VMware vSphere 8 - Now available!

February 2, 2024 ,
by meshviz-admin
vSphere 8

On Tuesday the 11th of October 2022 VMware released the latest version of vSphere, vSphere 8. This is VMware Initial Release (IA) which should transition to the more commonly known GA release in around 4-6 weeks. This change in the release process is to provide additional comfort as customers using the IA release will be able to provide feedback prior to the release being transitioned to GA. For full details on the release cycle change see this article from VMware:
New Release Model for vSphere 8 - VMware vSphere Blog

What's new with vSphere 8?

  • Cloud Services Console Managment
  • vSphere Distributed Services Engine
  • Data Processing Units (DPU)
  • vSphere with Tanzu improvements
  • vSphere Configuration Profiles
  • Enhanced Recovery of vCenter
  • Unified Management for AI & ML Hardware Accelerators
  • Simplified Hardware Consumption with Device Groups
  • Virtual Hardware Version 20
  • TPM Provision Policy
  • Simplified NUMA Configuration
  • Enhanced DRS Performance
  • vSphere Green Metrics
  • Security Enhancements - SSH Automatic Timeout, Prevent Execution of Untrusted Binaries, TLS 1.2 Only

Deprecated features in vSphere 8:

  • Baseline Lifecycle Management
  • Support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1
  • TPM 1.2 hardware is no longer supported

For full details on what's new with vSphere 8 see this VMware article:
What's New in vSphere 8? | VMware

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