vRealize Automation 7.3 was just released and there is a lot to unpack. I haven’t had the chance yet to play with the new version (hope to soon!), but I wanted to take a brief moment to call out some cool things I noticed. Here are the release notes (link) if you want to check the whole thing out.
In case you haven’t heard the news, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe this year. As usual I wouldn’t recommend anyone jumps on the bandwagon at the .0 release (unless you have test environments). Nobody wants to be that first gazelle across the river!
Make no mistake, there are a TON of new features and enhancements in this version, which you should be checking out on VMware’s press releases. I don’t want to cover them all, as you’d need a gallon of coffee to make it through, but I did want to talk about a few of them that I’m personally excited about. Continue reading
I’ve noticed over the years that while VMware admins tend to really understand maintenance mode, a lot of others in adjacent spaces (storage, network, etc.) have a very murky perspective on it. In fact, I’d bet that if you sat down a storage person at vCenter and told them to evacuate a host with MM, odds are they would be really confused when the task hung or failed. I know I was the first time I tried it. Continue reading