Virtual Updates 2020-01-06

vSphere – Where did the name come from?
Light reading to start off 2020…
We all use the term vSphere.
We know it refers to an infrastructure with vCenter & ESXi.
How did it come to be?
This VMware Blog post covers the story of then name vSphere.

Short Week of News
Well, the end of the year has been quiet.
This has got to be the shortest update ever.
At least the first story is fun….

Kubernetes Tools
I came across this list and thought, …wow.
Here’s another list, just for Security Tools.
You know there are a lot of tools available for Kubernetes, but when you see them all in a long list like this, you think, where do I start?
Build your own, or get tools from someone like VMware Ent PKS….

VMware Enterprise PKS Management Console
This is a nice writeup of what it takes to get the EPMC (Enterprise PKS Management Console) up and running, and manage it on day 2.
Split into a 2 part post, it shows quite a few of the options around NSX-T with this 10-GB Appliance download.
Day 1 operations are here.
Day 2 operations are here.

VMware Flings of Note
OS Optimization Tool – nice update with some default behavior changes

Google Kubernetes Icons
Google has a nice set of Kubernetes Icons for download.
These are nearly a year old, but I just came across them.
Powerpoint (not Visio), but hey…better than nothing.

PureStorage PowerCLI
PowerCLI modules for PureStorage users.
The main GitHub page is here.
You can get it installed via
“Install-Module PureStorage.FlashArray.VMware”

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