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 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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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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