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VMware Cloud Foundation | 26 OCTOBER 2017

Cloud Foundation is a minor patch release, resulting in abbreviated release notes. The content of the Cloud Foundation 2.2 release notes applies to version as well.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The VMware Cloud Foundation is an update bundle release that upgrades both Lifecycle Manager (LCM) and VMware NSX for vSphere.

Cloud Foundation 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

Installation and Upgrades Information

You can upgrade to Cloud Foundation from a deployment.

Supported Upgrade Paths

The following upgrade paths are supported in sequential manner:

  • 2.2 to to

LCM Upgrade Bundles

The Cloud Foundation software BOM contains the VMware software components described in the table below. 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 Version Date Build Number
Lifecycle Manager (LCM) 2.2.1 26 OCTOBER 2017 6922936
VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3.4 26 OCTOBER 2017 6845891


Before scheduling an upgrade, run the pre-check utility with the following command from the SDDC Manager Controller VM:

./sos --pre-upgrade-check

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

Known Issues

  • NSX update may not appear to be available due to disconnected NSX controllers.

    The NSX 6.3.3 controller node has a periodic clean-up task that deletes a status file required by the API server, if the API server has sufficiently low activity. As a result, workflows such as traceflow and central CLI will fail. If external events disrupt the persistent TCP connections between NSX Manager and controller, NSX Manager will lose the ability to make API connections to controllers, and the UI will display the controllers as disconnected. There is no datapath impact, but as a result, the NSX update bundle may not appear as available in the LCM Updates page.

    Workaround: In SDDC Manager, go to the Lifecycle Management > Inventory page. Expand the domain and check if any domain displays a FAILED status.

    If a domain is in a FAILED state:

    1. Open vSphere Web Client and go to Networking and Security > Installation.
    2. In the Installation page, click the Management tab, which displays the status of the NSX Controller nodes.
    3. If any NSX Controller shows as disconnected, see Knowledge Base article 2151719 for the procedure to resolve this issue.

      NOTE: After resolving the controller issue, it may take several minutes for the NSX update bundle to become available in the Update page.

    4. Repeat the above steps in the vSphere Web Client to verify that all NSX controllers are now connected.
    5. Return to the Lifecycle Management > Update page to confirm that the NSX update bundle now appears as available.
  • Out of sequence application of bundles prevent application of bundles on workload domain.

    If a customer downloads both and bundles, and applies bundles only to the Management domain, the bundle shows as available and bundles become unavailable for workload domains.


    • If no updates have been applied yet, schedule updates together for both Management and workload domains.
    • If bundles have been applied only to the Management domain, apply Cloud Foundation bundles to the Management domain. The bundles will then be available for workload domains.