ANSI color handling characters with Tanzu CLI on Windows

If you installed the Tanzu CLI (to try VMware Tanzu Community Edition or TCE for instance), you probably encountered odd characters such as ←[1m or ←[0m in your powershell or cmd sessions when using it. I thought I’d write a quick blog on that since I’m pretty sure I’ll need... [Read More]

Vembu BDR Suite v5.0 GA release

Vembu BDR Suite v5.0 is a complete Backup and disaster recovery solution tailored to protect workloads across Virtual, Physical, on-premises, Cloud services, and SaaS applications. After a hiatus since version 4, Vembu finally released Vembu BDR Suite v5.0, a major release which embeds many interesting features and will bring a... [Read More]

Announcements at VMworld 2021

VMworld 2021 took place on 5/6/7 of October 2021 during which VMware officials unveiled a number of new offerings, products, features etc… As always it was a great show with lots of value and you could really tell where VMware is taking the world of IT infrastructure. VMworld 2021 was... [Read More]

vSphere environments in the Ransomware landscape

A sense of fear is glooming in corporate organizations with the threat of Ransomware attacks in these last few years and even ransomware attack on vmware esxi more recently. The number of horror stories about companies getting their datastores encrypted is growing. I have been following it from a distance... [Read More]

Nakivo Backup and Replication for VMware and more

Today we are going to have a look at Nakivo Backup and Replication, an all-in-one product that will let you backup, restore and replicate virtual machines in your VMware environment. The product supports a variety of environments to backup such as vSphere, Hyper-V, M365, Nutanix, Oracle… NAKIVO is a privately... [Read More]

Interacting with containerd runtime for kubernetes

EDIT on terminology: In this blog I talk a lot about Container Runtime. In this context I should really be talking about Container Manager to be more accurate with the proper terminology. Refer to this very good Twitter thread by Ivan Velichko for more details. If you work with... [Read More]

How to download and install Windows Server 2022

In a world where security is increasingly important along with the adoption of hybrid cloud options, Microsoft recently released Windows server 2022 which builds on these industry requirements to offer a mature and secure platform. In this blog, we will discuss how to download and install Windows Server 2022 in... [Read More]

How to install VMware Tools on FreeBSD (OpnSense)

Recently I needed subnets in my nested lab to discover VMware Tanzu. I chose OpnSense, a pretty recent fork of PFSense based on FreeBSD that seems to be popular. I installed the VMware Tools like I do on all my VMs so I figured I’d write a short piece on... [Read More]

How to use PostgreSQL database for Horizon 8 (2103) events

VMware released Horizon 8 (2103) on the 23rd of March 2021. While previous versions only allowed Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle for the events database, this latest version introduces support for PostgreSQL. The benefits of using Postgres is that it is free, lightweight and very easy to configure. We are... [Read More]

How to update to vSphere 7.0 Update 2

VMware recently released vSphere 7.0 Update 2. It delivers a number of really interesting features and improvements in terms of performance and vSphere LifeCycle management. Among the main features we find : · Nvidia backed AI & Developer Ready Infrastructure · Enhanced security footprint · Simplified operations with vLCM ·... [Read More]