Who is affected: Customers who are using VMware vSphere ESX 4.0 and are wanting to install update 1, via VMware Update Manager (VUM). Problem description: Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 U1 using VUM fails or times out. Rebooting host results in a PSOD and the host has to be re-installed. Workaround: Please disable any 3rd … Read more
Companies running VMware have already achieved enormous gains through virtualization. The next wave of benefits will come when they reduce the time and effort required to run and manage VMware platforms. The VMware Infrastructure Software Development Kit (VI SDK) includes application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow developers and administrators to do just that. Until now, … Read more
Wow. Did you see this press release from VMware today? In the first half of this year, VMware has added 21,000 new customers! That’s 121 every day. Not only that, but the new flagship product, vSphere 4.0 has been downloaded over 350,000 in just twelve weeks. That works out to 140 downloads every hour! Makes … Read more
The new Knowledgebase blog has just posted a table of brand new (or recently updated) timekeeping articles for VMware products. A nice one-stop shop for all the time related KB articles. Worth a visit.
A common problem I see is when VMotion fails at the 10% mark with a timeout. You might see a dialog popup that says- Operation timed outTasks: A general system error occurred:Failed waiting for data. Error 16. Invalid argument The VMware Knowledgebase writers have assembled a great list of possible reasons for this problem and … Read more