What I know about VMware vSphere 6

Though VMware did not formally announce vSphere 6 they did announce the beta release. Here are some of the features teased in this upcoming release.

  • Fault Tolerance in vSphere 6 will support 4 vCPUs;
  • vMotion over 100ms round trips, which means vMotion over long distances.
  • Using VMware NSX, network properties will now be vMotioned as well when using long distance vMotion.
  • vSAN 2.0
  • Virtual Volumes (vVols)

The Reg also mentions the following new inclusions in the release candidate:

  • Support for Free BSD 10.0 and Asianux 4SP3 as guests;
  • VMs will scale to 128 vCPUs and 4TB vRAM;
  • Support for hosts running 480 physical CPUs, 12TB RAM and 64TB of storage;
  • Service level management for storage I/O, with controls for each VM, and the same for Network I/O thanks to distributed vSwitch bandwidth reservations;

There are more details in the upcoming release here. I cannot wait to see what really comes out when VMware finally puts out the latest greatest version of their flagship software.

Add Comment

Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.