Author Archives: Ryan Birk

vSphere 6.7 Update 3 Released!

VMware has announced the release of vSphere 6.7 U3! There are some new highlights including: Support for multiple NVIDIA vGPUs. AMD EPYC Generation 2 support. Ability to change vCenter PNID. Dynamic DNS support. Driver enhancements. vSAN 6.7 U3 If you’re … Continue reading

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DoD STIGs for VMware

I’ve recently had to STIG some VMware environments for a client of mine. I cannot recommend Ryan Lakey and the work on his GitHub page enough. He’s taken a lot of the manual work out of this process. Check it … Continue reading

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vSphere 6.7 Security Guide

VMware released another great security guide for vSphere 6.7. vSphere Security provides information about securing your vSphere environment for VMware vCenter Server and VMware ESXi. To help you protect your vSphere environment, this documentation describes available security features and the … Continue reading

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Why use vSphere Proactive HA?

What is Proactive HA? Proactive HA will detect hardware conditions of a host and allow you to evacuate the VMs before the issue causes an outage. Failure happens at the most inopportune times. It’s possible that degraded hardware goes on … Continue reading

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What is a VMware vApp?

VMware vApps are perhaps one of the most underutilized features of vCenter Server. A vApp is an application container, like a resource pool if you will but not quite, containing one or more virtual machines. Similarly, to a VM, a … Continue reading

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VMware at re:Invent 2018

Hey everyone, re:Invent this year was huge and VMware presented news about their future plans on AWS infrastructure. Much of my time was spent on Twitter and social media checking to see if any new relevant announcements would come out surrounding VMware … Continue reading

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