VMware’s Project Pacific is a re-configuration of vSphere that integrates Kubernetes as it’s control plane to allow for a higher level of abstraction that dramatically simplifies how we build, deploy, and manage modern applications and streamlines IT Operations and Development in today’s cloud-native and hybrid cloud world.
This demo shows how VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) can be used in VMware Cloud on AWS software-defined data centers (SDDCs). NSX Advanced Load Balancer is a full blown Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and includes capabilities for load balancing, web application firewall (WAF), analytics, and monitoring. Speaker: Humair Ahmed, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit Learn More: https://bit.ly/2lF59SO Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/vmwarensx Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/vmwarensx/ Keep up to date on the latest VMware NSX product releases and news on the Network Virtualization blog: https://bit.ly/2F5WX4O
As pre-announced last week at VMworld, VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8.1 is GA as of September 3, 2019! What’s New?The VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8.1 release includes the following: Automated deployment of PKS: Enables the automated deployment and the configuration of VMware Enterprise PKS on an NSX-T workload domain. Dual Authentication Support: Provides the two-factor authentication for The post Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8.1 appeared first on Cloud Foundation.
With Project Pacific, we have integrated Kubernetes natively into vSphere. This new control plane allows you to manage both VMs and containers side-by-side in the vCenter you know and love. As mentioned in our technical overview post, there are two types of Kubernetes clusters that now run natively in vSphere: a “Supervisor Kubernetes cluster” control The post Infrastructure self-service with Project Pacific appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
At VMworld 2018, Pat Gelsinger made reference to a project that was looking to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to create self driving operations for the vSphere stack. At VMworld 2019 last week, we were given a tech preview of the first iteration of this effort, called Project Magna. There were a number of VMworld break-out sessions dedicated to this effort, and I will reference them near the end of this post. However, this first tech preview is focused solely on…Read More
Introduction Today we’re introducing Project Pacific as a Technology Preview and we think it’s going to change the way you think about the cloud. Project Pacific is a re-architecture of vSphere with Kubernetes as its control plane. To a developer, Project Pacific looks like a Kubernetes cluster where they can use Kubernetes declarative syntax to The post Project Pacific – Technical Overview appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
Today VMware announced Project Pacific, what I believe to be the biggest evolution of vSphere in easily the last decade. Simply put, we are rearchitecting vSphere to deeply integrate and embed Kubernetes. Project Pacific evolves vSphere to be a native Kubernetes platform. What’s driving this shift? Fundamentally it goes to what constitutes a modern application. The post Introducing Project Pacific appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
Last Thursday, I wrote about VMware’s definitive agreement to acquire Pivotal. We’re really excited to fully join forces, but as I foreshadowed it is one element in our larger strategy to help customers build modern applications, run Kubernetes consistently across environments and manage it all from a single point of control. On Monday at VMworld, The post VMware Tanzu Completes the Modern Applications Picture appeared first on Cloud Native Apps Blog.
Embrace the momentum of today’s rapidly changing IT environment and accelerate your journey to the cloud with VMware. From the latest in cloud, networking and security, and digital workspaces, to IoT and emerging trends, make your mark with the new technologies and products announced at VMworld 2019.
VMware’s annual VMworld US conference is upon us again starting August 24th, 2019 in San Francisco, CA! For those of you technical individuals that have attended previous years, you most likely know about the main attraction at the conference. The main attraction at the conference every year is the (HOL) Hands On Labs!
Our Hands-on Labs demonstrate the real value of VMware solutions in real time. As a VMworld attendee, you’ll gain special access to our latest technologies and explore a wide range of today’s most exciting topics. You can use a VMware-provided machine or your own device; either way, product experts will be available to provide one-on-one guidance. Hands-on Labs will be located in Moscone West, Level 3.
I have been a part of the Hands On Labs staff for the last six years and it has been an incredible ride! It has been hard work, but has been the most rewarding experience in my IT career. I started out as a proctor the first few years, then became a lab captain and have been one for three years now.
As a lab captain, we take what features/capabilities our content leads want to showcase in the lab, then we put it all together. We figure out what VMware solutions we need in the lab environment and what use cases, features, etc. to show. Then it all comes together into the lab manual that we build from scratch. The development cycle for us takes months of work, but again it is very satisfying!
This year I am the captain of the “HOL-2001-01: What’s New in vRealize Operations 7.5” lab. So if you are interested in learning about what’s new in vRealize Operations 7.5, take my lab and let me know how I did. Feedback is always greatly appreciated! We create these for you and want you to get the best experience out of them, so feedback is important to us and we act on all your feedback.
Hands On Labs – VMworld 2019 Information:
At this years conference, attendees will have a variety of options in the Hands On Labs. Below are the optional experiences that we will have to offer. I have also provided tips for each one of the below options to enhance your experience and maybe walk away with a cool prize or two!
Self-Passed Labs: This is our popular service where you can interact with the latest VMware products at your own pace at a traditional workstation. Many product experts are in the room ready to assist. These flexible labs have 15- to 60-minute consumable modules that you can take incrementally throughout the week at VMworld. You can complete an entire lightning lab in just 30 minutes. Self-paced labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance.
