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Updated vCenter Server 5.5.0a Released

A minor update to the vCenter Server 5.5 has been released

VMware vCenter Server™ 5.5.0a | 31 OCT 2013 | Build 1378901
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0a | 31 OCT 2013 | Build 1398493

 Issues resolved with this release are as follows
  1. Attempts to upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO) 5.1 Update 1 to version 5.5 might fail with error code 1603
  2. Attempts to log in to the vCenter Server might be unsuccessful after you upgrade from vCenter Server 5.1 to 5.5
  3. Unable to change the vCenter SSO administrator password on Windows in the vSphere Web Client after you upgrade to vCenter Server 5.5 or VCSA 5.5
  4. VPXD service might fail due to MS SQL database deadlock for the issues with VPXD queries that run on VPX_EVENT and VPX_EVENT_ARG tables
  5. Attempts to search the inventory in vCenter Server using vSphere Web Client with proper permissions might fail to return any results
  6. vCenter Server 5.5 might fail to start after a vCenter Single Sign-On Server reboot
  7. Unable to log in to vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 using domain credentials in vSphere Web Client with proper permission when the authenticated user is associated with a group name containing parentheses
  8. Active Directory group users unable to log in to the vCenter Inventory Service 5.5 with vCenter Single Sign-On
  9. Attempts to log in to vCenter Single Sign-On and vCenter Server might fail when there are multiple users with the same common name in the OpenLDAP directory service
  10. Attempts to log in to vCenter Single Sign-On and vCenter Server might fail for OpenLDAP 2.4 directory service users who have attributes with multiple values attached to their account
  11. Attempts to Log in to vCenter Server might fail for an OpenLDAP user whose account is not configured with a universally unique identifier (UUID)
  12. Unable to add an Open LDAP provider as an identity source if the Base DN does not contain an “dc=” attribute
  13. 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

The realese notes can be found here with full details, download now from www.vmware.com

12 thoughts on “Updated vCenter Server 5.5.0a Released

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  2. Ron

    Upgrade my Dev 5.5 appliance to 5.5a yesterday. Seemed like all was good so I deleted my snapshot. Today I’m seeing issues with no logon prompt being generated for the web client (win7 firefox). I’m also seeing issues with Ops Manager 5.7.2 integration not functioning with vcenter like it was.
    Firefox on Mac with the web client is mostly working although I’m not able to launch console sessions to VM’s. I put in a ticket with VMware to investigate.

    I think I like the web client tangent you’re on but I think you’re trading Windows problems for browser compatibility problems with the appliance and web client.

  3. Enes SAKLICA

    vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0a still have problem with AD authentication and granting user permission screen.

    vSphere Web Client says = “Error: Idm client exception: Failed to establish server connection”

    vSphere Client says while retrieving users and groups = “Call “UserDirectory.RetrieveUserGroups” for object “UserDirectory” on vCenter Server “prdvcenter01” failed.

    Thank you.

  4. Justin King

    I am currently researching this with engineering and will provide an update. Can you make sure you have SRs submitted with support to help track this internally


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