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vSphere 7 Update 1 – Unprecedented Scalability

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vSphere continues to deliver the ability to scale your infrastructure to meet the demands of modern application workloads such as Kubernetes clusters/pods, or high-performance application workloads.  Let’s glance at the increased scalability numbers and see how it can benefit you in your journey towards application modernisation.    Increased Cluster Scale In vSphere 7 update 1, the total number of ESXi hosts in Read more...
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It’s Easier Than Ever to Tell VMware What You Think

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Overview “At VMware, we listen but more importantly we act.” The latest integration of vSphere Ideas Portal with vSphere client takes this statement to a whole new level. vSphere Ideas portal is platform where customers can directly share their ideas/feature requests and can also vote for the requests posted by others.Any customer with a valid Read more...
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Learn about vSphere with Tanzu at VMworld 2020

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On September 15th, 2020 VMware announced vSphere 7 Update 1. With this release came the announcement of vSphere with Tanzu. vSphere with Tanzu introduces the ability to run Kubernetes workloads on vSphere Enterprise Plus without having to run the full VMware Cloud Foundation Stack. Networking is accomplished using vSphere Distributed Switches and a Load Balancer Read more...
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vSphere 7 Update 1 – vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS)

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The vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS) is a new capability that is introduced in the vSphere 7 Update 1 release. It’s first release provides the foundation to work towards creating a decoupled and distributed control plane for clustering services in vSphere. The challenge being that cluster services, like the vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), depend on Read more...
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The Future of the ESXi Host Client

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Overview VMware is constantly working to improve the products offered to customers aiming to provide solutions based on modern and reliable technologies and positioning security and stability of customer workloads at the centre of our goals. As part of the products technical evolution VMware always considers the official regulations and standards which customers must comply Read more...
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vSphere 7 Update 1 – vSphere Lifecycle Manager Improvements

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vSphere Lifecycle Manager helps you keep your vSphere infrastructure consistent by applying the desired state configurations to all the ESXi hosts in a cluster. In vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM), the desired state is defined via the cluster image (desired image), consisting of vendor add-ons, ESXi version, and hardware specifics Firmware and Drivers. The vSphere 7 Read more...
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Announcing VMware vSphere with Tanzu: The Fastest Way to Get Started with Kubernetes

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Last year at VMworld, we announced Project Pacific, a ground-breaking rethinking of vSphere that deeply integrated Kubernetes with the platform. Earlier this year, about six months after the Project Pacific announcement, we released VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) with Tanzu, which incorporated the Project Pacific technology.  While we have many VCF Tanzu customers and many customers are Read more...
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What’s New with VMware vSphere 7 Update 1

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Ever since VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu was announced in March of 2020, there has been tremendous interest in a single platform for traditional and modern applications.  While many customers are ready to deploy the full integrated software stack in VMware Cloud Foundation, many have also been asking us to deliver the capabilities of Read more...
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vSphere 7 Update 1 – AMD SEV-ES

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In August 2019 VMware joined AMD on stage as they announced their second generation EPYC server-class CPUs. Together we announced support, in a future release of vSphere, for the AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) and Secure Encrypted Virtualization – Encrypted State (SEV-ES) advanced security features of those CPUs. vSphere 7 Update 1 keeps our promise, Read more...
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vLCM Support for vSphere Auto Deploy

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vSphere Auto Deploy is a great feature that uses PXE boot infrastructure together with vSphere Host Profiles to provision and customize ESXi hosts. Depending on the ESXi host configuration, enforced by its attached Host Profile, state information is stored on the ESXi host itself or by the Auto Deploy server. When the Auto Deploy server Read more...