Adding Active Directory Integration to #vRealize Lifecycle Manager 2.0 #vExpert #vRSLCM #vLCM

VMware products always contain a local account directory of some kind.  vSphere for example has its local SSO (these days hosted by the Platform Services Controller component), and every appliance has a root account and usually a dedicated top-level admin account.  ¬† But to get the most from your environment, Single-Sign on is a must,
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Metro-Cluster SDRS datastore tagging and the EnforceStorageProfiles advanced setting

When doing vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, on the shared storage layer, you often have a ‘fallback’ side. The LUN that will become authoritative for reading and writing in case of a site failure, or a split brain. This makes VM storage placement on the correct Datastores rather important from an availability perspective. Up till now,
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Slow boot time on Veracrypt

Re-encrypting my work laptop harddrive. Veracrypt is the successor to Truecrypt and its code has been community-vetted to insure there are no ‘back doors’ in it (and its security can be independently verified). The only downside it has is that by default, it uses a rather high header key derivation iteration value (a lot higher
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