New Poll: Would you Trust a “Mixed Mode” environment?

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George Gerchow one of our three Management Masterminds and the Director of VMware’s Center for Compliance and Policy is here this week answering questions and suggesting conversation topics around Security & Compliance. To start with, here is a poll to get the conversation going: Would you Trust a “Mixed Mode” environment for PCI Transaction with Read more...

vCenter Operations @ VMworld 2011 – Don’t miss the limited edition t-shirt

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A quick post so you can grab your limited edition vCenter Operations t-shirt! vCenter Operations is rocking at VMworld 2011 with several breakout sessions and solutions exchange booth. More importantly check out the super session by Ramin Sayer, VP Products, Cloud and Virtualization Management “SUP1018 Managing Virtual and Cloud IT Environments – A Roadmap to Well-managed Read more...

Do you have Management Mastery?

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As a VMware customer, you likely can appreciate how vSphere and other technologies have helped improve efficiencies in your data center. But for all the cost savings and increased performance, you may be finding that in order to truly realize the benefits of cloud computing, you need to better address how to achieve visibility, automation Read more...

vCenter Operations Knowledge Series – a free, technical best practices event

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vCenter Operations gives infrastructure and operations teams the visibility and intelligence to proactively manage service levels in dynamic environments, using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management. Recently we started the vCenter Operations Unplugged series of posts to explain the cool features in the product. Now VMware is also launching Read more...

vCenter Configuration Manager releases updated DISA guidelines

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A quick Friday note to point out that VMware Center for Policy and Compliance recently announced latest content update for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM). Check the blog post at the VMware Security & Compliance Blog for further details. In case you are not aware, the VMware Center for Policy Read more...

VMware vCenter ADM 6.2 is GA

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VMware vCenter Application Discovery Manager (ADM) 6.2 is now GA. vCenter ADM 6.2 adds the following new capabilities besides numerous routine fixes: Ability to authorize and authenticate Active Directory users – ADM 6.2 can authorize and authenticate users created in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory. Knowledge Base Read more...

FREE – VMware Compliance Checker Tools for vSphere

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VMware Compliance Checker for vSphere is a free, downloadable product for checking compliance of vSphere environment to help you ensure that it remains secure and compliant. It provides detailed compliance checks against the VMware vSphere Hardening Guidelines. For example, you can print the reports that Compliance Checker produces, and can run compliance checks across multiple Read more...