vRealize Network Insight 3.3 Evolves Security…

vRealize Network Insight 3.3 Evolves Security and Network Management for the Software Defined Data Center

vRealize Network Insight 3.3 Evolves Security…

Download vRealize Network Insight 3.3 for Micro-Segmentation Planning, 360 network visibility and troubleshooting and NSX day 2 operations


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What’s New: VMware vRealize Operations 6.5

What’s New: VMware vRealize Operations 6.5 — via VMware Cloud Mgmnt Blog

What’s New: VMware vRealize Operations 6.5

VMware’s latest release of vRealize Operations delivers new capabilities to accelerate time to value, manage deployments at scale and collaborate with other data center tools.


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How to build a Windows 10 vSphere Template

How to build a Windows 10 vSphere Template — via Notes from MWhite

How to build a Windows 10 vSphere Template

I really do like templates. I can very easily create a working – and yet customized how I like – virtual machine in a very short amount of time And with no decisions or configuration to worry about. I did a Windows 2012 version here, (and a Win2K7 here and Win2K16 here) today I am doing a new Win10 template so I thought I would document it.


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EUC Toolbox: Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench,…

EUC Toolbox: Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench, use Flings — via Pascal’s Wereld

EUC Toolbox: Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench,…

To remind some of whom have had previous experience with flings, or to explain flings to newbies if there still are any, in a few words Flings are apps and tools built by VMware engineers that are intended to be played with and explored. Even more, they are cool ideas worked out in cool apps and tools. Which are not only to play with but are very useful.


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Operations and Business Alignment with VMware…

Operations and Business Alignment with VMware vRealize

Operations and Business Alignment with VMware…

http://bit.ly/2lP9kax vRealize suite brings together the ability to align IT Operations with the Business. It brings Private and Public Cloud Costing together with the operations data around performance, availability and capacity. This video walks you through how these capabilities come together, and how you will gain full cost transparency within the Private Cloud.


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Reminder: VCP5-DCV Retirement Date is Approaching

Reminder: VCP5-DCV Retirement Date is Approaching — via VMware Education & Certification Blog

Reminder: VCP5-DCV Retirement Date is Approaching

Last October I told you that the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) certification exams would be retiring this month. I just wanted to remind everyone of these important dates:


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My favorite VMware fling tools

My favorite VMware fling tools — via Settlersoman

My favorite VMware fling tools

VMware releases useful tools named flings. Those tools help not only in daily activities but also simplify migration or upgrade vSphere environment. Some tools are included in later version of VMware product after testing and solving potential problems/bugs during “fling phase” 🙂 In this post I will show my favorite fling tools that I often use.


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vRealize Operations – Creating Custom Dashboards

vRealize Operations – Creating Custom Dashboards — via VMSpot

vRealize Operations – Creating Custom Dashboards

vRealize Operations Manager is VMware’s comprehensive monitoring and analytics tool. The latest release of VROps 6.4 includes 13 new dashboards out of the box and creating custom dashboards is a breeze!


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NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane

NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane — via ESXsi

NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane

In Part 1 we looked at the overall design of the environment and official documentation, as well as preparing the management and control planes by installing NSX Manager and an NSX Controller cluster. In this post we will focus on installing components in the data plane; preparing the hosts for NSX, configuring VXLAN, VTEP interfaces, Transport Zones, and creating a logical switch. To complete the routing configuration Part 3 will walk through NSX Edge and Distributed Logical Routers.


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Move your organization forward with VMware’s…

Move your organization forward with VMware’s four strategic IT priorities:

Move your organization forward with VMware’s…

VMware speeds our customers’ digital transformation, empowering them to compete and succeed with software that reinvents the foundation of computing and mobile user experiences.


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[Free Webinar]: VMware, Atos, & 451 Research…

[Free Webinar]: VMware, Atos, & 451 Research discuss the future of digital transformation & cloud

[Free Webinar]: VMware, Atos, & 451 Research…

Cloud has become a key agent for digital transformation with cloud first strategies becoming the new norm. With many enterprises now employing multiple cloud combinations, this webinar will look at the trends and expectations for these different environments, drawing upon a new study from 451 Research commissioned by VMware and Atos.


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#HIMSS17 – VMware and Intel Collaborate on…

#HIMSS17 – VMware and Intel Collaborate on Healthcare Security Readiness Program — via VMware Radius

#HIMSS17 – VMware and Intel Collaborate on…

VMware and Intel announce collaboration on healthcare security to help global organizations better understand their current state of security readiness.


