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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: 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 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: < 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 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: 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 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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSAN has become a reliable solution with a good and usable HTML5 GUI. But sometimes you have have some issues in object health with the result of some inaccessible vSAN objects.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trusted platform module (TPM) is a hardware, designed to securely store information such as crendential or measurements. TPM 2.0 is supported on all 13 th generation and 14 th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers including the latest AMD servers. Note that is not enabled by default. TPM 2.0 is enabled and supported with VMware vSphere 6.7 releases. ESXi 6.7 introduced the “Host Attestation” feature using which the validation of boot process can be reported to vCenter dashboard.

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