VMware vSphere 5.5 update 3 released

VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 3, that has some enhancement, and bug fixes. vCenter 5.5 Update 3: What's New vCenter Server database support: vCenter Server now supports the following external databases: Oracle 12c R1 P2 (12.1.0.2) Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 Increased guest operating system support: […]

VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1 and other new Releases

Yesterday VMware released some new versions of there vSphrer suite products. There are lots of interesting new features, and fixes in this products, looking forward to testing things out. ESXi 6.0U1: See release note for more information:http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u1-release-notes.html vCenter Server 6.0U1: See release note for more information: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-vcenter-server-60u1-release-notes.html Site Recovery Manager 6.1: See release note for more information: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/srm/61/srm-releasenotes-6-1-0.html […]

RVTools 3.7 Released

One of my favorite tools, for collecting information about customers VMware vSphere environment, has been updated. This new version contains this fixes and new information: VI SDK reference changed from 5.0 to 5.5 Extended the timeout value from 10 to 20 minutes for really big environments New field VM Folder on vCPU, vMemory, vDisk, vPartition, vNetwork, […]

ESXi installation on IBM / Lenovo Servers with SD Media Adaptor

IBM/Lenovo now supports installation of ESXi on SD-Card in some of there models, like the IBM / Lenovo x240 M5 Compute node. When using this option, you have to do some changes i the Bios / UEFI settings, and you may oalso have to do some configuration of the SD Media Adaptor and is done thru the IMM CLI, there is at the […]

Citrix NetScaler problem running on ESXi

After applying ESXi 5.5 patch ESXi550-201410401-BG or ESXi 5.1 ESXi510-201410401-BG, the Citrix NetScaler lost network connectivity after running for a few minutes. I think that this also applies to patches released after this. There was a workaround published by Citrix and VMware in some KB's. heres the link to the VMware KB: KB2092809 Citrix has now released a new version/build 10.5.55.8 that solves […]

VMware vSphere 5.5 Patches

On January 27, 2015 VMware released new patches for vSphere 5.5, vCenter 5.5 Update 2d, and ESXi 5.5 update 2d. One of the resolved items in ESXi 5.5 Update 2, is the CBT bug, seen in this VMware KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2090639 This KB is not updated, with this information at the moment, but it is in one of the release notes […]