Finland, Norway and Sweden Prove the Business Value of Cloud Maturity

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Jun 192017
 

Cloud-based services are a relatively new field for many businesses across the globe. Regardless, many organizations are rushing to adopt these solutions. There are some key reasons why. First, these cloud services help relieve internal expenses by offloading the need to adopt, upgrade and maintain the necessary IT infrastructure. Second, these solutions provide clients with affordable access to cutting-edge computetechnology. This enables businesses to remain competitive, even if they lack the same IT resources and budgets their competitors enjoy. Third, cloud-based services provide organizations with an agile and flexible infrastructure that easily scales with growth and provides access to global regions some businesses simply couldn&#rsquo;t access before.

Still, extracting the most value out of cloud services takes time, talent and experience. Organizations who were early cloud adopters have a head-start, and enjoy a level of cloud maturity their competitors do not. However, this maturity gap is closing. A recent report by IT research firm Radar, produced on behalf of VMware and Tieto, examines how this gap is closing amongst businesses in three Scandinavian countries — Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The report explores how cloud maturity has changed in these three countries within a two-year period from 2015 to 2017. The change over this short period has been remarkable. For example, strategic maturity across these countries grew by 33 percent while operative maturity grew by 13 percent. Businesses previously labeled as &#rsquo;immature&#rdquo; in cloud dropped by 15 percent. Only 11 percent of organizations surveyed remain in the &#rsquo;immature organizations&#rdquo; category.

What Makes for Maturity in the Cloud

But what makes for a &#rsquo;cloud mature&#rdquo; organization? There are no hard and fast definitions of a cloud mature organization, but there are indicators. For example, the survey found that proficient and mature organizations tend to have a well-defined cloud strategy, and acquire and use cloud services to buttress that strategy. Organizations also tend to deploy more than one cloud service within their organization, and have a keen understanding of what each service is capable of providing. Mature organizations, too, tend to procure solutions directly in line with their strategy and are driven by development, change and innovation within their respective industries.

In 2015, the share of organizations using cloud technologies in Finland, Norway and Sweden were 69, 46 and 60 percent, respectively. Those figures changed to 85, 75 and 83 percent, respectively, in early 2017. Other significant changes took place over the two-year period. Organizations in the three countries diversified their cloud services, readily blending private, public and hybrid clouds in complex and business-critical areas. One type of cloud, the public cloud, grew as the favored model amongst the three countries, and now make up 51 percent of total cloud spend in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Radar&#rsquo;s report suggests this trend will continue for the next few years.

Cloud&#rsquo;s Perfect Storm

Radar found there are number of factors contributing to this rapid growth in cloud use across the surveyed countries, each dynamically interacting with one-anther in the &#rsquo;perfect storm&#rdquo; of cloud adoption. The first is competition from the global market. The low cost of skilled labor in APAC countries puts pressure on countries, particularly those in Scandinavia, with high-cost economies. This pushed many Scandinavian businesses to find new ways to remain competitive, particularly by cutting cycle times through digital initiatives.

These digital initiatives, too, were pursued right as several digital breakthroughs made their way into the market. Cognitive platforms, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and more innovations are enabling — or on the cusp of enabling — new means of discovering and communicating new business processes and models while perfecting old processes. This explosion of digital initiatives will likely continue for some time, encouraging competition and innovation in the global marketplace.

Finally, the market places in these three countries experienced a rapid industrialization of their respective IT industries. Again, the global marketplace was a significant factor as businesses like Google, IBM and Amazon were able to provide smaller businesses with virtual IT infrastructures that could scale with the business. While these global &#rsquo;cloud factories,&#rdquo; as Radar calls them, have an outsized impact on Scandinavian IT infrastructures, regional and local players are maturing and growing by filling in the advisory and location gaps these larger players miss.

The Benefits Realized

These factors have combined and catalyzed cloud adoption in each country. The effects have been tremendous. Cloud mature organizations, which constitute 14 percent of surveyed organizations, average 21 percent lower costs in IT operations, according to Radar&#rsquo;s findings. Responding organizations also say they have a 29 percent larger share of IT spend they can dedicate to pursuing innovative solutions. Mature organizations also rate their ability to support digitalization in the core of their business 19 percent higher than others. They also rate their ability to support innovation and increase business competitiveness as being 16 percent higher than others, as well.

The benefits of industrial cloud adoption across these three countries will compound as time wears on. Skilled workers will continue to emerge and experience in exploring, pursuing and deploying flexible, agile solutions will grow. But these benefits will take time to realize. Again, only 14 percent of responding organizations are rated as &#rsquo;cloud mature.&#rdquo; But those who are at the mature or proficient level will find themselves more prepared and capable of accommodating and adapting to the disruptive nature of today&#rsquo;s new digital technologies.

