Virtual Updates 2023-09-25

vSphere 8.0 Update 2 released
Released last week.
Already done a few upgrades, and a couple new deploys.
Looks solid, as a core vSphere release…
Still, it’s my lab, so I have a bit of leeway there….
New VMX-21 (Virtual Hardware).
Be interested to try out the new “Reduced Downtime vCenter Upgrade“…
vCenter Release Notes are here.
ESXi Release Notes are here.
vSphere with Tanzu Release Notes are here.

VMware NSX-T Reference Design 4.1 Updated
Updated just this past week.
VMTN Communities page to grab this doc is here.

vSAN Stretched Cluster Guide
Revisited this again, this past week.
VMware Tech Zone post is here.

vSphere Content Library – on a Synology?
Apparently no issue, per William Lam.
Use the Synology packages, Webstation & Apache.
Homelabbers rejoice!

Nutanix AOS 6.7 – new capabilities
Another STS highlighting new capabilities….
Migrate across clusters in the GUI is finally here.
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix Guest Tools – Bulk installation
A short 3 minute YouTube video reviewing this process.
New in AOS 6.7, so STS release….
Nice to see something to look forward to in 6.10.

Nutanix Files 4.4 now has Metro options for Files
Been looking forward to this!
Same Metro features for a cluster (on vSphere), now available for Files.
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).
HashiCorp Learn
Nutanix University
VMware Customer Connect Learning
VMware Hands On Labs
VMware Explore 2023 Sessions (William Lam’s easier to search list version)
VMware Explore VMTN Sessions (vBrownBag)
VCDX Mentoring Series