vSphere 8.0 Update 2 released
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-09-25”
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
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-09-11”
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?
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-08-28”
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).
Heading to VMware Explore?
Lots of things to check out….
My Session on “vSphere Cluster Design – Why It’s More Important Than Ever”
If you are working towards your VCDX (or thinking about it), join the VCDX Workshop on Monday.
If you are already a VCDX, make sure to attend the VCDX Town Hall on Monday.
AMD CPU Vulnerability needs patching now!
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-08-07”
If your run AMD, just do a sanity check, and apply patches if needed.
Saw this post on Security Weekly.
Broadcom purchase of VMware gets through EU approval
Yahoo News link is here.
Netscaler ADC bug….patch now!
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-07-24”
Anyone using Netscalers should apply this patch quickly.
More information on this is here, at Bleeping Computer
VMware Tools CVE – Time to update
People always ask…is it important to update VMware Tools?
For Windows VMs, you have to orchestrate the update (there are many different ways to do this).
For any linux distros using open-vm-tool (the recommended way), use your appropriate package manager to update it.
VMware CVE post is here.
VMware vCenter 7 & 8 – updated releases
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-06-28”
vCenter Server software just got a point upgrade for both vSphere 7 & vSphere 8.
VMware vCenter 7.0 Update 3M release notes are here.
VMware vCenter 8.0 Update 1a release notes are here.
VMware Explore Content Catalog is out!
Over 500 sessions listed on day 1!
Direct Link to the Content Catalog here.
(you need to be logged in to save your favorites!)
vSphere Metrics – an open source book
Continue reading “Virtual Updates 2023-06-12”
Love the idea behind this!
As the name implies, it all about the metrics!
Check it out here!