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After the official announcement of vSphere 5 by VMware on the 22nd, the binaries are finally available for download!
VMware vSphere, the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures, enables you to run business critical applications with confidence and respond to the business faster. (4:15 mins.)
The build number of ESXi5 is 469512, while both vCenter5 and the VI client are build number 456005.
I would encourage everyone to at least play around with vSphere5; there are too many cool features not to be! My homelab has been running vSphere5 now for some time, and I haven’t encountered too many bizarre things to regret my decision. VMware did it again!
Download vSphere 5 (free ESXi version)
Download vSphere 5 (registered versions)
So the big news is out: vSphere 5 is here! With a lot of exciting new features, of which I will be posting several deepdives I’m sure.
For now, let’s just look at the new and exciting features vSphere 5 brings to the table.
VMware’s clear messaging
With the coming of vSphere, VMware has a very clear messaging around this new release which raises the bar once again:
- Deploy Business Critical Applications with Confidence;
- Respond to the Needs of the Business Faster with Cloud Agility;
- Move to Cloud Computing with Trust.
Some great point to strive for I think. vSphere 5 will enable even bigger VMs to run. That is the ESX part of the game. Next, agility is on the agenda. Where competing hypervisors may deliver the same performance, VMware is aiming on their toolset to further improve their agility. Cloud computing is a very important step I think.
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