Browsing Posts published in June, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meltdown and Spectre remediations can imply not only performance degradation, but also some management issues. For example in how EVC works as described in VMware KB 52085 (Hypervisor-Assisted Guest Mitigation for Branch Target injection). An ESXi host that is running a patched vSphere hypervisor with updated microcode will see new CPU features that were not previously available. These new features will be exposed to all Virtual Hardware Version 9+ VMs that are powered-on by that host. Because these virtual machines now see additional CPU features, vMotion to an ESXi host lacking the microcode or hypervisor […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware vSphere 6.5 it’s quite popolar now, considering the deadline for the version 5.5 in this year and the direct upgrade path from v5.5 to v6.5. But maybe not everybody want to update vSphere 6.5 to Update 2, considering that there will be no upgrade path (yet) to version 6.7 and maybe other minor issues due to the backport of some features.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Probably it’s already a well know issues and it’s also resolved for the most. But there are so many systems that are isolated or system with an old patching plan, or simple you have installated a Windows Server from an old ISO. The Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP) updates for CVE-2018-0886 patch, released on May 8th 2018, if applied (on the client or the server) make not possible connect using RDP unless both endpoints have the patch applied.

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the last years I hear from several people that the huge VMworld event is becoming less attractive. Several people just say (for different reasons) that they probably will not attent VMworld event… unless finally going anyway… But it’s VMworld still a valuable event? An unmissable event?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Runecast is a powerful tool to monitoring and check a vSphere environment and recently also for a VSAN environment. But it’s not over, actually there is a beta for the new version (Runecast version: 1.7.6 probably) that can analyze also NSX-V environments and this could be quite cool, considering the potentially complexity of a NSX infrastructure. I’ve tested the beta on a small lab, just to see how does it work.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new build of Windows 10 have a lot of new security settings and some of them can make cause issues with VMware Workstation (or potentially also other host hypervisors). One common issue when you try to power on a VM in Workstation and instead you get this error message: VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible. VMware Workstation can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rubrik Rubrik Alta is the company’s ninth and most significant release to date of its Cloud Data Management platform, that supports for the key modern operating environments in the enterprise, including: VMware, Hyper-V, AHV; physical environments such as Linux and Windows; and AWS, Azure and private clouds. Alta 4.0 was released on June 2017, and now, one year later, Rubrik announce Alta 4.2 with the newest additions simplify how organizations manage and protect data across  hybrid cloud deployments, whether they are building on AWS or Oracle Solaris.

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’m very proud and honored to be invited to the next Storage Field Day in Boston. It will be the 16th edition of Storage Field Day (#SFD16), and seems to be very interestning both for the presenters and the delegates lists. I’m very excited for this event, that remains a must for all techie-people: be a delegate is a unique opportunity to meet interesting people, learn more on products and solutions and usually learn directly by the higher (technical) level of each company… All without biased discussion and always with a high technical level … Contents first in very […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hitachi it’s a huge company with a lot of products, solutions, technologies in different verticals (including automotive, energy, healtcare, …) but also spreading from the consumer part to the business and research part. But on September 2017, has launched Hitachi Vantara, a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. This new company will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business focused on operational technologies (OT) […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes The vExpert vSAN program is a specific VMware vExpert (sub)programs focused on the vSAN product. The idea to have specialized groups of vExpert was to bring again (like at the origins) the vExpert program as an “elite” program. After the vExpert vSAN 2016 and 2017 lists, now VMware has just announced the vExpert vSAN 2018 new list. I was honored to part of this list again, and that’s pretty exciting, considering that I’m there from the first list.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Scality has announced the RING 7.4 Long Term Support (LTS) release. This release streamlines IT operations with major advancements in ease-of-deployment and operations for scale-out file and object storage and new 3-server configurations for HPE Apollo server platforms for a smaller, more affordable entry-point to scale-out software-defined storage. Scality RING is software that turns any standard x86 servers into web-scale storage. Scality RING stores data without limits with incredible efficiency and 100% reliability, guaranteed—all while reducing costs by as much as 90% over legacy systems.

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware has announced the general availability of NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0. VMware NSX-T Data Center is the next generation product that provides a scalable network virtualization and micro-segmentation platform for multi-hypervisor environments, container deployments and native workloads running in public cloud environments. VMware NSX-T Data Center has been updated to provide networking and security infrastructure for on-premise deployments, for VMware Cloud on AWS and also for other native public cloud, like Microsoft Azure.

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