Tuesday, February 3, 2015

vSphere 6.0 Released

Today at a live event in San Francisco VMware launched new offerings under theme of One Cloud Any Application. Following products were revelaed as part of the event

  • VMware vSphere 6
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes
  • vCloud Air Hybrid Networking Services powered by VMware NSX
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack


Features in vSphere 6


Currently I have managed to know following stuff. More to come

Increased Scalability


 
vSphere 5.5
vSphere 6.0
Hosts per Cluster
32
64
VMs per Cluster
4000
8000
CPUs per Host
320
480
RAM per Host
4 TB
12 TB
VMs per Host
512
2048
Virtual CPUs per VM
64
128
vRAM per VM
1 TB
4 TB

Enhancements

 
vMotion Enhancements
Live Migration across VDS

Live Migration across vCenters with upto 100 ms RTT

 
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Expanded support for softwarebased fault tolerance for workloads with up to 4 virtual CPUs
Clones & Migration
Copy and move virtual machines between hosts on different vCenter Servers in a single action

New Features



Instant Clones
Technology, built in vSphere 6.0, that lays that

foundation to rapidly clone and deploy virtual machines, as much as 10x faster than what is currently possible today. This is done using Rapid In Memory Cloning

 
vVols
vSphere Virutal Volumes which enabled VM aware storage
Content Library
Centralized repository that provides simple and effective management for content including virtual machine templates, ISO images and scripts