VMware has become aware of an issue where machines running vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 running on Windows Server 2012 authenticating to an Active Directory Domain running on Windows Server 2012 will not be able to authenticate to Active Directory.
For further information and updates, please refer to KB article: Active Directory authentication fails when vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 runs on Windows Server 2012 and the AD Domain Controller is also on Windows Server 2012 (2060901).
VMware has become aware of an issue where an upgrade to vSphere 5.5 may fail when upgrading the SSO component. The issue appears to be related to the default SSO certificate generated when installing vSphere 5.1 Build #799735
For details and updates on this issue refer to KB article: vSphere 5.5 Single Sign-On upgrade rolls back after importing Lookup Service data (2060511)
Location of Single Sign On log files for vCenter Server 5.1 (2033430)
VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur if you use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 as your vCloud Director database, you will not be able to successfully upgrade to (or do fresh install) vCloud Director 5.5.0
VMware is currently investigating this issue. The problem occurs only with the specific database version mentioned.
For more information and updates on this matter, reference Knowledgebase article: Unable to install or upgrade to VMware vCloud Director to version 5.5.0 when using SQL Server 2005 SP4 (2060068).
VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur after upgrading to vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) Manager 5.5, wherein the VSA Manager plug-in does not appear in the vSphere Web Client.
- The VSA Manager plug-in does not appear in the vSphere Web Client
- You are unable to upgrade the VSA cluster service
For updates and further information on this restart issue, please refer to Knowledgebase article: After upgrading to vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) Manager 5.5, the VSA Manager plug-in does not appear in the vSphere Web Client (2059473).
vSphere Replication in a vSphere 5.1 environment will fail after an automatic upgrade to vSphere Replication 5.5. A pre-release version of vSphere Replication 5.5 has been released and will be downloaded and installed if you have Automatic Check and Install Updates configured.
For more information about the issue, see the article linked below.
- vSphere Replication fails
- The vSphere Replication version now says 5.5 instead of 5.1
If you experience this issue, contact VMware Support.
To ensure you are not impacted by this issue:
- Log into the vSphere Replication Appliance.
- Click the Update tab.
- Click Settings.
- Choose No Automatic Updates.
vCenter Update Manager may also have this version downloaded. VMware recommends not installing the vSphere 5.5 Replication version in your 5.1 environment.
For more information, see this KB article: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2060190
Due to a change in the support request file upload process, VMware Support Assistant 5.1 temporarily cannot be used to upload files. For more details, see knowledge base article: VMware Support Assistant 5.1 will fail to upload log files (2059759). Subscribe to the article to be notified when there are updates.
Support requests can still be filed through Support Assistant, but you must use a temporary manual FTP process to upload files to VMware Technical Support. To provide supporting information like log files, configuration files, and screenshots, follow the instructions in knowledge base article: Uploading diagnostic information for VMware (1008525).
VMware has become aware of an issue caused by expired passwords in the virtual machines that make up the Horizon Workspace vApp. The issue affects VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.0 (Build Number 1220937)
VMware Support has issued two new KB articles. One applies to those currently installing VMware Horizon Workspace, the other to those already using the product. We recommend you familiarize yourself with both articles.
For new installations of VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.0, download VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 Build 1318295, which is available from the VMware Horizon Workspace Download Center and refer to KB article: Installation of VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.0 Build 1220937 fails with the error : WARNING: Your password has expired. (2059293)
For existing installations of VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5.0, refer to KB article: VMware Horizon Workspace Configurator VA reports ssh/scp communication errors when performing post-installation configuration updates (2059395).
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VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1.
- You are unable to log in using the vSphere Web Client or domain username/password credentials via the vSphere Client.
This issue can occur if the specified vCenter Server login domain user account is associated with a large number of domain groups and multiple domains are configured as SSO identity sources. The precise number of groups at which this issue can occur varies due to the nature of Active Directory internals. However, it is more likely to occur once domain-group membership for an account exceeds 19.
Customers with SSO configured with multiple domain-based identity sources along with vCenter Server domain user accounts that are associated with a large number of groups should not upgrade to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1.
We urge you to read the official KB article for more details and/or updates:
Cannot log in to vCenter Server using the domain username/password credentials via the vSphere Web Client/vSphere Client after upgrading to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 (2050941).
VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur whereby only one month of performance history appears when trying to see the past year in vSphere 5.1
Specifically, the symptoms are:
- You see only the last 30 days of performance history in the ‘past year’ view
- Only one month of performance history appears when trying to see the past year
We urge you to read the official KB article for more details:
Performance history for Past Year contains only 30 days of information in vCenter Server 5.1 (2042009).
VMware has become aware of an issue that may occur wherein vCenter Server 5.x does not function correctly when installed with Oracle 22.214.171.124 Patch 10.
Symptoms may include:
- vCenter Server 5.0 and 5.1 does not function correctly when installed with Oracle 126.96.36.199 Patch 10
- Creating a virtual machine fails when vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b or vCenter Server 5.1 is installed on Oracle 188.8.131.52 Patch 10
- You experience issues after installing vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b or vCenter Server 5.1 with Oracle 184.108.40.206 Patch 10
- When creating a new virtual machine on vCenter Server 5.x, you see the error:
An internal error occurred in the vSphere Client.
Details: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
For further updates and more information on this alert, refer to KB article:
vCenter Server 5.x does not function correctly when installed with Oracle 220.127.116.11 Patch 10 (2039874).
UPDATE: This issue has been resolved with a new patch. Read more here…