Weekly Update – Week of 2/3/2020

New and Noteworthy:
Following some changes to our team we took a bit of a hiatus from the weekly update component of the site, so apologies for the lack of news over that time. Since we last posted an update, there have been some major changes at VMware, most notably the completion of the acquisition of Pivotal. This acquisition is key to our mission of solving business problems through software, as Pivotal’s software stack combined with our Tanzu portfolio allow us to help developers accelerate deployment of new applications in the hybrid cloud. You can read more about the Pivotal acquisition here.

Additionally, we acquired a company called Nyansa, a producer of a highly-regarded AI-based network analytics platform. Nyansa will be tightly integrated with our VeloCloud offering, and will enable better end-to-end monitoring of the SD-WAN platform as well as the Virtual Cloud Network, enabling us to offer a truly self-healing network. Read more about VMware’s acquisition of Nyansa here.

Finally, our Workspace One offering was chosen as the leader by IDC in three separate End User Computing (EUC) vendor assessments: Unified Endpoint Management, Mobility Management, and IOT/Ruggedized Device Management. This likely isn’t a surprise to anyone who has used the software, as Workspace One is one of the most transformational platforms that I have ever been exposed to. It completely changed the way that I work (for the better) upon joining VMware, and really completes our mission of allowing users to securely access any application, running on any cloud, from any device, whenever they want it. Read more about our wins from IDC here.

Updated KB Articles:
New KB articles published for the week ending 2 February, 2020
New KB articles published for the week ending 26 January, 2020
New KB articles published for the week ending 19 January, 2020
New KB articles published for the week ending 12 January, 2020
New KB articles published for the week ending 5 January, 2020

Upcoming Events:
Dell Technologies Word 2020 – Las Vegas – 05/04/2020 to 05/07/2020 – Register

Upcoming Webinars:
Go Beyond Break/Fix with Skyline – 13 Feb, 2020 – Register
3 Strategies to Advance your Career with Training – 19 Feb, 2020 – Register
Implementing VM Storage Policies with vSAN – 20 Feb, 2020 – Register
Go Beyond Break/Fix with Skyline – 27 Feb, 2020 – Register
Multi-Cloud Load Balancing 101 – 18 March, 2020 – Register
[Full Live Event List]

New Releases:

VMware Workspace ONE Access 20.01 [Release Notes] [Download]

VMware vRealize Network Insight 5.1.0 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Tools 11.0.5 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware App Volumes 4.0 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.1 Downloads [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware App Volumes 4 [Release Notes] [Download]

VMware Horizon 7.10.1 Standard (ESB Release) [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.10.1 Advanced (ESB Release) [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.10.1 Enterprise (ESB Release) [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.10.1 Enterprise Add-On [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.5.4 Standard (ESB Release) [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.5.4 Advanced (ESB Release) [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.5.4 Enterprise (ESB Release) [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.5.4 Enterprise Add-On [Release Notes] [Download]

VMware vRealize Orchestrator Appliance 8.0.1 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware vRealize Operations 8.0.1 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware vRealize Automation 8.0.1 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware vCenter Server 6.5U3f [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5.1 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware NSX Intelligence 1.0.1 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware NSX Cloud 2.5.1 [Download]

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 9.10.0 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.11.0 Enterprise [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon Apps Advanced 7.11.0 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.11.0 Subscription [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon Apps 7.11.0 Subscription [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Unified Access Gateway 3.8 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.11.0 Standard [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.11.0 Advanced [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Horizon 7.11.0 Enterprise Add-On [Release Notes] [Download]

VMware Unified Access Gateway 3.7.2 [Release Notes] [Download]

VMware vCenter Server 6.7U3b [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7U3b [Release Notes] [Download]

Weekly Update – Week of 12/2/2019

New and Noteworthy:
VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts Enters Beta – At AWS re:Invent 2019, VMware is announcing the VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts Beta program. We are begining the process for Beta nominations, so if you have an interest in expanding your AWS capabilities to your on-premises datacenter, definitely reach out to your solutions engineer ASAP. For those unfamiliar with the solution, VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts is a jointly engineered on-premises as-a-service offering, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation. It integrates our Software-Defined Data Center software that runs on next-generation, dedicated, elastic Amazon EC2 bare-metal infrastructure, delivered on-premises with optimized access to local and remote AWS cloud services.

