For example: I am running a simple installation of the v Center Server (Inventory Service, Web Client, Single Sign-On) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine with Update Manager, Auto Deploy, Dump Collector, Syslog and a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.
So according to the upgrade guide, my new v Center Server infrastructure will look as depicted below.
Since v Sphere and v Center 6.5 are released now, a customer engagement put me into a position to gather much more information about characteristics and limitations within v Center 6.5.
In the following I will discuss some of the upcoming and current v Center characteristics that might not be completely aware (are not well documented) within the field /community.
Under v Sphere 5.5 the embedded database has improved to support 100 hosts and 3000 virtual machines, which easily covers our needs.The latest release of VMware v Sphere (version 6.0) has been generally available for a while now so it is time to look how to upgrade v Sphere 5.5 environment to version 6.0.Before you begin, make sure that you read the v Sphere 6 upgrade guide, the v Sphere 6 release notes, the Hardware and Guest OS Compatibility Guide and the Product Interoperability Matrix from VMware before you start the upgrade process.” there are many other aspects you, as an infrastructure designer, should be aware of.Recently VMware announced End of Sale of Nexus 1000v which caused some confusion amongst clients.