Friday, September 12, 2008

What next? VMware ESX 4.0

What next will VMware release after VMware ESX 3.5? This is a natural question and I think it's not surprise that it might be VMware ESX 4.0 or something like this. The surprise is what the next generation of ESX might bring to us. Let's have a look at some of the new features:
  • the service console and the kernel should run in 64-bit mode natively
  • VMware VirtualSMP should support 8 virtual logical processors
  • full support for SATA devices (we might be able to run ESX on PC?)
  • clustered VirtualCenter Servers
  • access control on storage resources
  • automatic configuration changes tracking
  • and many others
The list is not complete. Actually, it contains only a few of prepared features. The details should be unveiled at the incoming VMworld2008 forum as it is written at I'm looking forward to it.

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