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VMware Releases vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b

VMware has updated VMware vCenter Server 6.0 with the release of Update 1b today.  As expected, this is mostly a maintenance release, however a few new features have made their way into the update as well.

One of those new additions is that support has been added for URL-based patching using the zipped update bundle.  For more information, see KB 2142009.

Other additions include:

  • The user preferences for Client Integration Plugin or VMware-csd guard dialog box in vSphere Web Client can be configured. For more information, see KB 2142218.
  • vSphere 6.0 Update 1b enables support for TLS versions 1.1 and 1.2 for most of the vSphere components without breaking the previously supported compatibility or interoperability. Some of the vSphere components that still support only TLS version 1.0 are listed here:
    • vSphere Client
    • Virtual SAN Observer on vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
    • Syslog on vCSA
    • Auto Deploy on vCSA
    • Auto Deploy or iPXE
    vSphere 6.0 Update 1b now supports all TLS versions 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 with the exceptions listed above. See Knowledge base article 2136185 for the list of supported TLS protocols.
  • The certificate manager utility now automaticlaly invokes the to update all non-VMware Endpoint Certificate Store (VECS) integrated endpoints.

vCenter Server Builds and Downloads:

  • vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b | 07 JANUARY 2016 | ISO build 3343019 |
  • vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 1b | 07 JANUARY 2016 | Build 3343019
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b on Windows Build 3339083
  • vCenter Server 6.0 Update 1b on vCenter Server Appliance Build 3339084
  • Release Notes

VMware has also updated the ESXi hypervisor.

ESXi Builds and Downloads:

  • ESXi ISO Image | 07 JANUARY 2016| VMware-VMvisor-Installer-201601001-3380124.x86_64.iso) | ISO Build 3380124
  • ESXi Offline bundle | 07 JANUARY 2016| |  3380124
  • VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 1b | 07 JANUARY 2016 | VMware-viclient-all-6.0.0-3249451.exe | Build Number 3249451
  • ESXi 6.0 Update 1a Driver Rollup (Includes VMware Tools) | VMware-ESXi-6.0U1-RollupISO1.iso | 07 JANUARY 2016 | Build 3149132
  • Release Notes
Here are links to the vCenter Server Release Notes and Release notes for ESXi.  And login to download.
Published Thursday, January 07, 2016 8:58 AM by David Marshall
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