VMware has Released Patches for the VM-Escape Security Bug

VMware has released security patches for the VM-Escape Security Bug. http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html Products affected is ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion. VMware ESXi 6.5   Downloads:https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch  Documentation:  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149573 VMware ESXi 6.0 patch on top of ESXi 6.0 U3 Downloads: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch Documentation:   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149569 VMware ESXi 6.0 patch on top of ESXi 6.0 U2   Downloads:  https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=491&downloadGroup=ESXI60U2   (Click on the above link and scroll down […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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   Share This:

Important information for vSphere 6.5 upgrade

Important infromation before upgrading to vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147548 Upgrade sequence for vSphere 6.5: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2147289 Also remember to check for other third party integration for there support of vSphere 6.5, like backup / Virtual Desktop / Management / Operations / Hypervisor intergrated Antivirus / and other. Remember to check the hardware comparability guide for hardware support: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php Note: My colleague Brian […]