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 [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b

VMware has just released a new update for its vCenter Server 5.5 that fixes a couple of vulnerabilities including the well known CVE-2014-0224 that affects some versions of the OpenSSL libraries allowing a possibile man-in-the-middle attack. The other fixed issues are: Server Configuration Host profile answer file might not be applied when you reboot the ESXi host . After you restart the vCenter services, if you use Auto Deploy to reboot a stateless ESXi host, the host profile answer file might Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0

After releasing a beta version in March this year, VMware today announced the release of version 2 of its vCenter Log Insight. vCenter Log Insight is VMware’s product for log aggregation, management and analysis. Introduced in June 2013, Log Insight is kept updated with a fast pace in order to be competitive on this market where Splunk, which provides similar functionalities, is still considered the leader. VMware will release the binaries for Log Insight in Q2 of this year. VMware vCenter Log Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1

A couple of days ago VMware quietly released Update 1 of its management platform for vSphere, vCenter Server 5.5. This release, unlike 5.5.0.b released in december 2013, aside several resolved issues, introduces also some new features such vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in availability in vSphere Web Client andvCenter Server support on Windows Server 2012 R2. Among the fixed bugs is reported a NTP (Network Time Protocol) daemon issue that left vCenter Server Virtual Appliances Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5

VMware has released version 1.5 of its log management, aggregation and analysis solution: Log Insight. VMware is clearly speeding up the development cycle of its product due to the popularity of Splunk which provides similar functionality. Log Insights provides analytics capabilities to unstructured data and log files collected from various products. Version 1.5 provides the following new features: Support for Microsoft Active Directory based Access Control Performance improvements for Queries Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Server 5.5.0.b

At December 22 VMware released vCenter Server 5.5.0.b as well as vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0.b. This release (version b) does not contain new features or enhancements but contains resolved issues only. The release notes are here. Download here   Resolved issues Upgrade and Installation Upgrading the vSphere Web Client to vSphere 5.5 fails with an error Attempts to upgrade the vSphere Web Client to vSphere 5.5 fails when they are installed in a custom, non-default location. An error Read more [...]

Release: vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b

At the beginning of August VMware has released Update 1b of vCenter Server 5.1. This release aims to fix a number of bugs, among which the most relevant is related to the cancellation of virtual machines using the Datastore Browser:   All virtual machine folders on a VMFS volume are deleted after a single virtual machine folder is attempted for delete resulting in failure, and you choose Delete again by using the Datastore Browser When you attempt to delete a virtual machine folder while Read more [...]

Release: vCenter Configuration Manager 5.7

vCenter Operations Manager is the product, offered by VMware in the vCenter Operations Management Suite, which delivers performance, capacity and configuration analytics for dynamic hybrid cloud infrastructures and business critical applications. vCenter Configuration Manager automates configuration management by analyzing and correlating data across the monitored IT infrastructure (virtual and physical servers, workstations and desktop) identifying, for each tracked resource, the normal behavior Read more [...]

VMware vCenter Log Insight: A new approach to analyzing unstructured machine data

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Ramin Sayar Today, I am very excited to announce the availability of VMware vCenter Log Insight, our new log analytics and management solution. vCenter Log Insight helps customers quickly search and analyze all their IT log data, providing them with meaningful, actionable operational insights. With vCenter Operations Management Suite, VMware introduced an analytics-based operations management solution that targets structured data (metrics, KPIs, events, alerts). Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.7

VMware has released version 5.7 of its operations suite, vCenter Operations Manager. This version is the follow up of version 5.6 which was released in November last year. The product which was first released in March 2011, combines several products acquired by VMware in the past and is part of the vCloud suite. This version introduces several new functionalities, as described in the release notes: Assess capacity risk and plan by allocation and/or actual demand New views for Cluster Capacity Read more [...]