Virtual Updates 2021-11-01

VMC (VMware Cloud on AWS) – now 15% off
A nice promotion. 15% off on-demand, 1 & 3 year subscriptions.
Driving down the price of public cloud!
Check out the post, and talk to your WEI Account Exec

ESXi 7.0 Update 3 – PSDO
When running UNMAP requests on thin provisioned disks.
I’ve already run into it, and spent my time looking at hardware (as it was a net new deploy)….
VMware Blog post is here.
Good thing Update 3a is out to resolve!

vCenter VAMI Backup fails to SMB
This is a known issue in vCenter 7 Update 3
No fix as of yet.
VMware KB 86069 is here.

vSphere Update 3a now available
Didn’t take long to go from Update 3 to Update 3a…
ESXi Release Notes are here.
vCenter Release Notes are here.
vSphere with Tanzu Release Notes are here.

Microsoft Teams Optimizations for VMware View
Looks like there is a lot to this process.
The post here covers the steps for the image customization and the GPO tweaks required to optimize this app.

vCloud Director 10.3.1 released
Better NSX-T support, some improvements in operations.
Release Notes are here.

VMware Cloud on AWS Logical Design Poster
Phoebe Kim posted about the work the team did to create this poster.
It prints out at 48″ x 43″
Phoebe’s post is here.

Windows 11 on VMware Workstation/Fusion
Found this little snippet.
Will be useful once I start playing with Windows 11.

Find iLO/DRAC IP address from ESXi host
Came across this post, as I had this request recently.
Shows the traditional SSH method, and also how to do it with PowerCLI (no one likes to enable SSH if PowerCLI is an option).

SAP HANA – monster VM support
When most of us talk about large VMs, we get into 8-24 CPUs…
SAP HANA usually requires a bit more horsepower…now supporting:
448 vCPUs with 12-TB of RAM ….that’s a monster VM!
VMware Blog post is here.

Optane DC Persistent Memory Performance in vSphere
This example is for PostgreSQL, but it’s here for us to look a the improvements when using Intel Optane DC Persistent RAM.

VMware Acquisitions
Came across this VMware Acquisitions page.
Kind of cool to see and remember lots of these.
This doesn’t go ALL the way back in time, as I remember a couple that aren’t listed here, such as Dunes.

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references (of people who have used those sites and are happy with the results).
VMworld 2022 – August 28 – Sept 1 (San Francisco, CA)
HashiCorp Learn
Kode Kloud
Nutanix University
PluralSight / A Cloud Guru (PluralSight purchased A Cloud Guru)
VeeamOn 2021 – recordings or William Lam’s Direct Links
VMware Customer Connect Learning (old VMware Learning Zone)
VMware Hands On Labs
VMworld Sessions (2020 & 2019)