VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 3 Released

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VMware has just released vSphere 5.5 Update 3.

 

What’s new in vSphere 5.5 Update 3

  • Log Rotation Enablement – Log rotation for vmx files allows you to reduce the log file sizes by specifying the size of each log and the number of previous logs to keep.
  • Certification of PVSCSI Adapter – PVSCSI adapter is certified for use with MSCS, core clustering and applications including SQL and Exchange. This creates performance gains when moving from LSI Logic SAS to PVSCSI.
  • Support for Next Generation Processors – In this release we will continue our support for next generation processors from Intel and AMD. Please see the VMware Compatibility Guide for more info.
  • ESXi Authentication for Active Directory – ESXi is modified to only support AES256-CTS/AES128-CTS/RC4-HMAC encryption for Kerberos communication between ESXi and Active Directory.
  • vCenter Server database support – vCenter Server now supports the following external databases:
    • Oracle 12c R1 P2 (12.1.0.2)
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  • Increased guest operating system support – vCenter Server has added support for the following guest operating systems.
    • CentOS 7.0
    • Oracle Linux 7.0
    • Ubuntu 14.10
    • Windows 10
    • RHEL 6.6
    • RHEL 7 .1
    • CentOS 7.1
    • Oracle Linux 7.1
  • File Transfer Log – Log information of files uploaded and downloaded from a host using vSphere Web Client or vSphere Client are stored.