Self-Passed Tip: Make sure you complete the survey after you finish taking a lab. That is how we continually improve the customer experience. Not to mention, for every so many surveys taken (e.g. 100), we give away cool prizes (Echo Dot, wireless headsets, etc.)
(ELW) Expert-Led Workshop: These sessions are presented by the VMware product experts who develop lab content, creating an engaging, instructional environment. Workshops require advance sign-up through the VMworld US Content Catalog, now available online. Join us to get your questions answered and discuss solutions in a group setting.
ELW TIP: Even if the ELW is full, get there early and get on the waiting list. Many attendees register for the ELW and don’t show up, so there is still a good chance you can get into one!
Lab Tour: These 30-minute tours provide a behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to run our labs. The tour covers both business and technical topics focused on VMware products and solutions. You will meet lab creators and engineers running our multiple clouds.
TOUR TIP: At this point, many of the tours are already booked up. But we sometimes add additional tours as needed, so keep checking for availability!
(NEW!) VMware Odyssey: We are taking Hands-on Labs to the next level by adding gamification elements to the labs you know and love. Cheer your favorite team as they showcase their expertise across the VMware portfolio and compete to be the grand prize winner. Visit VMware Odyssey™ in Moscone West, Level 3 to learn more and enter for a chance to win prizes.
Odyssey TIP: The teams have already been selected, but come and support the teams anyway. They are giving away some prizes to viewers as well!
There is one final tip I would like to share with you, especially for those who are unable to attend the conference. In case you didn’t know, there is a “public-facing” Hands on Lab environment (https://labs.hol.vmware.com) that you can access from anywhere at any time.
Prior to the VMworld conference, you can access last years content which will have the versions of our solutions at that time. Within a month or so after the conference, we will start to release the brand new labs with the “most recent” versions of the labs to the public-facing HOL site. They get released little by little, so if you don’t see the one your looking for, keep checking back.
The first two digits of the lab numbers are the fiscal year they were developed for. So last years lab which you will see on the public site today start with “19**-00”. The new labs that will be showcased for this year start with “20**-**”. So that is how you can tell which labs are this years as they slowly get released to the public site.
Hopefully this post was helpful in providing you some basic information on what the Hands On Labs are, the benefits, what’s available this year, and helpful tips for attendees.
If you are attending the conference this year, take in all the information that is available to you in the sessions, take some of our labs, but most of all have some fun while you are there!
At this point, most people in the networking space know what SD-WAN is, the benefits it brings to a business, and how to determine which vendor to use. If not, it’s easy to do a Google search and find more information than you could possibly digest in a week. Having lived and breathed SD-WAN for…Read More
Advertise here with BSA The vSAN team has just published a cool fling, the vSAN Performance Monitor. This performance monitor allows you to monitor multiple clusters at once, or as the team describes it: The vSAN performance monitor is a monitoring and visualization tool based on vSAN Performance metrics. It will collect vSAN Performance and other metrics periodically from […] The post Cool fling: vSAN Performance Monitor appeared first on Yellow Bricks.
Download vSAN 6.7 U3 VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3 (U3) is generally available to download! vSAN 6.7 U3 delivers container-ready infrastructure through Cloud Native Storage (CNS) to support agile, next-gen application development; enhancements to management for consistent operations across hybrid clouds; under-the-hood performance improvements; and a new vSAN Enterprise Plus edition, which includes vRealize Operations to enable self-driving operations, intelligent remediation, The post VMware vSAN…Read More
So we reach the end of the VMware Cloud on AWS for the vSphere Admin introductory series. I’ve answered some of your questions as to how you get yourself up and running with VMware Cloud on AWS. In this post, I’ll be summarising what we’ve talked about in the last 5 posts. Feel inspired and The post VMware Cloud on AWS for the vSphere Admin – Summing Up The Series appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
August is always a great month when it comes to new releases, and this year is no different. Even before VMworld, there have already been announcements for vSphere 6.7 Update 3, NSX-T 2.4.2, and a new version of HCX. The PowerCLI team has one more exciting release for you in the form of PowerCLI 11.4.0! […] The post New Release: PowerCLI 11.4.0 appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.
An overview video of the new Cloud Native Storage feature in vSphere 6.7 U3. For more details, check the release blog: https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2019/08/14/introducing-cloud-native-storage-for-vsphere/ If you have any questions, reach out to @mylesagray on Twitter.
We are excited to announce that VMware Enterprise PKS 1.5 will be generally available in the second half of August. This new release will bring a list of features designed to deliver a more robust platform for running production workloads. VMware Enterprise PKS 1.5, shipping Kubernetes 1.14, will enable running Windows containers on the platform The post Announcing VMware Enterprise PKS 1.5 with Enhanced Features For Production Workloads appeared first on Cloud Native Apps Blog.
