VMware Identity Manager On-Premises Deployment Considerations

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Jul 312016
 

By Rick Terlep, End-User-Computing Architect, EUC Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence
and
Gary Sloane, VMware Consulting Editor

The End-User-Computing Technical-Marketing Center of Excellence team is happy to announce the publication of a new white paper, VMware Identity Manager On-Premises Deployment Considerations.

You might not know that VMware Identity Manager is available for on-premises as well as SaaS implementations. As the title suggests, this paper collects and clarifies information from a wide range of sources to make it easier for IT professionals to plan on-premises deployments.

Our research was based on VMware Identity Manager 2.6, released in March 2016. This version provides application provisioning, a self-service catalog, conditional access controls, and single sign-on (SSO) for SaaS, Web, cloud, and native mobile applications, as well as support for VMware Workspace ONE and integration with Horizon 7. For details, see theVMware Identity Manager 2.6 Release Notes.

The just-released VMware Identity Manager 2.7 offers additional enhancements to the Workspace ONE integration and SSO support from more devices, among other features.For more details, or to compare versions, see theVMware Identity Manager 2.7 Release Notes.

Regardless of which version of VMware Identity Manager you plan to use, the information in this VMware Identity Manager On-Premises Deployment Considerations white paper can help to clarify concepts and procedures and, above all, save you time.

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Jul 292016
 

Join us and Learn How to (v)Realize the SDDC, Public Cloud and DevOps @ VMworld 2016!

Only a few weeks to the big show! Want to learn with us how to bring together private cloud, virtual networks, containers, OpenStack, and public mega-clouds (all 3 of them!) in your IT? Join VMware’s Cloud Management track at VMworld 2016. Here’s a quick preview of many exciting opportunities.

 

Listen, Watch and Learn

Coming early Sunday? Join our new vRealize gurus for the “Getting More Out Of” workshops. This is a live version of our highly-successful webinar series. Join either of two advanced technical 3 hour hands-on workshops to help you get the most of your investment in VMware cloud management products.

On Monday after the general keynote our fearless GM Ajay Singh will preview exciting emerging technologies like managing containers and ensuring visibility and cost management of public clouds. Hear from customers like you about their cloud journey, and consider how these new technologies can help you stay ahead of the game.

Next, over the course of 70+ sessions, our specialists will update you on new releases of vRealize cloud management products, share deep insights and best practices of using our technology, and answer your questions. 20+ customers will join us in many of these sessions to provide their “real world” prospective and share experiences. See the full catalog HERE

“Hands On” Interaction

Tired of sitting, watching and listening? Attend our 30+ hands-on-labs (HOL) to kick the tires of the latest releases, or stop by our booth where experts will show our products, answer your questions, and challenge you with questions of their own. We love to hear from our customers! We will cover technologies and best practices in operations management, automation, DevOps, OpenStack, NSX and Multi-Cloud.

Looking for ideas from other customers? Join our 8 group discussions where technologists like you will get together to discuss a number of deep topics. No slides, marketing, or high-level fluff – only deep technical drill down, facilitated by our experts. Great opportunities to express your opinion, demonstrate your knowledge, and learn from others.

If you prefer 1×1 conversation, spend an hour at the VMworld briefing center. Select from a number of management-related topics where datacenter and cloud management experts will present on our products and their roadmap, answer your questions, and help you identify next steps to achieve your goals.

And Have Fun!

But that’s not all! Don’t forget you are in Vegas, and there is always a lot of fun to be had. Just join any of the social events and parties that will be happening after the exhibit floor closes. Don’t know any? Just ask us – we’ll be happy to involve you and spend time with you. Let’s have some fun together!

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Jul 292016
 

Join us and Learn How to (v)Realize the SDDC, Public Cloud and DevOps @ VMworld 2016!

Only a few weeks to the big show! Want to learn with us how to bring together private cloud, virtual networks, containers, OpenStack, and public mega-clouds (all 3 of them!) in your IT? Join VMware’s Cloud Management track at VMworld 2016. Here’s a quick preview of many exciting opportunities.

 

Listen, Watch and Learn

Coming early Sunday? Join our new vRealize gurus for the “Getting More Out Of” workshops. This is a live version of our highly-successful webinar series. Join either of two advanced technical 3 hour hands-on workshops to help you get the most of your investment in VMware cloud management products.

On Monday after the general keynote our fearless GM Ajay Singh will preview exciting emerging technologies like managing containers and ensuring visibility and cost management of public clouds. Hear from customers like you about their cloud journey, and consider how these new technologies can help you stay ahead of the game.

