Yesterday I wrote that VMware was promising a patch by noon PDT today to address their licensing issue that caused version 3.5 Update 2 ESX and ESXi machines not to power on, suspended machines not to leave suspended mode, and machines not be able to be migrated via Vmotion.
You can read a huge thread on the VMware Communities forum about the experiences network administrators have had with this bug. It’s currently 42 pages long, and lets just say many administrators who have tauted VMware’s software as the answer to high availability challenges have egg on their face today. The thread is so lengthy the moderator has created new separate threads for technical and non-technical feedback.
You can also read a post from VMware CEO Paul Maritz about this issue.