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VMware has debuted the first major update to version 8 of its flagship vSphere suite and tweaked the product release cycle for future releases. As The Register reported in October 2022, VMware decided to first release products with Initial Availability (IA) status that the virtualization giant believes is ready for production …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Who did they recently hire from Microsoft? Considering the possible effects of a VCenter bug, I would not be among the first to upgrade to a version that becomes GA only because of a separate product release.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Why?

      Feels a bit like a street magician (or con artist?) with some snappy patter, trying to get you to put money on the table while distracting you from paying close enough attention to realize you're being taken.

  2. DougMac

    I'm guessing that IA/GA dance was to make atone for the showstopping bugs found in vSphere 7.0, vSphere 7.0U1 & vSphere 7.0U2 releases.

    Thankfully 7.0U3 seems pretty stable overall from the getgo.

    All of their releases used to be GA releases, they only started the IA recently.

    8.0U1 should be the first milestone patch release of 8.0 (which has been good to us as well so far). Its not like a major new version.

  3. Anonymous Anti-ANC South African Coward

    Y'all should know the drill by now.

    Do not move everything over to the latest and newest, rather use the older version which's know to work without issues (haha) and move the least cricital VM's over to the latest and newest, until such time the latest and newest has proven itself.

    Or wait for others to have the fun first, then upgrade once all the issues have been resolved.

    Or use another hypervisor.

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