Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder to create an installable ISO that is not vulnerable to Heartbleed

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Here is a follow-up post from Andrew Lytle, member of the VMware Mission Critical Support Team. Andrew is a Senior Support Engineer who is specializes in vCenter and ESXi related support. VMware recently released updates to all products affected by the vulnerability dubbed “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0160): http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0004.html As per KB article: Resolving OpenSSL Heartbleed for ESXi Read more...

Why storage paths go into a Dead state

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Ever wonder why your storage path goes into a “Dead” state? Staff Engineer Nathan Small has authored a new Knowledgebase article which describes most of the scenarios that lead to this condition. There basically three reasons your storage path can go into a “dead” state: The ESX Storage stack determines path is dead due to Read more...

Some new ESXi patches today

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Some new patches for ESXI out today you might want to be aware of: ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi-5.1.0-20131004001-standard (2053408) ESXi 5.0 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.0.0-20131001001s-no-tools (2055564) ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201310102-SG: Updates ESXi 5.0 net-bnx2x vib (2055557) ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201310103-SG: Updates ESXi 5.0 misc-drivers vib (2055558) ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201310401-BG: Updates esx-base and misc-drivers (2053403) Read more...

New Network port diagram for vSphere 5.x

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Over the past few weeks we have been working on constructing a brand new network diagram, depicting ports in use for vSphere 5.x These diagrams have been very popular in the past and we hope you like this one too! We created Knowledgebase article: Network port diagram for vSphere 5.x (2054806) as a container for Read more...

10 videos on vSphere Snapshots

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Today we have compiled two lists of videos that will provide you a clear understanding of how to use vSphere snapshots effectively. The first set comes from Joe Desmond, VMware Certified Instructor. The second list comes from our VMware KBTV YouTube channel. Those videos compliment our Knowledgebase articles on the same topic. vSphere Snapshots in Read more...