Monday, January 25. 2010
By removing older releases, VMware is establishing a long-term sustainable product maintenance line for older ESX product releases which have transitioned into the Extended Support life cycle phase. This enables us to baseline all patches and critical fixes against these baselines. This translates to faster customer turn-around and greater product stability during the extended support phase. Virtual Infrastructure products being removed by May 2010:
• ESX 3.5 versions 3.5 GA, Update 1, Update 2, Update 3 and Update 4
• ESX 3.0 versions 3.0 GA, 3.0.1, 3.0.2 and 3.0.3
• ESX 2.x versions 2.5.0 GA, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.1.3, 2.5.3, 2.0.2, 2.1.2 and 2.5.4
• Virtual Center 2.5 GA, 2.5 Update 1, 2.5 Update 2, 2.5 Update 3, 2.5 Update 4 and 2.5 Update 5
• Virtual Center 2.0
Virtual Infrastructure products remaining for Extended Support: These versions will be the baseline for ongoing support during the Extended Support phase. All subsequent patches issued will be based solely upon the releases below.
• ESX 3.5 Update 5 will remain throughout the duration of Extended Support
• ESX 3.0.3 Update 1 will remain throughout the duration of Extended Support
• Virtual Center 2.5 Update 6 expected in early 2010
Customers may stay at a prior version, however VMware’s patch release program during Extended Support will be continued with the condition that all subsequent patches will be based on the latest baseline. In some cases where there are release dependencies, prior update content may be included with patches.
Tuesday, January 19. 2010
I've had a little interview with Gabrie van Zanten (Gabes Virtual World) about two new upcoming Storage Replication Adapters. Site recovery Manager communicates with storage arrays trough storage replication adapters (or SRAs). Storage replication adapters translate generic commands generated by SRM for tasks such as discovering arrays in the datacenter determining which LUNs are replicated by the arrays. SRAs also assist in initiating recovery plan tests and failovers.
Saturday, January 16. 2010
With the announcement of the launch of VMware GO, VMware has finally entered the Hosted (Cloud/Web) Application market - Providing services to small and medium businesses to more easily manage their ESXi implementations.
This move may be an attempt by VMware to begin experimenting with ways of creating Hybrid Cloud environments in a future iteration of VMware GO. How would this work and how does GO work today? Dave McCrory, founder and CTO at Hyper9 is an Expert on Cloud Computing and Virtualization and has recorded the following video.Continue reading "VMware GO overview by Hyper9" »
Tuesday, January 12. 2010
Monday, January 4. 2010
Eric Siebert over at vSphere-land is running a new blog contest which let you decide who the most favorite blogger is. You can pick your 10 most popular bloggers; based on your points Eric Siebert will create a vSphere-land blogger top 25. Please cast your vote and make a change to win a copy of the TrainSignal vSphere DVD training course.