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Finland, Norway and Sweden Prove the Business Value of Cloud Maturity

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Jun 192017
 

Cloud-based services are a relatively new field for many businesses across the globe. Regardless, many organizations are rushing to adopt these solutions. There are some key reasons why. First, these cloud services help relieve internal expenses by offloading the need to adopt, upgrade and maintain the necessary IT infrastructure. Second, these solutions provide clients with affordable access to cutting-edge computetechnology. This enables businesses to remain competitive, even if they lack the same IT resources and budgets their competitors enjoy. Third, cloud-based services provide organizations with an agile and flexible infrastructure that easily scales with growth and provides access to global regions some businesses simply couldn&#rsquo;t access before.

Still, extracting the most value out of cloud services takes time, talent and experience. Organizations who were early cloud adopters have a head-start, and enjoy a level of cloud maturity their competitors do not. However, this maturity gap is closing. A recent report by IT research firm Radar, produced on behalf of VMware and Tieto, examines how this gap is closing amongst businesses in three Scandinavian countries — Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The report explores how cloud maturity has changed in these three countries within a two-year period from 2015 to 2017. The change over this short period has been remarkable. For example, strategic maturity across these countries grew by 33 percent while operative maturity grew by 13 percent. Businesses previously labeled as &#rsquo;immature&#rdquo; in cloud dropped by 15 percent. Only 11 percent of organizations surveyed remain in the &#rsquo;immature organizations&#rdquo; category.

What Makes for Maturity in the Cloud

But what makes for a &#rsquo;cloud mature&#rdquo; organization? There are no hard and fast definitions of a cloud mature organization, but there are indicators. For example, the survey found that proficient and mature organizations tend to have a well-defined cloud strategy, and acquire and use cloud services to buttress that strategy. Organizations also tend to deploy more than one cloud service within their organization, and have a keen understanding of what each service is capable of providing. Mature organizations, too, tend to procure solutions directly in line with their strategy and are driven by development, change and innovation within their respective industries.

In 2015, the share of organizations using cloud technologies in Finland, Norway and Sweden were 69, 46 and 60 percent, respectively. Those figures changed to 85, 75 and 83 percent, respectively, in early 2017. Other significant changes took place over the two-year period. Organizations in the three countries diversified their cloud services, readily blending private, public and hybrid clouds in complex and business-critical areas. One type of cloud, the public cloud, grew as the favored model amongst the three countries, and now make up 51 percent of total cloud spend in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Radar&#rsquo;s report suggests this trend will continue for the next few years.

Cloud&#rsquo;s Perfect Storm

Radar found there are number of factors contributing to this rapid growth in cloud use across the surveyed countries, each dynamically interacting with one-anther in the &#rsquo;perfect storm&#rdquo; of cloud adoption. The first is competition from the global market. The low cost of skilled labor in APAC countries puts pressure on countries, particularly those in Scandinavia, with high-cost economies. This pushed many Scandinavian businesses to find new ways to remain competitive, particularly by cutting cycle times through digital initiatives.

These digital initiatives, too, were pursued right as several digital breakthroughs made their way into the market. Cognitive platforms, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and more innovations are enabling — or on the cusp of enabling — new means of discovering and communicating new business processes and models while perfecting old processes. This explosion of digital initiatives will likely continue for some time, encouraging competition and innovation in the global marketplace.

Finally, the market places in these three countries experienced a rapid industrialization of their respective IT industries. Again, the global marketplace was a significant factor as businesses like Google, IBM and Amazon were able to provide smaller businesses with virtual IT infrastructures that could scale with the business. While these global &#rsquo;cloud factories,&#rdquo; as Radar calls them, have an outsized impact on Scandinavian IT infrastructures, regional and local players are maturing and growing by filling in the advisory and location gaps these larger players miss.

The Benefits Realized

These factors have combined and catalyzed cloud adoption in each country. The effects have been tremendous. Cloud mature organizations, which constitute 14 percent of surveyed organizations, average 21 percent lower costs in IT operations, according to Radar&#rsquo;s findings. Responding organizations also say they have a 29 percent larger share of IT spend they can dedicate to pursuing innovative solutions. Mature organizations also rate their ability to support digitalization in the core of their business 19 percent higher than others. They also rate their ability to support innovation and increase business competitiveness as being 16 percent higher than others, as well.

The benefits of industrial cloud adoption across these three countries will compound as time wears on. Skilled workers will continue to emerge and experience in exploring, pursuing and deploying flexible, agile solutions will grow. But these benefits will take time to realize. Again, only 14 percent of responding organizations are rated as &#rsquo;cloud mature.&#rdquo; But those who are at the mature or proficient level will find themselves more prepared and capable of accommodating and adapting to the disruptive nature of today&#rsquo;s new digital technologies.

