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VMware is in a pickle after its buggy release of version 6.2.3

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August 9, 2016

VMware's buggy release of vSphere 6.2.3 turns out to be so bad that the virtualization firm has decided to remove it altogether from its repository.

VMware has issued a field advisory in which it announced NSX for vSphere 6.2.3 release has been permanently deleted from our distribution system.

If you're in the process of upgrading to 6.2.3, the company is urging you to stop and wait for a better version that should come, hopefully in the next few weeks.

VMware now says vSphere 6.2.3 has an issue that can affect both new NSX customers as well as others upgrading from previous versions of NSX.

When VMware advised against the upgrades, it said the issue was related to virtual machines after vMotion was installed and said that no resolution was available.

The new advice now adds mention of a problem with distributed firewall rules and a network connectivity iaaue reported yesterday. Both have no current resolution at this time.

VMware has probably decided that a new release with 3 issues defying a swift workaround was better off dead than repaired.

That may not be that disastrous since the company's VMworld Conference is happening later this month and usually features a few important releases for the company's headline products.

We expect NSX to be a significant element of VMware's already-hinted-at multi-cloud-connection tools, so there's most likely some upgrade somewhere already in the works to replace the buggy 6.2.3.

Nevertheless, completely removing a whole release ahead of those announcements is very embarrassing for a company such as VMware.

We can't really remember a top-notch enterprise software maker doing so in this manner before. It will be interesting to see how the company explains this at its annual VMware Conference in the next few weeks, and the necessary steps it will take to prevent such a thing from happening again.

Source: VMware.

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