[THIN] Re: OT: VMWare ESX v2.5 is released

ThinFan's right (good job)
Obviously a lot of VMware users out here. 

BTW, I don't mind the community but anyone on this list find it useful to
have a list like this for VMware? I mean I just like the e-mail use better
than the online forum.

Ron Oglesby
Director of Technical Architecture
 
RapidApp, Chicago
Office: 312 372 7188
Mobile: 815 325 7618
email: roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx
-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Thin Fan
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 2:07 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: VMWare ESX v2.5 is released

That's correct:

Upgrading from a Tar Archive 

If you are using the downloaded tar archive, note the filename of the
download file and make appropriate substitutions in the file and
directory names shown below.
Note: Using the tar archive, upgrading directly from releases prior to
ESX 2.0 is not supported.

Reboot into linux.
/sbin/reboot 
Log in as root. 
Make a directory named download (or use another name of your choice.)
This directory must be accessible to the service console on the server
you want to upgrade.
Save the file esx-2.5.0-11343-upgrade.tar.gz to this directory. 
Change to the download directory. 
Extract the contents of the file.
tar zxf esx-2.5.0-11343-upgrade.tar.gz 
Change to the directory esx-2.5.0-10771-upgrade.tar. 
Run the upgrade script.
./upgrade.pl 
You see various messages about the upgrade process. 
When prompted, reboot the system. When the system reboots, you are
finished upgrading VMware ESX Server.



On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 11:56:08 -0800, George Yobst <george.yobst@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> Ron,
> So if I'm upgrading from 2.1.0, I only need the upgrade tar file
> and not the complete ISO?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 12:54:34 -0600, Ron Oglesby <Roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> > Yeah its great. Not a TON of new features, but the boot from san is
sweet,
> > and the bug fixes and improved hyper threading support are hot too.
> >
> > Ron Oglesby
> > Director of Technical Architecture
> >
> > RapidApp, Chicago
> > Office: 312 372 7188
> > Mobile: 815 325 7618
> > email: roglesby@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf
> > Of Thin Fan
> > Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 11:38 AM
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] OT: VMWare ESX v2.5 is released
> >
> > Dear VMware customer,
> >
> > We are pleased to announce that VMware(R) ESX Server(TM) Version 2.5
> > and VMware VirtualCenter Version 1.2 are now available.  The new
> > versions contain significant improvements over the previous releases.
> > We strongly encourage all users to review the release notes and
> > upgrade when convenient.
> >
> > ESX Server 2.5 improves upon ESX Server 2.1.x, and includes the
> > following:
> >
> >  - Boot directly from storage area networks (SANs)
> >  - Expanded virtual machine storage options using Raw Device Mappings
> >    (RDMs)
> >  - Added support for scripted ESX Server installations
> >  - Added support for creating disaster recovery backups of virtual
> >    machines
> >  - Expanded ESX Server hardware support
> >  - Expanded ESX Server guest operating system support
> >  - Experimental Common Information Model (CIM)-compliant API and object
> >    Model for virtual machines and related storage devices
> >  - Resolved issues & bug fixes
> >  - Documentation updates
> >
> > Additional information can be found in the ESX Server 2.5 release notes:
> >
> >   http://www.vmware.com/releasenotes_esx
> >
> > VirtualCenter 1.2 improves upon VirtualCenter 1.1.1, and includes the
> > following:
> >
> >  - Additional support for the ESX Server 2.5 release
> >  - Expanded support for configuration and migration of virtual machines
> >    using (RDMs)
> >  - Enhanced reporting and data export capabilities
> >  - New features in the Web service SDK including GSX Server(TM) support
> >  - Extra logging for security auditing
> >  - Additional performance improvements
> >  - Updated SNMP support
> >  - Resolved issues & bug fixes
> >  - Documentation updates
> >
> > Additional information can be found in the VirtualCenter 1.2 release
> > notes:
> >
> >   http://www.vmware.com/releasenotes_vc
> >
> > These are no-cost updates to ESX Server and/or VirtualCenter Support
> > and Subscription (SnS) contract holders.
> >
> > The new ESX Server binaries can be downloaded from:
> >
> >
http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/newstore/download.jsp?ProductCode=ESX
> >
> > The new VirtualCenter binaries can be downloaded from:
> >
> >
http://www.vmware.com/vmwarestore/newstore/download.jsp?ProductCode=VC1
> >
> > We hope you enjoy the latest updates to ESX Server and VirtualCenter.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > The VMware Team
> > VMware, Inc.
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