VMWARE CLOUD PROVIDER HUB 2.5 RELEASE UPDATE

WazzHUB, VMware Cloud Providers!? Welcome to the VMware Cloud Provider Hub 2.5 updates! Our team has been working hard over the last quarter to make your favorite XaaS offering platform even better! What’s better you ask? CloudHealth service is now in Initially availability on Hub, new features enhance the platform, and we have simplified how you can learn more!

In this blog, we will go over Hub updates in three main areas:

 

Enhanced Managed Service Deliver Platform

 

The Cloud Provider Hub 2.5 release includes key capabilities launched over the past few months that deliver new value with increased security, simplified access and identity control, and enhanced usage reporting.

1. Greater Security with Multi-Factor Authentication:

Cloud Provider Hub now delivers higher levels of protection for tenants’ data and applications with an extra layer of security. New multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires you to present two pieces of evidence (your credentials) upon signing in. These credentials are something you know, such as your password, and something you have, such as an application that generates a one-time passcode.

To secure your cloud account with MFA, you download an authentication application to your mobile device. The application creates a virtual MFA device and generates a six-digit authentication code that is compatible with the time-based, one-time password standard. You use this code together with your VMware ID and password to log in to cloud services.

For more information, please review the following resources:

2. Simplified Access and Login with Identify Federation:

New identity federation capabilities in Cloud Provider Hub 2.5 greater simplify access and login for tenants, saving them time and provider greater control over groups of users. Identify Federation enables tenants to use single sign-on (SSO) to access VMware Cloud Services, allowing tenants to bring their corporate identity and credentials to access any of their entitled services.

With this latest enhancement, you can set up a federated identity for the corporate domains of tenant organizations that you manage. Federated tenants can use their organization’s single sign-on and identity source to sign in to VMware Cloud Provider Hub. Federated tenants can also set group permissions to the organization and its services by assigning organization and service roles to enterprise groups. Federation in VMware Cloud Provider Hub is supported only for tenants.

To learn more about this capability. Review the detailed online documentation that goes over the details of:

3. Enhanced Usage Reporting with Consolidated Views:

New enhancements further lower operational costs with greater visibility and understanding of customer lifecycle management. VMware Cloud Provider Hub now offers MSPs a consolidated view of usage for all their customers, which helps them with customer lifecycle management.

The new usage reporting features introduced are:

  • Providers in provider console can view the latest MSRP price of each SKU in Usage Insight as well as in download-friendly detailed hourly usage report
  • A new Download All option for providers in provider organization, allowing them to download the detailed hourly usage report for all organization provider and tenants for the period selected
  • Downloadable usage hourly report is now filterable on the provided tags for the tenant organization and the usage details for provider and tenant organizations can be downloaded using Download All button

To learn more about these and other usage capability refer to our recent blogs:

 

Improved Learning and Adoption Experience:

 

Are you looking for more information on available services and one place to keep track of the latest information – from business benefits to technical demos? If so, then have you seen our updated VMware Cloud Provider Hub educational site? Check it out today!

 

 

The recently revamped site boasts the following new updates.

  1. Simplify Learning with Updated Service Tab: The services tabs has been updated to offer detailed resources for the latest services that are available on Hub.

 

  1. Become a Proficient User with Updated Cloud Provider Hub Resources: This section provides on-demand demo videos for the following actions, helping you become familiar with deploying and using these services in Hub:
  • Creation of Master Org
  • Creation of Tenant Org
  • User Roles & Permissions

 

 

Brand New XaaS Offering with CloudHealth

 

We are excited for initial availability of CloudHealth on Cloud Provider Hub! Stay updated with all the latest and greatest at the following sites:

What is CloudHealth?

Checkout the CloudHealth website for more information: https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/

Are there any materials that I can review?

If you missed our recent vmLive announcing the initial availability of CloudHealth on Cloud Provider Hub, checkout playback recording here:  https://sforce.co/316t6CK

Watch out for our upcoming vmLive to learn more about this service.

REGISTER TODAY!

Upcoming vmLive announcing – CloudHealth on Cloud Provider Hub. We’ll go over the use cases, resources and other exciting updates. Sign up today!

vmLive Details – CloudHealth Service on Hub

Description: CloudHealth as an MSP offering on Cloud Provider Hub

Date: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Time: 8:00am Pacific Time

Partner Registration link: https://sforce.co/2Z3XBal

 

Stay Tuned in for MORE!

 

As you can see, your favorite XaaS platform, VMware Cloud Provider Hub, is off to a great start in the first half of this year and we have an exciting few weeks ahead of us with CloudHealth coming onboard! For latest updates and more, stay connected though our blogs, announcements and website, VMware Cloud Provider Hub!

