This is great for multi-tier applications that do not recover successfully unless they are restarted in a particular order. Virtual Hardware Version 14 Virtual hardware is the abstract version of physical hardware to a virtual machine or, in essence, a virtual motherboard. Currently supported migration paths to version 6. You will have to upgrade to 6. The new version supports upgrades and migrations from vSphere 6. Storage maximums are up from what they were.
And of course, if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat, then it'll come up. Enhanced vSphere Host Lifecycle Management Capabilities With vSphere 6. It also significantly simplifies the vCenter Server topology through vCenter with embedded platform services controller in enhanced linked mode, enabling customers to link multiple vCenters and have seamless visibility across the environment without the need for an external platform services controller or load balancers. To learn more about vSphere 6. Here are some of the already published resources, but there is more added.
That on most hosts takes a lot of time. Some of these could be lumped into the vCenter section but I think are more generally related to vSphere and storage. One of the ones that has really increased is the capability of the vCenter itself. We come down here, and we look at the number of port groups that you can have per distributed switch. Auto Deploy — the boot-from-network deployment option for vSphere — is now easier to manage in vSphere 6. For more information see the new official site:. So if I wanted to quickly find out about the new configuration maximums, for example, virtual machines, then I could just click on the hyperlink for virtual machines.
And the Configuration Maximums document is a complete document that tells you the new configuration maximums for all of the different components in vSphere. This might cause the host to keep disconnecting from the vCenter Server. If you have a mixed environment with vCenter Server running 6. Six times bigger than vSphere 5. Once a component is labeled unhealthy by the hardware monitoring system, vSphere will classify the host as either moderately or severely degraded depending on which component failed. It includes vCenter, the Platform Services Controller.
Just a pet peeve I guess. The Content Library is now part of the vSphere 6. It also supports and leverages some of the latest hardware innovations in the industry, delivering exceptional performance for a variety of workloads. This article only touched upon the key highlights of this release, but there are many more new features. However, it could still be very useful information. The individual blog posts are detailed step by step guides, where some of them include videos.
Last but not least, there are some notable improvements to vRealize Operations, since this product is bundled with certain editions of vSphere. Content Library Content Library with vSphere 6. There are also greatly enhanced developer and automation interfaces, which are a major focus in this release. Visiting Indian Ocean and Reunion Island? It provides exceptional management simplicity, operational efficiency, and faster time to market, all at scale. He has been at the company since 2006, and has been responsible for customer education and sales enablement for a wide range of datacenter technologies, such as hypervisor security, hyperconverged storage, and virtualization of data science applications. Although the new client looks cleaner, and does seem more responsive than the vSphere Web Client, the location of some items has changed and some workflows will have to be adjusted accordingly with these changes.
Packed full of features and updates to continue the push towards a hybrid cloud datacenter and into the software defined future. This is the new default configuration, but it is possible to override the automatic calculation or use another admission control policy. Right now it's 10,000 port groups. There is currently only a limited number of servers that are supported but the number will be increased in the future, so we get to look forward to more of this at least. Johnd802 November 7th, 2016 I do accept as true with all of the concepts you have offered in your post.
So I'm just looking at some of these examples. You could easily hit this limit when 8 paths to each device are used. This functionality is insanely huge for domain consolidation, and also domain splitting if needed with the cmss-util tool. Here is a glimpse of the what you can expect to see when vSphere 6. Performance and recoverability has also been improved. The other changes center around storage and allowing more volumes and more paths to a host.