Virtual Updates 2021-01-25

ESXi – the importance of patching & upgrading
Ransomware?….on a VMware Datastore?
This Reddit post covers a Ransomware attack that encrypted all files on VMware Datastore…..
PLEASE patch and upgrade your vSphere environments, and have some level of access controls around the management network…..

VMware Management & Adobe Flash
Did you come across an app that you didn’t upgrade by end of 2020?
Adobe Flash is now ‘disabled’ on many browsers.
How to fix it?
This post covers that topic, and links to the appropriate VMware KBs on this topic.

Test Drive an ICE car if all you know is electric cars
Been a fan of Tesla for a while now, and since getting my Model Y, have been explaining the ownership experience for a while to folks.
This is a post I came across that is amusing.
Imagine if all we had were electric cars, and ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars were new to the market….that’s how the post reads.

VMware Skyline – Jan 2021 update
If you are not using Skyline yet…my opinion is you should get it deployed.
Quite a few new things, not just bug fixes…
Release Notes are here.
YouTube video of What’s New is here.

vCLS on vSphere 7 Update 1
This VMware Blog post is on the topic of SAP HANA and the considerations for the vCLS workloads now found not he current vSphere release.
Even if you don’t run SAP (most of us don’t), it still covers the topic of the vCLS nicely.

vROPs Dashboard – Troubleshooting VMs
This is an amazing dashboard.
Hope it makes it into the next vROPs release, so everyone will have it.

Getting Started with Kubernetes
Eric Shanks has a great series of post to get started with Kubernetes.
For deploying on vSphere or on AWS, plus it covers the different concepts in a series of pages.

VMware Flings of Note
OS Optimization Tool gets an update.

Microsoft WinRM – SSL Certificate Deployment via GPO
Came across this topic with the team recently.
This post seemed to cover a lot of the questions around the topic of ensuring that communications were encrypted (not just authentication).

Nutanix Era 2.1 released
Magnus give the short post.
Just a couple of “…good to knows…” when managing your DB image about he era and postgres users

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