Author: Robot Engine

Timekeeping within ESXi

Timekeeping within ESXi

This post was originally published on this site —Overview Precise timekeeping is a key attribute for many types of applications. At a high level, it allows these applications to accurately construct the precise sequence of events that have occurred or is occurring in real time. For example, in the financial services industry, it’s important to timestamp transactions with sufficient granularity and accuracy from a reference standard clock as to be able to determine the execution requests from different counterparties, the correct execution Read more […]

Automating File-Based Backups of vCenter Server Appliance

Automating File-Based Backups of vCenter Server Appliance

This post was originally published on this site —Did you know the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has file-based backup options? This ability was actually released in vSphere 6.5. However, there was one feature in particular that was missing: a scheduler. I’m happy to say that as part of vSphere 6.7, the VCSA received a backup scheduler! Recently, my teammate, Emad Younis released a couple cool walkthroughs to the vSphere Central site to manage file-based backup and restore actions. Under the covers, both of these actions are served up by Read more […]

Effective Protection with Mobile Threat Defense

Effective Protection with Mobile Threat Defense

This post was originally published on this site —Guest blog by Vivien Raoul, CTO, Pradeo As the workplace is increasingly more mobile, organizations must adapt their security strategies to secure their users. Mobility is an intrinsically ambivalent phenomenon, halfway between an undeniable gain in productivity and flexibility for workers and a large security hole for IT. This dilemma sets the stage for Mobile Threat Defense solutions to help offer a brand new approach in securing a constantly evolving threat landscape. From Mobile Device Management Read more […]

Introducing VMware Policy Builder: The Quick and Simple Way To Build Your Windows 10 Custom Settings

Introducing VMware Policy Builder: The Quick and Simple Way To Build Your Windows 10 Custom Settings

This post was originally published on this site —VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) has extensive capabilities to manage the various endpoints, including Windows 10 desktops, that are part of the growing range of technology in the workplace. Modern desktop management on Windows operating system (OS) continues to evolve as more enterprises around the world are taking the leap into Windows 10. With every release of the Windows 10 OS, Microsoft builds robust Mobile Device Management (MDM) hooks into the platform that allows UEM Read more […]

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

This post was originally published on this site —VMware vSphere  is the Universal Application Platform of choice for deployment of all kinds of applications – from end-user virtual desktops to very large databases, machine learning systems and in-memory data management systems. vSphere 6.7  became generally available in April 2018. This article describes a set of use cases and a demonstration for a new feature in vSphere 6.7 related to GPU use in virtual machines. The techniques described here were tested at VMware and at Read more […]

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

This post was originally published on this site —In part 1 of the vSphere Upgrade Series, Preparing to Upgrade, we covered getting started with our prerequisites, compatibility, and also prepared the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) server to migrate its data to the VCSA 6.7 during the upgrade. In part 2 we will cover the vCenter Server Upgrade to 6.7. Let’s begin. vCenter Server Now that VUM has passed its Migration Assistant pre-checks, we can move to the vCenter Server Upgrade. We begin by mounting the VCSA installation ISO to an Read more […]

Intelligent Operations: Technology Alone is Not the Answer

Intelligent Operations: Technology Alone is Not the Answer

This post was originally published on this site —By Kevin Lees and Andy Troup Technology is a critical enabler in helping IT support, if not drive, their company’s business outcomes. But it is “just” an enabler and without understanding how to operationalize a technology, all of the benefits afforded by it will never be fully realized. This is especially true if we consider the increasing intelligence of operational tools like VMware vRealize Operations which is making self-driving, intelligent operations a reality. While simply Read more […]

Webinar: Comprehensive Network Automation with vRealize and NSX

Webinar: Comprehensive Network Automation with vRealize and NSX

This post was originally published on this site —Interested in learning how to deliver faster, higher quality services to your business and customers? Join us on July 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. PDT to learn how you can leverage Network Automation, a powerful combination of vRealize Suite’s components: vRealize Automation and vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) and NSX, VMware’s software-defined networking solution, to drive new levels of secure application agility.This webinar is the next installment in our “Getting More out of vRealize” Read more […]

Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2018

Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2018

This post was originally published on this site —   I’m excited to announce that the “Extreme Performance Series” is back for its 6th year with 14 sessions created and being presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. You do not want to miss this years program as it’s chalk full of advanced content, practical advice and exciting technical details! Sessions Spread across 5 different VMworld tracks, you’ll find these sessions full of performance Read more […]

Android Series: Work Managed Devices

Android Series: Work Managed Devices

This post was originally published on this site —In our last episode, we discussed the Android enterprise work profile. This deployment type is ideal for BYOD deployments because it separates work and personal data. Users see visual indications that their personal apps are separate from work because the work apps are badged with a briefcase icon. Users’ information is private because IT only has insight into managed applications in the work profile. Work Managed Devices This time, Bhavesh Kumar and I talk about work managed devices. This Read more […]