Tag Archives: Upgrade

NSX 6.2.4 containing DFW and VMSA-2016-0007.2 fixes releasd

NSXVMware has released an update for their network virtualization platform NSX. The updated fixes the Distributed Firewall Issue that forced VMware to pull NSX 6.2.3 from distribution. This update also fixes the SSL-VPN Issue announced in Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0007.2 (CVE-2016-2079).

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NSX 6.2.3 with Free Log Insight Entitlement released

VMware has release an update for their network virtualization platform NSX. Together with some minor changes to the product itself, VMware announced that all users with a NSX 6.2.3 (and beyond) license are now entitled to vRealize Log Insight for NSX at no additional charge.

What’s new in VMware NSX 6.2.3

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VMware ESXi 6.0 – Unsupported Hardware

hcl-60Double check your vendor support when updating ESXi hosts from VMware vSphere 5.5 to 6.0. There are a lot of systems that are no longer supported. The following servers were supported in 5.5 but are according to the VMware HCL no longer supported in vSphere 6.0.

Your server is listed and you want to upgrade? Don’t panic.

  • Usually, the list gets smaller a couple of weeks after a new vSphere version has been released. I will update this post when I notice changes.
  • Not supported does not mean that it does not work.
  • Servers get certified by their vendor, not VMware. If you want a server to get certified, ask your vendor.
  • Vendor support matrices and VMware HCL have some mismatches at the moment (HP and IBM). Servers are listed at the bottom. Pleask ask your vendor or VMware if you are allowed to upgrade.
  • Did I miss something? Please comment.

Last Update: September 10, 2015

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Can I Upgrade ESXi 6.0 Beta/RC to ESXi 6.0 GA?

There are many 6.0 Beta and RC versions running at the moment. With the vSphere 6.0 going GA today a question came up on upgrading Beta software to GA software.

From the vSphere Documentation, this upgrade is not supported:

You can upgrade an ESXi 5.0.x, ESXi 5.1.x, ESXi 5.5.0, or ESXi 5.5.х host directly to 6.0.


Despite it is unsupported, you can actually upgrade ESXi 6.0 RC to ESXi 6.0 GA. I would not recommend doing this in production, but it works: Read more »

Upgrade vCenter 5.1 to 5.5 error: “The existing ssl certificate is invalid”

The upgrade from vCenter Server 5.1 to vCenter Server 5.5 (5.5.0 and 5.5.0a) fails during the SSO installation with the following error message:

The existing ssl certificate is invalid

After verifying the certificate i could confirm that it is valid and not expired. After troubleshooting the update log I figured out that the problem was caused by a wrong registry entry. The old 5.1 installation was using an IP address instead of the vCenters FQDN.

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Warning 25000 at vCenter 5.5 Update – How to handle?

When you are updating VMware vCenter Server 5.1 to version 5.5 you always get that “Warning 25000” message. This post shows how to check that the certificate is valid, and how to replace a expired certificate

Warning 25000. Please verify that the SSL certificate for your vCenter Single Sign-On 5.1 SSL is not expired. If it did expire, please replace it with a valid certificate before upgrading to vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5.

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Howto Update vCenter and ESXi Hosts to vSphere 5.5

The recently released major update of VMware vSphere, version 5.5 addresses several issues in vSphere 5.1. An update is absolutely recommended as it resolves many issues and reduces the complexity of some components like Single Sign-On. This update guide shows a small Walk-though how to Update you Platform to vSphere 5.5.


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VMware ESXi 5.5 – Unsupported Hardware

Double check your vendors support when updating ESXi hosts from VMware vSphere 5.x to 5.5. There are a lot of systems that are no longer supported. The following servers were supported in 5.x but are no longer supported in 5.5:

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vSphere 5.5 Download – Public Available!

As VMware has announced it at VMworld in San Francisco, the new release of its flagship server virtualization product is now available for everyone. Grab your copy here (You need a My VMware account):

VMware vSphere 5.5 Download

New Product Version:

  • VMware vCenter Server 5.5.0 Build 1312299
  • VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Build 1331820

I have also updated my Release History Database:


Updating ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1 – Unsupported Hardware

Be careful when updating you ESXi hosts from VMware vSphere 5.0 to 5.1. The following servers were supported in 5.0 but are no longer supported in 5.1:

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