VMWare vSphere

VMware Security Hardening Guides and how to check compliance — vNote42

In times of Ransomware , security breaches and exploits it is more and more important to harden every layer of IT infrastructure. This blog post is about hardening options of VMware layers. I will describe the concept of the VMware Security Hardening Guides and how to check compliance with VMware Operations Manager. What is VMware…

VMware Security Hardening Guides and how to check compliance — vNote42
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General

How portable are container images?

During our internal office discussion a question come up how portable are the containers, can i run my applications on any platform, i mean laterally any platform? x86, pc64, arm?

The question is can i? doing some research online i came across a good article on IBM developer website thought worth sharing.

The article is about how containers are portable? and provides a good understanding of three circles of container philosophy, that is portability, compatibility, and supportability.

The article is available on IBM Developer site at (Containers interoperability: How compatible is portable?)

The credit goes to original author of the article.

Nutanix, Nutanix Objects

Exploring the High-Performance Capabilities of Nutanix Objects — Nutanix.dev

Nutanix Objects is a modern, S3-compliant object storage solution that provides a wealth of compelling features such as simple management, extensive scaling, and data security. One attribute that really sets Objects apart from other object storage solutions, however, is its strong  performance that is linearly scalable. There is quite a lot to say when it…

Exploring the High-Performance Capabilities of Nutanix Objects — Nutanix.dev
Nutanix ERA

Nutanix Benefit 8: Integrated Self-service Database Management — Nutanix.dev

At the beginning of the Nutanix Benefits series, we showed exactly how the Nutanix Cloud Platform is excellent for running critical apps and databases due to architectural decisions like dynamically distributed storage, automated app-aware data management, and granular and efficient snapshots. Nutanix also has a self-service database management platform known as the Nutanix Database Service…

Nutanix Benefit 8: Integrated Self-service Database Management — Nutanix.dev
Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHV – A leap ahead with the new release

Nutanix today releases a new AHV-20220304.242, it is an independent release and compatible with the newly released AOS 6.5.1 and later. This release not only provides security updates but some internal enhancements to improve the performance overall as follows.

Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM) support for AHV VMs – Now Windows 11 can officially support and install with vTPM enabled. AHV vTPM is software-based emulation of the physical TPM 2.0 chip that works as a virtual device.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) Support on AHV – Now WSL can be installed on Windows VMs with support for use cases like WSL2 with Docker.

Core component upgrades – Some of the core components are updated like

  • Upgrade Libvirt to 6.0.0
  • Upgrade QEMU to 4.2.0.
  • Upgrade the AHV Linux kernel to 5.10
  • Various NIC drivers got upgraded

With this release of AHV, there are myriad significant performance enhancements and improvements to the core storage performance as well as guest workload. The storage IO increases by up to 15% and guest workload response time improvements by 10-20%. These improvements are possible by only a simple hypervisor update.

Detailed release notes are available here

Veeam

Veeam Backup & Replication Server and Dell Data Domain — Victor Virtualization

Today I will share a successful case of using Veeam Backup & Replication Server and Dell Data Domain Appliance. I just upgraded Veeam Backup & Replication Server to v11. The Figure 1 is the high level of physical diagram. This is a great Veeam scenario for reference. Figure 1 – Physical diagram Environment Preferred Site: […]

Veeam Backup & Replication Server and Dell Data Domain — Victor Virtualization