VMware, I am not impressed.
Guess the release date of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for me, will ya?
I’ll give you a hint… Since it has only just been approved for use with vSphere 5.1, you’d hazard a guess recently, right?
SQL 2008 R2 SP1 was released in 11th July 2011. Date approved by VMware: 10th September 2012 (vSphere 5.1 release date).
Come on VMware… seriously? 14 months to approve a SQL service pack? That’s a joke.
I recently found out our administrators had applied SP1 to our SQL 2008 R2 servers earlier this year, when I tried to raise a support call and it was pointed out we were actually outside the VMware matrix.
I had to uninstall SP1 (thank you Microsoft for including this feature in SQL 2008 R2!) to get us back in line with the VMware compatibility matrix. The uninstall went quite smoothly (thank you again Microsoft) but that’s not really the point is it…
I’m running vSphere 5 Update 1 but I cannot apply SQL 2008 R2 SP1 or even SP2 because VMware are being slack!
Someone needs to up their game or loosen the compatibility matrix.