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 October 14, 2021
How to upgrade VMware environment to vSphere 7 U3

VMware released its Upgrade 3 for vSphere 7 just a couple of days ago. As usual, the update includes a lot of new features, compatibility extensions, etc. Like always, you should approach the upgrade process comprehensively and make all the necessary preparations to conclude the switch as smoothly as possible.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 28, 2021
VMware vSphere 7 U2 Persistent memory

vSphere Persistent Memory (PMem) was introduced in vSphere 6.7. It has seen many updates since, up until vSphere 7 U2. It’s a great non-volatile memory technology for super low latency applications that need the best-possible storage with low latency. However, there is much to look out for in terms of support, performance, configuration, and cost.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 2, 2021
VMware vSphere Mobile Client New Update

Contrary to what you might think, vSphere Mobile Client is quite a handy app. It allows you to review and manage your VMs, monitor tasks, view performance charts, and even take snapshots. The app is compatible with vCenter Server 6.x and higher, compliant with the Clarity theme and utilizes the same API as the vSphere HTML5 web client.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on July 22, 2021
Quick tips for shares and file migrations with share and NTFS permissions

File servers and hosted shares on Microsoft Windows have shares and permissions not necessarily known to everybody in the environment. With cybersecurity in mind, you’ll sooner or later have to share and/or migrate files, folders, and user profiles. There is no one solution, but you can consider several to keep in mind when it comes to migration.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on June 10, 2021
Quick tips to defend your backups from ransomware encryption and deletion

There are various options to ensure backup safety today. The 3-2-1 backup rule (3 copies of data, on 2 different media, 1 of them being off-site) is a must. But it’s not enough. Keeping your backups in an independent network separate from Windows Active Directory, privilege managing, using backup software, like StarWind VTL — these and other extra steps are necessary to ensure thorough data protection.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 18, 2021
Configure vSphere 7 Lifecycle Manager/VMware Update Manager (VUM)

vSphere 7 Update 2 adds to the functionality of Lifecycle Manager (vLCM), including new capabilities for ESXi lifecycle management at the cluster level. You can now remediate hosts with business priorities and leverage fast upgrades, configure Quick Boot for OEM solutions, upgrade without migrating host VMs, and do other cool stuff.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 20, 2021
Manage Networking on Multiple Hosts with vSphere Distributed Switch

Traditionally, you would have to configure and manage virtual networks for each ESXi host and virtual machine (VM). VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) simplifies that. VDS offers centralized provisioning, monitoring, and management of virtual networks for selected hosts and VMs, making daily operations more convenient.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 6, 2021
Identify basic VMware vSAN 7 requirements

More and more people turn to hyperconverged infrastructures each year because, well, they do have a lot to offer. Many people are starting with such well-known and admirable solutions as VMware vSAN, enabling you to replace physically shared storage. That is an excellent choice, but there are a few things you need to know before you start.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 18, 2021
VMware vSphere Replication 8.4 details and enhancements

Along with various recent updates, VMware released its new version of vSphere Replication 8.4. It’s a free perk that comes included with the vSphere package and has a limited potential to enable and operate VM replication to remote locations. Although it’s quite a basic feature, it can still provide valuable benefits for small deployments scenarios.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 25, 2021
VMware vSphere and basic storage concepts in K8s, vSAN and vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

Good understanding of storage is vital to every IT admin, freshman or not. vSphere continues to innovate how it uses storage, so it’s better to brush up on existing ways before getting into novelties. So before checking out vSphere 7 and Tanzu with their Paravirtual Container Storage Interface (pvCSI), let’s repeat the core material.

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