(2) New VMware Cloud on AWS Technical Whitepapers – Now Available!

(2) New VMware Cloud on AWS Technical Whitepapers

Now Available!

 

 

If you are interested in learning more about the VMware Cloud on AWS offering, VMware has released two new whitepapers that will help get you up to speed technically. The first whitepaper covers the technical aspects of “Cloud Migration Planning“. The Second one provides technical information on the “Operations Model” for VMware Cloud on AWS.

 

Cloud Migration Planning – Description:  

Once you get your keys to your new VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC and you have configured and verified communications between it and your on-premises environment, you are ready for the next step, Migrating Applications. Of course, there is a lot of preparation work that should be completed prior to starting any migration project and moving your first applications to your SDDC cloud. The primary technological goal of any migration project is to transfer an existing application (or solitary VMs) from your on-premises environment to your SDDC cloud, as quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively as possible. This is especially critical when considering a migration to a public cloud such as VMware Cloud on
AWS; considerations must include application and data dependencies, security controls, latency, subsequent performance, operations practices for backup/recovery and others. Customers will need to assess their environment and focus on generating an effective, actionable migration plan to achieve this goal. Spending the time up front in the plan to reduce the time and increase likelihood of success of any
migration project.

Inadequate prep work before migration can cause different kinds of failures:
– Failure to identify related or “internal” workload dependencies before migration – such as components of a multi-tiered application (e.g. webserver, business logic, database)
– Failure to identify external workload dependencies before migration – such as updating DNS, ensuring access to Active Directory for authentication
– Failure to determine how certain procedures – such as backups and security checks – will be done in the cloud
– Failure to identify applications that are inherently not suitable for the cloud – potentially for licensing or support reasons.

In this document, we will highlight the best practices and methodology that should be followed when planning a migration to VMware Cloud on AWS. We will concentrate on 5 areas of discussion: Migration Data Collection, Data Analysis and Application Weighting, Collection and Analysis Tools, Migration Options and finally VMware Migration Service options.

Cloud Migration Planning:  

 

Operations Model – Description:

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS Cloud, enabling customers to run production applications across VMware vSphere®-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. Delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand service, customers can also leverage AWS’s breadth of services, including storage, databases, analytics, and more. IT teams manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools — all without the hassles of learning new skills or utilizing new tools. VMware Cloud on AWS integrates VMware’s flagship compute, storage, and network virtualization products (vSphere, vSAN, and NSX) along with vCenter management, and optimizes it to run on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can now quickly derive instant business benefits from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience, including:

– IT teams manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools – without the challenges of learning new skills or utilizing new tools. However, administrative responsibilities for the vSphere cluster deployed as part of the Cloud SoftwareDefined Data Center (SDDC) will be shared between the VMware Cloud on AWS service and the on-premises administrator.
– This paper will describe the differences between running the VMware SDDC software on-premises vs. in VMware Cloud on AWS, and will go over the new operation model that administrators will need to adopt when using this service.

Operations Model:  

 

NSX 6.4 NOW GA!

NSX 6.4 NOW GA!

 

VMware’s virtual networking solution NSX for vSphere released an updated version on January 16th, 2018. NSX for vSphere version 6.4 was released with numerous enhancements to it. Below is a bullet list of what’s new in NSX for vSphere 6.4 as well as supporting links!

Spotlight New Features/Functionality:

  • Support for vSphere Client (HTML5) via plugin
  • Improved Navigation Menu
  • Identity Firewall (IDFW) now supports RDSH
  • Distributed Firewall
    • Distributed Firewall (DFW) adds layer-7 application-based context for flow control and micro-segmentation planning. Application Rule Manager (ARM) now recommends security groups and policies for a cohesive and manageable micro-segmentation strategy.
  • Support for BGP and static routing over GRE tunnels
  • Upgrade Coordinator – Single portal that manages NSX-V upgrades
  • Multi syslog support for up to 5 syslog servers
  • JSON support
  • New packet capture tab in UI

Interoperability: 

  • Supports vCenter versions 6.0U2 to 6.5U1
  • Supports vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.3 and 7.2
  • Support for in place upgrades from NSX 6.2 and on
  • NSX-V 6.1.X is now EOA/EOGS as of January 15, 2017
  • vCloud Network & Security (vCNS) edges no longer supported. Users must upgrade to an NSX Edge before upgrading to NSX 6.3 or later
  • NSX for vSphere 6.2.x will reach End of General Support (EOGS) on August 20 2018.
  • This is the first version of NSX-V not to support ESXi/vCenter 5.5

 

NSX for vSphere 6.4 Resources:

Meltdown & Spectre: FAQ’s & Links!

