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vSphere 6.7 – Virtual Trusted Platform Modules

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As security becomes a bigger and bigger “thing”, requirements for virtualized hardware to support features in guest operating systems are rising. With vSphere 6.7 we have released a comprehensive list of virtual hardware support for features required by Windows 10 and Windows 2016. In a previous blog we covered support for Virtualization Based Security (VBS) Read more...

Introducing support for Virtualization Based Security and Credential Guard in vSphere 6.7

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Microsoft virtualization-based security, also known as “VBS”, is a feature of the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems. It uses hardware and software virtualization to enhance Windows system security by creating an isolated, hypervisor-restricted, specialized subsystem. Starting with vSphere 6.7, you can now enable Microsoft (VBS) on supported Windows guest operating systems. You Read more...

Secret VMware vSphere sessions at Dell Technologies World

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If you’re at Dell Technologies World, we are running 3 more sessions over the next 2 days that are not in the catalog. There is limited space, so first come first serve. But we will have snacks (and maybe other goodies) for you if you can make it. Most importantly, you’ll get the inside scoop Read more...

vSphere 6.7 – ESXi and TPM 2.0

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With vSphere 6.7 I’m happy to announce the support of TPM 2.0! This blog will go into detail on how we are leveraging the TPM 2.0 chip found on most modern servers. I’ll also clarify some mis-conceptions and try to put into context what pieces are doing what during the boot of ESXi 6.7. First, Read more...

vSphere 6.7 or 6.5 – What Should I Deploy?

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Everyone at VMware, including myself, is so very excited about the release of vSphere 6.7. So far, demand has been high as we expected. This release focused on a broad set of new features as well as significant enhancements on top of what we put out in the market with vSphere 6.5 in late 2016. Read more...

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 2

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The first post in this series covered vCenter High Availability deployment types and considerations. Hopefully, by now you’ve gotten your VCHA cluster deployed and are ready to move on with some of the operational aspects such as backup & restore, patching, and upgrades to the VCHA cluster. The continuation of this blog series will dive into each feature Read more...

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 1

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vCenter High Availability (VCHA) was introduced in vSphere 6.5 in November 2016. Since that time the Technical Marketing team has spent a lot of time creating content and speaking about VCHA. Much of that content can be found on vSphere Central. Even with all that content, there are still some common questions and misconceptions regarding Read more...

Upgrade Considerations for VMware vSphere 6.7

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Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.7 With the recent excitement of vSphere 6.7 being released to the public, it’s only natural that a lot of discussion has revolved around upgrades. How do we upgrade, or even why should we upgrade have been the most popular questions recently. In this post I will cover these questions as well Read more...