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Strengthened Foothold Across Key Verticals and Transitioned to 100% Software as a Subscription Model
Welcome! Today we will install Server 2022 on VMware vSphere 7 Update 3.
We will go ahead and Create a New Virtual Machine.
As you see, I have added more ram and disk space. And Importantly changed the network adapter to VMXNET3, but I also change the disk type to Paravirtual.
Edit your Virtual Machine and edi your CDROM and browse to your ISO.
Hit a key.
Tab to Next, and then hit Enter.
Select the edition, and version you want, and hit tab to Next and then hit Enter.
Accept, and tab to Next, and hit Enter.
Tab over to Custom and hit Enter.
Tab to new, and hit Enter.
Tab to apply and hit Enter
And hit ok.
Tab to Next, and hit Enter.
Go ahead and set your password, and tab to Finish and hit Enter.
Once it’s booted up, make sure you install VMware tools.
Welcome to Server 2022!
Install vSphere 7 U3
Today I will be Installing VMware vSphere 7 Update 3 via workstation to walk you through the installation.
Lets go ahead and press F11
Select your disk, and Press Enter.
Select your language and Press Enter.
Enter your password and Press Enter.
Here it is saying my I7 is old, imagine that, normally you will not get this unless it’s an older cpu. Press Enter to continue.
Hit F11 to install.
W00t, Time to reboot, Press Enter.
Lets go build some VM’s! Until next time.
In April 2020, VMware released vRealize Automation 8.1 – an incremental upgrade to vRealize Automation 8 – which includes a number of new features. Kubernetes support has been enhanced, Red Hat Openshift support has been introduced, approval policies have been added, support for Powershell in ABX and in vRealize Orchestrator, NSX and networking updates, RBAC enhancements and a slew of other new features.
Let me be honest – calling vRealize Automation 8.0 or 8.1 the same name as the previous product is actually a disservice. This is an entirely new product and way of automating infrastructure for VMware. The new product is modern and itself containerized and modular in the way that VMware built and distributes the software. It introduces modern concepts like code pipelines, continuous delivery and infrastructure as code definitions.
vRealize Automation 8 is made of 3 major components – Cloud Assembly, Code Stream & Service Broker. Also packaged is Orchestrator, which has been closely coupled with the legacy vRA for many years.
Cloud Assembly is the portion of the product used to create blueprints and workflows. This is the section that allows us to create infrastructure as code definitions for templates that can be deployed. Cloud Assembly allows for common definition of deployments through the abstraction of infrastructure. This allows the IaC definitions to be normalized while allowing the specifics to be mapped back for operational purposes. For instance, in AWS or Azure, you have a specific VM image and sizing to be determined. In vSphere, those options are a combination of choices of vCPU, RAM and disk space. Cloud Assembly allows you to setup definitions – t-shirt sizes, if you like – that defines small on vSphere as 2 vCPU, 8GB of RAM, 40Gb of Disk space and maps that to a specific SKU for a matching cloud instance.
Code Stream is a code pipeline allowing for continuous delivery. It is a DevOps tool with integrations to other tools that developers will be using to create software.
Service Broker is the catalog or portal for users to access and request services. This is the primary interface for non-infrastructure users. Governance is also built into Service Broker. In addition to blueprints created in Cloud Assembly, some services can be surfaced directly into Service Broker, like AWS Cloud Formation Templates.
The new vRealize Automation is made up of Kubernetes orchestrated containers.
Dell Technologies announced Dell EMC PowerStore to the market back in May. The headlines ranged from ‘breaks ground in storage infrastructure’, ‘PowerStore is untouchable’ through to ‘Dell simplifies mid-range storage portfolio.’ It made a strong impression.
PowerStore is a revolutionary infrastructure platform built from the ground up with Dell’s superior technology. Up to seven times faster and three times more responsive than previous Dell midrange storage arrays, PowerStore is built to handle any workload, traditional or modern, without compromising efficiency or performance. It’s also the only purpose-built storage array that includes a built-in VMware ESXi Hypervisor, allowing administrators to deploy applications directly on the array for greater flexibility. This capability is ideal for data-intensive workloads in core or edge locations and infrastructure applications.
Whenever any new storage array is launched by Dell the market gets excited, but once the dust settles and users start to discuss the practicalities of using this new solution, migration becomes a key priority. Today, Datadobi is excited to announce that their industry-leading DobiMigrate software is fully tested and compatible with Dell EMC PowerStore. It will enable users from non-Dell EMC arrays to migrate their data to PowerStore technology and enjoy a more efficient platform with far less risk and a better return on investment.
DobiMigrate is used in the world’s largest and most complex migration projects. It is ideally suited to mid-market organizations adopting PowerStore to optimize their storage strategy across today’s varied and complex use cases. Datadobi has a long-standing and successful history with the Dell team, and the launch of PowerStore will enable organizations to modernize their infrastructure to meet demanding storage requirements.
