VMware vSphere 7.0 is the next version of vSphere! Now we can talk about it here.
We were under strict NDA on this until now, but today, Tuesday 10 AM Pacific time all the NDA was lifted so this page is finally live. Enjoy your read…
Our current lab is only a nested lab at the moment, running VMware Workstation 15.5.
The underlying hardware is a Workstation with Xeon CPU and 128 GB of RAM with All-Flash local storage.
Previously I was running 3 host vSAN cluster.
Let's have a look at all my articles on this blog, but also on partner's blogs and websites.
VMware vSphere 7.0 Blog Posts on ESX Virtualization
- How to migrate VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Windows to vCSA 7.0
- Upgrade from ESXi 6.7 to 7.0 ESXi Free
- vSphere 7.0 Download Now Available
- VMware vSphere 7.0 Announced – vCenter Server Details
- VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Profiles
- We saw ESXi 7.0 on ARM – Our post from VMworld Barcelona 2019.
- What is vCenter Server Update Planner? – vSphere 7.0
- What is vCenter Server Multi-Homing?
- VMware vSphere 7.0 – VM Template Check-in and Check-out and versioning
- VMware vSphere 7.0 DRS Improvements – What's New?
Other vSphere 7.0 Compatible VMware products
My Posts about vSphere 7.0 on 4Sysops.com Partner Site
- VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in—Why do we still need it with vSphere 7.0?
- VMware VCSA 7 Backup
- vSphere 7.0 unsupported CPUs and ESXi 7.0 hardware requirements
- VMware vSphere 7 Clustered VMDK
- How to hot-extend VMDK disk over 2 TB with vSphere 7.0
- VMware vSAN 7 Capacity Reporting improvements
- VMware SRM 8.3 and vSphere Replication 8.3
- VMware vSAN 7.0 now with native file services and quotas
- What are VMware vSphere 7.0 scalable shares?
- How to upgrade to vSphere 7.0 – vCenter Server 7
- vSphere 7.0: VMware vSphere Trust Authority (vTA)
- What is vCenter Identity Federation in vSphere 7.0
- VMware vSphere 7.0 and vSAN storage improvements
- VMware AppVolumes 4.0 released – What's New?
- Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server systems
- vSphere 7.0—What's new in Virtual Hardware 17 (vmx-17) ?
My Posts on StarWind Blog
- How to configure VMware ESXi 7.0 dump collector service
- How to Upgrade ESXi 6.7 to 7.0 without vCenter
- How to use Check-In and Check-out operations with Templates stored in Content library in vSphere 7.0
- Upgrade from vSphere ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7.0 via vSphere Lifecycle Manager
- What are the differences between VMware Tools and Open-VM tools?
- How to Automate the Upgrade of VMware Tools and VM Compatibility
Other VMware “Eco-System” products
- Snapt’s Free Nova Community Edition – Details and Features
- DC Scope for VMware vSphere – Improve Performance, Optimize, Troubleshoot, Monitor
- Nakivo Backup and Replication 9.4 New release
- StarWind 8 New build release
- How to Install and Configure Veeam Backup and Replication 10 Community Edition
It's been for over a year and a half since vSphere 6.7 has been released and the next major version, the v7 is the logical next step for VMware. It is a version where yet another layer has been added to the ESXi hypervisor.
I don't know if you remember when VMware vSAN has been added, the simple checkbox within vSphere client to activate it for a cluster…. Imagine something similar for Kubernetes as the v7 will have Kubernetes management “baked in”.
However, to be able to “play” with Kubernetes within vSphere, you must have vSphere Cloud Foundation.
You can't simply “activate” Kubernetes on your On-prem datacenter. That's quite a drawback.
Kubernetes management, containers management is something big (at least for certain), and VMware with Project Pacific announced during last year's VMworld, has made sure that Kubernetes and container management are fully integrated into vSphere 7.
The fact that vSphere admins will be able to manage Kubernetes clusters and their resources from within vSphere client is quite exciting for those environments which are working with containers. However, there is something also for environments that do not use containers.
For example, native file services within VMware vSAN. Hearing right, NFS file shares which can be allocated, including quotas, from within vSphere. Quite exciting as well. It will not replace your existing file servers, but it will allow you to consume vSAN space without leaving the vSphere client.
vSAN File Service allows a vSphere admin to provision a file share from their vSAN cluster. The file share can be accessed using NFS.
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