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Crazy Small Router Firewall and Virtualization Node iKoolCore R1 Review 4x 2.5GbE

Post Syndicated from Patrick Kennedy original https://www.servethehome.com/smallest-10gbps-router-ikoolcore-r1-review-intel-n6005-vmware-ubunutu-pfsense-opnsense-proxmox/

We test the crazy small 4x 2.5GbE iKoolCore R1 with VMware ESXi, Ubuntu, Proxmox VE, Windows, OPNsense, and pfSense.

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Using DPUs Hands-on Lab with the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPU and VMware vSphere Demo

Post Syndicated from Patrick Kennedy original https://www.servethehome.com/using-dpus-hands-on-lab-with-the-nvidia-bluefield-2-dpu-and-vmware-vsphere-demo/

We get hands-on with the NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs and VMware vSphere Project Monterey to show the performance and operational benefits of DPUs

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Zabbix 6.2 is out now!

Post Syndicated from Arturs Lontons original https://blog.zabbix.com/zabbix-6-2-is-out-now/21602/

The Zabbix team is pleased to announce the release of the latest Zabbix major version – Zabbix 6.2! The latest version delivers features aimed at improving configuration management and performance on large Zabbix instances as well as extending the flexibility of the existing Zabbix functionality.

New features

A brief overview of the major new features available with the release of Zabbix 6.2:

  • Ability to suppress individual problems
    • Suppress problems indefinitely or until a specific point in time
  • Support of CyberArk vault for secret storage
  • Official AWS EC2 template
    • discover and monitor AWS EC2 performance statistics, alarms, and AWS EBS volumes
  • Ability to synchronize Zabbix proxy configuration directly from Zabbix frontend
    • Configuration synchronization is supported by active and passive proxies
  • Improved flexibility for hosts discovered from host prototypes
    • Link additional templates
    • Create and modify user macros
    • Populate the host with new tags
  • New items for VMware monitoring
  • The ability to further customize the hosts discovered by VMware discovery
  • Active agent check status can now be tracked from Zabbix frontend
  • Incremental configuration synchronization
    • Faster configuration synchronization
    • Reduced configuration synchronization performance impact
  • Newly created items are now checked within a minute after their creation
  • Execute now functionality is now available from the Latest data section
  • A warning message is now displayed when performing Execute now on items that do not support it
  • Templates are now grouped in template groups, instead of host groups
    • Improved host and template filtering
  • Multiple LDAP servers can now be defined and saved under Authentication – LDAP settings
  • Ability to collect Windows registry key values with the new registry monitoring items
  • New item for OS process discovery and collecting individual process statistics
  • New digital clock widget
  • The default Global view dashboard has been updated with the latest Zabbix widgets
  • The Graph widget has been further improved
    • Added stacked graph support
    • Legend now provides additional information
    • Added support of simple trigger display
  • UI forms now provide direct links to the relevant documentation sections
  • Many other improvements and features
Enhance the observability of your VMware infrastructure with the new items
Track your EC2 instances in a single pane of glass view
Suppress problems indefinitely or until a specific point in time
Track the active agent interface status from Zabbix frontend

New templates and integrations

Zabbix 6.2 comes pre-packaged with many new templates for the most popular vendors:

  • Envoy proxy
  • HashiCorp Consul
  • AWS EC2 Template
  • CockroachDB
  • TrueNAS
  • HPE MSA 2060 & 2040
  • HPE Primera
  • The S.M.A.R.T. monitoring template has received improvements

Zabbix 6.2 introduces a webhook integration for the GLPI IT Asset Management solution. This webhook can be used to forward problems created in Zabbix to the GLPi Assistance section

Zabbix 6.2 packages and images

The official Zabbix packages and images are available for:

  • Linux distributions for different hardware platforms on RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Linux, Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu, Raspbian, Alma Linux, Rocky Linux
  • Virtualization platforms based on VMware, VirtualBox, Hyper-V, XEN
  • Docker
  • Packages and precompiled agents for most popular platforms, including macOS and MSI packages for Windows

