VMware vCenter 6.5b and ESXi 6.5 P01 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5b and ESXi 6.5 P01 are maintenance release the fixes some bugs, and a serious security bug in vCenter. VMware vCenter 6.5b this fixes this security bug: http://www.vmware.com/au/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0004.html Updates to time zones in the Linux Guest Operating System customization. vCenter Server Linux guest operating system customization supports latest time zones. For more information on […]

VMware vSphere 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3 released

VMware has released vSphere vCenter 6.5a, ESXi 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3. vCenter 6.5a and ESXi 6.5a is needed for NSX 6.3. They also contains bug fixes. See release notes for vCenter 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-vcenter-server-650a-release-notes.html See release notes for ESXi 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-esxi-650a-release-notes.html NSX for vSphere 6.3 also has a lot of new feature and enhancements. See the […]

Veeam has release Update 1 for B&R, One and Office 365

Veeam has released 3 updates today. Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 1 This gives support for vSphere 6.5, and have other fixes. Solution Platform support Dell EMC Data Domain OS 6.0, including synthetic full backup performances optimizations, backup retention and health check reliability improvements. HPE 3PAR 3.2.2 MU3, including multiple API interaction improvements for […]

vSphere 6.5 Backup Interoperability

We are still waiting for the backup vendors to support vSphere 6.5. At the moment VMware VDP 6.1.3 and Veritas Backup Exec 16 has support. Veritas Backup Exec 16 does not support vSAN 6.5 (see the Software Compatibility list here: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000115689) Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3 has a limited support, see here. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116592 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 will have support and is […]

vRealize Automation 7.2 and vRealize Orchestrator Released

VMware has released vRealize Automation 7.2 and vRealize Orchestrator. What's New in vRealize Automation 7.2: The vRealize Automation 7.2 release includes resolved issues and the following changes. Azure endpoint. Configuration API enhancements. Containers. Enhanced installation API. Enhanced upgrade API. Entitlement enhancements: Add all users. Delete inactive enhancements. Import vcd workloads to import vCloud Director workloads. IPAM Framework expansion […]

Important information for vSphere 6.5 upgrade

Important infromation before upgrading to vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147548 Upgrade sequence for vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147289 Also remember to check for other third party integration for there support of vSphere 6.5, like backup / Virtual Desktop / Management / Operations / Hypervisor intergrated Antivirus / and other. Remember to check the hardware comparability guide for hardware support: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php Note: My colleague Brian […]

vSphere 6.5 and other Released

VMware has today released the new vSPhere 6.5 and other. vSphere 6.5 What's new: vCenter Migration Tool Improved appliance management Native high availability Native backup and restore HTML5-based vSphere Client Improved Appliance Management VMware vCenter High Availability Improved vSphere Web Client vCSA includes vSphere Update Manager Improved Host Profiles Improved Auto Deploy VMware Tools version now […]