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Learn about vSphere 6.5 – and Win a Drone!

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If you haven’t yet taken the Hands-on Lab for vSphere 6.5, now is the perfect time to do so.  When it was originally released during VMworld 2016, this lab was running a pre-release version of vSphere. The HOL team has been hard at work, and they have just updated the lab to the officially released version of Read more...

vSphere Management Assistant Deprecation

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Do you remember when the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) was introduced? If you do then I’m sure you also remember the reason! Let’s go back to the days when ESXi was not around, remember ESX? ESX had a much larger service console and managing this service console was sometimes harder than it needed to be, Read more...

vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide now available

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Announcing the GA release of the vSphere Security Configuration Guide!   Rename As I mentioned in my previous blog post where I announced the availability of the Security Configuration Guide (SCG) Release Candidate, the term “Hardening Guide” will no longer be used starting with vSphere 6.5.  Only an increasingly small subset of the settings are Read more...

vSphere 6.5 with RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) and Certification Suite

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With vSphere 6.5, we introduced RDMA over Converged Ethernet  (RoCE). RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is a network protocol that allows remote direct memory access (RDMA) over an Ethernet network. RoCE dramatically accelerates communication between two network endpoints leveraging DMA over converged Ethernet infrastructure. For more information, please refer to vSphere documentation. RoCE is supported in two modes RoCE Read more...

New Features Coming to vSphere with Operations Management

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This has been a big month for releases, especially for vSphere with Operations Management! Earlier this month, both vRealize Operations (vR Ops) and vRealize Log Insight released updates. Then, just this week, vSphere 6.5.0b was released. Important item of note, vSphere 6.5.0b contains the first update to the vSphere Client (HTML5)! vRealize Operations 6.5 Updates Read more...

First vSphere Client (HTML5) update in vSphere 6.5.0b!

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With the release of vSphere 6.5.0b, we are proud to announce the first update to the vSphere Client! Those that have been using our Flings will not be surprised by the list of functionality updates for the vSphere Client. For almost a year (March 28, 2016 – early celebration!) we’ve been releasing updates to the Read more...
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vSphere and TLS 1.2

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I traditionally don’t write much about compliance. I’ve been very focused on security. But some might ask “Aren’t they the same thing?”  My answer is unequivocally “No” but remember, this is my opinion and in the world of security, we are all entitled to our opinion, right? Security vs. Compliance Security is a practice. It’s Read more...

5 Steps For A Successful Digital Transformation

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In this post, I’d like to talk to you about next-gen infrastructure that is built to support your next-gen apps, as well as all your existing apps, enabling you to lead the Digital Transformation of your organization.   We’ve created an infographic to help you understand the key components of this journey; the 5 steps Read more...