Free Webcast Series – Upgrading VMware vSphere 6.5

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Wherever you look, companies are undergoing digital transformations as new software helps bring about new products, services and business models. To succeed in this ongoing transformation however, businesses need an infrastructure that can deliver on key requirements, while taking into consideration newer technologies such as vSAN, NSX and VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services. With Read more...

Distributed Firewall (DFW) Timers

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This blog article on distributed firewall (DFW) timers has been contributed by Suma Gundaiah. Suma is a VCI certified, Senior Technical Training Specialist who specializes in VMware NSX technology and Cisco IP networking. In her free time, Suma loves exploring the wilderness of the Himalayas. A session timeout defines the duration of time a session Read more...

vSphere 6.5 Troubleshooting Webcast Q&A

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A few weeks ago Feidhlim O’Leary (one of our Technical Support Training Specialists who trains VMware’s technical staff) delivered a free webcast on VMware vSphere 6.5 Top Issues & Troubleshooting and the audience questions were great as always. We pulled a few of them below, but you can read the entire list and listen to the recording on your schedule. ———————————————————————— Read more...

New Video Series on vRealize Operations 6.6

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Have you seen vRealize Operations 6.6 yet?  Everyone is excited about the new HTML5 product UI, updated dashboards, Workload Balance, and overall improved ease-of-use with this recent release. Speaking of “ease-of-use,” there is also new-and-improved dashboard content. Be sure to check out the brand new vRealize Operations 6.6 Dashboard video playlist in the VMware Learning Read more...

vRealize Log Insight authentication via VMware Identity Manager

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TOM BRAATHEN VMware Senior Technical Account Manager As a part of the larger vRealize Suite authentication roadmap, we are starting to implement VMware Identity Manager (IDM) as our primary point of authentication. In the latest release of vRealize Log Insight, there has been some confusion about direct AD-support, but the latest clarification from product management says Read more...

So you want to use PowerCLI

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ROBERT TATE Technical Account Manager PowerShell and PowerCLI have become amazing tools as part of a comprehensive VMware administrator tools kit. Aside from the obvious benefits of scripting and automation, they can provide auditing tools for standardization as well as output tools to 3rd party products for tracking and CMDB asset management. However, I have Read more...

Use Cases for Moving to a Hybrid Cloud: Free eBook

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The VMware vCloud Air Network team recently released a free eBook titled Build a Better Business in the Cloud: Use Cases for Moving to a Hybrid Cloud that presents four hybrid cloud use cases alongside real-world case studies of businesses that have been helped by VMware vCloud Air Network cloud providers. The four use cases cover: Desktop-as-a-Service Read more...

Providing Insight into VM Deployment Status with vRA

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LUCIANO GOMES Technical Account Manager As TAMs we are always trying to help our customers to do more with our tools. Sometimes we face some challenges and we need to use our experience and knowledge to overcome them. I spent 3 years as a Senior Consultant in the Field, and I had the opportunity to Read more...

HOL vs Home Lab

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By Carl Olafson Staff Technical Account Manager Over the past decade, Information Technology has become increasingly disruptive, requiring additional focus on Enablement.  I’ve broken enablement down into three pillars: Education augmented by Experience and backed by Certification. This article focuses on the middle pillar “Experience” and how to accomplish it.  There is no substitute for Read more...