Virtual Updates 2024-06-17

Upgrade & Downgrade of VMware Licenses in Broadcom portal
Why not add a set of instructions for something that used to be easy.
William Lam tackles this nicely for us.
Still….if it needs a KB article….maybe its too complicated????

Using Aria Operations Manager (vROPs)?….send messages to Teams
Everyone’s inbox is already full.
Stop sending messages from your systems to email.
Microsoft Teams is just 1 alternative….
Here’s a setup of how to configure a Teams Channel to accept alerts & such from Aria Operations Manager.

Aria Operations – getting started….
Had this conversation quite a few times in the past month.
People asking “….how do I start learning Aria Ops?”
I’ve always been a big fan of hands-on approach.
VMware HOL (Hands On Labs) is a great place to get started.
23 labs for Aria Operations available for free….
Another blog post, covering how to configure auto remediation.

VMware Certification Platform 2.0
This is crazy….more documentation to tell you how to find something….
If you need to tell people where to find things….you are NOT thinking about WHO is trying to access this type of content, and are NOT making it easy to access.
I just logged into Broadcom with my info….
Pasted the old link of
….got there myself this way.
VMware Blog post is here.

My 2cents….
This AI must be in everything becoming the norm.

Apple ChatGTP integration?
Do you trust this, day 1?
Maybe…I will not turn it on….
Couple of articles after the announcement….
Forbes Perspective….
TechCrunch’s perspective

Windows Recall
Want everything you do on Windows desktops recorded?
Doubt it.
Doesn’t matter what you are doing…..
So many takes on this.
My thing, how to disable this right away!
ArsTechnica’s take1
ArsTechnica’s take2
Windows Central take…
…and then…..
Microsoft to delay release of Recall AI feature on security concerns

Adobe updates its EULA – not in a good way
So now Adobe owns any content you create in any of their products.
Yea….that is not going to go over well with anyone using the CS suite…
Solely for the purposes of operating or improving the Services and Software, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free sublicensable, license, to use, reproduce, publicly display, distribute, modify, create derivative works based on, publicly perform, and translate the Content. For example, we may sublicense our right to the Content to our service providers or to other users to allow the Services and Software to operate with others, such as enabling you to share photos
Couple of links here….
9to5mac link
Apple Insider link
…to make it worse….
“The fact that it’s impossible to uninstall the apps without agreeing to the terms of service beforehand is baffling.”

Nutanix Files updated to
Some bug fixes, GUI fixes, & CVE remediations….
Plus, 5.x increases some of the min/maxes
Nutanix post is here.

NCC (Nutanix Cluster Checker)
…gets a couple key updates
CVE remediation (of course) and a change to the logs are collected.
Nutanix 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
Nutanix University
VMware Hands On Labs
VMware Explore 2024 – August 26-29 (Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Hotel)
VMware Explore 2023 Sessions (William Lam’s easier to search list version)
VMware Explore VMTN Sessions (vBrownBag)
VCDX Mentoring Series