VMware Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

VMware Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results

VMware Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year…

Record Annual Revenue Exceeds $7 Billion; Q4 Revenue $2.03 billion, up 9% y-y; Additional $1.2B in Stock Repurchases Authorized through February 2018


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VMware Reports 4Q & Full-Year Earnings & vSAN Hits 7K Customers

VMware Reports 4Q & Full-Year Earnings & vSAN Hits 7K Customers – StorageReview.com

VMware Reports 4Q & Full-Year Earnings & vSAN…

Not only is VMware reporting some terrific earnings numbers, they are also announcing 7,000 customers for the Hyper-Converged, software powered infrastructure solution vSAN.


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[Webcast] Visibility Driven Progress with vRealize Log Insight

[Webcast] Visibility Driven Progress with vRealize Log Insight

[Webcast] Visibility Driven Progress with…

Looking for an easy way to gain visibility into your cloud infrastructure? Join the VMware Private Cloud team on 1/26 to see how vRealize Log Insight can help.


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New Technical White Paper – Workspace ONE Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture

New Technical White Paper – Workspace ONE Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture – via ntpro.nl

New Technical White Paper – Workspace ONE…

This white paper is a reference architecture for VMware Workspace ONE Enterprise Edition. It covers the integration of key components of a Workspace ONE implementation—VMware AirWatch, VMware Identity Manager, VMware Horizon 7, and the Workspace ONE mobile apps.


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Using VCHA (vCenter High Availability) in vSphere 6.5

Using VCHA (vCenter High Availability) in vSphere 6.5 – via Virtualization the Future

Using VCHA (vCenter High Availability) in…

A vCenter HA cluster consists of three vCenter Server Appliance instances. The first instance, initially used as the Active node, is cloned twice to a Passive node and to a Witness node. Together, the three nodes provide an active-passive failover solution.


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DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 3

(vCenter Configuration)

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This enablement video is Part 3 of a video series. In part 1, I  showed you how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. In Part 2, I show you how to configure the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and go through some initial settings. If you have not watched Part 1 & 2, I highly recommend you go back and watch them first in order. The links to all (3) videos are listed below.

In the Part 3 video, I show you some basic initial configurations in the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 from the vSphere Web Client. These configurations include adding the appliance to an Active Directory domain, adding Active Directory as an Identity Source, etc.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

 

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 2

(Configuration, Backup, & Restore)

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This enablement video is part 2 of a video series. In part 1, I  showed you how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. In Part 2, I show you how to configure the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and go through some initial settings. Then I show you the new feature in the VCSA 6.5 appliance where you can directly backup and restore VCSA from the appliance itself. This is one of the new features of the VCSA 6.5. This like some of the other new features (Builtin  – HA / Update Manager) are only available in the VCSA 6.5, but not in the Windows-based version of vCenter Server 6.5.

If you missed Part 1 of this demo series, I highly recommend you watch it first before watching Part 2. Then after watching Part 1 & 2, watch Part 3 which covers configuring the vCenter Server via the vSphere Web Client.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying)

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Are you looking to deploy the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 into your lab or production environment? If so, check out my demo video that will walk you through how to deploy the VCSA 6.5. I cover the basic configuration settings to get you up and running quickly!

After you watch this video, then watch Part 2 & 3 of this demo series covering the configuration of the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and then from within the vSphere Web Client.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Back, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Us For Top Gun SALES Tuesday’s Partner Sales Training WebEx Series!

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Join us for Top Gun Tuesdays to receive best in class partner sales training and best practices on demand generation!

 

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Training Agenda:

DATE TOPIC
31-Jan Partner Central Tips & Tricks
7-Feb Solution Selling SDDC:  Identifying use cases & business alignment
14-Feb vRealize: Automation, Optimization, Scale
21-Feb Blue Medora (vROps management packs, demo on SQL pack)
28-Feb Introducing New Mobile Sales Briefcases
7-Mar VOA (vSphere Optimization Assessment)
14-Mar  VSA (vSAN Assessment)
21-Mar VNA (VMware Network Assessment)
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VMware vCloud Air Network Free Trial

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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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Early Release eBook – Network Programmability and Automation Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer

Early Release eBook – Network Programmability and Automation Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer – via ntpro.nl

Early Release eBook – Network Programmability…

With Early Release ebooks, you get books in their earliest form—the author’s raw and unedited content as he or she writes—so you can take advantage of these technologies long before the official release of these titles. You’ll also receive updates when significant changes are made, new chapters are available, and the final ebook bundle is released.


