Purple screen for ESX host during vSphere 5 Upgrade

Posted on October 27th, 2011 in ESXi, Tips, vCenter, Virtualization | No Comments »

Just read through 1 of the KB here which referring to the potential risk to create a purple screen scenerio during the vSphere 5 upgrade while you ESX host update 2 could potential conflict with the vCenter 5.

You may encounter an issue where:

  • You have recently upgraded your vCenter Server to version 5.0
  • You have hosts of minimum version ESXi 4.0 Update 2 (build 261974) and maximum version ESXi 4.0 Patch 9 (build 360236) in your vCenter Server inventory
  • After the vpxa agents are upgraded, the ESXi 4.0 Update 2 hosts experience a purple screen that includes this error:NOT_IMPLEMENTED bora/vmkernel/filesystems/visorfs/visorfsObj.c:3391
Solution
This issue has been resolved in ESXi 4.0 Update 3. To avoid this issue, upgrade all affected hosts to at least ESXi 4.0 Update 3 (build 398348) before upgrading vCenter Server to 5.0.
please refer to the full post here for more details.

VMware vSphere 5 GA available to be downloaded now

Posted on August 26th, 2011 in Announcement, Virtualization | No Comments »

The new VMware vSphere 5 GA are available to be downloaded now from VMware.

You can direct access the official link here to download the necessary software for the GA.

New license offer from VMware vSphere 5 on 3rd party VDI solution

Posted on August 12th, 2011 in Announcement, vSphere | No Comments »

VMware vSphere 5 had been revised to provide better business case to the users who willing to maintain VMware as the hypervisor and run 3rd party VDI solution beside VMware view. The pre-requisite to do this, you must 1st ensure the ESX host cluster are separated from the existing Server cluster which are not running VDI in place. This could be good news to all of us which think to maintain the VMWare as the hypervisor and utilize 3rd party VDI solution in the same organization.

There will be no VRAM limit for this case, but it may be capped around 100 VDI per ESX host. I still yet to go in to details to really find out this. With the new revise, it seems had pleased some of the users who complained about the vTAX issue in vsphere 5, but there are still many users who are complained the SNS entitlement who had purchased upfront for 36 months which end up require to top up their license now.

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Rumours from Blogger about new changes on vSphere 5 license change

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 in Announcement, Tips, vSphere | 1 Comment »

Since the Official launch of VMware vSphere 5, the  hottest topic been discuss in virtualization is all about the new license been implemented by VMware more than what’s new in vSphere 5. After few weeks of complain, discussion and feedback from the users or partner, there are rumours saying that vmware is now ready to revise the license with better capacity limit per CPU sockets.

Here are some of the details to share, which been discuss on the internet frequently and yet to be announced and verified with VMware.

  • VMware vSphere 5 Essentials will give a 24GB vRAM entitlement
  • VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Plus will give a 32GB vRAM entitlement
  • Max vRAM in Essentials / Essentials Plus will be maxed at 192GB vRAM
  • VMware vSphere 5 Standard vRAM entitlement has changed to 32GB
  • VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise vRAM entitlement will be doubled to 64GB
  • VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus vRAM entitlement will be doubled to 96GB

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VMware vSphere 5 Official GA Date?

Posted on July 23rd, 2011 in vSphere | 6 Comments »

VMware vSphere 5.0 have been launched since 12 July 2011 but the official GA still a missing date. For the past 1 week, my colleague or my friend keep ask about the VMware vSphere 5 Official GA date. Sorry I do not have the answer, please refer to VMware Inc.

Today, I just would like share something interesting that I found from one of the VMware document that probably tell us the answer.

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