VMware: What’s new in vSphere 5.5

Summary of new features and capabilities available in vSphere 5.5 Doubled Host-Level Configuration Maximums – vSphere 5.5 is capable of hosting any size workload; a fact that is punctuated by the doubling of several host-level configuration maximums.  The maximum number of logical CPUs has doubled from 160 to 320, … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 My Top 10 New Features

Last Monday vSphere 5.5 was announced with a lot of improvements and new additions to. It will still take like 2 months before it will be GA. Here is my Top 10 of new vSphere 5.5 features: VMware NSX – Network Virtualization VMware NSX is the talk of VMware 2013 but is probably not going […] This post vSphere 5.5 … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Application HA, Advanced App Monitoring explained

Application HA is not a new feature in vSphere 5.5, it has actually has been around since vSphere 4.1. vSphere Application HA works with vSphere HA to recover from app failures and Reduces application downtime. Flexible: Protection for several off-the-shelf applications Simple: No need to modify the application Optimal … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache (vFRC)

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache is a brand new feature which is part of vSphere 5.5. Key Features: Hypervisor-based software-defined flash storage tier solution. Aggregates local flash devices to provide a clustered flash resource for VM and vSphere hosts consumption (Virtual Flash Host Swap Cache) Leverages local flash … [Read more...]