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What's New in vSphere 5.5 Update 2

On 2014-09-09 VMware released a bunch of new versions, including vSphere 5.5 Update 2.

  • ESXi 5.5 U2 supports hosts with up to 6TB of RAM
  • vCenter Server 5.5 U2 support for Oracle 12c, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • vSphere Client (C# Client) can now edit VM Hardware Version 10 - More Information here
  • The Customer Experience Improvement Program can be joined to send anonymous information to improve the quality, reliability, and functionality of VMware products - More Information here
  • Lots of fixed Issues

Release Notes:

vSphere 5.5 U2 C# Client can now edit Hardware Version 10 VMs

Slightly hidden in vSphere 5.5 Update 2 there is a new vSphere C# Client that can edit Virtual Machines running the latest Virtual Hardware (vmx-10). Instead of getting an error message when trying to edit Virtual Machines with Hardware Version 10 you can now reconfigure these machines with the legacy C# client. Understandably you can only edit pre-5.1 features. All 5.1/5.5 features are still only available with the vSphere Web Client.

With the vSphere Client you would usually see the following error message:

You-cannot-edit-vm-version-10

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Howto Update vCenter Server from 5.1 to 5.1 Update 1

About 6 months after the release of VMware vSphere 5.1 the first Update is available since this weekend. As you know, the vCenter Server has been split into 4 services: Single-Sign On, Inventory Service, vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client. That makes the update process a little bit more more complex. Here is a small Walk-though how to Update to vSphere 5.1.0 U1

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