Browsing Posts published in February, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes There were some rumors about the future of the End-User Computing Division (the “EUC Division”) in VMware. This division includes several producs like Horizon and Workspace ONE, along with common platform services of data, identity and workflows.  Today, KKR announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Broadcom to acquire its “EUC Division” in a transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur later this year subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, the EUC Division will become a standalone company, with greater access to growth capital and a dedicated […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes The free edition of VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) is no longer available on the VMware website. As explained in KB 2107518, on February 16th 2024, VMware announces the End Of General Availability of the Free vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x and 8.x). As part of the transition of perpetual licensing to new subscription offerings, the VMware vSphere Hypervisor (Free Edition) has been marked as EOGA (End of General Availability).

Reading Time: 3 minutes After cloning VMs that are running “recent” version of Ubuntu as Guest Operating System (OS) from VM template or a parent VM, the new VMs acquire the same DHCP IP addresses from the DHCP server, no matter if guest customization is applied or not… also if the two VMs have different MAC addressess. And doesn’t matter the type of hypervisor that you are using… but, of course, VMware has documented this issue in this article: Cloned VM acquires the same DHCP IP address towards guest customization process (KB 82229).

Reading Time: 4 minutes With the introduction of Postgre SQL as the “embbeded” database in Veeam Backup & Replication 12, several new deployments now use the default database in the same machine of Veeam Backup Server. I don’t want to consider in this post all the pros and cons of the embedded approach. But it’s fully supported and can can also to an interesting number of protected workload (tested with more than 1000).

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veeam Backup Catalog is a feature of Veeam Backup & Replication that stands for VM guest OS file indexing. Veeam Backup Catalog comprises Veeam Guest Catalog services that run on a backup server and Enterprise Manager server. Veeam Guest Catalog service on backup server works as a local catalog service. It collects index data for backup jobs on this specific backup server and stores this data locally in the Veeam Backup Catalog folder. By default, the indexing data is stored in the VBRCatalog folder on the backup server. Veeam Backup & Replication creates the folder on a volume with the maximum amount […]

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