Author: Robot Engine

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) Explained

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) Explained

This post was originally published on this site —vSphere Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) ensures that workloads can be live migrated, using vMotion, between ESXi hosts in a cluster that are running different CPU generations. The general recommendation is to have EVC enabled as it will help you in the future where you’ll be scaling your clusters with new hosts that might contain new CPU models. To enable EVC in a brownfield scenario can be challenging.  That why we stress to have it enabled from the get-go. This blog post Read more […]

WWDC 2019: A Home Run for the Enterprise

WWDC 2019: A Home Run for the Enterprise

This post was originally published on this site —This year at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote CEO Tim Cook presented numerous consumer updates for hardware and software in the Apple ecosystem. We saw Dark Mode come to iOS 13 and the newly announced iPadOS. macOS 10.15 aka Catalina will bring us the end of iTunes in favor of a trio of Music, Podcast, and TV apps in its place. It also brings a new Sidecar capability to allow users iPads to be used as an extended or mirrored desktop with Apple Pencil compatibility for their Read more […]

Security Issue with VMware Tools: VMSA-2019-0009

Security Issue with VMware Tools: VMSA-2019-0009

This post was originally published on this site —Vulnerability Summary Customers should be aware of an important issue with VMware Tools where a non-privileged user on a Windows VM could read information or cause problems in a VM running VMware Tools lower than 10.3.10. The official designation from VMware is VMSA-2019-0009 on the VMware Security Advisories page and mailing list. This vulnerability is classified as “important” which, according to the Security Response Policy, means that it can result “in the complete compromise Read more […]

Kubernetes Across VMware Cloud Automation Services

Kubernetes Across VMware Cloud Automation Services

This post was originally published on this site —  In this post I am going to cover all the areas within Cloud Automation Services that can help deploy and manage Kubernetes environments as well as deployments of applications to Kubernetes environments.   Cloud Assembly:   PKS Integration: The first area within Cloud Assembly that has integration to Kubernetes is the direct integration with Pivotal Container Server (PKS). Here you can connect Cloud Assembly to your on-prem PKS environment which can then be used to create Kubernetes Read more […]

Introducing the Network Insight Virtual Machine Search Poster

Introducing the Network Insight Virtual Machine Search Poster

This post was originally published on this site —Using the search engine inside VMware vRealize Network Insight can be a revealing experience. It has every single bit of data you ever wanted to see about anything in your infrastructure and it’s available at your fingertips. Because of the vast amount of available data, the search engine is extremely versatile and there are many options available in its syntax. To make traversing the search engine a bit easier, we’re launching a Search Poster series that will be showcasing the most Read more […]

Use Cloud Assembly Blueprint to deploy Ansible Control Machine

Use Cloud Assembly Blueprint to deploy Ansible Control Machine

This post was originally published on this site —In this blog post I will be demonstrating how to create a Cloud Agnostic Blueprint in VMware Cloud Assembly to deploy an Ansible Control Machine to any cloud. The target cloud can be specified as an input during deployment VMware Cloud Assembly Service Overview VMware Cloud Assembly orchestrates and expedites infrastructure and application delivery in line with DevOps principles. It uniquely provides broad and deep support for VMware-based private and hybrid clouds including VMware Cloud Foundation, Read more […]

NSX-T Infrastructure Deployment Using Ansible

NSX-T Infrastructure Deployment Using Ansible

This post was originally published on this site —VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.4 was a major release adding new functionality for virtualized network and security for public, private and hybrid clouds. The release includes a rich set of features including IPv6 support, context-aware firewall, network introspection features, a new intent-based networking user interface and many more. Along with these features, another important infrastructure change is the ability to deploy highly-available clustered management and control plane. What is the Highly-Available Read more […]

Writing Performant Tagging Code: Tips and Tricks for PowerCLI

Writing Performant Tagging Code: Tips and Tricks for PowerCLI

This post was originally published on this site —vSphere 5.1 introduced an inventory tagging feature that has been available in all later versions of vSphere, including vSphere 6.7. Tags let datacenter administrators organize different vSphere objects like datastores, virtual machines, hosts, and so on. This makes it easier to sort and search for objects that share a tag, among other things. For example, you might use tags to track a group of VMs that all have the same operating system. Writing code to use tags can be challenging in large-scale Read more […]

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2019-0009

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2019-0009

This post was originally published on this site —— This is a critical security advisory from VMware (VMSA) — Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory: “VMSA-2019-0009 – VMware Tools and Workstation updates address out of bounds read and use-after-free vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-5522, CVE-2019-5525)” This documents the remediation of two important severity issues in VMware Tools and VMware Workstation respectively. Issue (a) CVE-2019-5522 an out of bounds read vulnerability in vm3dmp driver which is installed with vmtools in Windows guest machines. A local attacker Read more […]

10 Things To Know About vSphere Certificate Management

10 Things To Know About vSphere Certificate Management

This post was originally published on this site —With security and compliance on the minds of IT staff everywhere, vSphere certificate management is a huge topic. Decisions made can seriously affect the effort it takes to support a vSphere deployment, and often create vigorous discussions between CISO and information security staff, virtualization admins, and enterprise PKI/certificate authority admins. Here are ten things that organizations should consider when choosing a path forward. 1. Certificates are about encryption and trust Certificates Read more […]