Eye on VMware 07/05/2017


conor-mcgregor-floyd-mayweather-boxing_3466309Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Are you ready for the Conor McGregor vs Mayweather fight that starts at $2400/ticket? Or are you ready for VMworld 2017 in Vegas or Barcelona? Last two weeks I have been busy working on VMworld Hands on Labs (HOL). I am a HOL Lab Captain for the third straight year and I’ve been involved every year since 2008. I still remember 219194-213x225-estore-vmworld-interim_final_11302016my first HOL experience in Las Vegas where the labs were held in a room where the hardware was also on-site in the same room! Anyone remember Pocket ACE? I still remember building a lab on Virtual Desktop Manager and Pocket ACE. Now we run everything in the Cloud. If you are headed to PartnerExchange right before VMworld, I’m doing a session on VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Management Automation (VTSP-MA) [PAR4399BCU]. The VMworld 2017 Content Catalog is now live!


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

Sales News:

Technical News:

  • WhitepaperAnnouncing the Introduction to VMware Horizon 7 for Citrix Administrators White Paper – We are excited to announce the Introduction to VMware Horizon 7 for Citrix Administrators white paper. This guide is for Citrix administrators or anyone with a Citrix background who wants to learn about VMware Horizon 7. It offers a tour of Horizon 7, how the Citrix components map to a Horizon 7 deployment, and the steps to get you started in evaluating Horizon 7.
  • VMware Horizon 7.2: New kid “Blast (Extreme) is the rising star – VMware just released Horizon 7.2.  I could show you a summation of the new features. I’m sure that there are several other blogs out there doing just that, so I decided against it. I thought I focus on something different here, something as important and with less attention. I’d like to focus on the protocol war, VMware Horizon offers three protocols to work with.
  • Announcing the New VMware Solution Exchange Marketplace – We are pleased to announce the launch of our new VMware Solution Exchange Marketplace! The new marketplace is now accessible through the solutionexchange.vmware.com URL as well as the new marketplace.vmware.com URL. Our goal with this new marketplace is to provide our customers and partners an easy, fast, reliable, and more effective way to learn about partner products that integrate..
  • downloadThe Best of Docker and the Best of VMware – vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) are changing the game of containers for VMware customers. The ability to consume VMware ESXi resources directly, leverage VMware’s best-in-class virtual machine (VM) management tools like vRealize Operations, and the ability to create segmented, multi-tenant ‘Docker enabled’ API endpoints are all..
  • VMware prepping NSX-as-a-service running from the public cloud – NSXaaS – This blog gives a sneak peek to what is coming at VMworld. There will be many announcements. VMworld content catalog lists live AWS services, Cross Cloud and OpenStack 4.0.
  • vROps 6.6 – Workload Balance – download (1)With the release of latest vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 there are many new features which came along with it. Now customer can get more OOTB functionalities which were not available in its earlier releases. Some of the new features available in 6.6 version are: Simplified usability and faster time to value capabilities.
  • Check out the new docs.vmware.com site for product docs on all products, versions, & languages! – download (2)06/28, we announced the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a wide range of business solutions from desktop virtualization.
  • Host Resources Deep Dive Released! – The time has finally come that we published our book; VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive. Countless hours, weeks, months has gone into this project. It all began in the beginning of 2016. Frank and I had a lot of discussions about consistent performance and how to optimize while keeping consolidation ratios in mind.
  • Introducing VMmark3: A highly flexible and easily deployed benchmark for vSphere environments download (3)– VMmark 3.0, VMware&#rsquo;s multi-host virtualization benchmark is generally available here. VMmark3 is a free cluster-level benchmark that measures the performance, scalability, and power of virtualization platforms. VMmark3 leverages much of previous VMmark generations&#rsquo; technologies and design. It continues to utilize a unique tile-based heterogeneous workload application design. It also deploys the platform-level workloads found in..
  • Awesome study: “Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Those Who Use Tabs