware Horizon 7 Network Ports document lists port requirements for connectivity between the various components and servers in a Horizon 7 deployment. Included are detailed Horizon 7 Network Ports diagrams. Links from the thumbnail diagrams take you to larger PDF layouts of the diagrams ...
  • New Free eLearning Course: VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals
    In the free VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals course, you will learn how VMware supports the open-source and industry standard OpenStack framework for managing public and private clouds. This course covers the features and advantages of VMware Integrated OpenStack. It also covers the ba...
  • Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Desktop Watermark
    Desktop Watermark is a Windows native application that adds a watermark to a desktop for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) auditing or exhibition purposes. A watermark has the ability to be visible or invisible. Invisible watermarks, seen in the screenshot, can be revealed by a tool bundle...

Virten.net

  • Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
    After Hewlett Packard Enterprise has missed offering a Microserver in their 9th Generation, it is now back in Gen10. The Microserver series provides affordable servers intended to be used in SMB and as home servers. Due to its low price and …Read more »...
  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
    When you try to install FreeNAS 11 on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3216, the installer stops booting and appears to be stuck at: pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0 pcib0: _OSC returned error 0x10 pci0: <ACPI PCI …Read more »...
  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • 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 »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • Next VMUG events in Europe
    November will be a rich month for VMUG UserCon in Europe. There will be two big UserCon : Italian VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 14th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/Italy-VMUG-UserCon-2017 UK VMUG UserCon 2017: Nov, 16th 2017 – https://www.vmug.com/Attend/VMUG-UserCon/United-Ki...
  • Veeam Vanguard Virtual Conference 2017
    Veeam Vanguard Virtual Conference is basically a virtual conference for the Veeam Community, founded by Cristal and Dave Kawula in 2017. It started as a simple idea; “There’s got to be a good way for Microsoft MVPs, VMWare vExperts, and Veeam Vanguards to reach the IT community and share their vast ...
  • Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.3 beta
    After the release of Nakivo Backup & Replication v7.2, now it’s time for the new version, actually in beta, that offers a new type of backup repository, which is optimized for data deduplication appliances (such as EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, NEC Hydrastor, Quantum DXi, and others) with...
  • #Blogtober results
    October 2017 was the Blogtober Tech Edition month, thanks to the interesting #Blogtober campaign for the tech / virtualization community started by Matt Heldstab – (@mattheldstab on Twitter). Now he has publish some interesting data and results on this page: http://tcwd.net/vblog/2017/11/01/blogtobe...
  • November 2017 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: Chief Data Officer Summit – London (Nov, 2-3) Gartner Symposium/ITxpo – Barcelona (Nov, 5-9) IBM Power Systems and System Storage Technical University – Prague (Nov, 6-10) TechUG – London (Nov, 9) AIFORSE Conference – Barcelona (Nov, 10) ...

 

 

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Hi everyone, welcome to another feature packed edition of the TAM newsletter. As we head into winter in the USA and towards the end of the year most of our events are completed for this year. There is however still plenty of news and action from us on many different fronts as we execute on our promises from VMworld and other events around the world. While it might seem like it is a slower time of the year, here ate VMware we are moving forward with so many of our new solutions, such as VMW on AWS for example. The best way to keep updated with all of these is via your TAM and this weekly newsletter, so I will step out of the way and let you enjoy this weeks update.

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VMware Radius

  • Realizing the Vision: Accelerating the Multi-Cloud Future
    “For every company considering and planning for a multi-cloud future, there is a common endgame,” said Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, Products and Cloud Services. The goal is to be able to develop and deploy any app, old or new, on any cloud and any device. A VMworld 2017 keynote present...
  • Leading our Industry into a Software-Defined Future with Strategic M&A
    By Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development & GM Telco NFV Group, VMware  Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development & GM, Telco NFV Group At VMware, we’ve been a pioneer and leading innovator in “software defined” for nearly two decades. To get there, we have championed ou...
  • VMware Showcases Healthcare IT Transformation at CHIME, AEHIS
    Healthcare IT is undergoing a massive transformation. Once left in the farthest recesses of the basement, it has quickly emerged as a strategic differentiator for the business and a center for enabling cutting-edge research projects, delivering distributed patient care across connected healthcare or...

