I’ve just read Dear Hyper-V fans, I’ll take that apology now by apparent VMware apologist Ken Hess on ZDNet. I guess this fanboy who poses as a journalist is upset over the recent hypervisor vote on ZDNet where Hyper-V beat vSphere.
In his article, Hess says:
If you used VMware, you wouldn’t have to reboot your vulnerable systems after patching for the RDP Worm today. Sure, you’ll still have to patch all of your Windows VMs that ride on top of your VMware hosts but at least you don’t have to patch and reboot the VMware host system.
Huh! Strange that. Is Hess saying that VMware never releases patches for vSphere? I think if you follow that link then you might find a different answer to that. Or maybe the almighty VMware never have to release a security fix for vSphere? Woops, wrong again Kenny-boy. Maybe vSphere security fixes don’t require a host reboot?
Host Reboot Required
Oh it appears they do.
OK, we don’t have downtime for VMs then?
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||Yes|
Damn. Ken must have seen something. I know; patching vSphere must be easy just like it is for Hyper-V (where Automatic Updates, WSUS, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, or Windows 8 Cluster Aware Update are all options):
ESXi hosts can be updated by manually downloading the patch ZIP file from the VMware download page and installing the VIB by using the esxcli software vib command. Additionally, the system can be updated using the image profile and the esxcli software profile command
Dagnammit, that sounds like a lot of work to me. At least the patch is probably small.
OK, so is Ken Hess just a fill of it, so-called-journalist, FUD fool, or is he just an uneducated moron? Hey real journalists, I respect your ability to report news fairly, but guys like this do your trade no good. But I guess maybe Hess isn’t a journalist.
Maybe he’s a consultant or admin – I’d sure hate to be his client or employer because it appears that Kenny-boy has never checked the vSphere site for patches. The fact is that any complex piece of code requires bug fixes and security patches. To deny that … well … to deny that makes you moron.
Me wonders if Windows Server 8 Hyper-V has ‘em scared?
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