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Oct 18 2016

vSphere 6.5 Link-O-Rama

v65-linkorama-cropYour complete guide to all the essential vSphere 6.5 links from all over the VMware universe. Bookmark this page and keep checking back as it will continue to grow as new links are added everyday. Also be sure and check out the Planet vSphere-land feed for all the latest blog posts from the Top 100 vBloggers.

Top 10 things you must read about vSphere 6.5 (vSphere-land)

Introducing vSphere 6.5 (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 6.5 Product Walkthroughs (VMware)
What’s New with vSphere 6.5 Hands-on Lab (VMware HoL)
VMware Announces General Availability of vSphere 6.5 (VMware vSphere Blog)
VMware Advances Cross-Cloud Architecture with New Releases of vSphere, Virtual SAN and vRealize Solutions to Drive IT and Developer Productivity (VMware News Release)
VMware vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management (VMware Datasheet)

VMware What’s New Links

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5 (VMware Tech Paper)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Core Storage (VMware Storage Hub)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter Server (VMware vSphere Blog)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Security (VMware vSphere Blog)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Host & Resource Management and Operations (VMware vSphere Blog)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vSphere Integrated Containers (VMware vSphere Blog)
What’s New with VMware Virtual SAN 6.5 (VMware Virtual Blocks)
Whats New in Virtual Volumes 2.0 (VMware Virtual Blocks)
What’s New in SRM 6.5 (VMware Virtual Blocks)

Video Links

Technical 301 – What’s New in vSphere 6 5 Overview (Part 1 of 3) (The Virtually Connected YouTube)
Technical 301 – What’s New in vSphere 6 5 Overview (Part 2 of 3) (The Virtually Connected YouTube)
Technical 301 – What’s New in vSphere 6 5 Overview (Part 3 of 3) (The Virtually Connected YouTube)
Sales 101 – What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Overview (The Virtually Connected YouTube)
VMware vSphere 6.5 What’s New? (The vFanatic YouTube)
VMworld 2016 Barcelona vSphere 6.5 chat (Top IT Videos)
VMware’s Yanbing Li on Virtual SAN 6.5 (VMware)
Predictive DRS Walk Through (VMware)
vSphere 6.5 Technical Overview Q4 2016 (VMware Partner TV)
vSphere 6.5 Sales Overview Q4 2016 (VMware Partner TV)
Virtual SAN 6.5 Technical Overview Q4 2016 (VMware Partner TV)
Virtual SAN 6.5 Sales Overview Q4 2016 (VMware Partner TV)

Availability (HA/DRS/FT) Links

vSphere 6.5 – What’s new with vSphere 6.5 DRS (Enterprise Daddy)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – HA and DRS Improvements (ESX Virtualization)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Fault Tolerance (FT) Improvements (ESX Virtualization)
High Availability and Redundancy Features in vSphere 6.5 (Server Central)
vSphere 6.5: HA & DRS improvements. Part I (StarWind blog)
vSphere 6.5: HA & DRS improvements. Part 2 (StarWind blog)
vBrownBag Follow-Up What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Availability & Resource Features w @mattdmeyer (vBrownBag)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – HA and DRS Improvements (Victor Virtualization)
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 30: vSphere 6.5 HA and DRS (VMware Virtually Speaking Podcast)
DRS got even smarter with Predictive DRS (VMguru)
Testing vSphere 6.5 DRS – CPU Over Commitment Ratio (vMusketeers)
vSphere 6.5 -What’s New with vSphere 6.5 HA & DRS (VMware Arena)
vSphere 6.5 – What’s is in VMware vSphere 6.5 Fault Tolerance? (VMware Arena)
vSphere 6.5 High Availability New Features – Proactive HA (VMware Arena)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Host & Resource Management and Operations (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere 6.5: vSphere HA What’s New – Part 1 – UI (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5: vSphere HA What’s New – Part 2 – Admission Control (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5: vSphere HA What’s New – Part 3 – Orchestrated Restart (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5: vSphere HA What’s New – Part 4 – VM Restart Priorities (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5: DRS what’s new – Part 1 (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5: DRS what’s new – Part 2 – Predictive DRS (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5: DRS what’s new – Part 3 – Proactive HA (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotions are Here (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5: Faster Maintenance Mode and Evacuation Updates (vTagion)
Big Improvements to vSphere HA and DRS in 6.5 Release (Wahl Network)
vSphere 6.5 what’s new – DRS (Yellow Bricks)
vSphere 6.5 what’s new – HA (Yellow Bricks)

