Theres been a lot of hoopla made over how will VMware charge for vSphere licenses. Heres a look at what youre buying.
After the in-place upgrade of two vSphere 4.1 ESX hosts to vSphere 5.0 and ESXi, here is the relationship map view of our infrastructure.
vCenter 5 is more talkative about configuration issues. In this case one of the ESXi hosts wasnt configured to send events to the syslog server.
VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
Theres a big change in the file system that comes with vSphere 5. Much of the block sizing headaches are gone. And the file system can be updated with VMs online.
VMFS5 part 2
VMFS-5 is not supported by hosts with an ESX version older than 5.0.
A familiar welcome screen with a new twist; it will be possible to use a Linux-based vCenter appliance to manage the vSphere 5.0 environment.