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Why Upgrade to VMware vCloud Director 8.10, Part One

There’s no better time than now to upgrade your data center to vCloud Director 8.10, the latest version of our management solution for multi-tenant cloud environments. Released in May 2016, Version 8.10 of vCloud Director offers an enhanced architecture and new features that provide a more flexible and comprehensive platform for delivering infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions on the hybrid cloud.

This blog post – part one of a two part series – will make the case for why vCloud Director 8.10’s feature updates are critical to the next iteration of your data center. Below we’ve outlined three key reasons to upgrade to vCloud Director 8.10:

  • Increased UI Functionality
    Unlike versions 5.5 and 8.2, vCloud Director 8.10 allows users to access features directly through the UI, achieving full parity with the vCloud Director REST API. As a result of this update, Version 8.10 allows admins to limit the number of VDCs that can be created in an organization, engage tenant throttling and define VDC template characteristics directly from the UI.
  • VM Affinity and Advanced VM Settings for Enhanced Performance
    vCloud Director 8.10 leverages the VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler utility at the compute cluster level to distribute VMs in an organization’s data center in a way that complies with affinity or anti-affinity rules set between VMs. This enables multiple VMs to remain on the same VMware ESXi hosts, or to be split among ESXi hosts.
  • UI-supported VCD access controls
    When users are added at an organizational level, access to VDCs in the company’s profile is either all in or all out. vCloud Director 8.10 enables restricted user access to specific VDC within an organization’s data center through the brand-new VDC Permissions API feature. With this new functionality, a VDC can now be set to shared, meaning that even if a “control list” exists for a specific VDC, it can be overruled.

New online resources and VMware Education training makes it even easier to upgrade to vCloud Director 8.10. The vCloud Director Products Page offers a wealth of information for those new to the solution, including the vCloud Director 8.10 Technical White Paper, and a selection of case studies showcasing some of our latest success stories.

Now available on VMware’s Solution Exchange Portal, the vCloud Director Compatibility Guide lists products built by members of VMware’s Independent Software Vendor program that are compatible with the vCloud Director 8.10 update, streamlining the vendor selection process. We have also launched a new vCloud Director Fundamentals course focused on showcasing all version 8.10 has to offer through 3.5 hours of self-paced learning.

Debunking 3 Common Myths Around vCloud Director

There has been speculation that VMware vCloud Director was no longer a priority for VMware—but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With the release of vCloud Director 8.10 this spring, VMware has doubled down on its dedication to enhancing the product, and has even expanded the available training program to keep pace with the evolving needs of vCloud Director users.

vCloud Director fits into VMware’s larger vision for the software defined data center (SDDC), now more than ever before. We have provided answers below to clear up a few of the biggest misconceptions out there today:

  • MYTH #1 – vCloud Director is End-of-Life or End-of-Support:
    This is actually not the case. In May 2016, VMware released vCloud Director 8.10, the latest version of the product, in response to customer feedback and an industry-wide move to the hybrid cloud. New features in this release includes distributed resource scheduler affinity and anti-affinity for VMs and UI integration of NSX for heightened security.

    To get customers up to speed with the new release, the team has launched a free vCloud Director 8.10 Fundamentals eLearning course, and after VMworld Europe, we plan to expand these offerings through new vCloud Director Hands-on Labs via the VMware HOL Online portal.

  • MYTH #2 – Usage is Lagging:
    In fact, the opposite is true. Not only is usage of vCloud Director increasing, but it’s reaching new levels of growth. Look no further than Zettagrid, a cloud computing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider, which deployed vCloud Director to simplify data center provisioning. Or iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud infrastructure provider that uses vCloud Director to supply greater flexibility and customization to its clients.

    Furthermore, VMware continues to partner with members of its independent software vendor program group to catalogue and support the most recent products built by ISVs that are compatible with VCD through it through the VMware Solution Exchange. vCloud Director has proven itself a valued partner for customers across industries and hybrid cloud ecosystems, and version 8.10 only solidifies VMware’s continued commitment to the product and its users.

  • MYTH #3 – User Interface (UI) is Static:
    You spoke, and we listened. A change in direction from previous versions, the release of vCloud Director 8.10 demonstrated a commitment to the UI by exposing all features directly through the UI and achieving feature parity with the API. Features now available on the UI include storage profiling, tenant throttling, and self-service VDC templates that give vCloud Director a more robust and flexible platform for delivering IaaS solutions.