Documentation Links

vSphere 6.5 Documentation Page (VMware)
vSphere 6.5 Release Notes (VMware)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5 (VMware)
Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 6.5 (VMware)

Download Links

Download vSphere 6.5 Page (VMware)

ESXi Links

VMware vSphere 6.5 and New Image Builder GUI – Cloning a profile (ESX Virtualization)
How to create a nested ESXi 6.5 Template (ESX Virtualization)
Decoupling of Cores per Socket from Virtual NUMA Topology in vSphere 6.5 (Frank Denneman)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Nested Virtualization – Create and Install ESXi 6.5 (Jermal M Smith)
VMware ESXi 6.5 runs well on Xeon D Supermicro ServerServers, here’s what you need to know (TinkerTry)
Image Builder in VMware vSphere 6.5 (Victor Virtualization)
Image Builder in VMware vSphere 6.5 – Cloning a Image Profile (Victor Virtualization)
Homelab – Will ESXi 6.5 run on Intel NUC? (Virten.net)
VMware vSphere 6.5 introduces Broadwell EVC Mode (Virten.net)
Nested ESXi Enhancements in vSphere 6.5 (Virtually Ghetto)
Virtual NVMe and Nested ESXi 6.5? (Virtually Ghetto)
Virtual Hardware Plug-N-Play improvements in vSphere 6.5 (Virtually Ghetto)
Getting Started with the New Image Builder GUI in vSphere 6.5 (VMware vSphere blog)
Quickly See the Major Enhancements to Host Profiles in vSphere 6.5 (VMware vSphere blog)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Profiles Enhancements (VMware vSphere YoutTube)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Auto Deploy Discovered Hosts Workflow Demo (VMware vSphere YoutTube)
What’s new in the vSphere 6.5 Host Profiles (VMware Tech Pubs YouTube)
What’s new in vSphere 6.5 Auto Deploy (VMware Tech Pubs YouTube)

General Links

Quick Summary of What’s New in vSphere 6.5 (vSphere-land)
Configuration Maximum changes from vSphere 6.0 to vSphere 6.5 (vSphere-land)

