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Virtualization-Based Security Issues with Windows 1903/19H1 Releases

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Update (07/01/2019): This issue has been resolved in recent updates to Microsoft’s operating systems. Microsoft KB4497935 contains information on how to get this patch, but in short, it is available through normal cumulative Windows Updates. —— Users of Virtualization-Based Security or the virtual I/O MMU features in vSphere should take note of a serious issue that Read more...

Performance Study on PMEM in vSphere

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Persistent Memory (PMEM) is modern technology that provides us with a new storage tier that will be beneficial for Enterprise Applications that need reduced latency and flexible data access. Examples are (in-memory) database platforms for log acceleration by caching, data writes and reduced recovery times. High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads can also greatly benefit from Read more...
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Which vSphere CPU Scheduler to Choose

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The release of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 brought with it a new vSphere CPU scheduler option, the Side-Channel Aware Scheduler version 2 (SCAv2) or “Sibling Scheduler.” This new scheduler can help restore some performance lost to CPU vulnerability mitigations, but also carries some risk with it. Further complicating matters is the newest Intel CPU vulnerability, Read more...

What is the Impact of the VMKlinux Driver Stack Deprecation?

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Current versions of ESXi 6.x are shipped with both the VMKlinux and the Native driver stack. Modern hardware is, in many cases, using the new Native drivers. However, older hardware may still depend on a VMKlinux driver module. We announced to deprecate the VMKlinux driver stack back in 2017. This blog post goes into detail Read more...

vCenter Server Converge Tool Enhancements in vSphere 6.7 Update 2

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vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 has been announced and with this release there have been enhancements made to the vCenter Server Converge Tool. VMware has now provided a topology overview of your Platform Services Controllers (PSCs) and vCenter Servers in the System Configuration view. Previously available only through the CLI, the vCenter Server Converge Tool Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS Evaluation Guide

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As we move into a world where businesses expect a dynamic and responsive IT environment, hybrid cloud is increasingly being seen as the answer.  Customers that need consistency, comprehensive visibility and ease of management and operations across their on-premises and public cloud environments are evaluating VMware Cloud on AWS to become part of their Hybrid Read more...

Exploring the GPU Architecture and why we need it.

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A Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) is mostly known for the hardware device used when running applications that weigh heavy on graphics, i.e. 3D modeling software or VDI infrastructures. In the consumer market, a GPU is mostly used to accelerate gaming graphics. Today, GPGPU’s (General Purpose GPU) are the choice of hardware to accelerate computational workloads Read more...