This release introduces VMware ESX Server 3i, the industry's first ultra-thin hypervisor. With this ultra-thin architecture, ESX Server 3i provides unprecedented levels of security, reliability, and manageability.
ESX Server 3i provides all the benefits and features of VMware ESX Server hypervisor including:
- Increases security with a small, virtualization-centric package that minimizes attack surface area and requires minimal patching
- Provides full integration with VirtualCenter 2.5
- Integrates with hardware to ensure compatibility, certification, and optimized configurations
- Enables standards-based management of the underlying hardware
- Works in conjunction with VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) to achieve plug-and-play capacity scaling for your datacenter.