Category: 5.5

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:…

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By Allan Kjaer January 29, 2016 0

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…

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By Allan Kjaer January 9, 2016 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.…

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By Allan Kjaer January 5, 2016 0

ESXi Embedded Host Client v4

VMware updated the ESXi Embedded Host Client Fling to version 4. Here is the change log for this version, and older: New Updates in 4.0 Host Ability to change host acceptance level Ability to edit lock down exception users Ability to edit system swap settings VM VM list has been optimized for performance, reducing data download…

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By Allan Kjaer December 22, 2015 0

New Releases from VMware

Yesterday VMware released some updated versions of there products. VMware Workstation/Workstation pro 12.1, see release notes here: https://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-121-release-notes.html VMware Fusion/Fusion pro 8.1, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/fusion/8/fusion-81-release-notes.html VMware vSphere vCenter 5.5 Update 3b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/fusion/8/fusion-81-release-notes.html VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Update 3b, see release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/55/vsphere-esxi-55u3b-release-notes.html  

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By Allan Kjaer December 9, 2015 0

ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 8 and ESXi 6.0 Express Patch 3 are Released

There have been some serious problems with the latest updates from VMware. ESXi 5.5 Update 3 there was a problem with deletion of snapshots: KB2133118 ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and earlier has a problem with network disconnection: KB2124669 This problems are solved with this new releases. ESXi 5.5 Update 3a (EP8) release notes can be found here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/55/vsphere-esxi-55u3-release-notes.html ESXi 5.5…

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By Allan Kjaer October 6, 2015 0