Introducing vCenter Server 6.7
Apr17

Introducing vCenter Server 6.7

 vSphere 6.7 is here! and the vCenter Server Appliance is now the default deployment. This release is full of new enhancements for the vCenter Server Appliance in all areas. Now customers have more tooling to help with monitoring. The vSphere Client (HTML5) is full of new workflows and closer to feature parity. The vCenter Server Appliance architecture is moving to a simpler deployment model. Did I mention the built-in File-Based...

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Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows
Mar02

Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows

VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available. Why Is VMware deprecating vCenter Server for Windows? VMware is consistently striving to simplify data center administration and lifecycle management for IT.  One way to achieve this goal is by simplifying...

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ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice White Paper
Mar01

ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice White Paper

We have published an ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice white paper in which we recommend vSphere customers deploying ESX IP storage over 10G networks to include 10G packet capture systems as a best practice to ensure network visibility. The white paper explores the challenges and alternatives for packet capture in a vSphere environment with IP storage (NFS, iSCSI) datastores over a 10G network, and explains why traditional...

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New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0
Mar01

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0

We are only two months in to 2018, but it has already been pretty exciting from an automation standpoint. Let’s review some of the big news. Microsoft open-sourced and released PowerShell 6.0. They also made it available on a number of operating systems, from Windows to Linux to Mac OS. Then, PowerCLI hit 2,000,000 downloads from the PowerShell Gallery! Today, we are releasing VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0! Let’s talk about the version...

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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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