Virtual Updates 2022-03-07

Why Hire a vExpert
Steve Athanas has been VMUG president for quite some time.
He started his blog, and always has some calls for action at the end.
This blog post, is pretty cool, as he gives his insights into why he would hire someone with the vExpert designation.

VMware Tools 12.0 released
Since VMware has a separate release cycle for VMware Tools, this just got released, and will be for your Windows VMs only (you ARE using open-vm-tools for your linux distros, right?).
My first go at this version in the lab seems to be doing OK, but its a lab, and I’ve only had it running for 3 days….
William Lam’s blog post covers a new feature on Container App Discovery with VMware Tools 12.x.
VMware Tools 12.0.0 Release Notes are here.

VMware TKG (Tanzu Kubernetes Grid) 1.5 released
Now with Cluster API support, and Windows Container support.
VMware Blog post is here.

vRNI (vRealize Network Insight) Universal Released
Everything you love about vRNI, now SaaS.
You can move from on-prem to SaaS.
VMware Blog post is here.

Veeam AsBuiltReport v0.4.0
Now on GitHub.
Given how many of our customers run Veeam, this could be a great report.

Nutanix AOS 6.1 and Prism Central 2022.1 released
Lots of new items to be excited about.
First off….Dark Mode (under Settings –> UI)!!!
Magnus Andersson’s blog post summarizes some of the new STS features.

Nutanix Karbon – using GPUs
If you need GPUs to run your workloads in Kubernetes, you can now do so in Nutanix Karbon.
Nice walkthrough on enabling it for workloads.
Nutanix Dev post is here.

Nutanix Ansible?
version 1.0.0 is available on GitHub.

Nutanix & Red Hat OpenShift?
A nice walkthrough on how this can be deployed…
Nutanix Dev post is here.

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references
(of people who have used those sites & are happy with the results).
VeeamON – May 16 – May 19 (Las Vegas, NV & Virtual)
Nutanix Tech Summit – May 23 – May 26 (Las Vegas, NV & Virtual)
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)