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VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail Release Notes

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail | 19 MARCH 2019 | Build 12696155

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VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on Dell EMC VxRail is a solution offering that provides best-in-class serviceability and lifecycle management capabilities for customers looking to automate the deployment and management of the full VMware Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) stack on Dell EMC VxRail.


The release notes cover the following topics:


The following documentation is available:

VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail Admin Guide

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 Release Notes

Known Issues

The known issues and limitations for are as follows:

  • Validation is not happening in sequential order in the Cloud Foundation builder VM

    This issue is observed during the bring-up configuration file validation process where the validation tasks are not being executed in sequential manner,but being executed in some random order.

    Workaround: None

  • The vSAN Gateway is not being set on the static routes in a stretched cluster

  • In the vSAN stretch cluster workflow of VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail, the static routes are configured for the ESXi hosts in Region A (AZ1 or AZ2) to reach the witness host/appliance in Region B. The issue is that, the management gateway is used in configuring the static routes. This results in unhealthy state of vSAN.

    Workaround: Delete the configured static route on the ESXi hosts and re-configure the static route with the vSAN Gateway IP address.

    esxcli network ip route ipv4 remove -n -g

    esxcli network ip route ipv4 add -n -g

  • The new hosts are not associated automatically with vRealize Log Insight in the add-host workflow

    If vRealize Log Insight has been enabled for the domains and the add host workflow is performed, then the new host does not get associated with the vRealize Log Insight instance for that domain.

    Workaround: The related VMware vCenter has to be removed from the vRealize Log Insight Manager and added back. Log in directly to the vRealize Log Insight Manager. Click Admin under vSphere tab select the vcenter of the domain and click the Delete button. Wait for a few minutes for the delete process to complete. In the same tab select the Add Vcenter server option and enter the full FQDN, username, and password of the vCenter which was just deleted. Select both Collect vCenter Server events, tasks, and alarms and Configure ESXi hosts to send logs to Log Insight and click Save. Wait for the task to complete and then click the Hosts tab to confirm that the new host is showing up. The issue will be fixed in the next release.

  • Expand or shrink vSAN stretch cluster in Vmware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail

    You cannot add or remove a host after the cluster is stretched.

    Workaround: Use vCenter to add or remove the host from the stretch cluster.

  • Unable to cancel the bring-up configuration file validation tasks for VCF on VxRail

    This issue is observed during the bring-up configuration file validation process when there is an error and the user tries to cancel the validation tasks. The validation tasks continue to run even after triggering the cancel operation.

    Workaround: There is no workaround to enable the desired cancellation. The user must wait till the completion of validation tasks in case of any errors, review the JSON file, and re-trigger the validation with the modified JSON inputs.

  • Workload domain vcenter upgrade is failing

    The vCenter upgrade is failing for the workload domain due to the missing vc rsa-key in SDDC Manager inside the known host file("~/.ssh/known_hosts).


    1. SSH of SDDC Manager using vcf user.
    2. Execute ssh -o HostKeyAlgorithms=ssh-rsa root@ <VC_IP>.

  • NSX-T is not supported for the VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 deployments on VxRail

    Currently, only NSX-V 6.4.4 is supported for VMware Cloud Foundation 3.7 deployed on Dell EMC VxRail.

    Workaround: None