VCP7-DTM Exam Available for Registration

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Jan 312017
 

Due to the ongoing efforts of our extended certification team while many people were enjoying year-end vacations, today we released the VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility (VCP7-DTM) certification exam.

Earning your VCP7-DTM validates your skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a VMware Horizon View® environment. The exam (#2V0-751) is now available for registration at Pearson Vue.

If you took the beta version of this exam last fall, you should have your results by the end of the month.

As always, huge thanks to everyone who helped develop and refine this exam.

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Updated Version of the Deployment Guide for Hadoop on VMware vSphere

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Jan 312017
 

The newDeployment Guide for Virtualizing Hadoop on VMware vSphere describes the technical choices for running Hadoop and Spark-based applications in virtual machines on vSphere. Innovative technologies and design approaches are appearing very regularly in the big data market; the pace of innovation has not slowed down for sure!

A prime example of this innovation is the rapid growth in Spark adoption for serious enterprise work over the past year or so, overtaking MapReduce as the dominant way of building big data applications. Spark holds out the promise of faster application execution times and easier APIs to use to build your application. A lot of innovation work is now going into optimizing the streaming of large quantities of data into Spark, with an eye to the large data feedsthat will appear from connected cars and other devices in the near future. This new version of the VMware Deployment Guide for Hadoop on vSphere brings the informationup to date with developments in the Spark and YARN (&#rsquo;Yet Another Resource Negotiator&#rdquo;) areas.

The YARNtechnology is the general name for the updated job scheduling and resource management functions that have now become mainstream in Hadoop deployments. The older MapReduce-centric style, once the central resource management schedulerin Hadoop, is now relegated to just another programming framework. MapReduceis stillused for Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) jobs, running in batch mode on a common resource management and schedulingplatform (YARN) – butnow,to a large extent,MapReduceis no longer the dominant paradigm for building applications. Spark is seen as muchmore suited to interactive queries and applications. Spark also runs as an example of another application framework on YARN, and that combination is popular in enterprises today – and so it is the focus of much of our testing currently, as you will see. Spark runs in standalone mode outside of the YARN resource manager context too, but that option is out of scope for the current Deployment Guide, as we see that less often within enterprises today. Of course, that may changein the future.

The previous (2013) version of the Hadoop Deployment guide for vSphere described the Hadoop 1.0 concepts (TaskTracker, JobTracker, etc.,) as they are mapped into virtual machines. That earlier version also contained a wide set of technical choices for the core architecture decisions you need to make. In the new version, the concepts in modern big data such as Spark and YARN are described in a virtualization context.

In the new version, we brought the main design approaches down to two or three (for example choosing DAS or NAS in the storage area) and we extracted the more complicated designs and tool discussions from it, so as to make it more readable and more focused on getting you started. The ideas described here will scale up to hundreds of nodes if you so choose, so they can be used in the large scale too, if you are going that way. That is shown in the medium-size and large scale example deployments that are given in the guide.

You can think of this blog article as a quick shortcut to information in the Deployment Guide.

The main choices to be made at an early stage in considering the deployment Hadoop on vSphere are given below.

These discussion points (apart from the VM sizing and placement ones) are not unique to virtualization and they apply equally in native systems too:

  1. Having identified how much data our new systems will manage, an early question is what type of storage to use. This question can be answered in several ways. An important choice is what type of storage to use. The Deployment Guide explores the use of Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) or an external form of storage for HDFS or a combination;
  2. Whether to use an external storage mechanism (e.g. Isilon NAS) that removes the management of the HDFS data from the now &#rsquo;compute-only&#rdquo; nodes or virtual machines
  3. What Hadoop software/services to place into different types of virtual machines
  4. How to size and map the correct number of virtual machines onto the right number of host vSphere servers.
  5. How to configure your networking so that the load that Hadoop occasionally places on it can be handled well.
  6. How to handle and recover from failures and assure availability of your Hadoop clusters.

 

The set of questions related to data storage come down toa core decision between dispersing your data out across multiple servers or retaining it on one central device. There are advantages to each of these.

The dispersed storage model (Option 1 above) allows you to use commodity servers and storage devices, but it means you have to manage it all using your own tools. If a drive or storage device fails in this scheme, then it is the system administrator’s task to find it,fix it and restore it into the cluster. The centralized model ensures that all of your data is protected in one place – and it may cut down on your overall storage needs. This reduction is due to avoiding the replication factor that applies with DAS-based HDFS.It can also make the data easier to manage from an ingestion and multi-protocol point of view. The Deployment Guide shows that both of these models will work fine with vSphere, using somewhat different architectures.

One other variant in storage is to use All-Flash storage on the servers in a similar fashion to DAS. This approach allows us to consider using Virtual SAN for hosting the entire Hadoop cluster, where earlier hybrid storage lent itself better to hosting the Hadoop Master nodes on the Virtual SAN-controlled storage. This All-Flash design for Hadoop on vSphere with VSAN is documented in a separate white paper from Intel and VMware.

 

Virtual Machine Placement

When taking your decisions about the placement of virtual machine onto servers, users have a distinct advantage in vSphere deployments. We don&#rsquo;t typically know about the server hardware configuration and the storage setup that our virtual machines will be deployed on, in many public clouds. That anonymity is where the flexibility of the public cloud comes from. Correct VM placement onto host servers and storage is very important for Hadoop/Spark however, as VM sizing and subsequent placement can have a profound influence over your application&#rsquo;s performance. That phenomenon is shown in the varied performance work that VMware has carried out on virtualized Hadoop – most recently in the testing of Spark and Machine Learning workloads on vSphere in particular. An example of the results from that work is givenhere

Other topics that are discussed in the Hadoop Deployment Guide are: system availability, networking, and big data best practices. There is also a set of example deployments at the small, medium and large-sized levels for Hadoop clusters. These are all in use either at VMware or at other organizations. You can start out with a small Hadoop cluster on vSphere and expand it upwards over time into the hundreds of servers, if needed.