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Best use of Virtualization technology 5G: VMware wins

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Jun 162017
 

This week we attended the TechXLR8 awards at London&#rsquo;s Tobacco Docks to celebrate innovations by leaders in the converging areas of technology including 5G, virtual & augmented reality, IoT, Cloud, connected automotive and artificial intelligence.

We are delighted to announce that VMware won the award for &#lsquo;best use of Virtualization technology 5G&#rsquo;, seeing off stiff competition from Nokia, Polystar, Mavenir, Netnumber and Accedian.

Our 5G virtualization solution, vCloud NFV, allows communication service providers to create and launch new 5G and IoT services in a much more agile, flexible, cost effective, and scalable way. This award honours our efforts towards transforming the telecoms industry and fuelling a 5G future, demonstrated by our innovative work with 45 telecoms companies across which we have more than 80 network function virtualization production deployments in place.

vCloud NFV won the award based on a submission of being able to demonstrate a strong use case of virtualized technology and details of why NFV made a significant impact on it; showcasing characteristics which make NFV unique; providing proof of the benefit to operators, with case study examples; and an explanation of the KPIs by which success has or will be measured.

Find out more about VMware&#rsquo;s award winning 5G virtualization solution here.

Announcing VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.5 release – What’s New

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Jun 132017
 

We&#rsquo;re pleased to announce the new release ofvRealize Log Insight 4.5. You can download the new releasehere.

Full 360-Degree Log Integration with vRealize Operations

Full Integration in-context within vRealize Operations

  1. Direct launch into Log Insight Dashboard
  2. Direct launch into Log Insight Interactive Analytics mode
  3. Object auto-initiated log management
  4. vRealize Operations Alerts auto-initiated log management

Customers can now becometroubleshooting experts. They can open up vRealize Operations and cross-stack via guided dashboards and integration with Log Insight for last mile root cause analysis with metrics and logs side-by-side and in context. The customer now has four ways to interact and open Log Insight within vRealize Operations. They can open up Log Insight directly in either the Dashboard View or Interactive View.

 

 

Otherwise the customer can leverage the power of Object auto-initiated context to double-click and view logs associated with specific objects identified within vRealize Operations.

Another way to utilize Log Insight within vRealize Operations is double-click on vRealize Operation Alerts. Once an Alert occurs, you can click on and open an instance of Log Insight to find the specifics regarding the Alert via detailed logs.

 

New Server Capabilities

  • vUpdated Log Insight RESTful API&#rsquo;s
  • vComprehensive Single Sign-On Support

Improved Agent Capabilities

  • vAgent multi-destination

 

For more in-depth review Log Insight 4.5 updates:

Server Features

  • Added API to query alert execution and notification history
  • Added ability to specify basic authentication for webhooks
  • New product configuration APIs added
  • The source field is maintained when forwarding fromvRealize Log Insight forwarderto a vRealize Log Insight server
  • Hosts on the /admin/hosts page can now be exported
  • Support for external servers has been deprecated
  • VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is recommended for vRealize Log Insight.Native AD support is now deprecated. See the following Knowledge Base article for migration information:https://kb.wmware.com/kb/2148976.

General User Interface Items

  • Dashboard legend mouse-over in one widget now highlights corresponding chart items across widgets
  • Added ability to show a given time across all dashboard chart widgets simultaneously
  • Separate options are available for descriptions and recommendations for user alerts.
  • User alert history for aggregation queries now includes count

Agent Items

  • Added ability to send unaltered raw syslog to destination server
  • Added ability for agent syslog parser to parse structured data (SD), PRI, PROCID, and MSGID syslog fields
  • Added auto-update checkbox option on MSI user interface
  • Added support for sending logs to multiple destinations
  • Added directory wildcard support
  • Added support for Photon OS
  • Support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been deprecated

Content Packs

  • Updated General and vSphere content packs
  • VSAN and vROps content packs included out of the box

Some Useful links:

  • Product documentation:https://vmware.com/support/pubs/log-insight-pubs.html
  • Log Insight community:http://loginsight.vmware.com/

Got questions? Leave a comment below.

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Announcing Availability of VxRail by VMware and Dell EMC Through VMware vCloud® Air™ Network Program

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Jun 122017
 

Together, with Dell EMC, we&#rsquo;re excited to announce the availability of VxRail – the industry&#rsquo;s broadest HCI Appliance portfolio – through the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network program. This exclusive partnership brings to market the ultimate appliance delivering virtualization, compute, storage, and data protection in an agile, scalable, easy to manage SDDC building block. Luckily for existing customers, VxRail has deep integration with VMware virtualization – VMware vSAN is integrated at the kernel level and managed with vSphere. Ready for the best part yet, Service Providers? You can receive the VMware software titles on a monthly usage basis through the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network program.

Why choose VxRail? The primary value starts with CAPEX reduction – you can make a smaller initial investment as opposed to traditional infrastructure where you &#rsquo;build it yourself.&#rdquo; And with an accelerated time-to-value, you can have VMs up and running within minutes once the appliance is racked, cabled, and powered on. An appliance type experience delivers rapid deployment and expansion, as well as automated lifecycle management.

