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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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 STIG & VMware vSphere

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Many of our security-conscious readers are familiar with DISA STIGs, the Security Technical Information Guides that the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) publishes. These guides are wonderful in that they bridge the gap between compliance frameworks and infrastructure implementations. Compliance frameworks rarely specify what to do on & to an operating system to be Read more...

Project Pacific – Namespaces on Kubernetes

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Michael West Technical Product Manager, VMware Organizations are rapidly evolving tools and processes to better support DevOps cultures that aim to deliver applications and services at higher velocity.  A byproduct of this evolution for VMware administrators is the need for increased collaboration with development teams and in many cases expansion of responsibility. That responsibility can Read more...

Understanding VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Management Networks

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VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, known as “Project Dimension” before launching earlier this year at Dell Technologies World, is an on-premises SDDC-as-a-Service that is based on the latest VMware Cloud infrastructure software and Dell EMC VxRail hardware. Now that VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is no longer in beta, we can take a closer look Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS – Security Policies Deep Dive

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It’s been an epic journey so far, and we’ve learned lots. We discussed what VMware Cloud on AWS is, and why it might be an excellent fit for you as a vSphere administrator. We setup our AWS customer VPC and deployed our cloud SDDC. We talked about the various networking components that are required. In Read more...
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Changing your vCenter Server’s FQDN

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*Blog UPDATED as of September 10th* A popular feature request recently has been the ability to rename a vCenter Server appliance (VCSA). I am not referring to renaming the virtual machine (VM) as that is the inventory name of the VM. I am referring to the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or hostname of the Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS – The Importance Of Policies

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We’ve made great progress in the past few weeks, and we’re almost at the end of this introductory journey. In the first blog we talked about why VMware Cloud on AWS might be a good fit for your environment. Next, we setup our AWS customer VPC and deployed our Cloud SDDC. In the third post Read more...