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VMware Spectre Variant 2 CVE-2017-5715 with cpu microcode fix released!!

I noticed that my ESXi hosts had new patches today and apparently VMware has finally released the patch for Spectre Variant 2 CVE-2017-5715 version 2 which utilizes the new updated CPU microcode patch listed in VMware Security Advisory vmsa-2018-0004.3. A colleague of mine illustrated the requirements similar to the one below which I found interesting and easy […]

Zerto issue with VMware VSAN – Zerto-migrated VMs unable to perform snapshot or clone

I recently used Zerto migrate VMs from an old vSphere 5.0 cluster into a new VSAN 6.6 cluster. The VMs started up fine but I found that I could not perform any disk related functions such as snapshots or clones to the migrated VMs. All VMs that were manually created on the VSAN 6.6 cluster […]

Testing the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2s VSAN All-Flash Ready-Node

I was privileged enough to get my hands on a Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2s VSAN All-Flash Ready-Node for testing. Hardware Overview The Dell PowerEdge FX2s VSAN All-Flash Ready-Node consists of the following hardware: 4 x Dell PowerEdge FC430 servers 2 x All-Flash disk sleds 2 x Dell PowerEdge FN410s IO Modules Each Dell PowerEdge FC430 has […]