Updated on: 14 January 2022

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 | Build 19200253

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What's New?

In this release, Apache log4j has been updated to version 2.17 to resolve the CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 vulnerabilities. The workaround in KB 87097 is not required if vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 patch 2 is applied and Apache log4j is updated to version 2.17. For more information on the vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2021-0028. 

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Patch 2 Installation Procedure

This section describes the prerequisites and the download instructions you should know before installing the software. If the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VA is not connected to Internet, you can download this patch by going to the  VMware Patch Download Center and select vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager from the Search by Product drop-down menu. 

When vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VA is not connected to Internet.

  1. Verify that you have taken a snapshot of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VA.
  2. Log in to vRealize Lifecycle Manager VA.
  3. On the Lifecycle Operations dashboard, navigate to Settings > Binary Mapping  and click Patch Binaries.
  4. Click UPLOAD and click SELECT FILE to upload the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager version 8.1 Patch 2 downloaded from VMware Patch Download Center.
  5. Once you upload the patch, navigate to Settings > System Patches.
  6. Click NEW PATCH, select the patch, and click NEXT.
  7. To install patch 2, click INSTALL. Once the patch install is triggered successfully, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager services are restarted and you are redirected to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI login page.

    Note: To verify your new patch, on the Lifecycle Operations dashboard navigate to Settings > System Patches, and check Patch Details.

If the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VA is connected to Internet, follow the instruction below.

  1. Verify that you have taken a snapshot of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VA.
  2. Log in to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager VA.
  3. On the Lifecycle Operations dashboard, navigate to Settings > Binary Mapping  and click Patch Binaries.
  4. Click CHECK PATCHES ONLINE and once the request is complete, search vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.1 patch and download patch 2.
  5. Once you have downloaded patch 2, navigate to Settings > System Patches.
  6. Click NEW PATCH, select the patch, and click NEXT.
  7. To install patch 2, click INSTALL. Once the patch install is triggered successfully, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager services are restarted and you are redirected to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI login page.

          Note: To verify your new patch, on the Lifecycle Operations dashboard navigate to Settings >System Patches, and check Patch Details.

Known Issues

  • The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI crashes when navigating to certain pages.

    The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI crashes or does not reflect specific operations when navigating to certain pages. It displays an unexpected error message to check connectivity to the server and try again.

    Workaround:

    Perform one of the following workarounds:

    • Clear the browser cache.
    • Open the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager UI in an incognito mode to reset the browser cache.
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