Vladan Seget
Vladan Seget
IT and Virtualization consultant, owner of vladan.fr - ESX Virtualization - one of the top independent virtualization blogs. VCAP5-DCA/DCD, VCP4/5

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Posted by Vladan Seget on January 19, 2023
VMware Imager 2.1 to automate install and deployment VM images

People like to oversimplify the comparison of any two things, but this is not as apparent when it comes to software. VMware Imager Fling and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) can both automate VM image deployment. However, configuration and requirement differences reveal that they are, in fact, more suitable for different use cases.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on December 6, 2022
Why cold migrations of VMs in vSphere 8.0 is over 3times faster?

VMware introduced a number of enhancements in vSphere 8.0, including updates for vMotion. Most notably, the speed has been improved for both hot and cold migrations. However, VMware claims that cold migration is now x3 times faster than it was before. This is a positive development since previously, migration would take up too many hours.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on November 17, 2022
What is new in VMware ESXi 8.0 – Installation, Configuration, User Interface.

While VMware has been overhauling and stepping up in all arias of its vSphere environment over the last decade, it’s been sort of looking over its hypervisor. The recent VMware ESXi 8.0 has seen some new introductions here and there. Most notably, improvements are seen in its installation, configuration, and user interface (UI).

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Posted by Vladan Seget on November 10, 2022
vSphere 8.0 Tips to Create a VMware Golden Image for Your Windows 11 and Use a PVSCSI Controller

Windows 11 2H22 includes several new elements that make its installation into vSphere 8 and then the creation of a VMware Golden Image much easier. Before that, the OS missed some drivers that required more juggling to make things work. Now, it includes the VMware PVSCSI and VMXNET3 drivers and other stuff to fix previous issues.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on November 1, 2022
VMware vSAN 8.0 Express Storage Architecture (ESA) Efficiency and Performance

vSphere 8 introduces VMware vSAN Express Storage Architecture (ESA), focused on efficiency, performance, and less CPU usage. The new configuration has been optimized for NVMe-based TLC flash devices, abandoning cache layers and disk groups. VMware will privilege the deployments of vSAN as ESA, moving forward.
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Posted by Vladan Seget on October 20, 2022
How to Test and Run Amazon AWS Applications Locally Without Connecting to a Remote Cloud Provider

LocalStack is a free cloud service emulator that you can deploy locally. It runs in a single container and, emulating Amazon Web Services (AWS), allows you to test applications or play around with workflow without having to commit to paying for actual cloud services. It’s a great solution for cloud-based testing and learning.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on October 11, 2022
VMware Virtual Hardware 20 details in vSphere 8

vSphere 8 brings an abundance of cool new features. Among them, VMware Virtual Hardware Version 20 is even more efficient: newer CPU cores support, more VM count, ESXi instance on Smart NICs, higher VM density, up to 8 vGPU devices support, aware migration, NUMA nodes exposed in vSphere Client, and many many more!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 22, 2022
New VMware Multi Cloud Management Solution Called Aria

Recently, at VMware EXPLORE 2022, the virtualization vendor announced a new product called VMware Aria. The new service is a multi-cloud management solution. It allows you to centralize multi-cloud operation in one console that has a single view for deployment, management, automation and cost management of your cloud-based environment.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on August 30, 2022
VMware vSphere 8 Announced – The Details

Moving forward with its ecosystem, VMware EXPLORE has just announced the coming of vSphere 8 later this year. As per usual, there are all kinds of changes coming. This time, however, more focus is placed on management and lifecycle simplification and unification. Changes will affect services like VMware Tanzu, ESXi, vCenter Recovery, and others.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on August 4, 2022
Windows 11 22H2 Test Installation and new features

Windows 11 22H2, aka Sun Valley 2, is the latest release of the Windows 11 Operating System (OS). Bringing new promising features, it provides the users with lots of possibilities that are definitely worth looking at.

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