I’ve been nuts deep in a SAN migration project recently and promptly missed the announcement that VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4 is now available for download. I haven’t had time to put it through its paces yet, but noticed in the release notes that some plugins have been updated, some more useful things have been added to Virtual Machine monitoring, and this little nugget with esxcfg-mpath (a command dear to my heart) still isn’t fixed. But, hey, it’s still better than Sun’s CAM.
I’ve been doing some internal upgrades recently and noticed a few things that could cause some grief down the track. But firstly, this comic is really neat.
Another issue to look out for, which you’ll encounter first because you’re doing your VirtualCenter before building your ESX 3.5 environment (normally) is a minor issue relating to the use of the SQL Native Client ODBC Driver. Apparently the SQL Server driver is now longer good enough for VC and SQL 2005. More instructions can be found here – “Upgrades and new installations of VirtualCenter Server With Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Require SQL Native Client ODBC Driver”. If you’re scratching around for the files, go to the Microsoft site and get them from here.