So I guess there's no better time to dust off my keyboard and get back to blogging than talking about VMworld and what was announced during the Day 1 General Session! This year it's a bit funny as I'm no longer blogging as an outsider as I now work for VMware.... so without breaking any … Continue reading VMworld 2019 US – Day 1 General Session Round Up
So the great thing about VMworld US is that they live stream the General Session for the rest of us who can't make it over to Vegas... whilst you can't get the whole VMworld US experience just by watching the GS live stream, at least you get to hear the same news as those in … Continue reading VMworld 2018 US – Day 1 General Session Round Up
Just over a fortnight ago VMware released their latest version of vSphere and vSAN - 6.7.... unfortunately for me, I was neck-deep in a tender response and was in Paris for a number of days for a meeting - so spent most of my travels looking at a small mobile phone screen trying to read … Continue reading VMware vSphere 6.7 & 6.5 update 2 – Resources
So Dell EMC have finally released the patches for their VxRail appliances, I know many of my customers were asking about these patches - in a way it's good it was slightly delayed given how many normal VMware customers experienced issues when patching and how one patch was pulled by VMware! The good thing about … Continue reading Dell EMC updates VxRail software to address Spectre
So it seems that the microcode patches released by VMware associated with their recent Security Advisory (VMSA-2018-0004) have been pulled.... https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52345 So that's ESXi650-201801402-BG, ESXi600-201801402-BG, or ESXi550-201801401-BG. The microcode patch provided by Intel was buggy and there seems to be issues when VMs access the new speculative execution control mechanism (Haswell & Broadwell processors). However, I … Continue reading Spectre & Meltdown Update
So at the beginning of the new year, news broke via The Register that there could be a potential security vulnerability to Intel processors (Meltdown) and how it was a problem which couldn't be easily fixed by a microcode update because of how the Intel architecture does speculative execution of code (in a nutshell this is how … Continue reading Spectre & Meltdown Vulnerabilities
A little while back I caught the vSphere blog about vSphere Central being launched and ended up bookmarking the portal to have a look at a later date. I had totally forgot about it till today when I needed to look up the PSC topology diagrams and Google sent me to the new vSphere 6.5 … Continue reading vSphere Central – new resource centre
Hmm.... it's not even VMworld yet and VMware decide to make 2 big-ish announcements. Although tbh, since vSphere 6.5 was released these 2 announcements have long been coming! Finally, after loads of speculation, VMware had announced that vCenter Server for Windows and the Flash-based vSphere web client is to be deprecated with the launch of … Continue reading Goodbye vCenter Server for Windows and Flash-based vSphere web client!
Another article published on SearchVMware.com, this time on the new feature announced with vSAN 6.6 - vSAN Data-at-Rest Encryption! Enjoy.... http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/VSAN-Encryption-What-it-is-what-it-does-and-how-to-use-it
Earlier this year it was announced that vSAN had grown to over 7000 customers since launch, which is a pretty decent number given the product went GA just over 3 years ago and we’re on the 6th iteration! What’s even more impressive is how quickly VMware are turning these updates around (almost every 6 months … Continue reading VMware vSAN 6.6 launched – so What’s New?