More details regarding VMware Cloud on AWS are starting to come out of VMware. Tonight I attended an awesome #vBrownbag webinar on #VMWonAWS, hosted by Chris Williams (@mistwire) and Ariel Sanchez ( @arielsanchezmor).
VMware’s New “Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA)” Tool for VMware Partners!
In this session, I do an overview of VMware’s new Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) for partners. I go through a slide presentation to go over the basics of it, then go into a demo showing the vRealize Business for Cloud interface, and finally I go through a sample report!
This assessment is extremely helpful when used in conjunction with our vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) to provide costing comparison for running your workloads either in your Private or in a Public Cloud. This tool will help you analyze which is the most cost effective place to run your workloads. The HCA uses vRealize Business for Cloud (vRBC) to provide the analysis and costing comparison information. In this video, I go through the vRBC interface to show you the cost comparison information along with going through a sample report from the assessment.
vRealize Operations Management Pack For vCloud Air 3.1 Is Now Live!
I am pleased to announce that vRealize Operations Management Pack for vCloud Air 3.1 is now live at Solution Exchange.
Management Pack 3.1 extends vRealize Operations Manager to monitor vCloud Air infrastructure and adds metrics, dashboards, reports, and alerts for newly released services – Dedicated Disaster Recovery, High Performance Storage, and Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U2.
Last October, when VMware unveiled a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), many in the tech industry were surprised. The two companies, once spirited competitors, announced they were collaborating on a new hybrid cloud solution called VMware Cloud on AWS.
VMware Horizon Cloud delivers feature-rich virtual desktops and applications using a purpose-built cloud platform. Horizon Cloud service scales across multiple deployment options, including on-premises or fully managed infrastructure from VMWare. Learn more at: http://vmware.com/go/horizoncloud
Did you know that over 40% of organizations are using the public cloud to extend their existing enterprise infrastructures? Join Cloud Strategist of Cloud Technology Partners, David Linthicum on 2/9 to discover how to achieve successful migration while using the same tools & technology of your current on-premises systems.
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In this video, we’ve completed the imaging and initial bring up process for the VMware Cloud Foundation instance. It includes two qualified top-of-rack switches, a management switch and 12 vSAN Ready Nodes. A four-node Management Domain is in place along with a four-node VI Workload Domain. Now, we’ll add capacity to the workload domain from available vSAN Ready Nodes in the VMware Cloud Foundation instance. There is a ton of automated goodness happening under the hood during the workload domain creation phase. Watch closely and you’ll catch the tasks being orchestrated across the integrated platform.
This year at VMworld Barcelona we provided a technical preview of the VMware Cloud on AWS service. With this partnership, we’re bringing the most trusted private cloud and the most used public cloud together for a seamless and integrated software-defined data center experience. It allows customers to use VMware’s proven tools on AWS’ global footprint.
More and and more people are beginning to get on board with Amazon Web Services (AWS), especially the certifications. For many, a certification is a great way to get started with a new technology, by studying for the certification one will be exposed to many different aspects of the technology.
Currently in Technology Preview, VMware Cloud on AWS will provide enterprise class application performance, reliability, availability and security with the best-in-class VMware technologies, all optimized to run on AWS, the #1 public cloud provider.
It’s been quite the year. Before we (eagerly) usher in 2017, we’re slowing things down so you can catch up on all of the exciting vCloud Air updates that happened this year in one place. Let’s take a look back on some of our favorite announcements, technical overviews and updates from 2016.
This year at VMworld Barcelona we provided a technical preview of the VMware Cloud on AWS service. With this partnership, we’re bringing the most trusted private cloud and the most used public cloud together for a seamless and integrated software-defined data center experience. It allows customers to use VMware’s proven tools on AWS’ global footprint. The post Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more with these videos. appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .
To help your IT organization drive your enterprise’s digital agenda, the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™ provides an easy way to run, manage, connect, and secure apps across clouds and devices in a common operating environment. This means you have the freedom to innovate across clouds.
