Major Patches Published April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013.
Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This accomplishes the following:

• Implements bug fixes and other defects
• Resolves known security vulnerabilities
• May include feature enhancements
• Keeps systems up to date and easier to support
• Ensure support from vendor if issues arise

The following tables outline the baselines for the major products within our core area of expertise. Red = Changed since last quarter; Gray Italics = Obsolete Product

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Server Operating Systems

Patch Version (Release Date)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11)

SLES 11 SP2 (Feb 27, 2012)**

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10)


SLES 10 SP4 (April 12, 2011)

End of Life: JULY 31 2013

Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11)

OES 11 SP1 (Aug 28, 2012)**
+ SLES 11 SP2 (Feb 27, 2011)

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)


OES 2 SP3 (Dec 22, 2010)
+ SLES 10 SP4 (April 12, 2011)

End of Life: JULY 31 2013

Microsoft Windows 2012

Windows Server 2012 (Sept 4, 2012)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Win2008 R2 SP1 (March 15, 2011)

Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Win2008 SP2 (June 25, 2009)

Novell NetWare 6.5 (Obsolete)

NW6.5 SP8 + (May 6, 2009)

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Obsolete)

Windows 2003 SP2 (May 12, 2007)

Novell Email and Collaboration

Patch Version (Release Date)

Novell GroupWise 2012

GW 2012 SP2 Build 108211 (Apr 16, 2013)

Novell GroupWise 8


GW8 SP3 HP3 Build 108711 (Apr 16, 2013)

End of Life: Sep 30, 2013

Novell DataSync Mobility Pack

Mobility Pack v1.2.5 Build 299 (Apr 29, 2013)

Novell Vibe

Vibe 3.3 (Jun 26, 2012)

Novell GroupWise 7 (Obsolete)

GW7 SP4 FTF (July 14, 2010)

Novell Products (Misc)

Patch Version (Release Date)

Novell FILR

FILR 1.0 - Initial Release (April 30, 2013)

Novell Client 2 (Windows 7/8/2012)

Client 2 SP3 IR2 (Jun 3, 2013)

Novell Client (Windows XP/2003)

Client 4.91 SP5 IR1 (Sep 30, 2010)

Novell eDirectory 8.8

eDirectory 8.8 SP7 Patch 3 (May 12, 2013)*

Novell eDirectory 8.7 (Obsolete)

eDirectory 8.7.3 SP10 (Oct 22, 2009)

Novell ZENworks 11

ZCM 11.2.3a (Apr 11, 2013)

Novell ZENworks 11 Agent

ZCM 11.2.3a (Apr 11, 2013)

Novell ZENworks 10 (Obsolete)

ZCM 10.3.4 (Nov 17, 2011)

Novell ZENworks 7 (Obsolete)

ZEN 7 SP1 Release 4 (Aug 13, 2009)

VMWare Products

Patch Version (Release Date)

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1

ESXi 5.1.0 Express Patch 3 Build 1117900
(May 23, 2013)

vCenter 5.1

vCenter 5.1.0 U1a Build 1123961 (May 22, 2013)

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0

ESXi 5.0.0 Express Patch 5 Build 1117897
(May 15, 2013)

vCenter 5.0

vCenter 5.0.0 U2 Build 913577 (Dec 20, 2012)

VMware vSphere ESXi 4.1

ESXi 4.1 Patch 8 Build 1050704 (Apr 30, 2013)

vCenter 4.1

vCenter 4.1.0 U3a Build 925676 (Jan 31, 2013)

Gwava Products

Patch Version (Release Date)

Gwava Reload

Reload 4.01 Build 401100 (Apr 17, 2013)

Gwava Retain

Retain 3 (Aug 21, 2012)

Gwava Redline

Redline 4 Build 1019 (Dec 12, 2012)

Sophos Products

Patch Version (Release Date)

Sophos Unified Threat Manager V9 (UTM)

UTM 9.101011 (Jun 24, 2013)

Astaro Security Gateway V8 (ASG)

ASG 8.310 (Jun 12, 2013)

** Important Notes about SLES 11 SP2 specific to certain Novell products **

When SLES 11 SP2 was first released, many of the Novell products such as OES11, Datasync Mobility Pack, and ZENworks were not supported on SLES11 SP2. Since then, Novell has released subsequent updates that are certified. Therefore, updates for both the underlying OS and the application/service should be considered when applying baseline updates. We are not aware of any "Current" version products on our list that are not certified on SLES 11 SP2.

Miscellaneous Items and Notes

• BIOS updates, firmware, etc should be applied as recommended by the specific hardware manufacturer. The list is too vast to include here.
• As a rule of thumb, there are usually several post Service Pack patches available. When applying baseline updates, we generally recommend applying those patches that are automatically downloaded either through Microsoft Update manager or Linux's Online Update tool.
• *eDirectory 8.8 patch is somewhat subjective depending on software installed.
For example, on OES2 or OES11, eDirectory should be updated automatically with the OES patches. Other implementations may require manual updates.

Vendor Product Lifecycle Links:

• Novell (Support Lifecycle)
• Microsoft (Support Lifecycle)
• GWAVA (Product Info)
• VMware (Support Lifecycle)
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