 

There is a significant set of technical reference material also contained in the References section of the Hadoop on vSphere Deployment Guide that helps you delve into the deeper details on any of the topics covered in the guide. You can take one of the models described in the main text of the guide, or in the references section as your starting point for deployment and follow the guidelines from there. Using your Hadoop vendor’s deployment tool is recommended for your cluster, whether it be your first one or one among many that you deploy. We find that users want more than one version of their Hadoop distribution running at one time (and sometimes want multiple distributions as well). Virtualization is the way to go to achieve that more easily, with separate sets of virtual machines supporting the different versions.

We hope you enjoy the new Hadoop Deployment Guide material! For more information, you can always go to the main Big Data page.

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NSX Growth and Success in 2016

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Jan 312017
 

Last week VMware hosted its Q4 2016 earnings call and shared financial results. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and the executive team have frequently highlighted VMware NSX growth and success on these calls. For Q4, NSX license bookings grew over 50 percent year-over-year. Annualizing our Q4 total bookings for NSX, it is now at a $1B run rate. With one month into 2017, we&#rsquo;d like to share more on NSX customer success in 2016.

Customer Success

2,400+

Exiting 2016, we shared our latest customer count at more than 2,400, which is almost double the customer count from last year. In Q4 we also had the largest NSX-only deal, more than $10M. For every customer I meet with or hear about from my team, I am continued to be impressed how they choose to go about using NSX. We love to share these success stories, whether we&#rsquo;re talking about all the customers we had speaking at VMworld last year, or the many videos and case studies the team publishes regularly. These stories go into details on the significant NSX wins across multiple verticals and every major geography.

Customer Deployments & Expansion

Success for our team is when customers expand their use of NSX from one initial project to other key areas of their business. Commonly we hear customers start with NSX micro-segmentation to setup a robust security posture at one site, and then expand to a disaster recovery site to keep their applications in compliance. As the organization grows or acquires more sites, these capabilities of security and application continuity from NSX get deployed.

Another common expansion scenario also happens when NSX purchases occur initially with VMware products like VMware Airwatch, VMware Horizon 7, VMware Integrated OpenStack or VMware Realize Automation. NSX capabilities are not only fine tuned to support those solutions, but also provide the customer the benefits of network virtualization to support their overall SDDC journey.

These customers successes are supported by the more than 7,000 certified professionals that have achieved an NSX certification to date.

Customer Use Cases

We see nine use cases driving NSX adoption under three lead projects:

Security

NSX embeds security functions right into the hypervisor. It delivers micro-segmentation and granular security to the individual workload, enabling a fundamentally more secure data center. Security policies travel with the workloads, independent of where workloads are in the network topology.

Application Continuity

NSX abstracts networking from the underlying hardware and attaches networking and security policies to their associated workloads. Applications and data can reside and be accessible anywhere. Move workloads from one data center to another, or deploy them into a hybrid cloud environment.

Automation

NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to workloads using a policy-driven approach. This automates networking operations and eliminates bottlenecks associated with hardware-based networks.

Follow this blog to hear more about Security, Automation and Application Continuity with VMware NSX throughout 2017.


Want to learn more about more about VMware NSX? Join an upcoming February Webcast Series!

  • Micro-segmentation Planning – What You Need to Know Feb 9
  • Networking and Security for Virtual Desktops & Mobile Devices Feb 16
  • NSX for Multi-site Deployments and Disaster Recovery Feb 23

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ROOMn 2017 : VMware partenaire incontournable d’une transformation numérique réussie

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Jan 312017
 

ROOMn invite tous les décideurs informatiques et chefs d&#rsquo;entreprise à participer à la 5ème édition de sa conférence sur l&#rsquo;activité mobile et numérique qui se tiendra à Monaco. Avec plus de 800 participants, 1 500 entretiens personnalisés et plus de 60 conférences et ateliers, ROOMn est l&#rsquo;une des manifestations sur l&#rsquo;activité numérique et mobile les plus importantes en Europe. Réunissant de nombreux dirigeants parmi les plus en vue du secteur, elle organise 3 jours de réflexions pointues sur la transformation numérique.

Du 7 au 9 mars, la conférence ROOMn sera l&#rsquo;occasion pour VMware AirWatch d&#rsquo;animer une session plénière et de présenter notre accompagnement dans la transformation digitale qui s&#rsquo;accélère depuis 2 ans.

Avec un Workspace utilisateurs encore plus présents dans les projets de nos clients en 2017, la simplicité d&#rsquo;usage et la sécurité d&#rsquo;entreprise sont au cœur des solutions VMware Airwatch. Elles facilitent l&#rsquo;accès aux applications d&#rsquo;entreprise, sécurisent les données mobiles et renforcent la productivité.

Que vous ayez la chance de participer à l&#rsquo;événement ou souhaitiez simplement vous tenir informé, connectez-vous à notre compte Twitter pour suivre les en direct a manifestation.

ROOMn 2017 a comme thème principal les perspectives de déploiement d&#rsquo;une stratégie numérique dans l&#rsquo;entreprise grâce à la technologie mobile. La présence de VMware est importante avec au programme :

Mercredi 8 mars
9h30 atelier : « Optimiser la convergence desktop mobile avec Windows 10 »

Pour optimiser Windows 10, il est indispensable d&#rsquo;avoir une plateforme de gestion associée à une console unique pour tous les types de terminaux : ordinateurs, smartphone, tablettes, portables … qui aide à une rationalisation du déploiement des terminaux, une expérience applicative unifiée, la protection des données, la gestion des mises à jour et d&#rsquo;autres fonctionnalités de sécurité avancées.

Jeudi 9 mars
9 h Session plénière : « Comment le digital workspace transforme-t-il les métiers ? »

Karim Djamai et Carla Sarkis expliqueront comment l&#rsquo;espace de travail numérique peut garantir l&#rsquo;accès à n&#rsquo;importe quelle application en tout lieu et à tout moment, quel que soit le terminal ou la taille de votre entreprise. Nous verrons à travers un témoignage client dans le secteur de l&#rsquo;énergie, l&#rsquo;apport du workspace dans la transformation de l&#rsquo;ensemble des métiers de l&#rsquo;entreprise.

10h45 atelier : « Comment contrôler en temps réel la sécurité des terminaux et du SI ? »

Malgré la multiplication des points d&#rsquo;accès, il est possible, en 15 secondes, avec les solutions novatrices AirWatch de protéger tous les terminaux tout en offrant une expérience utilisateurs simple et unique quelques soit le terminal.

