At September 22 2013 VMware made vSphere 5,5 generally available. VMware ESXi 5.5.0 and vCenter Server 5.5 can be downloaded here.
Documentation can be downloaded here.
The free vSphere Hypervisor is available for download here. Mind there is no limit anymore in the amount of addressable physical memory. Before version 5.5 you were limited to 32 GB internal memory.
The 5.5 release was announced at August 26 during VMworld 2013 US.
What is new in vSphere 5.5 can be read in this post.
Also available for download is:
- vSphere Replication 5.5
- vSphere Data Protection 5.5.1
- vCenter Orchestrator Appliance 5.5.0
- vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.0
- vCenter Operations Manager Foundation 5.7.2
- vSphere Big Data Extensions 1.0
- vSphere App HA 1.0.,0
- Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Modules for vSphere 5.5.0
- VMware vSphere CLI (vCLI)
- vSphere PowerCLI
Also released at September 22 are;
Storage Replication Adapters for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5
VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.6
VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.7.0
VMware vCenter Operations Manager Advanced 5.7.2
VMware vCenter Operations Manager Enterprise 5.7.2
VMware vCenter Operations Manager Standalone 5.7.2
VMware vCloud Director 5.5.0
VMware vFabric Application Director 5.2.0
vSphere Storage Appliance 5.5
At the release of vSphere 5.1 VMware announced this would be the last release of the full Windows based vSphere client. In future releases all features would be only available in the vSphere Web Client.
However in vSphere 5.5 we still need the vSphere C+ client. For connection directly to the ESXi host, for VMware Update Manager, for Site Recovery Manager and for some third party solutions.
The vSphere 5.5 client can be dowloaded here