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VMworld 2019: Planning a success vSphere Upgrade

VMworld 2019: Managing vSphere Certificates

Notes: Although the notes from the session are not lengthy, the impact of this announcement cannot be understated. VMware has finally brought to the table slimplifed VCSA (and later ESXi) certificate management. I can't wait for the future betas to try out these new features.   New APIs for Cert...

VMworld 2019: Project Pacific (vSphere of the Future)

VMworld 2019: Project Pacific (vSphere of the Future)

​Session: HBI4937BU; Kit Colbert ​Session: HBI4937BU; Kit Colbert Unifying vSphere and Kubernetes Modern application deployments are accelerating More applications and solutions will be deployed in the next 5 years than in the previous 40. A modern application is complex: Kubernetes cluster, legacy apps, database, serverless. Challenges for developers and IT...

Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) Configuration

In my article, Derek's 2019 NAS Selection, I discussed why I bought a Synology DS918+ for my home NAS needs. Now, I will cover the software configuration and some of the neat features of DSM (Disk Station Manager) 6.2.2. Topics that I will cover include security, snaphots, replication, Docker containers,...

Derek’s 2019 Home NAS Selection

​Years ago I had a QNAP NAS which I used for my VMware home lab, but it was aging and I wanted something new and larger for all of my data and photos. Now, in 2019, I selected the Synology DS918+ NAS. Find out the specs, how I configured it,...

VMware Security Patches Released

VMware Security Patches Released

​Hot off the press are a few security patches for a variety of VMware products. Advisories include the products ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, and vCloud Director. As always with security updates, read the release notes, assess your risk, deploy the patches in a lab, test, then gently roll out to production. The...

Nakivo Version 8.1 is Now Available

​Nakivo just released version 8.1 of their Backup and Replication Suite. Nakivo supports VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2.  ​What's new in this 'dot' release?  Policy based Data Protection NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 revolutionizes the way companies manage their backup operations by introducing Policy-Based Data Protection. Set up policies for...

Top vBlog 2018 Voting is now Live!

​For a number of years Eric Siebert over at vSphere-land has been sponsoring the top vBlogger voting contest. This is where you, the reader, can get behind your favorite bloggers and help them rank! Last year was a record year with over 1,600 votes. And as usual, the great sponsor...

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