VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1b released, and Other

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1b, this is a bug and security fix version. See the release notes her: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/65/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1b-release-notes.html vSphere Replicator VMware has also released vSphere Replicator 6.5.1.1, this is a bug fix release. See the release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vSphere-Replication/6.5/rn/vsphere-replication-651-release-notes.html#6.5.1.1 App Volume: VMware has also released App Volume 2.13. What's new: Support for concurrent AppStack assignment […]

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Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance

With the announcement that the Windows version of vCenter will be discontinued, VMware will now release monthly Security for the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (vCSA) Photon OS. See the official aaniuncement here: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2017/09/monthly-security-patch-program-vcenter-server-appliance-vcsa.html The first one was released for 2 days ago. Here is a link to the documentation for vCSA Photon OS security patches: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vcenter-server-appliance-photonos-security-patches.html Future hopes: I […]

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3 Announcement from VMware before VMworld

VMware has announced that the next number version (not update) will be the last version to have a Window vCenter version, vSphere Web Client (Adobe Flash) and support for old Linux style /O drivers. vCenter on Windows VMware introduced the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) back in version 5.0. I did not use vCSA version 5.0 and 5.1 at […]

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VMware vSphere 6.5 update 1 and more Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1, ESXi 6.5 Update 1, vSAN 6.6.1, Replication 6.5.1, Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1, and VMware Tools 10.1.10. This means that we now can upgrade from vSphere 6.0 update 3 to vSphere 6.5. vCenter 6.5 Update 1 What's new: You can run the vCenter Server Appliance GUI and CLI installers on Microsoft […]

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VMware Appliances and Backup Strategies

VMware has are using a lot of Virtual Appliances to there products, but there are different backup strategies for them. I have compiled a list of some of them here and their options. Supports quiesced snapshot: Most appliances supports this, but not all, always check before usingquisced image backup. vSphere vCenter Appliance 6.0 and 6.5  6.0 : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60 6.5 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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vCenter 6.5 Image Builder Stops Working after Changing Certificates

I was looking at VMware vCenter 6.5 i my lab, and wanted to change the certificate, but after change the certificate the Image Builder failed with some error. Before i change the certificate i had added some things to the Image Builder “Software Deopts”. VMware HA Agent and HPE ESXi 6.5 customized image depot file. After i changed […]

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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 […]

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