VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC VxRail | 14 APR 2021  | Build 17854560

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2.1 on Dell EMC VxRail | 25 MAY 2021  | Build 18015401

Read about what’s new, learn about what was fixed, and find workarounds for known issues in VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC VxRail.

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC VxRail can either be upgraded from VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.1.2 on Dell EMC VxRail (sequential upgrade) or from VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 and later releases (skip-level upgrade). It cannot be deployed as a new release.

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

This release has the following features:

  • Enhancements to Skip-Level Tool: The skip-level upgrade tool enables you to upgrade to VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC VxRail from VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 on Dell EMC VxRail and later releases. Enhancements to the skip-level upgrade tool include:
    • Improvements in prechecks, help and error messages, and guardrails.
    • Improvement to the offline upgrade bundle download and upload method.
    • Advanced options to download specific upgrade bundles and verify bundle availability.
    • Details of available bundles for an upgrade and list of missing bundles before starting an upgrade.
    • Integrity checks on upgrade bundle file size after downloading from the depot and before uploading to the SDDC Manager.
    • Options to mitigate file permission issues.
    • Single tool to upgrade to VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC VxRail and VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.1.2 on Dell EMC VxRail.
  • Enterprise PKS Deployment: Starting from VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC VxRail, Enterprise PKS cannot be deployed from SDDC Manager.
  • BOM Updates: Updated Bill of Materials with new product versions.

VMware Cloud Foundation over Dell EMC VxRail Bill of Materials (BOM)

The Cloud Foundation software product is comprised of the following software Bill-of-Materials (BOM). The components in the BOM are interoperable and compatible.

Software Component Version Date Build Number
SDDC Manager 3.10.2 14 APR 2021

17854560

VxRail Manager 4.7.530 03 MAY 2021

n/a

VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3m 18 MAR 2021

17713310

VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.10 18 FEB 2021 17626462
VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5.3 11 FEB 2021 17558879
VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1 Patch 2 04 MAY 2020 16154511
VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.8 11 APR 2019 13036238
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere 3.9 n/a n/a
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for Linux 2.0.1 n/a n/a
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Automation 7.5+ 1.0 n/a n/a
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Orchestrator 7.0.1+ 2.1 n/a n/a
vRealize Log insight Content Pack for NSX-T 3.8.2 n/a n/a
vSAN content pack for Log Insight 2.2 n/a n/a
vRealize Operations Manager 7.5 11 APR 2019 13165949
vRealize Automation 7.6 11 APR 2019 13027280
Horizon 7 7.10.0 17 SEP 2019 14584133

Note: 

  • VMware vSphere (ESXi) and VMware vSAN are part of the VxRail BOM.
  • vRealize Log Insight Content Packs are deployed during the workload domain creation.
  • VMware Solution Exchange and the vRealize Log Insight in-product marketplace store only the latest versions of the content packs for vRealize Log Insight. The software components table contains the latest versions of the packs that were available and automation at the time VMware Cloud Foundation released. When you deploy the VMware Cloud Foundation components, it is possible that the version of a content pack within the in-product marketplace for vRealize Log Insight is newer than the one used for this release.

Documentation

The following documentation is available:

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail Admin Guide

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 Release Notes

Support Matrix of VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2.1 on Dell EMC Release Information

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2.1 on Dell EMC includes bug and security fixes. You can upgrade to VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2.1 on Dell EMC from VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC.

To upgrade the management domain, apply the following bundles, in order:

  1. VMware Cloud Foundation update bundle.
  2. vCenter Server bundle.

To upgrade VI workload domains, apply the following bundle:

  • vCenter Server bundle.

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2.1 on Dell EMC contains the following BOM updates:

Software Component Version Date Build Number
SDDC Manager 3.10.2.1 25 MAY 2021 18015401
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3n 25 MAY 2021 18010531

For more information about VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3n, see the release notes.

Resolved Issues

The following issues have been resolved in Cloud Foundation 3.10.2:

  • 3.10.1.2 skip-level upgrade tool requires ESXi bundles
  • Workload domain cannot be deployed on a fresh deployment of Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail
  • Deleting a cluster from an NSX-T workload domain fails
  • Cluster and/or domain deletion fails when cluster names are not unique across shared NSX-T workload domains
  • Gateway timeout 504 error displayed during VxRail bundle upload

Known Issues

For VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 known issues, see Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 known issues.

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2 on Dell EMC VxRail known issues and limitations appear below:

  • If you use the special character underscore (_) in the vCenter host name for the workload domain create operation, the vCenter deployment fails.

    The vCenter deployment fails with the "ERROR > Section 'new_vcsa', subsection 'network', property 'system_name' validation" error message.

    Workaround: None. This is an issue in the vCenter product installer where the installer pre-validation fails. You should create the workload domain by providing valid vCenter host names.

  • The VxRail vCenter Plugin UI options may disappear after the OpenSSL/Microsoft certificate replace operations of all the components or just VxRail Manager

    The certificate replace operation involves changes in VxRail Manager and the vCenter VMs. Sometimes the vCenter plugin download might fail as the communication can happen with invalid thumbprint and the VxRail plugin UI option might disappear from vCenter. As a result, the user cannot invoke the add hosts and the remove hosts operations from vCenter.

    Workaround: Reload the plugin by opening the VxRail Manager page which redirects to vCenter and make sure the VxRail UI options are visible in the vCenter UI.

  • Duplicate node expansion tasks are generated in SDDC Manager

    If you select two hosts in the Add Host wizard, two tasks are generated and displayed in the task bar. The second task fails right away, but the first task adds both hosts.

    Workaround: None. Ignore the failed task since the functionality is not impacted.

  • When Enable Cluster-Level Selection button is disabled, previously upgraded clusters are automatically selected for upgrade.

    Specific VxRail clusters can be upgraded by enabling the Enable Cluster-Level Selection button.

    If the Enable Cluster-Level Selection button is disabled, previously upgraded clusters are automatically selected for upgrade. As a result, the upgrade fails with a thumbprint mismatch error for VxRail Manager.

    Workaround: To manually select the clusters to be upgraded, ensure the Enable Cluster-Level Selection button is enabled.

  • Cancelling an in-progress VxRail upgrade displays an error

    VxRail does not support cancellation of an in-progress upgrade though the UI provides this option.

    Workaround: None.

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