vCenter Server Appliance
Improved Appliance Management
vCenter HA is easy to install and works across different clusters, making it completely flexible and easy to manage. Functionality is built into the web UI and alerts can be configured to notify you if a failover happens etc. The advantages of vCenter HA over vSphere HA and Windows Server Failover Clustering can be seen in the table below:
VMware Update Manager
Native vCenter Backup and Restore
Simplified GUI Installation
The other nice feature that this provides is that the appliance intelligently knows if the installation was completed or not. So say for instance you hadn’t got to stage two, you could later log into the web client, and the installer would realise this and walk you through the rest of the install.
The installer now also fully supports Windows, Linux and MAC OS X, so a client integration plugin is no longer required to launch the installer anymore. Furthermore the vCenter install can now be scripted.
vSphere Management Clients
-Clean, modern UI built on VMware’s new Clarity UI standards
-No Browser plugins to install/manage
-Integrated into vCenter Server 6.5
-Fully supports Enhanced Link Mode
This blogpost is based on a recent podcast by #vBrownBag. Credit to VMware for the images.