Just a few words of warning when upgrading your VMware vSphere Windows 10 virtual machines to Windows 10 Version 1809 (October Update). When upgrading, after the first restart, you may notice multiple BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) with the error “Driver PNP Watchdog”. This will fail the upgrade.
When the upgrade fails, the system will re-attempt until utlimately failing and reverting to the previous version of Windows 10.
In my case, I had a successful upgrade on numerous physical workstations, and a snapshot, so I decided to uninstall both the VMware tools agent, and VMware Horizon View agent. This had no affect and the VM still wouldn’t perform an upgrade.
I’m not sure if it’s the fact that it’s a VM, the VMware tools install, or the VMware Horizon View agent install, however I highly recommend waiting to upgrade until all the bugs get sorted out.
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