Think About Migration of Your Existing vCP to 6.7/7.0

Every storage vendor and virtualization firm is eagerly waiting for the release of vSphere client 7.0.

Let’s have a look what’s new in vSphere 7.0

  • Removal of Flash Client: In the latest version of vSphere, VMware completely removed the flash client from vSphere. vSphere Client initially released with (.net) version then web version released with vSphere web client (Flex). After Flex, VMware introduced vSphere HTML bridge client version for web browser and currently they migrated to HTML version of vSphere which completely stable now and the official name is simply “vSphere Client”.
  • Increased Configuration thresholds: With the rise of AI and Machine Learning, the demands for resources per VM are going to keep increasing. vSphere 7.0 is going to increase their maximums for VM configurations. Currently, vSphere 6.7’s config maximums look like the following:
    • Maximum Memory per VM: 6128GB
    • Maximum vCPU per VM: 256 vCPU limit
    • Maximum Video Memory per VM: 2GB
    • Maximum Virtual Disk Size: 62TB
  • Increased level of Security: VMware is focusing on security concerns in vSphere 7.0 as processor vulnerabilities are increased in the last few years like Meltdown, Zombieload. etc.
  • Inclusion of Hybrid Cloud: The usage of cloud is rapidly increasing in IT industries today and the Hybrid cloud is seeming interesting among other clouds. VMware is going to take consideration of all Hybrid cloud service providers like Azure, AWS, or GCP. Disaster Recovery (DR) and High Availability (HA) are the main areas where Hybrid cloud integration will play an important role.
  • Support for Integrated Containers: Containers are starting to become mainstream in the industry. They provide unmatched benefits such as the reduced cost of resources and quick rebuild and deploy times. We predict there will be great improvements made to vSphere Integrated Containers in vSphere 7.0.

Where Calsoft will help you?

Calsoft is well-known for virtualization solutions in the market and vCP is an area where Calsoft is having expertise. We are always happy to provide you the help in the following areas.

  • Migration of Existing Flex web client to HTML client Necessity: Following are the reasons in which migration is important,
    1. Flash player support: Flash client will finally be going away. As we know most of the browsers are removing the support for Flash player from browsers. Hence it is very essential to upgrade your vCP from Flex version to HTML.
    2. The limited scope of UI Automation: As the flash player has less area of UI automation a lot of things cannot be automated using Flex UI. The tools like selenium are not supporting flex automation easily. Hence, we cannot automate a few test scenarios by using UI automation scripts.

    Benefits: Replacement of HTML will add the following benefits:

    1. Automation frameworks support: By using the HTML framework, we can automate all the UI components of vCenter. The test features like storage provisioning and snapshot management can easily be automated using different automation tools like Selenium which will save a lot of manual testing efforts.
    2. Integration with Angular: With Angular integration, we can develop multiple components with rapid speed in UI.
    3. Powerful framework by VMware-Clarity: Clarity is a framework that provides UI standards and readymade components on the top of Angular which helps in UI integrity of vCenter with VMware UI standards.
  • Migration of Existing Local vCP to Remote vCenter plugin The vSphere remote plugin is architecture defined by VMware where the user-defined plugin will run on a separate operating system instead of vCenter.Necessity: 
    1. Memory Overload: Remote plugin reduces memory overload of vCenter as it runs on a separate OS.
    2. The need for access to vCenter OS for installation and troubleshooting: vCP installation with local plugin requires access to vCenter as it is local for vCenter machine. Similarly, for troubleshooting, we need to access vCenter for reading logs.

    Benefits: Replacement of remote plugin will add the following benefits:

    1. VCenter Speed: As the remote plugin is running in a separate Operating System; hence it will improve the processing speed of vCenter.
    2. OS independent: We can install this remote plugin by using any operating system which resides in a reachable network.
    3. Multiple Plugins with the same vSphere Client: We can deploy a number of remote plugin versions within the same environment.
    4. Easy to troubleshoot: As we have control of the installation operating system, we can easily troubleshoot the problems with the help of log files and without the interference of access to vCenter.
  • Certification of vCP The goal of the vCP Certification program is to provide better end-user experience to VMware’s partners and to add value by providing certified, consistent, and well-performing plug-ins.Benefits:
    1. Once the certification is complete partners can use the VMware Ready logo and will be posted to the VGC.
    2. Certification ensures the adoption of vCP best practices and better end-user experience.
    3. Customers receive support from VMware Global Services for certified plug-ins

So, why waiting for more reasons, think and migrate your vCP to the latest version.

Get back to us if you would like to discuss. 

Mayur Bhokase

Mayur Bhokase

Development Engineer at Calsoft Inc.
I’m professional java developer since last 4 years in IT industry and famous for my java, spring, hibernate, OSGI and install4j skills. Very happy to work with Calsoft in Virtualization and Storage domain. I’m always enthusiastic about sharing my domain knowledge with techies.
Mayur Bhokase

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