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March 11, 2016
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talked about where the security world stands, where it can go and how NSX fits in.
September 29, 2015
A new version of vSphere wasn't announced at VMworld, but the new technologies that were left users excited for the future
August 28, 2015
It's not a rebirth of the VMware Technology Network, but VMUG Advantage gives subscribers a trial period of a year for several VMware products.
February 16, 2015
VMware's origin started with five employees and an idea to abstract hardware. Now the company is evolving faster thanks to a rapid succession of acquisitions.
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How much do you know about VMware's security product, AppDefense? This quiz asks you about AppDefense's technology and use cases to prove your understanding. Continue Reading
VMware vMotion moves VMs between hypervisors and storage devices to keep those VMs running. You can use PowerCLI to easily automate complex vMotion tasks. Continue Reading
Templates are the quickest, easiest way to deploy VMs in vSphere. You can use a free tool such as Packer and a builder such as vmware-iso to automate the creation of VM templates. Continue Reading
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Alarms are central to good security. Bypass the unwieldy GUI and use PowerCLI instead to quickly and easily retrieve, monitor and modify alarms in your vCenter ecosystem. Continue Reading
Microsoft recently released Windows Server 2019, so how do the features in this version of Hyper-V compare to VMware's virtualization platform? Continue Reading
VMware's ESXi hypervisor is free to license and use, but its capabilities are limited without vSphere. You get what you pay for. Continue Reading
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Application control, anomaly detection and VM encryption are some of the ways VMware incorporates security in products such as NSX, AppDefense, vSAN, vSphere and ESXi. Continue Reading
Compatibility issues can arise during a VMware infrastructure upgrade. Consider HCI platforms and vSAN when looking to upgrade, and know your storage and compute lifecycles. Continue Reading
With just a handful of cmdlets -- Get-VM, Set-VM, Start-VM, Stop-VM and Stop-VMGuest -- you can use PowerCLI to automate vCenter tasks at scale, something you can't do with a GUI. Continue Reading
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This VMware ESXi command line cheat sheet is a must-have resource for IT professionals who maintain and troubleshoot ESXi. Continue Reading
When your ESXi host abruptly reboots, you can use logs to track the potential causes, whether they are planned, environmental or hardware-related. Continue Reading
With just a USB flash drive and an ISO image, you can install VMware ESXi. Learn how this can save you time and money, as well as two methods for installation. Continue Reading