New ESX and ESXI 4.0 Patches today

Some new patches released for version 4.0 of ESX and ESXi 1019834 VMware ESXi 4.0, Patch Release ESXi400-201003001 1019833 VMware ESX 4.0, Patch Release ESX400-201003001 1019497 VMware ESXi 4.0, Patch ESXi400-201003401-BG: Updates Firmware 1019496 VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-201003405-SG: Updates samba-client and samba-common 1019495 VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-201003404-BG: Updates lpfc820 driver 1019494 VMware ESX … Read more

New ESX and ESXI 3.5 Patches today

Some new patches released for version 3.5 of ESX and ESXi 1018703 VMware ESXi 3.5, Patch ESXe350-201003402-T-BG: Updates VMware Tools 1018702 VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-201003403-SG: Updates VMware-webCenter-esx 1017683 VMware ESXi 3.5, Patch ESXe350-201003401-I-BG: Updates firmware 1017464 VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-201003402-BG: Updates SCSI driver for Qlogic Fibre Channel HBA 1017457 VMware ESX 3.5, Patch … Read more

ESX Patches

A new bunch of patches for ESX 3.5 and 3.0.x were posted this week from VMware. If you’re still in the old Virtual Infrastructure 3 world, you might want to look in to the latest patches as they contain security and critical updates. Patch Download and Installation See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for … Read more

Problem with ESX 3.5 Update 2 and ESXi Update 2

VMware this morning says it has fixed the problem that plagued many users yesterday>>   Dear VMware Customers, We have released the express patches for the product expiration issue.  Please go to https://www.vmware.com/go/esxexpresspatches for download and KB articles.  Since our last update we have completed our verification tests that the express patches we’ve released are … Read more

ESX 3.5 Update 2 bug

Many customers are hitting a new bug in ESX preventing them from powering on virtual machines or VMotion them.  There is a published knowledge base article on this which reads>>

Unable to Power On virtual machine with “A General System error occurred: Internal error”

A virtual machine fails to power on, fails to leave suspend mode, or fails to migrate with VMotion and the following message is displayed in the vmware.log file for the virtual machine:

This product has expired. Be sure that your host machine’s date and time are set correctly.
There is a more recent version available at the VMware web site:
https://www.vmware.com/info?id=4.
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Module License Power on failed.

Currently running virtual machines will continue to run but will not be able to perform migration with VMotion, suspend or power on virtual machines.

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