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Repointing vCenter Server to another SSO Domain

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Planning, designing, and architecting a vSphere SSO Domain for vCenter Server can occasionally feel complex to many VMware Administrators. Whether building new, changing, or redesigning an SSO Domain, vSphere 6.7 has a great new feature to help lessen this complexity. SSO Domain Repointing was introduced to allow the repointing of a vCenter Server from one Read more...

Infrastructure Self-Service with Project Pacific

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With Project Pacific, we have integrated Kubernetes natively into vSphere. This new control plane allows you to manage both VMs and containers side-by-side in the vCenter you know and love. As mentioned in our technical overview post, there are two types of Kubernetes clusters that now run natively in vSphere: a “Supervisor Kubernetes cluster” control Read more...

Project Pacific – Technical Overview

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Introduction Today we’re introducing Project Pacific as a Technology Preview and we think it’s going to change the way you think about the cloud. Project Pacific is a re-architecture of vSphere with Kubernetes as its control plane. To a developer, Project Pacific looks like a Kubernetes cluster where they can use Kubernetes declarative syntax to Read more...

OpenShift on the VMware SDDC – Architectural Overview

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In this blog, we explore in-depth how VMware and Red Hat are collaborating to better integrate OpenShift Container Platform and VMware’s software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure stack per the recent announcement.  We have many mutual customers looking to leverage the combination of their technology investments to their fullest. And with VMware and Red Hat both Read more...

Designing a Shared Virtualized Infrastructure for Business Critical, Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing Workloads

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The University of Groningen – Center for Information Technology The University of Groningen (UG) is a public research university, located in the north of the Netherlands. The university has over 5000 people on staff and over 30,000 students across its under-graduate and post-graduate populations. The Center for Information Technology (CIT) within UG provides computing resources Read more...

The vSphere Upgrade Blog Series (Wrap-Up)

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The vSphere Upgrade Blog Series began in July and ran through September 2018. It provided customers with screen-by-screen guidance from start to finish of a vSphere Upgrade in a six part blog series. Since each part of the blog series was posted over a few months, it’s common for steps or posts to be missed Read more...

Machine Learning with GPUs on vSphere

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The VMware team had a very productive summer when it comes to publishing studies of running Machine Learning workloads using GPUs on vSphere.  Here is a roundup of blog articles published in the last few months.  This series goes over the various options for using GPUs with vSphere, and compares and contrasts the capabilities and Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

Timekeeping within ESXi

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Overview Precise timekeeping is a key attribute for many types of applications. At a high level, it allows these applications to accurately construct the precise sequence of events that have occurred or is occurring in real time. For example, in the financial services industry, it’s important to timestamp transactions with sufficient granularity and accuracy from Read more...

vSphere VM Encryption White Paper now available

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I’d like to announce the availability of a new white paper for VMware vSphere VM Encryption! VM Encryption is a feature that was introduced in vSphere 6.5. The audience for this white paper is the Manager/Director/C-level folks who want to understand how vSphere VM Encryption differs from other virtual machine encryption solutions. It addresses some Read more...

vSphere 6.5 DRS and Memory Balancing in Non-Overcommitted Clusters

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DRS is over a decade old and is still going strong. DRS is aligned with the premise of virtualization, resource sharing and overcommitment of resources. DRS goal is to provide compute resources to the active workload to improve workload consolidation on a minimal compute footprint. However, virtualization surpassed the original principle of workload consolidation to Read more...