How to Avoid a Custom ESXi Image Patch Cycle

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By Chris Weber, Staff Technical Account Manager (TAM). Most customers use custom ESXi images to install new servers or upgrade to the next major release, and then our tools to install updates. When you add ESXi hosts you need to install from an image (or a disk created from an image.) Problem:  if you install Read more...

Operationalizing VMware vSAN: a new eBook

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by Kevin Lees,  Chief  Technologist, IT Operations Transformation I’m pleased to announce the release of my second book: Operationalizing VMware vSAN co-authored with Paul Wiggett, a Senior Technical Operations Architect at VMware. Like my first book, Operationalizing VMware NSX (download here), Operationalizing VMware vSAN addresses what happens after you’ve designed and implemented a key VMware solution in Read more...

Cloud Governance . . . shouldn’t be an afterthought

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Bill Irvine Strategist – Advisory Services Ensuring governance and control over cloud service provision is critical to the success of any digital transformation, for every company, in any vertical. VMware Advisory strategists work with hundreds of customers assisting in the development of their strategy and programs for the adoption of cloud services. This naturally includes Read more...

Learn to Install and Configure vRealize Automation v7.3 on your Schedule

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VMware vRealize® Automation™ helps you accelerate the provisioning and delivery of IT services, across infrastructure, containers, applications and custom services. It can help you streamline and automate lifecycle management of your IT resources from initial service model design, through Day One provisioning and Day Two operations. However, in order to get the most value from Read more...

VCDXs Around the World: Where’s your nearest VMware Certified Design Expert?

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  VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) represents the highest level of certification offered by VMware. With four possible areas of certification, including Data Center Virtualization, Cloud Management and Automation, Desktop and Mobility, and Network Virtualization, this elite group is in charge of solving some of the most important cloud and virtualization challenges facing companies today. Read more...