Jun 272017
 

New versions (updated with 6.5) of these courses are on Partner University: VSP-SV 2017, VTSP-SV 2017, and vSphere Install, Configure, Manage V6.

The post NEW Server Virtualization (SV) Solution Competency Accreditation Courses appeared first on Partner News.

Jun 272017
 

New versions (updated with 6.5) of these courses are on Partner University: VSP-SV 2017, VTSP-SV 2017, and vSphere Install, Configure, Manage V6.

The post NEW Server Virtualization (SV) Solution Competency Accreditation Courses appeared first on Partner News.

Jun 272017
 

Beitrag von Annette Maier, Vice President & General Manager Germany, VMware

Ob IoT, Cloud Computing oder Industrie 4.0: Bei allen IT-Themen tritt früher oder später die Frage auf, wie Unternehmen die Datensicherheit gewährleisten können. IT-Sicherheit ist längst kein Nischenthema mehr, sondern steht auf der Agenda sämtlicher CIOs – durch die konsequente Berichterstattung der großen Medien über Datenpannen und die weitreichenden Konsequenzen ist das Bewusstsein für die wachsende Bedeutung von IT-Security in den letzten Jahren stark gestiegen. Auch bei der Unternehmensführung, die nicht mehr umhin kommt, sich aktiv mit diesem speziellen IT-Thema auseinanderzusetzen. Ein Datenleck kann die Reputation eines Unternehmens langfristig schädigen und den Unternehmenserfolg gefährden.

CISOs erobern die Unternehmen

Insbesondere große Unternehmen möchten nicht mit einem Sicherheitsvorfall in den Schlagzeilen landen und haben den Ernst der Lage erkannt. Deshalb schaffen viele von ihnen eine weitere strategische Position: Die des CISOs (Chief Information Security Officer), der sich vorrangig um die IT-Sicherheit im Unternehmen kümmern soll. Ein guter Schritt in die richtige Richtung! Doch es stellen sich weitere Fragen: Wer ist nun verantwortlich, wenn Daten gestohlen werden? Und wie stellen Unternehmen sicher, dass der CISO nicht nur ein Einzelkämpfer ist, sondern durch die Mitarbeiter unterstützt wird?

Je nach Unternehmensstruktur arbeitet der CISO eng mit dem CIO zusammen, hat aber auch einen direkten Draht zur Geschäftsleitung, zum Betriebsrat und zum Datenschutz. Der CISO sollte dafür sorgen, dass sich das Sicherheitsniveau beständig erhöht – selbst wenn es nur kleine Schritte in die richtige Richtung sind. Wichtig hierbei ist Durchhaltevermögen, denn vor allem in der IT ist es selten so, dass ein Problem nur einmal angesprochen wird und es dann wenige Tage oder Wochen später vollständig behoben ist. Aber aufgepasst: Nur weil es einen CISO gibt, schwindet die Verantwortung der Geschäftsführung noch lange nicht. Der Sicherheitsbeauftragte legt lediglich den Finger in die Wunde und weist auf entsprechende Risiken hin. Wenn etwas schief geht, ist der Vorstand nie vollkommen unschuldig. Er muss für sich und seine Organschaft beweisen können, dass er alle Punkte adressiert hat, die der CISO in seinen Risikoberichten aufgeführt hat.

IT-Sicherheit geht jeden einzelnen Mitarbeiter etwas an

Durch die Stelle des CISOs sind auch die Mitarbeiter nicht von ihrer Pflicht entbunden, Vorfälle zu melden und achtsam zu sein. Die Mitarbeiter sollten gemäß der ISO-Vorgaben im jährlichen Rhythmus geschult werden, damit sie stets an dieses Thema erinnert werden und regelmäßig auf den neuesten Stand gebracht werden. Aufgabe des CISOs ist die Erstellung verständlicher Sicherheitsrichtlinien, die jeder Mitarbeiter kennt. Die Schulungen können als Präsenzschulungen oder aber über E-Learning-Plattformen durchgeführt werden. Auch die Geschäftsleitung ist von regelmäßigen Schulungen nicht ausgeschlossen – sie sollte allerdings noch immer über Präsenzschulungen adressiert werden, da hier auch Maßnahmen direkt diskutiert werden können und sollten.

