Announcing General Availability of VMware vSphere Platinum

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Today, I am excited to announce the general availability of VMware vSphere Platinum, the latest edition of our industry leading compute platform, VMware vSphere.   Included in vSphere Platinum is VMware AppDefense that extends the core capabilities of vSphere to deliver purpose built and application centric security. It uses machine learning to learn and lock Read more...

Fully Featured vSphere Client in vSphere 6.7 Update 1

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We’re pleased to announce that the vSphere Client is now ‘Fully Featured’ in vSphere 6.7 Update 1. This means that you can manage all aspects of your vSphere environment using the HTML5-based vSphere Client, no need to switch back and forth between the vSphere Client and the vSphere Web Client. We’ve ported all remaining features Read more...

vCenter Server Licensing Options

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UPDATED (October 18th, 2018): The vCenter Server features by licensing chart has been updated to reflect that the vCenter Server Migration Tool is included in the ISO and is available to use with all vCenter Server licensed versions.   vCenter Server allows virtualization administrators to centrally manage and monitor their vSphere environments. Lately I’ve received several questions from Read more...

End of Availability of vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus

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VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EOA) of VMware vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus edition, effective February 1, 2019. Moving forward, the VMware vSphere line up will consist of vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise Plus and vSphere Platinum editions. After October 15, 2018, existing vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus licenses will be fulfilled Read more...

What does End of General Support mean?

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On September 19th, vSphere 5.5 exited its general support phase and moved into something called “Technical Guidance”. In response to this, many have already moved to a newer release of the vSphere 6.x line. Whether it be for compatibility concerns or a reasonable wariness of touching what’s not broken, there are several of us who Read more...

Introducing Project Dimension

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The following is a guest post from Kit Colbert, CTO – Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware. Previously, Kit served as VP and CTO of the Cloud-Native Apps Business Unit at VMware. Kit helps drive the VMware vision across vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Cloud-Native Apps. He also moved back to a CTO role, focusing on Read more...

Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1!

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We are excited to share today that VMware is announcing VMware vSphere Platinum – a new edition of vSphere, as well as vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. (Note: If you missed the Introduction to vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1 breakout session at VMworld, Read more...

Under the Hood – vSphere Platinum

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It’s an exciting day with the announcement of vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1! In this post I will go into a bit more detail about vSphere Platinum, AppDefense, and vSphere 6.7 U1. vSphere Platinum is a new offering that includes VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus and VMware AppDefense. But this isn’t simply a bundling Read more...