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vSphere Tags and Custom Attributes

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In this blog we will talk about a feature in vSphere, that can make a vSphere administrator’s life quite easy in terms of managing, sorting and arranging vSphere objects. I am referring to the “Tags and Custom Attributes” feature which can be accessed from the vSphere Client. Searching and sorting objects in a large vSphere Read more...
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Bitfusion Jupyter Integration—It’s Full of Stars

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This little 2020 odyssey describes how to integrate Bitfusion into Jupyter, allowing an AI/ML application in Jupyter notebooks to share access to remote GPUs. Buy Jupiter! If you are working with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), there is a good chance you are a fan of Jupyter Notebooks or Jupyter Lab. The Jupyter project Read more...
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Load Balancing Performance of DRS in vSphere 7

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The DRS performance team just released a great whitepaper on the load balancing capabilities in vSphere 7. New features of DRS in VMware vSphere 7 have been introduced to make VMware’s compute control plane even more robust and better in handling both traditional and modern application needs. In this whitepaper, the authors cover the load Read more...
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vSphere 7 – System Storage When Upgrading

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In a previous blog post, vSphere 7 – ESXi System Storage Changes, we discussed the changes to the ESXi system storage layout. How the various partitions are consolidated into fewer, larger partitions that are expandable as well. A lot of inquiries came in for more information on what happens when upgrading to vSphere 7. Let’s take Read more...
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vSphere Bitfusion Now Generally Available!

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This post was written and prepared by Jim Brogan. VMware acquired Bitfusion in 2019 with intention of incorporating the Bitfusion software into VMware vSphere 7 as a feature. The vSphere Bitfusion feature was announced on June 2, 2020 during the Dell Technologies Cloud AI/ML event. The Dell Technologies Cloud Crowd Chat AI/ML event and the Read more...
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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...