Virtual Updates 2023-04-17

Using vRealize Log Insight – UPDATE YOUR CERTS!
Self signed cert, or CA provided cert…you need to pay attention!
April 30, 2023, all internal certs of Log Insight will expire.
Kudos to Russel Hamker for highlighting this!
VMware KB article is here.

Lots of Patches from Many Vendors this past week….
Hacker News article with callouts to a lot of admin work this week….
Microsoft has quite a few.
Check out all the other vendors that patches needing to be applied in the post.

vSphere 8 Update 1 -New(er) info
The new release model, updated since 7.x.
IA / GA are now different for vCenter and ESXi Releases.
VMware Blog post is here.
Now able to use Okta as your Identity Source (IAM).
VMware Blog post is here.

vSAN 8 Update 1 – Faster?
According to this, yes….
VMware Blog post on “faster than ever
VMware Blog post on “Performance recommendations for vSAN 8 ESA

vCenter – Removing old ‘archive’ files
Nice post by VMware on this topic….BUT
Wouldn’t it just be easier to handle the orchestration for the users, so that this post would not need to exist?
This is usually only noticed by folks when an upgrade to VCSA is about to happen….why not build the check & cleanup tool here automatically?

VMware Fling
Been a while since I posted about a VMware Fling….
This new “Power Actions” fling seems cool….but not supported (it’s a fling!).
Cool in the lab, but until supported, I can see using it in prod….

Windows 365 Frontline – Cloud PCs vs Traditional VDI
Lucky as WEI is to have Jon Towels on our side, he keeps posting information for everyone to take a look at.
His latest post covers the topic.
Short & sweet, & you may already know it.
Rather be redundant providing you information, than miss it.

AWS to Azure to GCP Cheat Sheet
Recently got update.
Check out this post to get the PDF version of it (with links to each service).

ESXi through the ages
William Lam has created a cool little video highlighting all the different versions of ESX and ESXi. Not a full detail, but just enough for nostalgia to kick in (if you remember those versions….
Here’s a detailed post on ESX 1.0.
While we are at it, he also got VirtualCenter 1.0 working….
Here’s a post on how to install all version of ESX/ESXi….

Veeam has MFA?
Did not know this.
Looks like it can only be applied to users though, not groups.

Intel NUC rack mount kit?
Sure, made by Florian Grehl, and freely available to download as a
3-D model and Print files are available.

OpenVMS in a VM?
DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) started VMS in 1975 (wiki link).
Found this article on The Register, and apparently, there is a community license, and walkthrough for building this as a VM.
DEC to Compaq to HPE…..long journey…

The Barcode turns 50
A snippet from the local channel 7 news….
A short story on the barcode turning 50

Nutanix Prism Central 2023.1 released
A quick 4-minute YouTube video highlighting the features.

Nutanix AOS 6.6 released
As 6.6 is an STS release, I look at it as exploration of the features coming in the next iteration of LTS releases, probably be 6.10.
Policy Based management vs Storage Containers policies….
Networking enhancements (RDMA, SPAN, etc)
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Calm 3.6.2 released
A handful of new features.
Magnus Andersson’s post got my attention on this.

Nutanix Objects 4.0 released
Going to have to update our internal checklists…..
Magnus Andersson’s post got my attention on this.

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