VMware Cloud Foundation | 15 NOVEMBER 2018

Cloud Foundation is a minor patch release, resulting in abbreviated release notes. The contents of all previous Cloud Foundation 3.0.x 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 upgrades your existing deployment to ESXi 6.5U2 EP11.

This patch corrects an uninitiated stack memory usage vulnerability in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter, which might allow a guest to execute code on the host. For more information, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0027.

Installation and Upgrade Information

You must upgrade to Cloud Foundation from a 3.0.1 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 6.5U2 EP11 09 NOV 2018 10719125

Preparing for Upgrade

Before upgrading, perform the following tasks:

  1. Download LCM upgrade bundles throught the SDDC Manager Dashboard or using the bundle transfer utility. See Patching and Upgrading Cloud Foundation in the VMware Cloud Foundation Operations and Administration Guide
  2. Before scheduling an upgrade, run the pre-upgrade-check utility with the following command from the SDDC Manager Dashboard.
    Navigate to Inventory > Workload Domains > [Workload Domain Name] > Update/Patches tab to access the pre-upgrade check control.
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