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vSphere 7 with Kubernetes – Declarative GitOps Continuous Delivery for Tanzu Kubernetes clusters

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(By Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware) Development teams are moving at ever increasing velocity.  Driven by dynamically changing requirements from the lines of business, they are embracing unprecedented levels of automation.  Infrastructure teams are designing new automation frameworks as well.   The traditional approach has been an imperative framework.   This requires the operations team to Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Lifecycle Management

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We greatly improved lifecycle management in vSphere 7. The new innovations for lifecycle management in vSphere 7 make it easy for customers to have consistent and up-to-date systems. The major lifecycle management improvements in vSphere 7 are vCenter Server Profiles, Update Planner and vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM). vCenter Profiles is way to ensure configuration and Read more...
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VMSA-2020-0006 & CVE-2020-3952: What You Need to Know

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On April 9, 2020 VMware published VMSA-2020-0006, outlining a serious vulnerability which may affect vCenter Server 6.7 and external Platform Services Controllers (PSCs) if certain criteria are met. This post is intended to help VMware customers and partners understand the issue better by collecting common questions. It is not intended to replace official VMSA communication. Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Introduction to the vSphere Pod Service

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It’s an exciting time to be a vSphere administrator! vSphere 7 is now available and there’s lots of really cool things incorporated into it. What I’m going to introduce to you in this blog is the vSphere Pod Service. If you have been following any of the Project Pacific announcements and content from VMworld 2019 Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Update Planner

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Updating and patching systems can potentially include many steps. When planning to update we must consider the many moving parts of the environment to be sure of interoperability as well as compatibility between products in the datacenter. In previous versions of vSphere, discovering the interoperability of VMware products within an environment included manual steps. Steps Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Certificate Management

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Now that vSphere 7 has shipped and support for vSphere 6.0 has ended it’s time to revisit a lot of the certificate management methods and techniques we use when managing vSphere environments. Certificates are what drive the TLS encryption that protects all network communication to & from vSphere. First, vCenter Server 7.0 has done some Read more...
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How to Get vSphere with Kubernetes

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We’re very excited to announce the general availability of vSphere 7 today! It caps off a massive across-the-board effort by the many engineering teams within VMware. We have built a ton of new capabilities into vSphere 7, including drastically improved lifecycle management, many new security features, and broader application focus and support.  But of course, Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Content Library

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Content Library has come a long way since its inception in vSphere 6.0. Having such a library allows for virtual machine templates, as well as scripts, text files, and ISO images to be stored efficiently and centralized for sharing within the datacenter. Content Library in vSphere 7 does not disappoint by adding additional features to Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Assignable Hardware

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A wide variety of modern workloads greatly benefit from using hardware accelerators to offload certain capabilities, save CPU cycles, and gain a lot of performance in general. Think about the telco industry for example: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platforms utilizing NICs and FPGAs. Or customers that use GPUs for graphic acceleration in their Virtual Desktop Read more...