Découvrez comment Vmware AirWatch facilite l&#rsquo;accès aux applications d&#rsquo;entreprise, sécurise les données mobiles et renforce la productivité mobile en nous suivant sur Twitter et en vous tenant informé de nos dernières mises à jour en direct.

Nous sommes impatients de partager avec vous l&#rsquo;ensemble de nos réflexions sur la transformation numérique et mobile lors de ROOMn 2017 ! Pour prendre part aux débats, suivez-nous sur Twitter et donnez votre avis sur #ROOMn2017.

Wednesday’s (Feb. 8th) Wisdom Series Focuses on vRealize CMP

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Jan 312017
 

Register now and join us on February 8th at 8am PST for this technical session: Using Log Insight and vRNI with NSX.

This month’s webinar will focus on exploring the fundamental capabilities of vRealize Cloud Management Platform (CMP) and how the components work together to solve customer business and IT issues. You’ll also learn how Log Insight and Network Insight work together to help you plan, operationalize, and manage NSX.

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2nd Exam Option Available for VCP6-NV Certification

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Jan 312017
 

I am pleased to release the latest exam forVCP6-NV based on VMware NSX v6.2. This new exam (#2V0-642) gives you a second option for earning your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization certification.

Thank you to all of the exam developers, item writers, and beta exam tester who helped create this exam. If you took the beta exam, your results should be reflected in your transcript by the end of the month.

With the release of this new exam, we are also announcing the retirement of the older VCP6-NV exam (#2V0-641) on April 30,2017. If you have been preparing for that version of the exam please make sure you schedule your test date prior to then.

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Channel : s’adapter au besoin de spécialisation du Cloud

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Jan 312017
 

Jean d’Ornano est responsable des partenariats chez VMware France. Il aborde ici les opportunités dont les partenaires bénéficieront en 2017 pour s’adapter aux changements liés au Cloud Computing,et explique pourquoi la spécialisation et les services à valeur ajoutée sont essentiels pour accompagner les clients dans leur transformation numérique.

Nous sommes entrés dans une nouvelle ère du Cloud Computing: aujourd’hui, les partenaires les plus avancés sont ceux qui reconnaissent la valeur de la spécialisation sur des produits ou services spécifiques. Avoir un statut d’expert est un argument de poids sur un marché ayant désespérément besoin de compétences pour mettre en place des offres multi-Clouds complexes. En 2017, la clé pour nos partenaires sera de répondre à cette attente en adaptant leurs qualifications

Le Cloud n’a rien d’un long fleuve tranquille; dans ce domaine,tout peut évoluer rapidement. Les analystes d’IDC annoncent ainsi que d’ici 2020, 30% des éditeurs d’aujourd’hui auront opéré une véritable transformation. Nos partenaires doivent donc faire les bons choix dès aujourd’hui afin de ne pas être pris au dépourvu par cette évolution.

Tout d’abord, VMware peut les aider sur ce plan, en leur proposant une stratégie fiable et à long terme autour de notre architecture Cross-Cloud.Cette plate-forme permet aux entreprises d’exécuter, de gérer, de connecter et de sécuriser des applications sur plusieurs Clouds et terminaux au sein d’unmême environnement. Elle répond ainsi à leurs besoins de compatibilité, et les aide à mettre en place des solutions hybrides, qu’elles utilisent soit l’ensemble de la pile SDDC, soit certains de ses éléments, soit une solution maison réunissant différents éditeurs ou produits.

La deuxième priorité pour nos partenaires est de s’assurer de la compétitivité de leur offre. VMware propose des marges, des connaissances et des certifications avantageuses à ceux qui souhaitent profiter de nos technologies de Cloud. Lors du choix de leur partenaire, les clients veulent être surs que ce dernier connait son marché et ses tendances techniques. Il doit aussi être capable de les accompagner dans la création de quelque chose de neuf, sans tout défaire et en s’appuyant plutôt sur leurs infrastructures existantes. Plusieurs possibilités s’offrent alors aux partenaires: ils peuvent acquérir plusieurs domaines de compétences et aider leurs clients à concrétiser l’ensemble de leur vision SDDC,ou se spécialiser sur un élément précis, par exemple la virtualisation des fonctions réseau via la plate-forme NSX ou le stockage software-defined avec vSAN.

La troisième priorité est d’évoluer d’un modèle purement transactionnel à une offre de services plus large. Nos partenaires pourront ainsi proposer à leurs clients des solutions complètes incluant des services de mise en œuvre et/ou d’exploitation. Le fait d’assurer une gestion du cycle devie complet de leurs projets leur permettra de répondre à un besoin réel sur lemarché, et d’accroître la fidélité et la satisfaction client. Le changement de modèle dépend de l’expérience et de l’historique du partenaire, mais cet investissement en formation des équipes aura au final un impact positif à la fois sur les marges et les revenus.

Dernier point, les technologies VMware sont pour nos partenaires une chance de participer à l’évolution du monde du Cloud Computing. Ces entreprises doivent protéger leurs investissements en nouvelles compétences, et s’assurer qu’elles soutiennent leur fournisseur à long terme. VMware est un acteur établi sur ce marché grâce à sa stack SDDC complète, qui permet aux clients de réaliser leur transformation numérique. Dans le contexte fluctuant actuel, nos partenaires n’ont pas d’autre choix que d’évoluer pour ne se faire racheter ou disparaître. Nous proposons à ceux qui se joindront à nous une feuille de route claire afin de les aider dans cet environnement instable.

Top 10 Reasons to Join EUC Insights 2017 on Feb. 15

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Jan 312017
 

With digital workspaces, new possibilities for productivity, security and enablement help businesses transform like never before. With technology innovations and product updates moving faster than ever, it&#rsquo;s easy to get left behind. That&#rsquo;s why there&#rsquo;s no better time than now to join our EUC Insights 2017 online event on Feb. 15.

Here are the top 10 reasons you should join this free virtual event, hosted by the top experts from VMware End-User Computing (EUC).

