VMware announces ESX Server 3.0 and VirtualCenter 2.0 beta 2

From its blog, Steve Herrod, VP of Research & Development at VMware, announced the massive public beta 2 wave (2.700 testers) for ESX Server 3.0 and VirtualCenter 2.0.

Highly expected new features are finally officially disclosed:

ESX Server Guest OSes

  • 4-way Virtual SMP support
  • 16GB Ram support
  • 64bit experimental support
  • Solaris 10 x86 experimental support

ESX Server Host OS

  • iSCSI support
  • NFS support


  • Integrated ESX Server management
  • Network diagram availability
  • Centralized management model
  • Improved authorization system
  • Distributed Availability Services (DAS)
  • Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS)
  • Microsoft Windows guest OSes agentless backup

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