At December 4 VMware released vSphere 5.1 Update 3. This update has mainly fixes for issues as well as security updates but does contain some interesting new supported software. No new features in this Update.
The list of supported processors and guest operating is expanded for this release. However VMware did not reveal which processors and guest operating systems have been added.
New in vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3:
vCenter Server database support. vCenter Server now supports the following external databases:
- Oracle 12c
Patch 19192712 must be applied on both the database and client to use Oracle 12c in Windows. The patch is not required for Oracle 188.8.131.52 client.
Patch 16235055 for database and patch 19192712 for client must be applied on database server and client for Windows VC that uses Oracle 12c client with Oracle 12c database server which is installed on Linux OS.
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Download ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 here.
The ESXi 5.1 Update 3 Release notes are here
The vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3 Release notes are here