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