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What's New vSphere 5.5 in a Summary

With the announcement from VMWorld 2013, vSphere 5.5 was launched.  In case you have forgotten or need to review a summary what vSphere 4.1 and 5.0 and 5.1 has, you can refer to my previous post here and here.

VMware has also release a whitepaper on the platform here.  There is also a blog post from VMware as well with a quick reference guide and a summary post here.

I will not mention again what is already mentioned above in post referred to.  But I will just briefly goes through some of the things I find it worth mentioning.

SSO installation and setup is now a breeze of the past.  It has been greatly improved.  I will do my best to do a video on upgrading and as well as installing for new field once I gather some time and you can see my current video on installing SSO in vSphere 5.1 to do that comparison.

Web Client now support MAC OS X for virtual machine console viewing.  I needed this as I am always on a Mac.

For environment that want hassle free setup of vCenter and saving from…

VMware Solutions Walkthrough

So its after the VMworld 2013 in US.  Many of us might be curious of some of the new features and solutions that was announced.

Hearing them why not seeing it and know how each feature or function can or configured for technical guys like myself.

So here is a gimpse of it and this have not been possible from the technical guys in VMware.  Lots of effort been put through to get this simple to understand.

vSOM (vSphere with Operations Management)
From setting up ESXi servers all the way to doing some advanced setting as well as the vC Ops Standard vApp.  Not forgeting vSphere replication as well.

vCloud Suite 5.5
Here you will see VMware Data Protection 5.5, the new AppHA, the flash cache feature and of course not forgetting vCloud Director itself. 

VSAN
The Virtual SAN product.  This is what many are looking into especially for the storage guys.  This is release a Public Beta Release which means its not available for purchase or download.  However interested parties can register for the…