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VMware Horizon is an End User Computing (EUC) solution that simplifies administration and delivery of personalized virtual desktops, remote sessions, and applications.

The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) part (in past called VMware View) consists of several components and delivers a secure optimized virtual desktop infrastructure:

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemia, this year the usual HPE Discover global event has been converted in a virtual event.

Planned for the 23-25 June at Las Vegas, HPE Discover 2020 has become a free on-line event and renamed in HPE Discover Virtual Experience, scheduled in the same dates.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemia, this year the VeeamON global event has been converted in an on-line event.

Initially planned in Las Vegas for the 4 – 7 May, VeeamON 2020 will be now a free on-line event scheduled for the 17 and 18 june 2020.

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RVTools is a Windows .NET 4.6.1 application, easy to be install and useful to display informations about your vSphere virtual environments. Probably it’s one of the most used application to collect information from a vSphere environment with more than 1,2 million copies downloaded!

RVTools supports all version of vSphere starting from version 3.5 (when still was called Virtual Infrastructure) through the latest vSphere 7.0… with or without vCenter Server!

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 was one of the first European conference affected by the COVID-19 pandemia.

Initially planned between March 30 and 2 April 2020 in Amsterdam was been postponed to August 13 – 16 2020.

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The Red Hat Summit 2020 was planned in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, April 27-29, 2020. But of course it was re-thinked in the time of COVID-19 pandemia.

Now it’s a Red Hat Summit 2020 Virtual Experience delivered as a free on-line event during April 28-29 2020.

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Eith the COVID-19 pandemia, the 2020 is the year of conferences cancellation of a new brand of conferences 2.0.

All the big conferences have been cancelled, postponed or transformed in virtual events, starting from mid February.

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There is a big issue in vCenter Server, with sensitive information disclosure vulnerability in the VMware Directory Service (vmdir).

Under certain conditions vmdir that ships with VMware vCenter Server, as part of an embedded or external Platform Services Controller (PSC), does not correctly implement access controls.

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If you try to install VMware ESXi 7.0 in a nested VM inside VMware Workstation (but same apply also for Fusion and Player) you are not able to start the installer phase.

The ESXi 7.0 installer start correctly but then will hang on this error message:

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The VMware ESXi partitions layout on the system disk has remained almost the same for several years.

VMware ESXi 6.x partitions layout was the same from previous 5.x versions and there ware only some exceptions with bigger disks (with two different diagnostic partitions.

Starting with ESXi 7.0 the partions layout is now totally changed.

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QNAP is one of the leaders in the Home/SMB NAS area, with a lot of products including also some Enteprise solutions.

But the big advantage of this product is the flexibility to add “apps” and extend the functions of the NAS itself to not only store data, but also use them or provide vertical solutions (like for example video-surveillance).

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This year is very active for NAKIVO: on January they announced the version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, on February the NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.2 and now it’s the turn of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.3.

The newest version offers native protection of Oracle databases via RMAN.

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Runecast Analyzer is a proactive issue detection software for VMware vSphere environments, powered by the largest database of automated VMware KB articles which feed its internal archive of known issues.

It’s based on a virtual appliance (VA) that you can deploy in your environment (or also on a different environment) to check your vSphere (and also vSAN and NSX) environments.

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