Aug 182017
 

Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!

Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!

In this spotlight session, Sajai Krishnan, VMware Vice President of Product Marketing for Cloud Management BU, and our product management teams will share how our cloud management solutions can help you to be effective in this multi-cloud world.

 

 

You be the Judge!

The IT world of tomorrow will be multi-cloud, we know that much for sure; But how do you manage, secure, and analyze your IT in that new world? In this roadmap-level technical session, VMware Cloud Management product teams will share their existing technology and near-term vision for the management solutions in the multi-cloud world!
In an &#rsquo;American Idol&#rdquo; contest style, they will present several solutions covering a number of pain points:

  • Managing cloud risk, costs and capacity across different spaces
  • Deploying infrastructure and applications across different hypervisors, clouds, and environments using platform-agnostic provisioning blueprints
  • Securing applications and services deployed across multiple clouds
  • Leveraging cloud-agnostic pre-built content marketplace
  • Building a consistent platform for performance monitoring and troubleshooting at scale across clouds
You will be able to judge in real time how relevant each use case is to you, and whether you like the solution presented – the depth, the innovation, the ease of use, and other factors. You be the judge!

You will also hear from our customers who use multiple clouds today, and will share their experience and lessons learned.

 

How to RegisterPlanning to attend the upcoming VMworld 2017 inLas VegasorBarcelona? This is still a good time toregister, and see you soon!

The post Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.

Aug 182017
 

Spotlight session MGT3137SU: Multi-Cloud is Eating the World. Join the Party!

Only in this session will you be able to see in one place, how multiple VMware Cloud Management products (vRealize) can now, or will in the near future, support your multi-cloud use cases!

In this spotlight session, Sajai Krishnan, VMware Vice President of Product Marketing for Cloud Management BU, and our product management teams will share how our cloud management solutions can help you to be effective in this multi-cloud world.

 

 

You be the Judge!

The IT world of tomorrow will be multi-cloud, we know that much for sure; But how do you manage, secure, and analyze your IT in that new world? In this roadmap-level technical session, VMware Cloud Management product teams will share their existing technology and near-term vision for the management solutions in the multi-cloud world!
In an &#rsquo;American Idol&#rdquo; contest style, they will present several solutions covering a number of pain points:

  • Managing cloud risk, costs and capacity across different spaces
  • Deploying infrastructure and applications across different hypervisors, clouds, and environments using platform-agnostic provisioning blueprints
  • Securing applications and services deployed across multiple clouds
  • Leveraging cloud-agnostic pre-built content marketplace
  • Building a consistent platform for performance monitoring and troubleshooting at scale across clouds
You will be able to judge in real time how relevant each use case is to you, and whether you like the solution presented – the depth, the innovation, the ease of use, and other factors. You be the judge!

You will also hear from our customers who use multiple clouds today, and will share their experience and lessons learned.

 

How to RegisterPlanning to attend the upcoming VMworld 2017 inLas VegasorBarcelona? This is still a good time toregister, and see you soon!

The post Only in This Session: VMware Cloud Management BU shows off our multi-cloud features appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.

Aug 182017
 

Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the sessions that will help you plan, manage, and scale your SDDC and cloud deployments with intelligent operations. These cover the following products: vRealize Suite Standard, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Business for Cloud

Sunday, Aug 27

When, typeSession ID Description
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard – Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Come learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m

 

[MGT2653QU] Case Study: VMware vRealize Operations Provides Single-Pane View of Global Data Centers to Meet Performance and Uptime Requirements

Experience how a leading global gaming software company chose VMware vRealize Operations to proactively manage its global data center so it could focus on successfully launching its high-quality blockbuster games worldwide. Rupesh will dive into business/technical requirements, challenges, architectural design, and implementation of a global vRealize cluster. He will demo key vRealize features that helped proactively solve operations issues, and show how to manage capacity planning with vRealize.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT1260QU] Help Customers Make Informed Infrastructure Spending Decisions with Hybrid Cloud Assessment

Hybrid Cloud Assessment answers your cloud cost questions in less than 3 hours. HCA is a great candidate to initiate cloud journey conversations with your customers. It helps to understand existing private cloud costs, compares public and private cloud costs, and enables IT teams to confidently share information on actual costs with their lines of business.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

[ELW180101U]vRealize Suite Standard – Cloud Planning and Optimization Workshop

You can gain insights into your infrastructure and compare the costs of running workloads in your private cloud versus select public clouds. You can also optimize compute resource utilization and improve planning and forecasting. vRealize Operations and vRealize Business for Cloud improve operational efficiency by increasing capacity utilization and resource reclamation.

— Monday, Aug 28 —

When, typeSession ID Description
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

[MGT2008BU] Break Your Logjam by Leveraging the Power of vRealize Log Insight

Are you and your organizations getting buried in logs? The scale of machine-generated data is increasing exponentially, and it&#rsquo;s become overly complicated to make any sense of it. Break through the logjam with VMware vRealize Log Insight. Log Insight provides the ability to make sense of all the log data.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT2185BU] 360-Degree Troubleshooting and Remediation

How can you troubleshoot issues quickly to get to the root of problems in your environment and resolve them rapidly? The answer is by leveraging the power of VMware vRealize Operations and VMware vRealize Log Insight together with the VMware software-designed data center products. To illustrate this, we will cover how to achieve the best level of integration between the solutions, then show you how to dig into the data and get to the root of a problem.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

[MGT1758BU] Effectively Operating an Automated Cloud

While VMware vRealize Automation provisions and manages apps across the hybrid cloud, VMware vRealize Operations provides a holistic view of all infra and apps. Together, vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Operations deliver a comprehensive cloud management platform. Join this technical session to gain a deeper understanding of the VMware Cloud Management Platform in action.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

[MGT2855BU] Operationalize Your World: Moving Your Operations Closer to Your Architectures

We all know that technology is just one wheel of the cart. People and processes have an equal role to play. It is important to break the shackles of the primitive processes and people mindset to operate the new architectures you have built to obtain the agility and ROI for which you adopted cloud in the first place. During this session, we will give you the mantra to success and help bring your outdated operations closure to your innovative architectures.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

[MGT1999BU] It’s the Apps: Fully Loaded Application Monitoring with vRealize Operations

In an era in which software is consuming the world, applications are what drive your business. Applications are the ultimate reason for the infrastructure to exist. Even though the infrastructure might seem healthy, your application servers might be bringing the business to a halt. In this session, we will use VMware vRealize Operations, extended with endpoint operations agents and management packs, to look at all the aspects of the production application servers.

