Virtual Updates 2021-07-12

iSCSI IQN change during upgrade
So Duncan Epping posted this in his blog.
He specially states that the upgrade from 7.0-update1 to 7.0-update2 is where the issue was found.
Check out his blog post if you use iSCSI!!!!

HPE acquires Zerto
In case you missed this during the days before 4th of July…
I can see this continuing to be a product folks use, even if they are not HPE customers today.
HPE Press Release is here.
Zerto Blog post is here.

vSAN File Shares – backing them up
Found a post on VMware Tech Zone that covers some of the options you have when backing up vSAN File Shares.
Backup the share, or backup the snapshot of the share…
Pros and cons to both options.
I think most of us would take backup from the snapshot…

vROPs – Dashboards made Easy
Want to learn how to work with the Dashboards in vROPs, as well as make and share your own dashboards.
Found some links to a 10 video playlist by VMware.
Link to the YouTube playlist is here.

VMware OS Optimization Tool
If you are doing VMware View, you probably use this tool to polish the images.
If you don’t know what it is, this post gives a good high level overview.
Reading the latest news, “…is on a journey to become part of the VMware Horizon product downloads.”
VMware Blog post is here.

VMware Flings of Note
OS Optimization Tool – Version 2106 is now out!
SRM Mobile Manager – ever want to run your DR tests from your Andoid or iOS device? Yes, HTML5 interfaces exists, but this fling focuses on SRM.

CVE-2021-1675 – on Microsoft Domain Controllers
Updated July 2, by NIST & Microsoft…
NIST CVE-2021-1675 & Microsoft Security Update for CVE-2021-1675
In short….the June 2021 Patch Rollup fixes this issue.

Microsoft Windows 11 – Minimum System Requirements
We all know minimum is never acceptable, but here they are.
Also linked in this post, is a PC check to see if your system can run Win11
Microsoft Blog post is here.

Carl Webster – Advice, Conclusions, & Lessons Learned
Carl Webster recently did a series of posts as he rebuilt his lab.
I love his takeaways here, and thought on continuing education.
His summary post with advice is here.

Nutanix Xi Leap – DRaaS
No re-IP for VMs (handles layer 2 stretch).
Automated Testing of your DR plan.
and, an RPO sizing tool. Cool!
Nutanix Blog 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).
Nutanix .NEXT – September 20-23 (Virtual Event)
VMworld – October 5-7 (Virtual Event)
HashiCorp Learn
Nutanix University
PluralSight / A Cloud Guru (PluralSight purchased A Cloud Guru)
VeeamOn 2021 – recordings
VMware Customer Connect Learning (old VMware Learning Zone)
VMware Hands On Labs