External, VMWare vSphere

vSphere Design Considerations — vcdx133.com

This is the VMware vSphere Design Deep-Dive. I have aggregated all of the design considerations that I could find that need to be assessed in a VMware vSphere architecture design. Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable. If you are going down the VMware vSAN route, consider these design considerations […]

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Comtrade, Nutanix AHV, VMWare vSphere

Demo: ESXi Backup with Nutanix Snapshot with HYCU — IT BLOOD PRESSURE

In addition to the support of Nutanix clusters that use Nutanix native AHV hypervisors, HYCU introduces the support for Nutanix environments that use VMware ESXi hypervisors. By using the native Nutanix storage layer snapshot technology, VMware snapshot stuns are avoided.

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External, VMWare vSphere

Client options for VMware vSphere — vInfrastructure Blog

Finally has been announced (or better, confirmed) that VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of VMware vSphere. What does it mean, that the HTML5-based vSphere Client will become the only GUI client… finally! After the death of the vSphere Client for Windows, written with C#…

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VMWare vSphere

Microsoft Convenience Update and VMware VMXNet3 Incompatibilities

REF: http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2016/06/rush-post-microsoft-convenience-update-and-vmware-vmxnet3-incompatibilities.html

Microsoft recently released a Convenience Update for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 which will casuse majot inconvenience if using VMXNet 3.

The announcement at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3125574 clearly says:

Known issue in this convenience rollup
  • Known issue 1


    A new Ethernet vNIC may be created with default settings in place of the previously existing vNIC, causing network issues.  Any custom settings on the previous vNIC are still persisted in the registry but unused.


    To resolve this issue, uninstall the convenience rollup.


    Microsoft is investigating this issue to determine proper course of action with VMWare. To resolve this issue uninstall the convenience rollup. Further information will be posted here as the investigation continues.


Be warned.. and always always follow change management and test systems before updating production systems.