Ein Konzept hat sich sehr bewährt: CISOs sollten stets die persönliche Betroffenheit herstellen. Jeder Mitarbeiter hat schon mal einen System- oder Backupausfall miterlebt oder sich einen Virus eingefangen – auch privat. Wer täglich mit Computern arbeitet, weiß, dass man ca. eine Woche benötigt, bis der PC wieder einigermaßen so läuft wie vor dem Vorfall. Überträgt man das auf die Geschäftsprozesse, stellt sich heraus, dass Unternehmen bei einem vollständigen Betriebsausfall innerhalb kürzester Zeit vollständig pleite wären – so stellen CISOs sicher, dass Mitarbeiter und Geschäftsführung sich ihrer Verantwortung bewusst sind.

Fazit

Einen CISO einzustellen bzw. einen IT-Mitarbeiter in diese Position zu befördern, halte ich für einen sehr guten Ansatz, um in Unternehmen ein größeres Bewusstsein für die Wichtigkeit dieser Thematik zu schaffen. Insbesondere große Unternehmen sollten diesen Schritt erwägen. Denn ein CISO beschäftigt sich in seiner Position ausschließlich mit neuen Bedrohungen und Risiken und kann sich vollkommen darauf konzentrieren. Diese Aufgabe ist nicht immer dankbar, denn es gehört auch zur Verantwortung von CISOs, der Geschäftsführung stets auf den Zehen zu stehen und sie an die Bedeutung eines ausgefeilten Sicherheitssystems zu erinnern. Das IT-Sicherheitsgesetzt stärkt die Position der CISOs zwar, ist jedoch noch zu schwammig formuliert. Ich gehe jedoch davon aus, dass kommende Entwürfe Unternehmen sehr viel stärker in die Pflicht nehmen.

Jun 272017
 

Digital disruption is turbo-charging the pace of business, and the companies that survive and thrive will be those that can innovate fastest. Line-of-business leaders and developers are reaching out to your IT team for help. To stay competitive, you need to give them rapid access to the services, apps, and resources they need for today&#rsquo;s dynamic market—and tomorrow&#rsquo;s new demands.

If this sounds daunting, you&#rsquo;re not alone. A Gartner survey found that 59 percent of IT professionals believe that their IT organizations are unprepared for the digital business of the next two years. Building an IT environment that can support changing business imperatives isn&#rsquo;t easy. You&#rsquo;re facing:

  • Complex, heterogeneous environments that can slow you down
  • Operational and compliance risks from cloud siloes and outdated management
  • Static or shrinking IT budgets

How can you tackle these challenges? Employing a software-defined approach to modernizing the data center can position you to deliver infrastructure, applications, data, and IT services—on demand, with improved agility.

Click here to read our new white paper, &#rsquo;Future Proof Your Data Center.&#rdquo;

Toward a modernized data center

VMware provides a path toward a modernized data center that starts by focusing on two IT initiatives: modernizing the infrastructure through best-in-class compute, storage, and network virtualization technologies; and automating IT operations with industry-leading cloud management.

Modernize infrastructure

A modern infrastructure lets you extend the efficiency of virtualization across the entire data center, including compute, storage, and networking layers, with common management across all three. It&#rsquo;s based on a software-defined infrastructure built on hyper-converged architecture that reaches across private and public clouds, minimizing IT risks and lowering costs. With a modernized infrastructure, you can:

  • Evolve the data center without risk
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Scale to grow with the business

Automate IT

IT automation is the second key initiative to modernize the data center. Although compute virtualization lets you apply some degree of automation to provisioning compute and storage resources, configuring associated network and security services still requires manual processes that are simply too slow.

By virtualizing and automating the delivery of IT services, you can:

  • Automate for full-stack provisioning of infrastructure and applications
  • Virtualize networking and security components into the hypervisor layer
  • Streamline infrastructure and application lifecycle management

Take advantage of new opportunities

VMware is the industry leader in virtualization and cloud technologies, and we can help you take the next steps toward a modernizing your data center. Our solution portfolio helps you build a software-defined environment of natively integrated compute, storage, and network virtualization technologies with automation and management, to support any workload—from traditional enterprise applications to modern cloud-native applications.

To learn more about the benefits a modernized data center can bring to your entire organization, read our new white paper, &#rsquo;Future Proof Your Data Center.&#rdquo;

Discover further:

  • Visit our website for more information about modernizing data centers.
  • Experience VMware technology first hand with our Hands-On Labs catalogue.

