vSphere 5.5 Update 1 released to include VMware VSAN

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VMware VSAN has been long awaited storage feature which is “baked” into the hypervisor and which enables to use locally attached disks and SSD drives, to create a storage pool across the whole cluster. Without the need for an external SAN or NAS. Full release notes can be found here

What’s New

  • VMware today has released their latest update to vSphere 5.5 Update 1. This update includes updates for most of the VMware products to include VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN).
  • vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in is now available in vSphere Web Client.
  • vCenter Server is now fully supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • a number of bug fixes

Which products have been updated?

  • ESXi 5.5 U1
  • VMware vCenter Server 5.5 U1
  • vSphere Replication 5.5.1
  • vSphere Data Protection 5.5.6
  • VMware vCenter Orchestrator appliance 5.5.1
  • VMware vCloud Director 5.5.1
  • VMware vCenter Operations Manager Advanced 5.8.1
  • VMware vCenter Hyperic 5.8.1 Server (and agent)
  • VMware vCenter Site recovery manager 5.5.1
  • VMware vCloud Application Director 6.0.1
  • VMware Horizon View 5.3.1 (Quick Start Guide – kb.vmware.com/kb/2073795)
  • VMware Horizon Workspace 1.8 (release notes)


Download the bits here

About Marco Broeken

Marco Broeken is Author of this blog and owner of vSpecialist Consulting and has 20 years experience in IT. Marco has been rewarded with the vExpert status from 2011 - 2018.

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