What’s new in the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.0

What’s new in the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.0:

  • ISO with an easy guided Installer
  • Different deployment options possible during the guided installer such as:
    • Install vCenter Server
    • Install Platform Services Controller
    • Install vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Controller (default)
  • Scripted install. Values can be specified in a template file
  • Embedded vPostgres database. As external database Oracle is supported.
  • IPv6 Support
  • Enhanced Linked mode support
  • VMware Data Protection (VDP) support for backup and recovery
  • Based on a hardened Suse Linux Enterprise 11 SP3 (64-bit)
  • The minimum (Up to 20 hosts and 400 VMs) appliance requirements for the VCSA are:
    • 2 vCPU
    • 8 GB memory
    • ~ 100 GB diskspace
  • Is has the same feature parity as vCenter Windows:

scalability

What are we missing:

  • Still no Microsoft SQL database support.
  • Possibility to separate roles of the vCenter
  • VMware Update Manager is not included in the appliance. Still need an additional Windows Server for VMware Update Manager (VUM)
  • Clustering of the vCenter Server Appliance

 

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