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What's New - vSphere 6

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March 18, 2015
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What's New - vSphere 6

Presented on the vBrownBag Podcast: https://youtu.be/rHHaq1zoK8I

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Nick Marshall

March 18, 2015
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  1. VMware vSphere 6.0 WHAT’S NEW Nick Marshall VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DCD vExpert,

    Author, Blogger nickmarshall.com.au - @nickmarshall9
  2. NICK MARSHALL • VMware Integration Architect • Blog: NickMarshall.com.au •

    Twitter: @NickMarshall9 • Author - • Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 • Mastering VMware vSphere 6
  3. AGENDA Compute • Increased Scalability • Instant Clone Storage •

    Virtual Volumes • VSAN Network • NIOC 3 • Multiple IP Stacks Availability • vMotion • Fault Tolerance
  4. INCREASED SCALABILITY vSphere 5.5 vSphere 6.0 32 Hosts / Cluster

    64 Hosts / Cluster 4000 VMs / Cluster 6000 VMs / Cluster 320 CPUs / Host 480 CPUs / Host 4 TB RAM / Host 12 TB RAM / Host 512 VMs / Host 1024 VMs / Host 64 vCPUs / VM 128 vCPUs / VM 1 TB RAM / VM 4TB RAM / VM
  5. INSTANT CLONE (VMFORK) 1. Create new VM files 2. Hot

    Linked Clone (COW) of Memory 3. Hot Linked Clone (COW) of Disk 4. Unique’ify the Child • New IP/MAC • New Name • New SID / Join AD (Windows) *This feature is currently only accessible through a private API :( *
  6. VIRTUAL VOLUMES • Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) • VASA 2.0 provider

    required (SAN / NAS firmware) • Storage Policy per VMDK
  7. VIRTUAL SAN • Virtual SAN (VSAN) 2.0 • 64 Host

    VSAN Cluster • All Flash or Hybrid VSAN • New Filesystem
  8. NIOC 3 • Bandwidth per vNIC • Bandwidth per Port

    Group • vDS required
  9. TCP/IP STACKS • Multiple TCP/IP Stacks • Management, • VM

    Network • NFC (clones, templates etc) • vMotion • Allows (supported) vMotion over L3 vCenter vCenter Management Network VM Network vMotion Network NFC Network ESXi ESXi
  10. VMOTION • Cross vSwitch / Virtual Distributed Switch • Cross

    vCenter (same SSO / PSC domain unless using API) • Higher Latency (150ms) vCenter Server VM Network (L2 Connectivity) vDS A vDS B vMotion Network vMotion vCenter Server
  11. FAULT TOLERANCE • SMP FT (4 vCPUs) • 64GB Memory

    • 10Gbps recommended • VADP backup supported • Total 8 FT vCPUs / host • Hot enable FT • Any disk format • FT for vCenter (tiny / small)
  12. VCENTER ARCHITECTURE • SSO → PSC 6.0 • vCenter DBs

    • Windows: Embedded Postgres, External Oracle, External SQL • Linux: Embedded Postgres, External Oracle
  13. PLATFORM SERVICES CONTROLLER Centralized / Linked Mode • Single Sign-On

    (SSO) • Licensing • Certificate Authority • Permissions • Policies • Tags
  14. VCENTER COMPARISON Metric Windows Linux Appliance Hosts / vCenter 1,000

    1,000 Powered- On VMs 10,000 10,000 Hosts / Cluster 64 64 Linked Mode Yes Yes https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter
  15. UPGRADING VSPHERE 5.x → 6.0 http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2109760 SSO External vCD vCNS

    / NSX vCenter vRO vR VUM vROPs vDP SRM ESXi VMware Tools vShield / NSX Edge vShield App /NSX FW Update Sequence Number 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 8 8 9
  16. DEMO + Q & A • Send questions and feedback

    to nick@nickmarshall.com.au Date Presenter(s) Topic 3/25 Emad Younis vCSA + PSC 4/1 GS Khalsa Nick Marshall FT, vMotion, HA & DRS 4/8 Rawlinson Rivera Nick Marshall VVOLs 4/15 Rawlinson Rivera Nick Marshall VSAN 4/22 Mike Foley Security 4/29 Josh Atwell Automation