Virtual Updates 2023-07-24

Broadcom purchase of VMware gets through EU approval
Yahoo News link is here.

Netscaler ADC bug….patch now!
Anyone using Netscalers should apply this patch quickly.
More information on this is here, at Bleeping Computer

Revisiting VMware Stretched Clusters for vSAN ESA
So I captured some relevant links to documentation…
Stretched Clusters Network Design
Extending a Datastore Across Two Sites with Stretched Clusters
Using the vSAN ESA in a Stretched Cluster Topology
….and time to re-read those section on vSAN 8 ESA book…

Horizon View gets an update
A bunch of updates!….
Horizon 2306 Release Notes
App Volumes 2306 Release Notes
UAG 2306 Release Notes

Horizon 8 & AWS WorkSpaces – why the combo?
A two part VMware blog post.
Part 1 is here.
Part 2 is here.

vSphere 8 AI/ ML Training & Inference Workloads
Direct link to the PDF is here.

Shared Disk Clustering between VMs
I’ve seen this myself often enough..
There are right ways, and wrong ways to create a “shared-disk cluster”
If you ARE building one, you want to be supported by your software, so take a look.
VMware Blog post is here.

Microsoft wants to offer Cloud Based Windows 11
It is their long term goal (according to this article).
I can see some benefits, but also some drawbacks…..

Homelabbers – Intel NUC is no more
they sold off their NUC division.
Read more here….

Nutnix Central
One of the things I was excited about after .NEXT, was Nutanix Central.
Take a look at this 3:30 YouTube clip explaining it.

Nutanix Files, on NC2, on Azure….
Well, that’s a mouthful….
But, this 3:00 YouTube video shows what you need to Architect & plan for to make this work seamlessly!
Part 2 of this, is the actually deployment steps in a 7:30 YouTube clip.

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