Sunday, December 21, 2014

VMware SRM Licensing Bug


Setup


VMware SRM 5.1.2 / 5.5.1

Observation


We are able to protected more VMs then the license capacity. For e.g. SRM License is for 75 VMs however we are able to protect 77 VMs. PFB screenshot for the same


Analysis


When analyzed we found that logic has changed. If we check Available capacity is showing in negative. As mentioned in screenshot it shows available capacity is -2


With SRM 5.0 we use to get following error. There is KB Article as well for the same (http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2041891&src=vmw_so_vex_mmakh_407)

There are not enough licenses installed to perform the operation

Resolution


Currently we are working with VMware SRM Team to figure out the cause and the probable resolution. I will be posting it in my next blog as soon as I get it however I was wondering whether anybody has also come across the same issue and has resolution .

Please reach out if anybody has any resolution/work around  
Twitter @munishpal_singh or Email munishpalmakhija@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SRM 5.8 Express Patch Release

Site Recovery Manager 5.8.0.1 fixes the following issues:

  • Port groups on specific switches are not displayed when configuring network mappings in Site Recovery Manager 5.8, when a vSphere Distributed Switch contains more than 19 port groups. 
    • This fix resolves the issue described in When configuring Network Mappings within VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager using the vSphere Web Client, Portgroups on specific vSwitches are not displayed (2091459).
  • If you use the embedded vPostgres database with Site Recovery Manager 5.8 and you uninstall Site Recovery Manager, retaining the database contents, then reinstall Site Recovery Manager, connecting to the embedded vPostgres database from the previous installation, the Site Recovery Manager installer resets the embedded database. 
    • This fix resolves the issue described in Uninstalling then reinstalling Site Recovery Manager 5.8 resets the embedded vPostgres database (2092565).
  • After performing a recovery, the Site Recovery Manager service at the recovery site stops with Panic: Assert Failed and reprotect fails. 
    • This fix resolves the issue described in During a reprotect operation VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager service stops (2085075).



