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 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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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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