1. Experience an Eye-Opening Digital Transformation Keynote

Don&#rsquo;t miss VMware SVP and General Manager Sumit Dhawan&#rsquo;s insightful digital workspace keynote, which features our most innovative customers.

2. Take a Deep Dive through Application & Desktop Virtualization

VMware Horizon 7 gives users access to all their virtual desktops, applications and online services through a single platform. This helps you transform static desktops into secure digital workspaces that can be delivered on demand.

Want to consolidate control, delivery and protection of your end-user computing resources, while reducing storage and operational costs? Spend your time in the Horizon session track, where you will dive into what&#rsquo;s new with Horizon and see our latest innovations in action.

3. Gain New Knowledge on Innovative Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)

VMware AirWatch delivers simplified access to enterprise applications on all your endpoints, helping IT secure corporate data and enable mobile productivity. This comprehensive UEM platform allows you to uniquely support various use cases within a single solution. Whether you are interested in the convergence of desktop and mobile or preparing your organization for technology wearables, this session track will help you stay on the cutting edge of innovation.

4. Take Control of Endpoint Security

Get complete endpoint visibility and control with next-generation threat detection and remediation at unparalleled speed and scalability with VMware TrustPoint. Find out how TrustPoint can help with your IT security and IT operational needs in these sessions.

5. Deliver Application & Access Management to Your Organization from VMware Experts

Deliver and manage any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management with VMware Workspace ONE. In one touch, employees get instant, password-less access to web, native mobile, virtual and Windows applications. In this breakout track, our experts will focus on the technical aspects of Workspace ONE.

6. Discover Real-Life Customer Stories on Industry Solutions

If you are wondering how successful organizations use VMware EUC solutions, this session track is for you. Discover customer success stories with real-world examples within retail, education, government and clinical industries.

7. Attend a New Breakout on Modernizing Windows 10 Management

Windows 10 is a single, dynamic operating environment that allows administrators to manage all Microsoft devices and apps with security and identity deeply integrated throughout. Now with VMware UEM technologies, IT teams can manage all devices and applications—including Windows 10 endpoints and apps—from a single unified management console. Discover the unparalleled benefits of deploying and managing Windows 10 with VMware technologies in this breakout track.

8. Choose from Six Unique Expert-Led, Hands-On Labs

Expand your product skills and test drive VMware products under the guidance of our experts.

Six virtual Hands-on Labs focus on:

  • AirWatch
  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon 7
  • Windows 10

Choose from introductory and advanced labs.

9. You Can Watch From Anywhere!

Log in from the comfort of your own desk, couch, work computer or personal device.

10. Get Your Technical Questions Answered by VMware Experts

Not only will you be the first to hear about new VMware technologies, but you can also get answers to your technical questions during a real-time Q&A led by VMware experts.

With such a variety of action-packed sessions and Hands-On Labs, EUC Insights 2017 is tailored to your vertical and solution interests—regardless of your experience level. So, what are you waiting for?

Immerse yourself in the tools and solutions to support your 2017 EUC business initiatives. Sign up to attend EUC Insights 2017 on Feb. 15 today.

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Mobile First: Wann arbeiten endlich alle mobil?

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Jan 312017
 

Beitrag von Matthias Schorer, Lead Business Development Manager | Internet of Things | EMEA

Immer erreichbar, zu jederzeit und an jedem Ort – das soll die Zukunft des Arbeitsplatzes sein. Dennoch: Viele Unternehmen behaupten zwar, dass sie mobiles Arbeiten fördern, gelebte Realität ist dieses bisher jedoch eher selten – gerade hier bei uns in Deutschland. Losgelöst vom Arbeitsplatz, geschweige denn losgelöst vom Büro, arbeitet hierzulande kaum jemand. Es stellt sich daher die Frage, warum alle von „Mobile First&#rsquo; sprechen, doch fast niemand diesen Anspruch umsetzt? Woran scheitert die Umsetzung bislang? Und welche Herausforderungen gibt es dabei?

Was bedeutet „Mobile First&#rsquo;?

Bei „Mobile First&#rsquo; geht es im ersten Schritt darum, dass Menschen, wo auch immer sich diese gerade aufhalten, auf Unternehmensinformationen zugreifen können – ob im Büro, zu Hause, oder am anderen Ende der Welt. Voraussetzung dafür ist, dass die entsprechenden Daten, seien es Kontakte, E-Mails, Dokumente oder Präsentationen, jederzeit verfügbar sind. Und zwar ohne aufwendiges und kompliziertes Einloggen und ohne, dass der Unternehmenslaptop immer und jederzeit griffbereit sein muss.

Die benötigten Informationen müssen darüber hinaus einfach und vor allem intuitiv zu finden sein, die Suche danach sollte in den Workflow passen, um schneller Ergebnisse erzielen und am Ende produktiver arbeiten zu können. Gibt es offene Fragen zu Projekten, auf die eine Antwort benötigt wird? Im besten Fall stehen hierfür Kollaborations-Tools oder vom Unternehmen unterstützte soziale Plattformen bereit, die genutzt werden können, um Kollegen zu erreichen, Ideen zu teilen und Probleme zu lösen.

Woran scheiterte Mobilität in Unternehmen bis jetzt?

Die von Unternehmen geschaffenen Strukturen sind bisher jedoch unzureichend, um mobiles Arbeiten zu fördern. Zwar kommunizieren Arbeitnehmer schon heute hochmobil über Tablets und Smartphones und rufen ständig Informationen ab. Allerdings findet diese extreme Mobilität fast ausschließlich im privaten Umfeld statt.

In Unternehmen selbst scheitert der Einsatz – aufgrund von fehlenden Werkzeugen, aber auch aufgrund von Vorschriften: strenge Vorgaben zum Umgang mit unternehmenseigenen mobilen Endgeräten oder Sicherheits-Restriktionen schränken auch den motiviertesten Mitarbeiter ein und unterbinden ein weitreichendes mobiles Arbeiten. Darüber hinaus stehen sich Unternehmen selbst im Weg: denn sind deren Rahmenbedingungen zu komplex, werden Mitarbeiter mehr ausgebremst, als dass deren Agilität gestärkt wird. Zudem reicht auch die Agilität des Einzelnen nicht aus, wenn der Aufbau der gesamten Organisation diese nicht weitereichend unterstützt und fördert.

