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New features in VMware vCloud Director 5.5 (2058297)
This article provides a summary list of new features and capabilities in vCloud Director 5.5, including Catalog enhancements, vApp Provisioning and Life-Cycle Management, Deploying vApps directly to and from the VDC, OVF file format support, vCloud Director Cell supported on CentOS, Chrome web browser and Mac OS virtual machine support.
- The ability to limit access to shared catalogs.
- The ability to publish catalogs between vCloud Director instances.
- Automated versioning of media and other files stored in the catalog.
- Support for upgrading any type of file into the catalog.
vApp Provisioning and Life-Cycle Management
- The ability to customize virtual machine hardware settings when deploying vApps from templates.
- The ability to edit guest OS customization settings when deployed from the vApp template.
- The ability to hot-add/hot-remove and also hot-connect/hot-reconnect network interface cards (NICs).
- The ability to clone running and suspended vApps with memory state.
Deploying vApps Directly to and from the VDC
- This feature facilitates vApp provisioning and eliminates unnecessary storage consumption within the catalog.
OVA File Format Support.
- Added support for importing and exporting vApps using the OVF file format.
vCloud Director Cell Supported on CentOS.
- vCloud Director now supports CentOS as an operating system. For more information, see the vCloud Director 5.5 Installation and Configuration Guide.
Chrome Web Browser and Mac OS Virtual Machine Console Support
- Google Chrome is now a supported Web browser on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
Note: HTML5 console support is available only in Mac OS. HTML5 console support in Mac OS includes these limitations:
- No device support, cannot mount or unmount CD-ROMs from the console.
- No clipboard support, cannot copy and paste to and from the console.
- Console support is not able to automatically grab and release the mouse
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