At the end of the day, Datadobi customers migrating data to PowerStore can have peace of mind and confidence that DobiMigrate can help quickly and effectively roll out this ground-breaking new platform.
Scale Computing Offers Acronis Cloud Storage, Expands Storage Options for Enhanced Data Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Ransomware Mitigation
By offering Acronis Cloud Storage, Scale Computing customers can now easily and securely store their Acronis backups locally or in the cloud
INDIANAPOLIS, March 24, 2020 – Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced it is offering Acronis Cloud Storage, adding a further dimension to the existing OEM partnership with the global leader in cyber protection. The easy to use cloud subscription from Acronis gives Scale Computing HC3 customers a powerful, highly available, hybrid redundant backup storage solution delivering disaster recovery protection and cyberthreat mitigation.
By offering Acronis Cloud Storage, Scale Computing provides customers with a safe, secure and easy place to back up data. By integrating the Scale Computing HC3 platform with Acronis Cyber Backup, users can benefit from a wide range of advanced backup and protection features, including granular object-level recovery, variable-length deduplication for backups, and active ransomware protection.
The new end-to-end storage and cloud backup solution can protect entire virtual machines (VMs), providing bare-metal restore capabilities, and can restore to dissimilar hardware or platforms if required. Available to purchase in one- or three-year terms, Scale Computing will be offering Acronis Cloud Storage in increments ranging from 250GB to 5TB.
Acronis backups are stored on reliable Acronis Cyber Infrastructure (a secure software-defined compute and storage solution) with outstanding redundancy and error correction. The data center infrastructure is designed around high availability and redundancy to minimize associated risks and eliminate single points of failure. In addition, physical security is ensured through several protective measures such as security barriers, video surveillance, and highly monitored access. Data can also be encrypted at source with government-approved AES-256 strong encryption before sending it to a secure data center.
“We are seeing considerable demand from today’s businesses for data protection, backup and disaster recovery. Integrating the Scale Computing HC3 platform with Acronis will help customers meet these priorities in a simple and cost-effective way,” explained Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “Scale Computing customers can now easily and securely store their Acronis backups locally or in the cloud, with a scalable solution that is designed for agile businesses.”
“The ever-rising threat of ransomware and other cyberthreats along with changing IT requirements have organizations facing ongoing challenges associated with protecting their infrastructure. Due to this, more organizations are demanding cyber protection solutions that are easy, efficient and secure for backing up their data,” said Patrick Hurley, Vice President and General Manager, Americas at Acronis. “With Acronis Cloud Storage on Scale Computing HC3, organizations gain a high availability data protection cloud solution that also ensures safe, secure and scalable offsite backup for any data or any system — anytime, anywhere.”
Acronis Cloud from Scale Computing is available now, worldwide.For more information about Acronis Cloud Storage on Scale Computing HC3, visit: https://www.scalecomputing.com/acronis
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate and TrustRadius.
Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by its award-winning AI-based active protection technology, blockchain-based data authentication and unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment – including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications – all at a low and predictable cost.
Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses, including 100% of the Fortune 1000 companies. Acronis’ products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 30 languages.
Zerto Announces Partnership with Google Cloud and Deeper Integration with Azure, AWS and VMware
Boston, March 24, 2020 – Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced the general availability of Zerto 8.0, expanding disaster recovery, data protection, and mobility for hybrid and multi-cloud environments with strategic partners. Zerto 8.0 introduces new integration with Google Cloud, deeper integrations with Azure, AWS public cloud platforms, and new innovations with VMware.
“With Zerto 8.0, our mission is to deliver IT resilience everywhere, by introducing a range of new and powerful features along with deeper integration with market-leading public cloud providers. We give customers the protection they want, wherever they need it,” explained Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto. “Zerto has been moving the dial on resilience for the past decade, and the ongoing development and wider integration of our platform shows the importance of technology leadership in an era where businesses can never stand still on data protection and recovery.”
Zerto 8.0 brings unrivalled data protection and mobility for hybrid, multi-cloud environments with a range of new, innovative features and capabilities:
New support for Google Cloud by bringing its leading Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology to Google Cloud’s VMware-as-a-Service offering. Zerto 8.0 will support VMware on Google Cloud, enabling users to protect and migrate native VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Zerto’s leading RTOs, RPOs and workload mobility.
New cost savings, operational efficiencies and visibility with support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols).
Expanded VMware vCloud Director (vCD) connection with Zerto’s self-service recovery portal for Managed Service Providers (MSP).
Deeper integration with Microsoft Azure for increased simplicity and scalability of large deployments, which includes support for Microsoft Hyper-V Gen 2 VMs, users leveraging UEFI for VMs running in their on-premises environments can now use Microsoft Azure as a target for disaster recovery, without a need to convert the VMs to legacy formats.
