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Hi everyone, welcome to the first newsletter edition of 2018 and the 10th year of the VMware TAM Newsletter. We are really excited to spend another year bringing all of the amazing news, events and blogs from the world of VMware and our virtualization partners to you. As we kick off this first edition, we want to wish everyone reading this a Happy New Year, and best wishes for 2018. Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to serving you again in 2018.

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NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS FROM VMWARE

VMware Radius

  • 2018 HCI Predictions: Big Changes to Servers and Storage
    By Lee Caswell, VP of Products, Storage and Availability Business Unit Lee Caswell, VP of Products, Storage and Availability Business Unit Digital transformation is not just a marketing buzzword. It’s a competitive necessity that even the most established companies are aggressively adopting: take ...
  • Executive Predictions for 2018 and Beyond
    2017 has been a memorable and eventful year for technology innovation. As VMware and Dell Technologies CIO Bask Iyer predicted, among other things, the role of the cloud became even more integral to the business and continues on that trajectory. And as Chris Wolf, VMware’s VP and CTO of Global Fie...
  • Open Source Predictions for 2018
    Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer at VMware In 1997, software developer Eric Raymond published an influential essay called The Cathedral and the Bazaar in which he laid out foundational ideas for many open source projects that followed. Among other things, Raymond argued that if “you have...

Open Source

  • Moving to Open Source: First Impressions of a Proprietary Software Engineer
    by Vladislav Valtchev, VMware Open Source Technology Center Until two months ago, my whole professional experience was as a proprietary software engineer. Here at VMware, I spent the last 4.5 years working in vSphere as a C++ platform engineer, but I used open source software my whole life. Slackwar...
  • Project Clarity: 1 Year of Open Source Success & a New Year of Design Innovation
    Project Clarity all started with a need: All our VMware applications had different looks and feel. Because of this, our teams and our customers had so many different ways of doing the same things. To meet this need, our goal was pretty simple: standardize the visual and mic-interactions driving the ...
  • VMware vSphere SDKs & Open Source: 2017 In Review
    VMware vSphere software development kits (SDKs) added tons of notable community updates, integrations and more in 2017. To wrap your head around the momentous year, we compiled a 2017 year-end review of all the highlights around this open source tool. Sit back, buckle up and enjoy the exciting progr...

VMware vSphere Blog

  • Key Manager Concepts and Topology Basics for VM and vSAN Encryption
    At VMworld 2017 VM and vSAN Encryption and security of vSphere in general became VERY popular topics. And in those discussions the topic of Key Managers came up and specifically “How many key managers should I have?” was a recurring question. This blog article will give you two examples of key ...
  • Three Key Reasons for Joining Modernize Data Centers Track at vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments
    There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Beha...

Network Virtualization

  • VMware Closes Acquisition of VeloCloud Networks
    As applications and data continue to be distributed more broadly from the data center to the edge, customers are increasingly relying on software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) versus traditional networking for flexible, secure connectivity.  It’s for this reason that I am pleased to share tha...
  • Terminology Tuesday Presents: ZTP
                    ZTP stands for Zero Touch Provisioning.  And, as a quick google search will quickly reveal, many other things as well.   Back to our ZTP.  ZTP is the process by which new network switches can be configured without much human involvement.   Notice that I said “much” and no...
  • Introducing NSX-T 2.1 with Pivotal Integration
    Application architectures are evolving. That shouldn’t be news to anyone. Today, emerging app architectures that leverage container-based workloads and microservices are becoming mainstream, moving from science projects in development labs to enterprise production deployments at scale. The benefits ...

