The game originally did not have a cooperative multiplayer mode, as the development team thought that it would distract from the tonally darker levels of the single-player campaign, not matching the game's narrative. However, a cooperative mode was still added to the game in August 2012 as free downloadable content; it does not follow the storyline of the campaign.
The game's overall narrative was highly praised by critics; many considered it compelling, engaging, riveting, and mature, and viewed it as the standout feature of the game. Some believed that the story had an excellent presentation with decent voice-acting, memorable characters, and atmospheric soundtracks. North's performance was particularly praised. Many critics thought it was a bold attempt by Yager and that the story about mistakes and consequences allowed the game's narrative to exceed its competitors in terms of quality. Some critics believed that Yager deserves respect for successfully creating a message through the story and delivering it to the player, and trying to do something different. Mitch Dyer of IGN thought that the game's narrative made violence "meaningful", and that the story was unexpectedly good and personal. Some believed the story is impactful and at times shocking, and that the plot would make "Modern Warfare 2's infamous No Russian look pretty tame". The game's choices were praised for being "powerful" despite not offering a branching storyline. Some critics believed that these choices are provocative, organic, impactful, upsetting, and thematically correct, though unsatisfying and sometimes hollow and binary. The endings of the game were praised. Some critics noted that emotionally Spec Ops: The Line is not a pleasant game.
In vSphere 7.x, the Update Manager plug-in, used for administering vSphere Update Manager, is replaced with the Lifecycle Manager plug-in. Administrative operations for vSphere Update Manager are still available under the Lifecycle Manager plug-in, along with new capabilities for vSphere Lifecycle Manager. The typical way to apply patches to ESXi 7.x hosts is by using the vSphere Lifecycle Manager. For details, see About vSphere Lifecycle Manager and vSphere Lifecycle Manager Baselines and Images. You can also update ESXi hosts without using the Lifecycle Manager plug-in, and use an image profile instead. To do this, you must manually download the patch offline bundle ZIP file after you log in to VMware Customer Connect. From the Select a Product drop-down menu, select ESXi (Embedded and Installable) and from the Select a Version drop-down menu, select 7.0. For more information, see the Upgrading Hosts by Using ESXCLI Commands and the VMware ESXi Upgrade guide.
Due to an issue that allows the duplication of the unique ID of vSphere Virtual Volumes, virtual machine snapshot operations might fail, or the source volume might get deleted. The issue is specific to Pure storage and affects Purity release lines 5.3.13 and earlier, 6.0.5 and earlier, and 6.1.1 and earlier.
If you attempt to update your environment to 7.0 Update 2 from an earlier version of ESXi 7.0 by using vSphere Lifecycle Manager patch baselines, UEFI booting of ESXi hosts might stop with an error such as: Loading /boot.cfg Failed to load crypto64.efi Fatal error: 15 (Not found)
In earlier releases of vCenter Server you could configure independent proxy settings for vCenter Server and vSphere Update Manager. After an upgrade to vSphere 7.0, vSphere Update Manager service becomes part of the vSphere Lifecycle Manager service. For the vSphere Lifecycle Manager service, the proxy settings are configured from the vCenter Server appliance settings. If you had configured Update Manager to download patch updates from the Internet through a proxy server but the vCenter Server appliance had no proxy setting configuration, after a vCenter Server upgrade to version 7.0, the vSphere Lifecycle Manager fails to connect to the VMware depot and is unable to download patches or updates.
Starting with vSphere 7.0 Update 3, the inbox i40enu network driver for ESXi changes name back to i40en. The i40en driver was renamed to i40enu in vSphere 7.0 Update 2, but the name change impacted some upgrade paths. For example, rollup upgrade of ESXi hosts that you manage with baselines and baseline groups from 7.0 Update 2 or 7.0 Update 2a to 7.0 Update 3 fails. In most cases, the i40enu driver upgrades to ESXi 7.0 Update 3 without any additional steps. However, if the driver upgrade fails, you cannot update ESXi hosts that you manage with baselines and baseline groups. You also cannot use host seeding or a vSphere Lifecycle Manager single image to manage the ESXi hosts. If you have already made changes related to the i40enu driver and devices in your system, before upgrading to ESXi 7.0 Update 3, you must uninstall the i40enu VIB or Component on ESXi, or first upgrade ESXi to ESXi 7.0 Update 2c.
Next in the process is a policy which you configure to suit your needs. Here you can set automatic naming policy for computers you will deploy. In addition, you can control various OS and language settings. You can also add WSUS server to the policy so that when the computer goes live, it connects to WSUS to download latest patches and updates. You have the ability to access Group Policy Management Console and add settings in GP directly from the Specops GUI. Some of the settings that you control here are admin password, Time Zone, keyboard settings and Language settings.
This issue is resolved using Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Please note that it might take up to 24 hours for the resolution to propagate automatically to consumer devices and non-managed business devices. Restarting your Windows device might help the resolution apply to your device faster. For enterprise-managed devices that have installed an affected update and encountered this issue can resolve it by installing and configuring the special Group Policy listed below. For information on deploying and configuring these special Group Policy, please see How to use Group Policy to deploy a Known Issue Rollback.
This issue is resolved using Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Please note that it might take up to 24 hours for the resolution to propagate automatically to consumer devices and non-managed business devices. Restarting your Windows device might help the resolution apply to your device faster. For enterprise-managed devices that have installed an affected update and encountered this issue can resolve it by installing and configuring a special Group Policy. The special Group Policy can be found in Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > KB5014668 220721_04201 Known Issue Rollback > Windows 11 (original release). For information on deploying and configuring these special Group Policy, seeHow to use Group Policy to deploy a Known Issue Rollback. 2b1af7f3a8