vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1a | 22 OCT 2020 | ISO Build 17004997

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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, resolved 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, upgrade, open source components and product support notices, see the VMware vSphere 7.0 Release Notes.

Patches Contained in This Release

This release of vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1a delivers the following patch. See the VMware Patch Download Center for more information on downloading patches.

Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 7.0 Update 1a

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

This patch is applicable to vCenter Server.

Download Filename VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-
Build 17004997
Download Size 5903.0 MB
md5sum 3de3bb6ea53421dcc6057b1c690ceaad
sha1checksum e4f9cecb3724bd46979d70ae1ad10736754d2625

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- file to the vCenter Server 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 shells, see VMware knowledge base article 2100508.

For more information on patching vCenter Server, 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 by Using the Appliance Management Interface.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

Virtual Machine Management Issues
  • If vSphere Cluster Service agent virtual machines are placed in datastores protected by VMware Site Recovery Manager, migration of such datastores fails

    If you deploy vSphere Cluster Service agent virtual machines on a datastore that is part of an array-based replication protection group, planned migrations of such datastores fail, because the agent VMs do not power off.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

Upgrade Issues
  • In the Virtual Appliance Management Interface, you do not see vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1 as an option for update

    If you select the Use default repository option in the Virtual Appliance Management Interface on a vCenter Sever 7.0 system, you do not see vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1 (7.0.1) as an available update. You see vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1a as the latest available update.

    Workaround: Use an alternative way to update to vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1. For more information, see Patching and Updating vCenter Server 7.0 Deployments and VMware knowledge base article 81287.

  • You cannot run an upgrade precheck for vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1 by using the Update Planner

    In the vSphere Client, when you navigate to Updates > Update Planner, and select vCenter Server 7.0 Update 1 as your target vCenter Server to generate an upgrade precheck, you see an error such as: Update is not found.

    Workaround: None

Known Issues from Prior Releases

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

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