Next, over the course of 70+ sessions, our specialists will update you on new releases of vRealize cloud management products, share deep insights and best practices of using our technology, and answer your questions. 20+ customers will join us in many of these sessions to provide their “real world” prospective and share experiences. See the full catalog HERE

“Hands On” Interaction

Tired of sitting, watching and listening? Attend our 30+ hands-on-labs (HOL) to kick the tires of the latest releases, or stop by our booth where experts will show our products, answer your questions, and challenge you with questions of their own. We love to hear from our customers! We will cover technologies and best practices in operations management, automation, DevOps, OpenStack, NSX and Multi-Cloud.

Looking for ideas from other customers? Join our 8 group discussions where technologists like you will get together to discuss a number of deep topics. No slides, marketing, or high-level fluff – only deep technical drill down, facilitated by our experts. Great opportunities to express your opinion, demonstrate your knowledge, and learn from others.

If you prefer 1×1 conversation, spend an hour at the VMworld briefing center. Select from a number of management-related topics where datacenter and cloud management experts will present on our products and their roadmap, answer your questions, and help you identify next steps to achieve your goals.

And Have Fun!

But that’s not all! Don’t forget you are in Vegas, and there is always a lot of fun to be had. Just join any of the social events and parties that will be happening after the exhibit floor closes. Don’t know any? Just ask us – we’ll be happy to involve you and spend time with you. Let’s have some fun together!

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OpenStack Summit Barcelona 2016 Session Voting Open Until August 8!

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Jul 292016
 

The OpenStack Summit session proposals are available online for attendees to vote on. You can access this site to search for VMware-related sessions and to cast your vote.

NOTE: At this time, the Summit team has disabled direct linking to sessions. If that changes, I’ll be sure to update the list below with the direct URLs.

The following list comprises the sessions and speakers who plan onspeaking at the Barcelona Summit on behalf of VMware, organized by category. If one or more of the topics catch your interest, your votes would be appreciated:

Evaluating OpenStack

OpenStack for VMware Administrators
Speaker: Trevor Roberts Jr

Case Studies

Amadeus’s journey building a Software Defined Data Center with VMware VIO and NSX
Speakers: Sai Chaitanya, Arthur Knopper

Case Study of an OpenStack Deployment in China
Speaker: Gavin Lu

Architectural Decisions

The Many Personas of Interoperability: Why Operators, Vendors, End Users, & OpenStack Devs Care
Speakers: Mark Voelker

IT Strategy

Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 1.5, Pets, Cattle: How to tame the menagerie with OpenStack
Speakers: Santhosh Sundararaman, Giridhar Jayavelu

Storage

Tesora and VMware present – A Complete Guide to Running Your Own DBaaS using OpenStack Trove
Speaker: Arvind Soni, Doug Shelley

How To & Best Practices

Skipping OpenStack Releases: (You Don’t) Gotta Catch ‘Em All
Speakers: Mark Voelker, Sidharth Surana, Karol Stepniewski

Analyzing OpenStack Performance : A case study from large scale OpenStack testing.
Speaker: Arvind Soni

Addressing Open Issues in Container Orchestration using OpenStack
Speakers: Santhosh Sundararaman, Giridhar Jayavelu

Infrastructure Updates with OpenStack on vSphere
Speaker: Trevor Roberts Jr

Project Updates

Native HTML5 consoles for VMware
Speaker: Radoslav Gerganov

Cluster Run: Resource Pool Operations Made Easy
Speakers: Xinhui Li, Qiming Teng, Mark Voelker

Upstream Development

Lessons from the Developer Cloud – OpenStack Innovation Center Success Stories
Speakers: Antonio Ojea, Arvind Soni, Justin Shepard, Travis Broughton

Networking

Next generation security and service chaining with NSX and Fortinet
Speakers: Marcos Hernandez, Elie Bitton

Tenant Networks vs. Provider Networks in the Private Cloud Context
Speaker: Marcos Hernandez

OVN – Moving into Production
Speakers: Russell Bryant, Ben Pfaff, Justin Pettit

Telecom / NFV Operations

NFV Considerations for OpenStack on VMware Infrastructure
Speakers: Giridhar Jayavelu

VMWare Integrated Openstack with Gigaspaces Cloudify Orchestration for NFV – technical deep dive
Speakers: Vanessa Little

