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VMware TAM Source 10.13

Posted by nisserow May 29, 2018




FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, yes it is true, we are nearing the end go general support for vSphere 5.5. Are you still looking at your upgrade options? Have you discussed your plans with your Technical Account Manager? This is a great time to make sure that your plans are solid and you are working towards eliminating all vSphere 5.5 components in your organization.

vSphere 5.5 End of General Support is near. Learn upgrade scenarious, and best practice tips and tricks on May 24: http://bit.ly/2kifOik. And make sure all of your VMware products and solutions are within the general support date and you have a plan to upgrade to the latest edition. You can find the VMware Product Matrix lifecycle here.

I wish you all a fantastic week, and please check in with your TAM every week, prevention is much better than cure!

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Driving Female Leadership: A Collaboration with Stanford
    VMware contributes $15 million to the Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab to focus on research on systemic biases in the workplace in the pursuit of advancing female leadership VMware’s Chief People Officer Betsy Sutter at the 2017 WT2 Conference At the 3rd annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2)...
  • Key Insights on the Virtual Cloud Network
    The post Key Insights on the Virtual Cloud Network appeared first on VMware Radius. ...
  • Private? Public? Hybrid! Accelerating Cloud Adoption
    Cloud adoption is accelerating dramatically. After several years of experimentation, enterprises are transitioning to a new phase of extended deployment. The first phase of experimentation, where many early adopter enterprises “played” with multiple public and private clouds, is over. Now the early ...

VMware Open Source Blog

  • 10 Lessons Learned from Launching Clarity Design System
    By Scott Mathis, SMTS UI/UX, Clarity Design System Team – VMware A year and a half ago, four of us at VMware launched the Clarity Design System. Since then, we’ve gone from a small, scrappy team to being the second most popular open source project at VMware. We’ve learned a lot in the process,...
  • The Hallway Track Is the Hidden Gem of Open Source Conferences
    Many people will say the best thing about a conference is the hallway track. But what exactly is a hallway track? The phrase is a reference to conferences having different tracks of presentation content. For example, there might be a series or track of discussion on one topic (e.g., security, networ...
  • VMware’s Dirk Hohndel on Why the Crux of Open Source Is Always People
    KubeCon EU took Copenhagen by storm last week, and VMware was on-hand to display many of our open source projects and hold a week-long series of open source office hours that attracted many KubeCon attendees. Of particular note, VMware Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel delivered a keynote addre...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Upgrade Considerations for VMware vSphere 6.7
    Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.7 With the recent excitement of vSphere 6.7 being released to the public, it’s only natural that a lot of discussion has revolved around upgrades. How do we upgrade, or even why should we upgrade have been the most popular questions recently. In this post I will cover ...
  • vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS at Dell Technologies World 2018
    Are you planning to attend Dell Technologies World this year? So is the vSphere team! We’re excited to be part of the show, and to talk about all the ways the latest version of vSphere can help you support the demands of your business customers. Do you have questions? We would love to meet with you ...
  • Introducing VMware vSphere 6.7!
    We are excited to share that today VMware is announcing vSphere 6.7, the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. vSphere 6.7 is the efficient and secure platform for hybrid clouds, fueling digital transformation by delivering simple and efficient management at scale...

Network Virtualization

  • Boston Medical Center Secures Electronic Patient Records with VMware NSX
      Boston City Hospital and Boston University Medical Center Hospital merged in 1996 to form Boston Medical Center (BMC).  This 497-bed teaching hospital in the South End of Boston provides primary and critical care to a diverse population and houses the largest Level 1 trauma center in New Englan...
  • Micro-segmentation Starter Kit
    Traditional security solutions are designed to protect the perimeter.  As applications and data are becoming increasingly distributed, they are often spanning not only multiple sites, but also multiple clouds.  This is making it harder to identify where the perimeter actually is in order to secure i...
  • Two-Factor Authentication with VMware NSX-T
    In a previous post, I covered how to integrate NSX-T with VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) to achieve remote user authentication and role-based access control (RBAC) for users registered with a corporate Active Directory (AD).   On this post, I’m showing how add two-factor authentication (2FA) for N...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Log Insight and VMware Log Intelligence: Better Together
    Credit to NICO GUERRERA for blog content (Bio Below)!   vRealize Log Insight 1.0 was released for general availability in 2013, and since then it has steadily grown in features, scale, and customer adoption. I have worked with customers who have deployed up to sixty nodes of Log Insight across mul...
  • May 16th Webinar: More Usability Improvements of vRealize Automation and vRealize Life Cycle Manager
    On May 16th, we will be hosting another Getting More Out of VMware webinar. The webinar is designed for Cloud Administrators and VI Administrators who leverage vRealize Suite products, such as vRealize Automation,  to run their virtual infrastructure and cloud environment. It will be a great opportu...
  • Decision Driven Provisioning with Anything as a Service (XaaS)
    Decision Driven Provisioning with XaaS To me, the power of vRealize Automation has always been how easy it is to take square pegs and fit them into round holes. Generally this capability comes in the form of leveraging “Anything as a Service”, also known as XaaS. XaaS allows you to take any vRealiz...

Cloud-Native Apps

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • [Deep Dive] Workspace ONE UEM 9.4 Features
    Branding Updates, New Features, and Mobile Flows The latest updates and features for Workspace ONE are now available! This deep dive covers the following topics: branding updates, Android management enhancements, new Apple settings, new DLP settings, and mobile flows. To test out these features wit...
  • VMware Announces Support for Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses
    Today, we are excited to announce VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), powered by AirWatch technology, now supports Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses. Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses are an ergonomically designed and ruggedized Android-based wearable device. With a versatile collection of mountin...
  • Make the Most of App Adoption and Engagement with Workspace ONE Intelligence
    We’re very pleased with the initial response of Workspace ONE Intelligence. This solution provides integrated insights and powerful automation that aggregates and correlates data coming from multiple VMware sources to provide the visibility and the reactivity that are needed for successful organizat...

The Support Insider

  • Introducing the Skyline Collector 1.2, Now GDPR Compliant
    We are excited to announce the release of the Skyline Collector 1.2. The Skyline Collector enables VMware Global Support Services (GSS) to deliver proactive support. With proactive support, GSS can notify you of potential issues and areas of risk within your vSphere and NSX environments. Most notewo...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 13th May 2018
    Datacenter VMware response to CVE-2018-8897 Date Published: 2018/5/8 VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Storage Requested values are reported incorrectly for Organization VDCs that contain replicated VMs in vCloud Director Date Published: 2018/5/8 VMware Fusion Boot Camp virtual machine...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 6th May 2018
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager Unable to select virtual distributed switch port groups while deploying vRealize Operations Manager through the plugin UI in vCenter Date Published: 2018/04/30 Cassandra corrupted system schema files in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Date Published: 2018/04/30 VMw...
  • Top 20 vSAN articles for April 2018
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products “The ramdisk “v...
  • Top 20 NSX articles for April 2018
    Deploying NSX Controller fails in NSX-v 6.3.3 and 6.3.4 Guest Introspection memory usage spikes to 90+% or you see the error: “Lost communication with ESX module” in NSX-V 6.2.x and 6.3.x ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TL...

Cloud Foundation

  • Patching Made Easy with VMware Cloud Foundation
    A common challenge faced by every IT department is keeping up with the inevitable and never-ending flow of software updates. This becomes even more critical in a modern Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), where compute, network and storage virtualization are interwoven into a unified data center fa...
  • VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Poster 2.3
    VMware is pleased to release the latest VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) architecture poster. VCF is a fully automated, hyper-converged software stack that includes compute, storage, networking and cloud management. Because VCF has so many tightly integrated products, it is important to understand the ...
  • HPE Synergy and VMware Cloud Foundation – now certified
    Author Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances, VMware @bhumikp   Introduction: As customers leverage VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) to provide integrated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) & cloud management services for running enterprise applications, it becomes critical to rely on an underlying pl...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

ESX Virtualization

  • Zerto Announces IT Resilience Platform and Zerto 7 during ZertoCON
    A big news today from Zerto as they have just started ZertoCON 2018 in Boston, yesterday. Zerto announces IT Resilience Platform and Zerto 7. IT Resilience platform converges backup, DR, and cloud mobility into a single platform scalable platform. We’ll also talk about new Elastic Journal protection...
  • Nakivo Automated VM Failover – How it works?
    Nakivo with their latest release, Nakivo 7.4 brought an interesting feature allowing setup an Automated VM failover. In this post, we’ll have a look what’s necessary to do in order to be able to use this feature, and then how it works. Let’s say your infrastructure have a second, remote site. It’s f...
  • StarWind Supports SMB3 – Did you Know?
    StarWind is known for their StarWind Virtual SAN software. It’s a cost-effective solution for IT admins and organizations willing to deploy simple storage solution. Today we’ll talk about StarWind which is able to provide lower cost data services like caching, snapshots, QoS, or data optimization. Y...
  • Vembu BDR Suite 3.9.1 Released With New Standard Edition
    Previously we had an only single edition with Vembu BDR Suite. Now things changed as Vembu is targetting more the SMB sector, which is obviously good news for all SMBs. The latest Vembu BDR Suite 3.9.1 for VMware and Hyper-V introduces Standard Edition destined for Small Businesses (SMBs). With this...
  • Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4 Announced
    This week is VeeamON 2018 conference in Chicago. Veeam’s new strategy has been unveiled and there is also some news about Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4. There is also another news concerning support of vSphere 6.7 which is coming in Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 U3a. In a few weeks pe...

