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VMware vSphere 6.0 vs. vSphere 6.5

This site explains the key differences between vSphere 6.0 and vSphere 6.5. An overview comparison from all vSphere Versions is available here.

vSphere 6.0vSphere 6.5
Released March 2015November 2016
Physical CPUs per host480576
Physical RAM per host12 TB12 TB
VMs per host10241024
vCPU per VM128128
vMEM per VM4 TB6 TB
Cluster Size6464
High AvailabilityReactive HAProactive HA
vSphere Integrated Containers NOYES
VM Hardware Version1113
VMFS Version5.616.81
ManagementvSphere Web Client
vSphere Client (C#)
vSphere Web Client
HTML5 Client
Authentication ManagementPlatform Services ControllerPlatform Services Controller
vMotionvMotion across vCenters
vMotion across vSwitches
vMotion across vCenters
vMotion across vSwitches
Cross-Cloud vMotion
vMotion Network SupportL3 Network
max. 100ms RTT
L3 Network
max. 100ms RTT
vMotion Traffic Encryption
Win to vCSA MigrationvCenter 5.5 to vCSA 6.0vCenter 5.5 to vCSA 6.5
vCenter 6.0 to vCSA 6.5
VM EncryptionNOYES
Virtual Volumes Virtual Volumes 1.0Virtual Volumes 2.0
Virtual SANVSAN 6.0 / 6.1 / 6.2VSAN 6.5
vCenter TypeWindows
Linux (vCSA)
Linux (vCSA)
vCenter HA NOYES
vCenter Native Backup NOYES
vCSA Scale (vPostgres)1000 Hosts
10000 VMs
2000 Hosts
25000 VMs
vCSA Operating SystemSUSE Enterprise 11Photon OS