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vSphere 7 – Improved DRS

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The first release of Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) dates back to 2006. Since then, data centers and workloads have changed significantly. The new vSphere 7 release is shipped with DRS enhancements to better support modern workloads by using an improved DRS logic and new accompanying UI in the vSphere Client. The enhanced DRS logic is Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Identity Federation

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One of the two biggest ways to improve an organization’s security posture is through good account management and password hygiene.* As the old saying goes, it’s easier said than done. Good account management seems simple enough, but with hundreds of systems and devices in the average organization it’s easy to miss one. As for passwords, Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Launch Recap & Links, Week 2

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When we announced VMware vSphere 7 we promised that we’d keep blogging and making videos about vSphere 7 into May. We aren’t lying. Here’s a rundown of what came out last week in case you missed it. On deck this week: Bob with Identity Federation, Niels with DRS improvements, Mike on vSphere with Kubernetes concepts, Read more...
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vSphere 7 – vMotion Enhancements

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The vSphere vMotion feature enables customers to live-migrate workloads from source to destination ESXi hosts. Over time, we have developed vMotion to support new technologies. The vSphere 7 release is no exception to that, as we greatly improved the vMotion feature. The vMotion enhancements in vSphere 7 include a reduced performance impact during the live-migration Read more...
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vSphere 7 – vCenter Server 7 Migration & Upgrades

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With the recent announcement of vSphere 7 it is an exciting time for vCenter Server 7 as well. In particular, migration & upgrade workflows have undergone a number of changes to help simplify them, making it easier to patch and move to new versions as part of the life cycle of vSphere: vCenter Server 7 Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Launch Recap & Links, Week 1

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VMware announced a TON of new products and versions last week, including VMware vSphere 7, VMware Cloud Foundation 4, the VMware Tanzu portfolio, updates to VMware Cloud, vSAN 7, and vRealize Suite 8.1. It’s completely understandable that you might have been focused on other things so here’s the rundown on all of them. We will Read more...
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Introducing vSphere 7: Modern Applications & Kubernetes

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The power of vSphere has always been its ability to support any (x86-based!) application under the sun, running those applications quickly and securely while providing a simplified management environment.  Over the past twenty years, across all customers and partners worldwide, over 70 million applications are running on vSphere in total. While new applications run well Read more...
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Introducing vSphere 7: Features & Technology for the Hybrid Cloud

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On March 10th, 2020 VMware announced vSphere 7 and I’m very excited to finally be able to describe why it is truly technology for the hybrid cloud! If you haven’t already read through Krish Prasad’s launch post that provides an overview of vSphere 7, I would recommend starting there. Then continue below where I’ll unpack Read more...
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How is Virtual Memory Translated to Physical Memory?

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Memory is one of the most important host resources. For workloads to access global system memory, we need to make sure virtual memory addresses are mapped to the physical addresses. There are several components working together to perform these translations as efficient as possible. This blog post will cover the basics on how virtual memory Read more...