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vSphere 6.5 Intro

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/10/whats-new-in-vsphere-6-5-vcenter-server.html

http://www.vtagion.com/vsphere-6-5-everything-you-need-to-know/

http://www.enterprisedaddy.com/2016/10/vsphere-6-5-secure-vms-using-vsphere-6-5-security-features/

http://vsphereworld.com/vmware-6-5-announced-whats-new-vsphere-6-5/

http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2016/10/nested-esxi-enhancements-in-vsphere-6-5.html

http://www.vladan.fr/vmware-vsphere-6-5-native-vcenter-high-availability/

http://chansblog.com/tag/esxi-6-5/

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2016/10/18/new-virtual-san-6-5/

https://wahlnetwork.com/2016/10/18/vmware-gets-serious-restful-apis-expanding-powercli/

http://vsphere-land.com/news/quick-summary-of-whats-new-in-vsphere-6-5.html

ESXi Storage

check if the ESXi connected storage has VAAI capability or not by the  following command:

Ex: ~ # esxcli storage core device vaai status get
naa.6000144000000010e07e5abbcd9d25a3
VAAI Plugin Name:
ATS Status: supported
Clone Status: supported
Zero Status: supported
Delete Status: unsupported

VAAI Plugin Name: “The plugin should be provided by the array” but here it is not available, so it is using by default vmkernel. Inorder to get it, we need to update latest firmwares from storage array

Ex: ~ # esxcli storage core device vaai status get

naa.6090a0d82058a5c1ce551504000060c2
VAAI Plugin Name: VMW_VAAIP_EQL
ATS Status: supported
Clone Status: supported
Zero Status: supported
Delete Status: supported

So the VAAI plugin is available for the above LUN from equal logic