What’s New in vSphere 6.5 (Ather Beg’s Useful Thoughts)
Product Review: VMware vSphere 6.5 Offers Solid Performance (CDW Solutions Blog)
VMworld EMEA Announcements : vSphere 6.5 (CloudFix)
What’s new in vSphere 6.5 (Come Le Feci)
vSphere Integrated Containers is GA (Cormac Hogan)
VMware vSphere 6.5 breaks your SQL Server vNUMA settings (David Klee)
vSphere 6.5 Configuration Maximums – Compare to Earlier Versions- Part 1 (Davoud Teimouri)
vSphere 6.5 Configuration Maximums – Compare to Earlier Versions- Part 2 (Davoud Teimouri)
What’s new in vSphere 6.5? (Enterprise Daddy)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Announced !! (ESX Virtualization)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Released – Start Your Download Engines (ESX Virtualization)
What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5 (GeekFluent)
vSphere 6.5 announced so what is coming?  (iGICS)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5 (Ivobeerens)
What’s New with VMware vSphere 6.5? (Koenig Solutions)
vSphere 6.5 is finally GA (Mind The Virtualization)
5 Things You (and Your Clients) Need to Know about vSphere 6.5 (MSPmentor)
VMware vSphere 6.5 announced (NoLabNoParty)
10 things you need to know about VMware vSphere 6.5 (TechGenix)
VMware vSphere 6.5 announced today, here’s how to download it fast, once it becomes available in Q4 2016 (TinkerTry)
What is new in VMware vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5 (UP2V)
General Availability of vSphere 6.5 including Predictive DRS (UP2V)
Introducing VMWare vSphere 6.5 (vCloud Tech Blog)
Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 vs. VMware vSphere 6.5 (vInfrastructure Blog)
My top 5 features of VMware vSphere 6.5 (Virtual Thoughts)
VMware vSphere 6.5 new features (Virtualization HowTo)
vSphere 6.5 – Whats in it for Service Providers Part 1 (Virtualization Is Life)
vSphere 6.5 First Look (Virtualization Review)
vSphere 6.5: A Real-World Review (Virtualization Review)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – Is it all it’s cracked up to be? (Virtually Inclined)
#VMworld Europe 2016: New Products and Product updates (including vSphere 6.5 / vSAN 6.5) (vLenzker)
VMworld 2016 – What’s New in vSphere 6.5 (VMguru)
VMware unveil vSphere 6.5 to kick off VMworld 2016 (vMustard)
What’s New with VMware vSphere 6.5? (VMware Arena)
What’s New in Version 6.5? (VMware Guruz)
vSphere 6.5 an Introduction (VMware Velocity)
Looking Back at VMworld 2016 Europe! (VMware Virtual Blocks blog)
vSphere 6.5 – Everything You Need To Know (vTagion)
What’s New: vSphere 6.5 (vWannabe)

Installing & Upgrading Links

Upgrading to vSphere PSC 6.5 using the Windows installer (Altaro)
vSphere Upgrade Saga: 6.5 — Not Yet, But … (AstroArch Consulting)
Migrate Windows vCenter Server 6.0 to vCenter Server appliance 6.5 (Cloud Inspiration)
Upgrading from vSphere 6.0u2 to vSphere 6.5a (doOdzZZ’s Notes)
How to upgrade ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.5 using Offline Bundle (Enterprise Daddy)
Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.5 using VMware Update Manager (Enterprise Daddy)
How to upgrade ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.5 via Offline Bundle (ESX Virtualization)
How to Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via CLI [On Line] (ESX Virtualization)
How to Install VCSA 6.5 in VMware Workstation [LAB] (ESX Virtualization)
How to create a USB media with ESXi 6.5 Installation (ESX Virtualization)
How to deploy VMware VCSA 6.5 (VMware vCenter Server Appliance) (ESX Virtualization)
Upgrading vSphere from 6.0 to 6.5 (Jonathan Neilly)
Installing VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (Mike Tabor)
VMware VCSA 6.5 deployment – pt.1 (NoLabNoParty)
VMware VCSA 6.5 configuration – pt.2 (NoLabNoParty)
VMware VCSA 6.0 to 6.5 upgrade: deploy VCSA – pt.1 (NoLabNoParty)
VMware VCSA 6.0 to 6.5 upgrade: data copy – pt.2 (NoLabNoParty)
My vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Checklist – painful (Notes from MWhite)
VMware – vSphere Basics – vCenter 6.5 Upgrade Scenarios (Penguin Punk)
A no-fuss guide to an ESXi 6.5 upgrade (SearchVMware)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – What to be aware of before upgrade? (StarWind Software blog)
Install VMware ESXi 6.5 on Intel NUC (Part 1/2) (T.B.D.)
Install VMware ESXi 6.5 on Intel NUC (Part 2/2) (T.B.D.)
HOWTO: Deploy a vSphere 6.5 External Platform Services Controller (VCSA) (TheCloudxpert)
vSphere ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.5 Manual (ISO) Upgrade (The vFanatic YouTube)
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 – Install and Configure (The Virtualist)
How to easily update your VMware Hypervisor to ESXi 6.5 (TinkerTry)
How to easily update your VMware vCenter Server Appliance to VCSA 6.5 (coming soon) (TinkerTry)
VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance Installation & Configuration (VCDX56)
Upgrade ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via VMware Update Manager (Victor Virtualization)
Upgrade vSphere 6.0 to 6.5 by Offline Bundle (Victor Virtualization)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-1-Installing and Configuring Esxi (Virtual Reality)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-2-VCSA Overview (Virtual Reality)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-3-vCenter Server and PSC Deployment Types (Virtual Reality)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-4-System Requirements for Installing vCenter Server (Virtual Reality)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-5-Installing vCenter Server on Windows (Virtual Reality)
How To Update an ESXi Host to ESXi 6.5 Using the Command Line (Virtualization Review)
Migrating to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (Virtualization Review)
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5: Installation & Configuration (VirtualAspirations)
vSphere 6.5: Installing vCenter Appliance 6.5 (virtuallyPeculiar)
vSphere 6.5: Installing vCenter Server Appliance Via Command Line (virtuallyPeculiar)
External Platform Service Controller and vCenter 6.5 Upgrade (vJenner)
Upgrading ESXi Using vSphere Update Manager 6.5 on the vCenter Server Appliance (vMiss)
vSphere 6.5 Component Behavior Changes that Affect Upgrade (VMware)
Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 – part 1 (vPentathlon)
Updating my lab to vSphere 6.5 – part 2 (vPentathlon)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-1-Installing and Configuring Esxi (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-2-VCSA Overview (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-3-vCenter Server and PSC Deployment Types (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-4-System Requirements for Installing vCenter Server (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-5-Installing vCenter Server on Windows (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-6-Deploying vCSA with embedded PSC (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-7-Deploying External PSC for vCSA (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-8-Understanding vCenter Server High Availability (VCHA) (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-9-Configuring vCenter Server High Availability (VCHA) (vStellar)
Learning vSphere 6.5-Part-10-VCHA failover testing (vStellar)

