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Update Manager Is Now in the New and Improved HTML5 vSphere 6.7 Client

When it comes time to update ESXi hosts, VMware vSphere Update Manager often comes to mind first.  You may also here it referred to as VMware VUM, or vCenter 6.7 Update Manager.  While vSphere Update Manager, does more than upgrade ESXi, it makes the upgrade easy and removes the risk of human error. Reducing risk …

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An Introduction to Security Advisories and Response for VMware vSphere Administrators

While responding to a security advisory may not be a daily occurrence in a VMware vSphere environment, the occasion still arises when a prompt response is needed. This will depend on a number of different things, like how critical the threat is, and what processes your organization may already have in place. If you do …

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#VMworld 2017 – VMware Changes the Security Space with AppDefense

As technologists, security is a part of our daily lives.  If it isn’t it should be.  After all, just look at the recent Ransomware outbreaks that have crossed the news headlines. Now, let’s grossly simplify how some security software works.  Many times, when we’re using a security product, it has a definition database.  This database, …

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How to Upgrade ESXi 5.5 to 6.5 Using vSphere Update Manager 6.5 on the vCenter Server Appliance

Something each and every one of us virtualization folks will have to is update ESXi at some point, it is a fact of life.  If you are looking to upgrade VMware vSphere ESXi from 5.5 to 6.5, look no further than VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5, which was integrated with the vCenter Server Appliance in the …

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