VMworld 2018 Day 1 Announcements

Happy 20th Birthday VMware!!! Check out the 20th Birthday Youtube Video here The Next Step Foward: Capturing the Full Potential of Tech “Superpowers” In this blog post, Pat Gelsinger delves into the technology “Superpowers” that are unlocking game-changing opportunities on a global scale.  Check out the replay of the opening keynote from Pat Gelsinger here.   VMworldContinue reading “VMworld 2018 Day 1 Announcements”

How to make Smoked Sliced Pork Bellies

Last year, my wife gave me a Camp Chef Smoke Pro DLX Pellet Grill for my birthday. I’ve had a Weber Spirit grill for the last 10 years and it’s been a convenient grill to have.  Convenient is the key word, as it starts fast, cooks evenly and well, however, it was missing something thatContinue reading “How to make Smoked Sliced Pork Bellies”

How to connect your 2.4 Ghz smart devices to a TP Link Deco M5 Mesh network

I decided to write this article due to the experience I had around upgrading my home wifi to a newer mesh setup. I chose the TP Link Deco M5 system for three reasons: cost, internet backhaul over ethernet, mobile device management. The challenge I ran into was around some smart home devices not being able toContinue reading “How to connect your 2.4 Ghz smart devices to a TP Link Deco M5 Mesh network”

VMware goes big on 20th Anniversary

Last week VMware released a bunch of new releases to great products including the GA Release of VMware vSphere 6.7 including: vCenter Server vCenter Server Appliance VMware Update Manager VMware ESXi For their 20th anniversary VMware launched their most secure, efficient and ground-breaking virtualization platform, vSphere 6.7. Product Overview Simple and Efficient Management, at Scale vSphere 6.7Continue reading “VMware goes big on 20th Anniversary”

What’s New in VMware Cloud Foundation v2.3.0

VMware is pleased to announce the General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation version 2.3.0.  This is an On-Prem release of VCF. RTM Date: 01-09-2018 GA Date: 01-11-2018 VMware Cloud Foundation (version 2.3.0) is a unified SDDC platform that brings together VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX and optionally vRealize suite and Horizon components into a natively integrated stack to deliverContinue reading “What’s New in VMware Cloud Foundation v2.3.0”

What’s new in the vRealize Automation Plugin for ITSM 3.0.0

vRealize Automation Plugin for ITSM 3.0.0 is GA as of October 5, 2017! Whats New? The vRealize Automation plugin for ITSM enables you to integrate vRealize Automation functionality within ServiceNow. Plugin 3.0.Enhancements Summary: View and request Azure catalog items View and Request XaaS Catalog items Dynamic property list support The vRealize Automation plugin for ITSMContinue reading “What’s new in the vRealize Automation Plugin for ITSM 3.0.0”

What’s New with VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions 2.3

What’s New Enhancements for Large Scale Production Environments Optimized for Large Scale Deployment. Big Data Extensions provides improved performance, robustness, and fault tolerance in large scale deployments. Multi-Template Virtual Machines.You can configure multiple virtual machine templates and choose which one to use when you create a Big Data cluster. This lets you satisfy customization requirements forContinue reading “What’s New with VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions 2.3”

What’s New with VMware vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT Devops 2.2

VMware vRealize® Code Stream™ Management Pack for IT DevOps helps IT teams to apply the same DevOps best practices of version control, unit testing and continuous delivery to infrastructure content such as VMware vRealize Automation™ Blueprints and vRealize Orchestrator™ Workflows or vRealize Operations™ Dashboards and Reports. It provides out-of-the- box release pipelines that run inContinue reading “What’s New with VMware vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT Devops 2.2”

What’s New with VMware vRealize Suite 2017

Whats New? VMware vRealize™ Suite is the complete cloud management solution, delivering and managing infrastructure and applications quickly while maintaining IT control. It provides a comprehensive management stack for IT services on vSphere and other hypervisors, physical infrastructure and multiple public clouds. Install VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager first to simplify your deployment and on-goingContinue reading “What’s New with VMware vRealize Suite 2017”

What’s New with VMware vCloud Suite 2017

Whats New? VMware vCloud™ Suite brings together VMware’s industry-leading vSphere hypervisor with vRealize Suite, the complete cloud management solution. Install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager first to simplify your deployment and on-going management of the vRealize products. vCloud Suite BOM currently includes vSphere Enterprise Plus and vRealize Suite 2017: ESXi 6.5 U1 vCenter Server 6.5 U1Continue reading “What’s New with VMware vCloud Suite 2017”

What’s New with VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.0

What’s New? VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates Day 0 to Day 2 operations of the entire vRealize Suite, enabling simplified operational experience for customers. vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates lifecycle management with a single pane of glass, thereby freeing customer resources to focus on business-critical initiatives, while improving time to value (TTV), reliability, andContinue reading “What’s New with VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.0”

What’s New with VMware Integrated OpenStack 4.0

VMware Integrated OpenStack 4 to Deliver Enhanced Performance and Scale Capabilities VMware Integrated OpenStack is an OpenStack distribution from VMware that complies with the OpenStack Foundation’s 2017.01 interoperability guidelines. It provides customers with the fastest and most efficient solution to deploy and operate OpenStack clouds on VMware’s software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure — typically withoutContinue reading “What’s New with VMware Integrated OpenStack 4.0”