Volume Support with vSphere Integrated Containers

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This post comes from Matthew Avery, a member of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team. I am excited to discuss volume support with vSphere Integrated Containers and its differences from standard Docker deployments. The important difference to note between VIC and Docker is that VIC leverages the robust vSphere environment in order to interact with pools of Read more...
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vSphere 6.5 Security Product Walkthroughs

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Are you aware of the VMware Product Walkthrough site? If not, you’re missing out on some really great content. A product walkthrough is a guided “tour” of many of VMware’s products. They are helpful when you want to do a dry run of a task, like encrypting a VM for example, so that you can Read more...
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New vCenter Server Appliance Deployment Walkthroughs

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vSphere 6.5 takes the VCSA deployment experience to the next level. The VCSA 6.5 installer no longer requires a plugin, making it browser agnostic. If that wasn’t enough, the VCSA installer now supports use on macOS, Linux, and Window. The VMware Feature Walkthrough site has two new VCSA 6.5 deployment walkthroughs. These two step-by-step guides Read more...

Learning more about Predictive DRS

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Predictive DRS is a new feature in vSphere 6.5 that leverages the predictive analytics of vRealize Operations Manager with the powerful resource scheduler algorithm of vSphere DRS. Together, these two products enable workload balancing for certain VMs before resource utilization spikes occur, potentially eliminating a great amount of resource contention that might have occurred in Read more...

New Product Walkthrough – Hybrid vSphere SSL Certificate Replacement

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[Update 9/6/2017] For those that attended or are interested in the session entitled vSphere Certificate Management for Mere Mortals – SER2936BU at VMworld US 2017 (or SER2936BE in Barcelona) – I’ve posted my deck to vSphere Central. The VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) was first introduced in vSphere 6.0 to improve the lifecycle management of SSL Read more...

Basic Network Configuration with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine

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The following is article was written by Andrew Chin of the vSphere Integrated Containers engineering team at VMware This post will discuss basic network configuration options when deploying a Virtual Container Host (VCH) to use vSphere Integrated Containers Engine (VICE).  For general information on vSphere Integrated Containers and Virtual Container Hosts, please see the vSphere Integrated Containers Engine documentation, Read more...

Getting Started with vSphere Integrated Containers Engine

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The following is the first in a series of blog posts by members of the vSphere Integrated Containers Engineering team.  This one is written by Matt Williamson, Sr. Engineering Manager vSphere Integrated Containers Engine (VIC Engine) is an open source project hosted on GitHub and being developed, primarily, by VMware.  It is designed to make it Read more...

BCA User Group Survey Program – IOUG Oracle Survey 2016

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The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a variety of Business Critical Applications and RDBMS disciplines. The program is run by the CPBU as a partnership with “Database Trends Read more...
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New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup / Restore Walkthroughs

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is full of new and exclusive features. One of which is the native file-based backup and restore. I’m happy to announce two new guided walkthroughs on the VMware Feature Walkthrough site. These walkthroughs will help illustrate how to setup the vCenter Server Appliance file-based backup feature. But also how to restore your vCenter Read more...