vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache (vFRC)

vSphere 5.5 Flash Read Cache is a brand new feature which is part of vSphere 5.5. Key Features: Hypervisor-based software-defined flash storage tier solution. Aggregates local flash devices to provide a clustered flash resource for VM and vSphere hosts consumption (Virtual Flash Host Swap Cache) Leverages local flash devices as a cache Integrated with vCenter, HA, DRS, vMotion Scale-Out Capability: 32 nodes Why vSphere Flash Read Cache? Cache is a high-speed memory that can be … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 What’s New at VMworld 2013, NSX, SDDC, VSAN, vFlash

I’ve been in the VMware Early Access program for Bloggers and the vSphere beta so I have been familiar with all the new 5.5 features for a while. I have tried to write a very short version of what’s new. More details will come today in separate blog posts. vSphere 5.5 Platform Features Summary vSphere 5.5 Configuration Maximum Increases 2x from vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 160 pCPU 320 pCPU 2TB Memory 4TB Memory 8 NUMA Nodes 16 NUMA Nodes 2048 … [Read more...]