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VMWare critical licensing bug

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:

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.