How to install patches or updates for your VMware ESX host using Update Manager

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Mrz 242010
 

Source: VMware KBTV >>

We have a new video for you today detailing installing patches or updates to your VMware ESX host using VMware vCenter Update Manager. This video was created using ESX 4.0 and Update Manager 4.0. The same basic steps apply to other versions of ESX. This video also shows you how to determine how often your host checks for patches or updates, where to schedule the task, and how to run the task manually.

For more information and context, continue reading the KB article: Updating an ESX host using vCenter Update Manager.

Updating an ESX host using vCenter Update Manager


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How to virtualize an application using VMware ThinApp

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Mrz 242010
 

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This video walks you through the process of virtualizing an application using VMware ThinApp. The video uses the Setup Capture Wizard in Thinapp and provides some context to some of the screens you will interact with. Virtualizing an application lets you deploy it to many users without having to install the application on every system.

For more information and context, continue reading the KB article: Using the ThinApp Setup Capture wizard to virtualize an application.

Using the ThinApp Setup Capture wizard to virtualize an application


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Troubleshooting vmware-hostd service if it fails or stops responding (1002849)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Troubleshooting vmware-hostd service if it fails or stops responding
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The vmware-hostd management service is the main communication channel between ESX hosts and VMkernel. If vmware-hostd fails, ESX hosts disconnects from VirtualCenter and

      
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NetXen NC510F 10GB adapter not detected (1007034)

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Mrz 242010
 

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NetXen NC510F 10GB adapter not detected
(1007034)

· The NetXen NC510F is being picked up but is not being assigned as a vmnic. · The NetXen NC510F cannot be used. · NetXen cards use the unm_nic (3.4.115) driver and you can see that this is also

      
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Troubleshooting timekeeping issues in Linux guest operating systems (1011771)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Troubleshooting timekeeping issues in Linux guest operating systems
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· Time in the virtual machine jumps forward and back · Time in the virtual machine runs slowly · Time in the virtual machine runs quickly This article provides steps for

      
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Determining detailed build number information for VMware Fusion (1012055)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Determining detailed build number information for VMware Fusion
(1012055)

This article provides steps for determining what the build number is for VMware Fusion. To determine the build number for VMware Fusion: 1) Launch VMware Fusion. 2) Click the

      
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Perfmon does not start logging when all VMware-specific counters are selected for a virtual machine performance object (1013677)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Perfmon does not start logging when all VMware-specific counters are selected for a virtual machine performance object
(1013677)

This is an issue on Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (32-bit) systems only. This problem occurs when

      
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Importing a Parallels virtual machine fails: The virtual machine was not properly shut down (1013957)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Importing a Parallels virtual machine fails: The virtual machine was not properly shut down
(1013957)

· Importing a virtual machine from Parallels fails with the error:   The Virtual Machine was not properly Shut Down, Close and Try Again. This error

      
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Update Manager install or upgrade fails if authentication credentials contain a semicolon (1014119)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Update Manager install or upgrade fails if authentication credentials contain a semicolon
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· Update Manager 4.0 installation or upgrade fails · You see one or more of the following errors: · · Error 25085.Setup failed to register VMware

      
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Upgrading ESX fails with the error: Unable to enable interface. This address may be in use by an other host. (1014413)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Upgrading ESX fails with the error: Unable to enable interface. This address may be in use by an other host.
(1014413)

· Upgrading ESX 3.5 to ESX 4.0 using the vi hostupdate utility fails at 89% · Remediation using Update Manager fails · Upgrading

      
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Security warning displays when running ThinApp Capture from a network share (1014871)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Security warning displays when running ThinApp Capture from a network share
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· When launching a ThinApp captured application from a network share, you see the following security warning: The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you

      
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Disabling Network boot option from appearing in a virtual machine’s BIOS (1014906)

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Mrz 242010
 

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Disabling Network boot option from appearing in a virtual machine’s BIOS
(1014906)

    This article provides steps to prevent the Network boot option from appearing in a virtual machine’s BIOS. Removing this option prevents access to PXE boot. To

      
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Gartner Says 60 Percent of Virtualized Servers Will Be Less Secure Than the Physical Servers They Replace Through 2012

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Mrz 172010
 

Source: Gartner Press Release >> http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1322414

Gartner Says 60 Percent of Virtualized Servers Will Be Less Secure Than the Physical Servers They Replace Through 2012

Gartner Outlines Six Most Common Virtualization Security Risks and How to Combat Them

STAMFORD, Conn., March 15, 2010 —  

Through 2012, 60 percent of virtualized servers will be less secure than the physical servers they replace, according to Gartner, Inc. Although Gartner expects this figure to fall to 30 percent by the end of 2015, analysts warned that many virtualization deployment projects are being undertaken without involving the information security team in the initial architecture and planning stages.

„Virtualization is not inherently insecure,“ said Neil MacDonald, vice president and Gartner fellow. „However, most virtualized workloads are being deployed insecurely. The latter is a result of the immaturity of tools and processes and the limited training of staff, resellers and consultants.“

Gartner research indicates that at the end of 2009, only 18 percent of enterprise data center workloads that could be virtualized had been virtualized; the number is expected to grow to more than 50 percent by the close of 2012. As more workloads are virtualized, as workloads of different trust levels are combined and as virtualized workloads become more mobile, the security issues associated with virtualization become more critical to address.

Gartner has identified the six most common virtualization security risks together with advice on how each issue might be addressed:


Risk: Information Security Isn’t Initially Involved in the Virtualization Projects

Survey data from Gartner conferences in late 2009 indicates that about 40 percent of virtualization deployment projects were undertaken without involving the information security team in the initial architecture and planning stages. Typically, the operations teams will argue that nothing has really changed — they already have skills and processes to secure workloads, operating systems (OSs) and the hardware underneath. While true, this argument ignores the new layer of software in the form of a hypervisor and virtual machine monitor (VMM) that is introduced when workloads are virtualized.


>> Read full article on http://www.Gartner.com

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How does the VMware Technical Support escalation process work?

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Mrz 172010
 

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This video overviews the VMware Technical Support escalation process. The video details information that is found in various places on our website and consolidates it into this easy to follow video. Includes information about our Technical Support locations and model, as well as how to request an escalation and what to expect during an escalation.

VMware Technical Support escalation


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Adjusting the VMware High Availability failover timeout value (1000510)

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Mrz 172010
 

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Adjusting the VMware High Availability failover timeout value
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Caution: Increasing the VMware HA timeout value also increases the amount of time before real failures are detected. A longer failure detection time may cause a longer outage

      
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