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Starting with vSphere 5.1, the VMware Tools update procedure was no more requiring a Windows VM reboot to finalize the process (see also
VMware Tools unattended upgrade).

But there were some cases where a reboot was still necessary (see
VMware Tools 5.1 upgrade may restart your Windows VM).

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Some weeks ago, somebody as ask me how was going the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book, so I’ve collect some stats from the published and from Amazon.

This book was the first authoring experience not only for me, but also for the other authors (Paolo Valsecchi, from the blog http://nolabnoparty.com/, and Karel Novak, a VCI and VMUG leader from CZ, both also Veeam Vanguard).

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Interesting European IT events:

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During holidays, reading some books could be a pleasure but also a moment of growth and deepening.

And if you want to learn more on VMware NSX-v or NSX-T which book could be used?

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During holidays, reading some books could be a pleasure but also a moment of growth and deepening.

And if you want to learn more on VMware vSphere 6.7 which book could be used?

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With VMware vSAN you can use VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) to update all the software part, but it can also be useful to manage some hardware related updates.

Usually you have to check BIOS version (for example for Spectre and Meltdown bugs), but also the other firmware.

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Runecast Analyzer is a solution that provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting.

But Runecast also also another product: a free nobile app called Runecast Offline VMware Knowledge Base

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Nutanix has announced the new list of Nutanix Tech Champions (NTC) 2019.

NTC is a community award, started on 2014, similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members.

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Oracle VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. See “About VirtualBox” for an introduction.

Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

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Big Switch Networks is a company in the Software Defined Network (SDN) area with a clear declared mission: to bring hyperscale networking to a broader audience, by delivering fit-for-purpose products based on hyperscale networking technologies.

They have two main products: Big Tap Monitoring Fabric (BigMon) and Big Cloud Fabric (BCF). The first one is an entry level solution for monitoring existing networks, the second one is an advanced bare-metal SDN switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

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VMware Horizon version 7.6 was released on September 2018, with a lot of new features, and now VMware has just released the new version of VMware Horizon: version 7.7 has several improvements as documented in the release notes. Definitely VDI is not dead, and each year is an important year for VDI and EUC.

And not only Horizon 7 version 7.7 has been released, but also VMware Horizon Client 4.10. Other products remain at the same version (VMware ThinApp 5.2.4, VMware Mirage 5.9.1, VMware App Volumes 2.15.0 and 3.0, VMware User Environment Manager 9.6.0). More information on the Download page.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesFew months ago Runecast reach the v2.0 milestone of their Runecast Analyzer, a solution that provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting.

Runecast Analyzer supports and proactively helps you protect the VMware SDDC stack and actually was supporting vSphere, vSAN and NSX monitoring.

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