4 vCPU now supported in FT in VMware 6.0 (5 support 1 vCPU)
vMotion between datacenters
VMware integrated OpenStack (VIO)
vSphere 6 (more than 650 new features)
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What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0?
• Increased Scalability – Increased configuration maximums: Virtual
machines will support up to 128 virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and 4TB
virtual RAM (vRAM). Hosts will support up to 480 CPU and 12TB of
RAM, 2,048 virtual machines per host, and 64 nodes per cluster.
• Expanded Support – Expanded support for the latest x86
chip sets, devices, drivers, and guest operating systems. For a
complete list of guest operating systems supported, see the
VMware Compatibility Guide.
• Amazing Graphics – NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ delivers the
full benefits of NVIDIA hardware-accelerated graphics to
• Instant Clone* – Technology, built in vSphere 6.0, that lays that
foundation to rapidly clone and deploy virtual machines, as much
as 10x faster than what is currently possible today.
• Transform Storage for your Virtual Machines – vSphere
Virtual Volumes* enables your external storage arrays to
become VM-aware. Storage Policy-Based Management
(SPBM) allows common management across storage tiers and
dynamic storage class of service automation. Together they
enable exact combinations of data services (such as clones and
snapshots) to be instantiated more efficiently on a per VM basis.
• Network IO Control – New support for per-VM Distributed
vSwitch bandwidth reservations to guarantee isolation and
enforce limits on bandwidth.
• Multicast Snooping – Supports IGMP snooping for IPv4 packet and
MLD snooping for IPv6 packets in VDS. Improves performance
and scale with multicast traffic.
• Multiple TCP/IP stack for vMotion – Allows vMotion traffic a
dedicated networking stack. Simplifies IP address management
with a dedicated default gateway for vMotion traffic.
• vMotion Enhancements – Perform non-disruptive live migration
of workloads across distributed switches and vCenter Servers
and over distances of up to 100ms RTT. The astonishing 10x increase
in RTT offered in long-distance vMotion now makes it possible for
data centers physically located in New York and London to migrate
live workloads between one another.
• Replication-Assisted vMotion* – Enables customers, with
active-active replication set up between two sites, to perform
a more efficient vMotion resulting in huge time and resource
savings – as much as 95 percent more efficient depending on
the size of the data.
• Fault Tolerance (up to 4-vCPUs) – Expanded support for softwarebased
fault tolerance for workloads with up to 4 virtual CPUs.
• Content Library – Centralized repository that provides simple
and effective management for content including virtual machine
templates, ISO images and scripts. With vSphere Content Library,
it is now possible to store and manage content from a central
location and share through a publish/subscribe model.
• Cross-vCenter Clone and Migration* – Copy and move virtual
machines between hosts on different vCenter Servers in a
• Enhanced User Interface – Web Client is more responsive,
more intuitive, and more streamlined than ever before.
For information on upgrading to vSphere 6.0, visit the vSphere
Upgrade Center at http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/
vSphere is available standalone or as a part of vSphere with
Operations Management or vCloud Suite. For more information,