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VMware Cloud Foundation Patch Release Notes

VMware Cloud Foundation | 15 AUG 2018

Cloud Foundation is a minor patch release, resulting in abbreviated release notes. The contents of the Cloud Foundation 2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, and release notes apply to version as well.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The VMware Cloud Foundation patch release contains vCenter 6.5U2c and ESXi 6.5 EP08 security updates that mitigate the CVE-2018-3646, CVE-2018-3620, and CVE-2018-3615 security issues.

For details, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0020 and Knowledge Base article 55636.

For more information on vCenter 6.5U2c refer to the VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2c Release Notes.

For more information on ESXi 6.5 EP08 refer to Knowledge Base article 56544.

Installation and Upgrade Information

You must upgrade to Cloud Foundation from a deployment. For instructions, see Patching and Upgrading Cloud Foundation in the Administering VMware Cloud Foundation document..

Cloud Foundation Upgrade Bundles

The Cloud Foundation software BOM contains the VMware software components described in the table below. This upgrade and patch bundle is hosted on the VMware Depot site and available via the Lifecycle Management feature in SDDC Manager.

Software Component Version Date Build Number
ESXi 6.5 EP08 15 AUG 2018 9298722
VMware vCenter Server on vCenter Server Appliance


15 AUG 2018 9451637

Preparing for Upgrade

Before upgrading, perform the following tasks:

  1. Clean out out-of-date bundles. See Knowledge Base article 52402.
  2. Before scheduling an upgrade, run the pre-check in the SDDC Manager Dashboard: Lifecycle Management > UPGRADE PRE_CHECK