I haven’t worked closely with vSphere much as most of my automation work has been 100% focused on not caring about what the infrastructure underneath actually looks like. It is however deeply ingrained in me based on my many years working for a global manufacturer who standardized on vSphere. I still fully remember every moment of managing hundreds of vSphere hosts and multiple vCenters across the globe! I can tell you without question if any communication with vCenter was lost then it was all about trying to manage that host.
Along with all the management product releases I posted yesterday VMware has also release Update 2.0 for vSphere. It looks like eater has come early and VMware has given us all some goodies in our basket. Between the management products and this I’m sure you will be busy for a while.
So vSphere 6 launched last week and you want to kick the tires in your lab. Hopefully before you install you head on over to VMware and check out the Interoperability Matrixes. I’ve been reading posts online about folks jumping in with both feet and just straight out upgrading to vSphere 6. Of course I may have been one of those people myself.
I being who I am got all excited over the vSphere 6 release and all the new features it offers cracked open the upgrade guide and went all in with the vSphere 6 migration utility and migrated my vCenter 5.5 server to vCenter 6. That’s half the battle right. Get through the migration and everything will be golden. Not quiet. After the migration, (which went fairly smooth by the way) I launched the vSphere web client and went to login and noticed I was not able to login as myself. Luckily the firstname.lastname@example.org account was able to login with no issues. I then started poking around and noticed I no longer had a link for Networking and Security.
Yesterday VMware was very busy announcing the release of over 2 dozen product which included two new products to the market these two new additions to the VMware portfolio are:
VMware Integrated Openstack – That’s right it’s out and it’s available now for you to download.
VMware Software Manager 1.0 – This probably not as exciting as VIO, but it will come in handy for finding, selecting, and downloading the content needed to install or upgrade a VMware Suite.
Below is a list of all the products released yesterday including links to their downloads, documentation, and release notes for your convenience.