vSphere With Tanzu – Getting Started with vDS Networking Setup

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(By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware)   With the release of vSphere 7 Update 1, VMware has extended the capability of vSphere with Tanzu (formerly vSphere 7 with Kubernetes) to more fully support your existing vSphere environment.  The fastest way to provide developer ready Kubernetes infrastructure to DevOps teams is through vSphere with Tanzu. Read more...
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Announcing General Availability of vSphere 7 Update 1

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On September 15 we announced the upcoming release of vSphere 7 Update 1. Today, I am excited to share that it is now generally available. If you missed our announcement webcast on September 15, no problem. You can watch a replay of the webcast “Up-Level to Developer-Ready Infrastructure” anytime you’d like. What’s new in vSphere 7 Update 1?   vSphere 7 Update 1 introduces Read more...
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In-Product Evaluation of vSphere with Tanzu

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We are incredibly excited to announce the availability of vSphere 7 Update 1! This is a jam–packed release that introduces vSphere with Tanzu, the fastest way to get started with Kubernetes workloads on your existing vSphere environment (no VCF or NSX needed). For the first time ever, you can try out the capabilities offered by vSphere with Tanzu for 60 days without ever leaving the Read more...
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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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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...