RELEASE: ESXi 5.5 UPDATE3 “Snapshot Bug” Patch (Build 3116895)

VMware released a patch for ESXi 5.5U3: Product: VMware ESXi 5.5 Release date: October 6, 2015 Patch: ESXi550-201510001 Build: 3116895 Links: KB2133824 | Download The patch resolves the Snapshots Bug in ESXi 5.5 UPDATE 3 that has been documented by VMware in KB: KB2133118 The ESXi Installable has also been replaced with ESXi 5.5 Update 3a (ESXi 5.5 Update 3 is gone): VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 3a [Release Notes] [Download] Read more [...]

Release: VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2

Last week VMware released version 5.5 Update 2 of two of its flagship products, ESXi and vCenter Server, updates that were announced at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. Among the things to consider updating to this release we noticed that thevSphere Web Client, based on Adobe Flash, no longer supports Linux OSes (because the lack of support from Flash itself), Windows XP and Windows Vista and that vCenter Serverremoves the support for IBM DB2 as the vCenter Server database. VMware ESXi 5.5 Update Read more [...]

Paper: The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1

VMware has released a paper titled: “The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere 5.1“. The paper which contains 26 pages provides detailed explanations of ESXi CPU scheduling policies to help vSphere users who want to understand how virtual machines are scheduled. The CPU scheduler is an essential component of vSphere 5.x. All workloads running in a virtual machine must be scheduled for execution and the CPU scheduler handles this task with policies that maintain fairness, throughput, responsiveness, Read more [...]

vTech: VMware ESXi 5.1 Reference Poster

VMware has updated its reference poster for ESXi 5.1. The poster which can be downloaded in PDF format gives an overview of all the features provided by ESXi 5.1, like Name spaces, Host, Virtual Machine, Storage and Network commands and much more. More VMware posters, like VMware Management with PowerCLI 5.1,VMware vCloud Networking Poster and the VMware Hands-On Labs 2012 Poster are available at the following URL:   Read more [...]