PowerPath/VE will not load with VMware vSphere 5.1 – Another BUG we hit into

This is a sort blog to make people aware of another BUG we hit into. If you are running PowerPath and running ESXi 5.0, do not upgrade your ESXi to 5.1. It may crash the shole system as well. VMware said

“Don’t update the vSphere 5.0 to 5.1 unless a special instruction is carried. It may crash the whole system which will include PSOD. This is due to the exception in sfcb-CIMXML.”

For further information on this, please read the below KB articles.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2034796

EMC KB: http://knowledgebase.emc.com/emcice/documentDisplay.do;jsessionid=EB5E6A010CC9E655EC8328C5F5BDDEEC?docType=1006&clusterName=DefaultCluster&resultType=5002&groupId=1&page=&docProp=$solution_id&docPropValue=emc302625&passedTitle=null

 

About Prasenjit Sarkar

Prasenjit Sarkar is a Product Manager at Oracle for their Public Cloud with primary focus on Cloud Strategy, Oracle Openstack, PaaS, Cloud Native Applications and API Platform. His primary focus is driving Oracle’s Cloud Computing business with commercial and public sector customers; helping to shape and deliver on a strategy to build broad use of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings such as Compute, Storage, Java as a Service, and Database as a Service. He is also responsible for developing public/private cloud integration strategies, customer’s Cloud Computing architecture vision, future state architectures, and implementable architecture roadmaps in the context of the public, private, and hybrid cloud computing solutions Oracle can offer.