Monday, February 02, 2015

vSphere 6 Announcements

Bellow is a brief transcript of VMware vSphere 6 related announcements. The list of new features may not be complete because I have noted just features important and interesting for me as vSphere Architect designing datacenter infrastructures.

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for any errors and inaccuracies in the transcript bellow.

vSphere 6 New Features

  • vSphere HA (High Availability) Cluster supports up to 64 hosts
  • vSphere FT (Fault Tolerance) supports up to 4 vCPUs
  • VM supports up to 128 vCPU/4TB vRAM
  • vMotion across vCenters
  • Long Distance vMotion (should work up to 100 ms of round trip time)
  • VVOLs released
  • NFS 4.1 support multipathing and Kerberos Authentication
  • Up to 2x increase in concurrent vCenter operations
  • 10x faster vCenter operations
  • vCenter Server Appliance supports 1,000 ESXi hosts and 10,000 VMs
  • vSphere WEB Client 5x faster
  • Platform Service Controller (PSC) introduces. SSO and SSL Certification are sub components of PSC. 

VSAN 6 New Features

  • All flash architecture supported
  • Limits increased: 64 hosts, 2000 VMs per host, 32 snapshots per VM, vDisk up to 62 TB
  • Rack Awareness (Fault Domains)
  • Health Checks

Cloud New Features

  • VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) - very tightly integrated vSphere 6 with Open Stack Cloud Management layer
  • Open Stack fully supported by VMware and included in support fees

You can check out VMware Online Announcement recording at

List of other What's new blog posts I found very useful ...

Other vExpert's vSphere 6 related blog posts ...

vExperts participating in vSphere beta program wrote lot of blog posts about various vSphere 6 topics. All these blog posts are aggregated at 

Warning: I strongly believe that all bloggers are doing great job but don't trust everything written in the internet and validate any information with VMware official documentation. 

Please, let me know if I missed or misunderstood something important.

1 comment:

SSJ4Krillen said...

Interesting stuff. Thanks for the post