October 25, 2021

vSphere Quick Bytes Videos - Sept/Oct 2021 - Things you might have missed

The following blog article is a compendium of vSphere "Quick Bytes" videos published between September 2021 and October 2021. If you're looking to learn more about PowerCLi, Native Key Provider, Certifications and Compliance and other facets of vSphere but don't have to the time to sit through an hour each, vSphere Quick Bytes is a great way to get up to speed. These are interviews with other members of the vSphere Tech Marketing Team.

This summer I sat down with a number of the other vSphere Technical Marketing folks and recorded some video interviews on topics we all thought you’d be interested in. Below is a table with the description and link to the videos and their publishing date. If you have questions on things like Native Key Provider, PowerCLI, vSphere certifications and Compliance or any of the other topics then I think these interview style videos will be of interest to you. Click on the YouTube links below or head directly over to the vSphere Channel on YouTube for a wealth of other videos on vSphere.



Table of videos



Publish Date


Certifications   Compliance and Validations with Bob Plankers

In this Quick Bytes video Bob and I will discuss compliance vs security, FIPS, PCI, HIPAA, etc as it relates to vSphere.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021



Native Key Provider with Bob Plankers

In this Quick Bytes video Bob and I will discuss the new vSphere 7.0 Update 2 feature called "Native Key Provider". This is a great solution for all vSphere editions where you need to use a vTPM on a VM or, if you have Enterprise Plus, use VM or vSAN encryption. We'll talk about how it compares against a standard KMS and when you should choose one over the other.

Thursday, September 2, 2021



PowerCLI general discussion with Jatin Purohit

In this Quick Bytes video I'll introduce you to Jatin Purohit, one of our Technical Marketing Managers who focuses on vSphere and PowerCLI. We'll discuss some PowerCLI best practices, when to upgrade and how to upgrade. We will also discuss vLCM and a few other PowerCLI goodies.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021



Ransomware with Bob Plankers

In this Quick Bytes video, Bob and I will go over the latest hot topic in vSphere Security, Ransomware. We'll discuss what it is and how to protect yourself from it. This will go deep into best practices!

Thursday, September 9, 2021



VBS update with Bob Plankers

In this Quick Start video Bob and I discuss Virtualization Based Security support in vSphere 7. We'll try to dispel some of the myths and assumptions that folks make, especially around vTPM and VBS.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021



vCenter Server Profiles with Aditya

In this Quick Bytes video I speak with Aditya Sahu of the vSphere Tech Marketing Team. We'll discuss a new feature in vCenter 7 called vCenter Server Profiles. If you understand Host Profiles you'll totally get vCenter Profiles!

Thursday, September 16, 2021



VM Encryption with Bob Plankers

In this Quick Bytes video I'll be discussing VM Encryption with Bob Plankers. More and more customers are exploring VM Encryption and this video is a good refresher. We'll also cover a little bit about the Native Key Provider and how it fits in with VM Encryption.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021



vMotion Encryption with Bob Plankers

In this Quick Bytes video I'll be discussing vMotion Encryption with Bob Plankers. While vMotion Encryption has been out there for quite some time, more and more customers are starting to explore using it. This video is a good refresher on what it is and when to use it.

Thursday, September 23, 2021



vTPM and NKP with Bob Plankers

In this Quick Bytes video Bob Plankers and I will discuss virtual TPM's and vSphere 7's new Native Key Provider. We'll address some of the myths and assumptions about virtual TPM devices. With NKP, we'll talk about how you can use this instead of a full blown Key Management System (KMS) to provide the encryption necessary for virtual TPM's AND, if licensed, VM Encryption.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021




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