Virtual Blocks

  • 3 Key Reasons Why You Must Attend the Modernize Data Centers Track At vForum Online
    As digital transformation increases across the business world, the era of costly, complex legacy infrastructures is coming to an end. But what will it take to modernize infrastructures in such a way that IT gets the agility and flexibility it needs to operate, innovate, and scale to meet the demands...
  • Oakland University Accelerates Technology Growth with vSAN
    At first glance, Oakland University (OU) looks like a relaxed midwestern university with rolling lawns and students lounging under spreading oaks. And while that is indeed part of the university’s charm, a closer look reveals a campus culture that is anything but sleepy. Serving more than 20,500 stu...
  • vSAN Announcements and Highlights from VMworld 2017
    Las Vegas wasn’t the only destination on VMworld’s itinerary this year. The annual conference traveled overseas and made waves in Spain. The record breaking number of attendeeds at each event heard how vSAN surprassed the noteworthy milestone of 10,000 customers. Many of these customers were out in ...

VMware Cloud Management

  • vRealize Network Insight 3.5 – Feel the vRNI
    vRealize Network Insight 3.5 (vRNI) introduces a number of great features, which improve our visibility and ability to ensure a secure and compliant configuration.  Also Network Insight is now available as a service.  This means you can rely on VMware to handle management and updates of Network Insi...
  • IT As Developer Of Infrastructure As Code
    IT As Developer:  One Of The Keys To Relevance This blog is the third installment in a series focused on the question of what IT teams need to do to retain or regain relevance (depending on their circumstance) with line-of-business.  For the full list check out my first blog  on this subject.  In a...
  • vRA and NSX – Intro to App-Centric Networking and Security
    Introduction In a software-defined world, infrastructure is defined by policies based on a set of requirements — prescribed by the business, applications, security or IT itself. Those policies are tied to a set of logic that integrates and automates a given service as needed, when needed. For its p...

Cloud Foundation

Cloud-Native Apps

  • How Cloud Foundry Container Runtime Tackles Both Day 1 & Day 2 Operations for Production Kubernetes
    by Merlin Glynn, Technical Product Manager, VMware Cloud Foundry Container Runtime (CFCR), formerly known as Project KUBO, is an open source project that delivers the functionality of both Day 1 (deployment) and Day 2 (operations) tasks for Kubernetes clusters. The initial genesis behind CFCR was t...
  • Connect with VMware Around Containers at DockerCon EU
    Copenhagen is one of Europe’s leading cities around information technology, making it the perfect locale for this year’s DockerCon EU, taking place October 16-19 at the Bella Centre in Denmark’s capital city. DockerCon is the leading container conference for practitioners to learn from other contain...
  • Join VMware at China Kubernetes End User Conference
    On October 15, the China Kubernetes End User Conference, a joint venture put on by Caicloud, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the “K8sMeetup China Community,” will celebrate the tremendous technological impact of Kubernetes, unveil the latest updates and enhancements around it and provide top-l...

VMware End-User Computing Blog

  • 2017 Year in Review: Security Across End-User Computing
    In 2017, there certainly was no shortage of cybersecurity attacks that made news on a monthly, and sometimes even weekly, basis. Most IT or security operations personnel became familiar with the major cybersecurity breaches this year, including WannaCry, Equifax and Petya. As the consumerization of ...
  • [Feature Spotlight] VMware Workspace ONE Intelligence in VMware AirWatch 9.2
    VMware AirWatch 9.2 introduces support for custom reports with VMware Workspace ONE Intelligence. Using a cloud-based service to gather data and deliver analytics, custom reporting streamlines access to your AirWatch deployment’s critical data. Custom Reporting with Workspace ONE Intelligence This p...
  • Announcing Reviewer’s Guide for VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure
    We just released the new Reviewer’s Guide for VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure to help you try VMware Horizon Cloud Service with Hosted Infrastructure. Whether you are an IT decision-maker, administrator, or architect—or just curious about Horizon Cloud—this guide is a great w...

AirWatch Blog

  • Here’s What Enterprise Mobility Experts Read in 2017
    It’s amazing how far VMware AirWatch has come in the last 12 months in advancing unified endpoint management (UEM) and powering the leading, integrated digital workspace platform, VMware Workspace ONE. Out of all the news, here’s what enterprise mobility experts read most on the AirWatch Blog in 201...
  • Securing the Internet of Things
    Mobile devices substantially changed the way we consume information, immersing us in an always-online world. Naturally, connected “things” arrived, further extending our connected selves and streamlining day-to-day activities through connected homes, cars, health, cities and just about any other sys...
  • VMware Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Enterprise Mobility Management Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments
    Recently, VMware was positioned as a Leader in the inaugural “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments 2017 Vendor Assessment.” The report profiled 13 vendors, and VMware was recognized as a leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) ...

