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      • 15. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
        Floydus Lurker

        I would argue that can't possibly be the case.

         

        I'm not saying it's trivial to provide the support, but trivial to change the designator after full support is asserted. They are already asserting that Windows 2019 is 'fully supported' using the Windows 2016 Server designator. Therefore it follows that nothing is required beyond duplicating the Windows 2016 Server designator, and renaming the duplicate 2019 Server.

         

         

        • 16. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
          daphnissov Guru
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          I would argue that can't possibly be the case.

          Unless you are one of the vCenter/ESXi developers with deep knowledge of the inner-workings of the two products, there is no basis for such an assumption.

          • 17. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
            Floydus Lurker

            I don't agree, and I shall explain why.

             

            Yes, they could have made such a mess of the coding that it's ridiculously difficult to simply duplicate an existing designator, but anyone who knows anything about coding knows that should be trivial if there's any coherence to the code at all. They simply have to change how it appears to the user, absolutely zero has to change beyond appearance once they assert that one designator is 100% supported by a different OS. It's absolutely cosmetic at that stage, you'd just need a flag to keep track of which 'version' of Windows Server 2016 the user had chosen for display purposes - Windows 2016 - Windows 2016 display name or Windows 2016 - Windows 2019 display name.

             

            Regardless, it's a feature that they definitely *should* be able to provide for new supported OS'es as soon as they're supported, to remove unnecessary confusion and concern. These little things make a lot of difference to a lot of admins with a lot on their plates, and any argument that it simply "doesn't need" to say what it really it because it works anyway, and it's too much trouble to change, is pretty poor. They have released multiple patches for every part of VSphere since full support was announced - there's no real excuse not to have added this display except the belief that it doesn't matter (or, more cynically, that it gives people an extra incentive to upgrade VSphere next time if only to fix this display issue, and it may be deliberate).

            • 18. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
              abugeja Enthusiast

              Why is it in vCenter 6.7 there is no option to select Windows 2019 as the OS when you build a new VM? Its only 2016 or later... seems strange.

              • 19. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
                Doc_r Lurker

                Along the same lines, with Server 2019 guests..

                 

                Hosts in the same cluster.

                HOST1: 6.5.0 build 15256549

                HOST2: 6.5.0 build 13635690

                 

                Host 1 identifies Guest OS via tools as Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later (64-bit)

                Host 2 identifies Guest OS via tools as Windows Server 2019, 64-bit (Build 17763)

                 

                Tools v11269 (11.0.5) for interest sake

                 

                I don't at all get it, did something break in P04 that was working in EP14??

                • 20. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
                  1337Thomas Novice

                  has anyone already installed vcenter 7 and checked if the server 2019 option is there?

                  • 21. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
                    scott28tt Champion
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                    vSphere 7 is not yet in "general availability", and anyone that installed a beta version should not be discussing any functionality in this public forum area.

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                    • 22. Re: ESXi 6.5 U1g  Guest OS Windows Server 2019
                      1337Thomas Novice

                      tnx. Since there are already hundreds of mails and blogs about it, I didn't realize it's GA from May 1st.

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