External Platform Services Controller, A Thing of the Past

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VMware is deprecating the external Platform Services Controller deployment model. In a future vSphere release (not update release), there will no longer be an option to deploy the external PSC The Platform Services Controller (PSC) was first introduced in vSphere 6.0. It served a couple of purposes. First, it was to simplify the distributed vCenter Read more...

Migrate to the vCenter Server Appliance

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vSphere 6.7 is the final release that will include vCenter Server for Windows. VMware’s direction for vCenter Server is the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). The good news is there’s a dedicated migration tool to help customers transition to the VCSA. Today I would like to announce several new VCSA migration product walkthroughs. These new walkthroughs Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

Announcing the vSphere 6.7 Topology and Upgrade Planning Tool

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As part of vSphere Central we previously had a Topology and Upgrade planning tool for vSphere 6.5. It focused on common upgrade and migration paths from vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 to vSphere 6.5. With the support for Enhanced Linked Mode with Embedded vCenter Server deployments in vSphere 6.5 Update 2 and vSphere 6.7 there have been Read more...

What’s New in vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1

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Today I’m happy to announce vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now generally available. This release includes a single vSphere Client to manage them all. I’m referring to the HTML5 based vSphere Client, now fully featured. Also, included in this release are the necessary tools for convergence and repointing. An external Platform Services Controller (PSC) for 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...

Under the Hood – vSphere 6.7 Update 1

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In conjunction with the announcement of vSphere Platinum we also have announced vSphere 6.7 Update 1 (note: general availability will be later this year). vSphere 6.7 U1 is an important release that not only signifies enterprise readiness but also brings in some important new features and enhancements. It also provides an upgrade path from vSphere Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Hands-on Lab

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This is a guest post from Julie Roman, Technical Account Specialist at VMware and Lab Captain for the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Hands-on Lab. I’m excited to announce the release of the What’s New in vSphere 6.7 Hands-on Lab (HOL-SDC-1911-01)!  This lab goes over all the new features and has videos or hands-on walk-throughs Read more...

Learn about vSphere 6.7 at VMworld 2018

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vSphere 6.7 was released in April of 2018 and has garnered quite a lot of interest from our customer and partner community. If you haven’t yet taken a look at this latest release and the features within, then VMworld 2018 is a great venue to do just that. With the VMworld US Content Catalog and Schedule Read more...

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server – End of Availability

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VMware is announcing the End of Availability (EoA) of vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server starting with the next release and all future releases of Log Insight. The current version of Log Insight, version 4.6.x, is the last release that will support the Log Insight for vCenter Server capability. The next release will not accept Read more...