vSphere 5.5 Update 1 has been released, includes VSAN.

VMware vSphere 5.5 update 1

VMware has officially released vSphere 5.5 U1 which includes a number of improvements, fixes, and most excitedly the production ready version of VSAN!

What’s new

  • vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in, is now available in vSphere Web Client.
  • vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • A number of resolved issues

What products have been updated?

  • ESXi 5.5 U1
  • VMware vCenter Server 5.5 U1
  • vSphere Replication 5.5.1
  • vSphere Data Protection 5.5.6
  • VMware vCenter Orchestrator appliance 5.5.1
  • VMware vCloud Director 5.5.1
  • VMware vCenter Operataions Manager Advanced 5.8.1
  • VMware vCentere Hyperic 5.8.1 Server (and agent)
  • VMware vCenter Site recovery manager 5.5.1
  • VMware vCloud Application Director 6.0.1

The most exciting part of this update is VSAN! VMware VSAN, if you haven’t already heard, is a built-in the hypervisor storage feature that uses locally attached disk and SSD drives to create a storage pool across the entire cluster. No need for external NAS/SAN, appliances, or tools required!


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