VMware vSphere 5.5 What’s New?


White and Fluffy (All things virtual)

At VMworld this week VMware introduced VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware vSphere 5.5 introduces many new features and enhancements that further extend the core capabilities of the vSphere platform. The core vSphere ESXi Hypervisor enhancements in vSphere 5.5 include the following:

 

• Hot-pluggable SSD PCIe devices

• Support for Reliable Memory Technology

• Enhancements to CPU C-states

 

Along with the core vSphere ESXi Hypervisor improvements, vSphere 5.5 provides the following virtual machine–related enhancements:

 

• Virtual machine compatibility with VMware ESXi 5.5

• Expanded support for hardware-accelerated graphics vendor

• Graphic acceleration support for Linux guest operating systems

 

In addition, the following vCenter Server enhancements include:

 

• vCenter Single Sign-On Server security enhancements

• vSphere Web Client platform support and UI improvements

• vCenter Server Appliance configuration maximum increases

• Simplified vSphere App HA application monitoring

• vSphere DRS virtual machine–virtual machine affinity rule enhancements

• vSphere…

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