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vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1g released

This week VMware released the Update 1g for vCenter Server.

With this update VMware fixes two issues.

First it provides a part of the hypervisor-assisted guest mitigation (CVE-2017-5715) and second it fixes an issue with putting ESXi hosts into an empty EVC Cluster.

The full information about the vCenter updates can be found here: vCenter 6.5 Update 1fg

Version: vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1g (6.5.0.15000)
Build: 8024368

How to update the VCSA can be found here: Update VCSA 6.5

vExpert 2018 – four in a row – wohoooo

I’m really glad about my fourth star. Thanks to VMware for recognizing me.

Looking forward to be part of the community next year too ;)

 

vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1f released

Just one month after releasing vCenter Update1e VMware released the Update 1f for vCenter Server.

The Update patches the vCSA operating system (Photon OS) against Spectre-1 (CVE-2017-5753) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754).
A patch for the Spectre-2-vulnerability (CVE-2017-5715) is still not availiable.

The full information about the vCenter updates can be found here: vCenter 6.5 Update 1f

Version: vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1f (6.5.0.14100)
Build: 7801515

How to update the VCSA can be found here: Update VCSA 6.5

vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1e released

VMware released a new update for the vCenter. The Update mainly focuses fixing the Spectre and Meltdown issue.

For more information you can find the release notes here: vCenter 6.5 Update 1e

Version: vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1e (6.5.0.14000)
Build: 7515524

How to update the VCSA can be found here: Update VCSA 6.5

HTML5 Client / Web Client – disable password expiry message

After upgrading my production vCSA to 6.5 Update 1d a few days ago the complete handling of the vCenter is quite good. The HTML5 Client runs very good, but don’t have all features, so the Java-based Web Client must do some of the work.
One very disturbing thing is the “Your password will expire in xx days”-Message everytime you log in.

But it doesn’t have to. You can configure the time before the reminder appears.

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