Eye on VMware 11/06/2017


What a crazy week we had! First, the New York City terror on the West Side. I had many friends that went to Stuyvesant and I know the area well. That trail is usually very crowded with lots of pedestrians. Then, we had the church incident last night near San Antonio, Texas. What is this world coming to? We have way too many crazies running around! For those of you still looking to get your hands on an iPhone X before the 3-4 weeks delivery time, you may want to check your local Apple store from time to time. They are stocking them on a daily basis. I’m looking to purchase one for my cousin in Taiwan. You can monitor the availability on this website.

Last week I attended a VMware Cloud on AWS Partner Enablement workshop for some Early Access Partners. It was a joint session with Amazon. I got to meet some of my AWS peers whom I will be working with closer to help our partners on-board with this new offering. We shared many of our roadmap for our next release and beyond. This is just the beginning. There is so much great features coming out to tackle business requirements coming soon!

VeloCloud Acquisition
In the world of VMware, we made a huge acquisition of VeloCloudCaptureWith the addition of VeloCloud’s industry-leading SD-WAN technology, we will be able to extend the VMware NSX approach of automated, secure, and infrastructure-independent networking to the WAN.” We already see companies like Brooks Brothers trading in MPLS for SD-WAN in 278 Stores. There are two things that SD-WAN solves:

  1. Reduce Costs – Eliminate Branch router, dedicated circuit and maintenance costs, remote install
  2. WAN Efficiency – SaaS and internet traffic gets directed at the branch level instead of traversing to the data center

Are your customers ready to save some money and drive efficiency? Absolutely!

Below from Linda Hummel, APO Partner Enablement:

November Dates To Remember

November vmLIVE Event Calendar

Program Updates

Customer Promotions

Partner Enablement

AirWatch Training Course Schedules


Solution Enablement Toolkits Partner Cheat Sheet ; Follow on Twitter @VMware_SETs

VMUG Virtual User Conference 2017 – December 13th, 2017, 9AM-5PM
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VMware Customer Webcasts

Upcoming VMUG Meetings

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

Sales News:

Technical News:

  • 10 Things To Know Before Starting with NSX-T download (13)– NSX-T 2.0 is available for 2 months now and I thought I could share a few tips and information you should know before starting with NSX-T.
  • What Every vSphere Admin Must Know About VMware Tools – The latest technical resources to help vSphere Administrators manage the lifecycle of VMware Tools
  • Oracle RAC on VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS download (11)-With the recent launch of the VMware Cloud on AWS Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) from VMware, many Business Critical Application (BCA) workloads that were previously difficult to deploy in the cloud no longer require significant platform modifications. This joint demo between VMware and AWS presented at VMworld 2017 uses an Oracle RAC Database for high-availability zero-downtime client connection failover, supporting a Django-Python application running in a Native AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment.
  • Network Ports in Horizon 7 download (12)– The VMware Horizon 7 Network Ports document lists port requirements for connectivity between the various components and servers in a Horizon 7 deployment. Included are detailed Horizon 7 Network Ports diagrams. Links from the thumbnail diagrams take you to larger PDF layouts of the diagrams that are high resolution and ready for printing as posters. Each subset of the main diagram focuses on a particular connection type and display protocol use.
  • Review: The best Linux distros for Docker and containers -Alpine Linux, CoreOS Container Linux, RancherOS, Red Hat Project Atomic, and VMware Photon OS compared
  • Announcing Version 2.0 of Project Photon OS – download (10)By Steve Hoenisch, Technical and Marketing Communications, VMware We’re pleased to announce version 2.0 of Project Photon OS. Photon OS is an open source Linux operating system optimized for containers, cloud-native applications, public cloud platforms and VMware infrastructure. The operating system helps you securely build, test, run and manage containerized applications. Here are some highlights