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vSphere 6.0 Update 2 – What’s New

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VMware just recently released Update 2 for vSphere 6.0. Update 2 is full of new features and bug fixes for both ESXi and vCenter Server. For a complete list of features and bug fixes make sure to review the release notes for ESXi and vCenter Server. There are few features that stood out to me in this update. Read more...

Making the Most of Your Virtualized Environment

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With basic virtualization technology, IT managers can consolidate physical resources and take a stand against rising CapEx costs. But the full potential of virtualization will remain elusive until you combine virtualization with a strong management platform. In a recent survey of IT managers, Frost & Sullivan identified a number of common data center challenges: high Read more...

Meet the New Face of Virtualization

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If you’re considering virtualization as a means to consolidate your compute resources, to lower CapEx and OpEx costs, or to simplify server and application resources, you’ve got the right idea. But did you know your virtualized data center has even more to offer? With VMware vSphere® with Operations Management™, you can realize value that extends Read more...

Top 5 Virtual SAN Posts From 2016 to-Date

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Time doesn’t slow down for anybody, so it’s understandable if you miss some information here and there. Luckily, we’ve got you covered on Virtual Blocks. Take a look back on some of the most popular Virtual SAN posts from the past few months. What’s New-VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 On February 10th, we announced VMware Virtual SAN Read more...

Blogger Talk Show–Pilot Episode on PowerCLI

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Here at VMware we are always trying to make sure we give you the information you need in a way that you can best consume it. With this in mind, a little while ago I was asked to take part in a pilot for a new talk show VMware is looking to gain feedback on, Read more...

Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID – Part 2

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Introduction In Part 1 of Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID, we configured RSA Authentication Manager to get it ready for adding the PSC as an Authentication Manager agent. In this post, we’ll configure the Platform Services Controller (PSC) itself by uploading the sdconf.rec file and running the appropriate CLI commands to enable Read more...

Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 2 of 3)

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In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. We will also look at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastructure. Common Characteristics of Business Critical Applications (BCA): Business critical Read more...

Two Factor Authentication for vSphere – RSA SecurID – Part 1

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Introduction This is Part 1 of a 2 part blog series. In this post we’ll talk about setting up RSA SecurID Authentication Manager, some architectural assumptions and what you’ll need to take with you to Part 2. Two Factor Authentication Two factor authentication (2FA) has become ubiquitous nowadays. For those of you still in the Read more...

vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling – Getting Started

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Update 3/30/16 – Added requirement of IP Pool for vSphere Client VMware announced the first step towards making a HTML5 Web Client a reality, the vSphere HTML5 Web Client Fling. This first release of the Fling will focus primarily on VM management, with more updates coming.  Here is a list of the features and operations available in this Read more...