Sunday, 18 December 2016

Differences from vSphere 5.5 to 6.5

vSphere 5.5
vSphere 6.0
vSphere 6.5
Released date
Sep-13
 March 2015
Nov-16
Physical CPUs per host
320
480
576
Physical RAM per host
4 TB
12 TB
12 TB
VMs per host
512
1024
1024
vCPU per VM
64
128
128
vRAM per VM
1 TB
4 TB
6 TB
VMDK Size
62 TB
62 TB
62 TB
Cluster Size
32
64
64
High Availability
Reactive HA
Reactive HA
Proactive HA
vSphere Integrated Containers
 NO
 NO
YES
VM Hardware Version
10
11
13
VMFS Version
5.6
5.61
6.81
Management
vSphere Web Client (c#)
vSphere Web Client (c#)
vSphere Web Client -HTML 5 Client
Authentication Management
Single Sign-On 5.5
Platform Services Controller
Platform Services Controller
vMotion
vMotion restricted to Datacenter object
vMotion across vCenters
vMotion across vCenters
vMotion across vSwitches
vMotion across vSwitches
Cross-Cloud vMotion
vMotion Network Support
L2 Network
L3 Network
L3 Network
max. 10ms RTT
max. 100ms RTT
max. 100ms RTT
Win to vCSA Migration
vCenter 5.5 to vCSA 6.0
vCenter 5.5 to vCSA 6.0
vCenter 5.5 to vCSA 6.5
vCenter 6.0 to vCSA 6.5
REST API
NO
NO
YES
Content Library
NO
YES
YES
VM Encryption
NO
NO
YES
Certificate Authority (VMCA)
NO
YES
YES
Virtual Volumes
NO
 Virtual Volumes 1.0
Virtual Volumes 2.0
Virtual SAN
VSAN 5.5
VSAN 6.0 / 6.1 / 6.2
VSAN 6.5
vCenter Type
Windows - Linux VCSA
Windows - Linux VCSA
Windows - Linux VCSA
vCenter HA
NO
 NO
YES
vCenter Native Backup
NO
 NO
YES
vCSA Scale (vPostgres)
100 Hosts
1000 Hosts
2000 Hosts
3000 VMs
10000 VMs
25000 VMs
vCSA Operating System
SUSE Enterprise
SUSE Enterprise
Photon OS
vCenter Linked Mode
Windows only
Windows & VCSA
Windows & VCSA
Microsoft ADAM Replication Native Replication Native Replication
All-Flash VSAN
NO
YES
YES
VSAN Scale
32 Nodes
64 Nodes
64
VSAN Fault Domains
NO
YES
YES
FT Supported Features
HA, DPM, SRM, VDS
HA, DPM, SRM, VDS, Hot Configure FT, H/W Virtualization, Snapshot, Paravirtual Devices, Storage Redundancy
HA, DPM, SRM, VDS, Hot Configure FT, H/W Virtualization, Snapshot, Paravirtual Devices, Storage Redundancy, Improve DRS integration,Host level network latency reduction,Multiple NIC aggregation