Updating vcenter vds data
So, make sure that you check which VMware products are (or are not) supported on v Sphere 6.5.
Here are the products that are not supported yet (when this post was written): Star Wind Hyper Converged Appliance is a turnkey, entirely software-defined hyperconverged platform purpose-built for intensive virtualization workloads.
The v Sphere Windows (C#) Client is no longer working.
You must use the v Sphere Web client of the new HTML5 based Client, but the latter one does not have all the features just yet!
While the apps that live within your VMs won’t be impacted, some monitoring solutions which you have been using to monitor v Sphere might be. Imagine that you migrate to new v Sphere 6.5 environment, but your backup vendor can’t assure backup protection for now because the environment isn’t supported yet. There you must think what is compatible and what’s not.
You would be amazed (or not), but when VMware releases a major v Sphere release, they don’t even support their own products out of the box.
One of the good news is that there are no new license keys needed for v Sphere 6.5 so if you’re currently on v Sphere 6.0 you don’t need to enter new license keys. Also, playing with Firmware on your physical NIC cards and applying proper firmware-driver combination is a hard reality before even thinking going further….
It was announced long before, but now it is really, really happening.