VMware vCenter Update 1a and ESXi 5.0 Build 768111

VMware has released Update 1a for vCenter and important patches for ESXi 5.0 on July 12th 2012.

What's new and fixed in vCenter Update 1a:
  • This is the first update that is also available for the vCenter (Linux based) appliance
  • For the appliance it switches the embedded DB2 database to VMware's own vPostgres database.
  • The problem with excessive memory consumption of the tomcat6 service (KB2013890) has been resolved.
  • The problem with HA restarts failing for VMs that were migrated with Storage VMotion  (KB2013639) is fixed.
  • For a full list of fixes see Release notes.
What's new in the ESXi 5.0 Patch Release ESXi500-201207001:

Here is a link to the full ESXi 5.0 update bundle: ESXi500-201207001.

[Release] ESXi5 Community Packaging Tools 2.0

Yesterday I have released version 2.0 of my ESXi5 Community Packaging Tools. To re-iterate on that: These tools enable Community developers to create software packages for ESXi 5 in the VMware proprietary formats VIB (VMware Installation Bundle) and ZIP (VMware Offline Bundle).

Changes in this version: