VMware Cloud Assembly Series – Part 1- Where to…

VMware Cloud Assembly Series – Part 1- Where to start

VMware Cloud Assembly Series – Part 1- Where to…

Here you will find posts on various VMware and other technologies including but not limited to vRealize Suite, NSX, VSAN, PowerCLI, Python, and DevOps. A special focus is on vRA, vROps and vRO


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Feb 27 Webcast: Top 10 Technical Things to Know…

Feb 27 Webcast: Top 10 Technical Things to Know About VMware vSAN

Feb 27 Webcast: Top 10 Technical Things to Know…

Learn the technical facts that will help you understand how VMware vSAN works, tips on deployment, and recommendations for managing an HCI environment powered by vSAN. Register for the February 27 webcast!


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Virtual Machines vs Containers

Virtual Machines vs Containers

Virtual Machines vs Containers

With the arrival of Docker Containers and Kubernetes from Google, there is a question; Virtual Machines vs Containers. What is the difference and what is the best option for organizations? Docker has been known as the new technology that uses/creates containers, but containers are here since the 70s


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How to build a home lab using your PC. Part 1:…

How to build a home lab using your PC. Part 1: ESXi 6.7 U1 – VMWARE BLOG

How to build a home lab using your PC. Part 1:…

While writing my previous article, I remembered the days when I was only building my first lab. It was a bit tough, you know, as vSphere yet was a black box for me. Those thoughts brought me to the idea of writing this article. The article in which I share my know-how of building a minimalistic lab using… only a PC, switch, and laptop.


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Installing vCenter HA – Advanced Install (Part 2)

Installing vCenter HA – Advanced Install (Part 2)

Installing vCenter HA – Advanced Install (Part 2)

In our previous article, how to install vCenter HA using the basic install option was explained. This option automatically installs vCenter HA with minor user interaction. In part two, we focus on how to install vCenter HA with Advanced option. In the previous article, the explanation of what vCente


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End of General Support for vSphere 6.0

End of General Support for vSphere 6.0

End of General Support for vSphere 6.0

If you are using vSphere 5.5 on your environment, please don’t read this post otherwise it will be useful for you. Currently, vSphere is most popular server virtualization software and any changes or notifications which published by VMware, has impact on may organizations IT infrastructure. What’s the newest? Answer: Say good bye to vSphere 6.0 .


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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Throughout 2018, VMware Cloud users, partners and fans read our nearly 200 blog posts on how to build better digital infrastructures and get the most out of their cloud services. We’ve collected the top posts from the year below, so you can revisit your old favorites or catch up on any you missed. 1. VMware The post Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018 appeared first on VMware Cloud Community.


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ESXi Native Driver for USB NIC Fling

ESXi Native Driver for USB NIC Fling

ESXi Native Driver for USB NIC Fling

Today, I am very excited to announce a new Fling that I have been working on which is a Native Driver for ESXi that will enable support for three of the most popular USB network adapter chipsets found in the market today. The ASIX USB 2.0 gigabit network ASIX88178a, ASIX USB 3.0 gigabit network ASIX88179 […]


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Using the VMware Update Manager Download…

Using the VMware Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)

Using the VMware Update Manager Download…

The VMware Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) has been around for some time, but as I speak with customers most have not been familiar with it. Within this post I will cover a few topics such as why and how to utilize the UMDS in your environment. What is the Update Manager Download Service The post Using the VMware Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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Common PowerCLI examples for VM Provisioning in…

Common PowerCLI examples for VM Provisioning in VMware Cloud on AWS

Common PowerCLI examples for VM Provisioning in…

One of the huge benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) is not only the ability to extend your existing on-premises environment and tap into the potentially unlimited capacity of the Cloud, but customers can continue to use the existing tools and scripts that they are already familiar with. When it comes to Automation, PowerCLI […]


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Creating vCenter Alarms based on Task Events…

