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Learn How Tomorrow is Built: Sign Up for vForum…

Learn How Tomorrow is Built: Sign Up for vForum Online Fall 2018

Learn How Tomorrow is Built: Sign Up for vForum…

Some of the best things in life are at our fingertips: grocery delivery, the ability to schedule a cleaner with just a few clicks, hailing and tracking drivers from your phone – and now we’d like to add instantly and conveniently accessing information that can completely transform your organization’s IT infrastructure – all from the The post Learn How Tomorrow is Built: Sign Up for vForum Online Fall 2018 appeared first on Network Virtualization .


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Announcing General Availability of vRealize…

Announcing General Availability of vRealize Suite 2018 & vCloud Suite 2018!

Announcing General Availability of vRealize…

VMware vRealize Suite 2018 and vCloud Suite 2018, the industry leading cloud management platform is now available for download. As announced at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, VMware’s cloud management platform is further helping IT deliver developer-friendly infrastructure from any cloud with secure and consistent operations. The new vRealize Suite 2018 includes: vRealize Automation 7.5 vRealize The post Announcing General Availability of vRealize Suite 2018 & vCloud Suite 2018! appeared first on…Read More


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VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 Architecture Poster

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 Architecture Poster

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 Architecture Poster

I’m pleased to announce the release of the VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 Architecture Poster VMware Cloud Foundation includes the full software-defined data center stack including compute, storage, networking, cloud management, and workload migration. This major release has increased hardware flexibility with support for customer-defined networking and broad support for all vSAN ReadyNodes. VMware Cloud Foundation The post VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 Architecture Poster appeared first on Cloud…Read More


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New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption

New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption

New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption

I’m back in the lab this week, looking at some of the newer features around vSAN. As part of this, I needed vSAN Encryption enabled, so I downloaded the latest HyTrust KeyControl appliance as this has an easy to use KMIP Server. This new version is 4.2.1, and it has a few new steps compared […] The post New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption appeared first on CormacHogan.com .


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vSAN 6.7 – vSAN Management Today and in the Future

vSAN 6.7 – vSAN Management Today and in the Future

vSAN 6.7 – vSAN Management Today and in the Future

The momentum of technical innovation continues with the latest release of vSAN, the industry leading HCI solution. This session will provide a technical overview of what’s new in vSAN 6.7. Join Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist VMware EMEA to learn about the new features and functionality of vSAN 6, how this release delivers a more intuitive operating experience, a more consistent application experience, whilst offering a more holistic support experience for our customers.


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What’s new with Workspace ONE Intelligence &…

What’s new with Workspace ONE Intelligence & Trust Network?

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At VMworld 2018, VMware announced improvements to Workspace ONE Intelligence and their Trust Network. Learn more about their security and management updates here.


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vSAN 6.7 – vSAN Management Today and in the Future

vSAN 6.7 – vSAN Management Today and in the Future

vSAN 6.7 – vSAN Management Today and in the Future

The momentum of technical innovation continues with the latest release of vSAN, the industry leading HCI solution. This session will provide a technical overview of what’s new in vSAN 6.7. Join Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist VMware EMEA to learn about the new features and functionality of vSAN 6, how this release delivers a more intuitive operating experience, a more consistent application experience, whilst offering a more holistic support experience for our customers.


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New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption

New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption

New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption

I’m back in the lab this week, looking at some of the newer features around vSAN. As part of this, I needed vSAN Encryption enabled, so I downloaded the latest HyTrust KeyControl appliance as this has an easy to use KMIP Server. This new version is 4.2.1, and it has a few new steps compared […] The post New steps to use HyTrust KMIP with vSAN Encryption appeared first on CormacHogan.com .


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Test the Next Generation of Products: Sign up for Beta Today!

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Top VMworld 2018 Hands-on Labs now available!

Top VMworld 2018 Hands-on Labs now available!

Top VMworld 2018 Hands-on Labs now available!

Among the 12K Labs and 122K VMs deployed during VMworld 2018, here are the most popular Hands-on Labs. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about VMware’s latest and greatest products and solutions.


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vForum Online Fall 2018 is VMware’s Largest Online IT Event! – Oct. 9

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vForum Online provides expert insight that helps drive innovation for your organization. Our info-packed agenda includes virtual exhibits, a keynote presentation, multiple breakout sessions, live chat with experts and hands-on labs. And with no travel required, there’s no reason not to attend!


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Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs

Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs

Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs

Once again, we had another record breaking year at VMworld US. We have a bit more time this year between VMworld US and VMworld Europe and thought we could fill that time by releasing the new labs! As we prepare to get the latest labs out to you, we want to make sure you are […] The post Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs appeared first on VMware Hands-On Lab (HOL) Blog .


