New Releases from VMware

VMware has released Site Recovery Manager 8.2, vSphere Replication 8.2, Workstation 15.1.0 and Fusion 11.1.0.

Site Recovery Manager 8.2

What’s new:

  • VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 adds compatibility with VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2.
  • Simplified management and increased security with Photon OS-based Site Recovery Manager virtual appliance.
    Reduce layers of complexity associated with Windows Server by leveraging a new operating system, purpose-built for only disaster recovery functions. Streamline deployment by installing the Site Recovery Manager virtual appliance directly from vCenter Server.
  • Enhancements to the Site Recovery Manager HTML-5 User Interface:
    • VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 Configuration Import/Export Tool is now available in Site Recovery Manager User Interface.
    • With Site Recovery Manager 8.2, you can change the color schemes in the Site Recovery Manager HTML-5 User Interface to display the interface in a dark theme.
    • Ability to display capacity information in the Protection Groups Datastores tab.
    • Ability to provide in-product feedback with the Site Recovery User Interface.
  • Enhancements to Site Recovery Manager public API. Site Recovery Manager 8.2 introduces new methods in the product’s Public API:
    • Listing Array Managers information
    • Listing replicated RDMs
      For information about Site Recovery Manager public APIs and more extensive product automation, see Site Recovery Manager API Developer’s Guide.
  • vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.2. For information about the management pack, see the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.2 Release Notes.
  • vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2. For information about the new workflows, see the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 Release Notes.
  • Ability to send Site Recovery Manager logs to a remote syslog server.

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/Site-Recovery-Manager/8.2/rn/srm-releasenotes-8-2.html

vSphere Replication 8.2

What’s new:

  • VMware vSphere Replication 8.2 adds compatibility with VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2.
  • Support for VM encryption: You can replicate encrypted virtual machines if you are using VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 or later.
  • Minimize security risks by enabling network encryption: You can enable encryption of replication data transfer in VMware vSphere Replication 8.2, if you are using VMware vSphere 6.0 or later.
  • Enhancements to the Site Recovery user interface: With vSphere Replication 8.2, you can monitor target datastores in the replication details pane of the Site Recovery user interface, and use vSphere Replication reports that display transferred bytes per virtual machine and per hour.
  • vRealize Operations Management Pack: The new vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSphere Replication 8.2 provides increased visibility into the status of your vSphere Replication environment, RPO violations and other details. For more information, see VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for vSphere Replication 8.2 Release Notes.
  • vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.2. For information about new workflows, see VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.2 Release Notes.

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vSphere-Replication/8.2/rn/vsphere-replication-82-release-notes.html

Workstation 15.1.0

What’s new:

  • Support for new guest operating systems:
    • Windows 10 19H1
    • Ubuntu 19.04
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0
    • Fedora 30
    • ESXi 6.7 Update 2
  • Stretch guest display: This feature is now extended to support all guests running on Windows hosts.
    In Workstation 15.0.x, stretch guest for Windows was supported only for versions earlier than Windows 7. This limitation has been removed in Workstation 15.1.

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/15/rn/VMware-Workstation-151-Pro-Release-Notes.html

Fusion 11.1.0

What’s new:

  • Support for the following operating systems as guest.
    • Windows 10 19H1
    • Ubuntu 19.04
    • RHEL 8.0
    • Fedora 30
    • ESXi 6.7 U2
  • Bug fixes and security updates

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/11.1.0/rn/VMware-Fusion-1110-Release-Notes.html

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