Eric Siebert heeft het weer voor elkaar. Een super lijst met handige links over ESX 3.5 en VC 2.5

Compatibility & Version Info:
VI3 Key Features & Benefits Summary by Version –
VMware Infrastructure Compatibility Matrixes –
Details of What’s New and Improved In VI3 Version 3.5 –

Must Read:
RTFM Upgrade guide for ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 –‘s_New_and_Different_in_Vi3-5.pdf

Release Notes/Install, Upgrade and Patch Guide:
ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 Release Notes –
ESX Server 3 Installation Guide –
Upgrade Guide –
ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide –

Additional documentation:
Configuration Maximums for VMware Infrastructure 3 –
Quick Start Guide –
Basic System Administration –
Virtual Infrastructure Web Access Administrator’s Guide –
ESX Server 3 Configuration Guide –
Resource Management Guide –
Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Guide –
iSCSI SAN Configuration Guide –
Virtual Machine Backup Guide –
VMware Infrastructure 3 Primer –

Additional downloads:
Remote CLI Download –
License Server for ESX 3.5 –
CPU Compatibility Tool for ESX 3.5 –

VMware Converter Enterprise for VirtualCenter 2.5 Admin Guide –
VMware Converter Enterprise for VirtualCenter 2.5 Release Notes –

Update Manager:
VMware Update Manager Release Notes –
VMware Update Manager Admin Guide –
VMware Update Manager Sizing Estimator –

Latest Hardware Compatibility Guides:
Systems –
I/O –
Storage/SAN –
Backup Software –

Blog & News Articles:
VMware ESX 3.5 goes live with key new features –,289142,sid94_gci1285629,00.html
What’s new in ESX 3.5 & VC 2.5? –
VMware VI Client 2.5 does not support 64-bit workstations –

Relevant KB Articles:
Updates to your VMware VI3 Starter Licenses –
Changes in licensing for VI3 Standard Edition When upgrading to VI 3.5 –
Understanding VI 3.5 Licensing: Server and Host-based Licensing Models –

ESX 3.5:
Installing ESX Server throws an “Anaconda Error” in the Partitioning Options screen –
VMFS Partition cannot be created for “Typical” ESX Server Installation if Prior installation is detected –
IBM System x3850 M2 and System x3950 M2 Servers fail to connect to 100Mbps Networks –
Installing the Tivoli Storage Manager Client on the Service Console results in an error –
Virtual Machine on a RDM Shared Storage becomes invalid after migration from ESX Server 2.5.x to ESX Server 3.5 or 3i –
Vmotion is disabled after ESX Server upgrade –
Certain Special Characters cause software iSCSI Initiator CHAP Configuration corruption –
Connection to ESX Server host through VI Client is lost if you attempt to delete several VM’s at once from the Datastore Browser –
Storage Devices connected to McData FC Switch through Qlogic adapters occasionally do not re-appear after reboot –
Snapshot operations submitted directly to an ESX Server Host during Storage vMotion corrupts Virtual Machine data –
Storage vMotion on a VM with I/O intensive workload may result incorrectly in a timeout error –
Upgrading to ESX Server 3.5 when the Root Parition is nearly full might cause Incomplete System Configuration –
Restarting Hostd (mgmt-vmware) on ESX Server hosts restarts Hosted Virtual Machines where VM Auto Startup/Shutdown is enabled –
ESX Server becomes temporarily unresponsive under a Heavy I/O load –
Consolidation of Large or Deeply Nested Snapshots using VirtualCenter, SDK or VCB might take longer on ESX Server 3.5 than on ESX Server 3.0.x –

Consolidated Backup 1.1:
Upgrading Consolidated Backup version 1.0.x to 1.1 causes the installer to hang –
Consolidated Backup cannot create Quiesced Snapshots of VM’s running Windows Vista –
VCB 1.1 Command Line utility connection to port 902 causes an error message –

VC 2.5:
When you install SQL Server Express on a System where SQL Native Client is present the installation might fail with error –
VirtualCenter Server Fails to Start after your replace Default SSL Ceritifcates with Custom Certificates –
Error Message During Installation: error 1603: error installing Windows installer engine –
Administrative Credentials are Required for Oracle and SQL Database when Installing or Upgrading VirtualCenter –
Client-side CD-ROM or Floppy can become disconnected –
VirtualCenter Server does not detect changes in Host IP Address unless SSL Certificate Verification has been enabled –
Permission problem if host had been in lockdown mode –
Virtual Machines might lose Network Connectivity when moved to a different Port Group –
Powering on Virtual Machines with multiple PCI Devices might fail –
Incorrect Device Paths for LUNs displayed in Storage Summary –
VirtualCenter Consolidation service Usernames and Passwords must use only ASCII characters –
VI Client installation fails on Windows Vista Business Edition with enabled Anti-virus software –
VirtualCenter Server might crash in a cluster with Manual or Partially Automatic DRS and Automatic DPM –
Deleting Snapshots of VM’s with Heavy disk I/O might cause host to be Disconnected from VirtualCenter –
Paravirtualization option is not Disabled for Unsupported Operating Systems –
VirtualCenter Server installation fails or results in an error if your system does not have MDAC 2.8 SP1 or later installed –
Installing Update Manager with Unified Installer might faile if Disparate Databases are used –
Some Alarms may disappear after upgrading to VirtualCenter 2.5 –
VirtualCenter Database upgrade fails with an exception when a Password that contains Apostrophes or Double Quotes is used –
The VirtualCenter Server might Crash when using an older ODBC driver with Oracle 9i –
Guest Operating System Standby feature removed in VirtualCenter Server 2.5 –
Cannot specify Destination Folder on Non-default Datacenter when Cloning Virtual Machines –
VirtualCenter Service will not start on a machine with non-Ascii characters in it’s Machine Name –
vMotion from ESX Server 3.5 hosts to ESX Server 3.0.x hosts causes the console sessions of the migrated VM’s to become blank –
Automatic VMware Tools upgrade does not upgrade to the latest version on VM’s with Insufficient space in the Root parition –



7 thoughts on “VMware: Lots of VMware ESX 3.5 & VC 2.5 links

  1. This is nog a keygen. This is the licenserver whitch is needed for VirtualCenter server and also needed for VMware ESX 3.x server.

    Goodluck with your search.

  2. Is the admin guide not available anymore since version 3.5 of ESX? Or has it been replaced by (several) other document(s)??

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