Meltdown & Spectre: FAQ’s & Links!

 

Dell-EMC-VMware Event: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Let The Transformation Begin

Dell-EMC-VMware Event:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“Let The Transformation Begin”

 

 

Dell EMC and VMware invite you to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Watch our heroes transform and learn about the future of digital transformation with the Dell EMC VxRail/VxRack SDDC appliances powered by VMware vSphere 6.5, vSAN 6.6 and VMware Cloud Foundation. Transform your data center with a fully integrated, pre-configured, and pre-tested hyper-converged solution.

Whether your datacenter needs are large or small, Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack SDDC are the easiest and fastest hyper-converged options to stand up or extend a VMware environment while dramatically simplifying IT operations and lowering capital and operational costs.

Together, Dell EMC and VMware bring you highly configurable solutions to enable your digital transformation.

Be sure to register soon, limited availability in each city!


This exclusive early premiere will be in the following cities:

Denver, CO
Dublin/East Bay, CA
Orange County/San Diego, CA

Phoenix, AZ
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Pittsburgh, PA
Minneapolis, MN
Kansas City, MO
Louisville, KY
Charlotte, NC
Dallas, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Raleigh, NC
San Antonio, TX
Hartford, CT
Philadelphia/Oaks, PA
Long Island, NY
Rochester, NY
Silver Springs, MD
Jersey City, NJ

 

NSX Logical Views – Cheat Sheet

NSX Logical Views – Cheat Sheet

Back about two years ago I took a NSX Bootcamp. After the bootcamp, I wanted to create a cheat sheet for myself since I don’t have a networking background and it was the first time working with NSX. That way I had something to look at later to refer to as a reminder. So I created these two pages where the one is a “simple” logical view and the other is a more detailed logical view. Although I created this two years ago, it covers the core components and concepts of NSX, so it is still accurate and relevant to the latest versions of NSX.

The detailed page (shown in the picture above) shows all the components of NSX, each component’s function, the intercommunication between them, what plane (Management, Control, or Data) they are in, etc.

I think most individuals will find it useful, especially those that are new to NSX. If you have any questions on the PDF that my overview video doesn’t answer, feel free to email me from this site.

NSX Logical View – Overview Video:  https://thevirtuallyconnected.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NSX-Logical-View-Slides.mp4

NSX Logical Views – PDF:  https://thevirtuallyconnected.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NSX-Logical-Views-1.pdf

 

The Next vSphere BETA is Now Accepting Customer Applications!

The Next vSphere BETA is

Now Accepting Customer Applications!

Are you interested in being a BETA tester for the next release of vSphere? If so, now is your chance to sign up and possibly get the chance to be a beta tester!

vSphere BETA Blog:  https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2017/10/new-vmware-vsphere-beta-indicate-interest.html

We are excited to announce the new VMware vSphere Beta Program. This program enables participants to help define the direction of the most widely adopted industry-leading virtualization platform.

Folks who want to participate in the program can now indicate their interest by filling out this simple form. The vSphere team will grant access to the program to selected candidates in stages.

This vSphere Beta Program leverages a private community to access beta software and share information. We will provide discussion forums, webinars, and service requests to enable you to share your feedback with us.

This beta program is different from our past programs in that it is not tied to a specific version or release only. We are now moving to a beta program that, along with the new beta community, will continue through multiple releases of vSphere. Participants can expect to see new functionalities and capabilities added on an ongoing basis for their feedback.

There are a couple of options to engage with the beta features being offered, once you are selected:

  • Hosted Beta – You can expect to try and test new features in vSphere Beta software in a VMware hosted environment, leveraging pre-defined workflows. This will provide us with valuable insight into how you use the new features and capabilities with a variety of test cases, enabling us to better align our product with your business needs.
  • Download Beta – You will also have the opportunity to download the beta software and test in your own lab environment.

 

Click Here To Sign Up!

 

Adobe Flash Crashes The vSphere Web Client – NOW FIXED!!

Adobe Flash Crashes The

vSphere Web Client – NOW FIXED!!

