vSphere Update Manager 6.7 Update 2 for Windows OS | APR 11 2019 | Build  12990444

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2 | APR 11 2019 | Build  13010631

vSphere Update Manager service in vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 2 | APR 11 2019 | Build  12990444

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What's in the Release Notes

These release notes cover the following topics:

The Update Manager release notes provide information about VMware vSphere Update Manager, an optional module for VMware vCenter Server. For more information about VMware vSphere Update Manager, see the Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager documentation.

What's New

Some of the open source components that are embedded in Update Manager 6.7 Update 2, which are updated in this release include:

  • Eclipse Jetty is updated to version 9.4.14.
  • The Oracle (Sun) JRE package is updated to version 1.8.202.
  • The OpenSSL is updated to version openssl-1.0.2q.
  • cURL is updated to version 7.64.
  • With vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2, the vSphere Client provides a check box Check host health after installation that allows you to opt-out vSAN health checks during the upgrade of an ESXi host by using the vSphere Update Manager. Before introducing this option, If vSAN issues were detected during an upgrade, an entire cluster remediation failed and the ESXi host that was upgraded stayed in maintenance mode.

For internationalization, compatibility, installation and upgrade, open source components and product support notices see the VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.7 Update 1 Release Notes.

Update Manager Functionality Differences Between vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client

Note: Using Update Manager functionality in the vSphere Client (HTML5-based GUI) is only supported for Update Manager that runs in the vCenter Server Appliance.

Supported vSphere Update Manager features

6.7.0
vSphere Web Client

6.7.0
vSphere Client

6.7 Update 2
vSphere Client

Update Manager Home -> Compliance statistics

NO

YES

YES

Update Manager Home ->  Monitor Tab -> Events and Notifications

YES

NO

PARTIAL (Filter manually
for Update Manager events)

Update Manager Home -> Baselines Tab

YES

YES

YES

Duplicate baselines and baseline groups

NO

YES

YES

Update Manager Home -> Updates Tab

YES

YES

YES

Filter updates by baseline

NO

NO

YES

Import patches from a URL

NO

YES

YES

Upload patches with a single step

NO

YES

YES

Update Manager Home ->  ESXi Images Tab

YES

YES

YES

Import ESXi images from a URL

NO

YES

YES

Upload ESXi images with a single step

NO

YES

YES

View ESXi image contents

YES

NO

YES

Update Manager Home -> Settings Tab -> Remediation settings

NO

NO

PARTIAL 1

vCenter object -> Updates Tab -> Host / Cluster Compliance

YES

YES

YES

Change vSAN health check for current host remediation task only

NO NO YES

Quick Boot support

YES

NO

YES

Quick Boot option in the Remediate dialog box YES NO

YES

Upgrade firmware for vSAN clusters

NO

NO

YES

Display installed patches on the host

NO

YES

YES

Automatic pre-check on remediation

NO

NO

YES

Remediate with a single step

NO

YES

YES

Invoke Create Baseline process from the Attach Baseline dialog

YES

NO

YES

Scheduled remediation

YES

NO

PARTIAL (Fewer
recurrence options) 

Change remediation settings

YES

NO

PARTIAL 2

Select settings for current host remediation task only

YES

NO

NO

Remediate hosts/clusters simultaneously against multiple baselines or baseline groups

YES

NO

YES

Remediate hosts/clusters against selected patches of a baseline or a baseline group

YES

NO

NO

Scan and remediate buttons are located on the same page

YES

YES

YES

vCenter object -> Updates Tab -> VM Compliance

YES

NO

YES

Upgrade VMware Tools on reboot with a single click

NO

NO

YES

VM remediation with a single click

NO

NO

YES

VM baselines

YES

YES

NO 3

vCenter object -> Updates Tab -> Schedule a scan

YES

NO

PARTIAL (Fewer
recurrence options) 

vCenter object -> Monitor Tab -> Tasks & Events -> Edit a scheduled scan

YES

NO

NO

vCenter object -> Context menu actions

YES

NO

PARTIAL (Fewer
menu actions)

