VMware: New Rollup Bulletins Simplify VMware ESXi Updating

VMware ESXi patches are released periodically to resolve issues or address security vulnerabilities – just like any other software product. These updates can either be downloaded automatically through VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) or manually by logging in to My VMware. Regardless of delivery means, the contents … [Read more...]

Where did ESXi 6.5.0 build 7526125 go?

Advertise here with BSAI had two customers asking today what happened to ESXi 6.5 build 7526125. They downloaded patches and installed them in their test environment. Ready to patch some of their clusters they did a validation and found out that the patch (ESXi650-201801001.zip) has disappeared from the face of the … [Read more...]

VMware: VMSA-2017-0006 VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address critical and moderate security issues

VMware has released security patches for the VM-Escape Security Bug. http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html Products affected is ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion. VMware ESXi 6.5   Downloads:https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch Documentation:  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2149573 VMware ESXi … [Read more...]

Update the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) without internet

In this blog post I highlight how to patch or update a single vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) without having an internet connection. The patch will be stored on a temporarily web server that is installed on a Windows machine. In this example we update the vCenter Server Appliance version from 6.0 Update 2 to 6.0 Update … [Read more...]

The new way to patch the vCenter Server Appliance 6

The patching process in vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) version 6 is changed from previous versions. It is not possible anymore to use the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) and update the appliance using the User Interface. The new way to patch the vCenter Server Appliance involves the following … [Read more...]

Veeam: Installing patch 4 Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0

  KB ID: 1891 Products: Veeam Backup & Replication Version: 7.0.0.871 Published: 2014-06-05 Created: 2014-05-30 Last Modified: 2014-06-05 New Features and Enhancements VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) In addition to adding basic support (as provided by other vendors), the intelligent load-balancing engine was … [Read more...]

VMware: vSphere 5.5 U1 patch released for NFS APD problem

After installation of VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 connectivity to NFS storage could be randomly lost with volumes reporting All Paths Down state. This issue was noticed around mid April and reported here.VMware documented the issue in KB article  2076392 Intermittent NFS APDs on VMware ESXi 5.5 U1 At June 10 … [Read more...]