As happened in the past, VMworld 2018 will be in the same locations, both for the US and the European editions: again Las Vegas and Barcelona.

Those will be the dates for both events:

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This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on the pro and cons of an upgrade to vSphere 6.7. See also the original post.

Now that VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced and it’s also available in General Availability (GA), some people may ask if it makes sense upgrade to this version (or when will make sense upgrade to 6.7). Is a GA release ready for a production environment? Or is it mature and stable enough?

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The first Nutanix .NEXT event was in the late 2015 and there were several changes in the company, in the products and in the event content.

Now there well be a new Nutanix .NEXT event, from May 8 to 10 at New Orleans. Still 3 days (or two full) as usual, but a lot of difference, if you are looking at the long sponsor list or on the agenda.

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Seeams that there is an issue in CPU hot-add on Windows Server 2016 running in VMware vSphere 6.5, but it’s something hard to reproduce this issues on a different systems.

Because on most systems it works correctly, but, at least in a case, the CPU hot add does not work as expected.

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VMware has just released the new vSphere 6.7 only a few weeks ago, but now it’s the turn to update the previous version: vSphere 6.5 Update 2 is now available, with some interesting news. New builds will be 8307201 for vCenter and 8294253 for ESXi.

The official vSphere documentation is already updated to vSphere 6.5U2 version. All PDFs could be downloaded from this link.

The interesting aspect is that vSphere 6.5U2 includes some backported features from vSphere 6.7!

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VMware certifications paths have been increased in the recent years. From the original (and only) path, depending by the VMware technology, other paths have been added.

On 2015, there were four paths (see also VMware certification roadmap v6) on the main VMware core products:

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This is an article realized for StarWind blog and focused on how use PowerShell (Core) on Linux system. See also the original post.

PowerShell is a command line (CLI) scripting language developed by Microsoft to simplify automation and configuration management, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language.

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Interesting European IT events:

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During the Dell Technologies World, in Las Vegas from April 30 to May 1st, there will be a special Networking Field Day event with VMware on the NSX (of course considering the network topic).

For more information see the Networking Field Day Exclusive with VMware event page.

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The Dell World event has been renamed last year in DellEMC World and was very very huge. But this year will be probably bigger.

And this year the event name has changed again in Dell Technologies World to match the big company that has become Dell. So not only Dell and EMC, but also VMware and all the other companies in the group.

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3 has been introduced in Nov 2017 with some minor new features.

But now NAKIVO has just released the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication: the new version 7.4 for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS seems to be a big milestone if we count the improvements and features:

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Unitrends has announced the release of a new backup solution, targeted for VMware environments, called VM Backup Essentials (vBE) and designed (and priced) for SMB use cases.

The vBE product converges enterprise-grade virtual backup software, ransomware detection, and fully integrated cloud storage options (with WAN acceleration) into a powerful, easy-to-use product that is aggressively priced at $105 per socket per year, with a subscription model, but with a version full options.

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Cohesity has start is journey focusing in the hyperconverged secondary storage area, but in the last two years Cohesity has embraced the cloud power focusing more on the public and hybrid cloud integrations.

Now has announced new capabilities that empower organisations to leverage the public cloud for faster application testing and development while ensuring seamless backup and recovery.

Cohesity DataPlatform now includes CloudSpin to provide organisations instant access to their backup data in the cloud for application testing and development (test/dev), eliminating manual processes that typically take weeks to complete. For organisations that are developing cloud-based applications, Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition, with DataProtect, is the first modern, web-scale backup solution to integrate with public cloud snapshot APIs to deliver automated data protection. Together, these new capabilities help organisations transform their secondary data – such as backup copies – from an idle, expensive insurance policy into a valuable asset for rapid new application development.

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Puppet eliminates manual work from your infrastructure management and software delivery process so you can more quickly deliver great software securely and on demand.

Their main product is Puppet Enterprise that gives you and all your IT teams a common language they can use to successfully adopt DevOps practices, such as version control, code review, automated testing, continuous integration and automated deployment.

But now Puppet has announced another product: Puppet Discovery. In this way Puppet expand its product portfolio and accelerate customers’ journey to pervasive automation.

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