Whats new in vSphere 5.1

NO MORE vRAM ENTITLEMENTS!  Okay well that’s enough for me but I guess we can review some of the other items.

– vCloud Suites

– New larger virtual machines, up to 64 vCPUs and 1TB of vRAM.  New virtual machine format, version 9 which according to the twittersphere should fix quite a few problems in View 5.1 from version 8.

– Updated Virtual Distributed Switch (vDS) proficing config backup and restore, roll back, and LACP.

– vSphere vMotion now works WITHOUT shared storage.

– vSphere replication of VMs over the LAN or WAN with RPO settings as low as 15 minutes.

– No reboot for new VMware Tools install.

– Updates to Storage DRS and Auto Deploy

– Updats to vSphere Web Client and Orchestrator

More information can be found here http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/vsphere/vmware-what-is-new-vsphere51.pdf and http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/upgrade-center/overview.html

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