FROM THE EDITORS VIRTUAL DESK
Hi everyone, another great week of updates awaits you below. There were also many product updates this past week. Here is a short list of a number of these that may be of interest to you depending on your current environment. I suggest a chat to your TAM to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled and the upgrade goes smoothly.

vSphere 6.5 e
Download:
Download Page
Release Notes: Release Notes

vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.0
Download:  Download Link for vRBC 7.3
Release Notes:  Release Notes for vRBC 7.3
Documentation Link:  Documentation for vRBC 7.3

vRealize Service Discovery Management Pack 1.0.1
Download, Binaries, and Documentation:  https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/vrealize-operations-service-discovery-management-pack

vRealize Log Insight 4.5.0
Download:  https://my.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=VRLI-450&productId=598&rPId=12336
Release Notes:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/LogInsight/45/VMwarevRealizeLogInsight45ReleaseNotes.html

vRealize Operations Manager 6.6
Release Notes - http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vrops/66/vrops-66-release-notes.html
Download Page - http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VROPS-660
Documentationhttp://bit.ly/vmHAD_vROps6_6Docs

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