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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...
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vSphere 7 – Launch Recap & Links, Week 3

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It’s been three weeks since we announced VMware vSphere 7 and vSphere with Kubernetes. You’ve been waiting very patiently for it to become “GA” or Generally Available so that you can get it running in your nested vSphere lab (vSphere can run inside your production vSphere environment for testing and training purposes, just like the Read more...
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vSphere 7 – Introduction to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters

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As you can see by all the other blog articles, a LOT of new stuff is available in vSphere 7! What is also new is me working on something other than vSphere Security (Bob Plankers has that now). My new focus is vSphere with Kubernetes and how it affects the traditional vSphere Administrator (VI Admin). Read more...
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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...