New features in VMware vSphere 6.0.x
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New features in VMware vSphere 6.0.x


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VMware vSphere 6.0.x introduces many new features and enhancements to extend the core capabilities of the vSphere platform.

This article provides a summary list of new features and capabilities in vSphere 6.0.x, including VMware vSphere Hypervisor, VMware virtual machines, VMware vCenter Server, vSphere Storage enhancements, and vSphere Networking enhancements.


VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0.x
VMware vRealize Application Services 6.2.x
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0
VMware vSphere Replication 6.0.x
VMware vCenter Server 6.0.x
VMware vCenter Update Manager 6.0.x
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0.x
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 6.0.x
VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.x


vSphere Hypervisor enhancements

  • Scalability Improvements
  • ESXi Security Enhancements
    • Account Management
    • Account Lockout
    • Password Complexity Rules
    • Improved Auditability of ESXi Administrator Actions
    • Flexible Lockdown Modes
    • Smart Card Authentication to DCUI

Virtual machine enhancements

  • Virtual Machine Compatibility Level with ESXi 6.0
  • vNUMA Enhancements
  • Serial and Parallel Port Enhancements
  • Expanded Guest OS Support

vCenter Server enhancements

  • vCenter Server Architecture Changes
  • Platform Services Controller
  • Enhanced Linked Mode
  • Certificate Management
  • vCenter Server Appliance
  • vSphere Web Client
  • VMware vSphere vMotion
  • VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance Enhancements
  • VMware vSphere High Availability Enhancements
  • Multisite Content Library

vSphere Storage enhancements

  • Virtual Volumes
  • VMware vSphere Data Protection Enhancements
  • VMware vSphere Replication Enhancements

vSphere Networking enhancements

  • vSphere Network I/O Control Enhancements

Additional Information

For more information on the new features in VMware vSphere 6.0, see What’s New in the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform.

VMware vSphere 6.0.x の新機能
VMware vSphere 6.0.x 中的新增功能