Eye on VMware Update 01/27/2017

This has been a very busy week for me where I had the opportunity to get in front of my partners for some face-to-face enablement. VMware also reported its Q4 and full year 2016 earnings and vSAN hits 7,000+ customers with more than 2x customers than 2015; $300M run rate with over 150% YoY growth. NSX is now at a $1 Billion run rate. With End User Computing (EUC), greater 67,000+ customers with mid-teens YoY growth, AirWatch greater than 30% YoY growth and VMware has also gained shares vs Citrix and MobileIron. These are tremendous numbers! I want to congratulate every one of you for making this happen!

Summary of VMware News Update from this past week.

Sales News:

Technical News:

  • Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the Distributed Switch? – The vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) is a powerful, but often misunderstood technology that is included with VMware vSAN. This post will review some of my favorite settings on the VDS, and how you can use them to get better control, performance, and visibility into your virtual SAN cluster.
  • Two host stretched vSAN cluster with Standard license? – via Yellow Bricks – I was asked today if it was possible to create a 2 host stretched cluster using a vSAN Standard license or a ROBO Standard license. First of all, from a licensing point of view the EULA states you are allowed to do this with a Standard license.
  • New Reviewer’s Guide for View in VMware Horizon 7 – A Series of Mini-Guides – via VMware EUC Blog – I am very happy to announce that we just posted the first four mini-guides in a series of seven to bring you the latest update of View, the main component of VMware Horizon 7! Unlike previous Reviewer’s Guides, you are getting the latest updates literally as soon as we complete each section. The result? Shorter pieces that are easier to digest.
  • vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Restore – via Victor Virtualization – After you backup the configuration of vCenter Server Appliance, you can restore the backup file from vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Installer.
  • vSphere Optimization Assessment (VOA) Enhanced Evaluation – Improve your vSphere configuration, performance and capacity utilization with a free vSphere Optimization Assessment enhanced evaluation. Get started now.
  • SAP HANA: 3 Ways to Improve Monitoring and Optimize Performance – via VMware Cloud Management Blog – Knowing how your SAP HANA environment and underlying infrastructure are being used — as well as insight into potential issues that may be lurking — can help you better extend functionality to optimize performance across your IT stack. With the newly updated SAP HANA Management Pack for vRealize Operations from Blue Medora, gain end-to-end visibility into your SAP HANA environment to see key metrics related to health, performance and availability.