My VMware Housekeeping

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By SEAN DEHLINGER Technical Account Manager You can’t manage what you don’t measure… If you agree with that general sentiment, let’s apply it in a more focused manner:  Do you know how many VMware licenses are owned by your organization?  Do you know where they’re deployed, in what quantities, and when their Support and Subscription Read more...

Transforming your EUC experience: VMware Blast (“BEAT”)

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By DANIEL BAKSHI Technical Account Manager | EMEA Blast Extreme Adaptive Transport, or “BEAT”’, is changing the Business Mobility game! As a TAM, I’m spending most of my time at customers’ sites and that gives me the opportunity to witness personally the drastic improvement Blast provides to both End Users and the Infrastructure! For the Read more...

TALES FROM THE FIELD – GET MORE OUT OF VMworld 2017

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CHALLENGE THE ORDINARY WITH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES As you make your final plans for your VMworld 2017, be sure to leverage the know-how of VMware’s professional services experts. They work with customers every day just not implementing VMware technology, but transforming our customer’s organizational structure, processes and culture to drive innovation and meet their IT and 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...

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...

These are a few of my favorite vROps dashboards.

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  The job of a VMware TAM is, among many things, to help guide our customers through various challenges such as monitoring and managing their environments. To some, monitoring may sound like a mundane and uncomplicated slice of your IT infrastructure, but it is not the same Boolean up or down gadget that we got Read more...

Call Before You Dig

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It is an axiom of the IT business that all the scary stuff we do seems to happen on nights, holidays, and weekends.  Through custom and habit, our data center migrations, software upgrades, hardware upgrades, and just about anything else nerve-wracking and transformation-related never seems to take place during normal working daylight hours. Read more...

Reducing Risk in your Enterprise with NSX

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I am frequently in discussions about NSX and implementation – The requirements, function, where the network team lives, how it affects the current Virtual environment, etc. All of these have been covered very well in other blogs, FAQ’s and documentation. However, one of the items that I don’t hear often is that a enormous benefit Read more...