Knowledgebase Articles Links

Update sequence for vSphere 6.5 and its compatible VMware products (2147289)
Supported and deprecated topologies for VMware vSphere 6.5 (2147672)
Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5 (2147548)
Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.5 Best Practices (2147686)
Estimating the time for migration of vCenter Server 5.5 or 6.0 to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (2147711)
ESXi 6.5 I/O driver information: certified 5.5 and 6.0 I/O drivers are compatible with vSphere 6.5 (2147697)
Enabling and Disabling Native Drivers in ESXi 6.5 (2147565)
Configuring Platform Service Controller HA in vSphere 6.5 (2147018)
Configuring Windows PSC for High Availability in vSphere 6.5 (2147527)
Configuring PSC Appliance for High Availability in vSphere 6.5 (2147384)
Configuring certificates for PSC for High Availability in vSphere 6.5 (2147627)
How to manually add a second NIC to the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 for VCHA (2147155)
Supported vCenter Server High Availability Options (1024051)
vCenter Single Sign-On and Platform Services Controller High Availability Compatibility Matrix (2112736)
Stopping / Starting / Restarting Services in vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (2147152)

Licensing Links

vSphere 6.5 – New License Import from My VMware (David Stamen)
Can you upgrade to vSphere 6.5 when using a vSphere Enterprise license? (Viktorious.nl)
VMware vSAN 6.5 Licensing Guide (VMware white paper)

Networking Links

 

