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Tape backup
+1
Hypervisor
+2
Deduplication
+2
Multiuser
+1
Cloud connector
+1
Total Improvement
+7
 
  • General
Content
Content Creator
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THE VIRTUALISTS
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WhatMatrix
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The VIRTUALIST and Enzo Raso (Citrix)
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Assessment
Overview
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vSphere 6.0 with Operations Management Enterprise - Click Here For Overview
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WS 2016 + SC 2016 (Standard)  - Click Here For Overview
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NEW
XenServer 7.1 Enterprise Edition includes features that are not available in the Standard Edition, focused on enterprise customers needs, as well as Citrix support:
- Live patching
- Conversion manager for vSphere
- Accelerate Citrix Provisioning Services performance

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Maturity
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Release Dates:
vSphere 6.0 : Feb 2nd 2015 (ESX: 2001/2002, ESXi: Dec-2007) - more in details
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NEW
Release Dates - W2016, SC2016: October 2016 (initial Hyper-V: Jun 08, SCVMM Sep 08)
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XenServer 7.1 Release date February 2017
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Pricing
Virtualization
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OM Ent: $3,625/socket + S&S:$761 (B) or $906 (Prod)
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NEW
Standard: $882 for 16 physical cores.
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Open Source (free) or two commercial editions, pricing for Standard Edition is: Annual: $695 / socket, Perpetual: $1525/ socket - both including 1 year of software maintenance.
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Management
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$4995(Std) + $1049(B) or $1249 (P)
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NEW
System Center 2016 Datacenter: $3,607 or Standard $1,323 per managed endpoint (up to 16 physical cores)
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Free (XenCenter)
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Bundle/Kit Pricing
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See vSphere AK with OM
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NEW
Vmware switch offer until July 2017
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Yes
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Guest OS Licensing
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No
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yes - up to two virtual OSEs with Standard (Windows Server vms)
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No
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  • VM Mobility and HA
VM Mobility
Live Migration of VMs
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Yes vMotion
- Cross vSwitch vMotion Only
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Yes (Unlimited Concurrent, Shared Nothing; new compression & SMB3 options)
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Yes XenMotion
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Migration Compatibility
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Yes (EVC)
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Yes (Processor Compatibility)
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Yes (Heterogeneous Pools)
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Maintenance Mode
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Automated Live Migration
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Yes (DRS) - CPU, Mem - No Storage DRS.
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NEW
Yes - Dynamic Optimization (CPU, mem, disk I/O, Net I/O) and VM Load Balancing
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NEW
Yes Workload Balancing
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Power Management
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Yes (DPM), Enhanced Host Power Management (C-States)
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Yes - Power Optimization
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NEW
Yes Workload Balancing
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Storage Migration
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Yes (Live Storage vMotion); including replicated VMs
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Yes (Live and Shared Nothing)
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NEW
Yes (Storage XenMotion)
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HA/DR
Cluster Size
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NEW
max 64 nodes / 8000 vm per cluster
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64 nodes / 8000 vims
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16 hosts / resource pool
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Integrated HA (Restart vm)
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NEW
Yes (VMware HA)
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NEW
Yes (NIC and unmanaged Storage failure detection - Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency - NEW)
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Yes
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Automatic VM Reset
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Yes (VMware HA)
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Yes (Heartbeat)
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No
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VM Lockstep Protection
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NEW
Yes (Fault Tolerance) 4 vCPUs.
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No
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No
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Application/Service HA
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IMPROVE
No
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NEW
Yes (VM Compute Resiliency)
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No
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Replication / Site Failover
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Limited (native): vSphere Replication
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: SRM )
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NEW
Hyper-V Replica - Storage Replica
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Integrated Disaster Recovery (no storage array control)
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  • Management
General
Central Management
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Yes (vCenter Server Standard + enhanced Web Client), enhanced vCSA, SSO
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NEW
Yes (System Center 2016 / VMM) 
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Yes (XenCenter)
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Virtual and Physical
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IMPROVE
Limited (plug-ins)
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Yes (Complete SC mgmt, Fabric Updates, Storage Management)
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NEW
Limited (plug-ins)
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RBAC / AD-Integration
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Yes (vCenter and ESXi hosts), enhanced SSO
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Yes (SCVMM)
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Yes (hosts/XenCenter)
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Cross-Vendor Mgmt
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Limited (Free Add-On): Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.1 ;
Yes (with Vendor Add-On: vCloud Automation Center)
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Improved (VMware) & removed (Citrix)
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No (native)
Yes (Vendor Add-On: CloudPlatform)
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Browser Based Mgmt
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Yes - Enhanced Web Client (with enhanced SSO and BDE)
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Limited (SSPs)
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Not directly with XenCenter but possible with XenOrchestra (Open Source)