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ESXi 6.5 Installation Step by Step

ESXi 6.5 Installation Step by Step – via Virtualization the Future

ESXi 6.5 Installation Step by Step

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vSAN Availability Part 11 – Stretched Cluster Stretched Cluster Failure Scenarios

vSAN Availability Part 11 – Stretched Cluster Failure Scenarios – via JeffHunter.info

vSAN Availability Part 11 – Stretched Cluster…

Previous articles have covered how vSAN responds to and recovers from various environmental failures in a standard (non-stretched) cluster. This article provides concise coverage of similar environmental failures in a stretched cluster environment.


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Are you ready to be a VMware Top Gun? (Top Gun TECH Thursday’s Enablement Webinars)

Are you ready to be a VMware Top Gun?

(Top Gun TECH Thursday’s Enablement Webinars)

 

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Are you ready to be a VMware Top Gun?

Join us for Top Gun Tech Thursdays to receive best in class partner SE training!  See a Demo (and learn how to do it yourself), get our most frequently asked questions (and the answers!), and ask an SE any questions you have on the product!

Step 1 – REGISTER NOW at: http://www.vmware.com/go/TGTT

Step 2 -­- Join the WEEKLY THURSDAY 30-45 Min. Webex Training Starting @8:30AM PST.

**Check out the Training Agenda for the current quarter!**

  • Date          Topic  (subject to change)
  • 1/26          TestDrive: Windows 10
  • 2/2            Blue Medora: vROPs Management Packs
  • 2/9            TestDrive: BYO & Security
  • 2/16          vRealize Business
  • 2/23          Hybrid Cloud Assessment Introduction
  • 3/2            Virtual Volumes
  • 3/9            vSAN 6.5 What’s New & SMBs
  • 3/16          vSAN 6.5 Troubleshooting/Monitoring/Best Practices
  • 3/23          What’s New with SRM & Native vSphere Replication
  • 3/30          Horizon 7.1 What’s New
  • 4/6            VMware Cloud on AWS
  • 4/13          VMware Cloud Foundation 2.0 General Update
  • 4/20          AirWatch 9.1 What’s New

Be sure to register and block your calendar now!

 

New Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7 – A Series of Mini-Guides

New Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7 – A Series of Mini-Guides – via VMware EUC Blog

New Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon…

I am very happy to announce that we just posted the first four mini-guides in a series of seven to bring you the latest update of View, the main component of VMware Horizon 7! Unlike previous Reviewer’s Guides, you are getting the latest updates literally as soon as we complete each section. The result? Shorter pieces that are easier to digest.


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Thin Provision and Thick Provision disk – My Virtual Journey

Thin Provision and Thick Provision disk – via My Virtual Journey

Thin Provision and Thick Provision disk – My…

In previous post of this series, we’ve discussed virtual hardware and virtual version of a VM. And in this post, we’ll discuss about virtual disk and its types for a VM. if you missed previous posts of this series, you can follow them here.


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Functional USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet Adapter for ESXi 5.5, 6.0 & 6.5 – via virtuallyGhetto

Functional USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet Adapter for ESXi 5.5, 6.0 & 6.5 – via virtuallyGhetto

Functional USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet…

While attending an offsite this week, there were some discussions amongst my colleagues about their new Apple Mac Pro and its USB-C only ports. The discussion was completely unrelated to work, however that did get me thinking about the USB-C peripheral market and specifically their ethernet adapters.


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Certification Insights: VCP Recertification – via VMware Education and Certification Blog

Certification Insights: VCP Recertification – via VMware Education and Certification Blog

Certification Insights: VCP Recertification

One of the most commonly asked questions we get is “Is there a grace period if my VCP expires?” And the answer is NO. There are no grace periods, VMware does not provide exceptions or extensions to our Recertification policy.


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Designing vSAN Networks – Why should I Use the Distributed Switch?