CormacHogan.com

  • Integrating NSX-T and Pivotal Container Services (PKS)
    If you’ve been following along my recent blog posts, you’ll have seen that I have been spending some time ramping up on NSX-T and Pivotal Container Services (PKS). My long term goal was to see how these two products integrate together and to figure out the various moving parts. As I was very unfamil...
  • Next steps with NSX-T Edge – Routing and BGP
    If you’ve been following along on my NSX-T adventures, you’ll be aware that at this point we have our overlay network deployed, and our NSX-T edge has been setup to with DHCP servers attached to my logical switch, which in turn provides IP addresses to my virtual machines. This is all fine and well,...
  • Performance Checklist now available for vSAN benchmarking
    Hot on the heels of the vSAN 6.7 release, a new performance checklist for vSAN benchmarking has now been published on our StorageHub site. This is the result of a project that I started a few months back with my colleague, Paudie O’Riordan. It builds upon a huge amount of groundwork that was already...
  • My highlights from KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, Europe 2018
    This week I attended KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2018 in Copenhagen. I had two primary goals during this visit: (a) find out what was happening with storage in the world of Kubernetes (K8s), and (b) look at how people were doing day 2 operations, monitoring, logging, etc, as well as the challenges on...
  • PKS – Networking Setup Tips and Tricks
    In my previous post, I showed how to deploy Pivotal Container Services (PKS) on a simplified flat network. In this post, I will highlight some of the issues one might encounter if you wish to deploy PKS on a more complex network topology. For example, you may have vCenter Server on a vSphere managem...

Scott's Weblog

  • Posts from the Past, May 2018
    This month—May 2018—marks thirteen years that I’ve been generating content here on this site. It’s been a phenomenal 13 years, and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to share information with readers around the world. To celebrate, I thought I’d do a quick “Posts ...
  • DockerCon SF 18 and Spousetivities
    DockerCon SF 18 is set to kick off in San Francisco at the Moscone Center from June 12 to June 15. This marks the return of DockerCon to San Francisco after being held in other venues for the last couple of years. Also returning to San Francisco is Spousetivities, which has organized activities for ...
  • Manually Installing Firefox 60 on Fedora 27
    Mozilla recently released version 60 of Firefox, which contains a number of pretty important enhancements (as outlined here). However, the Fedora repositories don’t (yet) contain Firefox 60 (at least not for Fedora 27), so you can’t just do a dnf update to get the latest release. With th...
  • One Week Until Spousetivities in Vancouver
    Only one week remains until Spousetivities kicks off in Vancouver at the OpenStack Summit! If you are traveling to the Summit with a spouse, significant other, family member, or friend, I’d encourage you to take a look at the great activities Crystal has arranged during the Summit. Here&rsquo...
  • Technology Short Take 99
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 99! What follows below is a collection of various links and articles about (mostly) data center-related technologies. Hopefully something I’ve included will be useful. Here goes! Networking David Gee makes the connection between coffee and network automation...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • Top vBlog 2018 starting soon, make sure your site is included
    I’ll be kicking off Top vBlog 2018 very soon and my vLaunchPad website is the source for the blogs included in the Top vBlog voting each year so please take a moment and make sure your blog is listed.  Every year I get emails from bloggers after the voting starts wanting to be added but … Con...
  • Configuration maximum changes in vSphere 6.7
    A comparison using the Configuration Maximum tool for vSphere shows the following changes between vSphere 6.5 & 6.7. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
  • Important information to know before upgrading to vSphere 6.7
    vSphere 6.7 is here and with support for vSphere 5.5 ending soon (Sept.) many people will be considering upgrading to it. Before you rush in though there is some important information about this release that you should be aware of. First let’s talk upgrade paths, you can’t just upgrade f...
  • vSphere 6.7 Link-O-Rama
    Your complete guide to all the essential vSphere 6.7 links from all over the VMware universe. Bookmark this page and keep checking back as it will continue to grow as new links are added everyday. Also be sure and check out the Planet vSphere-land feed for all the latest blog posts from the Top 100 ...
  • Summary of What’s New in vSphere 6.7
    Today VMware announced vSphere 6.7 coming almost a year and a half after the release of vSphere 6.5. Doesn’t look like the download is quite available yet but it should be shortly. Below is the What’s New document from the Release Candidate that summarizes most of the big things new in t...

Virtual Geek

  • Its time for change, and change = renewed invention, renewed vigor, renewed discovery.
    I’m going to make this a two-part post. Part 1 = what is in the rear-view window? Part 2 = what’s out the front windshield? Part 1: CPSD and Dell EMC are in my rear-view window. First, while want to close the chapter behind me - it’s a flawed analogy, because it suggests some sort of “finality”. ...
  • The best athletes (and VxBlock 1000) = faster, higher, stronger!
    In watching the Olympics, it’s amazing to see athletes doing amazing things – frankly it’s inspiring. Sometimes it’s a new star rising – something new (amazing Chloe Kim!) .   Sometimes it’s a veteran pulling a “Michael Phelps” – producing every 4 years (see Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer). I’m not...
  • What a start to the year...
    It's been a crazy couple days on a couple fronts, but the most material front has certainly been Spectre and Meltdown. There are lots of sources, and the trick is that while distinctly the root cause lies in the CPU domain and with the CPU manufacturers- the impact touches nearly everything. It's b...
  • To allTHANK YOU for 2017, and lets dream of 2018!
    To all my readers, all our customers and partners, all my colleagues, all my friends – heck my competitors, thank you for everything in 2017.   It was a year filled with change for me in the middle of a massive integration through the Dell acquisition – with a ton of learning, a ton of personal d...
  • Looking forward to 2018: Vertical Stack Wars are upon us.
    This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series on things that I’m thinking about going into 2018. Warning – remember, Virtual Geek post are my musings, not an official company position.   They are officially my opinions – which means they aren’t worth more than 2 cents.  They aren’t authored by anyone...

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Virten.net

  • ESXi on 7th Gen Intel NUC (Kaby Lake - Dawson Canyon)
    Intel launched a commercial version of their 7th Gen NUCs. The new Dawson Canyon named NUCs are available with vPro technology which allows you to manage NUCs remotely. NUCs are not officially supported by VMware but they are very widespread in many …Read more »...
  • vCenter Service Appliance 6.7 Tips and Tricks
    VMware is moving their vCenter Server from Windows to the Linux based Photon OS. The following tips and tricks might come handy when working with the vCenter Service Appliance 6.7: Enable SSH File Transfer with SCP/SFTP Public Key Authentication Disable …Read more »...
  • Free ESXi 6.7 - How to Download and get License Keys
    vSphere 6.7 has been released and as known from previous versions, VMware provides a free version of their Hypervisor ESXi for everyone again. The license key can be created for free at VMware's website. It has no expiration date. The …Read more »...
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 - IO Devices not certified for upgrade
    Beside Server Hardware, also double check if your IO Devices (eg. NIC, HBA,..) are supported when updating ESXi hosts from VMware vSphere 6.5 to 6.7. The following devices were supported in vSphere 6.5 but are according to VMware's HCL not (yet) …Read more »...
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 - Hardware not yet certified for upgrade
    Double check your vendor support when updating ESXi hosts from to vSphere 6.7. Some systems have not been certified by their vendor yet. The following servers were supported in vSphere 6.5 but are according to VMware's HCL not yet supported in …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VeeamON 2018
    In those days, there is the VeeamON 2018 event, from May 14 to 16, 2018 at the McCormick Place, Chicago. For sure will be a huge and successful event, as usual… considering also how the Veeam product’s portfolio has grow. It will be the fourth big Veeam’s conference, excluding the ...
  • VMworld 2018 – Where and when
    As happened in the past, VMworld 2018 will be in the same locations, both for the US and the European editions: again Las Vegas and Barcelona. Those will be the dates for both events: VMworld 2018 US: will be in Las Vegas from August 26 to August 30 VMworld 2018 EU: will be in Barcelona from Novembe...
  • Why upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.7 (or why not)
    This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on the pro and cons of an upgrade to vSphere 6.7. See also the original post. Now that VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced and it’s also available in General Availability (GA), some people may ask if it makes sense upgrade to this version (...
  • Nutanix .NEXT 2018
    The first Nutanix .NEXT event was in the late 2015 and there were several changes in the company, in the products and in the event content. Now there well be a new Nutanix .NEXT event, from May 8 to 10 at New Orleans. Still 3 days (or two full) as usual, but a lot of difference, if you are looking a...
  • Windows Server 2016 reboot after hot-adding CPU in vSphere 6.5
    Seeams that there is an issue in CPU hot-add on Windows Server 2016 running in VMware vSphere 6.5, but it’s something hard to reproduce this issues on a different systems. Because on most systems it works correctly, but, at least in a case, the CPU hot add does not work as expected. On the  ...

 

 

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nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 10.12

Posted by nisserow May 29, 2018




FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to another feature packed TAM Newsletter. Do you know that VMware has a large Open Source presence on Github? Take a look at https://vmware.github.io and you will find all of our Open Source Software projects for you to browse, contribute to and download. One of my favorites is the Clarity Design System. This is a full HTML and CSS framework for building experiences. It is provided as Open Source and is a very active project with many releases which you can follow on Twitter @VMwareClarity.

I hope you find these useful and urge you to take a look at the catalog at https://vmware.github.io.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • VMware Cloud Providers Put Hybrid Cloud Benefits Within Easy Reach
    Over a half million organizations worldwide run their IT infrastructure with VMware technologies. To accelerate their transition to the hybrid cloud, VMware partners with over 4,100 top cloud providers across more than 110 countries, including IBM. The vast number of companies already running the V...
  • Best Employers 2018: VMware Named #21 by Forbes
    Where are the Best Places to Work? Each year, Forbes partners with market research company Statista to poll 30,000 U.S. employees. With this data, the companies compile a country-wide ranking of the best employers of 2018. This year, VMware is excited to announce that the company ranks #21 on Forbe...
  • Next Major Cloud Markets Could Be Least Expected
    Duncan Hewett, senior vice president and general manager for VMware in Asia Pacific and Japan, shares his insights from on the ground. As organizations in developing countries leapfrog to advanced technologies, conditions are ripening for nascent markets to surge ahead with the cloud. Today’s deve...

