VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4 Released

ESX 3.5 Update 4 was released yesterday. It can be downloaded from here: http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/

Here’s a brief overview on what’s new from the release notes:

Expanded Support for Enhanced vmxnet Adapter — The new VMXNET version improves virtual machine networking performance and requires VMware tools upgrade.

Enablement of Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series

QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter Driver Update

Emulex Fibre Channel Adapter Driver Update

LSI megaraid_sas and mptscsi Storage Controller Driver Update

Newly Supported Guest Operating Systems – For more complete information about supported guests included in this release, see the Guest Operating System Installation Guide: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition and Server Edition (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Windows Preinstallation Environment 2.0 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Furthermore, pre-built kernel modules (PBMs) were added in this release for the following guests:

  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04.2

Newly Supported Management Agents

Newly Supported I/O Devices

The release notes can be found here: http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_esx35u4_rel_notes.html

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I have over 18 years helping small to large enterprise businesses nationwide with their enterprise storage, backup and recovery, disaster recovery and system virtualization solutions. He holds numerous storage and virtualization certifications and has personally delivered over 300 complex enterprise solution implementations. He has been privileged to speak at various national events on the topics of datacenter virtualization, end-user virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure and disaster recovery.

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