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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. You can install vMX using an OVA image.

  • Performance mode is default for chassis—Performance mode is enabled by default for the chassis. Performance mode needs more vCPUs and memory to run at higher bandwidth, while lite mode needs fewer vCPUs and memory to run at lower bandwidth. 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.

    Evaluation licenses are perpetual. You can download the vMX software and use the BASE application package with 1 Mbps bandwidth without a license indefinitely.