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VMware users: Attention, portal migration to Broadcom on April 30, 2024

[German]Brief information for administrators and users of VMware products. VMware by Broadcom has started to clean up its portfolio and change the licenses. For people who have not yet noticed this: At the end of April 2024, the old VMware … Continue reading

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Analyses: VMware acts as planned with licenses; switching to alternatives a problem

[German]In the last few days I have come across some information about VMware by Broadcom, which I would like to summarize in a small analysis here in the blog for the interested readership. On the one hand, it looks as … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

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Massive price hike in license costs: Is Citrix now also copying the "Broadcom business approach"?

[German]German blog reader has told me that there are substantial price hikes for license renewals of Citrix Virtual Desktop solutions or other Citrix products. The question is "does Citrix copies the Broadcom business approach". Advertising

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VMware plans two Cloud Foundation releases, can they do it? CISPE complaint filed

[German]There are innovations from the VMware by Broadcom front. The company plans to publish two new releases of its VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) in 2024 and 2025. These should be better tailored to "customer needs" and simplify their virtualization job. … Continue reading

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Proxmox releases import wizard for VMware ESXi VMs

[German]Small piece of information for administrators in the VMware ESXi virtualization environment who have been thinking about migrating from this manufacturer to other platforms since the takeover by Broadcom. The developers of the Proxmox platform introduced an import wizard for … Continue reading

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Microsoft on the future of Windows Server 2025 Hyper-V

[German]Hyper-V is a virtualization product from Microsoft. The company now sees a "bright future" for Hyper-V on Windows Server, including on Windows Server 2025. At least that is the message that Jack Woolsey from Microsoft and his team announced at … Continue reading

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Is Broadcom going downhill with its VMware measures? Silent layoffs and CISPE calls for EU measures

[German]Are we currently witnessing how Broadcom is driving virtualization specialist VMware downhill? Instead of earing huge revenues, the vendor will eventually be faced with a shambles? I have often reported on the trials and tribulations of Broadcom's management. Now I … Continue reading

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Bye, bye VMware ESXi: Field report on the migration to Proxmox

[German]Are you tired of being bullied by VMware with regard to virtualization solutions or is the discontinuation of VMware ESXi already foreseeable? Many users are flirting with Proxmox as an alternative. A blog reader took a look at it and … Continue reading

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VMware product portfolio: Licensing internals; and Lenovo has been out since Feb. 27, 2024

[German]Broadcom has bought VMware and cleaned up the product portfolio and changed the licensing of various products. I have documents with internal licensing guidelines that show the effects of these changes. It has also become known that, after Dell, Lenovo … Continue reading

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Private equity firm KKR buys VMware end customer business for 4 billion dollars

[German]Another short news from the Broadcom VMware cosmos that reached me at the end of February 2024. According to an announcement, the private equity company KKR will take over the end customer business including the VMware product portfolio. The purchase … Continue reading

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