VMware Open Source Blog

  • VMware’s Dirk Hohndel on Why the Crux of Open Source Is Always People
    KubeCon EU took Copenhagen by storm last week, and VMware was on-hand to display many of our open source projects and hold a week-long series of open source office hours that attracted many KubeCon attendees. Of particular note, VMware Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel delivered a keynote addre...
  • Announcing the IoT Analytics Benchmark
    By Dave Jaffe, performance engineering, VMware Now available from VMware, the IoT Analytics Benchmark is a simulation of data analytics being performed in real-time on an Internet of Things data stream (i.e. factory machines being monitored for impending failure conditions) using a machine learning ...
  • Why Network Segmentation Leads to an Overall More Secure Home Network
    We are living at the start of a golden age of computing. Prices have plummeted on computational costs, it’s gotten much simpler to build electronic devices and we’re almost at the point where simple sensors and some compute are disposable. Just look at your favorite retailer for proof of all the thi...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Upgrade Considerations for VMware vSphere 6.7
    Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.7 With the recent excitement of vSphere 6.7 being released to the public, it’s only natural that a lot of discussion has revolved around upgrades. How do we upgrade, or even why should we upgrade have been the most popular questions recently. In this post I will cover ...
  • vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS at Dell Technologies World 2018
    Are you planning to attend Dell Technologies World this year? So is the vSphere team! We’re excited to be part of the show, and to talk about all the ways the latest version of vSphere can help you support the demands of your business customers. Do you have questions? We would love to meet with you ...
  • Introducing VMware vSphere 6.7!
    We are excited to share that today VMware is announcing vSphere 6.7, the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. vSphere 6.7 is the efficient and secure platform for hybrid clouds, fueling digital transformation by delivering simple and efficient management at scale...

Network Virtualization

  • Boston Medical Center Secures Electronic Patient Records with VMware NSX
      Boston City Hospital and Boston University Medical Center Hospital merged in 1996 to form Boston Medical Center (BMC).  This 497-bed teaching hospital in the South End of Boston provides primary and critical care to a diverse population and houses the largest Level 1 trauma center in New Englan...
  • Micro-segmentation Starter Kit
    Traditional security solutions are designed to protect the perimeter.  As applications and data are becoming increasingly distributed, they are often spanning not only multiple sites, but also multiple clouds.  This is making it harder to identify where the perimeter actually is in order to secure i...
  • Two-Factor Authentication with VMware NSX-T
    In a previous post, I covered how to integrate NSX-T with VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) to achieve remote user authentication and role-based access control (RBAC) for users registered with a corporate Active Directory (AD).   On this post, I’m showing how add two-factor authentication (2FA) for N...

VMware Cloud Management

  • May 16th Webinar: More Usability Improvements of vRealize Automation and vRealize Life Cycle Manager
    On May 16th, we will be hosting another Getting More Out of VMware webinar. The webinar is designed for Cloud Administrators and VI Administrators who leverage vRealize Suite products, such as vRealize Automation,  to run their virtual infrastructure and cloud environment. It will be a great opportu...
  • Decision Driven Provisioning with Anything as a Service (XaaS)
    Decision Driven Provisioning with XaaS To me, the power of vRealize Automation has always been how easy it is to take square pegs and fit them into round holes. Generally this capability comes in the form of leveraging “Anything as a Service”, also known as XaaS. XaaS allows you to take any vRealiz...
  • Customizing request forms using the new Custom Forms
    Custom Forms is a new future in vRA 7.4. They give you the opportunity to redesign and apply a new look and fill for vRA forms. They provide a rich set of features, such as the ability to re-order the components in the form, many different types of field validations, the ability to use generic compo...

Cloud-Native Apps

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • A Sneak-peek at App Volumes 2.14
    App Volumes 2.14 In App Volumes 2.14, we are delivering innovation in three key areas: Improved security Volume attachment performance for improved user experience User data management In addition, starting with this current release, App Volumes will support Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel (...
  • Announcing a More Secure, Productive Experience Across VMware Boxer and Office 365
    If you read the EUC blog regularly, you’re probably already aware that the Workspace ONE platform supports a wealth of integrations across platforms, devices, security, apps, identity and more. Today, I’m excited to announce a new solution that bridges the security and experience of the Workspace ON...
  • What’s New with Horizon 7 – VMWare Cloud on AWS, JMP Workflow, and More!
    We’re excited to announce Horizon 7.5 – with this release we continue to raise the bar for management simplicity. Customers rely on Horizon 7 for large-scale deployments of virtual desktops and applications in the enterprise, making management simplicity very important – it means less time and expen...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 6th May 2018
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager Unable to select virtual distributed switch port groups while deploying vRealize Operations Manager through the plugin UI in vCenter Date Published: 2018/04/30 Cassandra corrupted system schema files in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Date Published: 2018/04/30 VMw...
  • Top 20 vSAN articles for April 2018
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products “The ramdisk “v...
  • Top 20 NSX articles for April 2018
    Deploying NSX Controller fails in NSX-v 6.3.3 and 6.3.4 Guest Introspection memory usage spikes to 90+% or you see the error: “Lost communication with ESX module” in NSX-V 6.2.x and 6.3.x ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TL...
  • Top 20 vSphere articles for April 2018
    vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated “invalid credentials LDAP Error 49” error when starting Inventory Services in vCenter Server 6.x Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5 Unable to log in to the root account of vCenter Server Appliance...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 29th April 2018
    VMware vRealize Automation vRealize Automation Management Interface: IaaS Certificates: “Error calling OpenSSL tools.” after upgrading to 7.3 Date Published: 2018/04/23 VMware SDDC Manager VMware Cloud Foundation ESXi host upgrade fails at VUM_STAGE_TAKE_BACKUP Date Published: 2018/04/23 A NETWORK_D...

Cloud Foundation

  • Patching Made Easy with VMware Cloud Foundation
    A common challenge faced by every IT department is keeping up with the inevitable and never-ending flow of software updates. This becomes even more critical in a modern Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), where compute, network and storage virtualization are interwoven into a unified data center fa...
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EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

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Posted by nisserow May 29, 2018




FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, well last week was a bumper week for VMware releases including the GA Release of VMware vSphere 6.7 including:

  • vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server Appliance
  • VMware Update Manager
  • VMware ESXi

For our 20th anniversary VMware launches their most secure, efficient and ground-breaking virtualization platform, vSphere 6.7.

Product Overview
Simple and Efficient Management, at Scale vSphere 6.7 delivers an exceptional experience for the user with an enhanced vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). It introduces several new APIs that improve the efficiency and experience to deploy vCenter, to deploy multiple vCenters based on a template, to make management of vCenter Server Appliance significantly easier, as well as for backup and restore.

Simplifying the vCenter Server topology through vCenter with embedded platform services controller in enhanced linked mode

vSphere 6.7 vCSA delivers phenomenal performance improvements (all metrics compared at cluster scale limits, versus vSphere 6.5):

  • 2X faster performance in vCenter operations per second
  • 3X reduction in memory usage
  • 3X faster DRS-related operations (e.g. power-on virtual machine)
  • Speed up host reboots with vSphere Quick Reboot
  • PMEM for DRAM-like speeds at flash-like prices
  • TPM 2.0 and enhanced vSphere Encryption
  • Embedded vROps Dashboards
  • Embedded PSC & Certificate Management UIs
  • Nvidia Grid GPU sharing for non-VDI workloads

And much more…

Lots more info on the vSphere blogs page.

TAM CUSTOMER WEBINAR - vSPHERE 6.7!
Registration link: https://vmware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8e01B8TNT1utREL2gbYqfA

May 2018 - vSphere 6.7
Date: Thursday, May 17th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour

Synopsis:
Please join us Thursday, May 17th as Adam Eckerle dives into what’s new in the recent vSphere 6.7 release. vSphere 6.7 provides an efficient and secure platform for your hybrid cloud. Join Adam as he provides a closer look at how vSphere 6.7 delivers efficient management at scale, platform security, enhances even more applications, and lays the foundation for a seamless hybrid cloud.

Guest speakers:
Adam Eckerle manages the vSphere Technical Marketing team in the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware. This team is responsible for vSphere launch, enablement, and ongoing content generation for the VMware field, Partners, and Customers. In addition, Adam’s team is also focused on preparing Customers and Partners for vSphere upgrades through workshops, VMUGs, and other events


Ready to upgrade, want more info, discuss with your TAM today and start enjoying the benefits of the latest features in vSphere 6.7.

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    One of our partners, Altaro, asked me to post about an upcoming webinar. Normally I avoid doing it but this time you might actually be interested in it’s with “Hyper-V guy” – Ben Armstrong. I’ve had an occasion to chat with him a little bit during VeeamON US last year, on Microsoft’s stand. The webi...
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 Security Features
    VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced today by VMware. In this post, we will focus on VMware vSphere 6.7 Security Features. As you might imagine, VMware has worked hard to bring new security features in order to secure further VMware infrastructures. Also, there will be some information about Virtua...
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 Announced – vCSA 6.7
    VMware vSphere 6.7 announced today by VMware. It’s a major release of vSphere since a long time. The previous vSphere 6.5 release was over a year ago, back in October 2016. In this post, we will focus on VMware vCSA 6.7 – vCenter Server Appliance.  VMware vSAN 6.7 announce has been covered in a sepa...
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 and Enterprise Apps
    VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced today. It is a major VMware vSphere release. Many new features, an evolution of the H5 client (HTML5), which covers about 90% of available functions. In this post, we will talk about interesting new features present in vSphere 6.7 which brings more performance, ...