Design Case Study – VoLTE core solution with Cloudify and Athonet on VMware Integrated Openstack
Speakers: Vanessa Little

VNF Service Modeling and Chaining on VMware Integrated OpenStack using TOSCA/YANG
Speakers: Ran Ziv

Design Case Study – IMS Core deployment with Metaswitch and Cloudify on VMware Integrated Openstack
Speakers: Vanessa Little

How to help your networking peers roll out NFV solutions and be a hero while at it.
Speaker: Jambi Ganbar, Arvind Soni

Hands-on Workshops

Hands on Lab: Operating & Upgrading OpenStack
Speakers: Santhosh Sundararaman

Developer Tools

Speeding up Developer Productivity with OpenStack and Open Source Tools
Speakers: Trevor Roberts Jr, Scott Lowe

Products & Services

VMware NSX and Mirantis OpenStack integration
Speakers: Igo Zinovik, Dimitri Desmidt, Andrian Noga

HPE Helion Openstack and VMware NSX Networking
Speakers: Gary Kotton, Ed Bak

See you in Barcelona!

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Windows 10 Anniversary Preview & the 1 Billionth iPhone Top This Week’s Top Mobile News

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Jul 292016
 
For the people and by the people. Microsoft listened to 75 million Windows Insiders opinions and made 5,000 changes to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update based on the feedback, according to Network World. The Anniversary Update isn’t generally available until next Tuesday, but tech reviewers got an early preview. Read about the 10 best new […]]> For the people and by the people.

Microsoft listened to 75 million Windows Insiders opinions and made 5,000 changes to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update based on the feedback, according to Network World. The Anniversary Update isn’t generally available until next Tuesday, but tech reviewers got an early preview. Read about the 10 best new features at The Verge.

Access Cortana above the lock screen in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Over 1 billion served.

Apple celebrated a milestone Wednesday, selling the billionth iPhone. Meanwhile, the tech giant is quietly tapping talent to move into the next big market: self-driving software. Read more at Bloomberg.

Mobile-palooza.

Thousands filed into Chicago’s Grant Park yesterday for the opening day of Lollapalooza. Just about everything festivalgoers will do this weekend—enter, eat, access VIP—revolves around wristbands provided by Front Gate Tickets. Find out how the company manages the rugged devices they use to scan festival wristbands at the AirWatch Blog.

What is your internet strategy?

Enterprise mobility blogger Jack Madden predicts one day asking “What is our mobile strategy?” will be like asking “What is our internet strategy?” It will sound ridiculous because mobility will be embedded everywhere. For now, we’ve got work to do. Read his insights at BrianMadden.com.

Quote of the Week

“Yahoo is a company that changed the world. Before Yahoo, the Internet was a government research project. Yahoo humanized and popularized the web, email, search, real-time media, and more.”
—Marissa Meyer on Verizon’s acquisition of internet pioneer Yahoo

Oh my Wi-Fi.

Mobile devices could radically transform in as little as two years, thanks to 5G wireless technology. 5G will be at least 100 times faster, accelerating the adoption of high-resolution video and 3D. Check out MIT Technology Review’s forecast of our 5G future.

Stop ordering your security on the side.

Only 18% of IT organizations include security in digital transformation initiatives (mobile, Internet of Things, cloud and self-service projects). 85% agreed security should be included early, but 76% said security is often brought in too late. Read more survey results at eWeek.

The right approach to security.

With unified endpoint management and security, IT no longer needs to separate the two at all, and the technology is totally reshaping the future of computing. VMware End-User Computing SVP Sumit Dhawan details why this is a massive innovation for EUC.

Here’s what’s on our radar.

  • Enabling the Digital Workspace for Mobile-Cloud webinar series, Aug. 3, 10 and 17
  • Three Secrets to Becoming a Mobile Security Superhero, Aug. 3
  • Revealing the Redesigned and Reimagined Socialcast, Aug. 10
  • VMworld 2016, Aug. 28–Sept. 1
  • Connect Atlanta 2016, Oct. 2–6

NSX Backup & Restore + vRealize Log Insight Videos Added to Learning Zone

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Jul 292016
 

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month:

VMware NSX Backup and Restore Series

  • Summary
  • Tips
  • What to Back Up
  • Architecture
  • Backup Approaches
  • Demo: Backup Configuration

VMware vRealize Log Insight Series

  • Deploying
  • Upgrading
  • Installing and Configuring Agents
  • Configuring Log Insight Agents Client-Side

These videos are available right now to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Want to be the first to know when new videos are released? Follow our #NewintheZone hashtag on Twitter.