The VxRail Manager has automated over 200 of the configuration tasks and workflows and the appliance delivers high availability through vSphere resiliency and non-disruptive patch and upgrade processes that are automated by the VxRail Manager. VxRail appliances are also highly configurable and scalable, offering a broad set of options at a variety of price and scale points. Multiple configurations, single node scaling, and storage capacity expansion mean you can buy only what you need. That&#rsquo;s right, start small and scale on demand. It’s fully pre-configured and hyper-converged infrastructure allows you to easily simplify and extend your existing VMware environments with little downtime.Service Providers are already benefitting greatly from VxRail. In fact, we&#rsquo;ve seen great success across a wide range of use cases. The most common Service Provider use cases are leveraging VxRail to deploy managed, virtual private clouds, either on-premises or in the service provider data center to deliver managed services. Service Providers are also using VxRail for hosted disaster recovery, or as back-end infrastructure to support their public cloud services. Because VxRail is based on vSAN, it is also ideal for Tier-1 business critical applications.

VxRail is also certified for interoperability with VMware vCloud Director, allowing the VxRail appliance to be managed as part of a vCloud Director resource pool, either on-premises or in the service provider&#rsquo;s data center. Service Providers can deploy the VxRail appliance on-premises in a customer&#rsquo;s environment where the end-customer prefers locally hosted data for low latency applications and still manage those local resources using vCloud Director, while utilizing VxRail to dynamically move locally hosted workloads or to dynamically failover those locally hosted resources to the service provider&#rsquo;s data center.

To summarize, VxRail&#rsquo;s efficiency lies in its tight integration of vSAN and vSphere, and the capabilities vSAN brings. It offers broad flexibility with configurations for any use case, the ability to start small and grow, and includes data protection. Keep your VMware tools, keep your vSphere licenses, and leverage vCenter and the full VMware ecosystem.

Interested in learning more about VxRail and Hyper Converged Infrastructure? Visit https://cloudsolutions.vmware.com/solutions/hci today. And don&#rsquo;t forget to join in on the conversation atTwitterand like the VMware Service Provider page onFacebook.

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vCAN LIVE 2017: Equipping our partners to offer customers secure, agile clouds now and in the future

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Jun 092017
 

Market pressures to accelerate digital transformation and remain competitive have caused organizations to look for a cloud environment that will give them the freedom to innovate and also improve responsiveness to market conditions. Whether they need an environment that will give them additional resources to handle peak periods or they need a large, fully-flexible, multi-cloud, hybrid infrastructure year-round, that&#rsquo;s where vCAN – the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network of service providers – is so important. When we announced our Cross-Cloud architecture to power the multi-cloud approach, we always knew that the technology would be just a part in helping end user organisations achieve a fluid cloud approach. But it&#rsquo;s our service provider partners who are best placed to create a true hybrid solution thanks to their managed services, vertical market experiences and closeness to the customer&#rsquo;s business needs.

And so it was this discussion that formed the basis of our very successful vCAN LIVE event in Paris yesterday. Held at Radio France and broadcast online, we had more than 700 attendees representing 25 countries across EMEA.

A live panel including Ajay Patel, Senior Vice President Product Development, Cloud Services, VMware and local cloud experts addressed the need for organisations of all sizes to be free to choose any public cloud yet still maintain full control and visibility.

On the panel, Graham Crich, EMEA Director for Cloud and Service Provider Partners, flagged the growing opportunity for partners, with infrastructure as a service expected to reach a 23% 5-year growth rate in 2020. And Jay Workman, Senior Director, VMware vCloud Air Network Program Marketing, noted that, with the majority of VMware&#rsquo;s customers still running purely on-premise environments, that means untold opportunities for vCAN partners if we enable them with the right tools to bring solutions to market.

Ajay Patel acknowledged that a lot of customers struggle with the complexity of migrating existing workloads to public clouds. They want to take advantage of the benefits of using public cloud but without the high cost of migrations and operations. This is where vCAN partners come in. VMware-based clouds provide a seamless and safe landing pad for these enterprise workloads. vCloud Director provides service providers with the ability to offer value added networking services with fine grain control and self-service access by tenants while NSX provides the ability to securely connect and extend a customer&#rsquo;s data center to the cloud. Some customers are simply looking for disaster recovery solutions and VMware is helping partners commercialize that with vCloud Availability, which provides an easy on-ramp and cost-effective DR solution.

But how to integrate our technologies into their stacks? Laurie Clough, Sr. Director, vCloud Air Network Technical Services, urged partners to take a look at the content on the dedicated VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT-SP) site and make use of self-service reference documents via solution enablement toolkits already available in multiple languages.

