The VMware networking blog talks about the “new” networking features in vSphere 5. Well, talk would be overstating it. Mention, maybe. Post It Note, perhaps.
In fact, you could probably burp out the list on a single beer.
There are two broad types of networking capabilities that are new or enhanced in the VMware vSphere 5 release. The first type improves the network administrator’s ability to monitor and troubleshoot virtual infrastructure traffic by introducing features such as
- NetFlow V5
- Port mirror (SPAN)
The following are the key NIOC enhancements:
- Ability to create User-defined resource pool
- Support for vSphere replication traffic type
- Support for IEEE 802.1p tagging
Colour me dubious but a 300% price hike in vSphere licensing for this ? They are definitely taking the mickey. Even with the backdown that delays the price hike to a couple of years in the future (when everyone has forgotten about it), we still don’t have proper networking in VMware.
vSphere Report Card: D-Minus. Shows no sign of improvement in Networking Class.