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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...
VMware Tools

VMware Tools 11.0 – Out Now!

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VMware Tools is a critical component in your virtual infrastructure. It provides drivers for virtual and paravirtual devices, security components, and capabilities such as guest file system quiesced snapshots. On that note, I am delighted to announce the general availability of VMware Tools 11.0. What’s New for Windows? A major version bump usually signals significant Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS – Security Policies Deep Dive

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It’s been an epic journey so far, and we’ve learned lots. We discussed what VMware Cloud on AWS is, and why it might be an excellent fit for you as a vSphere administrator. We setup our AWS customer VPC and deployed our cloud SDDC. We talked about the various networking components that are required. In Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS – The Importance Of Policies

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We’ve made great progress in the past few weeks, and we’re almost at the end of this introductory journey. In the first blog we talked about why VMware Cloud on AWS might be a good fit for your environment. Next, we setup our AWS customer VPC and deployed our Cloud SDDC. In the third post Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS – Your Management Toolset

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So you’ve setup your customer VPC in AWS, deployed your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC into the cloud and configured the required connectivity to secure your management traffic, enable vMotion and extend your on-premises networks into the cloud. In this blogpost we’re going to be looking into the tools that you can use to manage Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS Connectivity

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VMware Cloud on AWS Connectivity Welcome back! This is the third blogpost in our series about getting started with VMware Cloud on AWS as a vSphere administrator. So far we’ve discussed the VMware Cloud on AWS offering, then we moved on to setting up the AWS customer VPC and deploying the VMware Cloud on AWS Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS First Steps

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Welcome back! So you read the last post on getting started with VMware Cloud on AWS as a vSphere admin, and you’re itching to get started? That’s great! In this post I’m going to walk you through the VMware Cloud on AWS first steps. We’ll setup the Customer VPC and then deploy your VMware Cloud on Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS  – Getting Started as a vSphere Admin

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What is VMware Cloud on AWS? If you’re a VMworld regular or follow our announcements you’ve probably heard of VMware Cloud on AWS, but if you haven’t let me summarise. At it’s heart, it is a service (and this is an important point) which allows you to consume VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) running on bare metal Read more...
VMware Tools

Security Issue with VMware Tools: VMSA-2019-0009

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Vulnerability Summary Customers should be aware of an important issue with VMware Tools where a non-privileged user on a Windows VM could read information or cause problems in a VM running VMware Tools lower than 10.3.10. The official designation from VMware is VMSA-2019-0009 on the VMware Security Advisories page and mailing list. This vulnerability is Read more...