28 Days of February – vSphere 6

Of all the new things coming from VMware, I believe that most people will agree with me, the vSphere 6 release is the most exciting.  vSphere is the core offering from VMware and they just continue to make it better and better.

Here are some upcoming and exciting changes that are coming in vSphere 6:

  • Instant Clone
  • Scalability
    • 2x the hosts per cluster
    • 4x the VMs per host
    • 4x the virtual RAM per VM


  • Hosts per Cluster = 64
  • VMs per Cluster = 8,000
  • CPUs per Host = 480
  • RAM per Host = 12 TB
  • VMs per Host = 2,048
  • Virtual CPUs per VM = 128
  • Virtual RAM per VM = 4 TB

These changes are huge, making it so virtually any workload can run on a VMware vSphere hyper visor.  We see nearly a 2x and sometimes 4x upgrade from the 5.5 release.

Instant Cloning

This term is better known by most as Project Fargo (Don’t cha Know?)  What Instant Cloning does is really cool.  This uses virtual memory technology to rapidly deploy mass amounts of VMs in a very short period of time.

I have to agree with Pat Gelsinger here when he says that this is the biggest ever release of their flagship product. 650 new features and innovations.  I cannot wait to get this installed in my lab!



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