vRealize Automation 7.4 has landed!
Apr12

vRealize Automation 7.4 has landed!

Today vRealize Automation 7.4 became available.  As usual there are plenty of bug fixes listed in the release notes but there are really two cool additional features that I am anxious to play with. You can access the product through your My VMware portal. Custom Request Forms Designer When leveraging Custom Forms, designer blueprint architects are able to apply the following logic to the blueprint request form: Drag-and-drop controls...

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Zerto – What it is and why you need it
Mar21

Zerto – What it is and why you need it

If you need DR and you want the lowest RPO, lowest RTO, and best solution, this is for you.

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NSX 6.x – Manually Remove Installation
Mar04

NSX 6.x – Manually Remove Installation

Want to fully remove NSX from your vSphere environment but your NSX Manager is no longer registered/responding? Check this article out!

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NSX 6.4 brings Layer 7 inspection to the scene!
Feb25

NSX 6.4 brings Layer 7 inspection to the scene!

Come check out the new context-aware (Layer 7) filtering in NSX 6.4!

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More microcode madness – VMware recommends NOT patching
Jan14

More microcode madness – VMware recommends NOT patching

VMware recommends NOT applying microcode patch that they pushed… and my R620 experiences some weird issues after having applied the patch!

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Intel Microcode for Spectre/CVE-2017-5715 – Real performance loss in ZFS
Jan13

Intel Microcode for Spectre/CVE-2017-5715 – Real performance loss in ZFS

Update as of Jan 14, 2018:  VMware Recommends not applying patch Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (which would have been convenient) you probably know about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have caused a huge stir in the IT industry.  There are three CVE’s associated with these vulnerabilities: CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre) CVE-2017-5753 (Spectre) CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) The purpose of this blog entry...

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