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.
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The Amazingness That Will Be vSphere 6.5
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
Back to Basics – vSphere Maintenance Mode
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