Author: Peter

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Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi

Version Release Name Release Date Build Number Installer Build Number ESXi 7.0 Update 1b ESXi 7.0 Update 1b 11/19/2020 17168206 N/A ESXi 7.0 Update 1a ESXi 7.0 Update 1a 11/04/2020 17119627 N/A ESXi 7.0 Update 1 ESXi 7.0 Update 1 10/06/2020 16850804 N/A ESXi 7.0b ESXi 7.0b 06/23/2020 16324942 N/A ESXi 7.0 GA ESXi 7.0…
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9th December 2020 0

VMware Requirements for Kubernetes

VMware has refreshed the prerequisites for running Kubernetes on VMware Cloud Foundation, and I’m glad to see that the necessities has been downsized a lot. The news is that it is presently empower the Kubernetes Supervisor Control Plane on the administration Workload Domain, relinquishing the hard necessity of running it in a different Workload Domain,…
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20th November 2020 0

My First VMUG as a VMware Employee, and VMware Certification Updates

I was recently given the opportunity to present at the North West England VMUG (VMware User Group) to give an update on VMware Education & Certification. The original presenter was forced to cancel at the last minute and I was luckily able to step and fill the presenter’s shoes.  This did of course mean having…
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11th October 2018 0

WordPress on PhotonOS under Docker

To build upon my previous docker/photon post here, I wanted to move away from the theory and show you how you can download VMware’s Photon OS, install Docker, and then run a WordPress container to show it all in action.  It’s a simple process once you know how, but to get to this point, I…
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1st October 2018 0

VMware ESXi on ARM

Yes you heard correctly VMware is releasing ESXi onto ARM Servers this has been done so that VMware can push there technology from the Datacenters to the edge and onto Internet of Things (IoT). VMware demostrated a box running VMware ESXi 6.8.2 which had been running on a windmill farm for over 180 days, the…
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29th August 2018 0

Intel L1 Terminal Fault – Foreshadow

2018 hasn’t been too good for Intel in terms of Security.  Sadly a new vulnerability has been found in Intel Core and Xeon Processors.  Impacted processors include: Intel Core™ i3/i5/i7/M processor (45nm and 32nm) 2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th generation Intel Core processors Intel Core X-series Processor Family for Intel X99 and X299 platforms Intel Xeon processor 3400/3600/5500/5600/6500/7500 series…
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15th August 2018 0

vExpert 2018

VMware announced the list of vExperts for 2018 on the 3th of August. As a group of IT nerds we would like to thank VMware for allowing us to join this program and we will do our best to carry on providing great content.


3rd August 2018 4

Docker on vSphere – Photon OS

There has been a lot of talk about Docker, Containers, vSphere Integrated containers etc.  It can be quite confusing, even to someone who has worked in the industry for a long time.  Before I build on my vSphere VIC install post here, I thought it would be a good idea to explain some of the…
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17th July 2018 1

Creating vROps Certificates

Create SSL config file. In this example, I’ve named it openssl.cfg. Update variable sections specific to customer. If using Load Balancer (LB) for UI traffic, use LB FQDN as CommonName and initial Subject Alternate Name (SAN). Include all vROps nodes in SAN. Suggest using Notepad++. [ req ] default_bits = 2048 default_keyfile = rui.key distinguished_name…
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13th July 2018 0

vSphere 6.7 clean install or upgrade

Your vSphere environment has been around for a few years now and you may have upgraded it all the way from v3 to the latest v6. Technology both hardware and software have changed so much, with the introduction of many new features that were not around from your original vSphere environment. Added onto that VMware…
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28th June 2018 0