Announcing vSAN 6.7 Update 3 and Enterprise…

Announcing vSAN 6.7 Update 3 and Enterprise Plus Edition

Announcing vSAN 6.7 Update 3 and Enterprise…

vSAN 6.7 Update 3 Integrates Cloud-Native Application Storage Support and More! We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of the industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN. As applications continue to evolve, the infrastructure needs to be flexible enough to support those changes, and 6.7 Update 3 provides new capabilities to help administrators manage cloud-native applications The post Announcing vSAN 6.7 Update 3 and Enterprise Plus Edition appeared first on…Read More


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Free Book: Execute a Successful Upgrade to…

Free Book: Execute a Successful Upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.7

Free Book: Execute a Successful Upgrade to…

With the wealth of new features and capabilities introduced in vSphere 6.7, now’s a great time to upgrade. Companies across the globe use VMware vSphere 6.7 to easily run, manage, connect, and secure applications in a common operating environment across their hybrid cloud.


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Introducing HCX Enterprise

Introducing HCX Enterprise

Introducing HCX Enterprise

Today we are announcing the availability of HCX Enterprise, the first standalone HCX offering, designed to provide additional functionality above and beyond the HCX Advanced platform that is embedded in our VCPP partner offerings, VMware Cloud on AWS, and NSX Enterprise Plus. At launch HCX Enterprise will be able to deliver 3 key capabilities for The post Introducing HCX Enterprise appeared first on VMware Cloud Community.


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Looking for vRealize Operations 7.5 Resources?

In April of 2019, we released vRealize Operations 7.5. There have been significant enhancements and new capabilities that have been added to the solution. If you are currently running a previous version, I highly recommend updating to version 7.5 to take advantage of them!

With that in mind, I have collected numerous links to the VMware product page, VMware documents page, as well as to VMware blog posts related to what’s new in vRealize Operations 7.5.

The below links will provide you with a solid base knowledge on what’s new in vRealize Operations 7.5.

Happy surfing!

Updates to VMware Certifications

Updates to VMware Certifications

Updates to VMware Certifications

Last year we announced the implementation of our new certification name changes, where the year will be used to identify when the certification was earned. This change was intended to make it easier for certification holders and potential employers to immediately identify how current a holder’s certification is. Click here to review the FAQ. To The post Updates to VMware Certifications appeared first on VMware Education Services.


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Apple Mac Mini on VMware HCL!

Apple Mac Mini on VMware HCL!

Apple Mac Mini on VMware HCL!

For the past 6 years, the Apple Mac Mini has been one of the most popular hardware platforms for Virtualizing MacOS running on VMware vSphere enabling our customers to develop and build iOS and MacOS applications. With that said, VMware has historically only supported two Apple hardware platforms: Xserve (now EOL’d) and the Mac Pro […]


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Upgrading from AppDefense to vSphere Platinum

Upgrading from AppDefense to vSphere Platinum

Upgrading from AppDefense to vSphere Platinum

Things to note before upgrading It is easy to upgrade AppDefense to the vSphere Platinum version if you have already deployed AppDefense prior to upgrading to 6.7u1. With the Platinum version you will be able to view the AppDefense plug-in (on-premise) in vCenter. This will allow you to easily deploy the AppDefense module to The post Upgrading from AppDefense to vSphere Platinum appeared first on VMware Security.


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VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and…

VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and Security eBook

VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and…

Check out my latest book co-authored with my colleagues Gilles Chekroun (@twgilles) and Nico Vibert (@nic972) on VMware NSX networking and security in VMware Cloud on AWS. Thank you Tom Gillis (@_tomgillis), Senior Vice President/General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit for writing the foreword and providing some great insight. Download the eBook for Free The post VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and Security eBook appeared first on Network Virtualization.


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vExpert 2019 Second Half Award Announcement

vExpert 2019 Second Half Award Announcement

vExpert 2019 Second Half Award Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert and thank you to the vExpert PRO’s for doing their part in this process. We are pleased to announce the list of 2019 Second Half vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. The post vExpert 2019 Second Half Award Announcement appeared first on VMware vExpert Blog.


