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With a little delay, finally the VMware vExpert 2019 Applications are now open!

Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 8th at midnight PDT. The vExpert 2019 announcement will be late February to early March.

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As usual during the holiday season, Packt is launcing an interesting deal for all ebooks and videos: the annual $5 sale on packtpub.com website.

This year will run from December 17th 2018 until January 21st 2019, and every eBook and video is available for just $5 each.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWe are approching an important milestore: January 14, 2020 sets the end of Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Just four years ago was the turn of Windows Server 2003 (End of the extended support for Windows Server 2003 family).

End of support means the end of regular security updates, potentially leaving you vulnerable to security and compliance issues.

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One of the new feature of VMware vSphere 6.7 is the full support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 devices both at host and VM level.

But when you are using a TPM 2.0 device on an ESXi host, the host might fail to pass the attestation phase.

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On August 2018, VMware has officially announced that their certifications will change the names with something different and no more related to the product version.

New certification names will be identified by the year they are earned. Potentially this will make easier to immediately identify how current a certification is.

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Starting with vSphere 5.1, the VMware Tools update procedure was no more requiring a Windows VM reboot to finalize the process (see also
VMware Tools unattended upgrade).

But there were some cases where a reboot was still necessary (see
VMware Tools 5.1 upgrade may restart your Windows VM).

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Some weeks ago, somebody as ask me how was going the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book, so I’ve collect some stats from the published and from Amazon.

This book was the first authoring experience not only for me, but also for the other authors (Paolo Valsecchi, from the blog http://nolabnoparty.com/, and Karel Novak, a VCI and VMUG leader from CZ, both also Veeam Vanguard).

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Interesting European IT events:

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During holidays, reading some books could be a pleasure but also a moment of growth and deepening.

And if you want to learn more on VMware NSX-v or NSX-T which book could be used?

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During holidays, reading some books could be a pleasure but also a moment of growth and deepening.

And if you want to learn more on VMware vSphere 6.7 which book could be used?

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With VMware vSAN you can use VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) to update all the software part, but it can also be useful to manage some hardware related updates.

Usually you have to check BIOS version (for example for Spectre and Meltdown bugs), but also the other firmware.

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Runecast Analyzer is a solution that provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting.

But Runecast also also another product: a free nobile app called Runecast Offline VMware Knowledge Base

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