Month: January 2017

Updated Version of the Deployment Guide for Hadoop on VMware vSphere

Updated Version of the Deployment Guide for Hadoop on VMware vSphere

This post was originally published on this site —The new Deployment Guide for Virtualizing Hadoop on VMware vSphere describes the technical choices for running Hadoop and Spark-based applications in virtual machines on vSphere. Innovative technologies and design approaches are appearing very regularly in the big data market; the pace of innovation has not slowed down for sure! A prime example of this innovation is the rapid growth in Spark adoption for serious enterprise work over the past year or so, overtaking MapReduce as the dominant Read more […]

Top 10 Reasons to Join EUC Insights 2017 on Feb. 15

Top 10 Reasons to Join EUC Insights 2017 on Feb. 15

This post was originally published on this site —With digital workspaces, new possibilities for productivity, security and enablement help businesses transform like never before. With technology innovations and product updates moving faster than ever, it’s easy to get left behind. That’s why there’s no better time than now to join our EUC Insights 2017 online event on Feb. 15. Here are the top 10 reasons you should join this free virtual event, hosted by the top experts from VMware End-User Computing (EUC). 1. Experience an Eye-Opening Read more […]

Demystifying vRealize Automation – Getting it Right!

Demystifying vRealize Automation – Getting it Right!

This post was originally published on this site —Purpose: My colleague Raminder Singh arranged for a session for customers on vRealize Automation (vRA) and I was asked to deliver the session. VMware is offering vRealize Automation in its previous vCAC and current vRA avatar for last few years. Yet it seems, there are still some challenges faced by customers while adopting it. Specially if they are trying it out for the first time.The session aimed at providing clarity and removing confusion around vRealize Automation. Specially this blog makes Read more […]

SQLPass SQL Server user group DBTA vSphere usage survey

SQLPass SQL Server user group DBTA vSphere usage survey

This post was originally published on this site —This blog follows (and uses some of the same text) the earlier blog entry which reported on the 2016 IOUG survey.  The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a variety of Business Critical Applications and RDBMS disciplines. The program is run and sponsored by the CPBU as a partnership with “Database Trends and Analysis” Read more […]

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4, Part 2: New Support for Monitoring VMware App Volumes, View in VMware Horizon 7, and VMware Access Point

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4, Part 2: New Support for Monitoring VMware App Volumes, View in VMware Horizon 7, and VMware Access Point

This post was originally published on this site —By Sujay Gopalan, Solution Architect, Technical Marketing and Enablement, Enterprise Desktop, VMware Introduction This blog post introduces new support for monitoring VMware App Volumes, View in VMware Horizon 7, and VMware Access Point. The first blog in this series introduced what is new in VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4. Part 3 discusses new application-crash alerts for desktop applications, and a new dashboard for root-cause analysis. Part 4 addresses new Read more […]

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

This post was originally published on this site —vCenter Server migrations have typically taken massive planning, a lot of effort, and time. The new Migration Tool included in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is a game changer. No longer requiring scripts and many long nights of moving hosts one cluster at a time. The Migration Tool does all the heavy lifting. Copying the configuration and inventory of source vCenter Server by default. The migration workflow includes upgrading from either a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 or 6.0 to VCSA 6.5. Read more […]

Highlighting Customer Success with VMware App Volumes

Highlighting Customer Success with VMware App Volumes

This post was originally published on this site —What do LCMC Health, BDP International, ANZ Bank and Maastricht University  all have in common? They all turned to VMware App Volumes to take the complexity out of application delivery and lifecycle management in VDI and published applications environments. These organizations transformed the way they deliver and manage applications in their virtual desktop and published application platforms. In turn, they provide application access to make their end users more productive than ever before. The Read more […]

Upgrading your vRealize Operations Environment from 6.3 to 6.4

Upgrading your vRealize Operations Environment from 6.3 to 6.4

This post was originally published on this site —By: Brock Peterson   As many of you know, VMware recently released vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 6.4. New updates focused on enhancing product usability and stability and supporting vSphere 6.5 environments. Improvements included: Support for vSphere 6.5 Summary pages for key vSphere objects Predictive Distributed Resource Scheduler (pDRS) 13 new dashboards Enhanced “All Metrics” tab for easier troubleshooting   For additional details see the release notes. In this blog Read more […]

Customer Focus: College Students Learn Anywhere, Any Time with Spartan GreenSky

Customer Focus: College Students Learn Anywhere, Any Time with Spartan GreenSky

This post was originally published on this site —At the University of South Carolina Upstate, with campuses in Spartanburg and Greenville, a lot of students take a non-traditional path to college, combining higher ed with work, family and Real Life 101. To increase availability of University resources for online and on-demand education, USC Upstate turned to VMware for solutions. VMware Horizon and VMware App Volumes power a campus-wide service called Spartan GreenSky, a secure digital workspace where students, faculty and staff can use their Read more […]

3 Key VMware Integrations for F5 BIG-IP

3 Key VMware Integrations for F5 BIG-IP

This post was originally published on this site —By: Matthew Rumph, Blue Medora   It’s no secret that F5 and Blue Medora have partnered to develop a comprehensive range of solutions for the VMware marketplace. With products that range from monitoring to management, there’s a lot to choose from when looking to round-out the F5 and VMware solution. In this blog post, I will highlight three key VMware integrations for F5 BIG-IP, including VMware including the vRealize Operations Management Pack, the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in Read more […]