VMware releases VirtualCenter 1.3

Just few days after ESX Server 2.5.2 release, VMware sends out the expected VirtualCenter 1.3.
There are few but important changes:

  • Dual core processor support
    Newer processors have two CPU cores in each processor package. Systems with dual-core processors must use ESX Server 2.5.2 or later or GSX Server 3.2 or later.
  • vmware-serverd process runs on an ESX Server host, even when managed by VirtualCenter, rather than the expcted vmware-ccagent.
  • This does not impact performance or operations of VirtualCenter, ESX Server, GSX Server, or virtual machines.
    If you are using ESX Server 2.5.2 and VirtualCenter 1.3 to manage the host, you will not see the vmware-ccagent running, as you did in previous releases. You will see the vmware-serverd running. Also, if you are using VirtualCenter 1.3 to manage an ESX Server 2.5 or 2.5.1 version, you will see vmware-ccagent running on the host.

Look at the resolved issues here.

The new evaluation process still points to ESX Server 2.5.1 and VirtualCenter 1.2. I’ll update this post when VMware will upgrade to newer versions.