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Answer Your Questions in the VMware Communities

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Beyond the documentation and opening an official support case, VMware has quite a few resources available to our customers who are looking for answers to questions. One of the oldest resources is the VMware Communities forums, where there are years of archives, thousands of customers, and dedicated support engineers that monitor the discussions and contribute Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) Deprecation

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Readers of the vSphere 7.0 release notes have noticed that, in the “Product Support Notices” section, Integrated Windows Authentication is listed as deprecated. Naturally, there are quite a few questions about this, especially in the wake of all the changes Microsoft has been suggesting to Active Directory. Let’s try to answer some of these! What Read more...
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vSphere 7 – vSphere Trust Authority

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At VMware we talk a lot about intrinsic security, which is the idea that security in a vSphere environment is baked in to the product at a deep level, not sprinkled on as an afterthought. Security is a huge focus of vSphere 7, even though when we talk about the new features it’s usually about Read more...
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#vSphere7 Launch TweetChat with #vSAN7 & #CloudFoundation4

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Our last #vSphereChat on Twitter was truly something special —  not only did we accomplish hosting a tweet chat across THREE different VMware Twitter accounts, but also, we discussed our latest launches – #vSphere7, #vSAN7 and #CloudFoundation4. The transcript is below. There will be another Tweetchat coming up on April 30, 2020 on vSAN at Read more...
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vSphere 7 – vSGX & Secure Enclaves

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Virtualization is a pretty revolutionary idea, adding a layer of software to help us solve other problems in IT. From a risk perspective, though, it adds more things to track. This isn’t to say that ESXi is insecure – far from it. ESXi is the most secure hypervisor around (our Common Criteria certifications help demonstrate Read more...
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VMSA-2020-0006 & CVE-2020-3952: What You Need to Know

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On April 9, 2020 VMware published VMSA-2020-0006, outlining a serious vulnerability which may affect vCenter Server 6.7 and external Platform Services Controllers (PSCs) if certain criteria are met. This post is intended to help VMware customers and partners understand the issue better by collecting common questions. It is not intended to replace official VMSA communication. Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Certificate Management

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Now that vSphere 7 has shipped and support for vSphere 6.0 has ended it’s time to revisit a lot of the certificate management methods and techniques we use when managing vSphere environments. Certificates are what drive the TLS encryption that protects all network communication to & from vSphere. First, vCenter Server 7.0 has done some Read more...