ESXi Update 3g (build number 20328353) is a new version of VMware’s vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) that was released in 2021. It includes new features and improvements over the previous versions. Some of the new features and improvements in ESXi Update 3g include:
Support for the latest hardware: ESXi Update 3g supports the latest processors, storage devices, and network adapters.
Improved security: ESXi Update 3g includes security enhancements to help protect against emerging threats and vulnerabilities.
Enhanced vSphere Lifecycle Manager: vSphere Lifecycle Manager is a new feature that helps automate and streamline the process of patching and updating ESXi hosts.
Improved vSphere Distributed Switch: vSphere Distributed Switch has been improved to provide more granular control over network traffic and to support additional features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and Network I/O Control (NIOC).
Enhanced vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols): VVols is a feature that allows for more efficient and granular management of storage for virtual machines. ESXi Update 3g includes improvements to VVols to make it even easier to use and manage.
Improved vSAN: vSAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution. ESXi Update 3g includes improvements to vSAN to make it even more efficient and easier to use.
Enhanced vSphere HA and DRS: vSphere HA and DRS have been improved to provide more granular control over the placement of virtual machines and to improve the overall availability and performance of virtual environments.
Better ESXi host management: ESXi Update 3g includes new and improved tools for managing and monitoring ESXi hosts, such as the ESXi Host Client, which is a web-based interface for managing and monitoring ESXi hosts.
It’s worth noting that, as the updates are released, new features and improvements may be added to the product. It’s always a good idea to check the official VMware website for the most up-to-date information.
vCLS VMs in ESXi Update 3g:
ESXi Update 3g includes vSphere Cloud Provider (vCLS) which is a new feature that allows customers to run vSphere workloads on a public cloud infrastructure. vCLS is built on top of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC), which is a fully managed service that provides customers with the ability to run vSphere-based workloads on top of AWS infrastructure.
With vCLS, customers can use the same vSphere management tools and APIs that they use on-premises to manage and operate their workloads on the public cloud. This allows for a consistent and streamlined management experience across on-premises and public cloud environments.
vCLS also provides customers with the ability to use features such as vSphere HA, DRS, and vSAN across their on-premises and public cloud environments, which can help to improve the availability and performance of their workloads. Additionally, vCLS allows customers to leverage AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) to enhance their vSphere workloads.
vCLS is a great option for customers who are looking to leverage the public cloud for disaster recovery, data protection, and other use cases, while still being able to use their existing vSphere skills and tools.