Category: vCenter

vCSA 6.0 and earlier may use SMB1 for authentication

We have had a customer that disabled SMB1 by GPO. They were in the process of security hardening there Windows machine. But after this they could no longer login to there vCenter 6.0 with is an Appliance. The vCenter is a member of the AD domain, and they are using “Integrated AD authentication” for authentication. It look like vCenter uses…

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By Allan Kjaer June 20, 2017 1

vSAN 6.6, ESXi 6.5d, vCenter 6.5d and more Released

VMware has released vSAN 6.6 which is a part of vCenter 6.5d and ESXi 6.5d. This is a very exciting new version of vSAN with many new features and enhancements. vSAN 6.6 What’s New: VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) 6.6 introduces the following new features and enhancements: Unicast. In vSAN 6.6 and later releases, multicast is not required…

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By Allan Kjaer April 18, 2017 0

VMware vCenter 6.5c Released

This is a security fix for vCenter 6.5a, addressing remote code execution vulnerability due the use of BlazeDS to process AMF3 messages See the full release notes here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-vcenter-server-650c-release-notes.html

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By Allan Kjaer April 14, 2017 0

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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By Allan Kjaer March 21, 2017 4

VMware vCenter 6.5b and ESXi 6.5 P01 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5b and ESXi 6.5 P01 are maintenance release the fixes some bugs, and a serious security bug in vCenter. VMware vCenter 6.5b this fixes this security bug: http://www.vmware.com/au/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0004.html Updates to time zones in the Linux Guest Operating System customization. vCenter Server Linux guest operating system customization supports latest time zones. For more information on…

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By Allan Kjaer March 15, 2017 0

RVTools 3.9.3 Released

Rob de Veij, has released a new version of my favorite Tool for gathering information about vSphere enironments. This new version contains a small bug fixes. Unhandled exception in decrypt function solved   It can be found here: http://www.robware.net

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By Allan Kjaer March 6, 2017 0

VMware Appliances and Backup Strategies

VMware has are using a lot of Virtual Appliances to there products, but there are different backup strategies for them. I have compiled a list of some of them here and their options. Supports quiesced snapshot: Most appliances supports this, but not all, always check before usingquisced image backup. vSphere vCenter Appliance 6.0 and 6.5  6.0 : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60 6.5…

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By Allan Kjaer March 4, 2017 0

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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By Allan Kjaer February 25, 2017 0

VMware vSphere 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3 Released

VMware has released vSphere vCenter 6.5a, ESXi 6.5a and NSX for vSphere 6.3. vCenter 6.5a and ESXi 6.5a is needed for NSX 6.3. They also contains bug fixes. See release notes for vCenter 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-vcenter-server-650a-release-notes.html See release notes for ESXi 6.5a here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/65/vsphere-esxi-650a-release-notes.html NSX for vSphere 6.3 also has a lot of new feature and enhancements. See the…

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By Allan Kjaer February 3, 2017 0

Veeam has release Update 1 for B&R, One and Office 365

Veeam has released 3 updates today. Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 1 This gives support for vSphere 6.5, and have other fixes. Solution Platform support Dell EMC Data Domain OS 6.0, including synthetic full backup performances optimizations, backup retention and health check reliability improvements. HPE 3PAR 3.2.2 MU3, including multiple API interaction improvements for…

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By Allan Kjaer January 20, 2017 0