Category: VMware

Configuration Management using vSphere Configuration Profiles
By: Date: 14/01/2023 Categories: VMware Tags:

With vSphere 7.0, VMware launched a feature called vSphere Lifecycle Manager Images (vLCM), which uses a declarative model, to holistically define the desired state of the ESXi host image, including the target ESXi version, firmware & drivers. This feature enables all the ESXi hosts, to adhere to the desired state; by enforcing consistency across the…

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VMware President Sumit Dhawan Previews the Next…
By: Date: 30/11/2022 Categories: VMware

#VMware President Sumit Dhawan Previews the Next Multi-Cloud Briefing VMware President Sumit Dhawan Previews the Next… Our next Multi-Cloud briefing is here – don’t miss it on Dec. 5 to learn more about drivers of complexity, cost overruns, configuration headaches, security concerns, and the escalating silos between developers and operators. VMware Social Media Advocacy

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Tanzu Application Platform Functions (beta) 
By: Date: 19/10/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

Function accelerators make it easy to create and build HTTP or event-driven applications that are portable across cloud providers and on-premises Kubernetes environments. Function workloads can quickly scale horizontally based on burst traffic, and minimize the application code needed to perform common tasks. How to create and deploy an HTTP or CloudEvent function from an…

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Horizon on Azure VMware Solution Configuration
By: Date: 09/09/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

Deploying Horizon with Azure VMware Solution This section covers specific information for deploying Horizon on Azure VMware Solution. Configuring Azure VMware Solution for Horizon Deployment At a high-level, the following steps are required to deploy Horizon with Azure VMware Solution: Create a Private Cloud. See the Azure VMware Solution documentation. The recommendation for a production environment is to…

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How vSphere with Tanzu Integrates with vSphere Storage
By: Date: 01/09/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

vSphere with Tanzu uses several components to integrate with vSphere storage. Cloud Native Storage (CNS) on vCenter ServerThe CNS component resides in vCenter Server. It is an extension of vCenter Server management that implements provisioning and lifecycle operations for persistent volumes. When provisioning container volumes, the component interacts with the vSphere First Class Disk functionality to create virtual disks that…

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Persistent Storage in vSphere with Tanzu
By: Date: 26/08/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

Certain Kubernetes workloads require persistent storage to store data permanently. To provision persistent storage for Kubernetes workloads, vSphere with Tanzu integrates with Cloud Native Storage (CNS), a vCenter Server component that manages persistent volumes. Persistent storage is used by vSphere Pods, Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, and VMs. The following example illustrates how persistent storage is used by a vSphere Pod. To understand how vSphere with…

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Installing and upgrading the latest version of VMware Tools on existing hosts
By: Date: 21/08/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

Steps to install or upgrade VMware Tools for existing VMware ESXi hosts to the latest version of VMware Tools. Besides the traditional approach of installing and upgrading VMware Tools bundled with VMware ESXi, the following approaches are also supported to install or upgrade to the latest version of VMware Tools regardless of VMware ESXi version….

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VMware Cloud Ready Framework
By: Date: 26/06/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

We can summarize this approach into a 3-step recurring cycle that aligns with significant changes to overall business strategies within an organization. Review and define current business goals. Identify technical solutions that address the business goals, design/build the final solution, and adjust operations to manage the implementation. Evolve the solution as needed per minor changes…

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VMware Solution in Oracle Cloud
By: Date: 23/05/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) is a customer-managed, VMware Cloud Verified environment consisting of vSphere, vSAN, NSX-T, and vCenter Server.  Customers have full control of their VMware environments, while leveraging the capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Cloud VMware Solution provides bare metal compute, advanced L2 Network, and storage-rich infrastructure to deliver a full-fidelity VMware service…

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VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.3.1
By: Date: 26/04/2022 Categories: vExpert,VMware Tags:

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 1.3.1 VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid provides Enterprise organizations with a consistent, upstream compatible, regional Kubernetes substrate across SDDC, Public Cloud, and Edge environments that is ready for end-user workloads and ecosystem integrations. TKG builds on trusted upstream and community projects and delivers an engineered and supported Kubernetes platform for end users…

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CloudHealth Basics
By: Date: 20/04/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

How does CloudHealth do this? CloudHealth ingests and aggregates data from cloud providers, containerized or on-premises environments, and third-party integration tools, to become your single source of truth for multi–cloud management. Our platform helps customers tackle their cloud challenges by simplifying financial management, streamlining operations, and improving collaboration across multi-cloud environments.  But what does that mean? How does CloudHealth…

