The latest vSphere patch is released. Next to various improvements and fixes, the Advanced Cross vCenter Server vMotion (XVM) feature is also part of this patch release! Make sure to check out the release notes of the vSphere 7 Update 1c release. This patch release includes the following new capabilities and fixes:
- Physical NIC statistics: vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1c adds five physical NIC statistics to enable you detect uncorrected networking errors and take necessary corrective action.
- Parallel remediation on hosts in clusters that you manage with vSphere Lifecycle Manager baselines: With vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1c, you can run parallel remediation on ESXi hosts in maintenance mode in clusters that you manage with vSphere Lifecycle Manager baselines.
- Advanced Cross vCenter vMotion: With vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1c, in the vSphere Client, you can use the Advanced Cross vCenter vMotion feature to manage the bulk migration of workloads across vCenter Server systems in different vCenter Single Sign-On domains.
- Third-party plug-ins to manage services on the vSAN Data Persistence platform: With vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1c, you can enable third-party plug-ins to manage services on the vSAN Data Persistence platform from the vSphere Client, the same way you manage your vCenter Server system.
- Supervisor Cluster
- Supervisor Namespace Isolation with Dedicated T1 Router – Supervisor Clusters using NSX-T network will use a new topology where each namespace has its own dedicated T1 router.
- Supervisor Clusters Support NSX-T 3.1.0 – Supervisor Clusters will be compatible with NSX-T 3.1.0.
- Supervisor Cluster Version 1.16.x Support Removed – Supervisor Cluster Version 1.16.x is now removed. Supervisor Clusters running 1.16.x should be upgraded to a new version.
- Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service for vSphere
- HTTP/HTTPS Proxy Support – Newly created Tanzu Kubernetes clusters can use a global HTTP/HTTPS Proxy for egress traffic as well as for pulling container images from internet registries.
- Integration with Registry Service – Newly created Tanzu Kubernetes clusters will work out of the box with the vSphere Registry Service. Existing clusters, once updated to a new version, will also work with the Registry Service.
- Configurable Node Storage – Tanzu Kubernetes clusters can now mount an additional storage volume to virtual machines thereby increasing available node storage capacity. This allows users to deploy larger container images that might exceed the default 16GB root volume size.
Advanced Cross vCenter Server vMotion (XVM)
The Advanced Cross vCenter Server vMotion (XVM) capability was one of the most popular VMware Flings. Check out this blog for a lot of background information on the feature. A lot of customers were anxious to see this capability being an integrated part of vSphere.
With the vSphere 7 Update 1c release, the XVM capability is embedded into the vSphere Client! Make sure to read all the details about the XVM feature here! This article details the various workflows and use-cases for XVM.