Virtual Updates 2022-02-21

Will your AD Domain Controllers talk after July 12?
Most probably, so long as you have been keeping up with Windows Updates…
In short, Microsoft is making some changes to the way Domain Controllers communicate amongst themselves.
The Nov 2021, April 2022, and July 2022 Windows Updates are where these settings start to get configured.
A post with some of the details explained & lots of links.

vExperts Announced!
The 2022 VMware vExpert awards were just announced.
This is my eight year in the program!

VMware Certification Upgrade Path
The path to upgrade your VCP (or VCAP or VCDX) has always been…a challenge?
Was not always exactly clear with so many certs to choose from.
Karl Childs has put together a post that covers it beautifully!

VMware Converter – alternatives?
So a couple of weeks ago, VMware removed the VMware Converter software from its website (security reasons) and offered no alternative.
Some folks offered up Veeam Backup / Restore operations to do conversions.
This week, found a post on showing an offering from StarWind (free of course).
P2v, V2V, ESXi, Hyper-V, Azure, & AWS are all able to be target or sources.

RVtools 4.3.1 released
Our favorite tool to capture information about our vSphere environments gets its next update.
Click here to see what’s new & download.

Nutanix Era – Database Group Management
Magnus Andersson covers one way to use Time Machine (which is how you build granular RPOs into your DBs in Era), which is to group different databases with the same RPO into the same group, and streamline the Time Machine config, showing how Database Group Management can work.
Not the only way to do it, but a great option.

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)