vSphere 6.7 update 1 Announced (GA later in 2018)… Highlights: HTML5 Client – Finally a fully featured HTML5-based vSphere Client, now a one stop shop eh, ah alas still so many people love(d) the c# client, ah well onwards and upwards. vCenter Server Converge Tool – HHmmm whats that? well this is an interesting one,…

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VMware vSphere Platinum This is a new version of vSphere that is full of advanced security features integrated into ESXi brought to you VMware AppDefense. AppDefense an its “ensuring good” methodology a good explanation in this diagram: vSphere Platinum include a vCenter AppDefense plugin to allow administrators easily monitor and respond to threats. Also some…

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Intel L1 Terminal Fault Security Vulnerability. In a nutshell, if two virtual machines are using the same processor (common place) they share L1 cache which is memory built into the CPU itself. This vulnerability has the potential for malicious software on one virtual machine to access information sitting in that L1 memory of other virtual…

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In a nutshell, unmap is used to reclaim storage blocks on VMFS datastores. I was running into alerts from my DellEMC Equallogic storage stating my volumes we’re greater that 90% consumed, I should really change that to 80%. So when I log onto the Storage Manager I see the volume as only having 281.79GB free.…

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This is a run through what I did to update an expiring certificate in vCloud Director 8.20 to a wildcard certificate. On the pre-req’s below a wise leader of mine in the past advised to get all your ducks in a row before starting, get your list of variables and make it easy on yourself…

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This is just a quick post on the fly… So I have two vCenter servers and two clusters, warranty is running out in 6 months on the physical hardware of one cluster so I quickly need to find out capacity wise can I move all the virtual machines from one vCenter to another capacity-wise. I’ve…

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This is a quick guide on installing vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.1 Release notes here Sizing Guide below, for more info see VMware KB Article 2150421 Download Link Underlying infrastructure: 3 vSphere environments on 6.0u3 28 ESXi 6.0u3 in total, although a number of those are not being used currently. Deploy .OVA via vCenter, Deployment –…

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