Ein weiteres Hindernis sind starre Silo-Organisationen, in welchen jeder für sich arbeitet und kaum Bereiche außerhalb des eigenen Silos verantwortet. Solchen Strukturen innovative Kommunikations-Methoden überzustülpen ist wenig zielführend. Denn ist das Unternehmen nicht grundlegend darauf ausgelegt, die entsprechenden Tools zu nutzen, muss hierfür zunächst eine Basis geschaffen werden. Wie in Unternehmen in den kommenden Jahren kommuniziert wird, hat also sehr viel mit dem Verständnis einer Firma zu tun: Ist die E-Mail das Kommunikationstool der ersten Wahl? Dann werden die besten Kollaborations-Tools von den Mitarbeitern nicht adaptiert werden, wenn vorher kein Umdenken angestoßen wurde.

Darüber hinaus wichtig: Durch Vorleben und neue Ideen überzeugen. Ein Beispiel hierfür ist Atos. Unternehmensweit sollen bei dem Servicedienstleister, wenn es nach Chef Thierry Breton geht, gar keine E-Mails mehr verschickt werden. Mitarbeiter müssen entweder auf das Telefon, SMS oder die implementierte Kollaborations-Plattform umsteigen, wenn sie mit Kollegen kommunizieren möchten. Aus meiner persönlichen Sicht, eine schöne Möglichkeit neue Werkzeuge in Unternehmen einzuführen und für Mitarbeiter zugänglich zu machen.

Jetzt geht&#rsquo;s los: Mobile First

Nichts ist heutzutage einfacher, als vom Sofa aus im Internet zu surfen oder online einzukaufen. Der Zugriff auf Unternehmensdaten von zu Hause aus ist trotzdem nicht selbstverständlich. Möchte jemand spontan an einem Dokument arbeiten, hat darauf aber keinen Zugriff, wird die Arbeit eher auf den nächsten Tag verschoben, als dass ein Kollege kontaktiert und darum gebeten wird, das Dokument zu schicken. Diese Hürden gilt es zu überwinden. Denn genau solch ein Moment – in dem ein Mitarbeiter abends auf dem Sofa eine geniale Idee hat – könnte der entscheidende Wettbewerbsvorteil gegenüber der Konkurrenz sein.

Zeit, loszulegen und endlich alle Hindernisse im Unternehmen abzubauen, dann klappt es auch mit „Mobile First&#rsquo;.

5 трендов 2017 года, которые изменят подход к корпоративной безопасности

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Jan 312017
 

Во второй публикации из серии прогнозов на 2017 год мы продолжаем говорить о проблемах в области информационной безопасности, с которыми сталкиваются современные компании. Бизнес все быстрее движется по пути цифровой трансформации, необходимы новые подходы к кибербезопасности. Том Корн (Tom Corn), старший вице-президент направления продуктов для безопасности компании VMware, называет пять трендов 2017 года, которые изменят способ организации корпоративной безопасности в ближайшем будущем.

Сегодня безопасность — первый пункт повестки дня любой компании. В 2016 году мы стали свидетелями множества масштабных кибератак в различных отраслях, и новости об утечках и угрозах накрывали нас практически каждый день. Поскольку инфраструктура ЦОДа все больше перемещается в облако, бизнесу необходимы новые подходы к безопасности.

Давайте рассмотрим пять главных трендов, которые мы ожидаем увидеть в 2017 году:

Приложения — наше всё

Команды по безопасности традиционно занимались защитой инфраструктуры ЦОДов и вместе с командами по инфраструктуре внедряли и упорядочивали средства контроля и управления ими. В эпоху гибридного облака этот подход необходимо изменить. В конечном итоге, приложения и данные — вот то, что мы пытаемся защитить. По нашим оценкам, в 2017 году команды по безопасности сконцентрируют внимание именно на приложениях и будут теснее взаимодействовать со специалистами по приложениям, чтобы внедрить соответствующие инструменты управления. Эта модель будет развиваться также за счет использования контейнеров и DevOps.

Новые подходы к разработке приведут к тому, что сотрудники будут более открыто говорить о компонентах, входящих в состав их приложений, что поможет командам по безопасности упорядочить средства контроля приложений и данных. Мы уже видим этот тренд в действии в форме растущей популярности сетевой микросегментации — процесса, в рамках которого критически важное приложение или поле соблюдения нормативных требований выделяется в отдельный сегмент, а средства управления конечным устройством или сетью упорядочиваются вдоль его границы. По нашим прогнозам, идея системы безопасности, сосредоточенная на защите приложений, в текущем году лишь усилится.

Облако для обеспечения безопасности vs. обеспечение безопасности облака

На сегодняшний день обсуждение безопасности облака — публичного и частного — ведется вокруг одной темы: как его защитить. Хотя связанные с этим вопросы и задачи остаются актуальными, по нашему мнению, в 2017 году команды по безопасности будут все чаще использовать облака, чтобы внедрять подходы к безопасности, которые были невозможны в мире традиционных ЦОДов. В рамках этого процесса мы увидим рост числа технологий и способов использования облака для обеспечения безопасности приложений и данных, включая инструменты управления и политики, которые следуют за рабочей нагрузкой. Также мы увидим применение динамических инструментов для ограничения длительности хранения данных, автоматизацию откликов на инциденты безопасности, микросегментацию, улучшенную прозрачность работы и контроль и так далее. Поскольку облако эволюционирует от первоначальной концепции «просто доверьтесь нам» в сторону большей прозрачности для заказчиков, большей изоляции между клиентами и проведения аттестаций третьими сторонами (то есть уменьшения «слепого» доверия), оно станет более безопасным и применимым для более широкого спектра приложений и услуг.

Простота и автоматизация — новое измерение инноваций в безопасности

Безопасность стала космически сложной отраслью. Единственный фактор, ограничивающий деятельность большинства организаций по безопасности, — нехватка квалифицированных кадров на рынке. Именно недостаток сотрудников, а также сложности обеспечения дополнительного персонала (которые могут представлять еще большую проблему, нежели покрытие капитальных затрат) мешают организациям внедрять новые мощные технологии безопасности. Назревает переломный момент.

