Eye on VMware Update 02/17/2017

vmwareAnother week in the books. Time is flying by. VMware participated at Mobile World Congress showcasing our NFV solutions. Our CEO, Pat Gelsinger also spoke with Bloomberg about our partnership with Amazon. VMware also presented at the RSA conference on NSX and Project Goldilocks. This past week I was out in Vegas to help do some enablement on Assessments-led Selling. For those of you that are not familiar with VMware Assessments, we currently have 4 SDDC Assessments available for partners:
Please engage with your Partner Account Managers for more details on how to get started with these.

Now for a Summary of VMware News Update from this past week.

Sales News:

Technical News:

  • Hybrid Cloud Manager 2.0 U2 is now GA
    • Support for the vCloud Air Dedicated DR service.
    • Allow multiple WAN Opt and Cloud Gateways on same management network.
    • Egress Path Optimization replaced by Proximity Routing (ANS required).
    • Larger VM vMotion: Previous 4TB limit removed.
    • Usability Enhancements: Additional information while migrations are in progress.
  • Dell EMC VxRail Overview — via StorageReview.com –download-1 VxRail is part of Dell EMC’s hyper-converged infrastructure offerings, bringing together a streamlined hardware, operating system, and software stack for implementing VMware vSAN. The VxRail family competes in a marketplace where other major vendors offer two paths to hyper-converged infrastructure: either vendor-specific systems or vSAN ready nodes.
  • vSAN and SRM RPO and RTO – A question came up recently from a customer that went like this: “I am looking for an active/active configuration for disaster avoidance and disaster recovery with a recovery time objective of 0 minutes and a recovery point objective of 0 minutes. Is this something I can achieve with VMware vSAN and/or Site Recovery Manager (SRM)?” It is not the first time I have heard this question so it naturally made sense to write a blog article. Let’s dig in…
  • vSAN Availability Part 12 – Data Protection and Disaster Recoverydownload-3via JeffHunter.info – This is the final article in my vSAN Availability blog series. To wrap things up, I thought it made sense to briefly discuss data protection, replication, and disaster recovery.
  • Deploy VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.5 Step by Step — via Virtualization the Future – The vCenter Server Appliance is supported on VMware ESXi™ 5.5 and later.
  • VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 Book Available! – VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is available for free download! VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is a concise book that provides the necessary information to guide organizations interested in bolstering their security posture through the implementation of micro-segmentation.
  • What’s New vSphere 6.3 and VMware NSX-T 1.1 — via VMware Velocity – Back on February 2nd, VMware announced two new products, VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 and VMware NSX-T 1.1, and the adoption rate has reached new heights for VMware, as Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger mentioned in the Q4 2016 earnings that NSX is on track to bring in $1 Billion in revenue this year. That is impressive especially if you take into account the initial slow adoption rate of NSX.
  • Deploying WordPress in vSphere Integrated Containers — via VMware vSphere Blog – WordPress is a popular, open-source tool for the agile deployment of a blogging system. In this article, we offer a step-by-step guide for deploying WordPress in vSphere Integrated Containers. This involves creating two containers: one running a mysql database and the other running the wordpress web server.
  • Enabling Two-factor Authentication with VMware Verify – download-2With VMware Verify, organizations can apply two-factor authentication to all corporate applications or to speci c applications containing sensitive corporate information. By combining an extra layer of trust to your applications with an easy to implement solution, Verify enables enterprises to enhance security of sensitive corporate information and protect employee data.
  • New Fling: VMware vSphere Compatibility Predictor – This Fling scans all PSCs connected to a single PSC. It will detect the versions of all the vCenter Servers connected to PSCs and all the Solutions connected to vCenter Servers. It will then depict the connectivity in pictorial form.