vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 1

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vCenter High Availability (VCHA) was introduced in vSphere 6.5 in November 2016. Since that time the Technical Marketing team has spent a lot of time creating content and speaking about VCHA. Much of that content can be found on vSphere Central. Even with all that content, there are still some common questions and misconceptions regarding Read more...

Upgrade Considerations for VMware vSphere 6.7

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Upgrading to VMware vSphere 6.7 With the recent excitement of vSphere 6.7 being released to the public, it’s only natural that a lot of discussion has revolved around upgrades. How do we upgrade, or even why should we upgrade have been the most popular questions recently. In this post I will cover these questions as well Read more...
Introducing vCenter Server 6.7

Introducing vCenter Server 6.7

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vSphere 6.7 is here! and the vCenter Server Appliance is now the default deployment. This release is full of new enhancements for the vCenter Server Appliance in all areas. Now customers have more tooling to help with monitoring. The vSphere Client (HTML5) is full of new workflows and closer to feature parity. The vCenter Server Read more...
Introducing vSphere Security 6.7

Introducing vSphere 6.7 Security

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I’m really excited to share with you all of the new security features available now in vSphere 6.7! The goals of security in 6.7 are twofold. Introduce more “easy to use” security features and “meet requirements set by customers IT and Security teams”.  With vSphere 6.7 we have achieved both goals. Let’s dive into some Read more...

Introducing vSphere with Operations Management 6.7

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It’s the time again, release time! vSphere with Operations Management 6.7 has some fantastic additions in store. From a new plugin for the vSphere Client, to new dashboards, to a brand-new capacity engine, this is the version to upgrade to! Let’s take a bit of a deeper dive into what’s being included in the release Read more...
Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

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vSphere 6.7 introduces new storage and networking features which have a major impact on the performance of enterprise applications – these include support for Persistent Memory (PMEM) and enhanced support for Remote Directory Memory Access (RDMA). Persistent Memory With vSphere Persistent Memory, customers using supported hardware servers, can get the benefits of ultra-high-speed storage at Read more...

New vSphere 6.5 DRS White Paper released

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This week I published a new white paper about vSphere 6.5 DRS. Most customers have been using vSphere DRS for over a decade, yet the technology is updated with each vSphere release. vSphere 6.5 contains plenty of new options that align with today’s use of virtualization. This whitepaper provides an overview of the functionality offered Read more...

New Resource – The VMware vSphere 6.5 Upgrade eBook

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Over the past year I have written several blog posts and conducted workshops on vSphere 6.5 upgrades. The intent was to help customers learn about the upgrade concepts and planning. Only by getting familiar with the concepts and planning accordingly will the execution be successful. Part of the upgrade journey is knowing what resources are Read more...