"VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b and modules" and "VMware vCenter Server 5.1.0 Update 1b Appliance" released
August 1st heralded the arrival of new vCenter versions.
- Release Notes, here's an excerpt:
- vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b | 1 AUG 2013 | Build 1235232
- vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b Installation Package | 1 AUG 2013 | Build 1235309
- vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1b | 1 AUG 2013 | Build 1235310
- Last updated: 1 AUG 2013
All virtual machine folders on a VMFS volume are deleted after a single virtual machine folder is attempted for delete resulting in failure, and you choose Delete again by using the Datastore Browser
When you attempt to delete a virtual machine folder while the virtual machine is powered on, a message similar to
Cannot delete file. [VMFS]
is displayed. If you click the Delete button again without closing the datastore browser or changing the selection, and attempt to delete the same virtual machine folder that failed to delete earlier, all virtual machine folders on the VMFS volume might now get deleted.
This issue is resolved in this release.
Glad the installable and appliance version releases are staying in lock-step, and that the appliance is continuing to get updated, since it's so handy in lab environments. See also:
- How to install and configure vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 on ESXi 5.1, the easiest way to enable the good stuff for free, like cloning VM templates and the magic of vMotion, by Paul Braren Monday August 27 2012, at VMworld 2012 San Francisco.
As far as the latest ESXi hypervisor, it's still VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 Update 1, from April 25 2013, downloaded here, with the ISO version details listed here:
- ESXi 5.1 Update 1 ISO image (Includes VMware Tools)
- 2013-04-25 | 5.1.0 U1 | 305M | iso
At the moment, in my own home lab, I'm more focused on getting prepared for ESXi/vCenter 5.5 or 6.0, or whatever they wind up calling the major new release. If 2013 is like prior years, we won't need to wait much longer for general availability. It would see likely the announcement and code availability will be on Monday of VMworld San Francisco again, which falls on August 26, 2013. It doesn't look likely I'll get to attend VMworld this time around, but I'll most certainly be tinkering with the most notable changes that make it to the final release. Want to stay tuned? Simply follow TinkerTry.
My personal wish list for ESXi 5.5/6.0:
What am I craving, for my own, selfish, vZilla home lab server needs?
- support for >2TB virtual disks in my VMs, see also TinkerTry.com/beyond2tbvmdisksizemaximum
- hoping VMDirectPath, aka, pass through, continues to breadth of device support (ESXi 5.0 to 5.1 actually stepped backwards for my own USB 3.0 tests), see also TinkerTry.com/usb3passthru
- hoping vSphere Web Client performs better, when combined with the vCenter appliance, especially when both sides of the connection are running off pure SSD, see also TinkerTry.com/create-vsphere-web-client-google-chrome-application-shortcut
- better USB 3.0 support, see also TinkerTry.com/esxi-5-1-sort-of-supports-usb-3-0
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