Course info
Mar 9, 2017
2h 42m

The pace at which technology is evolving in today's marketplace can be overwhelming. VMware vSphere is no exception to this paradigm. With each new release of vSphere, both major and minor releases, existing features are enhanced, new features are released, and trying to keep up with all of it can be challenging, especially during the major release cycles. In this course, What's New in vSphere 6.5, you'll be introduced and walked through all the major enhancements and features to vSphere. First, you'll learn about the new features in vCenter and VMware HA and DRS, both of which bring major improvements. Next you'll discover what's new and exciting with vSphere Storage, which include enhancements made to vSAN. Finally, you'll learn about what's new with VMware Update Manager and vSphere Security, both bringing long awaited feature requests into fruition. Once you complete the course, you'll be completely up-to-speed on all major features introduced and enhanced in vSphere 6.5.

About the author
About the author

Josh Coen is a Cloud Architect working for Sirius Computer Solutions, a national systems integrator. Josh has been working in the industry for 15 years, specifically with virtualization and storage technologies since 2006. Josh is a VMware VCDX #129 and holds a BS in Information Technology.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

What's New with VMware DRS and HA?
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen. You're watching What's New in VMware DRS and HA. In this module, we're going to start off with Proactive HA. Even though it has HA in the name, it's actually a DRS feature. We'll talk about HA orchestrated restarts and how that actually differs from previous versions of vSphere. We'll then cover what's new with VMware HA admission control. And then we'll move onto Network-aware DRS, which is a new feature within vSphere 6. 5. From there, we'll jump into some additional DRS options that can be modified or set. And then we'll round out the module with Predictive DRS, which is also a new feature being introduced in vSphere 6. 5. With that, let's jump into it with Proactive HA.

What's New with vSphere Storage?
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen. You're watching What's New in vSphere Storage. There's been some exciting updates to the storage layer with the release of vSphere 6. 5, and in this module, we're going to talk about the VMFS version, VMFS 6, and what enhancements it brings to the table. We're then going to talk about some protocol updates that have been made with this release. This includes NFS updates and iSCSI improvements, vSAN 6. 5, while not a huge update, does come with some really good incremental improvements and we're going to go through some of those. Automatic UNMAP is finally back with this version of vSphere 6. 5. I want to talk about how that's now implemented and what that means for you as an administrator. Let's go ahead and get started and look at VMFS version 6.

What's New in vSphere Update Manager?
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen. You're watching What's New in vSphere Update Manager. In this module, we're going to discuss the improvements that have been made to Update Manager. Now unlike some other features we've already covered, the Update Manager improvements aren't just incremental updates, they're a major step forward. We're going to discuss the integration of Update Manager into the vCenter Server Appliance, which is brand new with vSphere 6. 5. We'll also talk about some of the updates that have been made to UMDS or the Update Manager Download Service. And finally, we're going to go through how you would do an Update Manager migration.

What's New in vSphere Security?
Hey, welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Josh Coen. You're watching What's New in vSphere Security. In this module, we're going to start off by talking about the enhanced logging capabilities that come with vSphere 6. 5, as well as a feature called Secure Boot. We'll then talk about Encrypted VMotion and the key components that make up this new feature. And I saved the best and most exciting feature for last as it pertains to vSphere security, Virtual Machine Encryption. Let's get started with some good old-fashioned logging.