Beginning with version 10.0, KACE SMA has upgraded its core FreeBSD Operating System to FreeBSD v12.0, patch 10. This was to ensure the latest security fixes were enabled in the KACE appliance.
VMware does not officially support FreeBSD v12.0 on their ESX/ESXi v6.5 release. In order to receive official support for FreeBSD v12.x in ESX/ESXi, you must upgrade to v6.7 or higher. The decision for VMware to support newer operating systems on their older platforms is theirs alone.
As with any enterprise software solution, clients are urged to keep their infrastructure and software up to date. We recognize that ESX 6.5 is still under active support from VMware, despite not supporting FreeBSD v12.x. Therefore, we have created this document to help clear up any confusion.
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