In the past couple weeks, The Register and VMware KB articles have highlighted the two latest ESXi bugs – one for 5.5 and one for 6.0. The bugs are significant because they can result in VM communication errors across hosts, and the inability to back them up or even power them on.
The good news is that CloudPhysics is in a unique position to detect these issues. When the KB articles are released, we immediately catalog their content to identify affected users across our installed base and notify them to make the necessary updates and bypass the risk.
Run the checks yourself
For those not yet using CloudPhysics, now is a great time to check it out. We just created two new analytics (we call them Cards) to identify hosts at risk from these latest ESXi bugs. Both new cards are available in our Free Edition. The Cards are:
- “ESXi 5.5 Patch ESXi550-201504002 NSX Bug” to address http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2116370 After upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Release ESXi550-201504002, virtual machines using VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x or Cisco Nexus 1000v are unable to communicate across hosts
- “ESXi 6.0 Patch ESXi600-201505401-BG VM Bug” to address http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2116126 VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201505401-BG: Updates esx-base
Let CloudPhysics be your vSphere watchdog!
Operational risk is a big deal for IT administrators who understand that environments change, and that at times even their core enterprise software solutions have issues too. CloudPhysics is like a watchdog for vSphere admins, exposing daily hazards and proactively letting them know when changing conditions are creating risk. You may recall that we did this when Heartbleed was identified.
Ensuring host and overall vSphere health is core to our mission. We know these kinds of issues are going to continually surface over time due to the highly complex, dynamic nature of virtual infrastructure. We’re here to help our customers proactively find these problematic needles in very large haystacks before they cause damage.
Try CloudPhysics today and determine for yourself if you’re at risk for the latest ESXi bugs, or any of the hundreds of other operational hazards we watchdog. Installation takes about 15 minutes. Sleep better tonight by installing today!