Jimmy Mankowitz

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VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.4 Released

So the latest patch update for NSX Datacenter for vSphere has been release as of 14 dec 2018. The latest release finally include even more support in the HTML UI in vSphere. NSX User Interface VMware NSX – Functionality Updates for vSphere Client (HTML): The following VMware NSX features are now available through the vSphere Client: …

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VMware Specialist – Cloud Provider 2019

Today I recieved the latest certification called VMware Specialist – Cloud Provider 2019 after passing the exam last week. The certification validates my expertise in deploying and managing VMware vCloud Director and demonstrates knowledge of the overall Cloud Provider Platform.

VMWARE VCLOUD DIRECTOR 9.5 Released and what’s new?

The new version of vCloud Director is being released and I wanted to do a quick writeup on what to expect with the new version and all the features that will be available. Most interesting in my standpoint. If you are a developer working in vCD Cloud are the new integration with NSX-T and Kubernetes. …

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2018 vExpert NSX

Happy to update that I’m now a vExpert NSX 2018. I also would like to congratulate all the other returning vExpert NSX members and welcome to all new members joining for the 1st time! Link to the Announcements: https://blogs.vmware.com/vexpert/2018/08/17/vexpert-nsx-2018-award-announcement/

What’s new and awesome with VMware NSX for vSphere 6.4.1 features and licensing.

I wanted to do give some important changes regarding the latest version update of NSX for vSphere 6.4.1 that was released on May 24 2018. VMware have with this release created a new licensing model that is not that completely different from before but it has some new additions that might be good to be …

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VMware Empower 2018

I’m in Atlanta this week for the VMWare Empower 2018 Conference. I will update this page with workshops I will be attending and update with information with stuff that are not under NDA. The Empower 2018 has started Here are the keynote takeaways: General session: Things to look out for VMware Cloud on AWS AWS …

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VMware vExpert 2018

Hey great news today, I’m happy to announce that I have been awarded vExpert 2018 status by VMware. Click the link to see my profile. The official vExpert 2018 announcement is here.  I would also like to congratulate my fellow Real Time Services colleges Anders Olsson and Johan Blom for also claiming the vExpert 2018 award. I’m privileged to …

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NSX 6.4 Released and a look at the Upgrade Coordinator

NSX 6.4 Released Yesterday 16/1-2018 the new release of NSX 6.4 was Released. Here is a link to the Release Notes There are a bunch of new features that was released and listing the top ones to me are the following: Operations and Troubleshooting: Upgrade Coordinator provides a single portal to simplify the planning and …

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Upgrading NSX Controllers to NSX 6.3.3 or later deletes any associated DRS anti-affinity rules

So this post is a follow-up and somewhat related to my prevoius post regarding upgrade of NSX Controllers not retaining syslog conf. I also noticed that the current DRS-Anti-Affinity regler are deleted when upgrading the NSX Controllers to 6.3.4. This is documented at Vmware Upgrade docs for the NSX Controllers Important: In NSX 6.3.3 the …

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Upgrade of NSX Controllers to 6.3.4 will not retain syslog configuration

The other day at a customer I noticed that after we had upgraded the NSX environment (NSX Manager and NSX Controllers) from 6.2.4 to 6.3.4 the syslog configured on the NSX Controllers was lost and not retained after the upgrade. One reason for this I suspect is that with version 6.3 and up on NSX …

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