vSphere 7 Update 1 Major changes.

With the release of vSphere update 1, there is major shift in the supported compute maximums as summarised in table below.

 vSphere 7vSphere 7 Update 1
Virtual CPUs per VM256768
Memory per VM6 TB24 TB
CPUs per host768768
Memory per host16 TB24 TB
Hosts per cluster6496

With vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1, scalability for vSphere Lifecycle Manager​ operations with ESXi hosts and clusters is increased as follows: 

  • 64 supported clusters from 15 clusters.
  • 96 supported ESXi hosts within a cluster from 64. For vSAN environments, the limit is still same i.e. max 64 hosts
  • 280 supported ESXi hosts managed by a vSphere Lifecycle Manager Image from 150
  • 64 clusters on which you can run remediation in parallel, if you initiate remediation at a data center level from 15 clusters.

Product Support notices:

  • The SHA-1 cryptographic hashing algorithm will be deprecated in a future release of vSphere.
  • vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1 does not support VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3.1.
  • File-based backup and restore of vCenter Server by using Server Message Block (SMB) protocol version 1.0 is deprecated in vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1.
  • End of General Support for ​VMware Tools 9.10.x and 10.0.x
  • Deprecation of the VMware Service Lifecycle Manager API 
  • End of support for Internet Explorer 11
  • The VMware Host Client is in maintenance mode until the release of a new client.

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