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New EUC Webcast Series: Enabling the Digital Workspace for the Mobile Cloud

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Jul 292016
 

Coming this August, VMware experts gather online to share their unique insights in this fast-evolving world of end-user computing (EUC).

Click here to pick and choose the August EUC webcasts that are right for you.

Webcast #1: Enabling the Digital Workspace with VMware Workspace ONE

When: Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. PDT
Where:REGISTER HERE
Speaker:Kevin Strohmeyer, digital workspace blogger and senior director of product marketing for VMware EUC
Abstract:This session dives into the major trends shaping the EUC market and how VMware delivers innovation and market leadership across desktop, mobile and cloud infrastructure solutions, making the digital workspace a reality.

Webcast #2: Enabling the Digital Workspace with Identity at the Center

When: Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. PDT
Where:REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Josue Fontanez, digital workspace blogger and senior product line marketing manager for VMware EUC
Abstract: In this session, we’ll cover the identity capabilities in Workspace ONE, including secure access to apps with single sign-on (SSO) on personally owned and corporate-managed devices. We will also show how the digital workspace enables security and control with administrative controls that limit and/or block access from non-compliant devices.

Webcast #3: Enabling the Digital Workspace with Secure Productivity Apps

When: Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. PDT
Where:REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Hemant Sahani, blogger and director of product marketing for VMware EUC
Abstract: Enterprise apps expert Hemant Sahani will connect the dots between an increasing focus on end-user experience and IT’s need to securely enable anywhere productivity for workers. This webcast will investigate the consumerization of IT, market trends and compliance and security factors. Attendees will also see how the Workspace ONE Aps Suite enables a seamless, integrated app experience to help IT bridge the user and corporate divide.

Click here to explore more VMware EUC webinars and webcasts: live, in-person and on-demand.

 

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Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part IV

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Jul 292016
 

Welcome to part 4 in the Micro-Segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. Today we will cover the role of NSX as a foundational security platform through NSX Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion. Previous topics covered in this series includes

  • Part I – Micro-segmentation Defined
  • Part II – Securing Physical environments
  • Part III –Operationalizing Micro-segmentation

This blog covers the following topics:

  1. Defining Service Insertion
  2. The Role of Service Insertion in Micro-segmentation
  3. Network and Guest Introspection
  4. NSX Service Insertion

Defining Service Insertion

In modern datacenters, network and compute services either have been or are being decoupled from the physical appliances on which they have traditionally run. In the past, a datacenter service required traffic to be steered through a series of such appliances in order to be serviced appropriately, through services such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, and load balancing services. As infrastructure services transition from physical appliances to software functions, it becomes possible to deploy these services with greater granularity by inserting them into a specific forwarding path. Combining multiple functions in this manner is generally referred to as a service chain or service graph.

Figure 1: Two distinct service chains utilizing different functions

Once infrastructure services are defined and instantiated in software, they can be created, configured, inserted, and deleted dynamically between any two endpoints in the infrastructure. This allows the deployment and configuration of these services to be automated and orchestrated as part of a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

The Role of Service Insertion in Micro-segmentation

Micro-segmentation allows for application-centric topology agnostic segmentation. For additional detail on the definition of Micro-segmentation, please see the first blog post in this series. Service insertion in this context allows granular security policies to be driven at the unit or application level rather than at the network or subnet level. This enables the creation and management of functional groupings of workloads and applications within the datacenter, regardless of the underlying physical network topology.

Figure 2: Logical functional groupings of workloads and applications

This capability dramatically shortens the amount of time required to deploy an end-to-end service for a customer or internal use, as segmentation and servicing can be defined and deployed using centralized automation and orchestration tools. From a capacity perspective, this approach does not require allocating a share of the servicing capacities of a set of hardware appliances and allows for unit level service granularity. Additionally, services can be dynamically added or removed from the servicing chain without a service outage for the involved, or adjacent, functional groupings. In this way, datacenter infrastructure can more effectively conform to business and technical requirements, rather than imposingburdensome restrictions upon applications and their users. Other operational benefits of micro-segmentation are discussed in the third entry in this blog series.

Network and Guest Introspection

There are two families of infrastructure services that can be inserted into an existing topology; network services and guest services.

In order to insert a network service, network traffic is dynamically steered through a series of software functions. For this reason, network services may be referred to as “data in motion”. Network functions inspect, and potentially act on the information stream based on its network attributes. These attributes could include the traffic source, destination, protocol, port information, or a combination of parameters. Typical examples of network services include firewall, IDS/IPS, and load balancing services.