You may also like our other blog articles:

  • Network Virtualization For Dummies
  • Secure the Digital Workspace For Dummies
Jun 272017
 

Purpose:

vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is an absolutely amazing and must have tool for any virtualized datacenter. Out of the box (OOTB), it provides a lot of functionalities. Unlike custom dashboards and super metrics, REST API’s are less explored areas of vROps. For notifications, we typically use “Send an Email” as a notification option. The less explored options are SNMP notifications and REST notifications plugins. So we should use REST notifications plugin over others and how can we do it? How can we utilize the REST API’s to do something programmatically or say simply collect information from vROps? This post answers and explores those options. If you have vROps in your environment and want to explore these areas, then this video is for you.

Introduction:

Notification is an important and integral part of any monitoring and analytical tool. A tool may be very good but if it cannot send me a notification, then it is of not much use to me. For example, consider my datacenter has serious issues, fewservers went down at 2 a.m. in the morning. I get an alert in the tool console but do not get a notification about it. So I cannot do much about it. So the tool fails the purpose.

The second point, out of the box vROps provides a lot of information. It collects, processes and shows the information in UI console and Dashboards. What if I want to collect some information from vROps and process it as per my requirement? How can I get that RAW information that vROps collects? We can do that easily by using REST API’s. Using REST API’s we can not only collect information but do many tasks programmatically. So to automate REST API’s is very useful. So it is essential to know how to interact and utilize those API’s.

This blog post covers both the areas.

Why use REST notifications Plugin?

For notifications, we can use Email plugin, SNMP plugin or REST based notification plugin. So why should we use REST notification?

While SNMP notification configuration is easier, handling it is more complex and inefficient. For this example, we will consider vRO server as a trap destination. In SNMP, vROps server works as a source and vRO server (or any SNMP traps receiver) as a sink. So for any defined alert and notification, we get SNMP traps to vRO. So in vRO, we need to continuously monitor for any incoming traps and then parse each of them to identify whether it satisfies our criteria to run a workflow. In comparison, for REST notifications, we configure an outbound instance for a single workflow only. So if the alerting criteria are met, then the outbound notification is fired and the corresponding workflow is run in vRO. There is no need for constant monitoring of the traps.

So REST notifications are much more precise and efficient.

 

What is covered?

When we talk about information in terms of vROps. There are two aspects.

  • Information Sharing
  • Information Gathering

In the first part, I will cover about “Information Sharing”. Since vROps already provides so much information so we can focus on Information Sharing first. In the second part, I will cover “Information Gathering” using REST API’s.

Specifically, the following topics are covered in this post:

  • How to create Outbound Instance using REST Notification Plugin
  • What is Webhook-Shims and why you need one
  • Configuring custom “SymptomDefinition”
  • How to configure custom “Alert Definition”
  • Tying everything together and configure notifications using all the above
  • How to explore and know details about vROps REST API’s

So if you are looking for this information, please run and watch the video.

 

 

Conclusion:

vROps is a very powerful tool for monitoring and analyzing a virtualised datacenter. With proper alerting and notifications, we can avoid many operational disruptions. Also at the same time automating tasks with vROps we can make our datacenter more efficient.

I hope this post makes these areas clear to you. For more details please check vROps documentation. Also, check the following blogs for more information on this.

  • More on Webhooks
  • Amazing blog series by John Dias on Webhook Shims configuration
  • VMware github page on Webhook-Shims

As always do provide me feedbacks so that I can make more meaningful and useful blog posts for you.

 

Relatedpost:

I have written a small python script which gets the raw metrics from vROps for you. You need to provide inputs like how many metrics and which metrics you want to gather information for, how many samples you want to collect, etc. Once you provide the required inputs, the script will fetch and store the information in JSON format. You can further use the information as per your requirement. You can check it here.

The post Learn all about vROps REST notifications and REST API&#rsquo;s in 60 minutes appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.

Jun 272017
 

Purpose:

vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is an absolutely amazing and must have tool for any virtualized datacenter. Out of the box (OOTB), it provides a lot of functionalities. Unlike custom dashboards and super metrics, REST API’s are less explored areas of vROps. For notifications, we typically use “Send an Email” as a notification option. The less explored options are SNMP notifications and REST notifications plugins. So we should use REST notifications plugin over others and how can we do it? How can we utilize the REST API’s to do something programmatically or say simply collect information from vROps? This post answers and explores those options. If you have vROps in your environment and want to explore these areas, then this video is for you.

Introduction:

Notification is an important and integral part of any monitoring and analytical tool. A tool may be very good but if it cannot send me a notification, then it is of not much use to me. For example, consider my datacenter has serious issues, fewservers went down at 2 a.m. in the morning. I get an alert in the tool console but do not get a notification about it. So I cannot do much about it. So the tool fails the purpose.

