ESX V5.1 or V5.5
Posted on 2014-04-03
I am setting up VMWare box with 32GB RAM and several 600GB SAS 15K HDs in my DELL PowerEdge T320 Server. For now I am going to setup two VMs (and possiblity three VMs down the road) :
one SBS2011, one Windows 7 Pro 32bit, (possibility Windows 2008 Server as Terminal Server down the road, but not sure if it will ever happen). I like to connect USB 3.0 External Backup Hard Drive thru PCI-e USB 3.0 card . I heard that USB 3.0 Card is not supported by VMWare yet, but I am going to try anyway.
That said, I like to know if there are absolute benefits for installing V5.5 over V5.1.
When I last installed 5.5 on VMWare host, I had to upgrade existing ESXi VSphere Client from V5 to V5.5 and it was a nightmare.
It came with a bunch of stuff that I did not need for my simply operation.
So I am asking Experts for their opinions.
If I don't see overwhelming reasons, I like to stay with a smaller footprint V5.1.