Release: VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.3 update 1

Last week VMware released Update 1 for ESX/ESXi and vCenter, in order to support those releases, also other products were updated, like vCenter Server Heartbeat, which is updated to version 6.3.1. This version is the follow-up of version 6.3 which was released in August last year.

vCenter Server Heartbeat is a fail-over product that protects every component inside the vCenter host, including the licensing server and Update Manager (WUM), and works across LAN and WAN links, and is OEM’ed by VMware from Neverfail.


Besides adding support for vCenter Server 4.1 update 1, the update adds the following new features:

  • A new deployment option allows the passive server to be managed directly and monitored or patched remotely from a centralized solution including receiving file level antivirus updates. Only available for, vCenter 4.0 U1 and its updates, 4.1 and its updates, and remote SQL Server 2005, 2008 only
  • vCenter Server Heartbeat now provides secure client server communications with SSL Encryption using a 2048-bit key.
  • Support for View Composer v2.5

More information can be found in the release notes.