Tag: vsphere

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 […]

Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online

Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online

This post was originally published on this site —As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands of today’s competitive business climate? To get answers from experts in the IT community, join us on October 18th for the Modernize Data Centers track at vForum Online Fall 2017. During this free Read more […]

Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments

Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments

This post was originally published on this site —There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Behavior for Multiple vCenter Server Instance Deployments. This doc breaks down what happens during the vCenter Server upgrade process and describes the impacts of having components – vCenter Server Read more […]

Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance

Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance

This post was originally published on this site —The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become the recommended deployment type starting with vSphere 6.5. The three main components of the VCSA – operating system, database, and application – now all fall under VMware’s umbrella. The VCSA now uses Photon OS which is a custom operating system built from the ground up for virtualization and removes the dependency on third party support. This not only provides one central place for support, but also allows for quicker releases Read more […]

Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017

Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017

This post was originally published on this site —After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit is assembling again in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS. This post is an attempt to pull all of the activities our group has planned for the Barcelona show into one place. We’ll see you soon! Sessions The master list of our sessions, broken up by Read more […]

Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.

Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.

This post was originally published on this site —Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will be licensed specially for Big Data and HPC workloads and sold in packs of 8 CPUs.  Key features included in the vSphere Scale-Out edition include ESXi Hypervisor, vMotion, Storage vMotion, Host Read more […]

Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017

Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017

This post was originally published on this site —The Cloud Platform Business Unit is making our final preparations for VMworld US 2017, and we are coming to Vegas with so much to share with you. We’re especially excited to talk with you about the importance of upgrading to vSphere 6.5, and the technical possibilities that are opened up with this version of vSphere. This post is an attempt to pull together information about all the activities we have planned for VMworld US into one location. We’ll see you soon! Sessions at VMworld US Read more […]

VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem

VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem

This post was originally published on this site —VMware plans to deprecate the vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem with the next numbered release (not an update release) of VMware vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vmkLinux APIs and its associated driver ecosystem will be available. VMware vSphere leverages a vast vSphere driver ecosystem to run various I/O stacks like networking and storage on server platforms.  This ecosystem is built out with technologies from many I/O partners. To Read more […]

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

This post was originally published on this site —VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available. The vSphere GUIs, including the vSphere Web Client and HTML5-based vSphere Client, are tools that are used every day by IT to manage the operation of their virtual data center.  VMware is constantly striving to make these tools performant and easy to use.  Read more […]