I wanted to remind everyone, of what I have already seen floating around the internet, but still important enough to remind. Our next release of SRM is going to require a 64 bit OS. This is the same as our next release of VC as it too will require a 64 bit host OS. This change is required to support the increased capabilities of our products. As we scale our products to match our customers needs, generally 1 – 2 years in advance of where they will need all the capabilities of a given product we have had to use a 64 bit OS. This will show itself in increased numbers in things like more simultaneous vSphere client connections.
I have looked at the upgrade instructions for moving from a 32 bit platform to a 64 bit platform for both VC and SRM. In fact, I am testing them now as I take a break to write this. Our release notes (and VC upgrade guide) will help you with what needs to be done, and for SRM I will provide additional help in this blog. But look forward to this, as a 64 bit OS is what we need to start delivering great new capabilities!