vArchitect Newsletter 031

Hi, folks, and today we’re bringing you the February newsletter. News has been a bit slower this month but we’ve still got some news to share that we think will be helpful. Read on.

Fling Updates

As usual, the VMware Flings saw some updates in January. Here is the rundown of new or updated flings since last time:

New Releases

Notable new releases from January.

  • VMware vCenter Server 6.7U1 b
    • Mostly a maintenance release
    • Add permissions beyond the first 200 security principals in Active Directory
    • Fixed the health check warning for vSAN VUM baseline creation failure
    • Release notes
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.5.0
    • NSX-T Data Center logical switches for all VCH networks.
    • Use of an alternative Linux kernel ISO from which to boot.
    • Upgraded the OS to Photon OS 2.0
    • Specify an NTP server during deployment.
    • Security and bug fixes.
    • Release notes

VMware Education

New courses available from VMware Education

Hot Fixes for vRA 7.4 and 7.5

If you’re running vRA 7.4 or 7.5, VMware have been issuing patches that address a number of issues in bunches. As of this writing, we’re up to HF9 for vRA 7.4 and HF2 for vRA 7.5. Check the hyperlinks for what is fixed and also instructions. And if you do decide to proceed on your own, be absolutely certain you take the necessary backups, snapshots, and other precautions.

Veeam 9.5 Update 4 Available

Perhaps the largest update to Veeam ever is now made available. The number of type of changes and feature additions are massive. Please be sure to familiarize yourselves with them all in the release notes here and the what’s new document here. If and when you’re ready to proceed with this huge upgrade, grab the bits here. Be doubly sure you’ve done your due diligence before pulling the trigger on this one.