 

— Tuesday, Aug 29 —

When, typeSession ID Description
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

[ELW180601U] vRealize Suite – Getting Started Workshop

Walk through the integration points of the vRealize Suite, including vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud, and Log Insight. The vRealize Code Stream Management Pack demonstrates how to keep multiple environments synchronized. These powerful individual components work even better together, with less time, cost, and effort.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

[MGT1733BU] Scaling and Extending vROps for the Enterprise

In the first half of this two-part session, John Yaralian will focus on understanding the new VMware vRealize Operations scale capabilities and discuss best practices of deploying and maintaining vRealize Operations in your largest environments. In the second half, Rob Frohnapfel will discuss how to extend the services and features of your highly-scalable vRops deployment to deliver tangible business results.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

[MGT2426BU] Alliant Credit Union Cashes in on True Database Visibility in vRealize Operations

When there is a problem with your application or your production database, where does the blame fall? Do your VMs need more memory? What about CPU? Many teams spend too much time trying to figure out if the virtual infrastructure is the real problem or not. See how Alliant Credit Union uses vRealize Operations to immediately identify the true bottleneck of any critical database issues.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard – Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Also learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT2323GU] Experience the Value of vRealize Log Insight Content Packs

Hear from VMware product management, R&D, systems engineers, and existing customers to discuss the purpose of content packs for vRealize Log Insight. We will share best practices, success stories, benefits, use cases, and opportunities to create new content packs and/or to refresh existing ones.

 

 

— Wednesday, Aug 30 —

When, typeSession ID Description
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

[MGT1568BU] Case Study: Altisource and VMware—v (We) Realize Business for Cloud Together!

Sumanth Kumar G from Altisource and Jeevan Prabhu from VMware collectively believe it is only when a profound customer such as Altisource brings forward its enterprise-level key business use cases that we get an opportunity to level up the credence by several notches for the solution we provide and “engineer” customer delight!

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

[MGT2508BU] Achieve Troubleshooting Mastery with vRealize Suite (or intelligent operations)

VMware vRealize Operations Manager can now help you more quickly determine the root cause of the problem. In this talk, we will walk you through a few common problems that our customers see constantly. You will also learn how they pinpoint and investigate those problems using the new vRealize Operations Manager intuitive user interface.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

[MGT1218PU]Real World IT Gurus Share Their Perspective on Operations Management for the Multicloud Era

As organizations adopt software-defined data center and multicloud strategies, they need to rethink how to manage data centers. Progressive IT organizations become like service providers, striving to accelerate service delivery while maintaining control and reducing costs. Join this interactive discussion as four VMware customers present their experiences, discuss tools and processes they&#rsquo;ve implemented, and share results.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT1217BU] Intelligent Operations Management from Infra to Applications and Across the Software-Defined Data Center

Learn what’s new with emphasis on vRealize Operations. Learn about the latest innovations in performance management, capacity planning and optimization, workload balancing and predictive DRS, log data analysis, and cost transparency. Join this session to see how vRealize Suite Standard can empower you to manage infrastructure and applications across any cloud.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

[MGT2231BU] How VMware implemented the Self-healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite

In this session we will explain the implementation of the self-healing CI/CD pipeline and automation using vRealize Suite products. This solution leverages vRealize Code Stream to orchestrate the pipeline, vRealize Automation to deploy the test beds, vRealize Operations to monitor the test beds and vRealize Log Insight(vRLI) to analyze the pipeline failures. The session will focus on detection of pipeline failures and automated remediation through the self-healing solution.

 

— Thursday, Aug 31 —

When, typeSession ID Description
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard – Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Also learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

[MTE4743U]Trend Everything in vRealize Log Insight with Jim McMahon II

Join Jim for a roundtable discussion using VMware vRealize Log Insight to identify Service Delivery trends empowering Enterprises to focus resources where their needed such as additional development on vRealize Automation catalog items or proactively identifying missed SLAs in vSphere Replication. It&#rsquo;s not just for capturing errors anymore.

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

[MTE4735U] Data-driven capacity planning across clouds with vRealize Business for Cloud

Understand the cost and consumption or utilization of clouds, communicate the data with the consumers through showback, helping them operate within the budget, and plan hardware procurement and public cloud spend better. Also, learn how, through “what-if analysis”, you can identify which applications are good candidates to move to VMware Cloud on AWS.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

[MGT2338BU] The Happy Nomadic VM: A vRealize Story

This session will follow the happy nomadic life of a virtual machine (VM) hosting a business-critical application. We will watch as VMware vRealize helps bring the VM into the virtual world, and it is given a safe home. We will discuss how it is automatically moved around the software-defined data center to different hosts, clusters, and datastores.

 

 

 

So, go ahead and register in advance!

 

 

The post Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.

Aug 182017
 

Get excited about VMworld 2017 Las Vegas! With over 500 sessions across all categories, it may be overwhelming to understand which ones can help your organization with an intelligent operations solution – across physical, virtual and cloud environments. I would like to help you highlight the sessions that will help you plan, manage, and scale your SDDC and cloud deployments with intelligent operations. These cover the following products: vRealize Suite Standard, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Business for Cloud

Sunday, Aug 27

When, typeSession ID Description
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard – Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Come learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m

 

[MGT2653QU] Case Study: VMware vRealize Operations Provides Single-Pane View of Global Data Centers to Meet Performance and Uptime Requirements

Experience how a leading global gaming software company chose VMware vRealize Operations to proactively manage its global data center so it could focus on successfully launching its high-quality blockbuster games worldwide. Rupesh will dive into business/technical requirements, challenges, architectural design, and implementation of a global vRealize cluster. He will demo key vRealize features that helped proactively solve operations issues, and show how to manage capacity planning with vRealize.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT1260QU] Help Customers Make Informed Infrastructure Spending Decisions with Hybrid Cloud Assessment

Hybrid Cloud Assessment answers your cloud cost questions in less than 3 hours. HCA is a great candidate to initiate cloud journey conversations with your customers. It helps to understand existing private cloud costs, compares public and private cloud costs, and enables IT teams to confidently share information on actual costs with their lines of business.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

[ELW180101U]vRealize Suite Standard – Cloud Planning and Optimization Workshop

You can gain insights into your infrastructure and compare the costs of running workloads in your private cloud versus select public clouds. You can also optimize compute resource utilization and improve planning and forecasting. vRealize Operations and vRealize Business for Cloud improve operational efficiency by increasing capacity utilization and resource reclamation.

