The VMware Certified IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Plug-in Solution

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The VMware Certified IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Plug-in Solution Capabilities: Managing backup and recovery systems can be complex, especially with the volume of data being produced by modern businesses. IBM Spectrum Protect simplifies this process by delivering an intuitive and comprehensive data protection solution that makes it easy to take advantage of the cloud.  You can deploy IBM Spectrum Protect on the cloud to protect cloud-hosted data, or serve as a replicate site for on-premises backups. Read more [...]

The Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2017

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I’m excited to announce that the “Extreme Performance Series” is back for its 5th year, and with 7 additional sessions, it’s our largest year ever! These sessions are created and presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. You do not want to miss these advanced sessions. Sessions and Group Discussion Spread across four different VMworld tracks, you’ll find these sessions chalk full of performance Read more [...]

Help’s on the Way with the New VMware Horizon Help Desk Tool

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Today, I’m very excited to share with you one of the new features in the VMware Horizon 7.2 release: the Horizon Help Desk Tool. I meet with many customers about their day-to-day management of Horizon, and I often get the same feedback. Organizations need a simple tool specifically for level one and two help desk/frontline support staff to provide basic, but frequent, help desk support for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual app (published app) users. This could be a user saying Read more [...]

VMware Horizon 7.2 GA: What’s New with Skype for Business, a New Help Desk Tool & More

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Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of VMware Horizon 7.2, the next release of the premier platform for virtual desktops and applications. With the release of Horizon 7.2, customers get: An improved Microsoft Skype for Business user experience, A new tool to enable generalist IT staff to resolve the majority of end-user issues, Greater scalability and Updates to Linux virtual desktops. Skype for Business With Horizon 7.2, our optimized solution for Skype for Business is now Read more [...]

Introducing VMmark3: A highly flexible and easily deployed benchmark for vSphere environments

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VMmark 3.0, VMware’s multi-host virtualization benchmark is generally available here.  VMmark3 is a free cluster-level benchmark that measures the performance, scalability, and power of virtualization platforms. VMmark3 leverages much of previous VMmark generations’ technologies and design.  It continues to utilize a unique tile-based heterogeneous workload application design. It also deploys the platform-level workloads found in VMmark2 such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, and Read more [...]

vRealize Automation 7.3 Dual NIC Support

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VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 introduces the support for two NICs on all nodes. In this blog post, we will cover the steps to configure your vRA environment with dual NICs and look at two vRA 7.3 dual NIC use cases. This blog should be helpful for anyone looking to deploy vRealize Automation 7.3 with dual NICs. The two use cases we will look at are: Separate User and Infrastructure Networks Additional NIC for IaaS nodes to join Active Directory Domain Configure vRealize Automation 7.3 environment Read more [...]

VMware AirWatch 101: Windows 10 Custom Settings Profile

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Did you opt out of an AirWatch Console upgrade, but wish you had access to its profile settings? Do you want Windows Insider devices to take advantage of pre-released CSPs? If so, then say hello to my little friend: the VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Windows 10 custom settings profile. Windows 10 Custom Profile Solution Overview Use the custom settings profile to deliver the newest functionality to managed devices. Configuring the profile is easy. First, navigate to the appropriate Read more [...]

How to configure Auto-Scaling for Private Cloud

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Purpose: Have you checked the auto-scaling feature provided in public cloud solutions like AWS and Azure and wished to get the same feature in your private cloud environment? Do you have an existing private cloud environment or building a new one and want to make it auto-scale enabled? This post covers this exact topic. It details what auto-scaling is and provides step by step guide on how you can build one using various VMware products. Introduction: In recent months, during my interactions with Read more [...]

vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3: Cloud Consumption and Showback

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vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3 is generally available on Jun 13, 2017! You can download the new release here and read the What’s New blog to learn more. For new customers who want to understand how cost management can drive higher cloud efficiency, here is one of the best examples for you.   Use Case: Don’t Run Your IT as a “$1 Any Size” Coffee Shop One of the fast food chains is currently running a promotion: $1 any size coffee. No hard data point Read more [...]

3 Reasons Why to Monitor Java Services with vRealize Operations

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By: Lora Johnson   Performance problems in your Java services environments can make or break your client applications — often times, causing problems with deploying and implementing Java EE related technologies. No matter if you run a lightweight or large IT environment, these problems can wreak havoc on the functionality of your system across the entire stack. To offer visibility into the performance of your Java services environments, Blue Medora today announced the launch of two new Read more [...]