Newsletter: May 22, 2021

Hello everyone,

I hope this finds everyone well? Things good here. The work on my lab is going slow. Mostly due to my wife working and having little time to help me. Plus the main switch had VLAN’s enabled on it and I did not remember so it was exciting for a bit. I am excited to get back to writing technical articles.

Do you like to see pictures of wild bears? Babies and Mom? If so check out this article. When I was able to hike I loved seeing bears in the wilds.

This is being sent out earlier than normal as I am up earlier than normal.

I have found a number of interesting articles this week so lets get started!

Have a great week,


VMware have changed their licensing model - why should you care?

This article talks about the change nicely. It is cloud related and it sounds good too.

Installing ESXi Kernel Modules Made Easy!

It certainly used to be hard but now there is an easy way - learn how in this article.

Quick Tip - Accessing the VM Console for VMs deployed using vSphere with Tanzu VM Service

William has the info on how to do this in this article and it is not intuitive so it is very good William is helping with this.

Deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid to AWS fails with ‘InstanceProvisionFailed’

You can see a lot around this issue, and even a fix for it too in this article.

Using vRA to deploy Azure AKS Clusters and register with Tanzu Mission Control

This article is pretty interesting and can help you out.

VM Service - Help Developers by aligning their Kubernetes nodes to the Physical Infrastructure

Frank has a very interesting article that should be very handy for people. I suspect it will make dev staff quite happy.

Using VMware Cloud Director with NSX-V? It’s time to migrate to NSX-T

This article talks about the new version of the migration tool and I like the sound of the assessment mode.

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer - Installation

This article will help you through the install.

How to revert from NVME Controller to paravirtualized SCSI Controller

This article will help you to revert correctly and it is good info to have.

Automating Deployment of vSphere Infrastructure on Equinix Metal

David has an interesting article on this subject and it is pretty cool. This Equinix service sounds pretty interesting.

Updated Nested ESXi Appliances for 7.0 Update 1d & 2a

These prepared ESXi appliances that William shares are very handy and useful. He has updated them and you can learn more in this article.

vSphere Upgrade Saga: Blade Swap

Edward has an upgrade article that highlights some good points - have a written plan and backups. I always have a plan. We use to keep them in Lotus Notes when I was in professional services and that meant others could use them too.

OneDrive grey cross with Horizon Instant Clones, AppVolumes and FSLogix

This article has a problem, investigation, and solution. Definitely a hard problem to fix.

Learn About the Horizon Control Plane - Monitoring

I was not aware of a cloud service for monitoring Horizon but this article talks about it.

Walk through - Using vRA to deploy vSphere with Tanzu Namespaces & Guest Clusters

Dean is a powerhouse of technology writing - his new article is amazing.

Using VMware NSX Firewall for ….

This article is the launch place for a VMware IT talk about using the NSX firewall and how distributed firewalls are very nice.

Multi-Instance Management in my VCF Lab

This article will help you monitor / manage multiple VCF from a single console. Sounds interesting but I have not played with VCF before.

JSON configuration to deploy VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) with secondary VDS

William has an article that will help you with the secondary VDS situation.

Community Networking Driver for ESXi Fling v1.2

William has announced this and has a link too.

Find My: How to use Apple’s new all-in-one app to find friends, devices, and items

This article is good to learn more about using Find My - which is very useful! I have AirTags in a number of items and this cool app is great at finding them.

How to make a QR code on your iPhone to connect guests to your Wi-Fi

This article will help you make a QR code, but in the past I seem to remember a much easier way to do this. Maybe it was a utility app?

2020 VMware Threat Landscape Report: See What Evaded Perimeter Defences

This article has an overview of the report, and a link to the report. Is good info.

Anti-Ransomware: All About Architecture

Edward has an interesting article with lots of detail on this subject. It sounds very good to me.

Security and Data Protection: Anti-Ransomware?

Edward has another interesting article on this subject. It has some good ideas too.

Thanks for reading or skimming this far,


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