Open Source @VMware

  • The Open vSwitch Fall 2017 Conference is Here
    VMware is hosting the fourth annual Open vSwitch Fall Conference (OVSCon), the conference for all things Open vSwitch and beyond. We have a new home this year at the Club Auto Sport venue located in San Jose, Calif. On November 16-17, you can expect 25 25-minute talks and six lightning talks last...
  • Open Source Project Harbor: Efficient & Secure Container Image Management
    One of VMware’s most popular open source projects is Project Harbor, an enterprise-class registry server with hundreds of users worldwide. At VMworld, Henry Zhang, chief architect of Project Harbor, delivered a vBrownBag presentation on efficient and secure container image management using Harbor. ...
  • 7 Questions with Alan Renouf on Open Source, SDKs & Community at VMware
    We sat down with Alan Renouf, VMware Senior Product Line Manager, to discuss his involvement in the evolving open source community at VMware. As part of the VMware vSphere and, more recently, VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) teams, Alan focuses on: Application programmable interfaces (AP...

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

  • Abstract, Automate & Secure — From Data Center to Cloud to Edge
    By Milin Desai, Vice President of Products, NSBU It feels like only yesterday when we started our journey into networking at VMware. Even from the early beginnings in 2011, it became clear to some of us that the abstraction and operations model of virtualization for compute and memory, which comple...
  • VMware NSX/Kubernetes and F5 – A Cloud Native App Integration
    Introduction When Bob Dylan wrote back in the 60’s “times they are a-changin” it’s very possible he knew how true that would be today.  Last week, we saw a few things announced in the container technology space during the DockerCon event in Copenhagen – but one thing that I believe came as a surpri...
  • Real World Use Cases for NSX and Pivotal Cloud Foundry
    Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading PaaS solution for enterprise customers today, providing a fast way to convert their ideas from conception to production. This is achieved by providing a platform to run their code in any cloud and any language taking care of all the infrastructure “stuff” f...

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
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VMware End-User Computing Blog

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AirWatch Blog

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The Support Insider

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  • Top vRealize Automation articles for October 2017
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  • Top VSAN articles for October 2017
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EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

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ESX Virtualization

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  • Intel Optane 900P Low Price NVMe might Be a Perfect Fit For a Home Lab
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CormacHogan.com

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Scott's Weblog

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  • November 2017 IT events
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  • VMware vExpert Cloud 2017
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Hi everyone, one of the major announcements that we made at VMworld and garnered a lot of attention was VMware Cloud on AWS. We provided many sessions on this and over the past weeks since VMworld there have been numerous articles and other information pieces related to this. I find this to be particularly interesting and looking forward to seeing much of this in action. Well now you can test this using the VMware Hand On Labs (HOL) with a newly released lab "VMware Cloud on AWS Hands-on Lab".

"See the new VMware on AWS solution. Interact with the VMware Cloud interface to perform basic tasks and manage your public cloud capacity." This is the premise behind the newly released lab and I hope that you will take it for a test run today. Have a chat to your VMware TAM or rep if you need any further information as I am sure there will be questions during and after running through this lab which you will need answered and they will be able to provide you with more insight.

You can also head over to our VMware Cloud landing page to see more on this and all of our other cloud offerings that are powered by VMware vSphere.

I wish you a fantastic week ahead, please do not hesitate to provide feedback on the newsletter.

