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VMware: VMware vCenter 5.0 Update 1b Patch is now available

August 17th, 2012 4 comments

VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b is a patch release and offers the following improvements:

  • vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b introduces support for the following vCenter Databases
    • Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard ONE Edition Release 2 [11.2.0.3] – 64 bit
    • Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard ONE Edition Release 2 [11.2.0.3] – 32 bit
  • vCenter Server Appliance Database Support: The DB2 express embedded database provided with the vCenter Server Appliance has been replaced with VMware vPostgres database. This decreases the appliance footprint and reduces the time to deploy vCenter Server further.
  • Resolved Issues: In addition, this release delivers a number of bug fixes that have been documented in the Resolved Issues section.

vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a has been removed from the VMware download site due to issues encountered when upgrading with an Oracle database for Windows. vCenter Server Update 1a is replaced by vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b, which is functionally identical to vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a and includes the fix for the issue encountered when upgrading with an Oracle database for Windows. Please refer to KB 2032277 and the Resolved issues section of the release notes for more information.

VMware vCenter 5.0 Update 1b Patch is available for download at: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0.

 

More information: VMware Release notes

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VMware: VMware ESXi 5.0 Complete Update 1

March 16th, 2012 1 comment

Today VMware released ESXi 5.0 Update 1 with a download size of 564 mb

The update contains multiple bug/hotfixes bundled in Update 1, some more information:

This patch release contains the bug fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-standard image profile, see KB 2012673.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2012674.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-standard image profile, see KB 2012671.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2012672.

Host Reboot Required: Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

 

Source: VMware

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Software: PuTTY b0.61 is released

July 13th, 2011 No comments

2011-07-12 PuTTY 0.61 is released:

PuTTY 0.61 is out, after over four years (sorry!), with new features, bug fixes, and compatibility updates for Windows 7 and various SSH server software.

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VMware: Complete installation VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0.0

July 12th, 2011 2 comments

I just finished the (first) installation of the new release: vSphere 5.0 , in this post I show you the complete installation of a VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0.0 host.


Installation process:

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– Setup is loading files

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– Setup is checking hardware

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– Press [Enter] to continue

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VMware: vSphere 5.0 is released with new HA features!

July 12th, 2011 No comments

Today VMware announced the release of VMware vSphere 5.0.  This is a huge release!  Some of the key features of this release include:

  • Convergence. vSphere 5.0 is the first vSphere release built exclusively on the vSphere ESXi 5.0 hypervisor architecture as the host platform.
  • VMware vSphere Auto Deploy. VMware vSphere Auto Deploy simplifies the task of managing ESXi installation and upgrade for hundreds of machines.
  • New Virtual machine capabilities. 32-way virtual SMP, 1TB virtual machine RAM, Software support for 3D graphics, and more.
  • Expanded support for VMware Tools versions. VMware Tools from vSphere 4.x is supported in virtual machines running on vSphere 5.0 hosts.
  • Storage DRS. This feature delivers the DRS benefits of resource aggregation, automated initial placement, and bottleneck avoidance to storage.
  • Profile-driven storage. This solution allows you to have greater control and insight into characteristics of your storage resources.
  • VMFS5. VMFS5 is a new version of vSphere Virtual Machine File System that offers improved scalability and performance, and provides Internationalization support.
  • Storage vMotion snapshot support. Allows Storage vMotion of a virtual machine in snapshot mode with associated snapshots.
  • vSphere Web Client. A new browser-based user interface that works across Linux and Windows platforms.
  • vCenter Server Appliance. A vCenter Server implementation running on a pre-configured Linux-based virtual appliance.
  • vSphere High Availability. VMware High Availability has been transformed into a cloud-optimized availability platform.

