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On 18th April 2019 we saw the release of VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere (NSX-V) 6.4.5. With this release we are afforded increased feature parity between the vSphere Client (HTML5) and the now-legacy vSphere Web Client (Flex), although be advised, there are still a number of unsupported functionality.

System Requirements

Please review the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices for details requirements, however, the below versions are recommended.

  • VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 3
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 2
  • VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2
  • Guest Introspection (Windows) – Recommended to upgrade to VMware Tools 10.3.10 before upgrading NSX for vSphere.
  • Guest Introspection (Linux) – 6.4.5 supports the following Linux versions:
    • RHEL 7 GA (64 bit)
    • SLES 12 GA (64 bit)
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit)

Newly Supported Functionality

Newly announced features introduced in 6.4.5 include Security Services (Context Aware Firewall – New Layer 7 AppIDs), Networking and Edge Services (support for  two ESG uplinks with multi-cast enabled), and additional Operations and Troubleshooting functionality (audit logging and RBAC enhancements).

With 6.4.5 we see the addition of the below vSphere Client (HTML5) functionality:

Functional Area Supported Functionality in the vSphere Client
NSX Edges
  • Edge – Routing
  • Edge – Bridging
  • Edge – Load Balancing
Cross-VC NSX
  • Universal Logical Router
NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.5 Released
Access to Bridging, Routing, and Load Balancer functionality now available via the vSphere Client (HTML5).

Unsupported Functionality

The functionality still unavailable to in the vSphere Client (HTML5) now stands as per below:

Functional Area Unsupported Functionality in the vSphere Client
Service Definitions
  • All functionality, including:
    • Guest Introspection Services
    • Network Introspection Services
    • Hardware Devices
NSX Edges
  • Edge – Firewall
  • Edge – VPN
Service Composer
  • Service Composer Canvas
Tools: Endpoint Monitoring
  • All functionality
Tools: Flow Monitoring
  • Flow Monitoring Dashboard
  • Details by Services
  • Configuration
System: Users and Domains
  • Users
System: Events
  • SNMP Events
  • NSX Ticket Logger
NSX Home
  • Getting Started
  • License Information
  • Customer Experience Improvement Program

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