I figured I do a quick blog post on the topic of VCSIM and VCSA 6.0 since I have received several questions regarding its functioanlity in VCSA 6.0. The simple and unfortunate answer is that VCSIM no longer functions in the latest VCSA 6.0. There have been enough changes to the vSphere 5.x and vSphere 6.0 code base that this internal tool will no longer function. As far as I know, there are no plans of changing this as VCSIM was primarily used internally by our Developers for certain types of functional testing. I know I will miss using the tool as it did come in handy!
UPDATE (04/23/17) - For those interested in VCSIM, there is a new project called govcsim. For more details check it out here.
VCSIM should continue to work in both VCSA 5.1 and 5.5 and you can find more details in the articles below.
- vCenter Server Simulator
- New vCenter Server Simulator 2.0 enhancements in VCSA 5.5
- Simulating vSphere Performance Metrics using VCSIM
- Quick Tip – Adding a custom prefix to your VCSIM environment
Michael Rice says
Thats a bummer. I reported this during beta and never got much of a response about it. Ive let account reps know how important it is for developers. Its sad to see it go. Do you know if there are plans to provide developers any other tool like it so we can continue to have quick ways of setting up functional testing environments?
William Lam says
I'm not aware of anything but definitely good to provide this feedback to your account team