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VMware: RVTools 3.1

April 12th, 2011 3 comments

Rob de Veij updated RVTools to version 3.1 , release notes:

– Logon form tab order rearranged
– Logon form will remember your last selected host / vCenter server
– On vInfo new fields Provisioned, Used and shared storage
– On vInfo new fields install Boot Required, number of Virtual Disks
– On vInfo new fields Fault Tolerance State, FT Latency Status, FT Band width and
– FT Secondary Latency
– On vInfo new field 128-bit SMBIOS UUID of the virtual machine.
– On vDatastore new fields Total provisioned, Used and shared storage
– On vDatastore new fields SIOC enabled flag and congested threshold value
– On vDisk new field disk persistence mode.
– On vNetwork all IP addresses of adapter are now visible
– On vMemory new field distributed Memory Entitlement
– On vCPU new fields static Cpu Entitlement and field distributed Cpu Entitlement
– On vHost new fields Current EVC mode and Max EVC mode
– New batch command line parameters -u user and -p password

– Bugfix: custom fields not always visible on vSnapshot tab.
– Bugfix: Export to Excel, some numeric columns are saved as text instead of numbers
– RVToolsBatch.cmd with send by email example deployed in RVTools program file directory

 

Latest Version: 3.1 | April, 2011
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VMware: vSphere 4.1 Update 1 released

February 11th, 2011 No comments

This release of VMware vCenter Server 4.1 Update 1 offers the following improvements:

  • Additional Guest Operating System Customization Support: vCenter Server now supports customization of the following guest operating systems:
    • Windows 7 SP1 (x32 and x64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x32 and x64)
    • RHEL 6.0 (x32 and x64)
    • RHEL5.5 (x32 and x64)
  • Additional vCenter Server Database Support: vCenter Server now supports the following databases:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3
    • Oracle 11g Standard/Enterprise Release 2, 11.2.0.1.0 or later,  (x32 and x64)
    • IBM DB2 9.7.2 Express C (x32 and x64)
    • IBM DB2 9.7.2 Enterprise (x32 and x64)
      For more information about using IBM DB2 – 9.7.2 database with vCenter Server 4.1 Update 1, see KB 1033201.
  • Resolved Issues: In addition, this release delivers a number of bug fixes that have been documented in the Resolved Issues

Download: VMware

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VMware: Update: RVTool 3.0 .. the best free VMware overview application!

January 29th, 2011 5 comments

RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i, ESX4i and vSphere 4 RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, nics, datastores, service console, VM Kernel, switches, ports and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to list the current version of the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine. and update them to the latest version.

 

 

Release notes: Version 3.0 (January, 2011)

Pass-through authentication implemented. Allows you to use your logged on
Windows credentials to automatically logon.

On vInfo the columns Commited, Uncommited, Shared and on vSnapshot the
column size are now formated in MBs instead of bytes.

New tabpage created with service console and VMKernel information.

Now using vSphere Web Services SDK 4.1 which supports the new features
available in vSphere 4.1

Export to csv file now uses Windows regional separator

Using NPOI to make it possible to write directly to xls files without the need for a
installed Excel version on the system.

New menu function to write all information to one excel workbook with for each
tabpage a new worksheet.

 

Support:

This application supports ESX Server 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3i,·ESX Server 4i, VirtualCenter 4.0, ESX 4.0, VirtualCenter 4.1 and ESX 4.1

 

Latest Version: 3.0 | January, 2011
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VMware: VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201010001

November 16th, 2010 No comments

VMware released the first patches for ESX en ESXi 4.1, more information:

ESX:

ESX410-201010401-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027013

ESX410-201010402-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027014

ESX410-201010404-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027016

ESX410-201010405-BG Critical                              -                            KB 1027017

ESX410-201010409-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027019

ESX410-201010410-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027020

ESX410-201010412-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027022

ESX410-201010413-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027023

ESX410-201010414-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027024

ESX410-201010415-BG Critical                              -                            KB 1027025

ESX410-201010419-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027026

 

ESXi:

 

ESXi410-201010401-SG Security                            -                            KB 1027021

ESXi410-201010402-BG Critical                              -                            KB 1027028

 

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