VMware pushing its management tools into 64bit arena
With the release updates last night its clear that VMware continues to move its management applications into the 64bit area. With vCenter 4.1 and SRM 4.1 updates now requiring 64bit operating systems its clear that VMware is moving in this direction for everything. While this is a good move for the enterprise there are going to be a lot of Home Labs that will need to be upgraded before they can run these new releases. I know that its time for me to get some upgraded servers for my home lab as most will run vSphere but do not allow me to run 64bit virtual machines.
A quote from the SRM 4.1 release notes
SRM 4.1 server software can be installed only on 64-bit host platforms. The SRM 4.1 server is incompatible with 32-bit hosts. The SRM 4.1 client plug-in remains compatible with 32-bit hosts. Regardless of the database server you are using, you must install a 32-bit database client (ODBC driver) on the SRM server host. The SRM server is not compatible with 64-bit database clients.
About Brian Suhr
Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design