Virtual Update 2018-08-20

VMworld 2018
Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, August 26-29Its coming quickly.  If you know of anyone going, PLEASE…let me know.  Want to make sure that we include our customers in anything WEI does in Las Vegas.

VMware vSphere 5.5 End of General Support
September 19, 2018 is coming, and many of our customers are engaged in projects getting their infrastructures up to date.It was a good five (5) year run on this version of vSphere, but all good things must come to an end.VMware has been repeatedly stating this over the past 7 months, and here is another reference back to a February post, with links and FAQs around the topic.

VMware vSphere 6.7 Performance Best Practices
Release a couple weeks ago, attached here, due to its small size.Covers a plethora of materials…

VMware‘L1 Terminal Fault’ (L1TF) Speculative-Execution
So Fred & Karl sent out this information, and wanted everyone to have it.Two VMware KB articles surrounding this newly discovered Intel CPU vulnerability…
VMware Overview of ‘L1 Terminal Fault’ (L1TF) Speculative-Execution vulnerabilities in Intel processors: CVE-2018-3646, CVE-2018-3620, and CVE-2018-3615
VMware response to ‘L1 Terminal Fault – VMM’ (L1TF – VMM) Speculative-Execution vulnerability in Intel processors for vSphere: CVE-2018-3646
I’m sure you’ve heard already….as far as what can be done? VMware does have patches available for this….

Healthcare & SD-WAN (Software Defined Networking Wide Area Network)
There are four parts to this Healthcare and SD-WAN story.Here are the first three that have been published.
Healthcare Technology Part 1: Trends and Use Cases
Healthcare Technology Part 2:  Main Pain Points and Typical Profile
Healthcare Technology Part 3:  Why Providers Say “I Gotta Have SD-WAN!”
Healthcare Technology Part 4:  Mergers & Acquisitions (link coming soon)

These are new solutions that WEI can implement, sold by VMware under the NSX brand.I know our healthcare customers will appreciate this solution.

VMware Horizon JMP Integrated Workflow
A Quick Start Tutorialhas been put out there in VMware TechzoneCovers Instant Clones, App Volumes, and User Environment Manager, and how these integrate to the JMP server.Step by step screenshots of all configurable components

Nutanix Community Edition – Installing on VMware
I know that people try out the Nutanix solution using the community edition, and I always get asked to help folks get it deployed (the first time).Found a great post that explains it beautifully from Tim Smithhere on his site.If you are looking to explore the Nutanix Community Edition, you can find it here, just create an account, and off you go!