VMware : Using Ansible to update VMware vSphere

In any environment, small or large, it’s always considered best practices to keep a platform up to date especially with all the CVE we have seen recently.

With Update Manager or Lifecycle Manager, ESXi patches shouldn’t be that painful. But planning to patch your environment composed of many hosts, on different vSphere Clusters and vCenters may be a challenge for a sysadmin.

Ansible has by default a lot of VMware modules that can help to automate VMware vSphere tasks and

VMware : VMFS-5 Bénéfices

 VMware : VMFS-5 Bénéfices

VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) est le système de fichiers distribués de VMware.

Comparé à VMFS3, VMFS5 apporte :

  • Unified 1MB File Block Size : VMFS-5 utilise un block size unique de 1MB (VMFS-3 : 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 MB selon la taille du datastore : 256 / 512 / 1024 / 2048 GB)
  • Large Single Extent Volumes : VMFS-5 supporte un volume allant jusqu’à 64To, VMFS-3 jusqu’à 2To. VMFS-5 utilise GPT (GUID