We are excited to announce the future release of VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3. This new vSphere release comes with enhancements that will continue to deliver on our goal of providing a highly performant, efficient and more secure hybrid cloud platform to our partners and customers. Next to various enhancements and driver updates, we again will include new The post Announcing vSphere 6.7 Update 3 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
VMworld 2019 captures the momentum of today’s rapidly changing IT environment and puts it within your grasp so you can accelerate your cloud journey to support your business. Transform networking and security for speed and flexibility. Deliver digital workspaces for amazing mobile experiences. Whatever you need to know, you’ll find the best information, tools, and partnerships to take IT—and your power to shape it—to the next level.
It’s been an epic journey so far, and we’ve learned lots. We discussed what VMware Cloud on AWS is, and why it might be an excellent fit for you as a vSphere administrator. We setup our AWS customer VPC and deployed our cloud SDDC. We talked about the various networking components that are required. In The post VMware Cloud on AWS – Security Policies Deep Dive appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
Why Cloud Native Storage? Container environments are high-churn, highly dynamic environments. Tens, hundreds, even thousands of containers can be created and deleted every hour. Managing storage for these as they spin up and down manually is impossible because of the massive churn rate. We need an answer that automates storage provisioning for container workloads. Cloud The post Introducing Cloud Native Storage for vSphere appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
Enterprises are increasingly adopting multi-cloud architecture to enable business-critical applications provided by Azure, AWS, Google, Dell and others. The migration toward a cloud-based business model is by no means a smooth and easy transition, however. Traditional wide area networks (WANs) are insufficient to support multi-cloud architecture without requiring significant updates to the existing infrastructure. Consequently, The post A Match Made in Heaven: Multi-Cloud Strategy and SD-WAN…Read More
vSAN 6.7 Update 3 Integrates Cloud-Native Application Storage Support and More! We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of the industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN. As applications continue to evolve, the infrastructure needs to be flexible enough to support those changes, and 6.7 Update 3 provides new capabilities to help administrators manage cloud-native applications The post Announcing vSAN 6.7 Update 3 and Enterprise Plus Edition appeared first on…Read More
With the wealth of new features and capabilities introduced in vSphere 6.7, now’s a great time to upgrade. Companies across the globe use VMware vSphere 6.7 to easily run, manage, connect, and secure applications in a common operating environment across their hybrid cloud.
Today we are announcing the availability of HCX Enterprise, the first standalone HCX offering, designed to provide additional functionality above and beyond the HCX Advanced platform that is embedded in our VCPP partner offerings, VMware Cloud on AWS, and NSX Enterprise Plus. At launch HCX Enterprise will be able to deliver 3 key capabilities for The post Introducing HCX Enterprise appeared first on VMware Cloud Community.
In April of 2019, we released vRealize Operations 7.5. There have been significant enhancements and new capabilities that have been added to the solution. If you are currently running a previous version, I highly recommend updating to version 7.5 to take advantage of them!
With that in mind, I have collected numerous links to the VMware product page, VMware documents page, as well as to VMware blog posts related to what’s new in vRealize Operations 7.5.
The below links will provide you with a solid base knowledge on what’s new in vRealize Operations 7.5.
Last year we announced the implementation of our new certification name changes, where the year will be used to identify when the certification was earned. This change was intended to make it easier for certification holders and potential employers to immediately identify how current a holder’s certification is. Click here to review the FAQ. To The post Updates to VMware Certifications appeared first on VMware Education Services.
For the past 6 years, the Apple Mac Mini has been one of the most popular hardware platforms for Virtualizing MacOS running on VMware vSphere enabling our customers to develop and build iOS and MacOS applications. With that said, VMware has historically only supported two Apple hardware platforms: Xserve (now EOL’d) and the Mac Pro […]
Things to note before upgrading It is easy to upgrade AppDefense to the vSphere Platinum version if you have already deployed AppDefense prior to upgrading to 6.7u1. With the Platinum version you will be able to view the AppDefense plug-in (on-premise) in vCenter. This will allow you to easily deploy the AppDefense module to The post Upgrading from AppDefense to vSphere Platinum appeared first on VMware Security.
Check out my latest book co-authored with my colleagues Gilles Chekroun (@twgilles) and Nico Vibert (@nic972) on VMware NSX networking and security in VMware Cloud on AWS. Thank you Tom Gillis (@_tomgillis), Senior Vice President/General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit for writing the foreword and providing some great insight. Download the eBook for Free The post VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and Security eBook appeared first on Network Virtualization.
Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert and thank you to the vExpert PRO’s for doing their part in this process. We are pleased to announce the list of 2019 Second Half vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. The post vExpert 2019 Second Half Award Announcement appeared first on VMware vExpert Blog.
This year, we’re extending a 50% discount off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Certification Exams, and Certification Exam Practice Tests as well as Dell Technologies Proven Professional exams taken at VMworld. Space is limited in our Certification Exam Center, so we strongly recommend registering in advance. Simply add a The post Get Certified at VMworld 2019 US and Save 50% appeared first on VMware Education Services.