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VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Hello,

 

did anybody try VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7 yet? I deployed the VSC appliance, it successfully registered to vCenter as shown in VSC maintenance screen and in vcenter/mob extensionManager, but its icon does not appear in vCenter nor is it displayed in the client plugins list in vCenter 6.7.

I already tried it using different browsers and rebooted the vCenter VCSA 6.7.

 

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

VSC 7.1 is not compatible with vsphere 6.7.

We do not have the support for 6.7 release, we are working out to support the same in next release possibly 8.0

 

Thanks,

Manish

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Please keep us updated.  This is the only thing holding us back from upgrading today.

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Is there a release date? We have a new environment already set up with vSphere 6.7 and are now finding out VSC is not compatible. 

 

Is it worth waiting? Or do we need to downgrade to 6.5?

Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

We are working on the plan to release it possibly in next release.

I will pass on the message of your need.

 

Please let me know the reason to move to vSphere 6.7? Is there anything specific that you are looking at from 6.7?

 

 

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

We are having new hardware, and had issues with 6.5, which we don't have with 6.7. But now we are blocked because of Netapp.... So the choice is between instable system because of hardware or not having VSC...

 

Is there a known release date for an updated version of VSC? If this is in 2-3 weeks, we can live with that. If this is in 2-3 month, we have a problem...

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Support for vCenter 6.7 is planned (but not committed) with VSC 8.0, planned (but not committed) for end of this year.

Please reach out to the NetApp account team if yop need  the support much earlier.

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Hi mpandey,

 

we would be happy to have VSC support for vSphere 6.7 earlier than end of the year.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Philipp

 

 
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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Hi There,

                On the surface, it does look like an unnecessary delay in supporting vCenter 6.7. However, engineering is working on the changes for vCenter 6.7 and also on shipping a completely new, pure HTML5, UI. This work leverages the new UI architecture introduced with vCenter 6.7 (and also supported with vCenter 6.5U2). These changes are not small and there is a significant effort ongoing to ensure that the customer experience is superior to the existing Flash based UI. On a parallel note, we can also see that currently only 2 vendors are supporting HTML5 with vCenter 6.7:

 

               

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               Also most of the storage vendors have plans for supporting vCenter 6.7 in the latter half of 2018 as per VMware’s blog post. The new architecture is not something which has been in existence for a long time and has been introduced only recently (please refer to the link and do notice the date). There are other eco system changes which also need to be incorporated (like Java upgrade to Oracle Java 11 for example).

 

We would like thank all our customers for being patient with us and assure all of them that the new improved HTML5 based UI, supporting vCenter 6.7 and vCenter 6.5U2, will be well worth the wait.

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

We would also appreciate 6.7 compatibility asap, if possible with HTML5 interface support as well.

I understand new versions have always some challenges but "until the end of the year..." that`s not cool at all.

It`s been 2 months since 6.7 is RTM and I doubt you don't get early access to beta versions.

 

Anyway, please keep working on it.

 

Also strange to see that VSC 7.1 + 7.1P1 disappeard from the "official" download list.

 

 

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

By now, VSC 7.2 was released. We updated our VSC instances: One connected to vCenter 6.5 and the other connected to vCenter 6.7.

 

vCenter 6.5 support by VSC 7.2. is fine: NetApp VSC plugin shows up in vSphere Web Client (Flex/Flash) and in HTML5 client and is working as expected, even in German HTML5 client (using the latest Fling appliance 3.39).

vCenter 6.7 support by VSC 7.2 is terrible: It does not show up in Flex Client, but it shows up in HTML5 client home menu as "app.name" when HTML5 client displays German language. With an English browser it shows up as "Virtual Storage Console".

 

However, in 6.7 it's displaying an HTTP 500 error in vSphere Client:

HTTP 500 error

 

When adding a storage, it displays:

Add storage

 

It's absolutely crucial for us that VSC fully supports vCenter 6.7 asap. We have production vCenters @ 6.7.

It would be fine to have a version with the technical preview for the HTML5 client, but the support for Flash based client should not been dropped until the HTML5 version is working fine.

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

I was shocked when I read this blog from 06/29/2018:

https://blog.netapp.com/welcoming-virtual-storage-console-7-2-with-support-for-new-vmware-features/

 

 

"This week, our NetApp engineering team released the latest version of the Virtual Storage Console unified software to connect users of NetApp® ONTAP® to their VMware environments, including vSphere 6.5"

 

I really hope 6.5 was a typo as it has been around since 2016... but looking at the replies here I just hope we will see a P1 release asap with full 6.7 support.

 

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Please get this going ASAP! Or give us a beta or even something with limited functionality.

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

Hi,

 

Just to confirm other NetApp responses on this thread, we have committed vCenter 6.7 support for the next VSC release (7.2.1, planned for December release).

 

ONTAP NAS and SAN have been qualified for vSphere 6.7, and NFS VAAI qualification is underway (but we have identified issues with VMware NFSv4.1 support in recent vSphere releases).

 

I hope this helps.

 

---Karl

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

We also would like to upgrade our 6.5 install with VSC to 6.7, to get rid of some bugs. VSC support is needed, HTML5 functions may come in 8.1 for us. 

 

/\Rolf/\

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Re: VSC 7.1 with vSphere 6.7

With vCenter 6.7 Update 1 now GA, NetApp support for vSphere 6.7 is even more imperative.  Update 1 brings several new features especially the re-embedding of the PSC's that many of us have been waiting for.  Please expedite the release of 7.1.1 or whatever version will support 6.7.

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