Well – vSphere 6.0 is upon us. Almost. I watched the EMEA live launch last Tuesday, and it’s pretty good from what I saw. There are some really good new features and the maximums have been lifted yet again. No documentation out yet though.
The massive improvement in the vCenter appliance capacity – 1000 hosts, 10,000 vms. I’ll be using that now rather than the Windows-based install. No Windows license or CALs to worry about. Gotta be good!
SMP for Fault Tolerance makes it actually usable. A single CPU is a bit pointless but 4 is much more realistic.
High-latency or long-distance vMotion. At Last! Being able to vMotion between vDCs and vCenters; across large geographical distances.
I really like the Fault Domains – Rack Awareness as they called it. I could have used that and more of these new features in a project I was involved with a couple of years ago.
So much really good stuff to play with there. I believe it’s available from March so will be getting hold of a copy for my lab.