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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Presenting Networks Available in a Reservation During Blueprint Request

by Pascal LarocheVersion 2

A common request I get from customers is how to present only the networks applicable to a reservation in a blueprint form. Before VMware vRealize® Automation™ 7.1, you would create a drop-down list of available networks within a property definition. But this method was a bit static and manual; if a network was added, you needed to update the list manually.

With vRealize Automation 7.1, there is an action in VMware vRealize Orchestrator™ that can present the applicable network in a drop-down list, and this is now more dynamic. If the reservation changes, it will be reflected immediately in the blueprint form.

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Software Manufacturer Security Reputations – A review of software manufacturer security defects

by Erik Hinderer

erik_hindererAt the start of the new year, I did some technical housekeeping, starting new notebooks and such. After looking back through my client notes from 2016, I started to become intrigued with the idea of how software companies were viewed, based on perceived product security and reliability, versus the actual software defects recorded in the CVE repository (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures).

As a VMware TAM, I receive a lot of direct feedback from clients in the field regarding software quality and security vulnerabilities. VMware is known and regarded for developing some of the most secure and reliable infrastructure software products in the industry today, but I wondered how VMware compared with other software manufactures on a broader spectrum.

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