vSphere 5.5 Update 1 Download Links and Release Notes

Today, It’s been a great news to all the Virtualization enthusiast that VSAN is announced as Generally available  and which will included as part of  vSphere 5.5 Update 1.  This update includes most of the vCloud Suite products, including VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN). VMware Virtual SAN – Virtual SAN 5.5 is a new hypervisor-converged storage tier that extends the vSphere Hypervisor to pool server-side magnetic disks (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). By clustering server-side HDDs and SSDs, Virtual SAN creates a distributed shared datastore designed and optimized for virtual environments.Virtual SAN is a standalone product that is sold separate from vSphere and requires its own license key

Virtual SAN does not support clusters that are configured with ESXi hosts earlier than 5.5 Update 1. Make sure all hosts in the Virtual SAN cluster are upgraded to ESXi 5.5 Update 1 before enabling Virtual SAN.

Below are the Direct download links the products which are updated with  vSphere 5.5 Update 1

Download VMware Virtual SAN – Download

Download VMware vCenter Server Update 5.5 Update 1 – Download

Download VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 1  – Download

Download VMware Horizon Workspace – Download

VMware vSphere Replication 5.5  – Download

VMware vCenter Orchestrator appliance 5.5.1 – Download

VMware vCloud Director 5.5.1 – Download 

VMware vCenter Operataions Manager Advanced 5.8.1 – Download

VMware vCenter Site recovery manager 5.5.1 – Download

VMware vCentere Hyperic 5.8.1 Server  – Download

vSphere Data Protection 5.5.6 – Download

 

What’s New with vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1

  • vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in, is now available in vSphere Web Client.
  • vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • There are many issues which are reported on the previous versions is fixed on vCenter server 5.5 Update 1. Read the release notes.

What’s New with ESXi 5.5 Update 1

  • VMware Virtual SAN – Virtual SAN 5.5 is a new hypervisor-converged storage tier that extends the vSphere Hypervisor to pool server-side magnetic disks (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). By clustering server-side HDDs and SSDs, Virtual SAN creates a distributed shared datastore designed and optimized for virtual environments. Virtual SAN is a standalone product that is sold separate from vSphere and requires its own license key
  • Read the release notes for resolved issues

What’s new with VMware vSphere Replication 5.5.1

  • VMware Virtual SAN is a fully supported feature of vSphere 5.5u1. You can use Virtual SAN in production environments with vSphere Replication 5.5.1 and vSphere 5.5u1.
  • Configure vSphere Replication on virtual machines that reside on VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache storage. vSphere Flash Read Cache is disabled on virtual machines after recovery. Read the release notes for more info.

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Originally Posted on VMware Arena.

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