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Everything You Need to Know About vSphere 6.5, from the Experts

Everything You Need to Know About vSphere 6.5, from the Experts

This post was originally published on this site —Get the latest on VMware vSphere 6.5 in the next VMware Community Roundtable live podcast with moderator Eric Nielsen on December 13th. Nielsen, VMware’s senior director of social media and communities, will host featured guests Martin Yip and Himanshu Singh, who have a combined 10 years of experience at VMware and cowrote the Next-Gen Virtualization Guide for Dummies. They’re both authorities on the new capabilities and improvements of the 6.5 version of vSphere. Singh is a group manager Read more […]

The New vSphere Beta Just Got Refreshed! Join Now

The New vSphere Beta Just Got Refreshed! Join Now

This post was originally published on this site —We are excited to share that the new vSphere beta has just been refreshed. We have added a significant number of new capabilities in this Dec 2017 download beta for vSphere, on top of the features in the Oct 2017 download beta release. As indicated in the recent announcement blog post, this new VMware vSphere Beta Program enables participants to help define the direction of the most widely adopted industry-leading virtualization platform. Folks who want to participate in the program can indicate Read more […]

Hybridity at the Edge: Introducing the AWS Greengrass on vSphere Preview

Hybridity at the Edge: Introducing the AWS Greengrass on vSphere Preview

This post was originally published on this site —At VMworld 2017, we introduced the concept of serverless functions and functions as a service (FaaS) running on VMware vSphere®, noting that our strategy wasn’t just about FaaS, but most importantly focused on enabling organizations to run any application or service – including cloud services – anywhere. Today marks the first major step in that journey, and we are pleased to announce the AWS Greengrass on vSphere preview. Earlier this year, we announced VMware Cloud™ on Read more […]

Optimize, Manage, and Scale a Modern Infrastructure: A Crash Course in Four Parts

Optimize, Manage, and Scale a Modern Infrastructure: A Crash Course in Four Parts

This post was originally published on this site —The journey to infrastructure modernization can take different paths. For some, it means moving workloads from the data center to a hybrid cloud. For others, it means migrating from a hardware-based infrastructure to a software-defined data center (SDDC). And for many, a modern infrastructure means transitioning to a SDDC with hybrid cloud capabilities.   If you need to respond faster to rapidly changing business conditions and want to reduce the cost of infrastructure management by more than Read more […]

What Every vSphere Admin Must Know About VMware Tools

What Every vSphere Admin Must Know About VMware Tools

This post was originally published on this site —Managing the lifecycle of VMware Tools continues to be a topic of interest among VMware vSphere customers everywhere. There have been some notable changes to VMware Tools management in the past year, especially for environments that have opted for more advanced configurations. The compilation below is targeted at those looking to get up to speed on the latest changes and technical information about VMware Tools lifecycle management. Top VMware Tools Resources for vSphere Administrators Mastering Read more […]

Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.x FAQ Now Available

Platform Services Controller (PSC) 6.x FAQ Now Available

This post was originally published on this site —The Platform Services Controller (PSC) was introduced in vSphere 6.0 as a mechanism to simplify and centralize common vSphere infrastructure services. The PSC handles vSphere single sign-on (SSO), licensing, tagging, global permissions, custom roles, and certificate management. Prior to the PSC, most of these services were individually managed such as tagging and licensing while global permissions is a new capability. While the PSC has delivered advantages in centralization of these services through Read more […]

vSphere 6.5 Encryption FAQ now available

vSphere 6.5 Encryption FAQ now available

This post was originally published on this site —I’m really pleased to announce the availability of the vSphere 6.5 VM and vSAN Encryption FAQ! This FAQ is built upon over a year of questions that have come in to me on both VM and vSAN Encryption. We’ve reached critical mass and now it’s time to share! Like most FAQ’s, the intent is that this be updated on a regular basis. The list is sorted by the type of questions. Everything from Administration and algorithm’s to TLS and vMotion is covered. The FAQ goes into nitty-gritty Read more […]

It’s Here! New VMware vSphere Beta: Indicate Your Interest!

It’s Here! New VMware vSphere Beta: Indicate Your Interest!

This post was originally published on this site —We are excited to announce the new VMware vSphere Beta Program. This program enables participants to help define the direction of the most widely adopted industry-leading virtualization platform. Folks who want to participate in the program can now indicate their interest by filling out this simple form. The vSphere team will grant access to the program to selected candidates in stages. This vSphere Beta Program leverages a private community to access beta software and share information. We will Read more […]

RHELAH support on vSphere

RHELAH support on vSphere

This post was originally published on this site —Hi everyone, I’m happy to announce support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host (RHELAH) running on ESXi. This enables vSphere admins to offer RHELAH as a supported container host OS to developers either experimenting with or creating container-based applications. Similar to our existing support for RHEL 7.x, open-vm-tools is included as a standard part of RHELAH. And over the past couple of months, the team from Redhat and VMWare have also refactored open-vm-tools to run in its own system Read more […]

Key Manager Concepts and Toplogy Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption

Key Manager Concepts and Toplogy Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption

This post was originally published on this site —At VMworld 2017 VM and vSAN Encryption and security of vSphere in general became VERY popular topics. And in those discussions the topic of Key Managers came up and specifically “How many key managers should I have?” was a recurring question. This blog article will give you two examples of key manager topologies and will introduce you to some management concepts. Because every environment comes with unique configurations and requirements, the intent is not to “boil the ocean” Read more […]