Highlights from VMware: June 2019

By VMware Post posted 06-20-2019 03:28 PM

Highlights from VMware: June 2019

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4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2019 US

Are you joining us at VMworld 2019 US? VMware Education Services is offering discounts for VMworld attendees.  As you register for VMworld, simply add any of these VMware Training and Certification offers to your cart.

  • 25% off select On Demand courses
  • 50% off a VMware Learning Zone (our 24/7 training hub) Premium Subscription
  • 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams as well as practice tests taken at VMworld
  • 20% off Live Online courses (Coming Soon! Available a few weeks before VMworld.)

Don’t miss this opportunity to save on these valuable offers to help you develop your skills. Learn more.

The Impact of Virtualized Software to Win the War on Terror   

The U.S. military needed better-performing, lighter computing modules for swift field deployments. Traditional “portable” server modules weigh around 700 pounds each. VMware vSAN, VMware vSphere 6 and VMware vRealize Operations enabled our customer Cubic to build small form factor, military-grade modular racks that are stackable and weigh 35-40 pounds each. Modules can be deployed in less than two hours, anywhere in the world, from a soldier’s backpack to a helicopter. Equipment is reliable, significantly less expensive, uses less power, and easier to use for reduced training costs. Learn more.    

New Edition: Next-Gen Virtualization e-Book   

The very popular Next-Gen Virtualization for Dummies e-book is now available. Learn how to take the virtualized data center to the next level with this short and easy read, which provides direct, to-the-point information. Check it out and share 



Engage in live debate with cross-industry technical experts, join lightning rounds with networking moguls, and help drive conversation as industry luminaries and pacesetting front-runners connect the dots. Attend lighting round sessions as The Wizards of Networking Predict Architectural Shifts to Happen by 2025; catch a deep-dive discussion on network operations in Epic Fails, Follies, and Fixes; and join the debate over ownership of identity, network, and security policy with The Keepers—Who Should Control the Keys? Get contrasting points of view on top- of-mind questions in The Point/Counterpoint Throw-down, and join the no-holds-barred debate in Networks Should Be Simple, Right?  A special guest will round out the day by elevating the room with Academia’s View of the Future of Networking. This is an exclusive event—please request an invitation.

Product Updates

New eBook: Kubernetes for Executives

Check out this new eBook, Kubernetes for Executives, covers Kubernetes fundamentals and highlights expected business outcomes. It explains how containers and Kubernetes help businesses deliver higher quality digital services and software faster. It also explains key Kubernetes concepts all IT leaders should understand.      

New eBook: 10 Examples of Smarter Monitoring Alerts

SREs and developers dread unnecessary 2AM wake up calls. Learn how your peers at leading digital enterprises use smarter monitoring alerts to reduce these unforeseen events. You’ll learn why defining smarter alerts at the start is a better way to reduce alert noise, how DevOps teams use analytics to identify hidden cloud app anomalies, and how to create smarter monitoring alerts with automated analytics      

How to Get Analytics Insights for Your Pivotal Applications – PAS/PCF  

Pivotal Application service (PAS) is based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). PAS on PCF helps DevOps and developer teams quickly develop and deliver cloud applications by abstracting underlying cloud complexities. Due to shortened release cycles, enterprises are facing an explosion of metrics they have to analyze quickly. Using Wavefront Nozzle for PAS/PCF to collect metrics from key PAS applications and PCF components, engineering teams can efficiently run and monitor PAS, the PCF platform and associated services. Wavefront enables developers and PAS and PCF administrators with shareable, self-serve metrics. Learn more.     

New Release of Skyline Advisor Proactive Support: Join a Live Webinar

If you have a current Production Support or Premier Services contract with VMware, you are eligible to use Skyline proactive support technology at no additional charge. The latest version of Skyline Advisor includes many new features, including:

- Basic Configuration Findings for Production Support Customers

- Inactivity Email Notifications

- Inventory View Enhancement: Inventory View now includes Horizon & vRealize Operations inventories

- New Finding Type Filter: filter by Patch / Upgrade, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Findings

- Log Assist Enhancements

Want to learn more about Skyline? Register for a free webinar to see a feature overview, live demo and participate in Q&A.       

Education Services

Get the Best Possible Guidance to Pass Your Certification Exam

Following the popularity of the four previously released exam preps, the VMware Learning Zone has just released two additional new free programs to help learners prepare for certification exams. Now available with a Basic subscription, these include:

  • VMware Horizon 7.7 Professional Exam Prep, which is a prerequisite for the VMware Certified Professional 7 – Desktop and Mobility certification
  • VMware Network Virtualization 6 Professional Exam Prep, which is a prerequisite for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization certification

These courses provide expert guidance to make sure you’re ready to pass—including assistance in identifying key knowledge gaps. Find out more here!

Check Out VMware Learning Zone’s Upcoming Live Online Events!

With your existing VMware Education account, you can access free online events offered by VMware Learning Zone (VLZ). There are nine unique learning opportunities—including Webinars and Instructor Office Hours—coming up in July. You can find detailed event descriptions and speaker bios on the VLZ Live Events registration page.