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|Stable release||3.5 Update 4 / March 30, 2009|
|Type||Virtual machine suite|
The suite included:
- VMware ESX Server version 3
- VMware ESXi version 3.x
- VMware vCenter version 2 (formally VMware VirtualCenter)
- Virtual SMP (which allows a guest operating system to "see" up to four CPUs in the virtual machine).
Users can supplement this software bundle by purchasing optional products, such as VMotion, as well as distributed services such as high availability (HA), distributed resource scheduler (DRS), or consolidated backup.
VMware Inc. released VMware Infrastructure 3 in June 2006. The suite came in three "editions": Starter, Standard and Enterprise.
As of June 2008[update] limitations in VMware Infrastructure version 3.5 included the following:
- Guest system maximum RAM: 64 GB
- Number of guest CPUs: 4
- Number of hosts in an HA cluster: 32
- Number of hosts in a DRS cluster: 32
- Size of RAM per server: 256 GB
- Number of hosts managed by Virtual Center Server: 200
- Number of virtual machines managed by Virtual Center Server: 2000
Other limitations were, for example, volume size of 64 TB with no more than 6 SCSI controllers per virtual machine; maximum number of remote consoles to a virtual machine is 10. It is also not possible to connect Fibre Channel tape-drives, which hinders the ability to do backups using these drives.
- Comparison of platform virtual machines: a list of related virtualization software products
- Virtual appliance
- VMware VMFS, the VMware SAN file system
- x86 virtualization
- "Configuration Maximums for VMware Infrastructure 3". VMware, Inc. 2008-06-18. Retrieved 2008-09-05.