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Get Certified at VMworld 2019 US and Save 50%

Get Certified at VMworld 2019 US and Save 50%

Get Certified at VMworld 2019 US and Save 50%

This year, we’re extending a 50% discount off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Certification Exams, and Certification Exam Practice Tests as well as Dell Technologies Proven Professional exams taken at VMworld. Space is limited in our Certification Exam Center, so we strongly recommend registering in advance. Simply add a The post Get Certified at VMworld 2019 US and Save 50% appeared first on VMware Education Services.


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VMware to Acquire Bitfusion

VMware to Acquire Bitfusion

VMware to Acquire Bitfusion

By Krish Prasad, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware Increasingly businesses are applying artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to differentiate and advance their processes and offerings. Today, I am pleased to announce our intent to acquire Bitfusion to help businesses more efficiently use AI technologies on-premises and in hybrid cloud The post VMware to Acquire Bitfusion appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started as a…

VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started as a vSphere Admin

VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started as a…

What is VMware Cloud on AWS? If you’re a VMworld regular or follow our announcements you’ve probably heard of VMware Cloud on AWS, but if you haven’t let me summarise. At it’s heart, it is a service (and this is an important point) which allows you to consume VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) running on bare metal The post VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started as a vSphere Admin appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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The vMotion Process Under the Hood

The vMotion Process Under the Hood

The vMotion Process Under the Hood

The VMware vSphere vMotion feature is one of the most important capabilities in today’s virtual infrastructures. Since its inception in 2002 and the release in 2003, it allows us to migrate the active state of a virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral The post The vMotion Process Under the Hood appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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Avi Networks Now Part of VMware

Avi Networks Now Part of VMware

Avi Networks Now Part of VMware

By Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of Networking and Security BU When we first announced our intent to acquire Avi Networks, the excitement within our customer base, with industry watchers and within our own business was overwhelming. IDC analysts wrote, “In announcing its intent to acquire software ADC vendor Avi Networks, VMware both enters the ADC market The post Avi Networks Now Part of VMware appeared first on Network Virtualization.


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Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 1) – NSX Manager

Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 1) – NSX Manager

Installing NSX-T 2.4 (Part 1) – NSX Manager

VMware NSX has been a driving force for many customers on their network transformation journey over the past few years. Enabling our customers to use a more programmatic approach to the network has put them in a position to no only respond to demand quickly but operate these software-based…Read More


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VMware Cloud on AWS sessions at VMworld 2019 US

VMware Cloud on AWS sessions at VMworld 2019 US

VMware Cloud on AWS sessions at VMworld 2019 US

VMWORLD 2019 USAUGUST 25 – 29, 2019 | SAN FRANCISCO US Europe Contact My VMworldRegister Now Need help navigating? Check out our helpful guided tour of this year’s catalog.Start TourPreviousNext


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vCenter Server Converge Tool (vSphere 6.7…

vCenter Server Converge Tool (vSphere 6.7 Update 2)

vCenter Server Converge Tool (vSphere 6.7…

This video demonstrates how you can use the vSphere Client to convert a vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.


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Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum VMware released the latest edition in the VMware Cloud Foundation family, delivering the industry’s most comprehensive security offering for Hybrid Cloud deployments with Cloud Foundation Platinum. Building directly off the momentum of vSphere Platinum, driven by strong demand for AppDefense which provides enhanced security protection for workloads and the vSphere The post Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation Platinum appeared first on Cloud Foundation.


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Download Complimentary IT Automation For…

Download Complimentary IT Automation For Dummies (iPaper)

Download Complimentary IT Automation For…

Agility is top of mind for many IT organizations. Get quick For Dummies tips and see the benefits of using automation to speed the deployment of multi‐tier applications, providing improved productivity and efficiencies for IT and faster time to market for the business.


