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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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Security with VMware Tools

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VMware vSphere offers a number of tools to improve the security of guest operating systems, like UEFI Secure Boot, Virtualization-based Security (which enables Microsoft Device Guard & Credential Guard), vTPM, encrypted vMotion, VM encryption, vSAN encryption, and more. Let’s look INSIDE the guest OS at some options available through the VMware Tools. Security is a Read more...
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The Importance of Isolation for Security

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I have wanted to write about the importance of isolation & segmentation in IT infrastructure for a while now, but with everything going on this year it felt like it would be redundant. However, over the last few months there have been several high-severity, high-profile CVEs (some ours, some others, and some in hardware, too) 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 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...

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes Network Service Part 2: Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster

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(By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware) vSphere 7 with Kubernetes enables operations teams to deliver both infrastructure and application services as part of the core platform.  The Network service provides automation of software defined networking to both the Kubernetes clusters embedded in vSphere and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters deployed through the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service Read more...