Wednesday, September 10, 2014

VMware vCloud Suite 5.8 Released

As announced at VMworld 2014 VMware has released vCloud Suite 5.8 . Following are the various components for the suite

  • ESXi 5.5 Update 2
  • vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2
  • vCenter Orchestrator 5.5.2
  • vCenter Configurations Manager 5.7.2
  • vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.3
  • vCenter Hyperic 5.8.2
  • vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.8.2
  • vCloud Director 5.5.2
  • vCloud Automation Center 6.1
  • vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.3
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8
  • vSphere Replication 5.8
  • vSphere Data Protection 5.8
  • vSphere App HA 1.1
  • vSphere Big Data Extensions 2.0
  • vSphere Update Manager 5.5 Update 2
  • vCenter Support Assistant

vSphere 5.5 Update 2 is Released

What's New

  • Support for hosts with 6TB of RAM – vSphere 5.5 Update 2 starts to support hosts with 6TB of RAM.
  • VMware vShield Endpoint Thin Agent as VMware Tools Guest Introspection plugin – The vShield Endpoint driver bundled with VMware Tools is now called Guest Introspection.
  • vCenter Server database support: vCenter Server now supports the following external databases: Oracle 12c, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1and Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • vCloud Hybrid Service: The vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) introduces a new container, Hybrid Cloud Service, on the vSphere Web Client home page. The Hybrid Cloud Service container contains the vCHS installer and the new vCloud Connector installer

Virtual Volumes Deep Dive Session

Virtual Volumes (VVols) is VMware's new storage standard for external SAN/NAS storage arrays
This VMworld 2014 sessions walks you through technical aspects starting with various components and list down what benefits it provides 

VMware Product Walkthrough

VMware has released the new product walk-through portal where one can find all the interesting things related to products and their features.
This portal gives a really good technical overview of the products and their features for everyone who is interested in knowing what the products have to offer. It even gives you a clue on the kind of use case you can run to test/showcase the products.