#vCops 6.0 Beta

Finally one might say. Its been long awaited.

The vCops 6.0 beta has been released, and I’ve been lucky enough to have been included in the beta group testers. I’ve asked VMware if I’m allowed to blog about the product itself, but has as of yet, not been given a permission to talk about the features. As it is still in Beta some features might not make it to the final version. A version I do hope will be announced at #vmworld in San Francisco in August.

One thing they’ve kinda promised, is the ability to run different licensed versions against different clusters or vdc’s. I might not be all customers who want to pay for the full features. Right now even though you might have different licenses in your environment vCenter only allows you to map 1. Meaning people usually run a smaller license all over the place, than the one they might actually have paid for (in the vCloud suite). In the environment I work with daily we have a mix of Standard and Advanced licenses depending on the requirement of the clusters. We don’t really have the need for the Advanced features on our development clusters, but it’s very nice to have on production. Especially since the Advanced license gives you access to 3rd party metrics, like SAN and Network equipment directly.

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