Virtual Updates 2024-03-18

VMware Carbon Black – merged with Symantec
Broadcom already owns Symantec, so Carbon Black is now rolled into that business group…
Now the ESG (Enterprise Security Group) at Broadcom.
Broadcom post is here.

ESXi 7.x – update 3p
Coincides with release of 8.0 Update 2b
CVE remediation…..
Do this, please!
ESXi 7 u3p release notes are here.

DON’T FORGET….Northeast TOTAL Solar Eclipse…..
here’s a few links….(I forgot to post them last time)….
Everything from Buffalo NY to Caribou ME
Take time, Monday April 8 to enjoy…..last one in our lifetime here in the New England area (OK, and upstate NY…)
NASA post on the eclipse
Maine specific Eclipse info (where when, etc)
New Hampshire specific Eclipse info (where when, etc)

Nuances between vMotion & HCX Migration
One is not better than the other.
This just lays out the high level differences.
VMware Tech Zone article is here.

WS1 admin guide for Intune – Part 1 & 2
Jon is doing a 4 part series on this topic.
Here is the first in his 4 part series….
Here is the second in his 4 part series

vMotion Application Notification – Deep dive
The details of vMotion Application Notification….
Blog post is here.

Installing Windows 11 without a Microsoft Account
Personally, I believe that should be a GUI option, and not these steps….
When you get to the “select country” screen…
Hit Shift+F10….
In the new prompt, enter “OOBE\BYPASSNRO“…
Computer reboots, and you are back to the “select country” screen…
Hit Shift+F10….followed by “ipconfig /release”….
Close the prompt….
When prompted for a network….choose “I don’t have internet”
From there, you will be prompted for a local account.
Blog post is here.

Homelab – gear refresh?
Maybe….Next gen intel NUCs with 96-GB of RAM sound good…
IntelNUC Onyx landing page.
Onyx Pro link….

NDB (Nutanix DataBase) 2.5.4 released.
Magnus Andersson has a post highlighting the updated releases.

Nutanix – Delightful Support with AI
comprehensive overview of the experimental development of the RAG pipeline
I had to lookup RAG too….don’t worry…
Tech post is here.

Nutanix AHV with Palo Alto Networks?
Yes please….
Learn how AHV Microsegmentation (via Nutanix Flow) works with Palo Alto.
Nutanix Blog post is here.

Nutanix CE (Community Edition) step by step
The big difference between CE & production Nutanix is….
The way it is installed.
Once it’s running….it looks, acts, & feels the same.
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).
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