vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 has been announced, with several interesting things, but some highlights are:
- Web UI interface for the Converge Tool used to collapse external Platform Service Controllers back into an embedded mode. (Only available on the command-line prior to this update.) – that will make it more straightforward to convert those external PSCs into an embedded deployment (that supports embedded linked-mode.)
- File-Based Backup and Restore will now have NFS & SMB options! This is great – you can setup a backup schedule for the vCenter server and have it automatically save a backup file to a standard Windows file server. Much easier for many people than requiring an FTP, SCP, or HTTPS destination.
- Also: New to the vSphere Client is Developer Center with Code Capture and API Explorer. Of most interest is the Code Capture option:
Senior Technical Marketing Architect, Kyle Ruddy says it all in a recent post; “If you’ve ever wanted to see how tasks performed in the UI would look as code, this is it.”