This video demonstrates the new Restart Priorities and Orchestrated Restart features of vSphere HA in vSphere 6.5
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
With the rise in popularity of hybrid cloud computing, where VM-sensitive data leaves the traditional IT environment and traverses over the public networks, IT administrators and architects need a simple and secure way to protect critical VM data that traverses across clouds and over long distances.
The Encrypted vMotion feature available in VMware vSphere 6.5 addresses this challenge by introducing a software approach that provides end-to-end encryption for vMotion network traffic. The feature encrypts all the vMotion data inside the vmkernel by using the most widely used AES-GCM encryption standards, and thereby provides data confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity even if vMotion traffic traverses untrusted network links. Experiments conducted in the VMware performance labs using industry-standard workloads show the following:
- vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotion performs nearly the same as regular, unencrypted vMotion.
- The CPU cost of encrypting vMotion traffic is very moderate, thanks to the performance optimizations added to the vSphere 6.5 vMotion code path.
- vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotion provides the proven reliabili
This paper describes vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotion technology and architecture, how to configure Encrypted vMotion from the vSphere Client, performance implications of encrypting vMotion traffic using real-life workload scenarios, and best practices for deployment.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Overview of VMware vRealize Automation's integrated container management services introduced in version 7.2. Seamlessly build, provision and manage docker container resources (hosts), containers and hybrid applications using vRA's built-in container management capabilities.
Monday, 9 January 2017
vSphere with Operations Management leverages vRealize Operations to better optimize a vSphere environment’s resources and workloads. This video focuses on vR Ops’ new DRS dashboard. This dashboard is available out of the box and can be used to monitor and manage clusters’ DRS configuration and workloads. The video will walk through a high-level overview on DRS followed by going through an example of a host in a cluster being under abnormally high load and how to resolve the issue without ever leaving the vR Ops portal. More Information