VMware vSphere 7 has landed and I know I am excited to get it deployed. I am eager to try out all the new features and get a feel for what’s new. From all the content that I’ve been reading, it looks like some of the key improvements are around security, performance, and resiliency of infrastructure and applications including Lifecycle management. I think we can all agree that the role of the vSphere admin is changing as new technologies are added to the stack like Kubernetes and containers.
Keeping systems up to date with patches and firmware can seem like a never-ending task. Finding change windows for system downtime can also become a challenge. When you add the complexity of a virtual environment updates can become time-consuming especially when you have to update your environment in a particular order. vSphere 7 now allows for updates to entire clusters vs single hosts, this new model uses what’s called a desired state model.
Improvements to DRS and vMotion can now move larger applications like SAP HANA. Allowing you to do more with vSphere and allow every kind of application to be hosted by your vSphere cloud environment.
What’s got you excited about the vSphere 7 news today? Is this something you will be upgrading to right away? Let me know on Twitter and thanks for reading.