Released: vCloud Director 5.6.4 SP – Upgrade from 5.5.2.x and NSX 6.1.2 Support
As promised in that post the official 5.6.4 SP Build was released last Friday (vmware-vcloud-director-5.6.4-2496071.bin) and can be downloaded from here for those with the correct MyVMware entitlements. The release notes show that the only new additions in this release is the ability to upgrade from 5.5.2 and 18.104.22.168 as well as some additional GuestOS Support.
Interoperability and NSX-v:
One big new feature of this build is it’s official interoperability support for NSX-v 6.1.2 (PDF here) No mention of vSphere 6.0 Support just yet…but that is something I am chasing up internally as well. There are also a bunch of bug fixes …some that carry over from 5.5.2.x which were contained in the initial 5.6.3 SP release.
An interesting side note…I saw this entry in the PDF
vCloud Director 5.6 for service providers will be generally supported through 10/6/2016.
I will chase up exactly what that means and report back……in the mean time those that have access to the SP builds…download the binaries and get testing ready for production upgrades.
UPDATE: I’ve been able to clarify what the above supportability statement refers to in the PDF. Each major or minor release is supported for 2 years. This means that the 5.6.x versions are supported until this date. Once 6.x (or the next major/minor version) the support clock moves forward for that version. A pretty good indication that vCD SP will not be going away any time in the near future.