Cloud Management Best Practices with eWeek

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A few weeks ago, Mahesh Kumar, the Sr. Director of Product Marketing at the Cloud Management Business Unit of VMware, set down with eWeek to share his views of the Cloud Management best practices. The interview was focused on the current and near-future issues that organizations face when going through digital transformation. In particular, eWeek had asked Mahesh to focus on the multitude of issues around people-process-technology transformation, as seen from the prospective of adopting multiple Read more [...]

Exciting lineup of VMware Cloud on AWS sessions at VMworld 2017

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VMworld is right around the corner and we have an exciting line up of VMware Cloud on AWS sessions! VMware Cloud on AWS will bring VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center technologies to AWS, and with seamless access to the broad portfolio of AWS offerings and is scheduled to be available in summer 2017. VMware Cloud on AWS is built from industry-leading VMware vSphere®, VMware vSANTM and VMware NSX®, and is operated as a service. This service seamlessly integrates with Read more [...]

How VMware Cloud Management Helps You Get the Most out of Your ServiceNow Investment

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First, a hat tip where it’s due: ServiceNow is a leader in the ITSSM space, claiming the #1 spot in the much-coveted magic quadrant in Gartner’s ITSSM Magic Quadrant (Gartner: 24 August 2016 G00291752), and with an easy to use GUI and out of the box integrations for popular vendors including VMware, it’s no wonder ServiceNow is so popular for self-service cataloging in the IT service delivery space. Indeed, many of our customers enjoy a complementary relationship between ServiceNow Read more [...]

Add These 4 EUC Sessions to Your VMworld U.S. Agenda

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Join These  Sessions Dedicated to the Digital Workspace, Mobility, Desktop Virtualization & App Management With hundreds of VMworld U.S. 2017 breakout sessions, panels, labs and discussion groups—led by the top subject-matter experts—here are four can’t miss end-user computing (EUC) keynotes and spotlight sessions to add to your VMworld 2017 session builder. Our experts will help you take your EUC expertise to the next level with deep dives into: Next-gen digital workspace Read more [...]

Big Data Video – Benefits of Virtualizing Big Data on vSphere

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We often get questions from people who are new to big data about the reasons for virtualizing these newer infrastructures and applications. People are also interested in knowing the benefits you can gain from doing so. This video provides a set of answers to those questions. Summarizing the main points discussed in the video, the benefits you get when you decide to virtualize your big data infrastructure are: (a) higher flexibility of management (b) rapid provisioning of clusters through cloning (c) Read more [...]

Container Management in vRealize Automation

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vRealize Automation vRealize Automation (vRA) is VMware’s industry-leading hybrid cloud management platform. vRA automates the delivery of applications across multiple clouds. Application architects can describe their deployment topology with the converged blueprint designer. vRA blueprints automate the app deployments and make this a repeatable process for the IT organizations as well as the development teams. Container management in vRA vRA offers built-in Read more [...]

Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure – July 2017 Technical Updates

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There are several technical updates to the VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure this quarter. The updates for this release focus on expanding capabilities from the initial release in February. VMware will contact all customers individually to schedule the upgrade of their tenant(s) to the new release (17.1). For more details on this release, see the Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure 17.1 Release Notes. New Data Center Availability Added! VMware is continuing its partnership Read more [...]

Using the vCenter Login Banner for RSA SecurID support

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In vSphere 6.0 Update 2 we added the capability to use RSA SecurID for two-factor authentication (2FA) in to the web client (only). I wrote about that in a two part blog series. Part 1 and Part 2 I recently got an email from a customer asking me about the implementation of the RSA SecurID Agent in vSphere and that prompted this blog. The initial inquiry was around SecurID PIN resets and the customer asked: “It seems like vSphere doesn’t support PIN resets. How can I help my folks who Read more [...]

Introducing “Operations” Dashboards in vRealize Operations 6.6

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Now that you have a sneak preview of the launch of vRealize Operations 6.6, it is time that we unwrap the goodies and take you through the new features in detail. One of my favorite areas of vRealize Operations Manager is Dashboards. A dashboard for me is like an empty canvas which allows you to paint the picture of what is most important to you, when it comes to managing day to day IT operations. Whether you are a help desk engineer, or a CIO, to be successful in your role, you need quick access Read more [...]

Scaling a vRA 7.3 Environment (Part 2)

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Last time we installed a distributed vRA 7.3 environment by using only one node per role. Here comes the time when you have to add another node for each role, to the vRA setup, because vRA has become a critical asset and you want to lower the downtime of the service. There are a few ways to do it and most people usually choose the most boring one – using VAMI and the Suite Installer (meh). You’ve got other options, though. Options like the uber cool vra-command tool present in every vRA Read more [...]