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This year is very active for NAKIVO: on January they announced the version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, on February the NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.2 and now it’s the turn of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.3.

The newest version offers native protection of Oracle databases via RMAN.

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Runecast Analyzer is a proactive issue detection software for VMware vSphere environments, powered by the largest database of automated VMware KB articles which feed its internal archive of known issues.

It’s based on a virtual appliance (VA) that you can deploy in your environment (or also on a different environment) to check your vSphere (and also vSAN and NSX) environments.

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NVIDIA and Mellanox today announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox. Pursuant to the agreement, NVIDIA will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mellanox for $125 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $6.9 billion.

Once complete, the combination is expected to be immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP earnings per share and free cash flow.

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Using VMware virtualization products (and not only vSphere, but also Workstation and Fusion) on recent Linux CentOS (or RedHat) VM you may found an annoying issue during VM power-off procedure.

The Linux kernel will initiate the halting phase, but the VM may remain powered-on with this message in the console:

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One important concept of virtual networking is that the virtual network adapter (vNIC) speed it’s just a “soft” limit used to provide a common model comparable with the physical world.

For this reason, the Intel e1000 and e1000e vNIC can reach a real bandwidthbigger than the canonical1 Gpbs link speed.

But what about the vmxnet3 vNIC that can advertise also the 10 Gpbs link speed. What is the real bandwidth of this adapter?

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Last month, NAKIVO has announced the version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, and now it’s the turn of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.2.

This is the 28th software release of their backup and data protection product. A really fast-growning product.

The main news is the support of Office 365 backup! To be more precise is better say that support the backup of the Exchange Online part.

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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).

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Interesting European IT events:

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NAKIVO has just announced the new version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, that is the 27th software release of their backup and data protection product. 

Compare to NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.0, there are several new features in this release: Native Backup to Tape, Physical Linux Server Backup, Physical Workstation Backup, and Instant Verification.

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Login VSI is a software company that offers a suite of software solutions to help you provide the best possible user-experience and application performance, in any type of centralized Windows environment: VDI/SBC/DaaS/Fat clients.

Login VSI is the industry-standard product for VDI load testing, but there are also other products, like Login PI.

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Interesting European IT events:

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Nutanix has announced the Nutanix Technology Champions (NTC) 2020 list.

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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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.

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