Here comes the 5th !

Here we are ! The General Availability (GA) v5 of vSphere is out ! We’d to wait a little longer than expected (the GA was previously planned for 22 august), but the wait is worth it, believe me !

So we have new Builds Number : 5.0 Build 469512 for ESX5 hypervisor and 5.0 Build 456005 for vCenter.

Here’s the download link for this new version  :

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0

This major upgrade comes with the updated documentation, you can find the new whitepapers available here :

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html

For Release Note, it’s there :

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esx-vcenter-server-50-release-notes.html

If you want to have a preview of some new features, you can read the posts from our french pal vmnerds.fr : Synthèse sur vSphere5