• VMware ESXi en vCenter 6.7 Update 2

    VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 2 – What’s New

    • Solarflare native driver: ESXi 6.7 Update 2 adds Solarflare native driver (sfvmk) support for Solarflare 10G and 40G network adaptor devices, such as SFN8542 and SFN8522.
    • Virtual Hardware Version 15: ESXi 6.7 Update 2 introduces Virtual Hardware Version 15 which adds support for creating virtual machines with up to 256 virtual CPUs. For more information, see VMware knowledge base articles 1003746 and 2007240.
    • Standalone ESXCLI command package: ESXi 6.7 Update 2 provides a new Standalone ESXCLI package for Linux, separate from the vSphere Command Line Interface (vSphere CLI) installation package. The ESXCLI, which is a part of the vSphere CLI, is not updated for ESXi 6.7 Update 2. Although the vSphere CLI installation package is deprecated for this release and is still available for download, you must not install it together with the new Standalone ESXCLI for Linux package. For information about downloading and installing the Standalone ESXCLI package, see VMware {code}.
    • In ESXi 6.7 Update 2, the Side-Channel-Aware Scheduler is updated to enhance the compute performance for ESXi hosts that are mitigated for speculative execution hardware vulnerabilities. For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 55806.
    • ESXi 6.7 update 2 adds support for VMFS6 automatic unmap processing on storage arrays and devices that report to ESXi hosts an unmap granularity value greater than 1 MB. On arrays that report granularity of 1 MB and less, the unmap operation is supported if the granularity is a factor of 1 MB.
    • ESXi 6.7 update 2 adds VMFS6 to the list of supported file systems by the vSphere On-disk Metadata Analyzer (VOMA) to allow you to check and fix issues with VMFS volumes metadata, LVM metadata, and partition table inconsistencies.

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  • Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

    Een nieuwe Ubuntu-versie is als een soort moesson: elk half jaar is er weer een, met om de twee jaar een long term support-versie. De actieve volgers van de halfjaarlijkse Ubuntu-cyclus kunnen zonder al te veel ingewikkeldheid genieten van recente ontwikkelingen in de Linux-(kernel)wereld, waar misschien wel een optimalisatie is doorgevoerd voor een nieuw type videokaart of een ander stuk recente hardware. Voor serverparken en andere omgevingen waar stabiliteit de eis is, is zo’n halfjaarlijkse ‘tussenversie’ niet praktisch, al is de stabiliteit over het algemeen zo groot dat er bij normaal desktopgebruik weinig verrassingen te verwachten zijn, behalve voor gebruikers van 32bit-chipsets: er komt geen 32bit-variant van het besturingssysteem.

    Ubuntu 19.04 wallpaper
    Wallpaper uit Ubuntu 19.04

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  • Release Notes for VMware Horizon 7 version 7.8

    What’s New in This Release

    VMware Horizon 7 version 7.8 provides the following new features
    and enhancements. This information is grouped by installable component.

    For information about the issues that are resolved in this release, see Resolved Issues.

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  • Linux Kernel 5.0 Released

    Linux Kernel 5.0 has been released.

    Previously earmarked to be version 4.21, the new release comes with a bucket full of improvements (as you’d expect).

    But don’t expect grand changes just because there’s a natty new version number.

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  • Linux Kernel 4.20 Released By Linus Torvalds Just In Time For Christmas

    New features in Linux Kernel 4.20

    Here are the major new features added by the 350,000 new lines of code in the Linux kernel 4.20. As you can see the changes are mainly around improving support for Graphics, CPUs and other hardware.

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    The release also removes the controversial Speck algorithm.

    • AMD Picasso & Raven 2 APU support.
    • The AMD Vega 20 7nm workstation GPU support is ready for the graphics card release.
    • VCN JPEG acceleration for Raven Ridge APUs in conjunction with Mesa 18.3 user-space code.
    • GPUVM performance improvements for the AMDGPU kernel driver.
    • Continued work on the Intel Icelake “Gen 11” graphics support.
    • Full PPGTT support for Haswell/Ivy/Valley View hardware.
    • Initial HDMI 2.0 support for the open source NVIDIA Nouveau driver and initial display support for NVIDIA Xavier “Tegra194” SoC.
    • Virtual KMS (VKMS) has the initial cursor and GEM support.
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC support.
    • Linux x86/x86_64 optimizations.
    • Early work on AMD Zen 2 CPU enablement
    • Many other DRM changes.
    • Removes NSA’s Speck crypto algorithm from the Kernel.
    • Continued fixings for the Year 2038 problem
    • USB drivers updates

    You can see the detailed list of Linux Kernel 4.20 features at Phoronix.

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