vSphere 7.0 introduces an entirely new solution for unified software and firmware management that is native to vSphere. vSphere Lifecycle Manager, or vLCM is the next-generation replacement to vSphere Update Manager (VUM), and is built off of a desired-state, or declarative model, and will provide lifecycle management for the hypervisor and the full stack of drivers and firmware for the servers powering your data center. vLCM is a powerful new approach to creating simplified consistent server lifecycle management at scale. vLCM was also built with the needs of vendors in mind. These vendors are able to provide their specific lifecycle updates through our framework using a plugin that can be easily installed by the customer. Join our VMware experts as they discuss vLCM, why it was needed and what it can deliver.