vSphere 5.5


VMworld 2013, as usual, new product version released, vSphere 5.5,

Here is What’s New for vSphere 5.5,

• vSphere ESXi Hypervisor Enhancements
–Hot-Pluggable SSD PCI Express (PCIe) Devices
–Support for Reliable Memory Technology
–Enhancements for CPU C-States

• Virtual Machine Enhancements
–Virtual Machine Compatibility with VMware ESXi™ 5.5
–Expanded vGPU Support
–Graphic Acceleration for Linux Guests

• VMware vCenter Server Enhancements
–VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On
–VMware vSphere Web Client
–VMware vCenter Server Appliance™
–vSphere App HA
–vSphere HA and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (vSphere DRS)
Virtual Machine–Virtual Machine Affinity Rules Enhancements
–vSphere Big Data Extensions

• vSphere Storage Enhancements
–Support for 62TB VMDK
–MSCS Updates
–vSphere 5.1 Feature Updates
–16GB E2E support
–PDL AutoRemove
–vSphere Replication Interoperability
–vSphere Replication Multi-Point-in-Time Snapshot Retention
–vSphere Flash Read Cache

• vSphere Networking Enhancements (Nice, now we have multiple LACP with multiple nics)
–Link Aggregation Control Protocol Enhancements
–Traffic Filtering
–Quality of Service Tagging
–SR-IOV Enhancements
–Enhanced Host-Level Packet Capture
–40GB NIC support

Following link for more detail,

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