Are You Equipped to Handle the IoT Wave?

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See VMware Take on the Internet of Things (IoT) at Mobile World Congress 2017 With the IoT wave crashing down on the enterprise, it is not surprising that IoT will loom large when Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona on 28 February. There will be a zone dedicated just to IoT in the exhibition, and many of the conference presentations will be devoted to IoT. VMware unveiled its IoT strategy at VMworld in Las Vegas in August last year. Over the past six months, we’ve been developing that Read more [...]

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 1: Introduction to Application Profiler

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With contributions from: Jim Yanik, Senior Manager, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware Pim Van De Vis, Product Engineer, User Environment Manager, Research & Development, VMware Stephane Asselin, Lead Architect, App Volumes, VMware Successful management of applications across physical, virtual, and cloud devices is becoming increasingly important. Whether your organization fits neatly in to one of those silos, or spans all three, the challenge is finding tools designed to work well Read more [...]

How to use vRealize Automation with SSL offloading in multi-arm load-balancing topology

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With the development of newer and faster load balancers or Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) we are seeing more and more use cases where SSL termination is required. Some of those use cases include SSL offloading and optimization, content caching and filtering, application firewalls and many others. In this guide we will cover the basic SSL-to-SSL configuration of VMware NSX, F5 BIG-IP and Citrix NetScaler with vRealize Automation 7.x. You have to keep in mind however that the ADCs nowadays Read more [...]

Cloud Transformation: Are you Ready? What about your Team?

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Are you ready for cloud transformation? As the CIO, you know cloud is good for you. Capacity on demand! Independence from hardware… IT as a service, even as self-service… In other words, you know why you are doing it. You fought for, and got the budget allocated, you acquired the best technology, and your trusted consultant has proven to you in a nicely-done POC that the technology works. But you know, it’s not just the technology. Will your cloud fly high and deliver the expected Read more [...]

New Fling released – IOInsight

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By Sankaran Sivathanu VMware IOInsight is a tool to help people understand a VM’s storage I/O behavior. By understanding their VM’s I/O characteristics, customers can make better decisions about storage capacity planning and performance tuning. IOInsight ships as a virtual appliance that can be deployed in any vSphere environment and includes an intuitive web-based UI that allows users to choose VMDKs to monitor and view results. Where does IOInsight help? Customers may better tune and Read more [...]

vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Video Guide

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[this post originally posted at virtualjad.com] Welcome to the vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide. This is a collection of all the videos making up the full vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Guide. The guide (and these videos) was put together to help you deploy and configure a highly-available, production-worthy vRealize Automation 7.2 distributed environment, complete with SDDC integration (e.g. VSAN, NSX), extensibility examples and ecosystem integrations. Read more [...]

What’s New in Horizon Cloud – February 2017

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With contributions from Justin Venezia and Jerrid Cunniff. The recently released  Horizon Cloud Service added several significant new features that enable customers to deploy desktops and applications in the cloud, on-premises, or in a combination of the two.   This release focused on integrations with Workspace ONE and delivering the technologies that support VMware’s Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP). The features mentioned below cover the cloud-based implementation called Read more [...]

10 Top Moments from EUC Insights 2017 — Americas

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Thank you to everyone who joined our popular online event, EUC Insights 2017—Americas! It was one of our most successful virtual conferences yet. And the best news? You can watch the product sessions, dive into best practices and take our Hands-On Labs at any time on demand! Just click here to get started. While the live EUC Insights 2017 event is over in the Americas, the APJ and Europe events are coming soon! Click one of these links to register for: EUC Insights APJ: 2 March EUC Insights Read more [...]

The Self-Healing Data Center (Part 5) – Configure an Alert to Trigger the vRO Workflow

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Now that we have configured the Webhook Shim and vRealize Orchestrator the next task before testing is to configure vRealize Operations to send an alert to the shim.  This will be the final post in this series and when you complete this, you will be ready to apply this solution for self-healing of any alerts you desire by simply creating the appropriate workflow and alert settings. I am using vRealize Operations version 6.4 in the steps below, but this should work with any 6.0 or higher Read more [...]

Getting Started with PowerCLI for Horizon View

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PowerCLI 6.5 introduced a brand new, completely re-written, module for Horizon View that is leaps and bounds better than the prior release. As an automation fanatic and former View administrator, PowerCLI’s offering for Horizon View has always been an important part of my toolbox. Graeme Gordon, a Senior EUC Architect on our EUC Technical Marketing team, has created a terrific video on how to get started using this new module that we recommend checking out. Watch the Video Also, here’s Read more [...]