Attention IT Recruiters – VCDX | VCIX | VCAP | VCP – Letters That Add Value!

There has been some discussion in the vExpert Slack channel over the last couple of days discussing how the vExpert Program which is an advocacy program that VMware awards to engaged members of the community was more recognized than actual VMware based certifications including the coveted VCDX. Without diminishing the value of the vExpert Program, this has been discussed in

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New Rubrik r528 – Targeting Encrypted Backup Market

Rubrik have today announced an expansion to their existing Converged Data Management Backup Appliances adding the secure backup focused r528 to the rXXX appliances. They have also released version 2.2 of their hardware plus software backup platform which introduces a couple new features to the Rubrik Management UI. The r528 is a targeted shift for Rubrik aimed at looking to secure what was

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HOTP: vCloud Air Japan to be Shutdown!

EDIT 2pm AWST: Seems as though the link and announcement has been pulled so take with a grain of salt until it’s confirmed or otherwise. EDIT 3:15pm ASWT: Link is back.EDIT 5:15pm ASWT: Link is pulled. Will continue to monitor but read below for info as it was earlier in the day. Just saw a tweet come through sounded out

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Beta Participation Matters! – vSphere Beta Program

Over the past week there have been a number of posts around the new vSphere Beta which is the first step in testing the next major release from VMware following vSphere 6. As has become custom there is a private beta form that can be accessed here and people that are interested can fill out the form and register their intent to participate.

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Critical Security Issue Client Integration Plugin | vCloud Director 5.5.6 Released

Last week VMware released advisory VMSA-2016-0004 for a critical security issue found in the Client Integration Plugin which is found in versions of vCenter, vCloud Director and vRealize Automation. From going through the advisory the Client Integration Plugin does not handle session content in a “safe way” which may allow for a Man in the Middle attack or Web session hijacking in case

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VCIX-NV Follow-up: Wearable Heart Rates and VCP Inheritance

Last week I sat and passed the VCIX-NV (VCXN610) exam and I thought I would follow-up last weeks Review Post with some interesting…well I think interesting observations I picked up from my JawBone device during the course of the exam as well as give an update on some questions around what passing the VCIX-NV in it’s current form gives you in

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It’s A Good Book! – vSphere Design Pocketbook 3.0

Last week Frank Denneman blogged about the release of the third installment of the vSphere Design Pocketbook. This is a great initiative from PernixData and Frank which gives bloggers the chance to have certain posts published in the form of an book of which gets distributed at industry events around the world, including EMC World and VMworld. Having read through this

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Veeam 9 – Important Cloud Connect Hotfix for VCSPs

Overnight Veeam released Hotfix Rollup 1 for Veeam Backup & Replication v9 targeting Veeam Cloud Connect VCSP partners. This is to fix a couple of small performance issues in large Veeam Cloud Connect deployments and a couple of other issue that have been discovered since the release of Update 1. If you are a VCSP and running Veeam Backup &

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Important – vCNS and NSX End of Availability and Support Notifications

For a while now we have known that vCloud Networking and Security’s days where numbered…with the release of NSX as a replacement+ product it had been communicated to current vCNS customers that an upgrade to NSX-v would be on the cards to ensure continued support and functionality. The date has now been set for the EOA of vCNS and in somewhat

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