Guest services act on the endpoints, or compute constructs, in the data center infrastructure. These functions are concerned with “data at rest”. As such, guest introspection pertains to compute and storage attributes. Agentless anti-virus, event logging, data security, and file integrity monitoring are examples of guest services.

Figure 3: Network and guest services within the hypervisor

NSX Service Insertion

As a hypervisor integrated software platform, NSX provides a unique workload-centric insertion point of data center infrastructure services. Service insertion methodologies generally rely upon network traffic steering to a set of software functions via the physical or logical network control plane. This approach requires an increasing amount of element management and control plane steering as the number of software services scales over time.

The NSX approach involves steering specified traffic via the NSX Distributed Firewall (DFW) through one or more service virtual machines (SVMs). These service virtual machines do not receive network traffic through the typical network stack, they instead are passed traffic directly via a messaging channel in the hypervisor layer itself. Network traffic designated for redirection to a third party service is defined in the same manner as NSX Distributed Firewall Rules from the general rule set. The traffic steering rules are based on layer 3 (IP) and layer 4 (transport) objects, however, they redirect traffic to a specific SVM rather than taking an allow, block, or reject action.

Figure 4: The NSX Distributed Firewall Partner Security Services tab

This framework for traffic redirection is known as VMware Network Extensibility or NetX. The NetX program features a variety of technology partners across the application delivery, security, operations, and inter-domain feature sets. Additional partners will continue to be added to this ecosystem. At the time of this post, the NetX framework contains slots for up to eight different NetX services to utilized in a single NSX domain.

Figure 5: The NSX Partner Ecosystem

Conclusion

Service Insertion allows additional services to be dynamically added, modified, or removed from the physically independenttopologieswhich micro-segmentation enables in a Software Defined Datacenter. In addition to the granularity with which these services can now be applied, the ability to leverage these capabilities through automation and orchestration offer the potential for operational benefits as well.

VMware NSX offers a hypervisor based implementation of service chaining through the NetX framework. NetX allows up to eight 3rd party services to be utilized within an NSX domain. The steering of desired traffic to these services is accomplished via the Partner Security Services area of the NSX Distributed Firewall using a comparable format to the filtering rules. As micro-segmentation deployments continue to mature, additional services and capabilities will continue to become generally available.

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vROps Views (2 of 5): Creating a View from Scratch

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By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora

 

vROps Views Blog Series

There is a lot to love about vROps Views. So much, in fact, that they deserve an entire blog series! This series will cover how to create them, how to reuse them, why they are valuable, and much more.

 

Where to Start

Views can be created in a few places in vROps, but there are two primary locations. The first is found by navigating to the Content > Views page, where every View in your environment is listed. Clicking the green “plus” icon here will open the Create View popup. Alternatively, you can create Views from any resources Details > Views page. To open the Create View popup, click the green “plus” icon.

Figure 1: The Details > Views page of a Microsoft SQL Database resource. Clicking the green “plus” (red) will open the Create View popup.

 

Step 1: Name and Description

After opening the Create View popup, the first step is providing a name and description for the View. The name should be concise but descriptive so it can be easily identified. The description field lets you provide more specifics about the View. This can include information about the intended purpose of the view as a reminder for why you created it. If you’re following along, give your View a name and description.

Figure 2: The first step is to provide a name and description for your custom View.

 

Step 2: Presentation

Presentation lets you decide how you want to display information. There are six options: List, Summary, Trend, Distribution, Text, and Image. List and Summary provide a way to display tabular information. Trend is used to get a graph, while Distribution is used for pie charts. Finally, Text and Image let you define static Views that can are primarily used to add descriptions or images to reports.

Figure 3: The second step is to decide on the Presentation, or how your View will display information.

 

Step 3: Subjects

Subjects are the resource kinds that the View will display information about. You can select multiple resource kinds if you want, but for this walkthrough only one will be used. Use the dropdown menu, or the search bar, to find and select your desired resource kind.

Figure 4: Step three requires you to select one or more resource kinds.

 

Step 4: Data

Now that you have the presentation and resource kind configured, it’s time to select the metrics and their transformation. This section will look slightly different depending on which presentation mode you select, but the overall layout is the same. You drag and drop metrics from the left panel into the empty space to the right. As you click these metrics, you can define how to display, sort, transform, and roll up the information.