 

 

As you may or may not be aware, Adobe Flash had released an update for most of the common web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and IE. After you updated to that version, it created the issue where you were unable to log into the vSphere Web Client and the vCloud Director (vCD) interface. Obviously this was a big deal since most businesses are running on the VMware hypervisor and unable to manage their environments when this happened.

VMware released a KB article which discussed what the issue was and a potential workaround to resolve the issue until a permanent fix came out by Adobe.

VMware KB Article:  https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2151945

Adobe believes they have resolved the issue and has officially release an update Flash to version 27.0.0.183. There are two ways in which you can get the latest update:

  1. Go out to get.adobe.com/flashplayer to download the latest version. OR
  2. To update Google Chrome’s embedded Flash version, go to chrome://components and look for the Adobe Flash and check for updates.

 

VMware vExpert 2017 Second Half Announcement!

VMware vExpert 2017 Second Half Announcement!

 

 

The VMware vExpert program was started in 2009 and is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. It is designed to recognize the incredible work and dedication of VMware customers, partners, and employees who tirelessly share their virtualization knowledge with each. The Evangelist Path is for bloggers, authors, tool builders, public speakers and contributors to the VMware Technology Network discussion boards. The Customer Path is for people who promote the use of VMware products in their companies or by taking other actions such as helping to run a VMUG (VMware User Group) or speaking at a conference. The VMware Partner Path is for employees (of partner companies) who have acquired accreditations and certifications and assist other VMware users by sharing their technical proficiency.

The VMware vExpert program has announced its 2017 Second Half list of individuals that have been granted the honor of being a VMware vExpert. If you were selected as a vExpert 2017 Second Half, we will be conducting on-boarding this week. You should now have the welcome email in your inbox which will explain the entire program and what you need to do to be enrolled in our private vExpert community as well as listed in the vExpert directory. We will use the email address provided in your vExpert application. We will extend the vExpert Reception invite to you for both VMworld US in Las Vegas as well as VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Congratulations to all the vExperts, new and returning.

2017 Second Half Announcement:  https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-2017-second-half-announcement.html

vExpert Community (requires login):  https://communities.vmware.com/vexpert.jspa

Twitter:  @vExpert 

 

VMware Is Looking to Hire Partner Systems Engineers!!

VMware Is Looking to Hire Partner Systems Engineers!!

VMware is currently looking to fill several Partner Systems Engineers openings for their Partner SE Organization. VMware’s Partner SE’s manage their Distribution and Corporate Reseller (CR) partners by enabling them on VMware solutions to help them be more knowledgeable on our solutions and to ultimately help them increase their VMware revenue.

The New England position was my previous position, I have moved onto another role inside of VMware. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions on these positions or if you would like me to submit your resume for one of our openings!

Partner SE Job Description:

The VMware Partner Systems Engineer plays a critical role in building and sustaining relationships with key national partners.  The Partner SE works very closely with VMware partner sales leadership to build long-term relationships and guide partners into the Software Defined Data Center using solution-based sales methodologies. The Partner SE is a highly visible role responsible for evangelizing VMware technologies within their partners as well as serving as an advocate for their partners within VMware.

A high degree of technical knowledge with VMware products and/or with competitor products is required.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in technology related work, including roles in technical pre-sales and/or customer-facing roles.
  • Current VMware VCP certification required and multiple certifications preferred
  • Enthusiastic, self-starter with a charismatic personality
  • Ability to see and present “the big picture” and offer solutions to make it better
  • Strong customer-facing and relationship-building skills
  • Must be effective in working both independently and in a team setting
  • Strong listening and question/curiosity based selling skills
  • Ability to uncover business challenges and develop solutions to solve those challenges
  • Domain experience with enterprise applications, security, systems management, networking and DR solutions preferred
  • Ability to travel as necessary
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience required

Responsibilities:

  • Present VMware value proposition to partners and customers
  • Own the technical side of the partner’s relationship with VMware and increase their competency with VMware solutions
  • Collaborate with Partner Business Managers and marketing teams to drive partner sales and exceed partnership revenue goals
  •  Increase partner sales and delivery capacity around key focus areas such as hyper converged infrastructure (HCI), software-defined networking, and software-defined storage
  • Manage and grow the technical accreditations and certifications held by the partner

Links to Job Postings:

Attending VMworld And Interested In vSphere 6.5 Security? Try My “vSphere 6.5 Security – Getting Started” Lab!

Attending VMworld And Interested In vSphere 6.5 Security?

Try My “vSphere 6.5 Security – Getting Started” Lab!

