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vSphere & Intel JCC, TAA, and MCEPSC/IFU: What You Need to Know

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VMware has released updates to mitigate several Intel CPU issues, two of which affect security, as well as a regression in how VMware mitigates the previous MDS vulnerabilities. As with other CPU errata and vulnerability mitigations these topics are extremely complicated. Information security often speaks to three core tenets: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. These types Read more...

HBI1812TE – vSphere Upgrade Workshop

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Over the last year and a half, the vSphere Technical Marketing team have had the pleasure to travel the world. We’ve been running vSphere upgrade workshops and speaking with all kinds of awesome folks. The workshop got an airing at VMworld in San Francisco, and again yesterday at VMworld in Barcelona. The workshop lasts 3 Read more...

Interested in the Project Pacific beta?

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Ever since we announced the technology preview of Project Pacific at VMworld 2019 back in August, customers and partners have been excited to hear more. It’s easy to see why. Leveraging vSphere to deploy and manage containers and Kubernetes infrastructure is a win-win for both vSphere administrators and application developers alike. While an early private Read more...

Introducing VMware Skyline Health for vSphere

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vSphere Health & vSAN Health have been very instrumental in assisting customers to triage their vSphere 6.7 environments for configuration consistency, best practice information, vulnerability discovery, and proactive analytics. Today I am happy to announce that vSphere and vSAN Health are now part of VMware Skyline Health, including these two powerful features of vSphere under one Read more...
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DRS Pairwise Balancing in vSphere 6.5 and 6.7

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Or maybe I should have called this blog post, “I’m seeing an excessive number of DRS initiated vMotions on my newly upgraded 6.5 environment”. Recently I was part of a few conversations about the nature of DRS load balancing in systems running vSphere 6.5 and newer. It was noticed that more vMotion operations where occurring Read more...
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Creating an Asset Inventory for vSphere Infrastructure

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We often talk about how the two biggest ways to stay secure in IT are regular patching and good account & password hygiene. However, there is a big prerequisite to both of these, one that is almost always overlooked: an asset inventory. Without a comprehensive inventory of what devices, virtual machines, and OSes are your Read more...
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Explore vSphere at VMworld 2019 Europe

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Explore where vSphere can take you at VMworld 2019 Europe Barcelona | November 4-7 Don’t miss the opportunity to take your career and organization to the next level in Barcelona at VMworld 2019. Find out what’s driving anticipation of VMware’s Project Pacific and see what’s next for vSphere. VMworld 2019 Europe will feature many opportunities Read more...
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vSphere Tweet Chat Recap: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? To ensure VMware users are equipped with the knowledge to stay secure all 365, the vSphere team hosted a tweet chat featuring our experts. From the team we have, Mike Foley and Bob Plankers, who are both Technical Marketing Architects for vSphere Security who joined Read more...

Cloud Migration Series: Part 2 – VMware HCX Overview

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In Part 1 of our Cloud Migration series we discussed traditional migration methods – Cold Migration and vMotion – and their requirements. This gives you the ability to migrate virtual machines to the cloud with the same technology you use on-premises every day, sometimes without even thinking about it. In Part 2 we are going Read more...
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VMware AppDefense 2.3: Vulnerability Scanning and More

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One of the most interesting parts of working at VMware is watching a product as it evolves, and it’s been fun to watch AppDefense grow and progress. If you aren’t familiar with AppDefense, it’s VMware’s endpoint protection product that learns and protects the good behavior on a guest VM, versus trying to keep up with Read more...