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Understanding the Impacts of Mixed-Version vCenter Server Deployments

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There are a few questions that come up quite often regarding vCenter Server upgrades and mixed-versions that we would like to address. In this blog post we will discuss and attempt to clarify the guidance in the vSphere Documentation for Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Behavior for Multiple vCenter Server Instance Deployments. This Read more...

Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become the recommended deployment type starting with vSphere 6.5. The three main components of the VCSA – operating system, database, and application – now all fall under VMware’s umbrella. The VCSA now uses Photon OS which is a custom operating system built from the ground up for virtualization and removes Read more...

Thinking of Big Data or HPC? vSphere Scale-Out Can Help.

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Today, VMware is excited to introduce vSphere Scale-Out, a new addition to the vSphere product line.  vSphere Scale-Out is a solution that packages all the core vSphere features required for Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads at an attractive price point. vSphere Scale-Out will be licensed specially for Big Data and HPC workloads Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

Get answers to your vSphere questions at VMworld US 2017

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The Cloud Platform Business Unit is making our final preparations for VMworld US 2017, and we are coming to Vegas with so much to share with you. We’re especially excited to talk with you about the importance of upgrading to vSphere 6.5, and the technical possibilities that are opened up with this version of vSphere. Read more...

VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem

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VMware plans to deprecate the vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem with the next numbered release (not an update release) of VMware vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vmkLinux APIs and its associated driver ecosystem will be available. VMware vSphere leverages a vast vSphere driver ecosystem to run Read more...

Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!

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VMware plans to deprecate the Flash-based vSphere Web Client with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vSphere Web Client will be available. The vSphere GUIs, including the vSphere Web Client and HTML5-based vSphere Client, are tools that are used every day Read more...

Farewell, vCenter Server for Windows

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VMware plans to deprecate vCenter Server for Windows with the next numbered release (not update release) of vSphere.  The next version of vSphere will be the terminal release for which vCenter Server for Windows will be available. Why Is VMware deprecating vCenter Server for Windows? VMware is consistently striving to simplify data center administration and Read more...

The VMware Certified Big Cloud Fabric Plug-in for vSphere Web Client / HTML5 Client Plug-in Solution by Big Switch

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Big Cloud Fabric plug-in for vSphere Web Client and vSphere HTML5 Client is an important part of the Big Cloud Fabric integrated solution with VMware vSphere, that adds additional benefits for provisioning and visibility specifically for vSphere VM administrators. This plug-in is the industry’s first SDN fabric solution to be certified under the VMware-Ready SDDC Read more...