Virtual Updates 2022-02-07

LockBit Linux-ESXi Locker
I’m getting sick of ransomware….
Trend Micro explains LockBit, and their recommended remediations.

vSphere 7.0.3 – Update 3c
Well, hopefully this is going to be stable, and clean up all the issues.
Available since Jan 28.
Giving it a go in the lab seemed to be good.
If you ARE running ESXi 7.0.3 U3B….Use an ISO to create a Baseline to do the upgrade, called out in VMware KB 86447.
VMware Blog post is here.
ESXi Release Notes are here.
vCenter Release Notes are here.

VMware Converter – not available for download?
VMware pulled this software this week.
How do I know? 3 ways….
A customer needed it, and can’t find it.
VMware Blog post.
Duncan Epping blog post.
New version coming, but when….?

NSX-T released
That was fast.
Has an update precheck/coordinator, for upgrades to 3.2.x….
VMware Blog post is here.
NSX-T Release Notes are here.

Homelab Paradise
William Lam has always done a lot for homelabbers, including group buys.
He has a list of MANY relevant articles on his site, all summarized here.
Includes Nested Lab Deployment Scripts!

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references
(of people who have used those sites & 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)