VMware vSphere Version Comparison – Download

 

Component vSphere 4.0 vSphere 4.1 vSphere 5.0 vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 vSphere 6.0 vSphere 6.5
Hypervisor ESX & ESXi ESX & ESXi ESXi ESXi ESXi ESXi ESXi
CPUs per host 64 160 160 160 320 480 576
RAM per host 1 TB 1 TB 2  TB 2  TB 4 TB 12 TB 12 TB
vCPU per VM 8 8 32 64 64 128 128
vMEM per VM 255 GB 255 GB 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB 4 TB 6 TB
VMDK Size 2TB 2TB 2TB 2TB 62 TB 62 TB 62 TB
Cluster Size 32 32 32 32 32 64 64
FT Max vCPU 1 vCPU 1 vCPU 1 vCPU 1 vCPU 1 vCPU 4 vCPU 4 vCPU
VM Hardware Version 7 7 8 9 10 11 13
VMFS Version 3.33 3.46 5.54 5.58 5.6 5.61 6.81
New Features – Distributed Switch – Boot from SAN – Auto Deploy – Single Sign-On – vSphere Flash Read Cache – Virtual Volumes – vCenter Migration
– Update Manager – Scripted Installation – Storage DRS – Enhanced vMotion – Virtual SAN – vMotion across vSwitches – vCenter Server High Availability
– Fault tolerance – Storage I/O Control – vSphere Storage Appliance – Sparse Virtual Disks – Reliable Memory Technology – Cross vCenter vMotion – vCenter Backup and Restore
– Host Profiles – DRS Host Affinity – Profile driven storage – Single-root I/O Virtualization – vSphere Big Data Extensions – Native Linked Mode – REST API
– Storage vMotion – Memory Compression – vSphere Web Client – vSphere Replication – vCenter Single Sign-On 2.0 – Platform Services Controller – Virtual Machine Encryption
– Linked Mode – Array Integration – vCenter Server Appliance – vSphere Data Protection – vSphere App HA – Certificate Authority (VMCA) – Encrypted vMotion
– Enhanced vMotion – Compatibility – Network I/O Control – ESXi Firewall – vShield Endpoint – 40GBps NIC Support – Content Library – Audit Logging
– Distributed Power Management – Proactive HA
– Hot Add VM CPU/Memory – HA Orchestrated Restart
– VMDirectPath – Automated UNMAP
– VMXNET3 – vSphere Integrated Containers
Management C# Client C# Client C# Client C# Client C# Client C# Client Web Client
Web Client Web Client Web Client Web Client HTML5 Client
Authentication Management Single Sign-On Single Sign-On 5.5 Platform Services Controller Platform Services Controller
Backup Strategy VMware Data Recovery (VDR) vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
vMotion Support – Boundary: Datacenter – Boundary: Datacenter – Boundary: Datacenter – Boundary: Datacenter – vMotion across vCenters
– Shared Storage required – Shared Storage required – max. 10ms RTT – max. 10ms RTT – vMotion across vSwitches
– max. 5ms RTT – max. 10ms RTT – max. 100ms RTT
Virtual SAN VSAN 5.5 VSAN 6.0 VSAN 6.5
VSAN 6.2
HA Agent AAM FDM
Automatic Availability Manager Fault Domain Manager
VAAI Primitives – Atomic Test & Set – Atomic Test & Set
– Cloning Blocks – Cloning Blocks
– Zeroing File Blocks – Zeroing File Blocks
– UNMAP
– Quota Exceeded Behavior
– TP LUN Reporting
– NFS Full File Clone
– NFS Space Reservation
– NFS Extended Stat
– NFS Space Reclaim
– NFS Fast File Clone
vCenter Type Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows Windows
Linux (vCSA) Linux (vCSA) Linux (vCSA) Linux (vCSA) Linux (vCSA)
vCSA Scale (vPostgres) 5 Hosts 5 Hosts 100 Hosts 1000 Hosts 2000 Hosts
50 VMs 50 VMs 3000 VMs 10000 VMs 25000 VMs