DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VSPHERE 4.1 , VSPHERE 5 & VSHPERE 5.1

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VSPHERE 4.1 , VSPHERE 5 & VSHPERE 5.1

 

Features Vsphere 4.1 Vsphere 5.0 Vsphere 5.1
Hypervisor ESX & ESXi Only ESXi Only ESXI
HA Agent AAM
Automatic Availability
Manager
FDM
Fault Domain Manager
FDM
Fault Domain Manager
HA Host Approach Primary & Secondary Master & Slave Master & Slave
DNS Dependent on DNS Yes NO No
VM Affinity & Anti-Affinity Available Available Available
VMFS version VMFS-3 VMFS-5 VMFS-5
ESXi firewall Not Available Yes Yes
vSphere Full Client Yes Yes Yes
VM Hardware Version 7 8 9
VMware Tools Version 4.1 5 5.1
Virtual Distributed Switch Yes Yes with more enhancements like deeper view into vm traffic YES
Licensing vSphere Essentials
vSphere Essentials Plus
vSphere Standard
vSphere Advanced
vSphere Enterprise
vSphere Enterprise Plus
vSphere Essentials
vSphere Essentials Plus
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise
vSphere Enterprise Plus
Standard

vSphere Essentials
vSphere Essentials Plus
vSphere Standard
vSphere Enterprise
vSphere Enterprise Plus

CONFIGURATION MAXIMUMS
 
Virtual CPU per VM 8 vCpu 32 vCpu 64Vcpu
Virtual Machine RAM 255 GB 1 TB 1TB
VM Swapfile size 255 GB 1 TB 1TB
Virtual NICs per virtual machine 10 10 to the power of 7 10 to the power of 7
Virtual machine maximums

/Host

320 512 512
Fault Tolerance maximums
Virtual CPUs per virtual machine 1 1 1
Maxi RAM per FT VM (GB) 64GB 2TB 64GB
Virtual machines per host 4 4 4
RAM per Host 1 TB 2 TB 2TB
MAX RAM for Service Console 800 MB Not Applicable (NO SC) Not Applicable (NO SC)
LUNS per Server 256 256 256
Number of swap files 1/vm 1/vm 1/vm
NFS mounts per host 64 256 256
LUN Size 2TB- 512 bytes 64TB 64TB
Number of HBAs of any type 8 8 8
e1000 1GB Ethernet ports (Intel PCIx) 32 32 32
e1000e 1GB Ethernet ports (Intel PCIe) 24 24 24
Resource pools and cluster Maximums
Hosts per cluster 32 32 32
Virtual machines per cluster 3000 3000 4000
Maximum concurrent host HA failover 4 32 32
Resource pools per cluster 320 512 1600
Vcenter Maximums
Host Per vCenter 1000 1000 1000
Powered on virtual machines
per vCenter Server
10000 10000 10000
Registered virtual machines per vCenter Server 15000 15000 15000
Linked vCenter Servers 10 10 10
Hosts in linked vCenter Servers 3000 3000 3000
Vmkernel 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
Service Console 64-bit Not Applicable (NO SC) Not Applicable (NO SC)

 

 

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