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  • The Revolution Begins: VMware Named a Leader in Inaugural IDC Marketscape for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
    I’ve been talking for the past month, leading up to VMworld 2017, about how VMware Workspace ONE powered by VMware AirWatch is leading the PC lifecycle management (PCLM) revolution with a modern, real-time, over-the-air approach. And then at VMworld, we announced even more unique Windows 10 PCLM fea...
  • Reflections From Microsoft Ignite 2017
    The shift in momentum for both Microsoft and VMware over the past year has been dramatic. The response from customers and partners has been overwhelmingly positive across Microsoft Inspire, VMworld and Microsoft Ignite. If stock price alone were an indicator, both companies are up between 25 and 50 ...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 22th October 2017
    VMware App Volumes Supported computer and user assignments combinations for AppStacks and Writable Volumes Date Published: 2017/10/20 User session disconnected in some instances of large-scale App Volumes deployment Date Published: 2017/10/19 VMware Cloud on AWS VMware Cloud on AWS Troubleshooting H...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 15th October 2017
    VMware SDDC Manager The VMware Cloud Foundation SOS utility does not collect all requested logs Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation HDD_DOWN_ALERT alert may be generated in when an ESXi host is rebooted Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers environme...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 8th October 2017
    VMware ESXi ESXi host fails with PSOD after upgrading to 6.5 Update 1 Date Published: 2017/10/03 VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201710301 Date Published: 2017/10/05 VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201710301-BG: Updates esx-base, vsan and vsanhealth VIBs Date Published: 2017/10/05 VMwa...
  • 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...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • NSX-T PowerCLI community module
    During the development of my automated NSX-T 2.0 lab deployment script, I had created several PowerCLI functions using the new NSX-T cmdlets and NSX-T APIs to help me test and troubleshoot. I finally got a chance to clean up the code as well as package them all up into an NSXT.psm1 module which hope...
  • When to use Move-VM cmdlet vs xMove.ps1 script for performing Cross vCenter vMotions?
    Since publishing my Automating Cross vCenter vMotion between the same and different SSO Domain article back in early 2016, I have had a large number of customers reach out to me and share their success stories of allowing them to perform datacenter migrations to consolidating vCenter Servers all due...
  • vGhetto Automated NSX-T 2.0 Lab Deployment
    Last week, I had spent some time exploring and getting myself more familiar with NSX-T, which is the next generation release of the NSX platform from VMware. One of the first thing I do when learning about a new product is to setup a lab environment that I can using. Having gone through the deployme...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS - VM Creation Date available in vSphere API
    I was recently doing some work with my VMware Cloud on AWS instance and I needed to verify something in the vSphere API. Since I already had a browser open, rather than context switch, I decided to quickly open up the vSphere MOB which is a debugging tool that provides a browser interface to the vSp...
  • Tip from Engineering - Use UEFI firmware for Windows 10 & Server 2016
    Several weeks back I was chatting with a few of our Engineers from the Core Platform Team (vSphere) and they had shared an interesting tidbit which I thought I was worth mentioning to my readers. When creating a Virtual Machine in either vSphere or Fusion/Workstation, customers have the option to ov...

ESX Virtualization

  • Intel Optane 900P Low Price NVMe might Be a Perfect Fit For a Home Lab
    This news came from a fellow blogger Erik Bussink with who I had a conversation on Twitter last week. Erik has a MEGA homelab and he put me in a right direction when it comes to a choice of NVMe SSD for a VSAN cache tier. We’ll talk about Intel Optane 900p which might be a game […] Read the fu...
  • Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 U2 Released
    There is a new update to very popular Replication software from Zerto. In fact, Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 U2 Released this week, brings some additional enhancements and bug fixes which we will talk about today but stays more or less just a maintenance release. As you know, Zerto is one of the co...
  • Ditch Your HDDs For ACloudA Gateway
    An interesting concept from a company called ACloudA. Their hardware device replaces spinning media in your server by connecting to remote storage in a public or private cloud, via an iSCSI or SMB3 protocol. The server, which can run any OS, sees it as a local disk. Spinning media is unreliable, gen...
  • Patch vCenter Server Appliance configured with High Availability (HA)
    One of the questions I received recently from a reader was a question concerning how to patch vCenter Server Appliance configured with High Availability (HA). If you’re still on Windows based vCenter, on an older version of VMware vsphere (5.5 or 6.0) then you might listen up. As you know, the lates...
  • VMware API Explorer Is a Free Built-in Utility in VCSA
    VMware bundles a tool along with vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). Update: Also for Windows-based vCenter. If you have followed our blog over time you know that we have published quite a few posts about what’s new within vCSA 6.5, what’s has been added (Backup of vCSA DB and config, vCSA HA, but also...

CormacHogan.com

  • Slides from my Storage Policy Based Management presentation now available
    My Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) presentation slide deck is now available online. This is the presentation that I delivered at a number of VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings this year in Europe, primarily Norway and Poland. SPBM is an integral part of VMware’s software defined storage vision...
  • Getting to grips with NFSv4.1 and Kerberos
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking to update some of our older white papers on core storage topics. One of the outdated papers was on NFS, and a lot had changed in this space since the paper was last updated. Most notably, was the introduction of support for NFS v41 in vSphere 6.0, along wit...
  • 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...

