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Enable vSAN data-at-rest encryption for extra VM security

Data-at-rest encryption secures data all the way down to the storage level. Increase VM security in a couple of steps and vSphere's built-in native key provider function.

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An intro to using vRA Custom Resources

VRealize Automation offers Custom Resources to enable a vRA user to create a variety of user objects to simplify management of those users.

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Get started with ESXi Fling on Arm architecture

Arm architecture brings benefits of energy efficiency as well as edge use cases. Read up on how to get the right ISO files and hardware to properly run ESXi Fling.

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Key differences in monolithic vs. microkernel architecture

VMware's monolithic architecture keeps drivers in the hypervisor. Hyper-V's microkernel approach separates drivers from the hypervisor. Learn more about these two approaches.

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    Open Virtualization Format (OVF)

    The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is an open source standard for packaging and distributing software applications and services for virtual machines (VMs).

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    raw device mapping

    Raw device mapping (RDM) enables disk access in a virtual machine (VM) in the VMware server virtualization environment and allows a storage logical unit number (LUN) to be connected directly to a VM from the storage area network (SAN).

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    VMkernel

    VMkernel is a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface)-like operating system developed by VMware.

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