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 […]

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 […]

vCenter 6.0 Update 2a and ESXi 6.0 Express Update 8 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.0 Update 2a, this is a minor update, that contains only bugfixes and security updates. See the release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u2a-release-notes.html And there is a new build of vSphere¬†ESXi, this contains some important fixes for vSAN and other. See the release notes here: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146984 and: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146985 Share This:

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 […]

HPE StoreServ/3Par iSCSI high latency

I have a customer who has a new HPE StoreServ 8200 All-Flash (Formerly HP/3Par), efter the installation I noticed that the storage had a high latency for a All Flash storage array,  So I was talking with my colleague who did the installation of the HPE StoreServ installation if there was any problem with the Storage Array, […]

ESXi Embedded Host Client 8

VMware Keeps updating the ESXi Embedded Host Client fling, and it's now in version 1.3 (fling 8). Here are the change log for version 1.1 and 1.3: Version 1.3.0 build 3841871 (Fling 8) General   Table/grid filtering search and pattern highlighting Most tables now offer right click support in all columns Automatically fix the proxy configuration […]