Tuesday, February 3, 2015

vSphere 6.0 Released

Today at a live event in San Francisco VMware launched new offerings under theme of One Cloud Any Application. Following products were revelaed as part of the event

  • VMware vSphere 6
  • VMware Virtual SAN 6
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes
  • vCloud Air Hybrid Networking Services powered by VMware NSX
  • VMware Integrated OpenStack

Features in vSphere 6

Currently I have managed to know following stuff. More to come

Increased Scalability

vSphere 5.5
vSphere 6.0
Hosts per Cluster
VMs per Cluster
CPUs per Host
RAM per Host
4 TB
12 TB
VMs per Host
Virtual CPUs per VM
vRAM per VM
1 TB
4 TB


vMotion Enhancements
Live Migration across VDS

Live Migration across vCenters with upto 100 ms RTT

Expanded support for softwarebased fault tolerance for workloads with up to 4 virtual CPUs
Clones & Migration
Copy and move virtual machines between hosts on different vCenter Servers in a single action

New Features

Instant Clones
Technology, built in vSphere 6.0, that lays that

foundation to rapidly clone and deploy virtual machines, as much as 10x faster than what is currently possible today. This is done using Rapid In Memory Cloning

vSphere Virutal Volumes which enabled VM aware storage
Content Library
Centralized repository that provides simple and effective management for content including virtual machine templates, ISO images and scripts

Friday, January 23, 2015

VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal - IOS & Android Application

Key Features:

  • Evaluation Videos: A library of support videos and evaluation guides helping you learn more about VMware products.
  • What's New: Complete set of product documentation, datasheets, informative white papers and much more.
  • Best Practices: Best practices and advice from VMware experts on all our offerings.
  • Product Walkthroughs: sandbox-type demos showing interactive videos and screenshots of VMware products.


iOS: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Android: Requires Android 4.0 and up. Compatible with Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 & other Android phones and tablets.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

VMware Fling - vMax Guide

vMaxGuide is an Android application which provides the maximum supported configurations of the following vSphere versions:

vSphere 5.5
vSphere 5.1
vSphere 5.0

vMaxGuide also provides a comparative view of components across the three versions of vSphere along with the comparison of virtual Hardware versions of Virtual Machines.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Service Enhancements for vCloud Air Disaster Recovery

Highlights of these new features include:
  • Native failback support – provides seamless reverse replication from vCloud Air data centers to a customer’s environment, as well as support for offline data transfer via physical disk, to accommodate larger environments.
  • Multiple recovery points – enables multiple point-in-time copies of replicated VM(s), allowing you to roll back to earlier snapshots of your data center environment in the event of corruption or the need to recover to an earlier set of data.
  • Self-service automation – leverages vRealize Orchestrator via a plug-in for vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, to define and deploy recovery playbooks that help streamline failover operations.