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 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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Posted by Vladan Seget on June 9, 2020
How to Upgrade ESXi 6.7 to 7.0 without vCenter

Buying every separate feature or tool from VMware vSphere can prove too expensive for small deployments. Not having vCenter will mean you can’t run the host, which has vCenter Server Appliance, in maintenance mode. Nonetheless, you’ll still need to update your ESXi to the latest version for the environment to work properly.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 12, 2020
How to use Check-In and Check-out operations with Templates stored in Content library in vSphere 7.0

You can still keep VM templates in a separate folder, working with them individually. Or you can use Content Library in vSphere 7.0 along with Check-in and Check-out. In the updated suite, you can use versioning, manage your templates, and keep track. With these new options, you can revert to the exact version from the list or just delete it.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 24, 2020
Upgrade from vSphere ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7.0 via vSphere Lifecycle Manager

We need tools that simplify upgrading, migrating, and managing, and VMware delivers. The recent launch presented the new version of the vSphere Update Manager (VUM) — vSphere Lifecycle Manager. Not only does it allow to upgrade vSphere clusters and ESXi hosts, it now has image management to keep the hosts in the desired state.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 16, 2020
What are the differences between VMware Tools and Open-VM tools?

Deliberating about choosing the necessary suite should consider various issues. For Windows VMs it’s just VMware tools and that’s it. For Linux VMs, you have to abide by the VMware Compatibility Guide, which is very strict, as you know. Open-VM tools are not worse, even better at some points, than the VMware ones, but nuances are due.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 5, 2020
How to Automate the Upgrade of VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

Each new VMware vSphere release introduces new features and functions in addition to fixing the drawbacks that may have been in the previous version. With each new one, you need to upgrade VMware Tools in all your VMs and check if you need to upgrade their VM compatibility, otherwise they won’t have access to the desired perks.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 6, 2020
Veeam Backup and Replication 10 with Linux Proxy

Although you still won’t be able to install Veeam on Linux and the new Linux proxy won’t be superior to Windows Proxy in performance, there are certain benefits to consider still. For example, Linux has a smaller disk footprint, it doesn’t need a license, and it can act as a gateway server. Subsequently, there will be easier ways to maneuver within you backup.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on January 2, 2020
VMware ESXi Performance Tips

If you want your IT infrastructure to go virtual, you need to know all the angles. However good your hypervisor may be, there’s always a catch. In this case, the potential of VMware ESXi doesn’t matter if the hardware is not up to date. For the highest performance possible, learn a few fine-tuning tricks!

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