Long overdue home visit to South Africa

Today my wife and I will be flying to South Africa for a long overdue visit to see my family and friends, and where I finally get to meet 2 of my nieces for the very fist time.

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This year we will be taking it easy and no crazy activities planned, other than Great White Cage diving, and mostly spend our time between staying in Hermanus and Cape Town.

Some of my personal photos from our last trip to Hermanus in 2011.

VMware announces general availability for vSphere 6.5

The most anticipated release for 2016 is here with vSphere 6.5! VMware made the bits available for download on Tuesday 11.15.2016.  Some of the highlights are:

  • vCenter sever 6.5
  • vSphere Client (HTML5)
  • ESXi 6.5
  • PowerCLI 6.5
  • VSAN 6.5
  • vRealize Log Insight 4.0.0
  • vRealize Operations Manager 6.4
  • vRealize Business 7.2.0
  • SRM 6.5
  • vRealize Replication 6.5

No vSphere 6.5 supported version of NSX yet, so if you have NSX implemented then you should not upgrade.

Important information before upgrading to vSphere 6.5:


VMware blog on announcement:


Detailed list of product releases from William Liam: