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Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer Published: 13 Oct 2012

Even as users explore new features of VMware vSphere 5, few in the U.S. or Europe have the new release up and running in production yet -- a far cry from upgrade feeding frenzies of old. Back in the days of VMware ESX 3.5, people rushed out the door to upgrade and thousands were affected by a major bug in early versions of the release. At the time, VMware had to ask its users to wait 36 hours for a patch. More on vSphere 5 upgrades VMware coaxes vSphere 5 upgrades with new VMFS, SRM Storage management in vSphere 5: VMFS and more What’s new in vSphere 5: Delving into Storage DRS and VMware HA By contrast, though vSphere 5 has been out for months, a bug in the iSCSI stack (that was major enough to prompt VMware to issue a second ISO image) barely caused a ripple. This time around, users are wary of bugs in early versions of vSphere releases. “We are usually cautious and wait a while until the bugs come to the surface -- and there have been a few,” said Maish Saidel-Keesing, a virtualization administrator for an Israeli technology company. He plans to have his ... Access >>>

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