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vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation…

vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Video Guide — via VMware Cloud Mgmnt Blog

vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation…

Welcome to the vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide. This is a collection of all the videos making up the full vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Guide.


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vRA 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide

vRA 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide — via [virtualjad.com]

vRA 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide

Welcome to the vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide. This is a collection of all the videos making up the full vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Guide.


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NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane

NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane — via ESXsi

NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane

In Part 1 we looked at the overall design of the environment and official documentation, as well as preparing the management and control planes by installing NSX Manager and an NSX Controller cluster. In this post we will focus on installing components in the data plane; preparing the hosts for NSX, configuring VXLAN, VTEP interfaces, Transport Zones, and creating a logical switch. To complete the routing configuration Part 3 will walk through NSX Edge and Distributed Logical Routers.


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Intermediate vRA Course on Pluralsight

Intermediate vRA Course on Pluralsight — via The IT Hollow

Intermediate vRA Course on Pluralsight

It’s the moment you’ve all (really a few of you) been waiting for! The long anticipated sequel to the “Getting Started vRealize Automation Course” is now live on the Pluralsight catalog. This new course will join the likes of other sequels that were even better than the originals including:


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A closer look at the VSAN witness appliance

A closer look at the VSAN witness appliance — via CormacHogan.com

A closer look at the VSAN witness appliance

As part of the Virtual SAN 6.1 announcements at VMworld 2015, VMware announced two new, eagerly anticipated features. The first of these is VSAN stretched cluster, allowing you to protect your virtual machines across data centers, not just racks. And the second is 2-node VSAN, which will be an excellent solution for remote office/branch office (ROBO) configurations.


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vSAN Named Server Based Storage Product of the…

vSAN Named Server Based Storage Product of the Year — via Virtual Blocks

vSAN Named Server Based Storage Product of the…

The VMware vSAN team is excited to announce that vSAN 6.2 was selected as the overall Gold winner in the Server-Based Storage category of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2016 Products of the Year award. The team is honored to receive this recognition.


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Enabling Two-factor Authentication with VMware…

Enabling Two-factor Authentication with VMware Verify

Enabling Two-factor Authentication with VMware…

With VMware Verify, organizations can apply two-factor authentication to all corporate applications or to speci c applications containing sensitive corporate information. By combining an extra layer of trust to your applications with an easy to implement solution, Verify enables enterprises to enhance security of sensitive corporate information and protect employee data.


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vSAN Availability Part 12 – Data Protection and…

vSAN Availability Part 12 – Data Protection and Disaster Recovery — via JeffHunter.info

vSAN Availability Part 12 – Data Protection and…

This is the final article in my vSAN Availability blog series. To wrap things up, I thought it made sense to briefly discuss data protection, replication, and disaster recovery.


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VMworld 2017 Call for Papers is now open!

VMworld 2017 Call for Papers is now open! Submit your abstract:

VMworld 2017 Call for Papers is now open!

We’re looking for speakers who will inspire the VMware community. Have you integrated VMware solutions and technologies in an innovative way? Do you have a best practice or individual technical tips and tricks to recommend? Can you tell us about an amazing app that leverages VMware solutions to improve your business? If so, please join us at VMworld 2017.


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NSX Install Guide Part 1 – Mgmt and Control Planes

NSX Install Guide Part 1 – Mgmt and Control Planes — via ESXsi

NSX Install Guide Part 1 – Mgmt and Control Planes

In this 3 part guide we will focus on the installation of NSX 6.2.5. Part 1 provides details of the deployment and official documentation, we’ll build the management and control planes by deploying NSX Manager and an NSX Controller cluster.


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Dell EMC VxRail Overview

Dell EMC VxRail Overview — via StorageReview.com

Dell EMC VxRail Overview

VxRail is part of Dell EMC’s hyper-converged infrastructure offerings, bringing together a streamlined hardware, operating system, and software stack for implementing VMware vSAN. The VxRail family competes in a marketplace where other major vendors offer two paths to hyper-converged infrastructure: either vendor-specific systems or vSAN ready nodes.


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New Fling: VMware vSphere Compatibility Predictor

New Fling: VMware vSphere Compatibility Predictor

New Fling: VMware vSphere Compatibility Predictor

This Fling scans all PSCs connected to a single PSC. It will detect the versions of all the vCenter Servers connected to PSCs and all the Solutions connected to vCenter Servers. It will then depict the connectivity in pictorial form.


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