VMworld 2018 US Recap

VMworld 2018VMworld 2018 US is in the books!  I thought it might be useful to share a recap of the announcements and a link to view a replay of the sessions.

You can review the full list of VMworld 2018 US announcements at VMworld.com.   You can also listen to the Virtually Speaking podcast – Episode 89.  They just published a nice recap.  

A few highlights for you: 

  • vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and vSphere Platinum Edition
    • vSphere Platinum Edition – This is a new edition of vSphere, adding in AppDefense to go along with all current capabilities in the Enterprise Plus license. Also included in this edition is a vCenter plug-in that tightly integrates AppDefense and vCenter Services for ease of administration and enhanced visibility for vSphere administrators.
    • vSphere 6.7 Update 1
      • Fully featured HTML5 client
      • Upgrade path from vSphere 6.5 Update 2
      • Enhanced support for NVIDIA Quattro VMs
      • vCenter Server Convergence Tool
      • Enhanced content libraries

  • vSAN 6.7 Update 1
    • Simplified operations and better support resolution
    • Driver and firmware updates using VUM
    • Better VROPS integration
    • TRIM/UNMAP support
    • Enhanced stretch cluster flexibility
  • vRealize Suite 2018 – the announcement of vRealize Suite 2018 is aimed at helping IT deliver developer-ready infrastructure, with batch of enhancements to our already-existing platforms.
  • vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.9
    • Enhanced Security
    • Dashboard support for Cisco ASA firewall
    • Greater visibility into NSX-T Datacenter
  • NSX-T Datacenter 2.3
    • Support for bare-metal hosts
    • extends advanced multi-cloud networking and security capabilities to AWS, in addition to Microsoft
    • Azure and on-premises environments
    • Support for NSX-T Datacenter in VMC on AWS environments
    • Simplified installation workflow

The majority of the sessions from VMworld 2018 are now available for replay and can be accessed on videos.vmworld.com.

VMworld 2018 Europe will be in Barcelona in early November.  I wonder what announcements we will hear from that event?