Vmware rilascia vSphere versione 4.1

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Come da programma, oggi 13 Luglio 2010, vmware ha rilasciato la nuova versione della propria piattaforma per la virtualizzazione, la 4.1 che comprende oltre a Vmware vSphere 4.1, anche VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable, VMware ESXi 4.1 Embedded, e VMware vCenter Server 4.1.

La nuova versione è già disponibile sul sito di vmware per il download.
Le novità introdotte e le implementazioni sono diverse ad iniziare dalla ridenominazioni dei prodotti e delle feature:

  • la versione gratuita esxi è ufficialmente denominata “VMware vSphere Hypervisor”
  • VMotion è ora ufficialmente denominata in vMotion
  • Storage VMotion è ora ufficialmente denominata Storage vMotion

Molte modifiche sono state introdotte in esxi:

  • ESXi boot from SAN now fully supported on FC, hardware iSCSI, FCoE
  • ESXi automated install has been greatly improved. More scripting possibilities during installation and post installation.

Tech Support mode in ESXi

  • is now fully supported!!
  • will generate a warning in vCenter when active.
  • will automatically time out after enabling.
  • can be configured from vCenter.
  • only accessible for authenticated users.
  • Total host lockdown mode (tech support and DCUI) enabled via vCenter.
  • More commands available in tech support mode: vscsiStats, tcpdump-uw, VAAI, Network, VM.
  • VMware Update Manager will be able to update drivers, CIM providers and modules.

Una panoramica anche sulle principali novità introdotte in vSphere:

VMware HA

  • VMware HA diagnostics and HealthCheck tell you constantly if your cluster is still healthy and has enough available HA slots.
  • DRS is now able to move VMs to guarantee free HA slots.
  • There is a new API set available for 3rd parties to make applications HA aware
  • HA cluster limits are now equal to DRS cluster limits, which is 32 hosts per cluster
  • The number of VMs protected by HA per host is now at 320 VMs
  • The maximum number of protected VMs is 3000 VMs per HA cluster

VMotion

  • Is now officially renamed from VMotion to vMotion
  • The number of concurrent VMotion is now 4 vMotions on a 1 Gbps link and 8 concurrent vMotions on a 10 Gbps link
  • The speed of the vMotion process has greatly improved and makes the time to evacuate a large hosts much shorter.
  • Enhanced vMotion Compatibility mode has improved, the latest AMD 3D power mode can be included and excluded. EVC also handles powered-on VMs much better.

Security

  • Active Directory integration for ESX(i) hosts.
  • Users of the “ESX Admins” group can be granted access to the ESX console or ESX(i) tech support mode

Scalability

  • More VMs per cluster and DataCenter and more hosts per vCenter and DataCenter
  • 32 hosts per cluster (was 32)
  • 3000 VMs per cluster (was 1280)
  • 1000 hosts per vCenter Server (was 300)
  • 15000 registered VMs (was 4500)
  • 10000 concurrent powered On VMs (3000)
  • 120 concurrent connected VI Clients (was 30)
  • 500 hosts per virtual datacenter (was 100)
  • 5000 VMs per virtual datacenter (was 2500)

Per informazioni più approfondite consultare i seguenti link:

http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vs_pages/vsp_pubs_esxi41_i_vc41.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_esxi41_vc41_rel_notes.html#whatsnew

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_esxi41_vc41_rel_notes.html

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