The vSphere Security Configuration Guide – Where do I start?

Ask yourself the question, what’s my compliance policy for the company, HIPPA, PCI, SOX, DISA, STIG, etc… Have I spoken to my internal audit staff? Have I spoken to my security team yet? The vSphere Security Configuration Guide remember is not the “VMware vSphere Security Configuration Law”, it’s a guide for you to use to…

VMware goes big on 20th Anniversary

Last week VMware released a bunch of new releases to great products including the GA Release of VMware vSphere 6.7 including: vCenter Server vCenter Server Appliance VMware Update Manager VMware ESXi For their 20th anniversary VMware launched their most secure, efficient and ground-breaking virtualization platform, vSphere 6.7. Product Overview Simple and Efficient Management, at Scale vSphere 6.7…

What’s New in VMware Cloud Foundation v2.3.0

VMware is pleased to announce the General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation version 2.3.0.  This is an On-Prem release of VCF. RTM Date: 01-09-2018 GA Date: 01-11-2018 VMware Cloud Foundation (version 2.3.0) is a unified SDDC platform that brings together VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX and optionally vRealize suite and Horizon components into a natively integrated stack to deliver…

What’s New in the VMware vRealize Operations Compliance Pack for HIPPA and PCI v1.0

What’s New? The vRealize Operations Compliance Pack for PCI extends the SDDC compliance capabilities of vRealize Operations Manager. You can assess the vSphere components against the PCI 3.2 hardening guide. The content pack provides the following content for the PCI 3.2 hardening guide: Alert definitions for vCenter, ESXi Host, Virtual Machine, Distributed Virtual Switch, Distributed…

What’s New in the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for vCloud Director v4.5

Whats New? Performance Improvement (Collection time) nearly 10x. Re-Use objects created from vSphere Management pack instead of creadting duplicate objects. Move Collection settings to Adapter Instance creation Advanced settings UI from vcloud.properties file. Option to throttle number of vapps collected (default: 100000)  Handled VCD API limitation in case of large scale vcd environment  New Alerts…

What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 6.4

Faster Root Cause Analysis 1 click Alert Grouping – Sift through alerts to quickly identify noisy ones or the critical ones Business context – Map VMs to vCenter folders (Application groups) to prioritize troubleshooting by impacted applications  Improved Workflows KPI-driven Object Detail Page – Consolidated view: known issues + key metrics of self & infra…