VMware Cloud on AWS First Steps

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Welcome back! So you read the last post on getting started with VMware Cloud on AWS as a vSphere admin, and you’re itching to get started? That’s great! In this post I’m going to walk you through the VMware Cloud on AWS first steps. We’ll setup the Customer VPC and then deploy your VMware Cloud on 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 a virtual machines from one physical ESXi host to another. Today, the ability to seamlessly migrate virtual machines is an integral 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 Security at Security Field Day 2

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VMware was proud to continue our decade-long relationship with Tech Field Day by hosting the delegates of Security Field Day 2 (#XFD2) on June 20, 2019, sharing with them both the overall strategy for security in VMware products as well as very specific technical discussions around vSphere, vSphere Platinum, VMware AppDefense, and VMware WorkspaceOne. There Read more...

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) Explained

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vSphere Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) ensures that workloads can be live migrated, using vMotion, between ESXi hosts in a cluster that are running different CPU generations. The general recommendation is to have EVC enabled as it will help you in the future where you’ll be scaling your clusters with new hosts that might contain new CPU models. Read more...
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Security Issue with VMware Tools: VMSA-2019-0009

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Vulnerability Summary Customers should be aware of an important issue with VMware Tools where a non-privileged user on a Windows VM could read information or cause problems in a VM running VMware Tools lower than 10.3.10. The official designation from VMware is VMSA-2019-0009 on the VMware Security Advisories page and mailing list. This vulnerability is Read more...
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10 Things To Know About vSphere Certificate Management

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With security and compliance on the minds of IT staff everywhere, vSphere certificate management is a huge topic. Decisions made can seriously affect the effort it takes to support a vSphere deployment, and often create vigorous discussions between CISO and information security staff, virtualization admins, and enterprise PKI/certificate authority admins. Here are ten things that Read more...

Performance Study on PMEM in vSphere

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Persistent Memory (PMEM) is modern technology that provides us with a new storage tier that will be beneficial for Enterprise Applications that need reduced latency and flexible data access. Examples are (in-memory) database platforms for log acceleration by caching, data writes and reduced recovery times. High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads can also greatly benefit from Read more...