 

If you’re following along, drag and drop a few metrics into the View and update the configurations as necessary. For this walkthrough, we’ve added two SQL Server Databases metrics: Space Used (%) and Log File Used (%). Note that Space Used (%) was used twice, the first using the maximum transformation and the second using the forecast transformation. We’re collecting this information in vRealize using the Blue Medora Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server.

 

Figure 5: First, drag and drop the desired metrics into the middle section (red). Next, decide how much historical data should be used (blue). Finally, configure each metric to use the desired transformation (orange).

 

Note: In recent releases of vROps the “Data” step has seen a few small UI changes and may look slightly different in your environment.

 

Step 5: Visibility

The last step is deciding where the View should be visible. In the first section, Availability, you decide where the View can be used (covered in the first post of the series). Next, Further Analysis lets you decide whether or not to link to this View in a resources badge page. Finally, Blacklist gives you the option to hide this View from specific resource kinds in your environment.

 

Figure 6: The default settings for View Visibility.

 

Next Up: List vs. Summary Presentation Mode

A List View was used in the walkthrough, but you can also display information in a table using the Summary View. The next post in this series explores these presentation modes similarities and differences.

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vROps Views (2 of 5): Creating a View from Scratch

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Jul 292016
 

By: Kyle Wassink, Blue Medora

 

vROps Views Blog Series

There is a lot to love about vROps Views. So much, in fact, that they deserve an entire blog series! This series will cover how to create them, how to reuse them, why they are valuable, and much more.

 

Where to Start

Views can be created in a few places in vROps, but there are two primary locations. The first is found by navigating to the Content > Views page, where every View in your environment is listed. Clicking the green “plus” icon here will open the Create View popup. Alternatively, you can create Views from any resources Details > Views page. To open the Create View popup, click the green “plus” icon.

Figure 1: The Details > Views page of a Microsoft SQL Database resource. Clicking the green “plus” (red) will open the Create View popup.

 

Step 1: Name and Description

After opening the Create View popup, the first step is providing a name and description for the View. The name should be concise but descriptive so it can be easily identified. The description field lets you provide more specifics about the View. This can include information about the intended purpose of the view as a reminder for why you created it. If you’re following along, give your View a name and description.

Figure 2: The first step is to provide a name and description for your custom View.

 

Step 2: Presentation

Presentation lets you decide how you want to display information. There are six options: List, Summary, Trend, Distribution, Text, and Image. List and Summary provide a way to display tabular information. Trend is used to get a graph, while Distribution is used for pie charts. Finally, Text and Image let you define static Views that can are primarily used to add descriptions or images to reports.

Figure 3: The second step is to decide on the Presentation, or how your View will display information.

 

Step 3: Subjects

Subjects are the resource kinds that the View will display information about. You can select multiple resource kinds if you want, but for this walkthrough only one will be used. Use the dropdown menu, or the search bar, to find and select your desired resource kind.

Figure 4: Step three requires you to select one or more resource kinds.

 

Step 4: Data

Now that you have the presentation and resource kind configured, it’s time to select the metrics and their transformation. This section will look slightly different depending on which presentation mode you select, but the overall layout is the same. You drag and drop metrics from the left panel into the empty space to the right. As you click these metrics, you can define how to display, sort, transform, and roll up the information.

 

If you’re following along, drag and drop a few metrics into the View and update the configurations as necessary. For this walkthrough, we’ve added two SQL Server Databases metrics: Space Used (%) and Log File Used (%). Note that Space Used (%) was used twice, the first using the maximum transformation and the second using the forecast transformation. We’re collecting this information in vRealize using the Blue Medora Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server.

 

Figure 5: First, drag and drop the desired metrics into the middle section (red). Next, decide how much historical data should be used (blue). Finally, configure each metric to use the desired transformation (orange).

 

Note: In recent releases of vROps the “Data” step has seen a few small UI changes and may look slightly different in your environment.

 

Step 5: Visibility

The last step is deciding where the View should be visible. In the first section, Availability, you decide where the View can be used (covered in the first post of the series). Next, Further Analysis lets you decide whether or not to link to this View in a resources badge page. Finally, Blacklist gives you the option to hide this View from specific resource kinds in your environment.

 

Figure 6: The default settings for View Visibility.

 

Next Up: List vs. Summary Presentation Mode

A List View was used in the walkthrough, but you can also display information in a table using the Summary View. The next post in this series explores these presentation modes similarities and differences.