— Monday, Aug 28 —

When, typeSession ID Description
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

[MGT2008BU] Break Your Logjam by Leveraging the Power of vRealize Log Insight

Are you and your organizations getting buried in logs? The scale of machine-generated data is increasing exponentially, and it&#rsquo;s become overly complicated to make any sense of it. Break through the logjam with VMware vRealize Log Insight. Log Insight provides the ability to make sense of all the log data.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT2185BU] 360-Degree Troubleshooting and Remediation

How can you troubleshoot issues quickly to get to the root of problems in your environment and resolve them rapidly? The answer is by leveraging the power of VMware vRealize Operations and VMware vRealize Log Insight together with the VMware software-designed data center products. To illustrate this, we will cover how to achieve the best level of integration between the solutions, then show you how to dig into the data and get to the root of a problem.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

[MGT1758BU] Effectively Operating an Automated Cloud

While VMware vRealize Automation provisions and manages apps across the hybrid cloud, VMware vRealize Operations provides a holistic view of all infra and apps. Together, vRealize Automation and VMware vRealize Operations deliver a comprehensive cloud management platform. Join this technical session to gain a deeper understanding of the VMware Cloud Management Platform in action.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

[MGT2855BU] Operationalize Your World: Moving Your Operations Closer to Your Architectures

We all know that technology is just one wheel of the cart. People and processes have an equal role to play. It is important to break the shackles of the primitive processes and people mindset to operate the new architectures you have built to obtain the agility and ROI for which you adopted cloud in the first place. During this session, we will give you the mantra to success and help bring your outdated operations closure to your innovative architectures.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

[MGT1999BU] It’s the Apps: Fully Loaded Application Monitoring with vRealize Operations

In an era in which software is consuming the world, applications are what drive your business. Applications are the ultimate reason for the infrastructure to exist. Even though the infrastructure might seem healthy, your application servers might be bringing the business to a halt. In this session, we will use VMware vRealize Operations, extended with endpoint operations agents and management packs, to look at all the aspects of the production application servers.

 

— Tuesday, Aug 29 —

When, typeSession ID Description
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

[ELW180601U] vRealize Suite – Getting Started Workshop

Walk through the integration points of the vRealize Suite, including vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud, and Log Insight. The vRealize Code Stream Management Pack demonstrates how to keep multiple environments synchronized. These powerful individual components work even better together, with less time, cost, and effort.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

[MGT1733BU] Scaling and Extending vROps for the Enterprise

In the first half of this two-part session, John Yaralian will focus on understanding the new VMware vRealize Operations scale capabilities and discuss best practices of deploying and maintaining vRealize Operations in your largest environments. In the second half, Rob Frohnapfel will discuss how to extend the services and features of your highly-scalable vRops deployment to deliver tangible business results.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

[MGT2426BU] Alliant Credit Union Cashes in on True Database Visibility in vRealize Operations

When there is a problem with your application or your production database, where does the blame fall? Do your VMs need more memory? What about CPU? Many teams spend too much time trying to figure out if the virtual infrastructure is the real problem or not. See how Alliant Credit Union uses vRealize Operations to immediately identify the true bottleneck of any critical database issues.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard – Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Also learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT2323GU] Experience the Value of vRealize Log Insight Content Packs

Hear from VMware product management, R&D, systems engineers, and existing customers to discuss the purpose of content packs for vRealize Log Insight. We will share best practices, success stories, benefits, use cases, and opportunities to create new content packs and/or to refresh existing ones.

 

 

— Wednesday, Aug 30 —

When, typeSession ID Description
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

[MGT1568BU] Case Study: Altisource and VMware—v (We) Realize Business for Cloud Together!

Sumanth Kumar G from Altisource and Jeevan Prabhu from VMware collectively believe it is only when a profound customer such as Altisource brings forward its enterprise-level key business use cases that we get an opportunity to level up the credence by several notches for the solution we provide and “engineer” customer delight!

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

[MGT2508BU] Achieve Troubleshooting Mastery with vRealize Suite (or intelligent operations)

VMware vRealize Operations Manager can now help you more quickly determine the root cause of the problem. In this talk, we will walk you through a few common problems that our customers see constantly. You will also learn how they pinpoint and investigate those problems using the new vRealize Operations Manager intuitive user interface.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

[MGT1218PU]Real World IT Gurus Share Their Perspective on Operations Management for the Multicloud Era

As organizations adopt software-defined data center and multicloud strategies, they need to rethink how to manage data centers. Progressive IT organizations become like service providers, striving to accelerate service delivery while maintaining control and reducing costs. Join this interactive discussion as four VMware customers present their experiences, discuss tools and processes they&#rsquo;ve implemented, and share results.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

[MGT1217BU] Intelligent Operations Management from Infra to Applications and Across the Software-Defined Data Center

Learn what’s new with emphasis on vRealize Operations. Learn about the latest innovations in performance management, capacity planning and optimization, workload balancing and predictive DRS, log data analysis, and cost transparency. Join this session to see how vRealize Suite Standard can empower you to manage infrastructure and applications across any cloud.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

[MGT2231BU] How VMware implemented the Self-healing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using vRealize Suite

In this session we will explain the implementation of the self-healing CI/CD pipeline and automation using vRealize Suite products. This solution leverages vRealize Code Stream to orchestrate the pipeline, vRealize Automation to deploy the test beds, vRealize Operations to monitor the test beds and vRealize Log Insight(vRLI) to analyze the pipeline failures. The session will focus on detection of pipeline failures and automated remediation through the self-healing solution.

 

— Thursday, Aug 31 —

When, typeSession ID Description
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

[ELW180102U] vRealize Suite Standard – Automated and Proactive Management Workshop

vRealize Operations works in conjunction with vSphere to automatically balance workloads between hosts both within and across clusters to alleviate existing or predicted resource contention. Also learn about the vRealize Operations action functionality that allows alert-driven automated remediation of problems.

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

[MTE4743U]Trend Everything in vRealize Log Insight with Jim McMahon II

Join Jim for a roundtable discussion using VMware vRealize Log Insight to identify Service Delivery trends empowering Enterprises to focus resources where their needed such as additional development on vRealize Automation catalog items or proactively identifying missed SLAs in vSphere Replication. It&#rsquo;s not just for capturing errors anymore.

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

[MTE4735U] Data-driven capacity planning across clouds with vRealize Business for Cloud

Understand the cost and consumption or utilization of clouds, communicate the data with the consumers through showback, helping them operate within the budget, and plan hardware procurement and public cloud spend better. Also, learn how, through “what-if analysis”, you can identify which applications are good candidates to move to VMware Cloud on AWS.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

[MGT2338BU] The Happy Nomadic VM: A vRealize Story

This session will follow the happy nomadic life of a virtual machine (VM) hosting a business-critical application. We will watch as VMware vRealize helps bring the VM into the virtual world, and it is given a safe home. We will discuss how it is automatically moved around the software-defined data center to different hosts, clusters, and datastores.

 

 

 

So, go ahead and register in advance!

 

 

The post Intelligent Operations Sessions at VMworld 2017 Las Vegas appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.

Aug 182017
 

The countdown is on to the BIGGEST VMware Partner event of the year.

