Browsing Posts published in January, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes We 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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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).

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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).

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: Beyond IoT – Cork (Jan, 21) Bett 2019 – London (Jan, 23-26) The Future of Cyber Security – Manchester (Jan 24) Cisco Live EU 2019 – Networking Field Day Extra – Barcelona (Jan, 28 – Feb, 11) Login VSI – VDI Performance Summit – Amsterdam (Jan 29) DEF CON – London (Jan 29) Storage Developer Conference – Tel Aviv (Jan 30) Nordic VMUG Conference – Copenhagen (Jan 31)

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