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Adv. Operation Management
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IMPROVE
vRealize Operations Edition Standard
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Yes (SC Operations Manager)
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No
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Updates and Backup
Hypervisor Upgrades
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IMPROVE
Yes (Update Manager)
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Yes (Cluster Aware Updates, Fabric Updates; Management Servers - NEW)
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NEW
The XenCenter released with XenServer 7.0 allows updates to be applied to all versions of XenServer (commercial and free)
XenServer 7.1 introduced Live patching
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VM Patching
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IMPROVE
Limited (Update Manager)
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Yes (WSUS, SCCM, VMST)
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Yes
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Live VM Snapshot
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Yes
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NEW
Yes (Checkpoint) - NEW: Production Checkpoint
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Yes
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Backup Integration API
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Yes (vStorage API Data Protection)
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Yes (VSS API)
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Limited
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Integrated Backup
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Yes (vSphere Data Protection) - Replication of backup data, granular backup and scheduling
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NEW
Yes (WSB & DPM incl. Linux VMs - NEW), Azure Backup (New Fee Based Offering)
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No (Retired)
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Deployment
Automated Host Deployments
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No
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NEW
Yes (bare metal through VMM), incl. Storage Spaces Direct - NEW
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No
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VM Templates
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NEW
Yes (Multi-­‐Site Content Library)
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Yes (now incl. Gen 2 templates)
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Yes
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Tiered VM Templates
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NEW
Yes (vApp/OVF)
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Yes (Service Templates), guest cluster support - NEW
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vApp
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Host Profiles
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No
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NEW
Yes (physical computer profiles)
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No
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Storage Profiles
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Yes (Storage Policy-Based Management)
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Yes (Storage Classifications - incl. file shares - NEW)
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No
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Other
Resource Pools
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Yes
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Yes (Host Groups)
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No
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P2V
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Yes (VMware Converter)
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No (use down-level VMM versions)
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No (XenConvert: retired), V2V: yes
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Self Service Portal
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No
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NEW
Yes (VMM console, Service Manager, Azure Pack, Azure Stack -NEW)
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No (Web Self Service: retired)
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Orchestration / Workflows
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Yes (vCenter Orchestrator)
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Yes (SC Orchestrator, SC Service Mgr)
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Yes (Workflow Studio)
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Security
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Free: ESXi Firewall, vShield Endpoint;
Advanced (with Vendor Add-On: NSX / vCloud Networking and Security)
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NEW
Windows Security, Hyper-V Extensible Switch (DNSSEC, PVLANs, port ACLs, BitLocker etc., Shield VM - NEW)
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Direct Inspect APIs and Basic (NetScaler - Fee-Based Add-On)
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Systems Management
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SNMPv3 +CIM, esxcli, vMA
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Yes (WMI + PowerShell)
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Yes (API / SDKs, CIM)
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  • Network and Storage
Storage
Supported Storage
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DAS, NFS, FC, iSCSI, FCoE (HW&SW), vFRC, SDDC
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NEW
SMB3, virtual FC, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, FC, FCoE; shared vhdx - NEW Storage Spaces Direct
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DAS, SAS, iSCSI, NAS, SMB, FC, FCoE, openFCoE
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SAN Multipath
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Yes (enhanced APD and PDL) PDL AutoRemove
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NEW
Yes (MPIO and SMB Multichannel)
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Yes (limited for SAS)
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Shared File System
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Yes (VMFS v5)
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Yes (CSV); enhanced compatibility and resilience - NEW
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Yes (SR)
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Boot From SAN
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Yes (FC, iSCSI, FCoE and SW FCoE - NEW)
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Yes (iSCSI, diskless, FC)
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Yes (iSCSI, FC, FCoE)
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Boot from USB
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Yes
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No
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No
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Virtual Disk Format
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vmdk, raw disk (RDM)
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NEW
.vhdx (incl. sharing and online resizing - NEW), vhd, pass-through (raw)
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vhd, raw disk (LUN)
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Max Disk Size
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62TB for vmdk, RDM and snapshots
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64TB (vhdx), 2TB (vhd), 256TB+ (raw)
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2TB
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Thin Disk Provisioning
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Yes (incl. SE Sparse Disk)
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Yes (Dynamic Disks, Trim)
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Yes (Limitations on block)
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NPIV Support
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Yes (RDM only)
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Yes (Virtual Fibre Channel)
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No
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