VMware Virtual VSAN 6.5 Features, Specifications, Benefit and Availability

To boost storage and cloud management system, VMware has just announced its VSAN 6.5 which definitely will handle the problem as well as enhancing the storage environment as a whole. You can check out the more features below.

VMware VSAN 6.5 features and specifications

  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance – will deliver a simplified building block for vSphere environments offering an easy to deploy and manage approach that reduces operational complexity by embedding key functionality into a single virtual appliance. The appliance will offer customers simplified patching, upgrading, backup and recovery, high availability and more, including a 2x increase in both scale and performance of their vCenter Server environments.
  • REST APIs – will improve both the IT and developer experience by enabling greater control and automation of virtual infrastructure for modern applications via new REST-based APIs.
  • VMware vSphere Client – based on HTML5, the new vSphere Client will simplify the administrative experience via a modern, native tool that meets the performance and usability needs and expectations of users for day-to-day operations.
  • VM Encryption – new virtual machine-level encryption will protect against unauthorized data access safeguarding data at rest as well as virtual machines that are vMotioned.
  • Secure Boot – new feature will prevent the tampering of images as well as the loading of unauthorized components into vSphere environments.
  • VMware vSphere Integrated Containers – will allow IT operations teams to provide a Docker compatible interface to their app teams enabling vSphere customers to transform their businesses with containers without re-architecting their existing infrastructure.

Why you need this VSAN 6.5

  • iSCSI Support – will enable VSAN storage to be presented as an iSCSI target for external physical workloads including clustered applications such as Microsoft SQL Server with Failover Clustering on a limited number of physical servers.
  • Containers Support – VMware Virtual SAN will provide persistent data layer for containerized applications via VMware vSphere Integrated Containers.
  • Two-node Direct Connect – new functionality will eliminate the need for routers/switches between VSAN systems in ROBO sites helping customers lower costs by 15 to 20 percent per site.
  • REST APIs and Expanded PowerCLI – will help customers to accelerate responsiveness with enterprise-class automation that brings cloud-like flexibility and management to Virtual SAN environments.
  • 512e Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives (SSDs) – support for 512-byte emulated disk drives allows high capacity drives to be supported and help advance the adoption of all-flash hyper- converged infrastructure.

VSAN 6.5 availability

This VMware Virtual VSAN 6.5 should be available by Q4 of 2016.

Check this out at the official page.


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