Through a combination feature updates that increase agility, new training opportunities, and an enhanced UI with heightened functionality, VMware continues to actively invest in the vCloud Director user experience.

Rest assured, there’s more to come.

New TAP Videos Available

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Learn More About your TAP Go-to-Market Benefits

Get Started Today

We have recently created updated videos for partners to learn more about, and get started with, their program benefits. These informative videos were previously presented during one of our earlier quarterly webinars, but have been broken up into shorter videos for your convenience. Click on the benefit name to view the video.

TAP Press Releases

TAP Partners have access to three different press release templates that have been pre-approved by our legal department. The press release templates available are for:

• Joining the TAP program (at the Access or Elite level)
• Upgrading TAP partnership(to the Elite level)
• Announcing VMware Ready Certification status (requires all VMware Ready requirements have been met)

This video will also explore how TAP partners can now obtain supporting quotes for custom press releases in addition to the pre-approved templates.

VMware TAP Solution Briefs

TAP partners who have certified a product, or done extensive testing with VMware, can apply to complete a solution brief. The solution brief benefit is a two-page document that describes how a partner’s VMware ready product or solution works with a VMware product.

This short video presentation provides an overview of the solution brief application and review process.

TAP Joint Webinars

Once TAP Elite and Global partners have completed the Solution Brief benefit, they are eligible to apply to conduct a joint webinar with VMware. During this partner hosted webinar, the partner, along with a designated VMware speaker, will discuss the partner-VMware integrated solution, and target either a technical or sales audience.

Learn more about TAP Joint Webinars during this brief video.

TAP Joint Whitepapers

Once TAP Elite and Global partners have completed the Joint Webinar benefit, they are eligible to apply for a Joint Whitepaper with VMware. The joint whitepaper is a technical document that is no longer than 20 pages, that assists customers with installing or configuring the partner’s VMware Ready product or solution with a VMware product. In addition to the approved business case, partners must also have completed a joint webinar and a solution brief on a VMware Ready certified and approved product.

This video is intended for Elite and Global level partners interested in leveraging this benefit.

VMware Solution Exchange (VSX)

Take advantage of your partnership with VMware to create market awareness and demand for our innovative, joint solutions. As a valued member of the TAP program you can promote your relationship with VMware, and showcase your unique solutions to VMware’s customers, prospects, and channel through the high-traffic VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).

Learn more about how you can promote your product or solution in the VSX.

Still Have Questions?

Further details about TAP benefits can be found in the TAP Program Guide.  You can also reach out to the TAP team with any benefit or program questions you may have by email at tapalliance@vmware.com or by phone at 866-524-4966.

TAP Q4 Webinar – Wednesday, November 2nd

On Wednesday, November 2nd, the TAP team will be hosting the Q4 webinar for partners. During the Q4 webinar, we will be discussing the opportunities available through the Web Client Plug-ins program. Take advantage of this informative session to learn more about what is new with the vSphere client in vSphere 6.5. Register today!

The TAP team holds quarterly webinars on a variety of topics designed to help TAP Partners understand and navigate the benefits available via the TAP program. Previous webinars have covered topics, such as:

  • Embedded OEM opportunities
  • TAP go-to-market offerings
  • TAP NFR management and support offerings
  • Program benefit expansion and Ecosystem Services subscription offerings

Recordings of the previous quarterly TAP webinars are located on the TAP Events and Training page in Partner Central.

 

TAP-focused Technical Session Abstracts for VMworld Europe

There is still time to register for Partner Exchange (PEX) and VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, Spain from October 17-20, 2016. Partners who register will have access to four full days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud.

Partners can also register for the TAP-focused technical sessions held during PEX at VMworld Barcelona. We have provided the individual abstracts below for your convenience. Simply click on the event name provided below to find out more and register for the session.

