Switching from ACC to VMware IDM Connector made easy!

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If you have been integrating VMware IDM with Active Directory using AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC), and need to switch to IDM connector to take advantage of various features such as MFA integration, Horizon & Citrix desktops/apps integration and others, then we have made it easier to switch without having to reconfigure application entitlements. If you have been holding off from deploying the IDM connector because you don’t have vSphere license to deploy the virtual appliance, then Read more [...]

Introducing VMware Enterprise Systems Connector

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You asked for it, and we delivered. Happy to announce availability of VMware Enterprise Systems Connector (VESC), a unified installer to install both VMware IDM connector and AirWatch Cloud Connector (ACC) on the Windows platform starting with AirWatch 9.1 release. You can download the VESC installer from the AirWatch console. Here’s detailed description on VMware Enterprise Systems Connector by Andrew Hornsby, Product Manager responsible for this component. Overview In Read more [...]

5 Key vRO Workflows for Your F5 BIG-IP Environment

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By: Lora Johnson   As the complexity of IT infrastructures continues to grow, so does the need for automation to simplify tasks that serve as a time suck for IT operations personnel. With vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), you can automate tasks from the simple — like creating a new user in Active Directory — to the most complex, such as executing the procedure for powering off an entire data center. Figure 1: Using a workflow to license F5 BIG-IP can save your team a significant Read more [...]

Apply the Latest VMware ESXi Security Patches to OEM Custom Images and Visualize the Differences

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VMware vSphere customers often rely on custom VMware ESXi images from server OEM partners, such as Cisco, Dell, and HPE, to ensure support for the specific devices that each of those manufacturers include with their hardware.  This arrangement makes initial deployment easier, because all the required storage and I/O drivers are included, but often causes confusion when it comes to keeping up to date with the latest security patches published by VMware. Since OEM partners typically only update Read more [...]

Welcome to VMware: A New Hire’s True Story of Lost Luggage, Bug Registers & Workspace ONE

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My first week at VMware was daunting: flying from Ireland to our head office in Palo Alto, losing my luggage and credit cards not working. On my first day, I ran around like a headless chicken trying to meet with my new team with nothing but worn clothes and trainers. In all, it was an absolute nightmare. Sometimes life throws lemons at you with such energy that it’s hard to do anything useful. Arriving “relatively” on time for my first day, my next hurdle was onboarding with VMware Read more [...]

THE VMWARE CERTIFIED LENOVO XCLARITY WEB CLIENT PLUG-IN SOLUTION

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THE VMWARE CERTIFIED LENOVO XCLARITY SOLUTION CAPABILITIES: Lenovo recently certified their XClarity vSphere web client plugin solution.  Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a new centralized resource management solution that enables administrators to deploy infrastructure faster and with less effort. The solution seamlessly integrates into Lenovo servers and Flex System converged infrastructure platform. XClarity provides automated discovery, monitoring, firmware updates and compliance, Read more [...]

Building Great Products Starts with Building a Great Team, Part 2

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In the first of our two-part interview with Paul Young, VP of Products at Pragmatic Marketing, we discussed the fundamentals of the Pragmatic Marketing Framework™ and some cross-functional challenges that product development and user experience (UX) teams face when it comes to building great products. In this next installment, we ask Paul to expand on the keys to building successful ranking models, problem-solving techniques and useful decision-making tips. [Read: Building Great Read more [...]

[Case Study] Halton Healthcare Modernizes Data Centers & Expands with New Hospital

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Award-winning Halton Healthcare operates three community hospitals in the Region of Halton in southern Ontario, Canada. The organization is expanding to meet the needs of the growing area it serves. Old IT systems could not adequately serve a patient population expected to double by 2031. Building a completely new hospital and expanding other facilities provided opportunities for a fresh start with truly integrated IT systems. Halton Healthcare chose VMware Horizon, Vblock systems from EMC and technology Read more [...]

Nerding out with Wavefront

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I’m pretty excited with our acquisition of Wavefront, and I’m glad it’s finally closed. Honestly, what has impressed me with Wavefront is how easy it is to get it to ingest data. In fact, Wavefront has over 80(!) different kinds of data it can ingest. Since I have no life, one weekend, I was able to set up my Nest thermostat and send data to the local proxy (which handles all the forwarding to the SaaS service). The screenshot above is essentially the temperature in my living room Read more [...]

Memorial Healthcare Protects Patient Data with a Secure Digital Clinical Workspace

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Memorial Healthcare, a top-rated community hospital in Michigan that’s won awards for patient engagement, sees technology as a key to advancing healthcare in its region. Their secure clinical digital workspace allows staff to access the apps and data they need anytime, anywhere. To transform security and protect patient data, Memorial Healthcare deployed VMware NSX, AirWatch and Horizon to secure endpoints and app infrastructure, while streamlining compliance. Technology ultimately supports Read more [...]