With the release of vSphere 4.1 there have been some great enhancements that have been added with this release. In one of my earlier post I took a look at the vSphere 4.1 release of ESXi. This post I am going to take a look at vSphere 4.1 availability options and enhancements. So what has changed with this release? A maximum of 320 virtual machines per host has been firmly set. In vSphere 4.0 there were different VM/Host limitations for DRS as well as different rules for VMware HA. VMware has also raised the number of virtual machines that can be run in a single cluster from 1280 in 4.0 to 3000 in the vSphere 4.1 release. How do these improvements affect your upgrade planning?
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The Virtualization Security Podcast on 7/22 was all about the news of the week with our panelists discussing how this news affects everyone and anyone with respect to Virtualization Security. The news discussed:
- NIST Released their Guide to Security for Full Virtualization Technologies (Draft)
- There is a Security issue with VMware vSphere 4.1
- VMware discussed the new vShield Zones Edge and vShield App products
- HyTrust and Catbird announced a cooperative effort
With the release of vSphere 4.1, VMware has added an impressive set of new features. These generally fall in the areas of improved manageability, improved performance and improved scalability. In essence, vSphere 4.1 is more than a point release, this update includes many features that aid in security, reliability, and is a direct response to customer requests.