VDI 3 Patching
By MrDGrobler on Jun 07, 2009
VDI 3 just released its first patch a week ago. So far, so good. But there came up a number of questions about how the whole patch strategy for the product including the various technologies. This works in the following way:
- Patches for VDI core will be released as patches for the VDI 3 product, in the way we just did it for the first patch.
- Patches for included Sun Ray technology will be released as the part of the Sun Ray product. In general it is recommended to run on the latest patch level, even though it might not be important to VDI 3. The most recent patch as been announced here.
- Changes to VirtualBox will NOT be delivered as patches. If bug fixes are required, we will release a new minor version of VirtualBox qualified for VDI 3. In consequence requires a new version a re-install of VirtualBox on the virtualization host.
- Changes to the storage platform. These are not driven or controlled by the VDI team. Therefore the VDI team needs to qualify a new firmware for the Unified Storage systems as well as updates to OpenSolaris. The VDI team will announce which future versions are supported or by when. So, be a bit careful in this area.