vSphere 6.0 Update 1 released

Yesterday, 2015-09-10, VMware released vSphere 6 Update 1 (U1) and it contains quite a few enhancements and a lot of resolved issues in the following areas:

  • ESXi
    • API
    • Backup
    • CIM
    • Installation
    • Guest Operating System
    • Security
    • Storage
    • Network
    • Upgrade
  • vCenter Server
    • Upgrade Issues
    • vCenter Single Sign-On Issues
    • Security Issues
    • Storage Issues
    • vCenter Server, vSphere Web Client, and vSphere Client Issues
    • Virtual Machine Management Issues
    • VMware HA and Fault Tolerance Issues

I know a bunch of my existing and previous customers have an internal policy to never implement a software version prior to Update 1, Service Pack 1 or equialent software update is released by the software vendor. Anyway, no matter if that is your approach or not you can now take advantage of the vSphere 6.0 Update 1 by downloading it here

You can read the release notes for:

VMware also released a 6.1 version of vSphere Data Protection (VDP), release notes here, and VMware vSphere Replication, release notes here.