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VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2b Release Notes

vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2b | 28 JUN 2018 | ISO Build 8815520

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

Earlier Releases of vCenter Server 6.5

Features and known issues of vCenter Server are described in the release notes for each release. Release notes for earlier releases of vCenter Server 6.5 are:

For compatibility, installation and upgrades, product support notices, and features see the VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2 Release Notes.

Patches Contained in This Release

vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2b delivers the following patch. See the VMware Patch Download Center for more information on downloading patches.

Full Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Update 2b

Product Patch for vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 containing VMware software fixes, security fixes, and Third Party Product fixes (for example: JRE and tcServer).

This patch is applicable to the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance.

For vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Appliances

Download Filename VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.21000-8815520-patch-FP.iso
Build 8815520
Download Size 1606.0 MB
md5sum 4e76307e59700ab22467f809c8ab7215
sha1checksum 2765303a6e9c1155f339fcfea1ad8e2f4514d080

Download and Installation

You can download this patch by going to the VMware Patch Download Center and choosing VC from the Search by Product drop-down menu.

  1. Attach the VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.21000-8815520-patch-FP.iso file to the vCenter Server Appliance CD or DVD drive.
  2. Log in to the appliance shell as root and run the commands given below:
    • To stage the ISO:

      software-packages stage --iso

    • To see the staged content:

      software-packages list --staged

    • To install the staged rpms:

      software-packages install --staged

For more information on patching the vCenter Server Appliance, see Patching the vCenter Server Appliance.

For more information on staging patches, see Stage Patches to vCenter Server Appliance.

For more information on installing patches, see Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches.

For issues resolved in this patch see Resolved Issues.

For Photon OS updates, see VMware vCenter Server Appliance Photon OS Security Patches

For more information on patching using the Appliance Management Interface, see Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface.

Upgrade Notes for This Release

Important: Upgrade and migration paths from vCenter Server 6.5 Update 2b to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1 are supported.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

Security Issues
  • This updated version of vCenter Server provides part of the hypervisor-assisted guest mitigation of CVE-2018-3639 for guest operating systems. For important details on this mitigation, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0012.1.

Known Issues from Earlier Releases

To view a list of previous known issues, click here.