How come every coverage has missed the most important thing in 4.1?
"ESXi is just the ESX Server hypervisor with the console manager ripped out of it"
Actually, starting with the next release after vSphere 4.1, vSphere is actually "ESXi with the ESX Server ripped out of it".
Apparently, VMware is terminating ESX and going for just the ESXi path. I think that's a big deal, and I think a lot of their other big customers will think so too.
Release notes state: "VMware ESX. VMware vSphere 4.1 and its subsequent update and patch releases are the last releases to include both ESX and ESXi hypervisor architectures. Future major releases of VMware vSphere will include only the VMware ESXi architecture."
"VMware recommends that customers start transitioning to the ESXi architecture when deploying VMware vSphere 4.1"
IMO this means a substantial part of the article should have been focused differently, but maybe that's just me...
"VMotion? Seriously? Why does that sounds like a name of a toy to me?"
I think you took a wrong turn somewhere...