Virtual Updates 2022-05-16

vSphere 6.5 & 6.7 – End of General Support
Don’t forget that vSphere 6 is phasing out, and that most people should be moving to vSphere 7.
So far, vSphere 7.0.3 Update 3c seems to be very stable.
vSphere 6.5 & 6.7 End Of General Support ends October 15, 2022
This only leaves just under 7 months to get to vSphere 7.
VMware End of Support pages are here.
Don’t forget that SD cards are no longer recommended by VMware!
That means you need SSD or NVMe for boot drives now!

vCenter 7.0.3 – Update 3e released
Already ran a few upgrades, and two new installs.
Everything seems fine, but it has only been 3 days since release…
Still have that weird SSO error, so not everything got fixed….
vCenter 7.0.3-u3e Release Notes are here.

VMware Explore registration is open
VMworld is now called VMware Explore, and registration is now open.

What Really Happens Inside Your VM?
Taking a slightly geeky view into what goes on under the covers of the hypervisor, with regards to a VM.
VMware Blog post is here.

Add a vTPM Module to a Nested ESXi server
Why? so you can test things like Trusted Authority.
…and of course, William Lam has the answer in his latest blog post.

VMware Flings of note
VMDSC (VMware Desired State Configuration) – Set CPU/Memory & cores per socket configurations on a VM. A good example is posted here

Nutanix Tech Note – Red Hat OpenShift on Nutanix
Using Nutanix while also doing Modern Applications with OpenShift?
Well, here’s how you bring both of those together, by Nutanix.
A 29 page paper with a good high level overview of what’s involved.
Direct link to the PDF (Thanks Daemon Behr!)

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)
VMware Explore 2022 – August 28 – Sept 1 (San Francisco, CA)
VMware Explore 2022 Europe – November 7 – November 11
HashiCorp Learn
Kode Kloud
Nutanix University
PluralSight / A Cloud Guru (PluralSight purchased A Cloud Guru)
VMware Customer Connect Learning (old VMware Learning Zone)
VMware Hands On Labs
VMworld Sessions (2021, 2020, 2019)