New fling: Blockchain on vSphere

Summary Blockchain is an emerging technology which has been gaining traction globally throughout the past few years. Industries like finance, logistics, and IoT are actively working on research and pilot projects using blockchain. Fabric is a sub project under Hyperledger (a LinuxFoundation project), it is probably the most mature blockchain solution available now for business … Read more

New Fling: Desktop Watermark

Summary Desktop Watermark is a Windows native application that adds a watermark to a desktop for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) auditing or exhibition purposes. A watermark has the ability to be visible or invisible. Invisible watermarks, seen in the screenshot, can be revealed by a tool bundled in the Fling. The tool should be configured … Read more

Free e-Learning: VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals

Summary: – Format: Self-Paced – Length: 3 Hours Overview: In the VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals course, you will learn how VMware supports the open-source and industry standard OpenStack framework for managing public and private clouds. This course covers the features and advantages of VMware Integrated OpenStack. It also covers the basic architecture, explains how to … Read more

Free e-Learning: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017

Summary: – Format: Self-Paced – Length: 3 Hours Overview: The VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2017 course introduces the concept of Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). The course is designed to introduce basic and fundamental concepts associated with SDDC, Network Virtualization, Security, and the types of business challenges the solution solves by illustrating several use cases. … Read more

Free e-Learning: vSphere Integrated Containers Fundamentals

Summary: – Format: Self-Paced – Length: 2.5 Hours Overview: This course covers a series of topics on cloud native basics such as container technology, Kubernetes, and container related infrastructure technologies. Outline: Cloud Native Basics What is a Container? In this lightboard talk, Ben Corrie explains what a container is for beginners. The Benefits of Containers … Read more

VMware Cloud on AWS

Last year VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a strategic partnership in October 2016, the week before VMworld Europe. During VMworld Europe I attended some of the sessions regarding this partnership and the offering. As it was just new there were not a lot of details available and it was mostly screens that they … Read more

Updated fling: VMware OS Optimization Tool

Summary The VMware OS Optimization Tool helps optimize Windows 7/8/2008/2012/10 systems for use with VMware Horizon View. The optimization tool includes customizable templates to enable or disable Windows system services and features, per VMware recommendations and best practices, across multiple systems. Since most Windows system services are enabled by default, the optimization tool can be … Read more

VMworld 2017 (Day 3)

Yesterday was the third and last day of VMworld 2017 Europe. I had two sessions scheduled. Both were VMware Cloud on AWS related. First session was: Protecting Virtual Machines in VMware Cloud on AWS.  In this session, VMware and Dell EMC also presented their capabilities for this subject. Interesting solutions in which you see the added … Read more

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