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core.vmware.com: A New Site for Technical Information

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This past summer the technical marketing teams behind VMware Cloud Foundation, vSAN, and vSphere came together under one hypothetical “roof” inside VMware. Just like with roommates or relationships, when people move in together one big question is “where does all the stuff go?” So, we started a new site, core.vmware.com, just for all of our Read more...

Photon OS 4.0 Beta Release is now available

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Photon OS team at VMware is pleased to announce the Beta release of the Photon 4.0. Photon 4.0 builds upon the innovation of our enterprise class, Open Source virtual appliance OS, which can be found powering thousands of deployments the field. With exciting improvements to the 3.0 rev 2 release, Photon 4.0 comes with new Read more...

Photon OS announces migration to New Package Repository

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Photon OS currently hosts the required packages and other artifacts using public servers on Bintray. As such, when a user issues any tdnf commands, Photon OS looks for the package updates in the Bintray repository.  Going forward, we will be transitioning away from this service to one that is hosted at packages.vmware.com/photon. Over the last few weeks the team has been busy getting things ready, and the new repository is already populated with all the packages and artifacts and is ready to take over to continue serving packages Read more...
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The Fast Lane for Data Transfer – Paravirtual RDMA(PVRDMA) Support for Native Endpoints.

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Overview   Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a revolutionary technology that enables host devices (devices connected over a network) to read and write data present in their main memory without the CPU’s and the operating system’s involvement. In a nutshell, computers connected over a network using a particular type of network card can bypass remote system processors and Read more...
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Securing Applications with vSphere: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and to celebrate we are doing weekly live streams on different topics related to the weekly themes of the month. This week the overall theme is “Securing Devices at Home and Work,” and in the vSphere world we are thinking about workloads. Applications and workloads are the reason that our Read more...

vMotion Performance Study

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The performance team recently released a whitepaper on the vMotion performance improvements in vSphere 7 (update 1). The improved vMotion logic in vSphere 7 is introduced to greatly reduce the potential performance impact during a vMotion operation, as well as shorting the switch-over time (also referred to as stun-time) when a workload is moved from Read more...

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...