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Monthly Archives: September 2018

vSphere Correct Answer Campaign is Still On!

Hey vSphere experts and enthusiasts, there’s still time to join the challenge! 

Want a chance to win the amazing Sonos Play5 wireless speaker to start or complement your home sound system? How about a chance to get on a fast-track to become a vExpert, and/or attend this year’s vExpert event at VMworld Barcelona? Then join the vSphere ‘Correct Answer’ Challenge and get in on the action.  

If you’re a vSphere product expert or enthusiast and enjoy helping others, then you qualify for the challenge! Or maybe you just want to shape your skills for that next vSphere exam. That works too! And by answering questions, you not only help produce trusted-content that benefits all vSphere focused community members, but also push us closer to reaching our ultimate goal of 98% vSphere community questions tagged as having received a ‘Correct Answer’. 

Once we see your genius, and the community acknowledges your domination, you will be rewarded! And for those of you not attending VMworld this year, there will be other reward opportunities for being community-minded and helping others, including but not limited to: 

  • Invitation to vExpert event at VMworld Barcelona (1 award) 
  • Sonos Play5: wireless home speaker (1 award) 
  • Pair of Sonos Play1: wireless home speakers (1 award) 
  • Consideration into the vExpert program (2 awards) *
  • Automatic nomination as a VMTN Community Warrior  
  • Accelerated reputation building within the community  

Ready to accept the challenge? Simply join the VMTN community and start contributing in the vSphere Community, or visit the vSphere ‘Correct Answer’ Challenge community to learn more and post your comments. 

 

Shared purpose. Shared content. Shared success. 

 

Thanks everyone, and see you in the community!

The Global Services Team 

 

 

*Must be actively involved in the VMTN Community and apply for vExpert

 

 

VMTN VMworld 2018 US Recap

 

VMworld 2018 US has concluded and the Social Media & Communities team hopes you were able to enjoy everything we had to offer in our VMTN/ VMware {code} space. We tried to give options for those of you attending in person in Las Vegas, and those at home on your computer or mobile device.

 

This year at VMworld, we had some new offerings as well as some offerings you might have found familiar. As far as familiar offerings go, vBrownBag had a great TechTalk turnout again this year in the VMTN area! Hopefully some of you were able to come to our booth during these sessions or watch the livestream on the VMTN homepage or vBrownBag website. Our blogger tables stayed very busy throughout each day during VMworld. We are looking forward to seeing more VMworld blogs this week.

Although the Beam “attendance” started slow, many virtual attendees were able to enjoy them during the week to see what was going on in the VMvillage as well as the Solutions Exchange. Our last familiar offering that we hope was utilized enough, was our fully closed podcast booth that was available for podcasters, vloggers, or anyone else who needed a quiet space to record.

 

New to VMworld this year was the introduction to our VMware {code} program. We featured some great speakers on our second stage for {code} Power Sessions. We had a “maker space” area featuring different hands-on projects led by a few VMware employees who are experts in their area. Many who stopped by and took these workshops learned a lot and really enjoyed their time.

Our last new offering this year was our VMware {code} coin, which is a web-based app where users could complete different tasks, earn coins, and spend the coins in our {code} shop. This gamification proved very popular during the week, with users coming back and asking for more tasks, and how to get more coins to buy {code} t-shirts, Bluetooth speakers, a Nintendo NES, and more!

 

Outside of the booth activity, we hosted two events for the vCommunity. Monday night, we started the week off with our Hackathon. This year’s Hackathon was highest in attendance thus far and seemed to be lots of fun for the participants, as well as the spectators. Congratulations to all of the winners of the Hackathon!

Tuesday night was another special night. For those new and returning vExperts, we hosted their exclusive party at the Pinball Hall of Fame, where we also had a vBBQ going on. This event was so great that even CEO, Pat Gelsinger, stopped by!

 

If you were unable to attend VMworld 2018 US, hopefully you were at least able to partake in the virtual offerings we provided. Maybe we’ll even see you in Barcelona in November, or at VMworld US next year in San Francisco.

 

 

The Community Pulse – Top VMTN Content from August 2018

VMTN Community Pulse

Welcome vCommunity to the Community Pulse – a monthly blog series that delivers the most high traffic content in the VMTN forums for your consumption. The VMTN forums are a learning tool unlike any other. Read through these threads to explore how other IT professionals are administrating, optimizing, and supporting their unique environments. We invite you to contribute your knowledge to these and all threads on VMTN!

What were the top VMTN conversations this August?

10 top viewed threads in August:

  1. 503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: in vCenter. Resolution in progress.
  2. ESXI 6.5 Free License ? in vSphere ESXi. Resolution in progress.
  3. VMware Workstation Pro 14 – Fails To Start Due To CPU Non-Support in Workstation. Resolution in progress.
  4. vCSA 6.5 installation stuck at RPM installation in vCenter Server Appliance. Resolution is in progress.
  5. cant copy/paste from guest to host in Workstation. Resolution is in progress.
  6. autostart VM from ESXI 6.5 web client in Virtual Machine, Guest OS and VM Tools. Resolution is in progress.
  7. VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation in Workstation. Resolution is in progress.
  8. VMWare Fusion 10.0.1 doesn’t see USB devices anymore [SOLVED] in VMware Fusion (for Mac). One resolution stated, but not a resolution for all.
  9. failed to lock the file cannot open the disk in Workstation. Resolution is in progress.
  10. SSL Exception when Converter tries to connect to vCenter in VMware vCenter. Resolution by POCEH.

Top 10 communities, based on thread and reply creation in August:

  1. ESXi
  2. Workstation Pro
  3. Technical Community Resources and Help
  4. VMware PowerCLI
  5. VMware vCenter
  6. VMware Fusion (for Mac)
  7. VMware vSphere
  8. vCenter Server
  9. VMware View
  10. vRealize Automation Tools

 

To get real time updates on content being created within the forums, you can:

  1. Subscribe to a communities RSS Feed. Feeds are available for each community on the right-hand side, in the Actions box.
  2. Opt in to “Follow” a community. This option is available on the right-hand side, parallel with the community name. Any community you choose to follow will appear in your “My Communities” list, accessible through the tap navigation. To receive email notifications around communities that you follow, confirm in your preferences that you have opted in to email.
  3. Bookmark a community thread to receive notifications on the progress. This is only available at thread level. It is on the right-hand side, under the Actions box.

Questions on the Community Pulse? Please reach out to the VMware Community Manager, at jenniferg@vmware.com.