In this video, we’ve completed the imaging and initial bring up process for the VMware Cloud Foundation instance. It includes two qualified top-of-rack switches, a management switch and 12 vSAN Ready Nodes. A four-node Management Domain is in place. Now it’s time to add a new workload domain for virtual infrastructure use within the VMware Cloud Foundation instance. There is a ton of automated goodness happening under the hood during the workload domain creation phase. Watch closely and you’ll catch the tasks being orchestrated across the integrated platform.
In this video, we’ve completed the imaging process for the VMware Cloud Foundation components – Qualified Top-of-Rack Switches, Management Switch and 12 vSAN Ready Nodes. Now it’s time to bring up the management domain for VMware Cloud Foundation. There is a ton of automated goodness happening under the hood during the configuration phase. Watch closely and you’ll catch the tasks being orchestrated across the integrated platform.
In this video, we demonstrate imaging the primary rack in a VMware Cloud Foundation instance. We’ve deployed and configured the imaging appliance with the software bundle on a laptop that’s plugged into the management switch. From here we’ll kick off the imaging process that will deploy and perform the “first-boot” configuration of the two top-of-rack switches, the management switch, and the 12 qualified vSAN Ready Nodes in the system.
In this video, we demonstrate preparing for the VMware Cloud Foundation imaging process. We’ve downloaded the imaging appliance and the software bundle onto the laptop that’ll be plugged into the first management switch. From here we’ll set a static address on system deploy the imaging appliance, upload and then activate the bundle.
VMware Cloud Foundation is the unified SDDC platform that brings together VMware’s vSphere, vSAN and NSX into a natively integrated stack to deliver enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for the private and public cloud.
What Cloud Foundation Delivers
Next Generation Hyper-Convergence:
Take hyper-converged infrastructure to the next level beyond compute and storage to include networking with VMware NSX for enhanced network security and even greater scalability.
Radically Simple Operations:
Use built-in automated lifecycle management of all day 0 and day 2 tasks with the VMware SDDC Manager.
Enterprise Class Capabilities:
Leverage VMware’s market leading SDDC solutions to deliver high scalability, improved performance and advanced storage and network management.
Public Cloud Extension:
Access VMware Cloud Foundation managed by public cloud providers for a unified and consistent operational experience across the private and public cloud.
Check out my Sales 101 enablement on VMware’s Cloud Foundation that covers what it is, the core components of it, add-on solutions, and the simplicity of existing customers to get to the core Cloud Foundation.
Dig a little deeper to see how the VMware SDDC stack runs on AWS to provide a consistent operational hybrid model that delivers capacity and services on demand. Includes a look into networking configuration options and the power of elastic DRS (eDRS) and auto remediation.
Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U1 is now GA. HCM 2.0 U1 provides feature improvements, fixes and enables the vCloud Air Hybrid DR on Dedicated service. This is the technology that enables Cross-Cloud vMotion to VMware vCloud Air. It does not require NSX, but if you are using NSX on-premises it can migrate the security policies…Read More
http://bit.ly/2gupSUi VMware Integrated OpenStack is a VMware-supported OpenStack distribution that makes it easier for IT to run a production-grade OpenStack-based deployment on top of their existing VMware infrastructure. With the newly released “compact mode”, it is possible to install a full OpenStack Instance in as little as 15 minutes. http://bit.ly/2gkoNuI
For nearly two decades, we at VMware have been working on helping our customers address the challenge of supporting traditional business critical applications as well as next-generation application. Today, with the General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers, we are proud to announce that our customers can count on vSphere to also natively run containerized workloads. The post VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .
Last year we introduced Project Bonneville. The idea behind it, at the high level, is that there is a strong parallel between the constructs Docker uses inside a Linux Docker host and the constructs ESXi uses as a hypervisor. In the final analysis what project Bonneville allowed you to do is to run a docker The post What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .
Recently I’ve been working on some ideas in my lab to leverage the AWS endpoint on vRealize Automation. One of the things I needed to get working was getting Software Components working on my…Read More
Download the latest version here Enhanced Ease of Use with Out-of-The-Box Support for ServiceNow®, Azure®, and Containers. As we announced last month, VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 brings new out-of-the box support for ServiceNow®, Microsoft Azure as well as new container management capabilities. ServiceNow Support Our new out-of-the-box integration with ServiceNow, will enable The post vRealize Automation 7.2 Has Arrived appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .