VMware released vCenter Server 8.0 Update 2 recently, so it’s time to upgrade the HomeLab.
The process of upgrading is pretty straight forward (assuming no complications) and starts in the vCenter UI admin interface located on port 5480.
Find the update and process the upgrade. It is about 8 GB, so it could take a while to download and install.
What’s New With Update 2?
With a successful upgrade, you are now on the latest version of vCenter. This includes your basic security and performance enhancements, but also some new features.
One that really caught my eye was the ability to use Microsoft Entra Active Directory (Azure AD) as the identity source. Not only does this allow you to use Entra AD as the credential source, but additionally, this allows you to hook MFA into your vSphere logins now. This will satisfy a lot of the security requirements of many organizations.
For a full list of enhancements and fixes, please visit the VMware release blog here.