In just 10 days, Partner Exchange will light up Las Vegas. Your Partner Exchange pass gives you access to the Partner Exchange General Session, Business Growth Keynotes, Technical and Sales bootcamps and more. To ensure you make the most of this once a year opportunity, here is an overview of key activities at Partner Exchange @ VMworld, Sunday August 27.

General Session at 11:15 AM
Do not miss the Partner General Session presented by Brandon Sweeney, SVP, Worldwide Sales and Operations along with Ross Brown, Senior VP, Strategic Corporate Alliances. In addition to getting a sneak peek into VMworld updates, our key executives will deliver our vision and strategy and share the expanding ecosystem opportunity for partners across all routes to market.

Business Growth Keynotes from 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Join the all-new Business Growth Keynotes delivered by our special guest speakers and VMware executives. This content is sure to inspire with an &#lsquo;inside out&#rsquo; view on current and upcoming technology shifts and trends in:

Cloud Computing [PAR4418KU] (US)
Hear from Bernard Golden, long-time tech innovator and visionary, and VMware&#rsquo;s Nick King, VP, Solutions Product Marketing, Cloud, discussing cloud computing and how organizations must shift to stay competitive.

Embracing Digital Transformation [PAR4417KU] (US)
Join business futurist Greg Verdino along with VMware&#rsquo;s Sumit Dhawan, SVP & GM End User Computing, for a forward thinking take on digital transformation and its impact as companies embrace change.

The Future of Cyber Security [PAR4419KU] (US)
Get a hacker&#rsquo;s take on cyber security from Keren Elazari, cyber security expert, and VMware perspective from Tom Corn, SVP, Security Products, to find out what &#lsquo;secure&#rsquo; really means as people, devices and objects become more connected.

Over 50 Partner-specific Breakout Sessions
This year&#rsquo;s sessions are tailored for every partner type and relevant to your business. Some hard-hitting sessions to consider attending are:

  • NSX Value Selling
  • Embracing VMware Cloud on AWS: How Can You Deliver Value to Your Customers
  • EUC TestDrive Demo Platform: Pre-configured Demos to Shorten the Sales Cycle
  • Cloud Service Provider Platform: Evolution and Future
  • Digital Transformation: Help Your Customers Take the First Step and Grow Your Business

Access the content catalog for detailed descriptions of all the Partner Exchange sessions and use the schedule builder to add them to your conference agenda.

Also be sure to participate in all the other valuable activities that Partner Exchange has to offer including:

  • Partner-Only Technical Sessions – Special access to NDA-based product roadmaps, technology futures discussions, Beta product concepts and more.
  • Partner-Only Networking Reception – 5pm-6pm August 27 at the Mandalay Bay. Use this time to reconnect with your peers and meet new ecosystem partners.
  • Partner Exchange Lounge – exclusive access all week only for Partner Exchange pass holders. Visit the lounge to book meeting space with your customers, charge your devices, refresh with coffee and snacks, and network with peers. The lounge is open:

Sunday, August27 | 9AM– 11AM & 12:30– 5PM

Monday, August28| 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, August29 | 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesday, August30 | 9AM – 5PM

Do not forget to make time to complete your most critical VMware certifications. Partner Exchange offers a plethora of enablement opportunities including a dozen partner bootcamps on Saturday, August 26 including:

  • VMware Sales Professional – Network Virtualization (VSP-NV)
  • VMware’s Cloud Management Platform – Eyes Across the Hybrid Cloud
  • VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Network Virtualization
  • VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
  • VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Desktop Virtualization (VTSP-DV)

There is still time to be a part of the biggest VMware partner event of the year, so register now to attend Partner Exchange @ VMworld and follow us on Twitter @VMwarePEX to keep up with all the exciting news.

The post Partner Exchange Countdown: Know Before You Go appeared first on Power of Partnership.

Aug 172017
 

The VMware OS Optimization Tool is a VMware Fling that helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 systems for use with VMware . The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems. Because most Windows system services are enabled by default, the optimization tool can be used to easily disable unnecessary services and features to improve performance.

We have added a template specifically for VMware App Volumes. The VMware OS Optimization Tool Fling now contains a new template called App Volumes Packaging Machine.

This template is to be used by application packagers who are responsible for creating AppStacks, and should be used only on the App Volumes provisioning machine. This template is part of the standard download of the Fling.

The App Volumes template prevents unnecessary data from ending up in AppStacks. This way, the AppStacks contain only the necessary application data and no unnecessary components like Windows updates or antivirus updates.
Use this template along with any other OS optimization templates to keep the production master image and the App Volumes provisioning machine as similar as possible. For instance, you can apply the Windows 10 optimization template to the master image and to the provisioning machine, and apply this App Volumes optimization template, in addition, to only the provisioning machine.

Currently there is no out-of-the-box option in App Volumes to streamline optimization of the master image or provisioning machine specifically for App Volumes. Although we recommend in the documentation that the provisioning machine resemble the image used to deploy production virtual desktops, many administrators skip this recommendation. The consequence is that captured AppStacks contain unnecessary registry and file system entries from services and software running in the background. The new App Volumes template solves this problem.

Many organizations already use the VMware OS Optimization Tool for Horizon 7. To provide a low-effort, out-of-the-box solution for administrators to optimize their master images and provisioning machines, we are now including this App Volumes optimization template in the publicly available VMware OS Optimization Tool.

We hope that you will find the App Volumes Packaging Machine template useful if you are using AppVolumes to deliver applications in your Horizon 7 environment.

The post VMware OS Optimization Tool – New App Volumes Packaging Machine Template appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Aug 172017
 

Use HCA to help you understand existing private cloud costs, compare public and private cloud costs, and to enable IT teams to confidently share information on actual costs with their lines of business. You can also run a HCA in a customer’s environment and get a report that provides a detailed analysis for them to make a vRealize Suite purchase decision. To help you drive your vRealize and vCloud Suite pipeline, check the page for newly added resources (customer presentation, flyer, sample report) and be sure to download and share the customer video: “Realize What&#rsquo;s Possible.”

The post Hybrid Cloud Assessments (HCA) – Answer Your Customers Questions in < 3 Hours appeared first on Partner News.

Aug 172017
 

When PowerCLI was converted to modules, it introduced the ability to pick and choose which modules are loaded. Taking it a step further, it also allowed users to specify which versions of those modules are loaded. Historically, PowerCLI was released as one large &#lsquo;bundle&#rsquo; of modules, and was not a great release practice. This meant that even though most modules were not touched, we were still required to go through our release processes to get them out the door. This is not scalable when trying to get features to you more frequently.

With modules in the Powershell Gallery, we can now release individual modules asynchronously from other modules. The first release to really take advantage of that is PowerCLI 6.5.2. For those whom have already updated their VMware.PowerCLI module from the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery, you noticed there were only 3 modules which were updated and needed to be downloaded.

