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Answering Questions about What’s New in vSphere 6.5

Last month’s free webcast on vSphere 6.5 Training: What’s New gave viewers a high level look at the new features in vSphere 6.5 and why they are important in today’s data centers. It also provided an overview of our new vSphere 6.5 instructor led classes designed to help you and your organization realize all of the benefits of updating your existing vSphere infrastructure to vSphere 6.5.

Below are some of the questions that were covered during the hour-long webcast. A recording and complete list of questions are also available.


Can we upgrade directly to v6.5 from v5.1?

  • No. To upgrade from v5.1 you would need to upgrade to v5.5 first, then upgrade to v6.5.

What is the upgrade path from v5.5 including SRM?

  • Check out this KB article for information about the order in which to upgrade components. There are links to the upgrade documentation for each product.

Will backups be incremental, or will it end up having to back up each full VM every time?

  • The backup APIs remain the same for this version, with the addition that encrypted VMs will be also supported, so incremental backups will still be possible.

Can the VCSA migration support migrating an embedded setup to an external setup?

  • You upgrade to embedded, and then repoint as external.

Will VCSA 6.5 be able to operate in Link mode with older version of vCenter?

  • vCenter servers connected to the same PSC will still work in Enhanced Linked mode.

Can you schedule a backup?

  • No, the vCenter backups cannot be scheduled, it is a manual task.

Will it allow you to migrate from a Windows vCenter 5.5 with an external database to v6.5 VCSA with integrated DB?

  • Yes, the migration tool does just that.

AD authentication is key for us since we have SSO. Does the VCSA supports SSO or this is only a Windows feature?

  • Full support for SSO in the appliance.

Is the entire UI based on HTML5?

  • There are several clients – one of which is H5.

Is there a size limit on Windows server drives or the size of the vMDK?

  • The max vMDK size is 62TB.


Note: some questions were lightly edited for clarity

NSX System Admins: Free Webcast on December 15 Covers Advanced Troubleshooting for VMware NSX

Every system needs troubleshooting once in awhile. When it happens, you want to be ready.

You need to know how to effectively troubleshoot VMware NSX features. This critical skill  helps you heighten and improve security, maintain  control over your networking environment, and get the most out of network virtualization and the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). 

Join us on Thursday, December 15, for ‘Advanced Troubleshooting for VMware NSX.’ This free webcast, hosted by VMware Senior Technical Training Specialist Arantxa Duque, will provide NSX system administrators with an overview of the Command Line Interface (CLI). You’ll learn specific steps and commands for using CLI as a tool for troubleshooting and will get troubleshooting tips for critical areas of the NSX environment.

Register now to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!

vSphere 6.5: Find Out What’s New On November 22 In Our Free Training Webcast

startup business, software developer working on computerLast month, we unveiled the latest version of our leading virtualization platform: vSphere 6.5. With increased simplicity and updates to security and our universal app platform, vSphere 6.5 is designed to help you address challenges of supporting existing and new apps and services, increasingly complex environments, and growing IT security threats. (Check out this vSphere blog post for a high-level overview of what’s new with vSphere 6.5.) Now it’s time for us to answer your questions!

Join Senior Education Product Manager, Andrew Ellwood, on Tuesday, November 22, at 8:00am PST / 11:00am EST (12:00pm GMT) for a free training webcast on vSphere 6.5. During the webcast, we’ll offer key insights into vSphere’s updated features and how they can help your organization realize the full benefits of a virtualized infrastructure. Additionally, we’ll touch on our new, instructor-led vSphere 6.5 course from VMware Education Services: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5].

Register now for this exciting webcast and we look forward to seeing you there!

Next Up in our Free Webinar Series: Storage Policy Based Management with Virtual SAN

This Spring, we added a new webinar series to our free training library that aims to help you get the most out of VMware’s products, including data center virtualization, hybrid cloud and the software defined data center. The webinar series kicked off with Troubleshooting VMware vSphere 5.5 which is now available on-demand.

Next up in the webinar series, we’ll take a closer look at Storage Policy Based Management with Virtual SAN.

Virtual SAN

Virtual SAN introduces a new high performance storage tier optimized for virtual environments that is simple, resilient, efficient, and reduces the total cost of ownership. Virtual SAN also differs from other storage products in its policy- based approach to storage management.

Take a closer look at these key differences when you join our webinar on July 30, 2014 at 9am PST.

johnkruegerLeading the webinar will be John Krueger, Education Technical Lead at VMware. John is a recognized cloud computing and VMware expert with key certifications including VMware Certified Professional and VMware Certified Advanced Professional. His broad range of technical expertise includes SAN Storage and Solaris administration, as well as EMC Symmetrix and CLARiiON storage.

Register today, get your questions ready for John, and mark your calendar for July 30th at 9am PDT.

New Webinar Series! First stop: Troubleshooting VMware vSphere [v5.5]

5/6 Update: You can still access the Troubleshooting webinar replay.  Visit the VMware ViewPoint Webinar Series page to access the Troubleshooting vSphere [V5.5] webinar replay OR sign up for the Introduction to NSX webinar coming in June.

Troubleshooting is an art that requires patience, understanding, and sometimes a little luck. The first webinar of our new free training series connects you directly to an expert who helps you master that process and save a little time.

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 4.21.12 PMLinus Bourque, a Senior Technical Instructor for the VMware Education Americas Tech Team, will lead a troubleshooting webcast for VMware vSphere [V5.5] on April 29, 2014, covering:

  • SSL certificates
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • VMware ESXi host
  • VMware vSphere Cluster
  • VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Virtual Machine

His presentation is ideal for anyone wanting to learn best practices around VMware® ESXi™ 5.5, VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5, and vCloud Director.

This new free webinar series is the latest addition to VMware’s free training library that aims to help you get the most out of VMware’s products, including data center virtualization, hybrid cloud, the software defined data center, and in this case, vSphere 5.5.

Linus has more than 12 years of technical training experience, and has been with VMware for over 8 years. His certifications include CISSP, VCI, VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DTD and VCP-DT. Learn vSphere troubleshooting from an expert and register today!