vCloud Director and vSphere 6.0

Posted on 17/03/2015 · Posted in VMware

VMware released a bunch of new products this week in conjunction with vSphere 6.0. But for us service providers, one key component is missing. Namely vCloud Director is still at version 5.6.4, which doesn’t support vCenter server 6.0. vCD 5.6.4 update slipped my radar for some reason, even though it’s been released last month. This version does bring the capability to upgrade from 5.5.2 which was broken when 5.6.3 was released and left those of us who had made the upgrade already without a path to update.

I will update this post as soon as VMware releases a new version of vCD for Service Providers. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for an update.

vCloud Director for SP 5.6.4 release notes can be found here.

Edit 24.3.2015

VMware released vCloud Director 5.5.3 which does support vCenter 6.0 and NSX 6.1, although none of the new features are supported. A KB regarding known issues with using vCD 5.5.3 with vCenter 6.0 is listed here. As for vCloud Director for Service Providers, aka 5.6.x, there’s still no information released.

 Interoperability considerations for vCloud Director 5.5 with VMware vSphere 6.0 and VMware NSX for vSphere 6.1 (2108913)

Edit 10.4.2015

VMware released vCloud Director 5.6.4.1 for Service Providers yesterday, 9th of April. The update does not bring support for vSphere 6.0 or vCenter 6.0. On a side note, vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4 was also released yesterday, and it does support vSphere 6.0, just not the new features. Do note that vCD 5.6.4.x does not support vCNS 5.5.4!  There is no metion if 5.6.4.1 supports vCNS 5.5.4 as of yet. The 5.6.4 interoperability matrix can be found here.

Quote from vCNS 5.5.4 release notes:

vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4 is compatible with vSphere 6.0. However, the new vSphere features introduced in vSphere 6.0 have not been tested with vCloud Networking and Security.

vCNS 5.5.4 release notes can be found here.

vCD 5.6.4.1 release notes can be found here.

 

vCD for SP Links:

VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers Documentation