Run Applications on Any Device, On Any cloud
Run both traditional and modern applications with the performance and availability needed to boost your business productivity. Deliver exceptional performance for a variety of workloads by taking advantage of the latest hardware innovations in the industry. With vSphere, you can upgrade performance with capabilities that allow you to balance workloads for optimal performance and prioritize access to resources for tier 1 apps. Increase operational efficiency through centralized management and automation of routine tasks. Rapidly provision and deploy workloads in your virtual environment. Configure your servers and virtual switches once and apply settings to entire virtual environment. Eliminate downtime by migrating workloads live not just across servers, but also across clusters, clouds, and over long distances. Support your developers’ need for containerized workloads with vSphere Integrated Containers.
Provision, administer and monitor virtual networking across multiple hosts and clusters from a centralized interface. The vSphere Distributed Switch provides rich monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities, including rollback and recovery
for patching and updating the network configuration, templates to enable backup and restore for virtual networking configuration.
Segregate the computing needs of different business units by grouping ESXi hosts into resource clusters and balancing workloads by cluster with Distributed Resource Scheduler. You can deploy new capacity to a cluster and automatically migrate virtual machines during maintenance without service disruption.
Optimize power consumption and cut power and cooling costs by up to 20 percent during low utilization periods by automatically putting hosts in standby mode during low use times and powering them back up as needed with Distributed Power Management.
vSphere vMotion allows you to move an entire running virtual machine from one physical server to another, without downtime. The virtual machine retains its network identity and connections, ensuring a seamless migration process. Transfer the virtual machine's active memory and precise execution state over a high-speed network, allowing the virtual machine to switch from running on the source vSphere host to the destination vSphere host. This entire process takes less than two seconds on a gigabit Ethernet network. This capability is possible over virtual Switches, vCenter Servers, and even long distances.
Get continuous availability for applications (with up to 4 virtual CPUs) in the event of server failures with vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT). It creates shadow instance of a VM that is always up to date with the primary VM. If there’s a hardware outage, vSphere FT automatically triggers failover, then creates a new secondary machine to deliver continuous protection of the application. FT is compatible with all types of shared storage and all operating systems supported by vSphere.
vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC) and vSphere Storage I/O Control (SIOC) monitors your network and storage and automatically shifts resources to your high-priority applications according to the rules and policies you’ve set up. It extends the familiar constructs of shares and limits, which exist for CPU and memory, to address network or storage utilization through a dynamic allocation of I/O capacity across a cluster of vSphere hosts. It increases administrator productivity by reducing active performance management.
Host profiles, which store configuration settings shared by vSphere hosts, can be attached to one or more vSphere hosts or clusters. The host configuration is compared to the host profile and any deviations are reported so configuration drift can be corrected automatically. Administrators can create a profile once and then use it for multiple vSphere hosts, eliminating the need for specialized scripts or manual configuration.
When storage, network or security configuration changes are required on multiple hosts in a cluster, administrators can edit the host profile and apply it across the cluster.
NVIDIA GRID vGPU provides exceptional graphics performance for virtual desktops, equivalent to local PCs when sharing a GPU among multiple users. GRID vGPU is the industry's most advanced technology for sharing true GPU hardware acceleration between multiple virtual desktops—without compromising the graphics experience. Application features and compatibility are exactly the same as they would be at the desk. With GRID vGPU technology, the graphics commands of each virtual machine are passed directly to the GPU, without translation by the hypervisor. This allows the GPU hardware to be time-sliced to deliver the ultimate in shared virtualized graphics performance.
Utilizing high priority hardware alerts to proactively move workloads off servers that have telltale signs of potential host failures. The hardware will notify vSphere of potential problems along with remediation steps. Based upon user policy settings, DRS will respond by using vMotion to move the virtual machines from the alerting server to safe servers and put the problematic server into maintenance mode.
Rev up application performance with vSphere Persistent Memory. With this feature, IT administrators can expose persistent memory, either as lightning-fast storage with high IOPS or by exposing it to the guest operating system as non-volatile memory. This greatly enhances OS and application performance across a variety of use cases. Existing applications run faster and businesses can support new use cases, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads.
vSphere Integrated Containers provide an easy way to deploy cloud-native apps in production by providing IT teams with the core capabilities of vSphere, while giving developers access to the portability, agility and speed of containers without disrupting existing workflows.
Learn More about vSphere Integrated Containers.