Release Date: February 17th, 2023
This topic describes the changes in VMware Postgres v14.7.0.
VMware Postgres is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 8, and CentOS 7. This applies both to the core database software, as well as client components such as ODBC and JDBC.
Each RPM file included with VMware Postgres automatically installs additional operating-system package dependencies as needed. However, no Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository packages are required for VMware Postgres.
Network connectivity is required between all PostgreSQL hosts and clients.
ODBC support requires either the UnixODBC or iODBC driver manager on each client machine.
JDBC support requires Java 8 or higher on each client machine.
IMPORTANT: For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit 8.x (RHEL8) deployments:
|VMware Postgres Version||Component||Component Version|
(RHEL 7) with geos 3.10.3, proj 8.2.1, gdal 3.4.3, SQLlite 3.30.1
(RHEL 8) with geos 3.10.3, proj 8.2.1, gdal 3.4.3
VMware Postgres 14 includes all of the contributed modules listed in Appendix F. Additional Supplied Modules of the PostgreSQL documentation.
VMware Postgres 14.7.0 updates the PostgreSQL database version to 14.7. Postgres 14.7 resolves the following CVE:
For more details on the PostgreSQL 14.7 release, refer to E.1.2. Changes in the Release Notes.
This release updates pgBackRest to version 2.44, pgbouncer to 1.18, and Patroni to 3.0.
Although Patroni 3.0 introduces support for Citus, VMware Postgres does not support Citus.
ALTER EXTENSION postgis UPDATE TO "3.3.2"; SELECT postgis_extensions_upgrade();
For upgrade details, see Upgrading VMware Postgres.
PostGIS customers on Postgres versions 10, 11, or 12 can only upgrade to Postgres 14.7 after they upgrade their existing Postgres to the latest minor version, and then upgrade PostGIS version to 3.X.