Faster Host Upgrades to vSphere 6.7
New VMware Configuration Maximum Tool
VMware has retired the traditional Configuration Maximums Guides in pdf form. For vSphere 6.7 Maximums you will need to visit the new online tool: https://configmax.vmware.com/ This tool has vSphere 6.0 to 6.7. It is a dynamic tool allowing to isolate component maximums, compare maximums, and export out maximums.
Whats new in vSphere 6.7 VAMI: Backup
The backup in the VAMI now contains a scheduler including retention policy: Example configuration: How it looks with multiple backups:
Whats new in vSphere 6.7 VAMI: Syslog
Now you can configure up to 3 Syslog servers in the VAMI to receive the vCenter logs: Click on configure: Supported protocols:
Update: Trigger a User event from the VCSA command line
Disclaimer: This is not officially supported by VMware, please use at your own risk. Recently I faced the challenge with a script running on a VCSA which executes some checks and in case something gets detected it has to trigger a vCenter alarm. My solution is to log a user event which will be captured […]
VMware has released vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3
Yesterday VMware released version 1.3 of the vSphere Integrated Containers. The version enhances stability and delivers a new graphical-user interface to guide users through the creation of a Virtual Container Host (VCH). Please find the details in the original post on the VMware blog: VMware Blog
VMSA-2018-0002 – VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address side-channel analysis due to speculative execution.
Official blog post: VMware Blog VMware patches: Patch All updates will be posted on the VMware Blog post.
ESX IP STORAGE TROUBLESHOOTING BEST PRACTICE
VMware has released a new White paper about ESXi IP storage troubleshooting. In this paper, we: • Describe how you can analyze packet traces to identify functional and performance issues in an ESX IP storage environment. • Compare packet capture alternatives, and explain why we recommend an inline optical network tap connected to a packet […]
How to find the latest KBs
VMware is publishing the latest KBs on their Blog. https://blogs.vmware.com/kb/