Well I knew all this was coming down the pipe a couple weeks ago, unfortunately I was under NDA. But here it is officially released!
“vSphere 5.1 Update 1 is now available. For those of you running 5.1, there are a lot of critical fixes and enhancements, so I’d urge you to review the release notes and consider scheduling a slot to upgrade your infrastructure to this new release. There are updates for both vCenter and ESXi in this release.”
Storage Enhancements and fixes specifically, the author urges everyone to update to ESXi 5.1 U1
If you are not convinced make sure you go over the release notes, as there are a lot of resolved issues.
vSphere 5.1 Update 1 Release Notes.
Resolved issues in this release in the following subject areas:
- CIM and API Issues
- Guest Operating System Issues
- Miscellaneous Issues
- Networking Issues
- Security Issues
- Server Configuration Issues
- Storage Issues
- Supported Hardware Issues
- Upgrade and Installation Issues
- vCenter Server and vSphere Client Issues
- Virtual Machine Management Issues
- vMotion and Storage vMotion Issues
- VMware Tools Issues
Mind you 5.1 in itself is a pretty solid build… better to do the upgrades sooner than later.