Newsletter: June 20, 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope this finds you doing well and staying safe.  I see infections are up in many places. I am starting to go out of the house for more than buying food.  This week I had a Doctor’s visit, next week is dentist, and the following week is a haircut.  Which I really need.  But I have talked with the doctor, dentist and hair salon people and I know they are all making the attempt to be safe. Plus the doctor had people at the door so you put a mask on and cleaned your hands before you got into the office. It is still worth staying home as much as possible.

But, I have some interesting stuff to share.  Something for many of you I hope!

I wrote an article on the NetApp site and it was good info so I will share it here. I also wrote an article on my own site about getting the Blue Medora NetApp HCI Management Pack working.  It was pretty cool to work with as it is very useful.

BTW, I would like to say thank you to all the authors of articles that I share out.  There is so much knowledge out there and I am glad people write about it, so I can share it and hopefully help people out.

Monday it is the Apple WWDC that I always love watching the keynote.  So well done and interesting every time. You can set a reminder via this article is you need too.

Have a great week – and stay safe!

Michael

vSAN Design Considerations – Deduplication and Compression
This article is very good learning.  The author is pretty darn smart and good at sharing knowledge.

vSAN File Services and Cloud Native Storage Integration (Video)
You can learn more about this in this video from Cormac.

Using vVols with CNS
This article is pretty interesting and I think it is cool you can use vVols in this environment!

Updating the vSAN HCL & Release Catalog DB using vSAN API
William has another cool use PowerCLI to update this important info.  There is also a button in the UI too.

Running ESXi in “Degraded Mode”, what does that mean?
Duncan has found something interesting again.  Degraded Mode of vSphere.  So he figures it out and shares it.  Very handy! I suspect some of us home lab people may have run into this without knowing.

Quick Tip – HTTPS now supported with wget on ESXi 7.0
This was nice to see – William has an article that shows how HTTPS is supported now which is very good. Not that I use wget often but once I did and it didn’t work due to HTTPS.

Quick Tip – Crucial NVMe SSD not recognized by ESXi 6.7 & 7.0
William has a good problem and workaround for you in this article.

Quick Fix – VCSA Low DB Storage Space Warning
Anthony has an article about an issue with his VCSA and how he dealt with it.  Good info.

Now Available: vRealize Network Insight Cookbook!
You can learn more about this in this article.  vRNI is more than a simple network scanning tool.  It can do much more and this cookbook will help you with that.

Advancing from VMWare NSX for vSphere to NSX-T
This article will talk about why you need to be thinking of migrating to NSX-T and some of the options.

A Deep Dive into the Kubernetes vSphere CSI Driver with TKGI and TKG
You can learn more about the CSI driver in this article.

Announcing Tanzu Build Service Beta: Build and Run Containers in Any Kubernetes Cluster
This sounds like an interesting beta. And very flexible too!

Learning the Basics of VMware Horizon 7.12 Series
This is an amazing series of articles on Horizon 7.12 which is a most useful product.

Support Your Distributed Workforce with Workspace ONE Assist
You can learn more about this assist functionality that is built into ONE which is pretty useful.

Zimperium Completes Integration into VMware Workspace ONE Trust Network
This article talks about this integration and what it means for customers  Is interesting.

Wednesday Tidbit: Automate VMware OSOT for your VDI Images
Interesting article about how you can automate the OSOT tool for use on your VDI images.

Managing Identity Preferences to Streamline Single Sign-ON for macOS Revisited
This article is about how macOS is supported better in UEM.  Very good news as there is a lot of Macs out there.

VMware Cloud Foundation 4 – Hybrid Cloud Platform
You can have a very nice poster on VCF 4 right here.

VeeamON Goes Digital
This is a nice article that talks about the event and mentions some of what was talked about.

VeeamON 2020 & Technology General Session Recap
Melissa has a nice review of things from VeeamON in this article.

Machine learning on your Veeam backups? Sure! via the Data Integration API
Learn more about this capability in this article.

Coming Soon: Veeam Availability Orchestrator v3
I worked on VAO when I was at Veeam and loved that product.  It is a very good DR orchestration tool. Learn more about the next version in this article.

VeeamON 2020 – Technical Session Recap and Product Announcements
Anthony shares some cool stuff from VeeamON in this article.

Windows Terminal Preview 1.1 Release
You can see more about this new version in this article.  It is, however, just teasing you as it will be out in July.

Logic Pro X 10.5.1
You can learn about this new update in this article.  Logic Pro is amazing software and I have seen it in a range of business – from charities to movie studio’s.

BitBar Lets you Put anything in your Mac’s Menu Bar
I have seen this utility in use and what the user did with it was pretty amazing and I did not know how it was done at first.  In this article you can learn more about this very interesting utility.

Managing Battery Life on Macs and iOS Devices
This article has some good info on batteries and our devices.

theBin review: Alternative macOS Trash Manager makes purging files more fun
You can learn about this cool change for your trash in this article. It sounds pretty good and has more functionality than the Trash Manager does.

Allowing external boot drives for T2-equipmed Macs
Learn about how to do this in this article.

Your old videos may not play in macos Catalina.  Here’s why
This article was quite interesting.  I was aware of the drop of 32bit support but I thought about it in terms of applications, and not much more. And as you might expect there was more!

‘Hey, Siri, I’m getting pulled over.’ How your iPhone can auto-record your police encounter
This article will help you get this shortcut installed on your phone.  It is not much use in Canada, but there are places in the world where it is handy to have. I wanted to have it in Africa, but service is not as common there and many places where I might have needed it were with no cell service.

How Trusted Application Protection Builds on Application Control & Endpoint Privilege Management
This article is about some functionality that BeyondTrust has that I think could be quite useful.  Definitely worth testing for certain.

Ransomware Overview
In this Google doc you can get a very nice review of ransomware with good details. I quite like the prevention tab too.

Thanks for reading or skimming this far,

Michael

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