TAP3730 – “I Want to Be an NSX Technology Partner” – Use Cases, Program and Enablement for the Security and Network Ecosystem – Monday, Oct 17, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Iris Avidan, Staff Program Manager, VMware
Jeremiah Cornelius, Security Architect – Partner Product Strategist, VMware

“NSX is for Everyone” is the watchword for VMware’s SDDC drive with our customers. And VMware NSX is the fastest growing VMware technology since the introduction of ESX, over 10 years ago. NSX is the key technology for every business to unite their hybrid deployments and to partition their massively converged infrastructure for optimum value. Key to driving this capability in the inclusion of a robust ecosystem partners for security and network policy solutions. A new SDDC architecture to deliver on promises of better and more relevant security control is open to integration by technology partners.

How will this ecosystem be enabled through VMware? What solutions and services are NSX proven? How does a VMware technology alliance partner engage with VMware to envision, build and deliver for the NSX marketplace? Global Technology Alliances and Ecosystem Services are your VMware partners for an NSX Networking and Security Program. We will introduce you to the SDK and certification materials for NSX Advanced Services Insertion for Endpoint and Network. Find out from your alliance and ecosystem team, the qualifications for program participation and the structure of this partner program and deliverables. Start your path to NSX technology partnership with guidance from this session.

TAP3729 – SDDC Intelligent Operations Ecosystem – Monday, Oct 17, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Bill Erdman, Senior Product Line Manager, VMware

As the scope of virtualization expands across the data center, including compute, network and storage abstractions, so does the need for integrated unified operations management.  The execution and delivery of this unified management, which VMware refers to as SDDC intelligent operations, requires a highly scalable core platform, a rich set of API’s, and a very engaged ecosystem. The benefit for customers is faster troubleshooting, quicker identification on the source of the issue, predictive analytics for mitigating issues related to capacity and performance, and integrated cost and ROI data for providing a business view on the IT assets being consumed.

VMware knows that it takes a village to offer this type of operation solution, and as result, VMware has several open SDDC operations management products in which ecosystem partners can integrate with. At this session interested ecosystem partners will be provided with an overview on how VMware is approaching SDDC intelligent operations, the core products offered here, several examples on how partners can integrate with this products, and references to the API’s in which partners can access through the VMware Technical Alliance Program (TAP).

PEX @ VMworld Europe 2016 Updates

Register today for Partner Exchange (PEX) and VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, Spain from October 17-20, 2016. Partners who register will have access to four full days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud.

There will be over 40 dedicated partner sessions offered all day on Monday to Partner Exchange attendees only, designed to offer partners a chance to learn how to better leverage new partner programs, differentiate your business, and make more money with VMware. The Partner Exchange pass also grants partners with access to exclusive partner-focused content not available during VMworld.

Partners can also register for the TAP-focused technical sessions listed below. Simply click on the event name provided below to review the abstract and event information.

Solution Keynote Highlights

  • Deliver the Digital Workspace (1:30pm – 2:30pm) presented by Sumit Dhawan, SVP & GM, Desktop and Workspace ONE at VMware; Erik Frieberg, SVP, EUC Product Marketing; and Ian Evans, AirWatch Managing Director, EMEA.
  • Accelerate Network Virtualization (2:45pm – 3:45pm) presented by Rajiv Ramaswami, EVP and GM, Networking and Security at VMware; Dom Delfino, VP of Worldwide Sales and Systems Engineering, Networking & Security at VMware; and Louise Ostrom, VP Network & Security, EMEA at VMware.
  • Enabling the Cloud for Your Customers (4:00pm – 5:00pm) presented by Yanbing Li, SVP and GM, Storage and Availability BU at VMware; John Gilmartin, VP and GM, Integrated Systems BU at VMware; and Parag Patel, VP, Worldwide Sales, Software Defined Storage at VMware.
  • VMs, Containers, and Mega-Clouds: Connecting the Dots (5:15 – 6:15pm) presented by Ajay Singh, SVP & GM Management Suites at VMware; Sajay Krishnan, Vice President Product Marketing – Management Business Unit; and Jonathan Alexander, Enterprise Management Business Manager at VMware.

To review and register for PEX sessions, visit the VMworld Europe Content Catalog.

VMware TAP Embedded OEM Q3 Webinar – September 21, 2016

Embedded OEM as a Route-to-Market

The TAP team, in conjunction with the Embedded OEM team,  will host a half-hour webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:00 am PDT. The VMware Embedded OEM team will provide an overview on a unique partner route-to-market enabling partners to sublicense, pre-install, redistribute, and support VMware products as part of a dedicated / turnkey OEM solution.

