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What are the new features added in application services and infrastructure servuces in VMware vsphere 4.1

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The new features which are updated in   application services are added in Availability, Scalability, Security. In the Infrastructure services new features added to vCompute, vStorage, vNetwork. 

The features added in Availability are :  HA diagnostics and health check , vMotion speed and scale

The Features added in Security are :  AD integration (host)

The features added in Scalability are : More vm’s (virtual machines) per cluster ,DC  and More hosts (per vc, dc).

The features added in vCompute are : Memory compression  and DRS host affinity

The new features added in vStorage are :  Storage I/O control, More perf. Metrics and  Array integration

The features added in vNetwork are :  Network I/O  control , Load based teaming ,IPV6  NIST compliance and  Perf. Improvements

# Comment Id: 103153

Here are some of the new features of VMware vSphere 4.1:

  • Installation and Deployment — VMware vSphere 4.1 uses both ESX and ESXi hypervisor architectures. Future major releases of VMware vSphere will include only the VMware ESXi architecture.
  • Storage — VMware vSphere 4.1 enables ESXi booting from SAN [BFN]. iSCSI, FCoE, and Fiber Channel boot are supported. ESX can offload specific storage operations to compliant storage hardware.
  • Network — Traffic-management controls allow flexible partitioning of physical NIC bandwidth between different traffic types, including virtual machine, vMotion, FT, and IP storage traffic [vNetwork Distributed Switch only].
  • Availability — Clustered Virtual Machines that utilize Windows Failover Clustering/Microsoft Cluster Service are now fully supported in conjunction with VMware HA.
  • Management — vCLI adds options for SCSI, VAAI, network, and virtual machine control, including the ability to terminate an unresponsive virtual machine. In addition, vSphere 4.1 provides controls that allow you to log vCLI activity.

Sharath Reddy