Every now and then new vSphere related must-have books are released, and this month there is no less than two of them, namely the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive and VDI Design Guide: A comprehensive guide to help you design VMware Horizon, based on modern standards.

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Migrating From Wordpress to Hugo aka The Long and Winding Road

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Goodbye Wordpress, hello Hugo! vNinja.net has been powered by Wordpress since it was launched back in 2010, and frankly it was time for a change.

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Like Sam and Simon over at definit.co.uk I’ve done a quick GDPR-related overhaul of the site.

Like the two English scholars and gentlemen, I’ve created the required Privacy Policy page. I’ve also deleted all existing comments on the site, and disabled comments sitewide — hopefully that’s enough.

Oh, joy.

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This is the third talk I’ve found worthy of publishing in the Awesome Talks series. Enjoy Simon Wardley’s Researcher, Leading Edge Forum, keynote from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 called «Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones».

Simon’s presentation technique, flair and master of language is flat out impressive — and fun!

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If you boot your ESXi hosts from SD-cards or USB you might have run into this issue. Suddenly your host(s) displays the following under events: «Bootbank cannot be found at path ‘/bootbank’.»

Usually this means that the boot device has been corrupted somehow, either due to a device failure or other issues. Normally the host continues to run, until it’s rebooted that is…

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This guest post by Bjørn Anders Jørgensen, Senior Systems Consultant Basefarm, first appeared on LinkedIn.

Before you start on this rather long post, have a go at part #1:

 tl;dr

This is a long read. To get to the juicy part on how Intel potentially shipped pre-release microcode to partners, skip to section 3. The short, short version is that the official Intel microcode update contains newer microcode for Skylake-SP and Kaby Lake/Coffe Lake than what currently is shipping from VMware/HPE/DellEMC etc.

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This guest post by Bjørn Anders Jørgensen, Senior Systems Consultant Basefarm, first appeared on LinkedIn.

Disclaimer: This is a report based on current development as of 7. January, the situation is changing by the hour so read this opinion piece with that in hindsight.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week you will know by now that there is a universal design flaw in most modern microprocessors, leaving them vulnerable to a serious information disclosure problem that requires updates to all operating systems and processors.

If you are not familiar with the issue, start here: Meltdown and Spectre

Jan Wildeboer also has a comprehensive timeline: How we got to #Spectre and #Meltdown A Timeline

The issue has been known by Intel at least since June, and has been under embargo while everyone has been hammering out code to mitigate the threat and be ready when the embargo was lifted.

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Keeping up with tradition (you thought I was going to say Kardashians there, didn’t you?), it’s time to evaluate 2017.

My list of goals for 2017 and the verdict is as follows:

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My good friends, and fellow VMUGgers, in Denmark is once again arranging the largest VMUG event in the Nordics in January 2018.

The Nordic VMUG Conference promises to be just as awesome as previous versions, just have a look at this speaker list:

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