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Stretched Clusters for VMware Cloud on AWS – Overview – VMware Cloud Community

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What’s New with Horizon 7 v 7.6

What’s New with Horizon 7 v 7.6

What’s New with Horizon 7 v 7.6

We are happy to announce the GA release of VMware Horizon 7 version 7.6 today. We are also releasing VMware User Environment Manager 9.5 and VMware App Volumes 2.14.2 today. Horizon 7 version 7.6 includes the following new features: New Horizon Cloud Connector Additional features in Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS New […] The post What’s New with Horizon 7 v 7.6 appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .


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How-to Upgrade ESXi 6.x to 6.7 via vSphere Update Manager (VUM)

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We previously posted about upgrading VMware ESXi 6.x to 6.7 via ISO image and many readers liked the simple approach it brings. However, in enterprise scenarios, we have to deal with more than a couple of hosts so it would not be very time effective to do that for dozens or hundreds of hosts. VMware […] Read the full post How-to Upgrade ESXi 6.x to 6.7 via vSphere Update Manager (VUM) at ESX Virtualization .


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Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7…

Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1!

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We are excited to share today that VMware is announcing VMware vSphere Platinum – a new edition of vSphere, as well as vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. With the adoption of digital transformation, individuals and corporations are all leaning more on digital assets, digital The post Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1! appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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vSAN 6.7 Update 1 Technical Overview

vSAN 6.7 Update 1 Technical Overview

vSAN 6.7 Update 1 Technical Overview

VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 makes it even easier to adopt HCI and build a Digital Foundation. Key areas where vSAN 6.7 U1 provides additional benefits include the simplification of day one and two operations, lowering the total cost of ownership with more efficient infrastructure, and even more rapid support and resolution with ReadyCare.


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VMware Project Dimension to deliver managed HCI, edge networking

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VMware is developing a lightweight hyper-converged infrastructure system for the network edge that includes compute and software-defined storage. The appliance, called Project Dimension, uses VMware’s NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud to connect to the corporate data center and cloud applications.


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Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1

Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1

Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1

In conjunction with the announcement of vSphere Platinum we also have announced vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (note: general availability will be later this year). vSphere 6.7 U1 is an important release that not only signifies enterprise readiness but also brings in some important new features and enhancements. It also provides an upgrade path from vSphere The post Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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What’s New at VMworld 2018

What’s New at VMworld 2018

What’s New at VMworld 2018

Discover the new technologies and products announced at VMworld 2018 and accelerate your journey to becoming a software-defined business. From mobile devices to the data center and the cloud, we’ll help you build exactly what you need, the way you need it, for today and tomorrow.


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The VMworld 2018 US general sessions feature top VMware leaders discussing the company’s industry perspective on digital business, transformative technologies, and innovation. VMworld also welcomes several guest speakers to the stage to explore visionary ideas.


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VMworld 2018 Announcements – Summary

To clarify whether products are announced or released, please read the following statement from this press release: “VMware vSphere Platinum Edition, VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1, VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 1, VMware vRealize Suite 2018, VMware vRealize Operations 7.0, VMware vRealize Automation 7.5, and vRealize Network Insight 3.9 are expected to become available by the end of VMware’s Q3 FY19 (November 2, 2018).”

Digital Foundation:

  • vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and vSphere Platinum Edition – 
    • vSphere Platinum Edition 
      • This is a new edition of vSphere, adding in AppDefense to go along with all current capabilities in the Enterprise Plus license. Also included in this edition is a vCenter plug-in that tightly integrates AppDefense and vCenter Services for ease of administration and enhanced visibility for vSphere administrators.
    • vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – 
      • Fully featured HTML5 client
      • Enhanced support for NVIDIA Quattro VMs
      • vCenter Server Convergence Tool
      • Enhanced content libraries
  • vSAN 6.7 Update 1 – 
    • Simplified operations and better support resolution
    • Driver and firmware updates using VUM
    • Better VROPS integration
    • TRIM/UNMAP support
    • Enhanced stretch cluster flexibilityimage
  • vRealize Suite 2018  The announcement of vRealize Suite 2018 is aimed at helping IT deliver developer- ready infrastructure, with batch of enhancements to our already-existing platforms.
  • VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 – 
    • Now supports choice of any network switch for greater flexibility.
    • More vSAN ReadyNode partners.
    • Scalability improvements of up to 64 hosts per workload domain.
    • Improved and more responsive UX.
    • NSX Hybrid Connect to move workloads across clouds.
    • VMware Validated Design (VVD) support and guidance.
  • VMware Skyline – 
    • Global Availability – In addition to being included in VMware Premier Support Services contracts, Skyline is now available to Production Support customers.
    • Skyline Advisor – Skyline Advisor provides a self-service portal for customers to access real-time dashboards, proactive recommendations from VMware’s library of knowledge, and suggested upgrades to prevent potential issues.
    • Skyline Log Assist – Skyline Assist, available before the end of the year, automatically uploads desired log files to VMware Technical Support once an issue is identified to help resolve support requests more quickly.
    • Additional Product Support – Support for VMware vSAN
  • vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.9 – 
    • Enhanced Security
    • Dashboard support for Cisco ASA firewall
    • Greater visibility into NSX-T Datacenter
  • NSX-T Datacenter 2.3 – 
    • Support for bare-metal hosts
    • extends advanced multi-cloud networking and security capabilities to AWS, in addition to Microsoft Azure and on-premises environments
    • Support for NSX-T Datacenter in VMC on AWS environments
    • Simplified installation workflow
  • Project Magna – 
    • Project Magna will make possible a self-driving data center based on machine learning. It is focused on applying reinforcement learning to a data center environment to drive greater performance and efficiencies.
  • Virtualization on 64-bit ARM for Edge – 
    • VMware demonstrated ESXi on 64-bit ARM running on a windmill farm at the Edge. VMware sees an opportunity to work with selected embedded OEMs to scope and explore opportunities for focused, ARM-enabled offering at the edge.
  • Project Concord – 
    • VMware demonstrated a highly scalable, energy-efficient decentralized trust infrastructure for digital consensus and smart contract execution. Project Concord may be used to power distributed trust infrastructures, including blockchains. It is available immediately as an open source project.
  • Pulse IoT Center 2.0 –
    • Scalability: Now supports up to 500m devices
    • SAAS Support: Customers will be able to consume Pulse IoT Center as an on premise or SaaS solution depending on their needs. SaaS services will be hosted by VMware and VCPP partners.
    • Low-touch Secure Enrollment: Minimal touch enrollment and configuration capabilities will be supported for select gateways.
    • Deeper Edge System Management: Ability to perform Gateway configuration through the action framework (sshd, turn on/off port, IP address table, etc.) as well as provide complete firmware and BIOS updates for selected gateways.
    • Richer Alerts and Notifications Capabilities: Alerts can now be set for individual managed object or a group of managed objects. Notifications for alerts can be received via email or SMS integration, and through an API into a third-party system.
    • Enhanced Over-the-air (OTA) Updates: Customers now have more granular control over OTA scheduling, activation, progress status, package type and failure handling
    • More Extensibility: RESTful APIs will be available for all functionalities for customer and partner integration, improving extensibility.
    • Additional Security Features: Customers will be able to leverage role-based user access and multi- tenancy restrict access for different organizations and use cases.

VMware Cloud Services:

  • VMware Cloud Operations Services  The initial availability of VMware Automation Services (formerly known as Project Tango) was announced to help tackle the challenge of managing and deploying workloads in multi-cloud environments. There is an excellent blog that was published on this page that delivers a high- level overview of the initial three components:
    • VMware Cloud Assembly:  With Cloud Assembly, IT and cloud operations teams can orchestrate and expedite infrastructure and application delivery in line with DevOps principles, improving the overall developer experience, developers get an experience equivalent to provisioning resources from native public clouds.
    • VMware Service Broker:  Service Broker provides simple, self-service access to multi-cloud infrastructure and application resources from a single catalog, without requiring disparate tools. With Service Broker, operations teams can more effectively govern resource access, and use and enforce security, deployment and business policies across multi-cloud environments.
    • VMware Code Stream Code Stream automates the code and application release process with a comprehensive set of capabilities for application deployment, testing, and troubleshooting.
    • VMware Secure State (public beta) – This is a tool focused on cloud configuration security and compliance.
  • VMware intends to acquire CloudHealth Technologies, a public cloud management platform.
    • This is a key acquisition that will bolster VMware’s multi-cloud management capabilities as we enter a time when that concept becomes more and more of a core operating requirement in enterprises. This platform delivers benefits to VMware customers in terms of public cloud cost management, resource optimization, granular visibility and reporting.
  • Wavefront Enhancements 
    • This release includes scalability and security enhancements, serverless instrumentation capabilities (AWS Lambda SDK and Delta Counters), and deeper integration with AWS services, and VMware Pivotal Container Services (PKS).
  • VMware Log Intelligence Enhancements – 
    • VMware Cloud on AWS audit logs can now be accessed through Log Intelligence as a core service.
    • Log Intelligence is now integrated with Wavefront for Dev-Ops end-to-end troubleshooting.
    • There is now deep native AWS support for logs from CloudWatch and CloudTrail.
  • Project Dimension
    • A VMware technology preview that will extend the VMware Cloud to the data center, branch offices and the edge. Project Dimension will combine VMware Cloud Foundation, in a hyperconverged form factor, with VMware Cloud managed service to deliver an SDDC infrastructure as an end-to-end service, operated by VMware. Project Dimension will dramatically simplify operational complexity and cost and offers built-in security and isolation, allowing customers to focus on innovating and differentiating their businesses.