News/Analyst Links

VMware VSAN 6.5 supports containers and physical servers via iSCSI (Computer Weekly)
VMware Upgrades vSphere, VSAN To Prep For Improved Multi-cloud Operations (CRN)
VMware Ushers in Large Number of Product Updates (eWeek)
VMware embraces containers with latest vSphere, Virtual SAN updates (Network World)
VMware Announces VSAN 6.5 & Other Solutions (Storage Review)
What’s new in VMware vSphere 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 (Tech Informant)
VMware hyper-convergence takes small steps with VSAN 6.5 (Tech Target)
Array-based replication highlights VVOLs 2.0 release (Tech Target)
VMware aims to deliver quality and value in vSphere 6.5 (Tech Target)
VMware vSphere 6.5 puts emphasis on security, applications (Tech Target)
VMware makes welcome changes in vSphere 6.5 (Tech Target)
VMware vCenter Server 6.5 improves uptime for High Availability (Tech Target)
Automated Space Reclamation gives storage a boost in vSphere 6.5 (Tech Target)
VM Encryption enhances security in VMware vSphere 6.5 (Tech Target)
VMware FT features new engine, better latency in vSphere 6.5 (Tech Target)
VMware Expands ‘Cross-Cloud’ Hybrid Strategy With vSphere 6.5 Update (Tech Week Europe)
VMware waves white flag: vSphere, vRealize, VSAN dock with Docker (The Register)
vSphere 6.5 goes GA, gains surprise powers to predict the future (The Register)
VMware vSphere 6.5: What You Need to Know (Tom’s IT Pro)
VMware Announces New Releases of vSphere, Virtual SAN and vRealize Solutions (VMblog)

Performance Links

DRS Performance VMware vSphere 6.5 (VMware Tech Paper)
VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption Performance VMware vSphere 6.5 (VMware Tech Paper)
VMware vSphere Update Manager Performance and Best Practices VMware vSphere 6.5 (VMware Tech Paper)
VMware vSphere Encrypted vMotion Architecture, Performance and Best Practices (VMware Tech Paper)
vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotion Architecture and Performance (VMware VROOM! Blog)

Scripting/CLI/API Links

New PowerCLI cmdlets to support VVol replication in vSphere 6.5 (vSphere-land)
New vSphere 6.5 REST API and API Explorer (Cloud Maniac)
PowerCLI for VM Encryption (Mike Foley)
VMware vSphere vCenter Server 6.5 Appliance Deployment using CLI (VCDX56)
New ESXCLI Commands in vSphere 6.5 (Virten.net)
ESXi 6.5 – ESXCLI Command Mindmap (Virten.net)
Automating the build of your vSphere 6.5 home lab (Virtu-Al)
Exploring vSphere 6.5 API-Part 1: Datacenter & Cluster (Virtual Reality)
Exploring vSphere 6.5 API-Part 2: Virtual Machines (Virtual Reality)
Exploring vSphere 6.5 API-Part 3: Esxi Host (Virtual Reality)
vSphere 6.5 – CLI VCSA External Deployment Walkthrough (Virtual Tassie)
Super easy way of getting ESXi installation date in vSphere 6.5 (Virtually Ghetto)
Configure new automatic Space Reclamation (VMFS UNMAP) using vSphere 6.5 APIs (Virtually Ghetto)
New vSphere 6.5 APIs worth checking out (Virtually Ghetto)
Automating the installation of VUM Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) for Linux in vSphere 6.5 (Virtually Ghetto)
VCSA 6.5 CLI Installer now supports new ovftool argument pass-through feature (Virtually Ghetto)
VUM UMDS Docker Container for vSphere 6.5 (Virtually Ghetto)
What to Expect in PowerCLI 6.5? (VMware PowerCLI blog)
New Release: vSphere Command-Line Interface 6.5 (VMware vSphere blog)
Restarting vCenter Services in vSphere 6.5 (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5 PowerCLI Module for Encrypted vMotion Management (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5 – Automate VCSA Backup (vTagion)

