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vSphere Distributed Switch – Network Monitoring

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When users adopt the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) there is a whole new level to monitoring that becomes available that’s not possible with our vSphere Standard Switch. Industry standard tools such as Port Mirroring and Netflow and our own VDS monitoring called Health Check. These powerful tools not only help to troubleshoot issues or monitor Read more...

vSphere Distributed Switch – Backup and Restore

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Continuing on with features found in the vSphere Distributed Switch, the Backup and Restore capability is a feature I rarely saw used when I was in the field. I saw, and still do see, customers going out of their way to make sure they can backup the vCenter database, and even more so SSO, but Read more...

vSphere Distributed Switch, Traffic Filtering

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When talking with customers about our vSphere Distributed Switch I often find that they don’t know about a feature in the Traffic Filtering policy engine that allows for creation of Access Control Lists or ACLs. This is in additional to being able to tag traffic and pass Quality of Service (QoS) or Differentiated services Code Point Read more...

Updated VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal

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The VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal iOS and Android app has recently been updated. It sports a great new look and feel and makes finding the information you need even easier by grouping it by area in our SDDC vision. Read more...

vCenter Heartbeat Licensing

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I been involved in many vCenter Heartbeat conversations since joining Technical Marketing, one question that always comes up is around licensing for vCenter Heartbeat and vCenter Server itself. Read more...

Getting Started with the vSphere Distributed Switch

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When I joined the Technical Marketing team last September I was tasked with vCenter Availability and Scalability along with providing coverage for all things vCenter and SSO. Since that time I’ve branched out and am also covering Resource Management (more on this coming soon!) and also features in the Enterprise Plus SKU. I’m really excited Read more...

vCenter Linked Mode Survey

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We are gathering data to understand how our customers are (or why they are not) using vCenter in a Linked Mode Configuration. Please take 5-10 minutes and fill out this brief survey. Thanks! http://www.surveymethods.com/EndUser.aspx?D0F49881D6968480D0 Read more...

vCenter Server Availability Survey

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We periodically survey our customers to try to understand how you use our products and to help us when developing new features. We are currently surveying vCenter customers and would appreciate it if you could take approximately 10 minutes to share your feedback and thoughts about vCenter in regards to high availability. vCenter Server Availability Read more...

Load Balancing vCenter Single Sign-On

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One question that we often get from customers is how to load balance SSO. While we do have documentation and support for setting up Apache to load balance SSO many customers already own a load balancer or do not wish to use Apache. Read more...