Upgrading to VMware vCenter Server 8.0
VMware announced the initial availability (IA) of VMware vSphere 8.0 on October 11, 2022. This new status of “initial availability” follows the new release model that VMware is utilizing for all future vSphere releases. This new release of vSphere is packed with many new features as well as many deprecated features. For a quick overview of what’s new in this release, view the VMware Blog post: Announcing: vSphere 8 Initial Availability.
Upgrading to VMware Identity Manager 3.3.1
I recently had the pleasure of upgrading two virtual appliance-based VMware Identity Manager 3.3.0 deployments to 3.3.1 using the offline update method without the assistance of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. When I reviewed the update documentation, I found that this release didn’t support the offline update process I previously utilized, so I figured I’d create a quick post providing an overview of the supported update processes for 3.3.1. What Changed? In previous releases of VMware Identity Manager 3.
Upgrading to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0 is the latest release of VMware’s application platform for deploying, upgrading, and managing the various products included in the vRealize Suite. Don’t worry; you didn’t miss several releases between version 2.1 to version 8.0. Instead, VMware has decided to baseline all of the latest vRealize Suite products onto a common version number. Unlike with the previous version of Lifecycle Manager, upgrading to version 8.0 requires the deployment of a new virtual appliance and migration of your existing configuration.