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New and Changed Features

 

This section describes the new features and enhancements in this release.

  • ESXi hypervisor—VMware ESXi 5.5 is supported as a hypervisor. You can use vSphere 5.5 or vCenter Server for the management client. E1000 and VMXNET3 are the supported physical PCI devices.

  • Flow caching—For SR-IOV deployments, you can enable flow caching to improve performance. When you enable flow caching, make sure you have configured the proper number of vCPUs and memory for your VMs. You must also enable hyperthreading in BIOS.

  • Licenses—Bandwidth licenses are additive. If you add multiple bandwidth licenses, you are entitled to use the sum of all the bandwidth licenses for capacity. In previous releases, you are entitled to use only the capacity of the largest bandwidth license when you add multiple bandwidth licenses.