Designing vSAN networks – Why should I use the Distributed Switch? – via Virtual Blocks

Designing vSAN networks – Why should I use the…

The vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) is a powerful, but often misunderstood technology that is included with VMware vSAN. This post will review some of my favorite settings on the VDS, and how you can use them to get better control, performance, and visibility into your virtual SAN cluster.


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Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple…

Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple Interfaces? – via Virtual Blocks

Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple…

vSAN can leverage a number of core ESXi networking features to increase performance and availability. vSAN VMkernel ports should always be configured to use more than one interface to preserve availability in the event of a link failure. There are a number of ways to configure this fail over.


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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

 

 

Log Insight 4.0: Clarity Theme – via SFlanders.net

Log Insight 4.0: Clarity Theme – via SFlanders.net

Log Insight 4.0: Clarity Theme

One of the major changes in Log Insight 4.0 is that it now has the VMware Clarity theme applied. Read on to learn more!


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What is NFS(Network File System)

What is NFS(Network File System) – via VMware Insight

What is NFS(Network File System)

Network File Systems, generally known as NFS is file-level storage which is allocated by shared storage. It is Network attached storage that can be shared across a cluster in vSphere. It allow an user on a client computer to access filers over network similar as local storage.


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Step by Step Configuration Guide for Using Openfiler as Shared Storage in ESXi and vSphere Environment

Step by Step Configuration Guide for Using Openfiler as Shared Storage in ESXi and vSphere Environment – via VMware Insight

Step by Step Configuration Guide for Using…

As part of setting up Home Lab for virtual environment, we read about installation of Openfiler appliance in the previous article “Installation Guide – Openfiler as Shared Storage for Virtual Environment Lab”. Let’s move on to the configuration part and see how we can manage this appliance for accessing shared storage ESXi Hosts.


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How-to Create a Security Banner for ESXi

How-to Create a Security Banner for ESXi – via ESX Virtualization

How-to Create a Security Banner for ESXi

This tip will allow you to add a security banner to the ESXi direct console. It can be a security message or informative message. Sometimes within an organization, there is a need to have such a message displayed prior to login. This post How-to Create a Security Banner for ESXi, was brought to you by ESX Virtualization.


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Free Workspace ONE Troubleshooting and Best…

Free Workspace ONE Troubleshooting and Best Practices Webcast Next Week – via VMware Education and Certification Blog

Free Workspace ONE Troubleshooting and Best…

Interested in the architectural components of VMware Workspace ONE? Join our free Webcast on January 26th, 2017 as VMware’s Technical Instructor, Máté Barany, highlights the foundational components of the solution and offers multiple deployment scenarios. Máté Barany will also share best practices and insight into how to troubleshoot a few integration issues.


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[Virtual Event] EUC Insights 2017

[Virtual Event] EUC Insights 2017

[Virtual Event] EUC Insights 2017

EUC Insights 2017 is coming 2/15! Sign up today for this half-day virtual event to experience hands-on labs, solution-specific breakout sessions and to hear a Digital Workspace keynote delivered by VMware SVP and General Manager, Sumit Dhawan:


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New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations

New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations – via CormacHogan.com

New vSAN Management Pack for vRealize Operations

Last month we announced the release of a new vROps Management Pack specifically for vSAN. Previously the vSAN Management Pack was bundled with the MPSD – Management Pack for Storage Devices. I wrote about this when it entered beta, way back in 2015. Well, for those customers who are only interested in monitoring vSAN, and didn’t want all the other parts of the MPSD, the new vSAN Management Pack is now a stand-alone offering, so no MPSD required.


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vSphere with Operations Management – Intelligent Workload Placement

vSphere with Operations Management – Intelligent Workload Placement

vSphere with Operations Management -…

vSphere with Operations Management leverages vRealize Operations to better optimize a vSphere environment’s resources and workloads. This video focuses on how vR Ops can manage workloads within datacenter or custom datacenter objects. Workload Placement also features its own dashboard which is available out of the box. This dashboard takes a look at metrics such as CPU Demand, Memory Consumed, and vSphere Configuration Limit. It then applies those across datacenter and/or custom datacenters, clusters, and individual hosts themselves. The video will walk through a high-level overview of what Workload Placement is, how it interacts with vSphere’s DRS, and then walking through a use case of balancing a workload imbalance between clusters….Read More


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vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) Enhanced Evaluation

vSphere Optimization Assessment Enhanced Evaluation

vSphere Optimization Assessment Enhanced…

Improve your vSphere configuration, performance and capacity utilization with a free vSphere Optimization Assessment enhanced evaluation. Get started now.


