vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3a | 21 OCT 2021 | ISO Build 18778458

Check for additions and updates to these release notes.

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.
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 Update 3a delivers the following patch:

Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 7.0 Update 3a

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 18778458
Download Size 7429.7 MB
md5sum 08386e90b098c064253e822fa470d288
sha256checksum 124d44078c12c7bbf60788f01f227acf87771e3da5edb71082082226d4e0bf58

Download and Installation

To download this patch from VMware Customer Connect, select VC from the Select a Product drop-down menu and 7.0.3 from the Select a Version 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.

Miscellaneous Issues
  • In the vSphere Client, when you log in with an Active Directory account, you might see an authentication error when you click the Lifecycle Manager icon

    In some cases, when you log in to a vCenter Server system by using an Active Directory account, you might see an authentication error when you click the Lifecycle Manager icon. In the vSphere Client, you see the error Authentication failed, Lifecycle Manager server could not be contacted. The issue does not occur when you use a vCenter Single Sign-On internal account or the default admin account administrator@vsphere.local.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

Known Issues

The known issues are grouped as follows.

Backup and Restore Issues
  • vCenter Server backup fails with an error about an underlying process status

    When you attempt to backup your vCenter Server system, the operation might fail with a message in the vSphere Client such as Error during component wcp backup Underlying process status. rc: 1. The issue occurs when the vCenter Server PNID cannot resolve due to HTTP or HTTPS proxy settings.

    Workaround: Make sure that the vCenter Server PNID resolves with the HTTP or HTTPS proxy settings of your system before you run a backup.

Known Issues from Prior Releases

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

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