VMware vSphere 6.7 is now GA

VMware vSphere 6.7 has just been released as Generally Available. This a list of the new features and improvements:

  • Compute: Persistent Memory (PMem)
  • Security & Compliance: Transport Layer Security protocol 1.2 (TLS 1.2), FIPS 140-2, TPM 2.0 Support and Host Attestation, Virtual TPM (vTPM), Support for Virtualization Based Security (VBS), Encrypted vMotion enhancements & VM Encryption enhancements
  • Management: vSphere Client (HTML5) enhancements, vCenter Server Appliance monitoring and management enhancements, New vSphere client APIs for the vSphere HTML5 client, Instant Clone, Per-VM EVC, Nvidia GRI vGPU enhancements, APIs for SPBM Using vAPI
  • Storage: 4K Native Hard Disk Drive support with ESXi Hosts, mproving backup performance with network-block device modes (NBD and NBDSSL), Supporting snapshots and backups for detached first-class disks (FCD), iSCSI Extension for RDMA (iSER), Extending support for number of disks per VM, Software Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Initiator, Support for Intel’s Volume Management Device (VMD), Configurable Automatic UNMAP Rate, Automatic UNMAP Support for SE Sparse, No Support for VMFS-3 Datastores
  • Networking: Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) v2, Para-virtualized RDMA (PV-RDMA), ESXi platform enhancements for NSX
  • vCenter Server: vCenter Embedded Linked Mode, vCenter Cross-domain re-pointing, Cross-VC Mixed Version Provisioning
  • vSphere Lifecyle: vCenter Migration Assistant, vCenter Embedded Linked Mode Multiple Deployment CLI, Single Reboot during ESXi upgrades, Quick Boot
  • Performance & Availability: Fault Tolerance scalability improvements, Storage failure protection with Fault Tolerance-protected VMs, Support for memory mapping for 1GB page sizes

Want to know more? Head over to the vSphere-land vSphere 6.7 Link-O-Rama.

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