Fordele ved VMware-opgradering

13. april 2015

Når du betaler vedligehold på dine VMware-licenser, har du også ret til løbende at opgradere til den seneste version. Nedenfor kan du se, hvad du får ud af at opgradere fra 5.0/5.1 til 5.5 og fra 5.5. til 6.0.

Hvorfor opgradere fra 5.0 / 5.1 til 5.5?

  • Application HA/monitorering af applikationer
  • Support på op til 62 TB virtuelle maskiner
  • Hurtigere responstid for virtuelle maskiner
  • Support for flash read-cache
  • End of support for 5.0 og 5.1 august 2016
  • Næsten en fordobling på alle 5.0 og 5.1 features (CPU, RAM m.v.)
  • VSAN
  • En række forbedringer på eksisterende features:

Hvorfor opgradere fra 5.5 til 6.0?

  • Support for de nyeste chipsets, devices, drivers og OS
  • Support for VMotion over flere vCentre
  • Fault tolerance supporterer 4 VCPU’er i stedet for 1
  • Support på op til 62 TB VMs
  • Væsentligt forbedret web-klient – hurtigere og mere logisk
  • Centraliseret SSO-server – godt hvis man har flere vCentre
  • Nye featues:
FeaturesvSphere 5.1vSphere 5.5 
Physical CPUs per host 160 320
Physical RAM per host 2 TB 4 TB
NUMA nodes per host 8 16
Maximum vCPUs per host 2048 4096
VMDK Size 2 TB 62 TB
Max Size of Virtual RDM 2 TB 62 TB
VM Hardware Version 9 10
40 GBps physical Adapter support No Yes
ESXi Free version RAM limit 32 GB Unlimited
ESXi Free version maximum vSMP 8-way virtual SMP 8-way virtual SMP
16 GB fibre channel End-to-End support Support to run these HBAs at 16Gb. However, there is no support for full, end-to-end 16Gb connectivity from host to array. Yes
APP HA  No Yes
vFlash Read Cache support  No Yes
VMware VSAN support  No Yes
Expanded v-GPU and G-GPU support only NVIDIA NVIDIA, AMD and Intel GPU
vCenter Server Appliance With
Embedded Database support upto
5 Hosts and 50 Virtual Machines 100 Hosts and 3000 Virtual Machines

Microsoft Windows 2012 Cluster
Support
No Yes
PDL (Permanent Device Loss)
AutoRemove
No Intoduced in vSphere 5.5
Graphics acceleration support for Linux
Guest OS
No Yes
Hot-pluggable SSDPCIe devices No Yes
Support for Reliable Memory Technology No Yes
CPU C-state Enhancement Host power management leveraged only the performance state (P-state), which kept the processor running at a lower frequency and voltage Processor power state (C-state) also is used, providing additional power savings and increased Performance
LSI SAS support for Oracle Solaris 11
OS
No Yes
vSphere Big Data Extensions No Yes
SATA-based virtual device nodes via
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller
Interface) support
No Yes (Support upto 120 devices per VM)


Improved LACP Support one LACP group per distributed switch Supports up to 64


Multiple point-in-time replicas vSphere Replication kept only the most recent copy of a virtual machine Version 5.5 can keep up to 24 historical snapshots

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