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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...

New Edition Out Now: Next-Gen Virtualization Ebook

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I am excited to share that I just finished refreshing the very popular Next-Gen Virtualization for Dummies book. If you haven’t checked it out yet, know that its a short and easy read with direct, to-the-point information. Despite the short length, I think it has a lot of very useful information.     With this Read more...
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HTML5 Web Client Fling: A Feature Catch-up

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Flings are awesome! Have you heard about VMware’s Flings website? It’s packed with free tools (130 at the time of writing) that can make your life much easier, and it’s where a number of features are road tested before they get rolled into a product. One of the most popular examples of this is the Read more...

Announcing VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

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At VMworld last year, we announced Project Dimension, which extends VMware Cloud to deliver the SDDC infrastructure and hardware as-a-service to customers’ on-premises locations. Because it is a cloud service, VMware takes care of operating the infrastructure: deploying it; troubleshooting issues; and performing patching, upgrading and maintenance. This means customers can focus on differentiating their Read more...

vFlash Read Cache Deprecation Announced

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We announced the deprecation of vFlash Read Cache (vFRC) in the release notes of vSphere 6.7 Update 2. vFRC continues to be supported for vSphere 6.0/6.5/6.7. However, the next major release will not. VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache is being deprecated. While this feature continues to be supported in the vSphere 6.7 generation, it will be Read more...

What is the Impact of the VMKlinux Driver Stack Deprecation?

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Current versions of ESXi 6.x are shipped with both the VMKlinux and the Native driver stack. Modern hardware is, in many cases, using the new Native drivers. However, older hardware may still depend on a VMKlinux driver module. We announced to deprecate the VMKlinux driver stack back in 2017. This blog post goes into detail Read more...

vCenter Server Converge Tool Enhancements in vSphere 6.7 Update 2

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vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 has been announced and with this release there have been enhancements made to the vCenter Server Converge Tool. VMware has now provided a topology overview of your Platform Services Controllers (PSCs) and vCenter Servers in the System Configuration view. Previously available only through the CLI, the vCenter Server Converge Tool Read more...