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VMware's tight relationship with Pivotal could be a harbinger of more vendor partnership announcements than product releases or upgrades at VMworld 2018.

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  • VMware vRealize Log Insight (formerly vCenter Log Insight)

    VRealize Log Insight is a log collection and analytics virtual appliance that enables administrators to collect, view, manage and analyze syslog data.

  • VMware Cloud on AWS

    VMware Cloud on AWS is a hybrid cloud service that runs the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) stack in the AWS public cloud.

  • VMware vSphere Client

    The VMware vSphere Client is a web-based application that connects to the vCenter Server so IT administrators can manage installations and handle inventory objects in a vSphere deployment.

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Data center architecture for VMware ESX and ESXi

A data center's hardware and networking components can greatly improve your VMware environment's return on investment, or ROI, as resulting performance greatly depends on the underlying architecture. <P>From this page, you can navigate to subsections that provide collections of expert tips and step-by-step how-to's that help you leverage your existing storage and networking architecture with configuration, purchasing and general management tips. Alternatively, if you're in the market for new hardware, our articles can help you decide what to purchase to support a virtualized infrastructure.

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  • VMware NSX

    VMware NSX is a virtual networking and security software product family created from VMware's vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) and Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) intellectual property.

  • vSphere HA (VMware High Availability)

    VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a utility included in VMware's vSphere software that can restart failed virtual machines (VMs) on alternative host servers to reduce application downtime.

  • VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN)

    VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) is a hyper-converged, software-defined storage (SDS) product developed by VMware that pools together direct-attached storage devices across a VMware vSphere cluster to create a distributed, shared data store.

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VMware certifications and training

VMware certifications are becoming requirements for certain system administrator jobs, but in some cases just knowing how to use the products and having experience is enough to ensure job safety. Either way, IT jobs require continuous learning, and this section aims to assist you with that by providing articles and expert commentary on the VMware Certified Professional, or VCP, exam, as well as the newer VMware Certified Design Expert, or VCDX. <P>We'll also post our educational screencasts and introductory tips to help bring you up to speed on what VMware has to offer, and keep you updated on new certifications as VMware continues to develop its certification pathway.

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  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

    VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is a certification designed to demonstrate technical competency with VMware vSphere and related technologies.

  • VMware

    VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider for x86-compatible computers.

  • VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX)

    The VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) is third-highest level in VMware's data center virtualization, cloud management and automation, desktop and mobility, and network virtualization certification tracks.

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VMware cloud

For companies considering cloud computing, private clouds are a good starting point. Building and managing a private cloud enables you to pool hardware, storage, network, Web, and virtualization resources for more flexible, dynamic and on-demand requirements. Hybrid clouds allow you to use private and public clouds as appropriate. Get news and research on designing a VMware cloud strategy, including the benefits of pooling resources into clouds to address a business's changing computing needs as well as the potential drawbacks of managing clouds. This topic section covers VMware vSphere and vCloud as well as other private cloud platforms.

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  • VMware Cloud on AWS

    VMware Cloud on AWS is a hybrid cloud service that runs the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) stack in the AWS public cloud.

  • VMware NSX

    VMware NSX is a virtual networking and security software product family created from VMware's vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) and Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) intellectual property.

  • VMware vCloud Director (VMware vCD)

    VMware vCloud Director (vCD) is deployment, automation and management software for virtual infrastructure resources in multi-tenant cloud environments.

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VMware desktop software and desktop virtualization

VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware Player are desktop software products from VMware. Desktop software products such as these are also known as type-2 virtualization or hosted virtualization products. VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion allow you to create virtual machines; VMware Player only allows you to run them. <P>VMware Server is a desktop or hosted virtualization option for those that wish to take server virtualization for a test drive. <P>VMware View, formerly known as VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI, is VMware's current desktop virtualization offering. <P>Here you'll find subtopics that cover all of the aforementioned products individually, each section offering overviews written by experts in the field, best practices, and getting started guides.

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VMware ESX and ESXi administrative tips

As a VMware ESX and/or ESXi administrator, you need to know everything about running a VMware environment, from the basics such as system requirements, installing VMware and how to perform physical-to-virtual migrations, to more advanced issues such as how to get the best performance from your virtualized architecture and how to best monitor your environment. You'll also need to determine whether or not to use performance tools, how to protect your virtual servers from security concerns and how to troubleshoot virtual machines when something goes awry. This section offers tips on all of the mentioned areas, broken down into more specific categories so that you can more easily find what you're looking for.

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VMware infrastructure management services

VMware's infrastructure management services are what makes VMware ESX the enterprise virtualization hypervisor of choice. In this section, you'll find expert tips on popular VMware components such as VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), VMware High Availability (HA), VMotion, Storage VMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Data Protection Manager (DPM), organized by product. <P>For example, in the VMware Consolidated Backup subsection, you'll find an in-depth troubleshooting article as well as useful script additions that enhance the product's functionality. <P>And in the VMware High Availability section, we offer an introductory HA tip that goes over the various settings so you can optimize HA for your environment. As the author points out, most of the HA configurations are not driven by the usual check boxes and options screens.

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  • vSphere HA (VMware High Availability)

    VMware vSphere HA (High Availability) is a utility included in VMware's vSphere software that can restart failed virtual machines (VMs) on alternative host servers to reduce application downtime.

  • VMware vSphere

    VMware vSphere -- formerly known as VMware Infrastructure -- is the brand name for VMware's suite of server virtualization products that includes its ESXi hypervisor and vCenter management software.

  • VMware long-distance vMotion

    Long-distance vMotion is a feature that allows virtual machines to be migrated over long distances with a maximum round-trip latency time of 150 milliseconds.

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VMware initiatives and new releases

VMware is continually innovating. The last big release was vSphere, and the next big move on the horizon is the switch from ESX to VMware's console-less hypervisor, ESXi. Here you'll also find subtopics that house articles that cover VMware mobile virtualization; articles that cover what's new in various VMware point releases and more.

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  • VMware NSX

    VMware NSX is a virtual networking and security software product family created from VMware's vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) and Nicira's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) intellectual property.

  • VMware AirWatch

    VMware AirWatch is an enterprise mobility software provider based in Atlanta. AirWatch, a division of virtualization vendor VMware, provides technologies that help IT administrators deploy, secure and manage mobile devices, applications and data, as well as Windows 10 and Apple Mac computers.

  • VMware AirWatch

    VMware AirWatch is an enterprise mobility software provider based in Atlanta. AirWatch, a division of virtualization vendor VMware, provides technologies that help IT administrators deploy, secure and manage mobile devices, applications and data, as well as Windows 10 and Apple Mac computers.

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