What is new in VMware vSphere 5.5

August 26, 2013



Update: September 3: supported number of hosts and VMs by vCenter Virtual Appliance reduced when using embedded database.

At VMworld 2013 US VMware announced a new point release of vSphere: 5.5 . The General Availability is yet unknown but I expect it will be soon.

This post is part of a series of blogpostings on VMworld 2013 announcements. See here for a complete overview of all announcements.

vSphere 5.5 has new features and enhancements in ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5. Mind the Virtual SAN or VSAN is not part of the vSphere license and needs to be aqcuired seperately. Lots of details on VSAN in this post. Many details on all the announcements made at VMworld 2013 are shown here.


Some of the highlights of VMware vSphere 5.5:

  • Support for VMDK files of max. 62 TB filesize for VMFS5 and NFS (finally)
  • No change in the pricing of vSphere editions.
  • 4 new features…

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