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All Credit to John Dias for this report on vRealize Operations Manager Looking forward to updating and checking the new What-IF planning and migrating options.   It has arrived, and we are officially in a new era with vRealize Operations 7.0 which brings advancements in Self-Driving Operations to VMware customers running private, public and hybrid…

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What’s in the Release Notes The release notes cover the following topics: What’s New in this Release System Requirements and Installation Deprecated and Discontinued Functionality Resolved Issues Known Issues What’s New in this Release For information on the new and updated features of this release, see the VMware Technical White Paper What’s New with VMware vCloud…

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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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