HPE released VM Explorer 6.2 fixing some bugs and introducing new features like Hyper-V 2016 support and backup on Microsoft Azure.
The legacy interface has been retired and HPE VM Explorer can now be accessed through the web-based interface only. In addition VMware ESX 3.x is no longer supported.
Support for Hyper-V 2016 & Windows Server 2016
Added support for Hyper-V 2016 and Hyper-V Cluster 2016 and the software can also be installed on Windows Server 2016. The new Hyper-V version allows faster backups due to the new Resilient Change Tracking technology that tracks changes occurred for incremental backup and replication.
New cloud backup option: Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure cloud storage can now be configured as a backup target allowing a maximum VM size of 195 GB (current Microsoft Azure limitation). The configuration is similar to backing up VMs on Amazon S3, OpenStack and Rackspace environments.
Remote Desktop Connection from the HPE
It’s now possible to download a Remote Desktop Connection (*.rdp) file directly from the User Interface (UI). You can use the *.rdp file to connect to Hyper-V Server and Hyper-V Cluster, or to a Windows virtual machine.
From the Datacenter view, right click the VM to connect and select Open in Remote Desktop option.
Open or save the .rdp file to start the Remote Desktop Connection with the selected VM.
The RDP connection is established with the Windows-based virtual machine.
VMware vSphere Web Client from HPE
Added possibility to open vSphere Web Client for ESXi servers from the Datacenter view.
Enhanced multiple language support
Added new language translations for the web interface:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
The following main issues have been fixed:
- Fixed bug that make NFS server consume CPU
- Various graphical improvements
- Minor bugfixes
Upgrade VM Explorer
The upgrade process is pretty straightforward and requires just few clicks.
Download VM Explorer 6.2 from HPE website and run the installation. Click Next to start the wizard.
Accept the EULA then click Next.
Leave default destination folder and click Next.
Click Install to proceed with installation.
VM Explorer is being installed.
When the installation has completed, click Finish to launch the product.
Click Web Interface to access VM Explorer console. Just remember the legacy interface has been retired.
Enter the credentials and click Login.
To check the installed VM Explorer version, select from the top-right menu the option admin > About.
Additional information can be found at HPE website.