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What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Host & Resource Management and Operations

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vSphere 6.5 brings a number of enhancements to ESXi host lifecycle management as well as some new capabilities to our venerable resource management features, DRS and HA.  There are also greatly enhanced developer and automation interfaces, which are a major focus in this release.  Last but not least, there are some notable improvements to vRealize Operations, since this product is bundled with certain editions of vSphere.  Let’s dig into each of these areas.
Enhanced vSphere Host Lifecycle Management Capabilities With vSphere 6.5, administrators will find significantly easier and more powerful capabilities for patching, upgrading, and managing the configuration of VMware ESXi hosts. VMware Update Manager (VUM) continues to be the preferred approach for keeping ESXi hosts up to date, and with vSphere 6.5 it has been fully integrated with the VCSA.  This eliminates the additional VM, operating system license, and database dependencies of the previous architecture, and now benefits from …

Introducing vSphere 6.5

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VMware announces vSphere 6.5, the latest version of its industry-leading virtualization platform.  This new release of vSphere features a dramatically simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, and a universal app platform for running any app. vSphere 6.5 accelerates the customer transition to digital transformation and cloud computing by addressing key challenges: 1.     Environments growing increasingly complex, 2.     Growing IT security threats, and 3.     The need to support both existing and new apps and services. Let’s take a look at some of the key capabilities. Dramatically Simplified Experience vSphere 6.5 elevates the customer experience to an entirely new level. It provides exceptional management simplicity, operational efficiency, and faster time to market vSphere 6.5 makes the vCenter Server Appliance the fundamental building block of a vSphere environment. The core vSphere architecture is built around this easy to deploy and manage approach that reduces op…