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Reading Time: 3 minutes DellEMC PowerStore is the new product line that will replace the old Equallogic/SC/VNX/Unity series. It’s a nice product with a mix of the features of all those prevuious products and a new modern design both in the hardware and the software parts. From VMware vSphere point of view it can be access as a block level storage with iSCSI and/or FC protocols, but it has also a native vVols implementation and, for example, in the PowerStoreX model it’s the default way to access at the storage resources.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Who is CoreView CoreView is an Italian company, founded by Ivan Fioravanti and David Mascarella in Milan in 2014, that helps to manage the complexities of Microsoft Office 365. Now it’s a big company with more than 100 team members and that idea has grown to serve over 8 million user mailboxes in more than 100 countries around the globe.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The file-level backup feature introduced in vCSA 6.5 is very powerfull and schedulable (starting with vCSA 6.7) because sometimes the image-level backup may not provide the proper integrity if you have corrupted files inside the VM. Also with vSphere 7.0 is possible monitoring the status of the file-level backup directly from vSphere Client and this is quite usefull to have this information direct visible from the UI:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Usually the update process of Veeam’s software is really easy and simple. But recently I got a strange issue during the patching of Veeam Backup & Replication 10. It was not possible complete it because the Console part got an error.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VCSA update procedure is usually easy and simple and can be performed from the VAMI as explained in a previous post: Manage VCSA updates with VAMI. But sometimes may failed for different reasons.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Join VMware executives, customers and industry thought leaders for an online event discussing the need for a modern network. They will showcase VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network, and highlight networking solutions that deliver agility, transparency and simplicity.

Reading Time: 14 minutes VMware Horizon is an End User Computing (EUC) solution that simplifies administration and delivery of personalized virtual desktops, remote sessions, and applications. The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) part (in past called VMware View) consists of several components and delivers a secure optimized virtual desktop infrastructure:

Reading Time: 2 minutes NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is a perfect alternative to the tradition protocols (iSCSI, FC, iSER, SMB3, and NFS) used to access external enterprise storage. These protocols are good for SAS drives, but they are proven to be inefficient for NVMe flash devices because they are using legacy commands sets designed for generic drives. The new NVMe-oF use the same NVMe commands designed only for fast flash drivers.

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:

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