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Month: January 2014

vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2 released

vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2 released

VMware released update 2 for vCenter Server 5.1 which adds some nice features and enhancements. If you haven’t updated to vSphere 5.5 yet make sure you update your 5.1 environment. What’s new? So what’s new with this update? vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2 Additional Guest Operating System Customization Support: vCenter now supports Windows 8.1 RHEL 6.4 Windows Server 2012 R2 SLES 11 Service Pack 3 Database support added for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Service Pack…

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Heads up with backing up > 2TB VMDK disks using HotAdd

Heads up with backing up > 2TB VMDK disks using HotAdd

If you are using HotAdd to backup VMDK disks which are larger then 2TB while running vSphere 5.5 be warned that this will fail silently as described in KB2068424. When using the HotAdd transport mode, you are unable to back up disks that are 2 TB or larger in size. Backing up disks larger than 2TB in HotAdd transport mode fail silently, but report a successful back up on Windows virtual machines. VMware currently has no workaround for this! If…

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