Big VMware Bug Action
Some VMware ESX 3.5 users got a scary surprise recently: Virtual machines that
were shut down wouldn't
power back up
. The culprit? A flaw in VMware's licensing module where the
licensing code is under the assumption that you no longer have the right to
run the software. These licenses expired this Tuesday, Aug. 12, whether you
were paid up or not.
New CEO Paul Maritz personally
apologized to customers in a letter released this week. VMware has some
"express patches" for the flaw, and advises shops that downloaded
the ESX 3.5 Update 2 patch -- but haven't installed it yet -- to hold off.
Posted by Doug Barney on August 14, 2008 at 11:52 AM