vSphere 8.0 Update 2 – Performance Best Practices
Link to the download page is here.
Horizon View Licensing
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A well worded breakdown of Horizon licensing.
I wish this breakdown was on the main Horizon page…
…keeping this for reference!
VMware Blog post is here.
VMware Security Update
This CVE requires an update to VMware Tools.
You do Update VMware Tools, right?
For linux OS’s, use the appropriate package manager to update open-vm-tools.
VMware acquisition … we are still waiting….
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-11-06”
For whatever reason, the Broadcom acquisition of VMware has not been completed at the end of October.
Read into that what you will.
VMware Blog post is here….doesn’t say too much.
HyperV VMs with Oct 2023 patches do not reboot
Microsoft patch KB5031364 can make Hyper-V VMs unbeatable.
Similar issue arose in ESXi 7.0.2 a few months ago (patching to ESXi 7.0.3 fixed it).
This one applies to Windows Server 2022 VMs with Secure Boot enabled.
The issue & resolution are here, at Microsoft’s site.
Cisco Zero Day –
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Another reason to NEVER allow admin interfaces to be accessible from the internet…..
Blog Post is here.
MGM Resorts – Initial Analysis
I’m sure you’ve heard about this by now.
Here is an initial analysis posted on cyber ark.
vSphere 8.0 Update 2
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So yes, another maintenance release.
BUT, some cool things were added.
My first favorite, is using “deploy from template” workflow…using an answer file, and joining an AD Domain, you can now specify an OU (Organization Unit) for the computer object.
This is configured in “VM Customization Specifications”
VMware Blog post about what’s new in 8.0 Update 2 is here.
VMware Release Notes are here.
vSphere 8.0 Update 2 released
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Released last week.
Already done a few upgrades, and a couple new deploys.
Looks solid, as a core vSphere release…
Still, it’s my lab, so I have a bit of leeway there….
New VMX-21 (Virtual Hardware).
Be interested to try out the new “Reduced Downtime vCenter Upgrade“…
vCenter Release Notes are here.
ESXi Release Notes are here.
vSphere with Tanzu Release Notes are here.
VMware Ransomware Recovery Field Guide
This is a post about how using some of the VMware Cloud DR, VMware on AWS, and Carbon Black Cloud can work together to provide you failover capabilities and recovery capabilities in the event you ever need to use them.
Just note, that being able to have weeks, months, & years worth or rollback points is something you will need to define.
VMware Tech Zone post is here.
VMware Cloud DR with Cloud File System
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Now, with the ability to run VMs in the Cloud File System.
There are tradeoffs for doing this (between performance, and cost)
VMware Blog post is here.
VMware Explore 2023 – US wrap-up
Thought this year felt like years of old…
The Expo was quite weak though, and the box lunches were terrible (again)…
But the sessions, the networking with people, and learning/validating what we do in our datacenters (or how WEI helps others in their datacenters) was invaluable, and a major reason I attend these conferences.
VMware Private AI (partnering with NVIDIA for on-prem or Public Cloud providers)
New Tanzu features/offerings
Keynotes are watchable via the links below.
VMware Blog – VMware Explore 2023 US recap
VMware Blog – Day 1 recap
VMware Blog – Day 2 recap
VMware Blog – Day 3 recap
VMware Blog – Day 4 recap
VMware News regarding NVIDIA Generative AI.
…and for those of us who overplan…
VMware Explore 2024 will be in Aug 26-29 at the Venetian again.
Where are the world’s VCDXs?
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This blog by Michael Voigt (a VCDX himself) presents this data in a variety of ways.
My big takeaway? It shows how few VCDXs are at resellers/partners (vs VMware & other OEM type companies).