vSphere 4.0 will be released on the …

The information has been released on the web by the ChannelRegister.co.uk so I’m not tied anymore to a NDA J

Yes it is true that the release of vSphere 4.0 (formerly VMware Infrastructure) will be announced this April, 21st.

The private beta turned into a private RC a month ago and now it is ready for GA and it is really a



Other new capabilities are:

Virtual Machine Maximums
Virtual CPUs per Virtual Machine – 8
Size of RAM per Virtual Machine – 256GB
NICs per Virtual Machine – 10

ESX Host Maximums
Hosts per Cluster – 64
NFS Datastores per Host – 64
Virtual Machines per Host – 256
Physical CPUs per Host – 64
Logical Processors per Host – 64
Total Cores per Cluster – 4096
Virtual CPUs per Core – 20
Size of RAM per Host – 512GB
Total RAM per Cluster – 32TB
Maximum Network Throughput – 40Gb/s (Maximum of 4-10GbE Network Cards per ESX Host)


Not including the above we’re also going to get Fault Tolerance, VM Safe, vNetwork Distributed Switch, vShield Zones, vCenter CapacityIQ, vCenter Data Recovery, vCenter ConfigControl, vCenter Orchestrator, vCenter Chargeback and vCenter AppSpeed.


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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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