We’ve been talking about if for a while now, but last night the moment finally arrived… VSAN 6.2 aka vSphere 6.0 Update 2 was released. I am not going to go in to any level of depth here, as I have written many posts on the subject of VSAN 6.2 already, and so has my friend Cormac, the best start is probably this blog though. You can read those if you want to get the nitty gritty details, or nerd knobs as apparently some like to call it. (I prefer to call it a healthy level of curiosity, but that is a different discussion.) Here is what is in 6.2:
- Deduplication and Compression
- RAID-5/6 (Erasure Coding)
- Sparse Swap Files
- Checksum / disk scrubbing
- Quality of Service / Limits
- In mem read caching
- Integrated Performance Metrics
- Enhanced Health Service
Now that is not it, there is also some new stuff in vSphere 6.0 Update 2, one which I feel is very welcome and that is the Host Client! A full HTML5 based client which comes as part of your ESXi host, very useful if you ask me! Also two-factor authentication was added for the Web Client, several enhancements to the vSphere APIs for IO Filtering and support for different databases for vCenter etc.
Okay, lets stop blabbing, start your download engines, find your bits here:
Leandro Ariel Leonhardt says
I was looking forward to! this weekend I’ll work to update my lab VSAN . Thanks
Heya, for anyone interested, vCenter 6.0u2 release notes can be found here
Seems copy/paste went wrong for Duncan.
Duncan Epping says
Greg Mckaige says
Is the Smart Card pass-through able to pass that token to a guest or is the new Two-Factor Web client for accessing vCenter/ESXi host for configuration only? I didn’t see this in the release notes and have not had a chance to install the new bits.