vSphere 6.5 released with lot of new features that most of them were waiting for. vSphere 6.5, the latest version of its industry-leading virtualization platform. This new release of vSphere features a dramatically simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, and a universal app platform for running any app. vSphere 6.5 makes the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 the fundamental building block of a vSphere environment. The core vSphere architecture is built around this easy to deploy and manage approach that reduces operational complexity by embedding key functionality into a single location. There are lot of new features along with vSphere 6.5 Configuration Maximums also increased as compared to vSphere 6.0.
vSphere 6.5 Configuration Maximums
- vCenter Server 6.5 supports upto 2000ESXi Hosts and 25,000 Virtual Machines (It was 1000 Hosts & 10,000 VM in vCenter 6.0)
- ESXi 6.5 host now supports up to 576 physical CPUs and 12 TB RAM as same vSphere 6.0 (In vSphere 6.0, It was 320 CPUs)
- vSphere 6.5 VM’s will support upto 128 vCPUs and 6TB vRAM (which was also 128 vCPU’s and 4 TB of memory in vSphere 6.0)
- vSphere 6.5 continuous to support 64 Tb Datastores as same as in vSphere 6.0
- vSphere 6.5 supports 512 LUNs per Server and Number of total paths on the Server is 2048 ( which was 256 LUNs & 1024 Paths per server in vSphere 6.0)
- Supports 2 GB of Video Memory per Virtual Machine in vSphere 6.5 (512 MB in vSphere 6.0)
- Fault Tolerance (FT) in vSphere 6.5 remains supported with 4 vCPUs and 64 GB memory (which was only 1 vCPU in vSphere 5.5 & 4 vCPU in vSphere 6.0)
- With vSphere 6.5, Support for NVMe adapters & Targets:
4 Virtual NVMe adapters per virtual machine
15Virtual NVMe targets per virtual SCSI adapter
60 Virtual NVMe targets per virtual machine
I hope we all are impressed with the Configuration maximums of vSphere 6.5. Let’s prepare our environment to build Monster and Mission critical VM’s with vSphere 6.5. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading !!! Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.