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 May 19, 2022
New VMware Cloud Console Services for Google Cloud VMware Engine

VMware further integrates its services with various cloud providers. This time, VMware Cloud Console received an update with regards to Google. Notably, you can now use it to access Google Cloud VMware Engine, which is a service managed by Google that enables running the VMware platform directly in Google Cloud once connected.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on May 3, 2022
What is VMware Dynamic Environment Manager and How it helps with OS configuration?

The software provides the ability to configure the entirety of a user’s profile at scale. It’s designated for cloud desktops, physical desktops, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with VMware Horizon, and remote desktop services (RDS). You can configure the entirety of the user’s experience as well as the desired relevant OS settings.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 19, 2022
VMware Imager Free Utility for automated way to build clean Windows 10 VMs

VMware Imager allows automating the process of building Windows 10 virtual machines. Instead of setting up a Golden VM image, you can choose the desired features in Imager and set off the pipeline. This eases the admin routine, reducing reliance on a specific task and human errors. You can stop the process at any stage and tweak stuff, too.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on April 7, 2022
VMware Monitoring with SexiGraph – New Release

SexiGraph is open-source community-based software for monitoring vSphere, including V7 U3, vSAN and its APIs. The project leverages a Grafana frontend and is very fast at providing all kinds of vSphere-related data in an appealing visual format. Definitely worth checking out if you want VMware environment data quick and easy on the eyes.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 29, 2022
Why VMware Tools v12 brings an important update?

The virtualization world keeps on driving at full speed. VMware recently released a big pack of upgrades to its Tools. Among others, the most interesting updates relate to certain critical vulnerabilities, support for new guest OS products, and, what’s really nice, backward compatibility capabilities with older VMware products.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on March 15, 2022
VMware OS Optimization Tool (OSOT) to optimize desktop and server OS

VMware OS Optimization Tool (OSOT) is a neat piece of software to optimize your on-prem or cloud OS. Originally designed for VMware Horizon, OSOT is fully applicable to Windows desktop and Windows Server. It allows to eliminate unneeded settings, switch off features, clean up older junk from your OS, and otherwise enhance its functionality.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 22, 2022
Microsoft Security Applications New Names and improvements

Microsoft constantly evolves and changes, and so do its products and features. This is especially relevant for the continuous expansion of Azure cloud and its hybrid cloud capabilities. This time, we’ll talk about the changes in names and functionality when it comes to products previously known under the Azure Defender and Sentinel umbrellas.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on February 3, 2022
Security Tips for VMware vSphere Environments

In a previous article, we shared how to tighten the security in VMware ESXi at the hypervisor level. While that advice is welcome, ransomware can target various infrastructure levels. Particularly, it can target the shared datastores to which your hosts are connected and encrypt that data, rendering other operations impossible.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on January 26, 2022
Securing VMware ESXi Hosts

You can’t be too close to comfort whenever cybersecurity is involved. Despite ESXi being pretty secure even after out-of-the-box installation, its security can be tightened more. Certain common, baseline hardware elements can be added and several tweaks to ESXi security itself will make all the difference you didn’t know they could.

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Posted by Vladan Seget on January 11, 2022
How to secure a small VMware environment

When implementing virtualization into your IT environment, you need first to take care of the security of your virtual and physical infrastructure. In the VMware vSphere environment, the vCenter server appliance (VCSA) is a key management element, so should be as secure as possible.

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