New Updates of VMware Products

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VMware Data Recovery 1.2 Available.

Release Notes - Download Link - Admin Guide

Here are some highlights of the new release:

  • a file level restore client for Linux virtual machines

  • ability to run up to 10 VDR appliances per vCenter Server instance

  • ability to fast switch between the deployed appliances via the vSphere Client plug-in

  • Miscellaneous vSphere Client Plug-In user interface enhancements including:

  • The means to name backup jobs during their creation.

  • Additional information about the current status of destination disks including the disk's health and the degree of space savings provided by the de-duplication store's optimizations.

  • Information about the datastore from which virtual disks are backed up.

VMware vCenter Server 4.0 Update 2

Release Notes - Download Link

Here Are some Highlights of the new release

Guest Operating System Customization Improvements: vCenter Server now supports customization of the following guest operating systems:

  • Windows XP Professional SP2 (x64) serviced by Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • SLES 11 (x32 and x64)
  • SLES 10 SP3 (x32 and x64)
  • RHEL 5.5 Server Platform (x32 and x64)
  • RHEL 5.4 Server Platform (x32 and x64)
  • RHEL 4.8 Server Platform (x32 and 64)
  • Debian 5.0 (x32 and x64)
  • Debian 5.0 R1 (x32 and x64)
  • Debian 5.0 R2 (x32 and x64)

- Resolved Issues :In addition, this release delivers a number of bug fixes that have been documented in the Resolved Issues section.

VMware ESX 4.0 Update 2

Release Notes  -  Download Link

Here Are some Highlights of the new release

  • Enablement of Fault Tolerance Functionality for Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors without Fault Tolerance. vSphere 4.0 Update 2 enables Fault Tolerance functionality for the Intel Xeon 56xx Series processors.

  • Enablement of Fault Tolerance Functionality for Intel i3/i5 Clarkdale Series and Intel Xeon 34xx Clarkdale Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the Intel i3/i5 Clarkdale Series and Intel Xeon 34xx Clarkdale Series processors without Fault Tolerance. vSphere 4.0 Update 2 enables Fault Tolerance functionality for the Intel i3/i5 Clarkdale Series and Intel Xeon 34xx Clarkdale Series processors.

  • Enablement of IOMMU Functionality for AMD Opteron 61xx and 41xx Series processors— vSphere 4.0 Update 1 supports the AMD Opteron 61xx and 41xx Series processors without input/output memory management unit (IOMMU). vSphere 4.0 Update 2 enables IOMMU functionality for the AMD Opteron 61xx and 41xx Series processors.

  • Enhancement of the esxtop/resxtop utility**—** vSphere 4.0 Update 2 includes an enhancement of the performance monitoring utilities, esxtop and resxtop. The esxtop/resxtop utilities now provide visibility into the performance of NFS datastores in that they display the following statistics for NFS datastores: Reads/s, writes/s, MBreads/s, MBwrtn/s, cmds/s, GAVG/s(guest latency).

  • Additional Guest Operating System Support— ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 2 adds support for Ubuntu 10.04. For a complete list of supported guest operating systems with this release, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

  • Resolved Issues In addition, this release delivers a number of bug fixes that have been documented in the Resolved Issues section.

  • CIM and API

  • Guest Operating System

  • Internationalization

  • Miscellaneous

  • Networking

  • Server Configuration

  • Storage

  • Supported Hardware

  • Upgrade and Installation

  • vCenter Server, vSphere Client, and vSphere Web Access

  • Virtual Machine Management

  • vMotion and Storage vMotion

  • VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • VMware Tools