Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, vSphere 5 Details Leaked in Technical; Some really interesting new features (assuming the list is accurate)...
In February this year, virtualization.info reported about VMware which ...
11th April 2011, 12:04 PM #1
vSphere 5 Details Leaked
Some really interesting new features (assuming the list is accurate)...
In February this year, virtualization.info reported
about VMware which exposed some of the upcoming features of vSphere 5 during its Partner Exchange. Last week even more details appeared online, these details leaked on a Turkish Web Forum, but were removed later. The post itself can still be retrieved
from Google Cache though.
Besides, Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) for Storage, Host-based replication for Site Recovery Manager, and Network I/O control for Virtual Machines, vSphere 5 will feature:
- Build on the vSphere ESXi hypervisor architecture
- vSphere Auto Deploy combining host profiles, Image Builder and PXE
- Unified CLI framework, allowing consistency of authentication, roles and auditing.
- Support for up to 1 TB of memory
- Support for 32 vCPU’s per VM
- Nonhardware accelerated 3D graphics for Windows Aero support
- USB 3.0 device support
- UEFI virtual BIOS
- Host UEFI boot support
- New GUI to configure multicore vCPUs
- Client-connected USB devices
- Smart card reader support for VMs
- Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6 (Snow Leopard) guest OS support
- Support for up to 512 VMs
- Support for up to 160 Logical CPUs and 2 TB or RAM
- Improved SNMP support
- Storage driven storage delivery based on the VMware-Aware Storage APIs
- Improved version of the Cluster File System, VMFS5
- Accelerator for specific use with View (VDI) workloads, providing a read cache optimized for recognizing, handling and deduplicating VDI client images.
- iSCSI user interface support
- Storage APIs – Array Integration: Thin Provisioning enabling reclaiming blocks of a thin provisioned LUN on the array when a virtual disk is deleted
- Swap to SSD
- 2TB+ LUN support
- Storage vMotion snapshot support
- vNetwork Distributed Switch improvements providing improved visibility in VM traffic
- ESXi Firewall protecting the ESXi 5.0 management interface
- A browser-based, fully-extensible, platform-independent implementation of the vSphere Client based on Adobe Flex.
- vCenter Server Appliance
- Inventory Extensibility: providing a manager to monitor partner extensions.
- vCenter Solutions Manager, providing a consistent interface to configure and monitor vCenter-integrated solutions developed by VMware and third parties.
- System message logging enhancements
- Revamped VMware High Availability (HA) with Fault Domain Manager
- All hosts in cluster can be primary nodes
- Cluster also uses shared storage as a channel for heartbeat detection
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11th April 2011, 04:16 PM #2
Snow Leopard Server support... that'll be good! Hopefully they'll extend that to Lion as well.
11th April 2011, 04:32 PM #3
But hadn't VMWare listed OSX support in the past only to have Apple 'nobble' it?
Originally Posted by Norphy
11th April 2011, 04:40 PM #4
But they have since given up making servers.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
11th April 2011, 08:42 PM #5
Apple's EULAs permit the virtualization of the server versions of Mac OS X as long as it is on Apple hardware -- Leopard and Snow Leopard Server are both listed as supported guest operating systems for VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop for Mac.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
However, since there isn't a separate server version of Lion, it looks like Apple are going to have to change their EULA.
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