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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”.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry-standard that establishes specifications for cables and connectors and protocols for connection, communication, also and power supply between computers, peripheral devices and other computers. How USB is supported in VMware vSphere?

Reading Time: 3 minutes During VMworld US 2019 there was also space for some “minor” products like Workstation and Fusion. “Minor”, but still important in the future of VMware… and really important in the past (first VMware’s product was VMware Workstation). Also it’s good sign see that those products are still vital, considering that three 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: 2 minutes During VMworld US 2019, VMware has announced the future release of VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5. Unfortunately, has happened in past, this is just a product announce, without provide the code of it and the date of General Availability (GA) release date (but I guess will be on VMworld EU 2019). I usually prefer talk about what exist now and see the release notes.

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the day 1 of VMworld US 2019 there was a big announce about a new VMware vSphere impementation, called Project Pacific. Project Pacific will be the biggest evolution of VMware vSphere in the last decade and a huge milestone.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changed Block Tracking (CBT) is a VMware feature introduced in vSphere 4.0 in order to implement native incremental backup at source level. VMware VDAP uses this technology and so all backup and recovery software designed for VMware use it for speed the backup. This mean that all the backup products that are using VDAP, will rely on VMware API and features, … and bugs.

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