vRealize Operations 6.0 Announced

Today at VMworld Europe, VMware have officially unveiled vRealize Operations 6.0. This rebranding of the vCenter Operations Management Suite not only re-positions the product but it also introduces some much needed enhancements and features. Key amongst those are: New Deployment Model vCOps instances were not very scalable in the past. Once you reached a certain level, you'd be forced to deploy another one i.e. another “Analytics VM” and another “UI VM”. Scaling was achieved purely through the manipulation of hardware resources for the VMs. With vRealize Ops 6.0, the analytics and UI components…

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vRockstar 2014 - In Pictures

The third annual vRockstar party kicked off proceedings for many in Barcelona last night. Once again the Hard Rock Cafe played host to a cluster of geeks prior to VMworld's Partner Day. Thanks to the sponsors below, a great time was had by all. I got to meet quite a few new people from the VMware community who've I've followed on Twitter or the VMware forums as well as catching up with quite a few people who I already know quite well. Here's a few photos from the evening.…

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TechTalks Schedule at VMworld EMEA 2014

The provisional schedule for vBrownbag TechTalks at VMworld EMEA 2014 has been posted. If you don't know what they are, the TechTalks are 10 minute presentations (hopefully broadcast live on the internet but also recorded) on any technical subject given by assorted attendees of VMworld. Anyone can propose a TechTalk (there are a few spaces left – signup using this form) and anyone can watch (find the Community Hangspace, or watch online via the vBrownbag live page). Among the sessions already scheduled are a couple of great sounding ones from Joerg Lew on orchestration and automation; another from Kaido Kibin…

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VMworld Europe 2014 - Looking forward...

It's October now and it means that VMworld Europe 2014 is right around the corner. I'll be attending in Barcelona for what will be my 4th VMworld. It will be the first time that I've ever attended under a full conference pass rather than just as a blogger. However, I don't expect the experience to be hugely different. Perhaps in the general sessions the view will be slightly different but that's about it. My employer, Xtravirt, is sending a number of my colleagues along with me to VMworld this year. Whilst we're all very different people working on different projects,…

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vBrownbag needs you at VMworld Europe 2014

VMworld Europe 2014 gets under way two weeks from today. There are a large number of excellent sessions available to schedule but if you either didn't get yours selected, didn't submit one but wish you had or just have something that you want to share with VMware users and the community in general then there is another way. Every year at VMworld (both US and EMEA), the vBrownbag crew organise a series of TechTalks aimed at giving anybody who wants to, a chance to present for 10 minutes on the topic of their choice (except for direct product pitches). The…

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South West UK VMUG (9th September 2014)

How time flies! The dust had barely settled on our second successful VMUG in Bristol and we were already well into planning for the next meeting. If you haven't already see an email or tweet about it, the next SWUKVMUG is being held on Tuesday 9th September 2014 at the mShed once again. We've got a little bit of last minute juggling going on with the agenda following some of the announcements coming out of VMworld US this week. The highlights include: VMware vSAN A VMworld update Mike Laverick will be speaking We hope to have a session about EVO:…

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ThinApp 5.0 Gets 64-bit Support

ThinApp has been a version 4.x product almost since VMware acquired it in 2008. On Wednesday at VMworld version 5.0 was announced and it is expected to be generally available from the end of October 2013. With a major version bump like this you'd rightly expect some significant changes. Perhaps the most significant of these is the inclusion of support for virtualising 64-bit applications. There have also been some architectural changes to the level of virtualisation to increase and simplify application compatibility. Together these two enhancements are likely to mean that a greater range of applications can be…

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vCOPS for View Free for Horizon Suite Customers

From the end of October 2013 (or thereabouts) vCenter Operations Manager for Horizon View is to be included as a part of VMware's Horizon Suite. The Horizon Suite is currently comprised of 4 major components: Horizon View Horizon Workspace Horizon Mirage ThinApp Presumably this move is intended to act as an incentive for existing and potential EUC customers to adopt the entire Horizon Suite rather than build solutions that rely on only a subset of the components.…

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