The Support Insider

  • New KB articles published for week ending 31st December 2017
    VMware vSAN Upgrading vSAN 6.6 result in long initial boot time when deduplication is enabled Date Published: 2017/12/25 Best practices KB articles on DELL EMC NetWorker 9.2 VMware Integration Date Published: 2017/12/28 DELL EMC Avamar KB articles Date Published: 2017/12/28 KB articles for Veeam bac...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 24th December 2017
    VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Workstation VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Workstation EOA and End of Renewals Date Published: 2017/12/20 VMware User Environment Manager Using User Environment Manager to run a script with elevated privileges Date Published: 2017/12/18 UEM Privilege Elev...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 17th December 2017
    VMware vSphere ESXi vSAN performance graphs are empty Date Published: 2017/12/15 Bootbank mounts to /tmp folder and configuration lost when booting from qfle3f device Date Published: 2017/12/11 VMware NSX for vSphere Upgrade to NSX for vSphere 6.3.5 may fail in an environment using CA certificates D...
  • New KB articles published for week ending 10th December 2017
    VMware NSX for vSphere DLR ARP traffic is not suppressed as expected Date Published: 2017/12/04 Rising VM System Security for VMware NSX 6.3.0, 6.2.4 Date Published: 2017/12/05 Stateless Host reboot results with the error: UserVars.RmqClientToken’ is invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characte...
  • Top vSAN articles for November 2017
    Component metadata health check fails with invalid state error vSAN Build Recommendation Engine Health fails Best practices for vSAN implementations using Dell PERC H730 or FD332-PERC storage controllers Status of TLSv1.1/1.2 Enablement and TLSv1.0 Disablement across VMware products Deployment guid...

 

EXTERNAL NEWS FROM 3RD PARTY BLOGGERS virtuallyGhetto

  • Bulk VM Migration using new Cross vCenter vMotion Utility Fling
    Over the last few years, I have spoken to a number of customers who have greatly benefited from the ability to live migrate Virtual Machines across different vCenter Servers that are NOT part of the same vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain, which I had first shared back in 2015 here and here. This e...
  • Deploying NSX-T VIBs and/or creating custom NSX-T Image Profile
    Similiar to its earlier predecessor, NSX-T also provides complete lifecycle management (LCM) of its underlying NSX components (Controllers, Edges and Managers) including the Fabric Nodes (e.g. ESXi and/or KVM hosts). Additionally, a new Upgrade Coordinator is now part of NSX-T which greatly simplifi...
  • VMware Tools 10.2.0 enables Virtual Machine vNIC exclusion and priority re-ordering
    VMware Tools 10.2.0 just GA'ed (release notes / download and open-vm-tools release notes / open-vm-tools download) and this release includes a number of new features like an offline bundle for VMware Tools VIB for ESXi and support for deploying VMware Tools using Microsoft System Center Configuratio...
  • Getting started with Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) on VMware Cloud on AWS
    I had been hearing a lot of cool things about VMware's Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) but never tried the solution myself nor had a good understanding of what it actually provided. With the recently announced Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMWonAWS) offering being available, I th...
  • Can the VCSA 6.5 forward to multiple syslog targets?
    I had a couple folks ping me recently asking whether the latest vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 release supports forwarding to multiple syslog targets? Currently today, only a single syslog target is officially supported which can be configured using the VAMI UI. I know this is something our cus...

