- Newly Supported Management Agents
- Newly Supported Guest Operating Systems
- LSI megaraid_sas and mptscsi Storage Controller Driver Update
- Enablement of Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series
- Expanded Support for Enhanced vmxnet Adapter
- Intel ICH9
- Intel ICH10
ESX 3.5 supports multiple SATA controllers. Some of these controllers are supported only in the native Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)/SATA mode with SATA hard-drive, and some are only supported in IDE/ATA mode with SATA Optical Drive. For other controllers, VMware provides support in AHCI/SATA or IDE/ATA mode on both types of drives, but you need to be aware of certain feature limitations and trade-offs associated with each mode.