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vRealize Network Insight 6.6
By: Date: 20/04/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

In vRealize Network Insight 6.6, we introduce a new feature that allows you to focus on your Crown Jewels (Mission critical entities such as VMs or Physical IPs within your multi-cloud infrastructure that require threat protection). The Crown Jewels can be added and managed within vRealize Network Insight, as shown in Figure 1 below. Once…

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VMware Tanzu Community Edition (Kpack)
By: Date: 26/01/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

Kpack, a Kubernetes-native container build platform, is a powerful tool that helps DevSecOps teams build and update containers automatically. It is already a core component of VMware’s commercial container build offering, VMware Tanzu Build Service. VMware Tanzu Community Edition, the freely available, open source distribution of the Kubernetes-based Tanzu platform With the addition of kpack, Tanzu Community Edition…

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Autoscale Your Application with vRealize Operations Webhooks
By: Date: 13/01/2022 Categories: VMware

The Use Case In our demo lab, we have a live demonstration using a simple, two-tier application. This application is an e-commerce shopping cart deployed from vRealize Automation and monitored by vRealize Operations (and Log Insight and vRealize Network Insight). Here is the application topology as viewed in Service Broker: The web tier can scale…

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Terraform VCD Provider 3.5.0
By: Date: 13/01/2022 Categories: VMware Tags:

New Terraform VMware Cloud Director Provider release – 3.5.0 with support for tenant operations for the NSX-T Advanced Load Balancer (ALB) and many other features. Additional way of connecting to VCD with API Token VCD 10.3.1 adds the capability of generating an API access token for provider and tenant. These tokens cannot be used directly to authenticate against a VCD: users should first exchange the token for…

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Configure log sources to forward logs to vRealize Log Insight Cloud
By: Date: 22/12/2021 Categories: VMware Tags:

I will describe the following for vRealize Log Insight Cloud  What is a Log Source ?  A log source is component (hardware or software) which generates log data. It could be either a physical (server, storage, or network) device in your private cloud or any software/tool running in private/public cloud.   Following table illustrates some of the…

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New in vRealize Network Insight Cloud and vRealize Network Insight 6.4 for NSX-T 3.2
By: Date: 10/12/2021 Categories: VMware

vRealize Network Insight Cloud is available as a SaaS or on-premises solution for end-to-end network visibility, troubleshooting, and analytics. It works closely with NSX-T 3.2. vRealize Network Insight Cloud also helps optimize multi-cloud network performance with troubleshooting capabilities for applications, virtual machines, physical servers, or Kubernetes. NSX Federation Customers use NSX Federation to scale across…

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DR and Migration Plan for VMware Cloud Director
By: Date: 01/12/2021 Categories: vExpert,VMware Tags:

VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.3 presents the DR and Migration Plans. This new feature will help Providers and their tenants define the exact steps to perform during failover or migration.  There is a new menu called Recovery Plans where both DR and Migration plans can be created. Even though tenants can also access this menu, it is not available…

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vSphere Lifecycle Manager UI – what’s new in vSphere 7.0 update releases
By: Date: 27/10/2021 Categories: VMware Tags:

Since its introduction in vSphere 7.0.GA, vSphere Lifecycle Manager (VLCM) User Interface for vSphere Client (HTML-based) was gradually improved through subsequent update releases. Let’s see some of the features that have been added since it was released. Importing image from a host while creating a cluster, you can now choose an ESXi host to extract the…

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Pods fail to attach or detach volumes
By: Date: 26/10/2021 Categories: VMware Tags:

When using the vSphere CSI driver in a multi cluster Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI) environment, pods start failing to attach or detach volumes.  Cause The vSphere CSI driver uses the cluster-id for the volume create spec. If there are multiple kubernetes clusters in the same vSphere using the same cluster-id, each time one of…

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vRealize Automation Learn Sites
By: Date: 25/10/2021 Categories: VMware Tags:

New learn sites that focus on each of the services in vRealize Automation, all accessible from the Learn vRealize Automation portal: Learn vRealize Automation Learn Cloud Assembly Learn Code Stream Learn Service Broker Learn SaltStack Config Learn Orchestrator These new developer-focussed sites aim to provide in-depth resources as a living technical reference for each service,…

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