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vSphere 7 Update 1 – AMD SEV-ES

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In August 2019 VMware joined AMD on stage as they announced their second generation EPYC server-class CPUs. Together we announced support, in a future release of vSphere, for the AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) and Secure Encrypted Virtualization – Encrypted State (SEV-ES) advanced security features of those CPUs. vSphere 7 Update 1 keeps our promise, Read more...
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#vSphereChat Recap: What’s New with vSphere Bitfusion and AI/ML?

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  With the recent announcement and GA of vSphere Bitfusion, what better way to learn about all the features and use cases than with a #vSphereChat? Joining us to answer ten rapid-fire questions were our very own experts: Jim Brogan, (@brogan_record), Mike Adams (@mikej_adams), and Niels Hagoort (@nhagoort). From operating systems to GPU partitioning to Read more...
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Register for the Sept. 15th Announcement Event!

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  Calling all VMware vSphere, vSAN, and Cloud Foundation (VCF) fans!   On September 15th VMware will be announcing key updates to our core platforms. We are excited to share the news about Developer-Ready Infrastructure with you. For IT administrators, operators and decision makers – this is news you don’t want to miss!     Read more...
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Security with VMware Tools

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VMware vSphere offers a number of tools to improve the security of guest operating systems, like UEFI Secure Boot, Virtualization-based Security (which enables Microsoft Device Guard & Credential Guard), vTPM, encrypted vMotion, VM encryption, vSAN encryption, and more. Let’s look INSIDE the guest OS at some options available through the VMware Tools. Security is a Read more...
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The Importance of Isolation for Security

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I have wanted to write about the importance of isolation & segmentation in IT infrastructure for a while now, but with everything going on this year it felt like it would be redundant. However, over the last few months there have been several high-severity, high-profile CVEs (some ours, some others, and some in hardware, too) Read more...
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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...