VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3.6 and VMware Tools 10.2.5 Released

VMware has released NSX for vSphere 6.3.6 and VMware Tools 10.2.5.

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3.6

This is a bug fix version.

Read the release notes before upgrading!

See the release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-for-vSphere/6.3/rn/releasenotes_nsx_vsphere_636.html

VMware Tools 10.2.5

What's new:

  • NSX driver changes: VMware Tools 10.2.5 supports vnetWFP driver from Windows 7 and later.
  • Quiesced snapshots: Ability to exclude specific file systems from quiesced snapshots on Linux guest operating systems. This configuration can be set in the tools configuration file. For more details, see the VMware Tools Documentation page.
  • Disable display mode setting: A configuration option is introduced to disable normal display mode setting functionality using VMware Tools. For more details, see KB 53572.
  • Changes in the VMXNET3 driver:
    • Receive Side Scaling (RSS): Receive Side Scaling is enabled by default.
    • Receive Throttle: The default value of the receive throttle is set to 30.
      Note: On upgrading VMware Tools, the driver-related changes do not affect the existing configuration of the adapters. The changes are reflected on a fresh install of VMware Tools or when new adapters are added. To add it on existing adapters, the user must use the script or interface. For more details, see KB 2008925.
  • And bug fixes

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/10.2/rn/vmware-tools-1025-release-notes.html

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