A number of patches have been posted for ESX and ESXi. Details can be found in the following KB articles:
VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201312401-SG: Updates VMkernel, CIM, Tools, and others (2061196)
VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201312403-SG: Updates nss and nspr libraries (2061203)
VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201312001 (2061209)
VMware ESXi, Patch Release ESXi410-201312001 (2061210)
VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch Release ESXi410-201312401-SG: Updates Firmware (2061205)
VMware ESXi 4.1, Patch ESXi410-201312402-BG: Updates”>VMware Tools (2061206)
VMware ESX 4.1, Patch Release ESX410-201312402-BG: Updates e1000e drivers (2061201)
One thing that catches a few customers up is the process of installing async drivers in their ESXi host … We have a KB article on the topic here, but there is more than one method to choose from and preparation steps involved. Since these steps might seem a little tricky, we decided a quick, live video explaining the topic might help many of you.
We called upon Kiwi Ssennyonjo to walk us through the salient points.
Again, the full KB article can be found here: Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.0/5.1/5.5 (2005205)
In case you missed it, VMware Education Services has just posted ten new FREE instructional videos on varied topics that are now available for your viewing pleasure, specifically:
This video demonstrates and discusses how to check if a mobile device is VMware Ready and is usable for VMware Horizon Mobile or Horizon Workspace 1.5
For additional information refer to VMware Knowledge Base article Validating Mobile Device Readiness for Horizon Mobile (2038119).
Horizon Mobile documentation and resources:
VMware ESXi 5.5 allows you to upgrade from previous ESXi versions using several different methods. These methods are described and outlined in VMware Knowledge Base article Methods for upgrading to ESXi 5.5 (2058352).
In this new video tutorial we demonstrate how you can upgrade from VMware ESXi 5.1 to ESXi 5.5 using the Interactive Installer that is supplied on the ESXi 5.5 Installation Media. We’ll show you the step-by-step procedure for performing a basic upgrade from ESXi version 5.1 to version 5.5 using the Interactive Installation method, however the instructions apply to older versions of ESXi as well.
This video assumes that you have read the documentation for the update you are applying. For more information, see the VMware vSphere 5.5 Release Notes and the vSphere Upgrade Guide.
For information relating to the other upgrade methods, see VMware Knowledge Base article Methods for upgrading to ESXi 5.5 (2058352).
Have you heard about VMware’s new associate certifications?
Dena Tooma, a technical writer at VMware says it took less than a day to both study and write her VCA exam. Watch as she tells us how she has more confidence dealing with her peers now that she understands more of the terminology and concepts around VMware products. Certification is not just for the hard-core IT nerds anymore.
Whether you’re looking for your first certification or branching into new areas of expertise, VMware Certified Associate certifications are the easiest to achieve, giving you a firm footing on which to grow and document your expertise. They are also a great opportunity for non-technical colleagues to learn about VMware technology.
If you are interested in becoming a VMware Certified Associate (VCA), check for certification requirements here: www.vmware.com/certification
Remember the immensely popular Network port diagram for vSphere 5.x we released back in July? Many of you got your hands on a physical copy at VMworld that we were handing out at the Social Support booth in the Hang Space.
Today we make good on a promise to release one for Horizon View 5.2 Click the image to be taken to the KB article which contains the pdf file.
Network port diagram for Horizon View (2061913)
Let us know what you think in the comment area below; we’re interested!
In today’s new video tutorial, we discuss and demonstrate the process for manually collecting diagnostic logs from the Android VMware Switch.
The normal method to collect the logs from a VMware Ready device is using the VMware Horizon Mobile Server console or through the Horizon Workspace console to which the device is connected. However, if the device fails to connect to the server, you may have to collect the logs from the device itself.
This video provides steps to collect the logs from a VMware Ready device on which the VMware Switch application is installed when other methods are not applicable.
For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Manually collecting diagnostic logs from the Android VMware Switch (2058741).