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On Sunday 3rd March, Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.0, a new branch of the foundation of the GNU/Linux operating system.

Does this new branch mean something special, or it’s just a different way to give a name to the Linux kernel (instead of using 4.22).

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VMware NSX-T Data Center is the next generation product that provides a 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.

Also if NSX-T has not yet become features parity with NSX-v, it’s becoming clear that, in the future, it will replace the NSX-v product and become the only NSX Data Center line.

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Interesting European IT events:

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Kubernetes (k8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications and during the last years has become the standard de-facto of large containers management.

VMware PKS (launched on August 2017) is a purpose-built product that enables enterprises and service providers to simplify the deployment and operations of Kubernetes clusters. It provides a production-grade Kubernetes distribution with deep NSX-T integration for advanced networking, a built-in private registry with enterprise security features and full life cycle management support of the clusters.

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Reading Time: 2 minutesTen years ago, on Feb. 26, Veeam Backup & Replication 1.0 was introduced at VMworld Europe 2008. Then it was made generally available on March 3, 2008.

Veeam Backup & Replication v1 was designed with functionalities that are still the main pillars of Veeam Backup & Replication, such as instant file-level recovery, built-in deduplication, synthetic full backups and replication multiple restore points.

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The last week I’ve realized an article for the StarWind blog and focused on the how is possible change the different hardware settings on a VM running on VMware vSphere (see
Changing the hardware resources on a running VM).

Each Virtual Machine is a collection of resources provided by the infrastructure layer, usually organized in a pool of resources and assigned dynamically (or in some case statically) to each VM.

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VMware vSphere upgrade process is usually an easy process to execute, due to the vSphere Update Manager simplicity, but it requires a careful planning and attention on the different compatibility and interoperability matrix.

An important note is about the different build versions (or the Update releases) of the different components.

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The VMware vSAN release catalog provides critical information to vSAN build recommendation engine.

It will be updated when there are new releases or critical patches and, of course, it’s very important to keep the local copy up-to-date. The vSAN health check feature, will periodically ensure that the local copy of vSAN release catalog is up-to-date.

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Veeam has announced the Veeam Vanguard 2019, actually only by email. The official list is still outdated with 2018 names, but probably there will be several renewal and some changes.

The Vanguard program represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities. It’s a program around the community of Veeam experts that truly get our message, understand our products and are our closest peers in IT.

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Feedspot, the content reader for reading all your favorite blogs and news websites in one place, has defined a list of the best virtualization blogs from thousands of top sysadmin blogs in their index using search and social metrics.

These blogs are ranked based on following criteria:

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Interesting European IT events:

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One big change in the new Veeam Availability 9.5 Update 4 is the new licensing mode called Veeam Instance Licensing (VIL).

Historically Veeam Backup & Replication was licensed based on socket numbers (physical socket of the protected hypervisors)… but with the introduction of the physical agents and other new products there are other license models.

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