Security Patches for VMware vCenter Server Appliance Photon OS

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This is a critical security advisory from VMware (VMSA)

Our customers have indicated that they would like to see VMware more frequently update the Photon OS operating system that powers the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). To follow up on this request, we have now started a program that will provide monthly patches for the VCSA operating system. The program will address important security issues that are present in the VCSA Photon OS operating system on a monthly basis. In some months (e.g. this month) the update will be through stand-alone patches while Read more [...]

Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become the recommended deployment type starting with vSphere 6.5. The three main components of the VCSA – operating system, database, and application – now all fall under VMware’s umbrella. The VCSA now uses Photon OS which is a custom operating system built from the ground up for virtualization and removes the dependency on third party support. This not only provides one central place for support, but also allows for quicker releases Read more [...]

IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code

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IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In addition to this list I also covered self-service in blog #1.  The second blog  looked at the need for IT to effectively market their services to their internal customers.  Read more [...]

Who Built a Better EMM Mousetrap?

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New report claims VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management, delivered a better user experience, had more features and saved time on management tasks, compared to Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S). Download Now In my blog post last month, I provided six key criteria for selecting an enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider and compared Workspace ONE to another vendor in each category. Today, we reveal the mystery vendor and the details of the Read more [...]

vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security

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Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its part in the SDDC stack, vRealize Automation (vRA) binds defined policies to services using a variety of configuration elements. At request time, policies can invoke governance, workflows, app-centric Read more [...]

Performance of Enterprise Web Applications in Docker Containers on VMware vSphere 6.5

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Docker containers are growing in popularity as a deployment platform for enterprise applications. However, the performance impact of running these applications in Docker containers on virtualized infrastructures is not well understood. A new white paper is available that uses the open source Weathervane performance benchmark to investigate the performance of an enterprise web application running in Docker containers in VMware vSphere 6.5 virtual machines (VMs).  The results show that an enterprise Read more [...]

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Simplified Management for Your vRealize Investment

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Are you looking to quickly install and configure a brand new vRealize deployment or upgrade an existing vRealize environment; both with just a few clicks? Do you want to ensure all of your data center environments are running the same vRealize configuration? Do you want get a single pane of glass to view and manage the vRealize suite through its lifecycle? If so read on! vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling simplified Read more [...]

[Whitepaper] Secure Mobile Endpoints with NSX Network Virtualization

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New Whitepaper Hot Off the Press! We’re excited to announce the VMware Tunnel™ and VMware NSX® Micro-Segmentation Integration Guide is now available! It explains how NSX network virtualization and VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™ work together. Use it to figure out how to secure mobile endpoints with NSX network virtualization. Secure Mobile Endpoints with NSX Network Virtualization Integrate VMware Tunnel and Read more [...]

[Whitepaper] Desktop & App Virtualization Makes Migrating to Windows 10 a Breeze

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The deadline to migrate to Windows 10 is fast approaching, with extended support for Windows 7 ending in January 2020. Luckily, the majority of enterprises already started piloting Windows 10 and plan to migrate to the latest Microsoft operating system (OS) in the next year. According to a survey conducted by Adaptiva, almost half (46%) of respondents indicated that they have migrated 10% of devices. And 41% said they would migrate over 50% of their company’s systems in the next year. For enterprises, Read more [...]

Become a Cloud Ninja with the NEW vRealize Operations Certification for VCPs

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Are you vRealize Operations savvy?  Do you want to showcase your expertise to your boss and peers?  Would you like VMware to endorse your IT operations knowledge and skills?  Well now you can!  VMware has recently launched the vRealize Operations Specialist Digital badge for VMware Certified Professionals (VCP). Now technical experts who understand vRealize Operations and its advanced capabilities to manage software-defined data center (SDDC), multi-cloud environments, VMware Read more [...]