Adding Async VMware Tools versions to Update Manager

Why aren’t VMware Tools at the right version on patched hosts? A customer called with a question about updating VMware Tools as part of a recent security patch (https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0009.html).    The patch resolves an address out-of-bounds vulnerability in VMware Tools that was present in certain versions of the software (10.2.x and…

Back up the vCenter Server Appliance

Now that you have migrated to the vCenter Server Appliance (or VCSA), you should start exploring some of the features included in the 6.5 version of the VCSA. Today, we will be looking at one of those features that you should definitely be using – Backup! The VCSA Backup function…

Changes in VMware Tools Bundling for vSphere 6.5 Update 1

One of the changes with vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is how VMware Tools are bundled.  This will primarily affect those who have older Windows systems, or are running operating systems outside of Windows or Linux. Quick Review Each build of ESXi contains ISO images for the current VMware tools installer…

VMware Updates – vSphere 6.5 Update 1 is now GA

A number of VMware updates were released last night.  This includes the highly anticipated Update 1 for vSphere 6.5.  This will allow upgrades from vSphere 6.0 Update 3. Lets get right to the details… vSphere 6.5 Update 1 This is the much awaited release that will allow anyone running vSphere…