vSphere Update Manager 6.7 Update 3j for Windows OS | AUG 20 2020 | Build 16706526

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3j | AUG 20 2020 | Build 16708996

vSphere Update Manager service in vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3j | AUG 20 2020 | Build 16706526

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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 3, which are updated in this release include:

  • Eclipse Jetty is upgraded to version jetty-9.4.30.v20200611.
  • The Oracle (Sun) JRE package is updated to version 1.8.0_251.
  • The OpenSSL package is updated to version openssl-1.0.2v.
  • cURL is updated to version 7.71.0.
  • The libPNG library is updated to version 1.2.59.
  • The c-ares library is updated to version 1.14.0.
  • The unixODBC package is updated to version 2.3.6.

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 3j
Update Manager Home > Compliance statistics NO YES YES
Update Manager Home >  Monitor > events and notifications YES NO PARTIAL (Filter manually for Update Manager events)
Duplicate baselines and baseline groups NO 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
Import ESXi images from a URL NO YES YES
Upload ESXi images with a single step NO YES YES
Display ESXi image contents at Update Manager > ESXi Images YES NO YES
Update Manager Home >Settings > Remediation settings NO NO PARTIAL 1
Enable Quick Boot option YES NO YES
Display the Quick Boot option in the Remediate dialog box Settings for Host Remediation YES NO YES
Edit settings for host remediation to enable the Quick Boot option for current host remediation task only NO NO YES
Display installed patches on the host NO YES YES
Display host upgrade scan messages  YES NO 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
vCenter Server object > Updates > Attached Baselines  - remediate hosts or 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
vCenter Server object > Updates > compliance of virtual machines 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 Server object > Updates > Schedule a scan YES NO PARTIAL (Fewer recurrence options) 
vCenter Server object > Monitor > Tasks and Events > Edit a scheduled scan YES NO NO
vCenter Server 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
Change vSAN health check for current host remediation task only 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 Enterprise SP1
  • 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 2008R2 SP1Datacenter Edition
  • 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 6.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9
  • 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 18.04 Desktop
  • Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop
  • 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 SP0
  • 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.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

Using Update Manager
  • Increased database footprint at /storage/db causes disk space outage in the vCenter Server Appliance

    Stale entries might increase the disk space consumed by some database tables, such as vci_scanresults_confresupd and vci_scanhistory_targets, to a point to cause disk space outage in the vCenter Server Appliance.

    This issue is resolved in this release. The fix enables cleanup of stale data in database tables at regular intervals to prevent accumulation.

  • The jetty service in the vSphere Update Manager consumes most of the CPU resources of a vCenter Server system

    CPU consumption by the jetty service in the vSphere Update Manager might reach up to 100% of all the cores of a vCenter Server system. As a result, vSphere Update Manager or the vCenter Server system might become unresponsive. In the vmware-vum-server-log4cpp.log file you see messages such as:

    [2020-04-19 05:23:39:502 'managedJetty' 140282544391936 INFO] [managedJetty, 450] Jetty: 2020-04-19 05:23:39.502:WARN:oeji.ManagedSelector:qtp1348949648-75585: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

    or

    [2020-04-19 05:28:32:455 'managedJetty' 140282545723136 INFO] [managedJetty, 454] Jetty: 2020-04-19 04:50:58.610:WARN:oejut.QueuedThreadPool:qtp1348949648-75586: Unexpected thread death: org.eclipse.jetty.ut

    This issue is resolved in this release. The fix clears stale login sessions that lead to high CPU usage by the vSphere Update Manager in a vCenter Server system. 

Known Issues from Prior Releases

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

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