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 […]

VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1b released, and Other

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1b, this is a bug and security fix version. See the release notes her: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/65/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1b-release-notes.html vSphere Replicator VMware has also released vSphere Replicator 6.5.1.1, this is a bug fix release. See the release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/vSphere-Replication/6.5/rn/vsphere-replication-651-release-notes.html#6.5.1.1 App Volume: VMware has also released App Volume 2.13. What's new: Support for concurrent AppStack assignment […]

Monthly Security Patch Program for the vCenter Server Appliance

With the announcement that the Windows version of vCenter will be discontinued, VMware will now release monthly Security for the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (vCSA) Photon OS. See the official aaniuncement here: https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2017/09/monthly-security-patch-program-vcenter-server-appliance-vcsa.html The first one was released for 2 days ago. Here is a link to the documentation for vCSA Photon OS security patches: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vcenter-server-appliance-photonos-security-patches.html Future hopes: I […]

VMware vSphere 6.5 update 1 and more Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1, ESXi 6.5 Update 1, vSAN 6.6.1, Replication 6.5.1, Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1, and VMware Tools 10.1.10. This means that we now can upgrade from vSphere 6.0 update 3 to vSphere 6.5. vCenter 6.5 Update 1 What's new: You can run the vCenter Server Appliance GUI and CLI installers on Microsoft […]

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 […]