mikeely wrote:Can we please get a better ETA than "generally about two months after GA?" It's been long enough to have a better sense of how Update 1 development is going
Well, this is probably not going to be what you wanted to hear, so don't shoot the messenger!
Long story short, we had to do a major rewrite of our VDDK 6.5 support code, because VMware dropped one new VDDK feature that we have already integrated with. This change happened last minute, between the last RC and RTM builds - and we only found out from testing the RTM build. They told us about the new functionality back in February, and while it did require significant amount of code changes to support, we had plenty of time to implement and test. In hindsight, we were better off not jumping the gun, but honestly this functionality was just too juicy to pass on...
Anyway, this fact will certainly delay our vSphere 6.5 support somewhat. We thought we were sitting on the "ready to go" code, and did not really expect that the "holy grail" of the backup engine will need such a major surgery. That said, unless stress testing uncovers any surprises, I expect us to still be able to meet our historical "2 months after vSphere RTM" timeline with mid-January release.