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Reading Time: 2 minutes Like every hardware and software components, before apply a VMware vSphere upgrade or update you have to check all compatibility aspects. One is related to the backup software that can be critical because you may loose the capability to perform backup and/or restore. For Veeam Backup & Replication there is a specific Veeam KB (KB 2443) that provides information about compatibility between VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup & Replication.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Intel® Xeon® CPU Max Series is designed to maximize bandwidth with the new high-bandwidth memory (HBM). This new processor is architected to unlock performance and speed discoveries in data-intensive workloads, such as modeling, artificial intelligence, deep learning, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics.

Reading Time: 3 minutes GPU support in VMware vSphere has been for a while starting with the VDI scenario. But can GPUs be used in vSphere for applications other than VDI? Using GPU not for graphics but for computing… because for some type of operation, GPU can be better than CPU. For example, machine learning models involve very large matrix multiplications and GPUs are designed to compute these operations much faster than CPUs. VMware vSphere allows your end users to consume GPUs in VMs in the same way they do in any GPU-enabled public cloud instance or on bare […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the big news of the vSphere 8.0.3 (8.0 Update 3) version if the ability of live patch ESXi without reboot the host and without migrate the workloads! With the new Live Patching capability in ESXi, customers can address critical bugs in the virtual machine execution environment  and apply patches to all components without reboot or VM evacuation. Virtual machines are Fast-Suspend-Resumed (FSR) as part of the host remediation process, for this reason this new feature is not compatible with some specific cases (like VM protected by vSphere FT or VM with PCI passthough).

Reading Time: 9 minutes VMware by Broadcom has just released vSphere 8.0 Update 3 (8.0.3). Note that ESXi 8.0 Update 3 release is an Initial Availability (IA). The vCenter Server 8.0 Update 3 release instead is a General Availability (GA). For more information on the vSphere 8.0 IA/GA Release Model of vSphere Update releases, see The vSphere 8 Release Model Evolves. Before planning any type of update, remember to check the entire hardware and software compatibility and, at least, could be safe wait for ESXi in GA. And don’t forget backup programs, actually none of them will officially support […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some people are looking to the Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) but they don’t understand all the different terms and how are related to other platform. Considering that VMware is still the leader for the on-prem virtual vinfrastructure, I try to build a table that match VMware terms in Nutanix terms.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VMware vSphere Host Client (or Host UI) was initially released as a fling in 2015, and then included as the default host client GUI interface with vSphere 6.0 Update 2. A web HTML5 interface was needed in order to replace the legacy Windows’s based vSphere Client. And was a good solution, light and fast enough… But after 10 years it becomes old and the user experience is too much different compared to the vSphere Client (HTML5).

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