According to Matthew Marlowe’s Blog, VMWare instances running ESX 3.5U2 in enterprise configurations have a license management bug that will prevent them from starting, beginning tomorrow.
The post has turned into a list of pretty helpful tips, including:
- A link to the VMWare KB article that has status updates
- Turn DRS off (or set sensitivity to 5)
- Avoid VMotion
- Avoid powering off VM’s
While the licensing bug does not appear to be related to security issues, this is a pretty good reminder of how mission critical hypervisor software is. It should be held to the same standards as operating systems.