NAKIVO v10.8 Beta improves UX and infrastructure support

The landscape of VM backup solutions vendors has significantly evolved over the last few years with the emergence of cloud computing and modern apps driving innovation. Following its 3 months release cycle, Nakivo recently released the latest Beta v10.8 of NAKIVO Backup & Replication which is available for testing. This... [Read More]

What's new in BDRSuite v5.5

Vembu BDR Suite is a complete Backup and disaster recovery solution tailored to protect workloads across Virtual, Physical, on-premises, Cloud services, and SaaS applications. The world of data protection kept gaining traction in the past decade with the rise of cloud services and then the threat of Ransomware. BDRSuite carved... [Read More]

Goodbye Tanzu Community Edition :sad:

You may have missed the news as it was somewhat under the radar but it was an expected outcome for those that were involved in the community, Tanzu Community Edition has been murdered retired. I don’t consider myself as such since I don’t do... [Read More]

Runecast - From vSphere KBs to multi-cloud compliance

Back at the beginning of my journey through infrastructure in IT, I came across Runecast I think from Yellow Bricks (Duncan Epping’s blog). It must have been around 2015 or 2016 when I was in Scotland and back then the product was somewhat revolutionary within the VMware space as it... [Read More]

VMware Cloud Director 10.3 refresh token and how to use them

In the previous release of VMware Cloud Director with VCD 10.3, a number of new features and improvements were introduced around Kubernetes integration, vAPP mobility, VM placement and a lot more. However, what we are talking about here was release in VMware Cloud Director 10.3.1 and offers authenticated users to... [Read More]

How to Migrate oVirt/RHEV VMs to VMware ESXi

V2V (Virtual-to-Virtual) is a common occurence for IT users anymore, especially for those working in big organizations. Since virtualization technology grows in the cloud computing era, many prefer to build a multi-hypervisor environment to better handle massive projects with different system requirements. Or, just simply migrate from one platform to... [Read More]

Nakivo v10.7 beta tightens Microsoft integration

With agressive release cycles to faster integrate product features, security fixes and customer requests, it feels like yesterday when I was talking about Nakivo v10.6 as it hasn’t even been 5 months. This cadence and the content of the changelogs testify for solid product owning work going on behind... [Read More]

VMs deleted in vCenter stuck in VMware Cloud Director

While playing a bit roughly in my homelab, I deleted a couple VMs from vCenter that were originally created and managed by VMware Cloud Director because I didn’t have time to start NSX-T, ALB, VCD… The problem is that after doing this, the VMs were still in VMware Cloud Director... [Read More]

What's new in BDRSuite v5.3

What used to be the wild west several years ago is now a pretty stable and settled landscape of Backup software vendors, Vembu being one of them with BDRSuite v5.3 that was released recently. The company adopted a more aggressive release cycle with BDRSuite 5 to address clients feature requests... [Read More]