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vSphere 6.7 – ESXi and TPM 2.0

vSphere 6.7 – ESXi and TPM 2.0

This post was originally published on this site —With vSphere 6.7 I’m happy to announce the support of TPM 2.0! This blog will go into detail on how we are leveraging the TPM 2.0 chip found on most modern servers. I’ll also clarify some mis-conceptions and try to put into context what pieces are doing what during the boot of ESXi 6.7. First, we’ll start out with “What is a TPM?” and what its capabilities are. Trusted Platform Module or “TPM” A TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a computer chip/microcontroller Read more […]

Try a Hands-on Lab for a Chance to Win a Trip to VMworld

Try a Hands-on Lab for a Chance to Win a Trip to VMworld

This post was originally published on this site —  Take a VMware Hands-on Lab to earn a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, a prize worth up to US$5,000! Be part of the team that delivers Hands-on Labs at VMworld with VIP access to behind-the-scenes command centers. Just take any of the eligible Spring 2018 labs to qualify! VMware Hands-on Labs let you test-drive VMware products like vSphere quickly and easily.   Jump into our newly released Lab: vSphere Security – Getting Started: Experience vSphere Read more […]

vSphere 6.7 or 6.5 – What Should I Deploy?

vSphere 6.7 or 6.5 – What Should I Deploy?

This post was originally published on this site —Everyone at VMware, including myself, is so very excited about the release of vSphere 6.7. So far, demand has been high as we expected. This release focused on a broad set of new features as well as significant enhancements on top of what we put out in the market with vSphere 6.5 in late 2016.   Any new release does bring up an obvious customer question that I hear all the time: 6.5 or 6.7, as a user which should I choose?   I realize the “it depends” answer is never satisfying Read more […]

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 2

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 2

This post was originally published on this site —The first post in this series covered vCenter High Availability deployment types and considerations. Hopefully, by now you’ve gotten your VCHA cluster deployed and are ready to move on with some of the operational aspects such as backup & restore, patching, and upgrades to the VCHA cluster. The continuation of this blog series will dive into each feature and provide guidance. Backup Starting with vSphere 6.5 the vCenter Server Appliance Virtual Appliance Management Interface Read more […]

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 1

vCenter High Availability Deep Dive – Part 1

This post was originally published on this site —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 this feature. In this series of blog post we’ll discuss the differences between the Basic and Advanced deployment, deployment considerations, and operational Read more […]

Upgrade Considerations for VMware vSphere 6.7

Upgrade Considerations for VMware vSphere 6.7

This post was originally published on this site —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 as considerations that should be reviewed prior to your vSphere Upgrade. Upgrading doesn’t have to be a daunting or overwhelming task. Why Let’s start with Read more […]

vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS at Dell Technologies World 2018

vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS at Dell Technologies World 2018

This post was originally published on this site —Are you planning to attend Dell Technologies World this year? So is the vSphere team! We’re excited to be part of the show, and to talk about all the ways the latest version of vSphere can help you support the demands of your business customers. Do you have questions? We would love to meet with you to talk about it! Follow us live during the week on Twitter via @VMwarevSphere and @VMwareCloudAWS. Here’s where you can find us in Vegas: Upgrade to vSphere 6.5 Boot Camp Will you be in Vegas Read more […]

Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

Introducing vSphere 6.7 for Enterprise Applications

This post was originally published on this site —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 a price point closer to DRAM-like speeds at flash-like prices. The following diagram shows the convergence Read more […]

Introducing vSphere with Operations Management 6.7

Introducing vSphere with Operations Management 6.7

This post was originally published on this site —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 of vSphere with Operations Management 6.7. vSphere Client Plugin One of the most exciting parts of this 6.7 release is in the form of a new plugin for the vSphere Client. Read more […]

Introducing Developer and Automation Interfaces for vSphere 6.7

Introducing Developer and Automation Interfaces for vSphere 6.7

This post was originally published on this site —vSphere 6.7 is here! There are a ton of updates and improvements to comb through. However, the ones that I’m most excited about are on the developer and automation side. As part of the vSphere 6.5 release, we announced a new set of RESTful based APIs. These new APIs were completely re-written so they could be easier to use and made available in a more modern standard. The amount of interest and usage has been incredible thus far! With vSphere 6.7, we are continuing to add functionality to those Read more […]