4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 14, 2017 2:59 AM by astardjiev

    Release date for Usage Meter with 6.5 support

    roeschuxxx Novice

      Maybe i simply did not found it but i rather suspect that there is no official info.

       

      I want to know when the Usage Meter version with Vsphere 6.5 support will be released.

       

      ....it's really annoying that there is no official information regarding release date for certain components which are blocking the updates of the whole ecosystem. I dont like the "Duke Nukem When it's done" approach regarding Vmwares Customer information (especially regarding VCD, Usage Meter).

        • 1. Re: Release date for Usage Meter with 6.5 support
          astardjiev Enthusiast
          VMware Employees

          [This is a re-write of my original post from 15 Feb.]


          Hi roeschuxxx,

          Thanks for posting in the Usage Meter community.

           

          My definition of "vSphere 6.5 support" is to deploy a Usage Meter virtual appliance on a vCenter Server 6.5. vSphere 6.5 support is on the Usage Meter road map. For a workaround on Usage Meter 3.5, see cristofski's post at Re: vSphere 6.5 support on 3.5 ? + vmxnet3 and pvscsi

          Would you please tell me more about the ecosystem updates that have been blocked: what does the ecosystem look like, what are the blocked updates, and what is blocking them?

           

          Best,

          Hristo

          • 2. Re: Release date for Usage Meter with 6.5 support
            roeschuxxx Novice

            Hi Hristo

             

            Thanks for your useful information

             

            >Would you please tell me more about the ecosystem updates that have been blocked: what does the ecosystem look like, what are the blocked updates, and what is blocking them?


            It was my intention to write it with a little bit of drama in order to get a response


            The Blockers for a Vsphere 6.5 Update are


            1) Vcloud Director not yet compatible to 6.5

            2) Usage Meter not yet compatible to 6.5

            3) NSX compatiblity for 6.5 (has just changed in the last weeks with 6.3 release i think) - so this is not relevant anymore

            4) Netapp VSC not yet compatible to 6.5


            Regarding 4): That's not Vmwares issue


            Regarding 1) - 3): It's for my environment ok when these components are not yet/immediatly supported when a new Major VSphere Version comes out - since i dont want to be early adopter of new Major Vsphere Version anyway - i usually wait a few months.


            But my point is: what i would like to have as a customer in future are more transparent  (or lets say better openly communicated by Vmware) informations about release dates of the above components (VCD;Usage Meter) which are not in line regarding publishing cycles with the core components like Vsphere VCenter versions. Usually this is only an issue with the release of major releases.


            Best Regards

            • 3. Re: Release date for Usage Meter with 6.5 support
              astardjiev Enthusiast
              VMware Employees

              Hey roeschuxxx,

              Thank you for your response. Now I understand where the pain comes from.

              Will be in touch in ~2 weeks,

              Hristo

              • 4. Re: Release date for Usage Meter with 6.5 support
                astardjiev Enthusiast
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                Hi roeschuxxx,

                 

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