Highlights from VMware: March 2019

By VMware Post posted 03-27-2019 10:38 AM


Highlights from VMware: March 2019

VMware News and Updates:

The Power of Giving Through Customer Feedback 

How do we improve the experiences we deliver at VMware? By listening to your feedback and taking action on what we learn. We take your feedback seriously and we value your time. Our Customer Relationship Survey is now live! As a thank you for taking just three minutes to share your thoughts using this link, we will donate to a cause* of your choice or by planting a tree in your honor – the choice is yours!

*Causes include: Education, Environment, Technology, or Women & Girls. See more at Global Giving.


The VMware Culture Journey to Inspire Customer Centricity        

Customer obsession is more than a concept – it’s a mission. Kate Woodcock, VP of Customer Advocacy, shares VMware’s journey to becoming a customer-centric culture in this blog.               

Are you interested in speaking at VMworld?

Customers and partners interested in speaking should complete the speaker interest form by April 16, 2019. If there is an opportunity for inclusion in the program, the VMworld content team will contact you for additional information. For more information, review the interest form guidelines or contact the VMworld content team.

Product Updates:

Here’s How to Monitor vSphere with Wavefront   

Wavefront now monitors vSphere with a recently announced Telegraf plugin. The vSphere plugin pulls vSphere metrics into Wavefront. In a few steps, learn how to deploy the vSphere plugin along with some guided best practices.       


Wavefront’s Kubernetes Observability Extends to OpenShift and More  

As more organizations use containers, Kubernetes has become the leading container orchestration platform. Wavefront now supports all popular Kubernetes implementations – including OpenShift. The Wavefront OpenShift integration provides full visibility into the performance of OpenShift clusters including underlying infrastructure metrics and resource state (pods, services, etc.) metrics. Learn how to get comprehensive insight into the health of your OpenShift environment.      


VMware Cloud on AWS: Evaluation Guide  

As we move into a world where businesses expect a dynamic and responsive IT environment, hybrid cloud is increasingly being seen as the answer.  Customers that need consistency, comprehensive visibility and ease of management and operations across their on-premises and public cloud environments are evaluating VMware Cloud on AWS to become part of their Hybrid Cloud solution. We have recently refreshed the VMware Cloud on AWS Evaluation Guide to help customers step through the features, functionality and configuration options for this very purpose.

Here are some additional resources to learn more about VMware Cloud on AWS:


VMware Cloud on AWS: Technical Deep Dive articles: February 2019 Recap       

Here is the list of blogs from Jan-Feb 2019 that give you deep-dive understanding of the VMware Cloud on AWS features, walk you through some step-by-step guides and will answer some of your questions about the service


VMware Cloud on AWS: What's new in Feb 2019? 

VMware Cloud on AWS delivers capabilities to run and protect applications with more flexibility. Read this blog to learn more about the new capabilities launched in Feb 2019.               

VMware Cloud on AWS on YouTube

Check out our YouTube channel to learn more about service overview, feature level demos, webinars, customer success stories and much more.         



Why VMUG Members Attend vForum Online         

Executive Director of VMUG, Brad Tompkins, has written a blog about the value VMUG users find in attending VMware's vForum Online – a free, half-day virtual event that's on April 24th from 9:00am to 2:30pm PST. This event includes solution-focused technical breakout sessions, live chats with VMware experts, and a wide variety of Hands-On Labs. Read Brad's blog to learn more about what you'll get from joining this event!


Webinar: Analyzing Billions of Traces in Seconds with Wavefront Distributed Tracing

Troubleshooting distributed applications is challenging due to lack of end-to-end flow visibility across microservices. Learn how Wavefront 3D Microservices Observability™ enables SREs and developers to quickly troubleshoot and optimize microservices-based applications with out-of-the-box distributed tracing combined with metrics and histograms. Register for the April 4th webcast.           


Professional Development: 

Kick Off Spring with Some Professional Development       

Spring is here and so is our latest course catalog. The VMware Education Services Course Catalog will provide you with all of the latest information about all new and available courses – including vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vRealize, Workspace ONE and more. This catalog is searchable by solution and product, and includes the details and descriptions of each course including:

  • Delivery types (Classroom, Live Online, Self-Paced, or Onsite)
  • Job role they apply to (Architect, Engineer, or Administrator)
  • Level category (Professional, Advanced, or Expert)
  • Course Length

Download the catalog and start building your skills today.


Influencing VMware Certifications: One VMUG Member’s Story  

"VMware Certifications aren’t just about testing learning from a text book. The VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certifications validate deep understanding of design and deployment principles, often through performance-based testing. This important way to measure learning is the truest test of real-life capabilities.

Find out how one VMUG member (and VMware Certified Instructor), Brett Guarino, is contributing to the VMware Certification program. Check out this SME Spotlight blog to read his story.