VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.2 Released

VMware has posted a new maintenance patch for Virtual Center, bringing the version up to 2.0.2, build 50618. This release resolves issues associated with databases, virtual machine management, and other critical issues. It also includes several performance fixes.  From what I see in the release notes, it is mostly a bug roll-up although there are … Read more

ESX Patch Management

One of the common questions I get here at VMware from customers calling in to tech support revolves around ESX Patch Management. What patch do I need? Do I need to apply patches in order? Do I want all the patches? How do I manage this? Here’s what I generally recommend- You don’t need to … Read more

ESX Disconnected after Upgrading to VirtualCenter 2.0.1

ESX Server 3.x Hosts Shown as Disconnected after Upgrading to VirtualCenter 2.0.1 Patch Releases In some cases, after updating VirtualCenter to Patch 2 some or all of the ESX hosts are shown as disconnected. This happens because the VC agent (vpxa) update fails if /tmp/vmware-root is not present on the ESX host. KnowlegeBase article 4478241 … Read more

Daylight-Saving Time Extension

To all of my U.S. based vmware ESX users, don’t forget that extended daylight-saving time will begin March 2007, to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Spring forward will start three weeks earlier (March 11th, at 2:00 a.m.), and fall back will start on November 4th at 2:00 a.m VMware has produced an … Read more