When the vRealize 8 products dropped, I was like a kid in a sweet shop, upgrading everything as quick as possible before my customers tried to, so I could encounter any issues first, but also the new features, so I could show them off.
During the upgrade of vROPs, I hit an issue that my Local Admin account in vROPs had expired, but I received no warning when using the vROPs 7.5 instance and logged into the interface using the Admin account.
Before I found the issue;
During the upgrade in vRSLCM, my upgrade task failed with “vROPS upgrade failure”, Error Code: LCMVROPSYSTEM25008, Upgrade.pak_pre_apply_validate_failed.
I had an interesting question from a customer recently;
Can we track the adoption/upgrades of VMware tools to the latest version in a vROPs dashboard
At first, I thought sure this is easy. But then looking at the various different default options, nothing would give me a graph which shows the increasing uptake or upgrades of VMware Tools to the last version.
I consulted internally, and between myself and my customer we came up with the following solution. Which was quite simple once we thought it out.
Create a custom group based on the information you want to capture
11,000 people (the most ever), have descended upon Barcelona this week for the annual European VMware conference. This year sees the event brought forward from October to September, and only a week or so after their flagship Las Vegas Event.
#VMworld in Barcelona tips over 11,000 people – bigger and better than ever.
VMware vRealize Suite will be getting further updates, I expect more on Wednesday about this.
Tighter integration between the products of the vRealize stack, and VSAN.
Expect to see more workings with AWS and Azure now they have solutions running on them as well (VMC on AWS, Horizon on Azure).
VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2 – the latest updates will push more robustness into the solution, and allow companies to scale further.
VMware Mobile Security Alliance Partners – under the digital workspace term, this is VMware’s big push and it wont stop soon. VMware is king of the DC, but they want a slice of whats outside the DC as well.
VMware vCloud NFV platform – there is now going to be a specific OpenStack for NFV.
Targeted at Communications Service Providers it will enable them to quickly and reliably deploy and upgrade OpenStack NFV environments—allowing them to accelerate service delivery, simplify management, increase agility and service security and readily develop new revenue streams.
You can now see the full day 1 announcements on the below YouTube link.
I’ll be collating my sessions notes separately after the event.
Make sure you follow the hastags #vmworld and #vmworld2017 on twitter, to get an update from the community, its the best way to follow all the individual announcements and see what’s happening during session as well.