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vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server – End of Availability

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server – End of Availability

This post was originally published on this site —VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EoA) of vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server starting with the next release and all future releases of Log Insight. The current version of Log Insight, version 4.6.x, is the last release that will support the Log Insight for vCenter Server capability. The next release will not accept vCenter Server license keys for activation. vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server continues to be available for Log Insight versions up to 4.6.x, until the End of General Read more […]

Timekeeping within ESXi

Timekeeping within ESXi

This post was originally published on this site —Overview Precise timekeeping is a key attribute for many types of applications. At a high level, it allows these applications to accurately construct the precise sequence of events that have occurred or is occurring in real time. For example, in the financial services industry, it’s important to timestamp transactions with sufficient granularity and accuracy from a reference standard clock as to be able to determine the execution requests from different counterparties, the correct execution Read more […]

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

vSphere 6.7: Suspend and Resume of GPU-attached Virtual Machines

This post was originally published on this site —VMware vSphere  is the Universal Application Platform of choice for deployment of all kinds of applications – from end-user virtual desktops to very large databases, machine learning systems and in-memory data management systems. vSphere 6.7  became generally available in April 2018. This article describes a set of use cases and a demonstration for a new feature in vSphere 6.7 related to GPU use in virtual machines. The techniques described here were tested at VMware and at Read more […]

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 2: Upgrading vCenter Server

This post was originally published on this site —In part 1 of the vSphere Upgrade Series, Preparing to Upgrade, we covered getting started with our prerequisites, compatibility, and also prepared the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) server to migrate its data to the VCSA 6.7 during the upgrade. In part 2 we will cover the vCenter Server Upgrade to 6.7. Let’s begin. vCenter Server Now that VUM has passed its Migration Assistant pre-checks, we can move to the vCenter Server Upgrade. We begin by mounting the VCSA installation ISO to an Read more […]

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 1: Preparing to Upgrade

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 1: Preparing to Upgrade

This post was originally published on this site —Today I am excited to kick off the vSphere Upgrade Blog Series. This vSphere Upgrade Series will cover the upgrades of each piece of the vSphere environment as they’re upgraded, and in the proper sequence. This blog series will begin with Preparing to Upgrade. After this post, we will continue with Upgrading vCenter Server, then move to Upgrading vSphere Hosts followed by VMware Tools & Compatibility, Storage, and Networking. In part 1 of the series, I will cover the Upgrade Order, Read more […]

New Rollup Bulletins Simplify VMware ESXi Updating

New Rollup Bulletins Simplify VMware ESXi Updating

This post was originally published on this site —VMware ESXi patches are released periodically to resolve issues or address security vulnerabilities – just like any other software product. These updates can either be downloaded automatically through VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) or manually by logging in to My VMware. Regardless of delivery means, the contents are the same: a collection of software packages, knowns as VIBs, that are grouped into bulletins to ensure dependencies are satisfied during installation. Bulletins, Patches, Read more […]

vSphere Upgrade – FAQ’s Now Available

vSphere Upgrade – FAQ’s Now Available

This post was originally published on this site —As Nigel Hickey and I present on vSphere Upgrade we are asked questions that seem to have a recurring theme. We thought it would be a great idea to compile them into a central location. These FAQ’s will be a living document and updated over time.   We have FAQ on the following vSphere Upgrade Topics. Deployment Topologies Migration General Upgrade Management Clients Licensing Interoperable Solutions Networking Storage vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)   You can access the vSphere Upgrade Read more […]

Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper

Announcing the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Whitepaper

This post was originally published on this site —With the recent announcement and general availability of vSphere 6.7 we’ve seen an immense amount of interest. With each new version of vSphere we continue to see customers start their testing of new releases earlier and earlier in the release cycle. vSphere 6.7 brings a number of important new features that vSphere Administrators as well architects and business leaders are excited about. vSphere 6.7 focuses on simplifying management at scale, securing both infrastructure and workloads, being Read more […]

Configuring TPM 2.0 on a 6.7 ESXi host

Configuring TPM 2.0 on a 6.7 ESXi host

This post was originally published on this site —In a previous blog post I went over the details on how ESXi uses a TPM 2.0 chip to provide assurance that Secure Boot did its job and how that “attestation” rolls up to vCenter to be reported on. In this blog article I’m going to go over some of steps necessary to configure the ESXi host to use TPM 2.0 chip. Now, I have only a limited number of hardware systems in my lab from which to do this, but the steps should be familiar, regardless of the server model. Stop! Important Note! Please Read more […]

Prepping an ESXi 6.7 host for Secure Boot

Prepping an ESXi 6.7 host for Secure Boot

This post was originally published on this site —When 6.7 went “GA” or General Availability, I was excited to get it installed and running on my bare metal hosts in my lab here at VMware. I had gotten my Dell R630’s updated with TPM 2.0 chips and was looking forward to booting with “attested” hosts. But I had a few issues before I was able to get everything working. This blog article is Part 1 of a two part series on how to configure your hosts to use SecureBoot and TPM 2.0. Technical Debt All my prior testing with Read more […]