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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

Upgrade to VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes 5.0

VIO 5.0 is here, and with it come a great many updates, including support and stability for the newest Openstack Queens release.  VIO 5.0 allows customers to leverage Queens for their mission critical workloads and adds support for VMware’s SDDC stack (vSphere, vSAN and NSX). You can read all about the updates in the What’s…
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25th July 2018 0

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter – End of Availability

It’s the end of an era Availability for vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server which will be end of life 23rd of August 2019. But don’t panic! VMware are not dropping the product, merely the free version that is licensed with a vCenter Server license key. Version 4.6 will be the last version that accepts the vCenter Server…
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19th July 2018 0

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

VMworld and VMware TAM Day Registration

I think it is fair to say that one of the most exciting, informative and spectacular events in the virtualization and cloud world is VMware’s VMworld, which takes place in Las Vegas and Barcelona on the following dates: U.S. (Las Vegas) August 26-30 Europe (Barcelona) November 5-8 I know that many of you will have been to…
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16th July 2018 0

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

vRealize Operations 6.7 – Upgrade Assessment Tool

vRealize Operations 6.7 introduces a New Analytics Engine which provides a predictive forecast by self-learning the behaviour of your environment. This approach of performance optimisation and capacity planning has resulted in a massive reduction of number of internal metrics which were generated with the previous version of vRealize Operations. If you are currently leveraging the…
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16th June 2018 0

Need a quick on-ramp to VMware Cloud on AWS? Try the new Single Host SDDC

In an update from my previous VMConAWS post, where I stated that VMConAWS’s minimum cluster size was four hosts,  VMware have now unveiled a new Single Host VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC (vSphere+ vSAN+NSX on AWS bare metal) to help kickstart your VMConAWS experience, reducing the cost of the single host to less than a quarter of…
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10th June 2018 0