vSphere 5.5


vSphere ESXi Hypervisor Enhancements

  • Hot-Pluggable SSD PCI Express (PCIe) Devices
  • Enhancements for CPU C-States
  • 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
  • New advanced SATA host controller interface
  •  Expanded vGPU Support
  • Include both Intel- and AMD-based GPUs
  • Render modes: automatic, hardware, software
  •  Graphic Acceleration for Linux Guests
  • Ubuntu 12.04 +, Fedora 17 +, RHEL 7

VMware vSphere Web Client

  • Full client support for Mac OS X
  • Drag and drop
  • Filters
  • Recent Items

 VMware vCenter Server Appliance™

  • Supports up to 100 hosts or 3,000 VMs
  • VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On

vSphere PowerCLI Enhancements

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

vSphere Storage Enhancements

  • Support for 62.9TB VMDK
  • vSphere Flash Read Cache
  • VAAI UNMAP Improvements

 vSphere Networking Enhancements

  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol Enhancements
  • 40GB NIC support
  • Traffic Filtering

 

How to build a Nested Virtualized Guest

vSphere Upgrade plan 5.0 to 5.5