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4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at…

4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2019

4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at…

Registration is now open for VMworld 2019 US in San Francisco, California (August 25-29) and VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona, Spain (4-7 November). Add Training & Certification to Your VMworld Registration VMworld is VMware’s premier education and training destination for technology professionals. Take advantage of discounted training and certification offers available through your VMworld registration. The post 4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2019 appeared first on…Read More


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New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0

Today marks the release of VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0 and this one brings the count up to 732 different cmdlets. The combination of all these cmdlets allow us to manage and automate a majority of the VMware ecosystem! The HCX module receives the bulk of the new cmdlets, however there is also a new cmdlet to […] The post New Release: VMware PowerCLI 11.3.0 appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.


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It’s a Multi-Cloud World We Live In!

I currently work for VMware in which anyone that works in the IT field is familiar with and has potentially worked with one or more of our solutions during their career. I am going on six years with the company and have worked as a field pre-sales engineer for the last two plus years. Just in these last two years of talking to my customers, I have seen the growth in companies moving some of their workloads to the cloud. Not only that, they aren’t using a single cloud provider, but multiple clouds.

The realistic aspect of moving applications to the cloud is that not all applications are equal. I have found that some applications can be moved to the cloud, but others are better off staying in your private cloud for cost and other reasons. Some customers have the hopes of “getting out of the datacenter business and going 100% to the cloud“. This is not a reality for 99% of companies. I have heard this several times, but in reality, it is typically too costly and in many cases not technically feasible do to the numerous legacy goliath applications that won’t run in the cloud.

More and more I see where most companies have a multi-cloud approach to moving their workloads. If they currently don’t have this strategy, they are definitely looking at it! This is the trend I see every day and all the news articles, blogs, and posts reflect this as well. This is a very smart business move for the fact that each cloud provider offers different features, capabilities and cost benefits. One workload may run better and cheaper in a specific cloud that it would in another. So the approach to putting certain workloads in certain clouds is actually a very smart and beneficial move. However, this can be a little cumbersome for your IT folks since each provider has their own administrative interfaces you have to learn to use. It can create increased cost for training and workload for the learning curve for your IT personnel.

Because of this multi-cloud trend, VMware is investing continuously by acquiring companies that further our multi-cloud solution strategy and portfolio. This is evident in our most recent intent to acquire AVI Networks who is a leader in multi-cloud application delivery services. This is an important step forward in VMware’s networking and cloud strategies as we extend the application services we offer that help customers operate in a multi-cloud world. Another recent acquisition in May of 2019 is Bitnami, which offers a suite of products and projects that accelerate the delivery of applications to multiple clouds including Kubernetes environments. Today, Bitnami delivers and maintains a catalog of 130+ ready-to-run server applications and development environments in partnership with the world’s leading cloud providers. There have been other acquisitions to expand and advance VMware’s multi-cloud strategy, these were just the ones from recent months. Others include the acquisitions of CloudHealth, Wavefront, VeloCloud, etc. Let’s not forget they also continue to partner with the major providers in endeavors such as our Enterprise PKS solution which is a partnership with Google Cloud to provide an enterprise class Kubernetes solution.

For a detailed list of VMware’s acquisitions, refer to here.

As you can see, multi-cloud is not just a passing phase of IT, it is real! So much so that VMware is acquiring multi-cloud focused companies to advance our multi-cloud strategy. We can see this is well with all of our continued partnerships with the major cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform. We started out by announcing our partnership with AWS with our VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS) solution. This solution is wonderful because it gives you a true Hybrid Cloud environment. VMC on AWS is running our VMware stack of vSphere, (vSAN) Virtual SAN, and NSX on AWS hardware servers. The three solutions combined are also another offering called VMware Cloud Foundation. It is the three solutions, but also adds the SDDC Manager which manages the bring-up of the Cloud Foundation system, creates and manages workload domains, and performs lifecycle management to ensure the software components remain up-to-to date. SDDC Manager also monitors the logical and physical resources of Cloud Foundation.

This means you are running the same vSphere stack in AWS as you are in your on-premise private cloud. So your virtual administrators using the exact same management tools that they are currently using in their private cloud as they do to manage VMC onAWS resources. The vCenter server in the VMC on AWS instance shows up in your on-premise vCenter Server Web Client as just another vCenter server in enhanced linked mode. There is a huge advantage to this of no new tools, skills, or training that have to be used or learned for administrators saving the company time and money! And best of all, since it is all a vSphere infrastructure, this allows you to do live migrations of (VM) virtual machines to and from your private cloud to the VMC on AWS instance. Now that is impressive, think of the implications of being able to do that for (DR) Disaster Recovery, etc. Because of VMC on AWS running completely on the vSphere stack, it allows us to have a true Hybrid Cloud ability and experience.

