Newsletter: June 13, 2020

Hello all,

My PTO ended midweek so this was a short week.  And that is pretty nice!  We had a very good PTO using a camper VAN that we had never done before.  And visited some amazing places with it.

But I do have some cool stuff to share, so lets get started! I am sure you have heard that VMworld is virtual and you can find out more here. Soon is VeeamON and it too is virtual and free.  Find out more about it here. I checked out the sessions as I am excited to see VeeamON, and I see they have product people talking about their amazing DR orchestration product (instead of a BCDR person like me).  Makes me sad, again, I left.

Have a wonderful week, and stay safe!

Michael

vSpeaking Podcast Ep 159: vSphere Lifecycle Manager
This particular episode has some good info on the vSphere 7 Lifecycle Manager which is the replacement for VUM, and I really like it.  I have noticed it works better in fact.

vCenter 7.0 stating “New vCenter server updates are available” while there is no updates?
Duncan shares an article about a bug that could be a little frustrating. I do agree that it should be fixed soon.

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes Network Service Part 2: Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster
This article is a good way to learn more about Tanzu and vSphere 7.

VMware Cloud Director service
Anthony has an interesting article on some new vCD stuff that looks pretty good I think.

VMware Cloud Director CVE-2020-3956 – My Worst Nightmare Realized!
You can learn more about this, and the patch info in Anthony’s article.

Quick Post – Network Error Deploying VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0 Virtual Appliances
This article will show you a problem, a rather interesting one in fact, and the solution.

vSAN Feature List with vSphere Versions
The VMware KB article shows off features and versions and I know someone who needed this article this week.

HCI as Virtual Desktop Infrastrucure (VDI)
Jeff has a nice article about how vSphere and HCI is most excellent for VDI and I quite agree!

Read-Only Persistent Volumes on vSAN File Services
Cormac talks about an interesting issue in this article and how to deal with it.

Extending VMware Cloud on AWS Notifications using the Notification Gateway API
This article by William is quite interesting. I think this is a big change for the SDDC and quite useful.

How to build a per-guest filesystem report in vRealize Operations using the ‘Breakdown by’ feature
This article can help you get a new report out of vROps that will show you the file system utilization of your VMs.

New KB articles published for the week ending 7th June 2020
This list has some interesting articles referenced.  If you are a partner there is some you should check out as I suspect you might hear from customers.

Enhance Chrome Management with the Workspace ONE UEM Extension
This article talks about the support for Chrome OS with Workspace ONE and I think that is pretty amazing.

Full OVA / OVF property support coming to Terraform provider for vSphere
This article by William talks about some new functional for Terraform and that is good news as I know people that will appreciate it.

Terraform blueprint for a Horizon 7 Ruleset with VMC on AWS
When I saw this article I thought it was pretty cool.  A blueprint for Terraform and Horizon.

ChronoSync 4.9.10
This update helps with an issue in macOS Catalina 10.15.5 as well as is an update.  I like ChronoSync and I use it in my home to backup my NAS and it works good.

This training bundle takes the guesswork out of cryptocurrency and the stock market
If you want to learn more about this topic this training can really help.

Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil
This article can be helpful if you have an Apple Pencil and are not sure what to do with it.

Use Smart Albums in Apple Photos to organize your photos
Smart Albums is a nice feature in Photos and it is good that this article will help you with it.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it later: How to save web articles for reading at a later time
This article will help you will saving stuff you see on the web for reading later.  I use Instapaper for this, and I use Evernote to help with the newsletter.  Both work good.

How to file great bug reports
This is an Apple article about doing really good bug reports but it has some good points for any bug reports.

The Case for ARM-Based Macs
This article talks about how we may have ARM-based Macs in the future. Sounds interesting.

Apple to End Support for iBooks Author
I saw this article recently and was a bit surprised, but I guess I shouldn’t be.

Beware! iCloud Backups Deleted after 180 days
I use iCloud backups with my iPhone and iPad and I did not know some of my backups were deleted but it sort of makes sense I guess. But you can learn more in this article.

Cryptominers found in Azure Kubernetes Containers
You can learn more about this situation in this article, but I suspect we will continue to hear more and more about this sort of thing.

Thanks for reading or skimming this far,

Michael

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