VMWare EVALExperience and vSphere 6.0

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  1. Emulsifide

    Emulsifide Active Member

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    Paging @Brian Kirsch!!

    Where's vSphere 6.0 for EVALExperience subscribers?
     
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    I have the same question. I logged into my VMUG account this morning hoping to find Vsphere 6.0 downloads available, but no joy.
     
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  3. NetWise

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    I'll go shoot a message off to VMUG HQ and see if they have an update. Let you know this afternoon.
     
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    "It's coming" is all i"ve been told.
     
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  5. NetWise

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    Well. As far as downloads go, sign up for the 60 day eval. They're the same bits. With luck they'll have it figured in under 60 days...
     
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  6. Emulsifide

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    I've already sent a few emails to VMUG asking the same question. Each correspondence has gone unanswered.

    We were told to sign up for the 60 day eval when vSphere 6 was first released so that VMUG would have enough time to update. That never happened.
     
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  7. NetWise

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    I'd like to think as a VMUG Leader who's planning a June event, my emails will certainly be answered. ;). As soon as I know something, I'll share. I am, however, expecting an 'we're working on it....'
     
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  8. Entz

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    Thanks @NetWise , any information is better then nothing =/
     
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  9. NetWise

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    Well... maybe not :(

    "Thanks for reaching out. We don’t have a specific date yet set for v6 products. We are awaiting VMware to provide the go ahead. When we do release the v6 products, our entire membership will receive notification on how to go about receive the links if they already have VMUG Advantage or they will receive notification that we have released v6 with a chance to purchase."

    So... "someday". Wish I had better news.
     
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    Wish they had more info than that. Same text basically they sent me +month ago.
     
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  11. NetWise

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    Agreed. Sorry guys wish I had more to share. If they let us share vExpert keys or something... Mind you there are enough issues right now with CBT and VMDK's that until I can get full backups I'm not comfortable with vSphere 6 in production. Deep Security won't be ready till end of June. Numerous web client plugins aren't ready yet from third parties. It's too soon for anything but vanilla deployments.

    Really it takes like 60-90 minutes to build a new vCenter. If you're learning (the purpose of a lab), just reinstall every 60 days. It's good practice...
     
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    I concur, deploying the VCSA (vCenter server appliance) takes 20-30 mins including integration to AD and setting up AutoDeploy. Once that's done boot host, walk away, cluster auto-magically rebuilt. (via the power of autodeploy, vSphere Powercli, imagebuilder, hostprofiles)

    That's not to say 'shame on Vmware' for this nonsense. Just be glad they did not mess up 1500+ Ent Plus keys across the product suite for you like they did for the company I work for. Still working on getting this remediated...what a nightmare.
     
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  13. Chrismo16

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    Hello all. I'm not familiar with EVALExperience. I see that you get 365 day licenses for non-production environments. Is it possible to reinstall these every year the way the 60 day evals can be reinstalled?
     
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  14. NetWise

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    If you maintain your VMUG Advantage membership, you will get new keys upon renewing. They have a date time limit that coincides with your membership expiry. So if you reinstall on End-1 day, you'll have one day left, not a new 365.
     
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  15. Fairlight

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    Hello all

    Is anyone actually using EVALExperience yet with vSphere ESXi 6.0? I know and can see that vCenter Server 6 has a license key but the license key for ESXi 6.0 only works for 5.5 presently, is that the same for you all or is just me?

    Thanks
     
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    This is my understanding for everyone based on those I've asked. However this won't be that bad as vCenter is the harder re installation. Even complex ESXi host configs are simple enough to script for repeatability.
     
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  17. Fairlight

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    Thanks NetWise good to know it is not just me! I did log a support ticket and was told that we should see all the VMUG downloads updated to the latest releases sometime this week.

    Fingers crossed!
     
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    That would be awesome :D
     
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  19. Fairlight

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    Just to add to my post I have just rechecked the VMUG site and I now have a working ESXi 6 license so the site must have just been updated today!

    Awesome.
     
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  20. Chrismo16

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    Thanks Netwise.
     
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