vSphere 6.7 Update 3 released!

vSphere 6.7 Update 3 has now been released. Among the new features:

Ability to change vCenter Server PNID/Hostname

PNID (Primary Network IDentifier of vCenter Server) is the host name of a vCenter and 6.7 Update 3 now supports changing this post-deployment. This will be great news to anyone who has had to rename or change the domain of a vCenter on prior releases and found it required a whole rebuild.

Read more about this feature at this blog @ vmware.com

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. You will be able to configure up to four NVIDIA vGPUs connected to one virtual machine.

AMD EPYC™ Generation 2 support

The vSphere 6.7 U3 is compatible with the 2nd Generation of AMD EPYC™ processors.

Dynamic DNS support

With vSphere 6.7 Update 3, the usage of Dynamic DNS will be supported! vCenter will now support dynamically updating IP information in DNS, another manual job saved.

Driver Enhancements

Enhancements to VMXNET3: 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 smartpqi
  • 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

More information about this update @vmware.com

Release Notes:
ESXi 6.7 Update 3
vCenter 6.7 Update 3
vSAN 6.7 Update 3