Category Archives: 5.5

What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b

SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default Background Across the industry, enterprise software products and solutions are dropping use of and support for the SSLv3 protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) officially deprecated the SSLv3 protocol in RFC 7568 due to its obsolescence and inherent unfixability. Instead, IETF recommends the latest version of TLS. VMware is […]

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VSAN enabling Sky to be fast / responsive / agile…


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Over the last couple of months I’ve been talking to a lot of VSAN customers. A while ago I had a very interesting use case with a deployment on an Oil Platform. This time it is a more traditional deployment: I had the pleasure of talking to James Cruickshank who works for Sky. Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company, serving 21 million […]

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New beta of the vSphere 5.5 U1 Hardening Guide released


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Mike Foley just announced the new release of the vSphere 5.5 U1 Hardening Guide. Note that it is still labeled as a “beta” as Mike is still gathering feedback, however the document should be finalized first week of June. For those concerned about security, this is an absolute must read! As always, before implementing ANY […]

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One versus multiple VSAN disk groups per host


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I received two questions on the same topic this week so I figured it would make sense to write something up quickly. The questions were around an architectural decision for VSAN, one versus multiple VSAN disk groups per host. I have explained the concept of disk groups already in various posts but in short this […]

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How long will VSAN rebuilding take with large drives?


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I have seen this question popping up various times now where people want to know how long VSAN rebuilding will take with large drives. And it was something that was asked on twitter as well today, and I think there are some common misconceptions out there when it comes to rebuilding. Maybe this tweet summarizes […]

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