VMware vSphere 5.1 Details

Now VMworld is finally upon us we can release details of ESXi 5.1

VMware has an official document here

In Summary the big ticket items for me are:

  • Larger VM’s – Up to 64 vCPUs and 1TB of RAM
  • VM Version 9 – Larger VMs, CPU Perf Counters and Enhanced Graphics
  • New Disk Format –  for better support in VDI Disk vs Block
  • vSphere Replication – Inbuilt Replication for the first time (wonder how Quest(Dell) and Veeam Feel?!)
  • Zero Downtime VMtools Upgrades – The last time you need to take a VM down for tools upgrade is in v5.1

Please feel free to post any comments or ammendments

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