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 Alex Samoylenko on December 1, 2020
vMotion Innovations in VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 1: Improved Performance & EVC for GPU

VMware introduced quite a good chunk of innovations this time: performance has been improved dramatically, memory pre-copy technology completely re-architected. But the true novelty lies in new Enhanced vMotion Capabilities (EVC) for GPU, making it a real powerhouse for intense workloads (graphic software, ML/DL-workloads, etc.)

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on October 31, 2019
vSphere 6.7: hot migrate VMs to different clusters with vMotion

Not every company owns a sophisticated infrastructure packed with shared storage, virtual SANs, NVMe, etc. Migrating systems, especially VMs, in an average IT environment could create workload disruptions because you’d have to stall other processes. Finally, however, those days are over: vMotion can migrate your VMs while keeping all systems active and operational.

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Posted by Andrea Mauro on January 31, 2018
Why upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.5 (or why not)

VMware vSphere 6.5 is the latest version of the enterprise server virtual platform from VMware, but the new beta it’s already there for testers. Actually the next version it’s (in the beta). If you are building a new infrastructure from scratch the latest stable version is probably the best choices (for most cases); but what about if you have an old environment and you plan to upgrade it?

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Posted by Askar Kopbayev on March 27, 2017
Virtual workload migration with VMware

It is quite surprising how many companies migrate virtual workload nowadays. There could be different reasons – expiring contract with the service provider, move to the new office, consolidation of resources to minimize Capex and Opex, but in every case, companies need efficient and flexible V2V migration solution. Very often people think of migration in terms of moving data from one place to another. However, migration is much more than that. For instance, you would probably want VMs to keep the same IP addresses after the migration. Which means you need to consider stretching VLANs between the source and target locations in case you cannot migrate all VMs in particular subnet in one go. You must plan a network cutover too.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on January 26, 2017
Encryption of VMware vSphere 6.5 virtual machines and vMotion migrations. And their performance

As many admins of virtual infrastructures know, for the first time ever, VMware vSphere 6.5 received the long awaited encryption feature of both virtual disks content and vMotion hot migrations. The VMs encryption works based on AES-NI algorithm, and the key management is carried out based on KMIP 1.1 standard. When I/O operation comes to the disk of the virtual machine, it is immediately encrypted on-the-fly, which provides complete security against data security attack.

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Posted by Askar Kopbayev on October 18, 2016
The latest updates in vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5

This day has come – vSphere 6.5 has been just announced. As many of you I have been waiting for the presentation of new vSphere during VMworld event in the USA, but I guess VMware preferred to use vSphere 6.5 as a treat for those who were in doubt whether to attend VMworld Europe or not after all VMworld US were made available online to everyone; or perhaps VMware hasn’t decided what features should be included into the GA release. In this post, I will try to cover all new features of vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5, but if I missed something feel free to let me know by leaving a comment. To be honest, there is so much to talk about and some of the new features require separate posts to be explained properly. Therefore, please don’t expect detailed review of the every single feature.. This is more ‘What’s new in vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5’ overview, but in the future posts I will be talking about some of the most interesting improvements and enhancements in detail.
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