Tag: Technical

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

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

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

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

vSphere Platinum 6.7 Update 2 Brings New Visualizations, Capabilities, and Security Features

The release of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 was announced (and will soon be generally available as an update and download), bringing improvements and fixes to all editions of vSphere. This includes vSphere Platinum 6.7 Update 2, the premier edition of...

/ April 3, 2019

VMware Cloud on AWS Evaluation Guide

As we move into a world where businesses expect a dynamic and responsive IT environment, hybrid cloud is increasingly being seen as the answer.  Customers that need consistency, comprehensive visibility and ease of management and operations across their on-premises and...

/ March 11, 2019

Exploring the GPU Architecture and why we need it.

A Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) is mostly known for the hardware device used when running applications that weigh heavy on graphics, i.e. 3D modeling software or VDI infrastructures. In the consumer market, a GPU is mostly used to accelerate gaming...

/ March 9, 2019

Understanding the vCenter Server Converge Tool

Announced in November 2018, the External Platform Services Controller (PSC) is being deprecated. Previously, many customers have deployed the External PSC to take advantage of features such as Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) or PSC HA. With the removal of the...

/ February 27, 2019

Using the VMware Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)

The VMware Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) has been around for some time, but as I speak with customers most have not been familiar with it. Within this post I will cover a few topics such as why and how...

/ February 7, 2019

Understanding vSphere Health

A new powerful feature of vSphere 6.7 is vSphere Health. vSphere Health works to identify and resolve potential issues before they have an impact on a customer’s environment. Telemetry data is collected from the vSphere environment then used to analyze...

/ January 29, 2019