Security Links

How will VM Encryption in vSphere 6.5 impact performance? (vSphere-land)
vSphere 6.5 – Secure VMs using vSphere 6.5 Security Features (Enterprise Daddy)
vSphere 6.5 Encryption – How to configure encryption for VMs (Enterprise Daddy)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – VM Encryption Details (ESX Virtualization)
How to backup / restore encrypted VMs in vSphere 6.5 (Notes From MWhite)
The Security Features in vSphere 6.5 (RJ Approves)
Set up VMware VM Encryption for hypervisor-level security (SearchVMware)
vSphere 6.5 Seeks to Solve the Virtual Machine Encryption Conundrum (ServerWatch)
Encryption of VMware vSphere 6.5 virtual machines and vMotion migrations. And their performance (StarWind Blog)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Security Video (vBrownBag)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Configure Encrypted VMs (Virtualization How To)
Quick Tip: Virtual Disk Encryption in vSphere 6.5 (Virtualization Review)
VM Encryption in VMware vSphere 6.5 (Virtualization The Future)
vSphere 6.5 – How VM’s are Secured using vSphere 6.5 Security Features? (VMware Arena)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Security (VMware vSphere Blog)
vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption Overview (VMware Tech Pubs YouTube)
Encrypting Virtual Machines and Disks (VMware Tech Pubs YouTube)
Virtual Machine Encryption Key Management Server Setup (VMware Tech Pubs YouTube)
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 29: vSphere 6.5 Security (VMware Virtually Speaking Podcast)
VMworld 2016 USA INF8856 vSphere Encryption Deep Dive Technology Preview (VMworld TV)
VMworld 2016 USA INF8850 vSphere Platform Security (VMworld TV)
The difference between VM Encryption in vSphere 6.5 and vSAN encryption (Yellow Bricks)

Storage Links

Automatic space reclamation (UNMAP) is back in vSphere 6.5 (vSphere-land)
A comparison of VMFS5 & VMFS6 in vSphere 6.5  (vSphere-land)

HPE 3PAR StoreServ Is Ready: VMware Announces vSphere 6.5 (Around the Storage Block)
What’s new in ESXi 6.5 Storage Part I: UNMAP (Cody Hosterman)
What’s New In ESXi 6.5 Storage Part II: Resignaturing (Cody Hosterman)
What’s new in ESXi 6.5 Storage Part III: Thin hot extend (Cody Hosterman)
What’s new in ESXi 6.5 Storage Part IV: In-Guest UNMAP CBT Support (Cody Hosterman)
What’s new in vSphere 6.5 Core Storage (Cormac Hogan)
Determining if an array supports automated unmap in vSphere 6.5 (Cormac Hogan)
vSphere 6.5 – UNMAP on VMAX (Drew Tonneson)
vSphere 6.5 – Automatic Space Reclamation (VMFS UNMAP) in VMFS 6 (Enterprise Daddy)
vSphere 6.5 – What’s new with Storage I/O Control (SIOC) (Enterprise Daddy)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Storage – VMFS 6 with automatic UNMAP to reclaim dead blocks (ESX Virtualization)
vSphere 6.5 UNMAP Improvements With DellEMC XtremIO (Itzikr’s Blog)
vSphere 6.5 – Storage IO Control (OpVizor)
USB Devices as VMFS Datastore in vSphere ESXi 6.5 (Virten.net)
Quick Look – vSphere 6.5 Storage Space Reclamation (Virtualization Is Life)
Episode 34: vSphere 6.5 Core Storage (Virtually Speaking Podcast)
vSphere 6.5: Virtual Disk / VMDK Hot-extend beyond or equal to 2TB is NOW supported (vLenzker)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Core Storage (VMware Storage Hub)
Space Reclamation with VMFS6 in vSphere 6.5 (VMware Tech Pubs YouTube)
Good News!!!! VMware vSphere 6.5 Now Supports 512e Drives (VMware Virtual Blocks)
vSphere 6.5: The NFS edition (Why Is the Internet Broken?)
vSphere 6.5 what’s new – VMFS 6 / Core Storage (Yellow Bricks)
vSphere 6.5 what’s new – Storage IO Control (Yellow Bricks)

