vSphere 6.7 – Overview, Videos and Download Links

VMware has just made vSphere 6.7 Generally Available! What's new? As part of vSphere, we have updates to all core components, notably: ESXi vCenter Server Appliance Update Manager HTMl5 Client This week has also seen vRealize Operations & vSAN announce version 6.7 also.   What am I most interested in?...

vSphere 6.7 – HTML5 Update Manager (VUM) Walkthrough

If you haven't already check my earlier blog post on some of the new features of Update Manager 6.7: vSphere 6.7 - ESXi Upgrade Enhancements (No hardware reboots) Finally, we are able to use Update Manager via the HTML5 UI! Not only that but the workflow is cleaner and smoother than...

vSphere 6.7 – VMFS3 Datastores No Longer Supported

As of vSphere 6.7 VMware no longer supports VMFS version 3 datastores. If a vSphere ESXi 6.7 host mounts a VMFS3 datastore, it will be automatically upgraded to VMFS 5. This automatic upgrade process is in-line and does not impact the availability of virtual machines, however this upgrade process will...

VMware vSphere SSL Certficates – Easy as 1, 2, 3

This is a very quick post on the use of SSL certificates and vSphere. As of vSphere 6.0 and beyond VMware have provided a VMCA (VMware Certificate Authority) which by default signs all vSphere SSL certificates (vCenter Server & ESXi) The VCSA is a Platform Services Controller feature, enabled by...

Spectre & Meltdown on VMware – What you need to patch

Spectre & Meltdown are hot topics at the moment but how does this affect VMware solutions? VMware have provided detail on their stance on the situation via mostly two KB articles; https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52245 & https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52264 In summary this is what is covered: ESXi, Workstation & Fusion ESXi is affected by Spectre and patches...
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