VMware Cloud on AWS – More details emerging

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VMware Cloud on AWS – More details emerging

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).


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VMware’s New “Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA)” Tool for VMware Partners!

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.

Hybrid Cloud Assessment Overview Video:  https://youtu.be/-6PmZiQBN0w

vRealize Operations Management Pack For vCloud Air 3.1 Is Now Live!

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.

Highlights:

  • Hybrid Disaster Recovery (aka Dedicated Disaster Recovery) dashboards, reports and alerts
    • Count and spread of VMs with replication enabled and disabled
    • Count and spread of VMs with RPO violations, including average RPO violation time
    • Breakdown of VMs by replication status, test status and recovery status
    • Ongoing replications with VM name, source, target, replication status, test status, recovery status, RPO, sync time, sync duration, and sync size
    • Ongoing replications with replication, test, or recovery errors
    • VM topology with and without replication on stretched networks
  • High Performance Storage dashboards, reports and alerts for IOPs, quotas, and violations
  • Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U2 dashboards, reports and alerts
    • Monitoring and alerts for Hybrid Cloud Manager SD-WAN fleet components – Cloud Gateway, High Throughput Layer-2 Concentrator, and WAN optimizer
    • Health and status of Hybrid Cloud Manager components, tunnel, and virtual machine migrations
    • Dashboards and reports for migration planning – Low and No-downtime workload migration and tracking

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Requirements:

  • vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud or VPC Subscription
  • vRealize Operations Manager 6.x

Download Landing Page:  Solution Exchange

 

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo: Integration with VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo: Integration with VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo: Integration with…

See what’s new to VMware Horizon Cloud and how you can integration your Horizon Cloud environment into your VMware Workspace ONE subscription. Learn more at https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/02/vmware-horizon-cloud.html.


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A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes Shape

A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes Shape – via VMware vSphere Blog

A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes…

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.


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VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

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


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VMware Cloud Foundation – Technical Deep Dive

VMware Cloud Foundation – Technical Deep Dive

VMware Cloud Foundation – Technical Deep Dive


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[Webcast ] Finding Your Quickest Path to the Cloud

[Webcast ] Finding Your Quickest Path to the Cloud

[Webcast ] Finding Your Quickest Path to the Cloud

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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VMware vCloud Air Network Free Trial

[Video] VMware vCloud Air Network Free Trial

VMware vCloud Air Network Free Trial

Find your ideal partner in the cloud, Ease your journey with a vCloud Air Network free trial to ensure the services you select meet your expectations and business requirements. Go to vcloudairnetwork.com.


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New To AWS? Here Are AWS Terms In Plain English!

New To AWS? Here Are AWS Terms In Plain English!

 

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Are you new to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and need to learn their lingo? Click the below link and check out this great guide to all the AWS terms in simple English. You don’t need to be a technical person to understand these terms with this great resource.

AWS In Plain English:  https://www.expeditedssl.com/aws-in-plain-english

 

 

VMware Cloud Foundation – Expand Workload Domain

VMware Cloud Foundation – Expand Workload Domain

VMware Cloud Foundation – Expand Workload Domain

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.


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Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more with these videos.

Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more with these videos.

Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more…

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.


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The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS Certifications

The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS Certifications – via vMiss.net

The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS…

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.


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What Exactly Is VMware Cross Cloud Services? – Chris Colotti’s

What Exactly Is VMware Cross Cloud Services? – Chris Colotti’s Blog

What Exactly Is VMware Cross Cloud Services? -…

VMware Cross Cloud Services was announced at VMworld US back in August. Here’s a short breakdown of what exactly it is from my perspective


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VMware Joins Open-O to Pursue its Telco NFV Strategy

VMware Joins Open-O to Pursue its Telco NFV Strategy

VMware Joins Open-O to Pursue its Telco NFV…

VMware joined the Open-O open source project to pursue its telco NFV (network functions virtualization) strategy.


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VMware Cloud Foundation: A closer look

[Video] VMware Cloud Foundation: A closer look

VMware Cloud Foundation: A closer look

At the VMworld conference, Network World’s Brandon Butler chats with VMware VP and GM John Gilmartin about its newly announced Cloud Foundation offering. The integrated system can help build private clouds made up of the company’s virtualized compute, network and storage products packaged together with new management software. Click here to subscribe to IDG.tv: https://www.youtube.com/user/IDGTV/subscribe Check out our website for our full video collection: http://www.idg.tv Like IDG.tv on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idgtv.us Follow IDG.tv on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IDGtv_US Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/IDGtv


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Interested in beta testing VMware Cloud on AWS? Indicate your interest!

