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 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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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 18, 2021
VMware vSphere 7 with some Quick boot changes and vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) details about Image-based updates

In large infrastructures, there may be clusters of hosts that require patching. A full reboot would take quite a long time. Now, vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) has a quick boot option (a kind of a warm boot), which allows for a much smoother boot. Additionally, the “desired state” image of the cluster feature will ensure that new hosts that differ for some reason from the “image” will be remediated to the desired state.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 4, 2021
What is VMware Event Broker Appliance (VEBA)?

VMware VEBA is a tool that allows you to create event-driven automation with the ability to trigger custom or pre-built actions depending on your vSphere event. It’s currently distributed as a Fling and available as a virtual appliance, deployed via an OVA file. It’s easily deployable on-premises to your vSphere or in a public cloud if you’re using that scenario.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on December 29, 2020
VMware vCenter Server 7 U1c brings Advanced Cross vCenter Server vMotion

Finally, you won’t have to use Fling software to use the Advanced VMware Cross vCenter vMotion capability (XVM). The feature has been introduced as part of vSphere in the recent vCenter Server 7 U1c update. Now, you can bulk-migrate VMs between vCenter Server instances without both of them being part of the same SSO.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on December 15, 2020
VMware vSphere 7 and Encrypted vMotion – All You Need to Know

It’s wrong to think that nothing can hijack your data while you migrate it between your hosts across hybrid environments and public clouds. One may never be too sure in securing sensitive traffic at network endpoints is necessary at all times. That’s why you shouldn’t overlook encrypted vMotion and use its great capabilities that are already there, in vSphere 7.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on November 10, 2020
Storage Performance Tester VMware Fling

Storage performance testing isn’t something one should take lightly, and VMware admins know this like any other. There are way too many tools to choose from, and you have no guarantee that you will get what you need. Or, at least, it used to be so, until VMware has released a new tool, Storage Performance Tester.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on September 29, 2020
VMware vSphere 7.0 U1 – vSphere Lifecycle Manager Improvements

VMware recently announced a major upgrade for its vSphere — 7 U1. Specifically, vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) will come to receive a lot of new abilities. The upgrading tool will include NSX-T support, consecutive VMware vSAN updating, parallel remediation across clusters, Lenovo XClarity Integrator support, and other features.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on August 26, 2020
VMware Horizon 8 New Major release – What’s New?

Since the end of the global lockdown is nowhere in sight, you have to be able to work effectively and securely from anywhere. To better accommodate that, VMware recently rolled out the new updates for its flagship VDI suite, Horizon 8. There’s a lot to talk about: HTML Access by Default, New Deployment Options, REST API, Digital Watermark, and more!

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Posted by Vladan Seget on August 4, 2020
VMware vCenter Server 7 tips

Whether you have already switched to VMware vSphere 7 or not, new knowledge never hurt anybody. There are various novelties that have been introduced in this version. For example, this article will cover tips related to increasing Shell session timeout, using Datacenter CLI and file-level backup for vCSA, and resetting vCSA root password.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on July 7, 2020
How to configure VMware ESXi 7.0 dump collector service

If you are a VMware ESXi 7.0 user, you might bump into something called the Purple Screen of Death (PSOD). This happens when the VMkernel of your host experiences a critical error and terminates all running VMs. Dump Collector, a VSCA support tool, enables saving the VMkernel memory to a network server to recover it if needed.

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