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Jul 292016
 

Most of the time, SRM is deployed as a single site to single site solution. This is something SRM has done well since the first version. What isn’t as widely known is all the different ways that SRM works in multi-site configurations. Deploying SRM in multi-sitetopologies provides flexibility to support a wide varietyofuse cases and

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vCloud Air Network at VMworld 2016 – be_TOMORROW

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Jul 282016
 

Where can you find industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals – all in one place?

The answer: VMworld!

At VMworld 2016, you’ll embark on a journey full of innovation to help accelerate your path to a software-defined business. The vCloud Air Network team has an agenda full of activities and events we know you won’t want to miss out on. A vCloud Air Network checklist at VMworld, if you will.

Let’s take a look:

Partner Exchange @ VMworld US

Partner Exchange is VMware’s main partner event, offering all partner types the content and tools necessary to succeed in selling VMware products. On the Saturday before VMworld, August 27, there will be partner sessions and boot camps available for sales and technical audiences.

  • PAR9813 – Cloud Platform for Business Critical Applications
  • PAR9847 – vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers – Recipes for vCloud Air Network Success
  • PAR9814 – Building and Enabling a Hybrid Cloud with vCloud Director – A Perspective for Service Providers
  • PAR9848 – Hybrid Cloud Migration Strategies
  • PAR9815 – Hybrid Cloud Networking and Security Leverage NSX to extend Customers on-prem Data Centers and Secure their Applications in a Hybrid Cloud environment
  • PAR9851 – Hyper-conveged, Software-Defined Storage: A New Profitable Revenue Path for Cloud Service Providers
  • PAR9816 – vCloud Availability: Enabling Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for vCloud Air Network Service Providers
  • vCloud Air Network Route to Market Keynote
  • vSphere Availabiility Bootcamp

In addition to these, the Hands-on Labs at VMworld will be available to attendees to test out the latest VMware products helping businesses succeed.

vCloud Air Network Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions are one of the best ways to get the latest knowledge and advice when it comes to hybrid cloud and the vCloud Air Network. Below is a list of key hybrid cloud and vCloud Air Network sessions:

  • HBC7602 – Build True Hybrid Clouds: See how Serice Providers can use NSX to extend customers on-prem data-centers
  • HBC7700 – Disaster Recovery in the Cloud with VMware Availability
  • HBC7830 – Virtualize, Secure and Extend your Data Center to the Cloud using NSX: Perspective for Service Providers and End Users
  • HBC7999 – VMware Avaialbility for vCloud Air Network – Native vSphere Replication
  • HBC8226 – Why Cloud Networking and Security Matter – A Primer for Chosing Your Ideal Cloud Provider
  • HBC8312 – Maintaining Regulatory Compliance in the Hybrid Cloud
  • HBC8474 – Making it Easy to Orchestrate and Automate Your Hybrid Cloud Environment
  • HBC8491 – Deep Dive: VMware on IBM Cloud Validated Design
  • HBC8503 – Taking VDI & Published Appliaction Environments to the Next Level with App Volumes-as-a-Service
  • HBC8504 – Have It Your Way: Hybrid Cloud Management
  • HBC8799 – See how OVH, a Hybrid Cloud Powered vCloud Air Network Service Provider, is Using NSX to Onboard your Workloads easily onto Cloud
  • HBC8861 – Getting the Most out of your Hybrid Cloud Service Provider
  • HBC9171 – Intercontinental vMotion with Purpose
  • EUC7453 – Horizon for Linux Technical Deep Dive
  • EUC8648 – Architecting VSAN for Horizon – the VCDX way!

Quick Talks

At VMworld, attendees will have the chance to register for Quick Talks. These are abridged breakout sessions focused primarily on non-technical topics. These will take the traditional business topic and whittle it down to essential messages, information and clarity in a 30 minute timeslot.

  • HBC7661 – Generate Revenue with vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) for Service Providers
  • HBC8046 – Customer Onboarding with VMware NSX: L2VPN Service for VMware vCloud Air Network
  • HBC Quick Talk TBD – Key Factors for Choosing the Ideal Cloud Provider Partner
  • HBC Quick Talk TBD – Not All Disasters are Created Equal – Considerations for Effective DR Strategies

Ourschedule builder featureis now available withinContent Catalogfor VMworld 2016. If you’re registered for aFull Conference pass, you can add sessions to build your own customized agenda for VMworld 2016, or mark them as favorites to review later.Learn moreand start planning now.