The Better Way

In prior releases, we could use the &#lsquo;Get-PowerCLIVersion&#rsquo; cmdlet and receive a high-level look at the overall PowerCLI version which was installed. Previously, our versioning scheme was not supported in PowerShell, so it took a cmdlet to print the version out (Example: VMware PowerCLI 6.5 R1). That is gone now. We&#rsquo;ve made the change to semantic versioning in 6.5.1. This means there will be no more R1, R2, or R3 releases!

Starting with PowerCLI 6.5.2, the process to get module versions has changed. Running the &#lsquo;Get-PowerCLIVersion&#rsquo; cmdlet now results in a warning message indicating that it is deprecated and to use the &#lsquo;Get-Module&#rsquo; cmdlet instead.

Using Get-Module

There are a couple ways to use the &#lsquo;Get-Module&#rsquo; cmdlet to help us determine our versioning. The reason for that is because the &#lsquo;Get-Module&#rsquo; cmdlet only shows the modules which have been imported.

The first way is to get the overall PowerCLI version, which is dependent on the &#lsquo;VMware.PowerCLI&#rsquo; module. We can determine the version by first importing the module (if it&#rsquo;s not already imported) and then running the following command:
Get-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI | Select-Object -Property Name,Version

From the above example, we can see that we&#rsquo;re using PowerCLI version 6.5.2.

Another way is to just reference the modules which have been loaded automatically. I have an example where we connect to our vCenter Server and then run the following command to find the versions of all the PowerCLI modules which are in-use:
Get-Module -Name VMware.* | Select-Object -Property Name,Version

From the above example, we see that we&#rsquo;re only using a single PowerCLI module and it happens to be versioned at 6.5.2.

Running a couple additional, random, commands, we re-run the above command and see there&#rsquo;s now a bit more of a mix amongst our loaded modules.

Summary

The new method to obtain what version of PowerCLI you’re using is through the ‘Get-Module’ cmdlet. This update was made for many reasons. This new method takes advantage of how our the PowerCLI modules can be loaded independently of each other on an as needed basis. It also takes advantage of how the PowerCLI module releases can now be done asynchronously from each other. Lastly, since we’ve changed the PowerCLI versioning over to align with the standard PowerShell versioning, there&#rsquo;s no need for a custom cmdlet anymore!

If you’re using ‘Get-PowerCLIVersion’ in your scripts or modules, make sure you’re aware of this and update your resources to reflect this change!

The post What PowerCLI Version Am I On Anyways? appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.

Aug 172017
 

When PowerCLI was converted to modules, it introduced the ability to pick and choose which modules are loaded. Taking it a step further, it also allowed users to specify which versions of those modules are loaded. Historically, PowerCLI was released as one large &#lsquo;bundle&#rsquo; of modules, and was not a great release practice. This meant that even though most modules were not touched, we were still required to go through our release processes to get them out the door. This is not scalable when trying to get features to you more frequently.

With modules in the Powershell Gallery, we can now release individual modules asynchronously from other modules. The first release to really take advantage of that is PowerCLI 6.5.2. For those whom have already updated their VMware.PowerCLI module from the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery, you noticed there were only 3 modules which were updated and needed to be downloaded.

The Better Way

In prior releases, we could use the &#lsquo;Get-PowerCLIVersion&#rsquo; cmdlet and receive a high-level look at the overall PowerCLI version which was installed. Previously, our versioning scheme was not supported in PowerShell, so it took a cmdlet to print the version out (Example: VMware PowerCLI 6.5 R1). That is gone now. We&#rsquo;ve made the change to semantic versioning in 6.5.1. This means there will be no more R1, R2, or R3 releases!

Starting with PowerCLI 6.5.2, the process to get module versions has changed. Running the &#lsquo;Get-PowerCLIVersion&#rsquo; cmdlet now results in a warning message indicating that it is deprecated and to use the &#lsquo;Get-Module&#rsquo; cmdlet instead.

Using Get-Module

There are a couple ways to use the &#lsquo;Get-Module&#rsquo; cmdlet to help us determine our versioning. The reason for that is because the &#lsquo;Get-Module&#rsquo; cmdlet only shows the modules which have been imported.

The first way is to get the overall PowerCLI version, which is dependent on the &#lsquo;VMware.PowerCLI&#rsquo; module. We can determine the version by first importing the module (if it&#rsquo;s not already imported) and then running the following command:
Get-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI | Select-Object -Property Name,Version

From the above example, we can see that we&#rsquo;re using PowerCLI version 6.5.2.

Another way is to just reference the modules which have been loaded automatically. I have an example where we connect to our vCenter Server and then run the following command to find the versions of all the PowerCLI modules which are in-use:
Get-Module -Name VMware.* | Select-Object -Property Name,Version

From the above example, we see that we&#rsquo;re only using a single PowerCLI module and it happens to be versioned at 6.5.2.

Running a couple additional, random, commands, we re-run the above command and see there&#rsquo;s now a bit more of a mix amongst our loaded modules.

Summary

The new method to obtain what version of PowerCLI you’re using is through the ‘Get-Module’ cmdlet. This update was made for many reasons. This new method takes advantage of how our the PowerCLI modules can be loaded independently of each other on an as needed basis. It also takes advantage of how the PowerCLI module releases can now be done asynchronously from each other. Lastly, since we’ve changed the PowerCLI versioning over to align with the standard PowerShell versioning, there&#rsquo;s no need for a custom cmdlet anymore!

If you’re using ‘Get-PowerCLIVersion’ in your scripts or modules, make sure you’re aware of this and update your resources to reflect this change!

The post What PowerCLI Version Am I On Anyways? appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.

Aug 172017
 

For the second year in a row, VMware Workspace ONE has been included in theConstellation ShortList for Cloud Identity Management.We&#rsquo;re proud to accept the award!Ithighlights our ability to deliver theadvancedidentity and mobility featuresearly-adopter organizationsneed to delight end users and securevital apps and data.

Because&#rsquo;identity management and authentication are rapidly evolving fields and deliver mission-critical functionality,&#rdquo;Constellation Research evaluates&#rsquo;the strength of the provider&#rsquo;s R&D program and looks for vendors committed to innovation and technological excellence&#rdquo;to determine shortlist members.Our product team is committed to delivering the customer-centric features you need, as well as information on the identity and access best practices you should follow for security and ease of use.

Market-Leading Capabilitieswiththe Knowledge to Use Them

Whether you&#rsquo;re an early adopter who&#rsquo;s already improving security at your organization by eliminating passwords orsomeone who&#rsquo;s learning the basics of identity and access management, thecentralityof identity and access to the daily work of your users can make change intimidating.Most organizations needmore than just advanced features; they needbest practicesasrecommended by security researchers andimplementedby best-in-class IT teams.