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Join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain

Join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain – via EnterpriseDaddy

Join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain

In one of my vSphere 6.0 posts, I mentioned how to join vCenter Server appliance to an AD Domain, which you can find here. Today we will be looking at how to join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain.


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vSAN Stretched Cluster – Partition behavior changes – via CormacHogan.com

vSAN Stretched Cluster – Partition behavior changes – via CormacHogan.com

vSAN Stretched Cluster – Partition behavior…

My good pal Paudie and I are back in full customer[0] mode these past few weeks, testing out lots of new and upcoming features in future release of vSAN. Our testing led us to building a new vSAN stretched cluster, with 5 nodes on the preferred site, 5 nodes on the secondary site, and of course the obligatory witness node.


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New Product Walkthrough – Hybrid vSphere SSL Certificate Replacement – via VMware vSphere Blog

New Product Walkthrough – Hybrid vSphere SSL Certificate Replacement – via VMware vSphere Blog

New Product Walkthrough – Hybrid vSphere SSL…

The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) was first introduced in vSphere 6.0 to improve the lifecycle management of SSL Certificates. This post will explain a little bit about the VMCA and its capabilities while also making a recommendation on how to deploy certificates in your environment. Finally, a new click-by-click walkthrough has been created to serve as a guide as you are planning the certificate replacement process.


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VMware Named One of the Best Workplaces in Technology by Great Place to Work and Fortune

VMware Named One of the Best Workplaces in Technology by Great Place to Work and Fortune

VMware Named One of the Best Workplaces in…

VMware ranks no. 11 on the list of Best Workplaces in Technology. The ranking was based on employees’ assessment of multiple categories.


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How to Netboot install ESXi onto Apple Mac Hardware? – via virtuallyGhetto

How to Netboot install ESXi onto Apple Mac Hardware? – via virtuallyGhetto

How to Netboot install ESXi onto Apple Mac…

The ability to perform an ESXi Scripted Installation over the network has been a basic capability for non-Apple hardware customers since the initial release of classic ESX. However, for customers who run ESXi on Apple Mac Hardware (first introduced in vSphere 5.0), being able to remotely boot and install ESXi over the network has not been possible and customers could only dream of this capability which many of us have probably taken for granted.


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Publishing VMware Digital Badges for Technical Certifications

Publishing VMware Digital Badges for Technical Certifications – via Wahl Network

Publishing VMware Digital Badges for Technical…

I recently received an email from a company named Acclaim to accept a badge proclaiming that I had earned the VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Network Virtualization certification back in 2014. I must have missed the memo on this, because low and behold there is an official blog post about it on the VMware Education and Certification Blog.


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New Workspace ONE, Identity Manager, and Cloud Foundations Courses

New Workspace ONE, Identity Manager, and Cloud Foundations Courses

New Workspace ONE, Identity Manager, and Cloud…

Each month the VMware Education Services teams expand the list of courses available to help you maximize your productivity and get the most out of your solutions. You can learn about new courses as soon as they’re released on our News page, or you can sign up to receive an email notification.


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How to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using DCUI

How to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using DCUI

How to revert an ESXi host to a previous…

This video demonstrates how to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using the Direct User Console Interface (DCUI).


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Glimmers of Hope for IoT Security – via VMware CIO Vantage

Glimmers of Hope for IoT Security – via VMware CIO Vantage

Glimmers of Hope for IoT Security

Amid reports of massive IoT hacks, the industry is ramping up initiatives to bolster the security of the IoT ecosystem.


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Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard…

Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard license? – via Yellow Bricks

Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard…

As I get the following question a lot I figured I would share the answer here as well: Can you run all-flash with vSAN 6.2 Standard license? Many of you have seen the change in licensing when 6.5 was introduced. No longer is vSAN licenses based on storage hardware used, spindles or all-flash, you can use the lowest license SKU.


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