Blog Beat Home Page

Featuring Blog Posts from the VMTN Network

          

  VMware Blog Posts  VMTN Network Member Blog Posts

 Subscribe to the Blog Beat RSS Feed

  • 216970 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/216970-rss.png
    End of General Support for vSphere 5.5

    Reading Time: 2 minutesVMware vSphere 5.5 is really close to its End of Support, that will mean no more updates and possible limited support from VMware. The End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of support and subscription services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5, or to a newer version. Technical Guidance for vSphere 5.5 will be still available until September 19, 2019 primarily through the self-help portal. During the Technical[...]
    Blog Name: vInfrastructure Blog Author: Andrea Mauro
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 03:44:41
  • 217055 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/217055-rss.png
    VMware NSX-T Data Center in Evaluation for Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification

    VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.x is now under evaluation for Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ with BSI, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security. Common Criteria is an internationally recognized standard (ISO-15408) that defines, validates, and assures security features and capabilities of IT security products. To see the evaluation status for VMware NSX-T The post VMware NSX-T Data Center in Evaluation for Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification appeared first [...]
    Blog Name: NSX / Network Virt Author: Catherine Fan
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 00:30:43
  • 216644 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/216644-rss.png
    VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum

    VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum VMware expands its security range with vSphere Platinum — a new version of its virtualization software that has security integrated into the hypervisor. VMware Social Media Advocacy The post VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum appeared first on Virtual Barker.
    Blog Name: Virtual Barker Author: David
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 23:45:30
  • 217082 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/217082-rss.png
    Upgrading Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server via the CLI Installer

    The first topic we will cover in our Automating your vSphere Upgrade series is updating our core infrastructure. Upgrading Platform Services Controller(PSC)  and vCenter Server via the CLI installer. In our workshops one of the common things I hear is that most folks aren’t using the CLI based tools that have been included in the installer. The post Upgrading Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server via the CLI Installer appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
    Blog Name: vSphere Author: David Stamen
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 21:27:30
  • 217084 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/217084-rss.png
    Introduction to Automating Your vSphere Upgrade

    When it comes to upgrading your vSphere environment you have two options when upgrading to vSphere 6.5 or vSphere 6.7. The installer provides two methods, the first being the UI Installer and the second being the CLI installer. As I travel and present to folks, I often ask who prefers to use the CLI method The post Introduction to Automating Your vSphere Upgrade appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
    Blog Name: vSphere Author: David Stamen
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 21:26:46
  • 217059 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/217059-rss.png
    Horizon and Workspace ONE Hands on Labs – Now Available!

    At VMworld US in August, we debuted our latest hands-on labs to attendees to test-drive. We have been busy creating new labs for 2018. Let’s take a look at the new crop of this year’s End-User Computing self-paced labs. Virtual Workspace Services This category of labs includes Horizon 7 Enterprise, Horizon Cloud Service, and the [...] The post Horizon and Workspace ONE Hands on Labs – Now Available! appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog.
    Blog Name: AirWatch Author: Nina Seth
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 21:17:52
  • 218772 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/218772-rss.png
    VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.3 Released

    VMware has released NSX-T Data Center 2.3.0. What's New: Introducing NSX-T Data Center Support for Bare-Metal Hosts Bare-metal support includes Linux-based workloads running on bare-metal servers and containers running on bare-metal servers without a hypervisor. NSX-T Data Center leverages the Open vSwitch, to enable any Linux host to be an NSX-T Data Center transport node. Bare-Metal [...]
    Blog Name: Virtual Allan Author: Allan Kjaer
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 20:47:49
  • 216594 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/216594-rss.png
    Send VMware backups to the cloud – Altaro Offsite Copies to an Azure Cloud Storage

    Quite a neat feature of modern backup solutions is a possibility to send “offsite” backup copies to the cloud. Many Public Cloud providers offer very affordable storage solutions. In this post, we will send VMware backups to the cloud using Altaro Offsite Copies to an Azure Cloud Storage. Altaro offers this option using Microsoft Azure [...] The post Send VMware backups to the cloud – Altaro Offsite Copies to an Azure Cloud Storage appeared first on wojcieh.net.
    Blog Name: Wojcieh Author: Wojciech Marusiak
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 20:18:26
  • 219002 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/219002-rss.png
    VMware vForum Online on October 9 2018

