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vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide goes mobile!

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Hi, In order to get a wide audience for this topic, I’ve cross posted this post from the VMware Security and Compliance Blog. Enjoy! It has been a couple of weeks since the release of the vSphere 5.1 Hardening Guide. Right around that time there was a call for updated content for the VMware Mobile Read more...
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VXLAN Series – Different Components – Part 1

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In the last six months, I have talked to many customers and partners on Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN). One of the things I felt was challenging was how to explain the technology to two different type of audience. On one hand, there are Virtual Infrastructure administrators who want to know what problems this Read more...
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New Component-Based Logging For Hostd In ESXi 5.1 Update 1

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vSphere 5.1 Update 1 was just released last week and one of the things that caught my eye while reading through the release notes for ESXi 5.1 Update 1 was a new enhancement to hostd logging: Component-based logging and advanced configurations added to hostd log level To avoid difficulties in getting appropriate logs during an Read more...
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Did you know vCenter Server can manage multiple hypervisors?

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VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager is a component that enables support for heterogeneous hypervisors in a VMware vCenter Server environment. It provides the following benefits to your virtual environment:   An integrated platform for managing VMware and third-party hypervisors from a single interface. A hypervisor choice for the different business units in your organization to accommodate Read more...
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vCloud Director 5.1.2 Released

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I’d like to announce the general availability of VMware vCloud Director 5.1.2.  This update was released on April 25th, 2013. This update provides: Rights for creating, reverting and removing snapshots Allocation pool organization virtual datacenters can be elastic or non-elastic Support for RHEL 6.3 Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Guest OS customization of Microsoft Read more...
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New Storage Enhancements in vSphere 5.1U1

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vSphere 5.1 Update 1 is now available. For those of you running 5.1, there are a lot of critical fixes and enhancements, so I’d urge you to review the release notes and consider scheduling a slot to upgrade your infrastructure to this new release. There are updates for both vCenter and ESXi in this release. Read more...
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vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Version 5.1.10 is Generally Available

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VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is a backup and recovery solution that was introduced with vSphere 5.1. VDP leverages mature, proven technology from EMC Avamar to provide reliable, space-efficient, disk-based data protection for VMware virtual machines (VMs). VDP is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client. One of the real beauties of Read more...
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VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 Released

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There have been some rumors but I can now officially share the update release 1 for vSphere vCenter Server 5.1. vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 | Build 1064983 vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1 | Build 1065184 Download from VMware.com What’s New This release of VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 offers the following improvements: Read more...
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vSphere 5.1 Update 1 Released!

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VMware has just released the much anticipated Update 1 patch for vSphere 5.1 which includes several updates and bug fixes for both ESXi and vCenter Server 5.1. I highly encourage everyone to review the release notes for the complete list of resolved issues. While going through the ESXi 5.1 Update 1 release notes myself, I Read more...