What’s Changed in the VMware Cloud Management Platform lately

As companies move a traditional managed virtualization environment to a true DevOps-Ready IT environment, it’s important to understand the changes recently made to the VMware Cloud Management Platform.  VMware has made some major changes to the products that make up their CMP. What is a Cloud Management Platform? As defined by Gartner: Cloud management platforms are…

What’s New with VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.1

VMware’s latest OpenStack distribution gives you the new features and enhancements included in the latest Mitaka release, an optimized management control plane architecture, and the ability to leverage existing workloads in your OpenStack cloud. OpenStack Mitaka Support   This release is based on the OpenStack Mitaka release and provides the following new features and enhancements:…

What’s New in vRealize Network Insight 3.4.0

VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments. What’s New? AWS Public Cloud…

What’s New with VMware vRealize CloudClient 4.4.0

vRealize CloudClient is a command-line utility that provides verb-based access with a unified interface across vRealize Automation APIs Command Line Use Case Examples: Browse the service catalog and submit a request Approve a catalog request Manage provisioned machines Create tenants and groups Configure IaaS, including endpoints, data collection, and reservations Manage catalog services and entitlements…

What’s New with VMware vRealize Automation 7.3

The vRealize Automation 7.3 release includes resolved issues and the following new capabilities: Parameterized Blueprints to Enhance Reusability And Reduce Sprawl Policy-Based Optimization of Virtual Machine Placement Enhanced Control of NSX-Provisioned Load Balancers Enhanced NAT Port Forwarding Rules NSX Security Group and Tag Management High Availability Automated for NSX Edge Services NSX Edge Size Selection…

What’s New with the VMware vRealize Automation plugin for ITSM 2.0.0

The vRealize Automation plugin for ServiceNow enables you to integrate vRealize Automation functionality within ServiceNow. The vRealize Automation plugin for ServiceNow enables ServiceNow users to deploy virtual machines using vRealize Automation catalog and governance capabilities. It allows our customers to provide a single UI across both ServiceNow and vRealize Automation capabilities   Enhancements Summary: View and…

What’s New with VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.3

vRealize Orchestrator 7.3 introduces a number of improvements, bug fixes, and extends the automated configuration with new options: Integration with Single Sign-On (SSO) through vRealize Automation or vSphere authentication. Improved configuration of Control Center, including an initial configuration wizard. Role-based access to Control Center as opposed to the unrestricted root access in earlier versions. The…

What’s new in vRealize Operations Manager 6.6

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6 focuses on enhancing product usability, accelerating time to value and improving troubleshooting capabilities. Simplified usability and faster time to value capabilities: New HTML5 user interface provides an easier and consistent experience. The Getting Started dashboard allows for quick navigation. Persona based dashboards provides for answers in one place. Dashboards are separated…

What’s new in vRealize Log Insight 4.5

This release of VMware vRealize Log Insight delivers product improvements and updates to the previous release, including these features: Server Features Added API to query alert execution and notification history Added ability to specify basic authentication for webhooks New product configuration APIs added The source field is maintained when forwarding from vRealize Log Insight forwarder…

What’s new in VMware vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3

Notice the 2 views from vROPs and vRA – Business Management Tab!! Private Cloud Partial vCenter Server support. You can select a set of virtual machines or clusters to add into vRealize Business for Cloud, instead of adding the complete vCenter Server. Public Cloud Enhancements to Azure. Azure is considered as a first class citizen…

What makes a Cult Leader?

‘Usually’ using the term loosely here, a cult leader is a person of tremendous charisma who makes followers feel loved and accepted. It is often suggested that cult leaders use brainwashing tactics to attract and keep followers. In many instances cult members deeply identify with and admire their leader. Cult leaders often require degrees of…