vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos

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Today we are releasing a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist, all dedicated to helping customers with vCenter Server 6.5 architecture and design. These videos are a bit different from the previous ones we did, since Adam and I decided to have a more conversational approach. We took a lot of the common questions that we get from customers about vCenter Server deployment, architecture, and high availability and the result is these three interactive and easy to follow along videos. Read more [...]

vSphere loves vExperts!

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The VMware vSphere team loves vExperts! This program is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. It is designed to recognize the incredible work and dedication of VMware customers, partners, and employees who tirelessly share their virtualization knowledge with each other via communities, blog posts, videos, podcasts, events, slack channels, etc. Y’all work hard, and we really appreciate it. This year, to show our appreciation, we have swag bags for each and every vExpert, courtesy Read more [...]

Announcing the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool

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As part of the introduction of vSphere Central, one of the brand new assets we’ve put together is the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool. This tool aims to help customers plan and execute both upgrades to vSphere 6.5 as well as new deployments. With this initial release, the tool is focused on the most common upgrade paths and deployments of vCenter Server 6.5. Updates to the content within the tool are planned to occur over time. And, depending on feedback and value the tool has Read more [...]

Welcome to vSphere Central!

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I am pleased to announce the release of a brand new technical resource center called vSphere Central.  This site brings together a variety of technical assets from VMware that helps users understand how vSphere works, how to implement various features, plan upgrades, and more.  With content in a range of formats, including text, video, and rich media tools such as walkthrough demos, the goal is to be a one-stop shop for original and curated technical content on vSphere. A highlight of the Read more [...]

Second vSphere Client (HTML5) update in vSphere 6.5U1

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With the release of vSphere 6.5U1, we are proud to announce the second update to the vSphere Client! Just like last time, with vSphere 6.5.0b, those that have been using our Flings will not be surprised by the list of functionality updates for the vSphere Client. Now for well over a year a year we’ve been releasing updates to the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling on a (roughly) weekly basis, adding support for features, new user experiences, and more. As these changes have matured due to the excellent Read more [...]

vSphere 6.5 Update 1 – Under the Hood

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I’m excited to announce that vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is now available and it has some great enhancements. While we have seen 5 patch releases so far, 6.5 Update 1 rolls all of those updates together as well as includes some long awaited functionality. Without further ado, let’s take a look under the hood of this highly anticipated release! General Updates and Enhancements First and foremost, vSphere 6.5 Update 1 allows customers who are currently on vSphere 6.0 Update 3 to upgrade to vSphere Read more [...]

VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1

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vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is the Update You’ve Been Looking For! Today, VMware is excited to announce the general availability of vSphere 6.5 Update 1.  This is the first major update to the well-received vSphere 6.5 that was released in November of 2016.  With this update release, VMware builds upon the already robust industry-leading virtualization platform and further improves the IT experience for its customers.  vSphere 6.5 has now been running in production environments for Read more [...]

Learn about vSphere 6.5 at VMworld

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Ever since VMware released vSphere 6.5 late last year, the response from customers has been overwhelming positive.  Customers have been especially excited by features such as enterprise-grade vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA), built-in encryption features, and a modern API set.  Now that people have learned about these new capabilities, we decided for this year’s VMworld to present breakout sessions that focus more on the operation aspects of vSphere 6.5, such as architecture, deployment, Read more [...]

Integrating Log Insight Alerts into vSphere with Operations Management

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vRealize Log Insight for vCenter is a fantastic utility on all on its own. However, when you combine it with the power of vSphere with Operations Management you really get some fireworks! Alerting is one of the areas where this dynamic combination shines. This happens to be because of Log Insight’s ability to take any query and send that data as an alert to vRealize Operations Manager! Here is an example of what an alert sent from Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager, which is included Read more [...]

Exciting lineup of VMware Cloud on AWS sessions at VMworld 2017

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VMworld is right around the corner and we have an exciting line up of VMware Cloud on AWS sessions! VMware Cloud on AWS will bring VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center technologies to AWS, and with seamless access to the broad portfolio of AWS offerings and is scheduled to be available in summer 2017. VMware Cloud on AWS is built from industry-leading VMware vSphere®, VMware vSANTM and VMware NSX®, and is operated as a service. This service seamlessly integrates with Read more [...]