Virtual Updates 2023-10-23

HyperV VMs with Oct 2023 patches do not reboot
Microsoft patch KB5031364 can make Hyper-V VMs unbeatable.
Similar issue arose in ESXi 7.0.2 a few months ago (patching to ESXi 7.0.3 fixed it).
This one applies to Windows Server 2022 VMs with Secure Boot enabled.
The issue & resolution are here, at Microsoft’s site.

Cisco Zero Day –
Another reason to NEVER allow admin interfaces to be accessible from the internet…..
Blog Post is here.

VMware Fusion 13.5 – Windows 11 ARM feature
VMware Fusion 13.5 can auto download Windows 11 ARM for you.
If you run any of the Apple Silicone Macs, this might help you out.
VMware Blog post is here.
Don’t forget that Fusion Player is free….
Fusion Pro is a paid for license…. (difference between the two is here).

Microsoft acquires Amazon as a customer!
Does that mean Amazon folks will now be using Microsoft Teams?
Blog post is here.

Intel GPUs for VDI – License Free!
This should help keep NVIDIA in check, if this product works out.
I have always felt that NVIDIA’s licensing model for GPUs was….out of place at best, and a ripoff at worst…I mean…you already bought the GPUs, right? Just include the licensing costs as part of the hardware price….I digress.
The Intel GPU Flex Series
Blog post where I first heard about this…

New Version of Raspberry Pi OS
Getting ready for the new Raspberry Pi 5….
check out the details here….
Nice explanation of the transition from X11 to Wayland.

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references
(of people who have used those sites & are happy with the results).
Free Learning – GitHub Repo
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