This event was driven to ensure our partners know exactly how we can work together to drive change and help customers on their digital transformation journeys and move fast in this ever-changing industry. A big message from the day for our partners was to keep letting us know what they need from VMware to help them succeed – whether that&#rsquo;s developing new solutions or even just different ways to provide support and training around their go to market.

If you are a vCAN partner looking for more information on VMware solutions, go here. Or, if you want to find a VMware vCloud Air Network partner that meets your business needs, go here. And don&#rsquo;t forget to join in on the conversation atTwitterand like the vCloud page onFacebook.

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Partner Exchange @ VMworld 2017 Updates

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Jun 072017
 

Once againPartner Exchange 2017 US(PEX)will be held in conjunction withVMworld 2017 USon Sunday, August 27, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. On Sunday morning, PEX will kick off with partner breakout sessions starting at 8:30 AMand at 9:45 AM. The PEX General Session will be from 11:15 AM– 12:30 PMpresented by VMware&#rsquo;s Executives as well as Channel and BU Leaders. Partners will be able to pick from over 50-partner specific breakouts.

PRICING

  • VMworld + Partner Exchange – Early Bird (ends on June 12) is$2,190and Regular Rate (after June 12) is$2,490
  • Partner Exchange Only –$795flat rate

PEX PASS INCLUDES

  • Partner General Sessionpresented by top VMware Executives and Channel Leaders
  • Regional Updates(in US) andRTM Updates(in Europe)
  • Technical Partner Breakout Sessions+ Partner Programs & Incentives Updates
  • Special TAP Only Content(further details will be made available shortly)
  • Exclusive Access to thePartner ExchangeLoungewith additional meeting rooms for partner meetings (open all week)
  • Special Invitation to thePartner Exchange Receptionon Sunday evening

REGISTRATION UPDATE

VMworld + PEX registration is now live! See theVMworld Registrationpage for more details.

PEX LOUNGE

Once again we will have a Partner Exchange Lounge that will open on Sunday and run all week during VMworld. Only those partners who purchase the PEX pass will have access to the PEX lounge. More details will be made available shortly.

IMPORTANT DATES

Early Bird Registration Ends for US – June 12 (June 20 for Europe)

Global Content Catalog Live – June 20

Schedule Builder Live for US – July 18 (July 27 for Europe)

 

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the team at vmworldteam@vmware.com.

 

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Download Free vRealize ROI Report

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Jun 062017
 

VMware is pleased to announce the availability of a new vRealize Suite ROI calculator. Download your free report today.
Many VMware customers like you are also modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds to address their digital transformation agenda. VMware&#rsquo;s vRealize Suite, the market&#rsquo;s leading enterprise-ready Cloud Management Platform, can help you reach your IT goals. But how can you justify a Cloud Management Platform investment?

vRealize Suite ROI Calculator

The vRealize Suite ROI calculator can help you learn more about the key cost and benefit drivers that help to make the business case for a Cloud Management Platform. Just select the type of use case you are trying to address and adjust a few default numbers about your virtual environment. And voila! The calculator will immediately give you an estimate in terms of the potential ROI, payback period, and net benefits. You can even download a free report that you can share with your colleagues. Click here to get your free vRealize ROI report today.

Cloud Management Challenges

Like you, many VMware customers find managing today&#rsquo;s app environments is becoming more complex from increased scale, more dynamic workloads, and adoption of multi-cloud computing. Many also aspire to build and operate a private cloud that is efficient, delivers resources on a time scale appropriate for the business. And it provides a user experience that meets the expectations of Lines of Business (LOBs). Others need to manage both private and multiple public clouds in a way that allows IT to exercise an appropriate level of control without inserting intrusive governance. It should not negatively impact developer and LOB efficiency or their satisfaction with the delivered services.

Learn More

To learn more about how VMware Cloud Management Platform solutions can help you with such challenges, visit us online at VMware vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite. See how you can jump start your Modernize Data Centers initiative or Integrate Public Clouds initiative with VMware.

Additional Resources:

  • Cloud Management Platform Brochure
  • Cloud Management Platform for Dummies
  • VMware vRealize Suite and vCloud Suite: Licensing, Pricing, and Packaging Whitepaper

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Monthly NSX Customer Advisory – May 2017

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Mai 312017
 

In this communication, we detail the top trending issues with VMware NSX for vSphere and provide you with helpful information on how to address the issues while we build a permanent fix. Please review the left column of the chart below to search for issues specific to your environment, and click on the hyperlinks to access more detailed information on each.

For additional up-to-date, top trending NSX issues, previous and current, please see KB Article Trending support issues in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2131154).

 

NSX for vSphere Version

ComponentIssue SummaryResolution/Work-Around

KB Number

6.2.x , 6.3.xESXiESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD): VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com which occurs due to race condition in dvfilter vmci socket deregistration.This issue is resolved in ESXi 5.5 Patch 8 and ESXi 6.0 Patch 3.

