Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) Explained

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vSphere Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) ensures that workloads can be live migrated, using vMotion, between ESXi hosts in a cluster that are running different CPU generations. The general recommendation is to have EVC enabled as it will help you in the future where you’ll be scaling your clusters with new hosts that might contain new CPU models. Read more...
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10 Things To Know About vSphere Certificate Management

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With security and compliance on the minds of IT staff everywhere, vSphere certificate management is a huge topic. Decisions made can seriously affect the effort it takes to support a vSphere deployment, and often create vigorous discussions between CISO and information security staff, virtualization admins, and enterprise PKI/certificate authority admins. Here are ten things that Read more...

What is the Impact of the VMKlinux Driver Stack Deprecation?

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Current versions of ESXi 6.x are shipped with both the VMKlinux and the Native driver stack. Modern hardware is, in many cases, using the new Native drivers. However, older hardware may still depend on a VMKlinux driver module. We announced to deprecate the VMKlinux driver stack back in 2017. This blog post goes into detail Read more...

Designing a Shared Virtualized Infrastructure for Business Critical, Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing Workloads

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The University of Groningen – Center for Information Technology The University of Groningen (UG) is a public research university, located in the north of the Netherlands. The university has over 5000 people on staff and over 30,000 students across its under-graduate and post-graduate populations. The Center for Information Technology (CIT) within UG provides computing resources Read more...

Introducing vSphere ROBO Enterprise with DRS-MM

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The vSphere ROBO license model is perfect for organizations that have Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) locations with a few hosts running workloads. Although being feature-rich, the ROBO clusters lacked the ability of automatic virtual machine migration when entering maintenance mode to perform upgrade or update operations. With the announcement of the vSphere 6.7 Update Read more...

vCenter Server Licensing Options

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UPDATED (October 18th, 2018): The vCenter Server features by licensing chart has been updated to reflect that the vCenter Server Migration Tool is included in the ISO and is available to use with all vCenter Server licensed versions.   vCenter Server allows virtualization administrators to centrally manage and monitor their vSphere environments. Lately I’ve received several questions from 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 6.7: 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...

vSphere 6.7 Client Plugin Readiness

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        The vSphere client team has been actively working with VMware partners to provide compatible plugins in the vSphere HTML5 Client and vSphere Web Client (Flex-based).  vRealize Operations 6.7, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, and vSphere Replication 8.1 have already released with standalone HTML5 clients providing similar functionality to their vSphere Flex client Read more...