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vCenter Server 7.0.0d | AUG 25 2020 | ISO Build 16749653

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

Earlier Releases of vCenter Server 7.0

Features and known issues of vCenter Server are described in the release notes for each release. Release notes for earlier releases of vCenter Server 7.0 are:

For internationalization, compatibility, installation, open source components and product support notices, see the VMware vSphere 7.0 Release Notes.

Upgrade Notes for This Release

IMPORTANT: Upgrades and migrations from vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3k, vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3l, vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3i and vCenter Server 6.7 Update 3j to vCenter Server 7.0.0d are not supported. For more information on vCenter Server supported upgrade and migration paths, please refer to VMware knowledge base article 67077.

Patches Contained in This Release

This release of vCenter Server 7.0.0d delivers the following patch. See the VMware Patch Download Center for more information on downloading patches.

Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 7.0.0d

Product Patch for vCenter Server Appliance containing VMware software fixes, security fixes, and third-party product fixes.

This patch is applicable to vCenter Server.

Download Filename VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-7.0.0.10700-16749653-patch-FP.iso
Build 16749653
Download Size 5432.2 MB
md5sum e9090ea5bfa1c4c9b5691858f2a4128e
sha1checksum 6947e0bf11615280d16055b1e962c744ae6f78e8

Download and Installation

You can download this patch by going to the VMware Patch Download Center and selecting VC from the Select a Product drop-down menu.

  1. Attach the VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-7.0.0.10700-16749653-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.

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 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.

Miscellaneous Issues
  • After an upgrade to vCenter Server 7.0.0c, you see high CPU usage

    After you upgrade your vCenter Server system to vCenter Server 7.0.0c, CPU usage continuously stays high. On a single core, CPU usage might spike up to 100% for hours. The Workload Control Plane service causes the issue, even if you do not have Workload Management enabled in your environment.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

Known Issues from Prior Releases

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