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Saturday, March 5, 2016

vSphere 6 – new virtual hardware version 11

This new hardware version enables new maximum configurations and features listed below. Below you can find a list with enhancements and a compatiblity list showing vSphere Version to supported virtual hardware versions.

New configuration maximums for virtual machines with vHW11:

    128 vCPUs
    4 TB vRAM
    32 serial ports

New features with vHW11:

    vNUMA aware hot-add RAM
    WDDM 1.1 GDI acceleration
    USB 3.0 xHCI controller
    extended support for virtual graphics incl. Nvidia vGPU

Expanded Guest OS Support:

    Solaris 11.2
    Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quaterly Update 3
    Asanux 4 SP4
    Ubuntu 12.04.5 and 14.04.1
    Oracle Linux 7
    FreeBSD 9.3
    Mac OSX 10.10

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