Нехватка кадров будет стимулировать появление новой волны технологий безопасности, нацеленных на упрощение и автоматизацию процессов защиты критически важной инфраструктуры и приложений — локально и в облаке. Целая группа компаний уже работает над созданием технологий автоматизации отклика на инциденты безопасности. Отчаянная потребность оставаться впереди угроз продолжит стимулировать инновации в других смежных областях — в том числе, в области обнаружения угроз и аналитики — где ручного труда специалистов будет явно недостаточно.

Более продвинутые атаки от менее талантливых хакеров

Защита данных становится все более непростым делом. То же касается и инструментов хакеров. Чтобы создавать все более сложные атаки, которые могут применяться правительствами государств и организованной преступностью, требуются очень специфические знания и навыки. Но тренд автоматизации, о котором мы говорили выше, — это палка о двух концах. Появление кибероружия привело к созданию целого ряда новых инструментов с более высоким уровнем автоматизации для создания продвинутых атак и управления ими. Яркие примеры таких атак / вредоносных инструментов — Zeus (конструктор троянов) и BlackPos (программа, которая использовалась для атаки на терминалы точек продаж в нескольких крупных атаках на ритейлеров). Рост объемов продвинутого и одновременно простого в применении вредоносного ПО означает, что в скором времени мы столкнемся с более разнообразными и серьезными атаками. Мы уже стали свидетелями новой волны хакеров. Их мотивация теперь включает также проявление политической активности и выражение несогласия — явление получило название «хактивизм». Тренды, которые мы упомянули выше, безусловно, позволят справиться с этими новыми угрозами в долгосрочной перспективе, но угрозы будут оставаться актуальными для любого бизнеса.

Столкновение мобильной безопасности и инструментов управления идентификацией

До сегодняшнего дня мобильная безопасность и идентификация и управление доступом (IAM) существовали в виде двух отдельных рынков. Но столкновение этих технологий неизбежно. Мобильные устройства уже превратились в критически важный инструмент сотрудника интеллектуальной сферы. Они используются в качестве устройств для коммуникаций, хранилищ данных, работы с приложениями. Их все чаще применяют в качестве механизма удостоверения личности и аутентификации.

В результате такого сдвига в сторону мобильных технологий идентификация постепенно начинает опираться на рискоориентированную поведенческую модель, в рамках которой IAM-решение оценивает риски конечного устройства, критическую важность приложений и данных, к которым осуществляется доступ, а также уровень уверенности в том, что пользователь — именно тот, кем он представляется. Мотивом для внедрения рискоориентированных инструментов управления является тот факт, что аутентификация и изоляция недостаточны для обеспечения надежности идентификации. Подтверждение адекватного и последовательного поведения пользователя помогают устранить риск, что аутентифицированный, изолированный и доверенный сервис мог быть захвачен хакером из-за недостатков внедренной инфраструктуры. Мы уже познакомились с некоторыми универсальными решениями по безопасности, которые сочетают эти два компонента, и ожидаем, что в новом году движение в эту сторону продолжится.

 

Следите за обновлениями блога, чтобы не пропустить следующий пост с предсказаниями на 2017 год. В нем мы расскажем о ближайшем будущем нативных облачных приложений. Не можете дождаться? Подписывайтесь на @VMware_rus в Twitter, чтобы получать свежие новости, статьи и анонсы раньше всех.

VMware Hands-on Labs over 1 Million Labs Served – Thank You

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Jan 312017
 

Folks

We are incredibly proud of announcing that we have delivered over 1 Million Hands-on Labs to 269K active users since January 1st 2013. We really appreciate the help we have received from all of the teams involved for making this happen.

Some Fun Facts:

  • Users on average spend 51 minutestaking a Lab, taking 3.7 Labs
  • We deliver 1200 – 1800 Labs per day
  • We have over 70 Labs and 400 Lab Modules for you take
  • We move more than 32 TB of Data per cloud – During VMworld we usually run 9 Clouds

Looking forward to a great 2017

This year will be the year of SAS Hands-on Labs supporting recent AWS announcements that will be releasedfor VMworld 2017, and our Global vForums.

We have consistently added users over the years at VMworld, our launching pad for new Hands-on Labs and looking forward to expanding our global footprint.

Thanks for your support and looking forward to a great 2017 !

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SQLPass SQL Server user group DBTA vSphere usage survey

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Jan 312017
 

This blog follows (and uses some of the same text) the earlier blog entry which reported on the 2016 IOUG survey. The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a variety of Business Critical Applications and RDBMS disciplines. The program is run and sponsored by the CPBU as a partnership with “Database Trends and Analysis” and their research division “Infosys”. Joe McKendrick the Chief Data Scientist for Infosys is responsible for managing the survey data collection, building and presenting the webinar and writing the report (Linked below). In addition, a webinar is produced to report on thesurvey results. The program is jointly sponsored by VMware and DellEMC. To date the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) has been surveyed twice. First in 2014 and then in Q2-Q3 of 2016 and the SQLPass organization has been surveyed once in 2016.

Although it is obvious that the user groups which are the focus of these surveys (to-date IOUG and the SQL Pass organization) are generally more deeply sophisticated in their understanding of the technologies which are the focus of the individual surveys, these groups do provide a statistically accurate microcosm of the greater communities. As in 2014 the survey collected data from a statistically relevant group with standard well-accepted filtering mechanisms. The data collection process was deemed to be compete when the answers being returned “Flattened-out”.

The 2016 SQL Passsurvey focused on a collection of pertinent issues including the implementation of SQL Server HA features and their complimentary nature to vSphere HA features along with the adoption of both Flash Storage and Cloud usage.