The upcoming end-user computing (EUC) sessionsatVMworld 2017 give attendees the perfect chance to consider the identity and access approaches pursued by other organizations and to learn about Workspace ONE directly from the people who build it.

VMware attendees interested in identity and access management should make sure to attend the EUC spotlight session and showcase keynote:

Delivering New User Experiences with Digital Workspaces

Add #EDW7002KU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

The Transformation of Identity and Access Management in the Age of the Digital Workspace

Add #SAAM3157SU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

Attendees interested in identity and access management will also likely want to attend breakout sessions spotlighting powerful identity features:

Introduction to Access Management in Workspace ONE

Add #SAAM2288BU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

Introduction to Password-Less Single Sign-On for Mobile Devices with Workspace ONE

Add #SAAM1084QU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

Secure and Seamless Access to All Your Applications with Workspace ONE Conditional Access and Mobile Single Sign-On

Add #SAAM2204BU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

More Information on Identity, Access and Workspace ONE

Even if you&#rsquo;re not visitingVMworld, you can contact VMware to learn more aboutthe ways organizations are improving end-user experiences and tightening security.Visit vmware.com/products/workspace-oneor contact your VMware account representative for more details.

Source: Constellation Research, Inc., ” ConstellationShortList™ Cloud Identity Management”, Steve Wilson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, August 9, 2017

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Aug 172017
 

For the second year in a row, VMware Workspace ONE has been included in theConstellation ShortList for Cloud Identity Management.We&#rsquo;re proud to accept the award!Ithighlights our ability to deliver theadvancedidentity and mobility featuresearly-adopter organizationsneed to delight end users and securevital apps and data.

Because&#rsquo;identity management and authentication are rapidly evolving fields and deliver mission-critical functionality,&#rdquo;Constellation Research evaluates&#rsquo;the strength of the provider&#rsquo;s R&D program and looks for vendors committed to innovation and technological excellence&#rdquo;to determine shortlist members.Our product team is committed to delivering the customer-centric features you need, as well as information on the identity and access best practices you should follow for security and ease of use.

Market-Leading Capabilitieswiththe Knowledge to Use Them

Whether you&#rsquo;re an early adopter who&#rsquo;s already improving security at your organization by eliminating passwords orsomeone who&#rsquo;s learning the basics of identity and access management, thecentralityof identity and access to the daily work of your users can make change intimidating.Most organizations needmore than just advanced features; they needbest practicesasrecommended by security researchers andimplementedby best-in-class IT teams.

The upcoming end-user computing (EUC) sessionsatVMworld 2017 give attendees the perfect chance to consider the identity and access approaches pursued by other organizations and to learn about Workspace ONE directly from the people who build it.

VMware attendees interested in identity and access management should make sure to attend the EUC spotlight session and showcase keynote:

Delivering New User Experiences with Digital Workspaces

Add #EDW7002KU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

The Transformation of Identity and Access Management in the Age of the Digital Workspace

Add #SAAM3157SU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

Attendees interested in identity and access management will also likely want to attend breakout sessions spotlighting powerful identity features:

Introduction to Access Management in Workspace ONE

Add #SAAM2288BU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

Introduction to Password-Less Single Sign-On for Mobile Devices with Workspace ONE

Add #SAAM1084QU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

Secure and Seamless Access to All Your Applications with Workspace ONE Conditional Access and Mobile Single Sign-On

Add #SAAM2204BU via VMworld U.S. schedule builder.

More Information on Identity, Access and Workspace ONE

Even if you&#rsquo;re not visitingVMworld, you can contact VMware to learn more aboutthe ways organizations are improving end-user experiences and tightening security.Visit vmware.com/products/workspace-oneor contact your VMware account representative for more details.

Source: Constellation Research, Inc., ” ConstellationShortList™ Cloud Identity Management”, Steve Wilson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, August 9, 2017

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Aug 172017
 

Тысячи ведущих партнеров и заказчиков VMware присоединятся к нашему главному событию года — VMworld 2017 Europe, которое пройдет в Барселоне 11-14 сентября. Мы будем счастливы, если и вы решите разделить его с нами! Регистрируйтесь прямо сейчас: http://bit.ly/2pPTcL4

В нашем каталоге вы можете посмотреть полный список мероприятий, которые мы запланировали в рамках VMworld 2017 Europe. Ниже краткое описание наиболее важных сессий для наших партнеров по программе Systems Integrator and Systems Outsourcer (SISO).

VMware + SISO: Ускорение цифровой трансформации

Понедельник, 11 сентября, 16:00 – 17:00

Дэвид Парсонс, вице-президент программы SISO, расскажет о последних достижениях и лучших кейсах SISO-партнеров, использующих технологии VMware как фактор роста, и представит обновления партнерских программ, включая новости о партнерстве VMware с AWS, IBM Cloud и Pivotal.

Крис Вульф, CTO VMware, расскажет о новых технологиях, которые откроют еще больше возможностей для наших SISO-партнеров.

Рост бизнеса: опыт работы в мультиоблачной среде

Понедельник, 11 сентября, 11:30

С VMware партнеры имеют уникальные возможности для предоставления единой платформы управления несколькими облаками, позволяя заказчикам сохранять баланс между контролем и свободой для инноваций. Эксперты отрасли расскажут, как вы можете развиваться в мультиоблачном мире.

Мы также организуем сессию с Джо Багули (Joe Baguley), CTO VMware по региону EMEA, для SISO-партнеров, чтобы провести открытую дискуссию о наших последних анонсах. Это потрясающая возможность погрузиться в эти обновления, так что наши партнеры покинут VMworld с глубоким пониманием того, как мы вместе можем помочь нашим заказчикам.

Также будут организованы технические круглые столы с нашими продуктовыми менеджерами, во время которых у вас будет возможностьпообщаться с экспертами на важные для SISO темы.

До встречи на VMworld 2017 Europe!

  • Регистрация доступна по ссылке: http://bit.ly/2pPTcL4

 

Подписывайтесь на @VMware_rus в Twitter и на нашу страницу в Facebook, чтобы всегда быть в курсе анонсов и новостей.

 

Aug 172017
 

VMware Workspace ONE integrates with VMware Horizon Cloud to provide a simple and secure enterprise platform that allows end users to access their applications, data and services from any device, anywhere. Both platforms were built to integrate with each other, which provides a single user interface (UI) through the Workspace ONE enterprise catalog, to deliver applications to end users.

Explore Workspace ONE further in a Hands-on Lab.