CormacHogan.com

  • Technical Support Summit 2018
    Troubleshoot with the experts Next month will see the next technical support summit, which will be held in Cork, Ireland. This is a jam-packed 2-day event which will see our lead technical support engineers in EMEA deliver deep-dive technical troubleshooting workshops to attendees.  This has somethi...
  • What’s in the vSphere and vSAN 6.7 release?
    Today VMware unveils vSphere version 6.7, which also includes a new version of vSAN. In this post, I am going to highlight some of the big-ticket items that are in vSphere 6.7 from a core storage perspective, and also some of the new feature that you will find in vSAN 6.7. I’ll also cover some of th...
  • First Steps with NSX-T Edge – DHCP server
    Now that we have an overlay network deployed, its time to turn our attention to the NSX-T Edge, and get it to do something useful for us. A NSX-T Edge can do many useful things for you (Routing, NAT’ing, etc). But I really want to keep things as simple as possible, so I will deploy my NSX-T Edge to ...
  • Building a simple ESXi host overlay network with NSX-T
    I’ve recently begun to look at NSX-T. My long-term goal is to use it to enable me to build multiple Kubernetes clusters used PKS, the Pivotal Container Service. The hope is then to look at some cool storage related items with Kubernetes. But first things first. Kudos to both Sam McGeown and William ...
  • Getting started with Cloudera Hadoop on vSphere
    This past week, my buddy Paudie and I have been neck-deep in Cloudera/Hadoop, with a view to getting it successfully deployed on vSphere. The purpose of this was solely a learning exercise, to try to understand what operational considerations need to be taking into account when running Hadoop on top...

Scott's Weblog

  • List of Kubernetes Folks on Twitter
    Earlier this morning, I asked on Twitter about good individuals to follow on Twitter for Kubernetes information. I received quite a few good responses (thank you!), and I though it might be useful to share the list of the folks that were recommended across all those responses. The list I’ve c...
  • Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
    As part of the transition into my new role at Heptio (see here for more information), I had to select a new corporate laptop. Given that my last attempt at running Linux full-time was thwarted due primarily to work-specific collaboration issues that would no longer apply (see here), and given that o...
  • The Future is Containerized
    Last week I announced my departure from VMware, and my intention to step away from VMware’s products and platforms to focus on a new technology area moving forward. Today marks the “official” start of a journey that’s been building for a couple years, a journey that will take...
  • Technology Short Take 97
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 97! This Tech Short Take marks the end of an era (sort of); it’s the last Tech Short Take published while I’m a VMware employee (today is my last day; see here for more details). But enough about me—let’s talk some tech! This Short Take may be...
  • Time to Evolve
    I first started getting into VMware around 2003, possibly earlier (I can’t recall exactly when it was). I remember thinking that VMware’s impact on the industry was going to be significant, and I wanted to be part of this industry change. I was right—virtualization like what VMware...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • Top vBlog 2018 starting soon, make sure your site is included
    I’ll be kicking off Top vBlog 2018 very soon and my vLaunchPad website is the source for the blogs included in the Top vBlog voting each year so please take a moment and make sure your blog is listed.  Every year I get emails from bloggers after the voting starts wanting to be added but … Con...
  • Configuration maximum changes in vSphere 6.7
    A comparison using the Configuration Maximum tool for vSphere shows the following changes between vSphere 6.5 & 6.7. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
  • Important information to know before upgrading to vSphere 6.7
    vSphere 6.7 is here and with support for vSphere 5.5 ending soon (Sept.) many people will be considering upgrading to it. Before you rush in though there is some important information about this release that you should be aware of. First let’s talk upgrade paths, you can’t just upgrade f...
  • vSphere 6.7 Link-O-Rama
    Your complete guide to all the essential vSphere 6.7 links from all over the VMware universe. Bookmark this page and keep checking back as it will continue to grow as new links are added everyday. Also be sure and check out the Planet vSphere-land feed for all the latest blog posts from the Top 100 ...
  • Summary of What’s New in vSphere 6.7
    Today VMware announced vSphere 6.7 coming almost a year and a half after the release of vSphere 6.5. Doesn’t look like the download is quite available yet but it should be shortly. Below is the What’s New document from the Release Candidate that summarizes most of the big things new in t...

Virtual Geek

  • Its time for change, and change = renewed invention, renewed vigor, renewed discovery.
    I’m going to make this a two-part post. Part 1 = what is in the rear-view window? Part 2 = what’s out the front windshield? Part 1: CPSD and Dell EMC are in my rear-view window. First, while want to close the chapter behind me - it’s a flawed analogy, because it suggests some sort of “finality”. ...
  • The best athletes (and VxBlock 1000) = faster, higher, stronger!
    In watching the Olympics, it’s amazing to see athletes doing amazing things – frankly it’s inspiring. Sometimes it’s a new star rising – something new (amazing Chloe Kim!) .   Sometimes it’s a veteran pulling a “Michael Phelps” – producing every 4 years (see Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer). I’m not...
  • What a start to the year...
    It's been a crazy couple days on a couple fronts, but the most material front has certainly been Spectre and Meltdown. There are lots of sources, and the trick is that while distinctly the root cause lies in the CPU domain and with the CPU manufacturers- the impact touches nearly everything. It's b...
  • To allTHANK YOU for 2017, and lets dream of 2018!
    To all my readers, all our customers and partners, all my colleagues, all my friends – heck my competitors, thank you for everything in 2017.   It was a year filled with change for me in the middle of a massive integration through the Dell acquisition – with a ton of learning, a ton of personal d...
  • Looking forward to 2018: Vertical Stack Wars are upon us.
    This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series on things that I’m thinking about going into 2018. Warning – remember, Virtual Geek post are my musings, not an official company position.   They are officially my opinions – which means they aren’t worth more than 2 cents.  They aren’t authored by anyone...

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Virten.net

  • VMware ESXi 3.5 - 6.7 Hypervisor Size Comparison
    The VMware bare-metal hypervisor ESXi is in the market for over 10 years now. During that time it has been continuously refined and added with new features. Since vSphere 5.0, the hypervisor size is very constant and has not increased severely. In this …Read more »...
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 - ESXCLI Command Reference
    ESXCLI is a powerful command line tool on an ESXi host. You may need it for troubleshooting, configuration or for automated ESXi installations by using a kickstart file. I'm having an esxcli command line reference on my desktop since vSphere 5.x …Read more »...
  • New ESXCLI Commands in vSphere 6.7
    In vSphere 6.7 the command line interface esxcli has been extended with new features. This post introduces the new and extended namespaces. Quick Summary 62 new ESXCLI commands including: 3 Device 6 Hardware 1 iSCSI 14 Network 14 NVMe 2 …Read more »...
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 introduces Skylake EVC Mode
    To simplify vMotion across CPU generations VMware has introduced Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC). EVC automatically configures server CPUs with Intel FlexMigration or AMD-V Extended Migration technologies to be compatible with older servers. In vSphere 6.7 a now EVC mode has …Read more &#...
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 Download Links Available
    Today VMware made vSphere 6.7 bits available for everyone to download. VMware vSphere 6.7 is now GA. VMware vSphere 6.7 Release Notes and Download Links VMware vCenter Server 6.7 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vSphere Replication 8.1...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware vSphere 6.7 scalability
    The new VMware vSphere 6.7, recently available in GA, increase all configuration maximums to new limits (compared to the v6.5 and previous versions). Maybe we can say with no limit, or at least, to be serious, with really huge numbers compared to the actual needs and the existing compunting power. T...
  • It’s time to upgrade from vSphere 5.5 to 6.5
    There are only 5 months until VMware vSphere 5.5 will go End of Support, that will mean no more updates and possible limited support from VMware. The End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of support and subscription services, VMware recommends upgr...
  • VMware vForum Online 2018
    VMware vForum Online provides expert insight that can help drive innovation for your organization. It’s a must-attend event for IT professionals who are driving their digital transformation and building a hyper-converged IT infrastructure. It includes virtual exhibits, a keynote presentation, ...
  • VMware vSAN 6.7
    Just one year ago, VMware has announced vSAN 6.6… now it’s the turn of vSAN 6.7, contextually of the release of vSphere 6.7 GA. VMware vSAN is the VMware’s Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution that also fits in the hyper(visor)-converged model to build a simple (to be managed) a...
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 is GA
    VMware has just released the new version of vSphere 6.7 that includes ESXi 6.7 and vCenter Server 6.7, and, of course, it’s the foundation for vSAN 6.7! There are several news, improvements and new features. Most are well described in the vSphere 7.6 launch page. Like usual, scalability has be...

 

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Q&A with Women Who Code’s Jennifer Tacheff on Women in Tech
    Women of Silicon Valley brought together industry trailblazers last month to share their stories on the importance of female role models within the tech sphere. A significant discussion at the conference centered around creating strategies for addressing the gender gap, measuring the effectiveness o...
  • Hutto ISD Embraces a New Generation of Security While Offering New Digital Experiences to Students
    Hutto Independent School District is one of the fastest growing public school districts in Hutto, Texas. With over 7,000 students and 1,000 staff members, it is growing at about five percent a year and welcomes approximately 300 new students each year. However, with the surge in enrollment and the i...
  • Beyond the Hype Cycle: What Can We Really Expect with 5G?
    The idea of the innovator’s dilemma comes from Harvard professor Clayton Christensen who argues that successful companies can do everything right but still lose market leadership when unexpected competitors emerge, disrupt, and take over markets. As an antidote, he advises that leading companies eng...