vCenter Server Links

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 What’s New Rundown (Emad Younis)
Deploy VCSA 6.5 on Workstation (Enterprise Daddy)
vSphere 6.5 – What all Management Interfaces do I have? (Enterprise Daddy)
vSphere 6.5 – vCenter High Availability (VCHA) Overview (Enterprise Daddy)
vSphere 6.5 – vCenter High Availability (VCHA) Deployment (Enterprise Daddy)
How to connect to embedded vCenter 6.5 Postgres database via pgAdmin (Enterprise Daddy)
vSphere 6.5 Auto Deploy on vCenter Server 6.5 (Enterprise Daddy)
vSphere 6.5 – vSphere Authentication Proxy Service (Enterprise Daddy)
Configure PSC HA in vSphere 6.5 – Part 1 – Configuring Certificates (Enterprise Daddy)
Configure PSC HA in vSphere 6.5 – Part 2 – Configuring Netscaler Load Balancer (Enterprise Daddy)
Configure PSC HA in vSphere 6.5 – Part 3 – Configuring PSC Appliances (Enterprise Daddy)
Join VCSA 6.5 to AD Domain (Enterprise Daddy)
Add Active Directory as Identity Source in VCSA 6.5 (Enterprise Daddy)
What are the different ways to patch VCSA 6.5? (Enterprise Daddy)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – VUM, AutoDeploy and Host Profiles (ESX Virtualization)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – Native vCenter High Availability (VCSA 6.5 only) (ESX Virtualization)
VMware VCSA 6.5 Active-Passive Setup With Simple Configuration (ESX Virtualization)
VMware VCSA 6.5 Active-Passive Setup – Advanced Configuration (ESX Virtualization)
VMware VCSA 6.5 Backup and Restore How-To (ESX Virtualization)
VMware vCSA 6.5 HA Failover Test – Video (ESX Virtualization)
vCenter 6.5: Dude, where’re my services? (Have You Tried Reinstalling?)
Use automated vSphere Update Manager for more controlled patching (SearchVMware)
vSphere 6.5 VCSA and Clients Announcements (The Saffa Geek)
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.1.1 works with ESXi 6.5, virtualizing Windows PCs & VMs for free (TinkerTry)
vBrownBag Follow-Up What’s New in vSphere 6.5 – vSphere & vCenter Overview w Adam Eckerle @eck79 (vBrownBag)
vBrownBag Follow-Up What’s New in vSphere 6.5 – vCenter Server Appliance w Emad Younis @emad_younis (vBrownBag)
VMware vCenter 6.5 – Improvements (Victor Virtualization)
How VCSA rise the level of vCenter (vInfrastructure blog)
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (vCSA) Enhancements (Virten.net)
How to Join the vCSA 6.5 to an Active Directory Domain (Virten.net)
How to add AD Authentication in vCenter 6.5 (Virten.net)
Homelab: Downsizing vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (Virten.net)
vSphere 6.5 – VCSA Deployment Walkthroughs (Virtual Tassie)
Migration Assistant Limitations in vSphere 6.5 (Virtualization The Future)
vSphere 6.5 – External PSC Upgrade Issue (VirtualVCP)
How to run a Docker Container on the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5? (Virtually Ghetto)
How to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 running on VMware Fusion & Workstation? (Virtually Ghetto)
Updates to VMDK partitions & disk resizing in VCSA 6.5 (Virtually Ghetto)
Will I get Photon OS when I upgrade my VCSA 5.5/6.0 to VCSA 6.5? (Virtually Ghetto)
VCSA alarm for VCDB space utilization in vSphere 6.5 (Virtually Ghetto)
vSphere 6.5: What is vCenter High Availability (virtuallyPeculiar)
vCenter 6.5: #SRM, #vSphere Replication, #NSX problems after SSL change (LS_Update_certs.py) (vLenzker)
It’s Here! vSphere Update Manager on the vCenter Server Appliance (vMiss)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter Server (VMware vSphere Blog)
VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 is now embedded into the vCenter Server Appliance (VMware vSphere Blog)
VMware vSphere 6.5 Embedded Update Manager (VUM) Demo (VMware vSphere YouTube)
VCSA – The default choice. Always (vNinja)
VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Now Running on PhotonOS (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5 – Deploy VCSA  (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5 – VCSA Backup (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5 – Restore VCSA from Backup (vTagion)
vSphere 6.5 – VCSA Appliance Monitoring and Management (vTagion)
A Look at VMware’s vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 Release (Wahl Network)

