Les nouveautés annoncées avec VMware vSphere 5

Nous savions déjà qu’avec la prochaine mouture de vSphere, la version 5, l’implémentation de DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduling) for Storage, Host-based replication for SRM (Site Recovery Manager) et Network I/O Control allait être faite. Mais voilà que sur le web, plus d’informations ont filtrées sur sur le sujet.

Voici donc les grandes nouveautés annoncées en plus des précédentes déjà connues :

– Build on the vSphere ESXi hypervisor architecture

– vSphere Auto Deploy combining host profiles, Image Builder and PXE

– Unified CLI framework, allowing consistency of authentication, roles and auditing

– Support for up to 1 TB of memory

– Support for 32 vCPU’s per VM

– Nonhardware accelerated 3D graphics for Windows Aero support

– USB 3.0 device support

– UEFI virtual BIOS

– Host EUFI boot support

– New GUI to configure multicore vCPUs

– Client-connected USB devices

– Smart card reader support for VMs

– Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6 (Snow Leopard) guest OS support

– Support for up to 512 VMs

– Support for up to 160 Logical CPUs and 2 TB or RAM

– Improved SNMP support

– Storage driven storage delivery based on the VMware-Aware Storage APIs

– Improved version of the Cluster File System, VMFS5

– Accelerator for specific use with View (VDI) workloads, providing a read cache optimized for recognizing, handling and deduplicating VDI client images

– iSCSI user interface support

– Storage APIs – Array Integration: Thin Provisioning enabling reclaiming blocks of a thin provisioned LUN on the array when a virtual disk is deleted

– Swap to SSD

– 2TB+ LUN support

– Storage vMotion snapshot support

– vNetwork Distributed Switch improvements providing improved visibility in VM traffic

– ESXi Firewall protecting the ESXi 5.0 management interface

– A browser-based, fully-extensible, platform-independent implementation of the vSphere Client based on Adobe Flex

– vCenter Server Appliance

– Inventory Extensibility: providing a manager to monitor partner extensions

– vCenter Solutions Manager, providing a consistent interface to configure and monitor vCenter-integrated solutions developed by VMware and third parties

– System message logging enhancements

– Revamped VMware High Availability (HA) with Fault Domain Manager

– All hosts in cluster can be primary nodes

– Cluster also uses shared storage as a channel for heartbeat detection

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