AWS Storage Gateway to be used as a target site for inexpensive and efficient cloud archive and data protection.
New data protection capabilities, extending the value of Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs) to data protection, delivering application consistency from seconds to years.
A single pane of glass for data protection reporting with status performance and capacity reporting of protected workloads.
Zerto’s failback functionality as part of the cost-effective incremental snapshots of Azure managed disks is now available across ALL regions.
New unified alert management with prioritized views of critical alerts and customization for users to receive the alerts exactly when needed for critical operations.
New impact analysis capability to mitigate risk to an organization’s protected and unprotected environment for on-premises or cloud.
New resource planning view of Unprotected VM’s for better insight into an organizations’ unprotected VMs.
Additional features to automate and streamline the processes for failover and configuration in the public cloud with automated OS configuration, automatic failback configuration and more.
Additionally, Zerto 8.0 lays the foundation for the future of data protection, replacing traditional snapshot-based backup with low RPO journal-based “operational recovery,” enabling enterprises to perform day-to-day granular recovery quickly.
“We’re excited to partner with Zerto and to integrate its capabilities in disaster recovery and backup with Google Cloud,” said Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Zerto’s expertise in supporting and securing VMware workloads in the cloud will be a benefit to organizations that are increasingly running mission-critical workloads on Google Cloud.”
“Zerto support for VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) helps our mutual customers protect their digital infrastructure,” said Lee Caswell, VP Marketing, HCI BU, VMware. “As an Advanced tier Technology Alliance Partner, Zerto is helping customers realize the unique VMware ability to offer consistent storage policy-based management across traditional storage and hyperconverged infrastructure.”
“At Coyote, the security and protection of our customers’ data is our top priority,” said Brian Work, Chief Technology Officer, Coyote. “We take every precaution to keep their information safe, and our work with Zerto is a perfect example of this. Our mutual focus on data protection allows us to offer our customers the innovative tech solutions they need with the security they require.”
Learn more about Zerto 8.0 here: https://www.zerto.com/zerto-8-0-general-availability/
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over 8,000 customers, works with more than 1,500 partners and is powering resiliency offerings for 450 managed services providers. Learn more at Zerto.com.
VMware, vSphere, VMware Cloud Director, and VMware Virtual Volumes are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.
Exciting news from Vmware this week.
“Our customers who are most successful in meeting the changing needs of their customers simultaneously work on two initiatives: modernize their approach to applications, and modernize the infrastructure that those applications run on, to meet the needs of their developers and IT teams.
As part of these initiatives, customers want to gain the benefits of a cloud operating model, which means having rapid, self-service access to infrastructure, simple lifecycle management, security, performance, and scalability.
This is exactly what vSphere now provides. vSphere 7 is the biggest release of vSphere in over a decade and delivers these innovations and the rearchitecting of vSphere with native Kubernetes that we introduced at VMworld 2019 as Project Pacific.
The headline news is that vSphere now has native support for Kubernetes, so you can run containers and virtual machines on the same platform, with a simple upgrade of the system that you’ve currently standardized on and adopting VMware Cloud Foundation. In addition, this release is chock-full of new capabilities focused on significantly improving developer and operator productivity, regardless of whether you are running containers.”
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Clumio is a secure, backup as a service for the enterprise that replaces the complexity of software and hardware management with an authentic approach to SaaS. It protects your VMware workload no matter where it is running – within your datacenter, in remote locations, or even on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC). All of this is done by subscribing to a service and without managing any hardware or software within your environment or in the cloud.
The Clumio service leverages the scale and elasticity of the public cloud to scale dynamically to meet the changing needs of the enterprise. In addition, security is incorporated at the core of its design to provide a secure backup and recovery service for the enterprise. This empowers the IT team to focus on strategic business priorities, instead of the mundane tasks of managing backup and restore infrastructure.
Clumio’s flagship product, a secure backup as a service for the enterprise, became generally available on April 30th, 2019. It delivers the following capabilities to ensure that protecting enterprise data is easy and that users are confident their data is protected and secure.
Easy to Manage. Setup and start protecting your data in less than 15 minutes. Instead of designing and buying infrastructure, just focus on identifying the appropriate SLAs for different applications and then create and assign policies to match those SLAs.
Predictable Costs. Pay for the service based simply on the number of VMs. Skip the complicated cost projections of on-premise hardware and software, and avoid surprise cloud charges by eliminating the need to run 3rd party backup applications in the cloud.
Scale On-Demand. Clumio scales resources automatically to meet changing enterprise requirements.
Global Compliance. Create one policy to manage the backup of VMs within the data center or across remote sites. Get a global view of the compliance status of the backups for all the VMs within the enterprise.
