During VMworld Europe in Barcelona, VMware has announced the release of vSphere 6.5. However, that doesn't state that actual ESXi 6.5 and vCenter 6.5 bits are available for download yet.
VMware vSphere 6.5 including Virtual SAN 6.5 and Virtual Volumes 2.0 are all expected to become available in Q4 2016. If you want to get notified immediately when vSphere 6.5 is available to download (GA), subscribe to my vTracker RSS Feed.
New Products are usually available within 1 hour after release. You can simply lookup if it has been released at the vTracker Website, or use your favorite RSS feeder to get an automated notification. The vTracker Website will also include download links.
To stay up to date with VMware product releases you can use my vTracker since about one year. vTracker is a service provided by virten.net that notifies about new product versions using a website and a RSS Feed with daily updates.
This week I noticed that an update from a SDK that I was waiting for was released 3 weeks ago. The main purpose of my vTracker was to get quickly notified about updates, and this should not be limited to products like ESXi or vCenter but also for Tools and SDKs like PowerCLI, Perl SDK, VMRC and VMware Tools (10).
Tools and SDKs are now included in my vTracker
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If you want to stay up to date with VMware product releases (vSphere 6 GA is close) you might find vTracker useful. vTracker is a service provided by virten.net that watches for VMware releases. All products are listed at this site. There is also a RSS Feed with daily updates when new product versions are available.
You can subscribe to product updates in the profile section at my.vmware.com, but this actually does not work for me. I subscribed to all products, but never got mails. Beyond that I prefer a RSS feeds, instead of emails.
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