    VMware is having their latest online vForum on October 9 2018.  If you have never been to one of these, I come to think of it as a mini VMworld online.  You have a virtual exhibit hall where you can see offerings from vendors and even chat with them.  There are breakout sessions and even [...]
    Blog Name: vBrainstorm Author: Shawn Cannon
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 18:11:20
  • 218454 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/218454-rss.png
    VMware vSAN 6.7U1 Storage reclamation – TRIM/UNMAP

    VMware vSAN 6.7U1 Storage reclamation – TRIM/UNMAP VMware vSAN 6.7U1 Storage reclamation – TRIM/UNMAP VMware vSAN 6.7U1 introduces automated space reclamation support with TRIM and SCSI UNMAP support. SCSI UNMAP and the ATA TRIM command enable the guest OS or file system to notify that back-end storage that a block is no longer in use [...]
    Blog Name: CaptainvOPS Author: captainvopsrd
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 16:00:31
  • 216346 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/216346-rss.png
    A Conversation About Why VMware Uses Open Source and How to Keep Our Community Growing

    At the recent Open Source Summit in Vancouver, I had the pleasure of recording an interview with technology journalist Swapnil Bhartiya, founder and editor of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (TFIR). Our conversation is worth watching if you want to learn more about VMware’s overall approach to open source technologies and the role the Open Source The post A Conversation About Why VMware Uses Open Source and How to Keep Our Community Growing appeared first on VMware Open Source Blog.
    Blog Name: Open Source Author: Darren Hart
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 16:00:02
  • 216302 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/216302-rss.png
    New SD-WAN Solution Competency + NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud SKUs Available

    Visit Partner University to start working toward earning your Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Solution Competency. The newly released NSX SD-WAN by Velo Cloud Partner Promotion SKUs provide qualified partners with access to select NSX SD-WAN SaaS and on-premises software licenses for in-house demo centers, labs, and educational purposes. The post New SD-WAN Solution Competency + NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud SKUs Available appeared first on Partner News.
    Blog Name: Partner News Author: The VMware Partner Network Team
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 14:34:37
  • 218895 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/218895-rss.png
    VMware vSphere Autodeployment (virtuallyGhetto)

    Did I already mention that I am a huge fan of the Autodeploy Script from William Lam? William created a bunch of script which help you to deploy a nested [...]
    Blog Name: vcoportal Author: Christian Strijbos
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 10:30:52
  • 216504 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/216504-rss.png
    vSphere VMs encryption: encrypt virtual machines – pt.3

    vSphere VMs encryption: encrypt virtual machines - pt.3 Once the KMS Server has been configured and successfully added to the vCenter Server, you are able to encrypt virtual machines. The access to the encrypted virtual disk requires a correct key owned only by the virtual machine that manages the virtual disk. An unauthorized virtual machine that tries to access the encrypted VMDK without the correct key will receive only meaningless data.   Blog series vSphere VMs encryption: KMS Server insta[...]
    Blog Name: NoLabNoPartY Author: Paolo Valsecchi
    Published on 2018-09-18 | Time 07:00:08
  • 215858 /wp-content/uploads/screenshot-uploads/215858-rss.png
    What is inside vSAN multicast/Unicast traffic?

    In recent discussion I had on this topic, there was a query as below?"If we are creating vSAN vmkernel port that carries vSAN traffic, in that case why do we need to use vSAN multicast (prior to vSAN 6.6) and Unicast (in vSAN 6.6 and onwards)?".In other words, what is really transferred inside multicast or unicast vSAN traffic?Virtual SAN uses a clustered metadata database and monitoring service (CMMDS) to make metadata available to each host in the cluster. The CMMDS is designed to be a highly [...]
    Blog Name: Virtual Maestro Author: Abhijeet Deshmukh
    Published on 2018-09-17 | Time 05:47:00