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Xavier is a guest blogger for Vembu. Freelance IT consultant specialized in VMware technologies, VCP, vExpert 3 times and blogger on his spare time. You can check his blog at and twitter @xavieravrillier.
4 12, 2018

How to verify your I/O devices compliance in ESXi

By | December 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Compatibility is one of the most important topics in VMware environments (and any other environment for that matter). VMware places a lot of resources into certifying Firmware and Drivers versions with ESXi releases by maintaining the VMware HCL (Hardware Compatibility List). Checking the HCL is [...]

26 11, 2018

A Brief Guide on vSphere 6.7 Update 1 Security Configuration

By | November 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The vSphere Security Configuration Guide (SGC) is a collection of security best practices provided by VMware that used to be known as the Hardening Guide up until vSphere 6.0 and was changed because the number of actual “hardening” settings is decreasing over the releases. Check [...]

20 11, 2018

How to backup VMware’s SRM embedded vPostgreSQL database

By | November 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Site Recovery Manager doesn't need an introduction. It is one of the best and most popular tools out there when it comes to orchestrating disaster recovery, especially in environment running on the VMware platform. It gives you the ability to integrate with the replication of [...]

8 10, 2018

VMware Workstation 15 – New Features and Improvements

By | October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

In celebration of the 20th anniversary, VMware released the version 15 of their desktop hypervisor product Workstation available on Windows and Linux, which is one their biggest releases so far. VMware workstation is a type 2 hypervisor comparable to Oracle’s Virtual Box or Microsoft’s Virtual [...]

24 09, 2018

What is WSFC and how to fix ESXi long boot times

By | September 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Windows Server Failover Clusters (WSFC), formerly called Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS), is a clustering technology of Windows Server that allows you to run multiple Windows Servers in a cluster configuration. There is a variety of use cases to use such high availability configuration like SQL [...]

17 09, 2018

End of General support for vSphere and VSAN 5.5

By | September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Running a vSphere environment out of the support program has always been highly inadvisable due to the risk of being a sitting duck for any major outage. Keeping your environment supported means VMware will have your back should things get spicy. Originally GA'd on September [...]