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vSphere 7 – Content Library

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Content Library has come a long way since its inception in vSphere 6.0. Having such a library allows for virtual machine templates, as well as scripts, text files, and ISO images to be stored efficiently and centralized for sharing within the datacenter. Content Library in vSphere 7 does not disappoint by adding additional features to Read more...
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vSphere 7 – vCenter Server 7 Migration & Upgrades

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With the recent announcement of vSphere 7 it is an exciting time for vCenter Server 7 as well. In particular, migration & upgrade workflows have undergone a number of changes to help simplify them, making it easier to patch and move to new versions as part of the life cycle of vSphere: vCenter Server 7 Read more...
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Best Practices for vSphere 6.7 Tagging

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vSphere Tags were introduced in version 5.1 as a way to organize inventory objects such as VMs, Hosts, Datastores, etc., a much-needed feature for helping search for or group objects within vSphere. A Tag is basically a label that can be applied to vSphere inventory objects. When an administrator creates a tag, it is then Read more...
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Managing Content Library Subscriptions

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In a recent blog post, we covered Creating and Using Content Library in vSphere 6.7. Continuing along that path we will go over subscribing to a publisher Content Library to access shared content. When you create a subscription for a local Content Library, the result is a Subscribed Library. Subscribed library content is distributed when the subscriber Read more...
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Creating and Using Content Library

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Content Library has evolved quite a bit since its inception in vSphere 6.0. Some of that evolution has brought new ways to accomplish tasks as well as new features. One of the newest additions as of late is new cmdlets for Content Library management via PowerCLI, available in version 11.5.0. This blog will guide you through Read more...
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VMware Loves Turtles

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(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!) During a recent trip to VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, California I caught up with Read more...
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The Evolution of Content Library

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Content Library arrived in vSphere 6.0 as a storage container for virtual machine templates, as well as scripts, text files, and ISO images. The idea is to have an efficient and centralized method to manage important content required in a vSphere environment. Instead of mounting a share to each ESXi host to distribute these items, Read more...
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VMware Security Advisories in vSphere Health

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Determining what VMware products in your datacenter have been patched for new or existing vulnerabilities can be tedious at times. What if your vSphere environment was able to do this for you without much effort? Well, look no further than vSphere Health. vSphere Health’s (vSphere Health will be renamed to Skyline Health in a future release) Read more...

Introducing VMware Skyline Health for vSphere

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vSphere Health & vSAN Health have been very instrumental in assisting customers to triage their vSphere 6.7 environments for configuration consistency, best practice information, vulnerability discovery, and proactive analytics. Today I am happy to announce that vSphere and vSAN Health are now part of VMware Skyline Health, including these two powerful features of vSphere under one Read more...
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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...