The Main takeaway points form the 2016 SQL PassSurvey include (paraphrased from the actual report):

  • Zero downtime is critical to many SQL Server sites. In fact, the survey found that 23% of SQL Server sites require zero downtime for more than 25% of their SQL Server instances.
    Disaster recovery and business continuity is critical, but not universal. 70%, have a formal disaster recovery plan in place yet only 44% have recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) service-level agreements.
  • The majority of SQL Server sites are highly virtualized. The primary use cases being high availability and disaster recovery. In addition, 63% of SQL Server sites plan to expand their use of virtualization within the next two years. VMware vSphere is the leading virtualization solution, in use as the primary choice at 70% of SQL Server sites. The key benefits noted are cost reduction, consolidation, and standardization.
  • The adoption of automation at SQL Server sites is less pervasive as implementationcomplexityis the most duanting challange as reportedby respondents. Backup and recovery is the
    area where SQL Server sites have made the most significant progress with automation.
  • SQL Server managers have yet to adopt public cloude as the te majority of respondents reported that they do not use any cloud services today. However, future use is anticipated across all categories of cloud Private, Public, Hybrid). The current leader is private cloud with 21% of SQL
    Server sites piloting or considering adoption. Private cloud is reported to provide the most tangible benefits.
  • Traditional magnetic disk storage is still the primary target for backup with 53% of SQL Server sites. However, modern storage approaches such as Flash are gaining in adoption. The survey found that 13% of SQL Server sites currently back up to flash and even more are planning adoption of flash for backups.

The 2016 SQLPassSurvey by DBTA and the respective webinar can be found in a number of locations:

The VMware-DellEMC Microsite for all joint projects

SQL Pass Survey DBTA Webinar

SQL Server section – Business Critical Applications

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VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4, Part 2: New Support for Monitoring VMware App Volumes, View in VMware Horizon 7, and VMware Access Point

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Jan 312017
 

By Sujay Gopalan, Solution Architect, Technical Marketing and Enablement, Enterprise Desktop, VMware

Introduction

This blog post introduces new support for monitoring VMware App Volumes, View in VMware Horizon 7, and VMware Access Point. The first blog in this series introduced what is new in VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4. Part 3 discusses new application-crash alerts for desktop applications, and a new dashboard for root-cause analysis. Part 4 addresses new reporting on application CPU and memory usage. In Part 4, we also discuss support added for the latest versions of Citrix and Horizon 7 VDI solutions, and enhancements to the stability of the vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications environments.

Support for Monitoring VMware App Volumes

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications 6.4 introduces the ability to monitor existing App Volumes Managers. This can be set up when you configure the vRealize Operations for Horizon or vRealize Operations for Published Apps broker agent on a Horizon Connection Server or a Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller, as shown in Figures 1 and 2.

Figure 1: Configuring App Volumes Monitoring While Deploying the Broker Agent on a Horizon Connection Server

Figure 2: Configuring App Volumes Monitoring While Deploying the Broker Agent on a Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller

You can now monitor App Volumes Manager assignments and capture metrics about the time taken for attachments. With this release, vRealize Operations for Horizon and vRealize Operations for Published Applications have the ability to monitor AppVolumes 2.12 or later.

Figure 3 shows the sessions connected with attached AppStacks when a user is assigned an AppStack.

Figure 3: Horizon User Session Details Dashboard Showing User Sessions and the New Column for Attached AppStacks

Figure 3 shows the user vrops51-2\v4htestuser2 connected to a VDI desktop session and the AppStack V4X_ADOBE attached to the session.

You can also view AppStack statistics as part of the Session Logon Breakdown section, as shown in Figure 4, which also indicates the AppStack attach time (in this case, at 7.11 seconds).

Figure 4: Horizon Help Desk Tab with the Session Logon Breakdown Section

You can see an advanced view of vRealize Operations for Horizon capturing AppStack information when you enter a session from the Horizon User Session Details dashboard, shown in Figure 5. You can see a relation map of the objects connected and the AppStack attach time in seconds.

Figure 5: vRealize Operations for Horizon Troubleshooting Tab

Support for Monitoring View in Horizon 7.0.2 and 7.0.3

This new release of vRealize Operations for Horizon ensures that you are able to capture data from current versions of Horizon 7, up to the latest version, 7.0.3. You can now display events on dashboards and generate custom reports that are captured and sent back from the vRealize Operations for Horizon or Published Applications agents.

Support for Monitoring the View Access Point Appliance

Access Point functions as a secure gateway for users who want to access application and desktop resources from outside the corporate firewall. You can now monitor the Access Point deployments and sessions served during operation to include metrics about session count, current status per protocol, and more.

Figure 6 shows how to add an Access Point appliance during the configuration of the vRealize Operations for Horizon broker agent. You can add multiple Access Point appliances, and you will need to provide additional information such as Name, IP Address, Port, Username, and Password. Click the Test button to validate the connectivity and then click the + (plus) button to add to the list of monitored Access Point appliances.

Figure 6: Adding an Access Point Appliance During Configuration of the Horizon Broker Agent

Because Access Point is a component of Horizon 7.x, the option to add an Access Point appliance is not available when installing vRealize Operations for Published Applications and when configuring the Published Applications broker agent in the Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp environment.

From the Horizon Overview dashboard shown in Figure 7, you can view Top Horizon Alerts, including Access Point alerts. Figure 7 also shows a view of the Access Point appliances that are configured to report data collection status, session count, and percentage of total sessions for the Access Point appliance from the same Horizon Overview dashboard.

Figure 7: Horizon Overview Dashboard with Access Point Appliances Displayed

The set of alerts in Figure 8 is an example of the types of alerts that can be displayed on the vRealize Operations alerts pane.

Figure 8: vRealize Operations for Horizon Capturing Alerts from Access Point Appliances

The screenshot in Figure 8 is filtered to show any alert sent from Access Point appliances into vRealize Operations for Horizon. Among the listed alerts, you find an alert showing that the session count of connections coming into Access Point has crossed its threshold. Other alerts from Access Point show errors connecting, and time-outs on incoming user sessions trying to connect by way of the Blast Extreme protocol. Further investigation might reveal an incorrectly configured connection to and from the Access Point and Horizon Connection Servers. Further examination of the alert might provide &#rsquo;recommendations&#rdquo; about what &#rsquo;caused&#rdquo; the Access Point appliance to return an alert to vRealize Operations for Horizon.

The first alert was generated when the number of connecting user sessions in the Access Point appliance crossed a threshold, which can be specified by editing the &#rsquo;symptom definition&#rdquo; for the Access Point object shown in Figure 9. Similar thresholds can be set for other metrics being captured.

