VMware vSAN 6.6.1 with VUM Integration
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Clare Booth Luce.
This is a timeless idea that could not be more true when it comes to software design. It’s one of the reasons why so many IT organizations are looking to replace complex infrastructures requiring the expertise of storage, networking and compute professionals with HCI solutions like VMware vSAN. This concept of simplicity being the “ultimate sophistication” was the first thing I thought of when I learned about the integration of VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) in vSAN 6.6.1.
Today’s IT admins understand the complexity of keeping infrastructures up to date. This has traditionally been a manual task with multiple sources of truth to get to the right update/upgrade, patch, driver levels; a complex, manual task with high risk of human error.
vSphere Update Manager (VUM) performs zero-downtime patching and upgrading of VMware ESXi clusters and is a very popular update tool for many VMware environments. VMware engineers decided to integrate VUM into vSAN with one goal in mind: Simplicity. As a result, vSAN patch and version management is not only a process now fully integrated in vSAN but the VUM process itself has been drastically simplified.
Read the entire article here, vSAN 6.6.1 with VUM Integration
via the fine folks at VMware!