Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1!

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We are excited to share today that VMware is announcing VMware vSphere Platinum – a new edition of vSphere, as well as vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. (Note: If you missed the Introduction to vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1 breakout session at VMworld, Read more...

Under the Hood – vSphere Platinum

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It’s an exciting day with the announcement of vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1! In this post I will go into a bit more detail about vSphere Platinum, AppDefense, and vSphere 6.7 U1. vSphere Platinum is a new offering that includes VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and VMware AppDefense. But this isn’t simply a bundling Read more...

Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1

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Please note: Recently, vSphere 6.5 U2d was released with fixes that are not included in vSphere 6.7 U1. Therefore, and as indicated in the release notes, there is no current upgrade path from vSphere 6.5 U2d to vSphere 6.7 (including U1). If you have already updated to vSphere 6.5 U2d you must wait for a Read more...

Learn about vSphere Upgrade at VMworld 2018

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With vSphere 5.5 going end of life on September 19, 2018, we have been organizing workshops all over the world to better educate customers and partners to upgrade to vSphere 6.x.  If you have already upgraded to vSphere 6.0 or 6.5, you may be interested in the latest features and wonder what your upgrade path Read more...

Learn about vSphere 6.7 at VMworld 2018

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vSphere 6.7 was released in April of 2018 and has garnered quite a lot of interest from our customer and partner community. If you haven’t yet taken a look at this latest release and the features within, then VMworld 2018 is a great venue to do just that. With the VMworld US Content Catalog and Schedule Read more...

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server – End of Availability

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VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EoA) of vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server starting with the next release and all future releases of Log Insight. The current version of Log Insight, version 4.6.x, is the last release that will support the Log Insight for vCenter Server capability. The next release will not accept Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

Timekeeping within ESXi

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Overview Precise timekeeping is a key attribute for many types of applications. At a high level, it allows these applications to accurately construct the precise sequence of events that have occurred or is occurring in real time. For example, in the financial services industry, it’s important to timestamp transactions with sufficient granularity and accuracy from Read more...

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

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VMware vSphere  is the Universal Application Platform of choice for deployment of all kinds of applications – from end-user virtual desktops to very large databases, machine learning systems and in-memory data management systems. vSphere 6.7  became generally available in April 2018. This article describes a set of use cases and a demonstration for a new feature Read more...

Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper

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With the recent announcement and general availability of vSphere 6.7 we’ve seen an immense amount of interest. With each new version of vSphere we continue to see customers start their testing of new releases earlier and earlier in the release cycle. vSphere 6.7 brings a number of important new features that vSphere Administrators as well Read more...