Monday, October 28, 2013

What’s New with VMware vCloud Director 5.5

vCloud Director 5.5 is a significant milestone for vCloud Director. The following are among the many new
features and capabilities provided in this release:

• Enhancements to the catalog, including the ability to limit access to shared catalogs, automated versioning of catalog content, and the ability to upload any type of file to the catalog

• Usability improvements for VMware vSphere® vApp™ provisioning and life-cycle management, including the ability to customize virtual machine hardware settings when deploying vApps from templates, support for
hot-add and hot-remove of hard disk and NICs, and vApp clone support for running and suspended vApps
including capturing memory state

• The ability to import and export vApps directly to and from the virtual datacenter (VDC), together with
support for the Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) file format

• Support for the CentOS operating system to host the vCloud Director cell

• Google Chrome Web browser support and the ability to access virtual machine consoles on Mac OS

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