Video and Lightboard Series

I’m trying something new to get better at presenting whiteboard sessions with customers and the community.  I’ll be doing a combination of video, whiteboard and light board sessions around VMware topics. Session 1 – Interview from Keith Townsend at The CTO Advisor This is Keith’s interview in preparation for the VMware User Group Virtual Event…

The vSphere Security Configuration Guide – Where do I start?

Ask yourself the question, what’s my compliance policy for the company, HIPPA, PCI, SOX, DISA, STIG, etc… Have I spoken to my internal audit staff? Have I spoken to my security team yet? The vSphere Security Configuration Guide remember is not the “VMware vSphere Security Configuration Law”, it’s a guide for you to use to…

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 is now GA

VMware Cloud Foundation makes it easy to deploy and run a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking, and security) and cloud management services to run enterprise applications in both private and public environments. Think about the current process of building out new VMware vSphere Clusters (assuming you have new…

VMware Skyline Advisor 1.0 GA

This is a customer facing self-service SaaS application that allows customers to view Skyline proactive findings and recommendations on-demand. You no-longer have to wait for your next Operational Summary Report (OSR) to be available to view potential issues discovered within your environment. Skyline Advisor 1.0: Skyline Advisor is the analytic dashboard for VMware Skyline customers…

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 6.7…

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 deliver…

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 for…

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 in…

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-going…

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 U1…