As a VMware Embedded OEM partner, you can:

  • Deliver more profitable customer solutions by combining VMware products with your software, hardware, or appliance offerings—whether they’re delivered on premise, via Software as a Service (SaaS), or as a managed service application.
  • Build turn-key solutions that accelerate time-to-market and are easier for end-customers to procure, install and manage.
  • Decrease your solution’s cost of goods sold, improve product lifecycles, and improve business continuity.
  • Deliver VMware product updates/upgrades and frontline support as a value-add service, and at a release cadence that matches your own timelines and roadmap.

VMware’s Embedded OEM partners span across global geographies and vertical markets, all leveraging a single direct contract agreement model which provides global sublicensing and distribution rights. For a brief overview of the program benefits and requirements, visit the dedicated Embedded OEM page.

Register today for this webinar to better understand and evaluate how this route can apply to your company’s strategic go-to-market priorities and goals.

Questions about this webinar or other TAP benefits should be directed to the TAP team via tapalliance@vmware.com or toll-free at 866-524-4966.

Why Horizon 7 on FlexPod?

In recent times, we have seen a great deal of value proposition around how Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is becoming an ideal platform for hosting all types of workloads including desktop and application virtualization with Horizon 7. Certainly there are unique architectural HCI value propositions such as the collapsed stack providing an ease of initial deployment & ongoing management and policy-driven software-defined server-side storage. And there are a few others such as overall simplicity and pay as you grow options potentially reducing upfront CAPEX costs. And this certainly is driving the next wave of infrastructure platform decision making. As we know though, HCI is an evolution from Converged Infrastructure (CI) based architectures – where we started reaping the benefits of a validated and integrated stack for compute, storage and networking including management integrations. Added with the single vendor support and a modular architecture that fits the bill for all sizes and scale and workloads we have a common set of design principles between CI and HCI. So then specifically for a VDI deployment with Horizon 7, why deploy it on a CI stack such as FlexPod? Like a good consultant will tell you, the answer to this in most cases would be “it depends” on many factors. Let’s look at a few here:

  • FlexPod has a strong & mature ecosystem which you can leverage for your specific use cases with Horizon 7 – we looked at this here
  • Leveraging existing practices built around FlexPod where your teams are highly experienced in running your data center based on FlexPod design & implementation best practices
  • FlexPod provides desired scalability with a cost-performance balance for Horizon 7 for small to large size deployments linearly scaling the Horizon POD architecture to fit your future growth needs
  • Built on vSphere, FlexPod leverages storage, compute and management integrations allowing customers to protect existing investment for delivering VDI. These includes storage integrations such as VAAI, VASA and VVOLs and management integrations with vCenter and vRealize Operations
  • Scale-Out storage technologies with NetApp providing a similar notion to HCI where storage nodes are added as needed

In order to provide customers and partners with the continued best practices on FlexPod, NetApp team in partnership with Cisco & VMware have released two NetApp Validated Architectures (NVA) – Horizon 7 with FlexPod Design Guide and Horizon 7 with FlexPod Deployment Guide. Let’s look at some of the key highlights of this solution:

  • Deploy 2500 Horizon 7 desktops (1250 Linked Clones and 1250 Full clones) with NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF8080) and Cisco UCS B200 M4 and Nexus 9000 with proven performance results with Login VSI. In fact, systems resource utilizations are at 50% making storage and compute available for further expansion of your VDI environment
  • Impressive scalability & performance measured for delivering Windows 10 with Office 2016 with Horizon 7
  • Updated best practices for VMware, Cisco and NetApp products. For e.g. leveraging vCenter Appliance, iSCSI based boot from SAN and NFS datastore access protocol, networking with Nexus 9000s
  • Leverage vRealize Operations for integrated management of the environment leveraging management packs for Cisco UCS, NetApp storage and Horizon 7. With these management packs, customers can gain better visibility into the end to end FlexPod environment and perform key analytics on both virtual and physical infrastructures

In addition, FlexPod Datacenter design guide for vSphere 6 provides the foundational blueprint for running your virtualized infrastructure on a proven converged architecture. As vSphere continues to be the leading platform on FlexPod, and with VDI  being an ideal workload for a converged infrastructure, we continue to collaborate with FlexPod providing customers with a choice of building their VMware environments on a converged infrastructure of their choice.

