Virtual Updates 2021-05-03

Tanzu – what are all these different offerings?
Tanzu….there are 9 offerings under Tanzu.
Just like vRealize, which has 10+ offerings….
So, how to break down all the terminology, the software and the what works with what?
Check out the post here.
One of the best breakdowns of the Tanzu portfolio I’ve seen…
(definitely helps with all the renaming of Tanzu over the past year)

vCenter 7.0.2 Update2a Released
Adding the new VM Service & VM Operator, which enable VM provisions via vSphere with Tanzu.
Mostly bug fixes, and vSphere with Tanzu capabilities.
Release Notes are here.

ESXi 7.0.2 Update2a Released
Bug fixes, for the most part.
Release Notes are here.

VM Provisioning via Kubernetes
This will build upon Image Library (Content Library), new ways to have template VMs, and have declarative VM deployments.
While this is an alpha release (meaning bugs exist), this will become an expected service in vSphere.
VMware Techzone post is here (about 10 minutes to read).
VMware Blog post is here (takes about 1 minute to read).

vROPs Webhook for Microsoft Teams
VMware Code page on this here.

vROPs Horizon View Management Pack gets updated!
Finally announced, but coming soon…
I honestly thought that this was never going to get an update.
Still need to download this, even with vROPs 8.4….
VMware Blog post is here.

VMware Flings of Note
VEBA (VMware Event Broker Appliance) now at v0.6 now available

NIACTool (RVTools for Nutanix) updated
Noticed this on Derek Seaman’s blog.
NIACTool just got an update
You’ll find links to the download and tutorials there….

Nutanix Calm SaaS GA
Calm, for automation and self-service portal, is now available as a service.
this means you DON’T need Nutanix software running to be able to consume Calm.
I’m going to be interested in how this goes….
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Terraform Provider
A nice quick way to get started with the Nutanix Terraform Provider.
Even if you don’t REALLY know how to use Terraform yet, this gives you just enough to get going (and be dangerous).
Nutanix Dev post is here.

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references (of people who have used those sites and are happy with the results).
A Cloud Guru
HashiCorp Learn
Nutanix University
VMware Customer Connect Learning (old VMware Learning Zone)
VMware Hands On Labs