VMware Open Source Blog

  • How Tern Can Make Your Compliance Chores More Interesting
    I am the maintainer of a neat little open source project called Tern. It inspects a container image and finds the metadata of the packages that are installed in it. This information can be used to solve some basic container compliance issues created by container build tools. This previous blog post,...
  • Beyond Code: Five “Secret” Practices for Open Source Success
    You’ve scrubbed your code, completed your patches, tested and tested again. So, now you are ready to open source your code, right? Maybe not. See, achieving open source success is more complex than that. There are factors beyond code that you could—indeed should—be thinking about to maximize your pr...
  • Helm Chart for Harbor 1.4.0 Is Now Ready – and Merged into the Harbor GitHub Repo
    Project Harbor is a popular open source enterprise-class registry server that stores and distributes Docker images. Kubernetes Helm is a widely used tool for managing Kubernetes charts, i.e. packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources. In response to user demand, the Harbor team has been working...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • New vSphere 6.5 DRS White Paper released
    This week I published a new white paper about vSphere 6.5 DRS. Most customers have been using vSphere DRS for over a decade, yet the technology is updated with each vSphere release. vSphere 6.5 contains plenty of new options that align with today’s use of virtualization. This whitepaper provides an ...
  • Are You a vSphere 6.5 Expert? Take the Quiz and Find Out!
    VMware vSphere 6.5 is the next-gen infrastructure platform for your next-gen apps. It provides a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates the digital transformation to cloud computing and success in the digital economy. vSphere 6.5 supports both existing and n...
  • New Resource – The VMware vSphere 6.5 Upgrade eBook
    Over the past year I have written several blog posts and conducted workshops on vSphere 6.5 upgrades. The intent was to help customers learn about the upgrade concepts and planning. Only by getting familiar with the concepts and planning accordingly will the execution be successful. Part of the upgr...

Network Virtualization

  • NSX-T Automation with Terraform
    Do you want to maintain your network and security infrastructure as a code? Do you want to automate NSX-T? One more option has been just added for you! Following my previous post about NSX-T: OpenAPI and SDKs you might have figured out how easy it is to generate different language bindings for NSX-...
  • VMware Cloud on AWS with Direct Connect: NSX Networking and vMotion to the Cloud with Demo
    Check out my prior below blogs here on VMware Network Virtualization blog on how NSX is leveraged in VMware Cloud on AWS to provide all the networking and security features. These prior blogs provide a foundation that this blog post builds on. In this blog post I discuss how AWS Direct Connect can b...
  • How NSX Is Tapping into the Human Element Behind Network Virtualization
      Virtualization can be a tricky concept for some people to wrap their heads around. Trying to explain the functionalities and benefits of technology like VMware NSX can quickly devolve into techno-babble. With that said, we’re trying to take another approach—a more human approach. Below are thre...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Suite Featured on New VCF 2.3 Architecture Poster
    A recently-released VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Poster 2.3 focuses on vRealize Suite that is now part of VCF 2.3! Cloud Management is core and center to a successful hybrid cloud. Therefore, VMware vRealize Suite – named the best Cloud Management Platform in this analyst’s research – is fe...
  • VMware Application Proxy: Manage Your Wavefront Telegraf Agents with vRealize Operations 6.7
    In his blog post last week, Henry Guo introduced a new integration between Wavefront and vRealize Operations 6.7, to extend application monitoring with Wavefront to provide IT control and developer agility. This is a fantastic new capability that allows customers using vRealize Operations 6.7 to ...
  • Workload Optimization – The Key to your Self-Driving Datacenter!
    vRealize Operations 6.7 is here and it comes loaded with great new features that will make your life better!  Included in these is an improved capacity engine to help you better manage your environment, integrated cost analysis so you know how much your environment actually costs and where you can s...

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Spring is in the air. Join VMware at the Boston Cloud Foundry Summit!
    The Boston Cloud Foundry Summit kicks off on April 18 with the Cloud Foundry User Day. Organized as an unconference, this is the meeting place for Cloud Foundry users to share ideas, best practices and lessons learned. All Cloud Foundry users and prospective users are invited to attend! VMware will...
  • Hello, Kubernetes 1.10
    By Vladimir Vivien, Staff Engineer and Clint Kitson, Director Open Source Engineering Kubernetes 1.10 is out! This release continues to move important features through the alpha, beta and stable feature gates. Speaking of milestones, did you notice that the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee voted ...
  • Upcoming SREcon Features Cloud-Native Sessions
    Too many unreliable systems in your life? Take note of what’s happening at SREcon, an industry conference for site reliability engineers brought to you by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, which has been bringing together the community of engineers and systems administrators around...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 8th April 2018
    VMware vRealize Operations Manager Horizon Dashboards display “No Data” in vRealize Operations Manager 6.x. Date Published: 2018/04/03 VMware SDDC Manager VMware Cloud Foundation update for environments upgraded from 2.1.x to 2.3.x Date Published: 2018/04/05 VMware Cloud Foundation update for ...
  • Top 20 vSAN articles for March 2018
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products “The ramdi...
  • Top 20 NSX articles for March 2018
    Guest Introspection memory usage spikes to 90+% or you see the error: “Lost communication with ESX module” in NSX-V 6.2.x and 6.3.x Deploying NSX Controller fails in NSX-v 6.3.3 and 6.3.4 Troubleshooting vShield Endpoint / NSX Guest Introspection ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a PSOD: VMCIEve...
  • Top 20 vSphere articles for March 2018
    vCenter Appliance root Partition 100% full due to Audit.log files not being rotated “invalid credentials LDAP Error 49” error when starting Inventory Services in vCenter Server 6.x Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5 Unable to log in to the root account of vCenter Server Appli...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 1st April 2018
    VMware NSX for vSphere “using –physdev-out in the OUTPUT, FORWARD and POSTROUTING chains for non-bridged traffic is not supported anymore” reported in NSX Edge logs Date Published: 2018/03/30 NETSCOUT vSCOUT For NSX-v 6.2 and 6.3 Date Published: 2018/03/27 VMware vSphere Integrated Containers ...

Cloud Foundation

  • Patching Made Easy with VMware Cloud Foundation
    A common challenge faced by every IT department is keeping up with the inevitable and never-ending flow of software updates. This becomes even more critical in a modern Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), where compute, network and storage virtualization are interwoven into a unified data center fa...
  • VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Poster 2.3
    VMware is pleased to release the latest VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) architecture poster. VCF is a fully automated, hyper-converged software stack that includes compute, storage, networking and cloud management. Because VCF has so many tightly integrated products, it is important to understand the ...
  • HPE Synergy and VMware Cloud Foundation – now certified
    Author Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances, VMware @bhumikp   Introduction: As customers leverage VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) to provide integrated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) & cloud management services for running enterprise applications, it becomes critical to rely on an underlying pl...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS VMGuru

  • Managing Puppet code with a source control repository
    Last couple of months I’ve been working closely with Puppet. I wrote some blogs about it, recorded a VMware vRA Expert Talk video and had two successful events in the Netherlands where I presented and demo’ed the Puppet Enterprise integration with VMware vRealize Automation. For... The ...
  • VMware NSX & OTRS – Automating Security with Help Desk Systems
    Over the last couple of months, Sander, Anne Jan and I have been working on a security whitepaper that lays out a practical implementation of zero trust while interfacing with a helpdesk system. In this case, OTRS. It’s all about how engineers can get access... The post VMware NSX & OTRS...
  • vExpert 2018 Announcement – All VMGurus now vExperts
    The VMware Social team announced the vExpert class of 2018 yesterday. With the acceptance of Dimitri into the vExpert program, I’m proud to say that all the VMGurus are now vExperts: vExpert Directory Some crazier than others, Erik has been a vExpert for a decade... The post vExpert 2018 Anno...
  • Deploying VeloCloud on VMware vSphere
    Hopefully you’ve heard the good news that VMware has acquired VeloCloud, including SD-WAN into the software-defined portfolio. This is especially exciting to me, as I get to branch out a little more into the WAN space, being in the Networking & Security BU. For me,... The post Deploying V...
  • PowervRNI is now on PowerShell Gallery
    PowerShell is about making things easy and consumable. Same goes for PowervRNI, making repetitive tasks in vRealize Network Insight easier and make it possible to extract information from vRNI. It’s not that easy to load a custom module into PowerShell though, you have to download... The post...

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ESX Virtualization

  • Project Honolulu and Windows Server 2019
    We were playing with Windows Server 2019 (Tech Preview) in the lab, as well as with Project Honolulu. The Windows Server 2019 was installed on vSphere 6.5 in the lab, as a new VM with default settings of Windows Server 2016. As you can imagine, everything worked as it should. After installing VMware...
  • Multiple Points in Time of a VM within VMware vSphere Replication (VR)
    vSphere Replication which is present within a VMware product suite since a long time. It is a built-in feature of VMware ESXi hypervisor. However, it’s only an additional deployment and configuration of vSphere Replication appliances which “sits” between two ESXi hosts which actually enables that re...
  • Setup Faster and more secure DNS Resolution With CloudFlare
    If you don’t know CloudFlare you’re missing out. I’m using their service for years for my ESX Virtualization blog. They provide with DNS resolution, caching, security, SSL, analytics. Tons of services (free and paid). Today we’ll talk about how to Setup Faster DNS Resolution With CloudFlare. In fact...
  • DBeaver is an SQL client and a database administration tool – Free Alternative to SQL Server Management Studio
    We’re getting some questions lately about Free alternatives to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. Yesterday’s post was one of the tools which are available – Microsoft SQL Operations Studio – Free Tool. That was a tool from Microsoft. But there are others. One of them is DBeaver which is a mult...
  • Microsoft SQL Operations Studio – Free Tool
    There is a new free software from Microsoft (preview for now) which allows you to manage databases. As you know, previously I have blogged about 5 Free Alternatives to Microsoft SQL Management Studio, so this post is kind of a follow up on that. Microsoft SQL Operations Studio can manage SQL Server,...