Demo Stations at the VMware Booth

While you’re at VMworld, we encourage you to stop by the Solutions Exchange and check out the VMware booth! The VMware booth will have 2 stations with 4 demos, all showcasing VMware solutions for vCloud Air Network partners and how they can help your business.

We hope you’re as excited as we are for VMworld. Don’t wait –register nowto be a part of the industry’s most comprehensive virtualization, cloud and networking educational event.

For more updates on the vCloud Air Network at VMworld, follow us @VMwareSP on Twitter and ‘like’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VMwareSP.

We’ll see you in Las Vegas!

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Protected: What does it take to be a Robot Wars driver? Inside information from Tim Bence

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Jul 282016
 

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Going to VMworld? Reserve Your Seat for Education Breakout Sessions.

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Jul 282016
 

8/22 Update: Repeat Sessions Added for our Hottest Topics

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 1: CPU & RAM – INF8780
Repeat Session: Tuesday, August 30th at 4:00pm – 5:00pm

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 2: Disk & Network – INF8701
Repeat Session: Tuesday, August 30th at 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Troubleshooting 101 for Horizon – EUC8243
Repeat Session: Thursday, September 1st at 10:30am – 11:30am

Troubleshooting vSphere 6: Tips & Tricks for the Real World – INF8755
Repeat Session: Thursday, September 1st at 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Advanced NSX Troubleshooting: Tips & Tricks for Experienced Users – NET8680
Repeat Session: Tuesday, August 30th at 12:30pm – 1:30pm


We are just one month from kicking off VMworld 2016 US! If you are registered to attend, theVMworld 2016 US Schedule Builderis your pass for getting a seat at the hottest sessions, labs, demos and discussions. It’s very easy to get started:

  1. Go to Content Catalog and browse for sessions of interest
  2. When you spot a session you’d like to pre-register for, click +
  3. If you’re not already logged in, you’ll be prompted for your VMworld account credentials

You can see all your reserved sessions by clicking the calendar icon in Content Catalog. You can also click the star to save a session as a favorite and come back later.

Be sure to check out these sessions delivered by the VMware training and certification team.

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 1: CPU & RAM – INF8780
Presenters: Jon Loux and Carl Paterik
Monday, August 29th at 11:00am – 12:00pm

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 2: Disk & Network – INF8701
Presenters: Jon Loux and Brett Guarino
Monday, August 29th at 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Troubleshooting 101 for Horizon – EUC8243
Presenters: Linus Bourque and Joe Cooper
Tuesday, August 30th at 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Troubleshooting vSphere 6: Tips & Tricks for the Real World – INF8755
Presenter: Javier Menendez
Wednesday, August 31st at 8:30am – 9:30am

Advanced NSX Troubleshooting: Tips & Tricks for Experienced Users – NET8680
Presenters: Tim Burkard & Stephen DeBarros
Wednesday, August 31st at 8:30am – 9:30am

Day 2 Automated Operations with vRealize Automation 7 and the Event Broker Services, A Deep Dive – MGT9184
Presenters: Carl Paterik and Brett Guarino
Wednesday, August 31st at 11:30am – 12:30pm

Troubleshooting VSAN 6.2: Tips & Tricks for the Real World – STO8750
Presenter: Javier Menendez
Wednesday, August 31st at 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Taking Back the Desktop – EUC8853
Presenter: Linus Bourque
Wednesday, August 31st at 2:00pm – 3:00pm PST

Architecting VSAN for Horizon – the VCDX Way! – EUC8648
Presenters: Ray Heffer and Simon Long
Tuesday, August 30th at 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST

An Architects Guide to Designing Risk: The VDCX Methodology – INF9048
Presenters: Daemon Behr
Wednesday, August 31st at 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

On the Front Line: A VCDX Perspective Working in VMware Global Support Services – SDDC7502
Presenters: Panel Discussion
Wednesday, August 31st at 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST

Learning in the Cloud: VMware Education’s New Enterprise Learning Subscription – SDDC8945-QT
Presenters: Steve Haft & Damian Wraa
Sunday, August 28th at 2:00pm – 2:30pm

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VVols Reloaded – Virtual Volumes A Game Changer For Tier 1 Business Critical Databases

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Jul 282016
 

Today in VVols Reloaded we switch over to talking about running business critical databases on Virtual Volumes. In this session Sudhir Balasubramanian and Mohan Potheri share their thoughts on how VVols are a game changer for business critical databases. The session covers how VVols can help address: Backing up databases Challenges of cloning multi-terabyte databases

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