FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone and welcome to the second newsletter of 2020. Its already the middle of January and so much news and many updates to share with you. If you are not aware we also have a few social media options for you including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to keep you connected to our TAM community. We regularly post to these sources and they are also a great way to keep up to date.

 

In keeping with our theme of modernizing applications, my question this week is how are you managing containers in your organization? The proliferation of containers will continue to increase and our tools to manage and facilitate all that is great with containers also continues unabated, but connecting all of these together can be really hard. Organizations are finding that as soon as their container count grows, so does the complexity in orders of magnitude, often outpacing their ability to come up with a sufficient strategy, and oftentimes putting the brakes on. As a TAM we are ideally positioned to assist our customers and help them make the best possible use of your VMware ad related technology, so keep us informed and reach out to us for guidance, we are always there to help.

 

I look forward to speaking to you in the next edition.

 

Virtually Yours
VMware TAM Team

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KUBERNETES@VMWARE
If you are just getting started with Kubernetes and looking for some easy to digest training head over to KubeAcademy. There are numerous Kubernetes and container sessions that you are able to take such as: Containers 101, Kubernetes 101, Kubernetes In-Depth, How to prepare for the CKA Exam, Cluster operations. These are all provided by VMware and are very easy to get started with.

 

TAM@VMWARE
WEBINAR
Recording: January TAM Customer Webinar: VMware Public Cloud Strategy – Adam Osterholt
For those that were unable to attend January’s TAM Customer Webinar live, a recording link is now available at:
https://vmware.zoom.us/rec/share/6OtXFO2o9WlIf7Pr7GaYcI4FNJ3fT6a81yQcqPINn08-t_ErwC39648I7RVK4R2X
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Upcoming: February 2020 – Deep Dive into vROps Self-Driving Operations and Troubleshooting
Date: Thursday, February 13th
Time: 11:00am EST/ 10:00am CST/ 8:00am PST
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Synopsis: This session will review the tenets of vRealize Operations Manager 8.0 and explore the Self-Driving functionality and features found in the new Troubleshooting Workbench.
Guest speaker: John Dias – Senior Technical Marketing Architect, Cloud Management BU
Registration Link: https://VMware.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YiUemqi5RUisqIC9zzHMOw

 

VMWARE RUNS ON VMWARE
Topic:
“1-Click Happiness—How Automation Accelerates VMware IT Service Delivery”
Date/Time: January 23, 2020, 9 – 10 a.m. PT
Description: Service delivery at VMware IT involves the seamless deployment of application features and their associated support infrastructure into a production environment. Discover how—by using VMware vRealize® Automation™ (vRA) to automate end-to-end infrastructure delivery—our team reduced provisioning times from weeks to hours, while also lowering operating costs. In addition, you'll learn how VMware vRealize® Code Stream™ (vRCS) provides the ability to model and automate a complete application development pipeline with one button.
Registration Link: Click here
Our Blog: Click here

 

UPDATES
vRealize Network Insight 5.1.0:
- vRNI 5.1 Download Page
App Volumes 4.0:
- Downloads
- Release Notes
- Documentation
VMware Tools 11.0.5:
- Direct Download
- Release Notes
- VMware Tools Documentation
VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.1:
- https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Foundation/index.html
- Cloud Builder Download Link:https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?productId=945&downloadGroup=VCF391
VMware Validated Design 5.1.1:
- http://vmware.com/go/vvd
vCloud Director For Service Providers 10.0.0.1:
- Download link
- Release notes

 

Security Announcements!
VMSA-2020-0002 - VMware Tools workaround addresses a local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2020-3941)

 

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