Monday, November 10, 2008

VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3 released

Today, it was released the third update of VMware ESX platform, respectively. The third update of VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 was released a month ago. Interesting release policy. Perhaps, it has something to do with the "power on VM bug" (details here) which was critical around the August 12. After that, VMware announced some changes in the quality assurance of their products.

Now, what the third updates of both products brought? Vmware VirtualCenter 2.5 update 3 didn't bring anything new. It is just a bug fix release. Really, check the "What's New" section in the release notes.

VMware ESX 3.5 update 3 is introducing support of next versions of popular operating systems like RHEL 4.7 or Solaris 10 update 6. Further, it has extended support of SATA controllers. Now, it should be possible to install and run it on PC-like servers with Intel ICH-7 chipset. Finally, it was raised the maximum limit of vCPUs per physical CPU core. The old maximum value is 8, the new one is 20!

Aren't you satisfied with the new stuff? Go through the official release notes and you might find more.

2 comments:

ipas said...

"Now, it should be possible to install and run it on PC-like servers with Intel ICH-7 chipset."

This is not true (anymore)

ICH-7 vmfs storages are no longer supported with ESX 3.5 Update 3.

David Sumsky said...

Thank you for your correction. I have overlooked it in the release notes.