As many of you have probably heard, in June 2016 VMware acquired Arkin Net. Arkin Net offers 360 degree visibility, enables faster deployments via micro-segmentation planning, and delivers significantly lower time to resources, leveraging constructs like ‘time machine’, natural language search, and contextual analytics.Now 2 months later the impact and position is visible, VMware will be incorporating Arkin Net with its vRealize Cloud Management platform. Under its new name, vRealize Network…Read More
Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert VSAN. Myself and VMware Storage & Availability Business Unit are pleased to announce the list of 2016 vExperts who received the VSAN award. This elite group includes bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. This group of individuals have passion and enthusiasm for technology, but more importantly, have demonstrated significant activity and evangelism around VSAN.
Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert NSX. I’m pleased to announce the list of 2016 vExperts who received the NSX award. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.
Recently VMware released Identity Manager 2.7 and with it there is a new requirement when clustering the Identity Manager behind a load blanencer. It is now required that you have a minimum of 3 Identity Manager Appliances with in the cluster. The diagram below shows this minimum requirement. This will also help when upgrading to future […]
As discussed in previous post, I have one SSO domain that is rather large (multiple vcenters, multiple external PSC servers, thousands of VMs). I have been adding my vSphere 6 licenses to prep for our hosts upgrades when I ran into an error. I tried to add another license and I got a Web Client… Read More »
There are a number of different ways to get your developed vRO content from one system to another: exporting / importing single items, exporting / importing vRO Packages containing multiple items, synchronising content directly between vRO systems.
With VMworld around the corner and a lot of activities under my belt, I am extremely thankful to Iwan who proposed to take this informational series to the next level with our next session. This time… Click on the title to continue reading the post..
Last month I announced the availability of the first three VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 (VCAP6) certifications. Today I get to announce a fourth one: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design) You can now schedule the exam for any date after August 22, 2016 at participating PearsonVue testing centers. […] The post VCAP6-DTM Design Exam Now Available appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .
Hello all, it’s been long since my last blog. In between, I became a father, changed profile, changed location etc., in all a lot happened at personal and professional front. Coming back to blog, this particular topic was bugging me from last couple of months. In few of my last discussions with customers, it seemed we discussed only one point, that is to decide between fully distributed vs simple installation architecture.
It has been quite a while since I wrote as I was busy working on few projects, So lets continue to discuss advanced features in vSphere and also Upgrading scenarios , Monitoring and Troubleshooting vSphere using both GUI and command line interface. Firstly lets discuss some advanced features : VMware High Availability This is an advanced cluster level operation which quickly brings back the mission critical business applications in the event of an ESXi Host failure. VMHA works on the concept of Master/Slave that is all clustered Hosts are contested in polling and a Master Host is elected VMHA installs an agent called Fault Domain Manager (FDMS) in every clustered Host that talks to vpxd (vCSA mgmt agent) FDMS is responsible for…Read More
Using the vSphere API, it is very easy to extract the version and build of all your ESXi hosts. This information is exposed in the Product property of an ESXi host. For example, Product.Version will return something like 6.0.0 and Product.Build will return something like 3029758. However, one thing that is not available in this property is […]
By: Brian Williams, Blue Medora Working on an operations team leads to some fun projects from time-to-time. Today I’m going to talk briefly about one of my favorite projects, setting up a Network Operations Center (NOC) Dashboard. In this blog, I’ll cover some of the basic User Interface (UI) changes that are available in The post How to Setup vROps for NOC Dashboard Display appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .
Rajiv Ramaswami knows the networking industry. Having spent the past 14 years in leadership roles at two organizations with deep roots in the technology industry, Ramaswami brings a wealth of networking and security experience to his new role at VMware as general manager and executive vice president for the networking and security business. Ramaswami’s career …
In Part 1 of my Deploying NSX series, we covered the prep of NSX in the environment, including deploying the NSX Manager appliance, deploying NSX Controllers and vSphere host preparation. In Part 2 this part of the series, we covered the creation of Logical Switches and our NSX Edge, which consist of our Edge Services Gateway (Providing DHCP, Firewall, VPN, NAT, Routing and Load Balancing capabilities). In our 3rd part in the series, we’ll cover the deployment of the Logical Router, which provides our routing and bridging for the existing networks, as well as configuring routing to get traffic into and out of our new NSX environment.
For those of us who have turned technology into a career, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) concept is now almost over-discussed. But here’s the *fun* new BYOD reality for those of us in the enterprise tech world:: The architecture you deploy today needs to securely enable devices that have not yet been invented. Here’s the good news, […] The post 5 New Tools & Tech to Secure BYOD for the Digital Workspace appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .
Would you like to help define the next generation of VMware Operations Management solutions? The VMware User Experience team is seeking participants to attend VMware Design Studio at VMworld 2016 US between August 28-September 1. To sign up, fill out this form. What Kind of Study Is This? We’re conducting a 90min group discussion to gain insight into The post VMworld16: Sign up for vROps Design Studio appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .
By: Greg Hohertz, Blue Medora In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog, I discussed how you can monitor vCenter’s databases remotely using Blue Medora’s Management Pack for PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL. Monitoring database performance is important to understanding the performance and health of your vCenter server, but it is just as import The post Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 3 appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .
Two weeks and counting. The day is nearly upon us. This year there is a change, the Hang Space is now called the VMvillage. Everything else that you know and love about TechTalks will be back. Some of your favourite presenters with unvarnished truth about making IT work.