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...

New Horizon, vSAN, vSphere, and vCloud Director Training

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The newest courses from VMware Education Services provide training on a variety of technologies, designed to make it easy for you to get the skills you need when and where you want it. VMware Horizon 7: Design Workshop [V7] presents a VMware Horizon design methodology that begins with the information and data that must be gathered Read more...

Managing VMware NSX Manager Global Certificates

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Introduction   In a previous post called Managing VMware NSX Edge and Manager Certificates, we looked into NSX Edge self-signed certificates, certificates signed by a Certification Authority (CA), and certificates generated and signed by a CA and how to use them in NSX. We briefly mentioned a functionality called Global certificates as well. NSX Global Read more...

Why Firewalls Alone Are No Longer Enough

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This free Tech Brief from VMware explores the security options that network virtualization and micro-segmentation bring to the data center. But first, it sets the scene by reviewing why firewalls are no longer enough. For the longest time, firewalls were synonymous with security—and for the most part, that equation held true, so long as the 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...

How an HCI can Put Time Back in Your Day

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One of the key benefits to a virtualized, software-centric infrastructure is that it can reduce some of the inefficiencies in traditional design, and accelerate IT service delivery. When this happens, you regain valuable time you can now use to focus on more strategic initiatives. As explained in the free ebook, Side-by-Side Comparison: Traditional Infrastructure vs. Read more...

Micro-segmentation Defined in Free eBook

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Wade Holmes, VCDX#15, has written a new ebook compiling the necessary information to guide you through the implementation of micro-segmentation to bolster your security posture. VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 concisely highlights the importance of micro-segmentation in enabling better data center cyber hygiene. It also provides the knowledge and guidance needed to effectively design and implement a data center security Read more...