Category Archive: vExpert

Runecast Analyzer v5.1 Released

Been a little bit over three months since Runecast released its 5.0 version and a few days ago the first corresponding dot release was made available meaning the latest Runecast version is now 5.1. This is really good news for all of you out there running VMware vSphere on Nutanix since best practices validation for …

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Runecast Analyzer v5.0 Released

Two days ago, 2021-03-31, Runecast released a new major version of their software, Runecast Analyzer, meaning the latest and greatest version is now 5.0. The 5.0 version comes with a huge focus on Microsoft Azure. You can monitor/scan your Azure environment to make sure it adheres to best practices plus the CIS Benchmarks security standard. …

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Runecast Analyzer v4.5 Released

Yesterday, 2020-09-30, Runecast released a dot version of their software, Runecast Analyzer, meaning the latest and greatest version is now 4.5. This version adds Kubernetes (K8s) infrastructure capabilities by including checks against Kubernetes best practices as well as CIS benchmark for Kubernetes (security standard). If you have been working with containers you know that there …

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Runecast Analyzer v4.3 Released

Just a few weeks after the release of Runecast 4.2 which you can read more about here Runecast released yet another new version. This means the latest one available is version 4.3. Two major new enhancements are included in the 4.3 release including: Enterprise Console which is built to operate very large environments since the …

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Runecast Analyzer v4.2 Released

Runecast Analyser 4.2 has been released and this version comes with one major announcement which will make the security focused group very happy and one which will make a specific application team very happy. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)  capabilities makes is possible to improve and automate cybersecurity and Runecast includes all five …

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vCloud Director 10 Released

As you all know VMware vCloud Director is a cloud provisioning and management tool for Service Providers. A while ago a new version was released and the new version is lucky number 10. Two of the most obvious improvements would be the HTML 5 UI (this applies to providers as well) and the support for NSX-T …

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Runecast Analyzer v3.0 Released

Runecast Analyzer version 3.0 was released last week, 2019-08-21, and comes with some really nice new features and improvements. Two major improvements are scalability to increase performance and reliability for even the largest VMware environments out there. From a security perspective Runecast 3.0 comes with an API-driven token creation, expiration configuration & editable PCI-DSS security checks. Log analysis has …

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vCloud Director 9.7 Released

A few days ago, 209-03-28, VMware released a new version of vCloud Director meaning latest and greatest version is now 9.7. With version 9.7 the vCloud Director virtual appliance (VA) comes with both the cell and database, PostgreSQL 10, functionality so there is no need to use an external database anymore if you’re going down …

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Application open for VMware vExpert 2019

Yesterday, 2019-01-07, VMware opened up the application for the VMware vExpert program 2019. Same as last year there are four different paths you can select from when applying for your vExpert title. Evangelist Path Customer Path Partner Path VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) For those of you who are new to the VMware vExpert program i …

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Runecast Analyzer v2.5 Released

Runecast Analyzer version 2.5 has been released and it comes with a strong focus on End User Computing. All of you running VMware Horizon will find this new release very useful since it includes the following capabilities: Scanning against and reporting of known VMware Horizon issues from the VMware knowledge base and shows you how …

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vCloud Director 9.5 Released

About one month ago I wrote about the VMware vCloud Director 9.5 announcement here and today, 2018-10-04, it was officially released. Two things I didn’t mentioned in the release announcement, since I didn’t have any information, were: vCloud Director deployment models. I did mention that it will be changes but not what changes. There are …

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vCloud Director 9.5 Announced

Almost one year ago I wrote about the vCloud Director (vCD) 9.0 announcement here and a few days ago vCloud Director 9.5 was announced. This means VMware announces 9.5 during the VMworld (a few days earlier but anyway) timeframe this year as well. There are some interesting changes and new features coming along with this release. Haven’t …

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Runecast Analyzer v1.8 Released

Just wanted to let you know that Runecast Analyzer version 1.8 has been released. For my blog readers running vSphere and NSX-V this is great news since support for VMware NSX-V has been added. Below is a summary of added functionality and improvements included in version 1.8: Support for proactive issue detection in VMware NSX-V …

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VMware vExpert 2018

Very happy to announce I have been awarded with the VMware vExpert title for 2018. This means I have hold the title for six consecutive years 2013-2018. There are quite a few benefits of being a vExpert and some of the most valuable are: 365-day home lab eval licenses for most products for home lab Blogger …

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vCloud Director 9.1 Released

Yesterday, 2018-03-08, VMware released a new version of VMware vCloud (vCD) meaning the latest and greatest version is now 9.1. Below are some of the new features and functionality included in the new release: Dedicated HTML 5 Provider Portal – No more Flex unless you want to use it since it is still available. Improved …

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VMware vSphere 5.5 End Of General Support

Just a quick blog post for those of you who might have missed it and are still running VMware vSphere 5.5 that it will be end of general support September 19, 2018. vSphere 5.5 was released September 22, 2013 so it has been around for almost 5 years when the general support ends. The same end …

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