To work around this issue, uninstall the dvfilter-dsa driver.

KB : 2149242
6.3.xESXiHosts fails with a purple diagnostic screen when retrieving flows for ALG enabled protocols.To work around this issue, disable flow monitoring related features: IPFix, LiveFlow, Application Rule Manager, Flow monitoring-global flow collection.KB : 2149908

 

Top Issues + Resolution / Workaround

NSX for vSphere 6.3.x, 6.2.x

Issue #1:Process to change VXLAN port from 8472 to 4789 may fail or never complete.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. The process may fail or never complete while changing the VXLAN port from 8472 to 4789 (standard port assigned by IANA).

Resolution: To resolve the issue, run the REST API calls to check the status of the job and resume the change. For more details, please refer to KB2149996.

 

Issue #2: Guest Introspection USVM reports disk is full.

Affected Version: 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. You receive an alert that the /var/log disk space is full or almost full on one or more of the Guest Introspection USVMs.
  2. This issue occurs as there is a problem with the internal log maintenance task that causes log files to grow indefinitely, eventually leading to a full disk situation.

Resolution: To work around this issuedelete the Guest Introspection USVM. Click on resolve to redeploy. For more details, please refer to KB2149856.

 

Issue #3: Distributed Firewall (DFW) packets hitting Default Rule instead of previous Rule allowing/blocking designated traffic.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. In examining Distributed Firewall (DFW) behavior, you may see some packets having a source, destination, and protocol (service) defined in a configured rule hitting the Default rule at the very end of the firewall rule list.
  2. In the dfwpktlogs or in LogInsight, you may see that the SYN packets and the ACK packets are being processed by the configured rule allowing/blocking the defined traffic.
  3. For the same traffic, you see RST and FIN ACK packets hitting the default block/allow rule, meaning that it is not hitting the previously-configured rule.

Resolution: To verify the rules ascribed to the filter or vNIC, type the vsipioctl getrules -f <filtername> command. From this output, you can verify that the configured rule(s) are being applied to the virtual NIC as expected. For more details, please refer to KB2149818

 

Issue #4: VMs are removed from Exclusion List while adding new VM.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. When attempting to add a virtual machine to the NSX Manager’s Exclusion List to remove the DFW filter from the virtual machine, all other existing excluded virtual machines disappear from the Exclusion List.
  2. In the Web UI, after making the second or duplicate attempt, you may see an error similar to:
    Member: VM is already present in exclude list.

Resolution: To avoid this issue, refresh the UI page before adding the VM to the exclusion list. Refreshing the UI will clear any stale sessions and ensure that if another user has already added the VM, it is now reflected in the UI. For more details, please refer to KB2149997.

 

Issue #5: Backing up the NSX Manager to OpenSSH 7.x or later fails.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. This issue occurs because the SFTP jar files in the NSX Manager is out of date.

Resolution: To work around this issue, use OpenSSH version 6.x or earlier as your SFTP backup endpoint. For more details, please refer to KB2150053.

 

Trending KB

Issue #1: Re-installing NSX to upgrade vCNS Endpoint to NSX Guest Introspection.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom: How to KB.

Resolution: The KB/Solution explains the procedure to upgrade from vCNS to NSX in the environments where vCNS is configured and used for Endpoint only. For more details, please refer to KB2150140.

 

VMware Recommended release

VMware recommends NSX 6.2.6 for new deployments. The minimum version a customer should be running is NSX 6.2.2 based on critical bug fixes identified as having a general impact in an NSX environment. For more information, see Minimum recommended version for NSX for vSphere with GID, ESXi, and vCenter Server (2144295).

 

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We would like to hear from you. Send us your feedback by providing comments on the Feedback Box (available at the bottom of KB Article)Trending support issues in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2131154).


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Monthly NSX Customer Advisory – May 2017

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In this communication, we detail the top trending issues with VMware NSX for vSphere and provide you with helpful information on how to address the issues while we build a permanent fix. Please review the left column of the chart below to search for issues specific to your environment, and click on the hyperlinks to access more detailed information on each.

For additional up-to-date, top trending NSX issues, previous and current, please see KB Article Trending support issues in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2131154).

 

NSX for vSphere Version

ComponentIssue SummaryResolution/Work-Around

KB Number

6.2.x , 6.3.xESXiESXi 5.5 and 6.0 hosts fail with a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD): VMCIEventDelayedDispatchCB@com which occurs due to race condition in dvfilter vmci socket deregistration.This issue is resolved in ESXi 5.5 Patch 8 and ESXi 6.0 Patch 3.

To work around this issue, uninstall the dvfilter-dsa driver.