Creating vCenter Alarms based on Task Events such as Folder creation

Creating vCenter Alarms based on Task Events…

The vCenter Server Events sub-system is an incredibly rich and powerful interface that enables customers to monitor, alert and even trigger additional actions based on a particular event. One such example that I have written about before is to key off of a VM provisioned event and automatically apply security hardening settings when the VM is […]


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Microsoft SQL Server Workloads and VMware Cloud…

Microsoft SQL Server Workloads and VMware Cloud on AWS: Design, Migration and Configuration

Microsoft SQL Server Workloads and VMware Cloud…

Hosting mission-critical higly available Microsoft SQL Server (further referenced as SQL Server) workloads on VMware vSphere platform became mainstream during the last years. With the introduction of VMware Cloud on AWS enterprises now have an option to extend the vSphere hosting platform beyond on-premises datacenters into public cloud while maintaining the same toolset, user experience The post Microsoft SQL Server Workloads and VMware Cloud on AWS: Design, Migration and Configuration…Read More


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VMware vForum Online 2019

VMware vForum Online 2019

VMware vForum Online 2019

Written by: Adam Fisher (@bonzovt) The new year is well under way, and with 2019 in full swing, tech conference chatter will start to heat up. While VMworld is just over six months away, there are still opportunities to get your dose of VMware updates well before then. One of those opportunities is VMware’s The post VMware vForum Online 2019 appeared first on VMTN Blog.


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Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation -…

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation – Feb 20 Webcast

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation -…

What if there was a tool that makes clouds invisible and abstracts their unique configurations and nuances? What if we told you there already is? Join our webcast on Feb 20 to learn about VMware Cloud Automation.


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Why Everyone Needs an NSX Nested Lab/Sandbox

Why Everyone Needs an NSX Nested Lab/Sandbox

Why Everyone Needs an NSX Nested Lab/Sandbox

By Jim Streit, VMware NSX Senior Technical Account Specialist (TAS) Does this sound familiar? Your boss just asked you to check out a new VMware software product, like NSX. Or maybe you need to get ready for an upgrade, or maybe you want to test some configuration changes … but you just don’t have


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vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 eBook Giveaway

vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 eBook Giveaway

vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 eBook Giveaway

As any vSAN Fan knows, the vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 U1 book by Duncan Epping and Cormac Hogan is the definitive guide for vSAN administrators. If you’ve been following vSAN on Twitter, then you also know that these books are a hot commodity! In December we gave you a chance to win a vSAN 6.7 U1 The post vSAN Deep Dive 6.7 eBook Giveaway appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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vExpert 2019, Last Chance to Apply!

vExpert 2019, Last Chance to Apply!

vExpert 2019, Last Chance to Apply!

Hello VMware Community! This week is the last week to apply for vExpert 2019. The VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to The post vExpert 2019, Last Chance to Apply! appeared first on VMTN Blog.


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Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation…

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation Services

Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation…

On February 20th, we will be hosting another “Getting More out of VMware” webinar. This one will be on how to get started with VMware Cloud Automation Services. You won’t want to miss this one! In this webinar we will provide a quick overview of the VMware Cloud Automation Services (Service Broker, Cloud Assembly, and Code Stream), The post Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation Services appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.


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Networking and Security Architecture with…

Networking and Security Architecture with VMware NSX | 8-Week Online Course

Networking and Security Architecture with…

Dying to know more about network virtualization with NSX? Register for this 8-week online course that equips learners with the basics of network virtualization with VMware NSX.


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VMware Certification: Recertification Is…

VMware Certification: Recertification Is Changing and What It Means to You

VMware Certification: Recertification Is…

Part of our goal as a certification program is to create policies that enable you to validate your expertise and show your relevancy in the industry. The recertification policy of a two-year upgrade was in place to help you maintain that relevancy through upgraded certifications and up-to-date skills. Recertification is important enough to create The post VMware Certification: Recertification Is Changing and What It Means to You appeared first on VMware Education Services.


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VMware Announces Intent to Acquire AetherPal to…

VMware Announces Intent to Acquire AetherPal to Expand Remote Support Capabilities

VMware Announces Intent to Acquire AetherPal to…

Organizations of all sizes and industries are embracing workforce transformations. Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile, working from anywhere on a variety of device platforms and form factors, no matter whether a phone, tablet, or laptop. As such, incidents of user downtime and lost productivity can potentially cost companies millions of dollars a year in lost […] The post VMware Announces Intent to Acquire AetherPal to Expand Remote Support Capabilities appeared first on VMware End-User…Read More


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January Course Announcements: 4 NEW Ways for…

January Course Announcements: 4 NEW Ways for You to Upgrade your Skills On Demand

January Course Announcements: 4 NEW Ways for…

This month VMware Education Services released 4 NEW courses now available on demand. Summaries provided below. Now Available On Demand VMware vRealize Automation: What’s New [V7.3 to V7.5] – This course introduces you to the new features of VMware vRealize® Automation™ V7.5. You will learn how to use the new features, design changes, The post January Course Announcements: 4 NEW Ways for You to Upgrade your Skills On Demand appeared first on VMware Education Services.


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The VMware Labs flings monthly for January 2019

The VMware Labs flings monthly for January 2019

The VMware Labs flings monthly for January 2019

Back to the flings, this month there has been one new release: Policy Enforcer and four updates: ESXi Embedded Host Client, vSphere HTML5 Web Client, vSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker and vSphere PKS Plugin.


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Building your own Virtual Appliances using OVF…

Building your own Virtual Appliances using OVF…

This has been a topic I have been wanting to write about for quite some time, especially as I get asked about this on fairly regular basis from both partners and customers. I normally point folks over to our official Virtual Appliance (VA) authoring tool, VMware Studio which includes a number of development resources to help get […]


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Feb 20 Webcast: Getting Started with VMware…

Feb 20 Webcast: Getting Started with VMware Cloud Automation SaaS Services

Feb 20 Webcast: Getting Started with VMware…

Join VMware’s Code De Arkland and Hicham Mourad on Feb 20 for a live demo addressing the common business challenges that organizations experience today when dealing with a multi-cloud world and how VMware Cloud Automation Services can address these challenges. Register now!


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PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN

As someone who started using PowerShell since the first release, it is one of my favorite tools. Before coming to work in the vendor space, PowerShell was my go-to tool for management at scale. As an administrator that spent a considerable amount of time working with Windows physical and virtual machines, PowerShell made uniform management The post PowerCLI Cookbook for vSAN appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Using Enhanced vMotion Compatibility for VMs in…

Using Enhanced vMotion Compatibility for VMs in the HTML5 vSphere Client

Using Enhanced vMotion Compatibility for VMs in…

This video shows how to use the HTML5-based vSphere Client to enable, disable, or change the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility mode at the virtual machine level. This per-virtual machine EVC feature allows you to migrate virtual machines beyond the cluster, and across vCenter Server systems and datacenters that have different processors.


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Understanding vSphere Health

Understanding vSphere Health

Understanding vSphere Health

A new powerful feature of vSphere 6.7 is vSphere Health. vSphere Health works to identify and resolve potential issues before they have an impact on a customer’s environment. Telemetry data is collected from the vSphere environment then used to analyze pre-conditions within customer environments. Discovered findings can be related to stability as well as incorrect The post Understanding vSphere Health appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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The VCP 2019 Certifications Are Here!

The VCP 2019 Certifications Are Here!

The VCP 2019 Certifications Are Here!

A couple of weeks ago I shared insight into our 2019 certification plans and timing. You can read that blog here. I’m happy to announce the new VCP 2019 certifications are now live! You can start earning them by passing any of the applicable exams, including the new DCV exam based on vSphere 6.7, The post The VCP 2019 Certifications Are Here! appeared first on VMware Education Services.


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Deploying NSX Data Center on the Cisco ACI…

Deploying NSX Data Center on the Cisco ACI Switch Fabric – On Demand Webcast

Deploying NSX Data Center on the Cisco ACI…

See what’s possible with NSX Data Center– from disaster recovery planning and planned downtime for upgrades to increased workload mobility. Check out VMware’s on demand webcast!


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