CormacHogan.com

  • Building a simple ESXi host overlay network with NSX-T
    I’ve recently begun to look at NSX-T. My long-term goal is to use it to enable me to build multiple Kubernetes clusters used PKS, the Pivotal Container Service. The hope is then to look at some cool storage related items with Kubernetes. But first things first. Kudos to both Sam McGeown and William ...
  • Getting started with Cloudera Hadoop on vSphere
    This past week, my buddy Paudie and I have been neck-deep in Cloudera/Hadoop, with a view to getting it successfully deployed on vSphere. The purpose of this was solely a learning exercise, to try to understand what operational considerations need to be taking into account when running Hadoop on top...
  • A closer look at VMware’s latest Cloud Launch
    Today VMware has another cloud launch update, and this one is significant for many reasons. Our underlying goals of VMware Cloud are many. From an infrastructure perspective, the goal is to provide operational consistency no matter where the application is running, whether this is from an automation...
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Sustainability and Green IT
    I’m sure it will come as no surprise to many readers that virtualization has brought (and continues to bring) huge benefits with regards to data center efficiency. I’m sure you are all aware of how virtualization allows you to do more with your servers; no more single server – single application par...
  • Which policy changes can trigger a rebuild on vSAN?
    Some time ago, I wrote about which policy changes can trigger a rebuild of an object. This came up again recently, as it was something that Duncan and I covered in our VMworld 2017 session on top 10 vSAN considerations. In the original post (which is over 3 years old now), I highlighted items like i...

Scott's Weblog

  • The Future is Containerized
    Last week I announced my departure from VMware, and my intention to step away from VMware’s products and platforms to focus on a new technology area moving forward. Today marks the “official” start of a journey that’s been building for a couple years, a journey that will take...
  • Technology Short Take 97
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 97! This Tech Short Take marks the end of an era (sort of); it’s the last Tech Short Take published while I’m a VMware employee (today is my last day; see here for more details). But enough about me—let’s talk some tech! This Short Take may be...
  • Time to Evolve
    I first started getting into VMware around 2003, possibly earlier (I can’t recall exactly when it was). I remember thinking that VMware’s impact on the industry was going to be significant, and I wanted to be part of this industry change. I was right—virtualization like what VMware...
  • Interop ITX, Dell Technologies World, and Spousetivities
    Spousetivities will be present at two additional events this year—in fact, these events are only about 6 weeks away! Both Dell Technologies World and Interop ITX are in Las Vegas the last week of April (both starting April 30), and Spousetivities is running events for both conferences. <as...
  • Technology Short Take 96
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 96! Ahead, lying in wait, is a unique collection of links, articles, and thoughts about various data center technologies. Browse if you dare…OK, so I’m being a bit melodramatic. It’s still some good stuff here! Networking Via Matt Oswalt and Mic...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • Is 2018 the year of VVols?
    Next month VMware’s new Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture will turn 3 years old as it was released as part of vSphere 6.0 in March of 2015. Since it’s initial release adoption has been very slow, I believe VMware estimates less than 2% of customers are using VVols. So will 201...
  • VMworld 2018 Call For Papers is open – here’s how to get people to vote for and attend your session
    VMware just announced that the Call for Papers for VMworld 2018 is now open until March 13th. Just like last year, this year VMware has opened early compared to the usual March-April period of years past. Remember VMworld US is again back in Vegas this year at the Mandalay Bay from Aug. 26th-30th, V...
  • Automating Storage Provisioning using VMware vRealize Orchestrator
    I finally got my company to get on board with an external webinar platform and I get to kick off the very first webinar on BrightTalk.The topic is on vRealize Orchestrator integration with the 3PAR platform as an example, I promise this will be a technical webinar and not a sales pitch so if you  ...
  • A new job for me and reflecting on 2017
    2017 was a bit of a tough year for me mainly due to the major surgery that my daughter Sophia had and the subsequent very painful recovery from it. I’d have to say that was one of the most difficult and stressful things that I have been through in my life and I am very … Continue readin...
  • 2017 VVols year in review
    I tend to write a lot about VMware VVols these days as I believe VMware’s new storage architecture has many benefits and VVols is the future of storage for vSphere. In this post I thought I would highlight and recap some of the posts that I did in 2017 related to VVols and you have … Co...

Virtual Geek

  • Its time for change, and change = renewed invention, renewed vigor, renewed discovery.
    I’m going to make this a two-part post. Part 1 = what is in the rear-view window? Part 2 = what’s out the front windshield? Part 1: CPSD and Dell EMC are in my rear-view window. First, while want to close the chapter behind me - it’s a flawed analogy, because it suggests some sort of “finality”. ...
  • The best athletes (and VxBlock 1000) = faster, higher, stronger!
    In watching the Olympics, it’s amazing to see athletes doing amazing things – frankly it’s inspiring. Sometimes it’s a new star rising – something new (amazing Chloe Kim!) .   Sometimes it’s a veteran pulling a “Michael Phelps” – producing every 4 years (see Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer). I’m not...
  • What a start to the year...
    It's been a crazy couple days on a couple fronts, but the most material front has certainly been Spectre and Meltdown. There are lots of sources, and the trick is that while distinctly the root cause lies in the CPU domain and with the CPU manufacturers- the impact touches nearly everything. It's b...
  • To allTHANK YOU for 2017, and lets dream of 2018!
    To all my readers, all our customers and partners, all my colleagues, all my friends – heck my competitors, thank you for everything in 2017.   It was a year filled with change for me in the middle of a massive integration through the Dell acquisition – with a ton of learning, a ton of personal d...
  • Looking forward to 2018: Vertical Stack Wars are upon us.
    This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series on things that I’m thinking about going into 2018. Warning – remember, Virtual Geek post are my musings, not an official company position.   They are officially my opinions – which means they aren’t worth more than 2 cents.  They aren’t authored by anyone...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • New Book - VMware NSX Cookbook
    This book written by Bayu Wibowo and Tony Sangha begins with a brief introduction to VMware's NSX for vSphere Network Virtualization solutions and how to deploy and configure NSX components and features such as Logical Switching, Logical Routing, layer 2 bridging and the Edge Services Gateway. ...
  • vRealize Operations 6.7 - Workload Optimization Overview
    vRealize Operation's new Workload Optimization feature is a main component of your self-driving datacenter.  The idea behind a self-driving datacenter is you just define your business and operational intent and then "take your hands off the wheel" and let vRealize Operations drive.  It will m...
  • VMware NSX 6.4 - Application Rule Manager Enhancements
    With the release of VMware NSX 6.4, we have made several enhancements to the Application Rule Manager including improved context awareness, automatic recommendations for firewall rule sets, and easier and faster time to value for Day 2 operations. In this video, we’ll go through the enhancem...
  • NSX east west traffic optimization with the DLR
    The Universal Distributed Logical Router is installed in the kernel of every ESXi host, as such it requires a VM to provide the control plane. The universal distributed logical router Control VM is the control plane component of the routing process, providing communication between NSX Manage...
  • Free eBook: Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.5: Insights for vSphere Administrators
    This eBook is written for vSphere administrators looking for additional information to help plan and execute the upgrade process. It contains reference scenarios that explain upgrade concepts that can be applied to just about any situation, including upgrading from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6.5, ...

Virten.net

  • How to Install VMware vSphere Perl SDK on Debian 9 (stretch)
    Download the latest Perl SDK for your vSphere version from code.vmware.com and copy it to the system. The download is free, but an My VMware account is required. vSphere Perl SDK for vSphere 6.5 vSphere Perl SDK for vSphere 6.0 vSphere …Read more »...
  • 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 »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • VMware vForum Online 2018
    VMware vForum Online provides expert insight that can help drive innovation for your organization. It’s a must-attend event for IT professionals who are driving their digital transformation and building a hyper-converged IT infrastructure. It includes virtual exhibits, a keynote presentation, ...
  • What is Swordfish?
    Storage management is something unique and quite depending by the storage vendor. Solutions like VMware Virtual Volumes can simplify it by providing a common interface, but it’s more on the usage and consuming part, rather than the storage management part. The SNIA (Storage Network Industry As...
  • Datrium releases DVX 4.0
    Datrium announced the shipment of DVX 4.0 Software, the third major software release in less than a year. Datrium DVX converges Tier 1 hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with scale-out backup and cloud disaster recovery (DR) and Cloud-Native Data Services. Datium promises that DVX enables up to 10 ...
  • Rubrik launches Polaris SaaS platform
    Rubrik has announced the launch of Rubrik Polaris, a SaaS platform for Data Management Applications. Rubrik Polaris delivers a unified system of record across all business applications and data for seamless security, compliance, and governance. Rubrik Polaris revolutionizes the data management marke...
  • Redfish support for DellEMC PowerEdge
    Redfish is the new standard, promoted by Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), for secure and scalable server management automation. With Redfish, the challenges of expanded scale, higher security, and multi-vendor openness are managed, while also enabling automation with modern DevOps tools and...


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VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 10.9

Posted by nisserow May 29, 2018


 

FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to this weeks VMware TAM Source newsletter which serves as our regular digest of important news from around the world of virtualization. If you are looking at public or hybrid cloud I am sure that you have spent some time on the VMware cloud site at cloud.vmware.com. Use cases are also helpful and important when doing this research and I also came across this blog post which I thought was useful. Your VMware TAM is the best suited to help you research this information.

I hope you enjoy this weeks newsletter.

