Spectre & Meltdown Update

So it seems that the microcode patches released by VMware associated with their recent Security Advisory (VMSA-2018-0004) have been pulled.... https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52345 So that's ESXi650-201801402-BG, ESXi600-201801402-BG, or ESXi550-201801401-BG. The microcode patch provided by Intel was buggy and there seems to be issues when VMs access the new speculative execution control mechanism (Haswell & Broadwell processors). However, I … Continue reading Spectre & Meltdown Update

vSphere Patch released to resolve APD errors

Finally VMware have patched the problem with the previous vSphere update that ended up causing All Paths Down errors with NFS storage which I blogged about here: https://thevirtualunknown.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/intermittent-nfs-all-paths-down-on-esxi-5-5-u1-upgrade/ ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 04 has resolved this issue and so any customers with NFS storage should be able to safely patch their VMware environment to resolve the … Continue reading vSphere Patch released to resolve APD errors