Quick Tip – vmware-iso builder for Packer now…

Quick Tip – vmware-iso builder for Packer now supported with ESXi 7.0

Quick Tip – vmware-iso builder for Packer now…

When vSphere 7.0 GA’ed earlier this year, one of the changes that I had noticed while going through the release notes was the removal of the VNC Server on ESXi. By default, this is disabled but users could enable it on a per-VM basis and connect to a specific VM using VNC. Not many customers […]


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vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data

vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data

vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data

New in vSAN 7 Update 1: Data-in-Transit Encryption Data-at-rest encryption was introduced in vSAN 6.6 making it the industry’s first native HCI security solution. vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 cryptographic modules achieved FIPS 140-2 validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that specifies the security requirements for cryptographic modules. vSphere with vSAN The post vSAN – A Secure Fortress for Your Data appeared first on Virtual Blocks.


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Concourse for VMware Tanzu Is Now Packaged and…

Concourse for VMware Tanzu Is Now Packaged and Optimized for Platform Automation

Concourse for VMware Tanzu Is Now Packaged and…

Matthew Pereira and Scott Foerster contributed to this post. To be good at software, you have to run a cloud platform at enterprise scale. Automation is essential to this task. The automation of patches, updates, and upgrades is the hallmark of a healthy “platform as product” practice. At VMware, we’re always looking for ways to make automation easier for customers. To that end, our efforts have reached a new milestone: The new platform automation release of Concourse is now generally…Read More


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Last Call: VMworld Special Savings on Training…

Last Call: VMworld Special Savings on Training & Certification

Last Call: VMworld Special Savings on Training…

It’s not too late to take advantage of special offers from VMware Learning. Check out the savings below. Extended Access to Complimentary Premium Digital Training Don’t miss the opportunity to get a full year of complimentary access to the VMware Customer Connect LearningTM Premium Subscription.


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ESXi-Arm Fling Twitter Digest #1

ESXi-Arm Fling Twitter Digest #1

ESXi-Arm Fling Twitter Digest #1

Almost a week into the Fling, there’s already an huge amount of generated content that is very hard to catalogue and organize. It’s been amazing to see the passion and excitement from both VMware, Open Source and Arm communities. There are folks putting their heart and soul into trying things out, e.g. on late nights,


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vRealize Automation 8.x – Increase Session Timeout

vRealize Automation 8.x – Increase Session Timeout

vRealize Automation 8.x – Increase Session Timeout

By default, a vRealize Automation 8.x session will timeout after 30 minutes of inactivity. For those looking to increase the session timeout value, follow the steps below to adjust the Apache Tomcat configuration.


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Configure a VM’s vmware.log File to Send…

Configure a VM’s vmware.log File to Send Messages to vRealize Log Insight

Configure a VM’s vmware.log File to Send…

Have you ever been troubleshooting an issue on a VM and needed to view the detailed information located in the vmware.log file for the VM? When I was an admin, I would download the file from the datastore so I could search through the log messages. The file contains detailed VM activity messages including reconfiguration The post Configure a VM’s vmware.log File to Send Messages to vRealize Log Insight appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.


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What’s New in SRM & VR 8.3.1

What’s New in SRM & VR 8.3.1

What’s New in SRM & VR 8.3.1

Preservation of vSphere Tags and Categories of Virtual Machines during Failover and Recovery with Site Recovery Manager. Simplified Management of Replicated VMs – Disks added to replicated VMs are automatically replicated. Enhanced flexibility – create Protection Groups and Recovery Plans with […]


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Review of the Supermicro E301-9D and vSAN 7.0…

Review of the Supermicro E301-9D and vSAN 7.0 Update 1 Performance

Review of the Supermicro E301-9D and vSAN 7.0…

The good folks at Supermicro have sent me a couple of boxes to play with, and I’m keen to see how it all works since I first saw it at VMworld last year. Now with VMworld 2020 over, I’m also super excited to get the latest and greatest vSAN running on it.


