Announcing the 2016 VSAN vExperts

Announcing the 2016 VSAN vExperts

Announcing the 2016 VSAN vExperts

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.


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vExpert NSX 2016 Award Announcement

vExpert NSX 2016 Award Announcement

vExpert NSX 2016 Award Announcement

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.


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New Requirement for VMware Identity Manager…

New Requirement for VMware Identity Manager when clustering — vDelboy’sView

New Requirement for VMware Identity Manager…

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 […]


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vCenter 6 – Create new licenses operation…

vCenter 6 – Create new licenses operation failed for the entity with the following error messages: storage error

vCenter 6 – Create new licenses operation…

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 »


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Exporting and Importing vRO Workflows with…

Exporting and Importing vRO Workflows with PowervRO — Jonathan Medd’s Blog

Exporting and Importing vRO Workflows with…

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.


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vROps Webinar 2016 – Announcing Part 8 : SDDC…

vROps Webinar 2016 – Announcing Part 8 : SDDC Operations with vROps Custom Dashboards

vROps Webinar 2016 – Announcing Part 8 : SDDC…

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..


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VCAP6-DTM Design Exam Now Available

VCAP6-DTM Design Exam Now Available

VCAP6-DTM Design Exam Now Available

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 .


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Don’t do it simply because you can: Distributed…

Don’t do it simply because you can: Distributed vs Simple Architecture

Don’t do it simply because you can: Distributed…

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.


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Part 2 : VMware vSphere Advanced Concepts

Part 2 : VMware vSphere Advanced Concepts via VirtualGyaan

Part 2 : VMware vSphere Advanced Concepts

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


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Quick Tip – How to retrieve the ESXi Update…

Quick Tip – How to retrieve the ESXi Update Level using the vSphere API?

Quick Tip – How to retrieve the ESXi Update…

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 […]


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How to Setup vROps for NOC Dashboard Display

How to Setup vROps for NOC Dashboard Display

How to Setup vROps for NOC Dashboard Display

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 .


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‘In the Second Inning of a Nine-Inning Game’:…

In the 2nd Inning of a 9-Inning Game: NSX Use Cases & Networking Revolution

‘In the Second Inning of a Nine-Inning Game’:…

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 …


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Deploying NSX in a Home Lab – Part 3

Deploying NSX in a Home Lab – Part 3 (via etherbacon.com)

Deploying NSX in a Home Lab – Part 3

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.


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5 New Tools & Tech to Secure BYOD for the…

5 New Tools & Tech to Secure BYOD for the Digital Workspace

5 New Tools & Tech to Secure BYOD for the…

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 .


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VMworld16: Sign up for vROps Design Studio

VMworld16: Sign up for vROps Design Studio

VMworld16: Sign up for vROps Design Studio

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 .


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Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with…

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with vRealize Operations – Part 3

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with…

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 .


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vBrownBag TechTalk schedule at VMworld USA

vBrownBag TechTalk schedule at VMworld USA

vBrownBag TechTalk schedule at VMworld USA

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.


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New Technical White Paper – Horizon FLEX…

New Technical White Paper – Horizon FLEX Deployment Considerations

New Technical White Paper – Horizon FLEX…

This VMware Horizon FLEX Deployment Considerations paper is intended to help administrators address important matters that may arise during the installation and setup of VMware Horizon FLEX. This document contains information on topology and best practices. It is to be used in conjunction with the existing Horizon FLEX Administration Guide and Horizon FLEX Client User Guide. For more information on the challenges and use cases that Horizon FLEX addresses, see the VMware Horizon FLEX Solution…Read More


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Save 35% off VMware Press Books and More

Save 35% off VMware Press Books and More

Save 35% off VMware Press Books and More

You can save 35% off ALL VMware Press titles now through September 30, 2016 just by entering discount code: VMWARE when you check out. That includes these Official Cert Guides designed to help you pass the exam. VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Covering Exam #2V0-621) Premium Edition and Practice Test List Price: $59.99 Sale Price: $38.99 […] The post Save 35% off VMware Press Books and More appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .


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