Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Operations Differences for various VMware Products and Components

Operations Differences for various VMware Products and Components




Feature
5.5
5.1
5
4.1
4
HA Agent
FDM
FDM
FDM
AAM
AAM
HA Algorithm
Master Slave
Master Slave
Master  Slave
Primary  Secondary
Primary  Secondary
HA Failure Detection
Management Network
Storage Communication
Management Network
Storage Communication
Management Network
Storage Communication
Management Network
Management Network
Host UEFI Boot Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Storage DRS Available
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
VMFS Version
VMFS 5.X
VMFS 5.X
VMFS 5.X
VMFS 3.X
VMFS 3.X
vCenter Linux Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
vSphere Web Client
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
VM Hardware Version
10
9
8
7
7
Multicore vCPU Available
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
MAC OS Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Auto Deploy & Image Builder
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Windows 7 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Windows 2008 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Automatic Failback Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
vSphere Replication
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
SRM in Linked Mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Planned Migration Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
vSphere Distributed Switch Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Configuration Maximums for various VMware Products and Components

Configuration Maximums for various VMware Products and Components


 
Component
5.5
5.1
5
4.1
4
Virtual CPUs per virtual machine (Virtual SMP)
64
64
32
8
8
RAM per virtual machine
1TB
1TB
1TB
255GB
255GB
Virtual disk size
62TB
2TB
2TB
2TB
2TB
Virtual Disks per virtual machine
60
60
60
60
60
Logical CPUs per host
320
160
160
160
20
Virtual machines per host
512
512
512
320
320
Virtual CPUs per host
4096
2048
2048
512
512
Virtual CPUs per core
32
25
25
25
20
RAM per host
4TB
2TB
2TB
1TB
1TB
LUN size
64TB
64TB
64TB
2TB
2TB
Raw Device Mapping size (virtual compatibility)
62TB
2TB
2TB
2TB
2TB
Raw Device Mapping size(physical compatibility)
64TB
64TB
64TB
2TB
2TB
Virtual machines per cluster
4000
4000
3000
3000
1280
Resource pools per cluster
1600
1600
1600
512
512
Hosts per vCenter Server
1000
1000
1000
1000
200
Number of host per datacenter
500
500
500
400
100
Powered-on virtual machines per vCenter Server
10000
10000
10000
10000
2000
Registered virtual machines per vCenter Server
15000
15000
15000
15000
3000
Number of host per datacenter
500
500
500
400
100
Distributed switches per vCenter
128
128
32
32
16
Single Sign On (SSO)
Required
Required
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Protected virtual machines in total
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
Protected virtual machines in a single protection group
500
500
500
500
500
Protection groups per recovery plan
250
150
150
150
150
Datastore groups
255
150
150
150
150
Simultaneously running recovery plans
10
10
10
3
3