GPU passthrough with ESXi on the Apple 2019 Mac…

GPU passthrough with ESXi on the Apple 2019 Mac Pro 7,1

GPU passthrough with ESXi on the Apple 2019 Mac…

The expandability of the Apple 2019 Mac Pro (7,1) has been the primary reason VMware customers have been so excited for this new platform for virtualizing macOS on ESXi. The most common request that I hear from customers is for GPU passthrough. Although VMware does not officially support GPU passthrough, even for the existing Apple […]


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Announcing the General Availability of Container Security in the VMware Carbon B…

Announcing the General Availability of…

Building on our Cloud Workload Protection solution, our new Container Security offering supports VMware’s Intrinsic Security vision to protect data and applications wherever they live, for cloud native applications in Kubernetes environments.


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How to Add Wireless to a VMware Virtual Machine

How to Add Wireless to a VMware Virtual Machine

How to Add Wireless to a VMware Virtual Machine

Have you ever had the need to add wireless to a virtual machine? There are many use cases that come to mind. However, the other day, I had a specific need to test a connection from the “outside” rather than the LAN as this was the easiest way to troubleshoot a specific connectivity issue.


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A Data for Good Solution empowered by VMware…

A Data for Good Solution empowered by VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu

A Data for Good Solution empowered by VMware…

The data for good initiative was inspired by Pat Gelsinger (VMware CEO) “Tech as a force for Good”. The goal was to leverage the VMware Cloud Solutions lab resources for Good. Can we build a solution that leverages VMware Cloud Foundation, Tanzu and the modern hardware available for the VCSLAB […]


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Network & Security Insights for Azure VMware…

Network & Security Insights for Azure VMware Solution

Network & Security Insights for Azure VMware…

Ever since its launch, Azure VMware Solution (AVS) has been getting a lot of traction. Organizations are leveraging it to outsource their vSphere infrastructure to Microsoft without having to refactor all their workloads. Then, once the workloads are close to other Azure services, they can […]


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Modernize Your Infrastructure: 3-Part Technical…

Modernize Your Infrastructure: 3-Part Technical Series

Modernize Your Infrastructure: 3-Part Technical…

This 3-part series covers: 1. VMware vSphere 7 with VMware Tanzu 2. Cloud Native Storage in vSphere and vSAN 3. Developer-Ready Infrastructure with VMware Cloud Foundation


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How to secure data with VMware Virtual Software…

How to secure data with VMware Virtual Software Guard Extensions (vSGX)

How to secure data with VMware Virtual Software…

Intel SGX is a processor-specific technology for application developers who seek to protect select code and data from disclosure or modification, so it is not a protection for a VM but rather protection at the CPU level. With VMware Virtual Software Guard Extensions (vSGX), your applications […]


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ASRock AMD “NUC” Gen 2 Platform

ASRock AMD “NUC” Gen 2 Platform

ASRock AMD “NUC” Gen 2 Platform

It has been about one year since I first got hands on with ASRock’s first AMD “NUC” platform dubbed the 4×4 BOX. A couple of months back, ASRock launched their 2nd generation of the 4×4 BOX platform which adds support for AMD’s Ryzen 4000U series mobile processors with the introduction of the […]


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VMware ESXi 7 Update 1 Boot Disk is not Found PSOD

VMware ESXi 7 Update 1 Boot Disk is not Found PSOD

VMware ESXi 7 Update 1 Boot Disk is not Found PSOD

Since upgrading my Supermicro home lab to ESXi 7.0 GA and also ESXi 7 Update 1, I have seen a couple of issues that have plagued my lab environment. One was an issue where the vSAN daemon liveness check failed and another is a Purple Screen of Death (PSOD) that occurs after I reboot […]


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HomeLab Stage XLVII: New Hardware – VCDX #181…

HomeLab Stage XLVII: New Hardware – VCDX #181 Marc Huppert

HomeLab Stage XLVII: New Hardware – VCDX #181…

In the last episode, “HomeLab Stage XLVI: New Host”, I covered the second live of my Apple MacPro. What’s next? A massive Hardware Replacement! I want to retire my oldest ESXi hosts, the existing IBM x3650M3 cluster and IBM x3690X5 […]


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I’m a VMware Admin: What Do I Do with Tanzu…

I’m a VMware Admin: What Do I Do with Tanzu Kubernetes Clusters?

I’m a VMware Admin: What Do I Do with Tanzu…

In previous blog posts, we’ve talked about the process of setting up vSphere with Tanzu (see our quick start guide) and creating your first Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster (TKC). As a vSphere Administrator, you might be saying to yourself, “This is cool and all, but what’s next? What’s an easy application to deploy?” The easiest target is the standard NGINX Kubernetes deployment, but that’s very basic. Today we expect an app store experience, one that gives us the ability to simply install (and…Read More


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VMware Carbon Black Cloud™ Workload Protection

VMware Carbon Black Cloud™ Workload Protection

VMware Carbon Black Cloud™ Workload Protection

In the accelerated shift to remote work, organizations require modern security solutions that protect apps and data wherever they are – inside the data center, virtual machines, containers, or public clouds. Gone are the days of having 50-100 security offerings in the IT and security stack, […]


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Vote for VMware SASE for the Cybersecurity Award

Vote for VMware SASE for the Cybersecurity Award

Vote for VMware SASE for the Cybersecurity Award

VMware Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) converges Networking and Security delivered as a cloud hosted service. VMware SASE enables reliable, secure and efficient access for users located anywhere to applications on any cloud while protecting users and infrastructure against internal and […]


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A Data for Good Solution empowered by VMware…

A Data for Good Solution empowered by VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu (Part 3…

A Data for Good Solution empowered by VMware…

In part 1 of this blog series, we introduced the “Data for Good” solution motivation and its core components. In part 2 we looked at the components of the solution. In this part 3 we will bring all components together to build the “Data For Good” solution and see the solution in action. […]


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VMware vCenter SNMP Configuration

VMware vCenter SNMP Configuration

VMware vCenter SNMP Configuration

This blog will cover the vCenter SNMP configuration and I will show some debugging examples to verify the working of the SNMP Agent. In my case, I am using Zabbix Server as the monitoring program to verify the status of my VMware vCenter Server in my lab environments. […]


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5 Enterprise Tech Predictions Following an…

5 Enterprise Tech Predictions Following an Unpredictable Year

5 Enterprise Tech Predictions Following an…

We all went into 2020 with a plan. Those plans were rendered irrelevant just a few months into the year. Organizations quickly rolled out contingency plans and put non-essential initiatives on hold. This may lead one to believe that 2020 was a wash for technology innovation. I would argue […]


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An overview of Application Monitoring with…

An overview of Application Monitoring with vRealize Operations

An overview of Application Monitoring with…

vRealize Operations brings many capabilities to monitor and manage your private, hybrid, and public clouds. But there’s so much more than just infrastructure management. We also offer several approaches to discovering and monitoring your business applications. There’s service discovery, […]


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