VMware Builds and Update Levels

I found this very useful hence sharing it

Version
Release Date
Build Number
Installer Build Number
ESXi 5.5 Patch 3
2014-10-15
2143827
N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 2
2014-09-09
2068190
N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 2
2014-07-01
1892794
N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 4
2014-06-11
1881737
N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 1a
2014-04-19
1746018
N/A
ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 3
2014-04-19
1746974
N/A
ESXi 5.5 Update 1
2014-03-11
1623387
N/A
ESXi 5.5 Patch 1
2013-12-22
1474528
N/A
ESXi 5.5 GA
2013-09-22
1331820
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 6
2014-10-30
2191751
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 5
2014-07-31
2000251
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 5
2014-06-17
1900470
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 4
2014-04-29
1743533
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 4
2014-02-27
1612806
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 2
2014-01-16
1483097
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 3
2013-10-17
1312873
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 2
2013-07-25
1157734
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 3
2013-05-23
1117900
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Update 1
2013-04-25
1065491
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Express Patch 2
2013-03-07
1021289
N/A
ESXi 5.1 Patch 1
2012-12-20
914609
N/A
ESXi 5.1.0a
2012-10-25
838463
N/A
ESXi 5.1.0 GA
2012-09-10
799733
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 9
2014-08-28
2000308
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 6
2014-07-01
1918656
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 8
2014-05-29
1851670
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 7
2014-01-23
1489271
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 3
2013-10-17
1311175
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 6
2013-08-29
1254542
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 5
2013-05-15
1117897
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 5
2013-03-28
1024429
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 2
2012-12-20
914586
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 4
2012-09-27
821926
822948
ESXi 5.0 Patch 3
2012-07-12
768111
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 4
2012-06-14
721882
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 3
2012-05-03
702118
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 2
2012-04-12
653509
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Update 1
2012-03-15
623860
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 2
2011-12-15
515841
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Express Patch 1
2011-11-03
504890
N/A
ESXi 5.0 Patch 1
2011-09-13
474610
474643
ESXi 5.0 GA
2011-08-24
469965
469512
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2b
2014-10-09
2183111
2183112
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2
2014-09-09
2001466
2105955
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1c
2014-07-22
1945274
1945270
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1b
2014-06-12
1891313
1891310
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1a
2014-04-19
1750787
1750795
vCenter Server 5.5.0c
2014-04-19
1750596
1750597
vCenter Server 5.5 Update 1
2014-03-11
1623099
1623101
vCenter Server 5.5.0b
2013-12-22
1476327
1476387
vCenter Server 5.5.0a
2013-10-31
1378903
1378901
vCenter Server 5.5 GA
2013-09-22
1312299
N/A
VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2c  
2014-10-30
2207772
2212977
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2a
2014-07-01
1882349
1917403
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 2
2014-01-16
1473063
1474365
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1c
2013-10-17
1364037
1364079
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1b
2013-08-01
1235232
1235309
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1a
2013-05-22
1123961
1123966
vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1
2013-04-25
1064983
1065152
vCenter Server 5.1.0b
2012-12-20
947673
947939
vCenter Server 5.1.0a
2012-10-25
880146
880471
vCenter Server 5.1 GA
2012-09-10
799731
799735
vCenter Server 5.0 U3a
2014-07-01
1917469
1923446
vCenter Server 5.0 U3
2013-10-17
1300600
1343691
vCenter Server 5.0 U2
2012-12-20
913577
923238
vCenter Server 5.0 U1b
2012-08-16
804277
804276
vCenter Server 5.0 U1a*
2012-07-12
755629
757163
vCenter Server 5.0 U1
2012-03-15
623373
639890
vCenter Server 5.0 GA
2011-08-24
455964
456005
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2b
2014-10-09
2183111
2183109
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2a
2014-10-01
2001466
2170515
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2
2014-09-09
2001466
2063318
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1c
2014-07-22
1945274
1945271
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1b
2014-06-12
1891313
1891314
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1a
2014-04-19
1750787
1750781
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0c
2014-04-19
1750596
1750593
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 1
2014-03-11
1623101
1624811
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0b
2013-12-22
1476327
1476389
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5.0a
2013-10-31
1398495
1398493
vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 GA
2013-09-22
1312298
1312297
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2b
2014-10-01
1882349
2170517
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2a
2014-07-01
1882349
1917404
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 2
2014-01-16
1474364
1474365
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1c
2013-10-17
1364042
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1b
2013-08-01
1235232
1235310
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1a
2013-05-22
1123961
1123965
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Update 1
2013-04-25
1065184
1064983
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1.0b
2012-12-20
947673
947940
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1.0a
2012-10-25
880472
880146
vCenter Server Appliance 5.1GA
2012-08-13
799730
799731
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3b
2014-10-01
1917469
2170782
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3a
2014-07-01
1917469
1923445
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U3
2013-10-17
1302764
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U2
2012-12-20
920217
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U1b
2012-08-16
804277
804279
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 U1a
2012-07-12
759855
N/A
vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 GA
2011-08-24
455964
472350
Site Recovery Manager 5.8.0
2014-09-22
2056894
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.5.1.3
2014-10-01
2170717
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.5.1.2
2014-07-30
2000438
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.5.1.1
2014-07-17
1964818
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.5.1
2014-03-11
1647061
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.5
2013-09-22
1315893
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.1.2.2
2014-10-01
2170716
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.1.2.1
2014-07-22
1964824
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.1.2
2014-01-16
1527967
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.1.1.1
2013-09-22
1290726
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.1.1
2013-04-25
1082082
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.1.0.1
2012-12-20
941848
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.1
2012-09-10
820150
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.0.3.2
2014-07-22
1964819
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.0.3.1
2014-05-29
1848414
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.0.3
2013-10-17
1344912
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.0.2
2012-12-20
919478
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.0.1
2012-03-15
633117
N/A
Site Recovery Manager 5.0 GA
2011-09-14
474459
N/A