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New KB articles published for the week ending 8th June,2019

VMware ESXi ESXi 6.5 host fails with a PSOD PF Exception 14 in world xxxxx:Unmap Helper IP Date Published: 5-Jun-19 ESXi becoming unresponsive when running vSAN cluster command on multiple hosts simultaneously Date Published: 4-Jun-19 VMware NSX-T Data Center NSX-T 2.4.0/2.4.1 vIDM user permission issues on the NSX-T Web UI Date Published: 5-Jun-19 VMware PKS

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New KB articles published for the week ending 1st June,2019

VMware Cloud Foundation Content Library fails to create when target datastore contains a space in VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers Date Published: 29-May-19 VMware Cloud on AWS Dell EMC NetWorker 19.1 for VMware Cloud on AWS Date Published: 28-May-19 VMware Horizon Explorer crashes when logging into remote desktop Date Published: 28-May-19 Folder sharing fails

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New KB articles published for the week ending 25th May,2019

VMware Cloud Provider Pod “ReferenceError: vcsaSize is not defined.” error when deploying the resource infrastructure with Cloud Provider Pod 1.1 Date Published: 23-May-2019 VMware ESXi Across host vMotion fails for a specific hosts. Migration fails with error message “The Object or item referred to could not be found” Date Published: 23-May-2019 PSOD error: “VMKAPI-char-metadata heap

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Does a vSAN IO Limit impact resync traffic?

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A question just came in, and I figured other people may have the same question so I would share it. The question was if a vSAN IO limit would impact resync traffic or for instance SvMotion? In this case the customer defines limits within each policy to ensure VMs do not interfere with other VMs or excessively uses IO resources. Especially in cloud environments this can be useful, or when running production and test/dev on the same cluster. The concern, of course, was if this limit would impact for instance recovery times after a failure. Because you can imagine that a limit of 50 IOPS would be devastating when a VM (or multiple VMs) need to have objects resynced.

The answer is simple: no, the IO limit specified within a policy does not impact resync traffic (or SvMotion for that matter). It only applies to Guest IO to a VMDK, namespace or swap object. Which means that it is safe to set limits when it comes to recovery times.

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New Skyline Findings and Recommendations and Support Log Bundle Upload Assurance

We released numerous updates to Skyline on June 4th. These updates include new findings now available to Production Support customers, new Inventory details and additional checks to make sure you can upload a log bundle to VMware Global Support Services (GSS) during that critical moment when trying to resolve an issue that is impacting your

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Going to HPE Discover? Come see my session on VMware & VVols and stop by our VMware demo

I’ve had a dry spell of going to HPE Discover largely because we haven’t had a VMware demo the last few years. Well that all changed this year as we have a dedicated VMware & VVols demo and also a breakout session. So if you are attending HPE Discover sign up for my session on …

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Cloudspot Podcast – focus on Go-To-Market

  Welcome to another CloudSpot Podcast!

   This week – Go-To-Market for Cloud Providers

 

 

In this episode I’m joined by David Ednie, President and CEO at SalesChannel International. David shares his wisdom on Go-To-Market strategy and development of portfolio offerings and value proposition building. For many service providers portfolio development is a real challenge, especially with the fast paced nature of cloud services. Competitive pressures often cause troubles for providers and keeping up means evolving constantly, which, if you have limited resources is difficult.

David brings 20+ years of working with Cloud Providers on their go to market strategies – thinking beyond products – they alone don’t win you customers anymore! To solutions, the new battleground that cross traditional boundaries and force your business to adapt. Join David and myself as we discuss some of the challenges of change in provider businesses and the value of communicating your solutions. Challenging the status quo has never been more important!

If you would like to run a go-to-market workshop with David and his team please contact [email protected] 

How do I get access to Cloudspot?

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, ZenCast & Spotify – search for “Cloudspot” or click over to our website: http://www.cloudspotpodcast.com.

As usual, if you would like to provide feedback or suggestions for the podcast please email [email protected]

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VMware releases new Photon OS based SRM appliance

Last year I wrote about the Photon OS based SRM appliance that was coming in the next big SRM release to replace the traditional Windows based model and now it’s finally here as part of SRM 8.2 that was released last month. My post from last year was based on the tech preview that VMware …

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ZertoCON 2019 takeaways: a close family, Zerto 7 and a bright future

When Zerto invited me as their guest to attend ZertoCON 2019, I thought about it briefly and then told them yes I’d love to attend. The only conferences I have ever attended have been VMworld, HPE Discover and VMUG events and I thought it would be good to broaden my exposure and see the world …

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