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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.

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.

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.

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.

During the last ZertoCON 2018, Zerto has announcement its IT Resilience Platform™ to converge backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility converged in a single, simple, resilient, scalable platform. The core is the new version Zerto 7 will add new capabilities to its IT Resilience Platform to change the way that backup is done.

OpenStack is a cloud management framework for providing developers with cloud-style APIs and tools on top of a choice of different virtual infrastructure technologies and products. OpenStack software controls large pools of computing, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure. VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) is an “Integrated Product” approach to OpenStack, to make simple to deploy and manage an OpenStack environment on a vSphere platform with the benefit to be still based on standard OpenStack but also […]

The VeeamON 2018 it’s in the books, but what’s happened during the event and which are the more exciting news? First to all where is Veeam now? It was a leader for the SMB market, but now it’s a clear leader of the Enterprise market:

In those days, there is the VeeamON 2018 event, from May 14 to 16, 2018 at the McCormick Place, Chicago. For sure will be a huge and successful event, as usual… considering also how the Veeam product’s portfolio has grow.

This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on the pro and cons of an upgrade to vSphere 6.7. See also the original post. Now that VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced and it’s also available in General Availability (GA), some people may ask if it makes sense upgrade to this version (or when will make sense upgrade to 6.7). Is a GA release ready for a production environment? Or is it mature and stable enough?

The first Nutanix .NEXT event was in the late 2015 and there were several changes in the company, in the products and in the event content. Now there well be a new Nutanix .NEXT event, from May 8 to 10 at New Orleans. Still 3 days (or two full) as usual, but a lot of difference, if you are looking at the long sponsor list or on the agenda.

Seeams that there is an issue in CPU hot-add on Windows Server 2016 running in VMware vSphere 6.5, but it’s something hard to reproduce this issues on a different systems. Because on most systems it works correctly, but, at least in a case, the CPU hot add does not work as expected.

VMware has just released the new vSphere 6.7 only a few weeks ago, but now it’s the turn to update the previous version: vSphere 6.5 Update 2 is now available, with some interesting news. New builds will be 8307201 for vCenter and 8294253 for ESXi. The official vSphere documentation is already updated to vSphere 6.5U2 version. All PDFs could be downloaded from this link. The interesting aspect is that vSphere 6.5U2 includes some backported features from vSphere 6.7!

This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on how use PowerShell (Core) on Linux system. See also the original post. PowerShell is a command line (CLI) scripting language developed by Microsoft to simplify automation and configuration management, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.

Cohesity has start is journey focusing in the hyperconverged secondary storage area, but in the last two years Cohesity has embraced the cloud power focusing more on the public and hybrid cloud integrations. Now has announced new capabilities that empower organisations to leverage the public cloud for faster application testing and development while ensuring seamless backup and recovery. Cohesity DataPlatform now includes CloudSpin to provide organisations instant access to their backup data in the cloud for application testing and development (test/dev), eliminating manual processes that typically take weeks to complete. For organisations that are developing cloud-based applications, […]

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