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I would like to announce the official release of the vSphere 5.0 Security Hardening Guide. The guide has been posted to the VMware Communities in the "Security and Compliance” area, in the Documents tab. For more information, please see my blog post on the VMware Security and Compliance Blog. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the Public Draft, and also to the team at VMware who contributed to this guide in many significant ways. Charu Chaubal Technical Marketing, Cloud Infrastructure Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at VMware vSphere Blog
@Sandro: Yes, this book will be released as an e-Book in the near future (not sure of the exact date).
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2010 on New Book on ESXi at VMware ESXi Chronicles
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VMware vSphere Hypervisor is designed to provide first time users with a simple way to get started with virtualization at no cost. We believe that as customers understand the value of virtualization they should move to a more advanced vSphere edition that will also provide more complete management capabilities. A great start would be the vSphere Essentials bundle, which includes everything required to virtualize and centrally manage many application workloads on three physical servers running vSphere, and costs less than $500. Not only do you get full read/write capabilities for remote command lines, but you also get things like VMFS, vCenter Update Manager, and 4-way vSMP.
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Please post technical questions to the ESXi 4 Forum, since this is much more actively monitored by experts who can help. http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vsphere/esxi?view=discussions
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@Drew: To enable jumbo frames on ESXi, you can use the following vCLI command: esxcfg-vswitch -m 9000 vSwitchX. Of course, you need to have jumbo frames enabled throughout the entire network path, including the physical switches, physical NICs, and the guest VM vNIC (e.g. using vmxnet2 or vmxnet3).
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If you follow the workaround described in the KB then you should be able to upgrade.
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You can sign up for the beta of VMware Go at this URL: http://www.vmware.com/go/vmware-go-beta
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2009 on Go ESXi at VMware ESXi Chronicles
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Everyone, please post your questions on the discussion forum at the VMware Communities site for ESXi: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vsphere/esxi. There are many experts there who can answer them straight away.
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@aenagy: thanks for letting me know. I remove the broken link in the original comment and replaced it with a link to the online docs, and indicated where to look for this information.
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Thanks. I removed one wrong link.
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@Doug: Yes, you can received granular alerts on specific hardware conditions. The Alarms and Alerts feature has been greatly enhanced in vCenter 4.0. You can see the list of pre-configured alarms here (although this only scratches the surface of what you can do): http://pubs.vmware.com/vsp40_i look in vSphere Basic System Administration, Table 21-23. I highly encourage you to download the free trial and take it for a spin.
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@David: Yes, we plan to create additional white papers for hardware monitoring on systems by other vendors too. Please stay tuned.
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