The second point, out of the box vROps provides a lot of information. It collects, processes and shows the information in UI console and Dashboards. What if I want to collect some information from vROps and process it as per my requirement? How can I get that RAW information that vROps collects? We can do that easily by using REST API’s. Using REST API’s we can not only collect information but do many tasks programmatically. So to automate REST API’s is very useful. So it is essential to know how to interact and utilize those API’s.

This blog post covers both the areas.

Why use REST notifications Plugin?

For notifications, we can use Email plugin, SNMP plugin or REST based notification plugin. So why should we use REST notification?

While SNMP notification configuration is easier, handling it is more complex and inefficient. For this example, we will consider vRO server as a trap destination. In SNMP, vROps server works as a source and vRO server (or any SNMP traps receiver) as a sink. So for any defined alert and notification, we get SNMP traps to vRO. So in vRO, we need to continuously monitor for any incoming traps and then parse each of them to identify whether it satisfies our criteria to run a workflow. In comparison, for REST notifications, we configure an outbound instance for a single workflow only. So if the alerting criteria are met, then the outbound notification is fired and the corresponding workflow is run in vRO. There is no need for constant monitoring of the traps.

So REST notifications are much more precise and efficient.

 

What is covered?

When we talk about information in terms of vROps. There are two aspects.

  • Information Sharing
  • Information Gathering

In the first part, I will cover about “Information Sharing”. Since vROps already provides so much information so we can focus on Information Sharing first. In the second part, I will cover “Information Gathering” using REST API’s.

Specifically, the following topics are covered in this post:

  • How to create Outbound Instance using REST Notification Plugin
  • What is Webhook-Shims and why you need one
  • Configuring custom “SymptomDefinition”
  • How to configure custom “Alert Definition”
  • Tying everything together and configure notifications using all the above
  • How to explore and know details about vROps REST API’s

So if you are looking for this information, please run and watch the video.

 

 

Conclusion:

vROps is a very powerful tool for monitoring and analyzing a virtualised datacenter. With proper alerting and notifications, we can avoid many operational disruptions. Also at the same time automating tasks with vROps we can make our datacenter more efficient.

I hope this post makes these areas clear to you. For more details please check vROps documentation. Also, check the following blogs for more information on this.

  • More on Webhooks
  • Amazing blog series by John Dias on Webhook Shims configuration
  • VMware github page on Webhook-Shims

As always do provide me feedbacks so that I can make more meaningful and useful blog posts for you.

 

Relatedpost:

I have written a small python script which gets the raw metrics from vROps for you. You need to provide inputs like how many metrics and which metrics you want to gather information for, how many samples you want to collect, etc. Once you provide the required inputs, the script will fetch and store the information in JSON format. You can further use the information as per your requirement. You can check it here.

The post Learn all about vROps REST notifications and REST API&#rsquo;s in 60 minutes appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.

Jun 272017
 


Iniziato nel 2004 come evento che raccoglieva un ristretto numero di appassionati, oggi
il VMworld è uno degli appuntamenti principali del mondo IT. E, nel corso degli anni, il VMworld ha rappresentato un&#rsquo;anticipazione sul futuro e sui trend del mercato dell&#rsquo;Information Technology.


VMworld 2010
San Francisco, California, e Copenhagen, Danimarca

 

Davanti a 17.000 persone, VMware presenta una nuova strategia e nuovi prodotti per aiutare le aziende e le istituzioni a superare il concetto di &#rsquo;IT come centro di costo&#rdquo;, verso un modello di &#rsquo;IT as a Service&#rdquo;, che crei un nuovo approccio a ogni livello di una moderna infrastruttura IT: infrastruttura, applicazioni e accesso per gli utenti.

Molte anche le novità tecnologiche per un&#rsquo;edizione che si rivela ricca di innovazione: VMware vCloud™ Director, la famiglia VMware vShield™ e i VMware vCloud Datacenter Services, che danno il via all’introduzione di un modello di cloud ibrido in grado di mettere in perfetto collegamento cloud pubblici e privati.

&#rsquo;Due anni fa VMware ha elaborato una nuova vision per modernizzare il data center e trasformare l&#rsquo;IT. Questa settimana stiamo facendo significativi passi avanti per far diventare realtà questo nuovo mondo dell&#rsquo;IT as a Service e del Cloud Computing ibrido&#rdquo; dichiara Paul Maritz, Presidente e CEO di VMware, durante il keynote di San Francisco.

