VMware tool’s vShield Endpoint driver renamed

For those trying to install the vShield Endpoint VMCI driver via a manual VMware tools installation, you may notice that when installing VMware tools that "vShield Endpoint" is missing as one of the install options. As of an earlier update to vSphere 5.5 "vShield Endpoint" has been split into two new installation options: NSX File Introspection Driver aka vsepflt.sys NSX Network Introspection Driver aka vnetflt.sys This means that you can now install the file component without the Networking component and vice-versa. You run the VMware tools installer as usual and select one...

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 & 6.0U1 Overview

A few interesting notes on the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) as of version 6.0 and 6.0U1 Since vSphere 6.0U1 you can now patch your ESXi hosts via the Web Client, no need to use the C# client for this anymore. The only external database supported with the VCSA is Oracle DB. VMware have increased the number of VMs and hosts supported with the new VCSA which means the embedded PostgreSQL database will work for most environments. Up to 1000 hosts and 10,000 Virtual Machines are now supported with one instance of the VCSA...

vSphere 6.0 Update 1 Released

VMware have recently released update 1 of it’s latest version of the vSphere suite. In summary, new features include: vCenter Server 6.0U1 New HTML5 Platform Services Controller UI: https:///psc Fault Tolerance and vSAN Interoperability now supported ESXi 6.0U1 vSAN 6.0U1 now supports stretched clusters & 2 node RBO configurations Site Recovery Manager 6.0U1 Storage policy based VM protection vSphere Data Protection 6.0U1 No significant new features. Many performance and stability bug fixes vSphere Replication 6.0U1 NFS 4.1 Datastores are now supported 5 minute RPOs supported for replication between vSAN Datastores Updates...
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