If you are attending VMworld US 2017 from August 27-31st in Las Vegas, NV and you are interested in the new vSphere 6.5 Security feature sets, then I have a lab for you! I am a lab captain for the Hands On Labs and have two labs that I created for this years VMworld sessions.

These new labs as well as the many other will only be available at the VMworld US and Europe conferences initially. After both conferences are over, we slowly release most of the new labs to the public-facing Hands On Labs environment that anyone can get to with an internet connection. You will see some labs to start showing up on the public side right after VMworld and then the rest typically will be released within or month or so. No guarantee on what labs will make it to the public site and when they will show up though, that is just what I’ve typically seen over the past few years.

This is my first time as a lab captain and creating labs, so I would love to see some HUGE numbers of people taking my labs! It would make me feel good knowing that people learned something by taking my labs. If you end up taking either lab at VMworld or even after they have been released to the public-facing HOL site, let me know what you think! You can reach out to me on my social media outlets, the links to them are on the right side of the page.

Public Facing – Hands On Labs Site:  labs.hol.vmware.com

Below are the labs that I have built and a summary of each of them:

  • (HOL-1811-01-SDC) vSphere 6.5 – What’s New:
    • Description:  Explore some of the new features of vSphere 6.5 including VM Encryption, vCenter High Availability, and the new HTML5 vSphere Client. You will also learn about the improved vCenter Server Appliance and how to migrate from a Windows-based vCenter Server installation.
  • (HOL-1811-04-SDC) vSphere 6.5 Security – Getting Started:
    • Description:  Experience new security features of vSphere 6.5, including VM Encryption, Audit Quality Logging, Encrypted vMotion, Key. We also use our vRealize Log Insight solution to look at the enhanced logging of the vCenter server logs. Add Key Management Servers (KMS) to the vCenter server and create a trust between them. Then we use PowerCLI commands to encrypt/decrypt virtual machines as well as other encryption related tasks.

Don’t forget to stop into the Hands On Labs at VMworld and take some labs…see you there!

 

 

 

New Content – vSphere 6.5 Upgrade/Migration & VMware Posters Links!

New Content – vSphere 6.5

Upgrade/Migration & VMware Posters Links!

 

 

Many VMware customers tend to wait to upgrade to the next version for several reasons. Some of these are no time to do the upgrade, scared of issues that may arise during the upgrade process especially from vSphere 5.x versions, or wanting to wait until the first update is out so that all the fixes have been addressed. These are all valid concerns in which I can appreciate due to my operation experience and background supporting vSphere environments!

On July 21, 2017, VMware released vSphere 6.5 Update 1 which has many enhancements. Once of the enhancements that most are excited about is the fact that the new HTML5-based vSphere Web Client is now at approximately 90% feature parity to the old Java-based vSphere Web Client which was know for being slow and clunky. Hopefully, by the next update of vSphere, the HTML5 client will be at full feature parity. At which time, VMware will retire the old Java-based client.

The HTML5 client enhancements are just one of numerous reasons why you should consider updating to vSphere 6.5. Another primary reason is that there are many new featured within the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) like embedded Backup/Restore Tool, vSphere Update Manager is embedded, and the new vCenter Server Appliance High Availability (HA) configuration option. So there are some great enhancements that should encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of vSphere and vCenter server!

VMware has created a Migration Assistance Tool to help migrate your vSphere 5.5/6.x environments to the new vSphere 6.5. Even if you are currently running a Windows based version of vCenter in the older version, the tool can migrate the vCenter database, performance data and metrics, etc. to the new vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. There are several supported migration options based on your vCenter server, Single-Sign-On (SSO), or Platform Service Controller (PSC) architectures you may be currently running.

So take a look at my Useful Links page on this site to see the links to below resources that can help you migrate to the new vSphere 6.5!

  • Top Reasons to Upgrade to vSphere 6.5 Infographic
  • vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations – Part 1
  • vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations – Part 2
  • Announcing the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool
  • vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough
  • VMware Doc’s – Migration Assistance Tool
  • vSphere 6.5 – Upgrade Guide
  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance Poster
  • Platform Services Controller Topology Decision Tree Poster

 

Click here to go to the Useful Links tab within my website!