 

VMworld 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada, e Copenhagen, Danimarca

 

“Own It. Your Cloud.” Questo lo slogan dell&#rsquo;evento che a Las Vegas vede 19.000 partecipanti.

E proprio sul cloud si concentrano i grandi annunci di prodotto di questa edizione: viene presentato vCloud, che rende più semplice per le aziende trovare, connettersi e gestire i servizi cloud del più vasto network di service provider al mondo. Fra le novità anche vCloud Connector 1.5, creato per vedere, trasferire e gestire carichi di lavoro fra cluster vSphere, cloud pubblici e privati.

Quell&#rsquo;anno il palco del VMworld Europe vede la presenza di un&#rsquo;eccellenza italiana, Ducati, che dichiara di aver virtualizzato il 75% dei propri sistemi da giugno 2007, abbattendo del 30% i propri costi hardware. Sulla nuova infrastruttura virtuale, Ducati è riuscita a implementare rapidamente nuove applicazioni d&#rsquo;importanza vitale in un settore dove realmente la velocità fa la differenza, ed è riuscita a lanciare sul mercato nuovi prodotti in tempi inferiori rispetto al passato.

 

VMworld 2012
San Francisco, California, e Barcellona, Spagna

Sotto il cappello &#rsquo;Right Here, Right Now&#rdquo;, l&#rsquo;evento vede più di 200 sessioni e Lab, più di 125 sponsor e espositori e ben 21.000 partecipanti negli Stati Uniti e 7.000 in Europa.

È l&#rsquo;anno dell&#rsquo;avvicendamento fra Paul Maritz e Pat Gelsinger alla guida della società ed è anche la prima volta che si parla di data center software-defined con l&#rsquo;annuncio della nuova VMware vCloud® Suite 5.1: i vantaggi della virtualizzazione vengono estesi a tutti gli ambiti del data center – compute, storage, networking e ai relativi servizi associati alla disponibilità e alla sicurezza.

È una piccola rivoluzione: l’architettura del data center definito dal software astrae tutte le risorse hardware per concentrarle in un pool aggregato utilizzando l’automazione per renderlo disponibile in maniera sicura ed efficiente.

 

VMworld 2013
San Francisco, California e Barcellona, Spagna


Sono passati dieci anni dal primo VMworld, i partecipanti dell&#rsquo;edizione US sono diventati oltre 22.000 e più di 9.000 in Europa, le novità tecnologiche annunciate sempre più innovative.

A un anno dall’introduzione dell&#rsquo;architettura software-defined data center, l&#rsquo;offerta pionieristica di VMware che ha guadagnato ampi consensi sia tra le grandi aziende che tra le start-up, vengono presentati nuovi prodotti e servizi progettati per aiutare l’IT ad accelerare l’adozione di una architettura software-defined in aree come il networking e la sicurezza, lo storage e l&#rsquo;availability, la gestione e l’automazione: si tratta di VMware NSX, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vCloud Suite 5.5 e VMware vSphere® with Operations Management 5.5.

&#rsquo;Con gli annunci di oggi, VMware sta facendo un ulteriore passo avanti nell&#rsquo;aiutare le aziende a diventare più agili, reattive e profittevoli, commenta Raghu Raghuram, Executive Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Management di VMware nel corso del keynote. &#rsquo;I nuovi prodotti come VMware NSX e VMware Virtual SAN ridefiniranno l&#rsquo;hypervisor e il suo ruolo nel data center&#rdquo;. E aveva ragione…

 

 

VMworld 2014
San Francisco, California e Barcellona, Spagna



Il tema dell&#rsquo;edizione del 2014 è “No Limits”, che per VMware significa eseguire qualsiasi applicazione, su qualsiasi dispositivo, ovunque, utilizzando i prodotti VMware per far sì che tutto accada, naturalmente.

Anche quest&#rsquo;anno il focus è sul software-defined data center, con importanti novità che danno ai clienti ulteriori possibilità supportando framework open e ambienti di cloud ibrido con o senza tecnologia VMware. Fra le novità, VMware Integrated OpenStack, una nuova soluzione che consente alle organizzazioni IT di offrire API OpenStack in modo efficace tenendo conto delle esigenze degli sviluppatori e di fornire strumenti on top all&#rsquo;infrastruttura VMware.

