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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...

VMworld 2019: Day 1 Keynote

VMworld 2019: Day 1 Keynote

​Note: As usual for my live blogging posts please forgive any sentence fragments, typos, etc. I'll try and post after each session with just minimal proof reading. Speed trumps perfection at these conferences. Pat (CEO) walks on stage and welcomes everyone to VMworld 2019. This is his 7th anniversary as...

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...

VMware Tools 10.2.0 Released

Hot off the press is a new version of VMware tools, 10.2.0. This has a number of bug fixes, and an updated OS support list. For security geeks, VMware tools finally supports ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization). There's also a Windows 10 fall creator's (1709) fix tucked in there as...

VMworldl 2017: What’s new in storage

Session: SER1317BU Faster storage need faster networks -10/25/40 NICs are now the norm -Protocol stack needs to be upgraded with new storage protocols -Performance of AFA depends on network connection with low latency -32Gbps FC is shipping, 64Gbps is coming NVMe - A logical device interface to NVM devices -PCIe...

VMworld 2017: Advanced ESXi troubleshooting

Session: SER2965BU Note: This session had a number of log examples and what to look for. Review the session slides for all the details. EXCELLENT session! Goal: 7 log files, 7 ESXi commands, 7 config files for enhanced troubleshooting 7 Important Log Files -Host abruptly rebooted - vmksummary.log -Slow boot...

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