Scott's Weblog

  • Technology Short Take 89
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 89! I have a collection of newer materials and some older materials this time around, but hopefully all of them are still useful. (I needed to do some housekeeping on my Instapaper account, which is where I bookmark stuff that frequently lands here.) Enjoy! Networki...
  • Posts from the Past, October 2017
    After over 12 years of writing here, I’ve accumulated a pretty fair amount of content. To help folks discover older content, I thought it might be fun to revisit what I’ve published in October in years past. Here are some “posts from the past,” all from October of previous ye...
  • The Linux Migration: Wrap-Up
    As many readers are probably already aware, I embarked on a journey earlier this year to make Linux my primary laptop OS (see this update from April of this year). That journey ended (for now) when I ordered a new 13” MacBook Pro just before VMworld US. In this post, I’d like to reflect ...
  • Denver Network Programmability User Group Meeting
    If you live (or will be) in Denver next week—specifically, on Wednesday, November 1—I’ll be joining the Denver Network Programmability User Group (NPUG) to talk about network programmability and my recent book with Jason Edelman and Matt Oswalt around network programmability and au...
  • A Sample Makefile for Publishing Blog Articles
    As some readers may already know, this site has been running on a static site generator since late 2014/early 2015, when I migrated from WordPress to Jekyll on GitHub Pages. I’ve since migrated again, this time to Hugo on S3/CloudFront. Along the way, I’ve taken an interest in using make...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • How VVols impacts storage protocol choices with vSphere
    File vs. Block, why choose one over the other with vSphere. They both have their pros and cons which has influenced decision making when it comes to picking your storage with vSphere but VVols has changed the game of how storage protocols interact with vSphere which may also impact your decision mak...
  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
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  • VVols enhancements coming in the next vSphere release
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Virtual Geek

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  • 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...

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  • Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Desktop Watermark
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  • Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication
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  • Tech Support (root) Access in NSX for vSphere 6.x
    The NSX Manager contains many tools to help customers in conjunction with Global Support Services to resolve operational issues. The NSX for vSphere 6.x product features a customized command line interface that covers most of the basics that the user interface does and a little bit more. On ...
  • 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...

Virten.net

  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
    When you try to install FreeNAS 11 on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3216, the installer stops booting and appears to be stuck at: pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0 pcib0: _OSC returned error 0x10 pci0: <ACPI PCI …Read more »...
  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
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  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
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  • 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 »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • ESXi 6.5 host fails with PSOD
    Seems that there are still some issues with vSphere 6.5, with a possible PSOD (Purple Screen Of the Death) after upgrade to 6.5U1 on ESXi hosts using 10 Gbps NICs. The VMware KB 2151749 describe this issue and explains that this occurs because Netqueue commit phase abruptly stop due to the failure o...
  • 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...
  • Cisco CCNA lab guide
    Neil Anderson, from Flackbox, has build an amazing free Cisco CCNA Lab Guide recently which can be used to pass the CCNA exam or as a configuration reference for Cisco routers and switches. There’s a few free guides online but they all cover old out of date exam topics and aren’t great quality, but ...
  • Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book
    One of the reasons why my blog is starving in the last months is that I’ve started a huge personal project that consumes all my spare free time. This project is a book on VMware vSphere 6.5, really ambitious considering that will be a “Mastering” book, but the title and part of the...
  • Flash issue with vSphere Web Client
    The latest Adobe Flash update (note that the update has been included also in Microsoft Update) with v 27.0.0.170 make the vSphere Web Client no more usable with all browsers. With Chrome and Firefox you will recognize that the Flash plugin hangs, in Internet Explorer you will have a simple generic ...

 

 

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FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Last week the TAM Blog posted an article on the TAM Buddy Program. As part of the VMware TAM program we have many specialized programs in place for our valued TAM customers. There are many programs in different areas that can be provided to you as a TAM customer. How do you find out about these? I suggest that you have a meet up with your TAM and ensure you are discussing your objectives. As a TAM it is our responsibility to bring to you the appropriate programs and resources to ensure that you are getting the correct services at the right time. While the TAM Buddy Program is just one of our many different service offerings as part of the TAM Program, it is worthwhile having the conversation with your TAM, and highlighting what is important to you and your business, now and in the future. Then let us find the right people and programs, that are also changing and being added to all the time for you.

