VMware ESX and Enhanced VMotion Compatibility | Novosco

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VI 3.5 Update 2 brought a new feature to the table — Enhanced VMotion. I’m still trying to track down some video of the demo we were doing at last week’s IDF, but James Montgomery at Novosco gives a good explanation and some context for why you want to pay attention to this. [via DABCC.com] Read more...

Netqueue & VMDirectPath from IDF

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Two more entries from my visit to the Intel Developer Forum: Link: IDF@Intel · VMDq and VMware Netqueue will fill your virtual 10GbE NICs with high-speed, low-latency goodness. To recap, here are some things you should know about Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) from Intel and Netqueue from VMware: VMDq is the base technology, Netqueue Read more...

alternative installation process for ESX 3.5U2 patches

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Link: VMware Communities: ESX 3.5U2 Patch experiences? ….       Dear VMware Customers, In addition to the express patch and the re-issued ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 release, we now have an alternative installation process for customers who haven’t applied either to hosts that were affected by the product expiration issue. Below are the details Read more...

Updated U2 releases out; letter from Paul; build numbers

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In case you’ve been at the beach this week (lucky you!), please feel free to read this letter regarding the problems this week with ESX 3.5 U2. Link: VMware: The Console: Letter from VMware CEO Paul Maritz. Express patches were made available last night. Link: VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 Patch Release – VMware. The Read more...

Current status on ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 issue

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For updates on the current issue with ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2, please refer to this knowledge base article, which will be updated over time.  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006716 Here is the current text as of 3:30pm PDT, but please visit the kb article for updated information. Unable to Power On virtual machine with “A General System error occurred: Read more...