ESX Virtualization

  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 5.2 – Configure vSphere DRS and Storage DRS Cluster
    We’re close to the end, but few more chapters are left to finish. Our study guide page continues to fill up: VCP6.5-DCV Study guide. Today’s topic: VCP6.5-DCV Objective 5.2 – Configure vSphere DRS and Storage DRS Cluster. Certainly a nice one today. The latest certification exam  VCP6.5-DCV has The ...
  • 5 Reasons to get a Proactive Support
    This post will explain an importance of a proactive support and also gives you few examples. We’ll talk about 5 Reasons to get a Proactive Support. First, we’ll talk about the reasons which make proactive support attractive those days and then we’ll look at an example of proactive support at StarWin...
  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 7.2 – Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Networking
    Today’s topic is again from VCP 6.5-DCV study guide. Our study guide page continues to fill up: VCP6.5-DCV Study guide. Let’s talk about today’s chapter: VCP6.5-DCV Objective 7.2 – Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Networking. Not an easy one, to troubleshoot vSphere issues, but necessary to know for...
  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 7.1 – Troubleshoot vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts
    Hope you’re having a great time during this Holiday season. But some of you might just right now studying and polish their skills to become a VMware certified professionals. So we’ll add another chapter today. vCenter server and ESXi, find and fix problems, it’s certainly important to know where to ...
  • VCP6.5-DCV Objective 6.1 – Configure and Administer vCenter Appliance Backup/Restore
    Another VCP 6.5-DCV topic to be covered today to help to study towards VMware VCP6.5-DCV certification exam. We continue to fill our VCP6.5-DCV Study guide page where we usually do a one objective per day. Today’s chapter is VCP6.5-DCV Objective 6.1 – Configure and Administer vCenter Appliance Backu...

CormacHogan.com

  • Simple test for Docker Swarm functionality with Photon OS
    After highlighting how easy it is to run docker swarm in Photon OS, I had a follow on question on how easy it would be to test the functionality. Just to recap, the only additional step you need to get Docker Swarm running on Photon OS was to open port 2377 on the master node. After that, you simply...
  • vSAN Essentials e-book is now free
    A short note to let you know that Duncan and I have made the e-book version of our Essential Virtual SAN (vSAN) book available for free. We have now published it via the GitBook platform and you can find it on vsan-essentials.com. GitBook also gives you the option to download it in PDF, EPUB or MOBI...
  • Building a Docker Swarm with Photon OS
    I’ve decided to take a look at our new vFile docker volume plugin. If you haven’t heard, vFile volume plugin for Docker provides simultaneous persistent volume access between hosts in the same Docker Swarm cluster for the base volume plugin service such as VDVS [vSphere Docker Volume Service], with ...
  • A closer look at ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage) running on vSAN
    This week I had the opportunity to take a closer look at ECS, the Elastic Cloud Storage product from DELL-EMC. ECS normally ships as a physical appliance, composed of multiple nodes/servers, but there is also a community edition available which is FREE with no time limit for non-production use. You ...
  • Project Hatchway hitting the mainstream – persistent storage for containers
    Regular readers will be aware that I “dabble” from time to time in the world of Cloud Native Apps. For me, a lot of this dabbling is trying to figure out how I can go about providing persistent storage to container based applications. Typically this in the shape of container volumes that are carved ...

Scott's Weblog

  • Installing XMind 8 on Fedora 27
    XMind is a well-known cross-platform mind mapping application. Installing the latest version of XMind (version 8) on Linux is, unfortunately, more complicated than it should be. In this post, I’ll show how to get XMind 8 running on Fedora 27. So why is installing XMind more complicated than i...
  • Installing the VMware Horizon Client on Fedora 27
    In this post, I’ll outline the steps necessary to install the VMware Horizon client for Linux on Fedora 27. Although VMware provides an “install bundle,” the bundle does not, unfortunately, address any of the prerequisites that are necessary in order for the Horizon client to work....
  • Using Vagrant with Azure
    In this post, I’ll describe how to use Vagrant with Azure. You can consider this article an extension of some of my earlier Vagrant articles; namely, the posts on using Vagrant with AWS and using Vagrant with OpenStack. The theme across all these posts is examining how one might use Vagrant to...
  • Technology Short Take 91
    Welcome to Technology Short Take 91! It’s been a bit longer than usual since the last Tech Short Take (partly due to the US Thanksgiving holiday, partly due to vacation time, and partly due to business travel), so apologies for that. Still, there’s a great collection of links and article...
  • Installing the Azure CLI on Fedora 27
    This post is a follow-up to a post from earlier this year on manually installing the Azure CLI on Fedora 25. I encourage you to refer back to that post for a bit of background. I’m writing this post because the procedure for manually installing the Azure CLI on Fedora 27 is slightly different ...

