Lab Manager 2.5 Release Notes
Notes on VMware Lab Manager 2.5, Build 405
The release notes contain these topics:
For the latest and in-depth information on the product, see the online Lab Manager 2.5 documentation set at http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/labmanager_pubs.html.Review these key new features for Lab Manager 2.5 since the 2.4 release:
Prior to Lab Manager 2.5 Beta:
To upgrade Lab Manager from version 2.4 or an earlier stage of 2.5, see the VMware Lab Manager Installation Guide.
These issues and workarounds existed in Lab Manager 2.4 or Lab Manager 2.5 Beta and are now fixed:
Bug 131273 Resolved: If you see a script error regarding the ImportSSLCert.vbs file (Error 0x80004100E Code 8004100E), reinstall IIS.
Bug 134950 Resolved: If you uninstall Lab Manager Server, uninstall MSDE, and then reinstall Lab Manager Server, you might see an error regarding the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VLM\Data directory. To address this error, navigate to the directory noted in the error message, delete LabManager.mdf and LabManager_log.LDF, and reinstall Lab Manager.
Bug 158355 Resolved: All supported versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES) require a reboot the first time you create a Workspace virtual machine from a template.
Bug 158820 Resolved: For templates and Workspace configurations, a bug in the deployment lease feature exists. Lab Manager does not save the value of the deployment lease time that is supposed to start at deploy time. This issue might cause Lab Manager to automatically undeploy the template or configuration earlier than anticipated.
This problem only occurs if an administrator explicitly changes the system-wide default lease time (in the Resource Cleanup tab of the Lab Manager administrator settings page) from Never to 90 days or less. The shorter the default lease time, the more acute the problem becomes.
VMware recommends against changing the default deployment lease management options for templates or Workspace configurations.
Review these bugs:
Bug 154419: Configurations based on 64-bit Microsoft 2003 and XP Templates Require Manual Logon
If you deploy configurations that use 64-bit versions of Windows 2003 and Windows XP guest operating systems,
autologin does not work because of an issue with the LM Tools utility.
Bug 166759: DHCP IP Address Allocation on Virtual Machine Running Windows NT 4.0 Fails
If you base a configuration on a Windows NT 4.0 SP6 template published with a static IP setting, and you select the DHCP IP address allocation option for a virtual machine in that configuration, Windows NT keeps the static IP setting of the template rather than the DHCP setting of the virtual machine.
Bug 167325: Lab Manager Cannot Recognize Changes to the VMkernel Network Configuration
If you make a change to the VMkernel network, such as adding or removing the VMkernel, Lab Manager might take up to five minutes (the default refresh period configured in the Lab Manager Web console)
to notice the change. Errors might occur if you attempt operations before the refresh period.
Bug 172561: Managed Server Systems with ESX Server 3.0.2 do not support .vfd Floppy Files
If you use ESX Server 3.0.2 on a Managed Server system, you cannot use the .vfd floppy format for media files.
Bug 175907: Upgrading Lab Manager Server on a System with Multiple NICs Fails
If you upgrade Lab Manager Server on a machine with two or more NICS that have static IP addresses, the installer might generate error 1720.
Review these Knowledge Base articles:Reverting from a Snapshot Fails to Capture the Earlier Change in RAM (KB 1001475)
Uninstalling Lab Manager 2.4 and Reinstalling Managed Server Agent Software Generates NFS Datastore Error (KB 1001477)
Running Lab Manager Virtual Machines in a Domain (KB 1001491)
Changing the IP Address of a Managed Server System in a Lab Manager Environment (KB 1360208)
Lack of Network Connectivity Might Generate Errors During Import and Export Operations (KB 2116375)
LM Tools with SIDgen Fails on Windows 2000 With Mac Services (KB 2855541)
SIDgen Generates Error Because Of Account Access to Folders (KB 4369788)
Changing the IP Address of the Lab Manager Server (Moving the Lab Manager Installation) (KB 6310337)
Latency Disparity Slows Down Virtual Machine Console in Lab Manager (KB 6557579)
Accessing the Lab Manager Web Console on a Machine Running Vista Generates Error (KB 7802162)
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