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A Cloud Alliance Between VMware and AWS Takes Shape

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This is a cross-promoted blog post, originally posted on the VMware Radius blog. View the original blog post here. Last October, when VMware unveiled a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), many in the tech industry were surprised. The two companies, once spirited competitors, announced they were collaborating on a new hybrid cloud solution Read more...

Connecting Containers Directly to External Networks

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This article comes from Hasan Mahmood, a staff engineer on the vSphere Integrated Containers team. With vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC), containers can be connected to any existing vSphere network, allowing for services running on those containers to be exposed directly, and not through the container host, as is the case with Docker today. vSphere networks Read more...

Learn about the new capabilities of vSphere HA

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Among the new features in vSphere 6.5, there are a set of significant enhancements to the venerable vSphere HA capability.  I am excited to announce a new set of content aimed at helping you learn more about these new features.  In particular, these resources go over Orchestrated Restart and HA Admission Control. To recall, Orchestrated Read more...
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SQLPass SQL Server user group DBTA vSphere usage survey

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This blog follows (and uses some of the same text) the earlier blog entry which reported on the 2016 IOUG survey.  The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a Read more...

vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Migration Walkthrough

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vCenter Server migrations have typically taken massive planning, a lot of effort, and time. The new Migration Tool included in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is a game changer. No longer requiring scripts and many long nights of moving hosts one cluster at a time. The Migration Tool does all the heavy lifting. Copying Read more...

Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage

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The Business Critical Applications (BCA) Homepage now has 8 sections each focused on a specific area of applications and relational database management systems discipline. The newest section to be added to the broader BCA space is “Big Data and High Performance Computing Solutions”.  Although both Big Data and HPC have long occupied important and unique focus Read more...

Volume Support with vSphere Integrated Containers

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This post comes from Matthew Avery, a member of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team. I am excited to discuss volume support with vSphere Integrated Containers and its differences from standard Docker deployments. The important difference to note between VIC and Docker is that VIC leverages the robust vSphere environment in order to interact with pools of Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

vSphere 6.5 Security Product Walkthroughs

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Are you aware of the VMware Product Walkthrough site? If not, you’re missing out on some really great content. A product walkthrough is a guided “tour” of many of VMware’s products. They are helpful when you want to do a dry run of a task, like encrypting a VM for example, so that you can Read more...
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New vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Walkthroughs

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vSphere 6.5 takes the VCSA deployment experience to the next level. The VCSA 6.5 installer no longer requires a plugin, making it browser agnostic. If that wasn’t enough, the VCSA installer now supports use on macOS, Linux, and Window. The VMware Feature Walkthrough site has two new VCSA 6.5 deployment walkthroughs. These two step-by-step guides Read more...