Supporting Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server) with App Volumes

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By Mark Ma With the recent release of App Volumes 2.12, we officially support Microsoft SQL Server Always On Availability Groups. SQL Always On Availability Groups is a great way to provide high availability and disaster recovery because live copies of your databases reside on secondary servers. By integrating SQL Always On with App Volumes, Read more...

vRO Architecture Considerations When Digitally Signing Packages

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In this blog post we will take a look at how digitally signing packages in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ (vRO) may affect the way you deploy vRO in your environment. In some use cases, digitally signing workflow packages may affect your vRO architecture and deployment. Let’s consider a few examples. Use Case 1 (Single Digital Signature Read more...

Securing Your PowerShell Execution and Password in VMware vRealize Orchestrator

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In this blog post we will look at how to secure your end-to-end PowerShell Execution from VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ (vRO)—including how not to show passwords when using the Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) protocol in a double-hop authentication scenario. Let’s look at a few common use cases regarding the configuration of vRO, the PowerShell host, Read more...

Hybrid Cloud Manager Deployment Considerations

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by Michael Francis VMware Hybrid Cloud Manager™ is VMware’s management extension for VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Air™. Hybrid Cloud Manager aims to simplify the implementation of a true hybrid cloud. My Definition of Hybrid Cloud What is hybrid cloud? In my mind, hybrid cloud means extending my on-premises estate into a data center facility Read more...

VMware Honored for Professional Services Innovation and Excellence by the Technology Services Industry Association

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The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) announced the 2016 STAR Award winners at the Technology Services World Conference held in Las Vegas. VMware Professional Services was named the 2016 STAR Award winner for Innovation in Enabling Customer Outcomes.“VMware is thrilled to be recognized for the progressive advancement of our Professional Services business,” said Bret Connor, Read more...

VMware Horizon 7 Instant Clones Best Practices

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By Dale Carter Recently, I have been working with Instant Clones in my lab. Although I have found this easy to get up and running (for more information, see my blog here), it hasn’t been easy to find best practices around configuring Instant Clones, as they are so new. I reached out to the engineering Read more...

Architecting an Internet-of-Things (IoT) Solution

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By Andrea Siviero When Luke Skywalker asks Obi-Wan Kenobi, “What is The Force,” the answer was, “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” According to Intel, there are 15 billion devices on the Internet today. In 2020 the number will grow to Read more...

VMware Validated Design for SDDC 3.0 – Now Available!

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By Jonathan McDonald I mentioned all the fun details on the VMware Validated Design in my previous blog post. I am happy to report that we have just released the next revision of it, version 3.0. This takes what everyone already knew and loved about the previous version—and made it better! In case you have Read more...