vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 Update 1a is the first major update since vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 was released
VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a is a patch release and offers the following improvements:
- vCenter Server 5.0 Update 1a introduces support for the following vCenter Databases
- Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard ONE Edition Release 2 [126.96.36.199] – 64 bit
- Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, Standard ONE Edition Release 2 [188.8.131.52] – 32 bit
- vCenter Server Appliance Database Support: The DB2 express embedded database provided with the vCenter Server Appliance has been replaced with VMware vPostgres database. This decreases the appliance footprint and reduces the time to deploy vCenter Server further.
- Resolved Issues: In addition, this release delivers a number of bug fixes:
This release resolves issues in the following subject areas.
- Upgrade and Installation
- vCenter Server and vSphere Client
- VMware HA and Fault Tolerance