VMworld US 2017 – Hands On Labs

VMworld US 2017 – Hands On Labs

Hands On Labs

 

From August 27 – 31st, 2017 , VMware will be the hosting its infamous VMworld US 2017 conference that everyone waits all year long for! It is an incredible opportunity for VMware’s customers to find out about upcoming and newly released versions of our software. Many of our customers come to listen and learn from all the great presentations from VMware’s own as well as guest speakers to absorb all the information they can while at VMworld. If you would like to register for VMworld US 2017, CLICK HERE!

Another major reason for our customers and partners to come to the VMworld conferences is the Hands On Labs (HOL)! The VMware Hands-On Labs demonstrate the real value of VMware solutions in real time. As a VMworld attendee, you’ll gain special access to the latest VMware technologies without being required to purchase equipment, software or licenses. You’ll explore a wide range of today’s most exciting topics with a VMware-provided machine or your own device, all with product experts on hand to provide one-on-one guidance. Earn CloudCred points for taking labs, visiting HOL Connect and interacting with product experts, and win prizes for each level of achievement. And the best part is that anyone can register for an account and access the labs from anywhere with an internet connection! 

NOTE: The newly updated versions of the labs at the VMworld Conference are usually released to the public facing HOL site for customers within a month or two after the VMworld conferences are over. 

Register for a Hands On Labs Account: Click Here!

I have been working for VMware for just under (4) years now and have participated as a Hands On Labs staff member the entire time. Because of being a staff member, I have attended all the Partner Exchange (PEX) and VMworld US conferences during that time. This year I get the honor of going to VMworld Europe (Barcelona, Spain) for the first time as a lab captain!

Without a doubt, I can say that it has been an incredible experience working in the HOL! The entire staff except a very small amount of the staff work the labs as volunteers. Everyone of us dedicate our spare time to work on creating the numerous labs or supporting them in one way or another. We do this because we are honored to be a part of a great team and we love what we do. Working with this team is an honor for me as well as the others I am sure. The knowledge and experience of the staff can be overwhelming to me at times, just an incredible group of individuals. But everyone brings something to the table and contributes to make it an incredible event that our customers and partners want to come to on an annual basis.

Another aspect we love related to supporting the HOL is the privileged of meeting our customers and partners that come into the labs. It is a learning experience as much for us as it is them! We also offer Expert Led Workshops where you get one-on-one time with us as we run through our labs and the associated technical information on the product. But sign up for them NOW, because the slots are usually filled before VMworld starts. You do have the option to sign up on the waiting list for a workshop in the event someone does not show up for a particular workshop.

So I highly recommend that if you are attending either one of the VMworld 2017 conferences, that you come into the HOL and take at least one of our labs or workshops!

While you are there, say hello to me, I will be there supporting my labs! 

 

VMworld US 2017 – Content Catalog:  https://my.vmworld.com/scripts/catalog/uscatalog.jsp

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VMworld EUROPE 2017 (SEP 11 – 14th):  https://www.vmworld.com/en/europe/index.html

vSphere 6.5 U1 Added Benefit – vCenter Foundation Supports (4) Hosts Now!

vSphere 6.5 U1 Added Benefit – vCenter

Foundation Supports (4) Hosts Now!

VMware vCenter Server Foundation provides powerful management tools for smaller environments looking to rapidly provision, monitors, and control virtual machines. Previously, vCenter Server Foundation only support managing up to (3) hosts much like the vSphere Essentials Kits. With the release of vSphere 6.5 U1, VMware has changed the licensing to now support up to (4) hosts!

Key Features:

  • Analyze and remediate issues quickly with visibility into vSphere virtual infrastructure.
  • Deliver the security and availability of vSphere through automated proactive management features such as automated load balancing and out-of-the-box automation workflows.

Key Capabilities:

  • Management service
  • Database server
  • Inventory service
  • VMware vSphere Clients
  • VMware vCenter APIs and .NET
  • vCenter Single Sign-On

 

VMware Cloud on AWS – Predictable Capacity…

VMware Cloud on AWS – Predictable Capacity Provisioning

VMware Cloud on AWS – Predictable Capacity…

In preparation for the VMworld Session LHC2971BU – Managing Your Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS which I’m co-presenting with Emad Younis, I asked the following question on Twitter: What is todays average lead time of acquiring server hardware and have it operational in a vSphere cluster? — Frank Denneman (@FrankDenneman) July 25, 2017 […] The post VMware Cloud on AWS – Predictable Capacity Provisioning appeared first on frankdenneman.nl .


