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Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, VMware vSphere 4 Update 2 released in Technical; The vSphere 4 Update 2 is available, plenty of changes (see release notes) but I'm happy to see official support ...
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    VMware vSphere 4 Update 2 released

    The vSphere 4 Update 2 is available, plenty of changes (see release notes) but I'm happy to see official support for Ubuntu 10.4 and FT support for Intel 5600 processors.

    vCenter Update 2 Release Notes
    ESX Update 2 Release Notes
    ESXi Update 2 Release Notes

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    I never noticed that Data Recovery 1.2 has also been released with vSphere 4U2

    Data recovery is a backup to disk utility provided with VMware vSphere. Great on paper but failed to deliver reliable backups. You would forever get stalled backups and hung consistency checks, but for bundled in product it did save a few pence.

    The change log looks like they have resolved many of the issues, so fingers crossed.

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    ??????

    So how does this fit in with VMWare Consolidated backup?

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    Data Recovery is a standalone product, where VCB is desinged to integrate with your exsisting backup software (eg BackupExec). VCB will support larger VMware estates, Data Recovery only support 100 VM's per instance.

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    Hmm

    Future releases of VMware vCenter Server might not support installation on 32-bit Windows operating systems. VMware recommends installing vCenter Server on a 64-bit Windows operating system.

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    I installed this update on my ESXi Box (a HP ProLiant ML115), and keep getting Purple Screen of Death's, so I'd advise anyone with this ESXi box not to update yet.

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    Installed it on our ESX hosts yesterday.. no weird things untill now
    BTW i allways install it from scratch, so no update

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    Just out of curisotiy, if I perform a clean install of ESXi on one of my HDD's, will I still be able to access the data on the datastores when the reinstall is finished?

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    What's the best way to install the update? We have 4 ESX hosts and I don't want to update a host and then have it not available. Do you move all VM's on the host to another host and perfom the update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomStanley View Post
    I installed this update on my ESXi Box (a HP ProLiant ML115), and keep getting Purple Screen of Death's, so I'd advise anyone with this ESXi box not to update yet.
    Which version? If it was the HP CIM ESXi version, then it's always done that (although it can be fixed).

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    It was just the standalone ESXi version - would you recommend installing the HP version instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomStanley View Post
    It was just the standalone ESXi version - would you recommend installing the HP version instead?
    On a ML115 the HP version was guaranteed to give a PSOD just after boot due to some of the CIM agents not working with lower end HP boxes, thats the only reason I asked incase you were running the HP version.

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    Ahh I see. It's just the standard ESXi from VMWare themselves that i'm using.

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    I can't seem to find on the website to download Update 2. I prefer to have a clean install of ESXi rather than do an upgrade. Has VMware uploaded this any where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badders View Post
    What's the best way to install the update? We have 4 ESX hosts and I don't want to update a host and then have it not available. Do you move all VM's on the host to another host and perfom the update?
    ESX hosts ? do you have a shared SAN were the VM's are stored ? then you'll have no problem by placing 1 host in maintenacnce mode and upgrade/reinstall the os.

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