Posts Tagged ‘vmware’

Exploring the VMware Tanzu Portfolio

Following the acquisition of Pivotal by VMware, VMware Tanzu became the new name for Pivotal technology under the VMware umbrella. VMware recently announced key milestones for products in the VMware Tanzu portfolio. This portfolio brings consistency to the building, running, and managing code and is one of the few products that tackle the challenges of […]

VMware Tanzu Launching Today

Today marks VMware’s next step in the integration of Pivotal technology with the release of VMware Tanzu. VMware Tanzu is a portfolio of products and services for modernizing applications and infrastructure that includes Pivotal technology. It is built to simplify multi-cloud operations, freeing up developers to build applications. DevOps teams will be able to work […]

VMware Completes Pivotal Acquisition

VMware Completes Pivotal Acquisition During SpringOne Platform in 2019, Pivotal officially opened the conference with a keynote featuring James Watters, Senior VP of Strategy at Pivotal, and Pat Gelsinger, CEO at VMware, to announce the acquisition of Pivotal. When James asked, “Why Pivotal?” Pat noted the two had already worked closely. With the widespread adoption […]

SpringOne 2019 Keynote Recap: VMware and Pivotal

SpringOne Platform, Pivotal’s user conference, is happening in Austin this week. Today, the conference officially opened with a keynote featuring James Watters, Senior VP of Strategy at Pivotal. After some initial remarks, he brought Pivotal’s soon-to-be new owner and current CEO of VMware, Pat Gelsinger, on stage. The acquisition was announced two months ago during […]

Leverage vSphere Web Client to Import SHA-256 Hashed OVA File

Software vendors uses Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard to to deploy the packaged VMs (appliances) and make the process easier. An OVF package is composed by following files – .ovf -> It is the XML file that contains the metadata for the OVF package – Name, Hardware requirement and reference to other files in the package. […]

VMware Workstation 11 – Host Unable to Ping Guest VM

I recently ran into an issue in which I was unable to ping a guest VM from a host machine. Let me explain my scenario before jumping into how I resolved the issue. I built a Linux VM running on Windows 7. This VM included all the Oracle BI related products such as database, DAC […]

The Elephant In The (Server) Room

  Server Virtualization: An amazingly helpful technological advancement that has left computer system validation (CSV) teams everywhere scratching their heads. Why? CSV calls for proof that the servers used for regulated computer systems meet or exceed the minimum hardware requirements for those systems. This is known as “hardware qualification” or “HQ.” But when the hardware […]

VMWare to Create Dropbox for the Enterprise

CRN has a note about VMWare’s intention to launch a more secure Dropbox for the enterprise.  Both Dropbox and Box.com have nifty solutions that make it really easy to share and sync documents.  Their offerings shouldn’t be confused with other collaboration vendors who allow you to share your files via a web based interface or […]

SharePoint and Virtual Machine (VM) Performance

As a developer, I live inside my various virtual machines (VMs).  I have at least one VM per project that I’m working on and each VM is rather large (~40GB+).  I use VMs because it makes life easier for me.  It keeps development programs and other non-standard configuration settings off my host machine.  Unlike some […]