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vSphere 6.0 Reaches End Of General Support (EOGS) in March 2020

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We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 6.0 and the below listed products is March 12, 2020. This includes the following releases: vCenter Server 6.0 vCenter Update Manager 6.0 ESXi 6.0 Site Recovery Manager 6.0 and 6.1 vSAN 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 vSphere Data Protection 6.0 and 6.1 Read more...

Troubleshooting vMotion

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In previous blog posts, we looked into the vMotion process (The vMotion Process Under the Hood) and how to utilize high bandwidth networks to lower live-migration times (How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times?). This blog post is dedicated to gaining more knowledge on what to do when troubleshooting vMotion if a live-migration is Read more...

How to Tune vMotion for Lower Migration Times?

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In an earlier blog post, The vMotion Process Under the Hood, we went over the vMotion process internals. Now that we understand how vMotion works, lets go over some of the options we have today to lower migration times even further. When enabled, by default, vMotion works beautifully. However, with high bandwidth networks quickly becoming Read more...
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Announcing vSphere 6.7 Update 3

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We are excited to announce the future release of VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3. This new vSphere release comes with enhancements that will continue to deliver on our goal of providing a highly performant, efficient and more secure hybrid cloud platform to our partners and customers. Next to various enhancements and driver updates, we again will include new Read more...
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Handling the Lifecycle of a vCenter HA Environment

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vSphere 6.5 first introduced vCenter HA and since its inception has been deployed in many environments. When it comes to upgrading or updating your vCenter HA environment there are some specific considerations. If you have wondered what it takes to handle the lifecycle of a vCenter HA enabled vCenter Server, keep reading! vCenter HA Overview Read more...
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VMUG vSphere Roadshows – Coming to a City Near You

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Back by popular demand! We have brought back our VMUG vSphere Roadshows in collaboration with the VMware User Group (VMUG) and VMware. These free events are an opportunity for VMUG members to participate in a technical workshop focused on vSphere 6.7. These exclusive events bring a vSphere Subject Matter Expert to a city near you. Read more...

The vMotion Process Under the Hood

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The VMware vSphere vMotion feature is one of the most important capabilities in today’s virtual infrastructures. Since its inception in 2002 and the release in 2003, it allows us to migrate the active state of virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral part Read more...
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Plugin Management UI in the vSphere Client 6.7 Update 2

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The vSphere 6.7 Update 2 release brings a number of enhancements to the vSphere Client. One important update is a new way to monitor vSphere Client plug-ins lifecycle with the Plugin Management UI. Up to vSphere 6.7 Update 1 the plug-in deployment process has been taking place behind the scenes. Any errors caused by a Read more...
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vSphere Compliance: Common Criteria, NIST 800-53, and DISA STIG

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Security is a hot topic everywhere in IT, but right behind it is its cousin, compliance. VMware vSphere is a great platform for organizations that have regulatory compliance needs. Hundreds of time-saving, easy-to-use, and flexible features in vSphere align closely with compliance frameworks, and VMware provides guidance on how to configure these features to meet Read more...
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Decoding the vCenter Server Lifecycle: Update and Versioning Explained

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a vCenter Server update and a patch? Or between an upgrade and a migration? Why don’t some vCenter Server versions align? Keep reading for the answers! Version Numbering The first thing you should understand is vCenter Server versioning. When reviewing your vCenter Server version’s you may Read more...