VMware vSphere 4.1 Update 1 released today

10 Feb 2011 by rayheffer

VMware have released vSphere 4.1 Update 1 which adds support for additional operating systems (RHEL 6, RHEL 5.6, SLES 11 SP1 for VMware, Ubuntu 10.10, and Solaris 10 Update 9). ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1 now supports 160 logical processors. Looking at the number of patches for ESX and ESXi below, it makes me wonder whether this will be the last release of ESX, in favour of ESXi?

What’s New Details
Scalability ESX 4.1 Update 1 supports up to 160 logical processors.
Guest Operating Systems RHEL 6, RHEL 5.6, SLES 11 SP1 for VMware, Ubuntu 10.10, and Solaris 10 Update 9
Drivers 3ware SCSI 2.26.08.036vm40 and Neterion vxge 2.0.28.21239-p3.0.1.2 drivers
ESXi: Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) ESXi 4.1 Update 1 can be configured to boot with Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). This boot option can protect ESXi in some cases where system binaries are corrupted or have been tampered with. TXT is currently available on Intel Xeon processor 5600 series servers.
vCenter: Additional database support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3, Oracle 11g Standard/Enterprise Release 2, 11.2.0.1.0 or later, (x32 and x64), IBM DB2 9.7.2 Express C / Enterprise (x32 and x64).

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