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VMware Makes Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro Free for Personal Use

VMware announced yesterday that its Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro desktop hypervisor products are now free for personal use. Starting this week, VMware will offer two license models for its Pro apps: a Free Personal Use or a Paid Commercial Use subscription for organizations. According to VMware, customers should notice consistent functionality across both free...

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Starting the VMware Web Service

Last Update: Apr 29, 2024

In our article on How to Install VMWare Server, we encountered an error on installation about the VMWare Web Service. In this article, we will learn how to resolve that error and get the VMWare web server started. In the installation, we received the error that the install could not start the VMware Management Interface…

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Broadcom and Google Unveil New VMware License Portability Plan for Businesses

Broadcom and Google have announced a new license portability plan that will allow enterprise customers to run VMware workloads on Google Cloud. Broadcom is also actively advocating for the benefits of the changes to its VMware products among partners and customers. In the new license portability scheme, customers who purchased VMware Cloud Foundation software from…

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Azure VMware Solution – Maximizing Security and Control with Customer-Managed Keys

Last Update: Oct 10, 2023

In this article, I look at Azure VMware Solution, a Microsoft virtual machine (VM) service, verified by VMware, that runs on Microsoft Azure infrastructure. And specifically, how you can add a second layer of encryption to your datastore and ensure Microsoft cannot read or write any data within your private cloud. Data security is a…

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Azure VMware Solution Gets Support for Stretched Clusters and Customer-Managed Keys

Last Update: Oct 03, 2023

Microsoft has announced the release of a big update for its Azure VMware Solution (AVS). This release brings support for stretched clusters, customer-managed keys, Azure NetApp Files Datastores, and much more. “Azure VMware Solution is an easy way to extend and migrate existing VMware Private Clouds to run them natively on Azure. Azure VMware Solution…

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VMware Releases ESXi Update to Fix Secure Boost Issues in Windows Server 2022 VMs

VMware has released vSphere ESXi update to address the Secure Boot issue with Windows Server 2022 virtual machines. Microsoft acknowledged the problem following the release of the security update to Windows Server 2022 on February 14. According to Microsoft and VMware, some users who installed the KB5022842 update failed to boot virtual machines (VMs) that…

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VMware Expands the Hybrid Cloud to Google

Last Update: Sep 16, 2022

This past July 2019, VMware added Google to their list of hybrid cloud partners that enable you to run vSphere Cloud Foundation in the public cloud. VMware has previously announced similar partnerships with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

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Datacenter networking servers

VMware to Launch New vCenter Converter Tool in Beta

vCenter Converter, the former physical to virtual (p2V) machine migration assistant that WMware retired in 2019 is set to officially make a comeback later this year. VMware has announced its plans to launch a beta version of its revamped vCenter Converter tool for enterprise customers. Essentially, vCenter Converter is a solution that allows users to…

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Windows 10

VMware Carbon Black Releases Fix for BSOD and Boot Loop Issues on Windows

VMware has acknowledged a new issue with its Carbon Black Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution. The company confirmed in a security advisory that Carbon Black EDR is causing blue screens of death (BSOD) and boot loops on Windows machines. Carbon Black is an incident response and threat hunting tool that uses machine learning and…

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VMware Releases Updates to Address Critical Authentication Bypass Flaw

VMware has released new security updates to address a critical authentication bypass vulnerability present in its multiple products. The company warned that the bug could enable threat actors to gain administrative privileges on target systems. Tracked as CVE-2022-31656, the flaw was discovered by the security researcher Petrus Viet. VMware assigned the authentication bypass vulnerability a…

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