vSphere 4.0 update 3 released

Almost a year has passed since last release but yesterday Sphere 4.0 update 3 was made available by VMware for those of you who are still on 4.0 version.

On a quite short what’s new list in vSphere 4.0 update 3 is

  • Improved All Paths Down handling on LUN rescan situations
  • Updated VMware Tools with improved Paravirtual SCSI, WDDP and XPDM drivers
  • Additional drivers for 3ware SCSI controllers

For full list of bug fixes in ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server please refer to vSphere 4.0 update 3 release notes.

On a installation and upgrade section of vSphere 4.0 update 3 release notes there is an note: “VMware vCenter Server does not support installation on 32-bit Windows operating systems. Install vCenter Server on a 64-bit Windows operating system”. This must be a doc bug because 32-bit Windows is still listed as supported OS for vCenter Server 4.0 in VMware vSphere Compatibility Matrixes.

Following new databases are now supported with vCenter Server 4.0 update 3

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition – 32/64-bit
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition – 32/64-bit
  • SQL Server 2008 Express – 32/64-bit (Experimental support) 12
  • Oracle 11g Standard Edition, Release 2 [11.2.0.1.0] – 32/64-bit
  • Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Release 2 [11.2.0.1.0] – 32/64-bit
  • IBM DB2 Enterprise 9.7.2 – 32/64-bit 2
  • IBM DB2 Workgroup 9.7.2 – 32/64-bit 2
  • IBM DB2 Express 9.7.2 – 32/64-bit 2
  • IBM DB2 Express C 9.7.2 – 32/64-bit 2

1. Maximum of 5 hosts and 50 virtual machines.
2. Not supported with Update Manager

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