vCenter Crashes After Applying ESXi Patch ESXi410-201010401-SG

My last post described a problem I experienced with VMware HA after upgrading to vSphere 4.1.  Here is my experience with a similar issue after applying the ESXi410-201010401-SG patch to one of my test/dev ESXi clusters.  The patch, released on November 15th and weighing in at a hefty 212MB, fixes a number of issues from Likewise authentication on ESXi hosts to allowing configurable NOOP timout and interval values for faster failover of certain iSCSI arrays (like the DS3300 or MD3000i). The environment where this problem occured has a single vCenter server managing both a production cluster … [Read more...]

HA Errors after vSphere 4.1 Upgrade

I recently ran into an issue with one of my vSphere clusters after upgrading from vSphere 4.0 to vSphere 4.1 (with ESXi 4.1 and vCenter 4.1).  After the upgrade, I attempted to enable VMware High Availability (HA) on the upgraded cluster.  Each of the ESXi hosts in the cluster appeared to have been properly configured for HA (as observed in the 'Recent Tasks' pane of the vSphere Client).  Despite having appeared to configure HA correctly, I found that each host in the cluster was displaying an error on the Summary tab of the vSphere Client that read 'Error <date> <time> HA agent on … [Read more...]