Bulletproof RDS: 30 Ways to Secure Remote Desktop Services
Feb27

Bulletproof RDS: 30 Ways to Secure Remote Desktop Services

Check out our big, bulletproof guide to layered VMware solutions for securing remote desktop services hosts (RDSH). Remote desktop services (RDS) bring users closer to the data center. However, attackers can misuse the infrastructure to collect information, abuse and hop around the data center. RDS bridge common physical security best practices and data center security principals and, thus, require unique security considerations. Here...

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Announcing the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool
Feb18

Announcing the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool

Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool As part of the introduction of vSphere Central, one of the brand new assets we’ve put together is the vSphere 6.5 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool. This tool aims to help customers plan and execute both upgrades to vSphere 6.5 as well as new deployments. With this initial release, the tool is focused on the most common upgrade paths and deployments of vCenter Server 6.5. Updates to the content...

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vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos
Feb18

vCenter Server 6.5 Light Board Videos

vSphere 6.5 I thought I would publish these great videos from two of my colleagues to help you understand the architectural decisions you need to make when deploying vSphere 6.5. Today we are releasing a new set of Light Board videos in the vSphere 6.5 playlist, all dedicated to helping customers with vCenter Server 6.5 architecture and design. These videos are a bit different from the previous ones we did, since Adam and I decided to...

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vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-3
Feb18

vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-3

Scenario Update 10/3/17 – by request requirements and decisions section has been added for the example scenario and blog post updated to reflect these changes. We’ve started out by discussing the concepts and processes that make up a successful vSphere 6.5 Upgrade. Then it was time to take what we’ve learned in the first blog post of this series and apply it to a particular scenario. The first scenario covered upgrading an environment...

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vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2
Feb18

vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Considerations Part-2

Scenario The first post in this series covered Phase 1 of the vSphere 6.5 upgrade process. Phase 1 consists of all the upfront work that one should do before starting an upgrade. This includes getting familiar with the new vSphere 6.5 features and the necessary documents. Hopefully, by now you’ve done your homework and are ready to move on to Phase 2 which is planning out the upgrade steps of all the components, scheduling meetings...

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