Ok, so this a little bit old news now but it’s been something of a crazy, but good, week with being at TechEd EMEA and still trying to keep on top of work emails.
The following is a breakdown of the key features released with this update – this is a straight cut and paste from the VMware U3 release notes (why re-invent the wheel 🙂 ). One point of interest is the VMDK Recovery Tool although ‘experimental’ at this stage definitely worth a look.
- Broadcom 5716 1Gb
- Broadcom 57710 10Gb Adapters
- Broadcom 57711 10Gb Adapters at 1Gb speed only
Note: iSCSI/TOE hardware offloads available with these adapters are not supported by VMware with ESX 3.5.
- Broadcom HT1000 (supported in native SATA mode only with SATA hard drives and Solid State Disk devices)
- Intel ICH-7 (supported in IDE/ATA mode only with SATA CD/DVD drives)
Note: Storing VMFS data stores on drives connected to these controllers is not supported
- Solaris 10 U5
- Ubuntu 8.04.1
- RHEL 4.7