 

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • Learn How to Better Manage Complexity and Seamlessly Work Across Clouds
    Cloud-based technologies are transforming businesses and disrupting markets. Companies are able to leverage these advanced technologies to realize enormous benefits in the scalability, elasticity, and efficiency of their business operations. In addition, adopting the right cloud strategy can both im...
  • Extending our Digital Workspace Intelligence Capabilities through Strategic M&A
    Shekar Ayyar, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and General Manager, Telco NFV Group Shekar Ayyar, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development & GM, Telco NFV Group At VMware we believe firmly that security needs to be intelligently woven in as an intrinsic component of the ...
  • The Evolution of the Digital Workspace Has Arrived
    Today, VMware announced new innovations to its VMware Workspace ONE digital workspace platform. According to Sumit Dhawan, the news goes far beyond technology updates, focusing on delivering innovative employee experiences that drive true digital transformation. “All too often, conversations about ...

VMware Open Source Blog

  • 8 Quirky Open Source Projects to Tickle Your Funny Bone
    Not all open source projects are created equally. Many of them are valuable technologies, tackling complex issues from container compliance to deploying serverless applications to automating benchmarks for cloud infrastructure. Of course, this is only scratching the surface of the impact and range o...
  • The Challenges of Maintaining a Large Open Source Project
    Today, Kubernetes is one of the fastest growing open source projects next to the Linux kernel, with over 130 commits each week—and that’s just to the main repository. It was recently announced that the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted for Kubernetes to become CNCF’s first project...
  • Best Practices for Building Compliant Containers
    By Nisha Kumar, open source engineer, VMware As things stand, we do not have a fully declarative way of building containers. We can’t, in other words, make a specific list of software components that we want in a container image and build the container to match exactly that list. In manufacturing, w...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Are You a vSphere 6.5 Expert? Take the Quiz and Find Out!
    VMware vSphere 6.5 is the next-gen infrastructure platform for your next-gen apps. It provides a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that accelerates the digital transformation to cloud computing and success in the digital economy. vSphere 6.5 supports both existing and n...
  • New Resource – The VMware vSphere 6.5 Upgrade eBook
    Over the past year I have written several blog posts and conducted workshops on vSphere 6.5 upgrades. The intent was to help customers learn about the upgrade concepts and planning. Only by getting familiar with the concepts and planning accordingly will the execution be successful. Part of the upgr...
  • Announcing the vSphere 6.5 Update 1 Security Configuration Guide
    I am really pleased to announce the availability of the 6.5 Update 1 Security Configuration Guide (SCG). Normally a new guide is done only for numbered releases and not updates but the number of security updates that have made it into 6.5 Update 1 has warranted this SCG release. Also, we want to sho...

Network Virtualization

  • How NSX Is Tapping into the Human Element Behind Network Virtualization
      Virtualization can be a tricky concept for some people to wrap their heads around. Trying to explain the functionalities and benefits of technology like VMware NSX can quickly devolve into techno-babble. With that said, we’re trying to take another approach—a more human approach. Below are thre...
  • Security for Public Clouds (AWS) with vRealize Network Insight
    Enterprise IT needs visibility into the network and security status of their workloads, whether hosted on premises, or within AWS. While many AWS workloads are sandboxes for application development teams (DevOps), it is important to analyze these workloads. Increasingly, public cloud workloads are a...
  • Enhancing Application Performance with NSX
    The application performance gains resulting from migrating an infrastructure hosting multi-tier applications from a physical networking implementation to a NSX software-based one have been well documented.  Bob Goldsand and Todd Muirhead, from our  performance engineering team have been preaching ...

VMware Cloud Management

Cloud-Native Apps

  • Hello, Kubernetes 1.10
    By Vladimir Vivien, Staff Engineer and Clint Kitson, Director Open Source Engineering Kubernetes 1.10 is out! This release continues to move important features through the alpha, beta and stable feature gates. Speaking of milestones, did you notice that the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee voted ...
  • Upcoming SREcon Features Cloud-Native Sessions
    Too many unreliable systems in your life? Take note of what’s happening at SREcon, an industry conference for site reliability engineers brought to you by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, which has been bringing together the community of engineers and systems administrators around...
  • VMware Pivotal Container Service Hands-on Lab Is Now Live
    By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware The Cloud-Native Apps Business Unit at VMware is pleased to announce that the VMware Pivotal Container Service Hands-on Lab, a new lab focused on Kubernetes and PKS, is now live. What Are VMware Hands-on Labs (HOL)? HOL comprises more than 80 ind...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 25th March 2018
    VMware vSphere Integrated Containers VCH creation wizard does not list any vSphere distributed switches in the dropdown list Date Published: 2018/03/19 VMware NSX for vSphere eBGP between DLR and Edge may experience a routing loop after upgrading to NSX-v 6.3.5 Date Published: 2018/03/20 VMwar...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 18th March 2018
    VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Advanced Enabling and disabling local authentication for vRealize Business for Cloud Date Published: 2018/03/14 VMware vRealize Automation “HTTP Status 502” error when attempting to export the list of Managed Machines from the vRA Infrastructure tab Date Publi...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 11th March 2018
    VMware SDDC Manager How to update the Cisco UCS C240 M5 servers in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment to allow for correct boot configuration Date Published: 2018/03/08 The VSAN and vMotion distributed port groups in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment have an incorrect MTU value Date Publi...
  • Top 20 NSX articles for February 2018
    Virtual machine in ESXi is unresponsive with a non-paged pool memory leak Licensing vShield 1.x/5.0 VMs running on ESXi 5.5 with vShield endpoint activated fails during snapshot operations Performing vMotion or powering on a virtual machine being protected by vShield Endpoint fails When using ...
  • Top 20 vSAN articles for February 2018
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products How to man...

Cloud Foundation

  • VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Poster 2.3
    VMware is pleased to release the latest VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) architecture poster. VCF is a fully automated, hyper-converged software stack that includes compute, storage, networking and cloud management. Because VCF has so many tightly integrated products, it is important to understand the ...
  • HPE Synergy and VMware Cloud Foundation – now certified
    Author Bhumik Patel – Technical Alliances, VMware @bhumikp   Introduction: As customers leverage VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) to provide integrated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) & cloud management services for running enterprise applications, it becomes critical to rely on an underlying pl...
  • Cloud Foundation 2.3.1 Reaches General Availability
    VMware is pleased to announce the general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 2.3.1. We’ve introduced several new features and provided fixes for issues identified in previous releases. I’d like to present a quick overview of the new features in Cloud Foundation 2.3.1 in this article. New...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS VMGuru

  • VMware NSX & OTRS – Automating Security with Help Desk Systems
    Over the last couple of months, Sander, Anne Jan and I have been working on a security whitepaper that lays out a practical implementation of zero trust while interfacing with a helpdesk system. In this case, OTRS. It’s all about how engineers can get access... The post VMware NSX & OTRS...
  • vExpert 2018 Announcement – All VMGurus now vExperts
    The VMware Social team announced the vExpert class of 2018 yesterday. With the acceptance of Dimitri into the vExpert program, I’m proud to say that all the VMGurus are now vExperts: vExpert Directory Some crazier than others, Erik has been a vExpert for a decade... The post vExpert 2018 Anno...
  • Deploying VeloCloud on VMware vSphere
    Hopefully you’ve heard the good news that VMware has acquired VeloCloud, including SD-WAN into the software-defined portfolio. This is especially exciting to me, as I get to branch out a little more into the WAN space, being in the Networking & Security BU. For me,... The post Deploying V...
  • PowervRNI is now on PowerShell Gallery
    PowerShell is about making things easy and consumable. Same goes for PowervRNI, making repetitive tasks in vRealize Network Insight easier and make it possible to extract information from vRNI. It’s not that easy to load a custom module into PowerShell though, you have to download... The post...
  • How to build a Hyper-Available Infrastructure – Part 1: Overview
    In today’s digital world we highly depend on services and their corresponding data to be available 24/7. We are frantic about our digital life and demand the underlying infrastructures to be Hyper-available. While traveling through the region to visit customers and partners, I am highly... The post...

virtuallyGhetto

ESX Virtualization

  • VMware vRealize Operations 6.7 Announced
    A new release of VMware vRealize Operations 6.7 (vROPs) has been announced. As usual, we do not have the exact release date, but we have the details concerning what’s new in this release and how that will help VMware admins to manage vSphere environments. The product will provide troubleshooting det...
  • Hybrid IT With Active-Active Cloud Storage – StarWind Solution
    We have already written about StarWind VTL which allows you to create air-gapped backups to blob storage. But Hyper-V admins using on-premises only instances might be interested in having a supported scenario with an active-active cloud storage in Azure. In fact, the shared storage between on-prem i...
  • Swiss Knife MobaXterm for Remote Administration Has also free version
    For remote administration, there are tons of tools around. Paid and free. Today we’ll have a look at MobaXterm which is one of them. Previously we looked at few other tools such as mRemoteNG or RoyalTS. Remote administration is daily bread and butter of every IT admin so to test different software s...
  • VMware App Volumes Reviewer Guide – Grab Your Free Copy
    Reviewer guides are very popular as they have step-by-step install/config guidance so whether you just doing a POC or trying to deploy it in the lab, it saves your time. You don’t have to search through the manual to understand the ins and outs. You have the guidance. VMware App Volumes Reviewer Gui...
  • Windows Server 2019 Announced
    A new announce from Microsoft about an upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. The product is in an early stage of development but there has been quite a lot of details published already. No, Microsoft isn’t leaving the server space so Windows Server 2019 will not be free, but prepare to pay more f...