Welcome to vSphere-land!

  • A new update on VVols customer adoption
    It’s been a while since I last reported on the customer telemetry data that we capture to track VVol adoption with 3PAR customers and wanted to provide an update. Before I share that I want to relay what I’ve seen and heard around VVols adoption in general. VVols adoption is trending upw...
  • How Pat Gelsinger saved VMware
    I ran across this recent article in the SF Business Times and thought I would share it along with my thoughts. The article highlights VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger as one of the most admired CEO’s and how he helped right the VMware ship adrift in stormy seas during his tenure. You can read ...
  • 30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2017
    I was recently honored to be included in a list of 30 must read SMB IT blogs and wanted to say thank you to BizTech for including me in that list. I looked through the blogs in that list and there is a lot of diversity in it with everything from credit card blogs to … Continue reading » ...
  • How VVols impacts storage protocol choices with vSphere
    File vs. Block, why choose one over the other with vSphere. They both have their pros and cons which has influenced decision making when it comes to picking your storage with vSphere but VVols has changed the game of how storage protocols interact with vSphere which may also impact your decision mak...
  • With attendance down does this mean VMworld has jumped the shark?
    As I reported in my annual post on my experiences at VMworld, attendance was down this year and in a fairly big way. VMware reported attendance at 20,000 this year which is about a 15% decline from the 23,000 who attended in 2015 & 2016. Is this a sign that less people care about what … C...

Virtual Geek

  • To allTHANK YOU for 2017, and lets dream of 2018!
    To all my readers, all our customers and partners, all my colleagues, all my friends – heck my competitors, thank you for everything in 2017.   It was a year filled with change for me in the middle of a massive integration through the Dell acquisition – with a ton of learning, a ton of personal d...
  • Looking forward to 2018: Vertical Stack Wars are upon us.
    This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series on things that I’m thinking about going into 2018. Warning – remember, Virtual Geek post are my musings, not an official company position.   They are officially my opinions – which means they aren’t worth more than 2 cents.  They aren’t authored by anyone...
  • Looking forward to 2018Part 2: Hint, its not about infrastructure.
    If you’re just catching up, this is a part of a multi-blog post epic saga (ha!) with some things that are on my mind as I reflect towards 2018. I’d encourage you to read the first part here, which discussed the way I see the HCI market choosing between “build” and “buy” choices, and reflected on h...
  • Looking forward to 2018Part 1: Buy to Buy and HCI (and more)
    The ongoing evolution of HCI – 2017, 2018 and beyond – in three parts. In 2016, EMC (and then Dell EMC) and VMware started with several goals – one of which was to become #1 in the HCI market by the end of 2017. That mission was accomplished mid-year 2017, so check. That said, as the calendar com...
  • Looking back on 2017: A turbulent year but also a year of IT pragmatism
    Inevitably as a calendar year wraps up – one reflects back on the year past and dreams of the year to come.    I’ve got a couple I want to get out before I curl up with a cup of eggnog, a book, by the fireplace with my family. This first one is a look back, and then the next few will be a look for...

