A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the new vSphere and vSAN 7.0 update 1 that should be launched soon (October/November) by VMware. Since yesterday (6th of October), vSphere 7.0 U1 – GA is now available for download.
You can read the previous blog post to get the full details about all the new features in vSphere and vSAN 7.0 update 1. I will enumerate just a few of them.
- vSphere Clustering Service (vCLS)
- vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM)
- vSphere with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG)
- Scalability, ESXi hosts and VMs
- vCenter Connect
- Check all features and details in vSphere Release Notes.
- Check all features and details in vCenter Release Notes.
vSAN 7.0 U1
- Disaggregated HCI / HCI Mesh
- vSAN “Shared” Witness Appliance
- vSAN File Services now supports Kerberos and Active Directory
- vSAN File Services now supports the SMB protocol
- vSAN Data Persistence Platform
- vSAN Direct Configuration
Check all features and details in vSAN Release Notes.
These are some of the new features and enhancements that VMware introduces in the vSphere and vSAN 7.0 Update 1 that you now can use in your environment.
Note: For a long time, I do not recommend that you update right away your production environment with this new release (or any release from any company). Tested before, check it first in a test environment (in the company, I always install in some test environment before I update all our environments). If you check that all is ok and double-check that you will not have any issues in the production environment, you apply. That is my recommendation.
Where to download vSphere & vSAN 7.0 U1
Also, Custom ISOs from partners are available (for now only Dell, HPE, and Lenovo).
- Download link vSphere ESXi 7.0 U1
- Download link vCenter Server 7 U1
- Download link vSAN 7.0 U1
Download the new vSphere & vSAN 7.0 Update 1 so that you can use the great new features, including on this new update 1 from VMware. You can now utilize Kubernetes in your vSphere without the need to use VMware Cloud Foundation.
I have tested some of these new features, but now I plan to update my homelab vSphere Cluster to fully test these new features and write some blog posts about it.
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