Performance impact on VMware appliances after patching for Spectre/Meltdown

In this article I would like to share my latest experience with the Spectre/Meltdown patching and the performance impact it can have on the VMware appliances such as the vCenter Server. A customer followed exactly the VMware procedures by applying the latest patches and workarounds once published. The vCenter Server appliance had to be patched … Read morePerformance impact on VMware appliances after patching for Spectre/Meltdown

VMware vCenter Appliance 6.5 Update 1d available

This week VMware published a new product patch for the vCenter Server 6.5 which is upgrading the vCenter to version 6.5 Update 1d. What does it change? The new patch is fixing security issues and comes with a couple of bug fixes for known issues. Detailed information can be found in the VMware KB 2151314. … Read moreVMware vCenter Appliance 6.5 Update 1d available