CormacHogan.com

  • Getting started with Cloudera Hadoop on vSphere
    This past week, my buddy Paudie and I have been neck-deep in Cloudera/Hadoop, with a view to getting it successfully deployed on vSphere. The purpose of this was solely a learning exercise, to try to understand what operational considerations need to be taking into account when running Hadoop on top...
  • A closer look at VMware’s latest Cloud Launch
    Today VMware has another cloud launch update, and this one is significant for many reasons. Our underlying goals of VMware Cloud are many. From an infrastructure perspective, the goal is to provide operational consistency no matter where the application is running, whether this is from an automation...
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), Sustainability and Green IT
    I’m sure it will come as no surprise to many readers that virtualization has brought (and continues to bring) huge benefits with regards to data center efficiency. I’m sure you are all aware of how virtualization allows you to do more with your servers; no more single server – single application par...
  • Which policy changes can trigger a rebuild on vSAN?
    Some time ago, I wrote about which policy changes can trigger a rebuild of an object. This came up again recently, as it was something that Duncan and I covered in our VMworld 2017 session on top 10 vSAN considerations. In the original post (which is over 3 years old now), I highlighted items like i...
  • A first look at AWS Greengrass on vSphere
    Last week, I had the pleasure to attend our CTO Ambassadors conference, hosted by our Global Field CTO Chris Wolf. This was an excellent week, especially for someone like me who works directly for a single business unit at VMware. It gave me great insight into the activities going on in our other bu...

Scott's Weblog

  • The Future is Containerized
    Last week I announced my departure from VMware, and my intention to step away from VMware’s products and platforms to focus on a new technology area moving forward. Today marks the “official” start of a journey that’s been building for a couple years, a journey that will take...
  • Technology Short Take 97
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 97! This Tech Short Take marks the end of an era (sort of); it’s the last Tech Short Take published while I’m a VMware employee (today is my last day; see here for more details). But enough about me—let’s talk some tech! This Short Take may be...
  • Time to Evolve
    I first started getting into VMware around 2003, possibly earlier (I can’t recall exactly when it was). I remember thinking that VMware’s impact on the industry was going to be significant, and I wanted to be part of this industry change. I was right—virtualization like what VMware...
  • Interop ITX, Dell Technologies World, and Spousetivities
    Spousetivities will be present at two additional events this year—in fact, these events are only about 6 weeks away! Both Dell Technologies World and Interop ITX are in Las Vegas the last week of April (both starting April 30), and Spousetivities is running events for both conferences. <as...
  • Technology Short Take 96
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 96! Ahead, lying in wait, is a unique collection of links, articles, and thoughts about various data center technologies. Browse if you dare…OK, so I’m being a bit melodramatic. It’s still some good stuff here! Networking Via Matt Oswalt and Mic...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • Is 2018 the year of VVols?
    Next month VMware’s new Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture will turn 3 years old as it was released as part of vSphere 6.0 in March of 2015. Since it’s initial release adoption has been very slow, I believe VMware estimates less than 2% of customers are using VVols. So will 201...
  • VMworld 2018 Call For Papers is open – here’s how to get people to vote for and attend your session
    VMware just announced that the Call for Papers for VMworld 2018 is now open until March 13th. Just like last year, this year VMware has opened early compared to the usual March-April period of years past. Remember VMworld US is again back in Vegas this year at the Mandalay Bay from Aug. 26th-30th, V...
  • Automating Storage Provisioning using VMware vRealize Orchestrator
    I finally got my company to get on board with an external webinar platform and I get to kick off the very first webinar on BrightTalk.The topic is on vRealize Orchestrator integration with the 3PAR platform as an example, I promise this will be a technical webinar and not a sales pitch so if you  ...
  • A new job for me and reflecting on 2017
    2017 was a bit of a tough year for me mainly due to the major surgery that my daughter Sophia had and the subsequent very painful recovery from it. I’d have to say that was one of the most difficult and stressful things that I have been through in my life and I am very … Continue readin...
  • 2017 VVols year in review
    I tend to write a lot about VMware VVols these days as I believe VMware’s new storage architecture has many benefits and VVols is the future of storage for vSphere. In this post I thought I would highlight and recap some of the posts that I did in 2017 related to VVols and you have … Co...

Virtual Geek

  • Its time for change, and change = renewed invention, renewed vigor, renewed discovery.
    I’m going to make this a two-part post. Part 1 = what is in the rear-view window? Part 2 = what’s out the front windshield? Part 1: CPSD and Dell EMC are in my rear-view window. First, while want to close the chapter behind me - it’s a flawed analogy, because it suggests some sort of “finality”. ...
  • The best athletes (and VxBlock 1000) = faster, higher, stronger!
    In watching the Olympics, it’s amazing to see athletes doing amazing things – frankly it’s inspiring. Sometimes it’s a new star rising – something new (amazing Chloe Kim!) .   Sometimes it’s a veteran pulling a “Michael Phelps” – producing every 4 years (see Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer). I’m not...
  • What a start to the year...
    It's been a crazy couple days on a couple fronts, but the most material front has certainly been Spectre and Meltdown. There are lots of sources, and the trick is that while distinctly the root cause lies in the CPU domain and with the CPU manufacturers- the impact touches nearly everything. It's b...
  • To allTHANK YOU for 2017, and lets dream of 2018!
    To all my readers, all our customers and partners, all my colleagues, all my friends – heck my competitors, thank you for everything in 2017.   It was a year filled with change for me in the middle of a massive integration through the Dell acquisition – with a ton of learning, a ton of personal d...
  • Looking forward to 2018: Vertical Stack Wars are upon us.
    This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series on things that I’m thinking about going into 2018. Warning – remember, Virtual Geek post are my musings, not an official company position.   They are officially my opinions – which means they aren’t worth more than 2 cents.  They aren’t authored by anyone...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • NSX east west traffic optimization with the DLR
    The Universal Distributed Logical Router is installed in the kernel of every ESXi host, as such it requires a VM to provide the control plane. The universal distributed logical router Control VM is the control plane component of the routing process, providing communication between NSX Manage...
  • Free eBook: Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.5: Insights for vSphere Administrators
    This eBook is written for vSphere administrators looking for additional information to help plan and execute the upgrade process. It contains reference scenarios that explain upgrade concepts that can be applied to just about any situation, including upgrading from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6.5, ...
  • Free e-learning course - Introduction to Apteligent
    This course details the features and benefits of Apteligent and describes its application in mobile app management.  You will gain the skills to make the most of the Apteligent software.  This course demonstrates how to access and navigate major components of the Apteligent user interface and ...
  • VMware vSAN 6.6 Technical Introduction, White Paper and a Free Hands-on Lab
    New Technical White Paper: VMware vSAN 6.6 Technical Overview You can also explore vSAN’s features—data-encryption at rest, deduplication and compression, RAID 5/6 erasure encoding, iSCSI Target support and more—in a free Hands-on Lab, the fastest and easiest way to test-drive vSAN, no insta...
  • VMware Cloud Briefing
    VMware and AWS leaders share essential updates, demos, and partners program news. Make sure you tune in to hear more about the bold strategy and global expansion on the horizon for VMware Cloud in 2018.   ...

Virten.net

  • How to Install VMware vSphere Perl SDK on Debian 9 (stretch)
    Download the latest Perl SDK for your vSphere version from code.vmware.com and copy it to the system. The download is free, but an My VMware account is required. vSphere Perl SDK for vSphere 6.5 vSphere Perl SDK for vSphere 6.0 vSphere …Read more »...
  • 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 »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • What is Redfish?
    Redfish is an open industry standard specification, API and schema developed by DMTF (SPMF) group that specifies RESTful interface and utilizes JSON and OData. Redfish has been designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Crea...
  • DataWorks Summit 2018 Berlin
    DataWorks Summit (formelly Hadoop Summit) is the industry’s premier big data community event with both an European and US edition, organized annualy by Hortonworks Inc, an independent company, formed in June 2011 and funded by $23 million venture capital from Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital. The last E...
  • April 2018 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: MPLS + SDN + NFV World – Paris (Apr 10-13) DataWorks Summit – Berlin (Apr 16-19) Microsoft TechSummit – Stockolm (Apr 17-18) IoT Tech Expo Global – London (Apr 18-19) TECHunplugged – Amsterdam (Apr 19) Telco Cloud Forum 2018 – Londo...
  • The reborn of Violin Systems
    Many people probably remember Violin Memory and it’s products, probably one of the first in the All Flash Array (AFA) field. Founded in 2005 as Violin Technologies by Donpaul Stephens and Jon Bennett. I’ve talk about them several times (see for example this 2012 post: Powering the cloud ...
  • BranchScope: a new vulnerability for Intel CPU
    Now that Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are almost fixed, there is a new critical vulnerability for several Intel CPU called BranchScope, discovered by some researchers from four universities. It’s again a speculative execution issue, in the method a processor uses to predict where its c...

 

 

DISCLAIMER
While I do my best to publish unbiased information specifically related to VMware solutions there is always the possibility of blog posts that are unrelated, competitive or potentially conflicting that may creep into the newsletter. I apologize for this in advance if I offend anyone and do my best to ensure this does not happen. Please get in touch if you feel any inappropriate material has been published. All information in this newsletter is copyright of the original author. If you are an author and wish to no longer be used in this newsletter please get in touch.

© 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

nisserow Hot Shot
VMware Employees

VMware TAM Source 10.8

Posted by nisserow May 29, 2018





FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, welcome to this weeks VMware TAM newsletter. I have two items I wanted to provide some info on. The first is the HTML5 client for vSphere. This is used by many of you and as you know it is not yet at parity level with the full featured Flash version of the client. If you are wondering what the differences are and how to find out if a feature you need is missing here is a handy chart that provides this information.

The second item is regarding the ongoing Spectre/Meltdown issue and how VMware customers can use vROPS to their advantage in this situation. If you don't own vROPS you are able to get a trial edition as well as outlined in the article. This is a great use of our vROPS solution for a complicated and ongoing issue we re all facing.

Here is a link to this excellent article.

I hope these two articles are useful and I hope to bring you more like these in the next edition.

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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