NSX for vSphere Field Advisory – July 2016 Edition

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This blog has been updated to reflect new information as it was provided. Changes are marked with an *. VMware NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 Update NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 has an issue that can affect both new NSX customers as well as customers upgrading from previous versions of NSX. The NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 release has Read more...

What’s New in vSphere 5.5 Update 3b

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SSLv3 Protocol Disabled by Default Background Across the industry, enterprise software products and solutions are dropping use of and support for the SSLv3 protocol. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) officially deprecated the SSLv3 protocol in RFC 7568 due to its obsolescence and inherent unfixability. Instead, IETF recommends the latest version of TLS. VMware is Read more...

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...

Patching ESXi 5.5 for Heartbleed without installing Update 1

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On April 19th, VMware released a series of patches for ESX 5.5 and ESX 5.5 Update 1 to re-mediate the CVE dubbed “Heartbleed” (CVE-2014-0076 and CVE-2014-0160). VMware also recently announced that there was an issue in the newest version of ESXi 5.5 (Update 1 and later), which can cause difficulties communicating with NFS storage. This NFS Read more...

New ESX/ESXi Patches

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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 Read more...