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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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Minor VMware updates released on December 20

Minor VMware updates released on December 20

VMware announced some updates for several products: VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 2 VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2 VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0b VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0.2 VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 VMware vCloud Connector 2.0 VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 2 What’s New Not much new here. Mostly support for additional guest operating systems and some resolved issues. For more information read the release notes. VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2 What’s New This release offers the following…

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New VMware patch released: Auto Start Bug Fixed

New VMware patch released: Auto Start Bug Fixed

When VMware release ESXi 5.0 Update 1 the auto start manager broke which was first discovered and discussed on the communities and later on in an official blog post. VMware now released a new patch which resolves this issue. The new patch also fixes some other bugs and security issues. Installing the patch does require a reboot of the host before it works again. If you have ESXi 5.0 Update 1 installed I suggest you update as soon as possible…

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VMware Workstation 8.0.4 and VMware Fusion 4.1.3 released

VMware Workstation 8.0.4 and VMware Fusion 4.1.3 released

Today VMware released minor updates for VMware Workstation (bringing the version to 8.0.4) and VMware Fusion (bringing the version to 4.1.3). These contains a few bug and security fixes. They are available now and are free as usual. VMware Workstation General Issues Linux guests running the Linux kernel version 2.6.34 or later could not be pinged from the host via an IPv6 address. On rare occasions, Linux guests would suddenly fail to Autofit or enter Unity. Unity mode would exit…

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vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide Final Version released

vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide Final Version released

VMware released the final version on their “vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide”. This latest version represents a significant step in the evolution of the guide. Based on feedback from customers and partners, the guide was re-structured from the ground up with the following key aspects: The guide is being released exclusively in spreadsheet format. Many of you have indicated that, although the accompanying text found in previous versions of the guide is interesting, the specific steps for assessment and remediation of…

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