Release notes

This page documents production updates to Google Cloud VMware Engine. Check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, and deprecated functionality.

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November 23, 2020

Beginning in the middle of December 2020, VMware Engine will upgrade the VMware stack from version 6.7 to 7.0 and the NSX-T stack from version 2.5 to 3.0. Users affected by this upgrade will receive an email with planned maintenance dates and times.

For details about the upgrade and steps to prepare, see Service announcements.

October 12, 2020

Multi-region private cloud to private cloud connectivity is now available. Private clouds of your project in different regions can automatically route traffic between them. No additional connectivity is required to enable this routing.

Enabled HCX private cloud to private cloud migration. You can now use HCX to migrate VMs between two private clouds.

End-to-end dynamic routing is now available between on-premises networks and VMware Engine regions. With this feature, your VMware Engine private clouds can learn custom or reserved-block Public IP (non RFC-1918) range networks in your VPC or on-premises dynamically.

RFC 6598 (non-private) address range support for management and workload networks is now available. With this release, you can specify non-private address ranges for management and workload networks when you create your private cloud. Those addresses will then be included for any route exchange with VPC and on-premises networks.

September 28, 2020

Committed use discounts (CUDs) are available to purchase for Google Cloud VMware Engine. CUDs provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. With spend-based committed use discounts for VMware Engine, you can earn a deep discount off your cost of use in exchange for committing to continuously use VMware Engine nodes in a particular region for a 1- or 3-year term. See the documentation for more details.

June 30, 2020

Google Cloud VMware Engine is generally available. This service delivers a fully managed VMware platform stack—VMware ESXi, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX—in a dedicated environment on Google Cloud's infrastructure to support your enterprise production workloads. Using VMware Engine, you can bring your on-premises workloads to Google Cloud by connecting to a dedicated VMware environment.

You can run the service in the us-east4 (Ashburn, Northern Virginia) and us-west2 (Los Angeles, California) regions.

For more information, read the VMware Engine documentation.