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Reading Time: 2 minutesThe new release VMware vSphere 6.7U1 has a lot of improvements, but one has not been emphasized too much: VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 finally supports Microsoft Active Directory 2016 schema and relative functional level! Lot of people forget that  vCenter Server, vCenter Single Sign-On and the VMware Platform Services Controller have their own interoperability matrix with Active Directory versions based on the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain functional level, not only with the Windows Server operating system on which Active Directory is running.

Reading Time: 2 minutesSeams that the new VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 will break all the Veeam Backup & Replication backup jobs! As reported in the Veeam KB 2443, VMware 6.7 Update 1 is actually NOT supported by Veeam B&R and will be supported only with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. More information are available on Veeam KB 2784 and this forum thread.

Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter some months from the announce, finally VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is general available (GA) and you can now download all the bits. Of course this also mean a new version of the VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 1. But more important it means also a fully featured vSphere Client with the new version of the HTML5 client in vSphere 6.7 Update 1! There is a bunch of video available on YouTube with all the HTML5 client features. But before read more, note that actually Veeam Backup and Replication does not support vSphere 6.7 Update […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesRecently a new VMware vExpert Sub-Program has been announced: the vExpert PRO program. But compared with the vExpert program and the other vExpert sub-programs, is slightly different. A vExpert Pro is a current vExpert who excels in their local region, adding value to the program and giving back to the community. This person has a strong relationship with the local IT community in general, and works as an advocate for the vExpert program, recruiting, mentoring and training people.

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter one year from the release of VMware Workstation 14 and VMware Fusion 10, VMware has just released VMware Workstation 15, VMware Player 15 (for Windows and Linux PCs) and VMware Fusion 11 (for MacOSX). A good celebration of VMware’s 20th anniversary, considering that the first product was VMware Workstation. And a good news, considering that two year ago there were some rumors and doubts about the future of Workstation and Fusion products, due to the laying off some employees from the related teams.

Reading Time: 4 minutesVMware 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. It has not yet features parity with NSX-v, but the gap is closing faster and there are also several new features and capabilities available ONLY on NSX-T. And the product is growing faster: on June was release the NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0 and now there is the new NSX-T Data Center 2.3.0 release (see the release notes).

Reading Time: 3 minutesVMware vSphere 5.5 is really close to its End of Support, that will mean no more updates and possible limited support from VMware. The End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of support and subscription services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5, or to a newer version.

Reading Time: 3 minutesJust a few weeks ago, VMware has released NSX Data Center for vSphere v6.4.2 and now it’s the turn of a new version: NSX Data Center for vSphere v6.4.3. NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.3 addresses a number of specific customer bugs. See Resolved Issues for more information. The release notes describe other aspects, but there aren’t new features or specific improvement in this new release.

Reading Time: 2 minutesVMware Horizon version 7.4 was released at the begin of this year, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.6 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. So a really active year for EUC and VDI. VMware has also released VMware User Environment Manager 9.5 and VMware AppVolumes 2.14.2.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThree years ago, VMware has decided to make VMware Tools an independent package, with a separate lifecycle and available in the MyVMware download page as a separated package. Separated and independent from VMware Fusion, Workstation and ESXi virtualization solutions! Seems good, but on vSphere environment, this can make some confusion considering that you have the VMware Tools bundled with ESXi and the standalone VMware Tools usually with a bigger version and independent also by the version of vSphere!

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere are a lot of different possible reasons why a VM does not power on a VMware vSphere infrastructure, but usually, the error message can really help to found the reason or the root cause. Maybe not available resources, maybe some files that are missing, maybe some incompatibility… But normally you can put the error message and found the proper VMware KB that can help you.

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe have already talked about the VMware Cloud Provider Platform, but what about its Cloud Management Platform for the customers (and not the providers)? Also this year the VMware’s vision remains to provide the best way to run any application on any cloud and access from any device:

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