Virtual Updates 2021-01-11

WEI Updating its vSphere, Veeam, & Nutanix Workshops
Coming soon, updates to the flow of content, capabilities, and latest versions of the 3 most popular workshops WEI offers.
Looking forward to polishing up the content.
I wonder if I’ll break down, and do videos of all the content again….

PowerCLI – new home page
PowerCLI get a new home page.
Check it out….looks VERY usable….references, sample code, examples, etc.
VMware Blog post is here.

VMware Horizon View 8 2012 released
Lots of improvements on the client side.
Linux desktops are getting more traction (or support at least).
No more Security Servers (yay!).
No more Linked Clones (yay!).
Release Notes are here.
VMware Blog post is here.

vSphere 7.0 u1 Tagging Best Practices
This got an update on Jan 7 2021, so thought I’d share again.
Found this via Eric Slof with his recent post.
A direct link to the vSphere 7.0 u1 Tagging Best Practices Performance Study.

VMware vSAN – why NAND based SSD may not be right
I like this post, as it covers the different types of SSDs available.
Yes, it is focused on vSAN, so that might interest you.
Check out this short post here.

VMware vSphere 7 VCAP Exams are out
VMware has released both the Design and the Deploy exams for VCAP-DCV.

Nutanix AOS 5.19 – What’s New
AOS has got to be one of the easiest things to upgrade.
If you are on the STS releases, this looks like it will be worth the upgrade.
…as long as I wait for 30 days to make sure someone else finds any bugs.
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Era 2.0 – DBaaS
I remember in 2001 when I first saw ESX.
When I look at Era, I believe Era can do for Database Administrators what server virtualization did for system admins!
Check out the new features from Era 2.0
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Kubernetes as a Service
Nutanix has Karbon (Kubernetes) on Prism Central for a while now.
This is a cloud based setup of Karbon.
Taken right from the site….
With Karbon Platform Services, Nutanix abstracts infrastructure complexity and delivers a managed Kubernetes, containers, and a host of essential developer services in an easy, readily-consumable PaaS environment.
That means you can deploy to any cloud you want.
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Clusters on AWS
OK, so this has been around for a bit, but its a nice way to start the year.
Plus, it highlights the different hardware backing the solution in AWS.
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Clusters on Azure
Same as above, but focused on Azure.
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references
A Cloud Guru
HashiCorp Learn
Nutanix University
VMware Customer Connect Learning (old VMware Learning Zone)
VMware Hands On Labs