VMware vSphere 4.1 is here FUD-Free

Today is the day! VMware vSphere 4.1 is now available with a bunch of new features. In general, I see it as a collection of incremental tweaks upward.  Nothing makes me stop and do a U-Turn. But, I do give myself a pat on the back for being fully ESXi as this is now the last release of ESX (service console).

The full Active Directory integration is my favorite functionality feature with this release. I’m not wild about the memory compression, but it is a gateway to doing encryption (Yes, Edward Haletky –> we do listen to you).

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Storage and network I/O control I’m generally neutral on, as these aren’t problems for me. I’ll get familiar with the features, but won’t set silly rules to cause problems like DRS resource pools did back in the day with CPU and RAM.

What am I going to do with the release? Well, I’m going to install it in a few lab environments and take it from there.

Check out the Vpad blogs for a good run down from Jase, Duncan and more on the news of the day.

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