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Release Announcement – vRealize Automation vRA 7.2

While I was away on vacation last week it seems VMware had another exciting round of releasing starting with the Release of vRA 7.2.  Probably the most anticipated feature is the new Azure Endpoint.  Although this is a very exciting feature there are some other very exciting enhancements as well.  Enhancements to the API, container support, installation API, and one of my personal favorites Scale out/scale in. GA date: 22 November 2016 What’s new? The vRealize Automation 7.2 release … [Read More...]

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VMware vSphere 6.5 and NSX, customer running NSX don’t upgrade to vSphere 6.5 just yet

Loving the list of new features in vSPjere 6.5?  Thinking about digging in and upgrading your lab or other environment?  Well if that environment is running NSX you will want to wait just a little longer.  vSphere 6.5 is currently not compatible with NSX including 6.1.x and 6.2.x.  See KB 2147548 for more details. Now I have nothing official to say on this, but as you might expect I'm sure this will be resolved once a new version of NSX drops.  We have all been there before where we just got … [Read More...]

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Release Announcement – vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5

Whew the last few days have been full of new releases and VMware is not done yet.  I'm not going to spoil anything but I will tell you that the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is not the last announcement you will be seeing from me.  I anticipate some other exciting news next week.  FOr now check out what's new in vRO and stay tuned. GA Date:11/17/16  What’s new? vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is a patch release that introduces a number of improvements and bug fixes. Enhanced … [Read More...]

New author and guest authors on dailyhypervisor

I’m happy to inform everyone that dailyhypervisor has a new author that will be bringing you some great cloud management content.  Chris Lennon a very talented individual on the VMware National Software Defined Enterprise Solution Engineering Team.  Chris has expert knowledge in vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations,  vRealize Log Insight, vRealize Configuration manager, and more.   You can check out Chris’s bio here. Dailyhypervisor is also getting some new guest … [Read More...]

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VMware vSphere Predictive DRS

It's no secret that this is a feature that I'm very excited about.  This feature although very useful on it's own is going to open up the door for many new exciting capabilities with out VMware products in the future. Predictive DRS Resource contention is one of the most critical issues in any virtualized environment.  When contention occurs, applications slow down and your users are affected.  Up until now two different methodologies have been employed to mitigate the risk of contention, … [Read More...]

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Release Announcement – vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5

Whew the last few days have been full of new releases and VMware is not done yet.  I'm not going to spoil anything but I will tell you that the release of vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is not the last announcement you will be seeing from me.  I anticipate some other exciting news next week.  FOr now check out what's new in vRO and stay tuned. GA Date:11/17/16  What’s new? vRealize Orchestrator 6.0.5 is a patch release that introduces a number of improvements and bug fixes. Enhanced … [Read More...]

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Home Automation with vRealize Orchestrator and Wink

You might read the title and think to yourself 'Why would I want to use vRO with Wink?"  Well there are a number of reasons.  I created this because being an automation specialist I thought it would be cool to automate my home.  When I started down this path I got a wink hub, a smartthing hub, a philips hue hub, Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Openers, Kwickset locks, Leviton & GE switches, Light Bulbs, a Smappee Energy, Water, & Gas Monitor, Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect, EcoBee, Ring … [Read More...]

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Ubiquiti Unifi Controller

As I start to dig into each of the individual Ubiquiti components that I wrote about in my previous article,  I though it would be a good idea to start with the Unifi Controller.  The Unifi controller is the central management interface for all the components I am using.  Ubiquiti makes a version for just about every operating system so you shouldn't have any issues finding your flavor of choice.    I use to run the MAC version when I was only using the Unifi AC access points.  I would load it … [Read More...]

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Release Announcement – vRealize Cloud Client 4.3

vRealize CloudClient 4.3 What’s new? Support for the vRealize Automation 7.2 capability to assign all users of a business group to an entitlement or to delete an inactive entitlement. The new vra catalogitem service unassign command enables you to remove a service from a catalog item. CloudClient's truststore password can now be set by the user. As a result of this update, users may be prompted to accept certificates that were previously accepted in earlier versions of CloudClient. CloudClient 4.3 runs on Java version 1.8. Java 1.7 is no longer supported. For additional details about this release, please refer to the Release Notes (links below). Download … [Read More...]

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No clouds just people – I have an ask for all of you!

If you read  my blogs you know I'm usually all business talking tech and providing my readers with what I hope is useful information.  Today I'm … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #6 – Clone From

POTD #6 Clone From   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   CloneFrom … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #5 – Clone Spec

POTD #5 Clone Spec   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   CloneSpec … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #4 – vCenter Folders

POTD #4 vCenter Folders   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   VMware.VirtualCenter.Folder … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Property of the Day #3 – Thin Provisioning

POTD #3 Thin Provision   vCAC version: 5.1   Property Name   VirtualMachine.Admin.ThinProvision … [Read More...]

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vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.2 – Virtual Machine LifeCycle Demystified

vCAC has what is referred to as the "Master Workflow" which makes up the Virtual Machine Lifecycle. The Master workflow is the top level workflow states that a virtual machine will go through, throughout it's life. These workflow states tie pretty … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Cetner 5.2 – vCAC 5.2 and Citrix XenDesktop Demystified

I have seen a rise in questions regarding vCAC 5.x and integration with XenDesktop. This article is not a step by step on how to configure integration with XenDesktop, but information on capabilities and use cases for integration. Supported … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Custom Properties Demystified

vCAC utilizes custom properties in many different ways. They can be very useful if properly understood. To start with there are two high level classifications for custom properties. Those are: Reserved Custom Properties - These are properties … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center – vCAC 5.1 – Reservations Demystified

I have written a few articles that show you how to configure "Reservations" in vCAC. In this article I'm going to dig in to some details around "Reservations", how they work, and the additional options that are available for them. What are … [Read More...]

vCloud Automation Center- vCAC 5.1 – DEMs Demystified

There are two types of DEMs that are used within vCAC.  Those are: Orchestrator DEM Worker DEM   DEMs in General You have to have at least one Orchestrator DEM and Worker DEM, but depending on the size of your environment you may have … [Read More...]

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Release Announcement – VMware vSphere 6.5 has been released

This is super exciting news.  There are two features in particular that I am very excited to see in vSphere 6.5. vSphere Integrated Containers - Run docker containers natively (well almost) on top of vSphere.  VIC as it has been coined allows you … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – VMware vSphere Replication 6.5

GA Date:  November 15, 2016 What is vSphere Replication? vSphere Replication is VMware’s proprietary hypervisor-based replication engine designed to protect running virtual machines from partial or complete site failures by replicating their … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – vRealize Business 7.2

vRealize Business 7.2 - What’s New OOTB Reporting Enhancements New OOTB Cloud Business Analysis Report (VOA) - Gives you a complete view into your environment within minutes of setting up the product Daily Price Report Reconciliation via … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.5

GA Date:  November 15, 2016 What is VMware Site Recovery Manager? VMware Site Recovery Manager is an industry-leading DR solution that enables application availability and mobility across sites for vSphere-based private cloud environments. … [Read More...]

Release Announcement – vRealize Operations 6.4

Today November 15, 2016 Vmware announced the GA release of vRealize Operations 6.4.  The release features the following new features and improvements: Faster Root Cause Analysis 1 click Alert Grouping - Sift through alerts to quickly … [Read More...]