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My Raspberry Pi 4 BOM for ESXi-Arm Fling

My Raspberry Pi 4 BOM for ESXi-Arm Fling

My Raspberry Pi 4 BOM for ESXi-Arm Fling

With the release of the highly anticipated ESXi-Arm Fling, I thought it would be useful to share my hardware build-of-materials that I am currently using with ESXi-Arm Fling, especially as folks have been asking about what is possible or things to be aware of before purchasing a Raspberry Pi. I do want to stress that […]


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Welcome to VMware Learning

Welcome to VMware Learning

Welcome to VMware Learning

As announced at VMworld last week, VMware Education Services is now VMware Learning, the gateway to your professional growth and greater value for your organization. Rapidly emerging technologies are impacting the increasing IT skills gap and demand a shift in the way you grow and validate your IT skills. VMware Learning is here to help … Continued The post Welcome to VMware Learning appeared first on VMware Learning.


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What’s new with VMware Cloud on AWS!

What’s new with VMware Cloud on AWS!

What’s new with VMware Cloud on AWS!

VMware Cloud on AWS provides a platform for running customers’ enterprise workloads of today and tomorrow. With VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can start their modernization journey with minimal disruption to their business.


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Better vMotion for Graphics with EVC for GPUs

Better vMotion for Graphics with EVC for GPUs

Better vMotion for Graphics with EVC for GPUs

Various vendors offer Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) cards with different capabilities for various use cases. GPUs were developed as a specialized tool for processing images mainly for videogames and video rendering and editing software. However, recently they are being used in a growing number of CPU intensive use cases that are not only related to picture processing but also to artificial intelligence and machine learning, thanks to their multi-core architecture Up through the vSphere The…Read More


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What is New in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager…

What is New in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2?

What is New in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager…

Our product team has been hard at work delivering new features and updates that you, our customers, have asked for in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. In this blog, I will cover what’s new in the latest release, 8.2, which is now available for download. Support for VCF and VMware Cloud on AWS The main pillar The post What is New in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.2? appeared first on VMware Cloud Management.


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Productive Developers and Automated Ops: Why…

Productive Developers and Automated Ops: Why Garmin and HCSC Chose Tanzu Application Service

Productive Developers and Automated Ops: Why…

If there’s one golden rule of digital transformation, it’s that developers must be able to develop new apps and features—quickly, simply, and securely. If there’s another golden rule of digital transformation, it’s that developers must be able to push that new code to production—quickly, simply, and securely. Without these capabilities, it’s less digital transformation and more digital lip service. There are many paths that end up at this destination of developer productivity, but VMware…Read More


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Announcing vRealize Network Insight Cloud 6.0.0

Announcing vRealize Network Insight Cloud 6.0.0

Announcing vRealize Network Insight Cloud 6.0.0

The latest versions of VMware vRealize Network Insight and vRealize Network Insight Cloud are … The post Announcing vRealize Network Insight Cloud 6.0.0 appeared first on VMware Cloud Community.


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Comparing the Performance of i3 vs i3en…

Comparing the Performance of i3 vs i3en Instance Types of VMware Cloud on AWS with Oracle Database and SQL Server

Comparing the Performance of i3 vs i3en…

With the introduction of the i3en instance type for VMware Could on AWS, it is possible to achieve higher performance than with the previous i3 instance type. The new i3en instances use hosts with newer Intel Xeon Processors, have more RAM, and more raw storage capacity. To measure exactly what the impact to performance is … Continued The post Comparing the Performance of i3 vs i3en Instance Types of VMware Cloud on AWS with Oracle Database and SQL Server appeared first on VROOM! Performance…Read More


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vSAN Witness using Raspberry Pi 4 & ESXi-Arm Fling

vSAN Witness using Raspberry Pi 4 & ESXi-Arm Fling

vSAN Witness using Raspberry Pi 4 & ESXi-Arm Fling

As hinted in my earlier blog post, you can indeed setup a vSAN Witness using the ESXi-Arm Fling running on a Raspberry Pi (rPI) 4b (8GB) model. In fact, you can even setup a standard 2-Node or 3-Node vSAN Cluster using the exact same technique. For those familiar with vSAN and the vSAN Witness, we […]


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