KB : 2149242
6.3.xESXiHosts fails with a purple diagnostic screen when retrieving flows for ALG enabled protocols.To work around this issue, disable flow monitoring related features: IPFix, LiveFlow, Application Rule Manager, Flow monitoring-global flow collection.KB : 2149908

 

Top Issues + Resolution / Workaround

NSX for vSphere 6.3.x, 6.2.x

Issue #1:Process to change VXLAN port from 8472 to 4789 may fail or never complete.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. The process may fail or never complete while changing the VXLAN port from 8472 to 4789 (standard port assigned by IANA).

Resolution: To resolve the issue, run the REST API calls to check the status of the job and resume the change. For more details, please refer to KB2149996.

 

Issue #2: Guest Introspection USVM reports disk is full.

Affected Version: 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. You receive an alert that the /var/log disk space is full or almost full on one or more of the Guest Introspection USVMs.
  2. This issue occurs as there is a problem with the internal log maintenance task that causes log files to grow indefinitely, eventually leading to a full disk situation.

Resolution: To work around this issuedelete the Guest Introspection USVM. Click on resolve to redeploy. For more details, please refer to KB2149856.

 

Issue #3: Distributed Firewall (DFW) packets hitting Default Rule instead of previous Rule allowing/blocking designated traffic.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. In examining Distributed Firewall (DFW) behavior, you may see some packets having a source, destination, and protocol (service) defined in a configured rule hitting the Default rule at the very end of the firewall rule list.
  2. In the dfwpktlogs or in LogInsight, you may see that the SYN packets and the ACK packets are being processed by the configured rule allowing/blocking the defined traffic.
  3. For the same traffic, you see RST and FIN ACK packets hitting the default block/allow rule, meaning that it is not hitting the previously-configured rule.

Resolution: To verify the rules ascribed to the filter or vNIC, type the vsipioctl getrules -f <filtername> command. From this output, you can verify that the configured rule(s) are being applied to the virtual NIC as expected. For more details, please refer to KB2149818

 

Issue #4: VMs are removed from Exclusion List while adding new VM.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. When attempting to add a virtual machine to the NSX Manager’s Exclusion List to remove the DFW filter from the virtual machine, all other existing excluded virtual machines disappear from the Exclusion List.
  2. In the Web UI, after making the second or duplicate attempt, you may see an error similar to:
    Member: VM is already present in exclude list.

Resolution: To avoid this issue, refresh the UI page before adding the VM to the exclusion list. Refreshing the UI will clear any stale sessions and ensure that if another user has already added the VM, it is now reflected in the UI. For more details, please refer to KB2149997.

 

Issue #5: Backing up the NSX Manager to OpenSSH 7.x or later fails.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom:

  1. This issue occurs because the SFTP jar files in the NSX Manager is out of date.

Resolution: To work around this issue, use OpenSSH version 6.x or earlier as your SFTP backup endpoint. For more details, please refer to KB2150053.

 

Trending KB

Issue #1: Re-installing NSX to upgrade vCNS Endpoint to NSX Guest Introspection.

Affected Version: 6.2.x, 6.3.x

Symptom: How to KB.

Resolution: The KB/Solution explains the procedure to upgrade from vCNS to NSX in the environments where vCNS is configured and used for Endpoint only. For more details, please refer to KB2150140.

 

VMware Recommended release

VMware recommends NSX 6.2.6 for new deployments. The minimum version a customer should be running is NSX 6.2.2 based on critical bug fixes identified as having a general impact in an NSX environment. For more information, see Minimum recommended version for NSX for vSphere with GID, ESXi, and vCenter Server (2144295).

 

Have feedback on this NSX Customer Advisory?

We would like to hear from you. Send us your feedback by providing comments on the Feedback Box (available at the bottom of KB Article)Trending support issues in VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x (2131154).


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VMware proporcionará VMware Horizon Cloud en Microsoft Azure

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Mai 262017
 

Recientemente hemos anunciado que proprcionaremos VMware Horizon Cloud en Microsoft Azure. Esta integración ayudará a nuestros clientes a acelerar la transición hacia Windows 10 e incorporará escritorios y aplicaciones virtuales VMware a la creciente presencia global de Azure en la empresa.

La incorporación de VMware Horizon Cloud en Microsoft Azure nos situa en una posición privilegiada para ofrecer a sus clientes varias opciones de infraestructura para escritorios y aplicaciones virtuales con la flexibilidad para moverse entre las diferentes plataformas. Este es un ejemplo de cómo VMware ejecuta su estrategia de cross-cloud y aporta innovación al Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

Horizon Cloud permite usar un plano de control de nube única para ofrecer a sus clientes la flexibilidad para escoger la infraestructura preferida para entregar y gestionar escritorios y aplicaciones virtuales. Potenciando la estrategia de nube transversal de VMware, los clientes pueden escoger entre varias opciones de implantación y pueden cambiar las opciones de forma dinámica si cambian los escenarios de uso, se trasladan los empleados o la economía fluctúa. Únicamente Horizon Cloud ofrece esta escalabilidad horizontal flexible de escritorios virtuales con opciones que incluyen:

