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New Product Walkthrough – Hybrid vSphere SSL Certificate Replacement

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The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) was first introduced in vSphere 6.0 to improve the lifecycle management of SSL Certificates. This post will explain a little bit about the VMCA and its capabilities while also making a recommendation on how to deploy certificates in your environment. Finally, a new click-by-click walkthrough has been created to serve Read more...
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Basic Network Configuration with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine

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The following is article was written by Andrew Chin of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team at VMware This post will discuss basic network configuration options when deploying a Virtual Container Host (VCH) to use vSphere Integrated Containers Engine (VICE).  For general information on vSphere Integrated Containers and Virtual Container Hosts, please see the vSphere Integrated Containers Engine documentation, Read more...
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Getting Started with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine

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The following is the first in a series of blog posts by members of the vSphere Integrated Containers Engineering team.  This one is written by Matt Williamson, Sr. Engineering Manager vSphere Integrated Containers Engine (VIC Engine) is an open source project hosted on GitHub and being developed, primarily, by VMware.  It is designed to make it Read more...
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BCA User Group Survey Program – IOUG Oracle Survey 2016

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The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a variety of Business Critical Applications and RDBMS disciplines. The program is run by the CPBU as a partnership with “Database Trends Read more...
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New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup / Restore Walkthroughs

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is full of new and exclusive features. One of which is the native file-based backup and restore. I’m happy to announce two new guided walkthroughs on the VMware Feature Walkthrough site. These walkthroughs will help illustrate how to setup the vCenter Server Appliance file-based backup feature. But also how to restore your vCenter Read more...
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Planning Highly Available, Mission Critical SQL Server Deployments with VMware vSphere

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The VMware Experts Database program (MS SQL Server and Oracle editions) invites the specially selected industry Experts to contribute to the breath of VMware industry knowledge by presenting sessions at VMware events to and developing white papers. Often these papers are commissioned by VMware (sometimes jointly with other partners) and in this case partial funding Read more...
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What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Paper

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Ever since we announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016, the reaction we’ve heard has been overwhelmingly positive.  It’s easy to see why, with major new features in areas ranging from vCenter Server and the VCSA, to Security, to the new developer and automation APIs and CLIs.  vSphere 6.5 also features important enhancements to core Read more...