Category: VMware

vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS at Dell Technologies World 2019

Are you attending Dell Technologies World? The VMware team is excited to meet you at the show. We would love to tell you about the latest offerings on vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS. Please join us to learn about...

/ April 23, 2019

Removing VMware vCloud Availability 3.0 Plugin from vCenter

Recently, I had this come up where I had to remove the vCloud Availability 3.0 (vCAv) plugin from my lab vCenter. Today, there is not a way to do this through the vCAv on-premises appliance UI – it must be...

/ April 23, 2019

Building a Secure Data Center that You Can Carry in a Backpack with vSphere 6.7

Mobile data centers in the field help modern military forces stay connected and execute their missions. Cubic Mission Solutions works with VMware to deliver lightweight systems for the U.S. military and its allies that are truly portable, easy to use,...

/ April 17, 2019

Overview of VMware vCloud Availability 3.0 – Tenant Deployment, Protection Workflow, Resources

Once the provider site is operational, we are ready to bring the on-premises / Tenant site online for VMware vCloud Availability 3.0 (vCAv). Again, recap of the deployment steps: Deploy vCAv On-Premises Appliance Start configuration wizard Connect to vCAv Cloud...

/ April 16, 2019

vFlash Read Cache Deprecation Announced

We announced the depreciation of vFlash Read Cache (vFRC) in the release notes of vSphere 6.7 Update 2. vFRC continues to be supported for vSphere 6.0/6.5/6.7. However, the next major release will not. VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache is being deprecated....

/ April 15, 2019

What is the Impact of the VMKlinux Driver Stack Depreciation?

Current versions of ESXi 6.x are shipped with both the VMKlinux and the Native driver stack. Modern hardware is, in many cases, using the new Native drivers. However, older hardware may still depend on a VMKlinux driver module. We announced...

/ April 11, 2019

vCenter Server Converge Tool Enhancements in vSphere 6.7 Update 2

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 has been announced and with this release there have been enhancements made to the vCenter Server Converge Tool. VMware has now provided a topology overview of your Platform Services Controllers (PSCs) and vCenter Servers in...

/ April 10, 2019

Updates to VM Compatibility and VMware Tools with vSphere 6.7 Update 2

Note: vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was recently announced and will soon be generally available as an update and download. With VMware Tools version 10.0 VMware took the decision to separate it’s release cycle from that of vSphere. On that note...

/ April 9, 2019

Designing a Shared Virtualized Infrastructure for Business Critical, Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing Workloads

The University of Groningen – Center for Information Technology The University of Groningen (UG) is a public research university, located in the north of the Netherlands. The university has over 5000 people on staff and over 30,000 students across its...

/ April 9, 2019

Overview of VMware vCloud Availability 3.0 – Provider Deployment

In this post, we will be reviewing the steps on setting up and operationalizing vCloud Availability 3.0 (vCAv) for a provider site. There is a presumption that you will be deploying for production, so that is what I’ll be reviewing....

/ April 9, 2019

VMware vSphere Update Manager Enhancements in vSphere 6.7 Update 2

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 has been announced and will soon be generally available as an update and download, and with it come quite a few enhancements to the VMware vSphere Update Manager Interface! Back in October, I covered some...

/ April 8, 2019

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2: What’s New

Note: vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was recently announced and will soon be generally available as an update and download. The announcement of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 informed us of many new features like DRS-MM (DRS in Maintenance Mode), CPU scheduler...

/ April 5, 2019

Utilizing Central Point of Management (CPoM) in VMware vCloud Director 9.7

One of the extremely exciting additions to VMware vCloud Director (vCD) is the ability to present vCenter instances securely to tenant organizations utilizing the vCD user interface – this is referred to as Central Point of Management, or what we...

/ April 5, 2019

vSphere 6.7 Update 2 – Introducing ROBO-ENT with DRS-MM

The vSphere ROBO license model is perfect for organizations that have Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) locations with a few hosts running workloads. Although being feature-rich, the ROBO clusters lacked the ability of automatic VM (Virtual Machine) migration when entering...

/ April 4, 2019