Tag Archive: vSphere

Dec 21

VMware Has Released vSphere 6.5 — but Do I Care?

This week, VMware finally GAs the latest and greatest version of its flagship product, vSphere. We have now reached the lofty heights of version 6.5. It has the usual improvements. The vCSA can now handle updates natively, has high availability, and runs on PhotonOS. Virtual machines can be encrypted. Now, I do not intend to deep dive …

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Apr 26

Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, Part 2b

In part one of Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, we discussed the basic software costs for a virtualized data center based on VMware vSphere 6.0, Citrix XenServer 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and 2016, and Red Hat. If you missed that, please click here to review before continuing. Part 2a of this series concentrated on Hyper-V 2012 R2 …

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Apr 08

Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, Part 2a

In part one of Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, we discussed the basic software costs for a virtualized data center based on VMware vSphere 6.0, Citrix XenServer 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and 2016, and Red Hat. If you missed that, please click here to review before continuing. This post will take …

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Apr 07

Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking about costs relating to a building a new virtualization-based data center. “What?” I hear you say. “Everywhere is virtualized—there is no such thing as a greenfield site anymore!” I would have said that myself, but in the last month I have come across three, one …

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Aug 17

VCP Foundation Objective 1.1 Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions

This is the start of the series digging into the blueprint for the VCP Foundation Exam. This post will deal with “Objective 1.1 Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions for a given use case”. Let’s get started. Identify available vSphere editions and features There are essentially 11 editions of vSphere available today, although the comparison on …

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Apr 09

VSAN is Great, but their Licensing Sucks

On April 1st I tweeted that VSAN Makes configuring your ESXi storage so easy, I only wish iSCSI was so simple, (controller issues not withstanding) — Tom Howarth (@tom_howarth) April 1, 2015 And I still stand by this remark. Building and configuring a New VSAN is simple, even if you have to spend most of …

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Sep 17

VMware Security Advisory:VMSA-2012-0005.2

I have been a little remise, and have not been posting these regularly. so in an attempt to catch up, there is unfortunately a big batch coming today Synopsis: VMware vCenter Server, Orchestrator, Update Manager,  vShield, vSphere Client, Workstation, Player, ESXi, and ESX address several security issues Issue date: 2012-03-15 Updated on: 2012-08-30 CVE numbers: …

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Jul 19

VMware Security Advisory:- VMSA-2010-0012

New Security advisory regarding VUM

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Jun 15

Warning ESX U2 and PCoIP

VMware have been touting all over twitter today about an issue but not actually informing us what it was, there have been rather cryptic warning about about a Issue with ESX U2 and VDI,  now these warning have been going out since early morning UK time and it is now 8pm UK time and finally:

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