Always-On Security. All backups are encrypted in-transit and at rest.
In addition to on-premise protection of VMs, Clumio protects workloads running on VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC). Users can enforce policies for their VMs running on-premise or on VMC with one management interface. Users can also backup their on-premise VMs and restore them to the cloud on VMC.
Today’s backup solutions are very complex to manage. Solutions need to be designed. If you don’t have the skills, you need professional services. Due to the complexity, it can take weeks or months to implement your backup solution. Once live, you have to manage hardware, software and do capacity planning. You’ll manage patches, upgrades, testing, and refresh cycles. You’ll have to manage alerts, triage issues, get to root cause and distribute fixes. With Clumio you can set your policy and start backing up in 15 minutes. Instead of managing all that infrastructure, you can monitor the protection and compliance of your data with a real-time dashboard.
If your backup needs spike unexpectedly, Clumio automatically scales processing and storage resources. Instead of managing upgrades, you’ll get automatic updates that address issues and add functionality. Clumio subscriptions include support that monitors all critical backup and recovery functions. If there are any backup issues, they’re either resolved by Clumio entirely, or they’re identified and tickets are submitted for your attention (for example, if a backup fails because of a network outage).
Clumio offers standard and premium support tiers. Standard support is included with the Clumio subscription. Premium support is available for an additional fee. Standard support SLAs range from four business days for low priority issues to urgent issues that have a two business-hour SLA.
Enterprises want simplicity, ease of use, and security to take full advantage of the scale, economics, and elasticity of the cloud. The current cloud strategy of legacy backup vendors is nothing more than a “lift-and-shift” to the cloud. This requires manual management of virtual appliances that must run on expensive cloud resources 24×7. This completely defeats the ease of use and economic benefits of the cloud.
IT prefers to consume services instead of managing hardware and software that isn’t core to their business. This is why customers are moving on-premise workloads to VMC. These customers often have a hybrid environment with VMs running on-premise and in the cloud.This means IT must back up workloads running in both places. Existing backup products require IT to deploy separate solutions to manage their on-premise and VMC workloads. While their data still needs to be protected, IT likely does not have extra time to spend on it.
With the Clumio service, IT can centrally manage their backup and recovery needs for VMware workloads, no matter where they run. IT simply subscribes to the Clumio service and applies policies to the workloads that need to be backed up. IT can leverage time saved to focus on more strategic work.
IT can also back up a VM running on-premise and restore it to VMC and vice versa. This capability is missing from existing solutions. Clumio support for VMC will help accelerate the adoption of VMC without increasing backup and recovery complexity.
Clumio leverages AWS. It’s massively parallel and has access to virtually limitless resources. This access to resources enables a seamless on boarding experience with no compromise in backup performance. Clumio’s vision is to help enterprises manage backups regardless of their deployment model – on-premise, hybrid, or public cloud.
Managing on-premise backup infrastructure is daunting. This is magnified by data growth, sprawl, and compliance requirements. IT has to manage separate infrastructure at each site and deal with changing demands. IT must also keep track of backup and restore requests across sites and triage issues with the backups and restores. The Clumio service eliminates the need to handle backup infrastructure across sites while providing a centralized way of enforcing policies and compliance.
Enterprises can now use VMC to run some workloads in the cloud while they still run other workloads on-premise. With existing backup solutions, customers must manage separate solutions for their on-premise and VMC deployments. Solutions that protect VMC workloads must run 24×7 in the VMC environment, dramatically increasing the TCO for backup. With Clumio, customers don’t need to manage a backup solution in their VMC environment. Customers get a centralized view of compliance and can manage both deployments with a single policy. This saves time, money and eliminates the risk of compliance failures.
Future updates are planned to address additional public clouds.
Clumio delivers business and operational value. Clumio delivers business value by offering straightforward pricing based upon the number of VMs you’re protecting. That’s it. Projecting your costs is as easy as planning your VMs. You don’t have to estimate the cost of design, upgrades, and maintenance, because we’ve already done that for you. There are no cloud bills or egress charges to worry about.
Clumio also provides business value by enabling data protection with end-to-end encryption and a singular view of global compliance. Clumio employs FIPS Compliant AES-256 bit encryption. Clumio smartly leverages public cloud investments in physical, environmental and data security. Clumio stores data in data centers that meet ISO-27001, SOC-1, SOC-2, and SOC-3.
The Clumio service also delivers operational value. Clumio takes care of critical data backup and recovery tasks. Clumio reduces the time and effort spent planning for software licensing and updates, hardware capacity projections, depreciation calculations, implementation planning, and execution. Clumio offers IT departments freedom from the manual tasks listed above, allowing IT teams to focus on more strategic initiatives.
With Clumio, backup no longer has to be an inhibitor to cloud initiatives.