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Join us for the vSphere 7 Launch Event!

Join us for the vSphere 7 Launch Event!

vSphere 7 is VMware’s biggest set of innovations since the launch of ESXi. With all the excitement around this new generation of vSphere and the app modernization solutions we felt our loyal vSphere users deserve an event just for themselves! With the help of the hosts from siliconANGLE’s theCUBE, we’ve brought together vSphere engineering executives, The post Join us for the vSphere 7 Launch Event! appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

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vSphere 7 – Improved DRS

vSphere 7 – Improved DRS

The first release of Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) dates back to 2006. Since then, data centers and workloads have changed significantly. The new vSphere 7 release is shipped with DRS enhancements to better support modern workloads by using an improved DRS logic and new accompanying UI …Read More

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3.4.0 – VeloCloud, now part of VMware

VeloCloud is happy to announce that VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud® Release 3.4.0 is now available.

This release is recommended for all customers who require the features and functionality made available in this release. Release Notes can be found here and on the Partner Portal.

New Features

  • Remote Diagnostics – Clustering Enhancements
  • Object Groups
  • Conditional Backhaul
  • Reporting
  • Enterprise Cloning

Feature Enhancements

  • Firewall
  • MPLS Classes of Service
  • Overlay Flow Control
  • LAN-Side NAT
  • Remote Diagnostics – Ping Test
  • Netflow
  • Alerts

Integration Enhancements

  • Network Drivers
  • ADSL and VDSL SFP Support
  • Virtual Edge Support


  • When a new release becomes available, it typically takes 4-6 weeks for it to be rolled out to all enterprise hosted Orchestrators and Gateways.
  • An upgrade banner with more details will be posted on the Orchestrators at least one week after release announcements, and at least one week prior to the scheduled upgrade.
  • Partners with dedicated hosted Orchestrators should contact Support to schedule their upgrade.

January 2020 Update

See the strategy behind acquisitions in 2018 and 2019 come together!

“Digital transformation and the applications that drive it should not be restricted only to cloud and software giants.”, said Ray O’Farrell, VP of the new Modern App Platform team at VMware. The combination of Pivotal, Bitnami, and Heptio under the VMware umbrella empowers us to give our customers the agility they require. The community is noticing as still more Kubernetes leaders join VMware to help shape the future of applications.

Cloud Foundation 3.9.1 update news!  For a dot release, this version adds critical features on the road to NSX-T everywhere, like Application Virtual Networks.

HCX allows real ‘Cloud 2 Cloud’ mobility. What if you could connect two completely heterogeneous, isolated, legacy/modern clouds directly? If you could have two destination sites communicate directly – without the need to use a hub?

NSX Cloud simplifies a significant challenge in the networking space, multi-cloud network management.  NSX Cloud does this by removing the complexity associated with incompatible clouds. These are the five resources to start with if interested.

vSphere 6.0 End of General Support is March 2020.

vSphere 7.0 is also coming soon.

Speaking of vSphere –

vSpeaking Podcast Continuing the “Back to Basics” series, GSS Escalation Engineer Broc Yanda discusses vSphere networking. Broc explains how to get the best performance out of vSphere hosts networking, how to manage failover, and clears up other common networking misconceptions. Timely for those upgrading.

vSphere + Bitfusion – The Future of AI & ML “Bitfusion does for GPUs what vSphere did for CPUs” This tweet chat recap helps you understand what the integration of machine learning into vSphere means. This is happening in 2020, not some vague future! Another part of what you can look forward to soon.

New Posters! Who doesn’t like fresh posters for the office? The Network Insight SD-WAN & VeloCloud Search Poster is an excellent way to get started with the useful search queries that can be used to get information on your WAN.

Explore Zero Trust for the digital workspace in this Workspace Tech Zone video.

App Volumes receives a big update with version 4 Learn what’s new.

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Ending on a more personal note, part of why I work here is the culture. From our CEO down, VMware walks the talk, making a positive contribution to the community. Two things stuck out for me. First is our Citizen Philanthropy series of programs, which includes an employee donation matching to non-profits. Pretty awesome. Second, did you know that VMware is the founding partner of the Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference? Registration just opened up for the spring session.

Migrate NSX for vSphere to NSX-T

Migrate NSX for vSphere to NSX-T

As you might know, I use a test/demo environment from my employer. In this environment, I can demo the VMware SDDC products for customers or colleagues. Since the start of the environment approx. four years ago, I had a demo around NSX for vSphere, but as you know, the product has been announced to go end of support in 2022 and there will be no more development on it.

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