The countdown to the number 1 feature of vSphere 5 continues. The number 7 spot goes to vSphere's virtual machine capabilities. vSphere 5 is a platform upgrade and naturally there will be feature enhancements to its VM capabilities. After all, this entire environment is built to host VMs. So what's new? Plenty, take a look:
VM Hardware version 8 unlocks the capabilities of VMs running on the vSphere 5 platform. Upgrading your existing VMs' virtual hardware gives you access to the following capabilities:
Some other useful features:
It is quite an impressive collection of capabilities that you can now assign to a virtual machine. Looking back, I would never have thought we would come such a long way with empowering VMs in such a short period of time. The excuse against virtualizing certain types of applications and servers is becoming very slim, one would truly have to fight hard to make the case for a physical server after deploying vSphere 5.
Posted by Elias Khnaser on 07/28/2011 at 12:49 PM
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