I’ve had a lot of questions on how my upgrade went to vSphere 7 in my home-lab. I thought I’d share how I was able to get vSphere 7 up and running on a lab using hardware that isn’t on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List. So what you see here are 5 Dell R71 Servers,…
vSphere 7 with Kubernetes is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited for it to be available. This blog series will cover the requirements, prequisites and deployment steps in order to deploy a vSphere with Kubernetes (vk8s) environment using vSphere 7 and NSX-T 3.0.
Remote Exam Testing Is Here!
VMware Certification is pleased to announce that remote proctoring of its exams, delivered by Pearson VUE, will be available starting April 20, 2020. Remote proctoring allows you to take the exam from ANY secure location, and will be a permanent offering, regardless of the availability of in-person testing centers going forward. The cost per The post Remote Exam Testing Is Here! appeared first on VMware Education Services.
We are pleased to announce General Availability (GA) of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0! Cloud Foundation 4 was announced during our Modern Apps Launch event on March 10th and excitement around the latest version of VMware’s hybrid cloud platform has been growing since. With Release 4.0, Cloud Foundation takes a significant step forward in offering customers The post Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 appeared first on Cloud Foundation.
We are excited to announce the general availability of VMware NSX-T™ 3.0, a major release of our full stack Layer 2 to Layer 7 networking platform that offers virtual networking, security, load balancing, visibility, and analytics in a single platform. NSX-T 3.0 includes key innovations across cloud-scale networking, security, containers, and operations that help enterprises achieve one-click public cloud experience wherever their workloads are deployed. As enterprises adopt cloud,…Read More
vSpeaking Podcast Ep 151: Site Recovery Manager 8.3
This week VMware announced that Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are now generally available. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Cato Grace to walk us through the new features and enhancements of this new release. Links Mentioned SRM and vSPhere Replication are Generally Available What’s New in SRM and The post vSpeaking Podcast Ep 151: Site Recovery Manager 8.3 appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 is Now Available
We’re excited to announce that VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are now generally available. The new releases were announced on March 10, 2020, in tandem with VMware’s Application Modernization event. This automation software integrates with an underlying replication technology to minimize downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration of recovery The post VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 is Now Available appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
vSAN 7 is Generally Available
vSAN is the cornerstone for VMware Cloud Foundation that provides the best-in-class platform for running any workload on-premises or in the cloud. vSAN 7 accelerates data center modernization and makes it easy to standardize on a single storage operational model with three new capabilities: simpler lifecycle management, integrated file services, and enhanced cloud-native storage. vSphere Lifecycle Manager The post vSAN 7 is Generally Available appeared first on Virtual Blocks.
March Course Announcements: 16 NEW Ways for You to Upgrade Your Skills
This month, VMware Education Services released 16 NEW courses to help you develop your skills and increase your knowledge. Don’t let the restriction of working from home stop you from learning how to take full advantage of the innovative VMware technologies that will help your organization work remotely and quickly impact business needs. The The post March Course Announcements: 16 NEW Ways for You to Upgrade Your Skills appeared first on VMware Education Services.
The first release of Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) dates back to 2006. Since then, data centers and workloads have changed significantly. The new vSphere 7 release is shipped with DRS enhancements to better support modern workloads by using an improved DRS logic and new accompanying UI …Read More
vSphere with Kubernetes 101 Whitepaper
The excitement and interest around vSphere with Kubernetes, formerly known as Project Pacific, is just incredible! In order to help vSphere Administrators get their arms around the fundamental changes coming to the industry we’ve put together a whitepaper called vSphere with Kubernetes 101 for the vSphere Administrator. In the paper you’ll get a glossary of The post vSphere with Kubernetes 101 Whitepaper appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
Managing Kubernetes at enterprise scale: A closer look at Tanzu Mission Control
As Kubernetes continues to mature—rounding the corner toward its 6th birthday—we’ve started to see a shift in terms of the challenges our customers need to solve. Initially, Kubernetes installation was complex. As multiple solutions for installation and lifecycle management sprang up, companies seeking to adopt Kubernetes had to figure out the right approach. With the The post Managing Kubernetes at enterprise scale: A closer look at Tanzu Mission Control appeared first on Cloud Native Apps…Read More
On this vCommunity Podcast, we will be covering: – Intro, news and status updates for the community. 5 minutes – 5 Bob Plankers Guest – vSphere 7.0 General Summary, a big bucket list of new features – There is a lot more in vSphere 7.0 the just Kubernetes: vCenter profiles that allow consistent vCenter configurations vCenter greater scalability to support more VM’s and hosts vCenter Update Planner to make upgrading easier vSphere Lifecycle Manager that includes host firmware management Improved DRS that is workload focused on scalable shares Assignable hardware direct to VMs vMotion improvements including reduced stun time and memory copy optimizations VM hardware v17 with a new watchdog timer feature that can monitor the OS Precision…Read More
The vSphere vMotion feature enables customers to live-migrate workloads from source to destination ESXi hosts. Over time, we have developed vMotion to support new technologies. The vSphere 7 release is no exception to that, as we greatly improved the vMotion feature. The vMotion enhancements in vSphere 7 include a reduced performance impact during the live-migration The post vSphere 7 – vMotion Enhancements appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
On March 10th, 2020 VMware announced vSphere 7 and I’m very excited to finally be able to describe why it is truly technology for the hybrid cloud! If you haven’t already read through Krish Prasad’s launch post that provides an overview of vSphere 7, I would recommend starting there. Then continue below where I’ll unpack The post Introducing vSphere 7: Features & Technology for the Hybrid Cloud appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.
How to Get vSphere with Kubernetes
We’re very excited to announce the general availability of vSphere 7 today! It caps off a massive across-the-board effort by the many engineering teams within VMware. We have built a ton of new capabilities into vSphere 7, including drastically improved lifecycle management, many new security features, and broader application focus and support. But of course, The post How to Get vSphere with Kubernetes appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.