Pat Gelsinger commenta: &#rsquo;Grazie alle tecnologie software-defined le aziende possono ora agire a una velocità senza precedenti. Questa capacità di avere un impatto reale è la chiave del successo del software-defined data center. VMware continua a innovare rendendolo più aperto, sicuro e agile.&#rdquo;

 

 

VMworld 2015
San Francisco, California e Barcellona, Spagna


Focus sull&#rsquo;hybrid cloud quest&#rsquo;anno, con l&#rsquo;annuncio di nuovi servizi per il cloud pubblico e nuove soluzioni per il software-defined data center che mirano ad aiutare i clienti a creare applicazioni più velocemente, migliorare la sicurezza IT e risolvere rapidamente i problemi, fornendo valore al business.

Raghu Raghuram, Executive Vice President e General Manager Software-Defined Data Center Division, commenta nel corso del keynote: &#rsquo;La digital transformation sta creando nuove opportunità e nuovi rischi in tutti i settori e le applicazioni sono il carburante di questa trasformazione. Con la strategia One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device e con la piattaforma unificata per il cloud ibrido, VMware offre alle organizzazioni leader del mercato la possibilità di distribuire queste app con la stabilità, la sicurezza e l&#rsquo;affidabilità di un&#rsquo;azienda enterprise e di innovare con l&#rsquo;agilità di una startup&#rdquo;.

La parola chiave di questa edizione è anche &#rsquo;containers&#rdquo;: VMware presenta infatti due anteprime tecnologiche: VMware vSphere Integrated Containers e VMware Photon Platform, che consentono ai team delle IT operation di fornire container in produzione on-premise e su cloud pubblico di VMware, VMware vCloud Air.

 

VMworld 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada, e Barcellona, Spagna

 

Arriviamo cosi alla più recente edizione del VMworld, che registra numeri incredibili:

  • 000 partecipanti negli Stati Uniti
  • Più di 10.000 partecipanti in Europa
  • Oltre 2.000 membri del VMUG
  • Oltre 2.900 partner
  • Quasi 100 giornalisti
  • 96 Paesi presenti

Gli annunci sono molto significativi perché segnano una svolta nelle relazioni di VMware con i propri partner. Sul palco Pat Gelsinger dichiara che, entro il 2030, il 52% di tutte le infrastrutture IT sarà ospitato su cloud pubblici. Il CEO affronta anche la crescita esponenziale dei dispositivi connessi, stimando che entro i primi tre mesi del 2019 ci saranno più dispositivi connessi che persone connesse.

Sono due gli annunci che segnano questa edizione: l&#rsquo;accordo con Amazon Web Services e quello con IBM: VMware Cloud on AWS è il frutto di un’alleanza strategica per costruire e fornire un’offerta ibrida perfettamente integrata che offra ai clienti l&#rsquo;esperienza del software-defined data center (SDDC) del leader nel private cloud, sul cloud pubblico più popolare, affidabile e robusto del mondo. VMware Cloud on AWS permette ai clienti di far girare le applicazioni in ambienti cloud privati, pubblici e ibridi basati su VMware vSphere.

VMware e IBM annunciano invece la disponibilità di servizi cloud che consentono alle organizzazioni di spostare rapidamente e facilmente carichi di lavoro nel cloud. Con più di 500 clienti condivisi, tra cui Marriott International, la partnership tra IBM e VMware aiuta molte aziende a estendere workload esistenti nel cloud in poche ore. Inoltre, IBM annuncia la formazione di circa 4.000 professionisti, fornendo loro le competenze necessarie per offrire ai clienti soluzioni VMware.

VMware presenta anche l&#rsquo;ampliamento della propria strategia per il cloud ibrido con la nuova VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture che permette ai clienti di eseguire, gestire, connettere e proteggere le applicazioni su cloud e sui dispositivi in un ambiente operativo comune.

 

 

E quest&#rsquo;anno…

 

 

Il countdown per il VMworld 2017, che si terrà dal 27 al 31 agosto a Las Vegas e dall&#rsquo;11 al 14 settembre a Barcellona, è iniziato.

Molte le novità attese: ci sarà una grossa enfasi sulla Cross-Cloud Architecture, l&#rsquo;architettura di cloud ibrido più completa del mondo, in grado di supportare concretamente le aziende nel promuovere la trasformazione digitale, ma lasciando loro la libertà di dedicarsi all’innovazione sui cloud. Non mancheranno attenzione alla mobility e a vSAN, elemento fondamentale del software-defined data center.