About Workspace ONE

Workspace ONE combines identity, real-time application delivery and mobility management to provide a digital workspace to your end users. This digital workspace delivers Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, public native mobile applications—and when integrated with Horizon Cloud, virtual applications and desktops—all from a single, unified application store.

About Horizon Cloud

Horizon Cloud enables the delivery of cloud-hosted or on-premises virtual desktops and applications. With Horizon Cloud, you can leverage a cloud-based management plane and even infrastructure, instead of deploying an entire infrastructure to support VDI desktops and RDS applications traditionally. Your IT organization can focus on delivering applications and desktops, instead of spending time maintaining the infrastructure.

Benefits of Integration

The integration of Workspace ONE and Horizon Cloud provides a number of benefits:

Single Sign-On

One of the primary advantages that Workspace ONE and Horizon Cloud provide is secure, single sign-on (SSO) to both desktops and applications. This provides simplicity and ease of access while maintaining security. Users can utilize either the Workspace ONE web-based portal from any HTML 5 web browser or the Workspace ONE mobile application. And when used with an iOS-based device, users can utilize touch ID for SSO.

Two-Factor Authentication

Workspace ONE provides multiple multi-factor authentication methods, such as RSA, Radius, Certificate, Kerberos, and VMware Verify to protect your environment beyond the basic user ID and password. Workspace ONE also provides two-factor authentication (2FA) for Horizon Cloud to secure your Digital Workspace.

In addition, you can utilize step-up authentication, which allows additional multi-factor authentication beyond the initial authentication into Workspace ONE when accessing a desktop or application. This increases the security by requiring two-factor authentication to access a specific desktop or application, even if you don&#rsquo;t require it to access Workspace ONE.

Three Integration Options

Both Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE have a cloud hosted option and an on-premises option. You can integrate the Horizon Cloud options with the Workspace ONE options in the following configurations:

Figure 2: Possible Integration Configuration Options

Although the two types of deployment have unique architecture requirements, both require an on-premises component. The on-premises component can be a virtual appliance or a Windows server, based on the type of deployment. For more information on the different deployments and their architecture, see VMware Workspace ONE Documentation.

Integration 1: Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud

Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure supports only Workspace ONE Cloud.

Figure 3: Integration 1: Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud

The following Figure 4 illustrates the integration option for Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud. The VMware Identity Manager Connector (a) is deployed on-premises in your data center. This integrates with your Active Directory and synchronizes the resources between Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE, along with desktop and application entitlements. This synchronization between the VMware Identity Manger Connector and Horizon Cloud occurs over the VPN or Direct Connect (b), which connects your data center to your Horizon Cloud tenant (c). The VMware Identity Manager Connector then synchronizes the resources and entitlements to the VMware Identity Manager (IDM) Cloud service (d).

Figure 4: Integration 1: Horizon Cloud with Hosted Infrastructure and Workspace ONE Cloud

Integration 2: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE On Premises

Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure supports both the on-premises and cloud versions of Workspace ONE.

Figure 5: Integration 2: Horizon Cloud On-Premises and on-premises version of Workspace ONE

You can use Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure to run desktops and applications in their data center using Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Appliances, but with abut with a cloud base control plane.

Figure 6 illustrates the integration option for Horizon Cloud On-Premises Infrastructure and on-premises version of Workspace ONE. VMware Identity Manager (a) is deployed as a virtual appliance in your data center. This provides integration with your Active Directory (b) and also performs the synchronization of the resources between Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE (c), along with desktop entitlements.

Figure 6: Integration 2: Horizon Cloud On-Premises and on-premises version of Workspace ONE

Integration 3: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE Cloud

Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure supports both the on-premises version of Workspace ONE and Workspace ONE Cloud.

Figure 7: Integration 3: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE Cloud

For Workspace ONE Cloud, the VMware Identity Manager Connector (a) is deployed on-premises in your data center (b). This provides integration with your Active Directory and also performs the synchronization (c) of the resources between Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE, along with desktop entitlements. The VMware Identity Manager Connector then synchronizes the resources and entitlements to the IDM Cloud service (d).

Figure 8: Integration 3: Horizon Cloud On Premises and Workspace ONE Cloud

Tips on How to Integrate

To integrate Horizon Cloud with Workspace ONE, you deploy VMware Identity Manager or VMware Identity Manager Connector on-premises with one of the Horizon Cloud Service options described earlier. To start the integration, ensure that VMware Identity Manager or VMware Identity Manager Connector is configured and integrated with your Enterprise Directory.

For more information, see the VMware Horizon Cloud Service Documentation or VMware Workspace ONE Documentation.

Enable Horizon Cloud Desktops and Applications in VMware Identity Manager

With a Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE integration, you can use the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, a component of Workspace ONE, to enable desktops and applications.

  1. Log in to the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console.
  2. In the Catalog tab, select Manage Desktops and Applications > Horizon Cloud.
  3. Select Enable Horizon Cloud Deployments and Applications.
  4. Enter the following information for your environment:
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Sync now to sync Desktop and App entitlements from the Horizon Cloud environment.

Configure SAML Authentication

You should configure a a SAML authentication between Horizon Cloud and VMware Identity Manager, the identity provider, to enable trust between the two. To establish trust, you first create a Federation Artifact for Horizon Cloud, then set up custom user ID mapping, and finally configure SAML authentication.

Create Federation Artifact for Horizon Cloud

To enable trust between Horizon Cloud and VMware Identity Manager, you create the Federation Artifact in the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console and add a SAML authentication in the Horizon Cloud Administration Console.

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, click the arrow on the Catalog tab and select Settings.
  2. In the left pane, select Horizon Cloud.
  3. Enter the following information for your Horizon Cloud environment:
  4. Click the Accept Certificate link next to the Tenant Appliance URLs.
  5. Click Save.

After creating a federation artifact, set the custom User ID mapping.

Custom User ID Mapping

You can use custom User ID Mapping to customize the user ID that is used in the SAML response when users launch Horizon Cloud Desktops and Applications. You can resolve SSO launch failures that are caused by a mismatch of the user ID attribute between VMware Identity Manager and Horizon Cloud.

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, click the arrow on the Catalog tab and select Settings.
  2. Click Horizon Cloud on the left.
  3. In the Horizon Cloud page, specify the name ID format to use.
  4. Click Save.

After setting the custom User ID mapping, configure the SAML authentication.

Configure SAML Authentication in Horizon Cloud

To configure SAML authentication in Horizon Cloud:

  1. In the VMware Identity Manager Administration Console, click the arrow on the Catalog tab and select Settings.
  2. In the left pane, click SAML Metadata.
  3. Click the Identity Provider (iDP) metadata link.
  4. Make a note of the URL from the browser&#rsquo;s address bar, such as https://VMwareIdentityMangerFQDN/SAAS/API/1.0/GET/metadata/idp.xml
  5. Log in to the Horizon Cloud Tenant.
  6. Navigate to Settings > General Settings > Edit.
  7. In the VMware Identity Manager section, enter the following required information:
  8. Click Save.

