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...

Top 20 vCenter Server 5.5 issues

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For the next few weeks, we are focusing our efforts on helping our vSphere 5.5 customers find answers to questions as quickly as possible. We tend so see a surge in March of customers installing, upgrading, and configuring their new vSphere 5.5 environments so we present you this list of the top 20 vCenter Server Read more...

ALERT: Active Directory authentication fails when vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 runs on Windows Server 2012 along with AD

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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 Read more...

SSL Certificate Automation Tool version 1.0.1

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Last month we announced a new SSL Certificate Automation tool to help everyone with the implementation of custom certificates. Yesterday, we released the second version of it (version 1.0.1). This is a minor update which aims to simplify the replacement of certificates further by adding Certificate Signing Request (CSR) functionality to the tool. This functionality allows Read more...