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VMware Maintenance / Bug Fix Updates - Player, Workstation, ACE and Converter

VMware Player Version 2.0.2 and Workstation 6.0.2 are new maintenance releases from VMware.

Bugs Reported in VMware Player 2.0 and Workstation 6.0 and Fixed in This Release:

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  • Hosts with AMD Duron processors might not be able to power on virtual machines. This problem resulted because Duron processors that are based on Athlon do not have Intel SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions). (bug 183866)
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  • Ubuntu 7.04 virtual machines sometimes power off unexpectedly if paravirtual kernel support is enabled. (bug 190499)

For VMware Player, go here.  And for VMware Workstation, go here.

VMware's ACE product has also included the following fixes: 

ACE Instances

  • When the host machine is suspended (stand by or hibernate), authentication is not required to gain access to a virtual machine. (bug 194374)

ACE Management Server

  • ACE Management Server leaks private virtual memory. (bug 160988, KB 1000206)
  • ACE Management Server ignores the options <conf_file></conf_file> in the <krb5> section of the ACE Management Server configuration file. (bug 192748)

For VMware ACE, go here.

VMware Converter has also been updated to version 3.0.2.  Version 3.0.2 is a maintenance release of VMware Converter. It contains bug fixes described in Resolved Issues, and also incorporates the following new features:

  • Conversion of VMware hardware version 6 products: Workstation 6.x, VMware ACE 2.x, VMware Fusion 1.x, and VMware Player 2.x
  • Conversion of an additional third-party disk image format: Acronis True Image 9
  • Experimental support for Microsoft Vista 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems
  • Ability to set speed and duplex settings on the network adapter while performing cold cloning migrations, by using the VMware Converter Enterprise Boot CD
  • Support for Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 7.0

VMware Converter, go here.

Published Saturday, October 20, 2007 12:09 PM by David Marshall
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