VMware KB Digest – New Articles Published for Week Ending 6/1/13

In our effort to provide our viewers with up to the minute information on VMware related news and topics, we’re posting the following list of new KB Entries for this week, direct from VMware Support.

VMware Data Recovery

vSphere Data Protection data migration tool fails with the error: Failed to attach VDR Appliance (2052476)
Date Published: 5/27/2013

VMware ESX
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201305402-SG: Updates sudo package (2044243)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201305403-SG: Updates bind-libs and bind-utils RPMs (2044245)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201305404-SG: Updates libxml2 (2046005)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
VMware ESX 4.0, Patch Release ESX400-201305001 (2044240)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201305401-SG: Updates VMkernel, VMware Tools, VMX, hostd (2044242)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
Conflicts detected after a compliance check on the ESX/ESXi host using Update Manager (2047091)
Date Published: 5/27/2013
Attempts to upgrade from ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0 using Update Manager might fail with an error (2051781)
Date Published: 5/29/2013

VMware ESXi
VMware ESXi 4.0, Patch Release ESXi400-201305001 (2044241)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201305401-SG: Updates Firmware (2044246)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
BCM5719 NICs are not detected after installing or upgrading the host to ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 01 (2047258)
Date Published: 5/27/2013
Poor performance while deploying virtual machines over the network (2052302)
Date Published: 5/27/2013
ESXi 5.x host fails with a purple diagnostic screen when using LSI MegaRAID SAS Driver (2052368)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
ESXi 5.1 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen or kernel panic while migrating a virtual machine (2052442)
Date Published: 5/30/2013
Creating or editing rules using PowerCLI Auto Deploy Cmdlets fail with the error: Failed to convert ItemList to VI Object (2052633)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
VMware ESXi 4.0 Patch ESXi400-201305402-BG: Updates VMware Tools (2044247)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
Cannot add a USB device from a client computer running Windows Vista or 7 to a virtual machine (2052632)
Date Published: 5/28/2013
Attempting to quiesce a snaphost fails with the error: ‘VmBackupOnThaw’ operation failed (2039900)
Date Published: 5/28/2013
Modifications to the /etc/pam.d/system-auth configuration file are removed after applying a patch or rebooting the host (2050377)
Date Published: 5/27/2013
RHEL 5.x or CentOS 5.x operating system might fail to boot or the installation might be unsuccessful if more than 8 vCPUs are configured (2052087)
Date Published: 5/29/2013
ESXi 5.1 host with Intel 10 Gigabit Ethernet (ixgbe) driver might fail and display a purple screen (2047262)
Date Published: 5/29/2013

VMware Service Manager
Calls submitted through the VMware Service Manager 9.x Customer Portal are forwarded to the wrong group (2052636)
Date Published: 5/28/2013
Connecting to Active Directory from VMware Service Manager fails with the error: Unable to connect to LDAP server – unspecified error (2052722)
Date Published: 5/30/2013
The Time spent on calls column in the Service Manager IPK Group Workload report shows 0 for all officers (2052725)
Date Published: 5/30/2013
Some VMware Service Manager 9.x calls are not reopened by incoming email (2052795)
Date Published: 5/30/2013

VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager
VMware vCenter Chargeback service fails with the error: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space (2051493)
Date Published: 5/31/2013

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager
VCM Reports are not accessible when the Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running SQL Server Reporting Services has a non-ASCII machine name (2042609)
Date Published: 5/28/2013

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
P2V conversion of an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone fails at 97% with the error: Error installing GRUB Command (2052628)
Date Published: 5/29/2013

VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vApp)
When attempting to access VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.x, an error is displayed: Not Authorized (2041162)
Date Published: 5/29/2013
VMware vCenter Operations Manager 5.x metrics do not display a dynamic threshold value (2041323)
Date Published: 5/29/2013

VMware vCenter Server
Cannot install VMware vCenter Update Manager 4.1.x using SQL Express database (1038528)
Date Published: 5/29/2013
License capacity monitoring alarm triggered in vCenter Server 5.x (2052463)
Date Published: 5/27/2013
vMotion fails at 15% with the error: The object or item referred to could not be found (2051420)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
Adding permissions for local users in vCenter Server 5.1 fails with the error: Call “UserDirectory.RetrieveUserGroups” for object “UserDirectory” on vCenter Server “<vcenter server name>” failed (2051459)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
vCenter Single Sign-On service stops and fails to start after cancelling an upgrade to vSphere 5.1 Update 1 (2052738)
Date Published: 5/30/2013

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager site pairing fails with the error: Unable to communicate with X.X.X.X server, http response code: 403 (2051815)
Date Published: 5/29/2013
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0.x fails to find replicated datastores (2051541)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
vCenter Site Recovery Manager or vSphere Replication failover fails with the error: Permission to perform this operation was denied (2052625)
Date Published: 5/31/2013

VMware vCenter Update Manager
VMware Update Manager 5.1 fails to start when using SQL Server 2012 (2050256)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
vCenter Update Manager fails to install with an error: vCenter Server username and password entered is not recognized. Please try again (2050696)
Date Published: 5/28/2013

VMware vCloud Automation Center
Gugent logs report certificate errors after provisioning a virtual machine in vCloud Automation Center (2052085)
Date Published: 5/31/2013
Differences between vCloud Automation Center 5.1 and 5.2 license keys (2052245)
Date Published: 5/30/2013

VMware vFabric Hyperic Agent
vFabric Hyperic Agent 5.x support on Solaris 10 x86 (2052262)
Date Published: 5/27/2013

VMware vFabric Hyperic Server
Configuring vFabric Hyperic Server to send SMS Alert notifications (2020365)
Date Published: 5/27/2013
Upgrade from v4 Hyperic to v5 Hyperic fails (2052140)
Date Published: 5/27/2013

VMware vSphere Client Plug-ins
SCSI disk enumeration order for virtual machines in the vSphere Client (2048497)
Date Published: 5/28/2013

VMware vSphere Data Protection
VMware vSphere Data Protection backup fails with the error: a specified parameter was not correct spec.changetrackingenabled (2051961)
Date Published: 5/29/2013

VMware vSphere Management Assistant
the vifptarget command is not found after upgrading to vSphere Management Assistant 5.1.0.1 (2051594)
Date Published: 5/30/2013

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Date and time stamps in the vSphere Storage Appliance log entries are inconsistent (2052401)
Date Published: 5/28/2013

VMware vSphere Storage Appliance
Adding a non-vSphere Storage Appliance host to a vSphere Storage Appliance cluster to enable migration into and out of the cluster (2046634)
Date Published: 5/29/2013


Created on June 3, 2013 by Rick Scherer

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