Please don't forget to discuss any SRs and important KBs with your TAM on a regular basis. This is another important aspect to ensure that you are getting the right level of management of all of your critical items that are in play.

With that I wish you all a fantastic week ahead, and thank you for your loyal readership.

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VMware Radius

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Virtual Blocks

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VMware Cloud Management

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Cloud-Native Apps

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EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • VMware Cloud on AWS - VM Creation Date available in vSphere API
    I was recently doing some work with my VMware Cloud on AWS instance and I needed to verify something in the vSphere API. Since I already had a browser open, rather than context switch, I decided to quickly open up the vSphere MOB which is a debugging tool that provides a browser interface to the vSp...
  • Tip from Engineering - Use UEFI firmware for Windows 10 & Server 2016
    Several weeks back I was chatting with a few of our Engineers from the Core Platform Team (vSphere) and they had shared an interesting tidbit which I thought I was worth mentioning to my readers. When creating a Virtual Machine in either vSphere or Fusion/Workstation, customers have the option to ov...
  • "Shockwave Flash has crashed" workaround for vSphere Web (Flash) Client
    On Saturday, I started to notice that logins to the vSphere Web (Flex) Client stopped working with Google Chrome. Upon a successful logon, it would immediately crash with "Shockwave Flash has crashed" message. I had seen this message plenty of times in the past and usually restarting Chrome would re...
  • VPN Configuration to VMware Cloud on AWS using pfSense
    Provisioning a new SDDC on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) is not an operation that I perform on a regular basis. Usually, one of the first tasks after a new SDDC deployment is setting up a VPN connection between your on-premises datacenter and your VMC environment. Given this is not a frequent activity, ...
  • Enabling shell access for Active Directory users via SSH to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
    I had a question the other day on whether it was possible to enable shell access for Active Directory users when logging into the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) via SSH? The answer is yes and though this is documented here, it is not very clear whether this is only applicable to SSO-based users onl...

ESX Virtualization

  • Increase Inactivity Timeout on VMware ESXi Host Client
    One of the challenges when working with individual ESXi hosts not managed via vCenter server might be the Inactivity timeout interval. VMware ESXi host client has a default inactivity interval pretty low so after 15 minutes of inactivity you’ll find yourself locked out and you have to reidentify aga...
  • Increase Boot Delay to Edit the BIOS of a VM
    This is a quick tip to Increase Startup Delay to Edit the BIOS of a VM. We will show you that it can be done different ways as we have multiple tools from VMware for managing their virtual infrastructure. A very easy tip everyone knows already, for this Friday. Check our Tips or How-to categories fo...
  • Top 5 Backup Features for VMware and Hyper-V Infrastructures
    In this post, we’ll explore and think of few things when it comes to backup software, their features. What are the main benefits or features you can’t live without, or what are Top 5 Backup Features for VMware and Hyper-V Infrastructures? There is a number of choices of backup software. Backup softw...
  • VMware Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) Explained
    This post is another addition to our Tips category. Today we’ll tackle another VMware vSphere Memory Management topic called VMware Transparent Page Sharing (TPS). VMware ESXi hypervisor is capable of tracking identical memory pages within VMs with the same OS. ESXi assigns a hash value to pages and...
  • What is VMware Memory Ballooning?
    This post will detail and explains some basic concept about ESXi memory reclamation technique called ballooning. What is VMware Memory Ballooning is the name of today’s post. We’ll put it again in our Tips Category. You might already pass your VCP exam and (or) you might know this topic well. We can...

CormacHogan.com

  • Getting to grips with NFSv4.1 and Kerberos
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking to update some of our older white papers on core storage topics. One of the outdated papers was on NFS, and a lot had changed in this space since the paper was last updated. Most notably, was the introduction of support for NFS v41 in vSphere 6.0, along wit...
  • 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...

Scott's Weblog

  • A Sample Makefile for Publishing Blog Articles
    As some readers may already know, this site has been running on a static site generator since late 2014/early 2015, when I migrated from WordPress to Jekyll on GitHub Pages. I’ve since migrated again, this time to Hugo on S3/CloudFront. Along the way, I’ve taken an interest in using make...
  • Looking Under the Hood: containerD
    This is a liveblog of the session titled “Looking Under the Hood: containerD”, presented by Scott Coulton with Puppet (and also a Docker Captain). It’s part of the Edge track here at DockerCon EU 2017, where I’m attending and liveblogging as many sessions as I’m able. ...
  • Building a Secure Supply Chain
    This is a liveblog of the session titled “Building a Secure Supply Chain,” part of the Using Docker track at DockerCon EU 2017 in Copenhagen. The speakers are Ashwini Oruganti (@ashfall on Twitter) and Andy Clemenko (@aclemenko on Twitter), both from Docker. This session was recommended ...
  • Docker EE Deep Dive
    This is a liveblog of the session titled “Docker EE Deep Dive,” part of the Docker Best Practices track here at DockerCon EU 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The speaker is Patrick Devine, a Product Manager at Docker. I had also toyed with the idea of attending the Cilium presentation in the...
  • DockerCon EU 2017 Day 2 Keynote
    This is a liveblog of the day 2 keynote/general session here in Copenhagen, Denmark, at DockerCon EU 2017. Yesterday’s keynote (see the liveblog here) featured the hotly-anticipated Kubernetes announcement (I shared some thoughts here), so it will be interesting to see what Docker has in store...

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

  • Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication
    The NAKIVO Virtual Appliance (VA) has two disks: the first one (20 GB) contains the Linux OS with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, and the second one (500 GB) is used as a backup repository. If you deploy the Virtual Appliance disks using the Thin Provision option, then the disks will not reserv...
  • Tech Support (root) Access in NSX for vSphere 6.x
    The NSX Manager contains many tools to help customers in conjunction with Global Support Services to resolve operational issues. The NSX for vSphere 6.x product features a customized command line interface that covers most of the basics that the user interface does and a little bit more. On ...
  • 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...

Virten.net

  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • 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 »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • ESXi 6.5 host fails with PSOD
    Seems that there are still some issues with vSphere 6.5, with a possible PSOD (Purple Screen Of the Death) after upgrade to 6.5U1 on ESXi hosts using 10 Gbps NICs. The VMware KB 2151749 describe this issue and explains that this occurs because Netqueue commit phase abruptly stop due to the failure o...
  • 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...
  • Cisco CCNA lab guide
    Neil Anderson, from Flackbox, has build an amazing free Cisco CCNA Lab Guide recently which can be used to pass the CCNA exam or as a configuration reference for Cisco routers and switches. There’s a few free guides online but they all cover old out of date exam topics and aren’t great quality, but ...
  • Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book
    One of the reasons why my blog is starving in the last months is that I’ve started a huge personal project that consumes all my spare free time. This project is a book on VMware vSphere 6.5, really ambitious considering that will be a “Mastering” book, but the title and part of the...
  • Flash issue with vSphere Web Client
    The latest Adobe Flash update (note that the update has been included also in Microsoft Update) with v 27.0.0.170 make the vSphere Web Client no more usable with all browsers. With Chrome and Firefox you will recognize that the Flash plugin hangs, in Internet Explorer you will have a simple generic ...


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Hi everyone, welcome to the 40th newsletter for 2017. It has been an epic year thus far. With 2 of our major conferences behind us and so many announcements, new solutions and enhancements to our VMware products. The year is not over and there are still many opportunities for you to attend one of our events, online or in-person. Check out the VMUG website for events online and in your local city. Register online and get reminded of local events that you can attend as well as online events.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • VMware Empowers Digital Leaders Across Industries
    VMware empowers leaders in all industries, from healthcare to retail to finance. Some are hospitality giants aiming to revolutionize the way people travel, others are hospitals focusing on providing quality individual patient care. No matter what type of organization, one thing is consistent: these ...
  • VMware Renews Support for Channel Partners
    On Day 2 of VMworld 2017, VMware reinforced its commitment to helping its channel partners help their customers “Realize What’s Possible” with training and other programs designed to improve partner cloud services expertise and support. “We intend to keep the pedal to the metal,” VMware promised the...
  • VMware and SAP Collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT)
    VMware today announced that it is collaborating with SAP to create an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) solution that supports the implementation and management of IoT use cases across devices, infrastructure, edge, cloud and application domains. The goal is to enable fast deployment, scalability ...

Open Source @VMware

  • What It Means to Be a Good Open Source Citizen
    By Tim Pepper Our team recently discussed the word choice in our VMware Open Source Technology Center (OSTC) mission statement. Our goals are to: Establish VMware as a good open source citizen. Build VMware’s presence and influence in relevant projects through meaningful contributions and parti...
  • 7 of the Best Open Source Quotes from VMworld 2017
    VMworld 2017 was VMware’s biggest showing of open source at VMworld to date! Here is a collection of our top seven favorite quotes from VMworld’s open source sessions. 1. Open Source at VMware: A Key Ingredient to Our Success and Yours [LDT1844BU] “Open source is a powerful methodology for innovat...
  • 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...

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

  • Connect with VMware Around Containers at DockerCon EU
    Copenhagen is one of Europe’s leading cities around information technology, making it the perfect locale for this year’s DockerCon EU, taking place October 16-19 at the Bella Centre in Denmark’s capital city. DockerCon is the leading container conference for practitioners to learn from other contain...
  • Join VMware at China Kubernetes End User Conference
    On October 15, the China Kubernetes End User Conference, a joint venture put on by Caicloud, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the “K8sMeetup China Community,” will celebrate the tremendous technological impact of Kubernetes, unveil the latest updates and enhancements around it and provide top-l...
  • Using vSphere Integrated Containers to Solve Container Networking Challenges
    By Eduardo Meirelles, Consulting Architect, VMware The image below shows a high-level view of the networks that vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) use and how they connect to your vSphere environment, the Registry and Management Portal and to public registries, such as Docker Hub. As you can se...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure—Now Available
    Delivering on the Promise of Cross-Cloud Strategy As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. In May, we announced our intent to release the VMware Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure. This summer, an exclusive group of customers participated in our beta program, and finally, this A...
  • Try the New VMware Horizon Cloud Hands-on Lab
    What is desktop as a service (DaaS), and how is DaaS different from virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)? Try the new VMware Horizon Cloud Hands-on Lab to find out! Click here to sign up. This lab is a guided tour of Horizon Cloud and is designed to introduce you to the Horizon Cloud Service. We de...
  • Your Comprehensive Guide to Transforming Security with Desktop Virtualization
    Not a day goes by without a data breach or a cyber-attack. No one seems to be immune, from government agencies to retailers, Big Four accounting firms, fast food chains and now credit reporting agencies. Whether the breach is due to lax security on the part of the organization, insiders going rogue ...

AirWatch Blog

  • 10 Best Practices for Migrating From Windows 7 to Windows 10
    I recently spoke to many customers at VMworld in Las Vegas on Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration projects and had the opportunity to present this topic to more than 500 attendees—proof that Windows remains top of mind for many customers. For those not in attendance, consider the following 10 best pra...
  • The Revolution Begins: VMware Named a Leader in Inaugural IDC Marketscape for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
    I’ve been talking for the past month, leading up to VMworld 2017, about how VMware Workspace ONE powered by VMware AirWatch is leading the PC lifecycle management (PCLM) revolution with a modern, real-time, over-the-air approach. And then at VMworld, we announced even more unique Windows 10 PCLM fea...
  • Reflections From Microsoft Ignite 2017
    The shift in momentum for both Microsoft and VMware over the past year has been dramatic. The response from customers and partners has been overwhelmingly positive across Microsoft Inspire, VMworld and Microsoft Ignite. If stock price alone were an indicator, both companies are up between 25 and 50 ...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 8th October 2017
    VMware ESXi ESXi host fails with PSOD after upgrading to 6.5 Update 1 Date Published: 2017/10/03 VMware Identity Manager Upgrading from VMware Identity Manager 2.7.1 to VMware Identity Manager 3.0 Date Published: 2017/10/03 VMware vRealize Business for Cloud vRA VMs that are deleted in the current m...
  • 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...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • "Shockwave Flash has crashed" workaround for vSphere Web (Flash) Client
    On Saturday, I started to notice that logins to the vSphere Web (Flex) Client stopped working with Google Chrome. Upon a successful logon, it would immediately crash with "Shockwave Flash has crashed" message. I had seen this message plenty of times in the past and usually restarting Chrome would re...
  • VPN Configuration to VMware Cloud on AWS using pfSense
    Provisioning a new SDDC on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) is not an operation that I perform on a regular basis. Usually, one of the first tasks after a new SDDC deployment is setting up a VPN connection between your on-premises datacenter and your VMC environment. Given this is not a frequent activity, ...
  • Enabling shell access for Active Directory users via SSH to vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
    I had a question the other day on whether it was possible to enable shell access for Active Directory users when logging into the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) via SSH? The answer is yes and though this is documented here, it is not very clear whether this is only applicable to SSO-based users onl...
  • 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...

ESX Virtualization

  • What is VMware Memory Ballooning?
    This post will detail and explains some basic concept about ESXi memory reclamation technique called ballooning. What is VMware Memory Ballooning is the name of today’s post. We’ll put it again in our Tips Category. You might already pass your VCP exam and (or) you might know this topic well. We can...
  • VM Explorer 6.6 Released – Backup Software for VMware and Hyper- V
    VM Explorer is a well-known product to my readers, and I had a pleasure to cover VM Explorer’s features during a number of occasions. The product has evolved from small, very simple and easy to deploy, into something which is now more robust, more “enterprise” class product. The latest release was V...
  • Free Cisco CCNA Lab Guide PDF from Neil Anderson
    Neil Anderson is a fellow blogger and our readers know him for his Free How-To Guide To Build Your Own NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab. Today he contacted me about another project which he just finished, and it is also useful for a virtualization admins. This time he is focusing on networking, and especially on ...
  • What is VMware vSphere Update Manager?
    Today’s topic is another good one which covers VMware technology, and particularly the patching and upgrades. We’ll learn What is VMware vSphere Update Manager and some basic principles to use this free tool, which is part of vCenter. As you know, patching and upgrades are not always the most favori...
  • What is VMware VMFS Locking Mechanism?
    Today we’ll learn What is VMware VMFS Locking Mechanism. It is another post within our Tips category, so if you know your way, just skip. New people coming to learn VMware technology usually need this information to understand how VMFS locking works within the shared storage environment. And it is e...

CormacHogan.com

  • Getting to grips with NFSv4.1 and Kerberos
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking to update some of our older white papers on core storage topics. One of the outdated papers was on NFS, and a lot had changed in this space since the paper was last updated. Most notably, was the introduction of support for NFS v41 in vSphere 6.0, along wit...
  • 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...

Scott's Weblog

  • Technology Short Take 88
    Welcome to Technology Short Take #88! Travel is keeping me pretty busy this fall (so much for things slowing down after VMworld EMEA), and this has made it a bit more difficult to stick to my self-imposed biweekly schedule for the Technology Short Takes (heck, I couldn’t even get this one publ...
  • 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: ...

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

  • Installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication
    The NAKIVO Virtual Appliance (VA) has two disks: the first one (20 GB) contains the Linux OS with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, and the second one (500 GB) is used as a backup repository. If you deploy the Virtual Appliance disks using the Thin Provision option, then the disks will not reserv...
  • Tech Support (root) Access in NSX for vSphere 6.x
    The NSX Manager contains many tools to help customers in conjunction with Global Support Services to resolve operational issues. The NSX for vSphere 6.x product features a customized command line interface that covers most of the basics that the user interface does and a little bit more. On ...
  • 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...

Virten.net

  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • 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 »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • Blogtober Tech Edition
    There is an interesting #Blogtober campaign for the tech / virtualization community started on October 2017. You can have more information on http://www.blogtober.net web site or on this post (actually the web site just point to this post). The rules are simple: If you would like to participate in B...
  • Enable proxy in VMware vCSA
    One of the big advantages of the virtual appliance version of VMware vCenter (vCSA) is the ability to update both the OS components and the VMware parts with a simple menu. Just use the administrative UI available at https://vCSA_IP:5480 and login with user root and the password that you have choose...
  • Issues when VMware vSAN 6.6 is in multicast mode
    VMware vSAN 6.6 works only in unicast mode, if you have upgrade all the disks to the last v5 format. But recently I’ve got a new cluster, build totally from scratch with latest version, that has switched to multicast mode, with the result of all hosts partitioned at network level. The issue ha...
  • 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 ...

 

 

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