vSphere ESXi 6.5

ESXi 6.5 is the latest update by VMware to its bare metal hypervisor. I know from experience that despite there being many updates in the versions, the installation has remained largely the same, so I was keen to see if 6.5 kept up the tradition.  Continue reading “vSphere ESXi 6.5”

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Windows 10….. why change the habit of a lifetime?

There have been many new versions of Windows over the years, some good and some not so good (remember Windows ME?)
Windows 10 is different though as for the first time it’s designed to be managed as a mobile device. Why is this significant….? Continue reading “Windows 10….. why change the habit of a lifetime?”

VMware announce Verify 2FA

Up until now if you wanted two factor authentication with VMware you used a radius integration partner such as RSA or Swivel to name but two, but now you have a new option. VMware has now included it’s own 2FA within its Identity Manager product for free.

With Verify you can generate a token to be sent to your mobile device if you are online, and an app is available to generate tokens if you are offline. Currently it’s available on iOS and Android with Chrome app for Windows coming soon.

Here’s the VMware blog with a full summary and screenshots

http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2016/07/introducing-vmware-verify-two-factor-authentication.html

 

vRealize Business for Cloud 7.0.1 – Installation and configuration

vRealize Business has been around for a while, but i tend to find that people either don’t really know much about it, or those who have bought it as part of vCloud Suite rarely implement it, and thats a real shame because with very little time and effort you can get some really useful information out of it. So, i’m going to attempt to show you in this article how to deploy it and configure it. Continue reading “vRealize Business for Cloud 7.0.1 – Installation and configuration”