Look forward to your comments & if visiting VMworld do visit NetApp for a deep-dive on these FlexPod with Horizon architectures.

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Only A Few Days Left Until Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2016 US

Register Today for PEX @ VMworld in Las Vegas, Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2016

With Partner Exchange 2016 being just a few days away, this is your last chance to register for VMware’s main partner event.

If you are already attending VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, simply add Partner Exchange Pass for $395. If you are interested in only attending Partner Exchange, you can purchase the Partner Exchange Only Pass for $695, allowing you access to all the partner offerings on Sunday, August 28, as well as the technical and sales boot camps on Saturday, August 27.

TAP partners can still register for TAP PEX Sessions by clicking on the titles below:

“I Want to Be an NSX Technology Partner” – Use Cases, Program and Enablement for the Security and Network Ecosystem [TAP9776]

Sunday, Aug 28, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Islander G, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center

“NSX is for Everyone” is the watchword for VMware’s SDDC drive with our customers. And VMware NSX is the fastest growing VMware technology since the introduction of ESX, over 10 years ago. NSX is the key technology for every business to unite their hybrid deployments and to partition their massively converged infrastructure for optimum value. Key to driving this capability in the inclusion of a robust ecosystem partners for security and network policy solutions. A new SDDC architecture to deliver on promises of better and more relevant security control is open to integration by technology partners. How will this ecosystem be enabled through VMware? What solutions and services are NSX proven? How does a VMware technology alliance partner engage with VMware to envision, build and deliver for the NSX marketplace? Global Technology Alliances and Ecosystem Services are your VMware partners for an NSX Networking and Security Program. We will introduce you to the SDK and certification materials for NSX Advanced Services Insertion for Endpoint and Network. Find out from your alliance and ecosystem team, the qualifications for program participation and the structure of this partner program and deliverables. Start your path to NSX technology partnership with guidance from this session.

Meet the Partner NSXperts – How and What to Plan for in your Network and Security Services – Panel Discussion with Q&A [TAP9777]

Sunday, Aug 28, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Islander G, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center

VMware NSX partner integration involves developing services and solutions that are a part of transforming the data center from a various collection of connected devices to a platform automating the service of business applications. The opportunity of this software defined approach to data center infrastructure comes as a challenge to the architecture that shaped legacy approaches and defined categories of services. How does a partner service for a virtual network in NSX differ from its physical counterpart, what new capabilities are offered and which assumptions are discarded when a decentralized and topology-neutral platform changes much of what defined product innovation in the past? How can you plan for a product that focuses on the business need for applications, and support needs for policy and operation? Understand what makes a good network and security service with Service Composition, Distributed Firewall and micro segmentation, horizontal scaling and unique introspection methods. Listen to a discussion and ask open questions, with technology owners and leaders for the NSX partner ecosystem.

Web Client Plug-In Partner Program [TAP9946]

Sunday, Aug 28, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Islander G, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center

To provide a more consistent vCenter end-user experience, VMware launched vSphere Web Client Plug-in Partner Program in 2016.   In this session, we will provide an overview of the program and outline key benefits for partners, such as certification.  Once certified, Web Client Plug-ins will be “VMware-Ready” and displayed in vCG.  We will provide an overview of the Certification Program, discuss requirements for certification and partners currently in the program, as well as provide technical direction and customer feedback for future Plug-in extensibility of vCenter.

Sneak peek of what will be offered during Partner Exchange on Sunday, August 28:

Partner General Session from 11:15am-12:30pm where you will hear directly from VMware’s top executives: Pat Gelsinger, Ross Brown, Raghu Raghuram, Maurizio Carli, Sumit Dhawan, and a surprise guest speaker that you don’t want to miss.

THREE SOLUTION KEYNOTES IN THE AFTERNOON:

PAR10826 “Deliver the Digital Workspace” from 1:30pm-2:30pm presented by Sumit Dhawan, SVP & GM, Desktop & Workspace ONE at VMware and Jeff Mitchell, VP, Worldwide Head of End-User-Computing Sales at VMware.