Export of grid contents (e.g. export baseline contents)

YES

NO

PARTIAL (No custom
item selection)

Remediate vSAN cluster firmware

NO NO YES
Display the option to disconnect removable devices in Settings > Hosts and in the Remediate dialog box YES NO YES

1 The following host/cluster remediation settings are not available from the Update Manager general settings:

  • Enable Parallel Remediation
  • Disable Distributed Power Management (DPM)
  • Disable High Availability Admission Control (HAC)
  • Disable Fault Tolerance (FT)

2 During remediation, Update Manager handles host/cluster settings as follows:

  • Enable Parallel Remediation is disabled by default.
  • Enable Disable Distributed Power Management (DPM), Disable High Availability Admission Control (HAC) and Disable Fault Tolerance (FT) are enabled by default.

VM baselines are no longer in use. You can directly update VM Hardware and VM Tools versions of a VM.

Supported Operating Systems for Upgrade of VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware

The following is the list of Operating Systems supported for Upgrade of VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware:

  • Windows Server 2019 RS5
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition 64-bit
  • Windows Server 10 Enterprise Edition 32-bit
  • Windows 8.1 Update 3 Enterprise Edition 32-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 3 Datacenter Edition 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter Edition 64-bit
  • Windows 10 LTSC 2018 RS5
  • Windows 10 RTM
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1 [Professional/Enterprise] 32-bit
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1 [Professional/Enterprise] 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 [Professional/Enterprise] 32-bit
  • Windows 8.1 [Professional/Enterprise] 64-bit
  • Windows 8 [Professional/Enterprise] 32-bit
  • Windows 8 [Professional/Enterprise] 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 [Standard/Datacenter] 64-bit
  • Windows 7 [Professional/Enterprise] 32-bit
  • Windows 7 [Professional/Enterprise] 64-bit
  • Windows 7 [Professional/Enterprise] 32-bit SP1
  • Windows 7 [Professional/Enterprise] 64-bit SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 32-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 32-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit
  • Windows XP Professional 32-bit (SP3 required)
  • Windows XP Professional 64-bit (SP2 required)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 32-bit (SP2 required)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit (SP2 required)
  • Windows Vista [Business/Enterprise] 32-bit (SP2 required)
  • Windows Vista [Business/Enterprise] 64-bit (SP2 required)
  • Windows Server 2003 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 32-bit (SP2 required)
  • Windows Server 2003 [Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter] 64-bit (SP2 required)
  • Windows 2000 [Professional/Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server] 32-bit
  • Windows 2000 [Professional/Server/Advanced Server/Datacenter Server] 64-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2
  • CentOS 8 (64-bit)
  • CentOS 7.6
  • CentOS 7.5
  • CentOS 6.10
  • CentOS 6.9
  • CentOS 6.5
  • CentOS 6
  • CentOS 5.10
  • CentOS 5
  • CentOS 4
  • Debian 9.5
  • Debian 8.1
  • Debian 8
  • Debian 6
  • Debian 5
  • Debian 4
  • Ubuntu LTS 18.04.2
  • Ubuntu non-LTS 18.10
  • Ubuntu non LTS 15.04
  • Ubuntu LTS 18.04.1
  • Ubuntu LTS 18.04
  • Ubuntu 17.x
  • Ubuntu LTS 16.04.5
  • Ubuntu LTS 16.04.4
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 11.x
  • Ubuntu 10.x
  • Ubuntu 9.x
  • Ubuntu 8.x
  • Ubuntu 7.x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 8 (64-bit)
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.6
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.5
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.0
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.10
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.7
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.1
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 4
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux UEK3 Update 5
  • Asianux 4
  • Asianux 3
  • Asianux Server 8 (64-bit)
  • Linux 4.x Kernel
  • Linux 4.x Kernel (64-bit)

Linux guest operating systems using Open VM Tools or Operating System Specific Packages are managed using distribution-specific package management tools, such as Yum or Apt. Update Manager does not support upgrading of VM Tools or Virtual Hardware version for such Linux virtual machines.

Known Issues from Prior Releases

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

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