Free e-book: Internal Firewalls for Dummies Guide

Organizations can no longer rely on edge firewalls alone to provide network security. Once attackers get past an edge firewall, they can move laterally to high-value assets. This book illustrates how internal firewalls can help your organization secure east-west network traffic and prevent attackers’ lateral … [Read more...]

Free e-book – PowerCLI Cookbook for VMware vSAN

Typically, vSAN management is performed through the vSphere Client. Tasks can include those such as initial configuration, ongoing maintenance, and reporting of capacity, performance, or health of vSAN. The Web Client provides comprehensive element management of each component of a vSAN cluster. While most element … [Read more...]

Understanding Clones in VMware vSphere 7: Performance Study

VMware vSphere offers three different types of clones including full clone, linked clone, and instant clone. In this paper, VMware evaluates clone performance with a variety of workloads and discuss the provisioning rates of the different clone types. In addition, we provide some tips and tricks to improve the … [Read more...]

Postman and the Elgato Key Light Air API

Due to Covid-19, I’m delivering VMware training courses online. Most of the time, I’m using Zoom but sometimes I have to switch back to WebEx. I always activate my camera, so the students have better interaction with me. I never worried about the light but since a lot of people are working from home and posting their … [Read more...]

Free e-book – Micro-segmentation for Dummies Guide, 2nd Edition

This book provides a broad overview of micro‐segmentation in the data center. After reading this book, you’ll have a good basic understanding of micro‐segmentation — like you’d get from a college‐level 101 class, but far more interesting than Microbiology 101 or Microeconomics 101 (and not as difficult either)! In the … [Read more...]

VMware Labs has updated a Fling – vSphere Software Asset Management Tool

The vSphere Software Asset Management (vSAM) is a tool that collects and summarizes vSphere product deployment information. It calls on vSphere APIs for deployment data and produces a PDF report that the customer can consult as a part of their infrastructure review and planning process. This lightweight Java … [Read more...]

VMware vSphere 7.0 U1 Tagging Best Practices

Writing code to use VMware vSphere tags can be challenging in large-scale environments. In this technical paper, VMware discusses the scalability limits of tags, and we give some tips and tricks for writing performant tagging code in either Java or PowerShell. While the performance results in this paper are specific … [Read more...]

Free e-book: Migrate to VMware NSX-T Data Center

NSX-T is uniquely designed to address these requirements. An enabler of new use cases, NSX-T brings architectural enhancements, security, and operational benefits to this API-driven, modern apps world. In this book, VMware will discuss the top use cases for migrating to NSX-T: Distributed applications on … [Read more...]

VMware has released two vSphere 7 VCAP exams

VMware has released the Advanced Design VMware vSphere 7.x (3V0-21.21) exam. This exam tests a candidate's ability to apply design principles to develop a vSphere 7.x conceptual design given a set of customer requirements, determine the functional and non-functional requirements needed to create a logical … [Read more...]

Performance Characterization of NVMe-oF in vSphere 7.0 U1

This paper compares the performance of the legacy Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI FCP) to FC-NVMe on vSphere 7.0 U1. The benchmark results show that FC-NVMe consistently outperforms SCSI FCP in virtualized environments, providing higher throughput and lower latency. These results provide a compelling case for customers … [Read more...]