Other new releases from VMware

VMware has released VMware vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.0, and last week a new important patch for ESXi 6.0. See the release notes for VMware vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3.0 here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vRBforCloud/73/vRBforCloud-73-release-notes.html See the release notes for ESXi 6.0 Patch 5, this contains important bug fixes, see this KB's: KB2149955 and links for all the other KB's here: KB2149954

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vCenter 6.0 Update 3a Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.0 Update 3a, this fixes a critical security issue, see here: http://www.vmware.com/au/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0004.html See full release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u3a-release-notes.html Notes: Upgrading from vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3 and 6.0 Update 3a to vCenter Server 6.5 is not supported.

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vSphere 6.0 Update 3 and more Released

VMware Sphere vCenter 6.0 update 3 This new version have some new features and bug fixes: Support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol: Support for TLSv 1.0, TLSv 1.1, and TLSv 1.2 are enabled by default and configurable for vCenter Server 6.0 Update 3. VMware Syslog Collector on vCenter Server Appliance supports TLSv1.0 only. To configure […]

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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 […]

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vCenter 6.0 Update 2a and ESXi 6.0 Express Update 8 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.0 Update 2a, this is a minor update, that contains only bugfixes and security updates. See the release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u2a-release-notes.html And there is a new build of vSphere ESXi, this contains some important fixes for vSAN and other. See the release notes here: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146984 and: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146985

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vSAN error “Cannot complete file creation operation”

My Colleague Anders Hansen was enabling VSAN on a cluster. After the creation 4 out of 5 nodes showed this error,, when running “VM Creation test”. ”Cannot complete file creation operation.Failed to place witnesses. There are currently 0 usuable disks and 1 more usable disks are needed in witness node. Failed to create object” After he contacted […]

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vCSA 6.0 Update 2 and vCSA Update 2M CIP not compatible

The vSphere Client Integration Plugin (CIP) from the vCSA Update 2M (Migration) is not compatible, i was installing a new vCSA today, and it failed when trying to login to the ESXi host for the deployment. After a little troubleshooting I downgraded the vSphere Client Integration Plugin til the older one from vCSA 6.0 Update 2, and it worked […]

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VMware has released vCenter migration tool

VMware has released a vCenter Migration Tool to migrate Windows vCenter Server 5.5 to vCSA 6.0. I recommend all my customer to use the vCSA 6.0 when posible, so this is great news, I have been using the Fling, but VMware removed the download from the Fling site, so looking forward to testing this GA version. It only need's […]

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Intel Xeon CPU E5-26xx v4 PSOD

There is a bug in the new Broadwell CPU's from Intel that can create PSOD on ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 and i looks like this. There is an VMware KB on this Issue: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146388 The solution is a firmware/Bios upgrade from the hardware vendor, I haven't check if there are any of the hardware vendors that […]

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VMware Released a new Patch for ESXi 6.0 (Patch 3)

VMware released a new patch for ESXi 6.0 named Patch 3, this a lot of fixes for vSAN, vSAN health, PSOD, security and other. There are 6 KB about what the Patch contains and the can be found here: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145664 https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145817 https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145816 https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2146217 https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145669 https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145666

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