 

Di sicuro, anche quest&#rsquo;anno il VMworld rappresenterà un&#rsquo;occasione per capire meglio dove sta andando il mercato IT e per comprendere ancora una volta come VMware sia a pieno titolo fra le aziende che definiscono le tendenze e l&#rsquo;innovazione tecnologica.

 

 

Jun 272017
 

Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a wide range of business solutions from desktop virtualization to supporting your hybrid cloud. We’ve heard your feedback that finding the right information can be difficult. Our search was out of date, the look and feel were not modern, the content was siloed, and the docs were not available on mobile devices. To address these problems, we decided to start from scratch. The design of this site is meant to enable you to better filter content, find relevant answers, and create custom views of information that you can access on any device.

Key Features for You

Here are a few features that we hope will help you find the information that you need.

It’s All About Search

Our site design features search on every page. We built a new search experience powered by Elasticsearch with an intuitive taxonomy to help you more easily locate relevant content. You can search the entire site or a particular book.

Filter to Find What You Need

With tens of thousands of pages of information, you need help reducing the scope of content to the products that you care about. Use the filters to limit your search to particular products, versions, subjects or information types.

Create Custom Docs Collections and Share Content

Your VMware stack spans many products and versions and you need a way to manage the product documentation for your specific portfolio. MyLibrary enables you to assemble custom doc sets and share as HTML collections. You can add and organize product documentation from any product, any version, and any language.

Your Feedback

The launch of this site is only Step 1. We’ve put in new feedback mechanisms so we can hear from you more often and make more frequent improvements to the site and content. Explore docs.vmware.com now and let us know if you want to get involved in helping us evolve our docs.

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Jun 272017
 

Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a wide range of business solutions from desktop virtualization to supporting your hybrid cloud. We’ve heard your feedback that finding the right information can be difficult. Our search was out of date, the look and feel were not modern, the content was siloed, and the docs were not available on mobile devices. To address these problems, we decided to start from scratch. The design of this site is meant to enable you to better filter content, find relevant answers, and create custom views of information that you can access on any device.

Key Features for You

Here are a few features that we hope will help you find the information that you need.

It’s All About Search

Our site design features search on every page. We built a new search experience powered by Elasticsearch with an intuitive taxonomy to help you more easily locate relevant content. You can search the entire site or a particular book.

Filter to Find What You Need

With tens of thousands of pages of information, you need help reducing the scope of content to the products that you care about. Use the filters to limit your search to particular products, versions, subjects or information types.

Create Custom Docs Collections and Share Content

Your VMware stack spans many products and versions and you need a way to manage the product documentation for your specific portfolio. MyLibrary enables you to assemble custom doc sets and share as HTML collections. You can add and organize product documentation from any product, any version, and any language.

Your Feedback

The launch of this site is only Step 1. We’ve put in new feedback mechanisms so we can hear from you more often and make more frequent improvements to the site and content. Explore docs.vmware.com now and let us know if you want to get involved in helping us evolve our docs.

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Jun 272017
 

Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a wide range of business solutions from desktop virtualization to supporting your hybrid cloud. We’ve heard your feedback that finding the right information can be difficult. Our search was out of date, the look and feel were not modern, the content was siloed, and the docs were not available on mobile devices. To address these problems, we decided to start from scratch. The design of this site is meant to enable you to better filter content, find relevant answers, and create custom views of information that you can access on any device.

Key Features for You

Here are a few features that we hope will help you find the information that you need.

It’s All About Search

Our site design features search on every page. We built a new search experience powered by Elasticsearch with an intuitive taxonomy to help you more easily locate relevant content. You can search the entire site or a particular book.

Filter to Find What You Need

With tens of thousands of pages of information, you need help reducing the scope of content to the products that you care about. Use the filters to limit your search to particular products, versions, subjects or information types.

Create Custom Docs Collections and Share Content

Your VMware stack spans many products and versions and you need a way to manage the product documentation for your specific portfolio. MyLibrary enables you to assemble custom doc sets and share as HTML collections. You can add and organize product documentation from any product, any version, and any language.

Your Feedback

The launch of this site is only Step 1. We’ve put in new feedback mechanisms so we can hear from you more often and make more frequent improvements to the site and content. Explore docs.vmware.com now and let us know if you want to get involved in helping us evolve our docs.

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Jun 262017
 

It’s an age of disruption, of shifting technologies, increasing competition and expanding security threats. Employees have become digital nomads, constantly seeking out new tools and technologies to work successfully from anywhere and demanding more choice and simplicity to compete in a fast-changing world. Each day brings new challenges and, for the organizations who adapt, new possibilities.

VMware Workspace ONE is the enterprise-secure platform that aligns with your business needs, transforming IT with:

  • One unified solution that breaks down traditional silos between technologies so you can deliver any application to any device,
  • One platform to easily manage and secure all your endpoints,
  • One common contextual policy framework and
  • One easy-to-use application catalog that empowers your users with flexible self-service functionality, customized to your business.

It is an age of disruption. Embrace the possibilities by transforming IT with Workspace ONE. To learn more, visit VMware.com today.

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Jun 262017
 

It’s an age of disruption, of shifting technologies, increasing competition and expanding security threats. Employees have become digital nomads, constantly seeking out new tools and technologies to work successfully from anywhere and demanding more choice and simplicity to compete in a fast-changing world. Each day brings new challenges and, for the organizations who adapt, new possibilities.

VMware Workspace ONE is the enterprise-secure platform that aligns with your business needs, transforming IT with:

  • One unified solution that breaks down traditional silos between technologies so you can deliver any application to any device,
  • One platform to easily manage and secure all your endpoints,
  • One common contextual policy framework and
  • One easy-to-use application catalog that empowers your users with flexible self-service functionality, customized to your business.

It is an age of disruption. Embrace the possibilities by transforming IT with Workspace ONE. To learn more, visit VMware.com today.

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Jun 262017
 

This post was originally featured on TomasFojita’sBlog.

Service providers who are offering additional services beyond vanilla vCloud Director IaaS were asking how to add links to them in the existing (Flex) vCloud Director UI.

vCloud Director 8.20 provides very simple way to extend the right column of the Home screen with additional sections and static links. It is really simple extensibility and should be used as interim solution until the new HTML 5 UI will fully replace the existing UI and which will be more extensible.

In the screenshot below you can see that the right section has been extended with vCloud Availability, Backup and Other sections.

The configuration of these links is very simple and is done from cell-management-tool on any vCloud cell.

In my example I used:

./cell-management-tool manage-config -n ui.tenant.customOrgLinks -v &#rsquo;
# vCloud Availability
[Monitor Replications](https://vcloud.fojta.com:8443)
# Backup
[Configure Backup](https://backup.fojta.com)
# Other
[Request Support](https://help.fojta.com)
[Impressum](https://www.fojta.com/impressum)&#rdquo;

Where # denotes the section header, [] the link name and () the link.

It is also possible to pass vCloud session ID as parameter in the URL by including {vcdSession} string.

The CMT manage-config command creates/modifies database entry in the config table tenant-customOrgLinks with the provided value in the quotes. Re-running it will replace the previous entry. The change is immediate, no need to run this on other cells or restart vcd services.

One last note, the right column on the home screen is not visible to all user roles. The role needs to have General > Administrator Control right.

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Jun 262017
 

Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a wide range of business solutions from desktop virtualization to supporting your hybrid cloud. We’ve heard your feedback that finding the right information can be difficult. Our search was out of date, the look and feel was not modern, the content was siloed, and the docs were not available on mobile devices. To address these problems, we decided to start from scratch. The design of this site is meant to enable you to better filter content, find relevant answers, and create custom views of information that you can access on any device.

Key Features for You

Here are a few features that we hope will help you find the information that you need.

It’s All About Search

Our site design features search on every page. We built a new search experience powered by Elasticsearch with an intuitive taxonomy to help you more easily locate relevant content. You can search the entire site or a particular book.

Filter to Find What You Need

With tens of thousands of pages of information, you need help reducing the scope of content to the products that you care about. Use the filters to limit your search to particular products, versions, subjects or information types.

Create Custom Docs Collections and Share Content

Your VMware stack spans many products and versions and you need a way to manage the product documentation for your specific portfolio. MyLibrary enables you to assemble custom doc sets and share as HTML collections. You can add and organize product documentation from any product, any version, and any language.

Your Feedback

The launch of this site is only Step 1. We’ve put in new feedback mechanisms so we can hear from you more often and make more frequent improvements to the site and content. Explore docs.vmware.com now and let us know if you want to get involved in helping us evolve our docs.

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Jun 262017
 

VMware Education has just released a new training class titled VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6]. I had the opportunity to attend the beta version of this class and help shape the content that is delivered. The class is a 3-day, instructor-led technicaltraining coursethat featuresan excellent balance of lecture and hands-on lab time. It is

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