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VMWorld 2017 Updates

Catch up with all these articles with the announcement page.

Day 1

VMware Cloud on AWS
It is now LIVE!
https://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-newsfeed.VMware-and-AWS-Announce-Initial-Availability-of-VMware-Cloud-on-AWS.2184706.html

AppDefense
Beyond what NSX provide you with micro-segmentation, today with AppDefense you will be able to identify and realize misbehavior in your VM and action on them if you have NSX for distributed enforcement.
https://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/2017/08/introducing-vmware-appdefense-expanding-beyond-micro-segmentation-threat-detection-response.html

NSX-T 2.0
Extension of supporting VM and containers alike and AWS workloads.  Ability to support vSphere and KVM.
https://blogs.vmware.com/networkvirtualization/2017/08/nsx-t-2-0.html/


OpenStack 4.0
Multiple vCenter Servers and containers support is one of the key release feature.
https://blogs.vmware.com/openstack/vmware-integrated-openstack-4-0/


Simplified Management of VMware Cloud on AWS with v…

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization Released

Yes the VCAP6.5-DCV has been released on 7th Aug 2017.  I was fortunate to be part of the exam creation, and experience the process to understand how much effort and time is put into creating an exam, is never simple.

You can find out the requirement to take this exam. Do read the exam guide to make sure you are up to the level to take this exam.

The exam is targeted at an advanced level that is someone who has the experience above VCP.  I have seen many try to attempt this exam and failed right after their VCP exam.  There is a different for a reason.  Some have attended the recommended vSphere Design Workshop and mention the exam is not covering what is covered in the workshop.

Do note that this is a certification exam and it is to assess your level of expertise and not your memorize work on a particular course like what we study in schools.  In all certification exams, it is to test on your know how and knowledge level.

This year, there is a catch, unlike the past version 5.x certi…

vExpert 2017 Second Half Announcement

The vExpert 2017 second half list is released. There is 105 new vExpert for 2017 on top of the existing 1471 which was previously announced.

Once again congrats to the new vExpert 2017 and hope to see each and everyone again next year.

Check out some of your benefit from the vExpert community forum and if you are heading to VMworld 2017, do check out some of the sponsor booth listed.

VMware Thinapp Support for Windows 10

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Recently I was tasked to do a demo on Thinapp.  I have a Windows XP SP3 32bit running with Thinapp version 4.x.

I did some thinapp on Internet Explore 7, 8 and 9.  Everything was working fine.

Next I spin off a Windows 10 64bit VM and try to run these Internet Explorer thinapp'ed and I got the error below:


Did a Google search and came across information that Windows 10 can only support Internet Explorer 8 and above which I find that weird since Thinapp should be able to support to run as it's a packaged container.

Eventually, I chanced upon Thinapp release notes to discover it only support Windows 10 in version 5.2.0 and 5.2.2 recently support Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  How silly of me not checking out my Thinapp version.

Upon updating my Thinapp on my Windows XP VM and using relink to update my Thinapp Package in the bin, it is now able to run in Windows 10.  Yes, I do not have to run through the prescan and post scan all over with relink.  Check out this KB to see how t…