Once again, we had another record breaking year at VMworld US. We have a bit more time this year between VMworld US and VMworld Europe and thought we could fill that time by releasing the new labs! As we prepare to get the latest labs out to you, we want to make sure you are […] The post Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs appeared first on VMware Hands-On Lab (HOL) Blog .
To clarify whether products are announced or released, please read the following statement from this press release:“VMware vSphere Platinum Edition, VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1, VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 1, VMware vRealize Suite 2018, VMware vRealize Operations 7.0, VMware vRealize Automation 7.5, and vRealize Network Insight 3.9 are expected to become available by the end of VMware’s Q3 FY19 (November 2, 2018).”
This is a new edition of vSphere, adding in AppDefense to go along with all current capabilities in the Enterprise Plus license. Also included in this edition is a vCenter plug-in that tightly integrates AppDefense and vCenter Services for ease of administration and enhanced visibility for vSphere administrators.
Global Availability – In addition to being included in VMware Premier Support Services contracts, Skyline is now available to Production Support customers.
Skyline Advisor – Skyline Advisor provides a self-service portal for customers to access real-time dashboards, proactive recommendations from VMware’s library of knowledge, and suggested upgrades to prevent potential issues.
Skyline Log Assist – Skyline Assist, available before the end of the year, automatically uploads desired log files to VMware Technical Support once an issue is identified to help resolve support requests more quickly.
Additional Product Support – Support for VMware vSAN
Project Magna will make possible a self-driving data center based on machine learning. It is focused on applying reinforcement learning to a data center environment to drive greater performance and efficiencies.
VMware demonstrated ESXi on 64-bit ARM running on a windmill farm at the Edge. VMware sees an opportunity to work with selected embedded OEMs to scope and explore opportunities for focused, ARM-enabled offering at the edge.
VMware demonstrated a highly scalable, energy-efficient decentralized trust infrastructure for digital consensus and smart contract execution. Project Concord may be used to power distributed trust infrastructures, including blockchains. It is available immediately as an open source project.
SAAS Support: Customers will be able to consume Pulse IoT Center as an on premise or SaaS solution depending on their needs. SaaS services will be hosted by VMware and VCPP partners.
Low-touch Secure Enrollment: Minimal touch enrollment and configuration capabilities will be supported for select gateways.
Deeper Edge System Management: Ability to perform Gateway configuration through the action framework (sshd, turn on/off port, IP address table, etc.) as well as provide complete firmware and BIOS updates for selected gateways.
Richer Alerts and Notifications Capabilities: Alerts can now be set for individual managed object or a group of managed objects. Notifications for alerts can be received via email or SMS integration, and through an API into a third-party system.
Enhanced Over-the-air (OTA) Updates: Customers now have more granular control over OTA scheduling, activation, progress status, package type and failure handling
More Extensibility: RESTful APIs will be available for all functionalities for customer and partner integration, improving extensibility.
Additional Security Features: Customers will be able to leverage role-based user access and multi- tenancy restrict access for different organizations and use cases.
VMware Cloud Services:
VMware Cloud Operations Services – The initial availability of VMware Automation Services (formerly known as Project Tango) was announced to help tackle the challenge of managing and deploying workloads in multi-cloud environments. There is an excellent blog that was published on this pagethat delivers a high- level overview of the initial three components:
VMware Cloud Assembly: With Cloud Assembly, IT and cloud operations teams can orchestrate and expedite infrastructure and application delivery in line with DevOps principles, improving the overall developer experience, developers get an experience equivalent to provisioning resources from native public clouds.
VMware Service Broker: Service Broker provides simple, self-service access to multi-cloud infrastructure and application resources from a single catalog, without requiring disparate tools. With Service Broker, operations teams can more effectively govern resource access, and use and enforce security, deployment and business policies across multi-cloud environments.
VMware Code Stream: Code Stream automates the code and application release process with a comprehensive set of capabilities for application deployment, testing, and troubleshooting.
This is a key acquisition that will bolster VMware’s multi-cloud management capabilities as we enter a time when that concept becomes more and more of a core operating requirement in enterprises. This platform delivers benefits to VMware customers in terms of public cloud cost management, resource optimization, granular visibility and reporting.
This release includes scalability and security enhancements, serverless instrumentation capabilities (AWS Lambda SDK and Delta Counters), and deeper integration with AWS services, and VMware Pivotal Container Services (PKS).
A VMware technology preview that will extend the VMware Cloud to the data center, branch offices and the edge. Project Dimension will combine VMware Cloud Foundation, in a hyperconverged form factor, with VMware Cloud managed service to deliver an SDDC infrastructure as an end-to-end service, operated by VMware. Project Dimension will dramatically simplify operational complexity and cost and offers built-in security and isolation, allowing customers to focus on innovating and differentiating their businesses.
VMware Cloud on AWS:
Expanding Global Reach– VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS will growing to Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe and China in 2019 and has new enterprise capabilities.
VMC on AWS is now available in five regions worldwide.
US West (Oregon)
US East (N. Virginia)
Advanced NSX – full integration with AWS Direct Connect, extension of micro-segmentation to individual VMs for follow-me security policies
Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) integration
New minimum SDDC configuration – lowered to three nodes
50% lower cost of entry pricing – now get three hosts for the price of two
Vendor license optimizations – new features for vendor license compliance
Industry standard Center for Internet Security (CIS) policy templates
Over-the-Air configuration of Group Policies
GPO coverage beyond limited native MDM policies
Workspace ONE Sensors – a capability that allows admins to query using PowerShell scripts any asset attribute such as system information, custom hardware inventory, registry and app data and even custom WMI data, and perform actions to remediate the endpoint to a desired state.
MacOS and iOS management enhancements
Android and ChromeOS management enhancements
Peripherals and rugged device management enhancements