- May 9, 2006
Goodbye Vsphere crappy flash hello everything in HTML5.
According to the last VMworld (2018) one of the BIG points about 6.7 U2 is a 100% functional HTML 5 interface. Meaning you don't have to access the flash interface to do ANYTHING. I don't know about you but I love how that sounds.
They could have done it early. I'm not sure.Sweet I will look into U2. I thought I read somewhere it was 100% in U1, but maybe I was dreaming when I read that haha.
For your Hypervizor it's as easy as pushing an new image.how do i upgrade? im running 6.7.0 build 8169922
how do i upgrade? im running 6.7.0 build 8169922
For your Hypervizor it's as easy as pushing an new image.
For your vsphere you may be able to do an upgrade install. (or just make a new one.)
How you do that is dependent on the type you have but there are instructions with your download when you pull it down. So I guess... Follow instructions?
That build number is the GA version of ESXi 6.7. If you're using vCenter, upgrade it first using VAMI for the appliance or the windows installer if you're running it in Windows. Then use update manager to patch your host(s). If you're running a standalone host, easiest way is get the latest iso and boot from it to do the upgrade.
But you can't do any of this yet for 6.7u2 because it was only announced, not shipped.
Even easier is to upgrade from the command line with esxcli:
esxcli software sources profile list --depot=https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-<latest dated image>-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
And you should be able to do update 2 now as well if you want to do it this way. I still prefer booting from the iso and running through prompts but it does take more time.
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-20190402001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
Just updated the VCSA, HTML5 version still won't allow me to set over 10GB of virtual flash (where flash version does).
So, no change for me, still have to use flash version from time to time
I'm currently running 6.0 U2 with a physical vCenter. I really want to move to 6.7 U2 VCSA and update my host to 6.7U2 as well.
All of my guest OSes are listed as either legacy or compatible with 6.7. My backup software is 6.7 U2 compliant. Is there anything else I should be on the look out for?
The only thing I can see is that we occasionally spin up new Cisco VM templates and I read they will not install if the hypervisor is not on their compatibility list (I haven't tested this yet). I'm guessing I could keep an old box around to deploy then just copy over the VM with an external drive or something.
Are people aware VMware dropped the vmklinux driver stack and as of 6.7 U2 only native is supported. This means a lot of older kit without native drivers won't work on u2.