Category: VMware

This Baby is Loaded! What’s New with vRealize Operations 7.0 Technical Overview

It has arrived, and we are officially in a new era with vRealize Operations 7.0 which brings advancements in Self-Driving Operations to VMware customers running private, public and hybrid cloud environments.  The party was just getting started when we improved the capacity engine in the 6.7 release.  In 7.0, you can now put your self-driving

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Cloud automation services– Helping customer meet their need for agile delivery of multi-cloud services

Cloud automation services VMware is delivering a SaaS service focused on multi-cloud delivery with three independent yet integrated services called Service Broker, Cloud Assembly, and Code Stream. These services give you flexibility in defining how services are delivered, whether they be to consumers requiring high governance and a catalog approach, IT consumers who are building

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What does End of General Support mean?

On September 19th, vSphere 5.5 exited its general support phase and moved into something called “Technical Guidance”. In response to this, many have already moved to a newer release of the vSphere 6.x line. Whether it be for compatibility concerns or a reasonable wariness of touching what’s not broken, there are several of us who

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Upgrading Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server via the CLI Installer

The first topic we will cover in our Automating your vSphere Upgrade series is updating our core infrastructure. Upgrading Platform Services Controller(PSC)  and vCenter Server via the CLI installer. In our workshops one of the common things I hear is that most folks aren’t using the CLI based tools that have been included in the installer.

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Introduction to Automating Your vSphere Upgrade

When it comes to upgrading your vSphere environment you have two options when upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or vSphere 6.7. The installer provides two methods, the first being the UI Installer and the second being the CLI installer. As I travel and present to folks, I often ask who prefers to use the CLI method

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Pivotal Container Service analytics and monitoring with Wavefront: Use cases

Contributions from Dinesha Sharma and Alka Gupta   Pivotal Container Service (PKS) comes with out of the box integration with Wavefront for monitoring and analytics of your cloud native Apps and infrastructuire, inclusive of the kubernets platform, containers, applications and services. In this blog, we call out some specific use cases that developers and platform

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vSphere Upgrade Series Part 4: Upgrading VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

Welcome back to the vSphere Upgrade Blog for the next piece of our Upgrade Journey. We began in Part 1 of this blog series by reviewing our prerequisites & compatibility, gathering our data. In Part 2 we upgraded vCenter Server & migrated VUM from vSphere 6.0 Update3 to 6.7. Part 3 guided us through preparing

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Just Two Weeks Left Before vSphere 5.5 Reaches End Of General Support (EOGS)

We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or 6.7 you not only get all

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VMware vCloud Availability for Cloud to Cloud 1.5 is announced! What’s New?

I am excited to announce that vCloud Availability for Cloud to Cloud 1.5 (vCAv-C2C) will be released for VMware Cloud Providers at end of September. This has been a long and fruitful journey between strategic design partners and our internal … Continue reading

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Security Compliance – Pre-configure your vApp firewall rules inside vCloud Director using NSX DFW (Part 1 of 2)

This is a joint blog series with Wissam Mahmassani  Today, we will be discussing pre-configured firewall rules for vApps inside of vCloud Director (vCD). Recently, I received a request from a new provider that wants to deploy a specific vApp … Continue reading

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VMware vCloud Usage Meter – BND to Bundle Translation Technical Discussion

Recently, we received a post on VMware Communities forum for vCloud Usage Meter requesting clarification on the “BND” column on the Virtual Machine History Report. I’d like to spend a little more time discussing this further for others and some of … Continue reading

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VMworld 2018 Sessions for VMware Cloud Providers

This is a very exciting time for us at VMware, especially in the Cloud Provider Program. I am elated to say there are over 34 sessions that are tied to VMware Cloud Providers at VMworld 2018 – we are only publishing … Continue reading

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Automate retrieving the Horizon Usage Report for VMware Cloud Providers

For VMware Cloud Providers that are using Horizon, monthly usage collection is not automated or collected by Usage Meter currently. This is a manual process that requires the Provider to retrieve the highwater mark concurrent usage on a monthly basis. … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked: VMware VCAP 6.5 DCV 3v0-624 Exam – Summary and Tips

I wanted to start off my Monday morning with a bang, so decided to schedule my VCAP 3v0-624 exam for the first in the morning. Well, I passed! Before walking into this exam, I wasn’t sure if I prepared enough, … Continue reading

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