A new release of HPE VM Explorer (previously Trilead) has been released. This 6.2 version strips completely the legacy UI and keeps the only web-based UI. Also, the product is fully compatible for Hyper-V 2016. There are also other changes and we'll look into those today as well. But let's start with the principal news, and it is the fact that you can no longer use the Windows based UI which was present along with the web based UI.
So now, when you install the solution, the only option you got left with, is the Web-based UI. Well, that's the way it is. Many products move from legacy Windows based UI (Example vSphere Client within the VMware vSphere 6.5 – no more legacy client either). Note that no plugin is necessary for your browser…
The process of configuring the solution, however, did not change. After a quick installation, you are invited to create an admin password (user admin). In order to properly register this password, you have to enter the new password twice, as by default there is no password for that account.
Then click the Change password button. (Not the Start and save as I did as it will load the UI, but you won't be able to log in).
You'll be prompted with certificate installation messages. It's a self-signed certificate which is installed locally on your management workstation. So when connecting via a Web browser, this one will obviously be showing as Not trusted.
What's new in HPE VM Explorer 6.2
- Added support for Hyper-V 2016
- Added Azure Cloud Blob Storage support
- Added localization for Russian, Chinese Simplified and Portuguese (Brasil).
- Removed legacy GUI application
- Added possibility to open Web VSphere Client for ESX/ESXi servers
- Added possibility to open Remote Desktop for Hyper-V servers and Windows VMs
- Added check and UI instructions for the user to disable SSL protocols v2.0 and v3.0
- Fixed bug that makes NFS server consume CPU
- Various Graphical improvements.
- Minor bugfixes
Let's get back to our little test, after installation. The UI presents you with a nice choice of the language. There are quite a few languages now … This release added Russian, Chinese Simplified and Portuguese (Brasil). Wow….
Then the login screen…
And finally the whole UI (after I added my vCenter server )…
All I can say is that the UI is fast and you can work with a good comfort.
HPE VM Explorer continues its development. This product has been known previously as Trilead VM Explorer, and it is now part of the HPE Family.
Other post covering HPE/Trilead VM Explorer:
- Web Based Interface Only for HPE VM Explorer 6.2 – [This Post]
- Trilead 6.1 With New Web UI
- HPE/Trilead VM Explorer – Backup your first VM
- VM Explorer 6.1 Released
- HPE VM Explorer with StoreOnce – Get 1TB of Deduplicated Storage for Free
- What’s new in Trilead VM Explorer 6.0?