VMware Cloud Foundation 2.1.3a Release Notes

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VMware Cloud Foundation 2.1.3a | 20 JUNE 2017

The Cloud Foundation 2.1.3a is a minor patch release, resulting in abbreviated release notes. The content of the Cloud Foundation 2.1.3 release notes also applies to version 2.1.3a.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The VMware Cloud Foundation 2.1.3a release includes the following:

  • Upgrade from VMware vSphere (ESXi) 6.0 Express Patch7a Release ESXi600-201702401-SG to VMware vSphere (ESXi) 6.0 Patch 5 Release ESXi600-20170604001-standard patch. See Knowledge Base Article 2149958.

Cloud Foundation is a software stack that deploys the VMware SDDC Software Stack. For information about what is new in those products, as well as their known issues and resolved issues, see the release notes for those software versions. You can locate their release notes from their documentation landing pages at pubs.vmware.com.

Installation and Upgrades Information

You can install Cloud Foundation 2.1.3a by upgrading from your existing 2.1.3 deployment.

Supported Upgrade Paths

To upgrade, install Cloud Foundation 2.1.3 and upgrade to 2.1.3a. The following upgrade paths are supported in sequential manner:

  • 2.0 to 2.1 to 2.1.1 to 2.1.2 to 2.1.3
  • 2.1.3 to 2.1.3a

LCM Upgrade Bundles

The Cloud Foundation 2.1.3a software BOM contains only VMware vSphere (ESXi 6.0) Patch 5 release (ESXi600-20170604001-standard patch). This patch bundle is hosted on the VMware Depot site and available via the Lifecycle Management feature in SDDC Manager. See Lifecycle Management in the Administering VMware Cloud Foundation guide.

Software Component Date Build Number
VMware Software Update, VMware vSphere (ESXi) 6.0 Patch 5 Release 20 JUNE 2017 5572656

For more information on applying the patch bundle, see the following resources: