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Mar 11 2014

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 released

Today, March 11, VMware released the vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1 and ESXi 5.5 Update 1 and some new enhancements includes:

  • vCloud Hybrid Service vSphere Client Plug-in, is now available in vSphere Web Client
  • vCenter Server is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2
  • ESXi 5.5 Update 1 includes support for VMware Virtual SAN.

I have listed a few issues i have seen that are fixed in this release:

  • Attempts to log in to vSphere Web Client by a member of a Local OS group might fail with an authentication error.
  • Attempts to install vCenter Server 5.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system might fail with an error message.
  • After upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5, login attempts to vCenter Server fail with an invalid credentials error.
  • Attempts to perform vMotion simultaneously on multiple virtual machines within vApp fails with an error stating that a vApp operation is in progress.
  • Performance data chart reports a data unavailable error message.
  • Attempts to log in to vSphere Web Client by a member of a Local OS group might fail with an authentication error.
  •  VMX process might fail error message when a virtual machine is powered off
  •  VMXNET3 adapter resets in Windows Server 2008 R2 due to frequent changes in RSS
  •  Intel e1000e network interface driver might stop responding on received (RX) traffic

The release notes for vCenter Server can be found here, and the ESXi release notes can be found here.

You can download the software here.

vCloud Director version 5.5.1 was also released today and the release notes can be found here
Below is a list of good vCD enhancements and it’s really good we can now run Windows 2012 R2 VMs in vCD:

  • Increased platform operating system support:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Increased guest operating system support:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with service pack 3
    • Ubuntu 13.10
    • Ubuntu 12.0.4.3
    • Windows 8.1 32-bit
    • Windows 8.1 64-bit
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 64-bit guest customization for the following OS:es:
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows 2008
    • Windows 2008 R2

Other software updates to the vCloud Suite released today includes:

  • VMware vSphere Replication 5.5.1 – release notes here
  • VMware vSphere Data Protection 5.5.6 – release notes here
  • VMware vCenter Orchestrator Appliance 5.5.1 – release notes here
  • VMware vCloud Director 5.5.1 – release notes here
  • VMware vCenter Operations Manager Standard 5.8.1 – release notes here

2 comments

  1. Brad

    Hey thats good to hear… Do you know where we can download the bin file of vcloud director 5.5.1

  2. magander3

    Yes, use the link provided in the blog post where it says “You can download the software here.”

    //Magnus

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