Enforce User Authentication through Workspace ONE Portal

You can set Horizon Cloud to enforce end user authentication through the Workspace ONE portal, requiring SAML-based authentication.

Figure 13: Enforcing User Authentication

  1. In the Administration Console, navigate to Settings > General Settings, and click Edit.
  2. In the User Account Configuration section, make selections according to your organization’s needs.
    • Force Remote Users to vIDM – When set to Yes, users that are trying to access their desktops from locations outside of your corporate network must log in to their Workspace ONE portal and access desktops and applications from that portal.
    • Force Internal Users to vIDM – When set to Yes, users that are trying to access their desktops from locations within your corporate network must log in to their Workspace ONE portal and access desktops and applications from that portal.
  3. Click Save to confirm the configuration to the system.

After you verify that user authentication is enforced, your users can launch desktops and applications securely from Workspace ONE.

Launch a Desktop or Application using Horizon Client or Supported Browser

Your end users can use either the Horizon Client or any supported HTML 5 browser to launch desktops and applications.

  1. In the Workspace ONE portal, click Bookmarks
  2. Double-click the desktop or application to launch.

To Wrap this up….

Step-by-step documentation on how to integrate Horizon Cloud with VMware Identity Manager can be found in the VMware Horizon Cloud Service Documentation and VMware Workspace ONE Documentation. If you want to try configuring the integration yourself, but do not have a Horizon Cloud or Workspace ONE environment yet, you are in luck. At VMworld, we are releasing a Hands-on-Labs for Horizon Cloud, which contains an entire module that walks you through the configuration of the integration. Make sure to check out HOL-1856-ADV-1 in the Hands-on-Labs at VMworld in Las Vegas!

 

The post Delivering a Seamless Digital Workspace Experience with Horizon Cloud appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Aug 172017
 

Firma invitada: Seb Fitzjohn, director de integradores de sistemas en VMware EMEA. Más información siguiéndole en Twitter: @sfitz100.

Colaboradores, amigos y socios con experiencia digital… durante cuatro días de pura innovación, del 11 al 14 de septiembre, se unirán a nosotros en el VMworld 2017 Europe de Barcelona cientos de colaboradores y clientes punteros de VMware. Nos encantarí­a que os unieseis a nosotros y a muchos de nuestros colaboradores de nuestro programa SISO (System Integrators & System Outsourcers).

IBM Cloud y Pivotal son dos ejemplos perfectos de cómo VMware puede ayudar a desarrollar soluciones que permitan transformaciones digitales de éxito en todo el mundo y esperamos daros la bienvenida en Barcelona, así­ como a todos nuestros socios, a partir del lunes 11 de septiembre con el Partner Exchange.

VMworld 2017 Europe va a ser genial, al ofrecer la oportunidad de escuchar nuestras últimas innovaciones sobre infraestructura cloud y del espacio de trabajo digital. Año tras año, no solo reflejamos el valor y lo importantes que son nuestros colaboradores mundiales SISO a la hora de innovar, sino que también hablamos del futuro y sobre nuestro punto de vista respecto a soluciones y potenciales productos colaborativos.

Para saber qué charlas y sesiones se celebrarán durante esos días, puedes consultar el catálogo de contenido. Pero, ¿qué ofrece el VMworld 2017 Europe en concreto a los colaboradores SISO que quieran dar a conocer nuestras últimas innovaciones a sus usuarios, y a aquellos que quieren saber más sobre las colaboraciones de VMware con los SISO?

A continuación podéis ver las principales charlas y sesiones SISO que considero de asistencia indispensable:

VMWare + SISO: transformaciones digitales más rápidas con la colaboración GTM

Lunes 11 de septiembre, 16.00-17.00

David Parsons, Global SISO VP, destacará los éxitos recientes y las mejores prácticas de los colaboradores SISO utilizando tecnologí­a VMware como activador de crecimiento, y hablará sobre las actualizaciones SISO GTM y los programas de formación, incluyendo noticias sobre las colaboraciones VMware con AWS, IBM Cloud y Pivotal. Chris Wolf, VMware CTO, Global Field and Industry, también abordará las inversiones tecnológicas y los cambios del mercado que crearán nuevas oportunidades para nuestros colaboradores SISO en los próximos años.

Series de crecimiento empresarial: conversaciones de colaboradores cloud

Lunes, 11 de septiembre, 11.30

Espacio en el que escuchar a expertos del sector hablando sobre cómo navegar fácilmente por el mundo de la multinube.

También habrá una sesión privada con Joe Baguley (VP, Chief Technology Officer – EMEA) para que nuestros líderes técnicos de colaboración SISO puedan hablar abiertamente sobre nuestros anuncios. Es una gran oportunidad para que puedan profundizar en ellos y que nuestros colaboradores SISO, cuando se vayan del VMworld, tengan un conocimiento más amplio sobre cómo ayudar a los clientes.

Durante estos días también se celebrarán mesas redondas técnicas con nuestros directores de producto, lo que favorecerá debates especí­ficos sobre SISO con nuestros expertos.

Esperamos verte en el VMworld 2017 Europe.

Regí­strate aquí­ para el VMworld 2017 Europe. Ten en cuenta que algunas sesiones de este blog son para colaboradores que hayan adquirido el pase Partner Exchange: VMworld 2017

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Recently,VMware EMEA experts shared a preview of our upcomingVMworld 2017 Europetech conference, 11–14 Sept. in Barcelona, and explained why the top IT professionals in end-user computing (EUC) already have their pass. Here’s what they said:

“You will have the opportunity to experience tech previews, network with peers and partners and witness our hottest releases.”
—Karina Arteaga, Chief of Staff, VMware EUC EMEA

 

“The agenda is packed with hundreds of breakout sessions, hands-on labs and much more.”
—Anis Mansouri, Account Executives, Mobility, VMware EMEA

 

“This conference is going to be the epicenter for technical experts to understand how you can transform your business.”
—Duncan Greenwood, Vice President, VMware EUC EMEA

 

“We will teach you a new world of possibilities to learn to reinvent the future.”
—Neil Tarbit, Director, Pre-Sales, VMware EUC EMEA

 

“We’re inviting you to come over to check our latest and greatest for Workspace ONE, our latest and greatest when we talk about digitalization of your workplace.”
—Dor Zakai, Director, Global EUC SISO Business Development, VMware

 

“VMworld is the best tech event you can go to, especially if you’re a VMware Partner.”
—James Dunn, Partner Marketing Manager, VMware EUC EMEA

 

It’s not too late to registerfor the BIGGEST EUC event of the year!

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