VMware has also joined in partnership with the other major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, Google Cloud, and have nearly 4,000 VSPP cloud providers. The (VSPP) VMware Solution Provider Program is comprised of VMware software-as-a-service offerings and our global ecosystem of VMware Service Provider Partners. It is the ideal solution for all companies that offer hosted services to third parties, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers, cloud service providers (CSPs), application service providers (ASPs), Internet service providers (ISPs) and platform as a service (PaaS) providers.

So as you see, VMware has made huge bets by acquiring numerous cloud focused companies to advance our cloud strategy. In my humble opinion, the multi-cloud strategy is hear to stay and will only get more interesting as the years go by!

Five steps to migrating applications to the cloud

Five steps to migrating applications to the cloud

Five steps to migrating applications to the cloud

After years of debate, the consensus is clear: cloud infrastructure, apps and services are here to stay. Enterprises understand that cloud computing is the enabler of digitisation. According to a recent study by the Taneja Group, over 65 percent of enterprises surveyed were at least running some business-critical workloads in a public cloud. It’s no […] The post Five steps to migrating applications to the cloud appeared first on VMware EMEA Blog.


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Kubernetes Storage on vSphere 101 – Failure…

Kubernetes Storage on vSphere 101 – Failure Scenarios

Kubernetes Storage on vSphere 101 – Failure…

We have looked at quite a few scenarios when Kubernetes is running on vSphere, and what that means for storage. We looked at PVs, PVC, PODs, Storage Classes, Deployments and ReplicaSets, and most recently we looked at StatefulSets. In a few of the posts we looked at some controlled failures, for example, when we deleted […] The post Kubernetes Storage on vSphere 101 – Failure Scenarios appeared first on CormacHogan.com.


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3 Benefits of Offering an SD-WAN Solution as a…

3 Benefits of Offering an SD-WAN Solution as a Network Service Provider

3 Benefits of Offering an SD-WAN Solution as a…

With rising bandwidth demands and low operations budgets, network service providers must adapt and stay competitive by utilizing new technologies. As networks become more complex and compute is pushed to the edge, more organizations are turning to software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN). SD-WAN solutions enable flexible deployment and usage-based options, allowing for optimization of The post 3 Benefits of Offering an SD-WAN Solution as a Network Service Provider appeared first on…Read More


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New hardware support & enhancements to USB…

New hardware support & enhancements to USB Network Native Driver for ESXi

New hardware support & enhancements to USB…

Since releasing the USB Network Native Driver for ESXi Fling back in February, the feedback and support for this Fling has simply been amazing. I especially enjoy hearing from customers, almost on a weekly basis, on how they are taking advantage of this solution in their vSphere/vSAN/NSX home lab and enabling for more complex networking […]


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VMware Ranked #1 EMM 2018 Market Share, Per IDC…

VMware Ranked #1 EMM 2018 Market Share, Per IDC Report

VMware Ranked #1 EMM 2018 Market Share, Per IDC…

Last week VMware was named the market share leader in Enterprise Mobility Management in the new IDC report, “Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market Shares, 2018: A Market Transitioning to Unified Endpoint Management.” VMware Workspace ONE, which provides an integrated platform to manage any application on any device, continues to outpace the growth of the […] The post VMware Ranked #1 EMM 2018 Market Share, Per IDC Report appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.


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Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire…

Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Avi Networks

Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire…

By Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of Networking and Security BU Today I’m excited to announce that VMware has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avi Networks, a leader of software-defined application delivery services for the multicloud era. Our vision at VMware is to deliver the “public cloud experience” to developers regardless of what underlying infrastructure they The post VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Avi Networks to Deliver Software-Defined ADC for the Multi-Cloud Era appeared first on…Read More


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