Virtual Updates 2023-06-28

VMware Tools CVE – Time to update
People always ask…is it important to update VMware Tools?
For Windows VMs, you have to orchestrate the update (there are many different ways to do this).
For any linux distros using open-vm-tool (the recommended way), use your appropriate package manager to update it.
VMware CVE post is here.

VMware vCenter 7 & 8 – updated releases
vCenter Server software just got a point upgrade for both vSphere 7 & vSphere 8.
VMware vCenter 7.0 Update 3M release notes are here.
VMware vCenter 8.0 Update 1a release notes are here.

VMware Guest OS Installation Guide
Just because I had to revisit this doc this past week…
A link to the VMware Guest OS Installation Guide.

VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics 4.0 released
Remember the tool that  provides proactive & reactive health check, and diagnosis for various VMware products like vSphere, vSAN, VCF, Horizon, SD-WAN, with more on the road map.
VMware Blog post is here.

Passkeys are coming – different then Magic Links..
1Password has been running with Passkeys in beta.
Can’t wait for it to be released….
As they ramp up, they keep going over Passkeys in many different ways, and this shows how Passkeys work (as well as Magic Links).
Check out their post 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)
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