vSphere 5.5 My Top 10 New Features

Last Monday vSphere 5.5 was announced with a lot of improvements and new additions to. It will still take like 2 months before it will be GA. Here is my Top 10 of new vSphere 5.5 features: VMware NSX – Network Virtualization VMware NSX is the talk of VMware 2013 but is probably not going to be released until Q4 2013. VMware NSX is a network virtualization platform that will deliver the entire networking and security model in software, decoupled from networking hardware. Looks like for … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Application HA, Advanced App Monitoring explained

Application HA is not a new feature in vSphere 5.5, it has actually has been around since vSphere 4.1. vSphere Application HA works with vSphere HA to recover from app failures and Reduces application downtime. Flexible: Protection for several off-the-shelf applications Simple: No need to modify the application Optimal workload placement (Helps maintain uptime and performance) Recovery from a variety of scenarios (Host failure, guest OS crash, application failure) In vSphere 5 … [Read more...]

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...]