In a message posted online, Maritz said the glitch caused a license expiration hiccup that caused virtual machines to be powered off, suspended fail or disrupted migration.
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"The issue was caused by a piece of code that was mistakenly left enabled for the final release of Update 2. This piece of code was left over from the pre-release versions of Update 2 and was designed to ensure that customers are running on the supported generally available version of [ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5] Update 2," Maritz said.
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Maritz said VMware failed in two areas:
"We are doing everything in our power to make sure this doesn't happen again," he said.
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