vToolbelt – April 2019

We are full on into spring.  The flowers are blooming, and I am cutting grass twice a week.  Welcome to the April 2019 edition of vToolBelt.   vSphere 6.7 Update 2 is the big news this month.  It is out and hot. We will also cover VMware Project Skyline.

For those of you still running vSphere 6.0, don’t look over your shoulder – End of General Support is less than a year away.  Time to start planning the upgrade!

Let’s get to it!

Product Watch

The following products are nearing the End of General Support.  You can find the full list on the VMware Lifecycle Product Matrix.

NSX-T 2.0/2.1 – 9/7/19 vROPS – 6.6/6.7 – 8/23/19
Horizon View 6.x – 6/19/19 User Environment Manager 9.2 – 5-16/19
vRealize Log Insight 4.6/4.7 – 8/23/19 App Volumes 2.13 – 10/19/19
AirWatch Console 9.3 – 9/14/19 Identity Manger 3.12 – 9/14/19
vRealize Lifecycle Manager 1.0-1.3  – 9/19/19
vSphere 6.0 – 3/12/20

 Notes from the Field

vSphere

vSphere 6.7 Update 2 is now available!   You can read more about it on blogs.vmware.com.   Some of the highlights:

If you haven’t tried Update Manager to upgrade or patch your hosts, you should really learn what it can do for you and give it a try!  Update Manager can now also use the Dell/EMC repository for iSM & Driver updates.

Get up to speed on VMware Project Skyline.  This tool can proactively help identify and propose issues in your environment.  It is now available to all VMware customers with Production level support

A few other bits on vSphere

Grab Bag

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