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VMware announcing vSphere 6.7 Update 3

VMware announces the future release of VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 with many enhancements and new features. The main goal is to provide a highly performant, efficient and more secure hybrid cloud platform to VMware partners and customers. Enhancements and new features with this release will help to simplify the operations and increased performance. Let’S check what is new with Update 3

Support for multiple NVIDIA® vGPUs

VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 will introduce support for multiple NVIDIA GRID virtual GPUs (vGPU) per virtual machine to enable more graphics and compute-intensive workloads running on vSphere. This will allow you to configure up to four NVIDIA vGPUs connected to one virtual machine. This new support will enable partners and customers to scale graphics and compute application performance and dramatically speed up machine learning jobs.

AMD EPYC™ Generation 2 support

New vSphere 6.7 Update 3 release will be compatible with the 2nd Generation of AMD EPYC™ processors. AMD and VMware recently announced a close collaboration to deliver support for new security and other features of the high-performance 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors in a future version of VMware vSphere.

Ability to change vCenter Server PNID

PNID (Primary Network IDentifier of vCenter Server) is the “system name” set in the installer when deploying vCenter Server. The general recommendation is to use the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the vCenter Server instance. With this new release you can modify the PNID post-installation when you required .

Dynamic DNS support

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) defines a protocol for dynamically updating a DNS server with new data. Prior to Dynamic DNS, administrators were required to manually configure the records stored by DNS servers. When the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) was installed with a dynamic IP using a DHCP server, and the VCSA IP changes, the DNS records need to be manually adjusted to make sure the hostname is correctly resolved.

With vSphere 6.7 Update 3, the usage of Dynamic DNS will be supported! As DNS changes are common in customer data centers, the VCSA will have the ability to register itself dynamically on DNS servers.

Driver Enhancements

We are introducing enhancements to VMXNET3. With ESXi 6.7 Update 3, the following is introduced: Guest encapsulation offload and UDP, and ESP RSS support to the Enhanced Networking Stack (ENS). Checksum calculations are offloaded from encapsulated packets to the virtual device emulation and you can run RSS on UDP and ESP packets on demand. The feature requires a corresponding VMXNET3 v4 driver.

Various driver updates will be shipped with 6.7 Update 3. The ixgben driver adds queue pairing to optimize CPU efficiency. The bnxtnet driver will support Broadcom 100 GbE network adapters and multi-RSS feeds. These are just some highlights, the following drivers are updated:

  • VMware nvme
  • Microchip smarpqi
  • Marvell qlnativefc
  • Broadcom lpfc/brcmfcoe
  • Broadcom lsi_msgpt2
  • Broadcom lsi_msgpt35
  • Broadcom lsi_msgpt3
  • Broadcom lsi_mr3
  • Intel i40en
  • Intel ixgben
  • Cisco nenic
  • Broadcom bnxtnet

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Conclusion

VMware has announced about their future release of vSphere which is Vpshere 6.7 Update 3 and they have updated about the new few features and enhancements. With the reference mentioned above we sharing this great news. Stay tuned, will be sharing, more articles about the new features and enhancements once it’s generally available.