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Eventful Year for vSphere: Top Blog Posts of 2019

(To mark the end of the year we are posting every day through January 1 with lighter vSphere and VMware topics. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See them all via the “2019 Wrap Up” tag!)

Calendar IconWe’re in the home stretch, with mere hours until the end of the decade. To kick this series off we took a look at some of the top vSphere blog posts this year, 6 through 10. Today let’s finish it out and see which post is most popular!

5. “What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter Server” and “What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter Management Clients” tie for fifth place. What’s with all the interest in vSphere 6.5 when vSphere 6.7 is out? It’s because people are upgrading from vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 and catching up on their reading. Both have excellent content about changes to how vCenter Server is delivered and operated, as well as how us humans will interact with the infrastructure.

4. Speaking of the HTML5 client, number 4 on the charts this year was “Goodbye, vSphere Web Client!” As Adobe Flash hits the end of its life in 2020 the HTML5 client is the client to use. Highly recommended, partly because it doesn’t need Flash and partly because it’s laid out better (by our UX Designers) for day-to-day tasks.

3. There was a lot of interesting content written in 2019 that just missed the cut… so I added them all together to get number 3!

2. “Which vSCSI Controller Should I Choose for Performance?” ranks at number 2 for the year. It’s an older post but still very relevant. Hint: use the pvscsi and vmxnet3 drivers whenever you can. Did you know they’re now available on Windows Update?

1. vSphere 6.7 finally makes a big appearance on this chart, in it’s rightful place as number 1. “Introducing VMware vSphere 6.7!” was wildly popular, looking at the new features and capabilities in the core of the software-defined data center.

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(Come back tomorrow for a look into where vSphere has come from! For more posts in this series visit the “2019 Wrap Up” tag.)

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