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Reading Time: 5 minutes VMware Cloud Director delivers secure, isolated, and elastic virtual datacenter compute, network, storage and security in a self-service model. Note that since April 2020, vCloud Director for Service Providers changed its product name to VMware Cloud Director. VMware Cloud Director, also referred to as VCD, is a cloud services platform that delivers secure, isolated, and elastic virtual data center compute, network, storage, and security in a self-service model. VMware Cloud Director obtains its resources from an underlying virtual infrastructure. After you register vSphere resources in VMware Cloud Director, you can allocate these resources for organizations […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the big news of the vSphere 8.0.3 (8.0 Update 3) version if the ability of live patch ESXi without reboot the host and without migrate the workloads! With the new Live Patching capability in ESXi, customers can address critical bugs in the virtual machine execution environment  and apply patches to all components without reboot or VM evacuation. Virtual machines are Fast-Suspend-Resumed (FSR) as part of the host remediation process, for this reason this new feature is not compatible with some specific cases (like VM protected by vSphere FT or VM with PCI passthough).

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS) was introduced in the vSphere 7 Update 1 release with the idea of creating a decoupled and distributed control plane for clustering services in vSphere. In the first release, a subset of DRS capabilities was using the new vCLS feature and starting with vCenter 7.0.1, VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (vSphere DRS) cannot function if vSphere Cluster Services VMs are not present in each vSphere cluster.

Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is a way to simplify the path to a modernized private cloud, integrating compute, storage, networking, and management into a unified software-defined data center platform. VMware by Broadcom has just launched VCF 5.2 on June 25, 2024, and will be Generally Available onJuly 22, 2024. This launch is not just a product update; it’s an evolution designed to address your most pressing needs while aligning with our strategic initiatives: modernizing infrastructure, enhancing cloud experience for developers, and ensuring security and resilience.

Reading Time: 9 minutes VMware by Broadcom has just released vSphere 8.0 Update 3 (8.0.3). Note that ESXi 8.0 Update 3 release is an Initial Availability (IA). The vCenter Server 8.0 Update 3 release instead is a General Availability (GA). For more information on the vSphere 8.0 IA/GA Release Model of vSphere Update releases, see The vSphere 8 Release Model Evolves. Before planning any type of update, remember to check the entire hardware and software compatibility and, at least, could be safe wait for ESXi in GA. And don’t forget backup programs, actually none of them will officially support […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute During the last HPE Partner Summit (at HPE Discover 2024), HPE announced of a new KVM-based hypervisor capability for GreenLake private cloud. The new KVM hypervisor virtualization capability is being previewed at HPE Discover this week and will be available as a beta program, with the release scheduled as part of HPE Private Cloud Business Edition in the second half of 2024.

Reading Time: 2 minutes StorMagic has just announced a new HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure) solution called SvHCI, which combines a hypervisor and virtual networking with the provider’s proven virtual storage technology used by thousands of customers around the world. This full-stack HCI solution is purpose-built for edge and small to medium-sized business (SMB) environments and includes StorMagic’s in-house 24x7x365 customer support.

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