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vSphere 7 – APIs, Code Capture, and Developer Center

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VMware vSphere 7 has been extremely popular since its release, bringing many new enhancements and features to virtual infrastructure (we’ve highlighted many of the updates on this blog!). There are some enhancements to the vSphere APIs, Code Capture, and the vSphere Developer Center features that make those easy-to-use tools even more powerful for people interested Read more...
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vSphere Releases 7.0b and 7.0bs

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Last week we released two new update versions for vSphere 7.0. When examining the vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) image repository, you’ll notice that two new ESXi base images are automatically downloaded, reflecting the downloads that are available on my.vmware.com. There could be some confusion to why we released two versions. With vSphere 7 updates, we’ll Read more...
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vSphere 7 with Kubernetes – Shared Infrastructure Services

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(By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware)   The early adoption of Kubernetes generally involved patterns of relatively few large clusters deployed to bare metal infrastructure.  While applications running on the clusters tended to be ephemeral, the clusters themselves were not.  What we are seeing today is a shift toward many smaller clusters, aligned with Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Storage vMotion Improvements

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The vMotion feature is heavily updated in vSphere 7, resulting in faster live-migrations while drastically lowering the guest performance impact during the vMotion process together with a far more efficient way of switching over the virtual machine (VM) between the source and destination ESXi host. vSphere 7 also introduces improvements for the Fast Suspend and Read more...
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Announcing the vSphere 7 Hands-on Labs

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Update 29 June 2020 – Added newly released vSphere 7 with Kubernetes lab to the list. VMware Hands-on Labs are hosted lab environments where anyone can try VMware products with no installation or experience required. Each lab is accompanied by a lab manual which guides the user through a set of exercises used to demonstrate Read more...

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes Network Service Part 2: Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

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(By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware) vSphere 7 with Kubernetes enables operations teams to deliver both infrastructure and application services as part of the core platform.  The Network service provides automation of software defined networking to both the Kubernetes clusters embedded in vSphere and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters deployed through the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service Read more...
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vSphere 7 – ESXi System Storage Changes

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We’ve reviewed and changed the lay-out for ESXi system storage partitions on its boot device. This is done to be more flexible, and to support other VMware, and 3rd party solutions. Prior to vSphere 7, the ESXi system storage lay-out had several limitations. The partition sizes were fixed and the partition numbers were static, limiting Read more...
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vSphere 7 – vSphere Pods Explained

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In this blog post I’m going to dive into what makes up a “vSphere Pod”. If you read my previous blog on the vSphere Pod Service, I touched on the different components that make up the service. One of those components was the vSphere Pod itself. Let’s dive in! What is a vSphere Pod? It’s Read more...
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vSphere 7 – A Closer Look at the VM DRS Score

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With vSphere 7, we released the greatly improved Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) logic. We received numerous requests from customers to provide more information about the VM DRS Score. This blog post details the new DRS algorithm, with a focus on the VM DRS Score. DRS works to ensure that all workloads in a cluster are Read more...