2017: The Year of the Digital Workspace & User Experience Technology

2017: The Year of the Digital Workspace & User Experience Technology

This post was originally published on this site — It’s incredible the amount of mobile innovation and digital transformation we’ve witnessed in 2016. How will 2017 top it? I believe we’ll see these five business and IT trends: A new market will emerge called the digital workspace. Senior IT leaders will take on more digital innovation roles. IT will win workers over with better user experiences. Bring your own (BYO) device, apps and everything else will persist. A new class of digital employees will expand. Let’s dive in. 1. Read more […]

VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 is now embedded into the vCenter Server Appliance

VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 is now embedded into the vCenter Server Appliance

This post was originally published on this site —If you are responsible for keeping a VMware vSphere environment properly patched, you most likely use Update Manager to quickly and easily download patches from the Internet and apply them to your clusters according to baseline policies. Until now, even environments that have adopted the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) still required a separate Windows VM for the Update Manager service. VUM in vSphere 6.5 is now completely integrated with the VCSA, ready to go right from the start! The embedded Update Read more […]

vROps Editions: Standard

vROps Editions: Standard

This post was originally published on this site —By Jennifer DeWaele This is part of a blog series on VMware vRealize Operations Manager Editions. The series breaks down the key aspects and differentiators between the three vROps Editions (Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise), including the critical components of extensibility and customization. The primary source of extensibility in vRealize Operations comes from Blue Medora’s True Visibility Suite, whose tiers align with the vROps editions. This is the second blog of the series and will Read more […]

Fertile Testing Ground: RIT Helps Students Learn How to Keep Hackers at Bay

Fertile Testing Ground: RIT Helps Students Learn How to Keep Hackers at Bay

This post was originally published on this site —Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private university that emphasizes career education and experiential learning. In keeping with this tradition, RIT recently sponsored the National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, which gives teams of college students the chance to test their computing and cybersecurity skills in a mock environment.   The goal? To arm students with the skills to help potential employers understand their businesses’ vulnerabilities. Read more […]

PowerCLI for VM Encryption

PowerCLI for VM Encryption

This post was originally published on this site —Hi everyone, I’m happy (ok, beyond happy!) to announce that our VM Encryption engineering team has released a PowerCLI module for VM Encryption! In case you weren’t aware, there’s a Github repository of VMware PowerShell modules. Check them out! Included in there is the new PowerCLI Module for VM Encryption. It’s chock full of lots of great cmdlets and new VI Properties that make your day to day management of vSphere 6.5 VM Encryption easier to automate. The goal here is to Read more […]

Challenges & Benefits of Digital Workspace Transformation: Q&A with VMware’s Shankar Iyer

Challenges & Benefits of Digital Workspace Transformation: Q&A with VMware’s Shankar Iyer

This post was originally published on this site —Have questions about the biggest challenges facing IT today when it comes to workspace transformation and end-user computing (EUC)? You won’t want to miss watching this great video interview from VMworld Europe. Shankar Iyer, vice president and general manager of desktop products for VMware EUC, dives into the top challenges sparking IT to investigate workspace transformation and the major benefits early innovators are seeing from digital workspace enablement. Q: As you are meeting with customers, Read more […]

Visually Learn About Exciting New Capabilities of Auto Deploy in vSphere 6.5

Visually Learn About Exciting New Capabilities of Auto Deploy in vSphere 6.5

This post was originally published on this site —Auto Deploy in VMware vSphere 6.5 has many significant enhancements for the management as well as operation of stateless compute resources – it might be just the thing for you to consider in that upcoming datacenter design! By combining industry-standard PXE boot technology with innovative policy-based management of VMware ESXi images and configuration through Host Profiles, Auto Deploy enables you to manage large fleets of compute hosts with high consistency and low administrative effort. I’m Read more […]

Quickly See the Major Enhancements to Host Profiles in vSphere 6.5

Quickly See the Major Enhancements to Host Profiles in vSphere 6.5

This post was originally published on this site —Whether you are a vSphere administrator or designing the architecture for the next major SDDC deployment, there are many exciting new enhancements to Host Profiles in the latest release of VMware vSphere that you should be aware of! Host Profiles is a configuration management and compliance feature of vSphere that makes it possible to enforce consistent settings across hosts and clusters. I’m pleased let you know that we have just released three new Product Walkthroughs (PWTs) showcasing new Read more […]

What’s New With vRealize Network 3.2?

What’s New With vRealize Network 3.2?

This post was originally published on this site — VMware vRealize Network Insight Overview Optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. Provide planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment. Discover how vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for networking and security for physical, virtual, and cloud environments What’s New Read more […]

vRealize Operations 6.4: Improved Alert Management

vRealize Operations 6.4: Improved Alert Management

This post was originally published on this site —Nobody likes alerts.  But they are a fact of life in IT operations.  Not only are alerts a necessary evil but are critical for helping operations, system administrators and support personnel to prioritize and plan work to be performed.  The biggest problem has been dealing with things like alert storms, clearing unimportant alerts and getting to what is really critical.  With the launch of vRealize Operations 6.4, that problem has been solved! Now alerts can be grouped for easier Read more […]