Hva er nytt i VMware vSphere 5.5

I dag starter VMworld 2013 i San Francisco.
Software Defined Datacenter med automatisering og virtualisering av datalagring og nettverk er noen av de største nyhetene i høst.

  • VMware Virtual SAN – Software Defined Storage
  • VMware NSX – Software Defined Networking

Mere om dette i  senere blogg innlegg.
VMware vSphere, bransjens mest populære, robuste og funksjonsrike virtualiserings plattform får også en rekke forbedringer i høst. Listen over forbedringer og nyheter er lang,  her er den obligatoriske spec listen over nyheter i vSphere 5.5 :

Scalability & Increased maximums

  • ScaleLogical CPUs per ESXi host:  320  (up from 160)
  • Virtual CPUs per ESXi host:  4096  (up from 2048)
  • NUMA nodes per ESXi host:  16  (up from 8)
  • RAM per ESXi host:  4TB  (up from 2TB)
  • VMDK max size:  64TB  (up from 2TB)
  • 16Gb FC end to end support
  • 40Gb NIC support
Physical RAM restriction (32GB/host) removed from free vSphere Hypervisor 🙂

vSphere ESXi Hypervisor Enhancements

  • Hot-Pluggable SSD PCI Express (PCIe) devices
  • Support for Reliable Memory Technology
  • Enhancements for CPU C-States (better performance & reduced power consumption)
  • Native drivers for ESXi hypervisor enhancements

Virtual Machine Enhancements

  • Virtual Machine Compatibility with VMware ESXi 5.5 (HW Version 10)
  • LSI SAS support for Oracle Solaris 11
  • Enablement for new CPU architectures
  • Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) support
    – 4 Controllers
    – 30 Devices per controller
    – 120 total devices
  • Expanded vGPU Support
    – Includes both Intel- and AMD-based GPUs
    – Render modes: automatic, hardware, software
  • Graphic Acceleration for Linux Guests
    – Ubuntu 12.04 +, Fedora 17 +, RHEL 7

mac3VMware vCenter Server Enhancements

  • VMware vSphere Web Client
    – Full client support for Apple Mac OS X
    – Drag and drop
    – Filters
    – Recent Items
  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    – Supports up to 500 hosts or 5.000 VMs
  • VMware vCenter Single Sign-On
    – Updated with multi master architecture supporting a single deployment model
    – Built in replication
    – Removed database requirement
    – Support for SSL Certificate Automation Tool
    – Diagnostic tools
  • vSphere Big Data Extensions
    – Plugin to deploy and manage Hadoop clusters

Availability Enhancements

  • ha2vSphere App HA
    – Restart pre-defined application services on issues
  • vSphere HA and VMware DRS
    – VM antiaffinity rules now recognized as part of HA failover
  • vSphere Replication Interop
    – Storage vMotion/SDRS
  • vSphere Replication Multiple-Point-In-Time  Snapshot Retention

Flash Read CachevSphere Storage Enhancements

  • vSphere Flash Read Cache
    – Virtual Machine Virtual Flash Read Cache
    – Virtual Host Swap Cache
  • Support for 64TB (62.9) VMDK
  • 16Gb FC end to end support (HBA-Switch-Array)
  • Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) Enhancements
    – Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    – Round-robin path policy for shared storage
    – iSCSI protocol for shared storage – Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for shared storage
  • PDL AutoRemove
  • VAAI UNMAP improvements
  • VMFS heap improvements

vSphere Networking Enhancements

  • nicswitch40Gb NIC support (Mellanox ConnextX3 VPI adapters)
  • Link aggregation control protocol (LACP) enhancements
  • Traffic filtering
  • QoS tagging for end to end SLA
  • SR-IOV enhancements for low latency applications
  • Enhanced host level packet capture

vSphere PowerCLI enhancements

  • Support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
  • Cmdlets to manage vSphere tags
  • Cmdlets for opening vSphere/vCloud VM console
  • Additional Cmdlets to manage VDS

 VMware vSphere 5.5 with Operations Management line-up

vSOM-Lineup

 

 

Whitepaper1Ytterligere informasjon ?

For flere detaljer om dette, last ned vSphere 5.5 whitepaper:

What’s new in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform

 

 

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