vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q |  08 FEB 2022 | ISO Build 19300125

vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3q | 08 FEB 2022  | ISO Build 19300125

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

  • Apache log4j is updated to versions 2.12.4 for JDK 7 and 2.17.0 for JDK 8 to resolve CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046. For more information on these vulnerabilities and their impact on VMware products please see VMSA-2021-0028.

Earlier Releases of vCenter Server 6.7

New features, resolved, 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 upgrade, open source components and product support notices see the VMware vCenter Sever 6.7 Update 1 Release Notes.

For more information on vCenter Server versions that support upgrade to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q, refer to VMware knowledge base article 67077.

Patches Contained in This Release

This release of vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q delivers the following patch:

For a table of build numbers and versions of VMware vCenter Server, see VMware knowledge base article 2143838.

NOTE: vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q does not provide a security patch to update the JRE component of vCenter Server for Windows and Platform Services Controller for Windows. Instead, you must download the VMware-VIM-all-6.7.0-19300125.iso file from VMware Customer Connect. For more information, see Download the vCenter Server Installer for Windows.

Full Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3q

Product Patch for vCenter Server Appliance 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-
Build 19300125
Download Size 2048.8 MB
md5sum df6632842ed4258c5918876e1881faee
sha256checksum d04ad2953e97310c9a166340a0ce817e5430499b35b80155771a1089b2ccc2ef

Download and Installation

To find the VMware vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q patch at VMware Customer Connect, 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- 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.

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

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 Issues
    • Apache log4j is updated to versions 2.12.4 for JDK 7 and 2.17.0 for JDK 8.
    • Apache Struts is updated to version
Upgrade Issues
  • Patching to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q with a mounted ISO might fail

    In certain cases, patching to vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q by using an ISO image, mounted on a CD-ROM for example, might fail due to an issue with the Linux kernel version.

    Workaround: Recreate the CD-ROM device in the vCenter Appliance and restart the update:

    1. Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance with an SSH client and root credentials.
    2. Execute the command: rm /dev/sr0; sleep 5; mknod /dev/sr0 b 11 0; chown root:cdrom /dev/sr0; chmod 660 /dev/sr0
    3. Mount the vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3q ISO image and restart the update.

    For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 87537.

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

Installation, Upgrade and Migration Issues
  • NEW: In the Deploy OVF Template wizard, you get an error on vService bindings when you deploy vSphere Replication appliance of version 8.4 and earlier

    If you deploy vSphere Replication appliance of version 8.4 and earlier by using the vSphere Client, you might see a Page Unresponsive error on the vService bindings step in the Deploy OVF Template wizard. Deployment stops and ultimately fails.

    Workaround: Upgrade to vSphere Replication 8.5. For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 88206

Known Issues from Prior Releases

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

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