You can find the download instructions and download the new version on the Download page: https://www.zabbix.com/download

One-click deployments for the following cloud platforms are coming soon:

  • AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, Linode, Oracle Cloud, Red Hat OpenShift

Upgrading to Zabbix 6.2

In order to upgrade to Zabbix 6.2, you need to upgrade your repository package and download and install the new Zabbix component packages (Zabbix server, proxy, frontend, and other Zabbix components). When you start the Zabbix Server, an automatic database schema upgrade will be performed. Zabbix agents are backward compatible; therefore, it is not required to install the new agent versions. You can do it at a later time if needed.

If you’re using the official Docker container images – simply deploy a new set of containers for your Zabbix components. Once the Zabbix server container connects to the backend database, the database upgrade will be performed automatically.

You can find step-by-step instructions for the upgrade process to Zabbix 6.2 in the Zabbix documentation.

Join the webinar

If you wish to learn more about the Zabbix 6.2 features and improvements, we invite you to join our What’s new in Zabbix 6.2 public webinar.

During the webinar, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Zabbix 6.2 features and improvements
  • See the latest Zabbix templates and integrations
  • Participate in a Q&A session with Zabbix founder and CEO Alexei Vladishev
  • Discuss the latest Zabbix version with Zabbix community and Zabbix team members
  • Anyone can sign up and attend the webinar at absolutely no cost

Don’t hesitate and sign up for the webinar now!

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Get VMWare on Raspberry Pi

Post Syndicated from Ashley Whittaker original https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/get-vmware-on-raspberry-pi/

Hacking apart a sweet, innocent Raspberry Pi – who would do such a thing? Network Chuck, that’s who. But he has a very cool reason for it so, we’ll let him off the hook.

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He’s figured out how to install VMware ESXi on Raspberry Pi, and he’s sharing the step-by-step process with you because he loves you. And us. We think. We hope.

Get cutting

In a nutshell, Chuck hacks apart a Raspberry Pi, turning it into three separate computers, each running different software at the same time. He’s a wizard.

Our poor sweet baby 😮

VMware is cool because it’s Virtual Machine software big companies use on huge servers, but you can deploy it on one of our tiny devices and learn how to use it in the comfort of your own home if you follow Chuck’s instructions.

Raspberry Pi cut into three pieces with labels showing how powerful each bit is and what it's capable of
Useful labels explaining which bit of Raspberry Pi is capable of what

What do you need?

Make sure you’re up to date

So easy, it only takes 40 seconds to explain

Firstly, you need to make sure you’re running the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS. Chuck uses Raspberry Pi Imager to do this, and the video above shows you how to do the same.

Format your SD card

Network Chuck removing SD card from Raspberry Pi 4
It’s teeny, but powerful

Then you’ll need to format your SD card ready for VMware ESXi. This can be done with Raspberry Pi Imager too. You’ll need to download these two things:

Chuck is the kind of good egg who walks you through how to do this on screen at this point in the project video.

VMware installation

Then you’ll need to create the VMWare Installer to install the actual software. It’s at this point your USB flash drive takes centre stage. Here’s everything you’ll need:

And this is the point in the video at which Chuck walks you through the process.

Once that’s all done, stick your USB flash drive into your Raspberry Pi and get going. You need to be quick off the mark for this bit – there’s some urgent Escape key pressing required, but don’t worry, Chuck walks you through everything.

Create a VM and expand your storage

Once you’ve followed all those steps, you will be up, running, and ready to go. The installation process only takes up the first 15 minutes of Chuck’s project video, and he spends the rest of his time walking you through creating your first VM and adding more storage.

Top job, Chuck.

Keep up with Chuck

Network Chuck holding a Raspberry Pi 4 next to his broadcasting microphone
Fun fact: Raspberry Pi 4 is the same length as Network Chuck’s beard

Network Chuck live-streams every Monday on his YouTube channel, and you can follow him on Twitter too.

There’s also the brilliant networkchuck.com.

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