VCP 6 Study Note – VM version and features

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Version 11 (>= Esxi 6.0) Version 10 (>= Esxi 5.5) Version 9 (>= ESXi 5.1)
Max memory (GB) 4080 1011  1011
Max logical processors 128 64  64
max cores (vCPU) per socket 128 64  64
Max SCSI adapted 4 4  4
Supported SCSI adapter
  • Bus logic
  • LSI logic
  • LSI-logic SAS
  • SATA
  • Paravirtual
  • Bus logic
  • LSI logic
  • LSI-logic SAS
  • SATA
  • Paravirtual
  • Bus logic
  • LSI logic
  • LSI-logic SAS
  • Paravirtual
Virtual disk
  • SCSI
  • IDE
  • SCSI
  • IDE
  • SCSI
  • IDE
SCSI mode
  • passthrough
  • hot plug
  • passthrough
  • hot plug
  • passthrough
  • hot plug
IDE mode No hot plug No hot plug  No hot plug
Virtual device
  • CDROM
  • CDROM
  • CDROM
Max nics 10 10  10
Nic type
  • PCNet32
  • VMXNet
  • VMXNet2
  • VMXNet3
  • E1000
  • E1000e

 

  • PCNet32
  • VMXNet
  • VMXNet2
  • VMXNet3
  • E1000
  • E1000e
  • PCNet2
  • VMXNet
  • VMXNet2
  • VMXNet3
  • E1000
  • E1000e
USB
  • 1.x
  • 2.0
  • 3.0
  • 1.x
  • 2.0
  • 3.0
  •  1.x
  • 2.0
  • 3.0
Video Memory MAX 512 512  512
SVGA Displays 10 10  10
SVGA 3D HW Accell yes yes  yes
VMCI yes yes  yes
PCI passthrough 16 6  6
PCI hotplug support yes yes  yes
Nested HV support yes yes  yes
vPMC support yes yes  yes
serial ports 32 4  4
Parallel ports 3 3  3
Floppy devices 2 2  2
Guest OS support 91 91  91