vSphere 6.5

vCenter 6.5 new HTML5 VAMI UI interface

Our first look at the vCenter 6.5 new HTML5 VAMI UI interface is a worthy upgrade to the VCSA 6 VAMI interface. Let's have a look

Highlights

  •  However, if you will notice, there are some new additions to the redesigned interface including the addition of the Backup button at the top right hand corner of the interface, as well as the three new additions over on the bottom left which will will take a look at.
  • Included in the new appliance interface is the ability to monitor networking, CPU and memory, and the database.
  • 5 new HTML5 VAMI UI interface and some of the new options and features that you can expect in the redesigned UI.

Actually, to be correct, the new HTML5 administrative interface for the new vCenter 6.5 appliance is no longer called VAMI but rather the vCenter Server Appliance Management or VSAM UI.  This is the new redesigned interface that allows administrative management and monitoring of the vCenter appliance.  Let’s take a look at the vCenter 6.5 new HTML5 VAMI UI interface and some of the new options and features that you can expect in the redesigned UI.

vCenter 6.5 new HTML5 VAMI UI interface

One thing to note, is the new VSAM UI aka VAMI interface, still looks to be located on port 5480 so browsing there we still gain access with the root account and password.

vc65vami_01

The new HTML5 VSAM interface is chocked full of useful information at a glance.  However, if you will notice, there are some new additions to the redesigned interface including the addition of the Backup button at the top right hand corner of the interface, as well as the three new additions over on the bottom left which will will take a look at.

  • Syslog Configuration
  • CPU and Memory
  • Database

 

vc65vami_02

First of all, a much highly anticipated feature of the vCenter 6.5 appliance is the ability to backup the appliance.  There wasn’t really a good way to do this in the past.

vc65vami_03

Under the backup protocol, we have a wide range of selections here including HTTPS, HTTP, SCP, FTPS, and FTP.

vc65vami_04

You can choose as well to encrypt the backup data as well with a password.

vc65vami_05

Included in the new appliance interface is the ability to monitor networking, CPU and memory, and the database.  Notice the new tab under the networking configuration.  As this is a lab environment, there was no data to display as of yet.

vc65vami_06

Here we can also manage our network settings.

vc65vami_06b

Another really cool feature is the ability to configure our appliance to talk to a SYSLOG server.

vc65vami_07

You can configure the log level, port, etc.

vc65vami_08

As mentioned earlier the new appliance has the ability to show data for CPU/memory and the database.

vc65vami_09

Thoughts

The vCenter 6.5 new HTML5 VAMI UI interface now known as VSAM is truly a needed upgrade.  The older VCSA VAMI appliance interface is very stripped down and doesn’t provide much in the way of monitoring, backups, and other vital configuration, where the new VSAM UI shines.  VMware is definitely making great strides in the right direction as the vCenter appliance is now officially the path forward.  We all knew it was headed that way, but the new release solidifies that thinking.

Subscribe to VirtualizationHowto via Email 🔔

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee is the Senior Writer, Engineer and owner at Virtualizationhowto.com and has over two decades of experience in Information Technology. Having worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as in various industries, Brandon has extensive experience in various IT segments and is a strong advocate for open source technologies. Brandon holds many industry certifications, loves the outdoors and spending time with family.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.