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vSAN Ready for New Intel Xeon Processor…

vSAN Ready for New Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family

vSAN Ready for New Intel Xeon Processor…

Lee Caswell of VMware discusses how vSAN is ready on Day 1 to take advantage of the latest x86 architecture from Intel, supporting the new Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family to power next-generation hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).


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Upcoming Book: Automating NSX for vSphere with…

Upcoming Book: Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX

Upcoming Book: Automating NSX for vSphere with…

Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX I’d like to announce today an upcoming VMware Press book titled Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX. In collaboration with Nick Bradford and Dale Coghlan, it will be a free book published by VMware and the NSBU. It focuses on PowerNSX and getting started with it. Have a look […]


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HyTrust Acquires DataGravity – HyTrust

HyTrust Acquires DataGravity – HyTrust

HyTrust Acquires DataGravity – HyTrust

HyTrust Acquires DataGravity Purchase expands HyTrust’s workload security portfolio, further automating and enhancing security policy enforcement for workload data Mountain View, Calif., July 11, 2017 – HyTrust, Inc., a leading workload security provider, today announced the acquisition of DataGravity, a data visibility and security company, to further automate and enhance security policy enforcement for …Read More


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VMware vSAN 6.6 Deep Dive with Jase McCarty…

VMware vSAN 6.6 Deep Dive with Jase McCarty (@jasemccarty) #vBrownBag – vBrownBag

VMware vSAN 6.6 Deep Dive with Jase McCarty…

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vSAN Gets an Upgrade to First Class

vSAN Gets an Upgrade to First Class

vSAN Gets an Upgrade to First Class

With the release of vRealize Operations 6.6 I am excited to announce that customers can now manage their vSAN deployments with native integration. No need to install a management pack; just set up your vSAN adapter instances and vRealize Operations will do the rest. As a critical component of the VMware Software Defined Data Center The post vSAN Gets an Upgrade to First Class appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer: Size and Deploy vSAN for…

vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer: Size and Deploy vSAN for the workload of your choice

vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer: Size and Deploy vSAN for…

The new All Flash vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer is now available and is accessible here: https://vsansizer.vmware.com/ What are the key features of the vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer? The key features of vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer are: Evaluation Sizer: A basic evaluation version of the vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer which requires minimal input such as the count of The post vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer: Size and Deploy vSAN for the workload of your choice appeared first on Virtual Blocks .


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vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer is now Generally Available

vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer is now Generally Available

vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer is now Generally Available

vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer is now Generally Available! You access the tool using the following link: https://vsansizer.vmware.com What are the key features of the vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer? The key features of vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer are: I. Evaluation Sizer: A basic evaluation version of the vSAN ReadyNode™ Sizer which requires minimal input such as the count of VMs and…Read More


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First Look at AWS Management Portal for vCenter…

First Look at AWS Management Portal for vCenter Part 2: Administration

First Look at AWS Management Portal for vCenter…

In part 1 of the series we looked at the Management Portal deployment. Let’s move on to an overview of the portal functionality. Portal Dashboard Once you open the portal you are asked to pick your region (region preferences can later be changed only from Web Client). You then proceed to the dashboard where you can […]


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Available for pre order – Storage Design and…

Available for pre order – Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6

Available for pre order – Storage Design and…

Mostafa Khalil haqs been working for two years on this new book which will be released before the VMworld 2017. You can pre-order Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 6: A Technology Deep Dive here. Planning and implementing Fibre Channel, FCoE, and iSCSI storage in vSphere virtualized environments Implementing vSphere Pluggable Storage Architecture native multipathing, SATP, PSP, plug-ins, rules, registration, and more Working with Active/Passive and Pseudo-Active/Active ALUA SCSI-3…Read More


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vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2

vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2

vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2

The first post in this series covered Phase 1 of the vSphere 6.5 upgrade process. Phase 1 consists of all the upfront work that one should do before starting an upgrade. This includes getting familiar with the new vSphere 6.5 features and the necessary documents. Hopefully, by now you’ve done your homework and are ready to move The post vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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Horizon 7.2 Helpdesk Tool

Horizon 7.2 Helpdesk Tool

Horizon 7.2 Helpdesk Tool

See a demo of the Horizon Helpdesk tool. The Horizon Help Desk Tool provides a tailored troubleshooting interface for the help desk that is installed automatically on the Horizon 7.2 Connection Servers. The Horizon Help Desk Tool reduces workload for administrators and provides quick troubleshooting and metrics.


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