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 May 25, 2023
vSphere 8.0 Update 1 Configuration Profiles

Great news for vSphere admins! vSphere 8.0 Update 1 Configuration Profiles, your go-to solution for cluster-level host configuration, is now generally available. With this update in place, you can effortlessly manage ESXi host configuration across clusters using JSON files and API calls.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 11, 2023
Use VMware Power Actions to run PowerCLI Scripts from vSphere Client

Automate and execute complex VMware PowerCLI administrative tasks via Power Actions Fling.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 18, 2023
VMware Cluster Rules Manager (CRM) Fling – cool tool to manage DRS rules

vSphere DRS is a super useful workload management feature in vSphere. The new Cluster Rules Manager (CRM) VMware Fling takes one step further, allowing to manage vSphere DRS rules and related features from a separate purpose-built UI.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 4, 2023
How to upgrade older versions of vSphere to the latest vSphere 8.0 the right way

There are a few things to know about upgrading from vSphere 6.5 and older versions to the latest one.
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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 23, 2023
Use cases for Raw Device Mapping (RDM), Persistent Memory (PMem), Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

Everything depends on your organization’s needs and goals. VMware, like other big virtualization vendors, supports a multitude of popular and proprietary technologies related to storage performance. It can be quite confusing which one to choose when, so we’ve prepared a succinct blog post for you to follow to optimize your IT infrastructure.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 14, 2023
VMware vSphere Alert Center 1.1 Fling – retrieve and get notified about your vCenter server(s) alerts

IT admins receive lots of emails daily, so it is not surprising that occasionally some important vSphere notifications get lost in all the fuss. Fortunately, vSphere Alert Center, a VMware Fling app, provides a simple solution for such issues.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 28, 2023
How to Identify where VMware ESXi is installed – on USB, SD, HD or PXE

Sometimes, especially in a new environment, you may need to quickly find out where your ESXi hypervisor is installed. Whether it’s on a USB stick, SD card, local disk, or booting over the network via PXY, there are a few methods to identify the location correctly.

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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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