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Reference Architecture: On-Demand Infrastructure with Secure Networks

As first noted on the vSphere blog, VMware has published a new reference architecture, On-Demand Infrastructure with Secure Networks, that showcases the integrations between VMware vCloud® Suite Enterprise, VMware NSX for vSphere®, and VMware vCenter Log Insight to create an on-demand infrastructure with a secure networking environment.


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Virtualize & Automate Data Center Solutions with the EVP SDDC!

VMware's EVP SDDC Station @VMworld

Thanks everyone for making VMworld 2014 another successful event! The EVP Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) booth had a lot of you stopping in to learn about the EVP Federation solution with EMC, VMware, RSA and Pivotal. In addition, we saw great attendance during Wednesday’s breakout session #SDDC3280, covering what is the EVP SDDC and getting a sneak peek of the new solution through a live demo provided by World Wide Technology (WWT) through WWT’s Advanced Technology Center.

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Developer Center Rocked at VMworld 2014

The rocking week in the Partner Lounge at VMworld 2014 was filled with great talk and activity. VMware Developer Center has seen lots of excitement and enthusiasm around it as it got more and more people interested. Programs and solutions have gained momentum from partners who got to delve further into the details of each.


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Developer Center Updates

We’re pleased to announce that Developer Center has released significant new features and expanded content for Virtual SAN, vCloud Automation Center, and NSX for vSphere, as well as a Cloud Management area where you can use as a starting point for quick access to all cloud management developer resources.


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EMC, VMware and Pivotal (EVP): Software-Defined Data Center Architecture

Are you attending VMworld this year and looking to learn about how you can transform your data center into a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), which provides a solution for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), Storage as a Service (SaaS) as well as other data center capabilities? If so, here’s a great chance to gain in-depth knowledge on the new offering from EVP SDDC.

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Meet us in the Partner Lounge at VMworld 2014!

Have you always been searching in various places to get the right resources to build your solution? You now have an integrated one-stop shop of all the developer resources you need to design solutions for the software-defined data center with VMware Developer Center.

Come join us in the fun at the Partner Lounge at VMworld 2014 to learn more about what we do and also win a raffle. At the photo booth, all you have to do is use the #vmwdev to tweet a picture of yourself holding the Developer Center sign!

Photobooth PicturePlease follow us at @vmwaredevcenter to get live updates of our activities and winners during the show. See you there!

Hello, VMware Objects: Getting Started with the Property Collector

This is the second in series of articles introducing the VMware Management stack. In the first article, I explained how to:

  • Set up a development environment
  • Work with SSL/TLS security in a development environment
  • Connect to a vCenter Server, log in, and get some basic information

In this article, we will build on the previous example. We will look at the VMware object system in the form of Managed Objects and Data Objects, learn more about invoking methods on Managed Objects, and use the Property Collector to start exploring the vCenter inventory.

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New Tech Note: ‘Bootstrapping VSAN without vCenter’

Ever wondered how to deploy Virtual SAN when there is no vCenter available to begin with? Bootstrap method allows one to deploy VSAN datastore and then can be used to install vCenter. However, this does not mean we don’t require vCenter for VSAN. vCenter is definitely key to manage the full functioning of VSAN.

Apart from the bootstrapping method, additional methods to restart a VSAN cluster when vCenter is running on the VSAN datastore are described.

You can find the tech note titled, ‘Bootstrapping VSAN without vCenter’ on Developer Center, your one stop shop for all developer resources. ‎For more information on VSAN, including other tech notes, visit the VSAN Architecture page.

New Tech Note: ‘Using HostProfiles for VSAN’

VMware Virtual SAN technology provides  hyper-converged storage and compute solution. When you run out of space or need more compute and storage, you can expand existing VSAN cluster upto a maximum of 32 nodes.

Are you wondering how to extend the exisitng VSAN settings such as disk groups and IO Policies to a new host without downtime? The answer is vSphere HostProfiles. Developer Center now hosts the technote to show how to use HostProfiles to add new host and extend the exisitng VSAN settings to the new Host.

You can find the tech note titled, ‘Using HostProfiles for VSAN‘ on Developer Center, your one stop shop for all developer resources. ‎For more information on VSAN, including other tech notes, visit the VSAN Architecture page.

New Tool: Valgrind, ESXi Version

As part of our ongoing commitment to developers and open source software, VMware has released an ESXi porting of Valgrind 3.7.0, a GPL (GNU General Public License) licensed  instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. Valgrind Tools, ESXi Version works with ESXi 5.5 and later versions. This suite comprises a number of tools for memory debugging, memory leak detection, and cache and heap profiling.

Download Valgrind for ESXi today and stay tuned for an in-depth article on dynamic memory analysis from the Valgrind team.