PAR10788 “Enabling Cloud for Your Customers” from 2:45pm-3:45pm presented by Yanbing Li, SVP & GM, Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware, John Gilmartin, VP & GM, Integrated Systems Business Unit at VMware and Tom Herrmann, VP of Global Strategic Alliances at VMware.

PAR10789 “Accelerate Network Virtualization” from 4:00pm-5:00pm presented by Rajiv Ramaswami, EVP & GM, Networking & Security at VMware, Dom Delfino, VP Worldwide Sales & Systems Engineering, Networking & Security at VMware and Frank Rauch, VP of Americas Partner Organization at VMware.

If these Solution Keynotes are not for you, there are over 50 other technical partner sessions and route-to-market group discussions happening during Partner Exchange 2016 — including several new session options recently added. Make sure you register for Partner Exchange, then log into Schedule Builder and sign up for the sessions and bootcamps of your choice as some popular topics are filling up fast.

We hope to see you in Las Vegas next week.

Register for TAP Sessions at PEX @ VMworld US

The TAP team is sponsoring several sessions at the upcoming Partner Exchange (PEX) at VMworld US event. TAP partners planning to attend PEX can register today for the following sessions using the Schedule Builder feature in the VMworld US Content Catalog.

Meet the Partner NSXperts – How and What to Plan for in your Network and Security Services – Panel Discussion with Q&A [TAP9777]

VMware NSX partner integration involves developing services and solutions that are a part of transforming the data center from a various collection of connected devices to a platform automating the service of business applications. The opportunity of this software defined approach to data center infrastructure comes as a challenge to the architecture that shaped legacy approaches and defined categories of services. How does a partner service for a virtual network in NSX differ from its physical counterpart, what new capabilities are offered and which assumptions are discarded when a decentralized and topology-neutral platform changes much of what defined product innovation in the past? How can you plan for a product that focuses on the business need for applications, and support needs for policy and operation? Understand what makes a good network and security service with Service Composition, Distributed Firewall and micro segmentation, horizontal scaling and unique introspection methods. Listen to a discussion and ask open questions, with technology owners and leaders for the NSX partner ecosystem.

Sunday, Aug 28, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Register Today

“I Want to Be an NSX Technology Partner” – Use Cases, Program and Enablement for the Security and Network Ecosystem [TAP9776]

“NSX is for Everyone” is the watchword for VMware’s SDDC drive with our customers. And VMware NSX is the fastest growing VMware technology since the introduction of ESX, over 10 years ago. NSX is the key technology for every business to unite their hybrid deployments and to partition their massively converged infrastructure for optimum value. Key to driving this capability in the inclusion of a robust ecosystem partners for security and network policy solutions. A new SDDC architecture to deliver on promises of better and more relevant security control is open to integration by technology partners. How will this ecosystem be enabled through VMware? What solutions and services are NSX proven? How does a VMware technology alliance partner engage with VMware to envision, build and deliver for the NSX marketplace? Global Technology Alliances and Ecosystem Services are your VMware partners for an NSX Networking and Security Program. We will introduce you to the SDK and certification materials for NSX Advanced Services Insertion for Endpoint and Network. Find out from your alliance and ecosystem team, the qualifications for program participation and the structure of this partner program and deliverables. Start your path to NSX technology partnership with guidance from this session.

Sunday, Aug 28, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Register Today

Web Client Plug-In Partner Program [TAP9946]

To provide a more consistent vCenter end-user experience, VMware launched vSphere Web Client Plug-in Partner Program in 2016. In this session, we will provide an overview of the program and outline key benefits for partners, such as certification. Once certified, Web Client Plug-ins will be “VMware-Ready” and displayed in vCG. We will provide an overview of the Certification Program, discuss requirements for certification and partners currently in the program, as well as provide technical direction and customer feedback for future Plug-in extensibility of vCenter.

Sunday, Aug 28, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Register Today

1:1 Program Manager Meetings at PEX

In addition to the TAP-sponsored PEX sessions, TAP partners can also register for a one-on-one meeting with a TAP program manager. Partners can utilize this time to learn more and provide valuable feedback about their partnership.

Applications will soon close and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability is extremely limited, so fill out the application today to apply for your preferred meeting day and time.