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vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 File-Based Backup and Restore Walkthroughs

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) had several exclusive features introduced in vSphere 6.5. One of those features was the built-in file-based backup and restore. This native backup solution is available within the VMware Appliance Management Interface on port 5480. It supports backing up both the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller (PSC). There is Read more...

vSphere Upgrade Technical Webcast Series

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Upgrading your vSphere version is now more important than ever, with end of general support for vSphere 5.5 coming on September 19, 2018. Haven’t started yet? No worries! Attend this 3-part Technical Webcast Series to learn how to effectively plan your upgrade.  This webcast series includes all the knowledge, tools, tips and tricks you will need for Read more...

Fully Featured HTML5-based vSphere Client Coming in Fall 2018

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Blog post by – June Yang, Vice President, Product Management, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The vSphere Client is a tool you use every day to manage your virtual infrastructure. You’ve told us what you want to see improved and that you want progress to be prioritized. We’ve been listening and acting on your Read more...

Upgrading your vCenter Server Appliance from 6.5 to 6.7

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On April 17th we released the latest update to our vSphere product line vSphere 6.7. vSphere 6.x has been one of our fastest adopted product versions with many people now moving to the appliance. We have already received quite a few questions on what the new upgrade process looks like, so we will discuss two Read more...

vSphere 6.7 Security – Media Resources

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As our vSphere 6.7 Security Week comes to a close I’d like to leave you with some more content. In this blog I’ll share with you a number of videos, walkthroughs and a podcast on all the 6.7 security features that have been covered so far. Read more...

vSphere 6.5 Update 2 Now Available

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By now, you may have heard, that vSphere 6.7 was released on April 17th which included many new features and enhancements. Customers who are currently on vSphere 6.0 (any version) or 6.5 (GA & Update 1 versions) have a direct upgrade path to vSphere 6.7. Keep in mind that vSphere 5.5 will be reaching its Read more...

vSphere 6.7 – Security FAQ’s now available

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All too frequently the same questions keep coming up after new features are released. With vSphere 6.7 that has not changed. The interest in the security features started some time ago when I would present to customers under an NDA. Back in October of 2017 I released an FAQ page on vSphere Central on VM Read more...

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...