VMware releases vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b

VMware last week released an update for vCenter labeled vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1b, which contains a number of fixes and improvements.

Database changes:

  • Most notably, 1b adds support for the Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard ONE Edition Release 2 [] – 32- and 64-bit database product.
  • For vCenter Appliance, VMware no longer includes DB2 Express.  DB2 Express has been replaced by the VMware vPostgres database.

vSphere version support:

The chart below—from VMware’s product interoperability matrix—identifies the versions of vSphere that can be managed with vCenter 5.0 U1b.


For more details about this latest update to vCenter, visit the release notes page.

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