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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.

Reading Time: 18 minutes Intel® Optane™ Technology for Data Centers are a revolutionary solutions to bridge critical gaps in the storage and memory hierarchy delivering persistent memory, large memory pools, fast caching and fast storage. Basically there are two main Intel® Optane™ DC products: Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory  Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs

Reading Time: < 1 minute One year after PowerCLI 11.0.0, VMware has released the new PowerCLI 11.5.0 with more than 20 cmdlets that have been added and 9 cmdlets which have been improved. PowerCLI 11.5.0 comes with the following updates:

Reading Time: 3 minutes One interesting news of the latest version of vCSA is the health monitoring feature. You can check the overlall health with your vSphere Client, by selecting the vCenter node and then Monitor | Health.

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you probably know, VMware NSX-T Data Center is the network product that provides scalable network virtualization and micro-segmentation platform for multi-hypervisor environments, container deployments, and native workloads. Under this umbrella, there are two main products: NSX-v and NSX-T.

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have tried to apply the VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 patch on a DellEMC PowerEdge server, you may have some kind of performance issues. The vCenter become very slow and some basic operations, including vMotion are very very slow (also more than 100 times!).

Reading Time: 3 minutes On my Windows 10 machine, recently I’ve got a strange issue with VMware Workstation (version 15.1, but I think could affect also other versions): sometimes was not possible power-on the virtual machines with strange error messages. The first error message was: “Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to”.

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