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Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper

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With the recent announcement and general availability of vSphere 6.7 we’ve seen an immense amount of interest. With each new version of vSphere we continue to see customers start their testing of new releases earlier and earlier in the release cycle. vSphere 6.7 brings a number of important new features that vSphere Administrators as well Read more...

Configuring TPM 2.0 on a 6.7 ESXi host

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In a previous blog post I went over the details on how ESXi uses a TPM 2.0 chip to provide assurance that Secure Boot did its job and how that “attestation” rolls up to vCenter to be reported on. In this blog article I’m going to go over some of steps necessary to configure the Read more...

Prepping an ESXi 6.7 host for Secure Boot

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When 6.7 went “GA” or General Availability, I was excited to get it installed and running on my bare metal hosts in my lab here at VMware. I had gotten my Dell R630’s updated with TPM 2.0 chips and was looking forward to booting with “attested” hosts. But I had a few issues before I Read more...

New Release: VMware Datacenter CLI 2.9.1

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We are happy to announce a brand-new version of VMware Datacenter CLI (DCLI) has been released! Before diving into the impressive list of updates, let’s take a second to review the history of one of VMware’s newest command line interfaces (CLI). DCLI was introduced as part of the vSphere CLI 6.5 command set release. DCLI Read more...

vSphere 6.7 Client Plugin Readiness

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        The vSphere client team has been actively working with VMware partners to provide compatible plugins in the vSphere HTML5 Client and vSphere Web Client (Flex-based).  vRealize Operations 6.7, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, and vSphere Replication 8.1 have already released with standalone HTML5 clients providing similar functionality to their vSphere Flex client Read more...

VMware Communities Podcast: Episode 433 vSphere 6.5 Update 2

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VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast On May 9th, 2018, I was lucky enough to join Eric Neilson, Sr. Director Social Media & Communities and his co-host John White, SE VMware, on their podcast, VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast. If you are not familiar with this podcast it is a weekly show that runs every Wednesday at 12pm Read more...

vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 File-Based Backup and Restore Walkthroughs

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) had several exclusive features introduced in vSphere 6.5. One of those features was the built-in file-based backup and restore. This native backup solution is available within the VMware Appliance Management Interface on port 5480. It supports backing up both the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller (PSC). There is Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Technical Webcast Series

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Upgrading your vSphere version is now more important than ever, with end of general support for vSphere 5.5 coming on September 19, 2018. Haven’t started yet? No worries! Attend this 3-part Technical Webcast Series to learn how to effectively plan your upgrade.  This webcast series includes all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks you will need for Read more...

Fully Featured HTML5-based vSphere Client Coming in Fall 2018

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Blog post by – June Yang, Vice President, Product Management, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The vSphere Client is a tool you use every day to manage your virtual infrastructure. You’ve told us what you want to see improved and that you want progress to be prioritized. We’ve been listening and acting on your Read more...