vSphere Update Manager 6.7 Update 3r for Windows OS | JUN 14 2022 | Build 19814360

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3r | JUN 14 2022 | Build 19832974

vSphere Update Manager service in vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3r | JUN 14 2022 | Build 19814360

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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:

  • The OpenSSL library is updated to version openssl-1.0.2zd.
  • The Oracle (Sun) JRE and JDK package is updated to version 1.8.0.331.
  • Eclipse Jetty is updated to version 9.4.45.v20220203.
  • The Expat XML parser is updated to version 2.4.6.
  • The libxml2 library is updated to version 2.9.13.
  • cURL is updated to version to 7.81.0.

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

Supported vSphere Update Manager features

6.7.0 vSphere

Web Client

6.7.0

vSphere Client

6.7 Update 3r

vSphere Client

vSphere Client support for vSphere Update Manager in a vCenter Server for Windows system YES NO YES
Parallel remediation of ESXi hosts in Maintenance Mode YES NO YES
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 YES NO PARTIAL 1
Select settings for current host remediation task only YES NO PARTIAL 
(Fewer options in the dialog box)
Enable Quick Boot option YES 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
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) 
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

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

  • 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:

  • Disable Distributed Power Management (DPM), Disable High Availability Admission Control (HAC) and Disable Fault Tolerance (FT) are enabled by default, but the options are not displayed in the user interface. You cannot enable DPM, HAC or Fault Tolerance by using the vSphere Client. 
  • You cannot change the options VM Power state, Retry entering maintenance mode in case of failure, PXE Booted Hosts, VM Migration and Disconnect removable media devices by using the Remediate Settings dialog box.

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

Download and Installation

To download the VMware vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3r patch from VMware Customer Connect, you must navigate to Products and Accounts > Product Patches. From the Select a Product drop-down menu, select VC and from the Select a Version drop-down menu, select 6.7.0, and click Search.

  1. Attach the VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.7.0.53000-19832974-patch-FP.iso file to the vCenter Server Appliance CD or DVD drive.
  2. Log in to the appliance shell as a user with super administrative privileges (for example, root) and run the following commands:
    • 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 using the vCenter Server Appliance shells, see VMware knowledge base article 2100508.

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

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 8.3
  • 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
  • Cent OS 8.3
  • CentOS 8 (64-bit)
  • CentOS 7.9
  • 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 20.10
  • 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 8.3
  • 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

The known issues are grouped as follows.

Using Update Manager in the vSphere Client
  • In the vSphere Client, you cannot start upgrades of VMware Tools or VM hardware from the context menu of virtual machines

    If you right-click on a virtual machine and navigate to Update Manager > Upgrade VMware Tools to Match Host, you might see an empty dialog box and cannot start VMware Tools upgrades. If you navigate to Update Manager > Upgrade VM Hardware to Match Host, you might also see an empty dialog box and fail to start upgrades.

    Workaround: Navigate to Updates > VMware Tools or Updates > VM Hardware and click Enable on the VMware tools version upgrade must be enabled or VM hardware version upgrade must be enabled prompt. Then either start the upgrade from the current page or reopen the context menu and try again.

  • Hardware compatibility status of virtual machines with virtual hardware version 15 displays as Unknown

    If you check the hardware compatibility status of virtual machines with virtual hardware version 15 from any inventory object in either the vSphere Web Client or vSphere Client, you see the status as Unknown.

    Workaround: None

Known Issues from Prior Releases

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

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