Hybrid Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Manager

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By Michael Francis Disclaimer: This blog is not a technical deep dive on Hybrid Cloud Manager; it talks to the components of the product and the design decisions around the product. It assumes the reader has knowledge of the product and its architecture. Recently, I have been involved with the design and deployment of Hybrid Read more...

Configuring NSX SSL VPN-Plus

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By Spas Kaloferov One of the worst things you can do is to buy a great product like VMware NSX Manager and not use its vast number of functionalities. If you are one of those people and want to “do better” then this article is for you. Will take a look how to configure SSL Read more...

Planning a DRP Solution for VMware Mirage Infrastructure

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By Eric Monjoin When I first heard about VMware Mirage in 2012—when Wanova was acquired by VMware and Mirage was integrated into our portfolio—it was seen more as a backup solution for desktops, or a tool for migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. And, with an extension, it was possible to easily migrate a Read more...

Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 2)

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By Jonathan McDonald This is the second part of a two blog series as there was just too much detail for a single blog. For Part 1 see: http://blogs.vmware.com/consulting/2016/01/virtual-san-stretch-clusters-real-world-design-practices-part-1.html . As I mentioned at the beginning of the last blog, I want to start off by saying that all of the details here are based Read more...

VMware vRealize Automation 7.0 – Finally the most desirable features and capabilities in a VMware Private Cloud Automation Solution have arrived!

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By Cory Allen, RadhaKishna (RK) Dasari and Shannon Wilber Anyone who has previously worked with vRealize Automation 6.x or earlier versions of VMware Cloud Automation Center 5.x, understands historically just how challenging it can be to manage the overall planning, design, deployment and architecture of an end-to-end Private Cloud Automation solution. Our Professional Services Engineering Read more...

VMware vRealize Operations Python Adapter – A Hidden Treasure

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By Jeremy Wheeler Even more power comes out of VMware vRealize Operations when enabling the vRealize Operations Python Adapter, adding additional intelligent monitoring and action capabilities. To do this, execute the following steps: Image 1: Select ‘Solutions’ Select ‘VMware vSphere’ Select ‘vCenter Python Adapter’ Add your vCenters, and match what you configured under the ‘vCenter Read more...

Cloud Pod Architecture and Cisco Nexus 1000V Bug

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By Jeremy Wheeler I once worked with a customer who owned two vBlocks between two data centers. They ran Nexus 1000V for the virtual networking component. They deployed VDI, and when we enabled cloud pod architecture, global data replication worked great; however, all of our connection servers in the remote pod would show red or offline. Read more...

Horizon View 6.2 and Blackscreens

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By Jeremy Wheeler With the release of Horizon View 6.2 and the vSphere 6.0 Update 1a comes new features – but also possible new issues. If you have an environment running Horizon 6.2 and anything below vSphere 6.0 Update 1, you might see some potential issues with your VDI desktops. VMware has introduced a new Read more...