Newsletter: June 26, 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope that his finds most you safe and happy. Been an interesting week for me. Some of that interesting was the Apple WWDC keynote.  You can find more on it in this article I did. I have several devices running the first dev beta and things are pretty darn nice.

I have lots to share so we should get started.

Have a great week, and stay safe!


VMware ESXi 7.0, Patch Release ESXi 7.0b
You can see the release notes.  This is a big release in that it supports a lot more support for QuickBoot, and a lot of resolved issues. BTW, there is a 7.0bs which is only the security updates, and 7.0b has both fixes, and security updates.

This is a big new vulnerability and you can learn more about it in this article. Here is the NetApp security info, and I can say that Ripple20 doesn’t hit anything NetApp HCI or SolidFire.

VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2020-015, Critical Alert
See more about this important alert in this article.

vSphere 7 - Storage vMotion Improvements
A very interesting article about SvMotion.  Very good info!

vCenter Server Appliance /storage/log full
Interesting suggestion in this article.

VxRail / ESXi - Not enough space on the bootbank
This article has a problem, and a solution on this issue!

Passthrough of Integrated GPU (iGPU) for Apple Mac Mini 2018
If you need help with this William has an article to help!

macOS 11 (Big Sur) Beta 1 on ESXi
William has an article to help you get Big Sur working and helps you deal with an issue too.

VCG Notification demo and Changing the Default vSAN Policy Demo
Duncan has some videos to help you with these two things - which is pretty handy!

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.1
You can learn more about this new release in this article.  I have done some learning on VCF lately and it sounds pretty cool.

Understanding VMware Cloud Foundation components, features
This article will give you some good background info on VCF is you are new to it.

The Past, Present and Future of Cloud Foundry - Part 1
Some good learning in this article on Cloud Foundry.

Understanding VMware Cloud Foundation components, features
This article will give you some good background info on VCF if you are new to it.

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes - Shared Infrastructure Services
This article will help you learn more about K8’s on vSphere 7.

Kubernetes command line: tips and tricks
Dean has a great list of tips and tricks for the command line in K8’s which is pretty cool.

Customizing Findings & Recommendations in VMware Skyline
Skyline is a most excellent tool, which I think most customers should have running. You can learn more about working with it in this article.  You can learn how to use the mute feature.

Cumulative Update for vRealize Automation 8.1
You can find more about this patch in this KB article. If you want to see the list of resolved issues it is not in the KB article, but it is attached to it.

How to replace a vCenter password in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 using the API
This article is interesting in that it is showing you how to use the API to change the vCenter service account password.

vRealize Automation 8 Changing Product License
This article will help you with going from NFR to a real license. This is not supposed to be possible.

vRealize Management: Automated Application Monitoring
This article can help with using both vRA and vROps in your environment. The method for doing this is new.

Notes from the lab: VMware Horizon and Microsoft MFA NPS Extension
In this article you can find out how to integrate the MS MFS and Horizon.

Handling Clone Administrator Accounts
This article will help you with this via the API.

Deep Dive - How Horizon Utilizes Active Directory
Sean has a very nice article on AD and Horizon. This is good info for any Horizon admins out there.  Sean has serious Horizon knowledge so I have found it is always good to read his stuff.

AI / ML, vSphere Bitfusion, and Docker Containers - A Sparkling Refreshment for Modern Apps
This article talks about AI and ML and containers which I think makes sense.  Interesting stuff.

Understanding Windows 10 Group Policies: VMware Workspace ONE Operational tutorial
This article is all about teaching and learning. Some good learning for people that have Workspace ONE.

Quick Tip - Certificates in Apple Keychain causes Terraform init to fail with Registry service unreachable
William has a problem, and a solution in working with Terraform in this article that was very frustrating for him to work with.  Very nice he shared!

Data Protection Trends Report 2020
This is always an interesting report.  I know the guys that work on it and they are very experienced and this is important to them.

VeeamON 2020 - My Top 5 On Demand Sessions … Available Now!
Anthony shares with us his top 5 session picks from VeeamON.  Some very interesting stuff!

A technical look at the new Veeam Backup for AWS v2
David has a nice article on this new update.

Using the VMware Event Broker Appliance to Automatically Expand a Pure Storage FlashArray Datastore
This article talks about something cool that David was able to do with the VEBA.  It is powerful and the use that David did was about expanding a datastore.  Nice stuff!

How to configure an iSCSI target and initiator in Linux?
This article can help with this.

Runecast Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner
I really like the Runecast product, and it is in my lab - and has been for many years. So no surprise when I saw this article.

How to take photos of particular people out of your Photos library
I have not had to do this - remove pictures of certain people out of my photo library. But I know people that have had too and so when I saw this article I thought to share it.

Thanks for reading or skimming this far,


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