With VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 there is a new tool which is part of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). It’s a Command-line Interface (CLI) utility which allows you to change your existing external deployment to embedded. External Platform Service Controller (PSC) to Embedded. The embedded deployment model also supports Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM), which in previous […] Read the full post What is VMware vCenter Convergence Tool? at ESX Virtualization .
How to Do the Old Switcheroo: Migrating vSS to vDS with Zero Downtime
by Gaurav Pruthi, Lead Cloud Infrastructure Administrator, VMware, and Zaigui Wang, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Operations, VMware The VMware vSphere® Standard Switch (vSS) contains both data and management planes at the individual host level. This configuration lacked overall management efficiency and hindered integration with other advanced tools and applications. That’s why the decision was made The post How to Do the Old Switcheroo: Migrating vSS to vDS with Zero Downtime…Read More
Compute Policy in VMware Cloud on AWS
The latest update of VMware Cloud on AWS introduced a new feature called compute policies. In its initial release, the compute policies provide the ability to configure affinity rules and mobility control based of declarative policies and vSphere tags. Management of affinity rules Historically, affinity rules are a part of the cluster configuration. Within VMware […] The post Compute Policy in VMware Cloud on AWS appeared first on frankdenneman.nl .
Fully Featured HTML based vSphere Client in vSphere 6.7 Update 1
We’re pleased to announce that the vSphere Client is now ‘Fully Featured’ in vSphere 6.7 Update 1. This means that you can manage all aspects of your vSphere environment using the HTML5-based vSphere Client, no need to switch back and forth between the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client. We’ve ported all remaining features
CVE-2018-3646 – L1 Terminal Fault
Intel has disclosed details on a new class of CPU speculative-execution vulnerabilities known collectively as “L1 Terminal Fault” that can occur on past and current Intel processors (from at least 2009 – 2018) [See Table 1 for supported vSphere processors that are affected].
Like Meltdown, Rogue System Register Read, and “Lazy FP state restore”, the “L1 Terminal Fault” vulnerability can occur when affected Intel microprocessors speculate beyond an unpermitted data access. By continuing the speculation in these cases, the affected Intel microprocessors expose a new side-channel for attack. (Note, however, that architectural correctness is still provided as the speculative operations will be later nullified at instruction retirement.) Read More »
Machine Learning with GPUs on vSphere
The VMware team had a very productive summer when it comes to publishing studies of running Machine Learning workloads using GPUs on vSphere. Here is a roundup of blog articles published in the last few months. This series goes over the various options for using GPUs with vSphere, and compares and contrasts the capabilities and The post Machine Learning with GPUs on vSphere appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .