Virtual Updates 2020-06-22

VMworld 2020 Virtual – Registration Now Live
Given that I have been to every VMworld since 2007….this is a bit of a change.
Now this event is Virtual
Now this event is FREE TO ALL WHO REGISTER!!!!
Registration opens June 23, 2020.
It will not be the same as being there, but it is now accessible to all!

Nutanix Has free NCP Exam Offer
Essentially….you can take this exam for free till 9/20/2020.
And since you can do it from home, no need to travel.
I’ll just post to the Twitter site that has the code here.

VMware Tanzu Build Service – now in Beta
Tanzu Build Service (previously Pivotal Build Service) is now in beta.
Build Service focuses on OCI (Open Container Initiative), CNB (Cloud Native Buildpacks), updating software, and automating maintenance of container workloads at scale.
VMware Blog post is here.

vSphere LCM with HPE iLO Amplifier
When vSphere 7 was released, I was having issues connecting & configuring the HPE iLO Amplifier to work with the vLCM feature.
Turns out, the version 1.55 I had available did not support this, and when version 1.60 got released, that allowed iLO Amplifier to actually integrate with vLCM.
VMware Blog post here, covers what this is supposed to do, and a couple of quirks that currently exist.
This solution requires HPE iLO Licenses.
You can use Self-Signed certs, but need to add them to the vCenter via CLI.
No word yet on whether or not OneView could be used instead of iLO Amplifier.

HPE SimpliVity – One-Click Upgrades
Once you have updated your SimpliVity cluster to 3.7.9, you can do a one-click upgrade.
Found an example posted online here, covering the process.

SAP HANA validated for vSphere
Not everyone runs SAP, so why include this?
This is just a blog post, announcing the support/validation of SAP HANA on vSphere environments,….but look at how long this is!
It just goes to show you that design & validation go a long way when you build a solution….performance, availability, sizing, & reference documentation….
VMware Blog post is here.

VMware working on MSIX for App Volumes 4
Adding the MSIX to App Volumes 4 support?
I’ll be interested to see what develops.
VMware Blog post is here.

VMware to acquire Lastline
Expanding on the intrinsic security of the infrastructure….
VMware is set to acquire Lastline.
All about network detection & response.
VMware Blog post is here.

VMware Flings of Note
VMware Event Broker Appliadnce – event driven automation (ex. AWS Lambda).
True SSO Config Utility – Horizon Users. Also for Workspace ONE & Enrollment Servers….
App Volumes Entitlement Sync – big update to support App Volumes 2.x & 4.x.

VeeamON 2020 Recap
Melissa Palmer nicely recaps the event in a short read.
Check out her post here.
….also…all VeeamON 2020 Sessions are available online now, so head to the official site and register for access to all the sessions.

Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension for Terraform by Mikael Olenfalk and open sourced a Terraform Language Server

Nutanix Calm 3.0 release
Nice…new runbacks, IaC support, along with Nutanix Xi Providers.
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Data Locality’s other benefits
Josh Odgers continues this year’s learning.
Some of the not so obvious benefits of Nutanix Data Locality called out.

Nutanix FUD
I like this post from Josh Odgers, as it answers some of the DellEMC points that are shared….gives a better insight into those specific questions, and how Nutanix actually handles its rebuilds.

Nutanix Migrating to…
Came across this post on Artur Krzywdzinski’s site.
Not just the basic AWS or ESXi to AHV post.
Oracle, Solaris, listing of free & paid for tools, handling of different SCSI controllers, ….even P2V discussions.

OS X – add domain specific DNS Servers
Found this little snippet from Romain Decker.
Great little secret for those of us who need specific DNS servers for different lab domains….

Upcoming Conferences
HPE Discover – Virtual! TBD
Nutanix .NEXT – irtual! 9/8 – 9/10
Microsoft Inspire – Virtual! TBD
VMworld 2020 – Virtual! 9/28-9/31