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 […]

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VMware vCenter 6.5 Update 1d and ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Patch 2 Released

VMware has released vCenter 6.5 Update 1d, this is a security fix version. See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-65u1d-release-notes.html ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Patch 2 contains bug and security fixes.Including fixes for vSAN. See this KB for more information: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2151102

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Veeam SAN mode Backup failure

I was troubleshooting a strange Veeam backup problem. I could not get Veeam to do SAN mode backup. The installation was. vCenter 6.5 Update 1c ESXi 6.5 update 1 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2 Backup server Windows 2012 R2 Backup Proxy server Windows 2016 Subsystem Device Driver Device Specific Module 2.5.0.0 storage IBM Storwize V7000 FC Hyperswap VMFS-6 […]

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HPE Customized ESXi Image, Removed from Download

There is found a critical issues in a combination of firmware and driver in the HPE customized ESXi images. så the affected versions have been removed from the VMware download page. The message stats that they will upload a new version October 6. 2017, this is for ESXi 6.5 Update 1, but it's the same for […]

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Veeam B&R 9.5 support for vSphere 6.5 Update 1

Veeam has been testing support for VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 and vSAN 6.6.1, and they now supports this combination. There is no version information for Veeam Backup & Replication, other then vSphere 6.5 is supportet from 9.5 Update 1, and vSAN 6.6 was support in 9.5 Update 2. So I will say you have to use 9.5 Update […]

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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 […]

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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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Disable Delayed Ack for iSCSI on ESXi, not always working

Some iSCSI storage system, requires that “Delayed Ack” is disabled on the ESXi hosts, like DELL Equallogic, HPE StoreVirtual and HPE StoreServ. If this is not done in the correct order this will not work completely as expected. The KB from VMware says, just to disable it, and reboot, and this will work if you wan not […]

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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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