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vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3d | OCT 24 2019 | ISO Build 14836121
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Update 3d | OCT 24 2019 | ISO Build 14836121

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3d release addresses critical fixes for VMware vCenter Server Appliance only. For more information, see the Resolved Issues section. 

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

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 3 Release Notes.

Patches Contained in This Release

vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3d 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 3d

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-6.5.0.31000-14836121-patch-FP.iso
Build 14836121
Download Size 1710.9 MB
md5sum 144c8e5a1890653b6f810d82b4228e62
sha1checksum aeb85c3f897120053fc5e66011811dc0815d1ccf

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-6.5.0.31000-14836121-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 more information on patching using the Appliance Management Interface, see Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

Security
  • You cannot enforce strict certificate validation for file-based backup and restore operations

    With vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3d, you can enforce strict certificate validation for file-based backup and restore operations by including the root CA certificate in all file transfers.

    This issue is resolved in this release. For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 75156.

Known Issues from Earlier Releases

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