Updated KB Articles:
New KB articles published for the week ending 1 December, 2019

Upcoming Events:
Gartner IOCS – Las Vegas – 12/09/2019 to 12/12/2019 – Register
Dell Technologies Word 2020 – Las Vegas – 05/04/2020 to 05/07/2020 – Register

Upcoming Webinars:
vSAN View and Dashboard Development in vROps – 12/12/2019 – Register
vCenter Upgrades, What’s in it for You? – 12/17/2019 – Register
[Full Live Event List]

New Releases:
VMware Horizon Cloud Connector [Download]

vForum 2019 Events

As we put VMworld and its many exciting announcements in our rearview mirror, it’s time to focus on spreading the news for those who were unable to attend, and diving deeper into the technologies that were discussed during the big event. For many of you, your local account team will bring a lot of that messaging to you directly, but another way that VMware does this is through our local and online vForum events.

This year, these events will take place on October 16th. vForum is a great way to engage with technical experts and executives that you may not be able to meet with during your day-to-day dealings, network with other professionals in your geography, and gain additional insight into VMware’s strategy as we move into a container and cloud-centric world. Please read on to learn more about how you can participate both locally and online.

vForum Hartford – Wednesday, October 16, 2019

11:00 AM – 5:30 PM (ET)
Thomas Hooker Brewery
140 Huyshope Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Join us for our free local vForum event that will be packed with technical deep dives, peer to peer networking, and fun. Reserve your spot today to join us on October 16th. You will have the opportunity to hear recaps of the key announcements from VMworld and engage 1:1 with VMware technical experts on the newest developments in NSX, vSAN, and Cloud.

Here’s why you should attend:
Watch a livestream keynote with Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, followed by an Office of the CTO Expert Panel
Engage with technical experts on deep technical content
Compete for limited edition prizes that include a VMware Lego Set and T-Shirt
Access our latest Hands-on Labs with your own device to compete for a special VMware jacket
Give Back to your community cancer mission while testing your basketball skills

vForum Online – Wednesday, October 16, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Agenda-at a Glance
Register Now!

Disruptive technologies are changing the way organizations are looking at cloud, networking, security, containers and the digital workspace to power their next wave of innovation. Join us at vForum Online, VMware’s largest virtual IT event for expert insight into:
Accelerating your cloud journey with VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere Platinum, vSAN, Kubernetes and cloud-native apps.
Building the next generation network virtualization and security platform with NSX Data Center, SD-WAN by VeloCloud and App Defense.
Helping your employees work more easily and securely from anywhere, at any time, and on any device with Workspace ONE and Horizon.

Here’s why you should attend:
Exclusive thoughts and observations from theOffice of the CTO Expert Panel and guest customers.
38 technical breakouts on building, running, managing, and securing business-critical applications on any cloud; deploying network and security virtualization; and delivering seamless access to apps and services with a secure, integrated digital workspace.
Live Q&A video chats with more than 130 VMware experts who are ready to answer your toughest questions on cloud migration, networking, security, storage and the digital workspace.
10 instructor-led Hands-On Labs where you can test drive vSphere, vSAN, VMware Cloud on AWS, NSX, and Workspace ONE.

Weekly Update – Week of 9/16/2019

New and Noteworthy:
Oracle and VMware Partner to Support Hybrid Cloud – VMware and Oracle announced a partnership this week, which will run VMware’s Cloud Foundation software in their public cloud computing environment. This offering will be unique as Oracle will provide technical support for its software running on VMware, covering both Oracle-certified cloud environments and customers’ on-premises data centers.

This will allow companies to host their databases in Oracle’s cloud while still maintaining adjacency to their mission-critical workloads that depend on said databases, ensuring maximum performance.

The companies said the service is expected to go live in the first half of 2020.