Figure 9: Setting Thresholds for Access Point in Edit Symptom Definition

Support for Monitoring the View Cloud Pod Architecture

VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon now offers the ability for you to view statistics about sessions that are served by Horizon Connection Servers in a Cloud Pod Architecture, and the cross-pod communication status.

Figure 10 shows a simple environment set up with two pods that have one Horizon Connection Server each, and the object relation map of the pod federation within the VDI environment.

Figure 10: A Simple View Cloud Pod Architecture Setup

Any change to the environment is reflected under the Troubleshooting tab or in the form of an alert that takes you to the Troubleshooting tab. In the Troubleshooting tab, you can view a component in question and connections to other objects, giving you the ability to identify components that are working (indicated by green badges) and ones that are not working. From this relation map, you can navigate to additional metrics that help to identify the next course of troubleshooting action.

In the example in Figure 11, an alert is being generated as a result of the failure of a Horizon Connection Server. When you open (click) the alert, you get more information about the failure. The alert status of Active remains until the connectivity of this instance is resolved.

Figure 11: An Active Alert Status

In Figure 12, you can see the details of the specific alert. This helps you gain more information about how to help identify the source of the issue and begin troubleshooting. Information such as the reason for the failure is displayed, depending on the issue.

Figure 12: vRealize Operations Manager for Horizon, Summary Tab, with Reason for Alert

Part 3 in this blog-post series addresses the new application-crash alerts for desktop applications, and the new dashboard for root-cause analysis. Part 4 of the series provides information about memory usage, support, and enhancements. See you there!

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vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

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vCenter Server migrations have typically taken massive planning, a lot of effort, and time. The new Migration Tool included in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is a game changer. No longer requiring scripts and many long nights of moving hosts one cluster at a time. The Migration Tool does all the heavy lifting. Copying the configuration and inventory of source vCenter Server by default. The migration workflow includes upgrading from either a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 or 6.0 to VCSA 6.5. A new guided migration walkthrough is available on theVMware Feature Walkthrough site. This click-by-click guide covers an embedded migration from a Windows vCenter 6.0 to a VCSA 6.5.

Migration Assistant

The first step of the migration workflow requires running the Migration Assistant (MA). The Migration Assistant serves two purposes. The first is running pre-checks onthe source Windows vCenter Server. The Migration Assistant displays warnings of installed extensions and provides a resolution for each. It will also show the source and the destination deployment types. Keep in mind changing a deployment type is not allowed during the migration workflow. More information on deployment type considerations prior to a migration can be foundhere. The MA also displays some information about the source Windows vCenter Server. These included: FQDN, SSO User, SSL Thumbprint, Port, and MA log folder. At the bottom of the MA is the Migration Steps, which will be available until the source Windows vCenter Server is shutdown. This is a helpful guide of the migration steps that need to be completed. The second purpose of the MA is copying the source Windows vCenter Server data. By default, the configuration and inventory data of the Windows vCenter Server is migrated. The option to copy historical and performance data is also available. During the migration workflow, no changesare madeto the source Windows vCenter Server. This allows for an easy rollback plan. Do not close the Migration Assistant at any point during the migration workflow. Closing the MA will result in starting the entire migration process over.If everything is successful there will be a prompt at the bottom of the Migration Assistant to start the migration.

Migration Tool

Step two of the migration workflow is starting the wizard driven Migration Tool. This requires the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Installer. Since the identity of the source Windows vCenter Server is preserved, the migration tool needs to run on a separate Windows Server from the source. Like the VCSA 6.5 Deployment, Migration is also a two stage deployment. The Migration Tool will first deploy a new vCenter Server Appliance. The new VCSA will have a temporary IP address while the source Windows vCenter data is copied. The second stage configures the VCSA 6.5 and imports the source Windows vCenter Server data. This includes the identity of the source Windows vCenter server. The vCenter Server identity includes FQDN, IP address, UUID, Certificates, MoRef IDs, etc. As far as other solutions that communicate with vCenter Server nothing has changed. During the migration workflow, no changes are made to the source Windows vCenter Server. This allows for an easy rollback plan. Other solutions may require an upgrade, consult the VMware and any third party interoperability matrixes. Once the migration workflow is completed, login to the vSphere Client and validate your environment.

Walkthroughs

vCenter Server 6.0 Embedded Migration to Appliance Walkthrough is availablehere.This guide will show how to migrate a Windows vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller 6.0 components on a single virtual machine to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. Another feature walkthrough for external migration including vSphere Update Manager (VUM) will be available soon.In the mean time go through the embedded migration and provide any feedback in the comments section below. Also feel free to reach out to me on Twitter@emad_younis.

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Over 20 Videos Have Arrived in the VMware Learning Zone!

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Jan 302017
 

The VMware Learning Zone has rung in the new year with tons of new video trainings taught by our top VMware experts. These include but aren&#rsquo;t limited to the vAdmin Primer Series as well as vSphere Troubleshooting Concepts. They are all available for Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone.

VMware vSAN 6.2 – A vAdmin Primer Series

  • Introduction (released in December)
  • Overview and Use Case (released in December)
  • VSAN Primer for the Infrastructure Person (released in December)
  • Applying Business Policy at the VM Level
  • VSAN Troubleshooting Thoughts (Part 1 of 2)
  • Demo: Monitoring Health in VSAN
  • VSAN – Design Thoughts
  • VSAN Troubleshooting Thoughts (Part 2 of 2)

Real Life vSphere Troubleshooting Concepts and vROPS Processes

  • Introduction
  • What is Troubleshooting?
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Log Areas
  • Mindmap Checklists
  • Manual Troubleshooting Ideas
  • vROPS Overview
  • vROPS Terminology
  • Using vROPS in the Real World

VMWorld 2016 – EMEA

  • 10 Tips for Troubleshooting Horizon
  • An Introduction to AirWatch and VMware Identity Manager
  • Preparing for you VCDX Defense: Things You Need to Know
  • VMware Certification: Overview and Update
  • VMware Enterprise and Learning Subscription: A Complete Cloud-based Training Solution
  • vRealize Automation: Abstracting the vSphere Endpoint as a Cloud Resource

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