In Pictures: 12 new updates in VMware vSphere 5.5

VMware boosts performance, scalability, and usability with enhancements that stretch from the hypervisor to the management stack

ACPI support One of the limitations of previous versions of VMware virtual machines was the small number of virtual devices supported. The vSphere 5.5 release introduces Virtual Hardware 10, which adds SATA-based virtual device nodes via AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) support. AHCI support is required for OS X guests going forward due to Apple’s elimination of support for IDE devices. It also makes it possible to connect up to 120 devices per VM.

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