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vSphere 6.7 Released

VMware has just released vSphere 6.7 and everyone will be looking to see what the new features are and  possibly of upgrades. Here are some of the steps I usually follow:


  • Check if the hardware that you wish to run vSphere 6.7 is supported, as per usual every release VMware will drop some support for some hardware support especially around CPU https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php. If your system is not listed then the next best bet for you is to visit your hardware vendors website to see if they have newer information. For example we have HPE servers and I obtain information from this page 
  • Next step is to check all the other VMware products you have as part of your solution. You have to see if they are compatible with vSphere 6.7 and if there is an upgrade path for the version you are currently using https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php


Usually once I done the above then I know it is worth planning the upgrade path. Here is the main landing page for vSphere 6.7 https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/launch but I have also provided some of the direct links below to the articles in case they change them


  • Introducing vSphere 6.7 
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-vmware-vsphere-6-7.html
  • Introducing vCenter 6.7
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-vcenter-server-6-7.html
  • Introducing faster lifecycle management operations in vSphere 6.7
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-faster-lifecycle-management-operations-in-vmware-vsphere-6-7.html 
  • Introducing vSphere 6.7 Security
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-vsphere-6-7-security.html
  • Introducing vSphere with Operations Management 6.7
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-vsphere-operations-management-6-7.html
  • Introducing Developer Automation Interfaces vSphere 6.7
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-developer-automation-interfaces-vsphere-6-7.html
  • Introducing vSphere 6.7 Enterprise Applications
https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/04/introducing-vsphere-6-7-enterprise-applications.html


Documents on vSphere 6.7

  • Read this KB before upgrades

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/53704

  • Release Notes for 6.7

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-67-release-notes.html

  • ESXi Upgrade

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.esxi.upgrade.doc/GUID-65B5B313-3DBB-4490-82D2-A225446F4C99.html

  • vCenter Upgrade Paths

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vcenter.upgrade.doc/GUID-EB29D42E-7174-467C-AB40-DB37236FEAF5.html


I will be updating this page as I find more useful resources around vSphere 6.7

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  1. Thank you for sharing the vSphere 6.7 update. My computer's hardware is fully supported by vSphere. Virtualization is really very useful in IT field.

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