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VMware Tools 10.0.0 Released

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An announcement we made during our repeat session “INF5123 – Managing vSphere Deployments and Upgrades – Part 2” at VMworld last week, was that VMware Tools 10.0.0 was released and is available for download in MyVMware. Read more...

New Capabilities in Project Photon OS Technical Preview 2 (TP2)

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Project Photon OS, the small-footprint container runtime from VMware that was first announced back in April, is making great progress. Several new enhancements to this open source initiative are especially interesting to vSphere administrators and those responsible for deployment and administration. PXE Boot and Network Installation Operating system ISO images may be the lingua franca Read more...

How To Choose The Best Infrastructure Stack For Your Cloud-Native Applications

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Cloud-native applications are gaining mindshare, especially containerized apps that align well with the requirements of DevOps workflows, microservices, and immutable infrastructure trends. Developers and infrastructure experts must soon identify the platform for their next-generation workloads. Wouldn’t it be great if existing investments in skills, infrastructure, and technology ecosystem continued to offer the best environment to Read more...

Technology Preview: Enriching vSphere with hybrid capabilities

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  Today VMware is revealing a Technology Preview of Project SkyScraper, a new set of hybrid cloud capabilities for VMware vSphere that will enable customers to confidently extend their data center to the public cloud and vice-a-versa by seamlessly operating across boundaries while providing enterprise-level security and business continuity. At VMworld, we will demonstrate live workload Read more...

VMWorld Topic: Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) a game changer for running Tier 1 Business Critical Databases

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One of the major components released with vSphere 6 this year was the support for Virtual Volumes (VVOLS). VVOLS has been gaining momentum with storage vendors, who are enabling its capabilities in their arrays. When virtualizing business databases there are many critical concerns that need to be addressed that include: Database Performance to meet strict Read more...

vSphere Content Library: distribute your content effortlessly

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More and more data is generated every day, and the same is true for “virtual” content, such as VM templates, vApps, ISO images, and scripts. The industry is paying more attention to how to streamline maintenance procedures, distribute the content, and deal with emergencies. Now, imagine that you work at the head office in San Read more...

vSphere 6 Web Client UI Deepdive – vMotion

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New series of vSphere Web Client UI Deepdives With vSphere 6 adoption going up, the new features are helping our customers manage their environments better than ever before.  vSphere Web Client is the most common way that these new features and enhancements are used, but sometimes the UI changes get lost in the discussion.  The Read more...

Introducing the vSphere Host Client fling

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Have you ever wanted to connect directly to your ESXi host via a web browser and take a quick look at the available resources on the host? How about checking on the status of the vCenter VM? Conduct host administrative tasks through the browser? Today I’m happy to introduce the vSphere Host Client fling, an Read more...