VMware vSphere 5.5 update 3 released

September 17, 2015 0 By Allan Kjaer

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 (
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  • Increased guest operating system support: vCenter Server has added support for the following guest operating systems.
    • CentOS 7.0
    • Oracle Linux 7.0
    • Ubuntu 14.10
    • Windows 10
    • RHEL 6.6
    • RHEL 7 .1
    • CentOS 7.1
    • Oracle Linux 7.1
  • Features Added: Log information of files uploaded and downloaded from a host using vSphere Web Client or vSphere Client are stored

ESXi 5.5 Update 3:

What's New

This release of VMware ESXi contains the following enhancements:

  • Log Rotation Enablement  Log rotation for vmx files allows you to reduce the log file sizes by specifying the size of each log and the number of previous logs to keep.
  • Certification of PVSCSI Adapter  PVSCSI adapter is certified for use with MSCS, core clustering and applications including SQL and Exchange. This creates performance gains when moving from LSI Logic SAS to PVSCSI.
  • Support for Next Generation Processors  In this release we will continue our support for next generation processors from Intel and AMD. Please see the VMware Compatibility Guide for more info.
  • ESXi Authentication for Active Directory  ESXi is modified to only support AES256-CTS/AES128-CTS/RC4-HMAC encryption for Kerberos communication between ESXi and Active Directory.

Full release notes here:

ESXi 5.5 Update 3: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/55/vsphere-esxi-55u3-release-notes.html

vCenter 5.5 Update 3: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/55/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u3-release-notes.html


There is a serious issue with deleting snapshot i the ESXi release, VMware has released this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2133118 

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