What makes this so good is that they were the same ones as used in the official VMware Validated Design Documentation!
These are screenshots of what is included in the new Visio files. Keep in mind that these are SDDC focused so you will find Compute, Network and Storage icons with a strong focus on the SDDC within the set.
So how do you get hold of the Visio files?
Simply go to the direct link on the VMTN forums here. Read the instructions on the page from Ryan, as these will make using the icons much easier! – Don’t forget to like the page if you find them useful.
VMware has released Site Recovery Manager 8.2, vSphere Replication 8.2, Workstation 15.1.0 and Fusion 11.1.0.
Site Recovery Manager 8.2
VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 adds compatibility with VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2.
Simplified management and increased security with Photon OS-based Site Recovery Manager virtual appliance.
Reduce layers of complexity associated with Windows Server by leveraging a new operating system, purpose-built for only disaster recovery functions. Streamline deployment by installing the Site Recovery Manager virtual appliance directly from vCenter Server.
Enhancements to the Site Recovery Manager HTML-5 User Interface:
VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 Configuration Import/Export Tool is now available in Site Recovery Manager User Interface.
With Site Recovery Manager 8.2, you can change the color schemes in the Site Recovery Manager HTML-5 User Interface to display the interface in a dark theme.
Ability to display capacity information in the Protection Groups Datastores tab.
Ability to provide in-product feedback with the Site Recovery User Interface.
Enhancements to Site Recovery Manager public API. Site Recovery Manager 8.2 introduces new methods in the product’s Public API:
Listing Array Managers information
Listing replicated RDMs
For information about Site Recovery Manager public APIs and more extensive product automation, see Site Recovery Manager API Developer’s Guide.
Support for VM encryption: You can replicate encrypted virtual machines if you are using VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 or later.
Minimize security risks by enabling network encryption: You can enable encryption of replication data transfer in VMware vSphere Replication 8.2, if you are using VMware vSphere 6.0 or later.
Enhancements to the Site Recovery user interface: With vSphere Replication 8.2, you can monitor target datastores in the replication details pane of the Site Recovery user interface, and use vSphere Replication reports that display transferred bytes per virtual machine and per hour.
Stretch guest display: This feature is now extended to support all guests running on Windows hosts.
In Workstation 15.0.x, stretch guest for Windows was supported only for versions earlier than Windows 7. This limitation has been removed in Workstation 15.1.
This again has been a massive year for VMware. So many clouds so many announcements. Here is a quick portfolio guide to what VMware is offering in public clouds from last year until now. Continue reading →
The “big three” public cloud providers are turning their sights to legacy workloads. It will be interesting to see how customers adopt and deploy VMware on AWS, Azure Stack and, now, Google Nested Virtualization.
One knock on public clouds from Google, Amazon, and even Microsoft is that they are terrific for brand-new software built to take advantage of their resources, but not so great for existing, older business software developed and deployed before the cloud era kicked off 10 years ago.
The cloud players are working to address that issue. Many companies don’t necessarily want to rebuild applications that run just fine so they can move to someone else’s cloud data centers.