Assess performance impact of Spectre & Meltdown patches using vRealize Operations Manager

Assess performance impact of Spectre & Meltdown patches using vRealize Operations Manager

This post was originally published on this site —With this article, I wanted to share some quick tips and tricks which can help you manage the performance of your workloads while you go through the patching process for Spectre & Meltdown vulnerabilities. Before my recommendations, here are a few things which you should know about Spectre & Meltdown:   What is Spectre & Meltdown? “Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which Read more […]

It’s Not Too Late to Get the Scoop on vSphere 6.5

It’s Not Too Late to Get the Scoop on vSphere 6.5

This post was originally published on this site —Just before the new year, the VMware Community Roundtable podcast covered all the key insights to vSphere 6.5 in a live episode. In case you missed it, moderator Eric Nielsen discussed reasons to upgrade to vSphere 6.5 with the “dynamic duo” of vSphere: featured guests Himanshu Singh and Martin Yip. Singh is group manager of product marketing, focused on core vSphere and cloud platform business; Yip is product line marketing manager, responsible for security and driving adoption of new Read more […]

PowerCLI Offline Installation Walkthrough

PowerCLI Offline Installation Walkthrough

This post was originally published on this site —Can you believe it? PowerCLI is closing in on a year of being in the PowerShell Gallery! We’re up to 20 different modules and, wait for it, over 2,000,000 downloads of those modules! As exciting as that is, there’s still quite a few questions on how to install PowerCLI to systems that do not have internet access. We’re going to take a much closer look at that with this post. Preparing the Offline System First things first, we need to uninstall any prior instance of PowerCLI that Read more […]

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 Eases Operations, Improves Application Security with Context

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 Eases Operations, Improves Application Security with Context

This post was originally published on this site —Summary: Generally available today, VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4 raises the bar for application security and planning, and introduces context-aware micro-segmentation For those working in security, thinking and talking about the cyber threats in the world is a constant, a necessary evil. So, for a moment, let’s summon a better time to our memory. Remember when breaches didn’t keep us up at night? The threat of a breach didn’t hang over our heads with an associated cost of millions Read more […]

vSphere VM Encryption White Paper now available

vSphere VM Encryption White Paper now available

This post was originally published on this site —I’d like to announce the availability of a new white paper for VMware vSphere VM Encryption! VM Encryption is a feature that was introduced in vSphere 6.5. The audience for this white paper is the Manager/Director/C-level folks who want to understand how vSphere VM Encryption differs from other virtual machine encryption solutions. It addresses some of the operational challenges that IT is faced with when it comes to virtual machine encryption solutions and how vSphere VM Encryption uniquely Read more […]

Powershell Core 6.0 Released

Powershell Core 6.0 Released

This post was originally published on this site —It’s an exciting time for infrastructure automation! PowerShell Core 6.0 enables us to use the same amazing automation framework on Mac and Linux, opening the door for many more automation opportunities in your infrastructure. I want to personally congratulate everyone at Microsoft and the PowerShell community that made this dream a reality. The amount of effort that went into this was truly amazing and we’re excited to be a part of it! For over ten years, the PowerCLI team has been iterating Read more […]

VMware NSX Micro-Segmentation for VMware Horizon 7

VMware NSX Micro-Segmentation for VMware Horizon 7

This post was originally published on this site —Organizations that embark on the journey of building virtual desktop environments bring traditionally external endpoints into the data center. These Windows or Linux endpoints are now closer to and often reside on the same networking infrastructure as the backend application servers that these may access by multiple end users. Malicious attacks that would traditionally take place outside the data center, should an end user find their desktop or laptop machine infected, could now take place on virtual Read more […]

vSphere 6.5 DRS and Memory Balancing in Non-Overcommitted Clusters

vSphere 6.5 DRS and Memory Balancing in Non-Overcommitted Clusters

This post was originally published on this site —DRS is over a decade old and is still going strong. DRS is aligned with the premise of virtualization, resource sharing and overcommitment of resources. DRS goal is to provide compute resources to the active workload to improve workload consolidation on a minimal compute footprint. However, virtualization surpassed the original principle of workload consolidation to provide unprecedented workload mobility and availability. With this change of focus, many customers do not overcommit on memory. A lot Read more […]

[Video] 5 Demos of the New VMware Horizon Client for iOS 4.7

[Video] 5 Demos of the New VMware Horizon Client for iOS 4.7

This post was originally published on this site —Sure, your mother says she loves all her children equally. But really, she loves each of you best for short periods of time. That’s how I feel about the VMware Horizon Clients. Today, with the 4.7 release, I particularly love the iOS client. The Horizon Client for iOS 4.7 takes advantage of the drag-and-drop capabilities built into iOS 11. Just look how easy it is to copy and paste text between your Windows desktop and an iOS app. You can also easily add a new server by dragging the URL to Read more […]

NSX-T: OpenAPI and SDKs

NSX-T: OpenAPI and SDKs

This post was originally published on this site —Nowadays everything is about automation. Organizations are moving away from the traditional static infrastructure to full automation and here the need of NSX is significant. There are many use-cases for NSX, but the common in all of them is that they all need to be automated. VMware is investing heavenly for different tools to ease the automation aspect of NSX but in order to take full advantage of it one need to understand what happens under the hood. It is also important if someone wants to build Read more […]