vCloud Automation Center enables customized, self-service provisioning and lifecycle management of cloud services that comply with established business policies. It provides a secure portal where authorized administrators, developers or business users can request new IT services as well as manage existing computer resources from predefined user-specific menus.
I’m excited to announce that starting Saturday May 4th we will be upgrading our VMware Community platform from Jive 4 to Jive 5. We will complete the upgrade on Sunday May 5th. Users will be able to use to communities but with limited functionality as the site will be in a read-only state.
VMware Communities – Just Some of the New Features and Customizations in Jive 5:
Full Width Layout (We created a dynamic template for better viewing)
My Communities Tab (This new tab lists all of the communities you are following for easy access to communities you commonly visit)
View Community Discussions Full Screen. Find the option under Username > Preferences > Place Content View Style (This removes the side bar to allow full screen view for discussion and document pages)
Community Navigation (Navigating the communities is now easier as we have exposed most of the communities at the top level of VMTN)
Mobile Support for iOS and Android devices. (All mobile devices have the option to use the mobile app or use the desktop view. Register your mobile device by going to Username > Preferences > Mobile > Add a device)
Enhanced Search (we have included YouTube, VMware KB, Tech Pubs into extended search results)
@mentioning all over the community, even in documents, comments, and discussion posts
vSoup Podcast – Bandwidth Envy with Greg Ferro #31. [From John: I do want to apologize to Greg and thank him for letting me use him as a straw man in this podcast. You should really listen to the entire vSoup podcast to get his take, rather than what I took away from it and used to start discussion on this podcast. Greg is the networking expert, after all.]
Last year, the number of virtual ports exceeded the number of physical posts
Key technologies to consider – OpenFlow, Open vSwitch, Overlay protocols – STT VXLAN, NVGRE, L2 vs L3, Routing vs Swtiching – Scott Lowe
VMware Horizon Mirage is a layered image management solution that separates the PC into logical layers which are owned and managed by either IT or the end user. Update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. Snapshots and backups of layered desktop images enable quick recovery or rollback in case of failure.
I would encourage you to post your reply in the Security and Compliance Communities forum but if you have more sensitive concerns, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The intent is to publish the final GA copy in two weeks with any changes/updates incorporated so get your inputs in as soon as possible!