VMware Cloud on AWS:

  • Expanding Global Reach  VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS will growing to Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe and China in 2019 and has new enterprise capabilities.
    • VMC on AWS is now available in five regions worldwide.
      • US West (Oregon)
      • US East (N. Virginia)
      • Europe (London)
      • Europe (Frankfurt)
      • Asia (Sydney)
    • Advanced NSX  full integration with AWS Direct Connect, extension of micro-segmentation to individual VMs for follow-me security policies
      • Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) integration
      • New minimum SDDC configuration – lowered to three nodes
      • 50% lower cost of entry pricing – now get three hosts for the price of two
      • Vendor license optimizations – new features for vendor license compliance
    • Relational Database Services (RDS) on VMware:
      • Amazon Web Services’ RDS service will soon be able to run on VMware in a private data center or in a public cloud, thus offering developers a familiar RDS functionality available to them.
    • VMware Hybrid Cloud Extensions 
      • Ability to seamlessly vMotion from on-premises to AWS via public internet, Amazon Direct Connect, or WAN.

 

Digital Workspace:

  • Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management enhancements – 
    • Predictive patching based on device CVE scores
    • Industry standard Center for Internet Security (CIS) policy templates
    • Over-the-Air configuration of Group Policies
    • GPO coverage beyond limited native MDM policies
    • Workspace ONE Sensors – a capability that allows admins to query using PowerShell scripts any asset attribute such as system information, custom hardware inventory, registry and app data and even custom WMI data, and perform actions to remediate the endpoint to a desired state.
    • MacOS and iOS management enhancements
    • Android and ChromeOS management enhancements
    • Peripherals and rugged device management enhancements
    • “Ready to Work” Dell partnership
      • Dell Provisioning for Workspace ONE on first boot of new Dell PCs
    • Workspace ONE AirLift – 
      • Connector for SCCM
      • Automatically migrate SCCM Collections and PCLM workloads to Workspace ONE
      • Accelerate transition to Windows 10 modern management
  • Workspace ONE Trust Network (Tech Preview) – 
    • Security policy enforcement across mobile, endpoint and cloud-access
    • Integrations with Carbon Black, Netskope and Lookout
  • Sneak Peek for upcoming Horizon enhancements – 
    • Horizon Cloud for Azure enhancements
      • Addition of new VM types to catalog
      • Azure Disk Encryption
  • Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS
    • Support for instant clones, App Volumes and UEM (Preview)
  • Other enhancements in VMware’s Digital Workspace Platform
    • Management consolidation of VDI with support for physical desktops as well as Persistent desktops
    • UEM templates
    • vMotion for nVidia GPUs
    • Intelligent Networking with support for QoS for Blast Extreme
    • Multi-media redirection for HTML live streaming
    • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub (Beta)
      • Note: generally-available later this quarter
      • Seamless secure file editing with WS1 Send app and Content Locker
      • Seamless sharing between WS1 productivity apps, such as Boxer, and MS Office 365 mobile apps managed by Intune
      • Boxer improvements include NIAP, Common Criteria compliance, ENSv2 advancements including VIP notification, calendar attachments
    • WS1 SDK to accelerate enterprise app development
    • “1-Click integration” with Okta to ramp up delivery of SaaS apps for a better employee workspace catalog experience.

What is VMware Skyline?

What is VMware Skyline?

What is VMware Skyline?

VMware Skyline is not new, however, some readers might be interested about what’s it all about. Not many people know that it’s actually a free service from VMware. Let’s have a look in this post called What is VMware Skyline? VMware Skyline is a new and free capability for VMware customers. It automatically collects configuration […] Read the full post What is VMware Skyline? at ESX Virtualization .


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VMworld 2018 US Gatherings: Official Page

VMworld 2018 US Gatherings: Official Page

VMworld 2018 US Gatherings: Official Page

VMworld is famous for its wide array of opportunities to connect with fellow attendees. From our VMworld Fest — to Sponsor Events — to unofficial meet-ups and parties organised by the VMworld community, you’ll find plenty of options for spending time with friends or making new ones. VMworld 2018 US VMworld 2018 US


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