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Today a non VMware topic... My workplace needed some more screen estate and while colleagues go for multiple screens I personally prefer the one screen solution, which naturally pushed towards one of the new 49" SuperWide screens which you can find from Philips like the 499P9H which I use, or Dell U4919DW has one as well. Be careful that you check the screen resolution, there are models on 49" which are 3840x1080, which would be too low for me, only some have 5120 x 1440 pixel LCDs.Read More
I just got engaged in a customer project for Workspace ONE. This European customer wants to lower his TCO on mobile devices, as they currently hand out many Notebooks to their employees and Windows Notebook require a lot of management from the customer side. So they raised the question if it is possible to include Chromebooks in their environment and to fully manage them with their MDM solution – VMware Workspace ONE UEM.
With the use of VMware Workspace ONE UEM we have two options of management:
- Container management (We are only able to manage Settings and Content within a protected Container)
- Full system management (We are managing the whole System and all Content and Settings on it)
The customer decided to have the full system management so we have to incorporate Google Chrome Enterprise, as this solution combines the management capabilities of Google and VMware to easy and fully manage a Chrome Device.Read More
One of the new features in vCloud Director since version 9.1 is the ability to execute vRealize Orchestrator workflows direct from within the vCloud Director User Interface for both tenant and service provider usage. With the constant addition of other extensibility features this becomes a very attractive solutions for service providers to expand from standard vCloud Director based IaaS to some more advanced service offerings.
But how do you get started?Read More
This article explains how to use the “Add connection” workflow from the vCD 9.7 vRO plugin, because it’s not obvious in first place.
After installing the vCD 9.7 plugin into vRO (installation is not part of this article), there are additional workflows in the library, including a folder called “Plug-in Configuration”. This contains the workflows to add, delete, and update the plugin connection to vCloud Director.
Two months ago, I got engaged in a customer project for Workspace ONE. On Key Requirement was the installation of the Workspace ONE UEM Agent (aka. AWAgent) on Windows 10 Devices (Notebooks and Clients) which were already handed over to the End users. The IT of the Customer does not have any kind of software deployment tools like Microsoft’s SCCM or Symantec Altiris and so on. So, it was necessary to find a solution for deploying the agent without any additional tools, only GPO should be utilized.
So, what we need to do is strip our "problem" into two parts. First part installing the AWAgent without Local Admin Rights (LAR) and the second part stage the Windows 10 Device and automatically reassign the user.
Let us start with the first Part. First of all, we need our staging User. So, inside the Workspace UEM Console, we create a new User (Local user not an LDAP User) and give him the staging Permission.Read More
I am working as a VCI and teach a lot of trainings with vRO content and often get the question about JSON objects in vRealize Orchestrator and how they work and how they can be built easily. That’s the reason I decided to write an article about that topic with the approach, which helped me, understanding a JSON object.
Recently VMware announced the removal of the certification expiration, causing a relief for a lot of people, as keeping up with certs and other topics can be quite challenging from time to time.
Another recent change caught me as a complete surprise, I first thought that the massive uprise in VCP-NV 2019 certs was due to an initiative for partner enablement or in preparation for the announced VMware on AWS Master Competency which will require this as parts of it. But then I did some research and found that VMware now offers different ways for the different cert tracks on how to update your cert to the newest version WITHOUT sitting the exam.
In the following paragraphs I will ONLY COVER THE UPGRADE PATHS to renew your certification. If you don't hold that certificate or are on a different track please visit the link on each cert for more dertails.Read More
Today a non-tech blog-post, I wanted to recap and encourage the participation in the VMware Empower conference… Why as a Partner you should attend and ensure at least your tech field team is attending…
You want the short version:
Empower is the technical enablement event for VMware Partners, there is currently no better place to network, get insights into all products, get envisioned with short and long term road map overview and even get a free exam to make the next step towards a higher partner level.Read More
It took me a while to figure out, how to use the vRO API explorer creating necessary code for workflows. Now is the time to share the knowledge. The API explorer, together with the MOB (Managed Object Browser) of the vCenter Server, provides a very powerful combination to develop code. Often you need to create specific objects to reconfigure virtual machines or hosts for example and you need to collect the information, how an object is created on the one hand and on the other hand how to manipulate an object.Read More
VMware has released on 28-March 2019 vCloud Director 126.96.36.199 which includes a highly critical security patch which should be installed as soon as possible by all service providers running vCloud Director 9.5.
Security issue at hand:
VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers update resolves a Remote Session Hijack vulnerability in the Tenant and Provider Portals. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow a malicious actor to access the Tenant or Provider Portals by impersonating a currently logged in session.
Personal note / comment (I started to add this as I get often asked to evaluate the "real criticality/risk factor" by our strategic accounts):
This is a very critical issue which could directly affect customer/tenant data security, therefore I advice to give the test and upgrade procedure highest priority. Ensure this get's validated on test infrastructure before applied to production systems.