Welcome to the thirteenth edition of _In The Bag! #
In The Bag #13 - Week 11 2017 #
In-Guest UNMAP Fix in ESXi 6.5 Part I: Window (http://www.codyhosterman.com/2017/03/in-guest-unmap-fix-in-esxi-6-5-patch-1/)& Part II: Linux Cody Hosterman has tested the UNMAP fixes in ESXi 6.5, with great results. Glad this is back!
High frequency of read operations on VMware Tools image may cause SD card corruption (2149257)(https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2149257&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=355414078&stateId=1%200%20355416185) **This one is important! If you’re running ESXi 6.0 from SD cards, make sure to check this. No patch available for 6.5 yet though.
My Windows 10 Template Build Process (https://thevirtualhorizon.com/2017/03/13/my-windows-10-template-build-process/)** Sean Massey has published his Windows 10 VM template process, loads of great tips and tricks for tuning your VDI templates here.
[2-node vSAN topologies review (http://cormachogan.com/2017/03/10/2-node-vsan-topologies-review/) Newly appointed director Cormac goes through a couple of various 2-node vSAN topologies, and supported vSAN witness placement.
vCenter 6.5b Resets Root Password Expiration Settings (https://lonesysadmin.net/2017/03/16/vcenter-6-5b-resets-root-password-expiration-settings/?utm_content=buffer3eb0c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer)I've verified this in my own lab as well, and I think it’s very unfortunate that this upgrade to vCenter 6.5b does this. Shout-out to Bob Plankers for discovering this.
Other / Longreads #
- In The Bag #11 - Week 9 2017 —
- In The Bag #10 - Week 8 2017 —
- In The Bag #9 - Week 7 2017 —
- In The Bag #8 - Week 6 2017 —
- In The Bag #7 - Week 5 2017 —