Vcenter and Vsphere 5.5 U2 released!

Here is the link to the release notes:

Of major note to me, especially a proud supporter of the thick client:
Unable to edit settings for virtual machines with hardware version 10 using the vSphere client
When you attempt to perform the Edit Settings operation using the vSphere Client (C# Client) in a virtual machine with hardware version 10 (vmx-10), the attempt fails with the following error message:

You cannot use the vSphere client to edit the settings of virtual machines of version 10 or higher. Use the vSphere Web Client to edit the settings of this virtual machine.

This issue is resolved in this release.

Also database support updates:
vCenter Server database support: vCenter Server now supports the following external databases:

Oracle 12c. Important: For pre-requisite requirements, see KB 2079443.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1
Microsoft SQL Server 2014


Temporarily adjust the Customization Wizard missing from Web Client

It was brought up on the forums earlier this year and I have confirmed that this is an issue in Vsphere 5.5 U1.  There is an option in the C# thick client when trying to deploy a VM where you can select the a Customization Spec and then choose to temporarily adjust before deployment.  See screen below:



This is a great option for those that want to keep most of the details, but maybe want to just change the IP address. This option appears to now be gone in the web client.  So, until it is resolved users will have to continue using the thick client for this.

If you look at the screenshots below, you can attempt to choose that option, but it takes you to a screen to create a brand new PERMANENT customization spec.  I plan on following up with VMware to determine if this was by design somehow.





Powercli 5.8 R1Released

In case you missed it, Powercli 5.8 R1 was just released. It looks like they mostly added more support for the SRM API and Storage Policy-Based Management (which I don’t currently use).

Here is a link to the release notes:

I have pasted them here for your convenience.

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