Virtual Updates 2023-12-25

Well, the last update of the year….
Just did a quick check….
I’ve been doing this now for 5.5 years, and have posted 147 of times….
Funny how it just became a habit.
Hope you all find something useful in most of these posts….

VMware CBT bug – revisited after 8 years….
Remember 2015 when vSphere 6 had a CBT bug?
No….lucky you.
I remember, and had a customer impacted for weeks!
This affects vSphere 8.0 Update 2.
CBT’s QueryChangedDiskAreas may lose some data changed on the disk after disk is hot-extended. It only happens on ESXi 8.0u2
VMware KB 95940 is here.
Veeam Forums post is here.

VMware Simplifies Licensing Model
We will see…I have mixed feelings on this.
No more potential to renew S&S for Perpetual licensing…all subscription.
They mention a price reduction for VCF licenses.
I’m looking forward to learning more about this…..
VMware News post is here.

Southwest Airlines – $140 million dollar fine
Remember December 2022, and the massive issue for the airlines caused by storms?
Many speculate that inadequate IT infrastructure and aging apps (for its staff) were a big part of the issue.
The company said the service meltdown cost it nearly $1.2 billion between the fourth quarter of last year and the first two months of 2023.
Guess spending some money on modernization could have helped out here….
Check out this story on WMUR regarding the news on this…

Xfinity (Comcast) data breach – Citrix
Many of us have Xfinity. Time to change your passwords (when attempting to connect, you are forced to change your password a day after this happened).
Local media have a story on it, and so does TechCrunch….
All of a result of CitrixBleed (which was patched in October).
Another reason to keep your systems up to date and patched!!!

VMware Flings is back
A short hiatus during the Broadcom acquisition, VMware Flings went offline.
Now its back!
Can’t imagine it went offline JUST to get the new logo in place….
Flings Home Page is here.

PowerCLI & Image Based Management
Nice summary & example of using PowerCLI for vLCM Image Based Management.
Blog post is here.

App Volumes for Azure Desktops AND Windows 365 Cloud PC
I need to finds some time to work with this…
Looks like a great offering.
Blog post is here.

VDI Design Guid Part 2 – free download
Johan & ITQ have made this book available as a free download.

Dream Desk Setup – The VCDX way
So Derek Seaman’s latest post, is an update to his existing home office setup.
He originally posted one last year.
Here is the 2024 edition.
The detail into why each component was selected makes it easy for you to see why they were chosen…

Nutanix Move – now migrates File Shares!
Updating some process documentation, and came across this when I upgraded to Nutanix Move 5.1.1…..
“Nutanix Move can now migrate shares from File Servers (SMB/NFS) to Nutanix Files.”
Nutanix Move Release Notes are here.

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