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Reading Time: < 1 minute 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.

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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!

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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:

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Using VMware virtualization products (and not only vSphere, but also Workstation and Fusion) on recent Linux CentOS (or RedHat) VM you may found an annoying issue during VM power-off procedure. The Linux kernel will initiate the halting phase, but the VM may remain powered-on with this message in the console:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last month, NAKIVO has announced the version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, and now it’s the turn of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.2. This is the 28th software release of their backup and data protection product. A really fast-growning product. The main news is the support of Office 365 backup! To be more precise is better say that support the backup of the Exchange Online part.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some days ago, VMware has updated its per-socket pricing model effective from April 2, 2020. Instead of require only one license per socket (so per physical CPU), in the new model, one license will cover up to 32 cores… with more cores you need more licenses (one each 32 cores).

Reading Time: 2 minutes NAKIVO has just announced the new version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, that is the 27th software release of their backup and data protection product.  Compare to NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.0, there are several new features in this release: Native Backup to Tape, Physical Linux Server Backup, Physical Workstation Backup, and Instant Verification.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nutanix has announced the Nutanix Technology Champions (NTC) 2020 list. NTC is a community award, started on 2014, similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A usual way to backup the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is to manage as a common VM and use a backup solution to backup (and restore) the entire VM. But it’s approach does not always work and cannot guarantee a restore in some cases, for example in the case of a database corruption.

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