Updated KB Articles:
New KB articles published for the week ending 14th September, 2019
New KB articles published for the week ending 7th September, 2019

Upcoming Events:
CloudLive by CloudHealth – Boston – 09/24/2019 to 09/26/2019 – Register
VMUG UserCon – Boston – 09/25/2019 – Register
VMUG UserCon NY/NJ – Jersey City – 09/27/2019 – Register
VMworld 2019 Europe – Barcelona – 11/04/2019 to 11/07/2019 – Register

Upcoming Webinars:
VVD for the vSphere Admin – 09/19/2019 – Register
NSX-V Upgrades and Best Practices – 09/24/2019 – Register
New Workspace ONE Features and Training Options – 10/10/2019 – Register
Instructor Hour Covering Workspace ONE – 10/10/2019 – Register

[Full Live Event List]

New Releases:
VMware ThinApp 5.2.6 [Download]

VMware Pulse IoT Center 2.0.0 [Release Notes] [Download]

VMware Integrated OpenStack 6.0.0 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Smart Assurance SMARTS 10.1.0 [Release Notes] [Download]
VMware Smart Assurance NCM 10.1.0 [Release Notes] [Download]

VMworld 2019 – Day 2 Recap

Day 2 Keynote

In the general session we had some nuts and bolts discussions and demos of the topics that Pat covered yesterday. We discussed the cloud infrastructure required to deliver our modern applications and how VMware delivers that infrastructure at all levels. We wrapped up with some light Q&A by Olympic medal winning skier Lindsay Vaughn and hall of fame quarterback Steve Young, delivered by VMware COO Sanjay Poonen.

The general session was hosted by Ray O’Farrell, VMware’s recently former CTO and now EVP leading VMware’s expanded Cloud-Native Apps business unit. Ray broke down in depth how we manage this new complex, multi-cloud infrastructure that is the future of the digital, connected word.

He broke it down into four categories:

  • Build and Run
  • Connect and Protect
  • Manage
  • Experience

You’ll have to watch the general session to get the details on each of these steps to properly manage a multi-cloud, fully digital, app driven infrastructure!

Key Product Announcements:

You can watch the General Session replay of today’s and yesterday’s sessions here. In addition, VMworld breakout session playbacks have been posted. If you missed a breakout session or couldn’t attend VMworld this year, you can still listen to the experts.

VMware to Acquire Carbon Black

VMware announced yesterday (22 August) that it intends to acquire the endpoint security provider Carbon Black. Per the VMware press release:

Carbon Black has created an innovative cloud-native security platform with a smart, lightweight agent, and an AI/ML-based Data Lake in the Cloud that provides comprehensive protection of endpoints and defense against a variety of threats. 

The acquisition of Carbon Black represents the evolution of VMware’s intrinsic security strategy, where security features are built into the infrastructure and across workloads, clients and applications.”

Weekly Update – Week of 8/12/2019

VMware announces major update to HCX Enterprise

The latest update to HCX introduces three key features to help enterprise customers streamline the process of connecting, populating, and continually optimizing application placement in modern cloud infrastructures: Non-vSphere to vSphere migration (KVM and Hyper-V), large-scale bulk migration, and advanced DR with Site Recovery Manager integration. Read on for more details…

New KB articles published for the week ending 10th August, 2019 – This contains all of the KB articles that were posted during this week.
Learn how VMware is transforming the customer support experience!

Upcoming Events

VMworld 2019 – San Francisco08/25/2019- 08/29/2019Register
CloudLive by CloudHealth – Boston 09/24/2019 – 09/26/2019 Register
VMUG UserCon – Boston09/25/2019Register
VMUG UserCon – NY/NJ – Jersey City09/27/2019Register

Upcoming Webinars:

VMware Cloud Assembly Makes Multi-Cloud a Reality 08/20/2019Register
GSS Webinar: vRealize Operations – Best Practices and Troubleshooting08/27/2019Register
VMWorld Announcement Updates09/11/2019Register
vSAN as Object-Based Storage09/12/2019Register
Instructor Hour covering vSAN 6.709/12/2019Register
VVD for the vSphere Admin09/19/2019Register
NSX-V Upgrades and Best Practices09/24/2019Register

  [Full Live Event List]

New Releases:
2019-08-08 – VMware Fusion 11.1.1 (for Intel-based Macs) [Download]


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CloudLive 2019 – Boston Sept. 24-26

Join us at CloudLIVE to innovate, collaborate, and grow, hosted by CloudHealth by VMware. This year it will be at the brand new Encore Boston Harbor from September 24-26.

CloudLIVE is the industry-leading multicloud conference dedicated to transforming and scaling businesses in the cloud.

This three-day event brings together 500+ cloud leaders with the shared mission of harnessing the power of the cloud to fuel innovation.

Register now for an experience that will take your multicloud strategy to the next level.