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Any time there is a product upgrade, users and admins have to familiarize themselves with the changes before they can deploy the latest version. Although it wasn't a major update, there were still significant changes to vSphere 6.5 features and configuration maximums.
Fault Tolerance has a new engine and now uses Fast Checkpointing instead of vLockstep. VM encryption boosts security and VMware made the switch to HTML5 for the vSphere Web Client. Other security features in vSphere 6.5 include Secure Boot, multifactor authentication and audit-quality logs.
Before deploying vSphere 6.5, admins must also know the prerequisites and be familiar with other products that may not be compatible with the upgrade. For example, VMware NSX 6.3 is not compatible with regular vSphere 6.5. VMware released a new version -- vSphere 6.5.0a -- for users that want support for NSX 6.3.
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