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Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware is acquiring Bitnami to accelerate application delivery for multi-cloud and Kubernetes and expand Bitnami adoption in the enterprise. Bitnami, a leader in application packaging solutions providing the largest catalog of click-to-deploy applications and development stacks for major cloud and Kubernetes environments.

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the advantages of the VCSA compared to the Windows’s based vCenter Server is the simplicity of the update procedure that can be easility managed with the VMwareAppliance Management Interface (VAMI). The VAMI is another web based UI accessible thought the https://vcenter:5480 URL address. Note that you must use the local root user credential in order to login.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 is in GA with sereval interesting improvements and new features. First VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 adds compatibility with VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2. But also, finally, there is a new virtual appliance deployment option, in order to implement this service and simplify the management and increas the security using (as happen on most VMware’s virtual appliance) the VMware Photon OS.

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the last Dell Technologies World 2019 one interesting announce during the first keynote was the availability of different public cloud platform in order to run natively and integrated VMware vSphere based environments. VMware Cloud on AWS was the first platform, but now there are several other options (note that there are also the VMware Cloud Verified partners, but in this case we are talking about seamless solutions). One of this new platform is Microsoft Azure!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Six month ago there were only few VMware vSphere 6.7 books, but fortunately now there is a better offer with also some good and valuable resources. I’ve already wrote about the new edition of Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7, now I would like to write some comments about the VMware vSphere 6.7 Data Center Design Cookbook – Third Edition book released on March 2019 and written by Mike Brown and Hersey Cartwright.

Reading Time: 6 minutes The new VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 has been announced some weeks ago, but was not yet available (although lot of people have already wrote about most of its features)… now finally VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2 is general available (GA) and you can download the bits and really test all its features This is a huge step and called just an update release is too limiting… there are so much difference with the VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (released on October 2018) to make it much more like as a 6.8 version.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSAN does not need anymore an introduction: is the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution from VMware integrated in the ESXi kernel… and is growing more and more in the last years and more more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. There are different way to implement a vSAN solution and one common approach remain to build yourself using vSAN Ready Nodes or certified hardware components.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) enables centralized, automated patch and version management for VMware vSphere and offers support for VMware ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and virtual appliances. For ESXi hosts it can manage both the update and the upgrade workflows, but can also be powerful for adding custom VIB package, like for example new drivers. Usually it takes the updated files from the VMware repository, but you can also add custom repositories (or depots).

Reading Time: 4 minutes VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) is VMware’s unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud and it’s based on VMware’s compute, storage, and network virtualization technologies to deliver a native integrated software stack that can be used on-premises for private cloud deployment or run as a service from the public cloud with consistent and simple operations. The core components of VMware Cloud Foundation are VMware vSphere (for the compute part), vSAN (for the storage part), and NSX DataCenter (in version -v or -T, for the network and security part).

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve already wrote about the different reasons on Why upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.7 (or why not), but I’ve not yet provide tips and hints on how perform the upgrade process. If you are lucky enough to have a full VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) stack, then you don’t have much problem… the VCF Lifecycle Manager that can make your life easier (see also Simplify VMware’s products update/upgrade). Otherwise you need to plan this activity carefully and perform different tasks, some manual, some automatic.

Reading Time: 6 minutes VMware Horizon version 7.7 was released on December 2018, with a lot of new features, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.8 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. Definitely VDI is not dead, and maybe 2019 it’s not the year of VDI… just because each year is an important year for VDI and EUC. Note that not only Horizon 7 version 7.8 has been released, but also VMware Horizon Client 5.0, VMware ThinApp 5.2.5, VMware User Environment Manager 9.7.0, VMware App Volumes 2.16 and Client Agent […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Packt has released a new book for VMware vSphere: Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 – Second Edition written by Martin Gavanda. I’m in the author list, but just because some of the material of this book cames from the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book.

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