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Do you need to understand SAN and NAS storage?

There are several resources available online, but I would like to suggest a free course by Neil Anderson.

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About Flowmon

Flowmon Networks was a global network intelligence company acquired by Kemp in November 2020.

The acquisition brings together application delivery and security services with deep network visibility and automated security incident response.

One year after (in September 2021), Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced the completion of the acquisition of Kemp and now Flowmon is one of the main company’s product, but still is keeping its own identity and also a dedicated web site (https://www.flowmon.com/en).

Why Flowmon?

Flowmon offers NetFlow based deep network visibility solution for network and security operations and try to solve one fundamental problem in the network world: the lack of visibility (or a limited visibility).

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The Connection Server is the main component of a VMware Horizon infrastructure.

But usually for a redoundancy and performance prospective more than one are suggested and they replicates their data using the Microsoft Active Directory Lightweight Service (AD LDS) and connections the servers must be managed by and external load balancer.

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The annual event from Pure Storage this year will be an hybrid event (like other similar events).

In place has already begin yesterday at Los Angeles, but online will be today June, 8th 2022.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the Pure Storage products and vision, but also to meet other people and share experience.

https://www.purestorage.com/accelerate.html

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DellEMC PowerStore is the new product line that will replace the old Equallogic/SC/VNX/Unity series. It’s a nice product with a mix of the features of all those prevuious products and a new modern design both in the hardware and the software parts.

From VMware vSphere point of view it can be access as a block level storage with iSCSI and/or FC protocols, but it has also a native vVols implementation and, for example, in the PowerStoreX model it’s the default way to access at the storage resources.

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Easy question, but much more complicated answer.

If you go to https://vmware.com/downloads you can found a strange combo of versions:

ESXi it’s still at 7.0U2a, but vCenter Server it’s at 7.0U3a. So… where are the ESXi 7.0.3 versions?
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Who is CoreView

CoreView is an Italian company, founded by Ivan Fioravanti and David Mascarella in Milan in 2014, that helps to manage the complexities of Microsoft Office 365. Now it’s a big company with more than 100 team members and that idea has grown to serve over 8 million user mailboxes in more than 100 countries around the globe.

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The file-level backup feature introduced in vCSA 6.5 is very powerfull and schedulable (starting with vCSA 6.7) because sometimes the image-level backup may not provide the proper integrity if you have corrupted files inside the VM.

Also with vSphere 7.0 is possible monitoring the status of the file-level backup directly from vSphere Client and this is quite usefull to have this information direct visible from the UI:

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Meet leading industry experts for hybrid IT infrastructure management during the UPTIME 2021 event.

The annual event organized by Runecast will include over 9 hours of valuable discussion about hybrid cloud management, vulnerability management, security compliance, disaster recovery and more.

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Usually the update process of Veeam’s software is really easy and simple.

But recently I got a strange issue during the patching of Veeam Backup & Replication 10.

It was not possible complete it because the Console part got an error.

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The VCSA update procedure is usually easy and simple and can be performed from the VAMI as explained in a previous post: Manage VCSA updates with VAMI.

But sometimes may failed for different reasons.

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Evolution of the security landscape

The digital security landscape has changed faster in the last years and more in the last months with the COVID-19 pandemic.

People are working more and more from home with smart working, but not all companies are prepared to secure those access and their digital workspace.

The consequence is that there are more attack and threads the are focused on people instead of corporate services or infrastructures.

But also, the rising of the cloud services model makes the attack easier and more effective… You can buy them as a service… you can buy compromised data when you need it… and this in the parallel world of the dark web.

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Join VMware executives, customers and industry thought leaders for an online event discussing the need for a modern network. They will showcase VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network, and highlight networking solutions that deliver agility, transparency and simplicity.

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