  • Gestión completa de la infraestructura de nube pública desde VMware. Diseñada para organizaciones que pretenden externalizar la gestión de la infraestructura a la nube en busca de una experiencia desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) y excelente para una rápida escalabilidad y una economía predecible.
  • Potenciar la infraestructura de la nube pública desde Microsoft . Conectar la infraestructura como servicio (IaaS) Azure a la Horizon Cloud para proporcionar y gestionar escritorios y aplicaciones virtuales Horizon, ideal para organizaciones con una suscripción Azure.
  • Crear tu propia infraestructura in situ con dispositivos Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). Diseñado para organizaciones que desean un mayor control sobre la infraestructura de su escritorio virtual, y excelente para aquellos con requisitos estrictos de seguridad o rendimiento.

El DaaS ha madurado a lo largo de los años y hoy ofrece un ahorro de costes, un rendimiento y una agilidad que atrae a empresas en busca de una estrategia de escritorio moderna. La incorporación de una plataforma de nube mayor como Microsoft Azure tiene el potencial para acelerar la adopción de VMware Horizon entre los clientes que buscan un camino diferente para gestionar y proporcionar escritorios y aplicaciones de Windows 10.

 

Introducing TPCx-HS Version 2 – An Industry Standard Benchmark for Apache Spark and Hadoop clusters deployed on premise or in the cloud

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Since its release on August 2014, the TPCx-HS Hadoop benchmark has helped drive competition in the Big Data marketplace, generating 23 publications spanning 5 Hadoop distributions, 3 hardware vendors, 2 OS distributions and 1 virtualizationplatform. By all measures, it has proven to be a successful industry standard benchmark for Hadoop systems. However, the Big Data landscape has rapidly changed over the last 30 months. Key technologies have matured while new ones have risen to prominence in an effort to keep pace with the exponential expansion of datasets. One such technology is Apache Spark.

According to a Big Data survey published by the Taneja Group, more than half of the respondents reported actively using Spark, with a notable increase in usage over the 12 months following the survey. Clearly, Spark is an important component of any Big Data pipeline today. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, there is also a significant trend towards deploying Spark in the cloud. What is driving this adoption of Spark? Predominantly, performance.

Today, with the widespread adoption of Spark and its integration into many commercial Big Data platform offerings, I believe there needs to be a straightforward, industry standard way in which Spark performance and price/performance could be objectively measured and verified. Just like TPCx-HS Version 1 for Hadoop, the workload needs to be well understood and the metrics easily relatable to the end user.

Continuing on the Transaction Processing Performance Council&#rsquo;s commitment to bringing relevant benchmarks to the industry, it is my pleasure to announce TPCx-HS Version 2 for Spark and Hadoop. In keeping with important industry trends, not only does TPCx-HS support traditional on premise deployments, but also cloud.

I envision that TPCx-HS will continue to be a useful benchmark standard for customers as they evaluate Big Data deployments in terms of performance and price/performance, and for vendors in demonstrating the competitiveness of their products.

 

Tariq Magdon-Ismail

(Chair, TPCx-HS Benchmark Committee)

 

Additional Information: TPC Press Release

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Traveling around the world without worries. Thanks VMware NSX

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Mai 222017
 

Amadeus is a technology company dedicated to the global travel industry, with many customers relying on Amadeus&#rsquo; technology and services across the entire spectrum of the travel experience, covering bookings, pricing and managing reservations – all the way through to departure.

How does Amadeus shape the future of global travel?
Using VMware Integrated OpenStack and NSX, Amadeus has built a platform that connects all its customers to deliver superior responsiveness and ultra-high availability of services. Discover how in our video below:

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Un avant-goût de VMworld 2017 Europe

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Le compte à rebours de VMworld 2017 Europe a commencé. Nous serons à la Fira Gran Via sous le soleil de Barcelone du 11 au 14 septembre prochains, pour quatre jours dédiés aux innovations technologiques autour de l’infrastructure cloud et de la mobilité d’entreprise.

Regardez notre vidéo pour découvrir un avant-goût de ce qui vous attend.

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Managing the world’s travel ecosystem with VMware NSX

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Amadeus is a technology company dedicated to the global travel industry, with many customers relying on Amadeus&#rsquo; technology and services across the entire spectrum of the travel experience, covering bookings, pricing and managing reservations – all the way through to departure.

How does Amadeus shape the future of global travel? Using VMware Integrated OpenStack and NSX, Amadeus has built a platform that connects all its customers to deliver superior responsiveness and ultra-high availability of services. Discover how in our video below:

Looking to leverage network virtualization like Amadeus? Get started with our Network Virtualization for Dummies Guidea crash course on how to move out of the hardwired past and into the era of the virtualized network with VMware.

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