Eric Sloof - NTPRO.NL

  • Latest Fling from VMware Labs - Cross vCenter Workload Migration Utility
    This Fling allows users to easily migrate virtual machines in bulk from a graphical user interface between vCenter Servers (same & different SSO Domains supported) using the Cross-vCenter vMotion feature. Key Features Completely UI-driven workflow for VM migration Provides REST API for m...
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeest English: Merry Christmas German: Fröhliche Weihnachten French: Joyeux Noel Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar Greek: Kala Christouyenna! Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom Spanish: F...
  • ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice: Packet Capture and Analysis at 10G
    This paper explores the challenges and alternatives for packet capture in a vSphere environment with IP storage (NFS, iSCSI) datastores over a 10G network, and presents the design of a self-assembled 10G packet capture solution that can be built using commercial components relatively inexpensiv...
  • Free e-book - vSAN Essentials 6.2
    VMware's Virtual SAN has rapidly proven itself in environments ranging from hospitals to oil rigs to e-commerce platforms. Along the way, it has matured to offer unsurpassed features for data integrity, availability, and space efficiency. Virtual SAN 6.x makes all-flash storage practical for e...
  • New Book - Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5
    VMware vSphere 6.5 written by @Andrea_Mauro @NoLabNoPartY and @novakkkarel provides a powerful, flexible and secure foundation for next-generation applications which helps you create an effective digital transformation. This book will be based on VMware vSphere 6.5 which empowers you to virtual...

Virten.net

  • Homeserver - ESXi on HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
    After Hewlett Packard Enterprise has missed offering a Microserver in their 9th Generation, it is now back in Gen10. The Microserver series provides affordable servers intended to be used in SMB and as home servers. Due to its low price and …Read more »...
  • Fix for FreeNAS on HPE MicroServer Gen10 X3216 Stuck Console Issue
    When you try to install FreeNAS 11 on the new HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 X3216, the installer stops booting and appears to be stuck at: pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0 pcib0: _OSC returned error 0x10 pci0: <ACPI PCI …Read more »...
  • Get- and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMLatencySensitivity, Get-VMLatencySensitivityBulk and Set-VMLatencySensitivity PowerShell functions configure can return and set the latency sensitivity level of a virtual machine. You can adjust the latency sensitivity of a virtual machine to optimize the scheduling delay for latency sensi...
  • Critical Patch for All-Flash vSAN with Deduplication (6.0 and 6.5)
    VMware has released a critical patch for vSAN 6.0 and 6.5. This patch contains a fix for a highly critical vSAN issue that might cause IO read errors and in some cases severe symptoms such as inaccessible VMs, host failures, or stuck resyncs. The issue …Read more »...
  • Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell Function
    The Get-VMHostVersion and Get-VMHostLatestVersion PowerShell functions are aimed at helping you to identify the version at which your ESXi is currently running, and whether updates are available. Both are using a JSON based ESXi Build database which is also the backend …Read more »...

vInfrastructure Blog

  • January 2018 IT events
    Interesting European IT events: Nordic VMUG Meeting – Copenhagen (Jan, 11) Bett 2018 – London (Jan, 24-27) Cisco Live EU 2018 – Barcelona (Jan 29 – Feb 2) Networking Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Europe 2018 – Barcelona (Jan, 30-31) See also: January 2017 IT events (for a compariso...
  • PSOD on vSphere 6.5 and 10 Gbps NICs: solved!
    On October 2017, I wrote a post about a possible issue with vSphere 6.5 and 10 Gbps NICs (mostly standard on new deployment). The final result was a PSOD (Purple Screen Of the Death) and no solution was available (yet). VMware KB 2151749 describe this issue as related to possible upgrade at vSphere ...
  • Win a VeeamON trip
    In the spirit of the holiday season, Veeam is offering 6 lucky winners a fully paid trip to a VeeamON 2018 event organized in their respective region! This opportunity will close on 31 December 2017… so just few days left! Veeam will offer: round-trip flight or other transportation to the even...
  • New book: Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5
    As written in a previous post, some months ago, I’ve started a huge personal project that consumes all my spare free time. This project was a new book on VMware vSphere 6.5, really ambitious considering that will be a “Mastering” book, but the title and part of the content were not negotiable with t...
  • #NutanixNTC 2018 – Nutanix Technology Champion
    Nutanix has announced the new list of Nutanix Tech Champions (NTC) 2018. NTC is a community award, started on 2014, similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling...

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