Interested in beta testing VMware Cloud on AWS? Indicate your interest!

Interested in beta testing VMware Cloud on AWS?…

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.


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vCloud Air: 2016 Year in Review

vCloud Air: 2016 Year in Review

vCloud Air: 2016 Year in Review

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.


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The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture

[Video] The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture

The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture

See how VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture helps you avoid cloud silos, giving you both freedom and control in IT infrastructure.


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Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn More With These Videos

Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more with these videos

Interested in VMware Cloud on AWS? Learn more…

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 .


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Learn How The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture Provides Freedom & Control

Learn how the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture provides freedom and control

Learn how the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture…

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.


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VMware Cloud Foundation – Add VI Workload Domain

VMware Cloud Foundation – Add VI Workload Domain

VMware Cloud Foundation – Add VI Workload Domain

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.


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VMware Cloud Foundation – Bring Up the…

VMware Cloud Foundation – Bring Up the Management Domain

VMware Cloud Foundation – Bring Up the…

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.


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VMware Cloud Foundation – Imaging the Primary Rack

VMware Cloud Foundation – Imaging the Primary Rack

VMware Cloud Foundation – Imaging the Primary Rack

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.


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VMware Cloud Foundation – Imaging Preparation

VMware Cloud Foundation – Imaging Preparation

VMware Cloud Foundation – Imaging Preparation

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.


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Sales 101 – VMware’s Cloud Foundation Overview: Enablement Video

Sales 101 – VMware’s Cloud Foundation Overview:

Enablement Video

 

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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.

 

Sales 101 – VMware’s Cloud Foundation Overview: Click Here to Watch It!

 

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2016 Keynote

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2016 Keynote

VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2016 Keynote

AWS CEO, Andy Jassy and VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger discuss VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2016 Keynote


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VMware Cloud on AWS Deeper Dive (Technical Preview)

VMware Cloud on AWS Deeper Dive (Technical Preview)

VMware Cloud on AWS Deeper Dive (Technical…

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.


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Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U1 is Now GA – VMware News and Updates

Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U1 is Now GA – VMware News and Updates

Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0U1 is now GA – VMware…

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


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VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Now Generally Available (GA)

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Now Generally Available – VMware Radius

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Now…

vSphere Integrated Containers enable IT ops teams to provide a Docker compatible interface to developers, running on their existing vSphere infrastructure.


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OpenStack in 15 minutes or Less: VMware Integrated OpenStack

OpenStack in 15 minutes or Less: VMware Integrated OpenStack

OpenStack in 15 minutes or Less: VMware…

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


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Check Out This Week's Generally Available (GA) Announcements From VMware!

Check Out This Week’s Generally Available (GA)

Announcements From VMware!

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The Virtually Connected “What’s New” Tab:  https://thevirtuallyconnected.net/whats-new/

Check Out This Week’s Generally Available (GA) Announcements From VMware!

Check Out This Week’s Generally Available (GA)

Announcements From VMware!

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VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere Integrated Containers – VMware vSphere Blog

VMware Announces General Availability of…

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 .


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What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers – VMware vSphere Blog

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated…

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 .


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vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.2 What’s New?

vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.2 What’s New? – virtualizationteam.com

vRA 7.2 what’s new? – virtualizationteam.com

vRealize Automation 7.2 which was promised at VMworld to enhance ease of use with Out-of-The-Box support for ServiceNow, Azure, and Containers. has just been released today as promised in VMworld.


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vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.2 What's New?

vRealize Automation (vRA) 7.2 What’s New? – virtualizationteam.com

vRA 7.2 what’s new? – virtualizationteam.com

vRealize Automation 7.2 which was promised at VMworld to enhance ease of use with Out-of-The-Box support for ServiceNow, Azure, and Containers. has just been released today as promised in VMworld.


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Deploying to AWS with Software Components on…

Deploying to AWS with Software Components on vRealize Automation 7 – DefinIT

Deploying to AWS with Software Components on…

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


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