vCenter 6.5 Update 1e, 6.0 Update 3d and 5.5 Update 3g Released

VMware released new security updated vCenter server,  There are also new patches for the ESXi server. This updated version of vCenter Server provides part of the hypervisor-assisted guest remediation of CVE-2017-5715 for guest operating systems. For important details on this remediation, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0004. The ESXi patches are also required. See release notes here for: 6.5 U1e: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1e-release-notes.html 6.0 […]

vSphere 6.5 Backup Interoperability

We are still waiting for the backup vendors to support vSphere 6.5. At the moment VMware VDP 6.1.3 and Veritas Backup Exec 16 has support. Veritas Backup Exec 16 does not support vSAN 6.5 (see the Software Compatibility list here: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000115689) Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3 has a limited support, see here. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116592 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 will have support and is […]

ESXi Embedded Host Client 8

VMware Keeps updating the ESXi Embedded Host Client fling, and it's now in version 1.3 (fling 8). Here are the change log for version 1.1 and 1.3: Version 1.3.0 build 3841871 (Fling 8) General   Table/grid filtering search and pattern highlighting Most tables now offer right click support in all columns Automatically fix the proxy configuration […]

ESXi Embedded Host Client v5

VMware updated the ESXi Embedded Host Client Fling to version 5. Here is the change log for this version: New Updates in 5.0 Host Improvements to performance monitoring UI, resize dragger, tooltip behavior VM Export VM support (basic) Experimental IT/ES keyboard support for in-browser console Fixed some major issues with storage controller manipulation (adding/removing controllers, assigning […]

VSAN and HBA Driver support

Be aware of using the correct SCSI/SATA driver for VSAN supported controllers. In the VSAN health check you may see something like this: After checking the Compability list, I found that this controller supported the megaraid_sas. The megaraid_sas is what's referred to as legacy driver, so you have do disable the native driver. See the KB for instruction: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2044993 Note: […]

VMware Releases this Week

This Week VMware has released some new versions of there vSphere products. vSphere 6.0 Update 1b, this is mostly security, like disabling TLS1.0, and bug fixes: vCenter 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u1b-release-notes.html ESXi 6.0 Update 1b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u1b-release-notes.html Some of the Bug fixes: Virtual machine stops responding during snapshot consolidation on ESXi 6.0 […]

VCS til VCSA Converter update

VMware has made a new version of the fling used for migration/convertion of Windows based vCenter Server to vCenter Server Appliance. This new version has the following improvements: Add support for Windows Server 2012R2 VC servers Allow specifying a different port for the SQL Server It can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter Note 1: Only works on vCenter 5.5. […]