Setup automatic configuration backup schedule for VMware vCenter 8

Set up automatic configuration backup schedule for VMware vCenter 8

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In this video, I will show you how to set up an automatic configuration backup schedule for VMware vCenter 8 using the built-in tools from VMware. There is no need for external backup solutions for this.

You can find more information in the official VMware documentation here.

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Secure vCenter webinterface with reverse proxy and LetsEncrypt certificate

Protect VMware vCenter management interface with a reverse proxy and LetsEncrypt certificate

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In this video, I will show you how to protect the VMware vCenter management interface with a reverse proxy and LetsEncrypt certificate. To set this up, I am using pfSense as my firewall, HA Proxy, and Acme client on pfSense. The principle applies to other brands and vendors as well.

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Run pfSense Plus on VMware vSphere 8

How to run pfSense Plus on VMware vSphere 8

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pfSense is a very powerful firewall and in this video, I will show you how to run pfSense Plus on VMware vSphere 8. By virtualizing pfSense you can now take advantage of the flexibility already there when using VMware vSphere 8.

You can find more information about pfSense in the links below:
https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/recipes/virtualize-esxi.html
https://www.pfsense.org/download/
https://www.netgate.com/pfsense-plus-software/software-types
https://shop.netgate.com/products/pfsense-software-subscription

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GPU Passtrough for Ubuntu VM running on VMware vSphere 8

Intel GPU passthrough for Ubuntu VM running on VMware vSphere 8

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In this video, I will show you how to set up GPU passthrough for an Intel GPU for a Ubuntu virtual machine running on VMware vSphere 8. This way you can use the performance that GPU has for transcoding, encoding, or decoding large video files without stressing the CPU on your VMware ESXi host.

Official documentation from Intel to install graphics drivers on Ubuntu can be found here. Below are all the commands I used to install the drivers on my Ubuntu virtual machine:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y gpg-agent wget

wget -qO - https://repositories.intel.com/gpu/intel-graphics.key | \
  sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/keyrings/intel-graphics.gpg

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/intel-graphics.gpg] https://repositories.intel.com/gpu/ubuntu jammy/production/2328 unified" | \
  sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intel-gpu-jammy.list

sudo apt-get update

wget -qO - https://repositories.intel.com/gpu/intel-graphics.key | \
  sudo gpg --dearmor --output /usr/share/keyrings/intel-graphics.gpg

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/intel-graphics.gpg] https://repositories.intel.com/gpu/ubuntu jammy unified" | \
  sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/intel-gpu-jammy.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y intel-i915-dkms xpu-smi

sudo reboot -h now

sudo apt-get install -y \
  intel-opencl-icd intel-level-zero-gpu level-zero \
  intel-media-va-driver-non-free libmfx1 libmfxgen1 libvpl2 \
  libegl-mesa0 libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-dev libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dri \
  libglapi-mesa libgles2-mesa-dev libglx-mesa0 libigdgmm12 libxatracker2 mesa-va-drivers \
  mesa-vdpau-drivers mesa-vulkan-drivers va-driver-all vainfo hwinfo clinfo

sudo apt-get install intel-gpu-tools

sudo reboot -h now
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