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vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2c | JUL 16 2019 | ISO Build 14070457

vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 2c | JUL 16 2019 | ISO Build 14070457

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2c release addresses issues documented in the Resolved Issues section.

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

Earlier Releases of vCenter Server 6.7

Features and known issues of vCenter Server are described in the release notes for each release. Release notes for earlier releases of vCenter Server 6.7 are:

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

Upgrade Notes for This Release

Important: Upgrade and migrations from vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3 to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2c are not supported. vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3 contains code and security fixes that are not in the vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2c release and might cause regression.

Upgrade from vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1a to 6.7 Update 2c is not supported. You must first upgrade to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 1b or 6.7 Update 2, and then patch your system to 6.7 Update 2c.

If you use the Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM) capability, contact VMware Support team (Cloud Service Engineering team) before upgrading to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2c.

For more information on vCenter Server versions that support upgrade to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2c, please see VMware knowledge base article 67077.

Patches Contained in This Release

vCenter Server 6.7 Update 2c delivers the following patches. See the VMware Patch Download Center for more information on downloading patches.

Full Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 2c

Product Patch for vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 containing VMware software fixes.

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-6.7.0.32000-14070457-patch-FP.iso
Build 14070457
Download Size 1996.9 MB
md5sum da6121fa5dd875cb36bd7cd997ac7553
sha1checksum 6de4e1481f9b2c8744a1bc572e5818697669f832

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-6.7.0.32000-14070457-patch-FP.iso file to vCenter Server Appliance CD or DVD drive.
  2. Log in to the appliance shell as root and run the commands given below:
    1. To stage the ISO:
      software-packages stage --iso
    2. To see the staged content:
      software-packages list --staged
    3. 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

  • Publishing a VMTX template might fail if you do not specify a target ESXi host while creating a subscription

    When you publish a virtual machine template managed by Content Library from a published library to multiple subscribers, the operation might fail if you do not specify a target ESXi host while creating the subscription. You see a similar exception: An invalid argument \"spec.location.host\" was specified.

    This issue is resolved in this release. The fix adds the SelectCompatibleHostActivity method to automatically select a compatible ESXi host from cluster or resource pools if a host is not specified.

  • Update to Photon OS kernel

    Photon OS kernel is updated to to version 4.4.182 to resolve security issues with identifiers CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478, and CVE-2019-11479.

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

Convergence Issues
  • Convergence, domain repointing and fresh installation of a vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller connected in Embedded Linked Mode might fail with error install.vmafd.vmdir_vdcpromo_error_21

    The following operations might fail with an error similar to: id: install.vmafd.vmdir_vdcpromo_error_21 in the /var/log/firstboot/vmafd-firstboot.py_ _stderr.log file:

    1. Converging instances of vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller instances into vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller connected in Embedded Linked Mode.
    2. Repointing a vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to a new domain.
    3. Adding a new vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller connected in Embedded Linked Mode.

    Workaround: For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 74678.

Known Issues from Earlier Releases

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