Virtual Updates 2023-04-03

vSphere 8.0 Update 1 is coming….
Still waiting on the release….
VMware Blog post on vSAN Performance Monitoring.
William Lam covered a long awaited NFS feature, which is the ability to tag a VMkernel for NFS traffic

vSphere 8.0 Update C is out
Looks mostly to be about vSphere Distributed Services Engine (DPUs).
vCenter Release Notes are here.
ESXi Release Notes are here.

vSphere 7.0 Update 3L is out
Hey….finally seeing HPE Gen11 servers called out!
vCenter Release Notes are here.
ESXi Release Notes are here.

Horizon View 2303 is out
Tons of little nuances, especially about which version of vSphere…
Horizon View 2303 Release Notes are here.

VMware TKG 2..1.1 released
Quite a few updates for the 2.1 releases….
VMware TKG 2.1 Release Notes are here.

Build a 3-Tier HOL
2 really cool things about this post.
1 – I used to work with the poster, Doug Baer, a few years ago
2 – I currently work with @KarlNewick (at WEI) who wrote the Ansible Playbook (who is working on the updated playbook.
So build the same app used in VMware HOL at home!

How the Yankees Suck! T-shirt got started
Those of you who know me, know I barely know the difference between hockey & football (I jest, but it is just not my thing).
Found this post telling the story of the Bostonians who started this T-Shirt.
NSFW, but kinda a fun read…..

macOS 1.0 – 9.0.4
Want to see what was macOS in 1984’s v1.0 release? (no you don’t)
43 separate macOS released as VMs, running in a browser.
This is the Infinite Mac project, led by 1 (yes, one) person.

Ansible to manage vSphere?
Why not?
…and this seems to be well written (though I haven’t implemented it yet).
Covers the “jumphost/bastion” creation,

Nutanix LCM – v4 APIs
Being a fan of Nutanix, I love the LCM feature.
Updates are painless.
So now, v4 of the APIs are released, and orchestrating these updates at scale should be much improved.
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).
VMware Explore 2023 -Aug 21-Aug 24 (Las Vegas, NV)
Nutanix .NEXT 2023 – May 9-10 (Chicago, IL)
VeeamON 2023 – May 22-25 (Miami, FL & Online)
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
VMware Explore 2022 (sessions)
VMware Explore VMTN Sessions (vBrownBag)
VCDX Mentoring Series