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#vSphereChat Recap: VMworld 2020

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VMworld 2020 is quickly approaching! To prepare for this first-ever virtual VMworld, we hosted a vSphere Tweet Chat with our friends over at VMware Events and vSAN. Joining us to answer eight rapid-fire questions were VMware experts from across the company and world: Josh Townsend (@joshuatownsend), Rick Walsworth (@RickWalsworth), John Dias (@johnddias), Bob Plankers (@plankers) Read more...
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Learn about vSphere with Tanzu at VMworld 2020

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On September 15th, 2020 VMware announced vSphere 7 Update 1. With this release came the announcement of vSphere with Tanzu. vSphere with Tanzu introduces the ability to run Kubernetes workloads on vSphere Enterprise Plus without having to run the full VMware Cloud Foundation Stack. Networking is accomplished using vSphere Distributed Switches and a Load Balancer Read more...
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vSphere 7 Update 1 – vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS)

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The vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS) is a new capability that is introduced in the vSphere 7 Update 1 release. It’s first release provides the foundation to work towards creating a decoupled and distributed control plane for clustering services in vSphere. The challenge being that cluster services, like the vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), depend on Read more...
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VMware Announces End of Support for Internet Explorer 11

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In the light of Microsoft announcing the end of support for Internet Explorer 11 by MS365 products and the official guidance from MS for IE11 users to migrate to MS Edge, VMware has decided to  end the support for IE11 by all active versions of the vSphere Client, starting from the next update in the release line of Read more...
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The Future of the ESXi Host Client

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Overview VMware is constantly working to improve the products offered to customers aiming to provide solutions based on modern and reliable technologies and positioning security and stability of customer workloads at the centre of our goals. As part of the products technical evolution VMware always considers the official regulations and standards which customers must comply Read more...
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vSphere 7 Update 1 – vSphere Lifecycle Manager Improvements

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vSphere Lifecycle Manager helps you keep your vSphere infrastructure consistent by applying the desired state configurations to all the ESXi hosts in a cluster. In vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM), the desired state is defined via the cluster image (desired image), consisting of vendor add-ons, ESXi version, and hardware specifics Firmware and Drivers. The vSphere 7 Read more...
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Announcing VMware vSphere with Tanzu: The Fastest Way to Get Started with Kubernetes

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Last year at VMworld, we announced Project Pacific, a ground-breaking rethinking of vSphere that deeply integrated Kubernetes with the platform. Earlier this year, about six months after the Project Pacific announcement, we released VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) with Tanzu, which incorporated the Project Pacific technology.  While we have many VCF Tanzu customers and many customers are Read more...
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What’s New with VMware vSphere 7 Update 1

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Ever since VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu was announced in March of 2020, there has been tremendous interest in a single platform for traditional and modern applications.  While many customers are ready to deploy the full integrated software stack in VMware Cloud Foundation, many have also been asking us to deliver the capabilities of Read more...
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vSphere 7 Update 1 – AMD SEV-ES

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In August 2019 VMware joined AMD on stage as they announced their second generation EPYC server-class CPUs. Together we announced support, in a future release of vSphere, for the AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) and Secure Encrypted Virtualization – Encrypted State (SEV-ES) advanced security features of those CPUs. vSphere 7 Update 1 keeps our promise, Read more...