Virtual Volumes (VVols) Links

VVols 2.0 with array based replication support announced with vSphere 6.5 (vSphere-land)
vSphere 6.5 with VVols 2.0 does not yet support in-band bind (vSphere-land)
Which storage vendors support VVols 2.0 in vSphere 6.5? (vSphere-land)
HPE 3PAR StoreServ Introduces Support for VMware VVol Replication and iSCSI-based VVols (Around the Storage Block)
Viva Las VVOL’s (Tech Stringy)
vSphere Virtual Volumes Technical Overview (VMware Storage Hub)
Whats New in Virtual Volumes 2.0 (VMware Virtual Blocks)
3 Key Reasons Customers Move to Virtual Volumes (VMware Virtual Blocks)
Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 32: VVols 2.0 (VMware Virtual Blocks)
vSphere 6.5 what’s new – VVols (Yellow Bricks)

vRealize OPs (vROPs) Links

vSphere 6.5 Operations Management Announcements (The Saffa Geek)

VSAN Links

What’s New with VSAN 6.5 (vSphere-land)
VMworld EMEA Announcements : VSAN 6.5 (CloudFix)
What’s new in Virtual SAN 6.5 (Cormac Hogan)
VMware VSAN 6.5 – What’s New? (ESX Virtualization)
What’s new in VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 6.5 (I Wish I could be a VM)
What’s new in VSA 6.5 (vInfrastructure blog)
VMware vSAN 6.5 & iSCSI Targets (VirtualG)
VMware Virtual SAN 6.5 Quick Look (Virtualization Review)
vSAN 6.5: A Real-World Review (Virtualization Review)
vSAN 2 Node with Direct Connect (VMware Virtual Blocks)
What’s New with VMware Virtual SAN 6.5 (VMware Virtual Blocks)
Talking vSAN 6.5 with the Pros – Join us for a #vSANchat on 12/15! (VMware Virtual Blocks)
What is new for Virtual SAN 6.5? (Yellow Bricks)

vSphere Web Client Links

vSphere C# Client officially gone in vSphere 6.5 but what are the HTML5 client limitations (vSphere-land)
VMware vSphere 6.5 – HTML5 Web Client and More (ESX Virtualization)
VMware vSphere 6.5 “The Respective Client’s”  (Let’s Virtualize)
In VMware vSphere 6.5, missing functions in speedy HTML5 Web UI leaves us saddled with vSphere Web Client (Flash), C# Client still connects to hosts, but not to vSphere (TinkerTry)
New vSphere ESXi 6.5 HTML based Host Client vs vSphere (Fat) Client (The vFanatic YouTube)
VMware vSphere 6.5 management UI (vInfrastructure blog)
What’s New in vSphere 6.5: vCenter management clients (VMware vSphere blog)
vSphere 6.5: Client Integration Plug-in (CIP) Deprecated! (vTagion)

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  1. VMworld 2016 – my experience « Virtual Zen

    […] The announcement of the new version of vSphere was prevedible, for mostly of us that partecipated to beta testing,and came with a lot of new features, expecially the new migration tool, from vCenter 5.5 on windows installation to a VCSA 6.5, that can be put on HA. Furthermore there is the possibility to encript the VMs, there are new features for DRS and HA, the version 2.0 of Virtual Volumes, and the version 6.5 of SRM. As soon as I will install  6.5 in my lab, I will give my opinion on them. Meantime you can find a summary of new features and a lot of links,in the Eric Siebert blog vsphere-land […]

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