Virtual Updates 2023-05-01

vSphere 8.0 Update 1 released!
vSphere Configuration Profiles (Desired State Config for clusters).
Skyline Health Diagnostics now part of vCenter.
Okta for Identify Provider.
VMK for NFS.
Frank Denneman has a post covering some enhancements with ML.
Lots more in the release notes.
vCenter 8.0 U1 Release Notes are here.
ESXi 8.0 U1 Release Notes are here.
vSphere with Tanzu 8 Release Notes are here.
Upgrade in the lab from 8.0 and from 7.03c went great!

Total Solar Eclips April 2024!
How I first heard about it Boston, MA WCVB, an ABC affiliate……
….if their comment is right….it will 20+ years till the next Total Solar Eclipse!
How I learned of its path… posted about this specifically.

VMware Fusion & Workstation – CVE update
New VMware CVE for the Fusion & Workstation products.
Patch is available with the latest build.
Consider updating your Fusion/Workstation installation.

vSphere 8 STIG available
Came along pretty quick for this iteration….
VMware Blog post is here.

VMware Explore Registration is open
Pricing details here.

VMware SRM & vSphere Replication updated to 8.7
VMware Tech Zone post is here.
VMware SRM Release Notes are here.
VMware vSphere Replication Release Notes are here.

vRealize becomes vRealize Aria with 8.12 release
Lots of the vRealize products got an update, and now reflect the new naming convention of VMware Aria….now 14 products of VMware Aria….
Found a nice blog post that just shows new vs old names
VMware Blog Post on Operations is here.
VMware Aria Operations Release Notes are here.
VMware Blog Post on Logs is here.
VMware Aria Operations for Logs Release Notes are here.
VMware Aria Operations Automation Release Notes are here.

vROPs (Aria Operations) – automated Snapshot cleanup
A nice blog post about how to enable this capability.
Takes advantage of Aria Operations Automation Central.

VMware PowerCLI 13.1 released
VMware Blog post is here.
Just run Update-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

ex-WEI employee opens Boozy Ice Cream company!
If you visited WEI a few years ago, you might remember Cynthia Mugariri.
Just spoke with her, and found a link to her new business being highlighted!
Congrats Cynthia!

Nutanix Move 4.8 released
Few new OS’s supported…
Nutanix Blog post is here.
Nutanix Move Release Notes are here.

Nutanix Files 4.3 released
Nutanix Blog 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