vArchitect Newsletter 022

New Releases

After all the new releases in April mentioned in our previous newsletter, VMware kept the best for last and dropped a bunch more in the same month.  We have a lot of new releases to cover, so let’s go through them. There’s so much that’s new and different in each one, we can’t mention even the largest points here, but definitely check out the release notes.

vCenter Server 6.7

  • Release notes available here.

vSphere ESXi 6.7

  • Release notes available here.

vSAN 6.7

  • Release notes available here.

vRealize Automation 7.4.0

  • Release notes available here.

vRealize Orchestrator 7.4.0

  • Release notes available here.

vRealize Business for Cloud 7.4.0

  • Release notes available here.

vRealize Code Stream 2.4

  • Release notes available here.

vRealize Operations Manager 6.7.0

  • Release notes available here.
  • Also see major enhancement with vRO support via the Management Pack here.

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2

  • Release notes available here.

vRealize Log Insight 6.7

  • Release notes available here.

Site Recovery Manager 8.1

  • Release notes available here.

vSphere Replication 8.1

  • Release notes available here.

PowerCLI 10.1

  • Release notes available here.

VMware Tools 10.2.1

  • Release notes available here.
VMware Blog Beat

Since basically everything in the SDDC stack was updated since last time, a huge number of official VMware blog posts have been published that cover things like the major features down to a lot of the smaller ones. Due to that, we’re not going to bombard you with an exhaustive list of them all. Instead, here are the links to the major categories so you can check them out for yourselves.

VMware configuration Maximum Tool

VMware released a web-based tool which will help you easily compare configuration maximums across different VMware product versions. Check it out here.

ESXCLI command Mindmap

For all the scripters out there that love using the command line, this might be for you.

With every major release of vSphere, Florian Grehl of www.virten.netcreates a Mindmap of all the new esxcli commands available, and with vSphere 6.7 there are 62 new commands!!

You will find this pagevery helpful and can also download the poster.

vSphere 5.5 End of Support Countdown

The End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5is rapidly approaching. If you’re still on vSphere 5.5, time to start serious planning your upgrade. As of 1 May 2018:

141 Days Remain