vCD SP 8.10 New Features Part 2 – Affinity Rules and New API Functions

vCloud Director SP 8.10 has been out for about a month now and the general buzz around this release has been extremely positive. The decision to expose the previously API only features has been warmly welcomed by most vCloud Air Network Service Providers and I have heard of quiet a few looking to deploy or plan deployment of vCD SP

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VSAN Permanent Disk Failure Detection – Health Status vs Hardware Status

A month or so ago I had one of our VSAN Management Clusters Health Status flag that there was a failed disk in one of the hosts disk groups. VSAN worked quickly and very efficiently to start an evacuation of the data on the impacted host by triggering a resync operation. Once the data was resynced I checked to see

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NSX Bytes: 6.1.x General Support Extended and 6.2.3 Edge Upgrade Issues

A while ago VMware announced that NSX-v general support would come to an end on this October to pave the way for current 6.1.x users to upgrade to 6.2.x. A problem has arisen in that people who patched NSX-v to the latest patch release 6.1.7 to cover a security venerability are left being unable to upgrade to 6.2.3 which also

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Veeam Update: Community Podcast from VeeamOn London + Agent for Linux

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in London attending the Veeam Vanguard Symposium organised and hosted by the Veeam Evangelist Team headed by Rick Vanover. The week was book-ended by the VeeamOn Forum at which I was invited to be part of a panel with other Vanguards hosted by Rick. The discussion was varied and the panel discussed a

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NSX Bytes: NSX 6.2.3 and vShield Endpoint Clarification

NSX-v 6.2.3 has been out for a couple of weeks now and besides the new features and bug fixes there was a significant change to the licensing structure for NSX. Previously there really wasn’t any concept of NSX editions…however 6.2.3 introduced four new tiers. As was announced early May NSX-v comes in Standard, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus. At the time

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CBT Bugs – VMware Can’t Keep Letting This Happen!

[UPDATE] – VMware have released an official KB for the CBT issue. Sadly if you recognize the title of this post it’s because this isn’t the first time I’ve felt compelled to write about the continued industry frustration with some repeat ESXi bugs. In February I wrote in general around the recent history of bugs slipping through VMware QA. Four

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Veeam 9.5: Beefed Up Support for vCloud Director

Veeam have only announced two features of their upcoming v9.5 release of Backup & Replication but it’s exciting to announce that they have chosen to release details of a new enhancement of their vCloud Director support as their third reveal. Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 will give vCloud Air Network Service Providers the ability to tap into a new set of RESTful APIs that adds tenanted, self service capabilities

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NSX Bytes: Trend Deep Security 9.6 DSVA Deployment Gotchya

This week I’ve been working with Trend Deep Security 9.6 to get a Proof of Concept up and running to protect some internal management virtual machines with Trends agentless protection feature. Trend now integrates with NSX and In an NSX enabled environment, the Deep Security Virtual Appliance (DSVA) provides Anti-Malware, Integrity Monitoring, Web Reputation Service, Firewall, and Intrusion Prevention for your virtual machines, without

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Released: PernixData FVP 3.5 and Architect 1.1

PernixData has released version 3.5 of their FVP acceleration platform as well as version 1.1 of their Architect storage intelligence platform. Compared to previous releases the list of new features is relatively small however there are a few new features that are worth the upgrade from previous versions. Architect 1.1: Probably the biggest addition in this release is the introduction of a standalone

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